Our Team

Finance

At Dartford Road Dental, we believe that quality dental care should be affordable to as many patients as possible. That is why we have options available to help spread the cost.

Dentists

Dr Baber Khan Principal Dentist
GDC: 85777

Dr Baber Khan

Principal Dentist
BDS (Lond), MSc (Res), MCGDent, DipMFGDP, DipRes Dent RCS (Eng)
GDC: 85777
Special interest: Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

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 has been a registered member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Royal College of Surgeons of England for over 10 years.

In 2012, Baber was accepted as a Foundation Year Trainer, a prestigious position where he was responsible for the in-house training of newly qualified dentists, a position he held until 2019. He has helped train many highly successful dentists including two winners of the Royal College of Surgeons Foundation Dentist of the Year.

In 2013, he completed his Diploma in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons and was selected as the Dentsply Gold medalist. The following year, he was shortlisted as a Finalist for the Best Young Dentist award held by the prestigious Dentistry Awards.

In 2017, Baber 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. He continues to attend courses and conferences around the world.

Through his extensive postgraduate training, he has honed his skills to provide a specialist level of care to his patients, having treated hundreds of patients in improving their dental health and smiles.

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

Dr Naeem Khaleel Dentist
GDC: 251706

Dr Naeem Khaleel

Dentist
BDS (Cardiff) PGDip Endo
GDC: 251706
Special interest: Endodontic

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 postgraduate training at King’s College London saw Naeem qualify with a distinction in his postgraduate diploma in Endodontics. He now carries out complex endodontics (root canal treatments), enabling him to carry out complex root canal treatments.

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 Zainab Naseer Dentist
GDC: 270775

Dr Zainab Naseer

Dentist
GDC: 270775

Dr Naseer joined our team in 2021 having graduated from Liverpool Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in 2017. She has a passion for both general and cosmetic dentistry, continually striving to update her knowledge and enhance her skills to offer the best possible service to her patients. Dr Naseer is patient and reassuring by nature, calming even the most nervous of patients throughout their treatment. In her spare time, Zainab enjoys socialising with friends.

Dr Tosin Ogidan Dentist
GDC: 265693

Dr Tosin Ogidan

Dentist
GDC: 265693

Tosin graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2016 and has recently joined the Dartford Road Dental Centre family.

She enjoys the variety that comes with being a general practitioner and the fact that she gets to connect with a wide range of people every day, which is well-suited to her bubbly and friendly personality.

Since qualifying, Tosin has particularly enjoyed the positive impact aesthetic and restorative dentistry can have on her patients. She therefore chose to build on her clinical skills through further study and has developed a love for creating natural, beautiful smiles using tools such as Invisalign and whitening.

Tosin always puts her patients’ best interests first. This combined with her gentle demeanor and keen eye for detail allows her to consistently provide high-quality treatment. She believes it is important for every patient to be involved in the planning process so treatment is well-tailored to each individual’s personal needs and preferences.

When she’s not at work, Tosin enjoys spending time with friends, keeping fit at the gym and, when the weather is nice, she enjoys roller skating outdoors. She also loves music and plays the piano and alto saxophone.

Dr Wassim Chawich Prosthodontist Specialist
GDC: 83862

Dr Wassim Chawich

Prosthodontist Specialist
DDS, IQE, MFDS RCS Eng, MClinDent in Prosthodontics, MRD RCS Eng
GDC: 83862

Wassim graduated in 1993. He then worked in various hospitals and dental practices. His experience in the UK included a Senior House Officer and then a Staff Grade jobs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery departments.

He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and then obtained a Certificate in Surgical & Prosthodontic Implantology from the Eastman Dental Institute – UCL.

In 2012 Wassim completed a specialist training programme in Prosthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute – UCL, at the end of this four-year part-time course Wassim obtained a Master of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics and a Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Wassim is currently registered on the General Dental Council Specialist List as a Prosthodontist Specialist.

As a Prosthodontist Specialist Wassim provides simple and complex prosthodontic treatment including full mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry and removable prostheses and has a special interest in Oral Surgery.

Wassim accepts referrals for prosthodontic assessment and treatment and for implants including all their related surgical procedures including:

  • Sinus Lifts
  • Block Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Grafts
  • Lower jaw nerve repositioning

He regularly carries out sedation (oral and intravenous) to treat nervous patients.

Dr Karisma Uppal Dentist
GDC: 11520

Dr Karisma Uppal

Dentist
GDC: 11520

Karisma Joined our amazing team of Dentists in April 2024

Hygienists

Veronika Jakovleva Hygiene Therapist
GDC: 108659

Veronika Jakovleva

Hygiene Therapist
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2016
GDC: 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 qualified as a Dental Hygienist & Therapist at King’s College, London, and received an award for clinical skills and professionalism during this course.

