Our team

Director/Orthodontist

Sabena

Dr Sabena Bhuiyan BDS MSc (Lond) MFDS RCS (Eng) Morth (Edin) - GDC Registration Number 72268

Dr Sabena Bhuiyan BDS, MFDS RCS (Eng) MSc (Lond) Morth RCS (Edin) has been an associate at the practice, formerly known as Smile Impressions, since 2006 and took the helm formally in April 2012. She is a qualified Orthodontist.

While the name Docklands Dental Referral Centre remains, she rebranded the private practice and management as Align&Smile.

As a logo, Sabena chose the tranquil design that uses the symbol of a butterfly, created by two facial profiles, to illustrate the life changing dental transformations provided at her practice.

After she qualified in Dentistry at St Bartholomews and The Royal London Hospital in 1996 she completed a period of vocational training in a General Dental family practice in Bushey. She was then appointed the Senior House Officer position at the Kings college Hospital in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Following this Sabena completed a further year as a Senior House Officer at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Maxillo – Facial Surgery. Sabena then proceeded to complete her Membership in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She gained both her masters and specialist exams in Orthodontics from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital. Sabena is a member of British Orthodontic Society and regularly attends training courses to keep herself up to date with new treatments and techniques.

Sabena particularly enjoys working with nervous patients.

I love my work and  my great team.

 

Dentists

Navi

BChD(U.Leeds) MJDF RCS(Eng)  - GDC Registration Number 177984 

Navi decided to pursue his interest in Dentistry at the University of Leeds, where he qualified in 2009 with awards recognising his academic achievements. Navi began his career in general practice within a rural Yorkshire community. Here his passion for dentistry grew further and he developed a strong belief in a preventative approach. He has completed the fellowship assessment for membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. More recently he has undergone training with Dr Brian Franks to provide facial aesthetic treatments.

Alberto

In 2008 Dr Alberto Reimondez Lopez gained his qualifications after successfully completing his clinical and practical dental training in Spain at the university of Madrid. He has a passion for dental implants. Dr Lopez has a keen interest in dental cosmetics with innovative techniques and aesthetic dentistry. He is currently undertaking further training at the university of Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, where he will enhance and improve his clinical and practical skills in cosmetic dentistry.

Abdel

Dr Abdel Rahman Tawfik 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 Oral Surgeon at several NHS hospitals and teaches Oral Surgery at both Guy's and King's College Hospitals.

He is a course-tutor for the Certificate in Minor Oral Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons and actively contributes to the training of junior dentists and runs Oral Surgery courses in the UK and abroad. Dr Tawfik has a Diploma in Conscious Sedation and is experienced in dealing with anxious dental patients. He regularly continues to utilise his qualification and experience in dental sedation in the management of Oral Surgery patients.

Dr Abdel Rahman Tawfik is a dynamic member of King's College multidisciplinary team for management of Facial Pain, and regularly lectures about this subject at international meetings. He has a special interest in surgical removal of wisdom teeth, jaw cysts, pre-prosthetic surgeries of the jaw, dental implant surgery & bone augmentation, and managing a variety of Oral Surgery conditions under procedural anaesthesia.

Periklis

Dr Periklis Ntelis, DipDs (Athens), MSc in Endodontics (Eastman Dental Institute, London)

I graduated from the Dental School, National University of Athens (Greece) in 2003. After working as an associate dentist in private practices in Athens I joined the Greek Air Forces where I practised dentistry in the General Hospital of Greek Air Forces, (Athens) for over a year. I developed a special interest in endodontics and therefore, I was placed at the Prosthetic and Restorative Department.

In 2005 I moved to the U.K where I worked as a full-time associate in a mixed dental practice in London before engaging in the postgraduate course (MSc) in Endodontics at Eastman Dental Institute (London). Since 2007 I have limited my practice to endodontics, working exclusively as an endodontist in private dental practices in London. I am also senior community endodontist at St Leonard’s Hospital (part of the Barts Health Trust) where I treat patients with special needs and complicated medical/mental problems and nervous patients under inhalation sedation (laughing gas).

