8:30am – 7:00pm
8:30am – 5:30pm
8:30am – 5:30pm
8:30am – 5:30pm
8:30am – 5:30pm
10:00am – 1:00pm
Please note we close for lunch between 1pm and 2pm
Eastgate Dental Centre has been established since 2005. It was opened due to the need and demand of the area and has now been developed into large practice with ten treatment rooms. The ethos of the practice is to provide treatment of quality whether NHS or private and prevent disease.
We are based in the centre of Fairford Leys and have plenty of free parking spaces and have wheelchair access for our patients making the location especially convenient for children or patients with disability.
We only employ the best and most experienced staff with proven track records. We demand all our staff keep up to date with new technologies and developments in dentistry.
We want you to feel relaxed and at ease in our practice, from the moment you enter, until you leave. Our friendly reception staff is on hand to welcome you to the practice and is willing to answer any questions you may have from the minute you arrive.
Sanjay Rayarel BDS Cert Med Ed
Qualifications: Newcastle Upon Tyne University 1996
Pratik Shah BDS MFDS RCPSG
Qualifications: University of Glasgow 2005 - BDS
Royal College of Physicians and surgeons 2009 - MFDS
Interests in: Cosmetic dentistry and Dental implants
Further training: University of Sheffield – Dental implants
Oxford Brookes University – Medical and Dental Education
Pratik joined Eastgate Dental Centre in 2008 and has been committed to the highest standards of clinical care and the ongoing process of postgraduate education. He enjoys spending time with my family and travelling.
Saagar Ruparelia BDS (London 2009) MJDF RCS (Eng) Dip (Oral Surgery)
Qualifications: Bart and The London 2009 - BDS
Interests in: Cosmetic dentistry and Oral Surgery
Further training: Royal College of Surgeons of England - Diploma in oral surgery
Qualifications: Kings College London 2016 - BDS
Interests in: Cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign
Further training: Diploma in restorative dentistry
Outside of dentistry I enjoy travelling and playing football.
Chirag. Y. Chauhan
Qualifications: Newcastle University 2014 - BDS
Interests in: Minimally invasive and cosmetic white fillings, oral surgery and root canal treatment, managing dentally anxious/phobic patients.
Further training: Quick Straight Teeth 2018, Implant placement
Association member: Dentinal Tubules
I enjoy socialising with friends and family, spending time with my son, watching and playing snooker.
Qualifications: Newcastle University 2016 - BDS
Interests in: Endodontics, Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry
Further training: Advanced Dental Seminar Restorative course 2018, Endo Art post graduate course 2020
I enjoy watching football, playing golf, going to the gym, travelling, spending time with family and friends.
Qualifications: University of Bristol 1997 - BDS
Interests in: All aspects of dentistry
Association member: BDA
When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, gardening, music and dance.
Ashmi Parekh BDS
Qualifications: BDS MFDS RCSEd
Dental school: Kings College London 2017 - BDS
Interest in: General dentistry and endodontics
Association member: DDU
Ashmi subsequently trained for two years in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry at two London Hospitals, before working as a general dentist. Ashmi takes a lot of pride in her patient care. She is an enthusiastic clinician with a philosophy to provide high quality dentistry in a calm and caring manner.
She enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry but is particularly interested in endodontics, which she is hoping to undertake further postgraduate training in.
In her spare time, Ashmi loves to travel and explore different parts of the world. She also enjoys yoga, long walks, reading and cooking.
Qualifications: University of Birmingham 2019 - BDS
Interests in: Paediatric dentistry
Further training: Restorative dentistry and Invisalign
In 2018, I volunteered at a dental camp in India, which was extremely rewarding. The focus of the camp was to promote good oral hygiene and provide emergency treatment. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, keeping fit, cooking and trying new cuisines.
Qualifications: Kings College London 2019 - BDS
Interested in: Composites, Aesthetic Dentistry, Oral Surgery
Further Training: Dental Core Training in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham; Smilefast Composite Veneers
Outside of work, I enjoy boxing and going to the gym to keep fit. I love playing tennis in the summer and skiing during the winter. I also love eating out at different restaurants and trying new food!
Qualifications: Kings College London 2020 – BDS (Hons)
I have recently joined the practice and enjoy all things restorative dentistry and always endeavour to do the best for my patients. Away from work I'm an avid sports fan, playing golf and supporting Newcastle United.
