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York House dental practice in Chesham

Meet the dental team.

Behind every beautiful smile is an outstanding team of dental and clinical professionals who are dedicated to their patients and their craft.

Whether they are restoring teeth, eradicating dental discomfort or helping patients to realise their smile goals, our team of dentists, specialists, nurses, hygienists and support staff have one goal – to ensure that patients are comfortable, valued and get the treatment they need.

Understandably, you may wish to familiarise yourself with our team beforehand so that you can recognise those who will be taking care of you.

Want to find out more about the people behind our Chesham dental practice?

Let’s take a closer look…

York House Dentists

Amal Patel

Principal Dentist

BDS (Manc)
GDC: 178402

Amal became the principal dentist at York House Dental Practice in 2016. He has a particular interest in advanced cosmetics, implants and restorative dentistry having attended numerous postgraduate courses under the guidance of some of the most prominent clinicians in both the UK and Europe.

Amal is regularly updating his professional knowledge and can provide the ever-widening portfolio of treatment that modern aesthetic dentistry demands, including veneers, complex restorative cases, the latest in white crown technology and all aspects of implant dentistry.

He practices minimally invasive dentistry, believing in removing as little tooth structure as possible, emphasising the practice philosophy of maintaining ‘teeth for life.’ He is also well versed in botulinum toxin and dermal fillers for use in facial rejuvenation and is an approved Invisalign practitioner.

Amal has built a reputation based on his caring and calming manner, having the ability to treat the most nervous of patients. He is a member of the British Dental Association and the Association of Dental Implantology.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing football, going to the gym and travelling. Dr Amal Patel is registered with ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) registration reference is ZA204412

Dharshani Midgley

Associate Dentist

BDS (Bris) PGDip (Bris), PGCMDE (OxBr),  PG Cert
GDC: 83429

Darsh joined York House Dental in 2018. She graduated from Bristol University in 2004 and then gained a postgraduate diploma from Bristol University where she was also awarded the Schottlander Prize for prosthetics.

She moved to Oxfordshire in 2010 where, alongside her job as a dentist, she worked for the prestigious Oxford deanery training newly qualified dentists in their foundation year. Throughout her career Darsh has worked in general practice, keeping up to date by attending numerous postgraduate courses. She is enthusiastic about all aspects of dentistry and will no doubt continue to keep up with the ever-changing demands of practice life.

Darsh is known for her friendly, chatty persona and gentle approach. She has a strong belief in working with her patients, helping them make positive choices for their health, and ensuring that they feel comfortable with their dental care. As such she puts great emphasis on preventative care and prides herself in taking the time to understand her patients’ individual needs.

She believes in taking a long-term approach to treatment wherever possible and is trained in techniques that enable her to do this. She is a level 4 certified ‘Bioclear’ practitioner, this is a cutting-edge technique in adhesive, minimally traumatic dentistry. It enables her to provide many types of treatments, preserving as much tooth as possible long-term while still achieving attractive, long-lasting results.

She grew up near Buckinghamshire and has now returned to settle down with her young family. Outside of work, Darsh can be found in various playgrounds with her two sons. She is a keen pianist and enjoys yoga and socialising.   

Andrew Cornell

Associate Dentist

BDS (Sheff)
GDC: 61680

Andy enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a particular interest in minimally invasive dentistry and preventive dentistry. He believes in conserving as much of your natural tooth as possible using the latest resin bonding and adhesive dentistry techniques.

Andy has a caring and gentle approach and will try to allay any anxieties or fears you may have about undergoing dental treatment. He attends regular postgraduate courses to keep up with the latest ideas in dentistry and is a member of the British Dental Association.

Outside the surgery, Andy enjoys walking, gardening and city breaks. He is married with a grown-up son.

Manisha Pansuria

Associate Dentist

GDC: 83737

Since qualifying from King's College, London in 2004, Manisha has built- up practice both in the NHS and private sector.

