The Team

Dr. Paresh Patel, BDS (Kings College, London 1987), LDS, MFGDP, RCS(England)

GDC Number 62072

Dr. Patel has been the Principal Dentist at Pitshanger Dental Care since 1989. He is a General Dental Practioner with a advanced training in Dental Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry and restorative Treatments such as Bridges, Crowns and Dentures. Dr. Patel has completed numerous Postgraduate courses in Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implants at the Eastman Dental Institute. He continues to keep his knowledge up todate by attending courses regularly and also keeps up with CPD as requires by the GDC.

Dr Kiran Rai BDS (Kings College, London 2005), MJDF RCS (Eng)

GDC Number 85869

Dr. Rai is a General dental Practitionerand has been working at Pitshanger Dental Care since 2006 on a part-time basis. She has completed a Postgraduate course and been awarded Member of Joint Faculties of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons. Dr. Rai enjoys all aspects of General Dental Care and continues to keep updated by attending courses regularly.

Dr Carl Manhem - (Dental College, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1983)

GDC Number 75322

Dr Manhem is a visiting specialist with 20 years experience in Oral surgery and Implantology. He completed his specialisation at the University of Linkoping, Sweden. He moved to London in 1998 where he taught at the Eastman Dental Institute and worked in general practice.

Dr Alessandro Falanga DipDent (Rome 2001) MClinDent (Lon) MEndo (Ed)

GDC Number 82888

Dr. Falanga was brought up in South Africa and completed his undergraduate dental degree in Rome, Italy. He completed his specialist degree in Endodontics from Kings College London in 2012.

Dr Balsheen Gupta (Kings College, London 1997) BDS, DPDS

GDC Number 73691

Dr Gupta is a general dental practitioner with 20 years experience. She has a diploma in postgraduate dental studies and a certificate in restorative dentistry from Eastmans Dental Institute and regularly attends courses to continuously update her knowledge. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and her primary focus is patient care.

Mrs Siv Clark - Hygienist (Qualified from Guys Dental School 1999)

GDC Number 5524

Joined the practice in May 2011.


Ms Rusmi Rai (GDC Registered Dental Nurse)


Ms Gabriela Balan (Student Nurse)



Miss Nicky Dickens

GDC Number 150968

Miss Dickens has been at Pitshanger Dental Care for 15 years and is also GDC registered nurse.

Mrs Manisa Patel

GDC Number 150948

Mrs. Patel has been at the practice since 1990. She has a variety of roles including part-time practice manager, receptionist and she is also GDC registered nurse.

All our staff keep their knowledge up to date by attending CPD courses as required by the GDC.