Award Winning Dentistry In Reading
Meet The Reading Smiles Dental Team
DR HANEL NATHWANI
CLINICAL DIRECTOR AND COSMETIC DENTIST
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 +
Dr Cristian Dobreci (GDC: 241235)
DMD, MCLINDENT Periodontology (LOND), EFP DIPLOMA IN PERIODONTOLOGY AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY, MSC BIOMATERIALS, CERT OF COMPLEMENTARY STUDIES IN IMPLANTOLOGY
Dr Dobreci has been trained in Periodontology to a Specialist level at the World renowned Eastman Dental Institute, University College London (UCL), one of the most recognised programs for this field.
He also holds a Master’s Degree in Biomaterials and a Certificate of Complementary studies in Implantology.
When away from the practice, he enjoys swimming, running and cycling and has taken part in several half marathons.
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 Yusuf Alshafi
Implant and Oral Surgery
Dr Yusuf Alshafi (GDC: 115761)
BDS (Lond) MFDS RCSEd
Yusuf graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute. He completed a Senior House Officer position at Guy’s Hospital in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry. He has gained a postgraduate diploma and subsequent entry as a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons, at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Yusuf has a special interest in Implant Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Periodontics (Gum Treatments). He has completed many postgraduate courses in implant dentistry in the UK, US and Europe. As a result, he has experience in the most advanced dental implant treatments and the latest techniques. He is currently in the process of completing an MSc in Implant dentistry and Oral Surgery.
In addition to this, he has completed a year-long course in periodontics (gum treatments) and provides the more complex gum treatments for our patients – including gum disease treatments and cosmetic gum surgery.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing football and travelling
Dr Farhan Janjua
Dr Farhan Janjua (GDC: 150106)
Farhan strives to be a perfectionist. He sets his standards high and maintains them. Understandably, therefore, he is currently in training to be a Specialist in Prosthodontics at University College London, which makes him an expert in replacing lost or damaged teeth and making them look natural.
Patients remark on Farhan’s gentleness, his compassion and understanding, and his superb knowledge of his field of interest. Farhan always takes the time to listen and understand his patients. Without this care and consideration, the incredible results he achieves would just not be possible.
Rest assured that when you see Farhan you will have time to discuss, think though and weigh up every option and solution before you make your choice. Farhan has vast experience in this field of dentistry and has a library of real life stories and photographs to help explain your options and likely treatment results. You can expect to get a healthy, functional and beautiful smile comfortably with Farhan, without stress or worry.
Farhan also works closely with the clear brace provider Invisalign. When teeth are straighter, patients often feel that they need less cosmetic dentistry done. They’ve found their treatment has been simpler and required less long-term investment as a result of the careful tooth straightening. At Reading Smiles, this delights us; as we understand that, quite often, less is more.
Dr Albert Gajdos
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
Dr Radha Sisodia (GDC: 265157)
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.
HYGIENIST / THERAPIST
Dayle Greenfield (GDC: 202793)
Dayle qualified from Kings College Hospital in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, achieving the Professionalism award on completion.
Recently short listed for Best Therapist 2017 by The Oral Health Awards, Dayle is constantly attending lectures and courses to deliver the very best restorative and preventative dentistry.
Dayle has a special interest in preventative and minimally invasive dentistry, dealing with anxious patients and children on a regular basis. His laid back personality and easy going nature tends to put people at ease during treatments.
His biggest interests are American football, playing and coaching in the U.K and Internationally.
Lauren Smoothy (GDC: 161075)
RDN, Dip Orth (Warwick) – Orthodontic Therapist
Lauren graduated from Warwick medical school in 2010 with a diploma in orthodontic therapy and is registered with the General dental council.
On graduation, she was presented with the most outstanding student of the year award for achieving the highest academic results for her year group.
In 2010 Lauren also won Orthodontic therapist of the year for her case study at the British orthodontic conference.
Since qualifying Lauren has worked both with Adult and Private and has over 12 years experience working in orthodontics.
Lauren joined Reading smiles in 2018 to maximise her time helping patients achieve their fantastic smile alongside Dr Hanel.
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.
Patient Care Manager
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.
Jai is our treatment coordinator to help support any major or long term treatments at the practice. Her warm and approachable nature helps put patients at ease.
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!
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
Head Dental Nurse
Lauren Davidson (GDC: 254726)
Lauren recently joined the Reading Smiles team in late 2018 and has already become a valued member of the team as she is now our head nurse. Lauren (who you may hear being called Pip) gained her dental nursing qualification in 2015 – going on to achieve radiography, impression and level 3 teaching qualifications. She has experience in many dental fields from working with a wide range of clinicians over the past 7 years, which aid her in helping all of our clinicians that work here but she is keep to continue progression in tutoring trainee dental nurses within the practice.
In her spare time Lauren loves to make lots of cakes and sweet goodies; which go down a treat, but probably aren’t the best for a dental team! She also loves doing any random activities in her spare time like alpaca walking, falconry and lots of mini breaks to different European cities!
Shani has been with Reading Smiles since the beginning and has recently passed her examinations to become a qualified dental nurse. Shani’s friendly and gentle nature is a perfect fit for nursing and she can make even the most nervous patient feel relaxed during their time here.
Shani is highly organised and great at working as part of a team. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her partner and young son.
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.
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.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Rhian is one of our trainee dental nurses and is working towards her qualification in dental nursing.
Rhian is a warm hearted person who strives for perfection in all that she does. She has a strong NHS back ground and after many years’ experience working for National Health Service she has decided to join the private sector. Rhian’s aim to provide 5 star patient care at all times!
Rhian loves to travel and explore new places, she has recently returned from a year in Australia. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family in her spare time.
Skye is one of our trainee dental nurses at Reading Smiles
Skye’s has always worked in hospitality and has a strong customer focused background. She loves helping people and gets great enjoyment out of assisting the public.
She has a warm and friendly manner. She particularly enjoys assisting Dr Hanel with Smile makeovers at the practice, she gets great satisfaction when she sees how happy patients are with their new smile .Skye is keen to pursue a career in dentistry, she feel that working towards her dental nursing diploma is just the tip of the iceberg!
Skye is an active person, she enjoys going to the gym and has recently joined a local netball team. She also has a passion for animals and volunteers at a farm with their annual lambing season.