She is experienced at delivering a wide range of general and cosmetic treatments including:

  • Composite bonding
  • Veneers
  • Whitening treatments
  • Invisalign (to straighten the front teeth)
  • Muscle relaxing injections (commonly known as Botox and fillers)

Manisha has a particular interests in dental aesthetics and is passionate about advancing her skills in both this area and dentistry through lectures and practical courses. As well as achieving a post-graduate qualification, the MJDF, Manisha is now undertaking a Diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry.

She is known for her friendly, caring and relaxed manner. She is particularly good with nervous patients and strives to make each patient's visit as relaxing and comfortable as possible. Her aim and focus is to work with you to encourage preventative care and to improve your smile in the least invasive  way thereby preserving as much of your natural tooth as possible.

York House Dental Nurses

Kay Francis

Head Nurse

GDC: 120533

Kay qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2002 with the NEBDN (after training with a local practice alongside the Eastman Dental Hospital). She has been a member of our team since 2016, with her experience brings a calm and gentle approach to her work.

In her spare time, Kay helps to run Rainbow and Brownie groups and enjoys teaching the girls new skills and watching them grow up. She also loves time with her family.

Iuliana Acatrinei

Dental Nurse

GDC: 276768

Iuliana qualified as a Dental Nurse in early 2018 with the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses-NEBDN. She always dreamed of being part of the dental world.

With over 5 years’ experience in all-round dental nursing, Iuliana has experience in assisting Dentists with a wide range of procedures, from general and cosmetic dentistry to all things surgical and facial aesthetics.

With this amazing skill set and experience Iuliana understands that each patient’s needs are unique, she strives to understand these and support each patient, leaving them feeling cared for and at ease within the practice.

In her spare time, she enjoys photography, jogging and time spent with family.

Jiansi Xia

Dental Nurse

GDC: 216798

Amania Sameer

Trainee Dental Nurse

Amania joined York House as a trainee Dental Nurse and has come on leaps and bounds ever since.

She is a bright young lady who emits positive energy and works effortlessly with any of our dentists. She enjoys all aspects of her job, but most of all she cares very much about our patients.

Amania aspires to progress her dental career and become a Dental Hygienist.

In her free time, she loves to be with her family, enjoys cooking and staying up to date with the latest fashion trends. Being a girly girl, she loves beauty and would give any celebrity make-up artist a run for their money.

Specialist treatment

Fez Gatrad

Dental Implant Surgeon

BDS (Lond) DiP Implant (Warwick) MClinDent (Implant)
GDC: 193187

Having qualified as a dentist in 2010 from Kings College London, Dr Fezaan Gatrad has taken great pleasure in caring for his patients.

Immediately after his foundation year training and obtaining his Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of England (MJDF RCS), he was accepted to The University of Warwick completing a Diploma in Implant Dentistry in 2014. In 2016 he graduated with a Masters in Clinical Dentistry with distinction from BPP University having received the outstanding achievement award while studying Implant Dentistry (MClinDent Implant).

Fezaan has completed an Advanced Surgical Masters in Bone Regeneration under internationally famous and highly respected Professor Istvan Urban. The new techniques and skills developed have enabled Fezaan to treat some of the most complex of cases, patients whom in the past may not have been suitable for implant treatment.

Fezaan has a passion for Implant Dentistry and is a firm believer in bettering yourself through research and education. His quest to acquire new knowledge and learn the latest technique will only continue to enhance his capabilities as a clinician.

Fezaan has dedicated most of his career to Implant dentistry and achieving the best possible clinical outcomes in restoring peoples’ confidence and smiles through his work. He prides himself on providing excellent care and maintaining long-term relationships with patients.

Alison Harley

Periodontal (Gum) Specialist

GDC: 56123

Alison Harley qualified in 1981 from The Royal Dental Hospital, London. This was followed by an MSc degree course in Periodontology in 1984 and she became a registered specialist in Periodontology in 2000.

Alison has worked in Lagos, Nigeria where she also researched periodontal disease. After returning to the UK in 1998 she has worked in general practice and as a periodontal specialist in private practice.

