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2022 Newsletter December

It’s been another year since our last Newsletter and we have lots of exciting news to share with you all.

But before we begin, we just want to say a big thank you to all of our patients for another year of having you by our side and a big thank you to our hardworking staff. Without any of you, Kendrick wouldn’t be where they are today!

New Staff:

We would like to introduce you to the new faces of the Kendrick View team.

Kiran Shankla

We are pleased to welcome Dr Kiran Shankla as our new Dental Associate. Kiran has taken over from Dr Ahmad Zeitouni.

Kiran is a local dentist who has lived in Reading for most of her life. She graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2013. Kiran enjoys keeping up to date with the latest dental information and tries to go on a variety of courses ensuring she is at the forefront of the latest technology and material. She is extremely passionate in providing her patients with the best dental experience she possibly can and prides herself on her gentle, caring and patient nature. She is a very conscientious dentist and believes in trying to get the best results by using minimally invasive dentistry.

Kiran offers Invisalign and Facial Aesthetics which you can read more about on our website.

When not at work Kiran enjoys travelling and trying new experiences. She is a keen photographer and is always up for a challenge, proven when she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and certified as a scuba diver.

Fawad Amin

Fawad graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011. After completing his foundation training in the Oxford deanery, he undertook additional hospital training roles in maxillofacial surgery & restorative dentistry. During this time, he was awarded with the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

In 2016, Fawad was selected for the Masters in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital, which he completed in 2018.

Since 2018, Fawad has been working in multiple practices where he has limited his clinical work to Endodontics, treating cases on a referral basis.

Fawad is an active member of the British Endodontic Society, European Society of Endontology and the American Association of Endodontists. He is also a published author with publications in the British Dental Journal.

Outside of dentistry, Fawad is a keen cricketer playing for his local club. He is a keen explorer and enjoys mountain hiking in his spare time – always on the lookout for his next challenge!

Dipesh Kothari

We’d like to welcome Dr Dipesh Kothari, who has replaced Dr Kashmira Ubhi as our Implantologist. Kash decided to stop travelling to Reading and focus solely on his practice in Amersham.

Dipesh graduated with a BDS from the University of Glasgow 2009 and is an experienced dentist whose practice is limited to implant dentistry having started his implant training in 2010. He has a reputation for delivering high quality work and for working well with nervous patients. Dipesh is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol where he teaches on the Implantology MSc as well as two other implant courses for young dentists.

In 2021 he was awarded Fellowship to the International Team of Implantology.

Josephine Bayliss – Chapman

Introducing Dr Josephine Bayliss-Chapman, our new specialist Periodontist. Josephine has taken over from Dr Omar Patel, who due to childcare and travelling has decided to work closer to home.

Josephine is a qualified Specialist Periodontist having received a Doctorate in Clinical Periodontology at Queen Mary University of London and has a fantastic work portfolio behind her. She is a Periodontal member of both the Royal College of Edinburgh and Royal College of England. Josephine fits in with the ethos we have at Kendrick View to provide the highest standard of care and we are very excited to have her join us.

Simona Hung

Simona joined the practice in February this year and is working on Saturdays as our new hygienist. We hope to see more of her during the week as her children grow and she is able to work more days.

Maisie Spooner

Maisie has just joined us as a trainee dental nurse and is currently working in different surgeries with our qualified nurses to gain experience. Maisie has settled in well to the Kendrick View team.

Shuha Hilmy

Shuha has been training as a dental nurse for just over a year and is taking her exams imminently. She is a competent and conscientious member of the team. Good luck with your upcoming exam Shuhu!

Karina Kalkowska

Karina joined our reception team in August this year. Previously working in sales, Karina has gained experience dealing with the public, working in a busy, fast paced environment which has enabled a smooth transition to work on our dental reception. Karina is calm, efficient, and caring and we are lucky to have her working alongside us.

