Our Team

We are proud to be a female led team, who all live locally and engage with the community on a daily basis.
That’s what makes us and you, our patients, the St Margarets Dental family.


Dr Sam Laycock - Dentist
Dr Sam Laycock
GDC Number: 64861

Sam qualified in 1989, from Manchester Dental School. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry especially aesthetic restoration of teeth using minimally invasive techniques and implants to remove missing teeth. Sam is committed to continuous learning and regularly attends courses to develop skills such as aesthetic composite bonding to provide mini smile make overs.

Sam has been a local dentist for many years has many patients who come to see her from far and wide and for generations on.

In her spare time, Sam enjoys cooking, keeping fit, yoga and socialising with family and friends.

Dr Hetal Patel - Dentist
Dr Hetal Patel
GDC Number: 103497

Hetal graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 2006 and went on to gain her MJDS post graduate qualification. She provides all areas of general dentistry and particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry such as Invisalign, whitening and composite bonding to create smile makeovers. She also provides facial aesthetics including Anti-wrinkle Injections and fillers, and treatments for teeth grinding, in a safe and ethical manner.

Hetal is a Clinical Teacher at King’s College London where she teaches Dentistry to Undergraduate students one day a week. This role ensures she keeps up to date with new clinical techniques and treatments, as well as the changing regulations within the profession.

As a mum of two girls, Hetal is great at putting our younger patients at ease and familiarising them within a dental environment.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, travelling and spending time with family and friends.


Eva Jerabkova - Dental Hygienist
Eva Jerabkova DiS
GDC Number: 133921

Eva is a Dental Hygienist who qualified from Czech Republic in 2000. She joined St Margarets Dental practice in March 2018 and has worked closely with Sam and Hetal to provide a range of treatments, from professional mechanical plaque and stains removal to non-surgical periodontal treatment under local anaesthetic.

As a Dental Hygienist, Eva gives excellent advice and provides a high standard of professional care. She is enthusiastic in giving her patients oral health awareness. Eva is very passionate about her role and her philosophy is ‘prevention is better than cure’.

When Eva is not looking after the oral health welfare of her patients, she enjoys cooking, travelling, movies and yoga. You can find hygiene tips www.healthygumtips.co.uk

Natalie Siriwardena - dental hygiene therapist
Natalie Siriwardena
GDC Number: 226734

Natalie trained as a paediatric nurse and worked as a staff nurse at west Middlesex Hospital. Her passion for further learning led her to train as a Dental Nurse and then onwards as a dental Hygienist at the Eastman Dental Hospital where she completed her diploma course from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2014.

Natalie regularly performs hygiene therapy and more advanced non-surgical periodontal treatments under local anaesthetic for patients suffering with advanced periodontal disease. She aims to continue further training within her field.

Natalie is kept busy with her young family but when she has some spare time, she loves to keep fit and attends yoga and swimming classes. As a keen traveller she has visited many cities and enjoys learning about their authentic cooking styles.

Elizabeth Brown - dental hygienist
Elizabeth Brown BSc Oral Health Science
GDC Number: 283957

Libby has over 4 years of Hygiene experience and has been with us at St Margaret’s since December 2020. Libby has an extremely warm and approachable personality and is a popular member of the hygiene team.

She obtained a BSc in Oral Health Science University of Manchester 2019.

Outside of work, Libby is a keen rower and enjoys sports and being outdoors.

Thaei Sam - hygiene therapist
Thaei Sam BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene
GDC Number: 272997

Theai graduated with honours from the University of Portsmouth in 2021. Since then, she has continually strived to update her knowledge and technical skills to provide the most evidence-based treatments to her patients and recently seated a position as a secretary for the London Regional Group at the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She is also a certified airflow provider with EMS and has undertaken many CPD courses, including periodontal disease management.

Theai always endeavours to make her patients feel at ease. Her gentle approach creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere in her surgery. She prioritises communicating with her patients and invests time in listening to their needs to provide the best service and help them feel cared for.

She is currently studying for her Master’s in Research at the University of Portsmouth to develop new operative and learning tools for future dentistry.

Theai is a foodie, adores street markets, and loves to spend quality time with her family and friends. She also practices archery weekly to help her keep a focused mind and body. Theai has one goal in life: to make people smile and feel confident in themselves while preserving and protecting tooth enamel.


Nikolina Koleva - Dental nurse
Nikolina Koleva (Dip in Dental Nursing Level 3)
GDC Number: 292762

Qualified since 2021, Niki has been an invaluable member of the team since 2021. She is always happy to help our nervous patients and put them at ease during treatment. Her warm personality and huge smile are welcomed by all our patients.

During her free time she loves keeping active at the gym and spending time with her family.

Tatiana Krasnikova - Dental nurse
Tatiana Krasnikova (Dip in Dental Nursing Level 3)
GDC Number: 285549

Tanya, a dedicated dental nurse known for her enthusiastic and friendly approach to patient care. With a solid foundation laid through qualification in 2019, she seamlessly integrated into the team since joining in 2023. Passionate about creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Tanya ensures every patient feels comfortable during their visit.

Beyond the dental setting, Tanya finds joy in spending quality time with her beloved dog and cherishes moments shared with kids and friends alike.


St Margarets Dentist receptionist

Karen has been a pivotal part of the team since 2019. She has lived locally for many years and has had a variety of roles within the dental field which gives her a good understanding of how things are managed front of house.

When not working on reception, she will be found in a yoga studio and enjoys travel, visits to the theatre and cinema along with spending time visiting family in Ireland.

St Margarets Dentist receptionist

Gemma has been part of our team since 2019. Her huge smile and bubbly personality makes our patients immediately comfortable when they arrive.

When she is not found at reception, Gemma is a busy mum of two girls. In her spare time she love’s taking part in Park Runs together as a family, and a lover of musical theatre. Recently she has found a new passion as a swimming teacher since gaining her qualifications and is committed to bringing water confidence to young people and making a big splash.

St Margarets Dentist receptionist

Kasia is our Saturday Superhero! Enthusiastic and helpful she always makes sure while she is on the front desk that she lights up our patients weekends.

In her free time she’s a big lover of good movies and great books.