Meet Our Team

At Admiral House, we work closely with our patients. We want you to get to know us so you can feel confident in our skills for improving your smile and dental health.

Our Dentists

Dr Anusha Tandon

BDS (Hons) Lon (68438)

Anusha qualified with double honours from Guy’s Hospital in 1992. She went on to work at a number of mixed practices in the Home Counties and the Midlands. Anusha was instrumental in establishing one of the key emergency dental services in the Midlands. She enjoys treating anxious patients who find her gentle and reassuring. Anusha is dedicated to her two children, and she enjoys cooking, skiing and a little bit of knitting.

Dr Sue Apthorp

BDS (62925)

Sue qualified from Guy’s Dental Hospital in 1987. Since qualifying, she has worked in a number of London-based practices before finally moving to Berkhamsted in 1996. She worked as a general family dentist on Berkhamsted High Street since early 1996 and joined the Admiral House Team in 1995. Sue enjoys conservative and minimally-invasive dentistry and has developed a reputation for being a caring and friendly dentist, with a dedication to providing quality treatment.

Sue helps patients make positive choices, ensuring they feel comfortable with their dental care. Her gentle approach, calming manner and attention to detail have earned the loyalty of many patients over the years. Sue also writes expert legal reports for the Dental Defence Union.

Dr Katherine Hamblett

Dental Surgeon, BDS (74426)

Katherine qualified from Newcastle Dental Hospital in 1998 and joined Admiral House in 2012. She is a highly experienced clinician with a desire to provide the highest level of care to her patients. Along with providing a full range of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments Katherine is also an Invisalign provider carrying out treatment to straighten teeth. Katherine has a friendly and caring manner and enjoys putting nervous patients at ease. Professionally, she is committed to keeping up to date with all the latest techniques and developments in dentistry by attending regular postgraduate courses. Alongside working in practice, Katherine has also held positions on professional organisations such as Buckinghamshire Local Dental Committee and the South Mercia Branch of British Dental Association. Outside of the practice, Katherine enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Dr Vivek Tandon

Dental Surgeon, BDS (68492)

Vivek qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1992. He worked in several practices near his some town of Birmingham before moving closer to the equator. Vivek joined Admiral House in 2001, and worked alongside Harriet Carver for many years. He enjoys general dentistry with a particular interest in orthodontics and dental implantology. Vivek loves nothing more than walking his dog Missy, playing the odd round of golf and spending time with his family.

Dr Rajesh Patade

Dental Surgeon, BDS (154296)

Raj graduated from the Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute in 2008. He went on to complete a year as a Senior House Officer in Oral Maxillofacial surgery at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, during which he completed his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.To date he has placed hundreds of implants and is experienced in tackling complex cases with low bone volume using bone and sinus grafting techniques. He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) and has a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons England (Dip Imp Dent).

Raj has travelled to the United States and Europe to further his Cosmetic and Advanced Restorative skills, and completed a certificate course in Cosmetic and Aesthetic dentistry, enabling him to treat even the most complex cases involving a mixture of implants and various other techniques. Raj also offers short-term orthodontic solutions and is a certified provider of Invisalign®, Six Month Smiles and Inman aligner having treated many cases. He uses tooth whitening, minimally invasive dentistry and cosmetic composite bonding to allow improvement of crooked and misshapen teeth. Outside work, he has a passion for travel, which has taken him to South America, the Galapagos Islands and the Far East. More recently, his adventures have been put on pause with the arrival of his two little girls who keep him rather busy and very much on his toes.

Hygienists

We are fortunate to have a team of highly-skilled dental hygienists at the practice. Dental hygiene is very important in keeping and maintaining a healthy smile. Our team deals with everything from the prevention of gum disease and tooth decay to proper dental home care. Book an appointment with us and you will meet with one of our hygienists:

Karen Price

Dental Hygienist (2795)

Bio coming soon.

Georgia Sari-Callanan Lon

Dental Hygienist (174716)

Georgia gained her diploma in dental hygiene and therapy at King’s College Hospital in 2009. She is a very personable and professional hygienist with 12 years of experience working in private and mixed practices, treating highly demanding cases of gum disease. Georgia enjoys reading, gardening and long walks in the countryside. In her spare time, she is a keen chef and cyclist.

 

Nurses

Our team of nurses at Admiral House Dental Practice is hardworking and great at what they do. Dental nurses help all members of our dental team and they are a fundamental part of our patients’ wellbeing. Our team of nurses includes:

Dental Nurse (238522)

Vicky joined the practice recently, nursing and covering reception. She has a great deal of experience having been nursing for over a decade and has carried out management roles at her previous practice. Also raising a family of three now grown-up children. She enjoys music, films, theatre and walking her lovely, very lively Jack Russell Toby. She loves being part of the Admiral team and is looking forward to a wedding and grandchildren!

Leah Harwood

Dental Nurse/Receptionist (278433)

Leah joined admiral house in 2016, where she trained and subsequently gained her nursing qualification in 2018. She is a valued member of the team with various responsibilities. Leah is very creative and enjoys spending time with her 3 young children to whom she has passed on her artistic skills. She has a dog called Lola who rules the house!

Marie Palmer
Marie Palmer

Dental Nurse (254222)

Marie has worked at Admiral House for 10 years this November. She has nursed for Vik for all 10 years which she thoroughly enjoys as they make a good team. Marie is happily married to husband Gary and between them they have 3 sons and 6 grandchildren. Marie’s hobbies are knitting soft toys and travelling around the world visiting different countries and enjoying the sunshine.

Claire Dean
Clare Dean

Dental Nurse (105323)

Clare has worked at Admiral House Dental Practice since 2009 after working at another practice in Chesham for 20 years previously. She has nursed for Katherine for 9 years and has enjoyed every moment. She lives in Leighton Buzzard with her husband Tony and has two cats. She is also qualified as a Rahanni Healing Practitioner and enjoys socialising, holidays abroad and gardening.

Reception

Our friendly reception team is the face of our practice. When you call to book your appointment, you will have the pleasure of speaking with one of our receptionists:

Wendy Sharpin

Dental Receptionist

Wendy started her career as a dental nurse in 1981. She went on to become a dental receptionist in Berkhamsted and has never looked back. She has joined Admiral House recently and thoroughly enjoys her job, especially meeting people and belonging to her work family. Wendy relishes walks with her dog (Hector) and Colin, her husband. She also reads for relaxation and likes the odd bit of retail therapy!

Carol Blair-Smith

Dental Receptionist

Carol joined Admiral House in 2018 after having worked in a veterinary clinic for several years. She is a much-valued member of staff, efficiently dealing with all patient queries and putting nervous patients at ease. Carol has experienced the 6 Month Smiles tooth straightening treatment at the practice and is happy to advise patients on the process. She enjoys socialising and seeing the world.

I have nothing but praise for the care and consideration shown me in fitting me in for an extraction when I was about to go into hospital and all the dental practices had been closed because of COVID 19. I was seen the very day the practice was allowed to open.

– Terrance B, Patient

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