Meet our team!

Kids love us. Parents trust us. Dentists rely on our expertise.

With more than 11,900 happy patients who come to us for professional and high-quality dentistry - well above that of other providers - we are committed to creating a gentle, fun & positive dental experience.

We partner with our patients & their families to achieve cavity-free and fear-free kids who really do love going to the dentist!

We help guide our patients to a lifetime of excellent oral health.

By nurturing a positive patient-dentist rapport we can ensure a Trust over Fear relationship that lasts your child a lifetime.

We are experts in paediatric dentistry

Advantages of multi disciplinary approach

Marylebone Clinic

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Orthodontists London

Dr. Maja Kekus Orthodontist

Dr. Maja Kekus

Orthodontist

DMD, MSc Orthodontics

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Maja qualified as a dentist in 2009 from the Leipzig University in Germany where she trained as an orthodontist in a busy private practice in Munich caring for children and adults.
During this time, Maja also completed a three-year specialist programme in orthodontics at the Danube University Krems in Austria and earned a Masters of Science (MSc) in Orthodontics in 2013.

Maja is specialised in a wide range of modern treatment philosophies with 10 years experience in Children’s Orthodontics including interceptive orthodontics, adult orthodontics, removable & fixed braces as well as Invisalign® and Myobrace® devices.

This enables her to provide truly personalised orthodontic care for children and adults with outstanding aesthetic & functional results. She also has a keen interest in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and undertook further postgraduate training in Berlin with Prof A. Bumann to learn the latest evidence-based techniques for Sleep and TMJ Disorders.
Maja’s real passion and knowledge however, is in the field myo-functional and bio-dynamic orthodontics which is why she was invited to bring her unique, holistic approach to Happy Kids Dental.

Dr. Xenofon KavvadiasSpecial Interest in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Xenofon Kavvadias

Special Interest in Paediatric Dentistry

DipDs MSc Paeds Eastman

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Dr. Xenofon completed his undergraduate training in Greece and obtained his dental degree in 2001 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He moved to the UK in 2004 and worked for several years as a general dental practitioner before quickly realising that his true passion lies in treating children.

He has since started to focus exclusively on academia & paediatric dentistry and took on the post of Clinical Tutor teaching Undergraduate Paediatric Dentistry at Kings College London.

Dr. Xenofon also studied at the Eastman Dental Institute qualifying with a Masters in Paediatric Dentistry with distinction.

His areas of expertise are in prevention, treating patients with dental anxiety and phobia, dental trauma, restorative dentistry under sedation and special care needs.

His holistic approach to dental care focuses on the child & their individual needs; Dr Xenofon strongly believes that dental treatment needs to be delivered with empathy in order to build a positive attitude towards dentistry in the future. For him, the developing dentition & risk of caries are crucial factors in the decision-making process and prevention is tailor-made in order to fit the child’s routine in partnership with the parent/guardian.

Dr. David RaickovicSpecialist Orthodontist

Dr. David Raickovic

Specialist Orthodontist

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After 2 generations of dentistry as a family profession Dr. David Raickovic is proudly carrying the legacy of excellence in dentistry to the third generation.

Graduated School of Dentistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia Dr. David continued his post graduate education at New York University College of Dentistry where he finished Orthodontic residency. Taught by the world’s leading names in orthodontics Dr. David focused on developing skills and knowledge in clear aligner orthodontics. After completing Orthodontic residency at New York University Dr. David worked in the most prominent clinics on Manhattan. His devotion and passion  brought him to the level of International Clinical Speaker and World’s top 1% Invisalign Diamond Provider in 2019. As a Clinical speaker Dr. David taught and shared his knowledge to dentists and orthodontists in more than 15 countries throughout the world.

Well known by his peers for his innovative and high tech treatment, Dr. Raickovic stays at the top of his field through active memberships in many leading dental organisations including the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Society and British Dental Association.

His reputation is well known for treating challenging orthodontic cases in kids, teenagers and adults with excellent results using the Invisalign technique.

Dr. David is a passionate pianist, a pilot and loves sailing but, above all, his biggest passion is treating his patients and changing their lives by giving them the most beautiful and healthy smiles.

Teodora StoicaOrthodontic Therapist

Teodora Stoica

Orthodontic Therapist

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Teodora has been in the dental industry for more than a decade. She started as a dental nurse and she qualified as Orthodontic Therapist in December 2017 at Bristol University.

She works closely with our team of orthodontists, dental nurses and treatment coordinators to provide the best care and treatment journey to our patients.

