We bring you cost-effective and award-winning dental care
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 (Newscastle 1983), DGDP RCS (Eng 1994), DRDP (Lon 2003), 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 1984),
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

BChD (Leeds 2013) MJDF RCS (Eng)

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).  Amit is currently studying his masters at Kings College London in Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics.  He lectures nationally and has won many awards including highly commended Best Young Dentist at the Dentistry Awards 2015.


Vaishali Patel

Associate dentist

BDS (London 2011) MJDF RCS (Eng)

GDC Registration : 212194

Vaishali qualified in 2011 from Barts and the London Dental Hospital with BDS (Hons). After completing her Foundation Year one she worked in Hospital for a year in the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department at Southend and Broomfield Hospital, during which she completed her MJDF. She is currently in her first year of speciality training in Prosthodontics at Kings College University.


Priya Gohil

Dental surgeon

BDS (Birmingham 2008)

GDC Registration : 150368

Priya qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 2008. 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

MDDr Prague 2010

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.


Truc Tran

Dental surgeon

BDS Queen Mary University of London 2016

GDC Registration : 265406

Truc studied at Bart’s and the London and graduated in 2016.  She started working with us in 2016 and is well liked by many of our patients.  Outside of work Truc is into baking.

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.


Jo Ashley

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

NEBDN 2001

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

Verified experience in Dental Nursing

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.



Liz Finn


CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1992

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
NEBDN 2000

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 2010
NEBDN 1996

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

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Lond 2008

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


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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