All our staff adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".
BSc (Brunel, 1972), DGDP (UK, 1993), LDS RCS (Eng, 1977), MSc (Lond, 1995), BDS (Lond, 1977)
(Specialist in Prosthodontics)
GDC No. 51196
Richard is a highly experienced restorative practitioner and Specialist in Prosthodontics. Richard now specialises in implantology and the reconstruction of complex cases. The number of cases and the need to simplify the procedures while maximising the appearance, has involved Richard undertaking both surgical and restorative phases of implant treatment. This has meant an increase in single stage cases, often with immediate replacement of natural teeth. This reduces the number of surgical procedures and bone loss with a concomitant improvement in appearance. Richard has a wide experience in the rehabilitation of complex trauma and osteotomy cases working with several Consultant Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgeons.
Dr Sunil Hirani
BSc (Lond, 1993), BDS (Lond, 1996), MSc (Lond, 2002), FDS RCS (Eng, 1999), MOrth (2003), FDS (Orth) RCS (Eng, 2005), GCAP (KCL)
GDC No. 72309
Sunil graduated from Guy's Hospital, London, England in 1996. He has a Master's degree in Orthodontics and is a Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of England and holds a Membership in Orthodontics from the RCS, awarded in 2003, and FDS (Orth) in 2005 (obtained first place in the UK).
Sunil treats all types of dental irregularity and his specialist interests are hypodontia (missing teeth), lingual braces (hidden braces fitted on the inside of the teeth) and child and adult orthodontics. Sunil has significant experience working with different specialists to achieve the first class results that patients deserve. A good sense of humour and attention to detail is ensured so that children and adults will receive the highest standard of care in a multi-disciplinary environment.
Sunil has published articles in leading journals such as the Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, European Journal of Orthodontics, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontic Update. He has trained, lectured and presented research to other dentists and orthodontists in the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA. Sunil is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, committee member of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society, European Orthodontic Society, World Federation of Orthodontists and American Association of Orthodontists. He is on the editorial board of Private Dentistry and Orthodontic Practice magazines. He also sits as a committee member on the British Lingual Orthodontic Society (BLOS) and Milton Keynes British Dental Association (BDA).
BDS (1990) MSc in Implant Dentistry
GDC No. 66195
Jocelyn graduated from Guy’s Hospital in 1990, followed by hospital appointments in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery rising to Registrar level in the management of complex trauma and reconstructive cases. In 1993, Jocelyn went into general practice developing an interest in the management of the compromised dentition and subsequently went on to study Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital. This was followed by further study and research at Guy’s Hospital leading to the award of an MSc in Implant Dentistry in 2001. Jocelyn maintains and develops a special interest in aesthetic, restorative and implant dentistry.
DipDS, Cert (Perio), MS (USA)
Clinical Research Fellow at the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
Specialist in Periodontics
GDC No. 215633
Dr Tatarakis trained at the University of Athens, and qualified as a dentist in 2005. He worked as an associate in a Periodontal specialist practice and in the Oral Medicine clinic of Andreas Syngros Hospital. In 2008, following his military service as a dentist in the Greek Air Force, he was admitted to the University of Michigan, USA where he completed a comprehensive three-year specialty program in Periodontology obtaining a Certificate and a Master's degree.
In 2011, Dr Tatarakis received a prestigious clinical and research scholarship by the International Team for Implantology and spent one year at the Unit of Periodontology of the Eastman Dental Institute in London. In the meantime, he completed the necessary examinations and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Between 2012-2016, he held Clinical Teaching and Research Associate positions at the Eastman Dental Institute, supervising graduate students and conducting clinical research. He is currently a staff member of the newly founded Centre for Oral Clinical Research of the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. Nikolas holds memberships of professional and educational associations in periodontics and implants, and lectures and publishes in these fields.
Nikolas accepts referrals that require the diagnosis and management of the whole spectrum of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions, including oral plastic and regenerative procedures as well as for implant surgery.
Shashi B. Mishra
MFDS RCS (Eng, 2005)
MSc End (Lond, 2004)
BDS (Glasg, 1997)
GDC No. 72950
Shashi qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1997 and after general practice and oral maxillofacial surgery appointments in and around Manchester, joined the Army where he served for over eleven years in the Royal Army Dental Corps. During his time he served in various locations across the UK and deployed to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He completed the Masters endodontic program from the Eastman Dental Institute with distinction after which he was responsible for UK Armed Forces endodontic equipment, materials, training and service delivery. Shashi is a Specialist in Endodontics and his interest in the clinical aspects of both non-surgical and surgical endodontics is enhanced with keen enthusiasm for teaching and education. He has presented widely and delivered hands-on courses nationally and overseas and relishes the opportunity for more from undergraduate and vocational trainees to experience general and specialist practitioners of all disciplines.
DDS (2011, Thessaloniki, Greece)
Cert. Special Care Dentistry (2015, Eastman Dental Institute)
DDent Paediatric Dentistry (2015-2018 Eastman Dental Institute)
GDC No. 216713
Zoi completed her undergraduate training in Greece and obtained her dental degree in 2011 from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a grade that ranked 6th among the graduates of her year. Following her graduation she started offering volunteer dental treatment in a centre for the care of children with disabilities in Greece, before relocating to the UK in order to continue with her postgraduate education.
In 2014 Zoi attended a course in the field of special care dentistry and obtained the Certificate in Special Care Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Institute in June 2015. Subsequently, she was accepted at the Eastman Dental Institute where she continued with her Specialty training in Paediatric Dentistry, currently in her second year of a comprehensive 3-year programme including sessions of treatment under inhalation sedation and general anaesthetic as well as dental research.
Zoi is registered with the GDC since October 2011 and has been working in practice since then. She is also a member of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) and has been attending seminars and conferences related to the field of Paediatric Dentistry over the years. Zoi is looking forward to registration as a Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry next year.
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene (1988)
GDC No. 3579
Julia started her career as a Dental Nurse and qualified at University College Hospital. She then studied dental hygiene at Guy's Dental Hospital in 1987. She held the position of Company Hygienist at Unilever Head Office for five years before dividing her time with their research site in Colmworth. Julia has worked at Latchford and Latchford for the last twenty years, now taking a special interest in the treatment of complex restorative cases.
All our nurses are highly experienced with additional qualifications, allowing them to be more involved with patient treatment. We strongly believe in promoting and training all our staff.
Qualified Dental Nurses
Our reception and admin staff are widely experienced and are able to direct any questions to the appropriate clinician.