Meet the Team – Brackleyat Dentalcare Group
Dentalcare Group 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:
Christian Gouws, BChD DPDS
Dentist - GDC No 71422.
Has specialist interest in Invisalign, Orthodontics, Cosmetic and Endodontics Dentistry.
Chris leads the Brackley orthodontics unit and brings his wealth of knowledge to the practice, benefiting colleagues and patients. Chris joined the Dentalcare group in 2016. Originally qualifying at the respected Pretoria University, Chris went on to undertake specialist training and believes in a lifetime learning.
Chris is currently on a course and has a special interest in Endodontics. Part of the fine blend of orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry he offers to all who visits him.
Dentist - GDC No 265416.
Has specialist interest in Smilealign and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr Vijay Selvanathan graduated from the University of London and has since worked as a general dentist acquiring a comprehensive knowledge of all areas in dentistry.
He aims to provide a high standard of dental care in a relaxed, friendly and efficient atmosphere, keeping in touch with current techniques through regular continuing development courses.
Vijay practices minimal intervention pain-free dentistry and considers it important to discuss all treatment options with his patients so that they are in a position to make informed choices. Vijay also has a keen interest in delivering cosmetic treatments.
If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, Vijay is happy to help.
Dentist - GDC No 273644.
Has specialist interest in Cosmetic Dentistry.
Aleena graduated with an honours degree as a Dr. of Dental Surgery from Semmelweis University, Budapest. She’s is fully dedicated to providing the highest standard of dental care to all her patients.
For Aleena, nothing is more important than the patients feeling at ease in her dental chair. She is great with with nervous patients and her high skill set allows her to perform a vast variety of dental treatments.
She has further qualifications in botulinum toxin and dermal fillers and has a further interest in developing her cosmetic dentistry skill set.
Dentist - GDC No 274798
Has specialist interest in Orthodontics.
Mariana graduated from University of Coimbra, Portugal, a leading medical studies centre and joined Dentalcare Group in 2018.
Mariana’s interest in Orthodontics led to a Master orthodontics course starting in 2019, along with courses in other areas, ensuring her skills are at the highest level. Mariana’s skills with nervous patients are equally helpful, always with a kind and helpful approach. She speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Has specialist interest in performance and emotional coaching.
Nicola initially joined Dentalcare, Brackley as a full time Receptionist in May 2016, and was promoted to Practice Co-ordinator in September 2016. Since then she was promoted again in November 2018 and appointed as Practice Manager. Nicola brings over three years of dentistry experience to the practice and has built a strong rapport with the local community and with our patients who are happy to see a familiar friendly face who empathises with any of the dental concerns and more than willing to help with their enquiries. Nicola has welcoming approach both staff and patients and encourages a relaxed atmosphere for all. She is very much the heart of the practice. She is totally committed to the duty of care of patients and do her upmost to provide a well-run and efficient service.
Laura Lewis -
Head Nurse - GDC No 268324.
Laura qualified as a Dental Nurse with her National Diploma in 2011. Laura joined the the Dentalcare group in 2017 as a Dental Nurse, and rejoined us in late 2018 and was appointed the Head Nurse role.
Laura brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in her Head Nurse role level of care to everything she does and is very understanding to the patients needs and works well as part of a team. She always has a smile ready to welcome patients to the practice.
Dental Nurse - GDC No 237383.
Hayley qualified as a Dental Nurse with her NVQ level 3 in 2012. She joined the Dentalcare group in 2017 as a Dental Nurse.
Hayley brings with her experience working within Private and NHS dentistry and a wealth of knowledge and always aims to provide the best of care to all the patients and has a very adaptable approach to make patients feel at ease. Hayley will be taking an impression course later this year.
Ateequ Hussain (Teeky)
Dental Nurse - GDC No 261530.
Teeky qualified as a Dental Nurse with his Advanced Level 3 in 2015. Teeky joined the Dentalcare group 2019, as one of our newest members of the team, he brings his previous experience of Head Nurse and Nurse trainer to the practice and has a wealth of knowledge, motivation and enthusiasm to his role. He is very adaptable, helps reassure patients and puts them at ease. He is always willing to help and his positive attitude is welcomed by the patients and staff.
Apprentice Trainee Nurse
Sadije joined the Dentalcare Group October 2018 and started her Dental Nursing course in January 2019, which she is due to complete and qualify in July 2020. Sadije is a very hardworking individual who offers her full dedication to the Dental profession. After her Dental Nursing course finishes, she wishes to begin her studies in Dental Therapy.
Apprentice Trainee Nurse
Leanne joined the Dentalcare group in January 2019 and started her Dental Nursing course in January 2019, which she is due to complete and qualify in July 2020. Once she is qualified, Leanne would love to gain more experience as a Dental Nurse and eventually become a Dental Hygienist. Leanne is a good team player, very empathetic and extremely enthusiastic towards learning new things.
Diane joined the Dentalcare Group in September 2016 as our receptionist. Diane has over 20 years experience working within Dental practices and is the first point of contact for our patients.
Diane has a friendly calming personality to welcome the patients and her wealth of knowledge and reassurance is welcomed by the patients. She has many years of working alongside our health professionals and is very much a valued member of the team helping them to deliver an important service. A very caring empathetic approach helps to install confidence with our nervous patients.
Cherryll joined the Dentalcare group in July 2019. Cherryll although she is very new to the team enjoys meeting and greeting all new and returning patients to the practice and very much part of the local community and the team. She offers a high level of experience working within the customer service sector, and helping provide the best experience for our patients from start to finish. She has a very professional and hardworking ethic and always aims to accommodate the patients.