Yay! We are 8 years old. Well, not us because that would be entirely impractical…but Sleaford Smile Centre is 8 years old! Dr Kajal Bathia had been practising dentistry in London for nearly 10 years before bringing her skills and unique brand of energy to our market town and turning the already established practice into the Sleaford Smile Centre that we now know and love. To commemorate we have put together a list of 8 significant events from the past 8 years…
Kajal becomes owner of the practice, initially called Teeth at Clover House.
In her ongoing commitment to enhance her skills and continue her professional development for the benefit of our patients, Kajal completes a Diploma in Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentistry.
It’s a year of all-nighters and bottle after bottle…nope, we’re not talking parties, Kajal gives birth to her second beautiful daughter, Ayushi, and takes some time out for maternity leave and spend time with her older daughter Anaiya and Ayushi. Fun fact: their names mean Sun & Moon…her world is now complete. How cute is that?! This was also the year that Kajal rebranded to ‘Sleaford Smile Centre’ and adopted our funky purple colours.
Kajal is back in full force and completes her training in the provision of the short-term braces system – 6 Month Smiles – and as of 2019 is now a Gold Provider. This year also marks the introduction of our Smile Plan, the helpful monthly payment plan designed to assist our patients in easing the costs of dental treatment.
Sleaford Smile Centre expand their services again and now have a visiting Oral Surgeon who can carry out complex extractions and tooth implants. Originally Malcolm Thomas but after Malcolm retired Dr Jose Zurdo joined our team and now works at the practice once every few weeks. Jose is a gum treatment specialist, has a special interest in implantology and is a regular lecturer both nationally and internationally. Clever clogs.
We become the first practice in the local area to provide ICON white spot treatment, a revolutionary drill free cosmetic solution to white patches on the teeth. This is the perfect partner to our Enlighten tooth whitening system – results of which you can see on our treatment examples page or our Instagram (@sleafordsmiles) !
She’s a busy bee…Kajal completes another Diploma, this time an extensive training course in the restoration of dental implants. This is a fancy way of saying she is qualified to make the preparations for the crown or bridge that will sit atop the dental implant/s. Not only did she pass with flying colours, but she was the top performer in her class! Smarty pants.
The dental practice is alive with the sound of music…or at least the sound of Kajal practising her latest numbers for her performances with the Peterborough Voices. The choir have a fantastic year and earn 7 gold awards! They have since gone on to win a further 4 in 2020 and Kajal is loving every minute of it. If you’re lucky she may even serenade you at your next visit!