Mica Cyrus

Many of you, especially Mark Hargreaves & Kiran Bhogal’s patients, may remember Mica. She joined us in 2009 as a qualified dental nurse, working her way up to clinical lead, and after a few years decided she wanted to further her career and train to be a hygienist. Mica attended Portsmouth University and studied for 3 years, passing in August this year. She has now joined our fantastic hygiene team and works for us on a Friday and every other Saturday.

Baby News

Congratulations to our receptionist Chelsie on recently becoming engaged. Her fiancé Lee proposed last year in New York, Central Park in December 2021. Shortly after this, Chelsie announced her pregnancy and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Zachary Jude, on 7th September 2022. Both mum and baby are doing well, and Chelsie is enjoying her maternity leave, mainly entertaining all the staff here at the practice that keep visiting for cuddles.

They are busy planning their wedding, hopefully for 2023.

 

We are also excited to welcome another two additions to the Kendrick View family. Trisha, Dr Henesy’s nurse gave birth to twin girls, Ellah and Islah, in July this year. Both the girls weighed over 6lb and are happy and healthy, Trisha has her work cut out with two but has taken to motherhood well and is enjoying every minute. We’ve also enjoyed the cuddles when she has managed to pop in to see us. 😊

Komal Bhabra, our visiting practitioner for Endodontics, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Kaira, in July this year. Komal and Kaira are both well and Komal’s son is very excited to be a big brother! We welcomed Komal back to the practice in October.

Our dentist Kiran Shankla won the Best Young Dentist 2022 - South East on Saturday 26th November

 

We would like to congratulate Dr Kiran Shankla on receiving a Certificate of Merit for her services to the British Dental Association. Kiran is heavily involved at local level with the British Dental Association (BDA). She has been a committee member of the local section for 6 years and was chairman in 2019-2021. She helps organise continuous professional development lectures for dentists in Berkshire and she put on a very successful programme during her time as chairman. She is extremely passionate about promoting dentistry to likeminded colleagues and has been awarded a merit for her hard work and services.

 

Waiting Room

Some of you may have noticed that our waiting room has been looking dreary and drab in the past few years due to Covid and social distancing guidelines. Since restrictions are slowly being lifted, we are happy to have had a makeover and brought some comfort and style back for our patients.

New Website

We have been busy behind the scenes working alongside Dental Design to create our new website. We are happy to say we have now gone live!

Please take a look at www.kendrickdental.co.uk

Patient Satisfaction Survey

We’d like to say a big thank you to all our patients that received and kindly took the time to fill out our patient satisfaction survey.

Whitening

With Christmas only around the corner it’s time to start thinking about the festive parties and family gatherings. I’m sure you’ll want to be looking your best for the occasion so have you thought about teeth whitening?

At Kendrick View we offer a home whitening kit called White Dental Beauty. This comes in various strengths depending on suitability and offers a simple step by step procedure to achieve great results.

We would initially need to book you for an impression appointment, the impressions would be sent to a lab and returned to us within two weeks. You can then come in for your second appointment to check the trays fit correctly and the dentist would run through the whitening process for you to do at home. We supply 8 syringes of whitening in the initial whitening cost, any further syringes can be purchased from us when needed.

If you are interested, please contact us on reception by calling 01189590222 or email the practice at reception@kendrickdental.co.uk

Reading Hockey Club

Kendrick View are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring Reading Hockey Club for the forthcoming season. Reading HC are one of the most successful clubs in the country with years of success domestically and in Europe. After a brief spell outside of the elite, both their men’s and women’s teams are back playing in the Premier Division. Alongside this they have a thriving junior’s section which has produced many top talents over the years. We wish them all the best and encourage all our patients to get down to support them!

With Andrew McDonnell and Prof Jeff Okeson at AES in 2019.

Going Digital

As a practice that is always keeping up to date with the latest technology you may notice the next time you need a mould of your teeth taken a lack of messy impression material. At Kendrick View we have recently invested in state-of-the-art digital scanners which can be used to take scans of your teeth, removing the need for impressions and the mess and discomfort that goes with them.

 



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