Award Winning Dentistry In Reading
Meet The Reading Smiles Dental Team
DR HANEL NATHWANI
CLINICAL DIRECTOR AND COSMETIC DENTIST
Invisalign Advisory Board Member
BDS (Birm), FIADFE
With an excellent reputation with his patients Dr Nathwani worked on Channel 4’s 10 Years Younger Dental Team, was approached by Sensodyne to appear in their 2015 TV Campaign for healthy smiles and awarded a prestigious fellowship in 2014 for his services to Cosmetic and Facial Aesthetics.
As one of the UK’s few Invisalign Diamond providers, his cases are frequently covered in Journals and mainstream publications. Dr Hanel Nathwani has spent 10 years working on Harley Street, Knightsbridge and Kensington. Dr Hanel trained at some of the most prestigious dental schools in the world, including with Harry Rosenthal in New York and the Dawson Academy in Florida.
INVISALIGN CASES +
SMILE MAKEOVERS +
BDS (Lond) MFDS RCSEd
Dr Yusuf Alshafi qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute in 2007. After graduating he completed the prestigious 2 year General Professional Training programme, where he won the David Rule Memorial Prize. The programme included a Senior House Officer position at Guy’s Hospital in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry. At the end of this, he completed examinations and was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons, at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. His passion for the field of dental implants lead him to complete an MSc in Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology.
Since 2010, he has completed numerous postgraduate courses in implant dentistry in the UK, US and Europe and has developed his experience in the most advanced dental implant treatments and the latest techniques. He has placed over 1,000 dental implants and has now mentored a number of dentists starting out in the field of implant dentistry. In addition to this, Yusuf has given lectures and written articles on advanced implant techniques and thoroughly enjoys teaching a subject he is passionate about.
Dr Marina Spanaki
Dr Marina Spanaki (GDC: 78792)
MSC (Lon) in Endodontics
Marina completed her MSc in Endodontics at Guys Hospital, London in 2003. Since then her practice has focused purely in Endodontics and Marina is considered one of the best in Berkshire. Endodontics is the field of dentistry dedicated to root canal therapy.
Marina is able to tackle the most complex root canal cases with skill and care using all the latest technologies including the use of a dental microscope. Root canal therapy considered simpler, can also be referred to her if a patient want the highest possible success rate due to the time, materials and skill Marina will offer.
Dr Farhan Janjua
Dr Farhan Janjua (GDC: 150106)
BDS, MFDS, MClinDent Prosthodontics, M Prostho (RCS Eng)
Farhan graduated from Manchester University in 2008.
He has since undertaken further post- graduate training for 4 years between 2015-2019 at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, specialising in Prosthodontics.
He has a keen interest in digital dentistry and its uses in crown preparation, bridgework, implant placement and invisible braces and the technology supporting it.
Patients always remark on Farhan’s gentleness and compassion and his superb knowledge of his field of interest.
He is an enthusiastic sportsman and enjoys playing football and cycling in his spare time as well as looking after his honeybees.
Dr Pritesh Ravel
SPECIALIST IN PERIODONTICS
Dr Pritesh Ravel (GDC: 155163)
MPERIO – ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF EDINBURGH
MCLINDENT PERIO – EASTMAN DENTAL INSTITUTE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF PERIODONTOLOGY ACCREDITED PROGRAMME
Pritesh Raval is our practice specialist periodontist. Pritesh qualified from Kings College London in 2008.
He has extensive experience including working in general dental practice on the South Coast and in Central London. He has worked in the Maxillofacial department at the prestigious Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead undertaking and assisting in complex head and neck surgeries and difficult dental extractions.
He has also worked in a specialist community setting working on vulnerable adults and children as well as undertaking teaching at dental schools. In 2016, he undertook his specialist training at the world-renowned Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London.
He gained his specialist qualification in periodontics on a program which is accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology. His specialist interest lies in management of advanced gum disease using surgical and non-surgical treatments. Management of peri-implant diseases and soft tissue treatment.
His friendly manner, experiences and knowledge base places him in an ideal position to treat gum and peri-implant diseases to a specialist level.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his young son, socialising and keeping fit. He has also taken part in several triathlons and is currently training for a half marathon.
General & Cosmetic Dentist
Dr Pritesh Patel graduated from the University of Brimingham in 2011 with a degree in dental surgery.
He has a keen focus on cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry with a main interest in providing minimally invasive treatments such as smile make overs and Invisalign aligner teeth straightening. To this end he has completed numerous courses to help him learn the latest and most advanced techniques being used in modern day dentistry. He is also working towards shortly completing his postgraduate diploma in this field.
In addition to working in practice, Pritesh also spends his time as a clinical demonstrator involved in the teaching of the latest composite bonding techniques to fellow dentists
To Pritesh every patient is without a doubt an individual and he always likes to spend his time to get to know them to truly understand what they want to achieve. His kind and caring nature will help to put you at ease from the very first meeting.
In his spare time, Pritesh enjoys traveling and spending some time relaxing out on the golf course.
