The Team

Meet the Brickfields Dental Care team dedicated to your smile, your care and your comfort

Principal Dentist

Amit Patel

Special interest in Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implants
BChD MJDF RCS (ENG), Dip Imp Dent RCS (ENG), MClinDent Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics Dist. (Lon), MAGDS RCS (Ed)
GDC Registration: 244708

Amit’s goal for his Chelmsford dental patients is to provide the highest level of care so that their teeth are kept in optimal health whilst also looking fantastic through high-quality, ethical and comfortable dentistry. He has undertaken extensive training in Dental Implants from the International Team of Implantology and the Royal College of Surgeons. He has also a achieved a Masters in Prosthodontics from Kings College London and focuses on treating complex cosmetic and restorative dental cases. In 2017, Amit won National Young Dentist of the Year the highly respected Dental Awards.

Principal Dentist

Dr TC Patel

Special interest in Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implants
BDS,DGDP,RCS(Eng),DRDP,DipImpDent,(Adv Cert),RCS(Eng), CAPP.Dent (RCS), FFGDP(UK), FICD
GDC Registration: 57765

T.C. Patel has 38 years of experience in the dental profession and was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners and Fellowship of the International College of Dentists for his contribution and continual commitment to on going professional postgraduate education.

His interests are Restorative (smile design cosmetic Dentistry, restoring complex wear cases, Implantology and orthodontics) and Surgical dentistry. In 2007 he achieved the Advanced Certificate in Diploma in Dental Implantology from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has been a Course tutor and Lead tutor on the Implant Diploma Course since. He was the Senior Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics at Southend General Hospital for 25 years.

He has been a Foundation Dentist Educational Supervisor for over 20 years. He was also the President of the Essex Branch of the BDA (2015-2016). He is an Examiner on the FFGDP (UK) Fellowship and FGDP(UK) Diploma in Implant Dentistry examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dentist

Rohit Patel

BDS
GDC Registration: 284311

Rohit qualified as a dentist from King’s College London in 2019 and has been working at Brickfields Dental since completing his foundation training, as well as having been an emergency dentist throughout the COVID-19 summer 2020 lockdown in Cambridgeshire.

During his time at King’s, Rohit won the Patient Commitment award as well as being shortlisted for both the Jack Wheatley Carlton Hunter Prize and the Patient Consideration prize for aiming to provide the utmost level of care and going that one step further to help patients feel more comfortable with their oral health. In addition to this, Rohit has won the professionalism award multiple times taking it upon himself to provide ethical dentistry personalised to each individual patient.

Rohit has since been declared runners up for the John McLean award by the British Dental Association for the Best Case Presentation 2019 and has also written articles alongside several leading clinicians for well-known dental journals. To widen his experiences, he undertook surgical placements in the world-renowned Guy’s Hospital, London as well as the Sri Guru Ram Das Hospital, India.

Rohit is currently completing a post-graduate year-long programme focussing on comprehensive aesthetic dentistry and restorative dentistry under the tutelage of world-renowned dentist, Dr Chris Orr. Rohit’s interests are in minimally invasive aesthetic restorative dentistry as well as surgical dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, Rohit is a fitness addict - being known to attend the gym before dawn in addition to conducting outdoor workouts, as well as being a keen swimmer.

Dentist

Ricky Chawla

BSc BDS (UCLan)
GDC Registration: 251168

Ricky graduated from the University of Central Lancashire. He has since undertaken a postgraduate advanced restorative course with world renowned, leading dentist Basil Mizrahi and strives to always provide high standard, aesthetic restorative treatments to include crown and bridgework. He is also an accredited Invisalign (clear aligner) provider and enjoys complimenting these cases with composite bonding and tooth whitening. Ricky has also gained certification from a highly reputable Facial Aesthetics institution and can provide Advanced Botox (anti wrinkle) and Filler treatments for patients. He has a true passion for dentistry and shows great care towards his patients, going above and beyond to ensure their experience is nothing but the best.

Dentist

Dr Amy Gandecha

Special interest in Invisalign and Facial Aesthetics
BDS (Lond.), MFDS RCS (Edin.)
GDC Registration: 272110

Amy qualified from Barts and the London School of Dentistry. She began working with us in 2017 and enjoys practicing high-quality children’s dentistry. Amy has developed a keen interest in Facial Aesthetics and is currently undergoing her Level 7 certificate in Cosmetic Injectables. She is confident in providing anti-wrinkle treatments and facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers.

Foundation Dentist

Joanne Abiodun

BDS
GDC Registration: 290864

Joanne qualified from Bristol Dental School and has been working with us since 2020. She enjoys all aspects of general Dentistry and is passionate about delivering ethical, patient-focused care. She has a gentle and caring approach which creates a relaxed environment, particularly for those who are nervous.

