About Our Dental Practice

Here at Smilessence in East Molesey Surrey, we pride ourselves in providing the very best care in the best modern and friendly environment possible.


Patient care is our priority and our goal is to welcome every patient into the Smilessence family and ensure that you receive the very best in both service and dental care. We use only the latest state of the art equipment including our very own Cad Cam technology – Cerec. Cerec fabricates high quality ceramic crowns and veneers in one visit all completed and fitted within 90 minutes!

As well as seeing to your oral health needs we like to provide you with the very best experience at our clinic.


All our dentists adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for Dental Professionals”.

We are proud to have an award-winning practice which has been serving the community for over 10 years (nearly 10 Years). All our facilities are fully air conditioned and there is a customer car park at the rear of the practice off Arnison Road.

BDS MClindent Implantology (Lon.)
GDC No. 79931

Principal Dentist

Dr Karen Gangotra qualified from Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital with a Certificate of Merit in 2001. She is the owner and founder of Smilessence which was opened July 2007. She has completed her Masters in degree in Implantology with Distinction. Her focus and vision is to provide unparalleled patient care and offer the highest quality dentistry available today.

She has a special interest in advance restorative, aesthetic, facial and surgical dentistry. Dr Karen Gangotra’s high standard of work has been recognised and awarded in the dental world leading her to become a judge for the Dentistry Awards.

She herself has won many awards including “The Best Teeth Whitening Award”, “Removable orthodontic work,” “Minimal Invasive Bonding” and “Best Smile” in Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr Gangotra enjoys treating nervous patients and has been praised by both adults and children for her informal and relaxed approach to dentistry. Dr Gangotra has provided smiles for clients, models and celebrities.

She has a special interest in CEREC- Cad Cam technology and has been an active user for over 15 Years. She regularly demonstrates Cerec procedures to fellow dentists and is heavily involved with CEREC as a Key Opinion Leader (KOL).

Meet the team of experts

Nathan Smith

Associate Dental Therapist
Advanced Facial Aesthetics Practitioner
GDC No. 221719
Nathan qualified from Barts and the London school of Medicine and Dentistry, where he found a passion for restorative dentistry. Since qualifying Nathan has completed many restorative courses with a focus on composite bonding. Nathan is continually developing as a clinician, ensuring he is up to date with modern aesthetic dentistry. Nathan enjoys treating children and also nervous patients. He is a calm and caring clinician with extremely high standards. Nathan is a Smilefast trained clinician and has completed many composite veneer cases whilst at Smilessence. Nathan Has completed post graduate training in advanced facial aesthetics which includes anti-wrinkle treatment, dermal filler and skin boosting therapy.

Dr Gurpreet Athwal

GDC No. 82348

Gurpreet qualified in 2003 from the University of Sheffield. She has carved a career from general practice to hospitals with special interest in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery.

She regularly undertakes post graduate training including a Master’s programme in Restorative Dentistry at the university of Plymouth, learning techniques at the forefront of dental advancement.

Gurpreet has a keen interest in minimally invasive and cosmetic dentistry, working with patients to improve their smile and keep their teeth and gums healthy. She is particularly skilled at caring for anxious patients and has more than 18 years of experience in putting patients at ease.

She is friendly and understanding and puts patients first. Through this philosophy, she has developed a loyal and satisfied patient base.

Raj Gill

GDC No. 255403

After training at the Royal London hospital as a dental nurse, Raj went on to train as a dental hygienist and therapist at the Eastman Dental Hospital.

She regularly undertakes post graduate training including a Master’s programme in Restorative Dentistry at the university of Plymouth, learning techniques at the forefront of dental advancement.

Burhan Bektas

Dental Nurse

Siobhan Vickery

Practice Manager
NEBDN 2010 ILM Leadership and Management Diploma level 5
Professional Marketing Certificate level 4

GDC No. 200145

Tracy Bright

Head Receptionist

Diane Rosser

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