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Dr George Cherukara
Dr George Cherukara

GDC No: 81606

BDS, MClinDent, PhD, MFDS, RCPS (Glasg), FDS (Rest Dent), CILT

Principal Specialist Specialities

Periodontics
Endodontics
Prosthodontics

George graduated in 1991 from Bangalore University in India. After 5 years in academics and private practice, he came to the UK in 1996. He worked in oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for a year and then completed his Masters degree (MClinDent) in fixed and removable prosthodontics in 1999 from Queen Mary University of London. In 2001 George received the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. In the same year, he was awarded The British Society for Restorative Dentistry Research Prize.

George entered the General Dental Council (CDC) Register for Dentists in 2003 through Statutory Examination. He was awarded a PhD by the University of London in 2005 for his research relating to Porcelain Veneers. In 2012, he completed his five-year specialist training in Restorative Dentistry and successfully completed the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow thereby qualifying for the Fellowship in Dental Surgery in Restorative Dentistry FDS (Rest Dent) RCPS (Glasg)

He is engaged in a wide range of scholarly activities which includes being active on the lecture circuit, having recently been invited to join the faculty at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He has published both research and scholarly articles in national and international dental journals.

Presently he is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant at the University of Aberdeen Dental School and Hospital. 

Dr Mandeep Birah
Dr Mandeep Birah

GDC No: 118262

BDS 2001, Statutory Exam 2007, MFDS RCSEd 2012, MSc Clinical Periodontology (UCLan) 2016

Periodontics

I graduated as a dentist in 2001 and after passing MFDS (RCSEd) in 2012, I became a member of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. I am passionate about all aspects of the dentistry, in particular periodontics (gum disease).

I completed my MSc (Master’s Degree) in Clinical Periodontology in 2016 from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, in order to provide enhanced Periodontal treatment, so that patients are able to keep their teeth for longer. I strongly believe in patient education and prevention therefore my main focus remains on patient education and disease prevention.

I am postgraduate examiner of MFDS (Member of Faculty of Dental Surgery) for Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

I am a member of British Society of Periodontology.

I am happily married with two kids and live in North West London. I love spending time with my family and enjoy gardening, travelling and music.
 

Ms Hayley Lawrence
Ms Hayley Lawrence

GDC No: 6515

MSc Lond 2010, Dip Dent Hygiene Lond 2004

Periodontics Specialities

Tutor at Sterling Dental College

Hayley qualified from Kings College London in 2004 and completed an MSc in Health Sciences in 2010.

She is the Chairman of the London Regional Group of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, having served as Secretary for two years. Hayley is a DCP Tutor for the London Deanery and works part time as a Research Associate in Dental Hygiene at Eastman Dental Hospital.

She is also a DCP member of the Investigating Committee of the General Dental Council and a recipient of the 2010 Colgate DCP Research Award and the Premier Awards. 

Dr Harpreet Virdi
Dr Harpreet Virdi

GDC No: 76481

BDS (U. Lond) 1999

Periodontics Specialities

Tutor at Sterling Dental College

Harpreet graduated from King’s College London in 1999. She passed the rigorous Canadian exams in 2014. She enjoys working with children and has an interest in oral health education as well as periodontics.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family as well as following Indian fashion and sewing. 

Dr Ali Mubarak
Dr Ali Mubarak

GDC No: 148375

BDS (Bangalore) 1998, Statutory Exam 2008

Endodontics Specialities

Tutor at Sterling Dental College

Dr. Ali Mubarak qualified with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery in 1998 from Bangalore university, India. He started off in General Dental Practice, worked in a mixed practice providing all aspects of dental therapy. He developed interest in endodontics (root canal therapy) during his academic days and continued his interest whilst practicing dentistry.

Dr. Mubarak is keen on obtaining his post-graduate degree, following the FGDP pathway he passed the MJDF part 1 exams in 2015 and currently pursuing his PG degree, MSc in Endodontics at King College London. He is also a member of the British Endodontic Society.

With vast experience in endodontically treating teeth Dr. Mubarak is constantly updating himself with evidence based endodontic practice and general dentistry. Dr. Mubarak joined the Sterling Family in April 2016 is happy to provide his skills and services to the patients of Sterling Dental College.

During his leisure, Ali is keen motorcycle enthusiast which he’s very passionate about. He rides and races when he finds time away from his family. He is involved in cricket having managed Windsor CC under 11’s team and travels around the counties during the cricket season.

Dr Jagdip Bhachu
Dr Jagdip Bhachu

GDC No: 67422

BDS Cardiff 1992 MJDFRCS (Eng) 2009 MFDRCS ( Edin) 2011 USA (Calif. Lic) 1998, Canada (Ont. Lic.) 1999

Prosthodontics & Restorative Specialities

Tutor at Sterling Dental College

Dr Bhachu qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1992, then went to hold various posts, in hospital. At The Royal Liverpool University Hospital in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative, Oral Medicine, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.