Special Interest in Endodontics

Mitul Patel

Practice limited to Endodontics. Specialty Doctor in Endodontics (Royal London Hospital). Clinical Teacher, DClinDent Endodontics QMUL. Accredited Endodontic Practitioner, NHS England.

BSc(hons), PGCE, BDS(hons), MJDF RCS Eng and MSc(Endodontics)
GDC registration: 265006

Mitul began his professional career as a teacher of biology and chemistry before he completed the accelerated graduate dentistry programme at King’s College London where he graduated with honours. After completing Dental Foundation Training with the London deanery, he progressed to Dental Core Training at The Royal London Hospital where he carried out complex endodontic treatment using rotary instruments and a surgical operating microscope. During this time Mitul was awarded for treatment of a complex multidisciplinary case.

Mitul completed a master’s degree in endodontics at the prestigious UCL Eastman Dental Institute. He gained experience managing dental trauma, resorption, complex root canal anatomy, removing posts and separated instruments and carrying out vital pulp therapies. Mitul has a passion for endodontics, which is evident in his dedication to his students and patients.

Mitul manages complex endodontic problems at Brickfields Dental Care. He is also involved in delivering endodontic care and teaching at The Royal London Hospital. Your dentist may want to refer you to Mitul for management of endodontic problems.

Special Interest in Periodontics

Dr Nikita Patel

Special Interest in Periodontics
BDS (Newcastle), MJDF RCS (Eng.)
GDC Registration: 258354

Nikita qualified from Newcastle Dental School in 2015 with Merit in Clinical Dentistry. Since then, she has completed 2 years in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery performing complex surgical procedures at the Royal London Hospital and Mid Essex Hospitals. Currently, Nikita is completing further postgraduate training in Periodontology, treating patients with gum concerns and furthering her knowledge and experience in this field. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and skiing in the winter months.

Dental Nurse

Katrina Blott

NEBDN 2012
GDC Registration: 236349

Katrina began her dental career in 2010. She enrolled on the NEBN Diploma in Dental Nursing Course in 2011, qualified the following year and joined the team at Brickfields Dental Care in 2016. Katrina enjoys all aspects of dental nursing. Outside of work, Katrina enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and practicing floristry.

Dental Nurse

Alison Charles

NEBDN 2015
GDC Registration: 256544

Alison has been working at Brickfields Dental Care since 2013 and thoroughly enjoys working to enhance her skills in nursing by gaining a certificate in Dental Radiography. She has assisted with a range of dental treatments including dental implants, orthodontics and periodontal treatments. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and going abroad.

Dental Nurse

Linda Collier

Verified experience in Dental Nursing
GDC Registration: 110767

Having undertook a Dental Nurse training course at Havering Technical College in 1979, Linda has worked in a variety of practices covering both NHS & Private treatment finally joining Brickfields Dental Care in 2010 where you will find her working alongside the foundation dentist.
She has been a dental nurse for over 40 years and brings a wealth of experience along with a very compassionate nature for treating extremely anxious patients and has an ability to put children at their ease with good humour and a happy disposition.

Dental Nurse

Toni Simpson

NEBDN 2001
GDC Registration: 120206

Toni has been nursing since 1997, and has worked at Brickfields Dental Care since 2005. She has Since then has gained the National Qualification in Dental Radiography. With advanced training in oral health education, Toni also has experience in dental implantology, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and conscious sedation.

Trainee Dental Nurse

Erin Cumberland

Erin joined Brickfields Dental Care in September 2020 as a trainee dental nurse. In her spare time shes likes catching up with friends and spending time with her family. Erin loves caring for people and can not wait to pursue her dental nursing career.
Dental Hygienist

Julie Fanning

FdSc 2010 NEBDN 1996
GDC Registration: 126713

Julie has been working as a dental care professional for over 20 years, developing extensive experience working within varied disciplines of dentistry. She is qualified in Orthodontic Nursing, Oral Health Promotion and Dental Radiography. In 2010, Julie completed a foundation Degree in Oral Health Sciences and qualified as a Dental Hygienist with Distinction.

Dental Hygienist

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, as well as working within the community and local hospital. Also qualified in both Dental Radiography and Oral Health promotion, Nicola gained a further foundation degree in Oral Health Science in 2010 and qualified as a Dental Hygienist.

Dental Hygienist

Liz Cottis

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 over 20 years working at Brickfields. She attends regular dental courses to keep up to date. Liz is a mental health first aider and is also helping with the Covid Vaccination Program. She enjoys running, cycling, swimming, cooking, gardening and meditation and reading.

Dental Hygienist & Therapist

Sarah McCorkell

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Lond 2008
GDC Registration: 141307

Sarah has worked within dentistry for twenty years. First starting out as a dental nurse, then deciding to take her career further in 2005. In 2008 she qualified as a dental hygiene/therapist from Kings College London.

Sarah has been with the Brickfields team for seven years.

