Meet our team!

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

With more than 5,300 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

Benefits of multi disciplinary approach

Marylebone Clinic

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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 SinghSenior Paediatric Dentist

Dr. Amrita Singh

Senior Paediatric Dentist

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. Disha KhemaniPaediatric Dentist

Dr. Disha Khemani

Paediatric Dentist

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.

Dr. David RaickovicOrthodontist

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.

Keely PooleTherapist & hygienist

Keely Poole

Pediatric therapist & hygienist

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.

Emily Grace FryTherapist

Emily Grace Fry

Dental Therapist

Dip DT, Dip DH, BSc

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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.

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 RipPaediatric Dentist

Dr. Michelle Rip

Paediatric Dentist

BDS, MSc (Paed. Dent)

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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.

Leon BassiTherapist

Leon Bassi

Dental Therapist in Paediatric Dentistry

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

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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 has been awarded the post of examiner for the Royal College of surgeons Edinburgh for the Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry for Dental Therapists.

Leon previously worked in the Community Dental and hospital services and also on Harley Street. He 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 won a research grant to research Dental Therapists attitudes towards Dental caries diagnosis.

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 spoken externally as a guest lecturer with Health Education England, and continues to deliver CPD courses for both Dental Therapists and Dentists.

Leon has undertaken post-graduate training in inhalation sedation. Leon was awarded in 2018 the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Diploma In Paediatric Dentistry for Dental Therapists.

Dr. Tanya MalkielPaediatric Dentist

Dr. Tanya Malkiel

Paediatric Dentist

BDS (Hons), MSc Paediatric Dentistry (Distinction)

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Dr Tanya has 20 years’ experience as a dentist and 12 years experience working with children in the Community Dental Service & Eastman Dental Hospital Paediatric Department.

“Having worked in specialist settings for several years, I have gained wide experience in all areas of Paediatric Dentistry including extensive experience of provision of treatment under dental sedation and management of clinically or behaviourally challenging patients.”

Dr Tanya completed an MSc in Paediatric Dentistry at Eastman Dental Institute UCL, which has allowed her to further enhance her knowledge base and remain abreast of the most recent developments in paediatric dentistry.

Dr Tanya is a proud mother to 5 children aged 4 to 15 and enjoys helping mothers in guiding their kids on their journey to oral health; she can identify with the concerns and worries parents may have, as well as understand children on their level to ensure smooth, calm appointments.

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Dr. Karina PenteadoPaediatric Dentist

Dr. Karina Penteado

Paediatric Dentist

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.

Chelsea Clinic

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Paediatric Dentist

Dr. Dania SiddikConsultant in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr. Dania Siddik

Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

FDS RCS Ed 2016, Fellow HEA 2015, MP Paed Dent, RCS Ed 2011, MFDS RCS Eng 2005, Dip Clin Dent Sc UCL 2005, IQE 2005

Dr Dania Siddik is a Consultant Paediatric Dentist based in London. She specialises in the management of dental injuries, sedation and general anaesthesia for anxious children and oral surgery.

After graduating from the Universite Saint Joseph, Lebanon in 1999, Dr.Siddik completed three years of training in the field of Paediatric and Community Dentistry. After moving to London, she undertook an additional Diploma in Clinical Dental Sciences at the Eastman Dental Institute and was awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Dr Siddik gained invaluable experience working in the Paediatric Dental Department at the Eastman Dental Institute and in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Barts and The London and Homerton Hospitals. She undertook specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Barts and the London Hospital.

In addition to practising clinical dentistry, Dr Siddik also held a position teaching both undergraduates and post-graduates at the King’s College University Paediatric Dentistry Department.

Dr. Khushbu PatelPaediatric Dentist

Dr. Khushbu Patel

Paediatric Dentist

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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. Zoi TzelepiPaediatric Dentist

Dr. Zoi Tzelepi

Paediatric Dentist

DDS, DDent Paediatric Dentistry Certificate, Special Care Dentistry

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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 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 speciality 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 has been registered with the General Dental Council (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 a 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.

Children's Orthodontist - Dr Steffen Decker

Dr. Steffen DeckerOrthodontist

Dr. Steffen Decker

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS, MAS in Lingual Orthodontics, Program Director MSc in Dento-facial Orthodontics

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Dr Steffen Decker, our orthodontic specialist, says he is fortunate and grateful to have orthodontics as a profession and finds it uniquely rewarding. A good orthodontist must possess several attributes; a keen eye for angles and spatial relationship, good listening and communication skills and the ability to balance theoretical and practical concerns.

