Our Practice

Retford Dental Centre is a modern and family-friendly 3-surgery practice which has been under the present ownership since 2003. It underwent a complete refurbishment in 2011. The modern facilities and the state of the art equipment allow the team to provide high qulaity dental care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Our highly-skilled team consists of 4 dentists, 1 hygienist, 2 practice managers and 4 nurses.

Amongst other things the practice boasts an on-site car park, a ramp for easy access to the premises and a WC on the ground floor which is suitable for disabled patients. Two of the treatment rooms are also located on the ground floor for easy access.

The practice is registered with the Care Quality Commission. There is a dedicated room for decontamination of used instruments as per the Department of Health 'Best Practice' guidelines HTM01-05.

We offer our patients dental care as part of the NHS, on a PRIVATE basis or as part of RETFORD DENTAL PLAN. At present we are only able to accept new private and Retford Dental Plan patients. We operate a waiting list for patients wishing join as NHS patients.

Our Team

The dental team at Retford Dental Centre look forward to offering you their skilled care and advice.

Dr Thumilan Ganesh BDS(Lond) MJDF RCS(Eng)
PGCDE FHEA
Principal Dentist
GDC No: 72292

Dr Ganesh qualified from King's Dental Institute (University of London) in 1996. After completing his foundation training in a practice in Romford, he joined a private practice in Hornchurch where he remained until 2003.

Dr Ganesh took over this practice in June 2003 from a retiring colleague. Due to an overwhelming demand for dental services in the local area, the practice underwent further expansion and two further treatment rooms were added within 2 years. The practice was renamed as Retford Dental Centre. In 2005 Dr Ganesh was appointed as a Foundation Trainer for new dental graduates and he fulfilled this role until 2015. Between 2004 and 2009 Dr Ganesh also worked with the local 'Sure Start Children's Centres' to run the popular 'Little Smiler Club' at the practice.

Dr Ganesh is committed to continuous professional development. He obtained a teaching qualification from the University of Bedfordshire to enhance his training role. He also obtained the MJDF diploma of the Faculty of General Dental Practice and completed postgraduate training in Implant dentistry. He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and is an accredited provider of CFAST and SMILE TRU tooth alignment.

Dr Kopikrishna Thirunelakandan DMD (Hungary)
Associate Dentist
GDC No: 207233

Dr Thiru qualified from the University of Debrecen (Hungary) in 2010. He joined our practice as a Foundation Dentist in 2011. He worked in a number of practices in the South East between 2012 and 2015. He returned to our practice in 2015.

Dr Thiru is fully committed to continuous professional development. He is currently furthering his postgraduate dental education at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. He has a special interest in Endodontics. He is an accredited provider of CFAST and SMILE TRU tooth alignment.

Dr Vikash Patel BDS(Cardiff) MJDF RCS(Eng)
Associate Dentist
GDC No: 176440

Dr Patel qualified from the University of Cardiff in 2009 and joined the practice as a Foundation Dentist and, upon completion of his foundation training, he chose to remian in the practice as an Associate Dentist on a part-time basis.

Dr Patel has made progress in postgraduate education by completing the MJDF diploma of the Faculty of General Dental Practice and obtaining the Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice from UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Dr Patel is also an accredited CFAST provider.

Dr Krishni Malarnathan BDS(Lond)
Associate Dentist
GDC No: 194126

Dr Malarnathan qulaified with honours from Bart's and The London Dental School in 2010. She joined the practice as a Foundation Dentist and, upon completion of her foundation training, chose to remain in the practice as a part-time Associate Dentist.

Dr Malarnathan is also an accredited CFAST provider.

Miss Sarah Brownlie
Dental Hygienist
GDC No: 104687

Miss Brownlie qualified from the University of Essex in 2010 having qualified as a dental nurse in 2004. She works 1 day per week at the practice offering oral hygiene advice, professional cleaning, deep scaling, air polishing and tooth whitening.

Practice Managers

Mrs Jackie Blackbourn

GDC No.147693
Registered Dental Nurse (NEBDN 1974)

Mrs Mythily Ganesh

GDC No. 255002
BA(Economics) 1997
Registered Dental Nurse (Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City and Guilds 2014)

Nurses

Mrs Val Fletcher

GDC no. 147678
Registered Dental Nurse

Mrs Susan Kirby

GDC No. 147689
Registered Dental Nurse (NEBDN 1998)

Mrs Sumani Rangan

GDC No. 150610
Registered Dental Nurse

Miss Beaux Michelle Saunter

GDC No. 255353
Registered Dental Nurse (Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City and Guilds 2014)

Dental emergencies

If you have a problem during surgery hours please telephone the practice immediately and we will ensure that you are offered an appointment on a priority basis. Please make it clear that the matter is not routine and we will do our utmost to attend to you at the earliest opportunity.

For emergencies outside our normal opening hours please call 111

Telephone

 

01708 343065

Fax

 

01708 342636

Opening Hours

 

Mon-Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm
Lunch 1-2pm

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