Tel: 01527 872050

Meet The Team

Damian

Damian Kavanagh | Dentist

I graduated from Birmingham in 1997 and started working at college road in 1999. Some 17 years later I am still here! I am committed to providing high quality gentle dentistry for all the family.

I have a strong commitment to ongoing post graduate study, I have attended and completed post graduate restorative courses in London and am currently enrolled on a post graduate diploma in Advanced Restorative Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons. I enjoy all aspects to dentistry but have a particular interest in root canal therapy and the restoration of the worn dentition.

In addition to working predominately at College Road, I have taught undergraduate dentists at Birmingham University for 3 years, and worked in the department of Endodontics at Birmingham Dental Hospital, treating referral patients.

I am married to Nicky and we have two children – Isabelle and Gabrielle. My interests outside of work are DIY, walking and snowboarding.

I look forward to meeting you.

Nicola

Nicola Kavanagh | Dentist

I qualified from Birmingham University in 1999, and joined College Road in 2004. Prior this I gained quality experience in dental practices in East Birmingham and Longbridge and working as a senior house officer at Birmingham Dental Hospital. I have also taught undergraduate dental students at Birmingham University for a number of years.

In 2005 became a vocational trainer at College Road where, over 3 years I helped newly qualified dentists settle into general dental practice life.

I have completed many postgraduate courses including 2 year courses in aesthetic and restorative dentistry lead by 2 of the country’s leading dentists. My interests include complex restoration of worn and missing teeth, veneers and cosmetic dentistry. I also enjoy restoring implants.

I like to provide dentistry in a happy, relaxed and well informed environment. I take pleasure in helping nervous patients – adults and children overcome their fear of dentistry.

I live with my husband Damian and 2 daughters. My hobbies include walking, going to the gym, house renovation and DIY.

Martina

Martina Fell | Dentist

I have worked at College Road Dental Practice for 11 years, having also spent a few years teaching undergraduate students at the Birmingham Dental Hospital. In my time with College Road I have undertaken numerous private restorative courses and passed my MFGDP examinations.

I have a particular interest in rehabilitating badly broken down mouths, along with rebuilding confidence in nervous patients, and also in preventative dentistry. I value the relationships and trust I have built up with my patients over the last 11 years and feel very fortunate to consider many of them as not just patients but friends.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, walking and travelling.

Saniel Gandesha

Saniel Gandesha | Dentist

After I Completed a Bachelor in Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences at Kings College London in 2004, I moved to Birmingham to complete my training as a dental surgeon in 2009 from the University of Birmingham.

Since graduation I have worked at College Road Dental Practice offering a high standard of dental care and advice. As well as working full time in Clinical Practice, I also work many weekends for the Emergency Dental Services at the Birmingham Dental Hospital. During 2012 I completed a diploma at the Royal College of Surgeons in London and currently completing my masters at the University of Birmingham in Advanced General Dental Practice.

As a registered Fastbraces ® and Quicks Straight Teeth® Provider, I enjoy getting my patients teeth looking perfect and straight! I have also recently completed doing Facial Aesthetics training in Harley Street and hope to provide these additional services at the practice in the near future.

In my free time I enjoys keeping fit by going to the gym, travelling and spending time with my wife and two daughters.

Taher Abdulhussein

Taher Abdulhussein | Dentist 

I qualified from Birmingham University in 2012 and after spending a couple of years working at Practices in Great Barr and Walsall,  I have been working at Station Dental Practice in Kings Norton for the last 3 years, carrying out all aspects of general dentistry including treating patients who are nervous of attending dental appointments.

Since graduating I have continued my education by attending various post graduate courses and hope to continue to do this as my career develops at College Road Dental Practice. I have taken a keen interest in the restorative and aesthetic side of dentistry. 

Outside of dentistry I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the gym and playing football.

Dalwinder Kalsi

Dalwinder Kalsi | Hygienist/Therapist

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2010 with a BSc (honours) in Dental Hygiene and Therapy and a clinical distinction in periodontology. I successfully completed my foundation therapist training here at College Road under the guidance of Vocational Trainers, Nicola and Martina and was delighted to stay on here.

I also work at the Birmingham Dental Hospital within the department of periodontics, where I treat patients with complex needs and varying degrees of gum disease. In addition to this I am also involved in teaching qualified dental nurses and undergraduate dental students, and have carried out research at Russell’s Hall Hospital, investigating the link between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis which was very insightful.

Special interests within the dental field include treating complex cases of gum disease, acclimatising anxious patients and treating children.

I hold a keen interest in keeping up to date with any development within dentistry and providing my patients with a continued high standard of care.

Outside of the dental surgery I enjoy travelling and discovering new cuisines, baking and spending time with family and friends.