12 The Avenue, Colchester, Essex CO3 3PA

01206 577696

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Meet the Team

DENTISTS

Dr Nik Pandya

Clinical Director & Specialist in PeriodonticsGDC Number – 57690

BDS Newcastle 1983

MSc in Periodontology Barts & The London Queen Mary School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of London 1992
Diploma in General Dental Practice The Royal College of Surgeons 1993

Enjoys: playing cricket, golf and karate

Dr Selvan Govender

ProsthosdontistGDC Number - 76810

BDS University of Witwatersand South Africa 1999

Higher Diploma in Clinical Dentistry Univeristy of Stellenbosch South Africa
Advanced Restorative Dentistry St Ann’s Dental Academy Manchester
Surgical & Restorative Implant Dentistry 2008
Master in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics Kings College, University of London 2009

Enjoys: golf

Dr Rob Ratcliffe

PeriodontistGDC Number - 82880

Batchelor of Science in Neuropharmacology Queen Mary School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of London
BDS Queen Mary School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of London 2005
MSc Periodontology Barts & The London Queen Mary School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of London 2007
MSc in Implant Dentistry at University of Warwick 2011
Enjoys: travel

Dr Tim Neill

ProsthodontistGDC Number - 81060

BDS Dundee Univeristy Dental School 2002
Msc Prosthodontics at Kings College, University of London
Enjoys: woodwork and spending time with his family

Dr Vamshidhar Nagala

PeriodontistGDC Number - 154775

BDS London 2008

Master of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics Queen Mary School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of London 2008
Enjoys : keeping fit and learning Spanish

Dr Puneet Patel

PeriodontistGDC Number - 115012

Batchelor of Dental Surgery with honours Kings College London 2007
Master of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics with merit University of College London 2013
Enjoys : football, Cricket, Badminton, Squash & Tennis

Dr Hiten Halai

AssociateGDC Number - 229956

BDS(Lond.) PGDip. MFDS RCSEd
Enjoys : socialising with family and friends, travel and painting

Dr Maheshi De Silva

AssociateGDC Number - 71027

BDS(Lond.)
Enjoys : reading, creative writing and cake making

HYGIENISTS AND THERAPISTS

Bernice Rai

Hygienist EDH GDC Number – 3443

Army Dental School Aldershot 1987
Enjoys: classical guitar, running, tennis and spending time with her children.

Maggie Jackson

Hygienist RDH M.PhilGDC Number – 179

MH Certificate in Oral Hygiene 1961
Master of Philosophy in Periodontics Leeds University 2003
Enjoys : travel, cinema and fine dining

Tracy Ham

Hygienist RDHGDC Number – 3854

CEB Certificate in Oral Hygiene Eastman Dental Hospital 1990
Enjoys: sailing, gardening reading and the cinema

Rachel Blackwell

Hygienist RDTGDC Number – 163964

Dip. Dent. Hyg & Dip. Dent.Therp Queen Mary School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of London 2006
Enjoys: reading, photography, cinema and socialising with friends.

Pat Popat

Therapist & HygienistGDC Number – 177351

National Certificate in Dental Nursing 2008
Currently completing a Degree in Dental Hygiene & Therapy University of Essex
Currently completing certificates for Dental Care Professionals Royal College of Surgeons
Pat of the Teaching Team at Dentateach at Basildon & Galleywood
Lead Dental Nurse Tutor at the Postgraduate Centre at the Ipswich Hospital
Enjoys: keeping fit, golf and snooker

DENTAL NURSES

Jane Cole

Practice Manager / Dental NurseGDC Number – 158400

Verified experience in Dental Nursing
Has 40 years’ experience in Dentistry
Joined the practice in 2010
Enjoys: entertaining, gardening and fishing

Katie Wing

Registered Dental Nurse / Treatment CoordinatorGDC Number – 128143

National Certificate 2007
Oral Health Educator 2011
Certificate in Dental Radiography 2013
Treatment Co-ordinator 2013
Joined the practice in 2012
Enjoys: football, reading, retail therapy, gym, cooking and maths

Kerri Fish

Registered Dental NurseGDC Number – 235484

National Certificate 2011
Joined the practice in 2009
Enjoys: dining out, retail therapy, cinema, jogging travel and dog walking

Feli Munteanu

Registered Dental NurseGDC Number – 148954

NVQ Dental Nursing 2011
Joined the practice in 2006
Enjoys: travelling and reading

Kirsty Wells

Registered Dental NurseGDC Number – 254727

NVQ Dental Nursing 2014
Joined the practice in 2016

Enjoys: dancing and socialising

Roberta Pociute

Trainee Dental Nurse

Joined the practice in 2016

Enjoys: dancing, gym and socialising 

Nikki Johnstone

Trainee Dental Nurse

Joined the practice in 2016
Enjoys: socialising with family and friends, retail therapy

RECEPTIONISTS

Lisa Fletcher

Receptionist / Admin Assistant

Joined the practice in 2006
Enjoys: music, cinema spending time with family and friends

Charlotte Wiggins

Registered Dental Nurse GDC Number – 127039

NVQ Dental Nursing 2003
Joined the practice in 2017

Enjoys : socialising, reading and dog walking

Jennifer Parkes

Receptionist

Joined the practice in 2017

Enjoys : walking, spending time with family and friends

Izzy Goller

Receptionist

Joined the practice in 2017

Enjoys : cinema and walking

Call us today to book an appointment:  01206 577696