Meet The Team

Dr. Chris Lucas

Chris Lucas (GDC NO. 59507) is the lead clinician at Lavender Road and a Senior lecturer at the Portman Academy. Chris is nationally respected as a surgeon and has become reknown for his experience and high success rate in complex implant cases and ‘All-on-Four’ treatment.
Dr. Chris Lucas

Elizabeth Lucas

Elizabeth Lucas (GDC NO. 59495) qualified at Liverpool University in 1984. She initially worked for the Community Dental Service and joined Lavender Road Dental Practice in 2000.
Elizabeth Lucas

Dr Nickesh Vara

My name is Dr Nickesh Vara, (GDC 142853) but prefer to be called Nick. I graduated from Charles University in Prague in 2007 and have been practicing dentistry predominantly in the NHS sector since 2008 as a general dentist. I am proficient in all aspects of dentistry, however I have a special interest in Endodontics (the study of root canal treatment).
Dr Nickesh Vara

Aisha Shabir

Aisha (GDC 259207) qualified from Cardiff University with a honours in 2015. She is currently undergoing core training at the Eastman Dental Hospital in Oral Surgery & Oral Medicine. She has also been privileged to work at Great Ormond Street Hospital treating children with cleft lip/palate syndromes and facial deformities.
Aisha Shabir

Prita Lodhia

Prita (GDC 153635) joined the practice in 2017. She qualified from Leeds in 2008. She has an interest in general conservation and cosmetic dentistry. She then went on to work as a SHO in maxillofacial surgery and completed MJDF examinations.
Prita Lodhia

Sonal Mandalia

Sonal (GDC NO. 104124) qualified from Guys, Kings and St Thomas Dental Institute with BDS with Merit in Restorative Dentistry in 2006. Completed vocational training in London in 2007 and won the Ruby Austin Case Study prize. Sonal provides treatment for anxious patients with inhalation and intravenous sedation. She also provides orthodontic treatment for patients. Sonal has experience in all aspects of dentistry including treating children. She enjoys restorative dentistry and endodontics.
Sonal Mandalia

Nahul Patel

Nahul Patel (GDC 114960) is a specialist and a consultant orthodontist who provides services in primary and secondary care. Nahul graduated from Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, following which he obtained training posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Blackburn Hospital and the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He also undertook a Senior House Officer post in Paediatric Dentistry at the Birmingham Dental Hospital prior to undertaking specialist training in orthodontics.
Nahul Patel

Karen Sidhu

Karen Sidhu (GDC NO. 83841)

Karen qualified in 2004 from Sheffield University with honors. She has worked in the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield and the Birmingham Dental Hospital carrying out restorative dentistry, oral surgery and prosthetics. Karen also taught undergraduates at both hospitals.
Karen Sidhu

Claire Crowston E.D.H.

Claire (GDC NO. 2428) and Jenny work together with our Dentists, providing both complex and general periodontal treatments for our patients.
Claire Crowston E.D.H.

Jim Snee

Jim qualified in 1979 and has been a Dental Technician for 30 years. He has been involved in Dentistry for 39 years. Jim was awarded the U.S.D.A.W Cup for Dental Technicians (College prize for final certificate). He has provided Chris Lucas with Lab support for 24 years and previously ran his own Laboratory for 19 years. He joined our team here at lavender Road in October 2007.
Jim Snee

Dan Sweeney

Dan qualified in 1979 and has been a Dental Technician for 30 years. He joined our team in February 2008. He provides support to Jim including Implant diagnostics prosthetics and has a great interest in occlusal splints.
Dan Sweeney

Anthea Felce

Anthea has been a Dental Laboratory Assistant for 20 years and has provided exceptional support to Jim Snee for 17 years. She joined team in October 2007and is responsible for the organisation and ensuring efficient running of the Lab work. Anthea is highly regarded by the rest of the team.
Anthea Felce

Mandy Winkless

As the practice Treatment Co-ordinator, Mandy manages the treatment planning process with our patients. She is happy to answer questions and assist our patients during their treatment.
Mandy Winkless