10 Brickfields Road
South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3 5XB

01245 328060

Mon - Fri 8:30 - 17:30
Saturday Appointment Only - Sunday CLOSED

Staff Profiles

Dental Surgeons


Dr T.C. Patel

Principal Dental Surgeon

BDS, DGDP RCS (Eng), DRDP (Lon), DipImpDent RCS (Eng) Adv Cert, CAPP Dent, FF GDP (UK) FICD

GDC Registration : 57765

T.C. has 29 years experience in the dental profession and  has recently been made Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FFGDP) by examination which recognises his commitment to postgraduate professional development. It also marks his ability to deliver the highest standard of patient care and dental competence.


Kunju Patel

Associate Dental Surgeon

BDS (Lond),
PG Cert Education

GDC Registration : 59174

Kunju qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1984. She gained her Posgraduate  Certificate in Dental Education in 2011. Her special interests are children’s dentistry and prosthetics and nervous patients In February 2008 she became qualified in non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. Her hobbies are golf, keeping-fit and skiing.


Amit Patel

Associate dentist


GDC Registration : 244708

Amit qualified from the University of Leeds. He is committed to post graduating learning, attending many courses and has successfully completed Full MJDF Examination at the Royal College of Surgeons (England).

He won Young Dentist of the Year and Best Young Dentist South at the prestigious Dental Awards.

 Amit is currently studying his masters at Kings College London in Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics and Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons London.  He lectures nationally and has won many awards.


Ricky Chawla

Associate dentist


GDC Registration : 251168

Dr. Ricky Chawla qualified with a BDS at the University of Central Lancashire. Previously has attained a bachelors degree in Biochemistry and forensic science. He is committed to further education and attending many courses improving his skills and optimising his delivery of care to both adult and children. He currently has an interest in short term Orthodontics, whitening treatment & delivery of restorative work. Currently he is undertaking courses on oral rehabilitation & restoration. He is friendly, relaxed and provides a high standard of care. Hobbies outside of dentistry include keeping fit, baking, and supporting Manchester united.


Priya Suglani

Dental surgeon


GDC Registration : 258721

Priya qualified from Kings College London. She is a friendly dentist who provides a relaxed and professional atmosphere for her patients. She continues to update and improve her skills by continual postgraduate dental education to ensure an optimal delivery of care to both adults and children. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry.


Sonal Chauhan

Dental surgeon

GDC Registration : 195272

Sonal graduated from Charles University in Prague. She has worked here for 5 years. She is fully trained in Six Month Smiles Cosmetic Brace System, which allows adult patients to improve their smile discreetly. Sonal is obtaining her Masters in Cosmetic Medicine at The Bart’s & London School of Medicine & Dentistry.

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Amy Gandecha

Dental surgeon

GDC Registration : 272110

Amy studied at Bart’s and the London.  She started working with us in 2017 and is well liked by many of our patients.

Dental Nurses


Anita Spooner

Senior dental nurse & treatment coordinator


GDC Registration : 151029

Anita is our Senior Dental Nurse and has gained further qualifacations in Dental Radiography, Oral Health Education, Orthodontic Nursing and is formally qualified as a Dental Practice Manager. Anita has also gained extensive experience in Implantology, Conscious Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry. Interests and hobbies include Badminton and reading.


Joanna Cleary

Dental nurse and receptionist

GDC Registration : 149181

Jo has worked at the practice for seven years now , she has held the NEBDN qualification since 1990 , has a background of nursing with special needs children and adults , she is currently working on the practice reception team where she is always eager and happy to help with enquiries. Jo enjoys socialising with friends and family , loves music and sporting events .


Alison Charles

Dental nurse

NEBDN 2004

GDC Registration : 256544

Alison qualified with her NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing in January 2015. She has been at our practice since November 2013 working alongside many of our dentists gaining experience in all aspects of dentistry.
In Alison’s spare time she enjoys to keep fit by running and also likes to go skiing with her family.


Toni Simpson

Dental nurse

GDC Registration : 120206

Toni has been nursing for 19 years, qualifying from Chelmsford College in 2001.  She has been working at Brickfield Dentalcare since 2005 and since then has gained the National Qualification in Dental Radiography in 2008 and has advanced training in oral health education. 
Toni also has experience in implantology, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and conscious sedation.


Linda Collier

Dental nurse

GDC Registration : 110767

Linda joined Brickfields Dental Care in 2010.
 Undertook Dental Nurse training course at Havering Technical College in 1979.
 She has attended courses on hypnotherapy for the treatment of very anxious patients.
 She has also done voluntary dental work on a medical ship in the Amazon.
 She has worked in a variety of practices covering both NHS & Private treatment.

Katrina Blott

Dental nurse

GDC Registration : 236349



Liz Finn


GDC Registration : 4320

After spending many years in the dental profession Liz qualified as a dental hygienist from Eastman Dental Hospital London in 1992.  Liz has spent the last 15 years working as a hygienist at Brickfields. She really enjoys seeing her regular patients that she has got to know over the time she has spent at the practice.


Nicola Farley


FdSc 2010

GDC Registration : 109464

Nicola has been working in dentistry for many years, gaining valuable experience in general and private practice, sometime has also been spent working in the commmunity and hospital setting. Qualified in Dental Radaiography and Oral Health promotion. In October 2010 she gained a foundation degree in Oral Health Science and qualified as a Dental Hygienist.


Julie Fanning


FdSc Oral Health Science

GDC Registration : 126713

Julie has been working as a dental care professional for over Twenty years developing extensive experience working within different disciplines of dentistry, qualified in Orthodontic Nursing, Oral Health Promotion and Dental Radiography. In October 2010 she completed a foundation Degree in Oral Health Sciences and qualified as a Dental Hygienist with Distinction.

Sarah McCorkell

Hygienist & Therapist

FdSc Oral Health Science

GDC Registration : 141307

Sarah qualified as a dental hygiene/therapist from Kings College London in 2008.

She has been with Brickfields practice now for a year working on a Saturday morning.

In her spare time she enjoys days out with her husband and young son.



Debbie Bartlett

Manager & Receptionist

Debbie has worked at Brickfields Dental care since 1992 having had over 30 years experience in Dentistry. Her duties within the practice are shared between managing the company accounts and assisting on the main reception giving the patients a warm and friendly welcome and advising on any patient queries.

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