He has completed his primary dental training and his specialist training in Freiburg Germany and in Switzerland. He is well trained in interceptive early treatment starting at the age of 7 and has completed over 2700 cases in early intervention in his 12 years of practice.
From classical functional devices like twin block to more modern approaches like Invisalign First or fixed options like metal/ceramic braces – he is able to choose the best solution for each childs orthodontic needs.

His passion for invisible treatment options like Invisalign and lingual braces and his expertise is unrivalled. Dr Steffen enjoys teaching and lecturing all over the world in the field of orthodontics. In 2017 he was awarded world number 1 lingual Incognito Provider.
As a dedicated parent to three boys himself he knows how to establish rapport with children and developed a practice philosophy that involves patients in his or her own treatment, which contributes to great patient compliance and excellent results.

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.

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.

Dr. SurajOral Surgeon

Dr. Suraj

Oral Surgeon

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.

Dr. David RaickovicOrthodontist

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.

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. Jasmine Cachia MintoffPaediatric Dentist

Dr. Jasmine Cachia Mintoff

Paediatric Dentist

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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.

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

Dental Nurses

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Natalia Eszrych

Natalia Eszrych

Dental Nurse

Maria Shipor

Maria Shipor

Dental Nurse

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Kids Dentist Lulia

Iulia Odnorig

Iulia Odnorig

Dental Nurse

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Gabriele Vysniauskaite

Gabriele Vysniauskaite

Dental Nurse

Agnieszka Hudowicz

Agnieszka Hudowicz

Dental Nurse

Teodora Chirvase

Teodora Chirvase

Dental Nurse

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Teodora has joined Happy Kids Dental in October 2020 and is the newest member of the team.

She has started her dental nursing career at the end of 2014 and has passed her National Diploma Level 3 in Dental nursing in 2016. Since then she has been very keen on progressing in her career as she enjoys every aspect of dental nursing. Outside of work Teodora is a very sociable person, enjoys travelling and loves spending time with friends and family.

Jolanta Monika Swiadek

Jolanta Monika Swiadek

Dental Nurse

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Olga Aryan

Olga Aryan

Dental Nurse

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Kamila Gladys

Kamila Gladys

Dental Nurse

Reception

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Hannah Donovan

Hannah Donovan

Receptionist

Kirsty Giles

Kirsty Giles

Receptionist

Joanna Khmoro

Joanna Khmoro

Receptionist

Sacha Johnson

Sacha Johnson

Receptionist

Lucy Kearsey

Lucy Kearsey

Receptionist

Treatment Coordination

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Dorina Vulpe

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

Rhea Wheawell

Rhea Wheawell

Treatment Coordinator

Rhea is part of our reception team and has been with Happy Kids Dental Chelsea since they opened their doors in February 2019.

One of Rhea’s first jobs was working at a sport centre, leading children’s birthday parties and coaching summer schemes. Rhea has always enjoyed working with children because she finds it so rewarding to help them learn and grow – and she thinks it a lot of fun too!

After graduating university with an English Literature Degree, Rhea found herself working at a dental practice. Now with almost 5 years experience under her belt, she thoroughly enjoys being part of the Happy Kids Dental Team; combining her dental knowledge, passion for delivering high customer service and enthusiasm of working with kids.

In her spare time Rhea loves watching movies and taking her dog Winston for a walk.

Dental Therapist London

Georgia Biggs

Georgia Biggs

Patient Experience Coordinator

Georgia loves working with children and has done so now for the past 2 years. Her role at Happy Kids Dental is key to ensuring that children visiting the dentist find it both exciting and enjoyable!

She finds it is important to build a good rapport with parents and carers so they feel as though the practice is a safe,friendly environment to bring their children into. Working in the dental industry she feels it not only means she is making a difference to their oral health but is also giving them fun positive experiences associated with brushing their teeth and going for dental check ups.

Looking after the patients is such an important role for her, ensuring their experience is a happy and exciting one.

Caitlin Cheesman

Caitlin Cheesman

Treatment coordinator

Elizabeth Brohier

Elizabeth Brohier

Treatment coordinator

Admin

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Marta Markheva

Marta Markheva

CEO

Claire Read

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.

Nicola Booth

Nicola Booth

Assistant Practice Manager - Chelsea

Nicola Is the assistant practice manager based in our Chelsea branch and has been with us since June 2018. She has been working in dentistry for 8 years now and enjoys meeting people from all different walks of life.

Starting her career in dentistry as a dental nurse and dental receptionist Nicola really enjoys working with like-minded people who want to meet new faces and help every patient who walks through our doors.

Nicola enjoys travelling, socialising and is very passionate about helping make the environment a greener place, inside and outside the workplace!

Deborah Henry

Deborah Henry

Practice Manager - Marylebone

Our Founders

Happy Kids Dental 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.