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Dr Neel Hirani BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng)

 

PRINCIPAL DENTIST  

 

GDC 114636

 

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) 

 

PRINCIPAL DENTIST

 

GDC 153881

 

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’s currently completing his Masters in Implantology as this is one of the fields he enjoys the most having been placing implants for over 10 years now.

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 young son who's constant need for exploration certainly keeps him on his toes.

Dr Daniel Murray BDS (Ncle)    

                                                     

ASSOCIATE DENTIST

 

GDC 150172

 

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 Abdul Salim-Said BDS (Lond)                                                  
 
ASSOCIATE DENTIST
 
GDC 82528 
 

Abdul qualified from King's College London in 2003 and has extensive experience in General Practice. He grew up in New Cross and attended school locally. Abdul feels that coming back to work in this area has strengthened his ties to the local community. 

 

Abdul’s interests lie primarily in cosmetic and minimally invasive dentistry. He always aims to provide comfortable and pain-free dental treatment and has a great deal of experience in dealing with nervous/anxious patients. Abdul is currently undertaking a course in Implantology. 

 

Abdul has two young boys who take up most of his spare time and energy! He enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking, football and is a Formula 1 racing enthusiast.

 
Dr. Sophie Alice Heavey BDS (Birm) MJDF RCS (Eng)
ASSOCIATE DENTIST
 
GDC 210526
 

Sophie trained at the University of Birmingham. Her passion for dentistry has also led her to undertake the Membership of Joint Dental faculties at the Royal College of surgeons. Sophie enjoys all elements of general dentistry, but particularly providing treatment for nervous patients and children.

 

Cosmetic dentistry and minimally invasive treatment is an interest of Sophie's, and she has completed a year long cosmetic course, and exploring ways to improve someones smile is of the utmost importance to her, using various methods including the Six Month Smile's orthodontic system. Sophie is also able to provide facial aesthetics by using botox injections to improve lines and wrinkles and also injectable fillers.

 

Outside of dentistry, Sophie loves the outdoors, being a keen runner and climber, She loves travelling and cooking, and loves visiting India, particularly all the amazing food it has to offer! 

 
Dr. Bhavna Jairath BchD (Leeds)
ASSOCIATE DENTIST
 
GDC 203460
Dr. Hajirah Mir BDS (Bris) 
ASSOCIATE DENTIST
 
GDC 209496
 
Dr. Roshni Hirani BDS (Liv) MFDS RCS (Edin) 
ASSOCIATE DENTIST
 
GDC 244398
 
Victoria Akinfenwa
DENTAL HYGIENIST

GDC 252048

 
 
 
Lucy Brooks
DENTAL HYGIENIST

GDC 162836

 
 
 
Prisha Hirani BSc(Hons) BDS(Hons) PG Cert(Distinction)
 
PRACTICE MANAGER
 

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. 

 
 
 
Jackie O'Connor
 
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST
 

Jackie joined the practice in 1989 as a dental nurse. Ten years ago she became a full-time receptionist at the practice. She knows most of our patients by name and is a familiar and welcoming face. Her experience ensures that all matters at the front desk are dealt with efficiently and professionally. 

 

When not behind reception, Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and dancing. 

 

 
 
 
Nicole Valentine
 
DENTAL RECEPTIONIST
 

Nicole recently joined the practice and has very quickly become a valued member of our team. She has had several previous roles in customer service dealing with all ages and will undoubtedly charm you with her polite, calm and approachable manner, 

 
 
 
Tommico Phoenix                                                                            
 
PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR
GDC 222797

 

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.  

 

 
 
 
Gosia Sippets
 
DENTAL NURSE AND DECONTAMINATION LEAD
 
GDC 256497
 

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. 

Nina Shrestha
DENTAL NURSE
GDC 279479
 
 
 
 
Hafize Tezgel
DENTAL NURSE
GDC 286372
Hafize joined our practice having studied studies Mathematics at Greenwich university and decided against pursuing this pathway for a career in healthcare. She enjoys making people smile whether its assisting during dental procedures or putting nervous patients at ease. 
In her spare time she loves to navigate the busy streets of south-east London on her bicycle. She also has a keen interest in astronomy and is constantly caught star-gazing. 
 
Sriya Ghale
DENTAL NURSE

 
Ewa Gawthrop
DENTAL NURSE
GDC 288579

 
Yasoda Gurung
DENTAL NURSE

 
Naima Begum
DENTAL NURSE
GDC 288637
Naima recently joined the practice and 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.

 

SERVICES

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New Cross Dental Practice

49 Lewisham Way

London

SE14 6QD

 

0208 692 3472

info@newcrossdentalpractice.co.uk

OR

reception@newcrossdentalpractice.co.uk       

(if regarding appointments)

 

Last updated: 02/09/20

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