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 young son who's constant need for exploration certainly keeps him on his toes.
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 Abdul Salim-Said BDS (Lond)
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. Bhavna Jairath BchD (Leeds)
Dr. Hajirah Mir BDS (Bris)
Dr. Roshni Hirani BDS (Liv) MFDS RCS (Edin)
Dr. Nikil Patel BDS (Hons) BSc (Hons) PgCert
Dr Nikil Patel recently 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.