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Norwich Based Dentist To Treat Olympic Athletes
A Norwich-based dentist has been picked to live in the Olympic Village later this year to treat the teeth of top athletes from around the world.
Dr Bimesh Sawhney, owner of Riverside Dental at Wherry Road will be working without pay at the Olympic Games in London this summer.
“My friends encouraged me to apply for it because I love sport. I play football, hockey, squash and I have just got back from skiing,” says Dr Sawhney.
Having graduated from the famous Guy’s Hospital, now part of Kings College Hospital in London, Bimesh has worked in both the NHS and in private practice. He now runs his own private practice in Norwich with the surgery located near Norwich City Football ground and the train station.
In 2008, Dr Sawhney took up a post at Guy’s Hospital to teach, making him one of the youngest members of staff. In addition, he is an active member of the British Dental Association and an elected member of the Norwich Local Dental Committee.
So what does he envisage doing at the Olympics? “It might be for emergencies, for the boxing or martial arts, I could be searching for teeth in the ring. Playing hockey means I have seen and treated a few things, such as my battered and bleeding friends, so I think I can cope!”
For more information about Dr Bimesh Sawhney and Riverside Dental, visit the website at www.riversidedental.co.uk