My principal aim is to provide endodontic treatment at a high professional standard and to ensure all your treatment needs are met in a comfortable setting.  I believe that every patient deserves high quality standard of dental treatment based on well informed decisions.

Hygienist

Inga

Languages spoken:

English, Lithuanian

Education:

Inga graduated from Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in 2013 with Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.

Biography:

Inga believes that appropriate dental hygiene highly contributes to overall health. She is passionate about helping patient’s understand the importance of complete oral care. Inga's goal is to know her patient’s and provide individual care for their specific needs. She aims to make her patient’s feel comfortable and her gentle technique, alongside her kind and reassuring manner helps put her patient’s at ease.

Inga is keen to keep up to date with all the latest developments and regularly attends courses to further educate herself.

Other interests:

Outside of work Inga enjoys a variety of activities which include biking, roller-skating, and swimming. She likes to travel and enjoys meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.

Dentist with special interest in Orthodontics

Antonio

Antonio E. D'Apuzzo, is part of our orthodontist team. He obtained his degree in dentistry from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 2003. Shortly thereafter, he completed advanced training in Aesthetic and orthodontics. In 2005 he obtained his Interceptive Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedic postgraduate at Colegio de Odontólogos de Venezuela.

Dr. D'Apuzzo, continued on to pursue further training, he moved to Spain and validated his dentist degree in Europe in 2009 and became a European Orthodontist earning a Master of Advance Orthodontics Degree at Universidad Europea de Madrid in 2011. He kept studying and got his diploma in Self-ligation/low friction system in 2012.

His passion, skill and knowledge earned him a place in Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, as a professor in Orthodontics. Since his arrival to the UK in 2013, Dr. D'Apuzzo has worked in a variety of dental practices in London.

With over 10 years of experience, we are happy and proud to have Dr. D'Apuzzo in our team. His experience has taken him to Venezuela, Spain and UK with unparalleled success in all his practices and long lasting relationships with his patients. He is an active member of the European Orthodontist Society and the British Orthodontic Society. He continues to update his skills and knowledge through courses and conferences.

Dr. Antonio D'Apuzzo enjoys all aspects of orthodontics. He is passionate about his work and the results he is able to deliver to his patients due to his expertise and superb training. He provides a variety of treatments for both children and adults with a caring approach and making sure all treatment options are effectively explained, guaranteeing that all of his patients are comfortable and happy with the decisions they make.

Dentist with special interest in Oral Surgery

Ciro

Ciro Gilvetti Dip Dent MFDS RCSEd

Ciro is a highly motivated dentist with 15 years of experience.

He qualified in Italy in 2001, followed by 5 years of intensive hospital and academic postgraduate training in surgery and oral medicine. In 2006, he moved to London where he started as honorary lecturer and research assistant in the department of oral medicine at the Eastman Dental Hospital. He has worked in both private and NHS practices in London offering pain free dentistry which utilises state of the art treatments and techniques. He has achieved post graduate qualifications in dental sedation and oral implantology and is now about to complete his Master in oral surgery.

Ciro is compassionate with his patients and experienced at treating people with dental phobia. He has a special interest in oral surgery which includes extraction of difficult teeth, placement of dental implants and biopsy of lesions in the oral cavity. He is also knowledgeable and understanding in the diagnosis and management of infective, premalignant and immunological oral diseases.

Ciro approaches his work with great enthusiasm and dedication. 

Physiotherapist

Ana

Ana graduated as a physiotherapist in 2007. Ana embraces a holistic approach to health and well-being and has a keen interest in innovative treatment techniques. Ana believes that the best treatment outcomes can be achieved by looking at the body as a whole, rather than focusing on individual factors or symptoms, and that each individual case requires a bespoke, personalised approach.

In addition to her degree she has undertaken further courses in Crochetage, an instrument assisted technique that focuses on freeing restrictions of movement that originate in the soft tissues of the body, and Kinesio Taping, a technique that seeks to prolong the physiotherapy treatment.