“To all at Bush Dentist, many thanks for the good job you have done. Thank you all. Don’t ever change!”
The team here includes 5 experienced Dental Surgeons, most have worked at The Bush Dental Clinic for over 10 years. We also have a specialist Oral Surgeon and Implantologist.
Dr Neela PatelPrincipal Dental Surgeon
Dr Ashik PatelPrincipal Dental Surgeon
Dr Sharmi PatelDentist and Implant Surgeon
Dr Zaman MirzaAssociate Dental Surgeon
Nirav VarsaniDental Surgeon
Dr Vishan PatelDental Surgeon
Dr.Marc LlaquetDental Surgeon
Dr Maria RetzepiSpecialist Periodontist & Implants
Layla JavanmardiDental Nurse
Rebecca NeedhamDental Nurse
Lisa CrackDental Nurse
Fasia BaigDental Nurse
Baylee CottolDental Nurse/Receptionist
Hamida BegumTrainee Dental Nurse
Stacey CottolPractice Manager
Lisa HeaneyDental Nurse/Receptionist
Dr Neela Patel
BDS (LOND), LDS RCS (ENG)
GDC No. 65041
Neela qualified at Guy’s Dental Hospital, London in 1989 and is a member of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeon’s, London.
Having a caring, sympathetic nature and a wealth of experience of 30 years, Neela enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a passion for complicated restorative cases, removable and fixed restorations including implant work, root treatments, tooth whitening and children’s dentistry.
Neela has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry including smile design and cosmetic orthodontics. She is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is an Invisalign Full certified member. She enjoys keeping up to date with modern techniques and materials by attending postgraduate courses and conferences.
Together with her husband, Dr Ashik Patel, have also set up a large Orthodontic Clinic in Hitchin.
Neela is a keen skier and enjoys hiking in the French Alps. Outside work she enjoys yoga and is a keen gardener. Neela is a passionate cook and enjoys baking. She has also embarked on a dental charity mission to Kenya and Malawi treating deprived children and adults.
With the vast stresses of modern life, she enjoys keeping fit and healthy living.
Dr Ashik Patel
GDC No. 64505
Dr Ashik Patel is originally from Bolton, Lancashire. Graduated from Guys Hospital, London in 1989.
Ashik and his wife Dr Neela Patel set up The Bush Dental Clinic, some 28 years ago, in 1992 and in 2003 relocated the Clinic to where it is now in a purpose built, state of the art dental practice. The building project and design was project managed personally.
Ashik is a member Full member of the BACD (British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) and the BDA (British Dental Association). He is an active member of the LDC (Local Dental Committee) since 1992. Although, not at present, Ashik has been a VT (Vocational Trainee) trainer. Ashik has pursued his passion for quality and excellence, with a special interest in Cosmetic dentistry, prosthetics, restorative aspects of Implantology and full mouth reconstruction. He particularly enjoys treating the complicated aged dentition.
Ashik has two sons, Vinai 21 studying Economics at the LSE and Vishan 24 who has recently graduated from Bristol University doing Dentistry. The plans are for Vishan to join the practice in 2020.
As a family they enjoy travelling and are keen skiers, as well as active supporters of Liverpool Football Club!
Dr Sharmi Patel
BDS (University of Birmingham)
MJDF (Royal College of Surgeons, England)
MSc Implant Dentistry (University of Warwick)
GDC No. 83880
Sharmi graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2004. She joined Bush Dental Clinic in 2014, following a decade of successful practice in Northamptonshire and the West Midlands.
Sharmi is at the cutting edge of the profession and highly trained in the latest developments and techniques in dentistry. She has undertaken extensive postgraduate training to attain clinical excellence in her practice. Sharmi was awarded membership to the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England, in 2007. She has also successfully completed a three-years master’s degree in the field of Implant Dentistry, at the University of Warwick. Her impressive skills and ability lead to her being selected to work in a regional West Midlands implant referral and training centre. In addition, Sharmi has been working in specialist orthodontic practice providing fully comprehensive orthodontic treatments to adults and children since 2014. She works under the mentorship of a consultant orthodontist to provide gold standard outcomes.
Sharmi is very popular with her patients because of her empathetic bedside manner and desire to always put her patient’s well-being first. She has a wealth of experience in NHS and private general dental practice.
Sharmi enjoys working with patients to help enhance their smile and self-confidence through cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. She strongly believes the greatest fulfilment as a dentist comes through helping patients understand what’s feasible and working with them to achieve their aspirations, through a simple treatment or a complex rehabilitation. She always involves patients in decisions about their treatment so that they feel relaxed and empowered about the choices they make. Sharmi’s aim is to get patients to look forward to attending their next dental appointment!
