Meet the Team

at Dentalcare Brackley

Dentalcare Brackley Dental Team

Your dental team is made up of highly qualified, experienced, friendly professionals that care about you and your dental health. Here is some more information about the team:

Dr Christian Gouws, BChD DPDS

Dr Christian Gouws, BChD DPDS

Orthodontics - GDC No 71422.

“My passion in Dentistry is combining Orthodontics with Cosmetic Dentistry.”

Dr Gouws is a certified Invisalign Clinician and have over 20 years’ experience in Orthodontics. He graduated with two degrees from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1991 and Practiced in private dentistry for five years before moving to the UK. Dr Gouws then held a clinical attachment at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Orthodontic Department in Reading for four years.

His passion for Orthodontics encouraged him to complete the prestigious DPDS diploma at Bristol University in 2004 with core disciplined in Orthodontics and Oral Surgery.

To maintain his clinical skills Dr Gouws also studied further in cosmetic dentistry and received the Certificate for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry and Photography at the Eastman Dental Institute in London.

Dr Gouws may use different types of Orthodontics to get the most desired result which may include: Invisalign, Conventional fixed braces, removable appliances.

Vijay Selvanathan

Vijay Selvanathan

Dentist - GDC No 265416.

Has specialist interest in Smilealign and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr Vijay Selvanathan graduated from the University of London and has since worked as a general dentist acquiring a comprehensive knowledge of all areas in dentistry.

He aims to provide a high standard of dental care in a relaxed, friendly and efficient atmosphere, keeping in touch with current techniques through regular continuing development courses.

Vijay practices minimal intervention pain-free dentistry and considers it important to discuss all treatment options with his patients so that they are in a position to make informed choices. Vijay also has a keen interest in delivering cosmetic treatments.

If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, Vijay is happy to help.

Pooja Kohli

Pooja Kohli

Associate Dentist - GDC No 278754.

Pooja graduated from the Czech Republic in 2018 , and worked in the Midlands before joining our group. She has advanced knowledge in  specialised areas of dentistry including restorative and cosmetic dentistry. She is currently doing a diploma in restorative and cosmetic with a platform for 1 year MSc on completion.

Pooja will be helping you gain your smile back with minimally invasive treatment options including composite bonding,veneers.

She will also be certified in full Invisalign by start of February.

In her spare time, pooja enjoys travelling, hiking and cooking.

Ms Ania Nohawica-Heer BDS (Dundee), MFDS RCSEd, MFGDP (UK)

Ms Ania Nohawica-Heer BDS (Dundee), MFDS RCSEd, MFGDP (UK)

Implant Dentist

Ania is a UK graduate who has worked in Scotland, before joining our group. She has advanced knowledge in  specialised areas of dentistry including implants and facial aesthetics. She gained her qualifications in Facial Aesthetics in 2014 and passed her MFDS examinations in 2016. She then completed an extensive Implant Academy course in London, and is currently completing the prestigious Royal college of Surgeons, London FGDP Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry. 

Ania will be helping you gain your smile back by presenting you with latest cutting edge options for tooth replacement and explaining the benefits of the latest anti-aging treatments including facial Aesthetics.  

In her spare time she enjoys long walks with her German Shepherd, yoga and cooking.

Nicola Mannin

Nicola Mannin

Practice Coordinator

Has specialist interest in performance and emotional coaching.

Nicola initially joined Dentalcare, Brackley as a full time Receptionist in May 2016, and was promoted to Practice Co-ordinator in September 2016. Since then she was promoted again in November 2018 and appointed as Practice Manager. Nicola brings over three years of dentistry experience to the practice and has built a strong rapport with the local community and with our patients who are happy to see a familiar friendly face who empathises with any of the dental concerns and more than willing to help with their enquiries. Nicola has welcoming approach both staff and patients and encourages a relaxed atmosphere for all. She is very much the heart of the practice. She is totally committed to the duty of care of patients and do her upmost to provide a well-run and efficient service.

Melissa Hitchcock

Melissa Hitchcock

Practice Manager - RDN 175647

Melissa initially joined Dentalcare Brackley in 2012, and was part of the team that opened this site up. Melissa has been registered with the general dental council since 2008 and although she enjoys being in surgery nursing and having that one to one with the patients she also utilises her experience and skills to manage and develop the practice. Clocking up nearly 18 years of working in the dental profession, Melissa has an undeniable attachment to Dentalcare Brackley having been part of its development since it first opened in 2012, and is dedicated to supporting the patients and the team in its future growth.

Our values at Dentalcare Brackley

Caring

Professional

Supportive

Adaptable

Our Vision is based on the 4Ps at Dentalcare Brackley

Why Choose Dentalcare Brackley

  • 0% finance available
  • Online booking facility 24/7
  • Flexibility; early morning, late afternoon and on Saturdays appointments, so you never have to take time off work
  • A highly experienced and qualified team of professionals
  • Wide range of dental services to help patients achieve beautiful and healthy teeth
  • Options for nervous patients
  • Working towards digital dentistry – so no more impressions
  • Family friendly