General Dental Practitioners and Specialists in Clapham Junction, Battersea
Principal Dentist - Dr Jignesh Patel
BDS (2002) MFDS RCS (2005) Dip Imp Dent RCS (2009)
Dr Patel graduated from Kings College London in 2002. Since then he has completed numerous courses in the UK and abroad. He completed his postgraduate training in Implantology in 2009 from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in England.
Not happy with limiting his skills to Implant dentistry, he studied and embarked on numerous cosmetic brace courses as well as a Botox and Facial aesthetics course giving himself an impressive knowledge in all areas of dentistry. He also has advance experience in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Cosmetic High Precision Dentures and Invisalign.
Jignesh is a friendly and caring dentist who prides himself on making his patients feel relaxed and calm when under his care, His pain free approach to dentistry gives his patients an overwhelming sense of confidence in his abilities.
In his spare time Jignesh loves to travel and see all parts of the world and pursue adrenaline filled activities including shark cage diving!
Dr Patel offers the following treatments:
- Dental Implants
- Fast Braces
- Smile Makeovers
- NTI migrane/pain therapy
GDC Number: 81168
Dentist - Dr Moira Baldiraghi
BDS Lond 2002, MFDS RCS Eng 2005
Since graduation I have been dedicating myself to quality dental care, having a special interest in multidisciplinary cases that require detailed planning and co-ordination of several specialist branches of dentistry. I have undergone and continue to undergo postgraduate education in several countries with world leaders in several fields of dentistry and dental technology. My main interests are based on minimally invasive dentistry, including white fillings and smile enhancement.
Patient care and satisfaction are of paramount importance in my daily practice. I pride myself of being capable of making nervous patients at ease and I am often capable of changing their negative view of the dental experience.
I currently hold the following posts:
Affiliate Member of The British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry
I have successfully completed training programs in Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, Smile Design, Cerec and Lumineers crowns, Invisalign and Inman aligners and have carried out most of my Cosmetic training in Milan, Italy as well as a one year course in Aesthetic Anterior and Posterior composite restorations held by David Klaff (specialist prosthodontic) here in UK.
I have also a special interest in oral surgery procedures. I am currently undergoing a two year diploma in implant dentistry held by the Royal College of Surgeons of London.
I have 2 lovely girls age 3 and 1 and I love to spend my spare time with them! I currently work at the practice 3 days, Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.
GDC Number: 81168
Dentist - Dr Shadi Eddin
BDS Lond 2001
Dr. Shadi Eddin qualified in 2001 from Guys and kings hospital.
He has worked in both NHS and Private practice since qualifying and his interests are based on minimally invasive dentistry, including white fillings and smile enhancement.
Shadi has completed postgraduate training at the Eastman dental hospital in sedation to help anxious patients and has completed a one year cosmetic dentistry course recognised by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists. He holds a Diploma from the University of Bristol in Oral surgery, Sedation and Treatment of worn Teeth.
He treats many nervous patients and has much experience in IV sedation, for which he has received extensive training. Shadi also works as a sedationist for other dentists.
GDC Number: 79774
Dentist - Dr Marisa Monteiro
BDS Lond 2005
Marisa graduated in 2005 from Barts & The Royal London School of Dentistry following which she lived in Cambridge and Hertfordshire where she worked for eight years in both NHS and Private practice.
Marisa is very experienced in all aspects of general dentistry and is focused on providing optimal oral healthcare for her patients. She is committed to continuing professional development and has acquired extensive training and additional qualifications.
Having completed her qualification in Implant placement using the world famous Straumann system, Marisa is also now a member of the prestigious International Team of Implantologists and travels to Geneva to participate in the congress events.
She also has a main interest in Cosmetic Dentistry with additional qualifications and experience in the provision of tooth straightening appliances using:
- Six month smile
- and the popular short term Inman Aligner system
Marisa is also fully certified and experienced in Facial Aesthetics enhancement providing anti-wrinkle and lip enhancement treatments using 'Botulinum Toxin' and Restylane/Juvederm dermal fillers.
