Caring for the dental health of the Dartford area and beyond!

Our Team


Dr Baber Khan - dentist in bexleyheath

Dr Baber KHAN

BDS (Lond), MSc (Rest), DipRes RCS (Eng), MFGDP RCS (UK)
Principal Dentist

GDC No 85777

Baber qualified from Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2005. He became the Principal dentist of Dartford Road Dental Centre in 2018.

He is the co-owner of Crook Log Dental Practice in Bexleyheath where he has been working since 2007. The same year he was awarded the Ruby Austin Shield for Best Case presentation at the end of his Foundation Year training.

The following year he gained his MFGDP qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Certificate in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. He is a registered member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

In 2012 Baber was accepted as a Foundation Year Trainer, a prestigious position where he is responsible for the in-house training of newly qualified dentists, a position he has held since.

In 2013 he completed his Diploma in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons and was selected as the Dentsply Prize winner for his cohort. The following year he was shortlisted as a Finalist for the Best Young Dentist award held by the prestigious Dentistry Awards.
In 2017 he completed his Master of Science degree in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Leeds.

He has a special interest in advanced Restorative and Cosmetic dentistry. Through his extensive postgraduate training he has honed his skills to provide a specialist level of care to his patients.

In his spare time Baber enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with his family.

Dr Naeem Khaleel

BDS (Cardiff)

GDC No 251706

Naeem qualified with honours from the Cardiff University School of Dentistry in 2014. Following completion of his Foundation Training Naeem continued to work as an associate dentist in London and Kent prior to joining the team at Dartford Road Dental Centre in 2018.

Two years of post-graduate training at King’s College London saw Naeem qualify with a distinction in his post-graduate diploma in Endodontics. He now carries out complex endodontics (root canal treatments), often taking referrals from other practitioners. Naeem is also a certified Invisalign Go provider.

Outside of work Naeem enjoys tennis, hiking and photography. He also has a keen interest in travelling which took him to the peak of Kilimanjaro in 2012.

Dr Claire Louise Culverwell

BSc BDS Dentist

GDC No 185352

Dr Culverwell qualified as a dentist from King’s College London in 2016 but has worked in dentistry since 2005, first training as a dental nurse and working her way up to be a dental hygienist/therapist before deciding to train as a dentist.

During her training, Claire gained many awards and acclamations including:

  • 2009 – Colgate award for highest overall end of year mark
  • 2009 – Dentsply award for outstanding Case Presentation
  • 2009 – Oral B award for highest mark in clinical skills
  • 2016 – Koran Feray Prize for highest mark in end of year Case Presentation
  • 2017 – NHS Health Education England award for best Case Presentation
  • 2017 – National Foundation Dentist of the Year (Royal College of Surgeons)

Claire is passionate about dentistry and strives to provide the very best of care for her patients. She provides all aspects of general dentistry and advanced facial aesthetics, and has an interest in complex periodontal cases. Claire also has a wealth of experience in treating those patients with dental anxiety.

Dr Amie Patel


GDC No 177915

Amie graduated from King’s College London in 2009. In addition to this she has completed the 3 year Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute. This has helped her in delivering the highest standards of patient-centred dental care.

As a general practitioner, Amie is committed to continuing her professional development in order to provide a wide range of treatment options for her patients. Her approach is to focus on health and function, alongside preventative and minimal intervention treatments.

Amie likes to be able to make her patients feel at ease at all times, and to create a positive and comfortable experience.

Dr Lauren Hardwick


GDC No 177965

Lauren graduated in dentistry from the University of Sheffield. She began her dental career initially in general dental practice and then in the hospital-based speciality of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, before returning back to general practice.

During this time Lauren developed an interest in Orthodontics as a result of which she undertook training in Orthodontics. Initially over three years at Kings College London to reach specialist level, where she qualified with a distinction in her Master of Science in Orthodontics.

She also attained the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Furthermore, she was awarded and selected for a short clinical attachment in the Orthodontic department in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Lauren then undertook her Consultant training at Guys’ Hospital.

Lauren provides complex care for Orthodontic patients as a Consultant at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead and Medway Maritime Hospital.

Lauren has been heavily involved in orthodontic research and audits. She has presented her work at National and international conferences, as well as having papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the British Orthodontic Journal.

Lauren also offers specialist ortho services at Crook Log Dental Practice (


Nicola Walker

Dip dental hyg, Dip dent ther, UK Hygienist

GDC No 104308

Nicola began her career in dentistry in 2002 as a dental nurse. In 2006 Nicola went on to qualify as a Hygiene/Therapist from Barts the Royal London University of Medicine and Dentistry gaining a Diploma in Dental Hygiene (with distinction) and a Diploma in Dental Therapy.

