Meet Our Team

Please meet our caring team at The Berkshire Dental Clinic! We have been providing the highest quality dental treatment to the local area since 2005.

Dentists

Kripa Sharmilla Radia BDS Lond 1995 DGDP 1998, Dip lmpDent RCS (Eng) 2018
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.

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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!

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Sana Bashir BDS (Plym) 2019, MFDS RCS (Glasgow)

Sana qualified as a dentist in 2019 from Plymouth University Dental School. Following her foundation year she worked in West London and Slough gaining a specific interest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has  been trained to provide a number of facial aesthetics treatments. She has also received the post graduate MFDS qualification from The Royal College of Surgeons.

Sana strives to provide patients in her care with a high-quality service, ensuring they are kept as comfortable as possible; with patient satisfaction at the forefront of her care.

Outside of work she enjoys baking and travelling.

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Aidan Yates BDS 2019 MFDS (RCSEng) 2021
GDC membership number 283356

Aidan Graduated from University of Liverpool in 2019 and following his foundation training he joined Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Ipswich Hospital in August 2020. He has completed a postgraduate diploma MFDS (Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery) in 2021 with the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Aidan has the right blend of competency, efficiency and compassion needed and makes special effort to ease the anxieties of those in his care. He has a special interest in surgical extractions, and dental trauma, including under sedation.

Aidan enjoys playing badminton, cycling, and running. He has a passion for photography, and music.

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Ji-Yun Stephanie Yeung BDS (Lond) 2020, BSc (Hons) 2018

GDC membership number: 290819

Since qualifying from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry with several national prizes and completing her foundation training in Guildford, Stephanie has continued with postgraduate learning. She is currently working towards the MFDS qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons.

She takes pride in creating enjoyable dental experiences, especially for those who are more anxious about visiting the dentist. Stephanie enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and works collaboratively with her patients to understand their goals and priorities. She is an enthusiastic advocate for motivational interviewing and affecting positive long-term changes in her patients.

Stephanie is passionate about continual improvement and applies this to her involvement in local dental professional networks, as well as nationally as part of the Young Dentists Committee. Other means by which she shares her enthusiasm for dentistry include community oral health promotions and mentoring aspiring dentists.

Outside of dentistry, Stephanie enjoys playing piano and pottering around in the garden.

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Hygienists and Hygienist Therapists

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 a 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.
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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.
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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. Chloe enjoys 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.

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Joanne Bell Dip Dental Hygiene 1994.

GDC Membership No. 4589

Joanne qualified as a Dental Hygienist from the Military School of Dental Hygiene, Aldershot in 1994. She served there for 13 years and has had the pleasure to work all over the world. Since leaving the military she has worked in mixed NHS and private general practices in the UK. Joanne has a passion to ensure that all her patients receive the highest level of hygiene treatment and is committed to promoting the best oral health treatments and education. She has been particularly active in providing dental education to school children, sharing her knowledge and the importance of good oral hygiene, in important age group. Joanne has a special interest in periodontology and is qualified in teeth whitening and airflow procedures.

Outside of work Joanne is a keen equestrian, skier and swimmer.

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Senior Nurse

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.

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Reception manager

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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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