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Shalini Watkinson B.D.S (2001 Newcastle, UK)

GDC – 79428

I qualified from The University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 2001 with a Distinction in Clinical Oral Subjects and a Merit in Restorative Dentistry.

I have always worked in general practice in Derbyshire and I have gained experience in all fields of general dentistry. Initially practicing in a large city centre practice in Chesterfield, I joined Bamford Dental Practice in 2003.

I have a relaxed and friendly manner to help put patients at ease and I enjoy providing dentistry to patients of all ages. Having young children myself, I strongly believe in the importance of regular dental visits from a very young age to help build relationships with the children and provide important preventive advice to ensure their teeth stay clean, healthy and cavity-free.

I am committed to postgraduate education in order to ensure my patients are treated to a high standard of care and given the best possible treatment options. I completed a 1 year postgraduate course in all aspects of restorative dentistry at a specialist referral practice in Manchester City centre. In 2017/2018 I am completing an advanced course in the management and treatment of Periodontal (gum) disease.

I enjoy working with all the staff at Bamford Dental Practice and I feel very fortunate to be supported by our professional friendly and caring team. In 2011 I became a partner at Bamford Dental Practice with Andrew Preston and we look forward to building on the success of our well respected practice.

Outside of work I am kept very busy by my two young girls and the challenges and new experiences that being a parent brings! I do try to stay fit and when I am not running around after the girls I play netball and compete weekly in the Sheffield Ladies Netball league.