Meet The Team

All our dentists regularly keep up-to-date with the latest guidelines and are dedicated towards gaining the necessary skills and experience to offer patients the best treatments available.

Please feel free to discuss with your dentist any services you are interested in. If you wish to see a certain practitioner, please discuss this with reception.

Dr Mohan Chawla , BDS, MFGDP(UK), MJDF RCS(Eng), DipImpDent RCS(Eng), PGCMDE


I graduated from Liverpool University in 1989 and was awarded the Mark Ball Prize for achieving the highest standard in General Pathology and Medical Microbiology (study of human disease). I have always continued my professional development and recent achievements include the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Diploma in Implant Dentistry (2010) and Postgraduate Certificate in Medical and Dental Education with Merit (2012).

I have been in full time general dental practice for 26 years and routinely undertake planning and management of complex restorative cases. I have a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and provide a full range of teeth whitening procedures, veneers, dental implants, crowns and bridges.

Over the last 6 years I have been involved in Dental Foundation Training which involves teaching, assessing and mentoring our future dentists.

Most of my spare time is spent with my wife and our 2 children. When I am not driving the children to their various activities we enjoy gym and swimming, travelling, eating out and cinema.

Dr Pritesh Patel – BDS, PGCert


Pritesh qualified from the University of Birmingham and joined the team at optima dental care in 2013. He is a friendly and enthusiastic member of the team. Pritesh has a particular interest in Restorative and Cosmetic dentistry. He is currently undertaking his MJDF qualification and has also become an accredited provider of six month smile orthodontic treatment. Pritesh strives to provide excellent patient care and efficient dental treatments. He regularly attends courses to update his knowledge and further increase his skill set.

Dr Neelam Kalyan , BDS, MJDF RCS(Eng), PGCMDE


Neelam is an enthusiastic member of the dental team and has many years of experience in general practice. She is an accredited Vocational Trainer who is active in postgraduate education. She has a keen interest in Cosmetic and Restorative dentistry, providing a wide range of tooth whitening treatments and Crown and Bridge work to replace and restore teeth to a high standard.

Neelam has a caring manner appreciated by all her patients by whom she is highly recommended.

Ligi Mathews BDS


I have over 16 years experience in dentistry after having completed my BDS in 1998 from India. I completed my statutory exams (IQE) in 2008 having moved to the United Kingdom. Through these past years I have worked with both NHS and private patients.

I love the variety of work I come across in my general practice and I ensure my patients are most relaxed and comfortable during and after the sessions. I now have a large group of loyal patients most of whom are families with children.

I tmake certain that all my patients receive the best treatment possible. My areas of special interests are conservative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and endodontics.

I am also an accredited dentist for the ‘Six-Months Smile Cosmetic Braces’, a short term orthodontic treatment for adults.

Besides being fluent in English I can converse and understand Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and Malayalam.

Lisa Staines Dip Dent Hyg


Lisa has been a member of the Optima team since 2008; originally as a Dental Nurse and Practice Manager, Lisa continued her career development at the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital London; she is now a Dental Hygienist based at our High Wycombe practice. Lisa enjoys reading, cooking, gardening and the theatre in her spare time.

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    Sue brown, Receptionist
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    Angela baxter, Receptionist
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    Becky Tisdall, Receptionist
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    Anna Procyk, Dental Nurse
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    Anna Surga, Dental Nurse
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