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Our Team

Tiyasa Bagchi  BDS MFDS RCS Eng

Principal Dentist

GDC : 81089

I qualified in 2002 from King’s College, London and then did my Vocational Training in Milton Keynes in Community Dental Care. I decided to further my education by taking my MFDS (RCSEng) whilst working as an House Officer in Maxillo-facial and Restorative departments at Cardiff Dental Hospital.  After which I decided to take a break from my studies and travel to Australia, where I worked all over including Sydney Dental Hospital and many rural areas where access to dental care was poor. This was a very enriching experience both personally and professionally. I also met Ann Davidson in a stint in Alice Springs so upon returning to the UK I then joined Cressex Dental Practice in 2005 where I still happily am. In 2009 I gained a position in Guy’s Dental Hospital as a Clinical Teacher in the Acute Dental Care department which I also love doing. My interests outside of the dental field include live music, theatre and travelling (without my drill).

Jasmeet Virdee

Dental Surgeon

GDC  : 252800

I qualified from Newcastle University in 2015 and completed a years vocational training in Telford as a member of the West Midlands Deanery. I returned home to London and joined the Cressex Team in 2016 to continue working in general practice.. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry with a particular interest in cosmetic, restorative and paediatric dentistry. I regularly attend post graduate courses to further my skills. I am fluent in Punjabi and English. I understand Hindi and Urdu well also. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit through various activities including kick boxing and swimming.

 

Shanil Shah BDS MJDF RCS Eng

Dental Surgeon

GDC  : 193056

I graduated from the University of Manchester and completed my Vocational Training within the London Deanery. I proceeded to enhance my surgical training with an Oral and Maxillofacial post in a major London hospital. In 2011 I became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons by completing the MJDF (Member of Joint Dental Faculties) examinations.

At present I am undertaking a four year part time master’s programme, alongside working as a General Dental Practitioner. This MclinDent, at Kings College London, is a stepping stone towards specialisation in Prosthodontics (the prosthetic replacement of teeth). My particular interests lie within complex aesthetic dentistry, especially tooth wear, and the treatment of anxious patients. I am also an experienced practitioner of Inman Aligners, which enables straightening of teeth. During my spare time, I enjoy travelling, socialising with friends and family and sport including football and tennis.

 

Sally Whitlock

 

Dental Hygienist

GDC  : GDC : 114677

I have been in the dental field for over 15 years. After completing work experience for a dental practice in the community in which I lived, I realised that this was the profession in which I wanted to work. I trained as a dental nurse and qualified the following year. I obtained further qualifications in Human Biology, Dental Radiography and four handed Dentistry and later became a Senior Nurse. I have experience in working within community practice, the Ministry of Defence and private practice. I then went on to obtain a place at The School of Dental Hygiene, Newcastle University and qualified in 2007. I joined Cressex Dental Practice shortly after qualifying and my position is currently Senior Dental Hygienist. My main role within the practice is to promote awareness of dental diseases and educate patients in prevention of those diseases. I also provide treatment such as scaling and polishing of teeth, stain removal and general maintenance of oral hygiene. Patients are shown intra-oral cleaning aids to suit their requirements and dexterity to maintain good oral hygiene at home. I am passionate about my profession and aim to give patients gentle, relaxed and thorough treatment. I attend regular courses, seminars and webinars for continuing professional development to maintain a high standard of care to patients. In my spare time I enjoy walking, going to the cinema, reading, cooking and arts and crafts.

 

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Claire Bailey

Dental Hygienist

GDC  : 226743

I have been working within dentistry since 2009, I first qualified as a nurse in 2012 and then went to study Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy at King’s College Hospital in 2014. I qualified in 2016 in both Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.

My hobbies include keeping fit through gym and running. I enjoy taking part in charity events such as The Vitality British 10km London Run and Oral Cancer Awareness Walk. I enjoy spending time at weekends with family and friends.

