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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.

Tom Clough BDS (LOND) MJDF RCS Eng PGCERT DENTED BEDS

Tom works over two sites in Chelmsford, spending 3 days at Advent 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 Anuj Desai BDS Cardiff MJDF RCS Eng

Dr Desai’s friendly and calming manner puts his patients at ease. Both in the UK and internationally he is always on courses looking to keep up to date with the latest techniques and advances in cosmetic dentistry. Currently an Invisalign and IAS clear smile brace and aligner provider. He successfully passed the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons

Dr Desai is currently completing the 9-part programme studying Restorative Dentistry at the world renowned Kois Centre in Seattle, USA. The centre concentrates on the latest advances in aesthetics, implantology and restorative dentistry.

Outside of dentistry Dr Desai is always keeping fit going to the gym and playing football. He loves going to watch his beloved West Ham United Football Club and travelling.

Gary Howell   BDS Hons (LOND)

Gary qualified with honours in 2009 from Kings College London and then subsequently completed postgraduate exams in the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of surgeons.

He is a clinical educator for the ongoing training of student hygienists from the University of Essex.

He has spent 10 years working in practice in Essex and has excellent experience in general family dentistry. His relaxed manner puts patients at ease and has a focus for patient centered clinical care.

Gary can provide anti-wrinkle injections and has a current keen interest in cosmetic composite bonding.

Outside of dentistry he enjoys football, tennis and skiing but spare time is limited with the recent arrival of twin daughters.

Debs Sengupta BDS Cardiff

Debs Sengupta qualified from university of wales, college of medicine and dentistry in 2004 and has been at the Practice since 2006.
Over the years, she has been able to build valuable relationships with her patients and many appreciate her gentle and patient approach to dentistry.

Debs believes in providing good quality patient care in all aspects of dentistry however, she has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry.
Debs has a post graduate certificate in aesthetic dentistry and enjoys carrying out cosmetic cases. She also has undergone courses to provide Invisalign and facial aesthetics.

On a personal note, Debs has to balance her career in dentistry with being a mum to two young children, Ezra and Anaise who make sure life is very full and fun filled and manage to occupy most of the spare time she has!!

Jack Acorn   BDS (Sheffield) MJDF RCS(eng)

Jack graduated from The University of Sheffield in 2013 and worked in Norwich for a year before joining the team in at Springfield in 2014. He became a member of the Joint Dental Faculties by passing the Royal College of Surgeons examination in 2015.

Jack’s special areas of interest are in Orthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry. When it comes to straightening your teeth, all options are possible at Springfield from your classic fixed braces, to clear aligners such as Invisalign. In 2019-20 Jack will be completing a postgraduate certificate in Orthodontics and a postgraduate diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry.

Jack is very keen rugby fan and joined Chelmsford Rugby Club at 5 years old. He now proudly represents the Chelmsford Rugby Club 1st XV, and plays most Saturdays.

Jack is dedicated to perfection, which is evident in the continuous training and development he undergoes, and the outstanding patient results he has achieved.

Dental Hygienists

Bonnie Hoyte ORAL HEALTH SCIENCE BSC

Bonnie has worked with DR Clough since 2004, starting out as a dental nurse. She qualified as a dental hygienist from the University of Essex in 2014.Since qualifying Bonnie has become a clinical educator, dedicating her time to train the students to the highest standards.

Alongside Dental hygiene bonnie has a great passion for facial aesthetics. She has been on numerous advanced courses and practices a wide range of aesthetics, always keeping herself current and keen to gain knowledge of new techniques.

In her spare time Bonnie is a busy mother of 3 children. She loves football, bike rides and spending quality time with her family.

Amanda Harbrow- Harris ORAL HEALTH SCIENCE BSC

Amanda graduated from the University of Essex with a Distinction in 2014.
She has worked in dentistry since 1995 in a different capacity as a Dental Nurse. Although she relished her role and exhausted all options of nursing including working in Dubai for 4 years she always had aspirations of being a Hygienist.

Since qualifying she has gone from strength to strength in her career. Her latest achievement is to be the 2019 National Dental Awards ‘Hygienist of the Year’.
Amanda does a lot of voluntary work and enjoys giving talks to health care assistant’s local hospices helping to keep their palliative care patients feel more comfortable.

She works well with nervous patients and soon makes them feel at ease with her friendly nature, they often leave their appointment with a restored faith in dentistry.

Amanda likes to keep abreast of all the latest research and techniques and attends many courses throughout the year.
She is a local girl and lives a stone’s throw away from the practice. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, travelling and socialising with friends and family. She also has 2 cats and is newly married.

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