Meet the team
PROFESSIONAL AND APPROACHABLE, ALWAYS AIMING TO PLEASE, WE HAVE A ‘BEST in Business’ TEAM at your service.
Howard Forge BDS
Principal Dentist and Practice Owner, Howard studied at the University of Wales, Cardiff, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). He then ran a successful practice in the UK for more than a decade before relocating to Mallorca in 2013 – lured by the promise of sunshine and sea. With continual professional development, Howard offers general dentistry as well as a wide range of cosmetic treatments from implants to tooth whitening. He’s most happy while performing complex surgery or, if he’s out of work, reeling in a large fish…
Born in Lodz, Poland, Aleksandra worked as a dentist for many years in the capital, Warsaw, before Mallorca unexpectedly became home in 2015 (a long holiday somehow never came to an end). Inside surgery, Aleksandra enjoys fighting cavities as well as the more aesthetic side of dentistry – especially when it results in a happy smile. Outside work you’ll find her hiking up mountains or learning how to sail – always on the lookout for a dolphin or three.
Mar Ortiz Perez
Born in the city of Terrassa, close to Barcelona, Mar moved to Mallorca in 1994 and hasn’t looked back. She has more than 20 years experience in dentistry, eight of those on the mainland, and has proved herself to be an enormous asset to Santa Ponsa Dental Practice. Mar loves her work, especially payday, and spends her time off trekking in the mountains, reading a good book or celebrating a goal from her favourite team – guess who!?
Originally from Granada on the mainland, Macarena is a great asset to the team due to her native language skills, abundant enthusiasm and desire to augment her skills. Having been a Dental Nurse since 2013, she qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2018 and now believes she has the best job ever. Macarena struggles with the concept of ‘free time’ but likes to surround herself with happy people, watching funny movies accompanied by a decent glass of wine.
Also from Yorkshire, Claire moved to Mallorca in 1984 and appears to know pretty much everybody on the Island. Bubbly and outgoing, Claire has a firm grip on Practice admin and accounts and the place would probably fall apart if she left. She is a huge pet lover (Claire worked as a veterinary nurse in a previous life), an avid fan of rugby, cricket and F1, and a Post-It note addict.
Hailing from leafy Surrey, Sarah moved to Spain in 2002 and spent seven years on the Costa del Sol before making the wise move to Mallorca in 2009. A journalist, marketeer and social media guru by trade, Sarah looks after the Practice’s ‘image’ when she’s not making appointments and cups of coffee for the boss. In her spare time, she enjoys attempting to grow vegetables in the garden and muscles in the gym, and walking her beloved border terrier Edwin.