Dental Surgeons Harley Street London

All our dentists adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for Dental Professionals”.

If you’re looking for a dental surgeon in London who covers all bases… you’ve just found one. With a team of ground breaking London dental surgeons, we make it our mission to create long lasting beautiful smiles and healthy mouths. That’s why we offer the full range of dental services, including all the regular treatments you need to maintain your oral health.

Our London based experienced dental surgeons have made a mission to create long lasting beautiful smiles and healthy mouths. It’s easy to reach our centrally located dentist practice in London, so your dental visits to us can take up minimal time. Take the first step to a new, stunning smile and contact us today to chat about our London dental implant surgeons.


Dr Shakeel Shahdad
BDS, MMedSc, FDS RCSEd, FDS RCS (Rest. Dent.) RCSEd, DDS

Professor Ama Johal
BDS (Hons), Msc, PhD, FDS RCS, MOrth RCS, DMS, FDS (Orth) RCS, FHEA

Dr Sarah Shah
BDS, MFDS RCSEd, MClinDent, MPaedDent RCSEng, FDS (Paed. Dent.) RCS (Eng)

Dr Kushal Gadhia
(BDS, MSc, MFDS (RCS Eng.), FDS (RCS Eng.)

Dr Deborah Bomfim
(BDS (Hons) MSC (Cons Dent) MJDF RCS (Eng) FDS (Rest Dent) RCS (Eng)

Dr Abdel Tawfik
BDS MSc PhD LDSRCS MFDSRCS FFDRCSI DipDSed

Dr Samy Darwish
BSc, BDS, MRDRCS, DipDSed, MSc, MClinDent, MRDRCS, LLM

Dr Kamran Ahmad
BMedSci, BMBS, FRCA

Support Team

OUR HOSPITAL-BASED CONSULTANTS

Dr Shakeel Shahdad
BDS, MMedSc, FDS RCSEd, FDS RCS (Rest. Dent.) RCSEd, DDS

Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Specialist in Periodontics, Endodontics, and Prosthodontics
GDC: 80237

Shakeel is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust. Shakeel specialises in treating patients requiring complex and advanced restorative treatment including surgical placement and restoration with dental implants.

He is the Chairman for the Advisory Board in Implant Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology and a Diplomate of The British Society of Oral Implantology. He is also the current Chairman of the ITI UK & Ireland Section.

Shakeel was awarded a Masters degree in Restorative Dentistry at the Queen’s University of Belfast in 1995. In 1997, he attained Fellowship to The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and finally, he undertook a hospital based accredited 5-year specialist training in Restorative Dentistry at the Newcastle Dental Hospital, which he completed in 2005. He also completed a 4-year part-time research degree at Newcastle University for which he was awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).

Shakeel has gained the highest restorative qualification in the United Kingdom in the form of the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination in Restorative Dentistry, which is awarded jointly by the English and the Scottish Royal Colleges of Surgeons. He is registered with The General Dental Council as a Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics , Periodontics and Endodontics.

The 5-year specialist-training programme is unique to the United Kingdom and this training is mandatory for an appointment to a Consultants’ post. In 2005, Shakeel was appointed as a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital, part of the Barts Health NHS Trust.

He also is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, where he is involved in training of future consultants, specialists and postgraduate students. He has a special interest in Implant Dentistry and is the Clinical Lead for postgraduate implant training. He lectures both nationally and internationally on various aspects of restorative dentistry, in particular implant dentistry, gum surgery and tooth wear.

A restorative specialist in the United Kingdom brings together the three mainstream specialties (prosthodontics, periodontics and endodontics) and provides an extensive and unparalleled experience in managing and treating dental disease in a holistic manner.

Shakeel treats patients requiring complex and advanced restorative treatment including surgical placement and restoration with dental implants. His areas of particular interest include aesthetic implant dentistry and management of complex restorative cases including functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of patients with hypodontia and toothwear.

Shakeel is active in clinical research and has secured various research grants. As principal investor in 2015, he was awarded £500,000 grant by the Medical Research Council of UK for developing a novel bone graft material for use in implant dentistry. He is also a co-investigator in a £2 million research grant awarded by the Wellcome Trust, for collaborative research between QMUL and BAE Systems.

Shakeel is a co-author of a textbook in periodontology and implant dentistry, besides publishing in peer-reviewed journals. You can look at our research section for more information.
 


Professor Ama Johal
BDS (Hons), Msc, PhD, FDS RCS, MOrth RCS, DMS, FDS (Orth) RCS, FHEA

Consultant Orthodontist and Specialist in Sleep-Related Disorders
GDC: 64938

Ama is a Reader & Consultant Orthodontist at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He qualified in dentistry at Sheffield University in 1989 with honours and completed the Membership in Orthodontics (Royal College Surgeons England) and Masters Degree in Orthodontics at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, graduating with distinction in 1996 more recently he has completed a PhD in Orthodontics.

