General Dental Practitioners and Specialists in Surbiton
Principal Dentist - Dr Jignesh Patel
BDS (2002) MFDS RCS (2005) Dip Imp Dent RCS (2009)
Dr Patel graduated from Kings College London in 2002. Since then he has completed numerous courses in the UK and abroad. He completed his postgraduate training in Implantology in 2009 from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in England.
Not happy with limiting his skills to Implant dentistry, he studied and embarked on numerous cosmetic brace courses as well as a Botox and Facial aesthetics course giving himself an impressive knowledge in all areas of dentistry. He also has advance experience in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Cosmetic High Precision Dentures and Invisalign.
Jignesh is a friendly and caring dentist who prides himself on making his patients feel relaxed and calm when under his care, His pain free approach to dentistry gives his patients an overwhelming sense of confidence in his abilities.
In his spare time Jignesh loves to travel and see all parts of the world and pursue adrenaline filled activities including shark cage diving!
Dr Patel offers the following treatments:
- Dental Implants
- Fast Braces
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Smile Makeovers
- NTI migrane/pain therapy
- Facial Aesthetics
GDC Number: 81168
Dentist - Minesh Patel
BDS Ncle 1997
Minesh Patel qualified in 1997 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
He has been a member of the dental team at the practice since 2002 and has lived in the local area where he was educated before moving to Newcastle to study dentistry.
Minesh is committed to the dental profession and devotes a session a week to work in the local dental unit of Kingston Hospital where more advanced cases are carried out under the joint team of other dental specialists.
Minesh has great experience in Root Canal Treatment and Restorative Dentistry and has gained invaluable experience working alongside many specialists during his post graduate education. Minesh is also a certified Inman Aligner Dentist and has treated many patients with Anti Snoring Devices.
Minesh is an ADAPT member of a dental group committed to Aesthetic Dentistry, and has been a vice chair- man of the Local Dental Committee for many years.
Minesh enjoys cycling and photography and lives locally with his wife and son.
GDC Number: 73498
Dentist - Sana Luqmani
BDS (Hons) MSc MJDF RCS (Eng)
Sana graduated with honours from Kings College London in 2012. During her undergraduate career she was awarded several prizes. Sana is now with us on Saturday mornings. She spends most of her working week as an Orthodontic Registrar at Kingston Hospital and Guy’s Hospital in London.
She is also a member of the prestigious Joint Dental Faculties and has recently completed an MSc in Primary Dental Care at the University of Kent. She was awarded a distinction for her research project and is a published author in the renowned British Dental Journal, which furthermore has led her to be invited to give a presentation at the European Orthodontic Society Congress 2016 in Sweden.
She takes great pride in continuously learning and developing her skills in order to be able to offer her patients the highest possible standard of care.
Sana has spent a year working in hospital as a dentist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has experience of caring for patients with head and neck cancer. She currently also works as a part-time community dentist. She enjoys working with children and is particularly adept at putting anxious patients at ease with her calming manner.
In her spare time, Sana enjoys travelling and offering her skills in dentistry to less privileged people around the world. She has volunteered for the Royal Flying Doctors of Australia as well as dental clinics in remote areas of Egypt and Tanzania. She also gives talks about her charity work to students and other dental professionals in the local area.
GDC Number: 230399
Dentist - Stephen Paul Nkansah
BDS Sheff 2015
Stephen began his career in Liverpool, where he qualified and worked as a pharmacist. Due to a constant search for fresh challenges, Stephen went to Sheffield where he studied dentistry. Stephen currently resides in London where he has been providing a high quality service to all his patients in a relaxed environment, helping them to overcome any anxiety they may have.
Stephen loves his technology and attempts to be as cutting edge as possible, attempting to integrate the latest technical advances into all his dental work.
Stephen is a firm believer of getting patients involved in their treatment and will try to explain what he is doing every step of the way. This may even include a live in the mouth photos and videos of your teeth so you can see exactly what he is talking about! Stephen is a professional, yet very friendly dentist and makes patients instantly feel at ease. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry from giving from straightening and improving peoples smiles to giving information about preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
In his spare time Stephen enjoys keeping fit through a variety of hobbies skiing, chess, football in which he plays for a 11 a side team, tennis and is a regular gym attender. His is also an avid traveller having visited many countries and enjoys new cultures
Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign®, Anti-Wrinkle Injections, Teeth Cleaning, Teeth Whitening. Treatment for anxious patients.
GDC Number: 259083
Dentist - Munir Ravalia
BDS MFDS RCS Eng DChyp Pg Cert Sed
Munir qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 2002 and has worked in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at St. Georges & Kingston Hospitals.
He was awarded the prestigious membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, following completion of extensive postgraduate training and examinations.
