Welcome to
Ladbroke Grove Dental Care

We have been maintaining and improving smiles for nearly 25 years with a comforting combination of expertise, experience and exceptional standards. This high-quality dental care is delivered in welcoming surroundings by an experienced, approachable team who are dedicated to ensuring your time with us is as relaxing as possible. We strongly promote ‘teeth for life’, prioritising prevention and encouraging you to take care of your oral health to minimise the need for more complicated treatment.

We believe it is crucial to our success to promote staff to serve as examples of success for others to follow.

We are CQC compliant and have been established for over 30 years. All of our dentists have been trained at the practice and are continually developing their professional skills by attending various postgraduate courses.

A number of our dentists are involved in teaching with the London/East of England Deanery, and some have even been tutors at various dental hospitals. We are proud of and committed to education, bringing the latest techniques to our practice and providing the highest standard of care for our patients.

Practice Beliefs

We aim to deliver the highest standards of dentistry in a warm, friendly setting to help our patients attain optimum oral health. Our core practice beliefs help us achieve this.

 
These are:
  • To prevent problems from worsening and avoid more complex treatment
  • To help maintain healthy teeth for life
  • To offer a comprehensive range of the latest treatments using the highest quality equipment and products
  • To ensure any treatment is comfortable and pain-free
  • To maximise smiles and boost confidence
  • To provide high quality specialist services at affordable prices
  • To ensure easy access to our exceptional dental care
  • To create a welcoming environment
  • To invest continually in staff training to ensure consistent quality of care

Meet the Clinicians

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Dr Sonal Ketkar

Dentist

MDS (1998), Statutory Exam (2004), MJDF Rcs (ENG), PgCert Dental Education, Tier 2 Oral Surgery Performer (DwSI), NHS England.

Sonal qualified (BDS) in 1995, and finished post-graduation (MDS) in Oral Surgery in 1997. She gained full registration with GDC (UK) in 2004. She has done post-graduate courses in Restorative Dentistry and Dental Education.

She was a Dental Vocational Trainer and is now on the Tier 2 Oral Surgery NHS Performer list, as well as being our in-house Oral Surgeon. She also works at the University Hospital as a Speciality Doctor in OMFS department.

Sonal has been working at Imperial Dental Care since 2004, she is currently taking referrals from other practices for minor oral surgery, including difficult extractions. She is an experienced dentist who currently provides mainly Private Dental treatment in our practice.

Sonal’s friendly, caring, open, honest and accountable approach has made her a very popular clinician with patients of all ages.

Dr Karen Woo

Dentist BDS Lond (1995)

Karen graduated from UMDS (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital) London University in 1995. Having owned and run a dental practice for 8 years, she has many years of experience in private and NHS dentistry. She has a special interest in periodontology and children’s dentistry. Karen has been with Imperial Dental Care since 1998.

Dr Bhavesh Patel

Dentist BDS Dund (2005)

Bhavesh has been practicing dentistry for over 14 years and enjoys keeping up to date with the latest advancements. He has a particular passion in improving smiles in a minimally invasive way, combining Invisalign to straighten teeth with bleaching and composite contouring. Bhavesh’s skills and empathy help to give the best possible outcome for his patients.

Dr Kanita Nimalathas

Dentist BDS (Qmul), BSC Lond (2015)

Kanita graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry with honours. Once qualified, she gained a position with the London deanery. She is known for her friendly, caring and gentle manner which has helped her patients from all different ages, backgrounds and anxiety levels. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and focuses on prevention and conservative treatment.

Since graduating, Kanita has been furthering her skills by going on courses and winning prizes. She has completed part 1 of the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Kanita takes great satisfaction in providing up-to-date treatment within her patients’ best interests to provide the best standard of care. She enjoys oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry including smile makeovers, whitening, composite fillings and Inman aligner orthodontics.

Dr Avina Gandecha

Dentist
BDS Lond (2010)

Avina qualified from King’s College London in 2010 and has worked in general dental practice for the last six years. Previously she worked as a Senior House Officer at Ipswich Hospital and then at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn where she gained experience in Oral Surgery and managing severe dental trauma cases.

