Dr Kam Chana is our advanced associate dentist here at Town Hall Dental. He is passionate about delivering the highest standard of care possible. What it comes to patients, Dr Chana’s ethos is to treat everyone as he would his own family member, ensuring they feel comfortable and at ease at every step of the treatment process. This allows him to achieve the best results for every patient when they visit Town Hall Dental.
Dr Chana always makes the effort to get to know his patients in order to treat them as individuals, not just a pair of teeth. He says: “It makes all the difference when we can understand our patients’ problems and concerns. It allows us to design our treatment plans comprehensively and collaboratively, to suit their particular needs”.
Dr Chana has a special interest in dental sedation, and restorative and cosmetic dentistry, with a particular interest in cosmetic bonding. He is therefore incredibly experienced with nervous patient care, as he often works with those who have neglected their teeth due to previous bad experiences with dental treatment. As such, he knows that these patients come to see us with damaged teeth and a tremendous amount of anxiety. He spends time getting to know them so he can guide them through the process of overcoming their fears and improving their dental health by changing how they think about dental visits. He is dedicated to giving patients the confidence to undergo treatment, and more importantly, to smile again.
Since qualifying from Guy’s Dental Hospital in 2001, Dr Chana has continued to develop his clinical skills and knowledge by completing various postgraduate courses. As well as numerous short courses to update his core skills, he has carried out the following advanced courses to increase the treatment options he is able to offer patients:
- Certificate in Restorative Dentistry – 2005
- Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry – 2007
- Certificate in Dental Implantology – 2009
- Diploma in Conscious Sedation – 2013
- Certification Course for Six Month Smiles – 2013
- Complete Care Dentistry at the UK Dawson Academy – upcoming autumn 2016
As well as offering advanced restorative and cosmetic dental treatment, he is also a member of the Dental Sedation Teachers Group (DSTG) and mentors other dentists learning how to provide sedation for anxious patients. In 2014 he was also awarded Membership to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners in recognition of his commitment to postgraduate education.
Outside of the practice, most of Kam’s spare time is spent enjoying life with his wonderful family – his wife Deepika, son Manraj and daughter Ishani all keep him on his toes! They love getting out to the local countryside with the kids – exploring Otley Chevin near where they live is their favourite. Kam is a self-proclaimed big kid and loves spending time with his son making the most fantastic Lego creations! For Kam’s ‘me time’ he often indulges in his love of music, taking some time to relax by listening to his prized rare vinyl collection! If he needs to burn off some energy, he will get on his drum kit or go out for a cycle ride with friends.
Kam also has a keen interest in art, film, and world cinema, particularly the history and development of cinema. As such, in 2015 he completed a film studies course as a break from his dental education!