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Meet the Team

At Cobbs Garden Dental Practice our aim is to provide top quality, modern dental care in comfortable surroundings at an affordable price. We have a dedicated and talented team of dentists who ensure that the time you spend with us is right for you and good for your oral health.

Our Dentists

Dr Chameera Fernando

Practice Principal | General and Cosmetic Dentistry |Diamond Invisalign Provider

BDS (London2007), PG Cert Imp

GDC Number: 114931

Year started in Dentistry: 2007
What you most like about your job: Working with a great team and building relationships with my patients. Job satisfaction comes from helping give patients the smile they've always wanted
One goal in life: To see the world with my family
Hobbies: Spending time with my daughter and wife along with keeping active by going to the gym and playing football or cricket
Your drinks order during the working day: Coffee

Cham graduated from Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2007 and has been working in general practice since 2007.

Since qualifying, he has completed several post-graduate courses and has achieved a Certificate in Dental Implants.

Cham has a particular interest in short-term orthodontics namely Invisalign and has been recognised as a Platinum Elite provider. He has completed over 300 cases making him one of the leading Invisalign providers in the area.

Cham finds the most rewarding part of his job is building a relationship with his patients and helping to restore their confidence in their smiles.

Outside of dentistry Cham enjoys spending time with his family and has a daughter called Sophia who keeps him very busy!!! He also enjoys going to the gym and playing football and cricket.

Dr Robert Wardle

Associate Dentist | General and Cosmetic Dentistry | Masters in Endodontics

BDS (Bristol 2007), MSc

GDC Number: 112745

Year started in Dentistry: 2007
What you most like about your job: Meeting different patients every day along with working with the team at Cobbs Garden
One goal in life: To raise as much money for cystic fibrosis as possible
Hobbies: Running and golf
Your drinks order during the working day: Lots of coffee

Rob qualified from the University of Bristol in 2007 and has been enjoying working as a dentist in the local area since.

Rob has a passion for improving the oral health of his patients and has completed additional courses in Restorative Dentistry. Following this, he realised his real interest lay in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatments) and went on to complete a masters degree in Endodontics in 2016. Rob now accepts referrals from other general dental practitioners for more complex root canal treatment needs.

When outside of treating patients Rob enjoys playing golf and squash, as well as painting.

Dr Jaime De Castro Torres

Associate Dentist | Implant Surgeon

Lic Odont Complutense Madrid 2011

GDC Number: 218178

Year started in Dentistry: 2012
What you most like about your job: Patient satisfaction from successful treatment which sometimes may be life-changing for patients
One goal in life: To be able to provide the most complex top-notch surgical treatments, the type of cases that only a few surgeons can do (in time…)
Hobbies: Playing the piano
Your drinks order during the working day: Strong Coffee

Jaime de Castro Torres graduated in dentistry in 2011 in Madrid, Spain. Throughout his career, he has been helping people to improve their oral health and to put their best smiles forward. His kindness, perseverance, and hard work make him a trusted dentist in the community.

Very early in his career, Jaime's passion for dental implants and oral surgery started flourishing when he understood the fact that patients getting their chewing and smile back had a huge improvement in their quality of life thus, he realised he wanted to contribute to helping them to achieve this goal. As Jaime has stated, the stress and difficulties associated with complex and challenging cases were greatly compensated by the outcomes and patient happiness and satisfaction on completion, moreover his desire to achieve the best results and to be up-to-date on the latest technologies in implant dentistry never ceases. His on-going training has driven him to many locations in the world such as Cambridge, Bucharest, Cuzco, la Havana, and Santiago de Chile.

With approximately 2000 implants placed, he confidently can overcome most simple, advanced, and complex cases to fill unwanted gaps, from diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical execution to final prosthetic restoration and fit.

Dr Ursula Naji

Associate Dentist |General and Cosmetic Dentistry | Invisalign Provider

BDS Lond 2010

GDC Number: 193158

Year started in Dentistry: 2010
What you most like about your job: I love building a rapport with my patients. Instilling confidence in them to overcome their dental phobias to achieve the smile they have always dreamt of
One goal in life: To travel the world with my family
Hobbies: Enjoying country walks with my family and keeping fit with pilates
Your drinks order during the working day: Coffee

Ursula graduated from Kings College London in 2010. During this period she has worked in both NHS and Private dentistry. She has a completed a number of courses in Short Term Orthodontics furthering her interest in Cosmetic Dentistry.

Ursula is an Invisalign Provider and has also completed a Certificate in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. She strives to meet the individual needs of her patients by tailor planning their treatment. Together with her skills, her passion in her work and friendly approach she is committed to giving you the smile you have always wanted.

