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.

Vijay graduated from Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry where he had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the most experienced and talented dentists in the country.

He is known for his friendly demeanour, and takes pride in helping anxious patients overcome their fears of receiving dental treatment. Hopefully, allowing them to leave here with a pleasant experience and a different view on dentistry.

He has undergone extensive postgraduate education with an emphasis on restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He is certified to provide Invisalign clear aligner treatment and has also received the certificate for ‘’Masterclass in Aesthetic Dentistry’’ from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in London.

Vijay is committed to high quality dentistry, so for all your dental needs, cosmetic or functional, rest assured that you are in safe hands.

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.

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.

Dr Ania Heer

Dr Ania Heer

Implant Dentist

Dr Ania graduated from Dundee University and has been working in Scotland, before joining the dental care group. She solely performs advanced implant dentistry between 5 dental practices and has been awarded the Young Dentist of the Year Award 2020.

Shortly after qualifying she passed the exams to afford her membership of The Royal College of Surgeons both in England and Scotland. She then went on to complete postgraduate courses in advanced 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 postgraduate certificate conferred by the 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 the latest tooth replacement options using the very latest techniques and digital technology available to make your treatment efficient, predictable and hassle-free. Ania enjoys meeting new patients and has a very caring approach to dental care, especially with nervous patients. You will feel at ease being treated by her.

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

Our values at Dentalcare Brackley





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
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