MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Fuz Jamall – Clinical Director/Principal Dentist GDC 76311 – BDS Liverpool BSc Hons (Human Anatomy), PG Cert Dental Law and Ethics, MJDF RCS Eng
Dr. Fuz Jamall is the clinical director of the Pennington Group of practices and leads a team of skilled professionals including 6 dentists, 4 hygienists and a team of dental nurses and administration staff across 3 sites in Warwickshire.
Fuz, as he prefers to be called, uses the most minimally invasive techniques and procedures to achieve maximum results. Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry are all within his repertoire.
Fuz is the main Denplan Excel Accredited Dentist within the practice.
Availability: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm at Kenilworth.
Sarah Cross – Group Practice Manager
Group Practice Manager
Sarah originally came to work for Pennington Dental as a Receptionist in 2006 on a temporary basis until another role closer to home came up. She loved the job so much she asked if she could stay and is still with us today, only now as our Group Practice Manager. She enjoys working with a great team of support staff and has overall responsibility for the running of all three of our practices. She is also here to ensure everything is in place for our patients to enjoy their visits to the dentist!
Carol Hodgkins - Group Finance Manager
Carol is based at the Stratford Practice where she has an office and deals with all the practice finances from paying staff and suppliers to procurement and facilities management.
Dr Bhavna Carter – Dental Associate – GDC 176590 – BDS Cardiff – SOUTHAM
Bhavna qualified from Cardiff University, where she also completed her vocational training. She moved to Surrey with her husband in 2009, but has recently relocated back to the Midlands where she grew up.
Bhavna takes pride in being part of a highly skilled and considerate team at Pennington Dental, and sees the importance in carrying out a high standard of dental treatment in a calm and caring environment. She has an interest in all aspects of dentistry – particularly paediatric dentistry. Bhavna is keen to continue to update her skills and refresh her knowledge. Since qualifying from Cardiff she has completed her MFDS exams to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Availability: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm at Southam.
Dr Faisal Karim– Dental Associate – GDC 265180 – BDS Cardiff 2016 – KENILWORTH
Faisal is a recent addition to Kenilworth and brings with him a great deal of passion for general dentistry and cosmetic white fillings.
Full time Monday to Friday in Kenilworth.
Dr Selina Takhar – Dental
Associate – GDC 112869 – BDS Birmingham – KENILWORTH
Selina provides a professional and dedicated approach to dentistry. She enjoys providing routine dental care as well as further more cosmetic treatment, and uses her experience and knowledge to provide thorough examinations and treatment plans.
She has a particular interest in minor oral surgery and cosmetic fillings and has an excellent way of making patients feel comfortable and relaxed.
Availability: Currently on Maternity Leave
Dr Chavdar Nikolov – Dental Associate – GDC 197996
Dr Nikolov joined Pennington Dental in 2014, originally qualifying in Bulgaria.
He has since provided a full-time service for patients at the Stratford practice and has really established himself as part of the Pennington team.
He has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and cosmetic fillings and crowns.
Availability: Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm at Stratford-Upon-Avon
Dr Nisha Bagga - Dental Associate GDC 259006
Nisha is a recent addition to the team joining us in February 2017 and is super keen on teeth whitening and composite (white) fillings.
Availability: Tuesday and Wednesday 9am – 5pm at Stratford-Upon-Avon
Karen Reeves – Dental Hygienist – GDC 2714 – KENILWORTH
Pennington Dental welcomed Karen as Dental Hygienist in 2006, and she has been with us ever since. She has provided our patients with a friendly and professional service in how to improve and maintain oral health as well as making sure the patient always leaves with a smile on their face.
She is skilled at working with patients to achieve amazing health improvements and is wonderful at convincing patients to quit smoking.
Karen has over 20 years’ experience in the dental profession and continues to deliver great results, earning her a great reputation as an excellent hygienist.
Availability: Thursday 8.40am – 5pm at Kenilworth.
Meena Gorecha – Dental Hygienist/Therapist – GDC 248350 – KENILWORTH
Meena joined us in 2014 as a newly qualified hygienist and therapist from the University of Leeds. She has gained a strong following within the practice and excels at providing a superb service for all of her patients.