Outside of work, Sharmi is kept very busy with her two young children. She is a keen traveller, enjoys reading and keeping fit
Dr Zaman Mirza
GDC No. 191754
Zaman graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2010. Following an initial year within full time General Dental Practice, Zaman has completed several hospital-based positions within specialist Restorative and Paediatric Dentistry departments at Kings College Dental Institute.
Subsequent to this, Zaman has gained extensive experience across several Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery units, most recently at the Royal London Hospital regional Trauma Centre; developing a range of skills in managing patients suffering from head and neck trauma to those being diagnosed with cancer. Alongside these posts, Zaman has completed his membership examinations to join the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012.
Zaman has developed skills in treating anxious patients with the use of sedation as well as those with complex medical backgrounds. Zaman has an interest in surgical Dentistry and promotes an ethos of minimally invasive, preventative Dentistry. Zaman ensures he can provide good quality evidence-based care by regularly attending national and international dental conferences. Outside of Dentistry, Zaman spends time with his friends and family socialising and enjoys keeping fit, cycling and running.
BDS (LOND) MJDF
GDC No. 252460
Dr Vishan Patel
GDC No. 283464
Dr Vishan Patel was born in London and graduated from the University of Bristol.
Vishan is a charming, enthusiastic, friendly and caring professional who prides himself on making his patients feel relaxed and calm when under his care. His pain free approach to dentistry gives his patients an overwhelming sense of confidence in his abilities.
Vishan has a kind and empathetic nature helping to make dental treatment an easier and more enjoyable experience. He focuses much of his attention on the prevention of dental disease rather than just treatment, empowering his patients with the tools to maintain a healthy mouth.
When not working, Vishan loves to cook (and eat!), spend time with the family and watch Liverpool, the best team in the world!
DDs, MSc, PhD Special interest in Endodontics
GDC No. 162816
Following graduation, Dr. Llaquet was accepted on the 3-year European Master’s programme of Endodontics at the same University, which he successfully completed in 2016.
Concurrently, he also successfully completed a 2-year Master’s Degree in Research in Dentistry at the same University.
Following these 2 degrees, Dr. Llaquet was offered a teaching post as Professor in the International University of Catalonia giving classes to the students on the Master’s programme.
Dr. Llaquet is currently an Associate Professor of the Endodontics Department of UIC whilst at the same time, is working as an Endodontist in 3 prestigious clinics in Barcelona, while pursuing a PhD in Dentistry.
Dr marc Llaquet – EndodontistFurthermore, he is also an acknowledged and accomplished speaker at numerous courses, lectures and congresses in Spain and overseas.
Finally, he has also published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Dr Maria Retzepi
DDS, PHD, MSC, CERTCLINSPEC, FHEA REGISTERED SPECIALIST IN PERIODONTICS
GDC No. 82573
Maria Retzepi is a registered specialist in Periodontics and honorary Clinical Lecturer in Periodontology at the world-renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute. She graduated as a Dental Surgeon from the University Of Athens Dental School in 1999 and obtained her Master of Science degree in Oral Biology and Certificate of Clinical Specialisation in Periodontics with distinction. She then completed a clinical fellowship training programme at the Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics, University of Berne, Switzerland.
Dr Retzepi received her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University College London Eastman Dental Institute for her innovative research on the effect of systemic diseases on dental implants and on bone regeneration. She is the recipient of the most prestigious international awards in dental implantology, namely the 2009 European Association of Osseointegration Research Award and the 2010 Andre Schroeder Research Prize.
Dr Retzepi has more than ten years experience in periodontics and surgical implant dentistry and has worked as a specialist practitioner based in central London since 2004. Her clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, performance of conventional and regenerative periodontal surgery with Guided Tissue Regeneration and enamel matrix proteins, periodontal and peri-implant plastic surgery and surgical procedures related to implant dentistry.
Dr Retzepi is a Fellow of the International Team of Implantology and member of the European Federation of Periodontology. She has been actively involved in specialist clinical training at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and has published extensively in international journals. She is a regular speaker at national and international professional bodies.
DMD Cluj-Napoca 2014
GDC No. 258646
Diana graduated as a General Dental Practitioner from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2014.
She has worked in General Practice and is now focusing on Dental Hygiene.
