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Meet the team

Battersea Bridge Dental Practice has a team of enthusiastic and committed dentists, dental hygienists and dental nurses, for more information about a particular person, please select a profile from below.

Dr Neal Shah

Dr Neal Shah

Principal Dentist

Neal is a practice principle dentist and partner within the practice. He has been here for 11 years.

He grew up in London and returned having graduated from Bristol University in 1999 to complete his training at Kingston hospital. Shortly after he was awarded an additional post graduate diploma including Oral Surgery and sedation from Bristol University.

Since then Neal has obtained a post graduate certificate in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry and has been providing bespoke smile designs for many years. He is also a gold tiered Invisalign provider. www.invisalign.co.uk

Neal provides the dental implants at the practice. He completed his training at the Cambridge Academy and The California Implant Institute based in San Diego. He uses Nobel Biocare implants exclusively. www.nobelbiocare.co.uk

Neal is a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP) and has been accepted to acquire the Diploma in Implantology from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England.
During the week, Neal also practices in Chiswick providing smile designs, Invisalign and implants.

There doesn’t seem to be much spare time, but when there is, he enjoys playing sport, football and tennis in particular. He has recently had to take up hockey again in order to keep up with his two young daughters.

GDC registration – 75863

Dr Daniel Dawson

Dr Daniel Dawson

Principal Dentist

Daniel is a principal dentist and partner at the practice.

After graduating from the University of Bristol in 1999, he completed his vocational training with the Charing Cross Hospital Scheme and has worked in London ever since.
He joined the practice in 2003, first establishing himself as a senior associate before entering into a partnership with Neal.

He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has undertaken further continuing professional development in a number of treatment modalities including oral surgery, splint therapy, same day ceramic restorations, and restorative dentistry.

His special interest is Endodontic treatment. He is currently enrolled part time on the consultant led Post Graduate Diploma in Endodontics program at King’s College University.

Outside of his professional role, Daniel likes to keep fit, he is a keen cyclist, runner and swimmer and trains throughout the year for the summer season of triathlons. When he’s not squeezing himself into a wetsuit his young family keep him busy and entertained.

GDC registration – 75847

Dr Menal Patel

Dr Menal Patel

Associate Dentist

Menal qualified from Kings College London in 2007, and has since worked in practice in the UK, and also in the USA where she gained her DMD degree, qualifying with Honours in Clinical Dentistry from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania.

Since then she has maintained a keen interest in the latest innovations in dentistry through extensive postgraduate training and development. Menal’s particular area of interest is Cosmetic Dentistry and Facial Rejuvenation procedures, and she is currently undertaking a course in Cosmetic and Advanced Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry.

She returns smiles back to functional aesthetic beauty with minimally invasive techniques such as tooth whitening, white fillings, veneers and crowns. She is also a certified provider of cosmetic clear braces with the Six Month Smiles and Cfast tooth alignment systems.

Menal is adept at helping nervous patients and children feel relaxed; she has a friendly and caring approach, and is passionate about dentistry.

GDC registration – 114557

Dr. Valerie Wordley

Dr. Valerie Wordley

Associate Dentist

BDS MPH MFDS RCSEd

Valerie qualified from King’s College London in 2012, passing her membership exams for the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and gaining a Masters in Global Health shortly after. She offers a wide range of general dentistry and is gentle and friendly, particularly skilled with nervous patients. Valerie has also practiced in Australia.

GDC registration – 229688

Gabriella Salis

Gabriella Salis

Hygienist
Jennifer Payne

Jennifer Payne

Hygienist

Jennifer qualified in 2009 at the University of Dundee and worked in both NHS and private practices in Scotland up until 2017. Since then, she relocated with her partner to London to a teaching position at the Dental Institute in King’s College Hospital.

In this role Jennifer is part of a team of tutors training prospective hygienist-therapists. Jennifer enjoys treating both adults and children with confidence in providing advice to these patients. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys the gym, meeting friends and live music.

GDC registration – 178683

Rodica Aveloaei

Rodica Aveloaei

Nurse

Trained as a dental nurse in 2006 and joined Battersea bridge dental in 2008. And is our senior nurse.

GDC registration – 135242

Justyna Rakowska

Justyna Rakowska

Nurse

Working as a Qualified dental nurse for over 4years and joined the practice in 2016. Likes to keep fit and loves spending time with family.

GDC registration – 260348

Dhanu Varsani

Dhanu Varsani

Nurse

Qualified as a dental nurse and implant nurse for 6 years. Joined the practice 2016. Enjoys socialising and reading books.

GDC registration – 235067

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