As a qualified Oral Health Educator, she loves working with kids and is always smiling.

Her passions are traveling, singing and working out.

Dr. Prabhleen S AnandClinical Lead

Dr. Prabhleen S Anand

Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry & Specialist in Oral Surgery

IQE, BDS, MMedSc, FDSRCS(Eng) MPaedDent, FDS (Paed. Dent)

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Mrs. Prabhleen S Anand qualified in 1996. She completed an MMedSc in oral surgery from Queen’s 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 Guy’s 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 completed her specialist training 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. 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.

Prabhleen’s special interests include oral surgery, dental trauma, dental caries (dental decay), pain management, sedation, and 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 their future too.

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

Dr. Amrita SinghSpecialist in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Amrita Singh

Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

BDS, MClinDent

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Dr Amrita Singh qualified in 2009 and, following two years in general practice, pursued a Master’s degree in paediatric dentistry.Since Dr.Amrita started University she wanted to focus on children’s dentistry as she strongly believes that good dentistry is the starting point of a life-long healthy smile. Her commitment to delivering outstanding patient care goes hand in hand with her commitment to a lifetime of learning , which brought her to completing her 3 year specialist training in paediatric dentistry at the University of Sheffield.

She has more than eight years’ 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. Eslam MansourOrthodontist

Dr. Eslam Mansour

Orthodontist

BDS, MOrth RCS ED

Dr. Eslam Qualified as a dentist from Alexandria University in Egypt in 2008 with honours.

Then had  extensive 4 years training in Orthodontics and facial orthopaedics and obtained his diploma of membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2015.

Dr. Eslam works as a speciality doctor in Orthodontics in Queen’s Hospital, where he treats a wide range of complex orthodontic cases. He believes that good Orthodontic treatment is never an easy fix.

His passion within the field is technical and precise approach to treatment, which respects the nature and physiology of each individual and takes time to get things right.

This approach  made him very popular with patients in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and London.

In 2016,  his academic paper on a new technique for faster and reliable orthodontic treatment using the MUST appliance won the European Federation of Orthodontics award for best clinical paper and he continues to contribute to internationally recognised academic journals in the field.

He is a member of a number of established professional bodies including the European Aligner Society, the American association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Eslam’s main areas of interest are treating complex cases, including gummy smile, open bite, and jaw problems using non-surgical approaches and the  most advanced techniques including labial and lingual braces, aligners and mini-implants.

He loves working on multidisciplinary cases to get not only optimal aesthetic results, but also delivering outstanding functional results, achieving comfortable bite and TMJ alignment.

Dr. Karina PenteadoSpecial Interest in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Karina Penteado

Special Interest in Paediatric Dentistry

BDS

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Karina’s passion for working with children started at an early age. By the time she was just 13, Karina had enrolled on a course to become a primary teacher in Brazil, knowing then that she enjoyed looking after, motivating and encouraging children. Once she had completed her dental degree, Karina knew she wanted children to form a key part of her practice. Doctor Karina has been working with oral surgery and paediatric dentistry since the very beginning of her career in 2001. She thrives on seeing children overcome their anxieties. In her daily practice, she uses the most advanced methods of inhalation sedation and ‘Wand’ computer anaesthesia. Karina also has a keen interest in restorative treatments for cleft lip/palate patients.

For the last 8 years Karina has also been a clinical teacher at King’s College Paediatric Department, where she shares her extensive knowledge of children’s dentistry with dental students. She is also proud to have developed a programme that was executed under her supervision, minimising caries disease in the town of Amambai in her native Brazil.

Karina strongly believes that adults can learn a great deal about what really matters in life from the spontaneous joy and excitement that children experience in the world. Being a mum herself, Karina understands how stressful it can be to find the right dentist for your little one. She is committed to creating a stress-free environment for children and teaching them correct oral hygiene habits that will stay with them for life.

Dr. Disha KhemaniSpecial interest in paediatric dentistry

Dr. Disha Khemani

Special interest in paediatric dentistry

BDS, MSc (Paed. Dent)

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Dr Disha is originally from sunny Gibraltar and graduated with Honours from Valencia Dental University, Spain. Her passion for children’s dentistry first began during her university years and following three years working in general practice, before starting her Masters in Paediatric Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute.

Disha is an enthusiastic member of the Happy Kids Dental team who is continuously enhancing her professional skills. She strongly believes in educating and providing children with individualised and tailored guidance they need to achieve optimum oral health.