In her spare time, Marisa enjoys travelling, cooking and socialising!
GDC Number: 85780
Dentist - Dr Grace Marks
BDS (Hons) BSc (Hons)
Grace is a general dentist interested in all aspects of dentistry. She is committed to providing preventative dentistry in a friendly and approachable manner. Grace studied Pharmacology prior to her dental degree and is dedicated to further learning, most recently through part 1 of MJDF Royal College of Surgeons Examination.
In her spare time, Grace enjoys travelling and running.
Dentist – Dr Ashka Patel
Ashka graduated from King’s College London in 2014.
She provides a wide range of both NHS and private dentistry, and focuses on making patients feel at ease whilst providing an ethical and preventative approach to help overcome anxieties.
She has an interest in cosmetic dentistry, providing white fillings, tooth whitening and orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth, including Invisalign and the Inman Aligner System.
Ashka also provides aesthetic treatment outside of dentistry and is fully qualified to provide facial rejuvenation through Botox and dermal fillers, as well as lip augmentation.
Outside of dentistry she enjoys travelling, cooking, reading and socialising.
Dentist - Dr Maryam Ahmadyar
BDS Honours (2006), MFDS RCSEd, MSc DPH (2016)
Maryam graduated with an Honours degree from University of Dundee in 2006. She then went on to gain membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2008. Since that time, she has consistently been involved in continuing education and dental research, and in 2016, she received her MSc degree in Dental Public Health from University College London. During her studies, Maryam has received numerous awards for her academic and clinical performance, including awards for the highest grades for the BDS degree, best performance in Part 1 MFDS examinations and best clinical skills in paediatric dentistry.
Since graduating, Maryam has worked in a variety of settings such as dental hospitals, clinics and general practices. During this time, she has gained extensive experience of various fields such as oral surgical procedures, periodontology, advanced restorative and cosmetic procedures, treatment of nervous patients, advanced dental management of children and treatment of simple and complex prosthodontic cases.
Maryam has a minimally invasive approach to her work, and believes in preserving as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. She places great emphasis on prevention and oral health education, and spends time communicating and creating a pleasant environment for her patients.
While being actively involved
Dentist - Dr Rohit Kumar
BDS Lpool 2012
Rohit qualified from Liverpool University in 2012 and has since been working in general practice providing dental care fro his patients.
Rohit has a keen interest in further education and is currently undertaking his MFDS examinations and PG Certificate in Implantology. He has a particular interest in
Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry and Endodontics.
In his spare time he enjoys playing a variety of sports especially football and badminton.
Dentist – Dr Peter Wright
Peter Wright graduated from University College London in 1987 as a dentist. He then attended Chelsea College to do his BCS (HONS) in 1988 to 1991
He has over 20 years of experience in general dentistry, in practices in Tolworth, Ewell and now Clapham. His special interest within dentistry is aesthetic work (composite resin restorations, Procera and Duragold and bridge work, and tooth whitening). His feeling is that good communication and establishing a rapor with the patient, along with respect, teamwork and sense of humour with all members of staff, are the key to an enjoyable and successful career in dentistry.
He attended numerous postgraduate courses in all aspects of general dentistry and was awarded the certificate “For The Long Restorative Course” at the Eastman Dental Institute.
Peter is also a professional songwriter signed to a North American music publisher. He’s written numerous hits worldwide with a major number one hit in Germany 2006. Other interests include football.
GDC : 63011
Special Interest in Endodontics - Kunal Pradeep Patel
BDS Hons (London), MFDS RCS (Edinburgh), MSC Endodontics (Eastman)
Kunal is a Clinical Teaching Fellow and the new Deputy Director for the Endodontic Practice PG Diploma programme at the Eastman Dental Institute. He graduated with Honours from Bart’s and The London; achieving a Distinction grade in all five years of study along with numerous awards and was a runner-up to the University of London Gold Medal.
