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Meet the Team

The team at Old Court House Dental Practice boast a wealth of knowledge in the industry and hold the relevant qualifications and skills to bring you an unparalleled service.

Sundeep Dhanoa

Dr Sundeep Dhanoa

BDS

GDC NO. 86144

Sundeep qualified from GKT (Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’) in 2005 and went to Ipswich in the Suffolk countryside soon after to complete his vocational training. Working 5 days a week in a well-established practice, he learned the art of working in a team atmosphere while undertaking simple to complex dental procedures. His dental training continued under world-famous lecturers attending conferences in Dublin and at the globally renowned UCLA University in California.

Continuing in the Suffolk area, Sundeep went onto complete another 5 years working as a dental associate. During this period, he was fortunate enough to treat patients from children to the elderly. In 2008, Sundeep completed his certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry under the guidance of Dr. Chris Orr (President of the BACD) and facial rejuvenation treatment under the world specialist Dr. Bob Khanna.

Sundeep has a passionate interest in making his patients confident with their smile. As well as cosmetic, his interests lie in minimal invasive dentistry. Since becoming established in Dorking, Sundeep has gone on to undertake training in the orthodontic field and has completed his training in Six Month Smiles treatment in Washington DC. He has also become a fully accredited provider of Invisalign treatment for short cosmetic orthodontic treatments. 

Under the care of Ian Hutchinson in complex orthodontic treatments, he has now gained considerable experience and is planning on taking on further study to enhance his dental career.

Sundeep’s vision is to provide a facility in Dorking and its surrounding areas, where patients can obtain the highest level of care and any work needed can be completed within the practice by a team of skilled professionals and specialists. Together with Rishi, Sundeep’s aim is based on preventative care, using evidence-based techniques and materials that are conducted with consideration and carried out to the highest standard.

Dr Sundeep Dhanoa is a dental phobia-certified dentist.

Rishi Patel

Dr Rishi Patel: Dentist

GDC NO. 86119

Rishi graduated from Guy’s Dental Hospital in 2005. He then undertook a post-graduate vocational position based in North London and Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith. Following this, Rishi spent 5 enjoyable years in primary dental care as a general practitioner in West London. During these years, Rishi has developed his knowledge further from many of the leading clinicians in the dental profession. Rishi currently also works as a dental practitioner at British Airways™ headquarters.

Rishi is a friendly, approachable individual who believes in putting his patients’ care and needs first. He understands the importance of listening carefully to their concerns and requests, and aims to address them professionally. His calm, confident manner helps to relax anxious patients, and he believes in a step-by-step approach to ease them gently through their treatment at a pace they feel comfortable with.

He undertakes all aspects of general dentistry, but has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, and frequently performs smile makeovers and tooth whitening. He is driven by the satisfaction of his patients once their treatment has been completed, and constantly strives to cater to their every need. He also has a keen interest in endodontics and oral surgery.

Rishi regularly plays football and squash with friends, and visits his local gym in his spare time. He is a keen football fan, and also enjoys travelling to far and away places. He looks forward to meeting you.

Richard J Snoad

Richard J Snoad: Dentist

MSc FDS RCS BDS MGDS RCS

GDC NO. 54159

Dr. Snoad graduated from Dundee University with a bachelor’s degree in dental surgery in 1980. He then became a member of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1992. He later attended the highly reputable Eastman Dental Institute where he received a distinction in periodontology in 1996. At the same time, he attended at the tri-service Defence Dental Agency of Dental Hygiene where he gained experience in lecturing, referrals, and clinical lecturing.

In 1998, Richard gained further recognition when the GDC named him a periodontics specialist. Following this, in 2003, he was awarded a fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons.

Richard’s main interest and passion is periodontology and over the years, he has gained a world-renowned reputation as one of the top dentists in this field. He has published a number of research papers and lectures on periodontology all over the globe, as well as teaching and lecturing in many countries. His current focus is researching periodontal risk assessment.

