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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)
Paediatric Dentist
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

Paediatric Dentist

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

Dr. Amrita Singh

Paediatric Dentist

Dr. Amrita Singh

Paediatric Dentist
BDS, MClinDent
GDC No. 255623

Dr.Zoe at Happy Kids Dental

Dr Zoi Tzelepi

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 6 th 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 postgraduate course in the field of special care dentistry and obtained the Certificate in Special Care Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Institute.

Subsequently, she completed her Specialty training in Paediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, a comprehensive 3-year programme including sessions of treatment under inhalation sedation and general anaesthetic, as well as dental research. Upon completion of her training, Zoi received a prize from the Eastman Dental Institute as recognition of her achievements during the programme.

Zoi is passionate about implementing the most up-to-date and evidence-based treatments in practice, such as the use of soft-tissue laser in paediatric dentistry. She is registered with the GDC since October 2011 and has been working in practice since then. Zoi is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Paediatric Dentistry (M Paed Dent RCSEd) and member of the British and the European Societies of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD, EAPD). Zoi is keen on continuing education and has been presenting in seminars and conferences related to the field of Paediatric Dentistry over the years.

Dr Zoi Tzelepi

Paediatric Dentist
DDS, DDent Paediatric Dentistry UCL
M Paed Dent RCSEd
Certificate Special Care Dentistry UCL
GDC No: 216713

Marjan Ghahreman

Paediatric Dentist

BDS, MClinDent Paed Dent
Paediatric Dentist
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

Paediatric Dentist

BDS, MClinDent Paed Dent
GDC No. 72296

Karina Penteado

Paediatric Dentist

KARINA PENTEADO

Paediatric Dentist

DDS, Msc in Paediatric Dentistry

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

Jasleen Sangha

Paediatric Dentist

BDS, MJDF RCS (Eng) DipDSed
Paediatric DentistGDC No. 83818

Jasleen graduated from Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2004 and after two years of General Practice she joined the Community Dental Service. She gained membership to the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2008. For over ten years Jasleen has focused on Paediatric treatments for children with high levels of dental disease, special medical/ social needs and heightened anxiety. She is now the Clinical Lead in the Community Dental Service, Outer North East London for comprehensive surgical treatment for children under General Anaesthesia. Jasleen has been a Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at The Royal London Hospital, providing clinical supervision and group teaching to undergraduate students. She continues to play a mentoring and coaching role to Dental Officers and Dental Trainees. Jasleen also has extensive experience in treating children and adults under Inhalation sedation and she gained the Post Graduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation in 2010 from Kings College London. Jasleen’s passion is prevention of oral diseases by taking a holistic approach to diet, nutrition and wellbeing for all her patients including those with special needs or medical concerns.

Dr. Jasleen Sangha

Paediatric Dentist 

BDS, MJDF RCS (Eng) DipDSed
GDC No. 83818

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

After graduating from Bristol Dental School in 2004, Amina held various senior house officer posts in hospital. Here she gained experience and taught undergraduates in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Special needs and Children's Dentistry. Amina then qualified as a specialist Orthodontist after completing a three-year Masters Program in Orthodontics at Kings College Hospital, London in 2012. In addition to specialist training - Amina completed a 2-year training at Guys & St. Thomas’ / Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in the management of complex and surgical cases. In addition to working in private practice, she is a Consultant Orthodontist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Amina has a special interested in treating complex cases. Her clinical experience includes the management of nervous and anxious patients – this includes children, teenagers and adults. Apart from using conventional braces to treat patients, she also uses lingual braces and Invisalign.

'To me successful orthodontic treatment encompasses beautiful straight teeth, a healthy bite and also a satisfied patient – who’s had a comfortable treatment journey. The first step towards successful orthodontic treatment is correct diagnosis and appreciating needs and concerns that are individual to each patient that you treat. Once you in cooperate these into your patients treatment plan . . . . . You’re on the road to success.'

Amina's treatment philosophy

Dr. Amina Abdel-Karim

Consultant Orthodontist

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

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

Clinical Lead 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.

Robyn Arber

Dental Nurse

GDC No.

Robyn Arber

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 270494

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

Nicola Booth

Assistant Practice Manager

Nicola Booth

Assistant Practice Manager