Dentist in Welwyn Garden City (near new Sainsbury's)

Why Choose Us » Meet the Team

All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".

Founder and Clinical Director

Mr Perri Sansi
GDC No: 58989
BDS (Newc.) DGDP (UK) Cert.Implants (Eastman)
PG Cert Dental Education, University of Bedfordshire 2015

Perri Sansi - Founder and Clinical Director of Church Road Dental

which first saw patients in 2001. Having qualified at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne he worked in various practices in the Home Counties. He obtained a Diploma in General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons. He joined the extended Orthodontic Training Scheme for General Dental Practitioners and completed numerous orthodontic cases, fixed and removable appliance therapy. Perri has completed the certificate in Surgical and Prosthodontic Implantology course at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute. He works with a team of specialists to place and restore dental implants, anything from a single tooth to a full mouth rehabilitation. The ethos of the practice has largely derived from a commitment to continual improvement via education and learning and developing a team capable of delivering high quality dentistry.

Perri is a Dental Foundation Trainer with East of England and has now mentored 10 newly qualified Dentists in their Foundation Year. He has a strong interest in 'metal-free' dentistry and has the experience, knowledge and technical skills to provide excellent durable restorations and crowns that are astonishingly natural looking. His ethos is preventative compassionate care and has a large number of once nervous patients to testify. His leadership, ethical principles, first class practice management and clinical skills has made Church Road Dental an outstanding place to receive dental care for the community.

He is a member of Hertfordshire Local Dental Committee and is also Branch Council officer for the local British Dental Association.

Associate Dentist

Mr Pritesh Vithlani
GDC No: 210520
BDS Birmingham 2011

Pritesh is a young professional dentist who relates well to his patients. He graduated from the University of Birmingham, where he gained the certificate of merit in Periodontology. His knowledge of Dentistry is comtemperaneous and he has now successfully passed the MJDF Qualification at the Royal College of Surgeons. He has an interest in prevention and minimally invasive dentistry. He is a well rounded clinician who enjoys delivering dental care to superb standards. Pritesh believes the trick in delivering good health care is dependent on building a good rapport with his patients. He is a wonderful team member which creates a welcoming ambience in the treatment room, making the patient's journey all the more pleasant.


Shashi Mishra
GDC No: 72950

Shashi is a visiting Specialist in Endodontics (root canal treatment). He qualified from The University of Glasgow in 1997 and then moved to Manchester where he completed Vocational Training. After various hospital and practice appointments in and around Manchester he joined the Army where he served until late 2010. After completing his postgraduate endodontic training in 2004 from the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, he was responsible for the teaching of endodontics in the military to both serving and civilian dentists and also for the endodontic referral service. During his time in the Army he served at various locations across the UK and deployed to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Shashi is now in full-time, specialist endodontic practice at several locations across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and London.

Mark Vernon

Mark Vernon
GDC No: 77730
BChD MFDSRCSeng PGCert. DipImplantDentRCS FFGDP(UK) MSc (dental implants)

Mark is a visiting dentist who has a special interest in Implants. He is a clinical lecturer at Barts and the London Dental Institute and teaches restorative dentistry to final year dental students. Mark qualified in 2000 from Leeds University and went on to work in Maxillo-facial oral surgery for 18 months. Mark also examines overseas dentists looking to register to work in the UK as part of the Royal College of Surgeons. For the past 7 years Mark has been a senior dental volunteer for the homeless charity Crisis and was also a dentist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Mark has achieved the advanced certificate in Dental Implants from the Royal College of Surgeons. In 2014 Mark was made a Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, the highgest award the the faculty can grant. Mark recently was awarded merit for an MSc in dental implants from the University of Leeds.

Navidah Chaudhary

Navidah Chaudhary
GDC No: 83715
BDS Sheffield 2004, MJDF RCS England 2007, MClinDent Periodontology Eastman Dental Institute 2011, European Federation of Periodontology accreditation Eastman Dental Institute 2011, MPerio RCS Edinburgh 2012

Dr Navidah Chaudhary is our Specialist Periodontist. She assesses and treats patients here in the practice. The patients often suffer from severe gum disease, a complex medical history or problems with their dental implants. Her aim is to treat, stabilise and maintain.

Nav graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2004 before completing a year of vocational training in the Community Dental services (CDS). Following this she remained within the CDS and developed her skills further including carrying out minor oral surgery, exodontia and restorations under general anaesthesia. She also sat and passed the MJDF examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She went on to work in general practice for NHS and private patients. She then pursued further post- graduate training and experience in periodontology completing a MClinDent in Periodontology as well as obtaining accreditation by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London.

Navidah was appointed as an Honorary Clinical Assistant in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Hospital which involved the teaching and training of dental hygienists and therapists.Following this she was successful in passing the specialist entry exams at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This enabled her to become recognised as a specialist periodontist in the U.K. She is also a member of the British Society of Periodontology.

Christine Howlett
Dental Hygienist
GDC No: 2527
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene, 1982

Christine qualified as a Dental Hygienist in Portsmouth at The Royal Navy Dental Training School, H.M.S Nelson. She previously qualified as a Dental Nurse.

Sara Dias
GDC No: 208468

Sara obtained her diploma in Dental Hygiene from Lisbon University, Portugal in 2004 and started to work in the Portuguese National Health System and later in a private practice. In 2010 she was awarded her Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene and moved to London in 2011 where she has been working in private practices around the city. She has a keen interest in Orthodontics, and also the cosmetic and aesthetic aspects of hygiene care.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cinema and spending time with her little boy.

Monica Ragg
GDC No: 145821

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Lauren Moody
Practice Administrator

Lauren is a founding employee of the practice which started in 2001. Lauren is fully involved in setting and meeting all practice standards of quality and care. She has recently gained an NVQ level 2&3 in Business Management, passing with distinction.

Lauren has a warm and welcoming nature and would love to receive all patient feedback. Outside Dentistry Lauren enjoys reading, snorkelling and fun family days out.

Caroline Kilgannon
Dental Nurse
GDC No: 136977
National Certificate NEBDN, 2004

Caroline has been a Dental Nurse since 2002. She has gained the National Certificate in Dental Nursing and also the NVQ level 3 Oral Healthcare. Further achievements have been the Certificate for Oral Health Education and training in Dental Radiography at the University of Hertfordshire.

Kylie Winter
Dental Nurse
GDC No: 129759
National Certificate NEBDN, 2005

Kylie is a qualified dental nurse and registered with the General Dental Council. She has a wide range of experience in general practice. Kylie is very popular with our patients as she remembers details which helps them feel relaxed and individually welcome.

Gemma Morgan
Dental Nurse
GDC No: 233787
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN, 2012

Gemma has returned to the practice following an absence and is now a qualified (NEBDN) and registered dental nurse. Gemma enjoys various sport and also has an interest in art.

Katie Lockyear
GDC No: 136648
National Certificate NEBDN, 2005

Katie joined the practice in May 2016 as our receptionist, she is very friendly and has a fantastic knowledge of dentistry. Katie is also GDC registered and gained NEBDN in dental nursing in 2005. Outside of work Katie enjoys socialising with family and friends.

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