Meet The Teamat Dentalcare Hook
Dentalcare Hook Dental Team
Your dental team is made up of highly qualified, experienced, friendly professionals that care about you and your dental health. Here is some more information about the team:
Dr Harman Dhillon
Dentist - GDC no. 264701
Harman qualified from Peninsula Dental School at the University of Plymouth. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from King’s College London and a Master’s degree from University College London. Harman joined the practice in 2017. He strongly believes in minimally invasive ethical Dentistry, and will go above and beyond to meet your Dental expectations. He is empathetic and liaises closely with the rest of the team at Dentalcare Hook to provide all patients with the best possible care.
Harman regularly attends courses and training events to further his knowledge and advance his skills. He has a particular focus on cosmetic Dentistry, including smile design, teeth straightening with Invisalign, teeth whitening, composite bonding, crowns and veneers. He is also a certified provider of Botox and Dermal Filler treatment.
Harman takes a strong interest in mentoring newly-qualified Dentists and is also a mentor for trainee Dental nurses with the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses. Outside of practice, he is a General Dental Practitioner Appraiser with Health Education England, within the Thames Valley & Wessex region. Harman is friendly, approachable, prides himself in his attention to detail and strives to offer all patients the highest standard of care.
Dr Sajeel Ahmed
Dentist – GDC no. 292538
Sajeel is a friendly and dedicated general dentist. He graduated from Pakistan with honors receiving multiple distinctions and gold medal. He believes in a lifelong approach to learning and is also a co-author of a research paper published in the international journal of dental clinics.
Sajeel is fully committed to his patients’ smiles, and that means keeping his mind and skills sharp to meet patients’ expectations and needs. What makes him most happy is getting to know the patients and making them feel that they are all a part of a large extended family.
In his free time Sajeel enjoys spending time with family and reading books.
Dr Esther Salimi
Dentist – GDC no. 301703
Esther qualified in 2012 and worked as dentist in Pakistan. She kept her skills and knowledge up to date with courses. She is now registered in the UK as a dentist.
She has a friendly caring approach towards all her patients, listening to their concerns. She enjoys giving patients beautiful smiles and providing them with the best treatment.
She enjoys cooking and entertaining family and friends.
Dr Jennie Collins
Dentist – GDC no. 277128
Jennifer qualified from the University of Birmingham. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, especially helping nervous patients overcome their fear of the dentist.
Jennifer is a caring dentist who aims to be approachable and friendly with all of her patients and aims to help them to achieve the smile they are looking for. She has also taken part in courses for straightening teeth and is a certified Invisalign provider and also an Enlighten whitening provider.
Outside of work, she is a keen ice skater who has taken part in national and international competitions with her synchronised ice skating team. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, family and the family dogs Alfie and Rufus.
Therapist - GDC no. 294559
Darshini qualified from India in 2017 as a Dentist. She has had 5 years of experience in dentistry in India before moving to the UK to start work as a dental therapist.
She is very passionate about dentistry and is always willing to listen to patients and deliver high quality dental care supported by a friendly and caring team. She is thorough and devoted to keeping up to date with the latest dental techniques to provide the best patient care possible.
Apart from her dental career, Darshini loves travelling. She is also interested in music and singing.
Hygienist – GDC no. 246807
Charlotte started working in a dentistry as a dental nurse in 2011. She then went on to qualify as a Dental Hygiene and Therapist from Kings College Hospital in 2016. She enjoys treating patients and making them feel at ease. Outside of work she enjoys spending quality time with her daughter.
Hygienist – GDC no. 269981
Emily begun as a dental nurse in 2014 where she found her passion for oral health and working with patients. After six years of nursing she attended Portsmouth university dental academy where she graduated with BSc Hons dental hygiene and therapy in 2023. Emily enjoys working holistically with patients to ensure their oral health journey is individually tailored.
Emily lives with her partner and their dog. She enjoys taking him for long walks and swimming in her free time.
Dr Ania Heer
Implant Dentist - GDC no. 244492
Clinical Dental Technician – GDC no. 155146
Paula is a Clinical Dental Technician, who has over 25 years of qualified experiences as a Dental Technician. She qualified as a Clinical Dental Technician through the KSS Deanery, the Royal College of Surgeons England, and is an AFDS Royal College of Surgeons – Glasgow.
Since being a CDT, she has been actively working alongside dentists and mentoring CDT students for KS Deanery, from the South of England.
Paula often sees patients by referral from other Dentists or as a patient you can make an appointment to see her directly. She is always happy to be working with the full dental team in providing services for private patients.
Paula has trained further to expand he scopes of practice to include Implant restorations, tooth whitening, night guards, anti-snoring devices and sport mouth guards. In addition, she can recement crowns, all on a dentist referral aided by a BGS Radiography qualification.
