Meet the team

At Magpies Dental & Implant Clinic, our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


Magpies Dental Horam Dr Sanjay Patel

Dr Sanjay Patel

MUDr Prague 2007
GDC No. 150684

Dr Sanjay Patel vision is to give the patient an exceptional level of care and experience whether it is routine, cosmetic, or implant based dentistry, using his vast experience gained from working Nationally throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. He undertakes the full spectrum of treatments from general dentistry, to cosmetic dentistry, dental implantology, and invisible braces.

He does both simple and complex dental implant cases to replace anything from one missing tooth to a full arch reconstruction. Dr Sanjay Patel has trained with some of the world’s leading implant surgeon’s and brings experience from across the globe to the clinic.

Dr Sanjay Patel has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry including smile makeovers, invisible orthodontics, replacing missing gaps, and endodontic treatment and re-treatment. He continues to remain at the forefront of modern dentistry undertaking regular national and international training in all aspects.

Outside of dentistry he is happily married and is keen on keeping fit and travelling.

Magpies Dental Horam Dr Juanette Du Toit

Dr Juanette Du Toit

BChD Stell 1998
GDC No. 75141

Juanette is a highly renowned and experienced dental surgeon. She has also completed her Masters Degree in Implant Dentistry at Warwick University in 2008.

Juanette has a special interest in Oral Surgery and Implant Surgery and has also completed an advanced bone grafting and sinus augmentation course with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry in Dayton Ohio (June 2010).

After many years experience as a Dentist she still has a real commitment to quality and care for all patients and a high level of expertise in oral surgery and implants . Juanette undertakes general, cosmetic and implant dentistry including smile makeovers. Juanette is currently accepting new patients.

Hayes Dental Specialists Dr Ravi Desai

Dr Ravi Desai

BDS (Hons, University of Manchester 2017)
GDC No. 270885

Dr Ravi Desai is a prize winning dentist who graduated with honours from the University of Manchester. Having successfully completed Foundation Training in south London he went on to pass dental faculty examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons England.

He is keen to provide high quality general dentistry with a special interest in minimally invasive treatments to provide smile makeovers. As a certified Invisalign provider he enjoys helping patients transform their smiles. He believes in continuous development to ensure his patients receive the utmost standard of care and has completed a 4-day residency in Milan with the respected Style Italiano Group.

He has expanded his skill set with training in facial aesthetics from the award winning Avanti Aesthetics Academy based on Harley Street. He undertakes full facial consultations for aesthetic treatments with botulinum toxin and dermal fillers including lips and cheeks.

In his spare time Ravi is a keen squash player and enjoys keeping fit in the gym. He loves travelling and has spent time providing voluntary dental work abroad at Todos Juntos Children's Trust in South America.

Dr Majid Darabi-Fard

Tandläkare Gothenburg 1990
GDC No. 72860

Dr Peter P. Picken


BDS V.U.MANC (1981)
GDC No. 55868

Magpies Dental Horam Gail Aucok

Gail Aucock

Certificate of Proficiency in Dental Hygiene 1986
GDC No.3149

Gail qualified from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene bringing over 27 years of experience. She has developed a broad spectrum of experiences, and undertaken regular continuing education and courses that have added additional skills to her already experience roll. In her time at Magpies Dental & Implant Clinic, her dedication to ensure ultimate dental care of her patients has ensured a large and loyal following.

Gail is married with 4 sons, and lives locally. She enjoys running and walking or cycling with her dogs!

Portman Dental Care Awards

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Award Logo 2018
Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care

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