Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

Meet the Team

at Dentalcare Pangbourne

Dentalcare Pangbourne Dental Team

Your dental team is made up of highly qualified, experienced, friendly professionals that care about you and your dental health. Here is some more information about the team:

Goncalo Sanches MSc, LMD

Goncalo Sanches MSc, LMD

Dentist - GDC No 254566.

Goncalo leads Dentalcare’s team for dental implants and periodontics, a surgeon who is well qualified and respected in his field.

His knowledge of case management, techniques such as sinus lift, bone grafts, plastic periodontal surgery is first rate. This has earned him a following amongst dental patients and referring dentists across Europe.

Vaidayanathan Murugaraj (Raj)

Vaidayanathan Murugaraj (Raj)

Oral Surgeon - GDC No 138050.

Raj is currently working as a part time specialty doctor in oral & maxillofacial surgery at Royal Berkshire hospital, Reading and in general practice limited to oral surgery.

He has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals, and delivers periodic lectures in oral surgery including current hot topics like medicine related osteonecrosis of the jaw, managing patients with new oral anticoagulants etc.

Raj runs a minor oral surgery course for Thames valley deanery across Berkshire Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire aimed to boost the confidence to carry out simple to complex extraction effectively including how to identify risks and manage complications in general practice.

Raj is happy to provide advice and take referrals for extractions and other minor oral surgical procedures under local anaesthetics.

Website: http://rajmurugaraj.com

Marina Sevilla

Marina Sevilla

Dentist - GDC No 110526.

Marina qualified in 2006 from the University of Valencia (Spain) and GDC registered in 2007. She further completed a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry at the prestigious Eastman Institute (UCL) in 2014 and more recently has completed a full year course in Cosmetic and Aesthetic dentistry.

She also has some experience in orthodontics, including clear aligners, Inman aligner and fixed brace systems.
Marina keeps up-to-date with continued professional development and is currently involved in the Mentorship Program for newly qualified dentists. She enjoys treating a wide range of patients, including the elderly and children, always in a gentle and caring manner.

Daniel Marius Swanepoel

Daniel Marius Swanepoel

Dentist - GDC No 54396.

Daniel  is committed to being a responsible dental professional, empowered by greater awareness and insight, knowledge, skill, empathy and honest, open communication. His years in dental practice have been spent developing his skills as a professional practitioner to provide the best possible service to his patients.

Prem Gill BDS

Prem Gill BDS

Dentist - GDC No 65377.

Prem brings valuable dental experience to Pangbourne practice, gained in private and NHS environments, after graduating from Glasgow University.

Having managed his own dental practice before joining Dentalcare, Prem completely understands patient needs. A skill which is reflected in the level of care he shows and treatment decisions which invariably lead to an ideal outcome.

Bushra Mushtaq

Bushra Mushtaq

Associate Dentist - GDC No 180675

Dr Bushra graduated as a dentist in 2011. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and her ethos is to use minimally invasive techniques in order to preserve as much tissue as possible whilst still producing an aesthetic result. She strongly believes in a personalised respectful and gentle approach, providing high quality dental care with a great focus on aesthetic preventative treatments, including Invisalign and facial aesthetics.

Anna Stachlinska

Anna Stachlinska

Dental Hygienist - GDC No 217073.

Anna qualified as a dental hygienist from the University of Essex in 2011, having previously working as a qualified dental nurse.

She is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and regularly attends courses covering the latest skills. Above all, Anna is committed to treating patients in a friendly and relaxing manner.

Debbie Hiscock

Debbie Hiscock

Practice Manager

Debbie qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1994 and has gained experience in dentistry for 24 years. A wealth of experience working as a practice manager for 16 years at various practices in the Berkshire area.

The heart of Pangbourne is now looked after with care and dedication from the team to ensure that the patient’s journey is a smooth and efficient one.

Tasnia Khan

Tasnia Khan

Head Dental Nurse

Tasnia has been with Dentalcare for nearly 3 years, joining us at a young age, she has worked her way up to Head Nurse. Qualified in 2018, Tasnia is thoroughly enjoying her time working at Dentalcare, Pangbourne with a great team around her.
In Tasnia’s spare time she enjoys travelling and going to concerts.

Nikki Hoyland

Nikki Hoyland

Part-time Dental Nurse - GDC No 166678.

Nikki has been working as a Dental Nurse in the hospital for over 20 years, where she has gained a huge amount of experience. In her spare time Nikki has her hands full with 2 children and a lively chocolate labrador called Arthur.

Virginia Moore

Virginia Moore

Head Receptionist

Virginia brings a wealth of administrative and customer service experience to our practice, offering great support to our patients.

A receptionist is a key point of contact for patients and Virginia’s wish to make them feel welcome really helps. Approaching treatment with a relaxed feel and knowing you are cared for can make your treatment a success.

Joyce Manning

Joyce Manning

Receptionist

Joyce brings significant customer service experience to Pangbourne, based on a blend of a business like approach and a helpful, caring nature.

By ensuring our patients are provided with accurate information, Joyce makes their contact with and visits to the practice a pleasure. Easier to be confident about treatment when you know everyone involved is well informed.

Julie Starling

Julie Starling

Receptionist

Julie is a bright and cheerful member of the reception team with 15 years experience of working in an administrative role. 

Reception is the frontline of a patients dental experience, therefore a calming approach is essential in this role.

Jane Collins

Jane Collins

Part-time Receptionist

Jane has recently joined the Dentalcare Reception staff, and she is enjoying working with the Dentalcare team in the busy and friendly reception.

Lisa Chick

Lisa Chick

Trainee Dental nurse

Lisa has longed to become a Dental nurse finally realising her dream. She is studying hard and hopes to qualify next year. Ayleeze Waistall – Trainee Dental Nurse who has wanted to train as a Dental Nurse following in her sisters footsteps. She is studying and looking forward to qualifying as a Dental Nurse

Our values at Dentalcare Pangbourne

Caring

Professional

Supportive

Adaptable

Our Vision is based on the 4Ps at Dentalcare Pangbourne

Why Choose Dentalcare Pangbourne

  • 0% finance available
  • Online booking facility 24/7
  • Flexibility; early morning, late afternoon and on Saturdays appointments, so you never have to take time off work
  • A highly experienced and qualified team of professionals
  • Wide range of dental services to help patients achieve beautiful and healthy teeth
  • Options for nervous patients
  • Working towards digital dentistry – so no more impressions
  • Family friendly