Meet The Team

Meet The Management Team

Yogesh Dasoar

Managing Director
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Yogesh overseas the management of the multi-site practice pushing forward with drive, innovation and defining the vision for the practice, to deliver one of the best services in Colchester.

In his spare time, Yogesh likes to relax with his family, being outdoors and enjoys a quality steak with a glass of red.

Joanna Clarke

Practice Manager
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Joanna is a highly experienced manager at Prettygate Dental, bringing to the team her unique ability to coordinate a large team and plan with precision.

She will always be found going above and beyond to ensure the Prettygate team work towards the values it stands by, helping us deliver on the high level of service the patients have come to expect from the practice.

In her spare time, Joanna often enjoys karaoke, especially with other staff members.

Meet Your Dentists

Dr. Meena Rattan

Principal Dentist (GDC No. 77748)
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Dr Meena Rattan, your local dentist, qualified from Manchester Dental University in 2000 and has since completed her Membership of the Facility of General Dental Practitioners at the Royal College of Surgeons London.

Our enthusiastic Principal Dentist has an array of developed technical skills, taking specific interest in preventative dentistry. Dr Rattan is well known for volunteering at local Colchester schools in a bid to educate children about oral hygiene and the risks of sugar.

Outside of work, you’ll find Meena chasing after her three small children.

Dr Fernando Vieira

Associate Dentist (GDC No. 199510)
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Fernando Vieira graduated from the University of Fernando Pessoa in Portugal (2004).

With a specific Masters degree in Endodontics from the International University of Catalunya, Fernando’s dental repertoire and endodontic passion mean he’s the perfect choice for root canal treatments.

Dr Gavin Barry

Associate Dentist (GDC no. 83976)
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Gavin Barry qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2004, receiving a scholarship in recognition of his achievements.

Gavin is also a registered Inman Aligner practitioner and is qualified in the field of Implant Dentistry with Nobel Biocare, one of the world’s leading dental implant companies.

A marathon runner by nature, local dentist Dr Barry is always hot on his heels.

Edward Fox

Associate Dentist (GDC No. 47531)
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Dr Fox Qualified from Guys Dental Hospital in 1973. As the founder of Prettygate Dental, he is our most experienced dentist, bringing an astonishing 40 years of experience to the team.

Always striving to build long-lasting loyal relationships with his patients. Mr. Fox is a hit with our patients due to his welcoming and hilarious nature.

When not working at the practice, you will find Mr. Fox on the golf course.

Meet Your Hygenists

Rachael Chappell

Dental Hygienist (GDC No. 103701)
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Rachael began her career at Prettygate as a dental nurse, moving on to further study at university to gain her hygiene qualification.

Judith Griffiths

Dental Hygienist (GDC No. 3170)
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Judy has been at Prettygate since 2001, she has a very calming influence and friendly nature.

Alison Fisk

Dental Hygienist (GDC No. 6033)
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Alison joined Prettygate in 2002. Alison firmly believes prevention is better than cure giving practical advice to improve brushing and flossing for her patients.

Meet Your Nurses

Alisha Street

GDC. 248616

Sophie Melton

Trainee Dental Nurse

Laura Wheater

Dental Nurse
(GDC No. 245419)

Angela Lightly

Dental Nurse
(GDC No. 125818)

Amanda Hern

Dental Nurse
(GDC No. 126331)

"A Professional, relaxing and friendly practice"


"I'm so delighted with Prettygate Dental, I've had a root canal and crown recently and am so happy with the service and result. It's such a professional, relaxing, friendly practice."

- Mrs A Boyce, April 2017

"Brilliant in every respect"


"Been going to this very professional dentist for 26 years. Seen changes but still brilliant in every respect"

- Sally Mays, February 2017

"Care at its best"


"I cannot give enough stars to this practice. I have always been a nervous patient, but the competence and professionalism of the staff at this practice are outstanding, which has enabled me to relax and not fear to go to the dentist as much as I previously did. Patients are treated with dignity and respect as soon as they walk in the door, from receptionist through to dentist and hygienist. If all practices took the same approach as Prettygate dental, everyone would be smiling. :-)"

- Rachel, January 2017

"Everything went perfectly "


"The staff were a good laugh and knew that I was nervous, everything went perfectly and now my teeth are straighter and whiter 10/10"

- Mr Michael Farah, September 2016

"Mr Fox is a brilliant dentist"


"Mr Fox is a brilliant dentist. His expertise and communication skills would calm the most nervous patient....reception staff are polite and helpful..."

- Mrs Patsy Riggs, March 2017

"I've never felt more comfortable at a dentist before"


"Before I came to this practice I had always had trouble feeling nervous at the dentist. As soon as I walked through the door at Prettygate the staff was wonderfully helpful and calming. The Dentist I had as well was very supporting when I told them I may be nervous and made me feel at home within minutes. I'll definitely be returning."

- Anonymous, February 2016

"Very welcoming and totally professional"


"I am a relatively new patient at Prettygate Dental, however, in that short that short time I have come to find the staff and practitioners very welcoming and totally professional. I have a young daughter and I will definitely be registering her here!"

- Mr A Heifer, March 2017


"Smiling staff, great service"


"Smiling staff, great service - very happy again!"

- Mr Dominic Tyler, March 2017

"Very nice people"


"After finding out I needed a root canal treatment I was devastated, as my previous dentist told me it would cost over 1000 pounds, fortunately, my son googled the treatment and local dentists, Prettygate popped up and at a third of the price! After an initial consult I was sold, the dentist was fantastic and very caring, I would absolutely recommend, still can't believe how much cheaper they are!"

- Michael, March 2017


"Staff very helpful and caring"


"Since 2008 my husband and I have been attending Prettygate Dental. We have always been very pleased with the service received and found the staff very helpful and caring."

- Mrs G Mcdowell, January 2017

"My visit this morning changed my experience"


"Had not been to a dentist for about 2 or 3 years and had to go with a very bad back molar, as like many other people keep putting off going to see the dentist.My visit this morning changed my experience it was really nice and friendly and the dentist was so patient with me and your lovely staff "BRILLIANT"

- Mr Michael Farah, September 2016

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Prettygate Dental is closed for all routine appointments following latest guidelines from NHS England. If you have an emergency please contact us on 01206 577 664 in the first instance during normal working hours where a member of our team will assist with telephone support. We kindly request that you do not arrive at the practice unannounced as you will not be seen.