With a particular interest in the treatment of young, anxious patients, Dr Disha prides herself on creating a caring and relaxed atmosphere in the surgery where anxieties can be confronted and overcome. Her experience within general dentistry also allows for continuity of care as children grow and develop.

Siobhan MottleyPaediatric hygienist

Siobhan Mottley

Paediatric hygienist

Siobhan qualified from the Eastman Dental Hospital with a diploma in Dental Hygiene. She works at the practice 3 days a week and has been part of the team since 2019.

She believes it is important to work together as a team in order to find the most suit-able and efficient way to maintain a healthy mouth and lifestyle. Siobhan gains great satisfaction from working with and educating children; helping them grow as an individual in knowledge and confidence.

Siobhan’s patients comment on her warm personality and gentle hygiene delivery. She is an avid member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT).

Keely PooleTherapist & hygienist

Keely Poole

Pediatric therapist & hygienist

Shakhnoza ToshevaDental Therapist

Shakhnoza Tosheva

Dental Therapist

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Shakhnoza has worked in the field of general dentistry for over 8 years. She speaks Russian,Tajik, Uzbek and English. She loves working with patients of all ages and brings dedication & quality care to her role.

She’s passionate about educating her patients to prevent gum disease, decay and other dental problems.She believes oral health is fundamental to general health and wellbeing.

Outside of work she likes to spend time with her family.

Dr. Reena AminSpecial Interest in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Reena Amin

Special Interest in Paediatric Dentistry

BDS King’s College London, MJDF RCS, MSc Paediatric Dentistry (Distinction) Eastman Dental Institute UCL

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Dr. Reena is passionate and enthusiastic Paediatric Dentist who wishes to make a positive change and improve the oral health of infants, children and adolescents through appropriate preventive, educational and treatment services.

Her commitment to Paediatric Dentistry lead her to complete a MSc in Paediatric Dentistry at Eastman Dental Institute UCL and she is able to provide innovative, current, evidence-based treatment and successfully deliver a high standard of patient care.

Dr. Reena strongly believes that prevention is better than cure therefore encourages children and their carers to be well informed and educated around the importance of good oral health as soon as their first tooth comes through.

Helene SchirmerTherapist

Helene Schirmer

Clinical Lead Dental Therapist in Paediatric Dentistry

BSc in Dental Therapy and Hygiene, LLB Law

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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, previously providing 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.

Dr. Michelle RipSpecial Interest in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Michelle Rip

Special Interest in Paediatric Dentistry

BDS, Newcastle (Distinction in Child Dental Health), MSc Paediatric Dentistry, Eastman Dental Hospital (Distinction), PG Cert Med Education, Warwick

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Michelle qualified in 2002 from the University of Newcastle with a Distinction in Child Dental Health. She has worked as a community paediatric dentist across London for over 14 years and completed her Masters in Paediatric Dentistry (with Distinction) at the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2016. Since then she has also worked at a private paediatric dental practice and at the Eastman Dental Hospital.

Michelle strives to promote preventative strategies and thrives on seeing children overcome their anxieties and enjoy coming to the dentist. She has a particular interest in the treatment of children with special needs and the use of inhalation sedation and relaxation techniques.

Dr. Tanya MalkielSpecial Interest in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Tanya Malkiel

Special Interest in Paediatric Dentistry

BDS (Hons), MSc Paediatric Dentistry (Distinction)

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Tanya has 20 years’ experience as a dentist and 12 years’ experience working as a Paediatric Dentist in the Community Dental Service and in the Eastman Dental Hospital Paediatric Department. She completed an MSc in Paediatric Dentistry at Eastman Dental Institute UCL in 2016 which has allowed her to remain informed of the most recent developments and research in paediatric dentistry.

Tanya is passionate and enthusiastic about providing excellent, kind and empathetic dental care for children. She has a wide range of experience treating children who are highly anxious, or have special medical or behavioural needs and is highly skilled at providing a range of dental treatments using inhalation sedation.

Tanya is a proud mother to 5 children and enjoys helping families on their journey to oral health; she can identify with the concerns and worries that parents may have, as well as being able to build rapport with children on their level to ensure smooth, calm appointments

Dr. Maï-Linh TranSpecialist Orthodontist

Dr. Maï-Linh Tran

Specialist Orthodontist

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Maï-Linh graduated as a dentist in 2016 from the University of Paris in France. She then undertook a three-year residency programme in orthodontics at the University of Lorraine, where she obtained her specialist degree in orthodontics and dento-facial orthopaedics in 2019. She was later awarded the European Orthodontic Society 2021 W.J.B. Houston Research Award for her research works.