Paula can discuss with you a wide range of potential treatment solution and offer bespoke treatment options.
She enjoys all aspects of removable dentures, cosmetic dentures, i-dentures, and implant retained dentures, along with tooth whitening.
Paula is constantly updating her learning with the latest techniques and materials, always wanting to advance her skills to provide her patients with an enriched experience, helping to enhance the best outcome possible for the patients.
Dr Monica Pais
Orthodontist - GDC no. 270338
Orthodontics has always been Monica’s life, graduating in Brazil in 2001. She has never stopped studying and attends courses to provide the best treatment options to her patients and deliver the best smiles they can have.
She has always been involved with treating complex cases, cleft lip & palate patients where she did her MSc thesis in Portugal 2010.
She has been delivering Orthodontics care for adults and youths for nearly 20 years using the latest techniques such as Lingual Braces and Invisalign. She considers her patients’ wellbeing to be of prime importance, so they are always welcomed with a warm smile and treated in a relaxed atmosphere.
Dr Chandni Vekaria
Endodontics Dentist - GDC no 244460
Years of service : Over 1 year
Chandni is a dentist with special interests in Endodontics. She graduated from Kings College London in 2013 and has since alongside practicing general dentistry completed a diploma in endodontics. Chandni works within the group taking on referrals for challenging and complex root canal cases.
Chandni prides herself in providing high-quality dental treatment to her patients. Her warm caring nature puts patients at ease and allows even the most nervous of patients to feel comfortable in undergoing dental procedures. She is regularly undertaking courses and further training to ensure she maintains the highest standard of patient care and is a member of a number of dental societies.
In her free time, Chandni enjoys spending time with her young family and is an avid traveller.
Liz joined the practice in 2021 after working in dentistry for three years prior. She has a keen eye for detail and works closely with all members of the dental team to deliver the best patient care possible. Liz is dedicated to advancing the practice as it grows in size to increase access to high-quality affordable dentistry as well as specialist cosmetic dentistry. She keeps up with regular training and updates to share with the rest of the team.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, interior design and cooking.
Head Dental Nurse
Years of service : Under 1 year
Daisy joined the practice in 2023 as a trainee dental nurse. She has a calm and friendly personality which puts patients at ease. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends.
Dental Nurse - GDC no. 256449
Years of service : over 12 years
Amrita has been with the practice for the last decade. She joined the practice in November 2011. She holds a level 3 diploma in Dental Nursing. Amrita enjoys being part of the team. She is very clam, caring and patient and likes to make patients feel at ease.
Dental Nurse – GDC 294157
Years of service : Over 2 years
Geeta is a friendly and attentive nurse who is kind and compassionate towards our patients. She has worked at the practice for a number of years and enjoys helping our patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Years of service : Under 1 year
Trainee Dental Nurse
Yomuna is originally from Nepal, and currently lives in Basingstoke, UK. When in Nepal she used to work as a Zumba instructor for 6 years. She loves dancing, cooking and spending time with family. Currently she is working as a trainee dental nurse and is enjoying her new work. She is learning new things and meeting new people every day which she loves.
Reshma Mothay Sundas
Trainee Dental Nurse
Years of service: Under 1 year
Reshma is originally from Nepal. She has been calling Basingstoke home for the past six years. She used to work at Primark before, but happily pursuing her dream of becoming a dental nurse. When she is not busy with studies, she loves spending quality time with her family, especially her adorable 3-year-old daughter. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Basingstoke, finding new spots to visit. Cooking is another passion she has, and experimenting with different recipes is her way of unwinding and sharing joy through delicious meals.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Years of service: under 1
Rhodaleigh worked as a pharmacy dispenser for five years before starting as a dental nurse at Dentalcare Hook. She is enjoying her new role. In her spare time she enjoys baking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Kayleigh has been working at Dentalcare Hook since 2019. She is one of the first people you will see when you come to the practice as she manages our reception team. Her organised approach to working allows us to see patients as soon as possible and keep patients updated on any changes at the practice.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son, especially at theme parks up and down the country!
Georgie is a kind and compassionate receptionist. She aims to provide a friendly service and excellent patient care.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. Georgie is also a trained Ballroom and Latin dancer and competes nationally.
Mal joined the practice in 2023 as a dental receptionist. She is friendly and attentive to our patients and is enjoying learning a new job role. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends.
Our values at Dentalcare Hook
Our Vision is based on the 4Ps at Dentalcare Hook
Why Choose Dentalcare Hook
- 0% finance available
- Online booking facility 24/7
- Flexibility; early morning, late afternoon and on Saturdays appointments, so you never have to take time off work
- A highly experienced and qualified team of professionals
- Wide range of dental services to help patients achieve beautiful and healthy teeth
- Options for nervous patients
- Working towards digital dentistry – so no more impressions
- Family friendly