We are proud of our highly skilled and trained team. All our team members continually strive to improve the quality of care they provide by continued engagement in education and training.
Ahmed Babikir BDS Lond 2010
BSc 2006 (Hons), PgDip in Dental Education (U of Beds)
Ahmed qualified from King's College Dental Institute, London having previously gained an honours degree in biomedical sciences. He is currently a joint postgraduate dental trainer with Vinika Patel.
Ahmed is involved in postgraduate teaching for both general dental practitioners as well as dental foundation trainees. He has successfully completed a Post graduate Diploma in Dental Education at the University of Bedfordshire and is now undertaking a Masters degree in dental education.
Ahmed works at the practice on Mondays and Thursdays.
Vinika Patel BDS Birm 2012
MJDF RCS Eng, GDL (U of Nottingham), PgCert in Dental Education (U of Beds)
Vinika qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 2012. She completed her dental foundation training in London and has worked both in general dental practice as well as in hospital since then. Vinika has successfully completed a second degree in law at Nottingham University. She has also successfully obtained a PgCert in Dental Education course at the University of Bedfordshire.
Vinika brings with her extensive experience of oral surgery gained while working in the maxillo-facial department of Kings College Hospital.
She works at the practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Cristina Parenti BDS Birm 2015
MJDF RCS Eng, PgCert in Dental Ed (U of Beds)
Cristina qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 2015 and completed her foundation training at our practice. During her foundation year she was awarded the North Central London Dental Foundation Case presentation prize in 2016. Cristina enjoys all aspects of general dental practice, with a particular interest in endodontics, which she hopes to pursue in further postgraduate courses over the coming years. She is passionate about seeing her patients grow in confidence and leave the surgery with a positive experience and impression of the dental profession. Cristina has successfully completed her PgCert in Dental Education at the University of Bedfordshire. She is currently working in hospital, gaining invaluable oral surgery experience and is available by prior appointments on Saturdays at the practice.
Shradha Patel BDS Birm 2016
MJDF RCS Eng
Shradha qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 2016 and has worked as part of our team since then. Her calm, empathetic and through approach has gained her a loyal following at our practice. She was awarded the North Central London Dental Foundation prize for best case presentation in 2017 as well as gaining prizes for two of her poster presentations. Shradha is currently working in hospital gaining further oral surgery experience. Appointments with Shradha are available by prior notice on Saturdays.
Safa Ilyas BDS King's College London 2019
Alisha Gadhia BDS King's College London 2019
Dental Therapist & Hygienist
Miss Kristen Brown
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy RCS Eng 2014, National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2012, BSc Hons Social Policy and Administration, University of Surrey
Kristen is our dental hygienist and dental therapist. Following her dual qualification from the Eastman Dental Hospital as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist, Kristen has worked in both general practice as well as in hospital settings, with the aim of providing a holistic approach to preventative care. Her gentle approach has gained her a dedicated following at the practice.
Farzana Yasmin Khan, Dental Nurse and Receptionist
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2005
Farzana brings with her a wealth of experience and local knowledge to our dental team.
S Gurung, Dental Nurse
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2018