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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 completed a diploma in Restorative Dental Practice in 2020 at the Eastman Institute in London, passing with a distinction. She has expanded 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.

Edit Muranyi - Dentist

Edit Muranyi - Dentist
GDC 145341

Edit graduated from the University of Debrecen in Hungary in 2004, she enjoyed academic success having one of the highest Grade Point Averages in her year. She then went on to do three years of postgraduate training at Semmelweis University in Budapest which was completed in January 2008, advancing her skills in Restorative and Prosthodontic Dentistry.
During and after her post graduate training she worked in Sopron, Hungary for four years in private practices, and because of the town's proximity to Vienna, she mainly treated Austrian and German patients.
Since moving to England in 2008 Edit has completed her vocational training and has also attended further post graduate courses in aesthetic dentistry and endodontics.
Edit is able to speak fluent English, German (having studied it for 9 years), and Hungarian.
She has also lived in the USA as a child when her father was teaching at Kent State University in Ohio.
Edit moved to Ramsgate in October 2008, and worked in a mixed practice treating mainly NHS and private patients until she joined St Dunstans Dental Practice in Canterbury in 2015. She has also worked at the High Street Dental Practice in Broadstairs between 2016 and 2021.
Her main interests are in providing high quality family dentistry.
Edit spends most of her free time with her husband and children, she enjoys living by the sea, gardening, reading, crocheting and roller skating.

Gita Sharma

Gita Sharma - 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

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."

Dental Nurse

Charlotte Lami - Dental Nurse/Oral Health Educator
GDC 237304

I began my career as a Dental nurse in 2012 after completing my apprenticeship at the practice. This enabled me to educate and empower children and adults on their oral health and help them practice a preventive home routine. Within the past 9 years I have gained a lot of nursing experience working in a specialist practice conducting implant and specialist dental nursing.
In 2016 I worked at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital London. I was fortunate to have spent time nursing in cleft palate orthodontics, in theatre and then moved onto holding my own Oral health clinics in the paediatric department. I then returned to Birchington Dental Care and have expanded my skills with a fluoride varnish application course. I am dedicated and absolutely love the time I spend with patients of all ages.

Dental Hygienist

Hannah James - Dental Hygienist
GDC 262208

Previous to qualifying as a hygienist Hannah fulfilled a role as a Dental Nurse in a private practice for 5 years undertaking many roles including Oral health Education for patients to which she found her passion to fulfil a career in Hygiene. Hannah Graduated from The University Of Essex with Distinction in 2020 along with a Dean's List Of Excellence award and joined the practice thereafter. She has a passion for educating her patients on preventative measures and providing a calm manner towards nervous patients to allow them to settle in to the dental setting and experience a pain free gum treatment during a hygiene appointment, all while providing a patient centred approach. In Hannah's spare time she enjoys walking her dog, paddleboarding and travelling.

Receptionist

Michelle Maxfield
Receptionist

Tyla Roe

Tyla Roe
Head Dental Nurse
GDC 262845

Dental Nurse

Mandy Longley
Dental Nurse
GDC 155054

Zoe Smith

Zoe Smith
Receptionist/Dental Nurse
GDC 145810

Dental Nurse

Tanya Pilcher
Dental Nurse
GDC 206394

Alysha Hirst

Alysha Hirst
Dental Nurse
GDC 268587

Natalie Cantle

Natalie Cantle
Dental Nurse
GDC 276161

Isobel McNally

Isobel McNally
Trainee Dental Nurse