Our Team

Meet the dental team

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in dental healthcare. Our dental team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.

Dr Philip Willsher


Dental Surgeon

Dr Philip Willsher

Dental Surgeon


BDS Lon LDS, RCS Eng

Country of issue: London, UK

GDC registration number: 48686

Phil has been in general practice over 30 years, and started the Sunninghill Practice in 1995. He is widely experienced in general dental practice, both in the UK and abroad, particularly Australia and Africa. He studied occlusion and cosmetic rehabilitaion at the Dawson Institute between 2008-09. Phil has been involved in training new dental graduates here at the Sunninghill Practice for the last 11 years. He has a special interest in oral surgery and cosmetic procedures.

Dr Davesh Patel


Dental Surgeon

Dr Davesh Patel

Dental Surgeon


BDS (Manc) DPDS (Brist) MFGDP (UK) PG CERT (Med&Den Ed)

Country of issue: UK

GDC registration number: 69459

Davesh qualified from the University of Manchester in 1993 and went on to achieve a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Studies in 2005. He has continued to be involved in Post Graduate Education throughout his career and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical and Dental education in 2013. He has a special interest in Cosmetic Restorative and Implant dentistry.

Dr Loven Ganeswaran


Associate Dental Surgeon

Dr Loven Ganeswaran

Associate Dental Surgeon


BDS Lon (Honours) BSc (Honours)

Country of issue: UK

GDC registration number: 193734

Loven qualified from the Royal London in 2010. He achieved distinctions in Human Health and Disease, Clinical Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry, before qualifying with Honours. He has been an important part of the clinical team here at the Sunninghill Practice since 2010. He has special interest in orthodontics and cosmetic procedures

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Dr Narinder Thanjal


Associate Dental Surgeon

Narinder Thanjal

Dr Narinder Thanjal

Associate Dental Surgeon


BDS (PCMD) MJDF RCS (Eng) BEng MPhil

Country of issue: UK

GDC Registration Number: 244751

Narinder qualified from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in 2013 and completed her post graduate diploma from the Royal College London in 2014. Before becoming an dentist she graduate with BEng and MPhil in Dental Materials. She has a special interests in restorative/endodontics and cosmetic dentistry

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Dr Robert Pestell


Associate Dental Surgeon

Robert Pestell

Dr Robert Pestell

Associate Dental Surgeon


BDS (Hons) BSC (Hons)

Country of issue: UK

GDC Registration Number: 277234

Robert Qualified from the University of Liverpool with Honours and a distinction in restorative dentistry and he has been working with us at Sunninghill since 2018. He is continually attending courses to develop his interests in all aspects of dentistry, particularly providing life-like white fillings. Robert is currently studying to sit his part 2 examinations to gain entry to the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Outside of work Robert enjoys keeping fit and has raced multiple triathlons including half ironman distances.

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Dr Anjali Mehta


Specialist in Periodontics

Anjali Mehta

Dr Anjali Mehta

Specialist in Periodontics


BDS MFDS RCS(Ed) MClinDent Periodontology MPerio RCS(Ed)

Country of issue: UK

GDC Registration Number: 211323

Anjali completed her specialist training in Periodontology at the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital. Her passion lies in promoting oral health and treating patients who are concerned about losing their teeth.

Since qualifying as a dentist she has gained a broad range of dental experiences including hospital placements in oral medicine, restorative dentistry and oral surgery as well as general practice. During this time, she gained her MFDS qualification.

She is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology and has attended numerous national and international conferences allowing her to continuously further her knowledge in the latest developments in research.

Periodontal disease affects the gums and supporting structures of the teeth which can lead to tooth loss. Anjali is committed to providing the highest standard of care and strongly believes in a holistic approach allowing her to help patients reduce the burden of periodontal disease on oral and general health.

In her spare time, Anjali enjoys choreographing and performing Indian dance, listening to music and photography.

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Dr Deepa Panchalingam


Aesthetic Doctor

Deepa Panchalingam

Dr Deepa Panchalingam

Aesthetic Doctor


MBBS (Lond), Bsc (Hons)

Country of issue: UK

GMC Registration number: 7271981

Deepa has been working as a Doctor within General Surgery across numerous hospitals within London, including jobs in General and Breast Surgery. She graduated from Barts & The London Medical School in 2012 and completed her foundation training in Oxford. Having worked within surgical specialities for numerous years, she has become highly skilled in minimally invasive techniques and has an extensive understanding of facial anatomy and in combination with her keen eye for aesthetics, she is well suited to provide high quality non-surgical aesthetic treatment at Sunninghill Dental.

Deepa specialises in Advanced Botox and Dermal Filler techniques as well as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy which is targeted towards facial rejuvenation and hair loss. She regularly attends postgraduate courses and conferences to keep her aesthetic knowledge and skills up to date in this fast paced industry and hopes to be able to offer further cutting edge techniques as the industry develops.

