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Meet The Sparkle Boutique Manager Near Brentford: Kavita Verma

Meet our amazing practice manager, Kavita Verma, who has extensive experience in human resources. Her management has guided Sparkle Dental Boutique to great success, with the practice being awarded the British Dental Association’s Good Practice Award and the Investor in People standard.

Kavita is Sunita’s sister and says that working with her sibling is great, especially since they have different roles within the practice. Sunita takes care of the patient’s clinical needs and promotes good oral health, while Kavita oversees customer service and makes sure that each patient’s experience is enjoyable and stress-free.

About Kavita

Kavita has worked in human resources for several years. She most recently spent time in the aerospace industry and her experience, expertise and managerial skills have proven instrumental in the success of the boutique. She says that switching her attention to the dental industry has been exciting and that she has learned a great deal—so much so that many people often mistake her for a dentist!

During her time at Sparkle Dental Boutique near Brentford, her highlight has been getting to know the patients and working with a great team of dentists, nurses and hygienists. The dental team works hard to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care and customer service, and the practice also complies with rigorous policies and standards set by governing bodies.

Kavita is sociable, warm and friendly, and she is always happy to stop and chat to patients, many of whom live locally.

Outside of work

Away from the practice, Kavita has a range of interests and hobbies. She is an animal lover and has a particular fondness for elephants. One day she hopes to help out at an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, travelling and walking.

 

Pay It Forward

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Kavita painting classrooms in Jaipur, India

Have you seen this movie with Kevin Spacey? The theme was about doing something that really helps people. Something that they cannot do by themselves and something that you do for them that they in turn do for other people.

After crying buckets in the movie, I thought what a simple, yet amazing idea in that if someone does something for you no matter how big or small, you don’t pay it back…you pay it forward.

I’ve been very fortunate in my life in that I have been the recipient of many pay it forwards, and life has given me so much to be grateful for. Having done some hands on voluntary work in India in December 2006, and also reading with children for the charity Voluntary Reading Help locally, I wanted to do something again. I didn’t want to just give a monthly donation to a charity where the money would be swallowed up administration, I wanted to get involved.

India has always held a special place in my heart, a place where my parents are from. It’s cultural diversity, the coexistence of a number of religions, the mixture of traditional and modern and a place of extreme poverty and wealth. I came across the UK based Charity Children Walking Tall, which is dedicated to helping slum and street children in India.  What most impressed me about this charity was that it was a small charity, which was making a huge impact on the lives of children at grass root level, giving them a springboard out of poverty and a childhood worthwhile remembering.

I got in touch with the charity, checked their accounts and decided that this was a charity that I would like to get involved with. In February 2009, I announced to my team at Sparkle Dental Boutique that I would be away for three months.  After an initial “what will we do without you”, the team rallied around and have been incredibly supportive. All agreed to take their leave by September so that I could make this trip. We also took part in a team sponsored walk over the Bridges of London and raised about £1,900.00.

Sparkle Dental Boutique runs like clockwork with tried and tested systems in place..so am I nervous about leaving the practice? No, not at all. The team are fully trained and I know they will give it their all whilst I am away. It’s just a little crazy that three new people are joining Sparkle the week that I leave!!!

What will I be doing? I will be based in Mapusa, North Goa. Providing an informal education for the children is part of the work, as well as producing a huge range of activities for the children. Outreach work is done in two local slums where I will be involved in providing access to education and health care and nutrition.

Festivals in India are an integral part of people’s lives and whilst in India, celebrating two of the biggest festivals, Diwali and Christmas will be a real treat! I am also looking forward to time out from my daily routine.

My time away is self funded, so sorting out my mortgage payments, bills etc has been a chore. Getting jabs, visa’s, suitcases, anti malaria tablets and arts and crafts for the children is what I’ve been doing in the run up to my departure. I‘ve bought stencils, glitter, beads, buttons and giant jigsaw puzzles to take with me. Blue Peter eat your heart out!  I am also taking toothbrushes, toothpastes and tooth related activities so that I can help motivate the children to look after their teeth.

With just a few days to go before I leave…I am feeling very excited but also a little anxious. Last night I dreamt that I had nits in my hair!!!

Having told friends, family and patients that I am going away, I have been surprised by people’s generosity and support. I have also been amazed by how many people pay it forwards, quietly without any fuss, bother or thanks. They just do it!  Sometimes the simplest things can make the biggest difference and I’m thankful of this opportunity to pay it forward!

Kavita Verma, Boutique Manager

Sparkle Supports Street Children in India

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Children Walking Tall

Sparkle Dental Boutique, Ealing is proud to be supporting Children Walking Tall (www.childrenwalkingtall.com).

Founded in 2004, Children Walking Tall is a registered UK charity dedicated to helping slum and street children in India. From their base in Goa, they provide food, shelter, medical care and education for some of the poorest children in India. In a safe, playful environment, they receive a fun and creative education, and also have plenty of time to do what children the world over should do, which is PLAY!

Children Walking Tall was established to give these children a springboard out of poverty. It aims to give the children something most have never had before: a childhood worth remembering.

Kavita Verma, Boutique Manager of Sparkle Dental Boutique says “As a practice we’ve always been involved in giving something back to the community whether it be running for Cancer Research, sponsored walks or volunteering in India by painting classrooms and teaching english.

We wanted to be involved in a charity, which is making a huge difference to the lives of some of the most poorest in the world and a charity where almost all the money is going directly to those who need it most. We are planning many fund raising events in 2009 which should make for a fun, action packed year!”

Private Dentistry Awards – Outstanding Individual of the Year 2008

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Kavita Verma receiving the award of Outstanding Individual of the Year

Sparkle Dental Boutique, Hounslow is making headlines again with the announcement that Kavita Verma, Boutique Manager has been selected as winner of Outstanding Individual of the Year 2008 at the Private Dentistry Awards.

This is the first year that the new category of Outstanding Individual of the Year has been announced. Kavita brings her special commitment and hard-won business acumen to the forefront with this exclusive recognition of her practice.

In the span of 22 months, Kavita with her sister, Dr Sunita Verma have established Sparkle Dental Boutique in Hanwell as the private dental practice. Her selection as Outstanding Individual of the Year highlights her progressive practice management skills, which springs from first class ethics, dedication to patient care, and a special, innovative ‘spark’ that fires her professional determination for success.

From the outset, Kavita had already laid the foundations for her stunning success, by achieving the Investors in People and BDA Good Practice Awards within a year of working at the practice. She says `I am totally gobsmacked! Its a real honour and privilege to be acknowledged in this way. I love our practice ethos. My team are great and the lovely patients we have, make what we do so worthwhile.  Its been a fantastic two years and I hope to help the practice to grow from strength to strength!’