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GDC Number: 52615 

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.


GDC Number: 154443

Tom is the practice principal at both Springfield Dental Practice and also Advent Dental Practice. He is responsible for the new redevelopment of Advent and has moved to this new site, no longer working at Sharrow.

Tom 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 uses Clear Correct as his clear aligner system to straighten teeth, this is a more affordable system than Invisalign and is used for simple cases of tooth straightening.

Tom is currently undertaking his Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons and has been placing implants for 6 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.

Gary Howell BDS Hons (LOND)

GDC Number: 177831 

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

GDC Number: 83390 

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!!

Dental Hygienists

Amanda Harbrow- Harris ORAL HEALTH SCIENCE BSC

GDC Number: 175462 

Amanda graduated in 2014 from the  University of Essex with a Distinction in Oral Health Sciences.  

Having previously worked as a Dental Nurse she wanted to further her clinical skills and patient management into Dental Hygiene. 

She has excelled in her career by winning the National Hygienist of the Year award in 2019 and coming in second place in 2021. Since this time she’s gone from strength to strength by becoming a clinical educator for both the University of Essex and a very prestigious dental hygiene and therapy training group.  

Amanda also has published papers in circulation and regularly gives presentations to her peers on how to undertake dental procedures and how to use the latest equipment.  She is always up to date with her continuing professional development and strives to always know the latest studies and techniques. 

Sustainability is Amanda’s biggest passion. She has undertaken listing the practice as a terracycle centre in order for patients and the general public to be able to recycle their used dental products.  

Amanda has an instagram page showcasing her achievements amanda_dental_hygienist. 

In her personal life she enjoys cold water swimming and catching up with friends and family.

Dr Jaya Bhargava BDS

GDC Number 289625

Jaya qualified from University of Plymouth and completed vocational training in Benfleet, Essex.  She has a very friendly and gentle approach to treatment and has a flare for treating children and adult patients who feel nervous coming to the dentist as her calm and caring nature helps to put patients at ease. 

Jaya enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including restorative dentistry and especially oral surgery; she hopes to progress her knowledge and skills in these areas in the future. 

Jaya also offers conscious sedation for adult patients with dental anxiety. 

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