Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

Meet the Team

at Dentalcare Swindon and Orthodontics

Dentalcare Swindon 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:

Sameh Ashour, DDM

Sameh Ashour, DDM

Dentist - GDC No 197531.

Sameh studied at a leading specialist centre, Plovdiv Medical University and continued to develop his skills in the USA, before running his own practice.

With wide experience in private and NHS dental practice, Sameh offers a high level of dentistry. Above all, the care and gentle manner he offers patients is an important part of ensuring they are comfortable with treatment.

Maria Bernaus Johnson

Maria Bernaus Johnson

GDC 280844.

Maria qualified at the University of Barcelona and joined us at Dentalcare, Swindon February 2019. Through multiple courses she is continuously developing her skills as a dental professional and is devoted to the care of her patients. Maria is fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan.

Nadia Al-Hassani, BDS

Nadia Al-Hassani, BDS

Dentist - GDC No 86169.

Nadia completed her BDS at Baghdad University in 1997, along with an IQE at London University in 2005, followed by specialist postgraduate studies.

The experience Nadia brings to Swindon practice is welcomed by patients and colleagues. Her caring, friendly approach perfect for our team and for helping to ensure visitors receive the best treatment, in a positive way.

Catarina Garruco

Catarina Garruco

Dentist - GDC No 254014

Bio to follow

 

Lucia Ferreira

Lucia Ferreira

Dentist - GDC 274614.

Lucia qualified 2017 in Portugal at the University of Coimbra. Lucia is a very valuable member to our practice, making sure patients are comfortable and relaxed upon treatment and very welcoming. Lucia speaks English and Portugese.

Rachel Marfell

Rachel Marfell

Orthodontic Therapist - GDC 139340.

Rachel has been working within the Dental industry for 16 years. Starting out as a Dental Nurse, she then went on to specialise in Orthodontics. During those 10 years as a nurse she gained valuable experience and knowledge in Orthodontics. 7 years ago in 2012 Rachel achieved her Orthodontic Therapy Diploma at The Royal College of Surgeons Of England. She also works closely with Dental Nurses as a Dental Nurse Tutor, helping them achieve their qualifications and goals in further education. Rachel continues to further her studies.

Rachel’s hobbies include shopping, going on holidays and has two wonderful fur babies called Jerry and Lola.

Maya Thapa

Maya Thapa

Dental/Orthodontic Nurse - GDC 263887.

Maya is always happy to meet new people. She enjoys being an orthodontic nurse and seeing the results.

Arash Naseri, MFDS

Arash Naseri, MFDS

Orthodontist - GDC No 100202.

Arash’s thesis for his dental doctorate focused on research in orthodontics, followed by considerable experience and three years post graduate study.

A respected specialist and member of the British Orthodontic Society, Arash supports patients with the most complex orthodontic needs. He is equally at home providing exceptional aesthetic results and is a leading Invisalign practitioner.

Claire Gillespie

Claire Gillespie

Orthodontic Operations Manager - GDC No 110921.

Claire trained as a Dental Nurse in 1986 for an Orthodontic Practice in Berkshire , during her 33 years with this company, as it grew into a successful Orthodontic group across the Home Counties, she progressed to Head Nurse/Receptionist, Practice manager, Group Practice Manager and then Operations Manager.

Claire joined Dentalcare as their Orthodontic Operations Manager in March 2019, overseeing their new Orthodontic Departments. In her spare time she is a keen horse rider and enjoys walking the dog.

Helen Stowe

Helen Stowe

Practice Co-ordinator

Helen enjoys supporting staff with everyday needs and challenges that staff may face. Working along side the Practice manager in making sure the every day running of the practice is smooth. Helen also offers a wide range of support with patients face to face and through other ways of communication.

Eliza Gurung

Eliza Gurung

Head Nurse - GDC No 186007.

Eliza has been nursing for 12 years and been working as Head Nurse since 2014. In her 12 years she has an opportunity to gain experience and work with all specialist in dental field in London (Wimpoole street and Battersea).

Recently she have trained on Basic and Advance Dermal Filler and Level 7 Botox (Birmingham) according to HEE guidance and been providing service in Wiltshire and London as Aesthetic Practitioner. In her free time, she love’s to study and travel .

Agnieszka Borodziej

Agnieszka Borodziej

Dental Nurse - GDC No 247779.

Agnieszka holds a City and Guilds level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing and a teaching qualification, a good combination to support patients.

