Staff - Meet the team
Dr Bhargavi 'Sangi' Bhatt
BDS Lond 1996, BSc(Hons), AKC.
Sangi qualified at Kings College London, Dental School in 1996. She did her post graduate house job at Birmingham dental hospital for a year and then a year in a training practice.
Sangi has lived and worked in the Ashtead area since 1998 and has developed close ties with the local community. She started working for Mike Cave and eventually took over the practice in 2006.
Sangi has dedicated her whole career to working for the NHS and has done so since qualifying in 1996, almost 25 years of service.
Since taking over, she has developed and expanded the practice and in 2011 relocated to our brand new premises in Ottways Lane.
Sangi has considerable experience in treating children and nervous patients and is able to be understanding and considerate when dealing with these situations. She takes time to explain all treatment options to patients to allow them to make informed decisions.
Sangi has also spent over 20 years as a trainer for nurses and recently mentoring dentists who wish to join the NHS community. She always welcomes anyone who would like to gain work experience in this field and has inspired numerous people to join the profession as nurses, hygienists and dentists.
She is an experienced skier and enjoys spending time supporting her 3 beautiful and very accomplished daughters.
Dr Kushali Bhatt-Roberts
Kushali started working at the practice when she was 14 as a part-time receptionist. She trained and qualified as a dental nurse in her gap year and then went off to dental school in Valencia to train as a Dental Surgeon. She has learned to do dentistry and speak Spanish in this time, so working for the NHS will now bring some new challenges which she is ready to tackle.
She qualified in 2019 and is now working at the practice in every role that has been thrown at her, from decontamination nurse to managing the new computer system.
She is a competition level skier and loves to cook amazing meals. In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her boyfriend, Conor.
Dr Smeera Sharma
Smeera graduated from India in 2002. She then worked in numerous countries before arriving in the UK and registering in 2017.
Having worked in a number of private and NHS practices, Smeera joined the Arch team in 2019.
Smeera is very thorough and professional and her focus is to keep patients comfortable. She believes that preventive care is the most important aspect of dentistry and strives to impart this on her patients,
She is a valuable member of staff and a real team player who will turn her hand to any task asked of her, including the filing!
Free time is filled with walking and spending time with her family.
We welcome her to the Arch Dental team
Rdh Birmingham 2000
Edt Liverpool 2006
Rachel has been in the dental industry for nearly 25 years. In 2006 she won the Oral B prize in clinical excellence.
Her philosophy is to gain a healthy mouth through thorough but gentle treatments using modern and traditional techniques in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
She loves running and her cats.
Dip Dental Hyg Aldershot 2000
Defence Dental Agency
Sheena has worked in dentistry for 30 years and qualified as a dental hygienist whilst serving in the Royal Army Dental Corps in 2000.
Sheena believes that everyone has the right to feel comfortable and at ease in the dental chair and uses a calm and professional manner to treat patients.
She has 2 boys that keep her busy and an amazing husband, who runs candlelit baths for her to enjoy after work.
Her hobbies include adding glitter to just about anything!
Alyne Rangifo da Silva Oshiro
Trainee Dental Nurse
Alyne is a qualified Dentist who relocated to the UK 5 years ago and is currently re-entering the world of dentistry by gaining a qualification as a dental nurse.
Alyne can be heard singing every day that she is working. She is a very capable member of staff who will do anything to help the smooth running of the practice.
She loves to cook and spend time with her gorgeous son.
Trainee Dental Nurse/ reception
Devi has worked at the practice in various trainee dental nurse. She has worked in various roles at the surgery for the last 2 years. Having completed her A-levels last year, she has now taken on the role of trainee dental nurse.Devi is planning to go to university this year and study Dentistry.
Devi is a expert level skier and loves to get lost in a good book.
Conor joined the team in 2021, he has a wealth of experience from a recruitment and marketing background.
He is currently helping to keep us from drowning in paperwork as a consequence of Covid-19. As one of our newest members of staff we would like to welcome him to the team.
He is an accomplished chef and enjoys cooking elaborate meals for his family and friends. He also loves to ski and swim.
Nirali has worked at the surgery for many years and has turned her hand to any role that has been thrown at her. She has worked hard through the pandemic to liaise with patients before their appointments to ensure they understand our COVID protocols.
Her passion is art, design and all things creative. She enjoys making hand made gifts for her family and friends.
Part Time Receptionist
Claire works part time at the surgery. Completing COVID risk assessments, answering the phone and booking appointments. Claire has a cheery telephone manner.
Claire loves the buzz of the busy practice and has enjoyed helping out during the pandemic. Living just down the road from the surgery is convenient to allow Claire to step in to help at short notice - it's also great for popping home for lunch!
IT Consultant Volunteer
Robin maintains and advises the practice on all our IT needs and strategies. He is often seen in the surgery with the back of a computer open, wires and cables everywhere.
Robin volunteers his time with us as his contribution to the NHS.