Our Address The Bush Dental Clinic, 278 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 7JA. Tel: 0208 743 0585 (Map)

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meet the team

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.

Principal Dental Surgeons

Dr Ashik Patel - A Shepherds Bush DentistDr Ashik Patel BDS (Lond)

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 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 of the ITI (International Team for Implantology), 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.

Ashik has two sons, Vinai 15 and Vishan 19 who is currently at Bristol University doing Dentistry.
As a family they enjoy traveling and all are keen skiers.

Ashik, accompanied with Neela, involved themselves in voluntary charity work. They trained anurse to carry out tooth extractions for several remote villages on the Kenyan/Tanzanian border.

GDC registration - 64505

Dr Neela Patel - A Shepherds Bush DentistDr Neela Patel BDS (Lond), LDS RCS (Eng)

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 25 years, Neela enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a passion for complicated restorative cases, root treatments, tooth whitening and children's dentistry.

Neela has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry including cosmetic orthodontics. She is a member of the BACD and is Inman Aligner certified. 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 is a busy mum and a keen gardener. Neela loves to cook exotic food and bake. She has also embarked on a dental charity mission to Kenya with her husband, to help set up a dental clinic and train a nurse to extract teeth for the local Masai community in a remote part near the Tanzania border.

With the vast stresses of modern life, she enjoys keeping fit and healthy living.

GDC registration - 65041

Associate Dental Surgeons

sharmiDr Sharmi Patel BDS (University of Birmingham) MJDF (Royal College of Surgeons, England) MSc ImpDent (University of Warwick)

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.   Sharmi has also successfully completed a three-years master’s degree in the field of Implant Dentistry, at the University of Warwick, arguably the most comprehensive training program in Implant Dentistry. Her impressive skills and ability lead to her being selected to work in a regional implant referral and training centre.  In addition, Sharmi has been accredited to safely administer botox and dermal fillers for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. 

 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 firmly believes the greatest satisfaction as a dentist comes through helping patients understand what's feasible and working with them to achieve their aspirations, whether it's 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, skier and enjoys reading and going to the gym.

GDC registration - 83880

Pritesh Mistry BDS (Hons) London, MFDS RCSEd, PG Cert (Restorative)

Pritesh was one of the few dentists to qualify from Barts and The London Hospital with an Honors degree. He has used his training to perfect his skills in General and Cosmetic dentistry. He gained his MFDS Royal College of Surgeons qualification in 2011.

Pritesh 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.

Pritesh regularly attends dental courses to keep abreast with the latest developments and technologies. He has just completed the certificate stage of the Masters degree in Restorative dentistry, at the world-renowned Eastman Dental Institute in London. He is a certified dentist providing cosmetic braces with the Cfast system. Cfast is a minimally invasive treatment that straightens teeth quickly and discreetly to give the perfect smile.

When Pritesh is not working and furthering his training, he enjoys spending time with his family and travelling. He plays football and cricket regularly, and enjoys socialising with close friends.

GDC registration - 177812

DR JoseDr JosÉ Marinho BSc (Hons) BDS

José is a graduate of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry and has a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester. 

José enjoys all aspects of dentistry and holds a special interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry including lumineers (non-invasive veneers), white fillings and teeth whitening. He has undertaken extensive postgraduate training and is a certified practitioner in Invisalign, Six-Month Smiles (clear braces), Inman Aligner and Fastbraces®. He also prides himself in providing facial rejuvenation procedures to patients including botox and dermal fillers. 

José’s caring and empathetic approach makes him extensively popular with his patients, to which he comes highly recommended.

GDC registration - 212438

DR JoseDr Zaman Mirza BDS

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.

GDC registration - 191754

Specialists in Oral Surgery and Implant surgery

Dr Fadi Barrak - Specialist in Oral Surgery and Implantologies LondonDr Fadi Barrak BDS Brist 1993; FDS RCS Eng 1997; MB BS Lond 2000; DipImpDent RCSEd 2009 GDC Registration No. 69265

Dr Fadi Barrak is registered as a specialist in Oral Surgery and is a Fellow of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He graduated from Bristol University in Dentistry followed by Medicine from Imperial College. He also has a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. His main interests are in implant dentistry and oral surgery. Dr Barrak has combined experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery in both hospital and primary care settings since 1994. He is also a mentor for the Association of Dental Implantology and the International Team for Implantology.

Currently, Dr Barrak is a registered member of the following organisations:

Dr Barrak is married, with twin boys and a baby girl, who make sure that there is never a dull moment in the Barrak household.

DR JoseDr Andre La Grange B.MEDSc BChD Dip Odont(Oral Surgery)

Andre qualified as a dentist from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 1991. He obtained a post graduate diploma in oral surgery and implantology and has been performing oral surgery and placing implant for 20 years.

Andre is an active member of various associations including the British Dental Association and the Association of Dental Implantology.

He is an utter perfectionist and has a very loyal band of patients.

In his spare time Andre is an opera singer.

Andre has a special interest in oral surgery concentrating on wisdom teeth extractions and implants.

GDC registration - 66762

Dr Fadi Barrak - Specialist in Oral Surgery and Implantologies LondonDr. Maria Retzepi DDS, PhD, MSc, CertClinSpec, FHEA Registered Specialist in Periodontics GDC Registration 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.

Hygienist

Gintare Gumbyte - Dental Hygienist LondonGintare Gumbyte

Gintare Gumbyte graduated as a Dental Hygienist from Lithuania in 2010. Before this she studied and achieved a diploma in Odontological care from 2001 up until 2005. GG is very passionate about her work and will be involved in the care of all our patients and will be working alongside our team of dentists and specialists that we have within the practice.

GDC registration - 219631

Andrea Morant - Dental Hygienist LondonAndrea Morant Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy – RCS Eng 2013

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.

GDC registration - 156959

Dental Nurses

Rebecca Needham

GDC registration – 159621

Diana muntean

Chinasa Ifeanacho

Receptionists

Debbie Williams