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Our Team

Our team at Happy Kids Dental offers an enhanced level of children’s dental care in London. We are experienced working with special educational needs and always speak to children using language on their level.

At Happy Kids Dental, we hope you will view our team as an extension of your family – our aim is that parents consider dental visits an integral part of their children’s healthy lifestyle. To achieve this, we have gathered a team of dentists with a specific interest in paediatrics, who work together seamlessly to deliver individually tailored care – beginning with a comprehensive oral-health assessment, and ending with a bespoke treatment plan. Our dual-qualified dental hygienists/therapists are adept at building positive patient relationships, making prevention fun and easy while being able to help with the transition to treatment. Because our team is multidisciplinary, we can care for our patients continually until they turn 18 – an approach that results in less anxiety and better long-term oral health. Holistic, compassionate and comprehensive, our team represents our ethos.

Paediatric Team

Sarah Tukmachi

Dentist

BDS, MJDF, MClinDent, MPaed (RCS)
Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
GDC No. 191816

Sarah graduated from the University of Bristol in 2010 and went on to undertake a number of training posts in leading teaching hospitals, before completing her speciality training in Paediatric Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital. Alongside her training in paediatric dentistry, Sarah has also completed a Clinical Master’s degree, is a member of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and is on the specialist list. She is currently undertaking the final years of her training to become a consultant.

Sarah’s interests include treating young and anxious children under many treatment modalities, including inhalation sedation, as well as the management of dental trauma.

Dr. Sarah Tukmachi

Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

BDS, MJDF, MClinDent, MPaed (RCS)
GDC No. 191816

Malihe Moeinian

Dentist

DDS, MSc, MClinDent, RCS (Eng), RCS (Edin), PhD
Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
GDC No. 231760

Malihe graduated from dental school in 2007. After a period in general practice, she then began a three-year specialist training program in Paediatric Dentistry at Barts and The London Dental Hospital, and qualified as a Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry. She got her PhD in 2017 from Queen Mary University of London. She has presented her research at a number of national and international conferences. She has achieved Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Membership in Paediatric Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Minimally invasive dentistry, dental anomaly, and special needs patients are of special interest to Malihe, who also works at King’s College Hospital as a Specialist Clinical Lecturer to teach/supervise students, and as the specialist in paediatric dentistry for the hospital’s Community Special Care Dentistry service.

Dr. Malihe Moeinian

Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

DDS, MSc, MClinDent, RCS (Eng), RCS (Edin), PhD
GDC No. 231760

Dr. Amrita Singh

Paediatric Dentist

BDS, MClinDent
GDC No. 255623

Dr Amrita Singh qualified in 2009 and, following two years in general practice, pursued a master's degree whilst simultaneously completing her specialist training in paediatric dentistry from the University of Sheffield.

She has over five years of experience working with children and her areas of interest include the management of dental trauma, including restorative work of front teeth. She believes that the role of a paediatric dentist is key in the care of young patients – not only for a pleasant first-time experience, but for a smooth transition into adulthood.

Dr. Amrita Singh

Paediatric Dentist
BDS, MClinDent
GDC No. 255623

Zoi Tzelapi

Paediatric Dentist

DDS
DDent Paediatric Dentistry
Certificate Special Care Dentistry
GDC No. 216713

Zoi completed her undergraduate training in Greece and obtained her dental degree in 2011 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a grade that ranked 6th among the graduates of her year. Following her graduation she started offering volunteer dental treatment in a centre for the care of children with disabilities in Greece, before relocating to the UK in order to continue with her postgraduate education.

In 2014 Zoi attended a course in the field of special care dentistry and obtained the Certificate in Special Care Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Institute in June 2015. Subsequently, she was accepted at the Eastman Dental Institute where she continued with her Specialty training in Paediatric Dentistry, currently in her last months of a comprehensive 3-year programme including sessions of treatment under inhalation sedation and general anaesthetic, as well as dental research.

Zoi is registered with the GDC since October 2011 and has been working in practice since then. She is also a member of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD), the European Society of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) and has been attending seminars and conferences related to the field of Paediatric Dentistry over the years. Zoi is looking forward to registration as a Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry next year.