Qualifications: London Kings College London 2020 – BDS
Queen Mary University of London 2013 – Biomedical Sciences BSc
Interests in: Oral Surgery and aesthetics
Anika strives to provide the best care in all areas of dentistry for her patients. Anika’s background, however, has not always been in healthcare; she has worked in conference events marketing prior to dental school and went on to become the Head of Marketing for a dental news and media company while studying. In her free time she is an avid home chef and enjoys travelling.
Anwen Elizabeth Bridge
Qualifications: Diploma in Dental Hygiene- 2001
Certificate in Dental Radiography- 2001
Certificate in Nutrition & Health- 2001
BTEC Promotion of Oral Health- 2001 Certificate Oral Health Promotion- 1998
Defence Dental Training, Aldershot
Interests in: Prevention of dental disease and in the links between oral and general health.
Further training: ID Block, rubber dam and taking impressions update training- 2007 Introduction to Acupuncture for Dental Phobic’s and gag reflex- 2012 Whitening for Dental Hygienist/Therapist- 2013
Outside of work I love spending time with my kids Megan and Iwan. We can regularly be found walking, running or cycling in the local area & sometimes feel like the Aylesbury Rugby club is our second home. I’m at my happiest catching up with friends, pottering around in the garden or reading a good book.
Qualifications: Aldershot 1996
Interests in: The link between good oral hygiene and maintaining a healthy heart, reducing inflammation, and reducing other risk factors such as diabetes is becoming more widely known and with this in mind, I like to present tailored guidance to help provide patients with the knowledge and techniques to achieve their best oral hygiene possible.
Further training: Up to date on current mandatory continued education with more focus on issues concerning prevention and treatment of gum disease. (periodontal disease)
Association member: BSDHT
Working in dentistry for many years has taught me that it's not only about achieving great results but more importantly about achieving rapport and trust with my patients and giving them the knowledge to understand why things happen in their mouths and providing them with tools/techniques they can use to prevent these key issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
Outside of work I enjoy open water swimming and power lifting (pandemics aside) and enjoying our wonderful countryside.
Emma Whittome DipDH DipDT
Qualifications: Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Diploma in Dental Therapy
Dental school: The Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals 2020
Interest in: Treatment and management of periodontal disease
Further training: Tooth whitening
Emma likes keeping fit and going to the gym, cooking, travelling and spending time with friends and family.
Anisah Nawaz FsDc, BSc (Hons)
Qualifications: University of Essex – Dental Hygienist 2017
University of Essex – Dental Therapist 2019
Interests in: Paediatric Dentistry and adult fillings.
Anisah can undertake all procedures that fall under a Hygienists scope of practice such as oral hygiene education, cosmetic scale and polish, periodontal therapy and Airflow.
Meera Ruparelia BDS MJDF MClindent MOrth RCS Eng 2013
Qualifications: Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' (Dentistry) 2007 – BDS, MJDF, MClinDent
Eastman Dental Institute (Orthodontics) 2013 – MOrth (RCS Eng, 2013)
Interest in: Treating a variety of malocclusions utilising a wide range of orthodontic treatment options ranging from removable appliances, growth modification appliances, fixed appliances from metal to tooth coloured brackets in addition to Invisalign (removable custom made aligners). Meera enjoys treating both children and adult patients and making them feel at ease.
Further training: Before her specialist training, Meera worked in the Maxillofacial Department at the John Radcliffe and Royal Berkshire hospitals. During Meera's career she has worked in multidisciplinary teams within the NHS and Privately.. She keeps up to date with digital dentistry which allows patients to view their newly straightened teeth before embarking on a course of orthodontic treatment.
Association member: Royal College of Surgeons and Faculty of Dentistry, British Orthodontic Society
On those rare moments when she is not busy with two young children, she enjoys keeping fit, skiing, travelling and trying out new restaurants!
Qualifications: BDS LDS RCS 1989, FDS RCS 1993, MSC 1995, M.Orth RCS 1996, FDS (Orth) RCS 1999
Dental school: University College London
Interest in: Specialist in Orthodontics
Further training: Consultant Orthodontist
Association member: British Dental Association, Royal College of Surgeons of England, British Orthodontic Society, World Federation of Orthodontists, Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
Outside of orthodontics I am chairman of the Dentists Provident Society and I also enjoy Rugby, Cricket, Cycling, Skiing, walking and gardening.
Qualifications: BDS FDS RCS (eng)
Dental school: UCLH 1988
Interest in: Paediatric dentistry and orthodontics
Further training: Orthodontic practice
Association member: British Orthodontic Society