OuR Team

Our blueprint is to provide bespoke, long-lasting cosmetically driven dentistry.
Working with a highly trained and skilled team of professionals who would treat your teeth like their own.
Creating smiles is our philosophy, our passion and our art.

Dr Shaimil Patel

Clinical Director
Invisalign Specialist

Dr Akshay Shah

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist
Composite Bonding Specialist

Dr Tuba Pishgharavol

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist

Dr Shivali Bakrania

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist

Dr Nev Jeyakumar

Dental Implant Surgeon

Miss Sophie Jackson

Dental Hygienist

Miss Libby Wood

Dental Nurse

Miss Rhianna Sharman

Dental Nurse

Mrs Priya Patel

Practice Manager

Miss Kate Ruffell

Treatment Coordinator

Miss Phoebe Chapman-White

Dental Receptionist

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Dr Shaimil Patel

Clinical Director
Invisalign Specialist
D.M.D 2014
GDC: 253427

Shaimil is a highly experienced, specialist Diamond Apex Tier Invisalign provider and has treated over 1000 cases to date. He has carried out extensive training alongside a leading orthodontist in central London and is continuing to further advance his skillset by undertaking a diploma in Clear Aligner Therapy endorsed by world leading Align Technology with the City of London Dental School.

Transforming patient’s smiles and more importantly boosting their confidence has always been the most rewarding part of Shaimil’s job.

He is dedicated to ensuring his patients have beautiful teeth that not only look great but are healthy, working with the ethos of providing gentle, non-invasive dentistry to maintain patients’ natural teeth and smile.

He carries out his work with the utmost care and professionalism, and prides himself in being a perfectionist. He has a no compromise approach, using only the highest quality of materials leading to incredible results.

Dr Akshay Shah

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist
Composite Bonding Specialist
BDS 2015
GDC: 259696

Dr Akshay has a keen interest in fulfilling life-changing and bespoke cosmetic treatment. Giving each and every patient a harmonious smile to suit their needs is what he strives to achieve.

Invisalign is the cornerstone of his treatment philosophy; to safely move teeth into their ideal and optimum positions. Combining this with teeth whitening and composite bonding to enhance a beautiful result is what enables Akshay to take smile makeovers to the next level.

In 2019 he completed the prestigious Aesthetic and Restorative yearlong dental course taught by industry-leading Dr Chris Orr, and regularly undergoes training to keep knowledge and skills up to date.

Head on over to his Instagram page (@dr_akshayshah) to see examples of his work!

Dr Tuba Pishgharavol

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist
BDS (Lond) 2018
GDC: 278296

Dr. Tuba Pishgharavol graduated from King’s College London and has worked in various dental practices in South west London in addition to spending a year in the maxillofacial department of the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.

Tuba also has a MJDF qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons (England). She always listens to patients and tries to meet their needs. In particular, she works well with anxious patients due to her calm and reassuring nature and willingness to understand their fears.

Tuba believes in minimally invasive dentistry and stays up to date with new courses and techniques in an attempt to try and save the patient’s natural teeth as much as possible. Most notably, Tuba has completed the year long PG Certification with Paul Tipton in advanced restorative dentistry. She also enjoys cosmetic treatment and giving patients the confidence to smile again.

Dr Shivali Bakrania

Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist
BDS (Lond) 2015
MJDF RCS (Eng) 2017
GDC: 258675

Shivali graduated from King’s College London with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2015 and completed the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties qualification in 2017. Following this she completed a year of Dental Core Training at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.

She has a keen interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and is certified in providing minimally invasive treatments such as Invisalign and SmileFast composite bonding.

Over the past years, her interest in combining adult orthodontics with cosmetic and restorative treatment has grown, leading her to embark on post graduate diplomas in Advanced Operative Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry and Aligner Therapy.

In her spare time, Shivali’s interests include Classical Indian dancing (‘Bharatnatyam’), keeping fit and travelling.

