About the Team
Your Local Dentists
Welcome to Prettygate Dental Practice, founded in 1976.
From your first check up as a toddler, your teeth straightening teen years, your pre-wedding whitening treatment to your first dental implant, your local dentist team are ready.
Yogesh overseas the management of the multi-site practice pushing forward with drive, innovation and defining the vision for the practice, to deliver one of the best services in Colchester.
In his spare time, Yogesh likes to relax with his family, being outdoors and enjoys a quality steak with a glass of red.
Joanna is a highly experienced manager at Prettygate Dental, bringing to the team her unique ability to coordinate a large team and plan with precision.
She will always be found going above and beyond to ensure the Prettygate team work towards the values it stands by, helping us deliver on the high level of service the patients have come to expect from the practice.
In her spare time, Joanna often enjoys karaoke, especially with other staff members.
Maheshi de Silva (known to her patients as Maz ) is a popular choice due to her friendly, calm nature. I enjoy building strong positive trusting relationships with patients. I have a wealth of experience and am passionate about achieving high-quality dental treatments and results. I am currently studying towards attaining a MSc in Periodontology.
Maz enjoys spending time with her family and the occasional spot of baking (not in a tent).
Dr Georgia Booras graduated from the University of Athens I Greece (2001). After several years in practice, she started a three year full-time postgraduate degree in the University of Leeds and received a MDen Sci in Paediatric Dentistry (2007).
Outside of work Georgia enjoys spending time with her family.
Dr Meena Rattan, your local dentist, qualified from Manchester Dental University in 2000 and has since completed her Membership of the Facility of General Dental Practitioners at the Royal College of Surgeons London.
Our enthusiastic Principal Dentist has an array of developed technical skills, taking specific interest in preventative dentistry. Dr Rattan is well known for volunteering at local Colchester schools in a bid to educate children about oral hygiene and the risks of sugar.
Outside of work, you’ll find Meena chasing after her three small children.
Dr Fox Qualified from Guys Dental Hospital in 1973. As the founder of Prettygate Dental, he is our most experienced dentist, bringing an astonishing 40 years of experience to the team.
Always striving to build long-lasting loyal relationships with his patients. Mr. Fox is a hit with our patients due to his welcoming and hilarious nature.
When not working at the practice, you will find Mr. Fox on the golf course.
Gavin Barry qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2004, receiving a scholarship in recognition of his achievements.
Gavin is also a registered Inman Aligner practitioner and is qualified in the field of Implant Dentistry with Nobel Biocare, one of the world’s leading dental implant companies.
A marathon runner by nature, local dentist Dr Barry is always hot on his heels.
Fernando Vieira graduated from the University of Fernando Pessoa in Portugal (2004).
With a specific Masters degree in Endodontics from the International University of Catalunya, Fernando’s dental repertoire and endodontic passion mean he’s the perfect choice for root canal treatments.
Dr. Naovina Venkatesh graduated from Dr. MGR Medical University in India (2000) . Naovina enjoys working as a GDP .
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family .
Kirsty is a new member of the Prettygate team, with bucket loads of experience and a natural comfort with patients, Kirsty is the perfect addition to our growing team!
Christine has been with Prettygate since 1995. A very friendly hygienist who will make you feel at ease throughout your treatment.
Rachael began her career at Prettygate as a dental nurse, moving on to further study at university to gain her hygiene qualification.
Judy has been at Prettygate since 2001, she has a very calming influence and friendly nature.
Alison joined Prettygate in 2002. Alison firmly believes prevention is better than cure giving practical advice to improve brushing and flossing for her patients.