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Avron Smith

Avron Smith

Founder & Owner

Avron graduated from Dental School at Wits University, Johannesburg, and following his relocation to London, opened his first practice in Kilburn. Over the past thirty years, Avron has steadily built a successful, skilled and local group of practices across the UK. A non-practising dentist, Avron focuses on acquisitions, investments and group management.

Gary Russell

Gary Russell

Head of Finance

Gary heads the Finance Team at Avsan. Having spent most of his career in software and technology related sectors, Gary brings a wealth of experience in financial management, due diligence and financial control, and helps Avsan to grow revenue and profitability, utilising his commercial and financial expertise.

gary.russell [at] avsan.co.uk

Sarah Powis

Sarah Powis

Head of Operations

Sarah joined Avsan Holdings in June 2014 as Head of Operations. With more than 20 years of experience in the dental industry and having previously acted as Director of Operations for a large group of practices, Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Avsan Holdings. As well as heading up Operations and Business Development, she is also responsible for the implementation and management of Regulatory and Legislative compliance.

sarah.powis [at] avsan.co.uk

Zakari Smith

Zakari Smith

Business Development Manager

Zak joined Avsan Holdings in November 2014 after graduating from Law school in London. With experience in business development for an online start up, Zak brings a fresh perspective to the team, coordinating all areas business development and strategic growth initiatives.

zak.smith [at] avsan.co.uk

Damien Higgins

Marketing Manager

Damien joined Avsan Holdings as Marketing Manager in November 2015. Damien comes from a strong marketing background, having previously led the marketing function for one of Europe’s most successful water and coffee companies. Damien is responsible for improving the customer experience and accelerating growth across the business.

Avsan employs over 200 dentists, hygienists, nurses, receptionists, treatment coordinators and practice managers across the U.K. Select a member of our management team to find out more

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