Our practice - Our team - Our dentists

John Joyce - Principal Dentist and Practice Owner in HockleyJohn Joyce BDSU.LOND 1983. LDS.RCS.

Qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1983 and practiced dentistry for 8 years in General Practice before joining HDS in 1992.

Principal dentist and Practice owner.

Derives great satisfaction from treating his patients regularly over many years and getting to know several generations of the same family. Attends regular clinical Courses and meetings. Has a special interest in restorative and cosmetic treatments. Has completed a year-long course in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry uses high-level magnification and illumination to deliver precision dentistry. Has close and long-standing affiliations with the most respected specialist clinicians. Regularly accepts patients recommended by professional colleagues. Takes great care in treatment planning, explanation, communication and patients' informed choice. He is experienced in sedation techniques and facial aesthetic procedures.

GDC Registration number - 58556

Dr Carita Wegner - Dentist at Hockley Dental Practice

Dr Carita Wegner -  HLL Turku 1998

Qualified from University of Turku, Finland in 1998, and has been practising dentistry since, first in Finland and then in Devon before joining HDS in 2001. Dedicated to providing high quality care in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Uses The Wand, a computer-controlled device for giving local anesthetic, which has helped many patients with their anxiety of dental injections.

Regularly attends dental courses to keep up to date, has completed year long courses in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry and gained Certificate in Restorative Dentistry (Eastman). Also, she holds MSc in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition (UCL) and is currently studying part time for MSc in Psychology.

In her free time, Carita enjoys pounding the pavements in various locations and has partaken in many half and full marathons since taking up running in 2011.

GDC Registration number - 73307

Dr Deepam Patel - Dentist at Hockley Dental PracticeDr Deepam Patel – BDS(Lond) MFGDP(UK) DipImpDent RCS(Ed) MSc )

An experienced dental surgeon, he qualified with Distinction from Bart’s & The London Medical and Dental School (QMUL) in 2002 and since then has gained significant experience in general dentistry, as well as more advanced restorative, cosmetic and surgical dentistry. Deepam has special interest in Implant Dentistry and has been placing and restoring implants since 2008. He has obtained a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick, as well as the highly regarded Diploma in Implant Dentistry (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh). Deepam is an active member of the International Team of Implantologists (ITI) which provides continuing education to ensure the use of latest techniques and research. He was formerly a Clinical Educator for BSc Oral Health Sciences at the University and has assisted in the training of young dentists in an NHS/Private practice for the last 8 years..

Outside of the dental world, Deepam is a married father of two with many sporting interests. He also, like many, enjoys fine wines, ales and great food.

GDC Registration number - 80990

Dr Teki Sowdani - Dentist at Hockley Dental PracticeDr Teki Sowdani - BDS (Shef) MJDF RCS Eng

Teki qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2009 and has been working in Essex since. He has a constant dedication to post-graduate education and has completed the MJDF diploma at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Teki has a passion for improving smiles without compromising the health of teeth; using the latest minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry techniques. He has a special interest in Orthodontics and is a Platinum Invisalign provider as well as being certified in the Six Month Smiles and Inman Aligner systems. To achieve a smile makeover Teki can accompany these treatments with the latest technology of soft tissue laser for gum reshaping and composite artistry.
Teki works with us here on Saturdays and provides adult orthodontic treatment.

GDC Registration number - 177819