Meet the Team


Dr. Meera Vijayaraghavan BDS (Lond) - Principal Dentist

GDC no: 73526

Qualified from UMDS Guys hospital in 1997 and took over at Queensbury Dental Surgery over 12 years ago. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and especially has an interest in cosmetic dentistry and smile design. She completed the Chris Orr course in aesthetic dentistry and enjoys putting this into practice.

She is married with 2 lovely daughters and she enjoys having a fantastic rapport with her patients and prides herself in her family orientated practice along with amazing team work.

Spoken Languages : English and Tamil

Dr Arunthana Kathirgamanathan BDS (KCL) MFDS RCS (Ed) - Associate Dentist

GDC no: 211428

Arunthana qualified from King’s College London in 2011 and has since been working in general practice. Her main aim is to provide high quality dentistry that is pain-free and seamless in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, in particular cosmetic and minimally invasive dentistry in which she has completed an Advanced Aesthetics and Restorative dentistry course at Aspire Dental Academy. She is also a certified Invisalign provider, able to straighten teeth with clear cosmetic braces.

Above all, Arunthana enjoys helping her patients achieve optimal oral health and seeing her patients leave with a beautiful smile. Her kind and gentle nature has helped many nervous patients overcome their fears and make their dental visits a pleasurable experience.  Aside from dentistry, Arunthana enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family, swimming and baking.

Spoken Languages : English and Tamil

Dr Sarika Vekaria BDS (Manc) - Associate Dentist

GDC no: 244126

Sarika graduated from The University of Manchester in 2013. She completed her dental foundation training here at Perry Vale and has been a valuable member of the team since.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but particularly enjoys restorative and cosmetic dentistry and treating paediatric patients.

Sarika is a fully qualified provider of Six Month Smiles and Invisalign Go and can offer free consultations to discuss all options for cosmetic adult orthodontics.

She has successfully completed a 1 year certificated course in Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry and can provide options for smile makeovers, cosmetic crowns, fillings and whitening.

Spoken Languages : English and Gujarati

Mrs Anita Hirani RDH RDT, DipHE (Lond) - Dental Hygienist / Therapist / Practice Manager

GDC no: 117800

Anita has worked at the surgery since 2003.

She has a qualification in Dental Nursing, Dental Radiography and Oral Health Education. She is known for her calming nature for nervous patients and helps patients achieve good oral hygiene. She also offer air polishing.

Qualified as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist in 2016 from Barts & The Royal London.

She also helps train new nurses that start working with us and really enjoys the work that she does and the interaction with patients.

She enjoys days out and theatre visits.

Spoken Languages : English and Gujarati

Dr Dipesh Patel BDS(Lond), MFDS RCS Ed, PG Dip(PDC) - Oral Surgeon 

GDC no: 251636

Dr Rubina Ahmed BDS Dip Endodontics (UCL), Cert Dental Education - Special Interest Endodontist

GDC no: 101860

Rubi qualified at King’s College in London and went on to pursue a postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics (root canal) at the prestigious Eastman’s Dental Institute UCL.

This enables her to practice as a dentist with a special interest in Endodontics. Here at Queensbury Dental Surgery Rubi provides root canal treatments on a referral basis and is able to undertake challenging and complex cases.

Spoken Languages : English, Hindi and Urdu

Ms Anna Bergolc - Dental Nurse

GDC no: 267895

She has been with the practice since 2013 and prides herself in providing great patient care

Qualified in June 2016

Enjoys dancing and listening to music

Spoken Languages : Polish and English

Mrs Simona Amarandi - Trainee Dental Nurse

She has been with the practice since 2019 and is working towards her Dental Nursing qualification.

Spoken Languages: English, Romanian and Greek

Ms Paulina Popovici - Trainee Dental Nurse

She has been with the practice since 2018.

Spoken Languages: English and Romanian

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