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Meet The Team

Dee Daksha

Daksha Chauhan - Principal Dentist
GDC 76622

Daksha, known as Dee, completed her dental training at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1999. She took ownership of the former Egan Dental Care in November 2019 following the retirement of Malachy Egan. Her interests lie in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and her strength is supporting dental phobic patients through their dental journey by creating a relationship through compassion and good communication.
Daksha is currently undertaking Post graduate studies in Restorative Dental Practice at the Eastman Institute in London. She aims to expand the range of restorative treatments on offer and strongly believes in Minimally Invasive Dentistry. Her ‘Wellness Centred’ approach aims to support patient’s dental and general wellbeing. Since 2004 she has treated generations of family members seeing children grow up and have families of their own. She believes communication, trust and expertise is key to a longstanding relationship between all members of the dental team. Daksha is married to Richard and has a young son Lukesh. In her free time she loves cooking, gardening and travelling with her family.

Seyed Ali Tarjomani - Associate Dentist

Seyed Ali Tarjomani - Associate Dentist
GDC 265185

Ali graduated from King’s College London in 2016 and has since worked in both General Practice and in referral based, consultant led hospitals completing posts in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry. During this time he completed his membership exams for the Joint Dental Faculties with the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and completed further qualifications in Primary Dental Care with the University of Kent. Ali has a special interest in Periodontology and holds membership of the Joint Dental Faculties and the Royal College of Surgeons England. Ali’s free time is spent hiking, travelling and he has an interest in philosophy and good food.
Ali will be embarking on a 4 year MClinDent in Periodontology at Kings College London which will allow him to join the specialist register in Periodontology. Ali will no longer be with us from October 2020. It was a pleasure having Ali join our team and we wish him every success for the future.

Gita Sharma

Gita Sharma - Associate Dentist
GDC 73464

Gita qualified from the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in July 1997 and has worked in general dental practice ever since.
Her philosophy revolves around patient centred care. Each patient is an individual and so each treatment plan is bespoke and specific to that patients needs and concerns.
She is very empathetic and is a very friendly and caring person who always tries to put her patients at ease, and realizes that effective communication is vital to any successful relationship with her patients. Her treatments are always ethical and of the highest standards. She is very skilled in all aspects of dentistry and genuinely enjoys treating her patients to the very highest standards and getting to know her patients and building up a rapport.
She keeps up to date in all the latest advances in dentistry by regularly attending lectures, seminars and meetings and is up to date with all her continual professional development requirements.
Gita is the mother of twins who continue to this day to improve her communication and patience skills.

Dawn Davies

Dawn Nye - Practice Manager
GDC 145660

"I joined the former practice in 1993 and have 31 years of experience in dentistry.
I am pleased to be part of Birchington Dental Care and very proud of our longstanding team. All our nurses joined us as trainees and have been encouraged to practice a consistent and compassionate approach to our patient’s care, creating a friendly and relaxed environment that our patients comment on in surveys. Every patient should feel like they matter and are the most important person in the room when being cared for by my team."

Lucy Coombs

Lucy Coombs - Hygienist
GDC 266234

"I qualified as a dental hygienist in 2019, graduating with a distinction in Oral Health Sciences from the University of Essex. My studies combined theory with clinical placements across Essex and London where I focussed mainly on treating patients with severe Periodontitis (gum disease). Prior to training as a Hygienist, I held a Level 3 Diploma in Dental nursing and worked as a dental nurse within the NHS for 2 years. In my spare time I like to travel, keep fit and spend time with my pets."

Zoe Smith

Zoe Smith - Receptionist / Dental Nurse
GDC 145810

Dental Nurse

Mandy Longley - Dental Nurse
GDC 155054

Dental Nurse

Jacqueline Gray - Dental Nurse
GDC 206865

Dental Nurse

Tanya Pilcher - Dental Nurse
GDC 206394

Tyla Roe

Tyla Roe - Dental Nurse
GDC 262845

Alysha Hirst

Alysha Hirst - Dental Nurse
GDC 268587

Charlotte Lami

Charlotte Lami - Dental Nurse
GDC 237304

Dental Nurse

Lauren Gidlow - Dental Nurse
GDC 224394

Bethany Wheeler

Bethany Wheeler - Trainee Dental Nurse

Isobel McNally

Isobel McNally - Trainee Dental Nurse