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Our team – experts with over 125 years of total experience

We are so proud of our friendly, experienced and caring team, dedicated to helping you look after and enhance your oral health. We’re eager to meet you to show you what we can do.

Dentists

Dr Ian Mclean Principal Dentist
GDC: 59171

Dr Ian Mclean

Principal Dentist
Guildford
GDC: 59171

Ian enjoys looking after all aspects of the dental health of his patients, some of whom have had Ian as their family dentist for over 25 years. By keeping up to date with advances over his career, Ian deploys the best of tried and trusted techniques along with the introduction of new technology to the practice.

Dr Shaimil Patel Principal Dentist with a special interest in Orthodontics
GDC: 253427

Dr Shaimil Patel

Principal Dentist with a special interest in Orthodontics
Addlestone, Guildford, Harley street
DMD (Debrecen)
GDC: 253427

Having qualified from the University of Debrecen, Shaimil has shown great interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. His enthusiasm for advanced cosmetic dentistry has led him to train with some of the leading orthodontic, restorative and cosmetic dentists in the country to continuously advance his skill set.

Shaimil has completed numerous postgraduate courses at world-renowned training institutes such as the King’s College London, Barts and The Royal London Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital at University College London (UCL). In addition to these courses, he has also completed a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Operative Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry and an Advanced Occlusion and Wax up course at the Aspire Dental Academy.

Shaimil is a highly experienced, specialist Diamond Tier Invisalign provider and has treated over 700 cases to date. He has carried out extensive training alongside a leading orthodontist in central London and is continuing to further advance his skillset by undertaking a diploma in Clear Aligner Therapy endorsed by world-leading Align Technology with the City of London Dental School. Shaimil has also trained in facial aesthetics at the Avanti Aesthetics academy on Harley street to aid his understanding of facial harmony and the unique mapping of each patient’s face, using these skills in his dentistry to create beautiful smiles, individual to each patient.

Transforming patients’ smiles and, more importantly, boosting their confidence has always been the most rewarding part of Shaimil’s job. He is dedicated to ensuring his patients have beautiful teeth that not only look great but are healthy, working with the ethos of providing gentle, non-invasive dentistry to maintain patients’ natural teeth and smile. He carries out his work with the utmost care and professionalism, and prides himself in being a perfectionist. He has a no compromise approach, using only the highest quality of materials leading to incredible results.

Shaimil provides an array of treatments such as Invisalign clear aligners, fixed traditional braces, veneers and many other cosmetic treatments. He provides bespoke treatment plans to suit each individual patients needs and lifestyle and is happy to discuss treatment options with all his patients, thoroughly explaining what the treatment will entail.

Dr Charaniya Nandakumar Associate Dentist
GDC: 211688

Dr Charaniya Nandakumar

Associate Dentist
Guildford
GDC: 211688

Charaniya Nandakumar joined Sync Guildford in 2022 having graduated from the University of Sheffield- School of Dentistry in 2011. Before joining, Charaniya worked in general practice in London and Newcastle. She also spent 15 months as a Maxillofacial SHO at the Royal London Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital, during which she completed the MJDF (Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties) postgraduate qualification. Currently she is working towards a PG Diploma in Advanced Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics.

Charaniya is a caring and passionate dentist, who is dedicated to delivering dental care of the highest standard. She is an enthusiastic member of our team. With her calm and welcoming approach, she develops a good rapport with her patients and strives to make each dental visit friendly and relaxed. Outside dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her young family and travelling.

Dr Simon Birch Associate Dentist
GDC: 61923

Dr Simon Birch

Associate Dentist
Guildford
GDC: 61923

Simon Birch has been an associate dentist at Sync Guildford since 1991 after qualifying from Guy’s Hospital in 1986. He worked in practices in London before settling in Guildford and joined the practice under its previous ownership. Simon has cared for the dental health of his patients over the past 25 years and during that time many will have enjoyed Simon’s enthusiasm for all things football, even if not all of them are West Ham fans!

Dental Hygienist

Julie Trotter Dental Hygienist
GDC: 3643

Julie Trotter

Dental Hygienist
Guildford
GDC: 3643

Having qualified in 1988 as a Dental Hygienist, Julie initially worked within hospital Maxillo Facial, Oral Surgery and Orthodontic departments. She moved into general practice in 1993 and has worked in that environment since. Julie cares passionately about her profession and the patients she treats. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and the garden.

Karen Thetford-Haine Dental Hygienist
GDC: 170996

Karen Thetford-Haine

Dental Hygienist
Guildford
GDC: 170996

Karen Thetford-Haine qualified from Cardiff dental school in 2008 as a dental hygienist and therapist and has worked at several practices in London and Surrey. She takes pride in delivering dental treatment in a relaxed, comfortable, friendly and professional environment. Her interests outside dentistry include cooking, and anti gravity yoga.

Practice Management

Sally Friday Practice Manager

Sally Friday

Practice Manager
Guildford
Priyal Nathwani Business Development Manager

Priyal Nathwani

Business Development Manager
Addlestone, Chertsey, Guildford, Harley street, Parkside, Pyrford, Roseneath
Sasha Boden Marketing Manager

Sasha Boden

Marketing Manager
Addlestone, Chertsey, Guildford, Harley street, Parkside, Pyrford, Roseneath

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Treatment Coordinators

Billy Graham Treatment Coordinator

Billy Graham

Treatment Coordinator
Addlestone, Chertsey, Guildford, Harley street, Parkside, Pyrford, Roseneath

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