Dr Nev Jeyakumar

Dental Implant Surgeon
BDS (Lond) 2017
BDS (hons) PGDip Dental Implantology
GDC No: 271942

A dentist who combines knowledge, experience and a caring approach to provide the best for his patients. Nev’s focus is to provide replacement teeth in patients in the form of dental implants. Years of experience as a general dentist have equipped him to be able to provide a comprehensive plan of action for his patients, tailored to exactly what they are looking for.

Graduating from the number 1 ranked King’s college London dental institute, during his time as a student Nev won awards, commendations and graduated with honours in the top 10% of his national cohort.

Following on from this, he has worked in both NHS and private practices around London, gaining experience in all aspects of dentistry. Making him extensively qualified to assess patients’ teeth, identify issues and recommend appropriate solutions to all of their dental problems.

Keen to gain further knowledge and experience, Nev studied for a further 3 years at the University of Bristol gaining his diploma in implant dentistry, qualifying with distinction.

Nev now splits his time between numerous practices across London where he plans and places implants for his patients. Guiding them through the entire journey from when they are initially thinking about it, all the way to the aftercare to make sure they are 100% happy.

Outside of his busy work life, Nev enjoys spending time with his friends and family, travelling to explore different countries and staying very active.

Miss Sophie Jackson

Dental Therapist
BSc Oral Health Science University of Manchester
GDC: 257068

Sophie is very passionate about her profession. Having spent 10 years working as a dental nurse, she is proud to have recently graduated from University of Manchester as a Dental Therapist.

Sophie has a gentle and caring nature and strives to provide the highest possible care by adjusting treatment to the patient’s individual needs. At Zen Dental, we hope to provide a professional, relaxing experience, with positive oral health outcomes.

She has a keen interest in oral health prevention and periodontal disease management, she will provide you with tailored advice to enable you to keep your teeth and gums healthy in between appointments.

As well providing hygiene treatment, Sophie can carry out examinations, radiographs, fillings, stain removal, whitening and more.
Sophie is originally from the Lake District and likes to visit her family and friends regularly and enjoys being a mum to her 1-year-old son, Roman.

Miss Libby Wood

Dental Nurse

Libby is our wonderful dental nurse. She has a friendly and kind personality that puts patients at ease in the surgery.

She is an integral part of our team assisting our dentists and making sure that our patients have a ‘Zen’ experience.

In her free time Libby enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Miss Rhianna Sharman

Dental Nurse

Rhianna, our dedicated dental nurse brings a wealth of experience and compassion to our team. With a background in dental care she ensures patients feel comfortable and well-cared-for during their visits. Rhianna’s attention to detail and gentle approach contribute to a positive and reassuring dental experience for everyone she assists.

Mrs Priya Patel

Practice Manager
Priya is our dedicated Practice Manager and Co-founder of Zen Dental. She has a passion for providing exceptional patient care and ensuring smooth operations at the practice. Her vision is to create a calm and seamless patient experience.
The luxurious interior style was designed by Priya when the practice was in its infancy. She has an exemplary vision for contemporary moods and wanted to create an atmosphere where patients instantly feel at ease.
Her professional experience in marketing and innate creativity is what truly built the Zen Dental brand and identity.

Miss Kate Ruffell

Treatment Coordinator
Our Treatment Coordinator Kate is a qualified Dental Nurse who is now utilising her experience to support patients in understanding their treatment plans and financial options.
Kate has wonderful communication skills and is always here to liaise with our dentists and patients.
Kate also manages the social media for the practice, she creates personalised content so our patients can get to know our team and see what treatments we provide!
When Kate is not at Zen Dental she is usually enjoying time outdoors dog walking and spending time with friends and family.

Miss Phoebe Chapman-White

Dental Receptionist

Meet Phoebe, our friendly dental receptionist. With a warm smile and exceptional organisational skills, she’s the first point of contact for our patients. Phoebe efficiently handles appointments, enquires and administrative tasks, creating a welcoming atmosphere at our clinic. Her commitment to excellent customer service ensures a seamless and pleasant experience for everyone who walks through our doors.