Meet the team

Dentists in Somersham

Veehar Malde

Veehar Malde

BDS PG Diploma (Restorative Dentistry)

Practice Principal
GDC: 178394
Dr Malde qualified from Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas hospitals, London in 2009. After his degree he completed his vocational training in a practice in North West London, where he developed a keen interest in restorative dentistry. Veehar followed his passion by undertaking a hospital post as a Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal London Dental Institute. Here he was able to build on his existing skills by carrying out general dentistry on head and neck cancer patients, complex root canal treatments, minimally invasive bridgework and aesthetic adhesive dentistry to treat tooth wear cases. Veehar regularly attends postgraduate courses to keep abreast with the latest developments. He is certified to provide cosmetic orthodontic treatment and has a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital in London. In 2015, he was a finalist for the ‘Best Full Mouth Case’ at the prestigious Aesthetic Dentistry Awards. Outside of work he loves attending the gym and plays football every Sunday morning. He is an avid traveller and a film fanatic.

 

Gillian Cogdell

Gillian Cogdell

Hygienist
GDC 192141

Originally from Hamilton, Scotland, Gillian eventually settled in the Lincolnshire area following a 12-year career in the British Army. In 2008 she transferred to the Royal Army Dental Corps, qualifying as a Dental Hygienist in 2010 from the Defence Dental Training Establishment in Aldershot. She continued to serve in the Army in busy dental surgeries in Edinburgh and central London before finally leaving the Army in 2014 to spend some time with her two young daughters. Since entering the civilian sector, Gillian has worked in both private and NHS settings, where she has been able to fulfil her passion for interaction with patients to promote good oral health. Outside of the surgery, she enjoys keeping fit, walking, travelling and spending time with her family.

Julie Nelson

Julie Nelson

Nurse
GDC 245795

Julie is a fully-qualified dental nurse. She has worked in dentistry for over 20 years in various roles, starting as a receptionist and continuing on to more clinical roles. She completed her dental nurse qualification in February 2013. Julie thoroughly enjoys all aspects of dentistry and gets a lot of satisfaction out of making patients feel comfortable and relaxed when they may feel a little nervous. She loves spending her spare time with her valued family and friends and will never turn down a trip which involves retail therapy – her favourite pastime!

Alison Ford

Alison Ford

Nurse
GDC 110772

Alison began her Dental Nursing career in 1986, qualifying in 1988. Her 30 years of experience has been gained whilst working in NHS, private practice and MOD environments in Cambridgeshire, including Cambridge University. She enjoys working as part of a team, making sure patients are made to feel comfortable whilst offering excellent chair side care. She loves spending time gardening, exercising, travelling, food and taking care of her cat.

Peni Robertson

Peni Robertson

Receptionist

Peni is one of the two receptionists you will find here at Church Street Dental Practice. She has worked within the dental industry since 1997, initially as a dental nurse. Peni has worked in both the NHS and private sector and has also done five years of orthodontic nursing. Peni enjoys meeting people and finds it very satisfying to provide our patients with the very best customer service. She combines her clinical knowledge with her own personal dental experiences, and is therefore well-placed to help and advise patients with their dental enquiries, whether to explain a treatment plan that has been given or simply to reassure a patient who is feeling anxious and worried.

In her spare time, she loves to bake and cook and is a huge animal lover.

Claire Canning

Claire Canning

Receptionist

Claire is one of our reception team who joined the practice in December 2017; she has been working within the dental industry for over 5 years. She enjoys the interaction with patients at the practice and always has a welcoming smile.

Claire leads a very busy home life with her husband and three children. When she does have any spare time she loves to shop!!

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Address


Church Street Dental
6A Church Street
Somersham
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE28 3EG

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Opening Hours


Monday to Thursday – 8.30am to 5.00pm
(Closed between 1pm & 2pm for Lunch)
Friday – 8.00am to 4.30pm
(Closed between 12pm & 1pm for Lunch)
Saturday: By appointment only
Sunday: Closed

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Thank you for your understanding whilst the practice has been closed owing to measures to protect both staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

As you may have heard, the Prime Minister has advised that dental practices can reopen from 8th June 2020.

While this is welcomed news, it comes with a range of requirements, not all of which are yet fully defined, to make sure we are able to treat patients in a way that ensures the health and safety of all concerned. This will include enhanced personal protective measures and operating at a reduced capacity, thus as a consequence we will be seeing fewer patients per day.

Please be assured that the safety of our staff and patients is of paramount importance to us. We have always been focused on infection control, and in addition to what we have always done, we are augmenting our protocols to ensure our response to COVID-19 is both comprehensive and meticulous.

Initially we will be prioritising emergency/urgent care for patients who have contacted us needing help while we have been closed and we will be in contact with them over the coming weeks.

We will be contacting patients individually to arrange appointments where appropriate at this phase of the pandemic. There will be no “walk-in” appointment requests. Patients will only be seen with prior arrangement over the telephone.

As soon as we move to providing more routine care, we will let you know.

We really appreciate you bearing with us at this very difficult time.

If you require any dental advice or information, or feel you have a dental emergency please call or email us and we can arrange a telephone consultation.

Please call us on 01487 843 023 or email us on info@churchstreetdentalpractice.com