Meet the team
Private and NHS family dentistry in beaufort park, colindale

DR PARIKSHIT PATEL

PRACTICE PRINCIPAL

Qualifications BDS (Dundee 1984) MFGDP (RCS Eng) PGCert (Endo) Warwick 2010
GDC Registration: 58935

Dr Patel is one of the principals of Beaufort Dental Clinic; he qualified in 1984 from the University of Dundee (Scotland) and over the last three decades has accumulated a wealth of experience in all aspects of General Dental Practice.

Having practised in Hampstead and West London for over 30 years, he has provided dentistry of the highest standard to over a generation of patients.

In 1994, in recognition of his commitment to providing an outstanding level of care to his patients, he was awarded Membership of the Faculty of General Practitioners from the Royal College of Surgeons (UK).

Although Dr Patel has considerable expertise in all aspects of General Dental Practice, including Adult Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Crowns and Minor Oral Surgery, he has in particular a special interest in the field of Endodontics (Root canal treatment).

In 2010, Dr Patel successfully completed further training at postgraduate level in Endodontics at Warwick University and was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontics. He has since continued to provide Root canal treatment for advanced cases to patients referred to him by his colleagues.

Dr Patel remains dedicated to providing patients with the very latest treatments using the most up to date techniques; enthusiastic about continuing professional development, he is currently undertaking training in Botox and Facial Aesthetics in order to compliment the latest treatments that modern dentistry has to offer.

Dr Patel believes that experience and expertise should be shared for the benefit of patients and colleagues alike and In 2015 Dr Patel was appointed to be a Joint Trainer for Foundation Dentists, by NHS England., a privileged position from which he hopes to inspire junior colleagues.

When not partially submerged in teeth and saliva, Dr Patel can be found pursuing his interests in Botany currently in grafting techniques and tropical trees, or playing cricket or chess.

DR GURDIP KAUR KHAMBAY

ASSOCIATE

Qualifications LDS RCS (Eng) 1985, BDS (Lon) 1984
GDC Registration: 59639

Dr Khambay qualified in 1984 from the Royal London Hospital and joined the White House Dental Practice in 1988. Her special interests are in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. She is currently attending courses on bleaching and periodontics as well as looking into starting an MSc in periodontics.

In her spare time she raises three children and enjoys sports and reading.

DR ANKEET SHAH

ASSOCIATE

Qualifications MCHD/BCHD, BSc (Leeds) 2016
GDC Registration: 264861

Ankeet graduated from the University of Leeds with a Merit in dentistry. During his final year at university, he won the regional Royal College of Surgeons Dentsply clinical skills competition and participated in the grand final at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

He completed his foundation training in London at the world renowned Eastman Dental Institute, keeping up to date with the very latest advances in dentistry by attending a year-long programme of training and seminars from nationally and internationally recognised clinicians. During this year, he developed a keen interest in all aspects of dentistry with a special focus on root canal treatment and cosmetic dentistry; including white fillings, white crowns and tooth whitening.

Ankeet has a strong passion and discipline towards his career as a dentist, but also enjoys life outside of dentistry. He regularly plays tennis and hockey and is a keen football fan.

Patients often compliment Ankeet on his calm and relaxing approach, making patients warm to him very quickly. Ankeet looks forward to meeting you and taking care of all your dental needs.

DR ARRENI SOMASEGARAN

ASSOCIATE

GDC Registration: 258741

Arreni qualified from Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2015. She has built a reputation for her caring and professional approach with her patients. Arreni believes in providing good quality patient care in all aspects of dentistry, with a particular emphasis on minimally invasive dentistry. She continues to update and improve her skills in the profession, and has developed a particular interest in facial aesthetics, offering various rejuvenating treatments.

DR ROSHNI PATEL

ASSOCIATE

Qualifications BDS (Hons) Kings College London 2018
GDC Registration: 278348

Roshni graduated from King's College London with Honours. As well as working at the practice, Roshni spends Fridays developing her skills at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Roshni enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is dedicated to providing holistic patient care. She is currently working towards completing the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties examination. Outside of dentistry, Roshni enjoys playing badminton.

DR HARPREET BHACHU

ASSOCIATE

Qualifications BDS (Lon) 1999
GDC Registration: 76481

Harpreet graduated from King’s College London in 1999. She passed the rigorous Canadian exams in 2014. She enjoys working with children and has an interest in oral health education as well as periodontics.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family as well as following Indian fashion and sewing..

DR HIRA ARSHAD

ASSOCIATE

Qualifications BDS University of Karachi, Statutory Exam 2016
GDC Registration: 267393

Hira registered as a dentist with the General Dental Council in 2016 after clearing the Overseas Registration Exam in London. She has successfully been working as a dental hygienist, private dentist and also offers teeth whitening services in various clinics across London. Hira is committed to delivering high-quality care to her patients, creating a relaxed and comfortable environment during treatment.

Her sessions include developing a personalised oral care plan for each patient that is effective and one which fits well with their busy lifestyles. Hira's kind and caring nature with a strong attention to detail has seen her develop an ever-growing following of loyal patients.

Outside of work, Hira enjoys spending time with her 1-year-old daughter and husband and loves physical activities, particularly swimming. She has also developed an interest in learning the Arabic language.

DR MANDEEP BIRAH

ASSOCIATE (PERIODONTICS)

Qualifications BDS 2001, Statutory Exam 2007, MFDS RCSEd 2012, MSc Clinical Periodontology (UCLan) 2016
GDC Registration: 118282

I graduated as a dentist in 2001 and after passing MFDS (RCSEd) in 2012, I became a member of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. I am passionate about all aspects of the dentistry, in particular periodontics (gum disease).

