The Dental Team

Richard LatchfordRichard Latchford

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 HiraniSunil Hirani

BSc (Lond, 1993), BDS (Lond, 1996), MSc (Lond, 2002), FDS RCS (Eng, 1999), MOrth (2003), FDS (Orth) RCS (Eng, 2005), GCAP (KCL)
Specialistin Orthodontics
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).

Jocelyn MillerJocelyn Miller

BDS (1990) MSc in Implant Dentistry
Dental Surgeon
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.

Nikolas TatarakisNikolas Tatarakis

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. MishraShashi B. Mishra

MFDS RCS (Eng, 2005)
MSc End (Lond, 2004)
BDS (Glasg, 1997)
Specialist in Endodontics
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.

Saroj Prajapati

BDS
MFDS RCS
Ed. MClinDent (Paediatric Dentistry)
Dental Surgeon
GDC No: 206163

Saroj holds a Masters in Paediatric Dentistry (MClinDent) from University of Sheffield and was awarded Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s membership (MFDS RCS Ed). She has worked as a Speciality Paediatric Dentist at the world-famous Great Ormond Street Hospital liaising with 63 other medical specialities for dental treatment of medically complex children as well as a Community Dental Officer at King’s college Hospital, London, providing treatment under local anaesthetic and inhalation sedation.

She has great empathy with children of all ages with over a decade of experience in helping transform anxious children to self-confident adolescents and can provide a full range of paediatric care including root treatment and crowns on baby teeth.

Her achievements include publication of audit projects, presentation of research and clinical case reports at numerous national and international conferences and leading innovation projects to bring about service changes.

Outside work, Saroj is a competitive badminton player, enjoys table tennis and long-distance running, fundraising for children’s hospitals. In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving and is a PADI certified open water scuba diver.

She also enjoys participating in altruistic causes, having founded a sustainable and non-profitable organisation to provide free dental care for less abled children in Mumbai, India.