Smile Hub Dental Team in City of London

We are a multi-cultural team of impressive dental professionals with a diverse background of skills and experience which we feel enhances the nature and delivery of our service to our customers.

A recent survey of over 200 clients revealed that:

95% of clients surveyed were very satisfied with the helpfulness and care given by the nursing and reception team and 98% of clients surveyed were very satisfied with the quality of care provided.



Catherine Freestone
Catherine Freestone
BDS (Otago) NZ. GDC No. 74228

Catherine graduated from Otago Dental School in New Zealand and worked in private practice both there and Australia before arriving in London in 1998.

Catherine has a strong interest in the prevention of dental diseases and has devised the Smile Hub Total Oral Health Screen to ensure the very best preventative approach to dental health is achieved.

She is also able to provide a wide range of treatment options including white fillings and porcelain crowns. She is interested in progressive smile design using conservative techniques such as tooth whitening, tooth alignment and tooth bonding. Catherine is a Silver certified user of Invisalign and is a Gold Elite Member of the British Dental Bleaching Society.

“I have been going to Catherine and the team for many years and my life-long fear of the dentist has completely disappeared. I now just “pop” to the dentist without worrying, very conveniently located on the premises and know that I will be treated with much care and consideration; my appointments are like visiting old friends! They offer a first-rate, pain-free, professional service with excellent advice – why would anyone go anywhere else? Highly recommended!”


Elaine Mo
BDS London MJDF RCS Eng GDC No. 230308

With a core philosophy and focus on providing high quality patient centred care, Elaine brings a friendly and relaxed approach helping to put nervous patients at ease. She believes in building great rapport to create a positive and comfortable experience.

Elaine graduated from Barts and the London and has developed her skills with extensive postgraduate education as a keen believer in maintaining up-to-date knowledge. This has inspired her to also travel internationally to hone her skills.

As a general practitioner and member of the Joint Dental Faculties of Royal College of Surgeons England, she has a wealth of knowledge in various aspects of Dentistry. With advanced training in Restorative Aesthetic Operative Dentistry, Endodontics and Anterior Alignment Orthodontics, Elaine has also continued to work closely alongside some highly regarded clinicians to enhance her surgical and Implant related dental skills.

Elaine aims to be able to combine her multiple skillsets to offer her patients a wide range of options available focusing on rehabilitation of health and restoration of function and aesthetics with a minimally invasive approach.

Elaine is available at our Linklaters Clinic on Wednesdays and alternate Fridays.


Kushal Mehta
Kushal Mehta
BDS Honours (London), PG Cert. GDC No. 154444

Kush graduated with Honours from Bart’s and The London Hospital in 2008.

He has been practicing private dental care in London since graduation and joined Smile Hub in 2014. He is very passionate about serving others and our clients find him very thorough, gentle and compassionate.

Kush believes in life-long learning and keeping up to date. He has been awarded certificates in advanced training pathways for restorative and endodontic (root canal) dentistry. He is part of our platinum providers of Invisalign teeth straightening. He also offers cosmetic options like tooth whitening, gum recontouring and porcelain veneers for minimally invasive smile make-overs.

He uses state of the art technology such as digital iTero scanner, magnifying microscope and soft tissue lasers enabling precision and predictable outcomes.

Away from work – Kush loves being with his adorable son, volunteering with charities, and playing football.

Kush works at our UBS clinic.


Zahra Balal
Zahra Balal
BDS(London) GDC no. 153657

Zahra graduated from King’s College London in 2008 with merit. She has spent the last five years successfully building her own client base due to the high quality of work, patient care and excellent service she offers. An excellent communicator she likes to take the time to find out exactly what her clients want to achieve with their oral health and smile.

After completing an aesthetic course with Dr Chris Orr and becoming registered as a Six Month Smile provider Zahra has gained a lot of valuable experience in cosmetic dentistry. She has her own portfolio of work she has completed. She believes in trying to enhance people’s smiles as conservatively and naturally as possible.

Zahra is committed to further developing her skills by introducing the benefits of new techniques and technology, while continuously providing the highest standard of care to her patients.

Zahra is on maternity leave until October 2018.

Dental Nurse:

Dental Nurse - Hana
Hana Iqbal
Registered Dental Nurse GDC No. 257324

Hana qualified as a Dental Nurse at the Eastman Dental Hospital where she was trained by clinicians, supervisors and senior surgeons

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a special interest in Invisalign and cosmetic procedures.

Hana has been working in private healthcare since 2014 and is excited about the opportunities to further her career with Smile Hub.

Hana is based at our Freshfields Clinic.

Dental Nurse:

Sarah Nsiah-Amoakoh
Sarah Nsiah-Amoakoh FDSC
Dental nurse and receptionist GDC No. 263941

Sarah graduated in 2016. She trained for two years at Northampton University to become a qualified Dental nurse.

During her training she gained a wide range of experience in hospitals, community and general practice. She was able to enjoy dealing a with a cross section of patients in both age and need.

Sarah enjoys her role and is focused on providing the best service she can for the patients.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys listening to music and socialising.

Sarah works at our UBS clinic.

Dental Nurse

Leonardo Fuentes Pellicier (Leo)
Dental nurse and receptionist GDC No. 255402

Before settling in the UK Leo studied Health Care at university in Cuba.

He graduated in 2014 Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing City & Guilds.

Since then he has had experience working with the NHS, private and corporate dental care. Leo has worked as both a nurse and receptionist. He enjoys his role and is focused on the patient journey and providing a high standards of customer service and business administration.

Outside work Leo has an interest in Latin dance performance and photography

Dental Hygienist:

Dental Hygienist - Newsha
Newsha Shalchizadeh

Newsha qualified as a Dental Hygienist from the School of Health Sciences in Sweden in 2007 and has worked in London as a dental hygienist since 2008.

Her interest in the field of dental hygiene enabled her continue her studies earning a Bachelor Degree with a major in Oral Hygiene.

She has an excellent reputation among patients and her main priority is to make patients feel comfortable.

Newsha is available at our UBS clinic on Tuesdays and Linklaters clinic on Mondays and Thursdays.

Dental Hygienist:

Dental Hygienist - Maria Bialas
Maria Bialas
DipDH RCS (Eng.), Dip DT RCS (Eng.) GDC No. 124872

Maria qualified from Kings College Hospital, London in 2011 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy and has been working in the dental field for over 10 years.

As a dental hygienist her key role is the treatment of periodontal disease and promotion of good oral health. As a dental therapist she is also focused on the prevention and management of dental caries.

She will provide you with advice on how to maintain good oral health and recommend suitable products as well as provide dietary advice.

In her spare time, Maria enjoys socialising with friends, reading and travelling.

Maria works at our UBS Clinic.

Practice Administrator:

Vicky Baker
RDN DPR DPM. GDC No. 160814

Vicky qualified as a dental nurse at Guys Hospital in 1993.

She then worked as a nurse in general practice and orthodontics until joining Smile Hub in 2002.

While working at Smile Hub Vicky gained qualifications in dental practice reception and management, becoming the Practice Manager in 2008. Vicky enjoyed this role until going on maternity leave in 2015.

After having her baby she returned to Smile Hub in August 2016 on a part time basis as the Practice Administrator.

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