Sharrow Dental is owned and directed by Dr Tony Clough, who has gone to great lengths throughout his career to expand his knowledge and skills in diagnosis and treatment of oral conditions. During this time, Dr Clough has always sought to surround himself with likeminded and able dentists, hygienists, therapists and nurses who are able to deliver his vision and achieve reliable, pain-free results for our patients!

TONY CLOUGH

Tony Clough BDSHons(Lond)  LDS RCSEng Dip Implant Surgery U Warwick PG Cert DentEd U Bedford PG Cert RCSEng

Tony Clough is the Clinical Director of Sharrow Dental Care, Advent and Springfield Dental Care; under his guidance the group has grown and developed into the largest and most influential oral health service provider in Essex, operating across three sites in Chelmsford.

Dr Clough served for 24 years as a Postgraduate dental tutor, while combining this role with teaching at the Royal London Hospital dental school, the University of Essex and coordinating the Diploma in Sports Dentistry course at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in London. He also continues as the elected representative of the 1500 dentists in Essex, having fulfilled the role for 16 years.

Tony is joined within the practice by his two sons, Frank and Tom, his nephew, Anthony Barrett, and daughter-in-law, Pip Clough.

 

Through his involvement in sports dentistry, Dr Clough currently works with the British Boxing team, providing advice, protective equipment and dental care as required. He has acted as Dental Advisor on behalf of the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission in every Olympic games since Beijing 2008.

In recognition of his expertise, Dr Clough has hosted Dental Workshops for Sports Physicians during the last two “IOC Forums on Health and Injury in Sport”. He is a contributing author to both the FIFA and IOC Sport Medicine Diploma programs, and recently co-authored a major review of Dental Injuries in Sport for the Medical Clinics of North America. He continues to lecture widely including the Middle East AEEDEC (Dubai) Conference and recently for the Advanced Sports Physician FIMS / FIFA course in Portugal in September 2017.

Clinically, Tony is responsible for undertaking much of the complicated surgery within the Practice including implant surgery and bone grafting procedures.

His main interests are:

  • Prosthetic reconstruction using dental implants;
  • Trauma surgery – immediate and long-term management;
  • Joint cases combining orthodontic and restorative aspects;
  • General aesthetic dental work to give his patients their beautiful smiles back!

Tony has a particular interest in the field of dental traumatology and through his affiliation with sports teams and athletes, he has garnered a wealth of experience over the years in managing dental trauma in the immediate aftermath, through to rehabilitation and long-term follow-up.

DENTISTS

DR DEEPAM PATEL

BDS(LOND) MFGDP(UK) DIPIMPDENT RCSED MSC (IMPLANT DENTISTRY)

Deepam has been a dentist at Sharrow Dental since 2002. During this time he has gained extensive experience in all aspects of Dentistry and has a special interest in Implant Dentistry with 10 years’ experience.

By way of training and continued learning, he has attained the highly regarded Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, where he is a member of the Implant Dentistry Advisory Board. In addition to this, he has attained a Masters Degree with Distinction in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick, where he holds an Honorary Teaching position on the Masters Degree program.  

Deepam has built his reputation at Sharrow through the belief in excellent communication and treatment planning, along with caring and painless treatment.

DR THOMAS CLOUGH

 BDS(LOND) MJDF RCS ENG PGCERT DENTED BEDS

Tom works over two sites in Chelmsford, spending 2 days at Springfield Dental Practice. He has extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry and can talk you through a wide range of dental treatments to improve aesthetics including tooth whitening or crowns and veneers.

Tom is currently undertaking his Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons and has been placing implants for 4 years.

Tom is known for his good humour in an environment that many patients perceive as stressful, helping to re-assure nervous patients with a cheesy grin.

DR ANTHONY BARRETT

BDS(SHEFF) MJDF RCS ENG PGCERT DENTED BEDS

Anthony graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2007. After graduating he joined Sharrow Dental as a vocational trainee and has been a key member of the team here ever since.

He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and believes strongly in furthering himself through post graduate education. He has done this through gaining qualifications such as Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties and a post graduate certificate in dental education which he plans to use by taking in foundation dentists to help them learn the ropes here at Sharrow Dental.

Aside from dentistry he enjoys all sports, after injury curtailed his rugby career he has taken to running and cycling having recently completed the London and Manchester marathons and cycling tours from London to Paris and through Italy.

DR IAN PATERSON 
BDSHONS(LOND) MJDF PGCERT (ORTHO)

Ian has been providing dental care in Essex since graduating in 2008. Having developed an interest in Orthodontics he was awarded the post graduate certificate from Warwick University in 2014. He has gone on to train in Invisalign, Inman aligners and lingual braces as well as more traditional Orthodontics. Ian is currently a silver level Invisalign provider having treated over 150 patients and is an associate member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.

