Meet the Practice Team

The friendly and personal dental practice for buckinghamshire

Dr Girija Sree Challa BDS, MFDS RCS Eng, MSC SND Lond, MSND RCS Edn

Principal, GDC Number – 104761 

PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry, PG Certificate in Dental Implantology

After graduating as a Batchelor of Dental Surgery in India I completed a Masters in Child Dental Health and Preventative Dentistry. I then practiced for a year as a specialist paediatric dentist in India.

I completed a master’s programme in Special Care dentistry at Eastman Dental Institute, London. I completed further qualifications of MFDS (Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons) and MSND RCSED.

I worked as a Senior House Officer in restorative dentistry and Oral Maxillofacial surgery. I then completed yearlong vocational trainee programme under the London deanery scheme. I worked as an associate for four years and during this time I also gained experience and the clinical skills required to provide quality dental care under LA and IV sedation.

I feel that over a period of training and practicing dentistry in a number of challenging groups I have developed the confidence and skills required to give my patients a high level of care. I have developed an understanding of treating patients with specialist requirements, specifically children and those with special needs and I have dedicated myself to making a difference whilst providing preventative dental care and restorative management for both children and adult patients.

My passion is providing quality dental care for anxious patients by using a combination of non-invasive and invasive methods ranging from behavioural shaping to IV sedation. I am keen on updating and adapting to rapidly developing dental technology and being able to provide my patients with an option for treatment, as well as enabling them to overcome their fear of the dentist and move forward with their dental health in a more positive way.

Srirama-Reddy-Challa

Dr Srirama Challa BDS, MFDS, MSc (OMFS),MSc(Lasers).

Principal, GDC Number – 81800
Specialist in Oral Surgery

Ram is an associate specialist in Oral and maxillofacial surgery at Milton Keynes and Luton and Dunstable NHS teaching hospitals for 13 years. He worked in various large Oral and Maxillofacial surgery units since qualified. He did his masters in Oral and maxillofacial surgery at Glasgow university. His passion in lasers led him to do masters in lasers at Genoa university. Routinely carries out intravenous sedation for anxious patients for various oral surgical procedures.

As a clinical supervisor in hospital, he is involved in training and supervising trainees in Oral Surgery.

Over 15 years experience in Oral and maxillofacial surgery led to special interests in Surgical removal of teeth including wisdom teeth,

Dental implants, Release of tongue and lip tie with lasers, Diagnosis and non-invasive management of Jaw joint disorders and Intravenous sedation for anxious patients.

Dr Bhavin Soneji

Registered Specialist Orthodontist, GDC Number – 103938

BDS(Hons) MSc(Ortho) CILT MJDF MOrth FDS RCS(Eng)

Accepting referrals for Orthodontics…

Bhavin is a qualified Consultant and Specialist in Orthodontics. He was awarded the Fellowship in Orthodontics by the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England. As a Specialist Orthodontist he is able to comprehensively assess, diagnose, treatment plan and carry out all types of orthodontic treatment. This includes using appliance systems such as Damon, Aligners such as Invisalign, Lingual appliances (WIN) and conventional labial bracket systems with aesthetic brackets.

Bhavin graduated with Honours from Guy’s Hospital obtaining his BDS degree. Throughout his training he received no less than 5 Distinctions and 4 prizes including the Lonnon Bursary Prize for exceptional performance in Paediatric and Orthodontic Dentistry. He has worked at at several hospitals including the world renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital as a Senior House officer in Paediatric dentistry, where he developed his communication skills and dealing with medically compromised children. After being accepted onto the Orthodontic specialist program at the Royal London Dental Hospital, he completed a Masters degree in Orthodontics. He was awarded his Membership in Orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and is now recognised by the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Orthodontics. He continued his training to Consultant level completing the Fellowship in Orthodontics.

Bhavin’s enthusiasm for orthodontics and his evidenced based dentistry approach ensures his patients are fully informed about the treatment options available. His skills are reflected by his vast experience and professional and caring approach, making his patients feel at ease and comfortable at all times. Bhavin takes pride in his work and ensures patients are always updated on their treatment progress.

In addition Bhavin works as a Consultant Orthodontist three days a week at Milton Keynes University Hospital. He also lectures to postgraduate orthodontic registrars in training. He takes an active role in the BDA as a treasurer for the Ealing, Acton and Chiswick Branch.

Dr Amit Kalla

Consultant Anaesthetist at Milton Keynes Hospital

Dr Amit Kalla (AK) is a Consultant Anaesthetist who provides sedation services at Grange Farm Dental Practice. He has over 25 years of experience.

Dr ‘AK’ did his initial medical training and anaesthesia speciality training from Mumbai, India. He is a ‘Gold medallist’ in anatomy and has done a fellowship in cardiac and neuro anaesthesia. He further enhanced his anaesthesia training in Oxford and was conferred his fellowship of Royal College of Anaesthesia in 2008. He is registered with General Medical Council (GMC: 5209248).

He is trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) as well as in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).

He is heavily involved in teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students from Oxford as well as from Buckingham medical schools. He works as a senior anaesthetist at Milton Keynes University Hospital and is the Lead Academic tutor and Deputy Regional Advisor for Anaesthetics for the Oxford Deanery.

Dr AK is passionate about delivering a safe, patient centric, high standard of quality care. He provides sedation to anxious patients in a friendly and a relaxed environment which helps in enhancing the patient experience.

Miss Thahera Begum

Dental Hygienist – GDC: 273193

Thahera has lived in Milton Keynes all her life.

After Qualifying as a Dental Nurse in 2017, she decided to pursue her career in dentistry further by studying as a Dental Hygienist at Eastman and Qualifying in 2019.

Thahera loves her profession and her patients. She is fascinated by new dental trends and technology.

Her aim is for her patients to leave the surgery motivated to improve their oral health, and most importantly, to leave with a confident smile!

Mrs Saadiah Uddin

Therapist/Hygienist  GDC: 273317

Saadiah qualified as a Dentist in 2011. Saadiah has a passion for patients oral hygiene and preventative care. Saadiah prides herself in first class dental care providing a safe and comfortable environment.

Miss Natalie Bavington

Practice Manager

Ms Beata Borska NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing & VRQ Level 3 Dental Nursing City and Guilds 2010, Diploma in Dental Radiography 

GDC number 200033, Lead Dental Nurse

My journey with dentistry started in 2008, working in busy NHS and private practices.

I qualified in 2010. Over the years I gained experience working alongside dentists, specialists and hygienists.

I have been trained to assist oral surgeons in conscious sedation and I have achieved the qualification in Dental Radiography.

I joined Grange Farm Dental Practice in September 2017 and I love working here.

Miss Bhabika Upreti

Trainee Dental Nurse