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DEVAKI PATEL IS JOINING THE TEAM AT PMA DENTAL CARE in September. She is replacing our previous Foundation Dentist Jasmine who has now joined the hospital dental service in Canterbury, Kent.

Devaki Talks

As an introduction Devaki, or Dev as she likes to be known, has answered some questions so that we all can get to know her better. We hope you enjoy her answers!

The Questions and Answers

Where are you originally from?

I was born in the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, ironically where I ended up studying dentistry! I have lived in Chipstead, Surrey with my family since I was 3 years old.

What made you decide to become a dentist?

I liked the idea of a hands-on healthcare profession where I could care for patients and build a trusting relationship with them over time. I believe there is an artistic element to it as well which I enjoy.

What would your favourite holiday destination be and why?

Bora Bora (French Polynesia) – heaven on earth!

What is your phobia?

Claustrophobia perhaps?

If you were marooned on a desert island, what five items of food would you wish to have with you?

A good curry, olives, ice-cream, chocolate, blueberries/p>

What other five items would you wish to have with you?

My mum, SLR camera, iPhone (plus earphones), first aid kit, and a toothbrush!

What is your idea of food hell?


If you could be anyone for a day, who would that be?

The Queen

If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would you see?

The 2016 Olympic games in Brazil

Favourite car?

Aston Martin Vanquish

Favourite record or band?

Adele, amongst many others!

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would do?

Travel the world and take my family with me!

Do YOU have a question for Devaki?

While you read Dev’s questions and answers maybe you thought of your own question for her. If you did then please enter it in the comments section below and we’ll get Dev to answer it for you. You can also send a private question or comment to us on our Facebook page.

COVID-19 UPDATE - March 2022


Due to enhanced infection control procedures we are having to run the practice at a reduced capacity then we would do normally.

Opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon-Thurs and 9.00 to 4.00pm Fridays.

As a healthcare environment, If you are attending the practice you must wear a face covering. 

Whilst we are doing check ups and routine dentistry we have long waiting times for appointments.

We also run a telephone emergency service during normal working hours. Out of hours advice is available via NHS Direct on 111.

Click here for information on how to deal with dental emergencies at home.

Due to our reduced capacity we are unable to take on new NHS patients but can provide emergency advice and care if appropriate. 

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