Our Team

Dental excellence. Compassionate care.

At Colden Common Dental Care our practice team is dedicated to providing you with dental health care of a very high standard and ensuring that your visits are a pleasant and relaxing experience. Our team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and we meet regularly to discuss how to work together to provide you with an even better, efficient, quality service

Team Approach

Our whole team is involved in ongoing education programmes and all of our dentists attend regular courses to bring the latest advances into everyday practice. Our hygienists are an integral part of the dental care we provide and also attend regular courses to keep their treatment and approach updated to bring you the very finest preventive care which is so important to adults and children alike.

The nurses have an ongoing programme of education to ensure that the very best care and modern practice is adhered to and we are all registered with the General Dental Council. The reception staff attend regular courses and are an integral part of the team, being often your first point of contact and will always offer a warm, friendly and efficient service.


Dr Rajani Koirala

BDS PGDip Endo (UCL), Special Interest in Endodontic (Root Canal Treatment) GDC number 109441

Rajani qualified in 2001 with a first class degree from a prestigious Manipal University. She has completed her PG Diploma in Endodontic from Eastman Dental Institute, University College London (UCL). She worked in Leeds General Infirmary Hospital as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial Surgery treating traumatic patients.

She then worked as an Associate in General Dental Practices treating NHS and Private patients. She has a special interest in Restorative and Root Canal Treatments.

She is very experienced in dealing with nervous patients and has a gentle approach treating them.

Outside dentistry, she loves spending time with her family and two adorable children.


B.D.S . V.U. (Manc.) D.P.D.S. (Bristol), GDC number 58265

Treatment offered-general dentistry with a special interest in dentures and treatment of the elderly

Qualified in 1983 at Manchester University. Chris is a dental surgeon with over 27 years of experience in general practice. Chris has been an active member and honorary secretary of the North and Mid Hampshire Local Dental Committee. He is especially interested in minimal intervention/adhesive techniques, treatment of elderly patients and denture work, accepts referrals of denture cases from local practitioners. He always has a friendly and sympathetic approach.

Dr Sorin Lakatos

PhD DMD Dent Impl Cert Sheffiled, GDC Number 109232

Sorin graduated the Faculty of Dentistry, Timsoara, Romania in 1998. His outstanding results were rewarded with a faculty position at the same University where, along with development of his clinical skills, he also had the opportunity to be involved in academic programmes and research for 7 years.
In 2007 Sorin and his family moved to the UK where he has been working as a general dentist practitioner.
Sorin has a special interest in surgical procedures, placement and restoration of dental implants. He started placing implants in 2003 and has completed the comprehensive Certificate in Dental Implantology at Sheffield University in 2009.
In his free time Sorin enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, playing table tennis and skiing.

Dr Carmen Lakatos

Dr Carmen Lakatos, DMD, Special interest in Orthodontics, GDC number 187824

Completed one year advanced aesthetic course London 2016/2017

Carmen graduated the Faculty of Dentistry, Timsoara, Romania in 2006.

In 2007 she moved to the UK with family where she has been working as a general dentist practitioner. In 2012 she completed the master course in Invisalign. In 2013 she started collaboration with Smilelign UK, manufacturer of clear aligners, using their aligners for her patients, and in 2015 she gave a course on Smilelign system to the general practitioners in Romania. 2014 – 2016 she takes advanced  orthodontic courses using classic orthodontic systems in simple and complex cases. 2016 she started giving Smart Ortho Courses in the UK together with another two colleagues, presenting principles of orthodontics to general practitioners.

She is also trained in facial aesthetic procedures botulinum toxin and dermafiller treatments ( wrinkle management, lips and cheeks reconstructions).

In her free time Carmen  enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, reading, cooking, gym and skiing

Lauren Pink

BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, GDC Number: 271622

Lauren qualified with first class honours from the University of Portsmouth as a dental hygienist and dental therapist. In July 2017 Lauren won an awa [...]

Lisa Homewood

Hygienist, GDC Number: 3183, First Registered in 1986.

She joined the practice in 1994. Her interests are aromatherapy, cooking, keeping fit and gardening. [...]

Bettina Vanstone

Head Nurse GDC No. 153380

Bettina began her dental nursing career more than 20 years ago. She joined Colden Common Dental Care in 1998. She believes her good working relationsh [...]

Sona Rai

Nurse GDC No. 248117

Sona completed her dental nursing course in 2013. She joined Colden Common Dental Care team in 2016 and has been a valuable member of the team. She is [...]

Melanie Nicholson


Melanie joined Colden Common Dental Care in 2002 as a receptionist. She is very polite and has excellent communication skills. She lives locally and v [...]

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