Maï-Linh has gained experience both in private practices and as a teaching hospital assistant lecturer. She has been trained to employ various orthodontic techniques, ranging from removable and fixed appliances to lingual orthodontics. She believes in empathy first and her composed manner helps her provide care for everyone, including patients who require a safe and soothing environment. She is particularly mindful of those with special needs and has a university degree in orofacial cleft treatment.

She is a member of various orthodontic societies including the European Orthodontic Society, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO), speaks French and English and loves nothing more than sharing her passion for orthodontics with everyone she meets.

Sue SabouryOrthodontic Therapist

Sue Saboury

Orthodontic Therapist

Chelsea Clinic

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Orthodontists London

Dr. Maja Kekus Orthodontist

Dr. Maja Kekus

Orthodontist

DMD, MSc Orthodontics

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Maja qualified as a dentist in 2009 from the Leipzig University in Germany where she trained as an orthodontist in a busy private practice in Munich caring for children and adults.
During this time, Maja also completed a three-year specialist programme in orthodontics at the Danube University Krems in Austria and earned a Masters of Science (MSc) in Orthodontics in 2013.

Maja is specialised in a wide range of modern treatment philosophies with 10 years experience in Children’s Orthodontics including interceptive orthodontics, adult orthodontics, removable & fixed braces as well as Invisalign® and Myobrace® devices.

This enables her to provide truly personalised orthodontic care for children and adults with outstanding aesthetic & functional results. She also has a keen interest in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and undertook further postgraduate training in Berlin with Prof A. Bumann to learn the latest evidence-based techniques for Sleep and TMJ Disorders.
Maja’s real passion and knowledge however, is in the field myo-functional and bio-dynamic orthodontics which is why she was invited to bring her unique, holistic approach to Happy Kids Dental.

Dr. David RaickovicSpecialist Orthodontist

Dr. David Raickovic

Specialist Orthodontist

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After 2 generations of dentistry as a family profession Dr. David Raickovic is proudly carrying the legacy of excellence in dentistry to the third generation.

Graduated School of Dentistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia Dr. David continued his post graduate education at New York University College of Dentistry where he finished Orthodontic residency. Taught by the world’s leading names in orthodontics Dr. David focused on developing skills and knowledge in clear aligner orthodontics. After completing Orthodontic residency at New York University Dr. David worked in the most prominent clinics on Manhattan. His devotion and passion  brought him to the level of International Clinical Speaker and World’s top 1% Invisalign Diamond Provider in 2019. As a Clinical speaker Dr. David taught and shared his knowledge to dentists and orthodontists in more than 15 countries throughout the world.

Well known by his peers for his innovative and high tech treatment, Dr. Raickovic stays at the top of his field through active memberships in many leading dental organisations including the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Society and British Dental Association.

His reputation is well known for treating challenging orthodontic cases in kids, teenagers and adults with excellent results using the Invisalign technique.

Dr. David is a passionate pianist, a pilot and loves sailing but, above all, his biggest passion is treating his patients and changing their lives by giving them the most beautiful and healthy smiles.

Paediatric Dentist

Dr. Dania SiddikConsultant in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Dania Siddik

Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

Dania Siddik FDS RCS(Eng), FHEA, PGCert(KCL), MPaed Dent RCS(Ed), MFDS RCS(Eng), Dip Clin Dent Sc(UCL)

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Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry; Guy’s & St Thomas’ (GSTT) NHS Foundation Trust.
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer; Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Cranio Facial Sciences, King’s College London.
Honorary lecturer RCS(Eng).
Specialty Advisor in Paediatric Dentistry, RCS(Eng).
MFDS and MPaed Dent examiner.
Chair of the BSPD Conference 2025.
Award winner consultant supervisor 2023; GSTT NHS Foundation Trust.
Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Miss Siddik is a Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Evelina Children hospitals. Her clinical interests are dental trauma injuries, dental anomalies, paediatric oral medicine, dental surgical management under sedation and general anaesthesia for anxious, medically compromised and special needs children.

A passionate educator, Miss Siddik is involved in education and lectures regularly the undergraduate and postgraduate dental professionals. She has been appointed as an honorary clinical senior lecturer at King’s College London and has been awarded an honorary lectureship at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

She has published in several peer reviewed journals. She is an examiner at The Royal College of Surgeons of England and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for both the MFDS exam and the MPaed Dent exam that is the only national UK exam recognized to become a specialist in Paediatric Dentistry.

