The Team

Nicholas McAulay BDS (Manchester) MJDF GDC reg no. 86022

Nicholas McAulayNick qualified from the University of Manchester Dental school in 2005 and then moved to Worcestershire to complete his vocational training. Following this he stayed in Worcestershire and worked at a general practice for 5 years before joining the team at Marshgate. He has completed a restorative course at the Eastman Dental Institute focusing on aesthetic dentistry and enjoys all aspects of restorative dentistry. Nick is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Joint Dental Faculties and following successful completion of his MJDF examination is now undergoing further post-graduate training in periodontology. He is keen to provide the most up to date preventative treatment to all of his patients.

Nick has a special interest in providing high quality periodontal care for his patients, he also currently accepts referrals to manage and treat patients with periodontal disease. He is especially interested in the use of regenerative techniques to repair periodontal and mucogingival (gum recession) defects. Please ask the reception team for more information regarding periodontal services available with Nick, and they will book a periodontal consultation accordingly.


‘Nick is the best dentist ever. He always considers the most up to date treatments to save your teeth and his work is excellent. Nick and Veronika’s friendly but professional approach puts you immediately at ease – and sometimes we even share a giggle – a first for any dentist!’ JW

‘I recently joined as a new patient on a friend’s recommendation that I see Nich McAulay. It was the best dental experience that I have had. Well worth the hour+ journey from east London. Very professional and incredibly helpful in explaining all options (and reasons) fully.’ SP

Very professional and courteous service (both the actual dentistry and the way the clinic is organised in general). I can highly recommend Nicholas McAulay and I can really see the difference and the improvements after being his patient for six years.’ MS

Brad Ngan BDS (Otago) GDC reg no. 78922

Brad NganBrad graduated from Otago University in New Zealand in 1997. He worked in private practice in New Zealand for 3 years before relocating to the UK to continue his career here in London. Prior to joining Marshgate Dental Practice he had been in general practice in Chigwell for over 10 years. During this time Brad completed the postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and one year postgraduate Certificate in Endodontics, both at the Eastman Dental Institute in London. Brad prides himself on his gentle and relaxed approach to dentistry with particular emphasis on minimal intervention patient focused care.


‘I recently had extensive dental treatment with Brad. As always, it was completely pain-free. His manner is calm and kind and he is particularly good at dealing with anxious patients.’ JD

‘Brad Ngan has been my dentist for the past 5 years – I have always found him to be a highly professional, skilled and courteous dentists that ensures that you are fully informed of the available choices. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone.’ PA

‘I highly recommend this practice. I was treated by Brad Ngan who carried out some major and difficult treatment in the most careful and meticulous fashion. I have been a patient for a number of years and intend to stay.’ MW

Jay Benani BDS (Birmingham) MSC (Manchester) GDC reg no. 192348

Jay qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2010 and went on to complete his vocational training in leafy Edgbaston. Since having moved back to Richmond where he grew up, he gained a 3 year Masters in Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry. Following this, Jay has attended a number of post-graduate courses to enhance his skills even further.

Jay focuses on comprehensive Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry that creates stunning, healthy, and long lasting results, utilising the very best materials and using the top UK and USA laboratories. He believes in preventative dentistry first and foremost. ‘A healthy smile is paramount and the foundation of any elective cosmetic work.’

Jay has a passion for enhancing smiles using Invisalign (clear braces). He also performs Minimally Invasive techniques, Smile Design, Composite Bonding, Teeth Whitening, and Splint Therapy. He strives in restoring teeth to make them look as natural as possible using modern techniques including re-inforced porcelain and veneers, along with composite fillings.

Out of surgery, Jay has a keen interest in sports, including football and cricket, photography, travelling, and staying fit.

‘I am a nervous patient and have previously put off visiting dentists, but Dr Benani really puts me at ease and is gentle and calming, ensuring that I am at ease. He completely explains what the procedures are and what he is about to do and is very reassuring.’ SD

Our Hygienists

Jane Harman EDH (London) GDC reg no. 2562

Leanne Pemberton EDH GDC reg no. 234599

Marion Eleftheriades EDH GDC reg no. 274878