She currently works two days a week at Guys Dental Hospital teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students periodontology and also treating patients with complex periodontal needs.

She started at York House Dental Practice in 2010 treating in house and referral patients for periodontology.

What is periodontal (gum) disease?

It’s a common condition where bacteria found in plaque attacks the gums causing them to bleed. As the condition worsens, the gums start to separate from the teeth. In addition, the jaw bone supporting the teeth can be destroyed causing teeth to become loose.

Treatment involves learning to properly clean the teeth as well as having the teeth and the roots cleaned. Typically this involves a local anaesthetic. Most areas respond well to this, however, sometimes a few teeth have persistent problems and need further treatment or periodontal surgery.

Oliver Tabbenor

Special Interest in Oral Surgery

GDC: 177692

Oliver gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Manchester in 2009. He went on to do his vocational training year in an NHS practice in Salford. Following this, Oliver worked as a Senior House Officer in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit at North Manchester General Hospital.

He then progressed to a role as a Career Development Trainee in Oral Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Royal Preston Hospital and The Manchester Dental Hospital.

In 2012, Oliver passed the postgraduate examinations for the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Following his postgraduate hospital work, Oliver went back to university to study for a medical degree.

He gained a degree in medicine from the University of Birmingham, graduating in 2015. During his time studying for a medical degree, Oliver worked three evenings a week in an independent dental practice. He provided emergency dental work, minor oral surgery and  general dental services.

Oliver currently divides his time between hospital work and providing oral surgery in practice. He is committed to furthering his skills and providing up to date practice. In his spare time, Oliver likes to keep fit and watch as much football as possible.

Louise Liveing


GDC: 3111

Louise brings a wealth of experience having a long career spanning over two decades. As our main hygienist, championing oral hygiene and prevention, Louise helps all her patients reduce their risk of developing gum disease or prevents it from worsening.

Known for her gentleness, Louise takes a long-term approach to improving your dental health.

Support and administration

Melisa Evans

Practice Manager

Melisa entered the dental industry 20 years ago as a Dental Nurse, her love for patient care, organisation and leading her team made the transition into Practice Management an obvious choice. Her years in management have cemented her passion for providing the best possible patient care and developing a happy, efficient, skilled and caring team.

In her spare time Melisa is completing a degree in Business Management. She loves raising her two children, playing Magic the Gathering, board games and DnD.

Sandra Mosely

Senior Receptionist

Despite having worked at York House for over 25 years, Sandra’s enthusiasm for meeting client needs has not dimmed.

Originally a qualified dental assistant, she is our senior receptionist with additional responsibilities as purchasing manager. She is also in charge of technical liaison relating to dental equipment. Sandra says ‘I still love my job. At York House, we all have an input into practice development which gives us a real sense of involvement and commitment.’

Emma Shrieve

Receptionist and Data Protection Officer

Emma joined York House in 2017, having previously worked in a retail setting. What she particularly enjoys about working in a dental practice is having the ability to interact with patients.

In her spare time, Emma likes socialising with friends and family.

Michelle Gal

Treatment Coordinator

Michelle joined York House in November 2023 as our Treatment Coordinator and has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She is the point of contact for patients, providing expert consultation and further explaining the dentists’ comprehensive treatment plan.

After qualifying as a Dental Nurse in 2001 with the NEBDN along side the Eastman Dental Hospital, Michelle went on to gain nursing experience in both general and specialist practice which includes implants, oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, sedation, prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Reception, administration and management have also been a large part of her previous roles. As well as working in dental practice, Michelle previously managed a full service, private dental laboratory.  

She is on hand to advise and assist with all new and existing treatment enquiries, treatment planning, finance and dental plan enquiries. 

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys time with her family, yoga and travelling.

Are you ready to meet the dental team?

Contact York House Dental Practice in Chesham to see just how we can help you today!

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01494 783874
247 - 249 Berkhampsted Road
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