MEET OUR TEAM
Dr Neel Hirani BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng)
After Graduating from The Dental Institute at Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ in 2007, Dr Neel Hirani spent 7 years working in two family orientated practices. In that time he has completed his MJDF postgraduate Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons; a 1 year course in implantology at the Tatum institute and a 1 year course in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. He particularly enjoys tooth whitening.
Neel continues to enhance his dental skills with his commitment to attending numerous postgraduate dental courses. He is currently completing his Diploma in Clear Aligner Treatments using systems such as Invisalign so that he is able provide predictable long-term solutions to crowded front teeth.
Outside of dentistry Neel is a lover of food and particularly food television programmes. He’ll eat almost everything but is an awful cook. He is also an avid football and fitness fan.
Dr Himal Hirani BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng) MSc (Implantology)
Himal qualified from King’s College London in 2008, and has worked in general practice ever since. To ensure his patients receive the most up to date care possible, Himal has completed numerous courses of postgraduate study including certifications in implantology, sedation, aesthetic dentistry and short term orthodontics (involves movement of the teeth). Himal’s calm nature and warm demeanour makes him very popular with nervous patients.
Himal decided to undergo the Masters program in Implantology as this is one of the fields he enjoys the most having been placing implants for over 10 years now and he achieved a Merit for his efforts on completing it.
Himal is a keen sportsman; he plays football regularly and loves watching all competitive sports having played cricket, rugby, hockey and football for his school and university teams throughout his studying. He is also handy around the house and enjoys DIY as well as being obsessed with the latest gadgets. He loves spending time with his son and daughter and ensures he's makes the time to be able to pick them up from school/nursery at least once a week as a promise he gave to them when they were both born.
Dr Daniel Murray BDS (Ncle)
Daniel is originally from Surrey. He graduated from Newcastle University in 2008 and has worked in general dental practice in Newcastle and Berkshire since then. London is now the place he plans to settle and call home.
Daniel enjoys all the aspects of dentistry and has a particular interest in endodontics (root fillings). He enjoys keeping up to date with new advancements in dentistry and has also been involved in mentoring a newly qualified dentist. Since joining the pratice in early 2014, more of our patients are getting to know Daniel's kind and gentle manner.
Outside dentistry Daniel enjoys all sports and is a keen supporter of Newcastle United. He also enjoys cycling to keep fit and learning Spanish.
Dr. Nikil Patel BDS (Hons) BSc (Hons) PgCert
Dr Nikil Patel joined the practice having studied his undergraduate dental degree at King's College London. He then embarked on a Oral & Maxillofacial program which rotated at Eastman's Dental Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospital during which he gained valuable surgical experience on both adults and children. This year was followed up by working in the Restorative Department at King's College Hospital London where Nikil developed his passion for minimally invasive dentistry and Periodontology, which concerns the health of the gums and bone. Nikil completed his first degree in Optometry but gradually found himself being drawn towards dentistry so much so that he decided to return to university to complete his retraining.
Outside of dentistry Nikil is a keen hiker and loves exploring the sites of the UK on foot. He enjoys playing badminton and is a huge cricket fan. If he's not doing any of the above then you'll find him listening to a variety of music that spans the decades.
Dr. Roshni Hirani BDS (Liv) MFDS RCS (Edin)
Dr. Hajirah Mir BDS (Bris)
Dr. Filipa Rodrigues BDS (Bris)
Dr Filipa Rodrigues graduated from The School of Dental Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Portugal in 2016, Filipa then started working in a dental practice in central Lisbon, Portugal before moving to the UK in 2017. Since then, she has worked in an general dental practice in West Sussex. She is currently studying towards achieving a Diploma in Clear Aligner Therapy, which focuses on systems such as Invisalign to straighten crowded front teeth
Filipa loves cooking and baking for her friends and family. She also enjoys travelling, reading, watching series (although is still waiting for a good TV series about dentists) and spending time with her family back in Portugal during her holidays.
Dr. Ellen Mcgibbon BDS (Hons) MFDS RCS (Edin)
Dr Ellen Mcgibbon joined the practice having studied her undergraduate degree at Cardiff University culminating in achieving a 1st Class Honours degree on qualification. Having done her initial general dental practice training in South-West London, she then embarked on a hospital program where she worked in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Southampton General Hospital where she still works part-time.
Ellen grew up in the Hampshire countryside and has only lived in London once she qualified. Ellen has an immense passion for competitive horse riding and has been doing this since she was 10 years old, in the sport of eventing. She is also a big foodie and loves exploring London restaurant scene and cooking at home. She also enjoys keeping fit, going to the gym, and running.
Prisha Hirani BSc(Hons) BDS(Hons) PG Cert(Distinction)
In 2011, Prisha qualified from King’s College London with a degree in Clinical Dentistry. Since then she has practiced general dentistry in NHS and Private dental practices in both Kent and London. In September 2014, Prisha became practice manager of New Cross Dental Practice. She draws on her clinical knowledge and experience to ensure the smooth running of our busy clinic. She is always readily available to offer guidance and advice to both staff and patients.
Prisha enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures and cuisines from around the world.
Tommico is a qualified dental nurse and enjoys keeping up to date with new advances in dentistry. She enjoys all aspects of clinical dentistry and is an integral member of our team and has now taken up the role of practice administrator. Tommico is passionate about promoting oral health and ensures all patients feel welcome when they visit New Cross Dental Practice.
Tommico enjoys spending time with her lovely children and socialising with friends.
DENTAL NURSE AND DECONTAMINATION LEAD
Gosia is a qualified dental nurse. She forms part of the nursing team and in her role as decontamination lead, she overlooks all aspects of infection control. She is responsible for testing infection control appliances and ensuring the practice is compliant with current regulations set out by the Department of Health and Care Quality Commission. Gosia is a very caring member of our team and has a great sense of humour that puts nervous pateints at ease.
Outside of dentistry Gosia loves to travel in particular to the seaside, where she will always have a good book on hand to read whilst enjoying the view.
Naima brings with her the experience of working in a orthodontic practice and also a busy general dentist in the heart of central London. She has a BA History Degree (2:1) from University of Westminster and her acute attention to detail has helped provide better care for our patients. Outside of work, she enjoy the creative arts such as drawing, painting, doing henna on others and knitting. She is also a keen traveler and loves experiencing new cultures.
Naima currently works with us part-time and is undergoing training at King's College London to become a hygiene therapist.