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Where Passionate Professionals Craft Your Healthy and Beautiful Smile

Meet the Expert Team at Coppertop Dental Surgery: Committed Professionals Dedicated to Your Oral Health and Radiant Smile. Our Experienced Dentists and Support Staff Strive to Provide Personalised, High-Quality Care in a Warm and Inviting Environment. Discover the Passion, Skill, and Dedication That Define Our Team’s Approach to Your Dental Wellness.

Amanda Purdom

Dentist

I qualified in 1992 from Guy’s Hospital in London where I then worked as a House Surgeon. I joined Coppertop in 1998 and live locally with my husband, son and rescue greyhounds. I love walking my dogs in the countryside and I am a keen swimmer. I like to treat my patients with compassion whilst keeping them dentally healthy.
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Hannah Watts

Dentist

Dr Hannah Watts is originally from Pembrokeshire in West Wales and graduated from the University of Bristol. After completing her vocational training in Berkshire, she returned to Bristol to work in general practice before relocating to the South East of England.
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Shruti Gaonkar

Dentist

I am a dentist with a special interest in Endodontics, having completed a postgraduate course from Eastman Dental Institution London – considered to be one of the best in the world for PG in Endodontics.
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Dr Ayham Sbahi

Dentist

Dr Sbahi has studied and graduated from Azerbaijan in 2006. From 2006 I practiced dentistry and worked as a senior house officer in maxillo-facial surgery in various hospital departments. In 2016 I passed the overseas registration exam (ore) run by the GDC, registered and practised Dentistry in both Private and NHS settings.
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Dr V Murugaraj

Dentist

Dr Murugaraj qualified in 1998. His post-graduate training has provided him with extensive exposure in the field of oral surgery. Using his passion for involvement in patient care and teaching, Dr Murugaraj has tried to build an academically and clinically strong career.
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Pretam Gharat

Implantologist

Pretam Gharat’s philosophy is to strive for excellence and he aims at the very highest standards in modern dentistry for his patients. He aims to have a highly trained and caring team and provide the most advanced treatments.
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Deepa Philips

Specialist Interest in Periodontics GDC 261411

Deepa qualified from the Christian Medical and Dental College in India in 2006 following which she worked in the Oral Surgery department as a Junior Resident for 2 years. She developed a keen interest in surgical procedures and went on to gain her Masters in the field of Periodontology in 2008.
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Dr Linda Chapani

Orthodontist

Dr. Linda Chabani is an accomplished orthodontist with a rich academic background and over a decade of hands-on experience in orthodontic treatments. Her journey in the field of dentistry commenced with her graduation from the esteemed Complutense University in Madrid in 2011…
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Helen Hawkins

Dental Nurse

Helen has been working at Coppertop since 2009. She qualified as a nurse in 2008, however, she has been working as a Dental Nurse for 32 years. Her hobbies outside of work are music and dancing and spending time with her daughter and grandson.
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Zuzana Darnadiova

Dental Nurse

Lisa Davies

Dental Hygienist

Lisa qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist from the Royal London Dental Hospital in 2009. She originally started as a Dental Nurse whilst serving in the Royal Army Dental Corps. She has gained a vast amount of experience working in several practices that specialise in implantology, periodontology, orthodontics and general dentistry.
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Agota Dimeny

Dental Hygienist

Agota graduated as a Dentist in Tirgu Mures, in Transylvania (Romania) in 2017. She also spent some time in Hungry in dental hospitals, extending her knowledge. She joined Coppertop Dental Surgery in 2022 as a Hygienist, so she can meet the patient and continue teaching them about oral hygiene and the importance of a balanced and healthy diet.
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Nicola Buckingham

Dental Hygienist

Susan Applegarth

Dental Hygienist

Sue qualified in 1983 at the Army School of Hygiene Aldershot and joined Coppertop Dental Practice in 1986. Sue is the longest serving member of staff and a valued member of the team.
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Zaynah Afzal

Dental Hygienist

Zay graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2017. She is a dual-qualified dental hygienist and dental therapist. After completing her undergraduate degree, she studied for her Masters degree in Research, with her topic looking at the links between oral cancer and human papilloma virus (HPV). She is currently undertaking a Masters in Medical Education.
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Aga

Dental Nurse

I am a qualified dental nurse with over 15 years of experience. My major interests are meeting different people through travel and getting to understand various cultures. Also I enjoy going out to the cinema, theatre and restaurants, reading books, cooking, gardening and spending time with my family.
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Shova Sunuwar Iwa

Dental Nurse

Sonam Lama

Receptionist

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Sarah Ward

Receptionist

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Debbie Hiscock

Practice Manager

I have had the pleasure of working in dentistry for 30 years, starting off as a qualified nurse in 1994. I have seen so many changes and challenges in dentistry which, over the years, have taught me a lot about teamwork and building good relationships with our patients.
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