She has passed her Membership of the Dental Joint Faculty examinations and has achieved the postgraduate Restorative Dental Diploma qualification at Eastman Dental Institute, so she can provide a complex range of treatments for patients such as tooth wear cases. She has also completed the facial aesthetics course and so can provide anti-wrinkle treatment which smooths facial frown lines.

Avina enjoys treating nervous patients and her sympathetic and calming nature means she has been able to help patients overcome their fear of dentistry. She had a fulfilling experience when doing some dental volunteering work in Tanzania where only basic dental equipment was available. In her spare time, Avina enjoys travelling, playing the piano and going to the gym.

Dr Rashpal Singh Reel

Dentist
BDS Sheffield (2016)

Rashpal qualified from Sheffield University in 2016. Rashpal has since gone on numerous postgraduate courses including further training into aesthetic dentistry via the highly esteemed Eastman dental institute.

He has a special interest in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry and carries out a wide variety of treatments including smile design, whitening, composite bonding and more. Rashpal also has a keen interest in short term orthodontic treatment, and carries out Invisalign treatment for his patients. He is passionate about improving his patient’s oral health as well as their confidence.

As well as his busy working life, Rashpal is passionate about maintaining both mental and physical health. He regularly keeps fit in the gym and enjoys playing tennis badminton with friends. He also has a keen interest in motorsport.

Dr Caitriona Quinlan

Dentist
BDS (2015)

Dr Caitriona Quinlan qualified as a dental surgeon in 2015 from Kings College London. She completed her vocational training in North West London and has undergone a further core training year in Maxillofacial Surgery in Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Since graduating, Dr Quinlan has gained the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. She has also completed a Fundamental 5 courses in Harley Street allowing her to offer facial aesthetic treatments to her patients.

Currently, she is studying to gain a PG Certificate in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry. Further to this, Dr Quinlan has attended a number of lectures and courses to continue her skills and knowledge so she can offer her patients the highest quality of dental care. She can offer a wide range of dental and cosmetic treatments ranging from simple teeth whitening to clear “invisible” braces.

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Dr Natasha Desai

Dentist BDS Lond (2010)

Natasha qualified in 2010 from King’s College London University. Following graduation, she has

worked in general dental practices in Berkshire and London. During this time, she has achieved her Diploma of the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of

England.

Natasha is passionate about all aspects of dentistry, but has particular interests in

restorative and aesthetic dentistry in which she has completed a postgraduate course. She prides herself in providing relaxed, high quality dentistry for all her patients. Natasha enjoys travelling, baking and swimming in her spare time.

Magdalena Biernacka-Kaczmarek

Hygienist Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy RCS (2012)

Magdalena is dedicated, professional and enthusiastic about dental health.  She gained her dual qualification as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from King’s College Hospital NHS Trust in London.

She is interested in many aspects of dentistry, however oral hygiene promotion and patient education on periodontal disease prevention and treatment is a field she is keen to explore further.

Magdalena is constantly improving her skills and knowledge. She completed the mentoring and hands on training run by one of the leading periodontists in London.  Recently she has successfully achieved the NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health.

Outside dentistry, Magdalena enjoys spending time with her family and jogging. She regularly participates in runs and half marathons, supporting local charities.

Vytautas Berenis

BSc Hons Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act

Vytautas is a dedicated and passionate dental hygienist. He started with Imperial Dental Care in 2017 with the mission to change the way oral health care is delivered to patients.

Since qualifying, Vytautas has attracted an ever-growing and loyal patient base from the public, press and celebrities alike. This along with his superior and unrivalled service in the heart of London means Vytautas is regarded as one of the most popular and sought-after hygienists in London. Vytautas always has a smile on his face and patient’s oral health is his focal point.

Dr Suraj Malde

Dentist 

BDS (Lond)- Barts and the London 2010-2015 / Qualified MFDS (Edin) 2016

Having qualified from Barts in London, Suraj completed his DF1 training in Wales. He has since spent time in various mixed NHS and private practices carrying out a variety of general and cosmetic dental treatments as well as continuing his studying having recently qualified MFDS (Edin).

