Dentist in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Tel: 01525 384894
01525 375333
Cherry Trees Dental
56 Soulbury Road, Linslade
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 2RN

Why Choose Us » Our Team

Meet the Staff

As mentioned in our Welcome page, many of the staff at Cherry Trees Dental, have been with the practice over the past two decades, since its conception in the 1980’s. In the early part of 2016 we sadly said goodbye to two of our longest standing members of the team, who retired from dentistry,  one of whom is now pursuing a career as a phlebotomist. Dr Ganguli and her new team are now confident in taking the practice into a new era, with dentistry focusing on preventative measures, and where the practice team is dedicated to the maintenance and delivery of excellent oral health care with the ultimate goal of helping all our patients achieve and maintain good general health. 

The practice is an award winning practice having won the 2013 ‘Best Community Project’ at the Private Dentistry Awards in London and the ‘Best Children’s Dental Health Initiatve' award in 2014. (Please visit our Schools page).

HEALTHY TEETH, FOR A HEALTHY SMILE, FOR A HEALTHY BODY, AND HEALTHY MIND

All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".

Clinicians

Dr Debbie Ganguli BDS(Lon) MFDS RCS Eng
GDC: 79759

  Finalist Best Young Dentist East Region 2011

  Finalist Aesthetic Denistry Awards 2013

Principal Dentist Debbie Ganguli moved to Milton Keynes at the age of six months, and has lived in the city ever since. Her late father was a much loved and respected general medical practitioner who worked for the NHS for over four decades. 
Debbie studied dentistry at the prestigious Guy’s Hospital Dental School, London, qualifying in 2001. She spent the first five years of her career dedicated to the care of special needs and paediatric patients, during which time she held senior management posts in the dental departments at Milton Keynes and Vale of Aylesbury Primary Care Trusts, and was the clinical lead for the dental surgery at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
During this time Debbie also became a trainer for newly qualified dentists, during their first postgraduate year.

Following the birth of her daughter Ishani, Debbie made the decision to leave the Primary Care Trust to return to general practice. She brought a multitude of skills acquired from years of service in special care dentistry into her associate dentist post at a private practice in Leighton Buzzard, whilst maintaining some NHS work undertaking oral surgery case lists on behalf of both Luton and Dunstable and Milton Keynes General Hospitals.
However Debbie missed the challenge of the management side of dentistry, leading to the decision to run her own practice once her daughter reached school age. 

Debbie is married to senior project manager Hiren Patel, and together they live with their daughter Ishani (11) and son Shreyan (6).
In recent years Debbie has completed postgraduate training in Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Invisalign Orthodontics and now offers these treatments to patients at the practice. Debbie also writes articles for various publications including Dentistry Magazine and the NCT, on topics such as the care of vulnerable patients and the care of children’s teeth.

In her spare time Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends. On her afternoon off Debbie enjoys playing the violin, and at weekends attends dance classes in London - Debbie is Bharatanatyam (South Indian Classical Dance) dancer, which she has pursued since the age of 10, and she continues to perform (now with her daughter) and also teach dancing at her home in Milton Keynes.

Areas of Special Interest and Experience:
Cosmetic Dental Treatment
Invisalign Orthodontics
Implant Dentistry
Paediatric and Special Needs Dentistry
Treatment of Anxious Patients
Educational and School Visits

Dr. Jacquelline Addison-Quarshie BDS (Lon)

GDC 72674

Jacqui Addison-Quarshie qualified in 1995 from the Royal London Hospital, she joined the team at Cherry Trees Dental as a dental associate in 2016, following the sale of her own private practice in Stanmore earlier in the year.  Jacqui was a practice owner in her own right for 16 years, having developed her NHS and later private practice from the ground up with her late father.

Jacqui is an accomplished and experienced dentist with interests in cosmetic dentistry and implant restoration.  In her spare time she enjoys socialising and spending time with her growing family.

Mitesh Mehta BDS (Lon)

GDC 178497

Mitesh Mehta qualified from Barts and the Royal London Hospital in 2009, he joined the team at Cherry Trees as an associate in 2013, following the completion of a certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry the pervious year.  In addition to his work at Cherry Trees, Mitesh works in a number of NHS practices in London and is currently taking a certificate course in Implant Dentistry.

In his spare time Mitesh enjoys travelling, and in recent years has made a number of return trips touring the US West Coast.