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Somia Kauser 

Senior Dental Nurse

GDC  : 198639

Senior Dental Nurse GDC: 247543 I am a qualified Dental Nurse and have been working at Cressex Dental Practice since January 2011. I joined the team as a Trainee Dental Nurse and have gained a Diploma in Dental Nursing. I have now obtained the qualification in Oral Health Education and Impression taking and in the near future I am looking to undertake the Application of Fluoride course. My role at the practice is to work with other team members to provide a high quality of care for all patients based around their needs, wishes and desires. I get pleasure from helping others and ensuring that they are made comfortable and are at ease. Previously at a local care home I organised and provided a varied and appropriate programme of activity for the elderly residents. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and always happy to take on new challenges to develop my skills further.

 

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Roxanna Fiorentino

Dental Hygienist

GDC  : 141968

I started work at Cressex Dental practice in 2003 and originally trained as a dental nurse I gained my dental nursing staff3qualification and also gained a qualification in dental radiography. After five years happily working as a dental nurse I decided to further my career by enrolling on a dental hygiene course. I graduated from The Greater Manchester School For Dental Care Professionals in March 2011 with a diploma in Dental Hygiene and was very excited to learn that a position had arisen back at Cressex Dental Practice. It is lovely to be back with my original team and I’m enjoying treating many familiar and new patients. In my spare time away from the dental practice I enjoy exercising, relaxing, travelling and have a keen interest in cooking.Save

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Natalia Paduraru

Dental Nurse

GDC  : 198639

My name is Natalia. I am a qualified teacher from Romania. I qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2010 holding a diploma from the NEBDN. I am registered with the GDC and my registration number is 198639.

I started training as a Dental Nurse in July 2007. During this period, I worked in both NHS and Private Dentistry and I also did domiciliary work.

I have been working at Cressex Dental Practice since June 2016. My role at the practice is to work with other team members to provide a high quality of care for all our patients. I use my skills and experience in an effective way for the company.

I enjoy spending time with my son, family and friends. I like reading, travelling, listening music and sport activities. I am always ready for new challenges to expand my skills further.

 

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Aleena

Dental Nurse

GDC  : 274063

My name is Aleena and I have recently qualified as a dental nurse with City & Guilds Level 3.  This is something I have always wanted to do and I love working at Cressex Dental Practice.

Outside work, I like to spend quality time with family and friends. I think making people smile is an important rule in life and what  better way to do that than working at a dental practice where our main aim is to make our patients smile.

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Emily Anderson

Practice Manager

GDC  :123598

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2005 and have worked at a number of practices gaining experience in assisting in orthodontics, endodontics, implantology and general dentistry which has given me valuable experiences. I am now the Practice Manager at Cressex Dental Practice where I manage the team and the administrative side of running a dental practice. In my spare time I enjoy trips to the park and all things ‘kids’ with my young daughter.Save

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Lynda Crawley

Senior Administrator

GDC  :xxxxx

 I began my working career in the Human Resources & Customer Service sectors & I have always found it to be a very satisfying area. I joined Cressex Dental Practice as a Receptionist in September 2005. My role at Cressex Dental Practice has changed over the years and whilst continuing to provide a warm, friendly and reassuring atmosphere for patients who arrive at the practice, I have additional responsibilities and also provide considerable administrative support to the Practice Manager. My children have grown and have families of their own so I now have grandchildren to help take care of particularly during school holidays. In my spare time I am free to enjoy life’s more simple pleasures like knitting, gardening and holidays abroad.Save

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Our Mission

In our welcoming, happy and vibrant practice, we ensure that every contact with us is helpful, caring and professional.

By mutual trust, respect, honesty and good communication we provide you with treatment that focuses on your needs in total confidence.

We always maintain high clinical standards in modern hygienic surgeries with state-of-the-art equipment.

From your very first visit we ensure that your experience with Cressex Dental Practice is as positive, pleasant and anxiety free as possible with our freindly empathetic team.