About us

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Our Team

Dr Ricky Patel

Principle Dentist

GDC: 213383

Dr Natalie Hart

Associate Dentist

GDC: 68205

Dr Bhavna Carter

Associate Dentist

GDC: 176590

Jenisha Desai


Farrah Currie

Dental Nurse

Julie Babey


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Our practice is situated in the centre of the thriving market town of Southam, in beautiful South Warwickshire.


The staff of Southam Dental Care, formerly Pennington Dental Southam, have been offering high quality dental care for almost 20 years. Our friendly and professional team aim towards disease prevention, by educating patients on oral hygiene, maintaining regular dental check-ups and an in-house hygienist service to keep your teeth and gums health.


Our highly skilled and diligent dentists offer treatments in all areas of general dentistry, for both NHS and private patients. 

Ricky spent his dental training in Hungary, where he also enjoyed learning the language and culture. He has worked in the UK since qualifying in 2011. Ricky has an attentive and caring approach, putting the most nervous of patients at ease. 

Ricky is an avid sportsman and a dedicated football supporter.

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Bhavna was brought up locally and graduated from Cardiff University in 2009. She is the longest serving dentist in the practice and is commended for her attention to detail and thorough work. She has a particular interest in paediatric dentistry and has also completed courses in restorative dentistry and facial aesthetics (anti-wrinkle injections and fillers).


In her spare time, Bhavna enjoys keeping fit and spending time outdoors with her young family. 

Natalie qualified from Manchester University in December 1992. She has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, but enjoys all aspects of the job.


Natalie enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and dogs. 

Jenisha is a recent graduate from Birmingham University. Despite being the newest member of the team, she has developed a great rapport with patients, through her hard work and enthusiasm. 


Jenisha is a keen traveller and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Farrah qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2009. She is bubbly and extremely passionate about her job, assisting our Dentists and keeping patients at ease throughout treatments.


In her spare time, Farrah is a fitness fanatic and loves to compete in half marathons. 

As our receptionist, Julie is in the front house and has been at the practice for 7 years. She grew up locally, so has got to know our patients well and is always a friendly face.


In her spare time, she enjoys walking her puppy, swimming and visiting family abroad. 

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