Meet the Team


GDC No. 85304
Mr Shah qualified at Manchester Dental School and has been practicing for over 10 years now. Simal has a special interest in doing simple adult orthodontics using the Invisalign system or using fixed brackets and wires. He believes in developing the practice and its team further to improve the service to all our patients and actively encourages feedback to improve our services. He enjoys playing golf and reading crime and fiction novels when time allows and enjoys spending time with his young family. Simal also works at our sister practice at the Leigh Dental Centre.

Practice Manager

Jane has been our practice manager for 2 years now. Jane has a strong focus in developing the practice and the team in a patient focused environment. She is an active listener and always welcomes all feedback. She is also the practice manager at the Benfleet Dental Centre and Leigh Dental Centre.

Our Receptionists
Mrs Jill Ash
Mrs Aggie Palfrey
Miss Jessica Bowyer
Our Dentists
Dr. Simal Shah

GDC: 85304

Dr. Simranjit Johal

GDC: 211389

Dr. Athra Shawkat

GDC: 209495

Dr. Vineet Kapoor

GDC: 260765

Dr. Mehwish Matthias

GDC: 154409

Dr. Rajan Julka

GDC: 238686

Our Hygienists
Mrs Dorina Trissa

GDC: 234761
I have successfully completed the Dental Hygiene (2016) and Dental Therapy(2018) from University of Essex with Distinction and respective First Class Degree.

I am passionate about dentistry, motivated and particularly have an interest in working with anxious and phobic patients, helping to build back their confidence in dentistry.I am compassionate and caring and can put patients at ease during treatments. I enjoy offering a variety of treatments from simple maintenance hygiene to complex periodontal cases.

When I don’t work, I enjoy quality time with my beautiful family and love travelling.

Ms Liz Halsey

GDC: 5331
I’ve worked at the Benfleet Dental Centre on a part time basis for 20 years. I am a dually qualified Hygienist and Therapist, and have always loved my job!

I also have an interest in education, and work for both Barts Health and the University of Essex, as a clinical educator and lecturer in Oral health sciences, teaching undergraduate Hygiene and dental therapy students.

I have a post graduate qualification in teaching, and a special interest in special needs dentistry.

What little spare time I have is spent with family and friends, and I love cooking, baking & entertaining.

Our Dental Nurses
Mrs Karen Rand

GDC: 250368

Mrs Oyindamola Okoromkwo

GDC: 249787

Miss Sommer Higgs

GDC: 280990