Both his clinical and research work has been rewarded with numerous National and International prizes from The British Orthodontic Society, European Orthodontic Society, British Dental Association, The Craniofacial Society of Great Britain, The General Dental Council, and The Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry. He is an invited lecturer, both nationally and internationally, appearing as a guest speaker at numerous conferences and has published widely in International Journals.

Both his role as a Consultant Orthodontist and his additional training in children’s dentistry have equipped him with the skills to provide the very highest standards of patient care, in a reassuring manner. His specialist clinical interests include providing care for patients with missing teeth and the management of adult patients.

Ama has been actively involved in the training of Dentists and Orthodontists now for over 20 years.

He is one of only 5 practicing orthodontists in the UK to have gained full membership to the Angle Society of Europe; a group of Orthodontists dedicated to providing the highest standards of clinical care.
 


Dr Sarah Shah
BDS, MFDS RCSEd, MClinDent, MPaedDent RCSEng, FDS (Paed. Dent.) RCS (Eng)

Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry
GDC: 75923

Sarah is a Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital.

She is an experienced paediatric dentist having solely treated children since 2004. She has undergone extensive paediatric specialist training in numerous NHS leading teaching hospitals in the UK and has a vast experience in treating complex dental problems in children. She completed her paediatric dental specialist training at the Edinburgh Dental Institute and the Royal London Dental Hospital. Having completed her specialist training she passed the Royal College of Surgeons of England Examination in 2007. She has also carried out research in paediatric dentistry and successfully completed a Master of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric dentistry at the University of Edinburgh. Her consultant training was completed at The Royal London Dental Hospital in 2009. She currently works as a NHS Consultant for Barts NHS Health Trust.

Sarah has gained the highest Paediatric Dental qualification in the United Kingdom in the form of the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship examination in Paediatric Dentistry, which is awarded jointly by the English and the Scottish Royal College of Surgeons. She is registered with the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry. Sarah is also a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.

Her experience as a specialist and a consultant is broad and includes the management of anxious children, dental anomalies, dental trauma, and medically compromised children. She also has extensive experience of treating children under general anaesthesia and sedation.

Although, Sarah is highly trained at treating complex problems in children, she also sees children who require routine dental treatment including preventative dentistry.

 

Dr Kushal Gadhia
BDS, MSc, MFDS (RCS Eng.), FDS (RCS Eng.)

Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Eastman Dental Hospital
Specialist in Periodontology, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry
GDC:85673

Kushal is a Consultant and Honorary Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital and a Specialist in Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
He qualified as a dentist from the University of Bristol in 2005. He enhanced his skills and experience working in a broad range of clinical settings to include dental practices, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Restorative Dentistry and Paediatric dentistry, during which time he was awarded his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery.

He was appointed as a Specialist Registrar and Honorary Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2009. He has a particularly keen interest in treatment planning of the failing dentition, managing complex restorative cases and in Implant Dentistry.

Since graduating, Kushal has won over 13 national and international awards for his commitment to dentistry. He is the Chair of the Young Practitioners Group for British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) and has held various positions within National dental societies including the British Society of Periodontology (BSP), British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) and Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry Group (SRRDG).

He has organized various national and international study days and conferences, as well as being actively engaged in lecturing, teaching and research. He has published in over 20 peer-reviewed journals.

In his spare time, he has a passion for music, plays various musical instruments and enjoys travelling.
 


Dr Deborah Bomfim
BDS (Hons) MSC (Cons Dent) MJDF RCS (Eng) FDS (Rest Dent) RCS (Eng)

Consultant Specialist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
GDC:103979

Deborah is a Consultant and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at UCLH Eastman Dental Hospital. She qualified with Honours from King’s College London Dental Institute at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. She completed foundation training in practice and worked at 4 major London Teaching Hospitals, before moving to the Eastman for a Masters in Conservative Dentistry (awarded with Distinction) and a 5 year Specialist Training Programme in Restorative Dentistry.

Deborah is actively involved in training future specialists and has set up and run national and regional courses for dentists and dental care professionals, including for the British Society of Restorative Dentistry, which she is a council member.

Deborah specialises in treating patients who require complex restorative treatment including placement and restoration of dental implants, management of gum disease and restoration of the failing dentition.

Her clinical expertise is matched by her commitment to providing the highest quality health care with the utmost care and professionalism.

 

Dr Abdel Tawfik
BDS MSc PhD LDSRCS MFDSRCS FFDRCSI DipDSed

Consultant Oral Surgeon
GDC: 72598

Abdel is an experienced Oral Surgeon with a sound academic background.

He is a King’s Graduate and undertook a PhD on the Prediction of Oral Cancer at the Eastman Dental Institute, University of London. His research was published and presented at national and international scientific conferences.

He works as a Consultant in Royal South Hants, University Hospital Southampton: and previously (2002-2007) at Edgware Community Hospital. He also teaches Oral Surgery at both Guy’s and King’s College Hospitals.

Abdel has a Diploma in Conscious Sedation and therefore is very experienced in dealing with anxious dental patients and can offer procedures under intravenous sedation.

