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    The Hello Dental team
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Welcome! This is our dedicated Team. We are passionate about looking after those who do not like the dentist. Come chat to us for free and see if we can help you.

Neel Sanghavi

Neel Sanghavi

Principal Dentist

I qualified in Liverpool in 2001 and then finished a postgraduate diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004 with the intention of entering specialist training in restorative dentistry. But after working in general dental practice, I found I really enjoyed looking after families, seeing people on a regular basis and building up long term relationships with them, rather than seeing people as "cases" on a one off basis which is what I would have done as a specialist. I also discovered that working in general dental practice allows me to do complex dentistry and at the same time make a big difference. To this end I have dedicated myself to learning and growing in my profession and have invested a great deal in courses in the UK, US and Europe.

I love spending time with my family and my 3 year old son, beyond that I am a very keen gardener, growing my own vegetables and working towards self-sufficiency in summer!

Helen Davison BDS

Helen Davison BDS

Associate Dentist

Helen qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1996.and gained further experience in oral surgery, radiology, periodontology and restorative dentistry
Helen was worked in general practice in Essex for over 15 years.
She enjoys caring for the whole family, taking a friendly approach to look after their smile. Helen has provided care for nervous patients throughout her career and aims to personalise everyone’s care to fit the individual needs,

Bhavin Raichura

Bhavin Raichura

Associate Dentist

Bio coming soon

Our team is seleceted for their warm and caring nature. Come meet us for a free no obligation chat.

Jodie Brown

Jodie Brown

Dental Hygienist

I qualified in 2013 from King’s College Hospital In London with a dual qualification in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Previous to this I worked as a dental nurse for 5 years.
As a therapist, I am qualified to carry out tooth whitening, fillings on adult and children’s teeth amongst other procedures.

I am regularly attend dental courses. I have brought a wealth of knowledge and lots of enthusiasm to this new role at Hello Dental Colchester. I especially enjoy treating nervous patients and making a difference to my patients smiles.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and going on sunny holidays.

Melanie Pomphrett

Melanie Pomphrett

Dental Hygienist

I qualified as a Dental Hygienist from The University of Essex in 2015 after working as a dental nurse previously. I am also involved in the teaching and training of new dental nurses and help run courses for qualified dental nurses. I joined the Hello Dental team in 2016 and have loved being part of such a friendly team.

I really enjoy treating nervous patients and building strong relationships with everyone I see, I want all of the patients I see to consider a visit to the Hygienist a pleasant experience.

In my spare time I love going on bike rides and make sure I hit the gym regularly, I’m hoping to travel more in the future.

Elizabeth Smith (Liz)

Elizabeth Smith (Liz)

Practice Manager and Prevention Nurse

I have been a Dental Nurse for 11 years. I absolutely love my job and all aspects of it.
I qualified as an Oral Health Educator in 2011, this means I can educate patients on the best techniques to maintain and manage their oral health at home. We have a strong focus on Oral Health Care here at Hello Dental Colchester and strive to get our patients involved in Oral Health and understanding the key techniques and dietary advice to manage this in a way that is customised to fit your lifestyle.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, going for long walks or even just to the park with my young son who is growing up far too quickly.

Carla Edwards

Carla Edwards

Practice Manager

I joined the Hello Dental team in May 2014, although have worked with Neel over the past 5 years. I am a qualified Dental nurse and Oral Health Educator, but have thoroughly enjoyed working in the role of practice manager here at Hello Dental.
I enjoy meeting new people and helping patients smile with confidence.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and playing for a local netball team, Stowmarket diamonds.

Kiera Dines

Kiera Dines

Receptionist

I joined Hello Dental in March 2015 and have been welcomed by a fantastic team. I enjoy interacting with members of the public and making them feel comfortable and happy.

Alongside working at Hello Dental I have completed my NVQ in customer service. When I am not at work I love to spend time with family and friends, and look forward to passing my driving test.

We would love to help you achieve dental health,  So dont be shy, get in touch!

Keeley LeMoucheux

Keeley LeMoucheux

Dental nurse and patient co-ordinator

Hello! My name is Keeley and I was very lucky to have joined the wonderful Hello Dental team in August 2014. I have been a Dental Nurse for 5 years and qualified with the National Certificate in 2011.

I find my job role very rewarding and especially get great satisfaction helping anxious patients overcome their fear of coming to the dentist. I also feel very fortunate to work alongside a great team, which makes it even more enjoyable.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my small family and I have a great passion for interior design.

Rachel Porbach

Rachel Porbach

Dental Nurse

I started working at Hello Dental Colchester as a Dental Nurse in October 2013, I am a confident, fun and caring character; I enjoy socialising, keeping fit and trying new things.

Joining Hello Dental was a great opportunity and I enjoy every minute of being here. I have always had ambitions to work in the health care sector so when I looked into dentistry I decided to train as a Dental Nurse. I completed my Dental Nurse training at Colchester Institute and qualified in 2012.

I love working as a Dental Nurse it is such a rewarding job. I love all aspects of my job particularly the interaction with patients and importance of paying attention to detail.

Stacy Chappell

Dental Nurse

Thankyou for taking the time to read about our team. If you need any further information Please contact us

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