COULSDON DENTAL TEAM
At Crossways Dental Coulsdon, our team are a mix of award winning dentists and selected specialists that are continuously striving to stay up to date with the very latest dental techniques.
Dr. Jatan Patel
BDS HONS (LOND) PGCERT DENTAL IMPLANTS (WARWICK) MCLINDENT IMPLANTS (LOND) PGCERT DENTAL EDUCATION (BEDFORDSHIRE)
GDC NO. 85802
Dr Jatan Patel is the joint Principal dentist at the practice. He graduated in 2005 with honours from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London along with numerous awards including best clinical student of 2005. Soon after graduating he gained membership to the prestigious Royal college of surgeons Edinburgh and completed aesthetic and restorative dentistry training programmes. He has numerous post graduation qualifications including a Masters in Clinical Dentistry for Dental Implants and a Post Graduate Certificate in Dental Education.
Whilst providing general dentistry to the highest standards, his skills lie in implant and aesthetic dentistry. He is a gold level Invisalign provider for the past decade and also performs facial rejuvenation procedures. He is known for his calm and caring approach to all his patients and particular attention to detail.
His spare time is devoted to his young family and socialising with friends.
Dr Shane Patel
PRINCIPAL DENTIST BDS(HONS) PGDIP IMPLANTOLOGY (BRISTOL)
GDC NO. 194072
Dr Shane Patel is a Principal Dentist at the practice. He qualified from St Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010 with an honours degree. Soon after qualification he was offered the opportunity to work in Australia in a leading private practice. Whilst enjoying the Sunshine Coast, he was able to enhance his cosmetic dentistry skills and grew a passion for implant dentistry. After returning to the UK, Shane completed his post graduate diploma in Implant dentistry at The University of Bristol and has undergone numerous post graduate courses to further his skills. Shane is a certified Invisalign provider and is able to treat crooked teeth without the need for conventional braces.
Shane is a Foundation Trainer for the London Deanery and is responsible for developing young dentists. Whilst providing general dentistry to a high standard, his skills and interests lie within Implant and Cosmetic dentistry.
Shane has a calm and comprehensive approach. He believes in minimal invasive dentistry and strives to provide patients with high quality treatments to create beautiful smiles.
In his free time he enjoys playing cricket and football as well as socialising with family and friends.
Dr Naveen Julka
CQC Registered Manager
GDC NO. 85957
Naveen is one of the Partners at Crossways Dental, having taken over the practice in 2017, his vision is to focus on providing unparalleled patient care and offer the highest quality dentistry available today. Since graduating in 2005 from St Bartholomew's and The Royal London, he has undertaken post-graduate training in aesthetic dentistry completing a year-long course.
Although Naveen does not practice dentistry as Crossways Dental, he is the Care Quality Commisions Registered Manager for the practice and his role here is to ensure the practice complies with the regulations and standards in place for dental practices.
Outside work he enjoys playing football and travelling.
Dr. Vanesha Patel
Associate Dentist BChD Leeds 1992
GDC NO. 68576
Vanesha qualified from Leeds Dental Hospital in 1992. She is an experienced dentist and has worked in private dental practice for over 20 years.
She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and strives to provide a high level of dental care for all her patients.
Vanesha has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry with a minimally invasive approach. She is trained to provide Invisalign Go and Enlighten tooth whitening, enabling her to provide short term orthodontic tooth alignment for her adult patients, combining this with tooth whitening, she can create naturally beautiful healthy smiles.
She is an enthusiastic and caring dentist and has successfully treated many nervous and anxious patients, helping them to overcome their dental fear in our relaxed, calm and friendly dental environment. She is a great believer in continuous education, and regularly attends courses to keep her up to date with the latest innovations in the ever-changing field of dentistry.
Outside of dentistry, Vanesha loves traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Dhrumil Patel
Associate Dentist BDS (Lond) BSc(Hons), PG Dip Primary Dental Care, PG Cert Endodontics
GDC NO. 244108
After completing a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences Dhru then did his dental training at King's College London. Post qualification he worked in an NHS practice in West Sussex, where he completed his post-graduate diploma in primary dental care focusing on Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Research.
During this time he also spent a year working at the Maxillo-facial surgery department at St Richard's Hospital carrying out complex surgical procedures.
After working as a general dental practitioner in practices in and around London he developed an interest in endodontics for which he is pursuing further training at the Eastman Dental Institute.
Dr. Zinaida Botha
Associate Dentist Dip Stom Vilnius 2003, MJDF RCS (Eng)
GDC NO. 84181
Zina qualified from the University of Vilnius (Lithuania) and has been practising in the UK since 2004. She later successfully completed the MJDF examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons in England and also obtained a certificate following a year-long aesthetic restorative course in London under Dr Chris Orr.