Nicola is keen on the study of Periodontology (the health and disease if the gums) which is also her main clinical role in the dental team.

Catherine Mawson

GDC No 141439

Catherine qualified from Kings College Dental Hospital in 2008 with a Distinction in the dual qualification of Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. Catherine has undertaken post-graduation training in the provision of tooth whitening and the treatment of nervous patients in which she takes a particular interest in.

Catherine prides herself on a gentle and empathetic approach and her passion for oral health and prevention of dental disease has meant our patients enjoy a unique service that’s individual focused.

She is particularly interested in the treatment of Periodontal Gum Disease and working with her patients to regain control over their gum health.

In her spare time, Catherine is busy being a mum to twin girls and her son, she enjoys baking and travel.

Veronika Jakovleva

GDC No 108659

Veronika, joined Dartford Road Dental Centre in 2020, while continuing to work at our sister practice in Bexleyheath. Veronika started her dental career in 2004 as a dental nurse and undertook the National Examination for Dental Nurses in 2006. She continued dental nursing for ten years, during which she expanded her role within the practice by obtaining qualifications in both dental radiography and oral health education. She also undertook a number of managerial responsibilities.

In 2014, Veronika continued her career to qualify as a Dental Hygienist & Therapist at Kings College, London and received an award for clinical skills and professionalism during this course.

Admin & Nursing

Louise Bennett

Practice Manager
GDC No 151322

Louise began started her career in Dentistry in 2000, as a Trainee Dental Nurse, having gained the National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2006, she went on to further her education at Kings College Hospital in London, becoming a qualified Oral Health Educator in 2007.

Louise then became more involved with the administrative side of Dentistry, initially as a Receptionist, then as a Personal Assistant and more recently as a Practice Manager, as a Manager Louise achieved a BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Dental Practice Management.

Louise is responsible for the smooth running of the practice and will always strive to ensure that the patient’s journey through their treatment is memorable for all the right reasons.
She also arranges community involvement projects such as delivering Oral Health Education sessions at Local Schools.

In her spare time, Louise is kept busy with her 2 young Children

Beverley Bushell

Head Dental Nurse

GDC No 207326

Bev has worked hard at Dartford Road Dental Centre for over 15 years, she has witnessed a lot of changes in the time and says that she loves that we can now offer a full range of Dental Treatment to our patients, all under on roof. Bev wanted to become a Dental Nurse because she loves caring for all our patients and helping to reassure particularly nervous patients.

Agne Smaile

Dental Nurse

GDC No 276016

Agne qualified in 2018, before joining us in 2019. She wanted to become a Dental Nurse to work as part of a team to help patients through their treatment. In her spare time, Agne enjoys going to the gym and being with her family.

Rebecca Bennett

Dental Nurse

Becky is a fabulous part of our team, always keen to help out wherever she can in the practice, you may find her in the surgery, working closely with our Clinicians or at Reception, helping patients as they move through their treatment journey. Becky is kept busy by her young son and new baby daughter.

Cassie Morton

Dental Nurse

GDC No 151672

Cassie qualified as a Dental Nurse at The Eastman Dental Hospital, London in 2006. She has been with Dartford Road Dental Centre since 2016 and can be found at Reception and in the surgery supporting our patients through their treatment journey. When not at work Cassie enjoys socialising with friends, spending time with her children and running.

Lilu Hes

Dental Nurse

GDC No 287025

Lilu joined our practice in August 2020, having qualified as a Dental Nurse in November 2019. Lilu became a Dental Nurse as she loves helping people. She loves seeing the positive reaction of patients when they see their new, improved smiles for the first time after their treatment. In her spare time Lilu loves to socialise with her friends.

Krasimira Zhekova

Dental Nurse

GDC No 292089

Kris has recently joined us as Dartford Road Dental Centre, she is enjoying working as part our team and getting to know our lovely, loyal patients. Kris is incredibly patient-focused and will always try to help our patients and team in any ways she can. When not at work, Kris loves spending time with her husband and young daughter.

Sophie Yates

Sophie Yates


Sophie is our Front of House Receptionist at Dartford Road Dental Centre, having joined us in June 2021. Sophie is always ready to help our lovely team and amazing patients, with a smile on her face. Sophie enjoys learning new skills and building upon her previous Dental Reception experience. In her spare time, our lovely Sophie likes to socialise with her friends and spend time with family.