Teodora StoicaOrthodontic Therapist

Teodora Stoica

Orthodontic Therapist

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Teodora has been in the dental industry for more than a decade. She started as a dental nurse and she qualified as Orthodontic Therapist in December 2017 at Bristol University.

She works closely with our team of orthodontists, dental nurses and treatment coordinators to provide the best care and treatment journey to our patients.

As a qualified Oral Health Educator, she loves working with kids and is always smiling.

Her passions are traveling, singing and working out.

Dr. Khushbu PatelSpecial interest in paediatric dentistry

Dr. Khushbu Patel

Special interest in paediatric dentistry

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Dr.Khushbu graduated with Honours from Barts and the London. Since qualifying, she has obtained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) at the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as her Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Education.

Dr. Khushbu has worked in general practice, hospital and Community Dental Services. She has also undertaken further training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and in Paediatric Dentistry alongside leading consultants at the Eastman Dental Hospital, where she trained in the use of sedation, behavioural management and trauma management. She is using various technological advancements including wand anaesthesia and lasers in her daily practice.

Khushbu has extensive experience of working with children with learning difficulties, anxiety and high dental needs. She believes instilling good habits from a young age builds the foundation for future health and is passionate about prevention of dental disease.

Her calm and friendly nature creates a relaxed atmosphere for even the most anxious patients.

Dr. Rishana BilimoriaSpecialist Orthodontist

Dr. Rishana Bilimoria

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS, MFDS, MClinDent Orthodontics, MOrth

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Dr. Rishana qualified as a Dentist at King’s College London where she received her BDS Honours degree in 2015 and earned a University Scholarship recognizing her
academic performance.

Throughout her dental career, Dr. Rishana has gained a wealth of invaluable experience working in various Specialties in London Dental Hospitals, undertaking dental core training in Paediatric Dentistry and Cleft
Services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at St George’s Hospital.

She has also worked as a Community Dental Officer within the Community Dental Services treating anxious children and adults, and medically compromised patients.

Dr. Rishana went on to complete 3 years of Orthodontic Specialty Training at the renowned Eastman Dental Institute, where she was awarded a Distinction in the MSc in Orthodontics and was nominated for the Faculty of Medical Sciences’ Dean’s List (2021) recognizing her academic performance in the programme.

She is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, and Royal College of Surgeons of England. As an Orthodontic Specialist Dr. Rishana accepts referral for all ranges of orthodontic problems affecting adults and children and where appropriate provides treatment utilizing a variety of orthodontic appliances including: cosmetic ‘tooth coloured’ braces, self-ligating braces, and Invisalign (clear aligners).

Dr. Rishana is committed to providing a high standard of orthodontic care for her patients and has a kind and approachable manner, helping her patients feel comfortable and relaxed.

Dr. SurajPractice limited to oral surgery

Dr. Suraj

Practice limited to oral surgery

DDS Dip Imp Dent RCS(Ed)

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Dr Suraj Vatish DDS Dip Imp Dent RCS(Ed) implant surgeon with special interest in Oral Surgery and Periodontics.

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 oral surgery.

He is proficient in delivering tongue and lip tie partitioning with both types of lasers.

Dr Suraj’s friendly and calm manner is highly regarded by both children and their parents.

Kids Dentist - Dr Jasleen

Dr. Jasleen SanghaPaediatric Dentist

Dr. Jasleen Sangha

Paediatric Dentist

BDS, MJDF RCS (Eng) DipDSed

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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 more than 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 a post-graduate diploma in Conscious Sedation in 2010 from King’s 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.

London Dentist

Leepika BeechoukTherapist

Leepika Beechouk

Dental Therapist in Paediatric Dentistry

BSc Hon Oral Health Sciences

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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.

Orthodontics London

Dr. Priti AcharyaSpecialist Orthodontist

Dr. Priti Acharya

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS Hons, MFDS RCS Eng, MFGDP(UK), MSc, MOrth RCS Eng, FDSOrth RCS Eng

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Dr Priti Acharya is a consultant in Orthodontics at the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery w/ Honours in 2002 from Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Dental Institute (King’s College London), completed the MFDS RCS Eng. in 2004 and MFGDP (UK) in 2007.

She was awarded her Fellowship in Orthodontics in 2012 and is a Consultant Orthodontist at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London NHS Foundation Trust.

Currently, less than 300 UK practitioners have this level of training, with just 5 to 10 people gaining the accreditation in an average year.

Dr Priti has acquired an excellent reputation for her highly sophisticated work and approachable, communicative manner. Her patients rave about her attention to detail and how lovely she is in person, which makes every orthodontic appointment delightful.

