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Here at Bupa Dental Care Folkestone our dedicated practice team is here to ensure that your care always comes first. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient nature and are always on hand to help.

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Dentists

Cheryl Wood

GDC - 81208 BDS London 2002 Dentist

Cheryl qualified in London in 2002 and has since obtained the Royal College of Surgeons’ Diploma in Restorative Surgery.

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Cheryl WoodDentists

GDC - 81208 BDS London 2002 Dentist

Cheryl qualified in London in 2002 and has since obtained the Royal College of Surgeons’ Diploma in Restorative Surgery.

Cheryl graduated in 2002 from King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, which is the largest university dental hospital in the UK.

She was offered the opportunity to stay on at Guy’s for a further year as a house officer. She then came to this practice in 2003 as a vocational trainee dentist and now remains as a fully qualified dentist.

In 2007, Cheryl obtained her membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons, and in 2013 she achieved the Royal College of Surgeons’ postgraduate diploma in restorative surgery.

Dentists

Arathi Prakash

GDC - 176073 BDS 2009, Bangalore 2005 Dentist

Arathi is originally from India and qualified in 2004. She has an interest in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

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GDC - 176073 BDS 2009, Bangalore 2005 Dentist

Arathi is originally from India and qualified in 2004. She has an interest in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Arathi qualified at Rajiv Gandhi University in Bangalore in 2004, and worked as an intern in a dental hospital there before moving to the UK in 2006.

After passing her entry examinations and gaining registration with the UK’s General Dental Council, Arathi took up a post in the local area in 2009.

Although she practises general dentistry, Arathi also has an interest in minor adult orthodontics and is an accredited provider of the Inman Aligner adult brace system.

She is committed to her own postgraduate training and in 2012 completed a one-year course in contemporary restoration and cosmetic dentistry with Smile Concepts at the National Aesthetic and Implant Training Institute.

Arathi has a very calming presence in the dental surgery and is particularly good at helping nervous patients to overcome their worries.

Dentists

Ralitsa Hristova

GDC - 165741 DMD Sofia 1999 Dentist

Ralitsa holds a master’s degree in Dental Medicine from the Medical University Sofia and has also worked in Canada.

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GDC - 165741 DMD Sofia 1999 Dentist

Ralitsa holds a master’s degree in Dental Medicine from the Medical University Sofia and has also worked in Canada.

After graduating in 1999 from the Medical University, Sofia in Bulgaria with a master’s degree in Dental Medicine, Ralitsa worked as an intern in a dental hospital there before setting up her own practice.

She moved to Montreal, Canada in 2005, where she worked as a dental technician of removable orthodontic appliances at Bellomo-Lambert Ortho Labs. While there, she took further postgraduate dental courses at McGill University.

Ralitsa registered with the UK’s General Dental Council in 2009 and has been working in the UK since then. She joined our practice in 2018.

Ralitsa enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a special interest in orthodontics. She is an accredited provider of the Six Month Smiles adult brace system.

Besides practising dentistry, Ralitsa offers facial aesthetic treatments. She holds a certificate in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary University of London.

Dentists

Jonathan Aung

GDC - 72255 BDS Lond 1996 Dentist

Jonathan is a dentist at our practice and joined the team in 2019.

Jonathan AungDentists

GDC - 72255 BDS Lond 1996 Dentist

Jonathan is a dentist at our practice and joined the team in 2019.

Dentists

Meenakshi Kumar

GDC - 259181 BDS Queen Mary University of London 2015 Dentist

Meena graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 2015, with a distinction and honours. In 2016, she completed a postgraduate certificate in Primary Dental Care from the University of Kent. A year later, Meena achieved the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Meenakshi KumarDentists

GDC - 259181 BDS Queen Mary University of London 2015 Dentist

Meena graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 2015, with a distinction and honours. In 2016, she completed a postgraduate certificate in Primary Dental Care from the University of Kent. A year later, Meena achieved the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Hygienists

Casey Duncan

GDC - 265207 DIP RCS London Dental Hygienist

Casey DuncanHygienists

GDC - 265207 DIP RCS London Dental Hygienist

Hygienists

Clare Southern

GDC - 187410 DIP RCS London Dental Hygienist

Clare SouthernHygienists

GDC - 187410 DIP RCS London Dental Hygienist

Dental Nurses

Bimla Rai

GDC - 285128 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019 Dental Nurse

Bimla RaiDental Nurses

GDC - 285128 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019 Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Julia Morton

GDC - 233316 National Certificate NEBDN 2011 Dental Nurse

Julia qualified in 2011 after joining the Practice in 2009 as a trainee dental nurse.

Julia MortonDental Nurses

GDC - 233316 National Certificate NEBDN 2011 Dental Nurse

Julia qualified in 2011 after joining the Practice in 2009 as a trainee dental nurse.

Dental Nurses

Amber Cowell

Trainee Dental Nurse

Amber Cowell Dental Nurses

Trainee Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Lisa Lyons

GDC - 273454 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2017 Dental Nurse

Lisa LyonsDental Nurses

GDC - 273454 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2017 Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Saru Palunge Thapa

GDC - 284998 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019 Dental Nurse

Saru Palunge ThapaDental Nurses

GDC - 284998 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019 Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Stephanie Longhurst

GDC - 284546 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019 Dental Nurse

Stephanie LonghurstDental Nurses

GDC - 284546 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019 Dental Nurse

Practice

Ellie Sidhu

Receptionist

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Helen Rea

Practice Coordinator

Helen is our practice coordinator and joined our practice in 2016. She liaises with patients about their treatment plans and enjoys guiding them on their oral journey.

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Practice Coordinator

Helen is our practice coordinator and joined our practice in 2016. She liaises with patients about their treatment plans and enjoys guiding them on their oral journey.

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Hilary Firth

Receptionist

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Janina Hughes

Receptionist

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Rob Sanders

Practice Manager

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No, orthodontics for adults is becoming more and more common. We can talk through your options with you.

We do understand that some people really struggle with dental treatment. But we have lots of ways to help put you at ease. Please just tell us how you feel and what worries you, and then we can work together to decide on the right approach.

Generally we recommend twice yearly check-ups every six months. However, this varies on a case by case basis. Your Bupa Dental Care dentist will talk to you about when and how often we need to see you.

Fillings repair small holes in your tooth enamel. If they aren’t filled, the decay will deepen. You’ll start to feel pain, and you could end up needing root canal treatment, which is much more significant and costs more. So although you might not feel pain right now, it’s best to repair these holes as soon as possible.

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Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Dental Care Limited. Registered in England and Wales No: 00478127. Registered office: Bupa Dental Care, Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol, United Kingdom BS16 1GW.

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