Citident Dental Team
Your dental team is made up of highly qualified, experienced, friendly professionals that care about you and your dental health. Here is some more information about the team:
Dr Anitha Kumar
GDC No 104807
I am a general dental practitioner and have been working at Citident for more than six years now.
After graduating in Chennai, India, I worked in a Dental hospital which gave me an opportunity to work alongside well regarded Consultants in a specialist setting gaining a wealth of experience in Oral Surgery and Restorative dentistry.
I aim to provide a high standard of dental care in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and take utmost care of the nervous and anxious patients.
I keep in touch with the latest developments by attending courses on all aspects of dentistry. I have a keen interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
I believe in practicing dentistry with a gentle, artistic touch. I am married with two children, who keep me fully occupied at home. In the little time left, I love to dabble with a bit of gardening, art and cooking, especially the spicy and flavoursome variety!
Dr Sonam Mangaonkar
GDC No 253261
Sonam qualified from Goa Dental College in 2012. She has spent several years providing general dental care to patients in Goa and England. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a keen interest in Root canal treatments. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Endodontics from King’s College, London.
Sonam is compassionate and excels in treating even the most extremely anxious patients. Her calm and relaxed demeanour makes her surgery a relaxed environment for nervous  and fearful patients.
In the free time she enjoys painting, baking and photography.
BDS MJDF MSc Implantology
GDC No 104807
Mr Soham Patel graduated from University of Sheffield in 2007. Following this, he spent a year in Oral and Maxillofacial Department at Lincoln County Hospital to develop his skills with complex oral surgery procedures and was awarded MJDF qualification. His current and past work has emphasized his passion for both the restorative and cosmetic aspects of dentistry.
He is a specialist at straightening teeth using clear braces and has treated a number of patients to help them improve their smile and confidence. Mr Patel takes a keen interest in teaching and has been a trainer and mentor for newly qualified dentists over the past 4 years with Health Education East of England deanery.
Through his extensive training at the University of Central Lancashire over the past few years, he was recently awarded a Masters qualification in Dental Implantology.
For the past few years, he has taken particular pride to be have involved with Noah enterprise, a charitable foundation taking care of homeless people. His free time is spent with family and indulging in his hobbies – road trips, growing veggies, and yoga.
GDC No 272740
Nikita qualified in 2017 from Universidad Europea de Valencia. She has worked in a mixed NHS and private practice in the UK and has international experience having worked in both Spain and Malawi. Nikita has a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry; providing a varied range of treatments including teeth whitening and Invisalign.
She is friendly, enthusiastic and tailors treatment plans to the needs of her patients.
Nikita is great with anxious and nervous patients and loves to win her patients over by delivering her dental treatment with a smile.
In her free time she loves to travel, eat good food and play golf.
Samantha Taplin (Trainee Nurse)
Sam is the newest member of our friendly team. She is highly experienced and proficient.
Melissa Bayley(Apprentice Nurse)
Melissa has really enjoyed stepping in to nursing and is really confident with all aspects of general dentistry.
Michele is an experienced dental nurse who is passionate about looking after patients and providing the best care.
I am currently working towards qualifying as a dental nurse. I have worked at Citident dental for 2 years now. In my spare time I spend time with family and friends.
Hannah James (Dental Nurse)
I started my career and apprenticeship with the practice in 2016 and qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2018. In my spare time I enjoy cosplaying, volunteering, going to the cinema and playing video games.
Chloe Cook (Trainee Dental Nurse)
Chloe is the newest member of the nursing team and is working towards her qualification. She is really enjoying all aspects of dental nursing.
In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family.
Daniel (Dental Nurse)
Daniel is the newest member of Citident Dental Practice. He currently working towards completing his qualification in Dental nursing and already planning on studying orthodontic therapy. Most of his spare time is filled with reading and studying anything he can find on dentistry but when he decides to take a step back from it, he spends his time with his family and friends or travelling.