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Meet Our Team

Our Dentists

 

Barbara Huggins BDS. GDC no 60719

 

I went to Sheffield University to study dentistry and qualified in 1985. I then moved down to Hastings to finish my vocational training before heading closer to home to Orpington. The next 8 years saw me working in a practice in Croydon, which gave me invaluable all-round experience of general dentistry. I then spent a year in the community treating children who were anxious about going to the dentist, as well as special needs adults and children.

 

I came to Pickford Lane in 1996 and became a partner in the practice in 1999. I’ve has been a trainer for newly qualified dentists as part of the Vocational (now Foundation) training scheme, to help them become better dentists as well as support our own team.

 

Each day here brings a new challenge which is what I enjoy about being a dentist, and of course getting to know my patients and making sure they get good continuity of care.

 

Thomas Hind BSc(Hons) BDS. GDC no 62366

 

I qualified from Manchester University in 1985 (Pathology) and in 1987 (Dentistry). I have been working as a General Dental Practitioner for over 30 years, in a variety of settings to diverse patient groups. Initially I worked in Yorkshire, followed by Manchester, London, and later managed my own practice in Somerset. I have also been involved in some postgraduate research and was approved to become a Vocational Trainer for newly qualified Dentists.

 

I have worked as a Dentist at Boots, at a dedicated Denture Clinic and at children’s and nervous adults Referral Centre. I first started work at Pickford Lane in 2005, and became a Partner in 2011.

 

I strive to respect patients’ individual wishes and needs, and aims to provide the best quality of care at all times.

 

 

Ektaa Chopra BChD MFDS RCS(Ed). GDC no 229759

 
Ektaa’s favourite part of her job is the daily interaction she has with patients and getting to know them on a personal level. She is considered by her patients and peers to be a caring and considerate dentist with an unspoken ability to create a relaxing atmosphere, in an otherwise daunting environment.

 

Ektaa qualified from the highly respected University of Leeds in 2012 and focused her early career on Oral Surgery, working in the maxillofacial department of North Manchester General Hospital. Here she treated victims of head and neck trauma and cancer and carried out complex tooth extractions. She has since completed a postgraduate certificate in implant dentistry.

 

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but finds improving people’s self-confidence by minimally invasive methods the most rewarding. She has a keen interest in implant and cosmetic dentistry and enjoys offering her patients a range of treatments including Invisalign braces. Ektaa also offers facial aesthetics treatments including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers in addition to her dentistry.

 

Away from dentistry, Ektaa loves travelling and exploring the world with her husband. She is a dedicated foodie and enjoys cooking as well as keeping fit at the gym to burn off all the fine food.

 

 

Our Hygienists

 

Natalie Bone CEB Dip Dent Hyg 2001 Dip Therapy 2012 GDC no DH5808

 

Natalie qualified at Kings College in 2001, and started working at Pickford Lane shortly after. She has recently completed a Diploma in Dental Therapy and tutors part time at Kings College in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

 

Practice Manager/Nurse

 

Anita Sequeira GDC no 115644 NEBDN 2005

 

The Practice Manager is Anita Sequeira who has been working at the practice since 1978. She is responsible for the smooth running of the business which includes duties such as health and safety, staff appraisals, chairing Practice Meetings, keeping policies and procedures up to date and ensuring the team receive regular training and information on various new developments in dentistry.

 

Our Nurses

 

Joanna Palmer GDC no 115785 NEBDN 2003

 

Joanne qualified in 2003 and has worked at Pickford Lane since 2002.

 
Tia Packham GDC no 129304

 

Tia qualified in 2000 and joined the practice in 2018, with over 20 years experience as a dental nurse. She has previously worked for BUPA Dental, Bexley and Greenwich Community Dental and King’s College Hospital.

 

Along with the rest of the team our nurses continue training through professional development courses including Infection control and Medical emergencies.

 

Our Receptionists

 

Carol Peters, Julia Mayell and Susan Pickett

 

Our receptionists have all been working at Pickford Lane Dental practice for many years and are very happy to help patients with any enquiries they may have. They have a good knowledge of dentistry and aim to be efficient and give full attention to patients needs at all times.
 

 

 

Pickford Lane Dental Practice is committed to providing a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, as well as delivering personal high quality treatment.