She is well known in dentist circles for her excellence in treating complex multi-disciplinary cases and is recognised as one of the best orthodontists in London. She is also a member of the British Orthodontic Society and the European Society of Orthodontics.

Dr. Jasmine Cachia MintoffSpecialist in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Jasmine Cachia Mintoff

Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

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Dr. Jasmine is a paediatric dentist with 5 years of experience, who particularly enjoys treating nervous patients. Her calming influence allows patients to breeze through their treatment. She is passionate about holistic approach to dentistry and believes that good habits are the starting point of life-long healthy smile.

Jasmine is a member of the Membership of joint Dental Faculties (MJDF),General Dental Council, Royal College of Surgeons (RCS),British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, European Association of Paediatric Dentistry, Dental Association of Malta.

Bruna Bogo BorovitzTherapist

Bruna Bogo Borovitz

Paediatric Therapist

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Bruna is a qualified dentist from Brazil, where since 2007 she focused her work on paediatric dentistry and oral health promotion.

With a friendly approach, Bruna works every day making sure children feel at ease on a dentist chair. This helps her achieving the best treatment outcomes possible for her patients.

When she is not working, Bruna loves spending quality time with her daughter and husband, being outdoors enjoying the sun whenever possible and listening to music – which is also a passion.

Grazziele ParoHygienist / Therapist

Grazziele Paro

Hygienist / Therapist

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Grazziele is qualified dentist who completed her training in Brazil, with more than 14 years’ experience diagnosing and treating children and adults. She adores working at Happy Kids Dental as hygienist and therapist.

Grazziele finds working with children extremely rewarding, and enjoys sharing her knowledge with their ever-curious learning minds. Grazziele relates to all aspects and demands of family life and finds it rewarding to see children become confident in looking after their teeth.

She regularly attends specialist courses to keep up to date with the latest developments in the dental field, in order to enhance her knowledge and ensure continued professional development.

She is very enthusiastic about providing a high standard of clinical care whilst making our patients feel comfortable and relaxed.

Sarah MacDonaldOrthodontic Therapist

Sarah MacDonald

Orthodontic Therapist

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Sarah has worked in the dental and orthodontic industry for over a decade and qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2012.

Her position as an Orthodontic Therapist has given her a wealth of experience and knowledge that she brings to our practice along with her positive attitude, and enthusiasm to truly engage with patients.

She has a passion for optimising patient journeys and giving them the best orthodontic experience possible

Dr. Apostolina TheocharidouSpecial interest in paediatric dentistry

Dr. Apostolina Theocharidou

Special interest in paediatric dentistry

MSc Paediatric Dentistry

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Dr. Apostolina is a paediatric dentist with many years of experience and a rich understanding of dental treatments, techniques and tools. She is compassionate and patient-centred; inspiring patients by raising awareness and delivering dental education.

She graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Dental School in 2009. After working for couple of years as a dental associate in mixed practices in the UK, she opted for a career in children’s dentistry. Her passion for children’s dentistry led her to a 3-year MSc programme in Paediatric Dentistry in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which she completed with distinction. There she gained experience and practical skills in treating children of all ages as well as children with special health care needs.

Dr. Apostolina strongly believes in Paediatric Dentistry that aims at educating children and their parents in oral hygiene routines and providing the best solutions for their oral health concerns and problems.

Working with the team at Happy Kids Dental is a perfect place to use her skills and knowledge to improve the smiles of our patients and instil good oral hygiene habits for life.

Dorota OksztelDental Hygienist

Dorota Oksztel

Dental Hygienist

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Dorota Oksztel is from Poland and graduated as a dental hygienist from the Medical School in Bialystok in 2018.

As a hygienist she works closely with other members of the team and can carry out both preventative and periodontal treatments for adults and children.

Dorota is a patient and caring person, which enables her to work closely with patients who have a variety of needs. She prides herself on being thorough but gentle, and treats all of her patients with professionalism.

She is dedicated to understanding each patient’s individual needs.

Dr. Eslam MansourOrthodontist

Dr. Eslam Mansour

Orthodontist

BDS, MOrth RCS ED

Dr. Eslam Qualified as a dentist from Alexandria University in Egypt in 2008 with honours.

Then had  extensive 4 years training in Orthodontics and facial orthopaedics and obtained his diploma of membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2015.

Dr. Eslam works as a speciality doctor in Orthodontics in Queen’s Hospital, where he treats a wide range of complex orthodontic cases. He believes that good Orthodontic treatment is never an easy fix.

