Our Team

Dental excellence. Compassionate care.

At Colden Common Dental Care our practice team is dedicated to providing you with dental health care of a very high standard and ensuring that your visits are a pleasant and relaxing experience. Our team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and we meet regularly to discuss how to work together to provide you with an even better, efficient, quality service

Team Approach

Our whole team is involved in ongoing education programmes and all of our dentists attend regular courses to bring the latest advances into everyday practice. Our hygienists are an integral part of the dental care we provide and also attend regular courses to keep their treatment and approach updated to bring you the very finest preventive care which is so important to adults and children alike.

The nurses have an ongoing programme of education to ensure that the very best care and modern practice is adhered to and we are all registered with the General Dental Council. The reception staff attend regular courses and are an integral part of the team, being often your first point of contact and will always offer a warm, friendly and efficient service.


Dr Rajani Koirala

BDS PGDip Endo (UCL), Special Interest in Endodontic (Root Canal Treatment) GDC number 109441

Rajani qualified in 2001 with a first class degree from a prestigious Manipal University. She has completed her PG Diploma in Endodontic from Eastman Dental Institute, University College London (UCL). She worked in Leeds General Infirmary Hospital as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial Surgery treating traumatic patients.

She then worked as an Associate in General Dental Practices treating NHS and Private patients. She has a special interest in Restorative and Root Canal Treatments.

She is very experienced in dealing with nervous patients and has a gentle approach treating them.

Outside dentistry, she loves spending time with her family and two adorable children.


B.D.S . V.U. (Manc.) D.P.D.S. (Bristol), GDC number 58265

Treatment offered-general dentistry with a special interest in dentures and treatment of the elderly

Qualified in 1983 at Manchester University. Chris is a dental surgeon with over 27 years of experience in general practice. Chris has been an active member and honorary secretary of the North and Mid Hampshire Local Dental Committee. He is especially interested in minimal intervention/adhesive techniques, treatment of elderly patients and denture work, accepts referrals of denture cases from local practitioners. He always has a friendly and sympathetic approach.


Solace did his BDS from Kathmandu university in 2014 and he has been practicing dentistry in the UK since 2016.

His interests lies in aesthetic dentistry. He has been involved with various postgraduate trainings. Having recently completed a year long course on aesthetic dentistry from Aspire dental academy, his focus is on minimal invasive dentistry. He is a certified Invisalign-go as well as Smile-fast(composite bonding) provider and he is looking forward to delivering bespoke quality care to all his patients.

Dr Carmen Lakatos

Dr Carmen Lakatos, DMD, Special interest in Orthodontics, GDC number 187824

Completed one year advanced aesthetic course London 2016/2017

Carmen graduated the Faculty of Dentistry, Timsoara, Romania in 2006.

In 2007 she moved to the UK with family where she has been working as a general dentist practitioner. In 2012 she completed the master course in Invisalign. In 2013 she started collaboration with Smilelign UK, manufacturer of clear aligners, using their aligners for her patients, and in 2015 she gave a course on Smilelign system to the general practitioners in Romania. 2014 – 2016 she takes advanced  orthodontic courses using classic orthodontic systems in simple and complex cases. 2016 she started giving Smart Ortho Courses in the UK together with another two colleagues, presenting principles of orthodontics to general practitioners.

She is also trained in facial aesthetic procedures botulinum toxin and dermafiller treatments ( wrinkle management, lips and cheeks reconstructions).

In her free time Carmen  enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, reading, cooking, gym and skiing

Patricia Ellam-Speed

Hygienist GDC Number 4560

Qualified from Bristol University Hospital in 1993. Keeps up to date with the latest treatments. Hobbies include open water swimming.

Melanie Nicholson

Melanie joined Colden Common Dental Care in 2002 as a receptionist. She is very polite and has excellent communication skills. She lives locally and very friendly with the patients.

We have a dedicated team to solve your Dental Problems.

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