Diana joined The Bush Dental Clinic initially as locum hygienist in 2017 and joined us permanently in January 2019.
Diana likes to offer the best possible care to her patients. She wants her patients to feel at ease and comfortable with the treatment provided.
DIPLOMA IN DENTAL HYGIENE AND THERAPY – RCS ENG 2013
GDC No. 156959
Andrea started her dental career in 1996 as a dental nurse, and then she went onto study at Kings College Hospital London in 2011. Andrea qualified in a combined diploma in 2013, where she can undertake routine dental restorative treatment for adults and children, as well as carry out hygiene treatments.
Andrea is a highly motivated person with over 17 years experience in the dentistry field, working in both NHS and private practices. Andrea enjoys educating and motivating patients on their dental care and maintaining good oral hygiene, she also likes to reassure and help to alleviate patients with dental anxiety.
Andrea also has keen interests in keeping fit, art & design, singing, music, reading, cooking different types of cuisines and taking part in fundraising events.
RDH, RCT, BSC (DEN)
GDC No. 190384
Adel Abdillahi qualified in Copenhagen university with a degree in Dental Hygiene 2009 and did a BSc in Dental Therapy at Essex University 2015. He’s always reading and keeping himself updated by attending courses.
Adel Abdillahi is an experienced Dental Hygienist/Therapist who offers expert advice, gentle treatment and evidence based treatment plan. Within his practice, Adel offers advanced skills such as minimal pain non surgical periodontal treatment. He enjoys working with nervous patients and making them feel at ease.
Adel has extensive clinical experience and uses evidence based practice as an integral part of his clinical decision making. He understands the importance of joint decision making and being patient-centred to ensure that his patients are managed through the most appropriate and effective clinical care pathway.
In his spare time he enjoys playing football, reading and spending time with family.
GDC No. 266493
Layla qualified as a dental nurse in June 2016 and joined the clinic in 2018, she is GDC registered. Layla is very proactive, proud and passionate about dental nursing, she is an integral part of our team. In her spare time Layla likes to spend time with family.
GDC No. 159621
Rebecca (Becky) joined the clinic in 2012. Becky has over 15years experience in the dental field and is our infection control lead. She has a wealth of experience in all dental procedures including Implants, Oral Surgery, Endodontics and Periodontics. In her spare time Becky loves spending time with her family and enjoys baking cakes.
GDC No. 219524
Lisa joined the clinic in 2010 as a trainee dental nurse, she qualified in 2011 and is GDC registered Lisa has experience working with our regular dentist Dr Patel as well as our Periodontist. Lisa is a proud mother and grandmother who has a love for cats.
GDC No. 139817
Fasia joined the clinic in 1993 and is a GDC registered dental nurse. Fasia was one of the first nurses who joined the clinic when we first opened back in 1992. She has a wealth of experience and always makes our patients feel comfortable. Fasia enjoys gardening and is a proud mum and grandparent.
GDC No. 274718
Baylee joined the clinic in 2016 and is a fully qualified, GDC registered dental nurse. Baylee enjoys working on the front reception desk greeting and meeting patients, she is an invaluable member of our team. She is currently completing a degree in Healthcare Management. In her spare time she likes reading and enjoys going to the gym.
Hamida joined clinic whilst studying for the National Dental Nursing Diploma (NEBDN). Hamida qualified earlier this year and is awaiting her GDC registration, she is developing her surgical skills working alongside Dr Mirza. In her spare time Hamida enjoys spending time with her family, socialising and meeting new people.
GDC No. 150936
Stacey started her dental career back in 1992 as a trainee dental nurse. Since then she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in dental practice management. Stacey joined The Bush Dental Clinic in 1995 as a dental nurse/receptionist and quickly worked her way up to become our practice manager. Stacey passionately believes in our mission to achieve the highest quality of care in a compassionate environment that provides exceptional quality treatments. Away from the clinic Stacey enjoys listening to music and keeps herself busy with her 3 children.
Debbie joined the practice in 2004. Debbie has a wealth of experience in dentistry and uses this knowledge to assist patients throughout their journey. She will often be there to greet patients and offer support whether it is to listen to their dental concerns and phobias or just organising their appointment.
In her spare time Debbie loves to cycle and is well known in the dog walking community.
GDC No. 148679
Lisa joined the clinic in 2010, she is a GDC registered Dental nurse with 15 years’ experience in the dental field. Lisa isn’t just a receptionist, she creates a better experience for our patients. She makes you feel special. Lisa is currently on Maternity leave and will join us again at the end of 2021.