His passion within the field is technical and precise approach to treatment, which respects the nature and physiology of each individual and takes time to get things right.

This approach  made him very popular with patients in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and London.

In 2016,  his academic paper on a new technique for faster and reliable orthodontic treatment using the MUST appliance won the European Federation of Orthodontics award for best clinical paper and he continues to contribute to internationally recognised academic journals in the field.

He is a member of a number of established professional bodies including the European Aligner Society, the American association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Eslam’s main areas of interest are treating complex cases, including gummy smile, open bite, and jaw problems using non-surgical approaches and the  most advanced techniques including labial and lingual braces, aligners and mini-implants.

He loves working on multidisciplinary cases to get not only optimal aesthetic results, but also delivering outstanding functional results, achieving comfortable bite and TMJ alignment.

Dr. Tatyana Heleiwa FerioliOrthodontist

Dr. Tatyana Heleiwa Ferioli

Orthodontist

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Tatyana majored in dentistry at the University International of Catalunya (UIC) in Barcelona. She later earned a three-year specialist Masters degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial orthopaedics in Madrid, Spain.

Tatyana is specialized in a wide range of Orthodontic techniques, including Interceptive Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopaedics — a branch that emphasizes correcting the alignment of the jaws and facial structures in growing children, RNO, adult orthodontics, removable and fixed appliances, Invisalign. She is also certified in Complicated Anchorage Orthodontic Procedures with Extra-radicular Mini-Screws.

Tatyana’s approach to orthodontic care goes beyond merely straightening teeth; she understands the intricate relationship between facial structure and overall health. By addressing issues such as malocclusions and jaw discrepancies early in a child’s development, she helps promote optimal facial growth and function, ultimately enhancing both aesthetics and oral health.

In addition to her clinical work, Tatyana is actively involved in education and research within the orthodontic community.

Tatyana’s dedication to excellence, coupled with her compassionate approach to patient care, is why she continues to make significant contributions to the profession while transforming smiles and improving lives one patient at a time.

Iulia OdnorigOrthodontic Therapist

Iulia Odnorig

Orthodontic Therapist

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Iulia Odnorig is a dentist graduated from Lviv Medical University in Ukraine where she received her BDS and postgraduate degrees.

Throughout her dental career Iulia worked in a busy private practice caring for adults and children. During this time Iulia completed her orthodontic course training and decided to pursue her dream job as an orthodontic therapist in London.

She is a great believer in gentle approach and friendly manners in order to succeed in dentistry and make her patients happy.

Iulia has been a part of the Happy Kids Dental team since 2019

Dental Nurses

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Dhanu VarsaniLead Nurse Paediatrics

Dhanu Varsani

Lead Nurse Paediatrics

Solomiia KrynytskaLead Nurse Orthodontics

Solomiia Krynytska

Lead Nurse Orthodontics

Panagiota BeloLead Nurse Marylebone

Panagiota Belo

Lead Nurse Marylebone

Florina DolhascuLead Nurse

Florina Dolhascu

Lead Nurse

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Maria MusialowiczLead Orthodontic Nurse

Maria Musialowicz

Lead Orthodontic Nurse

Tamara ShevtsovaDecontamination Nurse

Tamara Shevtsova

Decontamination Nurse

Vitaly OdnorigDental Nurse

Vitaly Odnorig

Dental Nurse

Tracie PitterDental Nurse

Tracie Pitter

Dental Nurse

Maria SchiporDental Nurse

Maria Schipor

Dental Nurse

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Megan HarveyDental Nurse

Megan Harvey

Dental Nurse

Nestor RoblesDental Nurse

Nestor Robles

Dental Nurse

Volodymyr SoviakDental Nurse

Volodymyr Soviak

Dental Nurse

Katerinne centeno de LeonDental Nurse

Katerinne centeno de Leon

Dental Nurse

Larysa SolodenkoDecontamination Nurse

Larysa Solodenko

Decontamination Nurse

Andrea BucurDental Nurse

Andrea Bucur

Dental Nurse

Sarah GillardiTrainee Dental Nurse

Sarah Gillardi

Trainee Dental Nurse

Semiha UnalTrainee Dental Nurse

Semiha Unal

Trainee Dental Nurse

Alexandra DolhascuTrainee

Alexandra Dolhascu

Trainee

Sophie HassaninDental Nurse

Sophie Hassanin

Dental Nurse

Ioana BrutaruDental Nurse

Ioana Brutaru

Dental Nurse

Reception

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Fozlu MiahReceptionist

Fozlu Miah

Receptionist

Ryleigh DonaldReceptionist

Ryleigh Donald

Receptionist

Gabriela SartorReceptionist

Gabriela Sartor

Receptionist

Kesia ReidReceptionist

Kesia Reid

Receptionist

Jennifer EbanksReceptionist

Jennifer Ebanks

Receptionist

Lucky MasihReceptionist

Lucky Masih

Receptionist

Monica StocovazReceptionist

Monica Stocovaz

Receptionist

Treatment Coordination

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Dorina VulpeLead Treatment Coordinator

