The Team You Can Rely On

Our friendly professional dental team has been carefully selected for their skills and dedication. We achieve our high standards in dental care though continuous professional education.

We are committed to creating natural beautiful looking smiles. Actively promoting the best standard of oral health for all our patients.

Dr Erika Schoeman

Dr Erika Schoeman B.Ch.D (Pretoria 1994) (With Distinction)

Please note. Dr Erika Schoeman now works exclusively at Elegance Dental (Puckeridge). Elegance Dental is a 10 min drive from Much Hadham Dental Care. All new Invisalign enquiries please contact her at Elegance Dental on 01920 821 579 or e-mail erika@elegancedental.co.uk.

Dr Erika Schoeman graduated with a distinction from the University of Pretoria in 1994 with a Bachelor Degree of Dental Surgery. She was born and raised in South Africa and practised dentistry in South Africa for 5 years, before moving to the UK in 1999.

Erika’s professional life in the UK started at a large practice in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, where most of her work involved treating very nervous patients under sedation. She later moved to Much Hadham Dental Care, before taking it over in 2006.

Erika is committed to continuous education, training and development. Erika has built a reputation for excellent standards in dental care, with a particular focus on restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Erika is a qualified Invisalign Provider. Invisalign is the new modern approach to nearly invisible clear braces, an effective way to straighten teeth without placing restrictions on your lifestyle.

Erika’s relaxed and informal approach immediately puts all her patients at ease. She has helped thousands of patients achieve their perfect smile with her experience gained over the last 23 years. Achieving amazing results for each and every patient to ensure the patient’s treatment journey is more effective and easier.

When Erika does manage to tear herself away from work and professional duties she loves to go skiing and read a good book. Erika is an enthusiastic Saracens rugby supporter.

GDC Number: 70130

Dr Fiona Worby

Dr Fiona Worby BDS (Liverpool 1982)

Dr Fiona Worby graduated from Liverpool University and has been in general practice for over 35 years, attending many postgraduate courses & seminars to keep abreast with latest developments in dentistry.

She is passionate about the work she does, her main aims are to help nervous patients overcome their anxiety and to change lives by restoring smiles. In addition to general & cosmetic dentistry she have a special interest in Invisalign & restorative procedures.

GDC Number: 57110

Dr Tahmina

Dr Tahmina Rahman BSc (Hons) BDS (London 2012)

Tahmina graduated from King’s College London/Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Hospital with two degrees; a bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences and another in Dentistry. She is also currently working towards her MJDF qualification to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Tahmina enjoys every element of dentistry and strives to make all her patients happy with the end result. She provides treatment in all areas of dentistry from crowns, veneers, bridges and dentures to alleviating pain via root canal treatment to save the tooth. In addition, Tahmina is qualified to provide the Inman Aligner, a quick and effective way to straighten teeth without having to wear the conventional fixed braces. She is also developing her range of facial rejuvenation techniques to give patients a smoother, younger looking face which can greatly increase their confidence and self-esteem.

She has a particular knack for calming nervous patients who have put off their dental needs due to past bad experiences. She is friendly and approachable and this is evident in her base of satisfied patients.

In the past she has organised a dental outreach project for orphans in Egypt who had little or no dental care. She provided oral healthcare and delivered dental goods to these children who were so grateful. She aims to organize more projects like this in the future as that feeling is unmatched in any other aspect of life. In her spare time Tahmina enjoys adrenaline-fuelled activities and spending time with friends and family.

Tahmina is currently on maternity leave and will return 1 August 2017

GDC Number: 230104

Dr Mayur Desai

Dr Mayur Desai BDS (Birmingham 2012)

Mayur graduated from Birmingham Dental School. The essential ethos of his treatment is based on conservative and preventative dentistry. Mayur aims to optimize his patients' health with minimal tooth destruction, using the latest techniques and materials.

He believe prevention starts with children and by establishing a good relation with them, will help to secure their confidence and establish good habits to promote lifelong good oral health. Mayur enjoys all aspects of dentistry. His caring and gentle ways will put the most phobic patient at ease. His areas of clinical interest include cosmetic dentistry and the treatment of children and nervous patients.

Mayur is a keen sportsman and enjoys keeping himself fit, skiing and following cricket & football.

GDC Number: 228216

Dr Manish Jethwa

Dr Manish Jethwa MDDr (Masaryk 2015)

Dr Manish Jethwa graduated in 2015 from Masaryk University in the Czech
Republic. During this time, he enjoyed travelling and visiting the major
European cities.

Before joining the team at Much Hadham, he completed his vocational
training in Devon in 2016, before working in Cambridge as an associate
dentist.

He is committed to providing patients with a positive dental experience and
reducing the common fear associated with coming to the dentist. He is
continually developing his professional skills through courses and seminars
and has recently completed a one year Paul Tipton Phantom Head course.
Next year, he hopes to further his studies in Endodontics.

Manish recently got married and is settling into his new home with his wife.
Outside of dentistry, he enjoys playing tennis and hopes to travel the world.

GDC Number: 258523

Dr Jemina Vekaria BDS (Bristol 2008)

Dr Jemina Vekaria graduated from the University of Bristol Dental School in 2008 where she was awarded a prize for her dental elective project. Jemina worked as a Senior House Officer in Luton and Dunstable Hospital where she gained extensive experience in extractions and minor oral surgery. She has since worked in busy NHS and private practices.

Jemina is committed to continued learning and passionate about providing the best care for her patients. She is able to immediately put patients at ease and build a rapport the foundation for a good patient dentist relationship.

When Jemina is not dabbling with molars she can be found in an exercise studio as a keen fitness fanatic. She thoroughly enjoys reading and walking her dog.

GDC Number: 151722

Practice Manager

Mrs Jane Fowler GDC 109575

Patient Treatment Co-ordinator (TCO)

Ms Mary Noonan GDC 116537

Patient Care Nurses

Mrs Anna Wilson GDC 120240

Ms Vikki Miller GDC 201632

Ms Sophie Bruniges GDC 262062

Ms Dani Wren GDC 262686

Ms Daisy Flynn GDC 261957

Oral Hygienist

Mrs Melinda Cook GDC 5363

Helena Crowe GDC 239639