RAJIV LAKHANI

Managing Director/Owner

Before founding DCME I was the Head of Compliance for large Dental Corporates which involved managing CQC for multiple practices and also training practice managers in all aspects of requirements. My mission when founding the company 4 years ago was to develop new, robust and innovative systems to help support dental practices manage their compliance more effectively, ensuring practices and their teams are updated with key regulations and changes in legislation to enable them to keep on top of their compliance.

Outside of work I enjoy seeing the outdoors, travelling and spending quality time with the family.

RAJIV LAKHANI

Managing Director/Owner

Before founding DCME I was the Head of Compliance for large Dental Corporates which involved managing CQC for multiple practices and also training practice managers in all aspects of requirements. My mission when founding the company 4 years ago was to develop new, robust and innovative systems to help support dental practices manage their compliance more effectively, ensuring practices and their teams are updated with key regulations and changes in legislation to enable them to keep on top of their compliance.

Outside of work I enjoy seeing the outdoors, travelling and spending quality time with the family.

Michelle Lightly

Business Development Manager

I have a history of management and sales within various Healthcare settings, from Operating Theatres to Care Homes and most recently Dentistry. I have experience working in Dental Practices as a Practice Manager and on a larger scale as an Operations Manager. I also spent a couple of years supporting Dental Practices with  all aspects of their Compliance. I am working with Rajiv and the existing team to support them in continuing to improve the service we offer while maintaining a unique personal touch. We’re always striving to better ourselves.

When I prise myself away from Dentistry I value quality time with my 3 daughters. I always have a DIY project up my sleeve. Failing that I love to be outside.

Michelle Lightly

Business Development Manager

I have a history of management and sales within various Healthcare settings, from Operating Theatres to Care Homes and most recently Dentistry. I have experience working in Dental Practices as a Practice Manager and on a larger scale as an Operations Manager. I also spent a couple of years supporting Dental Practices with  all aspects of their Compliance. I am working with Rajiv and the existing team to support them in continuing to improve the service we offer while maintaining a unique personal touch. We’re always striving to better ourselves.

When I prise myself away from Dentistry I value quality time with my 3 daughters. I always have a DIY project up my sleeve. Failing that I love to be outside.

NICOLA BAWDEN

Compliance Manager

I qualified as a Dental Care Professional in 2000 and I hold a current General Dental Council Registration. I worked as a Dental Practice Manager/Consultant in the Dental Assess Centre, NHS, Private, Corporates and Community Dental sectors. I have achieved Care Quality Commission (CQC) compliance at numerous dental practices in addition I have been a CQC Registered Manager for two sites. My role as Compliance Manager at DCME is to provide support, advice, and training. Working closely with our members carrying out audits prior to CQC inspection and training sessions.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends also enjoy cooking new cuisines.

NICOLA BAWDEN

Compliance Manager

I qualified as a Dental Care Professional in 2000 and I hold a current General Dental Council Registration. I worked as a Dental Practice Manager/Consultant in the Dental Assess Centre, NHS, Private, Corporates and Community Dental sectors. I have achieved Care Quality Commission (CQC) compliance at numerous dental practices in addition I have been a CQC Registered Manager for two sites. My role as Compliance Manager at DCME is to provide support, advice, and training. Working closely with our members carrying out audits prior to CQC inspection and training sessions.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends also enjoy cooking new cuisines.

Angie Peppin

Registration Manager

Before joining DCME I was Head of Compliance and a Risk Manager for a large Dental Corporate for 11 years. I was responsible for ensuring all practices were registered correctly with CQC and supporting the Managers through the Registered Manager process. I managed a team that provided compliance expertise and onsite practice assessments to ensure our practices remained compliant with the regulators.

Outside of work I love spending time outdoors with my daughter and family. I am a keen baker and have a hobby business where I create cupcake bouquets to look like real flowers, it made a lot of people happy during the various lockdowns

Angie Peppin

Registration Manager

Before joining DCME I was Head of Compliance and a Risk Manager for a large Dental Corporate for 11 years. I was responsible for ensuring all practices were registered correctly with CQC and supporting the Managers through the Registered Manager process. I managed a team that provided compliance expertise and onsite practice assessments to ensure our practices remained compliant with the regulators.

Outside of work I love spending time outdoors with my daughter and family. I am a keen baker and have a hobby business where I create cupcake bouquets to look like real flowers, it made a lot of people happy during the various lockdowns

HELEN DAVIS

Compliance Advisor

With over 15 years experience as a GDC registered dental nurse and also holding a Compliance Manager position I have mountain of practical experience dealing with CQC requirements from the client side. I am responsible for the onboarding of new members and ensuring all compliance and legislation is kept up to date, which includes supporting practices to personalise all the policies and populate their calendars.

When not at work my free time is spent entertaining the kids but I love anything crafty – sometimes they join in too!

HELEN DAVIS

Compliance Advisor

With over 15 years experience as a GDC registered dental nurse and also holding a Compliance Manager position I have mountain of practical experience dealing with CQC requirements from the client side. I am responsible for the onboarding of new members and ensuring all compliance and legislation is kept up to date, which includes supporting practices to personalise all the policies and populate their calendars.

When not at work my free time is spent entertaining the kids but I love anything crafty – sometimes they join in too!

MELISSA TIMMS

Compliance Advisor

I’m a qualified dental nurse and practice manager with over 20 years of experience within the dental sector. My role at DCME is to provide support and training to our dental practices in all aspects of compliance, I work closely with our clients performing mock inspections to ensure they successfully pass CQC inspections.

In my free time I love spending quality time with the family, keeping healthy and I’m also part of a netball league!

MELISSA TIMMS

Compliance Advisor

I’m a qualified dental nurse and practice manager with over 20 years of experience within the dental sector. My role at DCME is to provide support and training to our dental practices in all aspects of compliance, I work closely with our clients performing mock inspections to ensure they successfully pass CQC inspections.

In my free time I love spending quality time with the family, keeping healthy and I’m also part of a netball league!

ANNA LOWN

Compliance Advisor

Having qualified as a dental nurse in 2007, I later went on to gain my NEBDN certificate in Oral Health Education and Fluoride Application. I have over 15 year’s experience in practice working both as a nurse and also a practice manager, as well as a dental tutor for various dental nursing qualifications.  My role at DCME is to produce and maintain the CPD as well as provide support to our members as a compliance advisor.

When not at work I love spending time with family and friends, reading and I am also a keen hiker!

ANNA LOWN

Compliance Advisor

Having qualified as a dental nurse in 2007, I later went on to gain my NEBDN certificate in Oral Health Education and Fluoride Application. I have over 15 year’s experience in practice working both as a nurse and also a practice manager, as well as a dental tutor for various dental nursing qualifications.  My role at DCME is to produce and maintain the CPD as well as provide support to our members as a compliance advisor.

When not at work I love spending time with family and friends, reading and I am also a keen hiker!

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