He is a member of the Society For Advancement of Anaesthesia in dentistry and has undertaken substantial postgraduate training in sedation at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute. He provides Oral and IV sedation for our nervous patients, and has also completed a Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, to further aid both phobic and nervous patients.
GDC Number: 80995
Specialist Orthodontist - Dr Cleopatra Darwish
BDS MFDS RCS MSc MOrth RCS
Hello my name is Cleopatra. I am the new specialist orthodontist at Confidental Surbiton providing NHS treatment for children and Private treatment for Adults and Children.
I studied dentistry at Guys Hospital in London and since qualifying in 2002 I have worked in the community dental service, treating nervous children and adults with special needs; and in maxillofacial surgery managing patients needing all types of surgery of the face, jaws and teeth; and in paediatric dentistry treating challenging cases.
This experience proved to be invaluable when I decided to train exclusively in orthodontics for 3 years. I obtained a Master of Science (MSc) in orthodontics from Kings College London and Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2009.
I am a registered Orthodontic Specialist with the General Dental Council (81110) and I am member of the British Orthodontic Society.
As an orthodontist I have worked in the orthodontic department at the prestigious Queen Victoria Hospital, and award winning specialist NHS and private orthodontic practices in Slough and Confidental Clapham.
As well as using conventional braces on the front of the teeth, I am additionally qualified in the use of Incognito and WIN appliances on the inside of the teeth and Invisalign clear aligner appliances.
I strive to provide excellent quality orthodontic treatment and regularly attend orthodontic courses and conferences to keep my knowledge and skills up to date.
I live in Wandsworth with my husband and young daughter Nineve who consumes most of my spare time! When I get the chance I enjoy cooking, the occasional gym session and I also participate in fundraising initiatives for charity.
I look forward to meeting you and hope I can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.
GDC Number: 81110
Hygienist - Janice Andrews
CEB Dip Dent Hyg 1995 RDN RDH
Janice has worked in dentistry since the 1990’s
She qualified as a dental nurse and also holds National Examine Board qualifications in dental health education and care of the patients under conscious sedation – for the second being the first person ever to gain a distinction in this exam and is the holder of the 1994 Roche sedation Award.
Having BTEC higher qualifications in business and finance she then ran a small group of practices.
Janice qualified as a dental hygienist from Eastman’s Dental Institute in London in 1995 and has since worked in a variety of practices within south west London and north east Surrey.
Janice has worked at the Tolworth practice since 1997 and holds dual registration as a nurse and a hygienist with GDC.
GDC Number: 4969
Hygienist - Rajvi Patel
Prior to becoming a dental hygiene therapist Rajvi had qualified with a National Diploma in Dental Nursing, awarded by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses.
Rajvi Patel has a combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy awarded by Queen Mary University of London. During her training Rajvi received The Old Londoner’s and The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy Award for being the Most Supportive Student. She also received an award by Molars Ltd for consistently showing outstanding communication skills with patients during training.
Rajvi prides herself in being meticulous yet gentle, strives to tailor the treatment to individual patients, and welcomes feedback.
In her spare time Rajvi enjoys swimming, photography, travelling, socialising with friends and spending quality time with family, and more recently exploring the art of Yoga.
GDC Number: 248337
Hygienist & Therapist - Olga Thompson
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy RCS Eng 2011
Olga lived, worked and studied just outside Moscow in Russia gaining degrees in Biology and Geography before coming to the UK in 2001.
Within a few years she was working as a dental nurse and studying part-time at college. She obtained her National Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2005.
Olga enjoyed working in a busy mixed NHS/private dental practice but wanted to progress in the field of dentistry and in 2009 she successfully gained a place at the prestigious
Kings College London to study as a Dental Hygienist & Therapist. She graduated in 2011 having excelled throughout the course.
She enjoys organic gardening, reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
GDC Number: 154299
Clinical Dental Technician
Clinical Dental Technician - Wayne Riley
As a Clinical Dental Technician Wayne is qualified, experienced and has a special interest in the provision of well fitting, stable and natural looking dentures. He gained his diploma in Clinical Dental Technology from the University of Central Lancashire School of Medicine and Dentistry, the first university in England to offer the diploma. He has almost forty years experience in the dental industry and has been making dentures since 1976.
As well as this wealth of experience in dentures he has worked in hospital oral surgery departments, both in UK and abroad. He has more than 10 years experience working with dental implants and has attended many courses with industry leaders in denture stabilisation using implants. He has owned his own dental laboratory in Surrey since 1989 and runs clinics in Kent, Essex and Middlesex.
His experience in handling the most challenging cases means that he can always identify the best solution to to any denture case. Wayne has a relaxed and friendly manner which comes across well, putting even the most anxious of patients at ease.
Wayne has been married to his wife Sharron, a dental hygienist, for 33 years. They have four grown children.