Incorporating the Docklands Dental Referral Centre
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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.

 

Orthodontic Therapist

Zoe

Zoe Mansfield Dip Orth Therapy RCS England, Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing, Certificate in Dental Radiology - GDC Registration Number 157389

Zoe qualified as Orthodontic Therapist in 2014, from The Royal College of Surgeons, England.

She has over ten years’ experience working in the

field of dentistry and would like to progress her career even further in the future.

While working as an Orthodontic Therapist, she has gained experience treating patients with a variety of different brace types including Invisalign and the Damon system.

Outside work, Zoe likes to travel with her husband, seeing different parts of the world and experiencing new cultures. She is also a keen runner and hopes to run the London Marathon one day.

 

Dentists

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.

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.

Shihab

Dr Shihab Hussein, BSc, BDS (Lond) Dental Surgeon - GDC Registration Number 245073

Dr Shihab S. Hussein graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and has also completed a degree in Biochemistry at Queen Mary University of London. Dr Hussein is committed to developing his clinical skills and has completed his first year at Bristol University doing his postgraduate Master’s programme in Implant Dentistry.

Dr Hussein has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, he is skilled in the provision of tooth colored fillings, porcelain crowns, bridges and veneers. He also provides prosthetic dentures and sleeping appliances. He has experience in placing implants.

Dr. Hussein uses several tooth whitening products to enhance the smiles of his patients. Dr Hussein’s working ethos is centered on offering the highest quality treatment through careful attention and due consideration to the patients desires and needs.

Dr Hussein has a calm demeanor and is very patient and understanding when dealing with nervous patients. His gentle delivery of any plan and treatment immediately puts all his patients at ease. Dr Hussein is fluent in Dutch, having been raised in the Netherlands.

Azim

Dr. Azim Malik, BDS (Birm), MFDS RCSEd, DipPCD RCSI, DClinDent (Lond), MPerio RCSEd

Azim Malik graduated from the University of Birmingham, School of Dentistry, in 2011. Following his vocational training year he worked in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery posts at Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital and Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. Here he worked alongside Maxillofacial surgeons and acquired experience in treating patients with wisdom teeth impactions; TMJ dysfunction; facial trauma; head/neck cancer and those requiring reconstructive surgery.

In 2012 he passed his Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgeons exams and was elected as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDS RCSEd). In 2014 he successfully completed and passed the Diploma of Primary Care Dentistry examination at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (DipPCD RCSI).

Azim completed his specialty training in Periodontology and implant dentistry at the Royal London Dental Hospital/Barts. He has successfully passed his Membership in Periodontics examination at the Royal College of Surgeon, Edinburgh (MPerio RCSEd) Azim enjoys treating anxious and nervous patients and putting them at ease. Patient comfort is his upmost priority. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and his areas of interest include surgical periodontal treatment, bone and tissue regeneration, treatment of recession and implants.

He enjoys cycling, running and travelling. He is also an official Guinness World Record Holder and has appeared on TV.

Ioanna

Dr Ioanna Anastasiadou completed her studies at Aristotel's University of Thessaloniki. In 1999 she obtained her degree in Pedagogics and in 2007 completed her studies in the School of Dentistry of Thessaloniki. She has been working in the UK since 2008 as a general dentist treating both private and NHS patients. She gained valuable experience in restorative dentistry and prosthetics. Dr Ioanna attended a dental implant course in 2011 and has gained extensive experience placing implants. She has now dedicated herself to general dentistry with a special interest in the field of periodontology and minor dental surgery.

She strongly believes that prevention in dentistry is the cornerstone and base on which everything can be built. Her approach to patients is gentle and she aims to provide as much accurate information about each treatment as well as tailor each treatment according to patients needs.

Dr Ioanna is fluent in Greek, English, French as well as basic German.

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 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.