She is particularly good at tailoring oral hygiene needs to each individual patient and also enjoys providing more advanced periodontal therapies.
Availability: Wednesday 9am – 5pm at Kenilworth.
Friday at Stratford
Aisha Ahmed – Dental Hygienist/Therapist – GDC 254914 – KENILWORTH
Aisha joined the Kenilworth team in March 2015, originally providing maternity cover for Jenna. However, once Jenna’s maternity leave ended, we decided to make Aisha an additional member to the team and she is now providing both hygienist and therapy appointments. As a therapist, Aisha can complete fillings, carry out extractions of baby teeth and take impressions as long as the patient has seen a dentist for an examination first. She is enjoying adding these treatments to her skill set as well as providing full mouth disinfection treatments as part of her hygienist services.
Availability: Tuesday 9am – 6pm at and Friday 9am-5pm Kenilworth.
Charlotte Smith – Dental Hygienist/Therapist – GDC 230440 – SOUTHAM
Charlotte joined the team in 2014, taking over from the previous hygienist at the Southam practice. She settled in right away and is a very valuable member to the team. She is skilled at providing patients with an oral healthcare plan that suits them and understands that homecare is just as important as the care we provide at the practice. This is why as well as carrying hygiene appointments, Charlotte also spends time demonstrating different products and making sure each and every patient is efficient in using them.
Availability: Thursdays at Southam.
Leane Woolley – Registered Dental Nurse – GDC 224037 – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Leanne is the senior Dental Nurse and has been with Pennington for the past 3 years. She splits her time between Stratford and Kenilworth and is the Infection Control Lead
Jodie Foster – Registered Dental Nurse –GDC 266767 KENILWORTH
Jodie joined us in May 2014. She had previously been a trainee dental nurse at another practice before going on maternity leave to have her daughter Isla. However she found she missed dental nursing too much. Jodie is the Infection Control Lead at Kenilworth.
Steph Griffin – Registered Dental Nurse – KENILWORTH
Steph started working at the Kenilworth practice of Pennington Dental in May 2014. She has previously worked in the hair and beauty sector and is a qualified beautician. She then decided to leave this role to embark upon dental nursing and is currently working towards her qualification.
Farrah Currie – Registered Dental Nurse – GDC 187481 – SOUTHAM
Farrah joined the Southam team in September 2015 after working at a specialist care centre in Leamington Spa. She had previously been a dental nurse for five years before taking a break to pursue other careers, but decided on a return to dental nursing in 2015. She now works alongside Dr Brown and Dr Carter at the Southam practice full-time. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, particularly her little boy Kian.
Julie Babey – Receptionist – SOUTHAM
Julie has been receptionist at the Southam practice since early 2011, and over the years has become an exemplary member of the team, learning how to manage the busy running of reception alongside the many patients that walk through the door. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and visiting family in America.
Louise Morgan – Receptionist/Trainee Dental Nurse – KENILWORTH
Joining us in 2014, Louise has been a key member of the Kenilworth team and is the person responsible for greeting all of our patients and starting their patient journey in a positive manner.
She has recently returned from maternity leave following the birth of her daughter Bella.
Sally Mendonca – Receptionist – KENILWORTH
Sally is the latest reception team addition to Pennington Dental in early 2015. She previously worked for Coventry City Council but is enjoying her new role as a dental receptionist and learning things about the dental world. She has a strange obsession with filing (not that we mind!) and is also very thorough when answering any questions that patients may have.
Stacey Costigan – Receptionist – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Prior to joining Pennington Dental in February 2015, Stacey managed to shoe department at New Look – a job any woman would love! However, she decided on a career change and now joins Lesley at our Stratford practice on Wednesdays and Fridays. Together they run a professional but friendly reception and are always on hand to make you smile.
Lesley French – Receptionist – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Lesley is the bright and smiley reception you will see sitting behind the desk at our Stratford practice. Her immaculate attitude towards her job is obvious and she is extremely welcoming and friendly. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and going on lovely holidays that make us all jealous!