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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

PRACTICE PRINCIPAL

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 Michael Orlans

ASSOCIATE

Qualifications BDS University of Manchester 2017
GDC Registration: 270799

Michael graduated from Manchester Dental School, and completed further training at the Royal London Dental Hospital as a Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry. He is a caring practitioner who provides all aspects of general dentistry, as well as providing Invisalign clear braces. He also has a degree in architecture, and uses his design skills to create beautiful smiles for his patients!

Michael has won several awards during his dental career, including a prestigious North and Central London (Eastman) case presentation award for treatment carried out in 2018, and best SHO clinical case presentation in London and surrounding regions in 2019. He has been awarded membership to the UK Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is actively involved in dental academia, having published in dental journals, presented research posters at national conferences, and was a panelist speaker at a major British dental conference.

Michael has a passion for helping others; he regularly volunteers at a London drop-in centre for refugees, and in March 2018 he travelled to South Africa to volunteer with the Dental Wellness Trust charity to improve the oral health of children living in poverty in the townships.

Outside of dentistry he enjoys learning Spanish, running, and playing squash.

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 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.

DR Reshma Ratansi

ASSOCIATE

Qualifications BDS King's College London 2015
GDC Registration: 258842

Reshma qualified in 2015 from Kings College London’s Dental Institute. She completed her foundation training in London before spending a year in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Here she completed a year in oral and maxillofacial surgery, learning from some of the top head and neck oncology and trauma surgeons in the UK. She then moved to London to rejoin the world of general dentistry.

Reshma has already undertaken multiple courses to further her dental skills and is intending to continue this throughout her career. She is confident in providing natural-looking white fillings (composite) and tooth whitening, and is an Invisalign provider, which can help straighten teeth with clear aligners. She has trained in a range of facial aesthetic techniques and is able to provide anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, chemical peels and ZO medical grade skincare.

Outside dentistry, Reshma enjoys baking, sketching and exercise. She is a keen traveller and particularly enjoys chasing sunsets and stunning skylines.

Reshma looks forward to meeting you and providing the healthy smile you’ve always wanted.

Dr Roshni Rabheru

ASSOCIATE

Qualifications BDS University of Bristol 2019
GDC Registration: 283377

Roshni graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019. She is confident in a wide array of procedures including paediatric dentistry and periodontal therapy. She is also skilled in cosmetic dentistry including white fillings, crowns and tooth whitening.

She is known for her gentle and caring approach allowing patients to feel at ease during dental visits.

Roshni is committed to continuously building her skills and is currently pursuing a number courses in sedation, invisalign and paediatric play therapy. These will enable her to provide holistic patient care.

Outside of dentistry, Roshni was awarded the ‘COVID Heart Hero Award’ for her invaluable contribution in the Intensive Care Unit of Northwick Park hospital during the peak of the pandemic.

In her spare time, Roshni enjoys cooking, travelling and music.

Roshni is looking forward to working with you to improve and maintain your dental health!

Dr Alex Jomehri

ASSOCIATE

Alex graduated from Liverpool Dental School and has recently joined Beaufort Dental Clinic. He splits his time spending two days of the week at the Eastman Dental Hospital, where he is continuing to develop his skills in order to provide the best possible care for his patients. This year-long training programme includes participating in courses ranging from advanced composite (white) fillings to root canal treatment. Alex has a compassionate nature and aims to establish a patient-centred shared decision-making process with all treatments; ensuring the best outcome for his patients.

In his personal life, Alex likes to keep social and active- he loves playing tennis, football and going to the gym. Alternatively, you may catch him exploring the range of cuisines that Colindale has to offer.

Dr Emile Misquita

ASSOCIATE

Qualifications BDS University of Manchester 2020
GDC Registration: 290124

Emile graduated from Manchester dental school and has recently joined the Beaufort team. His current schedule involves three days a week in practice and two days working at the renowned Eastman Dental Hospital where he is exposed to patients with a variety of complex dental issues.

He is an outgoing member of the team and prides himself on providing the best quality treatment for all his patients. His calming demeanour puts patients at ease, and this allows for a more positive dynamic in the surgery.

Aside from dentistry, Emile likes to keep active and plays football and table tennis during his spare time. He is also a keen musician and plays the trumpet and piano. One of his biggest passions is travelling and hopefully when the restrictions ease, he will be able to make up for all the cancelled holidays due to COVID!

DR HARPREET BHACHU

HYGIENIST

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 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.

Saba Jaff

Practice Manager

Saba has been working in the dentistry for the past 11 years.

Saba had extensive experience in dental nursing before making the move to management.

She helps to facilitate a smooth and transparent dental journey and she gives our patients the confidence in the knowledge that she is always there for them when help is needed.

Saba’s work ethic and efficiency has made her an admirable role model for all our staff.

In her spare time, she likes swimming, and socialising with friends. Also, she is a good Nail art Technician.

ANA OSTAS

DENTAL NURSE

GDC Registration: 288330

Ana enjoys all aspects of dentistry and takes great satisfaction in seeing how happy patients are with their new smiles at the end of their treatment plans.

Ana takes a lot of pride in her work and is very confident in her role. She enjoys a good chat with patients and is calming and reassuring towards nervous patients.

Outside of work, Ana enjoys listening to music, shopping, and going out with friends. She describes herself as kind, easy-going, understanding – the perfect qualities for a dental nurse in our wonderful team.

Melinda Szalku

DENTAL NURSE

GDC Registration: 285698

Melinda qualified as a dental nurse in July of 2019 and joined the practice in October 2019.

She enjoys all aspects of dental nursing. She works alongside of dentists and the hygienist. She works closely with the dentist, providing assistance throughout a patient’s visit and trying to make the patient feel comfortable.

She also looks after our practice stock levels.

Outside of work she has an interest in make-up and cooking. She also likes to spend time with her family.

Chanel Benjamin

DENTAL NURSE

GDC Registration: 281152

Chanel has been a dental nurse for six years and has worked in private and mixed dental practices. She got her passion for oral health when she was 16 after receiving orthodontic treatment. She decided to take part in providing the same support and care she received to patients in the dental practice.

She also enjoys cooking and dancing in her spare time.

Catalina Serban

DENTAL NURSE

GDC Registration: 288188

Catalina qualified as a dental nurse in March 2020 and joined the practice in October 2020.

She likes all aspects of Dental Nursing in particular meeting the patients and caring for them throughout their treatments. She has a compassionate and understanding nature and she is particularly good at supporting and talking to nervous patients.

She works alongside of dentists and hygienist.

Outside work she enjoys travelling and has a keen interest in interior design.

Krishna Manani

TRAINEE DENTAL NURSE

Krishna is a trainee dental nurse, in the process of completing her final exam.

Krishna has previously worked in a mixed/ NHS/private practice. She is motivated to work alongside with the dentist to ensure a pleasant dental visit.

In her spare time, Krishna enjoys cooking and socialise with family.

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.

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.