Dr.Ven Patnam
GDC reg. no: 247346
Principal Dentist/Director/Implant Surgeon

venDr. Ven Patnam qualified in dentistry in India in 1999. He has completed a full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Clinical Sciences at The Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of London and passed the Overseas Registration Examination set by the General Dental Council.

In addition, Dr. Ven Patnam has qualifications in Implant dentistry from the UK and has completed the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry National Sedation Course for dentists.

He also welcomes patients who suffer dental anxiety and phobias and he believes that everyone should be able to smile with confidence.

During the last 11 years, he has worked in various hospitals and dental clinics in the UK.

In his spare time, Ven likes to spend time with his family and enjoys playing and watching cricket.

Dr.Ruth Skinner 
GDC reg. no: 115798

RuthDr Ruth Skinner, qualified from Guys Kings and St Thomas’ School of Dentistry in London in 2007. She returned home to Norfolk to complete her vocational training and consolidated her general dental practitioner role with a further year as an associate. She spent a couple of inspiring years back in London working as a Senior House Officer and developed a special interest in Oral Surgery, working in District General Hospitals and currently maintains this interest working part-time as a specialty doctor at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Over the years she has worked in dental practices alongside this special interest and is able to provide sedation to nervous patients.

Ruth is married with 2 young children and longs for the time she can take them on hikes in mountains. For now, outdoor rambles with her family and dog ensue, exploring waterways in the warmer weather and striving to become a better gardener. She is also passionate about food, music, arts and culture.

Dr. Anjali Karania
GDC reg. no: 83454

Anjali KaraniaAnjali gained her undergraduate dental qualification from the University of Bristol in 2004. After her vocational training year in Devon, she spent 18 months as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the local District General Hospital. During this time she completed the Royal College of Surgeons of England Membership examinations.

Following this Anjali worked in a general practice setting in Devon for 9 years before relocating to Norfolk in 2016 and joining Pearl Dental Surgery in September 2016.

Her specialist dental interests include composite restorations (tooth-colored fillings) and endodontics (root canal treatment).

Anjali is married with a young daughter and in her spare time enjoys cooking, baking & entertaining, arts & crafts, exploring the outdoors and reading.

Dr. Swapna Reddy
GDC reg. no: 241303

reddyDr Reddy graduated in the year 2002 in India, she worked a few years there before she came to the UK, she Completed her overseas registration exam held in the UK 2012.

Dr Reddy trained and worked in Newcastle upon Tyne for 5 years and then moved to Norwich Three years ago with her family and been working here since.

Dr Reddy would like to pursue her career in aesthetic dentistry and also have a special interest in endodontics. Dr Reddy likes to do her best in achieving a high level of standard in patient care, and she is planning to pursue her career for a longer-term at Pearl Dental Surgery.

Dr Reddy lives close to Pearl Dental Surgery with her family, Her Husband is a consultant Microbiologist in Norfolk.

Her hobbies are reading books and like doing pencil sketches in her free time

Philippa Philcox

GDC reg. no: 241303 –

Dental Hygienist

Philippa qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2004 from the Royal Air Force and settled in Norwich in 2002.
philipaShe enjoys helping people to maintain healthy mouths by giving them the best advice tailored to their individual needs, she tries to make people feel at ease with a friendly and approachable attitude.
Outside of work Philippa enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling and countryside walks.