I completed my MSc (Master’s Degree) in Clinical Periodontology in 2016 from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, in order to provide enhanced Periodontal treatment, so that patients are able to keep their teeth for longer. I strongly believe in patient education and prevention therefore my main focus remains on patient education and disease prevention.

I am postgraduate examiner of MFDS (Member of Faculty of Dental Surgery) for Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

I am a member of British Society of Periodontology.

I am happily married with two kids and live in North West London. I love spending time with my family and enjoy gardening, travelling and music.

DR SHEILA RASAKULARSURIAR

ASSOCIATE

Qualifications BDS (UMDS LONDON) 1995, MBA 2003, PgDip Endodontics (Warwick) 2017
GDC Registration: 71095

Sheila graduated from Guy’s Hospital UMDS (now known as Kings College London Dental Institute), in 1995. She has worked in general practice since, has gained experience in all aspects of dentistry, and has developed an interest in Oral Surgery.

She completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Westminster University in 2004. This has enabled her to develop business acumen and apply this to the field of dentistry.

In 2012, she became inspired to do courses in facial aesthetics, and has completed a course in Botox and dermal fillers at the Dr Bob Khanna Training Institute in Reading. She is hoping to achieve the level 7 certification in due course.

Sheila then developed an interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and therefore undertook the challenge of a part-time MSC at Warwick University in 2013. She attained the PG (Cert) level in 2014 and has recently accomplished the PG (Dip), with Merit. Her aim is to achieve the MSc level in 2018. During this course, she also developed the skills of using magnification and digital dental photography using a DSLR. This was required to produce her case work portfolio and is also necessary for bleaching and orthodontics cases.

In early 2017, Sheila completed an orthodontic course (Quick Straight Teeth), and is therefore now equipped to offer orthodontic treatment to suitable patients. One of the main advantages of this system over other similar courses (such as Invasilign and Six Month Smiles) is that this system utilises ceramic tooth coloured brackets, which in itself is more aesthetic.

In addition, she keeps up to date by completing various CPD in other dental related topics, such as tooth whitening, crown, veneer and bridge techniques, composite restorations and decontamination. She was the appointed practice decontamination lead (2011- 2015), and initiated and implemented the essential changes as outlined in the HTM-01-05. She ensured that staff also completed this essential training.

In her spare time, Sheila enjoys various hobbies, including cooking, cake decorating and sugar craft flowers, gardening, flower arranging and classes in Bharathanatyam (Indian classical dance). She refreshed her PADI scuba diving certification last year, after a long break raising her three children.

ISTABRACK JAWAD

ASSOCIATE

Qualifications BChD, MFDS, MJDF (Leeds)
GDC Registration: 79299

A Leeds dental graduate, Istabrack started her career in the community dental service as a dental officer specialising in the treatment of the elderly with complex medical histories, children and patients with dental anxieties.

Being a mother of four, she enjoys treating children of all ages and backgrounds. She is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and completed her dental fellowship in 2009. She has worked in private practice for over 10 years and in the NHS as a general dental practitioner for over 16 years now.

Istabrack is a caring, gentle and friendly dentist who likes to put her patients at ease.

SHAZIA KHAN

DENTAL NURSE

Shazia has just completed her dental nursing course and will soon be registered with the GDC. She is currently working with the practice’s foundation dentist and is keen to take an advanced dental nurse’s course in the near future. Shazia’s goal is to train to become a hygienist and dental therapist.

In her spare time, Shazia likes to socialise and has a keen interest in make-up and cosmetics.

JADE LAWRENCE - MACDUFF

PRACTICE MANAGER

Qualifications NVQ L3 Dental Nurse, Advanced Apprentiship In Management
GDC Registration: 204780

Jade has been working in dentistry since 2004, She started off as a dental nurse and qualified in 2009. Although she has changed roles over the years, she still likes to keep her hand in nursing as she feels it keeps her grounded and sympathetic to the hard work our nurses do every day. Over the last few years she has gained a qualification in Business & Administration NVQ Level 2 and an Advanced Apprenticeship in Management NVQ Level 3. In January 2016, she became the practices first PIP nurse (prevention in practice) and is currently in the middle of a diploma in Leadership and Management Technical certificate, Level 5.

CYNTHIA CHELLAR

LEAD RECEPTIONIST

Qualifications NVQ L2 Customer Services
GDC Registration: 247856

Cynthia has been working at the practice for several years now after previously working in the retail sector. Since being here, she has achieved a level 2 qualification in customer services. She has also taken on the roles as Fire Safety Lead, Safe Guarding Lead and she is also one of the practice’s First Aiders.

Cynthia enjoys the day to day interaction with the general public and strives to help in any way she can.

Outside of her working hours, Cynthia enjoys cooking, sightseeing and reading.

URZALA FAIZI

TRAINEE DENTAL NURSE

Uzala has a years’ experience and is waiting to sit her exams in April 2019. Urzala previously worked in a mix NHS/Private practice where she assisted in a range of different treatments. She is very motivated and prides herself on assisting the dentist while monitoring the patient. She also aims to work towards becoming a hygienist after passing her dental nursing exams. In her spare time Urzala likes to keep active by going to the gym and boxing.

ANA OSTAS

TRAINEE DENTAL NURSE

Ana is the newest member to our team. She has experience working in a dental setting and is waiting to start her RoE (record of experience) early 2019.

LAVANYAH RATHIMOHAN

RECEPTIONIST

This is Lavanyah`s first role as a receptionist and previously worked as a customer assistant at a textiles company. She has also gained a First-Class Honours in Business Information Systems. Lavanyah is an excellent communicator and can speak several languages which are Tamil, German and English. In her spare time Lavanyah likes to go swimming.