Our Hygienist and Therapists

Anne Martin Powders

Dental Hygienist

RDH BS 1986, M Ed

GDC Number: 3117

Year started in Dentistry: 1986
What you most like about your job:
Helping patients achieve excellent dental health and bright health smiles
One goal in life:
To promote dental health across the world
Hobbies:
Skincare, hiking, travel, blogging
Your drinks order during the working day:
Nilgiris tea, South India

Anne is an experienced dental hygienist and is dual qualified from both the UK and US. Anne gained her Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Guys Dental Hospital in 1986 and then graduated with BSc Dental Hygiene from University Colorado USA in 1990. Anne then went on to receive her MEd from Boston University in 1993 and MPH from Brussels in 1994.

Anne has a gentle and caring approach to dental care and has a passion for helping patients achieve good periodontal health. Anne looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your healthy smile!

Anne's other passion is skincare and she has spent many hours learning all about healthy skin and how to help others achieve their radiant glow and feel renewed confidence!

Anne loves to travel and regularly volunteers her time with Dentaid on dental charity trips to less developed countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, and India. Here the teams provide much needed dental care and dental health education to disadvantaged populations.

Sophie Adams

Dental Hygienist

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy University of Sheffield 2017

GDC Number: 165784

Year started in Dentistry: 1998
What you most like about your job:
I most like getting to know my patients and carrying out treatment specific to their needs and seeing the results
One goal in life:
To be happy and healthy and be a good role model for my daughter
Hobbies:
I love nature, crafts and travel
Your drinks order during the working day:
Coffee or lemon and ginger tea

Sophie started her career in dentistry as a Dental Nurse back in 1998. She decided to further her career in dentistry and studied at Sheffield Dental School where she qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist in 2017.

Since qualifying she has carried out additional training in periodontal disease and also facial aesthetics. Sophie is passionate about her job and genuinely loves going to work!

She lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and daughter Frances. They also have two main coon cats (Richard & Horace) and a tortoise called Reggie.

Rachel McLean

Dental Hygienist

BSc Dental Hygiene (Portsmouth 2007)

GDC Number: 118881

Year started in Dentistry: 2007
What you most like about your job:
I love building relationships with my patients; whereby they look forward to our appointments together as much as I do. I find it so rewarding when my patients really feel in control of their mouths and I love working with a happy and supportive team
One goal in life:
To Enjoy it!
Hobbies:
I love long distance walks, travelling and DIY with my husband. I also love spending time gardening with my Mum now she’s retired; she was an NHS dentist for 50 years and is responsible for my passion for dentistry
Your drinks order during the working day:
White Coffee

Rachel qualified from the university of Portsmouth as a Dental Hygienist/ Therapist in 2007. She started her career working as a Dental Hygienist / Therapist for the Royal Navy in Gosport for a number of years where she met her husband, a submariner in the Royal Navy.

In 2010 they moved to Plymouth for a number of years where she worked in a lovely practice as a dental hygienist while her husband was at sea. She married in 2015, which is also when her husband retired from the service and they relocated to Milton Keynes in 2016 to be close to family and friends and to finally spend time together.

Rachel finds dentistry rewarding through, gaining her patients trust and providing thorough but gentle treatment. She find it very satisfying working together to get mouths heathy and under control and having her patients look forward to their appointments.

Our Support Staff

Simon Aranha

Practice & Operations Manager

Year started in Dentistry: 2009
What you most like about your job: Working with different people, meeting patients and organising
One goal in life: To travel to somewhere new every year
Hobbies: Spending time with the puppy, going for nice walks in new areas along with cooking new meals
Your drinks order during the working day: Green tea

Simon has worked in Dentistry since 2009. He started his career in Practice Management originally in Buckinghamshire and has managed Dental Practices both in the NHS and Private sector. In 2011 he moved away to Bristol where he continued his career in Dentistry. In 2017 he moved back to the area to be closer to his family.

Simon takes pride in his job as he likes to support and engage with people. He believes that in running a practice, patients are the primary focus. He endeavours to make sure each patient has a satisfying visit to the practice, one which is not rushed, where staff are genuinely interested in getting to know and care for each patient. He aims to ensure that each member of staff feels happy, confident and enjoys their job in the practice.

In his spare time, Simon enjoys cooking different foods and learning new recipes as well as socialising with close friends, family and his puppy Penelope. Since moving back into the area he has started getting into gardening and walking.

