Meet the team

Hiral Patel BDS (Lond), MJDF RCS (Eng), Diploma Implant Dentistry (Lond)

Practice Principal – GDC NO. 177782

Since qualifying from King’s College London, Hiral has developed his skills and knowledge by embarking upon post-graduate qualifications, which includes gaining membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Hiral has a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the world renowned Eastman Dental Institute in London. He is also a provider of cosmetic brace systems, such as Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles®.

Hiral especially enjoys treating nervous patients and prides himself on having a patient and caring nature.

In his spare time, Hiral enjoys playing golf and football, socialising with friends and spending quality time with his family.

Aarti Dawada-Patel BDS (Lond), MJDF RCS (ENG), PG Cert Dental Law & Ethics (Bed)

Practice Principal – GDC NO. 177740

Aarti graduated from King’s College London in 2009. Since graduating Aarti has completed her qualification in joining the Royal College of Surgeons and also has completed a certificate in Dental Law and Ethics at the University of Bedfordshire

Aarti is a member of the British Dental Association. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and particularly enjoys working with children and nervous patients, hoping to provide a positive experience for both.

Aarti provides Six Months Smiles, a cosmetic orthodontic system based for adults and has completed many cases with great results.

In her spare time Aarti enjoys reading, cooking and doing lots of family activities with her young daughter, Aria, and her husband, Hiral.
Hiral and Aarti are thoroughly looking forward to continue the success of the practice and to provide a high quality of care to all their patients.

John Ginty BDS (Lond), PG Cert In Dental Advice & Quality Management, LDS RCS (Eng), MFGDP RCS (Eng), FRIPH

Associate Dentist – GDC no. 53892

John has worked at the practice since 1989. He qualified at King’s College with the BDS and has LDS and MFGDP qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons and a post-graduate Certificate in Dental Advice and Quality Management.

John is a member of the British Dental Association and the Association of Dental Implantologists, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of Public Health.

John enjoys the variety of general dental practice and is able to offer a wide variety of treatments, including anti-snoring treatment (Somnowell), dental implants and cosmetic dentistry.

Cloe Thomas BDS Hons (Card), MJDF RCS (Eng), PG Cert PDC (Kent)

Associate Dentist – GDC NO. 251398

Cloe graduated from Cardiff University in 2014. She has been with us for two years. Cloe has a special interest in oral surgery, which was ignited after a charity trip to Ghana providing dental care to underprivileged communities.

Cloe’s other interests include cosmetic dentistry, branching into facial aesthetics, which has led to further training to administer Botox and dermal fillers. Cloe has a good rapport with patients and is able to provide sedation to put anxious patients at ease.

Outside of work, Cloe enjoys visiting other countries and spending time with family and friends.

Amy Parr-Young BDS (Manc), MJDF RCS (Eng), PG Cert Restorative Dent (Lond)

Associate Dentist – GDC NO. 177587

Amy graduated from Manchester University Dental School in 2009 and worked in general practice in Somerset before moving to London in 2012 to join our practice. She is always willing to listen to patients and offer sound ethical dental advice, so that patients feel part of the treatment planning process and to motivate them to achieve and maintain good dental health.

Amy has a particular interest in treating our younger patients and finds it very rewarding to provide children with a positive experience of their visit to the surgery.

In 2013, Amy completed postgraduate exams to become part of the Royal College of Surgeons, and in 2016, she completed a postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute.

Although British, Amy was brought up in Portugal and is bilingual. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, pub quizzes and collecting old pieces of furniture.

Kalyani Thirunavukkarasu BDS (Manc), MJDF RCS (Eng), PG Cert Restorative Dent (Lond)

Associate Dentist – GDC NO. 79369

Having qualified in 2001 from Liverpool University, Kalyani has enjoyed working in well established family practices and prides herself in providing a broad range of high quality NHS and private dental care.

She completed several restorative courses before obtaining a postgraduate Restorative Certificate from Eastman’s Dental Institute. Her current studies are towards a Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice at the same prestigious institution. Kalyani has a keen interest in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry, and is trained to provide various cosmetic orthodontic treatments.

She is an experienced dentist whose gentle approach puts both nervous and young patients at ease. Her aim is to help her patients achieve and maintain effective long term oral health.

Kalyani also speaks Tamil and in her spare time likes travelling, hiking and yoga.

Dharaka Nathan BDS (Shef), MJDF RCS (Eng)

Associate Dentist – GDC NO. 178427

Dharaka qualified as Dentist in 2009 from the University of Sheffield. She spent 2 years gaining experience specialising in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and Queen’s Hospital, North East London. She currently works as a Dental Practitioner in both Blackheath and Eltham.

Dharaka has a special interest in Oral surgery and is highly experienced in tooth extraction, wisdom tooth removal and soft tissue surgery.

Dharaka has returned to work in the area where she grew up and enjoys working in her local community.  Her gentle and welcoming manner is popular with children and the rest of the family.

Anna Ginty

Hygienist – GDC NO. 222609

Anna worked as a dental nurse at our practice, before going to Cardiff University, and qualified as a hygienist in 2014.

She has really enjoyed coming back to general practice and her local community. Anna is enthusiastic to keep her methods up to date and help every patient improve their oral hygiene.

Christopher Hammond

Hygienist – GDC NO. 211759

Chris graduated as a hygienist from the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy in 2011 and has worked at the practice since February 2012. Chris has completed further study to undertake the procedure of tooth whitening.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing hockey and running having recently completed both Great North and Great South runs for charity.

Emma Adkins

Practice Manager

Emma began her career in the dental industry as a trainee dental nurse on Harley Street, where she qualified and progressed on to practice manager after three years. Emma then took some time away to focus on her children but is very excited to be back doing what she loves.

With excellent customer service skills and a warm welcoming personality, Emma likes to go the extra mile for patients to make sure they receive the best service possible.

Emma is married with 2 children and in her spare time enjoys socialising with friends and family, going to the cinema and shopping.