Making sure her patients are content and comfortable is part of Agnieszka’s enjoyment of dental nursing. Her natural aptitude to relate to others and to appreciate how they are feeling helps make this happen.

Sashi Gurung

Sashi Gurung

Dental Nurse - GDC No 236171.

Sashi has been working in the dental field since 2010 and is enjoy every aspects of dentistry. She love’s working. She works both in Orthodontic and general department. She loves working with nervous patients and bring their confidence up. She is a qualified Radiographer and always aspires to progress in this field.

Yogeeta Gurung

Yogeeta Gurung

Dental Nurse - GDC No 267092.

Yogeeta holds a NEBDN Diploma in dental nursing. She loves what she does and is developing her skills everyday. It gives her great satisfaction to see her patients happy and smile after the end of the treatment.

Chloe Higman

Chloe Higman

Trainee Dental Nurse

Chloe has been training as a Dental Nurse since July and joined Dentalcare through our apprenticeship partnership with Tempdent.

Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Trainee Dental Nurse

Megan is a trainee dental nurse and has been training since February 2019, she enjoys meeting new people and helping patients with any questions they have about their treatment.

Patricia Ograh

Patricia Ograh

Trainee Dental Nurse

Patricia has been a Trainee Dental Nurse since March 2019, till date. She is enjoying her new role as a Dental Trainee Nurse and being among the team in Dentalcare, Swindon. She love’s her staff members as they are all welcoming and friendly.

Leon Booth

Leon Booth

Trainee Dental Nurse

Leon enjoys working as a team player and will be starting his apprenticeship soon.

Agnieszka Holmes

Agnieszka Holmes

Dental Nurse - GDC No 247779

Agnieszka holds a City and Guilds level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing and a teaching qualification, a good combination to support patients.

Making sure her patients are content and comfortable is part of Agnieszka’s enjoyment of dental nursing. Her natural aptitude to relate to others and to appreciate how they are feeling helps make this happen

Ameet Aggarwal

Ameet Aggarwal

GDC number 76241.

I graduated from the reputable Kings College London in 1999 and have 20 years work experience mainly in general practice providing a full range of dental treatment to patients to help them maintain their oral health. I am passionate about practising good dentistry.

Sophie Penny

Sophie Penny

Orthodontic Patient Co-ordinator - GDC No 244400

Sophie has been a Dental Nurse since 2011, spending 6 years in a specialised Orthodontic practice.

During her time as a Dental Nurse she has done extra qualifications. The best part of her job is seeing a patients new found confidence after the brace has been removed. She enjoys walking her French Bulldog, Jäger and travelling with her friends in their campervans, with her partner. They regularly travel to Devon where they have a house together.

Lucy Clarke

Lucy Clarke

Orthodontic Practice Co-Ordinator - GDC No 246610

Lucy is a Qualified Dental Nurse, with 9 years experience. After qualifying with the NEBDN in Scotland and working within NHS Scotland for 4 years, she then relocated to England and spent 5 years as a Dental Nurse/Practice Manager within the HM Forces. The best part of her job is helping others, relationship building and being a trustworthy, approachable point of contact for our patients, to help them have a positive Dental experience. In her spare time she loves to travel around in her camper van, enjoying music and socialising, with her partner who is also Military and her Springer Spaniel, Isla.

Aleksandra Minkovski

Aleksandra Minkovski

Receptionist

Alex holds a degree on interdisciplinary studies in public administration and has experience in providing high quality customer service.

The combination is perfect for her role, efficient support delivered in a way which is helpful to patients. Alex understands how important accurate information is to them, along with ensuring her colleagues are equally informed on their needs

Laura Stowe

Laura Stowe

Receptionist

Laura enjoys welcoming patients to Dentalcare, making sure they feel comfortable and helping to see their treatment goes smoothly.

A dental receptionist has a key role in managing appointments and ensuring patients have the right information. This is important to them and to their dentist, well informed patients benefit more from treatment.

Tabitha Giannone

Tabitha Giannone

Tabitha has worked in dentistry for 16 years; starting off in the surgery as a dental nurse before taking on various administrative tasks from reception through to practice management. Tabitha joined Dentalcare in September 2019 and is looking forward to developing the Swindon practice to thrive and be a fantastic practice for both patients and staff.

Our values at Dentalcare Swindon

Caring

Professional

Supportive

Adaptable

Our Vision is based on the 4Ps at Dentalcare Swindon

Why Choose Dentalcare Swindon

  • 0% finance available
  • Online booking facility 24/7
  • Flexibility; early morning, late afternoon and on Saturday 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