Harriet Shaw

Assistant Manager/Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 254486

Year started in Dentistry: 2005
What you most like about your job: Helping patients overcome their fear of the dentist and building a rapport with patients
One goal in life: To encourage more young people to visit the practice
Hobbies: Photography, socialising with friends, long walks in the countryside with my family
Your drinks order during the working day: White coffee or fruit tea

Dentistry has always been a huge part of Harriet's life and something she really enjoys. "We have so many lovely patients here and it makes it a really wonderful place to work"

Her aim for the future is to help make patients aware of options that are now available in dentistry and try to make coming to the dentist a more pleasant experience.

When she is not at work she enjoys Fine Art and Photography. Harriet has grownup in the local area and particularly loves taking photos of the countryside in all seasons.

Chloe King

Dental Nurse

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019

GDC Number: 285750

Year started in Dentistry: 2018
What you most like about your job: Working with a close team as well as helping patients overcome their fears
One goal in life: To buy my own home
Hobbies: Horse riding
Your drinks order during the working day: Tea

Chloe joined the team in early 2020. She has become an integral part of the team, always willing to jump in when needed. Her enthusiasm for dentistry is infectious. She enjoys nursing for dental implant treatments and has an interest in facial aesthetics.

In her spare time Chloe loves going out for dinner at her favourite Italian restaurants and spending time with her young niece and nephew.

Hannah Townrow

Trainee Dental Nurse

Year started in Dentistry: 2021
What you most like about your job: Working with such a lovely team
One goal in life: To stay happy and healthy
Hobbies: Painting
Your drinks order during the working day: Strong coffee

Hannah started her career in Dentistry in 2021. She was keen to be in a career which mixed together helping people along with learning a hands on skill which also helped build her medical and science knowledge . Hannah enjoys working with our team and prides herself on her attention to detail.

Outside of work Hannah enjoys painting.  

Donna Beasley

Front of House Receptionist

Year started in Dentistry: 1987
What you most like about your job: Working within a friendly environment
One goal in life: To be healthy and happy and travel as many places as possible
Hobbies: Travelling and going on spa trips with friends. I also am learning to salsa dance
Your drinks order during the working day: Tea

Donna started her career in dentistry as a Sedation Dental Nurse through to becoming an Assistant Practice Manager.

Donna started working at Cobbs Garden Dental Practice in early 2017. Donna took on her role at Cobbs Garden as she enjoys building relationships with each patient and looks out for their best interests in forthcoming treatment. She prides herself in her caring nature in this profession.

Outside of work Donna enjoys spending time with those near and dear.

Casey Leigh Moore

Dental Nurse

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009

GDC Number: 186697

Year started in Dentistry: 2003
What you most like about your job: The people I work with along with meeting patients, however, the break away from my husband and children is also nice (joking)
One goal in life: To be happy (which I am)
Hobbies: Drinking gin and reading (not at the same time)
Your drinks order during the working day: Coffee

Casey has worked in dentistry since 2003, 10 years as a Practice Manager and the remaining as a Dental Nurse.

Casey chose to return to Dental Nursing as she missed the patient care and interaction that comes with the role of a Dental Nurse.

Outside of work Casey enjoys caring for and spending time with her young family.

Cathy Ann Harris

Front of House Receptionist

Year started in Dentistry: 2022
What you most like about your job: Working with a great team of people and meeting and helping our patients 
One goal in life: Being happy and healthy in life 
Hobbies: Gardening, reading & quality time with friends 
Your drinks order during the working day: Tea

Cathy joined the team in 2022 as a self confessed people person. She enjoys meeting patients & putting them at ease. Outside of work she enjoys creating art and crafts and spending time with her young son and husband.

Lucy Percival

Front of House Receptionist

Year started in Dentistry: 2005
What you most like about your job: Meeting new people and building positive relationships with them whilst working in a supportive team
One goal in life: To be happy, healthy & positive
Hobbies: Reading, Gardening & walking my dogs
Your drinks order during the working day: Coffee

Lucy followed in her Mother’s footsteps into Dental Nursing when she retired. She enjoys the patient interaction and helping patients have a positive, caring experience.

Her aim for the future is to help people feel that a visit to the Dentist is positive and calm. Away from work my passion spending time with my family and animals

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I am very happy with this practice. I transferred with my dentist Chameera Fernando to continue treatment at this surgery and the professionalism and treatment I have received is first class. The surgery is very welcoming and any nerves are left at the door. I would strongly recommend this surgery if you would like first class treatment. Harriet the dental nurse with Dr Fernando is so helpful and extremely professional. Very contented patient.

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