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Dentalcare Pangbourne 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:

Dr Ania Heer

Dr Ania Heer

Implant Dentist

Ania is a UK graduate who has worked in Scotland, before joining our group. She has advanced knowledge in  specialised areas of dentistry including implants and facial aesthetics. She gained her qualifications in Facial Aesthetics in 2014 and passed her MFDS examinations in 2016. She then completed an extensive Implant Academy course in London, and is currently completing the prestigious Royal college of Surgeons, London FGDP Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry. 

Ania will be helping you gain your smile back by presenting you with latest cutting edge options for tooth replacement and explaining the benefits of the latest anti-aging treatments including facial Aesthetics.  

In her spare time she enjoys long walks with her German Shepherd, yoga and cooking.

Dr Monica Pais

Dr Monica Pais

Orthodontist

Orthodontics has always been Monica’s life, graduating in Brazil in 2001. She has never stopped studying and attends courses to provide the best treatment options to her patients and deliver the best smiles they can have.
She has always been involved with treating complex cases, cleft lip & palate patients where she did her MSc thesis in Portugal 2010.
She has been delivering Orthodontics care for adults and youths for nearly 20 years using the latest techniques such as Lingual Braces and Invisalign. She considers her patients’ wellbeing to be of prime importance, so they are always welcomed with a warm smile and treated in a relaxed atmosphere.

Dr Marina Sevilla

Dr 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.

Dr Daniel Swanepol

Dr Daniel Swanepol

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.

Dr Prem Gill BDS

Dr 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.

Dr Bushra Mushtaq

Dr 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.

Dr Vaidayanathan Murugaraj (Raj)

Dr 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

Dr Jennie Collins

Dr Jennie Collins

Dentist

Jennifer qualified from the University of Birmingham. She enjoys all areas of general dentistry, especially helping nervous patients overcome their fear of the dentist. Jennifer is a caring dentist who aims to be approachable and friendly with all of her patients and aims to help them to achieve the smile they are looking for.

She has also taken part in courses for straightening teeth and is a certified Invisalign provider and is also an Enlighten whitening provider. She also hopes to attend a course on composite bonding in the near future.

Outside of work, she is a keen ice skater who has taken part in national and international competitions with her synchronised ice skating team. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, family and the family dog, Alfie.

Tasnia Khan

Tasnia Khan

Head Dental Nurse

Tasnia has been with Dentalcare for several years, joining us at a young age, and has worked her way up to be the head nurse. Qualified in 2018, Tasnia is thoroughly enjoying her time at Pangbourne with a great team around her. In Tasnia’s spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
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.

Marcia Jenkins

Marcia Jenkins

Receptionist

Marcia joined Dentalcare Pangbourne in Sep 21 as a receptionist. Thoroughly enjoys the job plus the challenges it brings. Hobbies include dog walking, wine tasting, dining out, theatre, cinema, and gym.
Somer Culhane

Somer Culhane

Receptionist

Maria Ignat

Maria Ignat

Receptionist

Maria worked on cruise ships for nearly 10 years and after traveling through all seven continents she moved to Reading in 2019.

She joined Dentalcare Pangbourne as a receptionist in the Summer of 2021.

Maria is also taking a one-year weekend course at UWTSD and volunteers at RBH.

She enjoys spending her free time with her nieces and nephew.

Sunita Timsena

Sunita Timsena

Trainee Dental Nurse

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Ayleeze Waistell

Ayleeze Waistell

Trainee Dental Nurse

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Keira Atkins

Keira Atkins

Trainee Dental Nurse

Keira is currently a trainee dental nurse and joined Dentalcare Pangbourne in February 2021. Keira is currently enjoying her time at Dentalcare and travels between two practices, Pangbourne and Dentalcare Hook.

In Keira’s spare time she enjoys teaching and participating in gymnastics, as well as socializing and meeting friends.

Francesca Notarbartolo

Francesca Notarbartolo

Hygienist

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Marie Hobden

Marie Hobden

Multi Site Practice Manager

Marie joins the Dentalcare Group with over 20 years experience in Dental Practice Management. She is a highly motivated individual with copious amounts of energy and enthusiasm.
 
Marie likes to lead by example and over the last few years has completed Diplomas in leadership and management and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as an Open University course in Accounting and Finance.
 
Marie holds a black belt in martial arts and in her spare time enjoy running, cooking, drinking fine wine and walking her dogs.

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
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