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our team

Our highly trained and dedicated dental team is there for you.
If you have any questions regarding any aspect of your dental care
please feel free to ask and we will always be happy to help.

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Dr N S Bhuva
> BDS (Hons) LDS RCS DRD

Principal Dentist

Naresh Bhuva qualified with an honours degree at Guy’s Hospital, London in 1979. After an initial spell in hospital work he has been in general practice for a period of 24 years working around west and north west London. In 1986 he moved to Oxford Street W1 where he practiced for twenty years. His practice was nominated for Denplan practice of the year three years running from 2001-2004 by his patients. With Bhuva Dental Care his aspirations have come to fruition. He has combined a calm relaxed environment, where dentistry is never stressful, with a specialist and alternative therapy centre. Dr Bhuva has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and keeps abreast of all new advances and developments in this field.

Dr Alodia Wojcik
> BDS.LDS.RCS.

Dentist

Dr Alodia Wojcik brings with her over 35 years of experience. She is passionate about dentistry and regulary attends courses throughout the UK. Her latest achievements include a certificate from the Eastman Dental Institute in advanced aesthetics and a certificate for Invisalign. (invisible braces). She is also a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr Gareth Thomas
> BDS

Dentist

Dr Gareth Thomas is a practicing Dentist & Complementary Therapist. He holds a Diploma in Stress Therapy from the Association of Stress Therapists. Apart from Practicing Stress Therapy he is also a Crystal and Energy Healer and Bach Flower Practitioner as well as tutor in all of these therapies. He is a member of several complementary therapy organisations and has an active role in setting and maintaining National Standards in Stress Therapy and Crystal and Energy Healing in the UK. Acting as Conventional Medicine Coordinator for these organisations, he works towards bridging the gap of understanding between Energy Medicine and Conventional Medicine. He has 8 years experience as a practicing complementary therapist and 19 years as a dentist. Apart from working with people generally, he has a particular interest in the use of complimentary medicine in some areas of dentistry, e.g. tooth grinding (bruxism), TMJ complaints, periodontal disease, occlusal disharmony and in prevention. He also works closely with anxious dental patients, having put in place a complete programme that addresses both the dental and anxiety needs of the patient.

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Dr David Jones
> BDentSci(Hons) (Glasg) BDS (Glasg)(Commendation) MFDS (Glasg)

Endodontist

Dr David Jones studied dentistry in his home town, at the University of Glasgow, and graduated with commendation in 2005, having already achieved an intercalated BDentSci (Hons) in anatomical science in 2003.

Following graduation, Dr Jones moved to London, working in the community dental service followed by hospital training positions in oral surgery, restorative dentistry, paediatric dentistry, oral medicine and dental radiology. He was accepted as a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MFDS RCPS) in 2009.

Following his hospital roles, Dr Jones worked in general dental practice in West London, where he developed his interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and decided to pursue specialist training in this field. In 2010 he entered the specialist training programme in endodontics at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London.

His practice is now limited to endodontics, and he divides his time between his hospital role and working in private practice managing endodontic problems in patients referred to him by other dentists. Dr Jones is a member of the British Society of Endodontics.

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Dr Mishal K Sachdev
> BDS (Hons). MJDF RCS (Eng), MCLin Dent Perio, MRD RCS (Eng), M(Rest Dent) RCPS(Glasg)

Periodontist

Mish qualified from Guy’s Hospital with honours. He then worked in various oral and maxillo-facial surgery departments including Bromley, Sidcup, Orpington and King college London hospitals. He has completed his MJDF qualification from the Royal College Of Surgeons. This was followed by several positions in general practice.

Thereafter he completed the 3-year specialist training focusing on Periodontology and Implant dentistry at the Eastman dental institute and gained the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He was also awarded a distinction for his Masters in Clinical Dentistry and a Certificate in Periodontology by the European Federation of Periodontology (www.efp.org). He has published in peer-reviewed journals and lectured nationally and internationally.

Dr Sachdev accepts referrals for gum and dental implant assessments and treatments from dentists in South London and central London area, and would be please to see you at Bhuva Dental Care.

Dr Erika Ruiz-Mealin
> BDS (col) IQE (uk) MJDF MSc Motho (rcse).

Orthodontist

Dr Erika Ruiz-Mealin qualified as a dentist in 1997 and after a few years in dental practice she moved to London where she gained a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF 2009). Dr Erika Ruiz-Mealin qualified with a MSc in Orthodontics from the Eastman Dental Hospital of University of London (2008) and Membership in Orthodontics from The Royal College of Surgeons of England (2009) and is an active member of the Specialist group of the British Orthodontic Society and the European Orthodontic Society.

Dr Ektor Grammatopoulos
> BDS MFDS RCPSG MPHIL MORTH RCS(Ed) FDS(Orth) RCS(Ed)

Specialist and Consultant in Orthodontics

Ektor gained the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Newcastle in 2004. Following further training in Restorative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he started his specialist orthodontic training in 2007 and consultant training in 2010. He now works part-time as a Consultant in Orthodontics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and part-time in specialist orthodontic practice. As a Consultant, he enjoys clinical teaching and supervision of postgraduate dentists training to become orthodontists and trainee orthodontic consultants. In hospital, he is involved in treating complex and multi-disciplinary cases. As an orthodontist he has special interests in optimal smile aesthetics, non-extraction treatment and providing high quality and efficient adult orthodontic treatment.

His work has been awarded a variety of distinguished prizes and awards from a number of highly recognised professional societies such as the European Orthodontic Society, British Orthodontic Society, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and British Society of Dental Research, including the European Orthodontic Society W.J.B. Houston Research Award.

He is experienced in the treatment of all patients, from those with the most mild to the most severe needs with all modern techniques, including lingual systems (Incognito) and mini-implants.

Away from his clinical work he enjoys long-distance running, including marathons and half-marathons, tennis, water-skiing and wake-boarding.

Dr A Frontera
> DDS (Rome)

Dentist

Dr Alfonso Frontera is one of the few Italian dentists living and practicing in London. He qualified "Cum Laude" in 1992 from "La Sapienza" University in Rome and practiced for several years in Rome and the surrounding areas. During this time he completed his training attending regularly the departments of Endodontics and Prosthodontics at prestigious Columbia University in New York. In 2002 he moved to London where he worked as an associate in some high profile private practices in the West End, such as Dentexcel in Harley street and Boots Dentalcare in Kensington.

Ava Katics
> Registered with CSP HPC AACP ACPSM

Physiotherapist

Ava Katics specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist has over 20 years experience of treating a wide range of physiotherapy problems.

Ava is a Performance Matrix consultant, an AACP registered acupuncturist with post-graduate qualifications in musculoskeletal manipulative therapy, sports physiotherapy, clinical Pilates and yoga. Ava worked at an established Harley Street clinic for 5 years and was the lead physiotherapist on numerous productions in the West End and on National and International tours. Including Batman Live the World Arena tour, Royal Opera House and National Theatre productions to name a few.

Ava has extensive experience of treating musculoskeletal conditions from work related disorders and spinal problems to post-operative and sport injury rehabilitation in professional athletes. She draws on her experience of working with professional dancers and athletes to rehabilitate acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries in all individuals. She likes to get to the root of the problem and provides effective injury treatment to relieve pain and creates exercise programmes to restore muscle balance, improve performance and prevent injury.

Ava is always happy to discuss your problem please telephone 07977 431364 or email nsbhuva@bhuvadentalcare.co.uk

Dr J Rosen
BDS

Dentist

Mrs S Hickey
Practice Manager