Suraj understands that each patient is an individual with different needs and expectations. He takes time to listen to their needs and discuss the different treatment options available to them whilst delivering a high standard of dental care.

Suraj has developed a special interest in Cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He loves the challenge of saving and restoring a broken down tooth to function in the mouth as it used to. His cosmetic treatments include Orthodontics- Clear removable braces and fixed short term braces and tooth whitening procedures.

Outside of dentistry, Suraj enjoys playing for his local hockey club, is currently studying an online Spanish course and loves scuba diving whenever he gets the chance.

Loren Forde

Head Treatment Coordinator

Loren started her career in dentistry in 2016 and joined Imperial Dental Care in early 2019 as Head Dental Receptionist, helping with care and looking after a patient’s comfort and wellbeing is something she has always had a passion for. Loren was promoted to Head Coordinator in March 2020, her natural likeability enabled her to engage with patients on a more personal level.

Dr Sepeideh Ghadyani

Cosmetic Dentist Pg Cert (Dominic Hassall Training Institute)

Sepeideh is one of our cosmetic dentists and Invisalign specialist. She prides herself on her absolute commitment to excellence in dental health care. Through continuing education and state of the art- equipment, she is able to offer you the high level of care you’re looking for.

Sepeideh provides creative, pain free and result driven dentistry. She qualified from The University of Debrecen in 2008. She has since established herself as skilful General Dental Practitioner. Her special interests are in Cosmetic Dentistry, Smile Makeovers and Orthodontic treatments including Invisalign, Clear and Inman Aligner.

She has completed a one-year advanced certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry. This has enabled her to deliver fantastic results for her patients. Your comfort during dental treatment is her sincere concern. She makes your visit a pleasant experience.

Dr Sepeideh’s philosophy is Aesthetic success “by design”, which provides her patients with beautiful, predictable and long-lasting results.

Dr Falguni Mehta

Endodontist Specialist BDS IQE MJDF PG Cert (Endo)

Falguni Joined the team in 2018 as an Endodontist Specialist. All of our dentists offer endodontic treatments, also known as root canal treatment (or RCT). For more complex cases (such as re-endo/retreatment, perforation or extremely curved roots etc) we refer to Falguni who is our in-house visiting Endodontist.

Falguni works solely on endodontic treatments and has a full MSc in Endodontics from Kings College, London. She focuses on advanced root canal treatments (for when the nerve in the tooth is infected) and she is highly experienced in this field making treatment both quick and effective.

If you are looking for a professional and experienced endodontist treatment then pop in or call us to find out more, and what’s more, we also now accept endodontist referrals from other practices! Speak to our Treatment Coordinator for more information. It’s easy to book with Falguni- appointments can be made for a consultation directly or via a referral from our dentists or your dentist.

Dr Suraj Vatish

Implant Surgeon with special interest in Oral Surgery and Periodontics / DDS Pg Dip

Dr Suraj qualified with a degree in Dental Surgery from Valencia. Upon completion of his degree, he gained extensive experience in both hospital and clinical practice in implant and oral surgery.

He attended the postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons. To date, he has placed over 5000 implants and has particularly extensive experience in complex all-on-4 implant procedures, full-arch restorations, same day teeth, advanced bone grafting and sinus lifts.

With both working in clinical and hospital practice Dr Suraj has extensive experience in oral surgery. This includes surgical removal of wisdom teeth, emergency care and routine tooth extractions.

Dr Suraj has attended post graduate courses in periodontics and works to promote gum health and prevent gum disease in his patients. He offers non-surgical and surgical gum treatments to help treat receding gums.

In addition to his implant procedures, Dr Suraj completed postgraduate training in facial aesthetics. In 2015 he completed his certification in Basic and Advanced Toxin and Fillers. He regularly works with Plasma Rich Growth Factors (both surgical, facial and hair rejuvenation), JUVÉDERM, and Botox. Within cosmetic dentistry, Dr Suraj is certified in Invisalign and is experienced in minimally invasive gum surgery.

Dr Suraj is passionate about keeping up to date with the latest techniques and available technologies in order to provide the most advanced patient care available.

Non-English speaking patients will be pleased to know that Dr Suraj is also fluent in Hindi and Spanish.