Dorina Vulpe

Lead Treatment Coordinator

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Dorina began her career in dental nursing shortly after she moved to the Uk in 2013. After a few years, she decided to use the experience and knowledge to assist and support patients in their dental journey as a treatment coordinator.

She joined Happy Kids Dental in 2018 as a treatment coordinator and gained her Diploma in Care Coordination a few months later. She has always enjoyed working with children so she is very excited for this role.

Dorina works with children and their parents and she assists them with complex treatment plans as well as multidisciplinary cases and supports them through their dental journey. She also looks after our referred patients and keeps their dentist informed on their progress.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, painting and socialising

Kseniia KupriienkoTreatment Coordinator

Kseniia Kupriienko

Treatment Coordinator

Kseniia Kupriienko joined the team at Happy Kids Dental and American Smile in 2022.

She firmly believes that a strong patient-clinician relationship is the cornerstone of effective treatment. Through open communication and genuine care, she strives to create an environment where patients feel comfortable, heard, and well-informed about their treatment options.

Her background as both an Orthodontist and a Treatment Coordinator equips her with a unique perspective. She understands the intricacies of various dental treatments and can provide you with comprehensive guidance throughout your journey to a healthier and more beautiful smile.

Kseniia enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends and travelling.

Sara D' ImporzanoTreatment Coordinator

Sara D' Imporzano

Treatment Coordinator

Dorontina AbaziTreatment Coordinator

Dorontina Abazi

Treatment Coordinator

Katerin OsorioTreatment Coordinator

Katerin Osorio

Treatment Coordinator

Management

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Natalia BorisovaAccounts Administrator

Natalia Borisova

Accounts Administrator

Claire ReadPractice Manager - Chelsea

Claire Read

Practice Manager - Chelsea

Claire has been in children’s dentistry since 1999 and now has 20 years’ experience as a practice manager. She has been employed with Happy Kids Dental since 2017 and was involved from the very beginning of the practice between employing our experienced dental team – and seeing our very first patient!

Claire enjoys learning and expanding her skills and knowledge continuously through children’s dentistry and business development.

Being a mother of two herself, Claire enjoys building relationships with parents and children through her friendly and approachable manner. She enjoys spending time with her family, exploring culinary delights, travelling and socialising.

Caitlin CheesmanPractice Manager Marylebone

Caitlin Cheesman

Practice Manager Marylebone

Caitlin started her career within the dental industry 10 years ago when she relocated from New Zealand. She joined Happy Kids Dental in 2020.

She enjoys working with children and their parents to assist them along their dental journey and ensure it is a smooth, enjoyable experience with Happy Kids Dental.

When Caitlin is not at work she enjoys travelling, reading and spending time outside.

Happy Kids Dental Founders

A word from our founders

Our Founders: Dr. Yevhen Hunyak & Dr. Roksolana Mykhalus

We are a brother-and-sister team of second-generation dentists. Our parents are doctors and, thanks to their active preventive measures, we never experienced toothache during our childhood, never had any root canal treatments, and have never needed a filling, a crown or an implant placed. We had the best start in life, and want to give our own children the same, fear-free experience of dentistry.

We both chose our career in dentistry because, quite simply, it is our passion - and we want to share it. We came up with the idea of creating a dental practice that would specialise in children’s dentistry back in 2015. Having both started our own families, it was our children who prompted us to look into creating a family dentist that puts as much focus on children, and their specific needs, as on adults.

Yevhen’s daughter had a bad experience with her visit to a dentist in London and, having lived in the US, we were surprised to find out how difficult it is to find an established private dentist that can provide specialist paediatric care, thereby treating the whole family in a truly comprehensive way. Compared to the world-leading services available in the USA, we saw clear room for improvement here in the UK - and that’s how Happy Kids Dental came into being.

A little bit about the 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. Holistic, compassionate and comprehensive, our team represents our ethos.