Dental Hygienist

Beth Marsh

Beth qualified as a Dental Hygienist from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in central London, having previously worked as a Dental Nurse. She has a particular interest in the link between general and oral health, and keeps up to date with the latest innovations in Dental Hygiene. In her spare time, Beth enjoys walking her dogs along the river and going to the gym.She works at Brickfields Dental Care on Mondays and Fridays.
Accounts Manager

Debbie Bartlett

Debbie began her career 45 years ago as a dental nurse/receptionist. She has had the pleasure of working at Brickfields since 1992. Debbie's role within the practice is accounts manager plus reception duties. She is very passionate about making sure our patients receive quality service, and a wonderful experience when attending the practice. Her outside interests include spending time with my family and friends. She also enjoys gardening, crafting and dining out.
Head Receptionist

Jo Cleary

NEBDSA 1990
GDC Registration: 149181

Jo has worked at the practice for 13 years, she has held the NEBDSA qualification since 1990, and has a dental background of nursing, reception and currently one of our management team.
Jo enjoys socialising with family & friends and has a keen interest in photography, travel and cinema.

Clinical Manager & Senior Dental Nurse

Anita Spooner

NEBDSA
GDC Registration: 151029

Anita has worked at Brickfields dental care for 35 years and is the senior nurse and clinical manager. She has gained further qualifications in Oral health, Practice management, Dental radiography including CBCT digital scanning as well as advanced experience in Implantology, Orthodontics and Cosmetic dentistry. In her spare time Anita loves taking long walks with the family dog.

Receptionist

Tracy Carter

Tracy has been a dental receptionist for nearly 9 years, and has worked at Brickfields Dental Care for the past 6 months. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, running and spending time with her two miniature dachshunds.
Google Rating
4.9
Based on 228 reviews
I have just completed implant surgery and once again I cannot fault this practice. TC, the owner and my dentist today, is a highly competent professional, who is a perfectionist and someone who his staff say would trust him with their lives, you can’t get better praise than that. On this occasion, even the initial local anaesthetic was pain free.The receptionists are always very professional, friendly and very competent. I cannot praise this practice enough. Highly recommended.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Visit today was excellent be as usual. Fixed chipped tooth during routine check up. Staff friendly and helpful as usual.
Kim P.
Kim P.
Felt completely safe with Covid-19 protocols in place. Staff were as friendly and helpful as usual. Great practice.
HARRY T.
HARRY T.
Always happy with the service and care at Brickfields Dental Care.
Kerry G.
Kerry G.
Well organised and COVID Secure. Have had a make over and looks very professional.
Amanda H.
Amanda H.
Very disappointed that no time was given for the lidocaine to work before they tried to pull a tooth. Sure that’s not normal practice, staff really nice, good clean practice.
tellstorytime
tellstorytime
An excellent dental practice with amazing staff. I can’t say enough good things about the practice. If you’re a new patient try and get Dr Amit Patel, he’s my dentist and what a dentist he is and he’s an amazing person he is too.
Stuart
Stuart
Emergency appointment for a lost filling, fitted me in with 20 mins notice. Very polite and efficient, thank you!
Dave C.
Dave C.
The staff are so accommodating and helpful, they will always go the extra mile if and when they can.
Brenda A.
Brenda A.
They are very gentle and caring
Marilyn H.
Marilyn H.
Absolute fantastic dentist, made to feel relaxed and all procedures explained, would highly recommend
Greg S.
Greg S.
After not going to the dentist for over 10 years, having had a bad experience, I was extremely nervous and anxious. All the staff are amazing from the reception ladies through to the dentist, they explained and reassured me about everything they are doing. My treatment is on going through the next month and I have no concerns. Definitely recommend
Lisa G.
Lisa G.
Thank you to everyone at Brickfields for the large filling I had today and for the hygienist appointment yesterday.Everyone gave me clear information and expert treatment.
Richard F.
Richard F.
Absolutely excellent service
barbara Y.
barbara Y.
I've just had 2 fillings. Very caring and totaly pain free.
Jon K.
Jon K.
My appointment with Joanne assisted by Lyn was the best I have encountered in the dentists chair considering the complexity of the work required ,painless and comfortable as possible.I would throughly recommend them to any person requiring any dental work.
David R.
David R.
Really good practise i was nervous about going as i hadn’t visited a dentist for years but the staff are great very welcoming and polite.Recommended.
Tim Y.
Tim Y.
I have always received a warm welcome from the moment I've set foot in the door. Ahmit and his colleagues are extremely professional whilst reassuring during all the treatment I have received. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Fiona J.
Fiona J.
Very pleasant and professional receptionists and hygienist excellent. Professional all round.
Rosemary S.
Rosemary S.
Excellent treatment and amazing staff. Would highly recommend. Have been a patient here since 1996 and would not go anywhere else.Mya the trainee dental nurse is very gentle and professional and a delightful addition to the Surgery.
ANGELA P.
ANGELA P.