Our dental team are fully qualified for the treatment plans that they deliver, if you would like to verify any details, please feel free to use their GDC numbers on the General Dental Council website (GDC) https://www.gdc-uk.org
Dr Nisha Patel – Principal Dental Practitioner
BDS (London), MJDF (RCS Eng), Dip Imp Dent (UCL Eastman) GDC Number: 85879
Nisha Patel is one of the principal dentists at the Victoria Road Dental Road Clinic and also the principal dentist at Infinitidental Wimbledon. With a keen interest in promoting good oral health in the local community, Nisha is passionate about providing high quality dentistry, as well as making patients feel at ease.
She qualified in 2005 with her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Guy’s, King’s College London and St Thomas’ Hospital in London after which she completed her vocational training in West Norwood, London. Since then she has been awarded a Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Being committed to post graduate training, she has completed a Diploma in Implant Dentistry at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London.
Her particular interests are implant, restorative and cosmetic dentistry as well as facial aesthetics. Nisha is a certified Invisalign and Inman Aligner dentist and is also able to provide facial aesthetics for anti-wrinkle treatments. Dr Nisha Patel is a proud Fastbraces® provider, offering fast, safe, easy, and affordable braces to adults and children. Nisha takes a keen interest in promoting good oral health in the local community. She enjoys socialising with friends and family. Nisha in recent years has taken her dental experience to provide treatment for those unable to pay for it in the sub-continent for charities.
Dr Ujita Patel – Principal Dental Practitioner & Operations Manager
BDS Hons.(London), MJDF (RCS Eng) GDC Number: 85883
Ujita Patel is one of the principal dentists at the Victoria Road Dental Care. She qualified in 2005 with Honours, from Guy’s, King’s College London and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, after which she completed her vocational training in Surrey.
Since then she has been awarded a Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Being committed to post graduate training, she has also completed a Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice at the world renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London.
Her particular interests are restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as enjoying providing general good quality family dental care. Ujita undertakes regular courses to ensure she is up to date on the latest technologies and procedures, thus being able to offer her patients the best all round treatment options possible.
Dr Astrid Dangoor – Dental Practitioner
B.D.S. (Bristol) – GDC number: 62779
Astrid qualified from the University of Bristol Dental School with a Batchelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1987. Since qualifying she has worked in dental practices in Bristol, Mill Hill, and Wimpole Street, finally settling down at The Victoria Road Dental Clinic in 1993. Having been at the practice for over 24 years now, she has built up a very good and trustworthy relationship with the patients of the practice.
She carries out all aspects of general dentistry with an interest in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics and dental photography.
Astrid also regularly attends postgraduate courses and remains up to date on the latest advances in dentistry. She is also fluent in French, Italian and Spanish languages as well as English.
In her spare time she is involved in music and art as part of production duo Disqo Conqrette, and enjoys photography, skiing and pilates.
Dr Sushma Patel – Dental Practitioner
BDS (London) LDS Royal College of Surgeon, England GDC number: 65584
Sushma Patel is an associate dentist at The Victoria Road Dental Clinic. She is a calm and caring dentist who graduated from Guy’s Hospital London in 1990. Sushma enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and keeps up to date by regularly attending courses, lectures and seminars. She is a certified Inman Aligner dental practitioner. Sushma also carries out Orthodontic treatments.
Sushma is known for her reassuring manner and is especially gentle during treatment, providing high quality dental care for people who are anxious, allowing them to feel comfortable when receiving treatment. She believes that ‘a trip to the dentist’ should be a pain-free and comfortable experience. In her spare time, Sushma is a busy mum who loves to read and a keen gardener who live local to the practice.
‘I love working at the Victoria Road Dental Practice as it a long standing orientated family orientate practice with a good local reputation.’
Suzanne Hogan – Dental Hygienist and Facial Practitioner
RDH (London), GDC Number: 104004
Suzanne joined the team at VRDC as a dental hygienist in 2017. She completed her Diploma in Dental Hygiene in London and was awarded the best academic student award for 2006. Suzanne is proactive in continuing her training, keeping abreast of new developments and treatments. Suzanne is also certified in skincare peels and will commence her facial aesthetics qualifications later this year.
Suzanne loves pleasing patients who overcome embarrassment, nervousness and feel happy following appointments. She works with a true passion, helping transform patient’s unhealthy mouths into healthy ones. She loves motivating patients to keep on top of their oral care and in return is very appreciative of the strong feedback. Suzanne finds it very gratifying removing heavy deposits to uncover teeth!
In her spare time Suzanne loves socializing with her family and friends. She actively practices yoga relaxation and aims to keep healthy with exercise.
Emma Phillips – Dental Assistant
Diploma in Dental Nursing level 3 – QCF City & Guilds October 2015. GDC Number: 262160
I attended a workshop once a month for 12 months in High Wycombe – the rest was at home or my place of work at the time.
In my spare time I like to catch up with friends, spend time with my family. Go to the cinema, shopping, trying out new places to eat/drink & travel.
I love working at VRDC as I get on with everyone, we all work together & it’s a happy place. Does not feel like work, I actually enjoy coming in.
The possibilities of what else I can learn and go to achieve truly excites me.
My favourite part of dentistry is all of it really as I learn something new daily, I am still learning new things everyday.
I particularly also enjoy seeing the before and after results in dental restorations and treatments. The impact and the positive statements from patients provide me with great satisfaction.
Dawn Cairns – Dental Assistant
GDC No: 134534
Though I do not have formal dental nursing qualifications, I have 45 years of experience as a nurse and receptionist. At my last Clinic, I was Practice Manage, a position that I held for 12 years. My favourite aspect of dentistry is the reception area as I love the interaction with the patients. I also enjoy dental surgical work as a nurse.
During my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading and seeing new places. I enjoy working at the Victoria Road Dental Clinic as we are a busy hard working team and we all work well together.
NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing 2016 – Clinical Assistant GDC No: 262940
Stefania Branca is a dental nurse and receptionist at the Infinitidental Clinic and Victoria Road Dental Clinic.
Stefania was awarded the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing in January 2016 at AcePace Training LTD. She has since then completed the Certificate of Competence in Advanced Impression taking in March 2016.
With a strong interest in promoting good oral health in the local community, she is currently enrolled in the Oral Health Educator course at AcePace Training LTD and ending it in September 2017.
Dr Abishek Bhardwaj – Dental Practitioner
BDS (London), MJDF (RCS Eng), GDC No: 156004
Abhishek qualified in 2008 from Queen Mary’s University London and has since been awarded a Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
He has a keen interest in the latest innovations in dentistry helping provide a range of treatments in a gentle and caring manner. Having a progressive preventative approach, Abhishek looks to understand an individual’s need and tailor their treatment accordingly. With a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, he enjoys taking part in a patient’s journey of enhancing the appearance of their teeth. In keeping up to date with regular post graduate courses he feels he is in a position to pass on the latest dental advice.