In 2022 Veronika completed a Facial Aesthetics course and is now able to provide our patients with anti wrinkle treatments, including fillers.

Julia Zhu Hygienist
GDC: 283948

Julia Zhu

Hygienist
GDC: 283948

Julia qualified as a Hygiene Therapist from the University of Manchester and has been a favourite with her patients ever since. Julia is very calming and shows genuine compassion to her patients, she endeavours to ensure all patients leave their appointment knowing how to achieve good oral health at home. Julia joined the practice in 2021 and is already a valued member of our amazing team. In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending her spare time looking after her two house rabbits.

Rochelle Byron Hygienist
GDC: 279368

Rochelle Byron

Hygienist
GDC: 279368

Bio coming soon …

Sharmila Gurung Hygienist
GDC: 11520

Sharmila Gurung

Hygienist
GDC: 11520

Sharmila joined our team in March 2024.

Sharmila works on a Tuesday and is an asset to our growing Hygiene team.

Admin & Nursing

Louise Bennett Business Development Manager
GDC: 151322

Louise Bennett

Business Development Manager
GDC: 151322

Louise began her career in Dentistry in 2000, as a Trainee Dental Nurse. She gained the National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2006, and went on to further her education at King’s 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. She now also manages the business and social media side of our practice.

When she can, Louise gets involved in community projects such as delivering oral health education sessions at local schools.

In her spare time, Louise is kept busy with her two young children.

Ellie Soreata Trainee Practice Manager

Ellie Soreata

Trainee Practice Manager

Ellie joined our team in January 2023 as our full time receptionist. She always provides a warm and friendly welcome when you enter our practice.

She had worked as a medical receptionist in London Bridge prior to joining us and is a great asset to our team.

After a year of reception duties, Management graduate, Ellie has strengthened her career prospects and has been promoted to the position of Trainee Practice Manager with the great support of Louise and the team.

Ellie 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.

Outside of work, Ellie’s hobbies include socialising with friends and family and taking her dog for walks.

Beverley Bushell Head Dental Nurse
GDC: 207326

Beverley Bushell

Head Dental Nurse
GDC: 207326

Beverley our head dental nurse has worked hard at Dartford Road Dental Centre since 2005. 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 one roof.

Beverley wanted to become a Dental Nurse because she loves caring for all our patients and helping to reassure particularly nervous patients.

In her spare time, Bev enjoys going to the theatre with family and friends and playing with her new puppy Mable.

Cassie Morton Dental Nurse / Receptionist
GDC: 151672

Cassie Morton

Dental Nurse / Receptionist
GDC: 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 often be found both 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 two children and going to the gym.

Rizawana Begum Betageri Dental Nurse
GDC: 303874

Rizawana Begum Betageri

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
GDC: 303874

Rizawana joined our amazing team in September of 2023 and has worked hard to support our clinical team and look after our patients during their visits to the practice.

Rizawana, qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2022, then moving on to qualify as an assessor, before deciding that she missed working closely with patients and returning to life in practice.  In her spare time, Rizawana likes to spend time with her young family.

Amirah Saumtally Dental Nurse / Receptionist

Amirah Saumtally

Dental Nurse / Receptionist

Amirah joined our practice in September 2022. You will always find a big smile on Amirah’s face when visiting us!

Her hobbies include painting, going to the gym and travelling as much as she can!

Sylvia Shrestha Dental Nurse

Sylvia Shrestha

Dental Nurse

Sylvia joined our team in July 2023 as a Trainee Dental Nurse.

She has just completed her A levels and is due to complete her Dental Nurse course in September 2024.

Sylvia’s interests are socialising with friends and family, when she isn’t studying hard! Sylvia also loves to cook and experiment in new recipes.

 

Alex Elisak Receptionist

Alex Elisak

Receptionist

Alex joined our reception team in February 2024. Alex has a friendly, calm nature and makes our patients feel very welcome when they visit our practice.

Cameron Morris-Scrace Receptionist

Cameron Morris-Scrace

Receptionist

Cameron joined our practice in July 2023 as a full-time receptionist.

Cameron has previous reception experience at a high-branch hotel locally placed in the Dartford area.

In his spare time, Cameron enjoys gaming and spending time with his fiancée.

 

Get in touch

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Visit the Practice

39 Dartford Rd, Dartford, Kent DA1 3EG

When to visit

We have early opening hours!
Mon - Thurs 8:15am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:15am - 1:45pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:45pm (appointment only)

By Bus: Bus numbers 96 and 428 stop directly outside the practice.
By Car: There is ample street parking nearby.