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.


Dr N S Bhuva

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


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


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 Sheetal Naidu


Sheetal gained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) at the University of Manchester in 2005 and then spent several years working in busy dental practices in Essex and Kent. In 2007, she completed her examination to gain Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF).

She is currently undertaking a postgraduate specialist training pathway in Endodontics at Guys, Kings & St Thomas Hospital, London. Her practice is limited to Endodontics, and she divides her time between her hospital role and working in private practice managing endodontic cases. Patients can be assured of the highest standards of professional care.

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


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).


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 A Frontera
> DDS (Rome)


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


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


Mrs S Hickey
Practice Manager