Meet the Team

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Every member of the Highfield team shares a passion and commitment to providing each of our patients with an outstanding dental experience. We all believe that in order to deliver the best possible dental care, it is essential to build real, genuine relationships, so our patients feel they can trust us with this incredibly important area of their health.

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Dr Slawomir Stobiecki (known as Slavek)
Principal Dentist
Lek Stom Katowice 2000
GDC No: 85816

Dr Slawomir Stobiecki is best known as “Slavek” to friends and patients. Slavek graduated in Katowice, Poland in 2000 and has been living in England since 2005, always along the gorgeous Hampshire coastline.

Ever since he was 12 years old, he knew he wanted to be a dentist, and still has a real passion for dentistry. Slavek is a member of the British Dental Association, British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and International Team for Implantology.

Over the years he have developed a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and minimally invasive dentistry. With a focus on prevention, Slavek believes he has a gentle, caring approach to the dental health of his patients. He also ensures the practice always uses the latest techniques and the highest quality materials in order to deliver the best possible treatment outcomes.

He is passionate about working closely with patients to give them the smile they have always wished for, and he loves seeing the positive impact this has on their life and wellbeing. Working alongside his great team, we have perfected our patient journey to ensure we provide the best possible treatment to every patient that walks through our door.

Slavek’s diary is available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Manpreet Dhesi
Associate Dentist
GDC No: 209759

Manpreet qualified as a dentist from the University of Manchester in 2011 and went on to gain MJDF Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012. Shortly after graduating he developed an interest in the field of endodontics after attending a number of short courses. This led him to undertake a 3-year postgraduate course at Queen Mary University, culminating in the award of a Master’s degree with Merit.

After working in London for a number of years, he has now returned to his hometown of Southampton. Manpreet takes great pride in the quality of his treatment and works closely with colleagues to ensure a holistic and coordinated approach to achieve the best results for patients. He carries out all aspects of general dentistry but has special interest in endodontics. He places a lot of importance on patient comfort during root canal treatment by using modern, state of the art equipment and techniques to provide high quality treatment.

Manpreet is a member of the British Endodontic Society and European Society of Endodontology, and keeps abreast of the latest developments by regularly attending national and international conferences.

Manpreet’s diary is available for appointments on Thursday’s, Friday’s and alternate Saturday’s.

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Imogen Johnston
Dental Hygienist and Therapist
GDC No: 221031

Imogen moved to Hampshire in 2019 from London where she trained at Barts and The Royal London  (Qualifying in 2016) and then worked as a dental hygienist and therapist in London for 3 years.
She is a very enthusiastic dental hygienist and therapist and enjoys getting to know her patients and helping educate them to improve their oral hygiene. She is competent in all areas of hygiene and therapy treatments and gets a lot of satisfaction from patients leaving their appointments happy especially when they arrived nervous. Imogen previously worked in special care dentistry with lots of phobic patient’s and enjoys helping nervous patients build their confidence in the dental setting.

When she isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with friends and family also cycling, baking and watching a good TV series plus her 2 year old daughter keeps her busy.


Yasmine Lachaal
Head Dental Nurse
GDC No: 238603

Graduating from the University of Portsmouth 2013, Yasmine has a wide range of experience in dentistry, orthodontics and minor oral surgeries. Yasmine has recently joined our practice as a lead nurse, her caring nature will make you feel at ease if you are nervous of the dentist or don’t like coming in for treatment.

She is ambitions, driven and a hard worker. Currently studying a level 5 course in operational management to improve her skills as a team leader. She loves what she does as she gets to meet different people and explore different perspectives.

In her spare time she likes to read/ listen to books, practice yoga and going to the gym. If you have any fictional books recommendations please let Yasmine know.

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Erin Wingett
Trainee Dental Nurse

Erin is our Trainee dental nurse here at Highfield. She has been trained under the watch of our principle dentist Dr Slavek himself. With a passion for dentistry Erin is a complete perfectionist,

She is a very valued member of the team, a strong team player and is always helpful & approachable.

Outside of work, Erin’s small daughter keeps her busy most of the time. However she does enjoy to socialise with friends and enjoy a cocktail or two in her spare time 🙂


Jessica Vincent
Treatment Co-Ordinator (TCO)
GDC No: 264466

Jess joined the team in January 2021 as our Treatment Co-Ordinator, before this she was providing reception cover. She liked the practice so much she decided to stay and work here.

As our treatment coordinator, Jess supports all our patients and helps to plan for future treatments that will be chosen individually to each patient based on their needs to help them achieve their smile goals. This provides each individual with the clear information and costs of their treatments that can be discussed, planned and booked in advance to provide you with the best treatment plan designed just for you.

She has worked in the dental industry for 7 years working in a range of different practices as a dental nurse. She is a hardworking and positive person that always has a smile on her face. She has a warm character which helps patients feel at ease when discussing dental treatments which may otherwise seem daunting or confusing.

Jess is also qualified in advance cosmetic procedures such as anti-wrinkle treatments, dermal fillers and much more. She is very passionate about skin care and wants to pursue this area further with us.

Outside of work, she enjoys paddle boarding, walking her dog and cooking. She’s always on the lookout for a new healthy recipe.


Kelly Neal
Practice Host

Kelly was a registered Dental Nurse for approximately 13 years working in NHS/Private. Decided after an eventful 13 years to become a practice host. Her experience within dentistry makes her very knowledgeable, approachable and empathic with patients on reception and over the phone. Kelly has been working with us for nearly 2 years and is an integral member of our team. She works extremely well with the rest of the team and can be relied upon to provide a great experience to all our patients, She normally works Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays and will be more than willing to help with any queries you may have and help with all booking in person and over the phone.

She works hard and plays hard – when she isn’t working she likes to indulge in her favourite wine every evening watching Netflix.


Shannon Blackwood
Practice Host

Shannon Blackwood is one of the Receptionists here at Highfield Dental & Facial Clinic. She has worked in similar roles and in the beauty industry in Southampton for the past 11 years. She has a friendly, positive empathetic approach and is always happy to greet you with a smile. She takes immense pride in providing excellent customer care.

She has facial knowledge experience and would always be happy to help with advice regarding aesthetics and different treatments that we offer here. She has qualifications in anatomy, physiology and a NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Facial Treatments and is a trained masseuse.

Shannon normally works Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays and will be more than willing to help with any queries you may have and help with all bookings in person and over the phone.

In her spare time she likes to socialise, read books, try out different cuisines and is an animal lover. You may occasionally find her talking to patients about their furry friends!

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Gunsheel Somasundaram
Business Manager
MBA & B.E. (IT)

You will notice a new but friendly face as you walk in. Gunsheel Somasundaram has joined us as the new Business Manager. He brings a wealth of experience to the practice garnered over 18 years working in Banking and Hospitality. He has an Engineering degree in Information Technology (B.E. IT) from India and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Glamorgan, Wales.

He is very passionate about providing great service and will ensure you have a great experience at Highfield Dental & Facial Clinic. He is always willing to discuss any issues you may have and will try his best to resolve them. He loves feedback and will ensure all your comments and concerns will be taken on board and addressed promptly.

Outside of work he loves to spend time with his family and his little boy takes most of his time. He enjoys travelling, experiencing different cultures, trying out different cuisines and is an animal lover.