Dr Abi France
Abi graduated in 2015 from The University of Sheffield with a Bachelors in Dental surgery.
After graduating Abi untook additional qualifications/courses with industry leading dentists, learning the new innovative techniques to be able to provide her patients with the most minimally invasive and preventative dentistry possible.
Abi believes every patient deserves the best possible care and so strives to make sure that every patient has a personalised treatment plan aimed at their needs.
One of Abi’s dental passions is to provide emergency dental treatments in third world countries. So far she has completed 6 trips – Ecuador multiple times & Peru. With more trips planned.
Rebecca Leonard (GDC 134954)
RDN, Dip Orth (Warwick) – Orthodontic Therapist
Rebecca has a passion for Orthodontics, having worked in this area of dentistry for over 17 years. Rebecca qualified from Warwick University in 2009, on the first Orthodontic Therapy Course held at Warwick. Since qualifying, Rebecca has worked with both children and adults, using various types of Orthodontic appliances.
Now part of the Reading Smiles team, Rebecca is working alongside Dr. Hanel to achieve a positive patient journey and great results.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family. Rebecca also loves to read, and going to brunch!
Dr Albert Gajdos
General & cosmetic Dentist
Dr Albert Gajdos (GDC: 265157)
MSC (Lon) in Dentist
Dr Albert Gajdos graduated from Cardiff University with a first class Honours Degree in Dental Surgery. He has a keen interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry where he continues to invest in training with world renown clinicians in areas such as smile makeovers, tooth whitening, composite bonding and Invisalign (clear braces). Through his continuing education he always aims to provide his patients with most up-to-date treatments.
Dentistry can have an immense positive impact on an individual, for Albert the true reward is seeing the confidence and happiness he can instil his patients’ new beautiful and healthy smiles.
Albert believes that dentistry is highly personal. He will really takes his time to listen and get to know his patients, and through this he strives to provide every single one with treatment options and plans that are tailored to their individual wants and needs.
He is incredibly passionate about his patients and his work. His aim is to make dental treatment a positive experience for his patients, putting their comfort at the forefront of his care. He pays attention to even the smallest details in his work, always taking a minimally invasive approach in order to achieve the results that his patients love.
Outside of work, Albert enjoys traveling and keeping fit at the gym. In the winter months he is a keen skier and in the summer he enjoys road cycling.
Dr Radha Sisodia
General & Cosmetic Dentist
Dr Radha Sisodia (GDC: 252278)
Radha Graduated from Barts and the Royal London Hospital with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2014.
She has worked in private general practice since then striving to achieve excellence in all forms of general and cosmetic dentistry with particular focus on prevention and minimally invasive treatment.
She is a certified provider of Invisalign, the leading clear aligner system, Fixed Orthodontic Fastbraces and Inman Aligner, a short-term adult orthodontic system.
Over the past years her interest in combining Adult orthodontics with Cosmetic and Restorative treatment, has grown, leading her to complete post graduate courses in Advanced Smile Design.
She has been awarded a Certificate in Implantology following a one year post graduate training course with VSS Academy, in 2017.
For the last 3 years, she has been providing Dermal Fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Treatment. She aims to soften the ageing process, enhance ones features and beauty, whilst maintaining a revitalised, natural appearance.
Radha’s warm and gentle manner, shines through from the first consultation. Her passion for dentistry, continues to grow, as she builds her knowledge with continual post graduate qualifications and training.
Building strong, professional and trusting relationships with all her patients, comes naturally to her, and is an aspect of dentistry she most enjoys and respects. Her approach to patient care is founded on evidence-based dentistry, patient trust, clinical perfection and professional excellence.
In her down time, she practices Yoga and mindfulness, and recently has started training in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. She is always planning her next adventure abroad where her backpack is never short of snacks and a good book.
General & Cosmetic Dentist
Dr Munir Ravalia
Pain Management and Sedation (Eastman) Medical Diploma Clinical Hypnosis
I qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 2002 and went on to complete my training as a Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Kingston and St. Georges Hospitals. During my various postings was awarded The Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons, England. Furthermore, I have worked in both primary and secondary care and joined Kings College Hospital as a Specialty Doctor in Acute Dental Care.
Having had experience of such a wide array of the dental field, I found it most rewarding when having the opportunity to help patients who had fear or phobias. This led me to my postgraduate training in Intra-Venous/Oral/Inhalation (gas and air) sedation at the Eastman Dental Institute, where I now teach postgraduate dentists in this field.
I am currently a Clinical Lecturer in Conscious Sedation at The Royal London Hospital and provide general dentistry and oral surgery under la +/- Conscious Sedation on the other days. In addition to my formal training, I have trained in acupuncture for the head and neck region and obtained a Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis.
I help our more nervous patients with conscious sedation.
Dr Nigel Cheung
Dr Nigel Cheung graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2013 after completing his Biomedical Science degree with honours in 2009
His approach is simple, to provide the best care possible in a relaxed manner with the most minimally invasive intervention.