At St Georges Hospital in London, he was an Honorary Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry from 2000-2007 on a part time basis.

He went to pass the rigorous Californian State boards and Canadian Licensure exams. He has worked in Los Angeles and Toronto.

He has recently taken up a part time post at Kingston Hospital as a Dental surgeon. He has been involved in postgraduate teaching and training of new graduates.

His interests include cosmetic and restorative dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling reading and music.

Dr Fatima Maddix
Dr Fatima Maddix

GDC No: 178960

BDS (U.Manc) 2009, MJDF RCS (Eng) PGCert Implantology

Prosthodontics & Restorative Specialities

Tutor at Sterling Dental College

Dr Maddix qualified from the University of Manchester in 2009. She obtained her MJDF RCS examination in 2010, her (SAAD) Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry membership in 2012, postgraduate certificate in implantology in 2017 and is currently undertaking a Mclindent in Oral Surgery.

Since graduating as a Dental Surgeon she pursued further training in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at various UK hospitals. She also works as an Oral surgeon at Northwick Park, West Middlesex and Central Middlesex Hospitals in London. She is involved in the teaching and training of junior Doctors and Dentists.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, art and painting.

Dr Vinika Patel
Dr Vinika Patel

GDC No: 229169

BDS Birm 2012, MJDF RCS (Eng) 2013

Prosthodontics & Restorative Specialities

Tutor at Sterling Dental College

Dr Patel graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012 and in 2013 obtained her MJDF RCS.

She obtained further postgraduate training at Kings College Hospital London, in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Intravenous sedation, relative analgesia, dental emergencies, paediatric trauma and the management of nervous patients.

Dr Mital Patel
Dr Mital Patel

GDC No: 229253

BDS Cardiff 2012, MFDS RCS Eng 2013

Prosthodontics & Restorative Specialities

Tutor at Sterling Dental College

Dr Patel graduated from Cardiff University in 2012, then going on to obtain the MFDS RCS examination in 2013.

 Dr Patel has undertaken further postgraduate training in treating nervous patients with sedation and is a member of the(SAAD) Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry.

Dr Arash Zaker Shahrak
Dr Arash Zaker Shahrak

GDC No: 78796

Med.Dent.Aachen, Germany 2000

Oral Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implants Specialities

Tutor at Sterling Dental College

Arash graduated from the RWTH-Aachen Dental School (Germany) in 2000.

He practiced general dentistry in the UK until 2008 working in various posts in SE England. He was an elected member of LDC in Surrey and a VT Trainer with the KSS Deanery.

He was awarded the title of Specialist in Oral Surgery in 2012 at the Department for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of the University Hospital Aachen, Germany. He acquired his doctoral degree in Dentistry in 2015.Arash is registered as a Specialist Oral Surgeon on the specialist register in the UK, Germany, Luxembourg and the Switzerland.

He has vast experience in all implant systems including Nobel Active, Nobel Replace CC, Astra EV, Camlog and MIS V3 Implants. His ethos to successful patient care starts with the clinical exam, the second is radiographic review, the third is 3-D assessment (CBCT) for more astute treatment planning, and the fourth is the ability to consult with a patient, referring doctor, and laboratory in an atmosphere of more complete disclosure and collaborative accountability. The ability to engage and inform patients with fewer unknowns is the future. He is very experienced in utilizing the possibilities of CBCT and planning the guided Implant treatment to ensure an excellent clinical outcome.

His interests outside dentistry are football, cars and languages. Arash speaks fluent English, Farsi and German. He is married and has two children, a daughter and a son. He is currently the implant and Oral Surgery lead at Sterling Private Clinic and welcomes referrals for Implants and complex Oral Surgery cases.

Dr Shina Popat
Dr Shina Popat

GDC No: 80005

Shina Popat
MFDS RCS Eng 2004, BDS Lond 2001. MSurgDent 2009

Oral Surgery & Maxillofacial Surgery Specialities

Tutor at Sterling Dental College

Shina Popat qualified with Distinction from St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2001. She has many years’ experience in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and gained her MFDS fellowship qualification in 2004 and her MSurg Dent qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009.

She works as an Oral Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London part of the week where she also teaches undergraduates and trains the junior doctors and Specialist Registrars. She works as an Oral Surgeon in General and Private practice the rest of the week. 