Dr. Zoi Tzelapi

Paediatric Dentist
DDS
DDent Paediatric Dentistry
Certificate Special Care Dentistry
GDC No. 216713

Marjan Ghahreman

Specialist in Special Care Dentistry

BDS, MClinDent Paed Dent
Specialist in Special Care Dentistry
GDC No. 72296

Marjan graduated from Kings College London in 1996 and went on to work in various posts in oral surgery and community and special care dentistry. Having found an interest working with special care patients, Marjan completed her MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry in 2011, as well as gaining inclusion on the specialist list for special care dentistry in the same year. As well as extensive experience of treating patients with both local anaesthetic and inhalation sedation, Marjan has always been keen on teaching and training. She has been a paediatric dentistry clinical tutor and is currently registered as an Educational Supervisor for newly qualified dentists.

Marjan’s interests include treating young and anxious children, autistic patients and children with any other medical concerns.

Marjan Ghahreman

Specialist in Special Care Dentistry

BDS, MClinDent Paed Dent
GDC No. 72296

Stacey Clough

Locum Consultant, Specialist in Special Care Dentistry

BChD MJDF RCS Eng MSc MSpec Care Dent CILT
Consultant in Special Care Dentistry
GDC No. 178850

Stacey has centered her career on the provision of oral health care to vulnerable children, adolescents, and adults. She is currently working as a Consultant in Special Care Dentistry at Barts Health NHS Trust, where her main patient base is adolescents and adults with dental anxiety, behavioral or medical complexities which challenge the delivery of dental treatment. She uses a range of approaches to support patients such as behavioral strategies and conscious sedation. She has developed a diverse skill set in sedation including inhalation, intra-venous, intra-nasal and oral techniques to suit individual patients, when conventional approaches may not be possible.

Stacey is also significantly experienced in the provision of dental treatment under general anaesthesia.
Originally graduated from the University of Leeds with distinction, she has since completed Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, followed by a Certificate of Completion of Specialty Training and Masters of Science in Special Care Dentistry with distinction.

Stacey has published several articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals to advance patient care across settings.

Stacey Clough

Locum Consultant
Specialist in Special Care Dentistry 

BChD MJDF RCS Eng MSc MSpec Care Dent CILT
GDC No. 178850

Raul Costa

Restorative Dentist

GDC No. 159581

Dr. Raul Costa

Restorative Dentist

GDC No. 159581

Dr Prabhleen S Anand

Dentist

BDS, IQE, MMedSc, FDSRCS(Eng), MPaedDent, FDS(Paed Dent)
Consultant in in Paediatric Dentistry and Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC No. 81513

Mrs. Prabhleen S Anand qualified in 1996. She completed an MMedSc in Oral Surgery from Queens University, Belfast in 1998. She was awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, England in 1999. She entered the Specialist list in Surgical Dentistry in 2002. She sought a further specialisation in Paediatric Dentistry at Guys Hospital, London and completed her Specialist Registrar training to be awarded a Membership in Paediatric Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons, England. She entered the specialist list in Paediatric Dentistry and got her Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Paediatric Dentistry in 2003. In 2006 she was awarded a Fellowship in Paediatric Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

She is currently the Head of Department and Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at The Eastman Dental Hospital, University College Hospitals NHS Trust, London. Her areas of special interest are sedation, pain control, oral surgery, trauma, dental anomalies and general anaesthesia. She is the lead on General Anaesthesia and IV sedation in the department. She also carries out private dental care for children at Happy Kids Dental and has operating rights at Harley Street Clinic hospital and Spire London East hospitals.

Her special interests include oral surgery, dental trauma, dental caries (dental decay), pain management, sedation, comprehensive care for children under general anaesthesia.

She believes in complete and holistic care for her patients to give them a good dental attitude not only for their present but for their future too.

Her hobbies are music and dance and she most treasures her time spent with her two lovely children and family.

