Category Archives: Our Staff

Ramya Puthalapattu – Dental Hygienist GDC 291260

Ramya joined us at the Causeway in summer 2021.

Ramya is passionate about periodontal care and motivating her patients to improve and maintain their oral health at the highest level. 

Her role is mainly concerned with ‘preventive’ dental health and treating gum disease – showing you correct home care and helping you to keep your teeth and gums healthy. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (usually called a ‘scale and polish’ or a prophylaxis). However, perhaps her most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth. She will also give advice about diet and about preventing tooth decay. For more information please click here.

Liyana Esmail BDS (GDC 283404)

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Liyana graduated from Bristol University Dental School, where she received the Wesleyan Assurance Society Prize for Communication. Following graduation, she worked in a mixed (NHS and private) general dental practice in London and then went on to work in a hospital setting in Cardiff, where she developed her interest in Restorative and Paediatric dentistry.

Liyana has completed her Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal Colleague of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She has undertaken many courses and strives to keep up to date with the latest evidence-based dentistry.

Alongside work, Liyana volunteered as a Covid-19 vaccinator throughout the pandemic. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, going to the gym and scouting out for the best coffee shops!