Our Team

A professional and friendly service

Dr. Tim McDonogh

Practice owner

GDC No. 67686

BDS MSc, Morth, FDS, LDS,

Specialist in Orthodontics


Dr Tim McDonogh is the Principal Orthodontist of practices in Purley, Redhill and Croydon. He graduated from Guys Hospital in 1992 and undertook Hospital Positions in Head and Neck Surgery in the UK and Australia for 5 years.


He gained a Fellowship in Dental Surgery before commencing a post-graduate Orthodontic qualification at the University of Manchester. He obtained a certificate in specialist orthodontic training and the membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2000.


He is registered as a Specialist Orthodontist with the General Dental Council. He is a member of the Specialist Practitioner Group of the British Orthodontic Society, and a fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists. He is also a member of the British Orthodontic Society, the British Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.


He lives in London and in his spare time he enjoys watching and playing as much football, cricket and rugby as possible although this is becoming less so with the needs of his three wonderful active children.

Dr Kirtan Patel


General Dental Practitioner


Dr Kirtan Patel graduated from Kings College London in 2013 and completed his foundation training in Norfolk within the prestigious East of England Deanery. Since then, he has worked in South West London caring and tending to a range of patients with varying dental needs and conditions


His warm and positive personality makes him very popular with patients and the team.

He is a sociable character with a great knowledge of the city of London, if you are ever stuck for an idea of what to do over the weekend, Kirtan will always have a suggestion at the ready!


Dr Kirtan also has a deep, almost encyclopaedic knowledge of music having been a DJ throughout his university years and uses this to good effect in the surgery catering to patient’s individual tastes to try and make the whole dental experience as pleasant as possible.

Dr Kirtan provides all aspects of general dentistry and is adept at treating and calming nervous and anxious patients along with a special interest in oral surgery.

Dr Kavita Ravi-Shankar

BDS (Lond), PgCert (PDC), MSc (PDC), MFDS RCS (Ed)


Dr Kavita graduated from King’s College London in 2016 and went on to complete her foundation training in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex deanery. She spent 3 years as a senior house officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and has trained in implant dentistry at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute.


Dr Kavita works in central London and Surrey providing general dentistry, implant dentistry and facial aesthetics to her patients. She is a bubbly and approachable dentist who enjoys forming an excellent rapport with her patients and working with them to achieve their desired treatment outcomes. She has experience in treating anxious patients and always works with patients on an individual basis to provide a bespoke dental experience.


Aside from dentistry, Dr Kavita is a passionate foodie and loves to explore new cuisines as well as develop lots of exciting recipes! She loves to travel and discover hidden gems. She has a great eye for detail and enjoys art and interior design!

Kym James

GDC No. 2130

Hygienist – CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene


Kym qualified as a DSA in 1977 from UCH London and worked for Dr Patrick McDonogh when he first opened his orthodontic practice in South Croydon. In 1980 Kym went on to qualify as a dental hygienist at RAF Halton and has since worked in both NHS and Private practices including Harley Street.


Kym has numerous years of experience working with patients who are undergoing orthodontic treatment, who have had dental surgery including implants and works closely with periodontists. Kym has previously worked with the local area teams treating both adults and children with learning disabilities. Kym qualified to undertake teeth whitening procedures. In her spare time Kym enjoys salsa dancing, interior design, reading and spending time with friends and family.

General Enquiries

Contact Information

45 Foxley Lane, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3EH

020 8660 4365

Monday - Friday
Evenings upon request