Peter Chilvers  BDS (Lon)

GDC: 74938

Peter Chilvers graduated from Guys Hospital Dental School in 1998, and spent the first few years of practice in the NHS.In 2000 he worked in Ndola, Zambia running a mobile Dental Unit that visited villages, hospitals and schools all over the country providing mainly emergency care for anyone who needed.

Peter works part time at Cherry Trees and also serves as Pastor of the Hockliffe Street Baptist Church in Leighton Buzzard, where he took up post in September 2010.

Peter is married to Esther and they have two wonderful boys - Nathaneal and Micah. In his spare time Pete enjoys sports and music and running with his labrador Jenni-fur.

 

Dentist with Special Interest:

ENDODONTIST

Dr. Patrick Abbott BDS MFGDP RCS MSc (Endodontics)
GDC 74611

Practice limited to Endodontics

Patrick Abbott joined the practice as our visiting dentist with special interest in Endodontics in January 2016.  Following graduation from Dental School in Belfast, Patrick joined the RAF as a dental officer in 1998. During his 16 years in the RAF, Patrick was stationed in Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Germany and locations in the Middle East.  He was selected for postgraduate training at the Eastman Dental Institute while still serving, and became one of two endodontists in the RAF.  One of the highlights of Patrick’s time in the RAF was root canal treatment for a police dog!

After leaving the RAF Patrick continues some general dental work at a practice in Cambridge, but mainly limits his work to the provision of endodontics (root canal therapy), at Cherry Trees his practice is limited to this area of expertise.

Patrick lives in Cambridgeshire with his young family, and in his spare time enjoys road cycling.

PERIODONTIST

Dr. Mandeep Birah BDS MFDS RCS Edin MSc (Periodontics)
GDC 118262

Mandeep Birah joined the practice in January 2016, as our visiting dentist with special interest in Periodontics.  She has recently completed her MSc in Periodontology from the University of Central Lancashire. Mandeep strongly believes in patient education and prevention therefore her main focus remains on patient education and disease prevention. She regularly attends CPD courses to keep up with her own dental education. 

She is married with two children, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her growing family, as well as enjoying gardening and music.

SEDATIONIST

Dr Etienne Deysel  MBChB (Pret) PDD.Sed (Stel)

Dr Etienne Deysel has been working alongside the dentists at Cherry Trees since 2011, assisting with patients who require sedation.  

Etienne gained his MBChB from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 1989 and spent ten years in general practice. He was involved with two anaesthetic day clinics and two private A & E Units whilst in South Africa. Since qualifying, further training includes Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Paediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support and Immediate Life Support. 

In 2003 Etienne was awarded the PDD.SED (Post Graduate Qualification in Conscious Sedation and Pain Control) from University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. 

Etienne is a Member of the Society of Conscious Sedationists UK and the Society for the Advancement of Analgesia in Dentistry.

HYGIENIST AND DENTAL THERAPIST

Miss Aniqah Jamal BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Birmingham)
Dental Therapist
GDC 258043

Aniqah Jamal joined the practice in the summer of 2016, she looks after both adult and child patients - offering hygiene treatments as well as some restorative care for our younger patients.  Aniqah has also taken further training in the provision of tooth whitening and is due to attend a facial aesthetics training course later in the year.

Miss Karen Price CEB Certificate in Dental Hygiene 1984
Dental Hygienist
GDC 2795

Karen Price also joined the practice in the summer of 2016, mainly caring for our adult patients through the provision of bespoke hygiene treatments.  Karen has been a hygienist since 1984 and was trained while serving in the Navy as a Wren.

SUPPORT TEAM

Mrs Sandra Maher
Business Manager

Mrs Sandra Maher joined the Cherry Trees Team in February 2016.  Sandra comes the practice with a degree in business law, and a wealth of experience.  She spent 20 years of her career working for the Open University and was involved at a management level in the development of the universities overseas programs and centres.

Sandra took a career break following the arrival of her children Edward (13) and Elizabeth (9), but did not really rest.  Despite being a full time mother Sandra also volunteers as a school governor, and teaches Piano in a local school and in her home.  Sandra returned to work part time as the new business manager at the practice following the retirement of Cherry Trees’ then practice manager.  Sandra works alongside Dr Ganguli in the day to day running of the practice.

Miss Emma Hyde
Trainee Dental Nurse

Miss Hollyjane Jones
Receptionist




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