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Meet Our Team

Dentists

Hygienists and Hygienist Therapists

Senior Nurse

Reception manager

Please meet our caring team at The Berkshire Dental Clinic! We have been providing the highest quality dental treatment to the local area for over 10 years.
All of our staff are fully trained, undergo regular audits and take an active role helping to evolve and improve the practice in addition to completing their annual continued professional development.
As dental professionals, we are registered with the General Dental Council and meet their standards. There are nine principles that we follow:

1. Put patients’ interests first
2. Communicate effectively with patients
3. Obtain valid consent
4. Maintain and protect patients’ information
5. Have a clear and effective complaints procedure
6. Work with colleagues in a way that is in patients’ best interests
7. Maintain, develop and work within our professional knowledge and skills
8. Raise concerns if patients are at risk
9. Make sure our personal behaviour maintains confidence in us and the dental profession

Find out more at www.gdc-uk.org
Kripa Sharmilla Radia BDS Lond 1995 DGDP 1998
GDC membership number: 71041

Sharmilla qualified from Guy’s Dental School, London University in 1995 with a distinction in Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. She is the practice principal. Sharmilla is a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners UK and has been awarded the Diploma in General Dental Practice. She has also achieved the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical and Dental Education with Oxford Brookes University and is a foundation dentist trainer providing guidance and support to young dentists. Sharmilla has a special interest in dental implants and is a member of the Association of Dental Implantologists UK. Sharmilla has passed the Royal College of Surgeons Diploma in Implantology. She is passionate about her work. Sharmilla is highly experienced in the replacement of missing teeth, the restoration of natural looking teeth and in both complicated and simple restorations. Sharmilla believes that developing a good rapport with each patient helps her provide treatment to the highest standards in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere.
Rekha Nathan BDS (London) 2000 
GDC membership number: 78173

Rekha qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute in 2000. She carried out her one-year practice vocational training in Ipswich followed by 15 years working as an associate position in Surrey. She has established herself as a friendly and caring professional and has gained a reputation as a very approachable dentist who is always willing to listen to anyone’s concerns. Rekha’s special interests are in periodontal and restorative dentistry. She has had extensive experience in whitening and cosmetic ceramic crowns and veneers. Rekha has two young boys who keep her very busy. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano and swimming.
Priya Chandarana BDS (Birm),  2013 MFDS RCS (Ed)
GDC membership number: 244375

Priya graduated from Birmingham Dental School in 2013 and went on to complete her vocational training in Ascot, Berkshire. She has achieved membership of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and has been appointed as an Educational Supervisor, providing support and learning to newly qualified dentists.

Priya enjoys all aspects of dentistry but her interests lie in cosmetic dentistry including whitening, veneers and crowns. To ensure her patients benefit from the latest developments in modern dental care, she is committed to postgraduate development and recently completed a one-year long course at the renowned Aspire Dental Academy. Her conscientious and friendly approach creates a relaxed environment even for the most nervous patient, many of whom now are happy to visit the dentist. Away from the practice, Priya has a keen interest in health and well-being, keeping fit and traveling.
Anita Puthran BDS (Bangalore India) 2004.
GDC membership number: 157603

Anita qualified as a Dentist in 2004 at  Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India. She moved to the UK and completed her qualifying exams in 2013. She went on to complete her Vocational Training in London. Anita enjoys all aspects of Dentistry, particularly Oral Health Education, Paediatric and Restorative Dentistry. She has completed her Advanced Course in Short Term Orthodontics with the Cfast System and provides beautiful smiles to our patients. Anita has established herself as a friendly and caring professional and has gained a reputation as a very approachable and gentle dentist who is always willing to listen to her patient’s concerns. Anita enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and reading books.
Chloe Ellen Hayter Dip Dental Hygiene (Royal College of Surgeons Eng) 2016. 
GDC membership number: 238432

Chloe qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2016 with a Dip Dent Hygiene from Eastman Dental Hospital (RCS). She also has Certificate in Higher Education in Dental Nursing from the University of Portsmouth in 2012.

Chloe enjoys building a good rapport with patients and making them feel comfortable in the dental environment. She has a very pleasing personality, great chair side manner and a genuine interest in her patients and their well being. Chloenjoys educating and motivating patients to have good oral health and helping them to achieve a confident smile. Outside of work she enjoys walking the dog, cooking, socialising, travelling and staying active.
Sheel Jayesh Patel BDS (Birm) 2011, MFDS RCS (Ed)
GDC membership number 210535

Sheel graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011 and has worked in general practice since, carrying out both Independent and NHS dentistry. Sheel has a post graduate certificate in primary dental care for foundation dentists,awarded by the University of Kent and a MFDS qualification from Royal College of Surgeons. Sheel is constantly striving to expand and improve her skills, and has undertaken several postgraduate courses. These include the year long renowned Aspire Dental Academy Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry course. She has a keen interest in short term orthodontics and is able to provide Six Months Smiles treatments. Sheel is a certified “Invisalign Go "provider - The clear alternative to braces! With her gentle and caring approach, she is able to put even the most nervous of patients at ease. In her spare time, Sheel enjoys exercising in the gym, socialising with friends and seeing the world!
Joanna Pritchard EDH Dental Hygiene 1993
GDC membership number: 4568

Joanna has been working with us since January 2009 and is our longest serving hygienist.

Qualifying in 1993, Jo has been working in dentistry for over 30 years. She has previously helped train dental nurses at the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital. Jo is passionate about her job and the patients she treats and has a special interest in Periodontal (gum) disease. When not working hard, Jo tries to feed her Zumba addiction while taking care of her family. Jo’s favourite part of her job is reinstating each patients beautiful smile back to its former glory.
Joanna Pilszak Dip Dental Hygiene and Therapy RCS (Eng) 2016 
GDC No:216164

Joanna qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from Kings College London in 2016. She has a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology from the Agricultural University in Krakow, Poland. Joanna is a dedicated, highly motivated and passionate hygienist with a gentle touch and is able to puts patients at ease.

Joanna provides a full range of dental hygiene treatments and takes great care making sure that patient's oral health is her first priority. Joanna cares for smiles of all ages and as a therapist is able to provide preventative and restorative treatment for both adults and children.She is also qualified in providing teeth whitening procedures.

Outside of work Joanna enjoys spending time with her two girls, loves cooking, travelling and photography.
Samantha Kong RDN OHE
GDC membership number: 130866

Sam joined the practice in 2008, after qualifying earlier that year as a dental nurse. She has since with the assistance of the practice, gained her Oral Health Educators qualification through the British Dental Association and recently successfully completed a course on impression taking.

Sam is passionate about nursing with cross infection control being the element she enjoys the most. Sam acts as a mentor for nurses working towards gaining their dental nursing qualification and assists dentists in their first year of practice.

Outside of work Sam enjoys live music, travelling and long walks with her husband.

Sam’s favourite part of her job is staff training and continuously improving her career development.
Ann Dovovan RDN
GDC membership number: 181133

Ann is one of the founding team members of the practice and she has been instrumental in ensuring our reception is run in an efficient and friendly manner. Showing her dedication to her role, Ann qualified as a dental nurse in 2009 mainly to improve her knowledge and aid patient enquires.

Ann takes pride in ensuring the patient journey through the practice is a smooth as possible and is therefore a very valuable part of our team. Outside of work Ann enjoys singing in her local choir and babysitting her beautiful new granddaughter.

Ann’s favourite part of her job is supporting all staff and patients to provide the best service possible.
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