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About Optident

We are a friendly, family orientated practice with at least three generations of the same family attending the clinic.

We strive on bringing our patients the best and most appropriate dental care.

We understand that dental treatment can be unsettling and bring on the nerves; we would like to assure you that we can and hope to make your patient journey calm and relaxing.


Timisoara 2000, GDC No. 134723

Principal Dentist / Practice

Liana Budurin, DMD

Owner Liana has over 20 year’s dental experience and has a very special keen interest in orthodontics and myofunctional therapy.

Liana provides fixed orthodontics, Invisalign and Myobrace treatments. Liana always ensures she is update with new techniques that are coming out and has trained with some of the best orthodontic trainers worldwide, including Canada, South America and Australia.

Liana likes to spend time with friends and family during her spare time.

Dental Practitioner

Vishal Patel

Dr. Vishal Patel graduated with BSc honours in Biochemistry from Kings College London in 2009, after which he went on to become a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2013 accredited by The University of Liverpool.

Dr. Patel has a wealth of experience as a General Dental Practitioner and has honed his skills to extremely high levels enabling him to provide a wide variety of cosmetic treatments, helping him to fulfil a personal goal in providing all of his patients with confidence in their smiles.

He has a real passion for learning with a special interest in dental implant treatment which has seen him travel internationally to develop his skills and has been accredited with his third academic degree, a Master’s degree in Dental Implantology at the University of Bristol. This training provides Dr. Patel with advanced skills and evidence-based knowledge that enables him to carry out treatments such as simple-moderate-advanced implant surgeries requiring bone augmentation, sinus lift treatments as well as ‘Teeth in a day’ procedures to a much higher standard in accordance with the published literature thus improving the chances of success and patient satisfaction.


Implant Specialist, GDC No. 243883


GDC No. 120788

Practice Manager

Samantha Sheerin, LCGI, RDN, DNP, OHP

Qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2003, and went on to complete many post nursing qualifications, and in 2015 took on a management role within Community Dental Services before returning to General Practice at Optident Dental Clinic in 2018.

Sam in her spare time loves to watch a game of rugby or she’s busy baking in the kitchen.

Dental Therapist

Mariana Dorina Trissia

Dorina started her dental career as a Dental Nurse but soon after she pursued further studies as a Dental Therapist, completing her course with a First Class Degree at the University of Essex.

Last year Dorina qualified in Facial Aesthetics and she will provide those treatments in our practice as well. Dorina loves working with children and enjoys giving her patients the best smiles by completing cosmetic dental work.

In her spare time, Dorina loves spending time with her family and travelling.


BSc University of Essex 2018, GDC No. 234761


Lithuania 2001, GDC No. 261175

Dental Hygienist

Lijana Voronova

Lijana qualified as a dental hygienist in 2001 and joined Optident Dental Clinic in May 2018. Lijana is a very calm and caring person and often gets told that her treatments are relaxing.

During Lijana’s spare time she loves spending it with her family.

Business Developer

Mircea Bora

Mircea has a degree and background in computers and electronic, originally from Romania joined the Optident Dental team in 2016 part time. Over the years Mircea has become very knowledgeable in all areas of dentistry and has become a full time member of staff.

Mircea in his spare time loves to travel and chill watching a movie.


Myobrace Educator

Aura Budurin

Aura is a full time mum for 2 lovely children, works part time at Optident Dental Clinic and has keen interest in our myofunctional dentistry.

Aura has attended European courses which enable her to support the TCO in providing a great insight to parents and children.

Aura in her spare time likes to meet up with friends and often takes in a theatre show; she also volunteers within the local children centres.

Trainee Dental Nurse

Milly Thompson

Milly joined the practice in August 2021, straight after leaving school. Milly has now started her training with the college and hopes to become a qualified dental time in due time.

In Milly’s spare time she loves to travel and baking in the kitchen.


Trainee Dental Nurse

Andreea Prundeanu

Andreea joined the practice as a trainee dental nurse in 2021 and has really enjoyed her experience so far and looks forward to furthering her career in dentistry.

Andreea is also a mum to her beautiful daughter which takes up a lot of her spare time, spending time with family is important to Andreea.