Ian has a passion for providing minimally invasive, beautiful dentistry and Orthodontics in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

DR NIHAR PATEL

BDS(LOND) MFDS RCSED

Nihar graduated from The Royal London with distinction in 2011, after which he completed vocational training in Essex and obtained first prize in the prestigious end of year case presentation in the East of England deanery. Nihar went on to obtain Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons in 2013. Currently he is finishing his 3-year DipImpDent at the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital in London. Along with Implant dentistry, he also enjoys providing short term orthodontic treatments, along with cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. His aim is to provide his patients with high quality care in a calm, laid back and pain free manner. Nihar believes education never stops and intends to continue further post-graduate training in both restorative and implant dentistry as he strives to be at the forefront of cutting-edge dentistry. Nihar is a member of the International Team of Implantology and the British Dental Association.

DR ROBERT GILL  
BDS(BRIS) MFDS RCPS (GLASGOW)

Rob has a friendly approach to delivering general dentistry. He ensures that his patients are involved in all decisions so that they can feel at ease that the best possible care is being delivered for them.

He graduated from the University of Bristol and has since passed exams to become a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons. Rob strives to constantly improve his knowledge and skill set and is currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Oral Surgery back at Bristol.

Outside work, Rob enjoys playing rugby and going to as many live concerts and festivals as possible.

DR MADDY WEERAMAN 
BCHD MJDF RCSENG PGDIP PDC

Maddy has recently joined the practice after relocating from London. She trained at the University of Leeds and prides herself on making anxious patients feel comfortable.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially cosmetic dentistry. She undertook and successfully passed the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons.

Following this she wanted to progress her career further to enable her to provide the best care possible to her patients, and therefore completed the diploma in Primary Dental Care. Maddy is now enrolled on the well renowned Aspire Dental Academy yearlong programme which equips her to provide a high standard of restorative and aesthetic dental treatment, including short-term orthodontics.

She looks forward to welcoming you at the practice and is happy to discuss your treatment needs at length to make your experience an enjoyable one.

FRANCESCA LAXTON

BDSHONS(KING’S) BSCHONS

Francesca is a caring professional with a passion for high-quality general dentistry. She loves treating children and takes time to ensure her nervous patients are put at ease with her gentle approach.

She graduated from King’s College London Dental Institute with the highly prestigious ‘University of London Gold Medal for Dentistry’ and is dedicated to continuing her post-graduate development with further courses and seminars.

Outside of work Francesca looks after her young daughter, enjoys baking, Pilates and spending time with friends and family.

DR FRANK CLOUGH

BDS(BRIS) MJDF RCS ENG

Frank enjoys practicing ‘minimally invasive dentistry’, especially management of the worn dentition using tooth-coloured filling materials and replacement of missing teeth with removable dentures. He has a keen interest in digital innovations in dentistry, offering CEREC restorations designed by CAD-CAM technology. He is currently undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Leadership and Commissioning at Brighton School of Medical Sciences.

Frank offers conscious sedation to help manage anxious patients.

As a qualified ski instructor, Frank enjoys skiing in his holidays and likes to spend his weekends running and cycling.

The Hygienists at Sharrow Dental

PHILIPPA CLOUGH

BSc(Hons)Eq Sci EqDT FDSc Oral Health Sciences BSc (Hons) Oral Health Sciences

Pip is a diligent member of the team, working alongside the dentists to provide tailored advice to support and motivate individuals to maintain excellent oral hygiene and dental care.

Pip has always had an interest in dentistry and qualified as an equine dentist in the USA, working with colleagues in the USA and Europe. Pip has since retrained to work within human dentistry fields, qualifying as a hygienist in 2012 with the Outstanding Achievement Award and the BSDHT award for Critical Appraisal and Research Skills. She strives to maintain and build her knowledge and has subsequently qualified as a Dental Therapist in 2016 to gain the skills to further support the dentists by performing restorative and preventative treatments on adults and children.

In her spare time Pip enjoys being a new mother to her two young children and spending time with her horses competing across the South East within British Eventing.

ABBY LOUISE KIRK
DIP DH(LOND) 2010 DIP DT(LOND) 2010

Abby has been a member of the Sharrow Dental team for 19 years.

She has fulfilled numerous roles including dental nurse and practice manager culminating in qualifying as a dental hygienist/therapist from the Royal London Hospital in 2010.

Abby prides herself on building good relationships with her patients and treating them in a relaxed and comfortable manner.

In her spare time Abby loves taking long walks with her dog, eating out and socialising with friends and family.

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