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.

 

Dentist:

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!”

Dentist:

elaine
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.

Dentist:

Kushal Mehta
Kushal Mehta
BDS (HONS), PG CERT (Restorative and Endodontics). GDC No. 154444

Kushal graduated with honors from Bart’s and The London Hospital. After enjoying some extensive travelling, he has been practicing private dental care in London.

Kushal prides himself on making his patients feel relaxed and calm when under his care. He focuses on preventative techniques against decay, gum disease and tooth grinding.

Kushal enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a particular interest in endodontic (root fillings), orthodontic (braces) and cosmetic procedures like tooth whitening. He has completed a yearlong certificate in Aesthetic and Advanced Restorative Dentistry. He is also undertaking an Advanced Endodontic two-year long program.

He is a certified provider of Invisalign. In addition, Kushal has been accredited to safely administer Botox and dermal fillers for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. He also offers affordable wafer-thin tooth coverings (veneers) to create a new smile in only one visit using Componeers.

Kushal works at our UBS clinic.

Dentist:

amie-patel
Amie Patel
BSc (Hons) BDS (Lond) DipRestDent
GDC No 177915

Amie graduated from King’s College London in 2009. In addition to this she has completed the 3 year Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute. This has helped her in delivering the highest standards of patient-centred dental care.
As a general practitioner, Amie is committed to continuing her professional development in order to provide a wide range of treatment options for her patients. Her approach is to focus on health and function, alongside preventative and minimal intervention treatments.

Amie likes to be able to make her patients feel at ease at all times, and to create a positive and comfortable experience.

Amie is available at our Freshfields Clinic on Thursdays and Fridays

Dentist:

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 learnt from clinicians, supervisors and senior surgeons. She enjoys every aspect of restorative dentistry and takes pride in her performance at work. Hana has been working in private healthcare since 2014 an
d is looking forward to further her career within Smile-Hub.

Outside of work, Hana enjoys socialising with her friends and family and has a keen interest in art.

Hana works 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 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.

Dental Hygienist:

Dental Hygienist - Alaina Kalyan
Alaina Kalyan
Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Oral Health(Otago) NZ GDC No. 266773

Alaina graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (2008) and a Bachelor of Oral Health (2011). She has worked with Specialist Periodontists as well as General Dentists. In her final year of study she was awarded the Annette King award for the highest grade point average. In 2013, she travelled to the Himalayas to carry out volunteer dental work. Alaina is passionate about preventative dentistry. She has a kind natured and thorough approach to care with her patients and enjoys educating and asssiting her patients to achieve excellent oral health.

Alaina is available on Tuesdays at our Freshfields clinic.

Dental Hygienist and Therapist:

ruth-morrison
Ruth Morrison

Ruth graduated from the London School of Medicine and Dentistry as both a Hygienist and Therapist. She achieved Distinction in all of her practical modules making her both a proficient and confident clinician. Ruth is passionate about preventative dental care and the effect this has on both oral health and general health.

Ruth is available on Wednesdays at our Freshfields clinic.

Practice Manager:

Dental Nurse - Celeste
Celeste Barker
RDN EDDN. GDC No. 178761

Celeste has been Practice Manager at Smile Hub since 2015. She is responsible for the day to day operational management of the team and in turn ensuring our patients are provided with the best possible care.

Celeste registered as a Dental Nurse in 2008 and has extensive experience in a number of clinical and administrative roles, with her interests being in Quality Assurance and Cross Infection Control procedures within the dental practice.

Celeste also sits as a Fitness to Practice Panellist for the General Dental Council, which has allowed her to play a valuable part in ensuring high standards within the dental profession, and more specifically, the Smile Hub team.

Celeste spends her spare time reading a good book and listening to True Crime Podcasts.

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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