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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

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 Sukhjit Goraya
Dr Sukhjit Goraya

GDC No: 254935

Periodontics

Sukhjit Kaur Goraya graduated as a dentist in India, 2008. 

She moved to UK in 2013 and passed her statutory exam in 2014. She has been working with sterling private clinic for 2 and half years. She works as a full-time dentist in Southampton and works part time at sterling private clinic. She has a lot of interest in doing further courses in Periodontology. 

Dr Harpreet Virdi
Dr Harpreet Virdi

GDC No: 76481

BDS (U. Lond) 1999

Periodontics

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 Daiva Pitkauskiene
Dr Daiva Pitkauskiene

GDC No: 169615

D Stom (U.Vilnius) 2002, MClinDent (Endo)

Endodontics

Dr Daiva Pitkauskiene completed her three year post graduate studies in Endodontics, at Vilnius University, Institute of Dentistry, at the same time working in the private practice as a general dentist. She then acquired the qualification of a specialist in Endodontics in Lithuania.

After completing studies in Endodontics in private practices in Vilnius, Lithuania. In February 2009, she moved to London and worked in private sector as a general dentist with specialist interest in Endodontics.

In February 2010, Dr Daiva Pitkauskiene was registered with the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Endodontics and since then has been working as a Specialist Endodontist in several private practices in London, including Harley street.

 

Daiva is a perfectionist and always strives to provide the highest quality treatments for her patients. She is a highly skilled professional with extensive experience in endodontics using operative microscope and applying new technologies. Daiva has a particular interest in endodontic treatment of teeth with morphological anomalies and enjoys challenging retreatments cases. 

She is passionate about learning and has attended numerous courses and conferences all over Europe and the United States In addition, since 2011 Daiva is a Specialist Clinical teacher at Kings College London, Guy’s hospital where she has the pleasure of sharing her knowledge and experience with undergraduate students.

Dr Ali Mubarak
Dr Ali Mubarak

GDC No: 148375

BDS (Bangalore) 1998, Statutory Exam 2008

Endodontics

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 Zahra Sheriteh
Dr Zahra Sheriteh

GDC No: 79153

BDS (U.Brist) 2001, MSc (U.Lond), MFDS RCS (Eng), MOrth RCS (Eng), FDS (Orth) RCS (Eng)

Orthodontics

Zahra Sheriteh graduated at the University of Bristol with the Dental Gold Medal in Dentistry in 2001. Having worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Paediatric Dentistry at various posts including Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital, Zahra pursued postgraduate training in Orthodontics at Kings College London in 2005. There, she was presented with a Merit for the MSc in Orthodontics. Zahra was subsequently awarded the Membership in Orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008.

Following this, she undertook FTTA training at the Royal London and Whipps Cross Hospitals and qualified with the Diploma of Fellowship in Orthodontics. Zahra was appointed Consultant in Orthodontics at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in 2011.

Zahra Sheriteh is widely published with a keen interest in research. She is highly experienced in all aspects of orthodontics, using a wide range of braces to transform the smiles of numerous patients of all ages. Her clinical interests include orthognathic management, treatment of impacted teeth and missing teeth. Zahra Sheriteh provides a wide range of braces including tooth coloured and invisible braces.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Sukhbir Rayatt
Dr Sukhbir Rayatt

GDC No: 59741

FDS RCS Eng 1993, LDS RCS Eng 1985, MB BS Lond 1993, BDS Lond 1984

Oral Surgery & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr Rayatt is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, Stoke on Trent and it is an honour to have him as part of our team.

Dr Rayatt is Quali ed with Medicine degree (MBBS) from St Thomas’ Hospital in London in 1993. Uniquely, Mr Rayatt is also a Qualified Dental surgeon, having trained at Guy’s Hospital in London (BDS 1984). He has experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is on the Oral Surgery specialist list and a member of the British Association of Oral and Maxillo Facial surgeons.

He completed the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1996. His Plastic surgery training began at the former world famous Burns Unit in Roehampton, followed by St George’s Hospital in South London and at St Andrews in Chelmsford. His Specialist Plastic Surgery Registrar training was in the Midlands region, rotating through hospitals in Birmingham, Coventry and Stoke. He attained his specialist accreditation as a Plastic Surgeon in 2005 (FRCS Plast)

His principal fields of interest are microsurgical reconstruction of the Head and Neck. His routine work entails reconstruction following trauma and cancer resections. He performs all aspects of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery and the non-surgical enhancement including Botox and fillers.

Dr Michael Amin
Dr Michael Amin

GDC No: 64082

BDS (Hons), FDSRCS (Eng), MBBS (Hons), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (OMFS)

Oral Surgery & Maxillofacial Surgery

Mike Amin qualified in dentistry in 1988 at the London Hospital, Whitechapel and worked as a junior doctor in oral & maxillofacial surgery for 3 years, during which time he completed his dental fellowship. He then returned to study medicine at Charing Cross hospital, London, followed by postgraduate training in acute medicine, orthopaedics and general surgery.

He passed the surgical fellowship in 1998 and started higher surgical training in oral & maxillofacial surgery working at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, University College Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Eastman Dental Hospital and St George’s Hospital Medical School. During this time he completed the intercollegiate fellowship examinations. In 2004 he was appointed consultant oral & maxillofacial/head & neck surgeon at Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, Slough.

His main interest is in head and neck cancer and he is part of a multidisciplinary team based at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow where he works closely with the oncology team and other support staff in treating patients with mouth, jaw and neck cancer including surgical reconstruction and rehabilitation with dental implants and prostheses. His other interests include the management of patients with facial trauma, salivary gland diseases, temperomandibular joint problems and dentoalveolar surgery (wisdom teeth, buried roots and jaw cysts

 He is married with 3 children, and enjoys walking, gardening and golf. 

Dr Ahmad Abdullah
Dr Ahmad Abdullah

GDC No: 111234

Registered under s16(2A) Dentists Act 1984, DDS, MDentSci (Paediatric Dent), FRACDS (Paed), PhD (Dent), MHEA (Teaching)

Periodontics

On completion of his diploma in Dentistry in 1996, Ahmed worked as a general dental practitioner for about 6 years in both hospital and practice environment.

Thereafter, Ahmed completed 2 years of training in paediatric dentistry at Leeds Dental institute and was awarded a Master in Dental Sciences in Paediatric Dentistry degree (2004). In addition, he completed a PhD degree in dentistry (2009), which was on tooth erosion.

Ahmed worked as a clinical tutor in Paediatric Dentistry at Leeds Dental Institute between 2008 and 2010 and completed a Certificate in Education, which awarded him a membership status of the Academy of Higher Education. He also worked in Leeds accepting NHS and Private referrals in Paediatric Dentistry (2008-2013). In 2010, Ahmed joined University of Bristol as academic clinical lecturer to complete his training in Orthodontics.

Ahmed aims to provide treatment for children under the age of 16 who require restorative and minor-surgical treatment. This involves children with dentoalveolar injuries (trauma to teeth), both permanent and primary dentition. Ahmed takes a keen interest in treating anxious children and helping them accept dentistry as well as providing preventative care to achieve high standards of oral health.

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 

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