Since qualification, he has been heavily immersed in postgraduate training, continually keeping up to date with the most contemporaneous materials and techniques.
Nigel has a keen interest in cosmetic restorative dentistry and orthodontics. Dr Cheung’s achievements include a year long post graduate certification course in Orthodontics and “Advanced Operative Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry”. Currently, he is undertaking further extensive and expert training in dental implants .
His main interests lie with using invisible cosmetic braces systems such as the Invisalign Aligners, completed with minimally invasive cosmetic treatment such as whitening and cosmetic bonding. Nigel is friendly with his patients and they find his manner calming and attentive.
Outside of dentistry he enjoys keeping fit with football and martial arts. He also works within the digital marketing field.
HYGIENIST / THERAPIST
Dayle Greenfield (GDC: 202793)
Dayle qualified from Kings College Hospital in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy in 2014.
His achievements have been the Professionalism Award 2014 at Kings College Hospital, DHT Awards in 2016 for clinical excellence and finalist for Best Therapist at The Oral Health Awards 2017.
Dayle is currently undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic Dental Therapy, which involves composite bonding techniques, to best deliver his patients cosmetic, minimally invasive, and ethical dentistry.
He also has an interest in non-surgical periodontics and carries this out on a regular basis to stabilize his patients gum health.
Dayle has a laid-back personality and easy-going nature that tends to put people at ease during treatments.
His passion outside of dentistry is American football. Dayle has played in the U.K. and internationally, achieving Youth level MVP and is 4x National Champion. Yet his proudest accolades are his wife and young son.
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Dani has a vast amount of customer facing experience and understands the importance of providing exceptional customer service. She is a bubbly, enthusiastic and truly believe Reading Smiles can offer patients the best dental care and customer service.
Dani is able to put patients at ease regarding their treatment plan and ensure they fully understand their options and next steps.
Dani loves meeting new patients and enjoy building good positive relationships with them. Dani’s ethos is Positivity is key, ‘One team one dream’
Outside of work Dani enjoys going on woodland adventures with her husband and three son’s. She enjoys keeping fit by going to the gym regularly and enjoy socialising with friends over brunch.
Group Compliance Manager
Jemma Daniels (GDC: 250388)
Jemma is our clinical manager at Reading Smiles. She started her career in dental nursing in 2012. Jemma is a highly organised and extremely knowledgeable dental nurse who has now taken a step into management. Jemma enjoys working with all the staff at Reading Smiles and helping other team members with training to further their careers. She creates a warm, calm and professional environment. Jemma has also worked closely alongside Dr Hanel, so her knowledge on Invisalign is outstanding.
Jemma takes on all the keys tasks of a clinical manager, she is in charge of all stock control and supervising the dental nurses at the practice. She also organises the day-to-day running of all clinical aspects of the practice and ensures we are kept up to date with all legislation and CQC requirements. Jemma is an asset to Reading smiles, both the team and the patients love Jemma!
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her partner and has recently started creating her own range of home-made soap and body products.
Group Operations Manager
Patient Care Coordinator
Patient Care Coordinator
Patient Care Coordinator
Devi recently joined Reading Smiles as one of our full time patient care co-ordinators. Devi loves the diversity of her job. She is a kind and very approachable person with a warm personality.
Devi demonstrates excellent customer service, she aims to provide all our patients a unique experience at Reading smiles, creating a warm and friendly environment and making our patents feel welcomed and valued.
In her spare time Devi enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the gym and enjoy cooking.
Patient Care Coordinator
Patient Care Coordinator
Treatment Care Coordinator
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Lucie is our full time treatment coordinator at the practice, supporting our patients through their smile journeys.
Lucie started working in private health clubs where she discovered an interest in wellbeing. Then in 2016, Lucie started her career in dentistry in 2016 as a treatment coordinator in the private dental sector.
Lucie feels passionate about giving people a better smile and she love supporting patients through their journey. She works alongside Dr Hanel and is an avid supporter of Invisalign after having undergone Invisalign treatment herself.
In her spare time Lucie loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys adventurous walks in the sunshine with her pup!
Head Dental Nurse
Kabita Gurung (GDC: 26696)
Kabita joined the reading smiles team in 2018.
She qualified as a registered dental nurse in 2016 and is currently studying towards a Dental radiography qualification.
Kabita has previous experience of working in a specialist orthodontic practice so has an excellent knowledge of our orthodontic treatments here at the practice.
In her spare time Kabita enjoys seeing friends and going to the movies.
Vicky Caraman (GDC: 273174)
Vicky is a one of our amazing dental nurses at Reading Smiles. She works closely with our Dental Hygienist and Therapist Dayle Greenfield. Vicky qualified as a dental nurse in June 2016 with an NEBDN Diploma. Vicky is also a qualified first aider. She is the newest edition to the dental nursing team at Reading smiles, she relocated with her husband and son to Berkshire earlier this year.
Vicky has a gift for learning languages, she speaks Russian and native Romanian, German and Spanish, and of course fluent English! In her spare time she is enjoys spending time with her family.
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Trainee Dental Nurse