Dr Prabhleen S Anand

Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry and Specialist in Oral Surgery

IQE, BDS, MMedSc, FDSRCS(Eng) MPaedDent, FDS (Paed. Dent)
GDC No. 81513

Robert Kelly

Endodontist

BA BDentSci(Hons) MJDF RCS(Ed) FHEA
Practice Limited to Endodontics
GDC No. 193648

Dr. Robert Kelly

Practice Limited to Endodontics

BA BDentSci(Hons) MJDF RCS(Ed) FHEA
GDC No. 193648

Orthodontic Team

Stephanie Oiknine

Specialist Orthodontist

DMD MSc MOrth RCSEd
Specialist Orthodontist
GDC No. 195243

Stephanie completed her specialist training in orthodontics at King’s College London. Stephanie was awarded the distinction for her outstanding work on her Master’s degree and the membership in Orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons. Stephanie originally qualified in dentistry at Tel Aviv University. She then undertook further training in advanced general dentistry and trained with experts in the field of aesthetic dentistry at the Hadassah University of Jerusalem. After practising for five years in general and aesthetic dentistry, she relocated to London and began her specialist training in orthodontics. Her background in aesthetic dentistry has given Stephanie an eye for detail that is often lacking in traditional orthodontics.

Stephanie believes that orthodontics is about more than straight teeth; it is where art meets science, and detail meets beauty. At Happy Kids Dental, Stephanie uses the most contemporary techniques to provide orthodontics for children. She believes in interceptive treatments for children, where possible avoiding extraction, working with growth and development patterns, as well as functional treatments and fixed braces.

A certified Invisalign practitioner, Stephanie is also qualified to provide Incognito and WIN lingual braces. She considers all modern systems for her cases, including ceramic braces.

Stephanie has expertise with cases involving jaw surgery and those requiring multidisciplinary treatments involving restorative dentistry or gum surgery. She works closely with the team to provide results that encompass all aspects of the smile, jaw, and face.

Dr. Stephanie Oiknine

Specialist Orthodontist

DMD MSc MOrth RCSEd
GDC No. 195243

Amina Abdel-Karim

Consultant Orthodontist

BDS (Bristol) MFDS RCS Eng, MSc, MOrth RCSEd, FDS Orth RCSEd
Consultant Orthodontist
GDC No. 83881

Dr. Amina Abdel-Karim

Consultant Orthodontist

BDS (Bristol) MFDS RCS Eng, MSc, MOrth RCSEd, FDS Orth RCSEd
GDC No. 83881

Dr Evdokia Papagalani

Dr Evdokia Papagalani

Specialist Orthodontist

D.D.S,Ohio State University,USA, M.Sc
Specialist Orthodontist
GDC No. 228487

Dr. Kia Papagalani has been delivering premium orthodontic care for more than two decades. She has treated patients with some of the rarest dental deformities and specialises in treating complex and interdisciplinary cases while working closely with other members of the dental team.
Kia completed her Specialisation in Orthodontics and her Master’s in Science, researching advanced orthodontic diagnostic techniques, at Ohio State University, USA. Her commitment to providing the highest quality orthodontic treatment is supported by her ongoing professional development and training in the latest technologies and techniques.
Kia is an experienced provider of a wide range of braces, including the Damon system, Insignia Advanced Smile Design custom made braces(Premier Provider in UK), clear aesthetic braces, Incognito lingual braces and Invisalign clear aligners for teens.
She has been appointed as a Clinical Lecturer for the Master’s in Clinical Orthodontics at the College of Dentistry University program, where she shares her experiences and trains the next generation of dental graduates. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the British Orthodontic Society.
At Happy Kids Dental, Kia offers her patients a range of treatment options, combining the latest innovative techniques as an orthodontic specialist. She recognizes that orthodontic treatment and a child’s growth complement each other. Her special interests include non-extraction treatments, smile aesthetics and facial-driven orthodontics.
Early and two-phase orthodontic treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and also may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. Kia addresses the needs of each patient individually and does not apply “cookie-cutter” treatment plans. Each child differs in both physiological development and treatment needs and approach. Unique problems require a unique treatment plan. What is right for one child may not be for another one.
Kia’s goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time, and to ensure that it gets the very best results from this.
Kia is a strong believer that “a smile is the universal welcome” and she finds it very rewarding when children and parents have a positive experience during the orthodontic journey .

Dr Evdokia Papagalani

Specialist in Orthodontics

D.D.S, Ohio State University,USA,M.Sc
GDC No. 228487

Dental Therapists

Helene Schirmer

Dental Therapist

Dental Therapist in Paediatric Dentistry
GDC No. 228157

BSc in Dental Therapy and Hygiene, LLB Law

Since graduation, Heléne previously worked at King’s College Dental Hospital in the Community and Special Care Department as a dental therapist, oral health promoter and clinical supervisor for five years, working with children and adults with dental anxiety and behavioral and medical complexities.

