0126 852 0555

438 Whitmore Way, Basildon SS14 2EZ

Our Team

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Dr Sanjay Sareen - Dental Practitioner

(BDS(London), PgCert Dental Education, Postgraduate Diploma in oral surgery(RCS), FHEA, MAcadMEd, GDC number: 177761)

Sanjay Sareen qualified from Kings College London. In his time there, he received several letters of excellence in Conservative Dentistry and Dental Radiography. He is extremely passionate and professional but also exceptionally warm and will go out of his way to deliver the very best treatment experience for his patients.

He has a special interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He developed an interest in dental implants from an early stage in his career. He has been taught and mentored by some of the most prestigious implantologists in the world, such as Dr Goran Urde and Nik Sisodia. He also has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and has completed his one year certificate course in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry.

He has a holistic approach to take care of the patient’s dental needs and enjoys treating nervous patients and children. He is a confident dentist with plenty of experience of treating both NHS and private patients. He is always keen to keep his skills refreshed and renewed with frequent training.

He has combined his passion for dentistry with his devotion to teaching by becoming an educational supervisor for Basildon scheme at the health education east of England. This role involves teaching, mentoring, assessing and Foundation Dentists.

Sanjay is very passionate about teaching and wants to help develop the young dentists into competent, confident and caring practitioners at the end of their training year. When enjoying a little downtime from his enjoyably busy work life, Sanjay loves catching the latest movies, exploring our vibrant capital city and socialising with friends and playing sports.

 

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Mr Sunny Sareen - Dental Practitioner

(BDS(London), MJDF, Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Education, FHEA, MAcadMEd) GDC number 177765)

Sunny Sareen qualified from King's College London. He completed a year of vocational training in Leicester. He has worked in general Practice for over 9 years and has been an honorary clinical tutor at prestigious King's College London Hospital, which has given him greater insight into lifelong learning and teaching.

Sunny is very passionate about teaching and has been appointed as a vocational trainer by the Health Education England for newly qualified dentists in the last few years. He has completed postgraduate diploma in dental education and currently studying in restorative and aesthetic dentistry at diploma level. He has also been awarded fellowship at the Higher Education Academy. He has also completed his postgraduate examinations to gain the MJDF and gaining membership at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons.

He is a passionate caring dentist who has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and endodontics. He enjoys treating and improving smiles using different orthodontic systems such as the Inman aligner, fastbraces, clear aligners and Invisalign. He has attended several courses and training in orthodontics.

He is committed to continual professional development and strongly believes in post graduate training to improve patient care. He has a holistic approach to take care of the patients’ dental needs and enjoys treating nervous patients and children.

Away from dentistry Sunny enjoys spending time with family, playing football and cricket, travelling and eating out.

 

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Dr Mahendran Rajeevan- Dental Practitioner 

Dentist with Special Interest in Endodontics,  BDS, MSc Endodontic Practice, PG Cert Dental Education.

Raj, as he likes to be called, graduated from the Royal London Hospital in 2001 and has completed a Masters degree in Endodontic Practice at Queen Mary University of London.

He has developed a great passion for endodontic treatment and is an active member of the British Endodontic Society, regularly keeping up to date with developments in endodontics. During his MSc, his research projects focused on the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics and also the management of patients with persistent dentoalveolar pain, and is currently working on publishing his research in scientific journals.

Raj attends the Smile dental practice regularly to treat complex endodontic cases. He also dedicates part of his time to training young dentists in general practice.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and is also an avid runner currently training for the London Marathon.

 

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Miss Julie McLean -Practice Manager

(GDC Number: 244291)

I have worked as a dental nurse for nearly 10 years and completed NEBDN Diploma in 2013. I have a range of experience as a orthodontic, implant nurse and as a dental treatment co-ordinator. I also have experience in reception duties and managerial roles. 

I am very passionate about general dentistry and oral hygiene. As a practice manager I strongly believe in team work to deliver high quality patient care by putting our patients at ease and to ensure high patient satisfaction levels.

I enjoy long walks with my dog and spending time in Greece as much as I am able to.

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Miss Molly Tonge - Hygienist

I qualified as a dental hygienist in 2018. I have been working at Smile Dental Centre since 2018, with a great team of people in a job I thoroughly enjoy. 

Since working here, I have furthered my career by undertaking a degree in Oral Health Science. I am now also a qualified Dental Therapist. I have a wider range of skills, so I can offer the best quality service to my patients.

I am passionate about dental hygiene and the importance of disease prevention. I enjoy talking to patients and setting treatment plans. I especially enjoy treating anxious patients,helping them alleviate their fears about attending the dentist. I get great satisfaction seeing them return for further appointments.

My main objective is to give you the smile you deserve!

 

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Erika Benninghoff - Dental Receptionist

Erika has been a receptionist at Smile Dental Centre for over eight years. She is a very friendly, caring person and will always try her best to help any patient that needs assistance.

She graduated from a university in South Africa, worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years and then moved to England permanently 10 years ago.

Erika is a passionate gardener and does gardening whenever she can spare the time. She is the longest serving member of the team and feels like the "mother hen" to the rest of her colleagues. She speaks fluent English and Afrikaans.

 

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Teresa Ingledew – Qualified Dental Nurse/Administrator

Teresa has worked at Smile Dental Centre for few years and has completed her Dental Nurse qualification to very high standard.

Teresa is involved in reception and assists with all adhoc admin tasks due to her previous employments in Admin & Childcare. Teresa assists in the training of new trainee personnel, she is the oldest member of the team but the youngest of heart. Teresa enjoys watching films & reading, hates gardening with a passion!

 

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Sammy Benenzuidenhout- Head Administrator 

Sammy joined Smile Dental Centre more than two years ago to beat the empty nest syndrome when her twins went to university. Sammy is a very popular member of the team and she is always happy to help with a smile. 

Sammy studied journalism in South Africa and and worked as a reporter for at a local newspaper. She went on to become an educational book editor for many years before moving to England twenty years ago. 

Sammy is a keen Ebayer,enjoys travelling,watching movies, decorating her home , crafting and spending time with family and friends.She is fluent in English and Afrikaans.

 

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