Shima Mahdavi-Izadi

Risha Patel BDS

GDC No.228935

Risha qualified from the Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ Dental Institute in 2012, completing her foundation training year in South East London. Following this she took the opportunity to work within a hospital environment, broadening her experience in the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics. Alongside these appointments, she also completed her examinations to attain her Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) of the Royal College of Surgeons (England). Upon returning to General Dental Practice, she was accepted onto the specialist training programme in Endodontology at King’s College London in 2015.

Risha is currently part way through her training which will see her achieve a Master of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontology degree and become a Specialist Endodontist. Her time is split working towards this qualification, completing research focused on the use of specialised imaging techniques and software in the management of endodontic problems and working in various practices where she provides endodontic treatment on a referral basis as well as general dentistry. She enjoys teaching both undergraduate dentists within the dental school and postgraduate dentists on the MsC in Endodontics at King’s College London. Her other active roles within the profession include British Dental Association Committee Member for the Croydon Branch and Early Career’s Board Representative for the Faculty of General Dental Practice..

Sarab Oberai

Dr Sarab Oberai: Dentist

BDS, MFGDP UK, MFDS. RCS Eng, MRCPS Glas, MJDF. RCS Eng, DipImpDent RCS Eng, FFGDP (UK)

GDC NO. 64948

Dr. Sarab Oberai is a member and fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of General Dental Practitioners FFGDP (UK). An examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, Sarab successfully completed his diploma in implant dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons, England, in 2008, and has an MSc in Implants from the University of Leeds.

In addition to this, Dr. Oberai is also a fellow of the international congress of oral implantologists and has been carrying out complex implant and restorative cases for many years. He graduated from Liverpool University in 1989 with scholarship and is now a mentor for the FFGDP (UK) examinations.

Cathy Miles

Cathy Miles: Dental Hygienist

GDC NO. 3020

Cathy is an experienced dental hygienist with more than 20 years’ experience. She trained at Birmingham Dental Hospital and in that time, has worked at several dental practices and with specialist periodontists.

She has been with Old Court House Dental Practice since 2005, and our patients appreciate her encouraging and gentle approach. She is committed to the prevention of dental problems and the promotion of excellent oral health. Cathy lives in Dorking with her husband and 2 teenage children.

Polly Craig

Polly Craig: Dental Hygienist

GDC NO. 5662

Polly was initially a dental nurse in Reigate for 3 years. She then decided to further her development and train to become a dental hygienist.

Polly joined the dental team immediately after qualifying from the Eastman Dental Hospital, London, in June 2000 and has stayed with us ever since. She is committed to educating our patients to achieve excellent oral health and maintain a good level of hygiene.

Tracy Stevenson

Tracy Stevenson: Practice Manager

Tracy Stevenson joined Old Court House Dental Practice in 2010 as our practice manager. Tracy brought with her years of dental experience and business management. Starting her career in dentistry in 1982, she has worked her way to her present position with a break to marry Martin, her husband, and raise her 2 daughters. Tracy enjoys baking, walking, and caring for her numerous pets.

Melissa Firman

Melissa Firman: Dental Nurse

GDC NO. 111672

Melissa joined our team in January 2017 as a qualified dental nurse of with more than 25 years’ experience. She is a very welcome member of the team and brings with her a wealth of dental experience and knowledge, as she also covers our reception and deals with CQC rules and regulations. Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, renovating properties, and tinkering with classic cars.

Laura Watt

Laura Watt: Dental Nurse

COMING SOON

Elaine Simpson : Reception

Elaine joined Old Court House Dental Practice in 2007 bringing with her not only dental experience, as she dental nursed on leaving school, moving on to hospital clinics, dispensing hearing aids and fitting spectacles. Her part time position at our practice suits her well as it enables her to spend time with her retired husband. Elaine enjoys interacting with the patients, gardening, reading, eating out and socialising.

Contact our team at OCH Dental in Dorking, Surrey, when you would like to know more about any aspect of our dental service.

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