Heléne is passionate about acclimatisation and prevention, working in the past to provide oral health education for post-natal groups, health visitor training, and helping implement school oral health screening and fluoride varnish programmes across South London. Heléne also regularly provided oral care training programmes for specialist residential homes, SEN schools, brain injury rehabilitation services and wards.

Heléne has undertaken postgraduate training in inhalation sedation and is currently undertaking the new Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry for Dental Therapists.

She has an interest in behaviour management and Dental Law and Ethics.

Helene Schirmer

Dental Therapist in Paediatric Dentistry

GDC No. 228157

Emily Grace Fry

Dental Therapist

Dental Therapist in Paediatric Dentistry
GDC No. 249539

Emily started her career as a dental nurse and went on to undertake the diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy at the University of Liverpool.

Since qualifying as a Dental Therapist Emily has completed postgraduate studies in Inhalation sedation, Teeth whitening and Facial Aesthetics.

She is currently completing a BSc in Dental studies at the University of Central Lancashire.

Since graduating Emily has had 4 years experience working with children, her interests include treating anxious children and helping with dental charities. She has been on dental charity trips across Africa helping those in need of dental treatment.

Emily Grace Fry

Dental Therapist in Paediatric Dentistry

GDC No. 249539

Leon Bassi

Dental Therapist

Dental Therapist in Paediatric Dentistry
GDC No. 182340

Leon Bassi
Dip Paed Dent (DT) RCSEd, Dip DT, Dip DH,

Leon graduated with distinction as both a Dental Therapist and Hygienist from Queen Mary University - Barts and the London Dental School, receiving academic and clinical prizes in his cohort.

Leon previously worked in the Community Dental and hospital services and also on Harley Street.
Leon continues to work within a consultant led service at Barts NHS trust in Whitechapel East London; as well in Academia and Private practice. Leon delivers teaching to both post graduates and undergraduates respectively.

Leon has presented scientific Poster presentations at both national and international level. His research interest is using the ICCMS caries prevention tool kit with the primary dentition. Leon has a keen interest in anxiety levels in preschool children receiving inhalation sedation. Leon is currently researching anxiety levels amongst preschool children receiving inhalation sedation.

Leon has published articles in the peer reviewed journals of the British society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists(BSHDT) Leon sits on the editorial board for BSDHT as well as being elected council member for the society.

Leon has undertaken post graduate training in inhalation sedation. Leon was one of 7 candidates to undertake the new Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Diploma In Paediatric Dentistry for Dental Therapists in 2018.

Leon Bassi

Dental Therapist in Paediatric Dentistry

GDC No. 182340

Leepika Beechouk

Dental Therapist

GDC No. 264435

Leepika graduated from the University of Manchester with BSc Honours in Oral Health Sciences. Since then, she has gained loads of experience working in private dentistry.

In the interest of continuously enhancing her skills and knowledge, Leepika has completed further courses in Restorative Dentistry, Periodontal treatment and Teeth Whitening. Leepika also holds a keen interest in treating anxious patients, especially children, which has led her to complete the SAAD Inhalation Sedation Course.

Leepika is an ambitious and compassionate dental therapist, who uses a holistic approach to provide the best possible care to her patients.

Leepika Beechouk

Dental Therapist in Paediatric Dentistry

GDC No. 264435

Dental Nurses

Maria Raluca

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 260649

Maria Raluca

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 260649

Petra Vassell

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 259897

Petra Vassell

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 259897

Abigail Chelunor

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 279342

Abigail Chelunor

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 279342

Leenie Bayle

Head Nurse

GDC No.

Leenie Bayle

Head Nurse

GDC No.

Isabella Moroney

Dental Nurse

GDC No.

Isabella Moroney

Dental Nurse

GDC No.

Admin Team

Amber Wardrop

Receptionist

Amber Wardrop

Receptionist

Dorina Vulpe

Treatment Coordinator

Dorina Vulpe

Treatment Coordinator

Our Leaders

Dr. Yevhen Hunyak

Founder

Dr. Yevhen Hunyak

Founder

Dr. Roksolana Mykhalus

Operations Director & Founder

Dr. Roksolana Mykhalus

Operations Director & Founder

Marta Markheva

CEO

Marta Markheva

CEO

Claire Read

Practice Manager

Claire Read

Practice Manager