Dentist in East Wittering, West Sussex

The Witterings Dental Practice
Ingol Cottage, Cakeham Road, East Wittering
West Sussex PO20 8BP

Why Choose Us

Meet the Team

Wassim Chawich

DDS, IQE, MFDS RCS Eng, MClinDent in Prosthodontics, MRD RCS Eng
Prosthodontist Specialist
GDC No. 83862


Wassim graduated in 1993. He then worked in various hospitals and dental practices. His experience in the UK included a Senior House Officer and then a Staff Grade jobs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery departments.

He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and then obtained a Certificate in Surgical & Prosthodontic Implantology from the Eastman Dental Institute – UCL.

In 2012 Wassim completed a four-year part-time specialist training programme in Prosthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute – UCL, at the end of this programme Wassim obtained a Master of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics and a Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Wassim is currently registered on the General Dental Council Specialist List as a Prosthodontist Specialist.

As a Prosthodontist Specialist Wassim provides simple and complex prosthodontic treatment including full mouth reconstruction, implants, cosmetic dentistry and removable prostheses and has a special interest in Oral Surgery. Wassim accepts referrals for prosthodontic assessment and treatment and for implants including all their related surgical procedures including: Sinus Lifts, Block Grafts, Soft Tissue Grafts and lower jaw nerve repositioning.

He regularly carries out sedation (oral and intravenous) to treat nervous patients.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    Had emergency appointment for extraction. Everything went very smoothly, despite difficult situation with COVID, staff were cheerful, chatty and professional, if going to the dentist could be called an enjoyable experience, that was! (apart from tooth ache!)


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    The surgery staff are all polite, caring and seem very happy. It's a pleasant atmosphere, they always enquire about you.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    My GP recommended that I needed to assess a very painful large swelling on the inside of my mouth. I called the surgery and was given a next day appointment with Dr Rafatnia. He assessed my mouth and arranged for the local facial clinic to see me. The day after seeing Dr Rafatnia I had a facial appointment at the clinic. This dental diagnosis resulted in me having a mass cut from my mouth. I am pleased to say that his prompt intervention really saved the day for me. I am very happy to endorse Dr Farid Rafatnia and the staff of this excellent dental practice.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    My family and friends who live in the area are already patients at this practice. The others use a practice in the area they live in. Should any of them move to this area I would happily recommend them to use the East Witterings Dentist as they are very good.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    Not a better dental practice anywhere. Always look after me and I know I receive the best care. All the team are welcoming, professional and just lovely.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    The reception staff and dentist were so welcoming, friendly and professional. This is not my normal dentist but needed and urgent tooth extraction. They saw me promptly, gave me an initial consultation and quotation and fitted me in very quickly even though they had only recently reopened.

    Such a great experience!


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    "My previous dentist had retired and I had put off finding a new dentist. However, I suffered a broken tooth towards the end of the (initial?) COVID-19 restrictions. The tooth had previously been capped twice and this time had failed along the line of the crown. I had thought it would not be possible to save the tooth. Double molar so I was very concerned. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic restricted the operations of dentists. Dr R and his team treated me with respect and kindness. My tooth has been saved with an extensive new crown which I hope, with care, will last some years. COVID-19 controls were very well managed and separately billed.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    I would recommend this dental practice to anyone. I couldn't ask for a more caring friendly practice from Dr R, his nurse and receptionist, who put you at ease the minute you walk into the dentist.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    I feel I can trust Dr Rafatnia to do the work that's necessary. He fully explains his findings and shows me photos and x-rays when applicable. He and his staff are always pleasant and polite.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    Dr Rafatnia is a very caring, reassuring and confidence giving dentist whose skills are of the highest standard. After initial examination, he explains in detail the nature of any problem and the steps which need to be taken to solve it. Treatment itself is painless, swift and expert in the highest degree. He also finds time to chat informally which is in itself a reassuring factor.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    I have been coming to this practice for 4 years and have had a lot of dental work from Dr Rafatania, he is extremely caring and competent, involving me in all decisions. I cannot recommend him and all his staff highly enough.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    Dr Rafatnia not only handled a complicated and troublesome treatment to suit my perceived character and lifestyle but speedily solved two broken bridge accidents by adding the emergency treatment to his full schedule at the end of the day. It's true what he says 'it won't hurt at all' Also his patients are people not just figures in the bank book. He was mild and amenable with his assistant even though I could have got irritated by her giggle and running chat if left just to me. The covid protection was efficient.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    Being over 70 I have visited many dentists. As a child the 'school dentist' gave me a great fear of dental treatment. Farid is the BEST dentist I have ever met. He is pleasant, friendly and treatment is amazingly pain free. I can now relax in the dentists chair! Wish I had met him many years ago! His team are pretty good too.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    A very professional, considerate and caring dentist. Also, first class and delightful staff.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    Farid always explains his findings, options and recommendations in clear words. Treatment is gentle and skilled, a breath of fresh air!


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    Dr Rafatnia is a caring and friendly dentist. He also explains the treatment and cost very well.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    As a nervous patient of dentists, Dr F Rafantia is the most caring dentist I have been to and so kind and helpful, explaining every detail of what he is going to do. So I would recommend him without any hesitation at all. I must say I feel most relaxed when in his care.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    Dr Latifa treated me during the Covid lockdown. I was reassured by him, his nurse and staff so much that I didn't feel a thing during extensive extractions! I cannot speak highly enough.


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    Very caring, puts you at ease, although I am very nervous of dentists. The practice as a whole, from receptionist, dental nurse and Dr R, are friendly, caring and very helpful, what more could you ask for?


  • The Witterings Dental Practice £ West Sussex 01243 672362 The Witterings Dental Practice
    Takes time to provide excellent dentistry. Also explains what he is doing. I feel at ease and happy to let him get on with my treatment.