He has worked as the restorative Senior House Officer at the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital and completed his Master’s degree in Endodontology; graduating with distinction. His research project, comparing the efficacy of three final rinse root canal irrigation regimens, was nominated to represent Endodontics for the Best UCL Master’s thesis and the ‘Dean’s Research Prize’.
Kunal has a keen interest in providing a patient-centred approach to his dentistry and recognises the importance in being able to talk to his patients and make them feel at ease. Having now confirmed his passion for root canal treatment, he shares his time at the Eastman Dental Institute, in Private Practice around London and is the founder of Apex Endodontics, the online referral platform for root canal treatment.
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Orthodontist - Dr Cleopatra Darwish
BDS Lond 2002, MFDS RCS Eng 2004
Cleopatra studied dentistry at Guys Hospital in London. Since qualifying in 2002 she spent a year working in the community dental service treating nervous children and adults with special needs. She then went on to work for 3 years in maxillofacial surgery and paediatric dentistry. During this time she obtained the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of surgeons of England. She then did 3 years orthodontic training and obtained the orthodontic qualification of Master of Science (MSc) in orthodontics from Kings College London and Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2009.
She is a registered Orthodontic Specialist with the General Dental Council (81110) and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society. She has worked in the orthodontic department at Queen Victoria Hospital and specialist practice in Surrey and Slough. She is additionally qualified in the use of Incognito and Invisalign appliances. She lives in Battersea with her husband Yamam and young daughter Nineve. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and cooking.
GDC Number: 81110
Practice Limited to Periodontics and Implantology - Dr Vamshidhar Nagala
BDS (Lond), BSc (Lond), MClin Dent (Perio), Adv Clin Dip (Perio)
Vam trained at The Royal London Hospital and graduated as a dentist in 2008. After completing his vocational training year, he worked as Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Southend General Hospital. Over the next 3 years, Vam worked in general practice as a Specialty Dentist in Southend, London and Cambridge. He also taught undergraduates at Queen Mary University, London as a clinical supervisor in Oral Surgery prior to embarking on his training pathway in periodontics (the treatment of gum disease). During this time, he completed his membership exams at the Royal College of Surgeons and was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery.
Vam has since completed his Advanced Clinical Diploma as well as a Master’s degree in Clinical Dentistry, in the field of periodontology. He has conducted clinical research as well as co-authored several publications in key British journals.
Vam's caring and patient focused approach is an integral aspect of how he treats our patients. His unique mix of experience in Periodontics, Implantology and Oral Surgery enables him to offer these services to patients.
Hygienist - Lauren Bennett
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Lond 2008
Lauren has worked in dentistry for over ten years, she graduated as a dually qualified dental therapist and hygienist from Kings College London.
Since qualifying Lauren has worked in hospital, community, NHS and private practices in central London and Kent. Lauren is an active member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and regularly attends courses and lectures around the U.K.
Lauren gains much satisfaction from getting to know her patients and helping them to achieve and maintain a healthy clean smile.
As well as periodontal treatments Lauren is able to offer her patients tooth whitening, restorative dentistry and radiographs.
In her spare time Lauren enjoys Playstation games and cooking.
GDC Number: 141440
Hygienist & Therapist - Olga Thompson
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy RCS Eng 2011
Olga lived, worked and studied just outside Moscow in Russia gaining degrees in Biology and Geography before coming to the UK in 2001.
Within a few years she was working as a dental nurse and studying part-time at college. She obtained her National Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2005.
Olga enjoyed working in a busy mixed NHS/private dental practice but wanted to progress in the field of dentistry and in 2009 she successfully gained a place at the prestigious
Kings College London to study as a Dental Hygienist & Therapist. She graduated in 2011 having excelled throughout the course.
She enjoys organic gardening, reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends.