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What makes us different

At Chilwell Dental Practice, we are committed to providing our community in Nottingham and the surrounding areas with the highest quality of care. That ethos extends to our building, our team and our comprehensive range of treatments.

Why choose us?

At Chilwell Dental Practice we’re passionate about providing quality dental care and extensive services for the whole community, and we welcome both NHS and private patients.

As well as focusing on prevention and maintaining excellent oral health, we can provide a wide breadth of elective treatments, including cosmetic procedures.

Our highly qualified team

At Chilwell Dental Practice, our team is committed to postgraduate education and between them hold a host of qualifications which enhance their skills and experience. Our highly qualified team includes dentists who have special interests in key areas including:

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We take the stress out of dentistry

At Chilwell Dental Practice, we want to make visiting your Nottingham dentist a pleasure, not a chore. With our focus on preventive care and hygiene, we’ll support you to aim to get your oral health in top condition. And by equipping our experienced team with the latest dental technology, we promise that when you do require treatment, we will make it as comfortable and quick as possible. Finally, with our payment plans and finance options, we make it easy for you to afford the best possible care and enjoy a smile you can be truly proud of.

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The patient journey

At Chilwell Dental Practice, we make it our mission to ensure every patient has a relaxed, calm and positive experience at our practice. From the moment you step through our door to the moment you leave and beyond, you should expect nothing less than the highest standard of care from a warm and welcoming team. If you’re a new patient, we thought it would be useful to outline what you can expect from being a patient at Chilwell Dental Practice.

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First impressions

We extend a warm welcome to all patients even before they step through the door at Chilwell Dental Practice. When you get in touch to make your appointment, our friendly reception team will help arrange a suitable appointment time and deal with any queries. And when you arrive, you’ll be greeted by pleasant, compassionate staff and an environment that’s inviting and relaxing.

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First appointment

You’ll be given a medical questionnaire to fill out, and have an opportunity to adjust any personal details on your file. You’ll also receive a full examination by the dentist, which may include digital photographs and x-rays, along with lots of questions about your lifestyle, general health and oral hygiene habits. If a dental problem is identified, this will be discussed fully.

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Treatment planning

If further treatment is required, a plan will be drawn up that details clearly everything you can expect from our service, and the costs involved. You will have as much time as you need to ask questions and consider your options – including dental finance. You’ll also be advised of the aftercare you can expect, and if you’ll need to take any time off to recover from treatment. Once you have confirmed you’re happy with your treatment plan, treatment can proceed – in some instances during the same appointment, especially if the dentist needs to eliminate pain. In other cases, you may need to return for a future appointment at a convenient time.

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Post treatment

We won’t send you home after treatment without a clear understanding of what you need to do to keep your teeth and gums clean and infection-free. We will recall you for follow-up checks and hygiene appointments, and will endeavour to see you as soon as possible if you have any concerns following your treatment.

Meet the team

Dr Vanessa Caldeira

GDC Number: 126988

Qualifications: LMD (Portugal) 2007

Vanessa qualified in Portugal in 2007. Shortly after her qualification, she moved to England and currently lives in Nottingham with her partner, 3 year old son and her two cats. Before joining the practice, Vanessa had worked in the Restorative Department at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, where her main areas of focus included providing care to patients diagnosed with Head or Neck cancer, patients with cleft palate, rehabilitation of patients with fixed and removable prosthesis over implants and rehabilitation of patients with severe tooth wear. At the same time she had been working in primary care in a practice in Bolsover. Vanessa is known for her commitment to her patients dental health and for her loving manner. She likes to build a good rapport and get to know people so she can provide personalised care.

Vanessa has a certificate in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry from the University of Warwick being very keen to improve her patients smile on a minimally invasive way. Vanessa spends a lot of time on developing her skills and knowledge further. Her most recent courses included a two years Orthodontic course and a Practical Restorative course in Manchester with Professor Paul Tipton. Passionate about delivering the best experience to her patients she has also completed an Invisalign Comprehensive Certification.

She loves spending time with her family and friends and she loves being outdoors, meditation and yoga. She recently has taken on Boxing classes. Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish and a little French

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Dr Karamvir (Rocky) Takhar

GDC Number: 267084

Better known as ‘Rocky’ by the team and his patients, Dr. Takhar has worked as a Dentist in Nottingham in various practices, ever since qualifying from Valencia, Spain in 2016. Rocky’s daily motivation has been to provide a thorough and personalized service to all his patients. His day to day work is geared towards biomimetic, minimally invasive general dentistry and cosmetic dental work. He is in the process of learning the art of Implant dentistry and will be providing this option of treatment to you in house, as of April 2021.

He is a provider of Invisalign short term orthodontics, is experienced in smile rehabilitations, focusing on providing biomechanically sound yet aesthetic restorations. He has completed restorative courses run by the likes of Dr Christopher Orr in London Bridge and Dr Didier Dietschi, Senior professor at the University of Geneva.

Outside of work his life revolves around his wife and their 2 children of ages 3 and 1. He is a calm and understanding person and prides himself on minimising worries and maximising comfort for all of his patients, phobic and otherwise.

Languages spoken English, Spanish, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

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Dr Ashraf Eldawi

GDC Number: 77012

Ash has had a varied career starting off in the hospital service with a strong Oral Surgery and restorative background.

Ash then experienced general practice in Swansea completing Vocational Training before deciding he would like to travel and have some adventures.

Ash joined the British Army in 2001 and began Officer Training at Sandhurst in 2001. Ash military career spanned 14 years including Operational commitment in many countries.

Ash has completed a MSc form University of London in 2005. His Kind and friendly approach put patients’ mind at ease. Ash is also interested in providing advanced crown and bridgework for patients with complex problems and broken down dentitions. He completed a Smile design year course at Prof Paul Tipton Academy in Manchester.

Ash is married to Sherry, and they have three children, two daughters and a son. Ash and Sherry enjoy walking in the Attenborough Reserve Park.

Rachel James
Hygiene Therapist

GDC Number: 248856

Rachel has made a career change from graphic designer to a fully qualified hygiene therapist, at Sheffield University. Before joining Dental Partners, she worked in private practice and community dentistry, with a range of children and adults with varying and special needs. One of the most important aspects of her work is treating people with patience, care and overcoming dental phobia.

She lives in north Nottingham, has a 10 year old son, a 2 year old lurcher and loves keeping creative in her spare time with playing the flute, silver jewellery making and designing oral care posters. Rachel is passionate about preventative periodontal care and motivating her patients to maintain a high level of oral health. She offers a tailor made service and can also perform minor dental procedures such as white composite fillings, airflow stain removal and fissure sealants to protect molar teeth from decay.

Rachel James
Sharmila Thorat
Hygiene Therapist

GDC Number: 290428

Hi, My name is Sharmila Thorat. I am a person who holds genuine interest in the field of dentistry and oral health. My colleagues mention me as a fast learner with outstanding dexterity. I have always been very likeable person complimented by professional and calming chair side manners. I am conscientious Dental Healthcare Professional with extensive experience in diagnosing dental problems and with expertise in managing gum conditions.

I am passionate about educating people of all ages on importance of maintaining oral health. I am devoted in keeping myself updated with latest dental techniques to provide best possible dental care. I am always eager to listen to patients and I strive to deliver highest quality dental care.

Outside work , I am passionate about baking, travelling , exploring new places and trying out new activities which helps me relax , recuperate and gather myself. Other than practicing dentistry ; I am also a licensed Level 1 Zumba Instructor .

Carly Roguszka
Clinical Dental Technician

GDC Number: 260101

I started my training as a Dental Technician in 2010 and I attended Nottingham Peoples College for 3 years to complete a Foundation Degree in Dental Technology with De Montfort University Leicester. While at University I completed work based training at my family based Dental Laboratory.

In 2015 I started working for a Dental Clinic in Derby where I began my training into the Clinical Environment. This resulted in 6 years Clinical Experience in making and fitting Dentures of the highest quality. In 2016 I attended and completed a Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology with Uclan University of Preston, overseen by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and I completed this in 24 months.

I see myself as an approachable and committed individual that takes the time to understand patients concerns. My aim is to help with patients chewing and eating abilities whilst achieving for them a healthier and more aesthetic smile, while making patients feel at ease, as I believe the patients experience and comfort is of upmost importance.

Kelly Smalley
Practice Manager

GDC Number: 115580

Kelly is our registered Practice Manager and has been at the practice Since February 2020. Kelly has over 16 years of experience in dentistry and has worked as a dental nurse, Radiographer and Oral Health Educator in her local community. Her main focus is to welcome our patients to the practice and support the team to deliver a high standard of care from start to finish. Kelly is always happy to spend time chatting to patients and putting them at ease. Kelly lives with her husband and son and enjoys watching her son play football at the weekends.

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Jayne Moss
Practice Support Manager

GDC Number: 126549

Jayne is our practice support manager, and plays a vital role in the running of the practice, liaising with both staff and patients and is a great support to everyone. Jayne has many years of both dental nursing and reception experience and also achieved her dental radiography qualification making her an all round team member.

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Paula Camblor
Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 272162

Paula has been at the practice 5 years and works as our senior dental nurse. Paula speaks both Spanish and English and has a vital role at the practice supporting clinicians and assisting with treatment planning. Paula makes sure all patients are looked after during their appointments. You will often find her working with Vanessa.Out of work Paula enjoys keeping fit and healthy and looking after her daughter

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Lucie Hammett
Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 135637

Lucie has worked at the Practice 2 years and qualified as a dental nurse in 2007. Lucie works between our dentists and Hygiene/ therapist Amanda. Lucie enjoys Spending time with friends and family and also keeping fit and running the local beavers scout group in her spare time.

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Kasia Kolek
Dental Nurse / Receptionist

GDC Number: 127246

Kasia joined the practice in January 2020 and has over 15 years’ experience in dentistry as a dental nurse. You will find Kasia mainly on the reception desk assisting our patients but keeps her hand in the clinical side by supporting clinicians with treatment planning. Kasia has the dental radiography qualification which she completed in July 2011. In Kasia’s spare time she enjoys going for walks, baking and spending time with her family. Kasia speaks Polish and English.

Sonia Lamuno
Trainee Dental Nurse

Sonia is our trainee nurse who joined the practice in July 2020. She works between the dentists and our hygiene/ therapist, Amanda. She is enrolled on to the dental nursing course and is working very hard to become qualified this time next year! Sonia enjoys studying, cooking and spending time with her family. Sonia speaks Spanish and English.

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We want to make the world a better place

Whether it’s getting involved in our community or working to help others further afield, we take our social responsibility seriously. After all, what’s the point of providing a service in Nottingham if we don’t engage with everything else that’s going on here? We’ve found that giving our team the time and means to volunteer and raise money for good causes – together or individually, at home or abroad – makes them feel great about giving back, and creates bonds that no office party can compete with! As well as volunteering and fundraising for Bridge2Aid, our team aims to make a regular commitment to local causes, too.