Meet Our Dentists
Dr Anmol Chander
BDS (Hons) MFDSRCS (eng) DipImpDentRCS(eng) – GDC no: 79746
Anmol graduated from Guys, Kings and St Thomas Hospitals in 2001 with distinction. In 2010 he established The Staines Centre of Dental Excellence and since then has acquired a team of highly qualified and experienced general dentists and dental specialists. Having undertaken extensive post graduate studies at the Royal College of Surgeons, Anmol has been providing dental implants since 2006 and the “Teeth in a Day” treatment since 2010.
He has been on courses across the world to further his knowledge in this field and recently trained in Bologna Italy to bring the Weld One technique to his patients. Anmol is keen to help nervous patients through dental treatment and is fully trained to provide intravenous sedation should it be necessary.
He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Society for the Advancement of anaesthesia in Dentistry, Association of Dental Implantology and the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.
Dr Hemendranath V Shah
BDS, MFDS RCSEng, MOrth RCSEd, DDS, FDS (Orth) RCSEng. GDC No: 79150 Specialist in Orthodontics
Dr Shah qualified from Bristol Dental School in 2001. Following a year in general practice in Hertford, he moved to Leeds to complete his second year of General Professional Training as a Senior House Officer (SHO) in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. During this period, he gained his Membership (Faculty of Dental Surgery) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He returned to Bristol in 2003 to continue as a SHO in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery followed by 6 months as an SHO in Paediatric Dentistry. After which he commenced his orthodontic specialist training in 2005.
Dr Shah completed his specialist training in Orthodontics in 2008 and was awarded a Doctorate in Dental Surgery (Orthodontics) from the University of Bristol and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He continued his Senior Registrar training at Bristol Dental Hospital and Royal United Hospital in Bath, achieving the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Dental Surgery in Orthodontics to become a Consultant in Orthodontics in 2010.
Dr Shah is currently a Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. He has previously held appointments at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Derby Hospital, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and Manor Hospital at Consultant level.
Dr Shah enjoys being an orthodontist, finding his role rewarding by making a difference to the lives and well being of his patients by improving their smile. He has wide clinical experience with a special interest in the multidisciplinary management of dentofacial deformity, developmentally absent teeth (hypodontia), cleft lip and palate and the treatment of adult patients.
Dr Alix Davies
BDS Hons MFDS RCSEng MJDF MClinDent Endo MEndo RCSEd, Specialist in Endodontics, GDC No 85852
Alix graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ Dental Institute in 2005. Among her other prizes and distinctions, she was nominated for the prestigious University of London Gold Medal. After appointments in General Practice and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, she served in the Royal Army Dental Corps, both in England and Germany. Alix attained the rank of Major before leaving to complete Specialist training in Endodontics at King’s College London. She was awarded a Master of Clinical Dentistry degree in Endodontics with distinction and also attained her Membership in Endodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Alix’s research interests and publications have focused on the use of specialised imaging techniques to assist in diagnosis and management of endodontic problems. Her most recent research has involved assessing the outcome of endodontic retreatment. She has presented at National and International Conferences and is also a reviewer for the International Endodontic Journal. Alix also provides Endodontic training to Postgraduates on the MSc course at King’s College London.
Alix will accept referrals for root canal treatment, retreatment and endodontic surgery.
Dr Bhavin Pitamber
BDS (Rand) MSc (Clin. Perio.) – GDC no: 78285
Bhavin qualified at the University of the Witwatersand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2000 with awards in General Medicine, General Surgery and Operative Dentistry.
He has always been passionate about dentistry and especially Periodontology and its related disciplines. ln 2007, Bhavin embarked on formal postgraduate studies, which culminated in an MSc in Clinical Periodontology in 2010. He has attended extensive post graduate courses in Europe, the UK, the USA and South Africa and enjoys keeping abreast of contemporary concepts and techniques.”His areas of areas of interest include surgical periodontology, particularly treating gingival recession (receding gums), periodontal plastic surgery and regenerative procedures.
He also provides crown lengthening procedures for aesthetic and restorative procedures. Dr Pitamber has also been involved in restorative implant dentistry since 2002 and surgical implant dentistry since 2008.
Dr Sonum Patel
BDS GDC no: 244763
Sonum qualified from Kings College London in 2013. Since qualification, she has worked as a senior house officer for multiple years in various hospitals doing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. During this period, she was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Gaining invaluable insight into surgery and management of complex cases in hospital, she then went on to work in general practice. She thoroughly enjoys learning and has undertaken postgraduate qualifications and exams throughout her years since qualifying.
She embarked on a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Dental Care, as well as the Postgraduate Studies at the University of Bristol. Her passion for Periodontology has led her to embark upon formal training at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute to become a Specialist Periodontist. She believes in treating all patients in a calm, polite and respectful manner.
Aside from Periodontology, she has a keen interest in facial aesthetics. She has undergone advanced training from the London School of Facial Aesthetics in the use of Botulinum Toxin for anti-aging treatment, anti-wrinkle treatment and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
She is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, European Federation of Periodontology and British Society of Periodontology.
Dr Alison Mitchell
BChD (Leeds) MFGDP (RCS eng) – General Dentist. GDC No: 83413
Alison graduated from the University of Leeds in 2004 where she was awarded the prize for her work in restorative dentistry. She completed her vocational training year in Berkshire and then established herself in a busy practice in south east London where she had worked for the 9 years prior to joining our team. In this time she has completed a diploma in general dentistry and was awarded membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
She is keen to continue further postgraduate training and is currently in her final year of an MSc in Endodontic Practice at the Royal London Hospital. She is a member of the British Endodontic Society and Facualty of General Dental Practitioners.