He actively contributes to the training of junior dentists and runs Oral Surgery courses in the UK and abroad. Abdel is a dynamic member of King’s College multidisciplinary team for management of facial pain, and regularly lectures about this subject at international meetings.

Abdel has a special interest in surgical removal of wisdom teeth and jaw cysts, pre-prosthetic & cosmetic surgeries of the jaw and management of facial pain.

Abdel has also a sound experience in dental implant surgery, bone augmentation and in managing a variety of oral surgery conditions under intravenous sedation.

Treatment / Procedures:
• Removal of wisdom teeth
• Removal of teeth and buried roots
• Management of Oro-facial Pain &Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
• Investigation and treatment of Oral Ulcers
• Management of Oral Infections
• Peri-radicular (apicectomy) surgery
• Treatment of intra-oral benign and cystic lesions
• Dentoalveolar surgery in relation to orthodontic treatment (orthodontic service)

Clinical Interests:
• Impacted teeth
• Jaw cysts
• White lesions of the oral mucosa and tongue
• Facial Pain
• Management of anxious patients
• Intravenous sedation
• Dental implants & bone augmentation

Dr Samy Darwish
BSc, BDS, MRDRCS, DipDSed, MSc, MClinDent, MRDRCS, LLM

Consultant in Oral Surgery and Specialist in Periodontics
GDC: 73750

Samy is a Consultant Oral Surgeon at the Royal South Hants Hospital in Southampton and a Specialist Clinical Teacher in Periodontology at King’s College London at Guy’s Hospital. His areas of clinical expertise are all forms of intra-oral surgery including the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, removal of benign lesions in the mouth, dental implants and the treatment of gum diseases.

Samy qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1997 and followed onto pursue his postgraduate career leading to Diploma in Dental Sedation, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons. MSc with research into dental implants. MClin Dent in Periodontology and Masters in Restorative Dentist of the Royal College of Surgeons.

He has worked for many years in both the Periodontology and the Oral Surgery Departments and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate dentists. He was the Clinical Lead for Dental Implants for the Oral Surgery Department before leaving to take up his Consultant post in Southampton.

Samy’s academic and clinical experience and training has equipped him to treat patients needing oral surgery and gum disease management, particularly those who are nervous or anxious.

Dr Kamran Ahmad
BMedSci, BMBS, FRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist
GMC: 3331767

Kamran is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Barts and The London NHS Trust.

He qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1990. He gained excellent training in Anaesthesia in Nottingham and London and in 1997 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

After completing his training he spent two years in Seattle. Since 2002 he has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at Barts and The London Hospitals.

He has extensive experience of providing sedation for dental procedures.

OUR SUPPORT TEAM

We are delighted to be supported by 2 very dedicated and charming ladies –

Zoe is our practice manager and handles everyday activities and patient communication.

Stacy is a very experienced nurse who goes out of her way to make sure your visit is as pleasant as possible.

Zoe Harmer

Practice Manager
GDC: 137627

Zoe has 20 years’ experience within the dental industry. After nursing for a couple of years, Zoe pursued a career in Practice Management. She qualified in 2001 with Advanced Award and Diploma in Dental Practice Management. Recently, in 2015 she successfully completed the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

Zoe has witnessed many changes in the dental industry and understands the importance of consistently delivering a high quality service to both patients and team members. She maintains her dental nursing registration with the General Dental Council and continues to keep up-to-date with both clinical and non-clinical skills.

She was invited to write an article regarding her duties as a Practice Manager for the Dental Practice Managers’ Association in 2010 in their publication ‘Practice Focus’.

She is happy to speak to you on matters to do with the practice on 020 7580 4200 or alternatively, you are welcome to email her at smile@specialistdentalservices.com

Stacy Parker-Walsh

Practice Dental Nurse
GDC: 112719

Stacy has a wealth of experience in dental nursing as she has worked in the industry since 2004. She joined us in 2012 and has been an invaluable member of our team. Since qualifying in 2006, she has gained further qualifications in both implant and sedation nursing. She has also since successfully completed her radiography qualification in 2016.

Her role within the practice is varied, using a wide range of skills to the benefit both patients and the team. This ensures that the quality of service delivered is always of the best quality for our patients’ care. For this reason, she also holds the position of Treatment Plan Co-Ordinator for patients with any questions relating to their treatment; Stacy is on-hand to assist.


Anna Sarisvili

Dental Hygienist and Therapist
GDC: 161280

Anna has been in Dentistry for almost 9 years. She started as a dental nurse and receptionist and moved on to being a practice manager. She helped the practice she was managing pass it’s CQC inspection.

Since then Anna has qualified from Queen Mary University of London – Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry in 2014 as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. She was awarded a British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists “The most supportive student” award and “Communication prize”.

Anna is dedicated to providing a high standard of patient care while maintaining a relaxing and friendly atmosphere in the surgery.

She is very keen on updating her professional knowledge through reading dental publications and attending clinical lectures and courses.

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