Our Team

GDC No. 65536

Dr Gandecha qualified from university of Glasgow in 1990. Following a year of vocational training he worked as an associate in Enfield and Hackney. He took over the Hainault Dental Practice in 1994 and was a vocational trainer for newly qualified dentists for 11 years. In 1999 completed his diploma in Membership of Faculty of General Dental Practitioners from Royal College of Surgeons (MFGDP).

He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry especially extractions. His voluntary work includes participating in a Dental Volunteer programme in 2007 (Tanzania), organised by Bridge2aid training clinical assistants in emergency extraction techniques without electricity and running water. He is currently an active member of Redbridge Local Dental Committee LDC.

He is a past member of Professional Executive Committee at Redbridge Primary Care Trust, British Dental Association Representative Body and Private patients complaints panel set up by the General Dental Council. He did a skydive for Bridge2aid Dental Charity. He is a proud father of 2 boys and loves travelling.

DR sunita hussain
DR sunita hussain bds,msc. – DENTIST
GDC No. 100353

Dr Sunita Hussain Joined Hainault Dental Surgery in the year 2008. Since her international qualifying exam in 2005 (IQE England) She has enjoyed a very successful career in General Dental Practice. She has also gained restorative skills by undergoing Master’s Degree in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry from the University Of Manchester and enjoys all aspects of Dental Care.

She has a keen interest in Cosmetic Treatments from Tooth Whitening to Veneers, Crowns and Bridges, to improve her patients’ smile.

She is also very good with nervous patients and children and aims to make every patient’s dental experience calm and gentle.

Dr Zakira Mukhtar
Dr Zakira Mukhtar – BEng (Hons), BDS (Lond), MFDS RCSEd
GDC No. 193214

Dr Mukhtar graduated from King’s Collage London in 2010 and completed her vocational training with the Oxford Deanery in 2011. She has gained a broad range of skills from her valuable experiences as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Whipps Cross University Hospital followed by a post in Restorative Dentistry at Kings College Hospital. She went onto become a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2013.

Joanna Mcgonagle
Joanna Mcgonagle – DENTAL HYGIENIST
GDC No. 139256

Eastman Dental Hospital, CEB Dip Dental Hygiene 2010 & CEB Dip Dental Therapy 2010, London, GDC No. 139256. Joanna joined the practice in 2011, after studying at Eastman Dental Hospital, where she gained her duel diploma in dental hygiene and therapy. Additionally she was awarded the memorial ‘Carol Chivers award,’ recognising caring and communicative nature towards patients and delivering high standard of care.

She started working in dentistry in 1998 as a dental nurse and had the privilege of working alongside many specialists before embarking on her dental hygiene/therapy training.

After qualifying, Joanna worked in nhs/private practices in London and the local area, where she worked alongside a Periodontist. This involved providing preventative and supportive care, treatment and most importantly the development of patient education. Joanna is passionate about her work and cares about her patients. This has enhanced her experience of working with very nervous and medically compromised patients and she has always tried to show empathy and to be holistic in her approach. This enables even the most apprehensive of patients to receive treatment.

Away from work Joanna enjoys music and festivals, travel, sailing, walking and spending time in the forest with her young son, family and friends.

Helen Gerald
GDC No. 3064

Helen Gerald has worked for the Hainault Dental Practice for more than eight years, treating and maintaining the patients’ oral health.

GDC No. 106129

Carol has over 30 years experience working in a dental environment and has worked as a Practice Manager. Her knowledge of dentistry and CQC policy is second to none, with her continuously attending courses to keep her knowledge current and up to date. Her bubbly nature and enthusiasm will put you at ease. Carol works alongside our Principal Dentist, Dr Gandecha (despite her being a Liverpool fan!)

SHERYL McMahon – DENTAL NURSE – 30/07/12
GDC No. 251657

Sheryl trained and qualified at the Royal London Hospital, gaining her National Certificate. Her special interests include oral surgery and orthodontics and implants. Sheryl has and is planning to expand her knowledge in these areas by attending the corresponding courses. She currently attends courses regularly for her CPD and is committed to providing excellent patient care.


To All Our Valued Patients,

As our community deals with the increasing incidence of Covid-19 and the changing advice, we would like to reassure you that, as always, we are here for you and shall continue to act to ensure the health and the safety of you and our team.

We deeply care for the wellbeing of all of our loyal patients, staff and the wider community. It is with this in mind, and the government’s emphasis on social distancing and self-isolation that we have been advised to close whilst the enforced isolation continues. We will of course keep you informed of our intended date of resumption of normal services through our website and emails.

Please rest assured that we will be on the phone, however, for any advice or support that you may otherwise need regarding your dental health. Please do not feel as if you cannot contact us as we are here for you.

We would like to remind you of our constant message to keep up brushing and cleaning in between your teeth. Keeping your mouth healthy is an important part of keeping your immune system healthy.

We appreciate your support at a time that is very difficult for everyone.

Above all, our team implores all patients to follow the government guidance on staying at home and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe during these testing times.

With warmest regards and well wishes,
Everyone at Hainault Dental Practice