Zina has over 14 years’ experience in providing general dentistry and has a passion for aesthetic restorative dentistry using minimally invasive techniques that allows her creating beautiful and healthy smiles. Her aim is not only to provide gentle and tailored quality treatment to her patients but also ensures they feel fully involved in their dental care.
Outside of dentistry, Zina loves running, yoga, reading, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
GDC NO. 260450
Aaishah qualified as a dental hygienist from Cardiff university in 2015. Aaishah joined our team in October 2015. She is very passionate about her profession. An expert in her field, Aaishah aims to improve her patients oral health by explaining the aetiology of gum disease, implementing the latest dental techniques and oral hygiene techniques. Working closely with dentists at the practice, Aaishah always ensures her patients leave with healthy gums and a smile they can be proud of.
Aaishah enjoys swimming and participating in many different charity events , raising money for various causes in her spare time.
GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER
Craig is the Operations Manager for Quality Dental Group, he predominantly deals with the operational aspect of all the practices within Quality Dental Group, and although he could be at any one of these locations he always maintains a close and accessible relationship with everyone branch across the group. He ensures that all practices conform to a minimum set of standards with the aim to provide high quality dental services to everyone.
Craig has been working directly within the healthcare industry since 2013, prior to this he worked within the IT industry where in 2006 he was part of a select team heading the launch of a nationwide venture to roll out IT Consumer service for the general public within the UK, following the major success with 12 months of launch he was appointed as Regional Technical Trainer responsible for the training of new IT Engineers to compact the growing demand of the service and provide existing IT Field Engineers additional Technical knowledge and improve customer service skills.
In 2009 due to the massive success of the IT Consumer Service since launching, the need for improved structure became apparent, and Craig then became Regional Implementation Trainer, where between him and an implementation and development team developed and deployed a range of new and improved services and operational improvements ensuring customer nationally received the latest in IT support in an ever changing consumer market.
Once completed he felt it was the right time to seek a new and changeling role that would give him the opportunity to make a difference. Having already had some experience within health care (Mainly ICT) he knew healthcare would provide the challenges and wealth of knowledge he was seeking, which brings him to where he is today.
In his spare time he enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing golf and Rugby. Craig is a passionate follower of Formula 1 and various other motor sports and enjoys track days, racing events and karting just for a bit of fun.
Practice Manager National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2003
GDC NO. 142928
Lucy has been working in dentistry for 20 years, qualifying as a dental nurse in 2003.
She has been with the team at Crossways since qualifying, in which time she has taken two maternity leaves.
Since starting out as a dental nurse, Lucy has gained a high level of knowledge and experience within all areas of dentistry and was promoted to Practice Manager in 2016 ensuring a smooth running, friendly and welcome place for both patients and staff.
Lucy still very much enjoys her time in the surgery and interacting with the patients.
In her spare time away from the practice, she enjoys cooking for her family and friends, reading, going to the gym and to the cinema.
National Certificate NEBDN 1999, ILM level 4 Leadership and management
GDC NO. 148999
Hayley has just recently joined Quality Dental Group as our Treatment Coordinator, she gained her dental nursing qualification at Chichester college in 1999. Since then she has gained qualifications in radiography and sedation.
Hayley started working as a Dental practice manager in 2004-2007. In 2007 she took a sabbatical from dentistry. She qualified as a Beauty and Holistic therapist in this time and worked as an in-flight beauty therapist for Virgin Atlantic.
In 2009 she went back into Dental practice management running both NHS and private practices. Hayley has experience in general practice and Orthodontics and has a passion for dental compliance and people management.
Outside the practice, Hayley is busy raising her toddler son. She loves spending quality time with her partner and family. If she has spare time she enjoys running, competing in marathons, going to the gym, and listening/ dancing to music.
GDC NO. 275790
Orsolya has gained experience in different aspects of dentistry. First as a dental technician and only a few years later she decided to enroll on a dental nursing course. She successfully qualified in 2018.
She enjoys all areas of general and cosmetic dentistry as well as interacting and taking care of patients in the surgery.
Orsolya joined the practice at the end of 2018 and she is looking to expand her knowledge on surgical procedures in the future with us.
In her free time she enjoys travelling, reading and dancing
Trainee Dental Nurse
Lorna has been with us at Crossways since September 2018. She has had previous dental nursing experience and is currently studying for her NEBDN qualification.
Since joining the team, Lorna has embraced her role and has built a great relationship with both the staff and the patients.
Lorna is a very empathetic person and the care and wellbeing of the patients is her top priority.
When not at work or studying for her diploma she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping and walking.