She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and aims to treat her patients in a calm and caring environment.
Dr Yasmin E George
BDS (U Lond) 1988 GDC no 64095
Yasmin qualified at Guy’s Hospital Dental School in 1988.
She has considerable experience in many different areas of dentistry, in particular orthodontics and complex oral rehabilitation cases and is very good with nervous and phobic patients.
Being a nervous patient herself, Yasmin believes in treating her patients in the way she would like to be cared for. She enjoys the opportunity to ‘make a difference’ to her patients’ smile and their dental health, no matter how simple or complex the care needed.
Early ‘interceptive’ orthodontic treatment for children and improving adult smiles are areas that Yasmin is particularly passionate about. Yasmin regularly visits the USA for courses in the latest dental techniques and is on teaching faculty and the Advisory Board of The Pankey Institute in Florida. She also sits on the National Panel of Examiners for the Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing.
Recently Yasmin was awarded a Fellowship in the International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics. This award is by invitation to those dentists, physicians and members of the cosmetics/dental industry who have distinguished themselves in their respective professions.
She is also currently completing a Masters (MClinDent) in Orthodontics.
Dr Nermin Bhanji
BSc BDS MFDS RCS(Eng) – GDC no: 74851
Nermin graduated in dentistry from the Royal London Hospital Dental Institute in 1998, as part of her undergraduate training she also completed an Intercalated BSc in Psychology.
She has been a member of the Royal College of Surgeons since 2001. Nermin completed her vocational training in the Midlands and subsequently obtained a wide range of experience in all areas of dentistry. She has worked in hospitals, (including Great Ormond Street and Eastman Dental Institute) doing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has worked in the Community Dental Service treating patients with special needs and severe dental anxiety. Since 2006 she has moved solely into general practice and enjoys delivering all aspects of dentistry in a calm and relaxing manner.
Her special interests include Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry with minimal intervention. She also has an interest in orthodontic treatment for adults. Nermin enjoys keeping up to date by attending courses on the latest advances in restorative dentistry.
Dr Inderveer Singh Johal
BDS GDC No: 150100
Indi graduated from The University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree in 2008. He grew up in nearby Windsor and studied at St. Bernard’s Convent Grammar School before going to University. Since graduating Indi has worked full time in Edgbaston, Birmingham before moving back to Windsor recently.
As a clinical perfectionist Indi has built a strong reputation amongst patients and colleagues in Birmingham and we are excited to have him join our team. His continuing desire for greater knowledge and skills means that Indi is constantly studying and doing courses, both in the UK and abroad. He recently completed training to Diploma level in Restorative Dental Practice at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in London, and has also studied Advanced Smile Design at the famous Galip Gurel Institute in Turkey.
Indi is compassionate and has a special interest in treating the most anxious dental patients. His calm and relaxed demeanour and fondness for light humour make his surgery a relaxed environment for nervous and fearful patients. He is an extremely experienced provider of conscious sedation, and relishes the challenge of changing patients’ opinions of dentistry. He is a certified member of SAAD (Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry).
Over the last 5 years Indi has become an experienced provider of Six Month Smiles cosmetic adult braces, as well as being a certified Invisalign provider for over 6 years. It is his passion, knowledge and skills that make him the perfect person to ask about your cosmetic needs or desires.
Outside of dentistry Indi is a keen golfer and footballer. He loves to keep fit, travel and when possible to ski also.
Dr Najla Nizarali
BDS MFDS RCS (Eng) MSCD FDS RCS (Ed) MFDT RCS (Ed) GDC no: 76521
Najla is a consultant in Special Care Dentistry and has been a full time member of staff at the Department of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since 2007.
She has a vast amount of experience in teaching and treating anxious and phobic patients under basic and advanced sedation techniques in both general practice and hospital settings. Her areas of interest and expertise are in treating patients with basic and advanced conscious sedation techniques, managing the dental care of patients with haematological disorders and challenging medical problems and disabilities.
Najla is the course organiser for the undergraduate Sedation and Special Care dentistry course and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate MSc students in Sedation and Special Care dentistry clinically. She also carries out research related to sedation and special care dentistry and supervises postgraduate students through their research projects.
Najla is on the teaching faculty for SAAD (Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry) and has been lecturing for SAAD for 10 years. She also teaches postgraduate courses on both basic and advanced conscious sedation to dentists and dental care professionals.
Dr Raman Aulakh
BDS (Birmingham) MSc.Orth (Aarhus) – GDC no: 74461
Dr Raman Aulakh is a specialist in orthodontics. He qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 1998. He has taken and passed examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons and holds a certificate and MSc in orthodontics from the Royal College of Aarhus, Denmark.
As well as the numerous practising commitments, Raman is a post graduate lecturer at King’s College and a visiting lecturer at the University of Aarhus Orthodontic department and a clinical orthodontist therapist trainer at Warwick University. Raman is a Platinum provider with Invisalign and teaches his students on how to use the Invisalign system and other clear aligner systems in clinical practice.
Raman is a true believer of Face driven Orthodontics which means looking at the facial physiognomy as part of the treatment plan before guiding the teeth in the right place. This allows you to bring harmony to a patients face with their teeth.