Dr Vish Anand
Dr Vish Anand

GDC No: 63942

BDS 1988 LDS RCS Eng 1989 MBBS 1997

Oral Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implants Specialities

Tutor at Sterling Dental College

Dr. Vish Anand qualified as a dentist in 1988 and as a doctor in 1997, both from Kings College Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry. He spent 6 months after his initial qualification year in Restorative, Prosthetics and Periodontics at Birmingham Dental Hospital and subsequently, several years in full-time Oro-maxillo facial surgery.

He has been placing dental implants for over 20 years and has taught and lectured on the subject for several years.

He has been a Clinical Teacher and lecturer on Warwick University’s MSc in Implantology and is a Senior lecturer in oral surgery and Implantology for GIFT (General Implantology – Forum and Training) and acts a visiting senior lecturer in Implantology for BPP University.

He regularly completes an oral surgery list performing all aspects of dento-alveolar surgery. Having completed in the region of 20,000 oral surgery cases has equipped him well to perform the most advanced and complex reconstruction cases due to his ease with surgical tissue manipulation, both hard and soft.

 The techniques that he has accumulated over the last 30 years of surgery make treating patients a simple and predictable process. His commitment to passing on these skills and knowledge is why postgraduate candidates remain enthusiastic about attending his teaching programmes and surgical workshops. 

Dr Brian Franks
Dr Brian Franks

GDC No: 50729

BDS (U.Lond), LDS RCS (Eng), MFGDP (UK), PGA PGDip ANSI, FPFA, ACIArb, MEWI

Cosmetic Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics

Brian is the Clinical Director of the Sterling Dental Group.He is the co-producer, Programme Director and Senior Lecturer for the MSc in Clinical Aesthetic Non-Surgical Interventions at the European Dental and Medical Institute.

Brian is a Facial Aesthetics Practitioner and Joint Principal of the highly-acclaimed Dr Brian Franks Facial Aesthetics Training Courses in association with Wynyard Aesthetics Academy. He was a Member of Health Education England, Cosmetic Non-Surgical Interventions Expert Reference Group (ERG).

He is a Visiting Senior Lecturer, MClinDent Programme, BPP University/City of London Dental School, and has a unique insight into the world of dentistry having worked in the NHS, private and corporate sectors.

Brian was formerly the Clinical Director, Dentistry, for Bupa (UK) and is a Fellow of The Pierre Fauchard Academy ("Fellowship of this distinguished Honour Academy is by invitation only and is limited to ethical dentists who have made a significant contribution to the profession and the community").

He is an experienced lecturer and teacher within the aesthetics/cosmetics and dental industries.

Brian works as an Expert Witness and is a Member of the Expert Witness Institute as well as being a member of the General Dental Council Private Patients Complaints Panel. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Dr Parvin Kapoor
Dr Parvin Kapoor

GDC No: 58660

BDS (U.Dund) 1983, MFGDP (UK), DipConSend (West Cape SA), PGCert Sedation and Pain Control (Eastman UCL)

Cosmetic Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics

I am a currently a practicing dental surgeon with 30 years plus experience in the field of Private, NHS, UKIRC and in Prison Services Dentistry. In recent years, I have limited my clinical practice to Cosmetic Dentistry especially teeth whitening and Facial Aesthetics.

I work closely with all our specialists and trainee specialists in their pre and post patient management and am the emergency dentist for the Private Clinic. 

As a General Dentist with my experience in all aspects of Dentistry, including patient liaison, patient welfare, with particular experience in sedation and in the treatment of nervous patients. 

I currently hold the position of Business Development Director for the Sterling Group of companies, and am a lecturer for Sterling Dental College and BPP University. 

I have recently joined the University of Bedford as a post graduate student to help me improve my teaching skills and formalise my experience by studying for the Post Graduate Certificate in Dental Education 

Dr Arun Madahar
Dr Arun Madahar

GDC No. 68405

BDS MFGDP MFDSRCS MClinDent MOrthRCS

Orthodontics Specialities

Tutor at Sterling Dental College

Dr. Madahar is a Specialist in Orthodontics. In 1992, he graduated with a BDS from University of Sheffield. He has extensive experience with 17 years in general dental practice.

Arun has a passion for orthodontics and has been heavily involved in continuing professional lifelong learning. He enjoys providing patients with a service that improves their smile and self-esteem.

In 2009, Arun began the pathway to becoming a specialist. From 2009-2012 he held hospital house officer posts in Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Paediatric Dentistry. From 2012-2015, he obtained specialist training in Orthodontics at the Royal London Hospital, and received a Master’s degree in Orthodontics in 2014.

Arun passed the membership in Orthodontics exam (Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh) in 2015. He is a member of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, British Orthodontic Society, British Dental Society, and provides Orthodontic care for both adults and children.

Arun is originally from Hayes and is married with two young boys. He is a keen sportsman and is a keen runner, plays football for a local team and practices yoga.

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