Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

Please click below for our regular updates:

www.facebook.com/DentalcareGroupUK

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You can also check the following websites for further advice:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team

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.

Emily Pontin

Emily Pontin

Dental Hygienist & Therapist - GDC No 258530

Emily qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist from the University of Portsmouth, where she won awards for outstanding achievement and research.
This reflects the importance Emily attaches to ensuring each patient receives a high standard of care, in a relaxed, friendly environment. Her support in building confidence is an asset to the health of all our patients.

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.

Patricia Sardi

Patricia Sardi

Locum Hygienist - GDC No 104165

Patricia graduated from Venezuela as an Orthodontist, and also as a teacher at UCV (Spain) and connect dental. She has a long experience in Dentistry which reflects the approach to each individual patient. Making sure they are receiving the best care. Patricia enjoys reading, walking and black & white movies.

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.

Lalithambika Valliyil

Lalithambika Valliyil

Trainee Dental Nurse

Lalithambika is a qualified Dentist from India, working in the UK as a Trainee Dental Nurse for a small and lovely team in Pangbourne. She enjoy working here. Her interests are window shopping with her lovely daughter, and a big fan of food.

Osman Menhla

Osman Menhla

Trainee Dental Nurse

A qualified Dentist from Syria. She is very happy to work with the friendly Dentalcare team and serving nice residents of Pangbourne. 

Karine Carvalho

Karine Carvalho

Trainee Dental Nurse

Karine joins us from Brazil. She is learning Dentistry and has settled in very well to the practice.

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.

Stephanie Taylor

Stephanie Taylor

Part-time Receptionist

Steph has 3 children – 2 boys and 1 girl. She lives in Pangbourne and has done so for 9 years. She love spending her spare time with her children, horse riding, swimming and lots of walking and exploring the world on holiday.

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