Dr. Ashish Godara qualified with a Bachelor's degree in Dentistry in 1997 with distinction. He was awarded a Gold medal for securing a first place in Paediatric Dentistry and a Bronze medal overall for the class of 1997. He continued to be involved in national and international conferences and seminars and in 2007 he completed the post graduate examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Always a keen learner, Ashish continues to be involved in postgraduate training and is currently completing an MSc in Orthodontic practice.
Ashish has also completed the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons certification for the use of Botulinum Toxin and Dermal fillers for wrinkle reduction and cosmetic improvement of the face. Ashish's extracurricular interests are varied. He is a keen gardener and grows different varieties of Roses ranging from hybrid teas to floribundas. He also enjoys cycling and is an avid reader.
Archana qualified in 1998 from the University of Pune, one of the premier Indian institutes for dental education. She then worked in the Indian Armed forced and the Indian Air Force as a dental officer.
In 2007, Archana passed the International Qualifying Examinations of the British Dental Council with flying colours. There after she worked as an associate dental surgeon in Bath for 6 years.
Archana joined Kings Road Dental Practice in 2013 and since then has become an integral part of the dental team. Her special interests are Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics. She is also usually the 'go to' dentists for anxious patients.
Outside of work Archana is a keen Yoga practitioner and spends her free time with her two year old daughter.
Fiona joined us at Kings Road Dental Practice in 1996, immediately after qualifying from the University of Bristol Dental School. At graduation she was presented with the Oral Medicine Certificate of Merit and also The Campus Travel Elective Award, for her research project carried out at Westmead Dental Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Fiona completed her Vocational Training year here at Kings Road under Roger Chambers.
In 2004 Fiona was awarded her Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies by the University of Bristol after completing a three year course of extensive study in Prosthetics, Endodontics & Periodontology.
Fiona is still keenly committed to Continuing Professional Development to ensure she can provide her patients with the best standard of care.
Fiona is married to Mark and they have two young daughters. They are the proud owners of "Thomas-the-Motorhome" and enjoy travelling and the outdoor life. In her limited free time Fiona enjoys researching her family history, which has taken her to Wick on the North East Coast of Scotland. She is an avid reader and Bookclub member.
Mark qualified from the University of Birmingham in 1980. He ran a successful practice for nearly 20 years in Pembrokeshire, returning to the West Country in 2003. He commenced placing dental implants in 2003 and since 2009 devotes his entire time to this field of Dentistry.
He places several hundred implants yearly, mainly in the aesthetic zone, including complex full arch restorations and undertakes sinus and block bone grafts as necessary. Mark uses Straumann and Southern implant systems, renowned for their quality and long term clinical studies.
Mark continues his commitment to further professional development by participating in several prestigious courses every year. He has completed the Master's course in Sinus Grafting and Guided Tissue Regeneration at the Univ. of Bern with Prof D. Buser in 2010.
Mark has a very caring compassionate approach, putting patients readily at ease. He spends time explaining the implant treatment plan in detail. He is member of both the ADI (Association of Dental Implantologists) and ITI (International Team for Implantology).
Mark is an accredited ITI mentor and ITI speaker. He is currently mentoring a number of novice implantologists. Mark is a regular tutor on the Practical Dissection course in Applied Anatomy at the Univ. of Bristol. In his spare time, Mark plays football and is a keen angler, often catching his own dinner.
Jo is our practice manager she has 19 years experience in administration and has been a part of Kings Road Dental team since August 2014. Jo is new to dentistry but is enjoying the new challenge of the role. She has excellent customer service skills and is great with any enquiries from patients who come to our practice. She has strong work ethics and works very well within our team.