• Shiraz Amin

    Dentist MSc in Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry (Manchester 2012) DDS (UAE 2003) GDC No. 105570

    Shiraz joined the practice in 2012 and specialises in Aesthetic/cosmetic & Restorative dentistry and enjoys treating smile makeover cases. As well as this, Shiraz is an accredited Invisalign provider at the practice. Shiraz is currently studying dental implants at the Cambridge Academy. Shiraz has also worked as an assistant oral surgeon at the Colchester General Hospital.
    Outside of work Shiraz is a sports enthusiast and really enjoys playing league cricket, golf, going to the gym and spending quality time with the family.

  • Naveed Maan

    Dentist BDS Guys hospital MSc Degree in Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry – University of Manchester 2012 - GDC No. 81150

    One of the longest serving dentists at the practice – joined in 2004

    Naveed is currently studying towards the Advanced Certificate Diploma in Implant surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. He is also passionate about education and achieving high quality results with patients; to this end he is also a mentor for training implant dentists as well as holding an Honorary Dental Surgeon at Colchester General Hospital position between 2010-2014. Naveed is currently also studying towards a Speical Interest in Oral Surgery and is also planning a degree at Cambridge University in Clinical Medicine next year.
    When he has time off he enjoys all sports, especially cricket & snow boarding.

  • Gihan Medagama

    Dentist Qualified from Barts & London in 2004 - GDC No. 83800

    Gihan is one of our longest serving dentists at the practice and has been with us 12 years and counting!! He qualified from St Barts and the royal London in 2004 and is a popular choice amongst patients especially the nervous due to his laid back and friendly nature. Gihan has a wide range of different aspects of restorative dentistry including implants, veneers, bridges and crowns (including single visit cerec crowns) he has a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry and is trained invislaign orthodontic provider. To offer patients a more holistic care and not just dentistry, Gihan is trained to carry out non-surgical anti-wrinkle treatment for any patient wishing to improve the signs of ageing. Gihan has recently move to the private sector to offer his patients a high standard of care and has taken over Colin Brodie (Ex Vendor) lovely spacious surgery, even boasting a garden view. Outside of work Gihan enjoys playing squash and is an avid traveller. He is a self-confessed foodie and enjoys art and theatre.

  • Sushma Srinivasa

    Dentist BDS (Rajiv Gandhi) 2006|GDC Reg no. 245397

    Sushma qualified as a General Dentist in 2006 and a Paediatric dentist in 2011 in India. After graduation she gained experience in both Private practice and hospital setting in India before moving to the UK. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys playing Badminton and loves Indian, classical and Bollywood dance.

  • Rushdiyah Salie

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 75060

    Rushdiyah qualified in 1998 in Cape Town South Africa, she enjoys all aspects of dentistry and always makes patients feel comfortable in her care.
    In her spare time she enjoys dressmaking, voluntary work and the outdoors

  • Nuggehalli Nandini

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 148672 | BDS Bangalore 1998, Statutory Exam 2010

    Nandini qualified in 1997, she has had vast experience in NHS dentistry since 2010.
    Nandini is passionate in her job and enjoys working with patients as a general dentist, she has a keen interest in improving smiles of her patients.
    Nandini is certified in an Advanced Aesthetic Course.
    In her spare time she enjoys Indian cooking, shopping and travelling.


  • LJ Bacon

    Hygienist / Clinical Educator 1992 National Certificate DSA 1994 Dip Dental Hygiene 2013 PG CHEP GDC No. 4684

    LJ prides herself on her patient care and is able to draw on her numerous years of clinical practice; she particularly enjoys working to help nervous patients overcome their fears and anxieties. LJ has worked part time as clinical educator supervising the student hygienists from the university of Essex since 2009 and lectures on the programme. This enables her to keep abreast of current advancements in her field. LJ is currently in her 2nd year of a master’s degree in advanced periodontal practice and is enjoying deepening her periodontal knowledge.

  • Rebecca Carter

    Hygienist / Clinical Educator National Certificate NEBDN 2010 Qualified with merit as a dental hygienist in 2013 – University of Essex GDC No. 213423

    Rebecca prides herself in the care and attention provided to patients, particularly the nervous and anxious. Rebecca has embarked on a new pathway, in a career progression and is working as a clinical educator; supervising student hygienists from the university of Essex, shaping the next generation of hygienists.

  • Natasha Mitchell

    Hygienist GDC Reg No: 227594 | BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Birm 2012

    Natasha joined the practice in January 2018 and prides herself on making her patients feel welcome and comfortable throughout their appointment.

    Natasha enjoys helping patients improve their oral hygiene, she enjoys holidays and spending time with family and friends.

Dental Nurses

  • Terri Brown

    Head Nurse / Receptionist National certificate NEBDN 2013 Sedation Qualified 2016 - GDC No. 248796

    Terri enjoys travelling with her husband and keeping fit.

  • Amelia Richards

    Dental Nurse/Receptionist NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds - 2012 - Sedation qualified January 2016 - GDC No. 241403

    Amelia joined the practice in 2010. Outside of work Amelia enjoys shopping, chocolate and holidays.

  • Faye Matthias

    Dental Nurse / Receptionist Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship qualified – 2015 Extended duties in impression taking and fluoride application - Ongoing GDC No. 260481

    Faye enjoys spending time with family and friends

  • Ellie Rouse

    Dental Nurse/Receptionist NVQ Level 3 City & Guilds in Dental Nursing - 2012 GDC No. 239877

    Ellie enjoys playing netball and plays matches every Monday evening. She enjoys socialising with friends, spending time with family and going on holiday.

  • Tiia Barkham

    Dental Nurse / Receptionist Dental Nursing NVQ 2014 - Sedation qualified January 2016 - GDC No. 254230

    Tiia joined the practice in 2012. She enjoys keeping fit and healthy at the gym, computer gaming, snowboarding and socialising with friends.

  • Jordan Vernau

    Dental Nurse/Receptionist NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing Qualification 2011 Qualified in Extended Duties in Fluoride Varnish & Topical Anaesthetic Application GDC No. 222165

    Jordan joined the practice in 2010. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

  • Rebika Limbu

    Dental Nurse / Receptionist Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Dental Nursing 2014 - GDC No. 228534

    Rebika loves to cook, travelling to new places and enjoying a variety of new cuisines.

  • Sophie Millard

    Dental Nurse/Receptionist Advanced apprenticeship Level 3 in Dental nursing qualified in July 2014 GDC Reg No. 253056

    Sophie joined the practice in June 2012. She enjoys spending time with her partner Ryan and son Kaiser. She also loves baking and watching movies.

Practice staff

  • Gemma Huffey

    Practice Manager Customer Service Level 3 NVQ – 1997 National Certificate NEBDN – 1998 Oral Health Education OHE – 2009 Management Level 3 NVQ – 2010 Qualified in Extended Duties in Fluoride Varnish & Topical Anaesthetic Application - 2013 GDC No. 136097

    Gemma joined the practice in 1996 as a receptionist and has gained several qualification’s in her years at the practice which has enabled her to work her way up to the current position she holds.
    She love working with the public as well as the friendly team she has here at the Colchester Practice.
    She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children and socialising with friends.

  • Lucy Docherty

    Practice Coordinator NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing 2013 Sedation Qualified January 2016 -GDC No. 245457

    Lucy has a strong interest in oral surgery and dental implants. Outside of work Lucy enjoys holidays in the sun and socialising with friends and family.

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