Meet Our Team

Dr. Venugopal Patnam

GDC reg. no: 247346

Principal Dentist/Director/Implant Surgeon

Dr. Venugopal Patnam qualified in dentistry in India in 1999. He has completed a full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Clinical Sciences at The Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of London and passed the Overseas Registration Examination set by the General Dental Council.

In addition, Dr. Ven Patnam has qualifications in Implant dentistry from the UK and has completed the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry National Sedation Course for dentists.

He also welcomes patients who suffer dental anxiety and phobias and he believes that everyone should be able to smile with confidence.

During the last 11 years, he has worked in various hospitals and dental clinics in the UK.

In his spare time, Ven likes to spend time with his family and enjoys playing and watching cricket.

Dr.Ruth Skinner

GDC reg. no: 115798
Dentist with special interest in oral surgery

Dr Ruth Skinner, qualified from Guys Kings and St Thomas’ School of Dentistry in London in 2007. She returned home to Norfolk to complete her vocational training and consolidated her general dental practitioner role with a further year as an associate. She spent a couple of inspiring years back in London working as a Senior House Officer and developed a special interest in Oral Surgery, working in District General Hospitals and currently maintains this interest working part-time as a specialty doctor at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Over the years she has worked in dental practices alongside this special interest and is able to provide sedation to nervous patients.

Ruth is married with 2 young children and longs for the time she can take them on hikes in mountains. For now, outdoor rambles with her family and dog ensue, exploring waterways in the warmer weather and striving to become a better gardener. She is also passionate about food, music, arts and culture.

Dr. Swapna Reddy

GDC reg. no: 241303
Dentist with with special interest in cosmetic, restorative and root canal treatments

Dr Reddy graduated in the year 2002 in India, she worked a few years there before, and she relocated to the UK and completed her overseas registration exam held in the UK in 2012.

Dr Reddy trained and worked in Newcastle upon Tyne for 5 years and then moved to Norwich in 2017 with her family and been working here since. Dr Reddy would like to pursue her career in aesthetic dentistry and also have a special interest in Invisalign, endodontics and treating nervous patients.

Dr Reddy has a Diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry and has enhanced her skills in providing cosmetic and Restorative dentistry. She likes to do her best in achieving a high level of standard inpatient care, and she is planning to pursue her career for a longer-term at Pearl Dental Surgery.

Dr Reddy lives close to Pearl Dental Surgery with her family, Her Husband is a consultant Microbiologist in Norfolk Norwich University Hospitals.

Her hobbies are reading books and like to draw pencil sketches in her free time.

Dr Kalpana Patel

GDC reg. no: 155079
Dentist with special interest treating anxious patients

Dr Kalpana Patel qualified BDS in the year 2000 from Nagpur, relocated to the UK in 2003 and qualified Overseas Registration Examinations conducted by General Dental Council. UK

Since then Dr Patel worked at Norfolk and Norwich University, James Paget hospital Oral Surgery Departments, and at Siskin Dental Centre, performing minor oral surgeries, assisting with major operations including trauma and providing treatment for anxious patients under sedation.

For the last 10 years Dr Patel working in Norwich dental practice proving dental care.
She has special interests in Oral Surgery and Endodontics.

In her leisure time, Dr Patel enjoys travelling, wild photography and watching cricket.

Dr Naj Imam

BSc (Hons) BDS (Hons) MJDF PGCert (Prosth) PGCert (Aesth. Med.)
Associate Dentist
GDC No: 211308

Naj graduated from King’s College London in 2011. He even found time during his dental degree to take a year out and obtain another bachelor’s degree in growing teeth using stem cells. This research was subsequently published in internationally-renowned peer-reviewed journals.

From there he worked in both general dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery in North London before going in search of a more sunnier climate to Australia in 2013. He worked exclusively in private practice near both Melbourne and Sydney, all while enjoying the lifestyle benefits the country had to offer. He can now count scuba diving as one of his passions!

Whilst there he also obtained a postgraduate certificate in prosthodontics (replacing missing teeth) and aesthetic medicine. After 7 years in Australia, he decided to come back to the UK to be closer to friends and family and lay down permanent roots within the Norwich community.

His takes great pride in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. He has made beautiful smiles for many patients over the years and these can be seen on his professional Instagram page, @naj_the_dentist.

When he isn’t obsessing over how to make these amazing smiles, he enjoys racquet sports, graphic design, travelling and looking after his cat!

Dr Taruna Arora

GDC No: 283220

Taruna graduated in India in 2009.

Dr Taruna moved to the UK in 2018 when qualified the overseas registration exam and has been working in the UK since. She provides all aspects of general dentistry but has a special interest in endodontics and enjoys the cosmetic side including, crowns, bridges, veneers and has done various courses called Align, Bleach & Bond and Clear correct Aligner course which includes treating minor orthodontic issues with aligners and finishing with teeth whitening and composite bonding to enhance the smile.

Naveen Sunkada

BDS, Level 2 Oral surgeon, PG Dip in Implant Dentistry | GDC No: 195856

Naveen’s dental journey began in Manipal, India, where he graduated from dental college. After gaining early experience, he moved to the UK in 2004. Starting as a Senior House Officer under the esteemed Prof McGurk at Guy’s Hospital’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Naveen spent nearly five years honing his surgical dentistry skills across various departments.

A turning point came in 2013 with his sedation course. Naveen transitioned to a referral practice, focusing on sedation dentistry. He takes immense pride in having calmed and cared for over 10,000 patients during extractions and other procedures.

For Naveen, there’s no other profession. He thrives on using his surgical skills and calming nature to deliver the best possible outcomes for his patients. This dedication extends to staying current with the latest advancements in oral surgery. Further solidifying his expertise, Naveen completed a graduate diploma in implant dentistry from Cambridge.

Beyond dentistry, Naveen enjoys the competitive spirit of badminton and actively contributes to London’s vibrant community through social service.

Azhar Al Timimi

GDC reg. no: 295266
Dental Therapist

I am an overseas dentist who graduated from the University of Baghdad 1999. I worked as a dentist in Iraq, India and Qatar and I’m qualified as a Dental hygiene therapist in the UK.
I love everything about dentistry and enjoy treating and chatting with my patients.

My interest is paediatric dentistry and oral hygiene education for children

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my children, walking my dog, and listening to music, traveling and exploring new places.

Jitteena Thomas

GDC reg. no: 308206
Hygienest /Therapist

Jitteena Thomas is an overseas dentist who obtained her degree from Rajiv Gandhi University in India. With a passion for oral health care,she has transitioned her career to the United Kingdom, where she now serve as a dental hygienist and therapist. She is dedicated in providing quality dental care and commitment to continuous learning in dentistry. She strives to promote oral health awareness and deliver exceptional patient care in her practice.

Mrs. Vicki Dabreo

GDC reg. no: 205655

Practice Manager

Armita Thapa

GDC reg. no: 292258

Treatment coordinator

Eniko kadar

GDC reg. no: 279509

Qualified sedation nurse


Isobel Hutchin

Dental nurse

Isobel Hutchin


Trainee dental nurse

Kerrie durrant