She continues to work as a General Surgical Doctor within the NHS whilst pursuing her passion for Aesthetic Medicine. She approaches all consultations with the utmost professionalism and is proud to offer patients comprehensive care before, during and after their treatment.

Deepa is a member of the General Medical Council and has published papers in national and international journals including the British Journal of Surgery, the European Journal of Surgical Oncology and the European Journal of Cancer.

Outside of work, Deepa enjoys travel, photography and mountain climbing.

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Urvi Patel


Specialist Orthodontist

Urvi Patel

Urvi Patel

Specialist Orthodontist


BDS (Lon) MSc MFDS RCS (Eng) MOrth RCS (Eng)

Country of issue: UK

GDC registration number: 81174

Urvi graduated in dentistry from Guys Hospital, London in 2002. Following a year in general dental practice, she worked in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Orpington and Sidcup Hospitals, as well as at the Royal Surrey Hospital for nearly two years

During this time she was awarded MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons (England).

This was followed by a further period in general dental practice to help develop skills in all branches of dentistry.

She then worked as a senior house officer in paediatric dentistry at Barts and The Royal London Hospitals.

Specialist training in orthodontics started in 2007 at Guys and Kings (London), and Kingston upon Thames Hospital, resulting in her gaining an MSc degree and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons (England). She was subsequently registered as a specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council.

Urvi is a member of the British and European Orthodontic Society, and has published papers in national and international journals.

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Victor Gehani


Implantologist

Victor Gehani

Victor Gehani

Implantologist


BDS. MFDS RCS (Eng). MFGDP(UK). DPDS (Bristol). PG Cert (Med and Den Ed). FHEA. FICOI. MSc Implant Dentistry (Warwick). FIADFE. PG Cert Rest Dent (UCL)

Country of issue: UK

GDC registration number: 81565

Victor Gehani qualified in 2000 and after spending a year at the Eastman Dental Institute, has worked in a General Dental Practice in the UK. He has gained postgraduate qualifications with the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England (2003), Facutly of General Practice UK (2004) and from Bristol University (Postgraduare Dental Studies 2007).

In 2007 the Pierre Fauchard Academy bestowed an honorary fellowship upon him for his contribution towards teaching and education in Dentistry. Victor regularly attends postgraduate courses to update and enhance his knowledge and skills in Dentistry and also lectures and examines for postgraduare dental courses and examinations. Victor has completed a teaching qualification and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

He regularly teaches and examines other dentists. With several years of experience in implant dentistry, Victor has completed and MSc in implantology from the University of Warwick (UK) and has been awarded a Fellowships from the International Congress in Oral Implantology (ICOI) and International Academy of Dento-facial Esthetics (IADFE). He has also completed a Post graduate certificate course in Restorative Dental Practice from the Eastman Dental Institute.

Victor is a Associate Dental Dean for London Dental Education and Training and is involved in organizing postgraduate CPD courses for the dental team and training Foundation Dentist. He has lectured on placing and restoring implants for BioHorizons and is involved in mentoring dentists undertaking further implant training.

Raj Chavda

Raj Chavda


Specialist Endodontist

Raj Chavda

Raj Chavda

Specialist Endodontist


BDS MClinDent MJDF RCSEng MEndoRCSEd

Country of issue: UK

GDC registration number: 103453

He qualified from Cardiff in 2006 and spent 5 years in NHS/Private general practice prior to commencing specialist training. After completing four years of specialist training he was accepted onto the General Dental Council Endodontic specialist list. Professionally he is an active member of the British and Pan European Endodontic Societies. He attends lectures internationally and has published research at Guys Hospital to develop advanced 3D radiographic imaging techniques.

Our hygienist team

Mrs Amanda Beagley – Dental Hygienist – EDH (GDC registration number:3217).
Amanda qualified from Guys in 1986, and has been with us since 1995. Her experience and skills have created quite a following over the years.

Mrs Virinder Flora – Dental Hygienist – EDH (GDC registration number:3415).
Virinder qualified from Cardiff in 1987. She is a very popular and enthusiastic professional whose career has included both surgery work and periodontal research. She is particularly good with nervous and anxious patients, since she has a relaxed and friendly style to put the patient at ease. Virinder’s approach enables the patient to feel comfortable in the dental environment, and her great chair side manner has allowed her to build an excellent rapport with her patients during the 20 year period that she has been with us.


Training

Everyone at the practice is committed to progress through training. The practice was the first in the area to be Investors in People recognised, indicating our involvement in staff at all levels in the pursuit of quality.

Professional Registration

The General Dental Council (GDC) is the regulatory body of the dental profession in the United Kingdom. Their address is 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DQ and their telephone number is 020 7887 3800. Our dentists and staff adhere to the regulations governing the profession by the GDC as set out in their publication “Standards for the Dental Team“. You can find out more about the GDC on their website www.gdc-uk.org.

The Sunninghill Dental Team