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Cassiobury Dental Practice
151 Cassiobury Drive, Watford Hertfordshire WD17 3AH
About Us

Meet the Team

All our dentists adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".

Dentists
DR VISHAL PATEL BDS (GLASGOW)

GDC Registration No. 151929
Vishal graduated from Glasgow dental hospital in 2008. After completing his Vocational training in Livingston, he moved back towards London, and joined Cassiobury dental practice in 2009 as an associate. In 2013, Vishal became principal at the practice.

Vishal enjoys all aspects on general dentistry and has a keen interest in endodontics. He has also completed courses in orthodontics and is a provider of 6 months smiles and Inman aligners.

When Vishal is not at the practice, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.

DR SMITA PATEL BDS (WALES)

GDC Registration No. 68549
Smita graduated from Cardiff in 1992 and spent her first 5 years in general practice in London before moving to Cassiobury dental practice in 1997.

Smita is a very experienced general practitioner and loves the variety of work in general practice and does her utmost to ensure that visits are relaxed and comfortable as possible. Smita has developed a large and loyal group of patients here in Watford.

Smita is committed to postgraduate education and strives to ensure that all her patients benefit from the most up to date techniques in dentistry.

Her passion is cosmetic dentistry and enjoys transforming smiles and lives as a result of her enthusiasm in performing her artistry.

When not in the surgery, smita loves spending quality time with her family.

DR VIRAJ PATEL BDS (GLASGOW)

GDC Registration No. 209887
Viraj graduated from Glasgow University in 2011. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. He regularly attends courses to learn new techniques and to further develop his skills. He is currently working towards his Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians Glasgow.

He is known for his friendly and caring nature and is committed to providing excellent quality of care to his patients.

Specialists
Dr.Dejan Dragisic Dr med dent (Germany)
Specialist in Oral Surgery

GDC Registration No. 100498.
Dejan received his degree and additional 4 year postgraduate specialist training in Oral Surgery and Implantology from the University of Witten / Herdecke in Germany, while his research activity and subsequent doctoral thesis was in the field of Oral Medicine.

He entered private dental practice in 2005, but retained links with the University Hospital and attachment to the Oral Surgery Unit, lecturing and treating patients with complex surgical problems. His areas of clinical expertise include implant therapy, as well as bone and soft tissue rehabilitation.

Dejan is a GDC registered Specialist in Oral Surgery and Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

Dr Amit Duggal
Specialist Prosthodontist

GDC Registration No. 79708
BDS MFDS RCSEdMClinDent Pros MRD RCSEd
Amit qualified from St. Bartholomews and the Royal London Hospital in 2001. He completed his Vocational Training in a family-based dental practice in Essex, following which he accepted a Senior House Officer post in Restorative Dentistry where he treated complex cases and advanced his knowledge of treatment planning and patient management.

Following this he underwent training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, where he gained experience in extraction of difficult teeth including wisdom teeth, apicectomies and treatment of fractures of the face and jaws under general anaesthesia. During this period, he gained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).

Amit then completed an extensive four-year Masters Degree at Kings College London, to gain the title of Specialist in Prosthodontics (Merit) in 2010. He has treated patients with hypodontia, advanced tooth wear and head and neck cancer. He has been trained in the planning and provision of dental implants and other complex treatments by Consultants and Professors who excel in this field.

His main fields of interest include Cosmetic Dentistry including Smile Design, Dental Implants, Oral surgery and dealing with anxious patients. He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) and British Society of Restorative Dentistry (BSRD) and keeps up to date with developments in dentistry and related technology on a regular basis. He works in private dental practices in Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire providing high quality dentistry in a comfortable relaxed manner.
www.amitduggal.co.uk

Therapist/Hygienist
TINA SOLANKI (BSc Hons Dental Hygiene and Dental
     Therapy)


GDC Registration No. 222462
Tina qualified from the University of Portsmouth with a BSc (Hons) degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy and is specially trained to play an important role in dental health care which is tailored to your needs. She has a gentle yet meticulous approach in practising treatment with an emphasis on patient education and prevention. As a hygienist her main role is to professionally clean the teeth for the patient (scaling and polishing) and monitor their gum health.

Furthermore as a Dental Therapist, Tina is able to carry out additional procedures such as temporary or permanent fillings on both adults and children, placement of pre formed crowns on deciduous teeth, treatment of the nerves (pulp therapy) of deciduous teeth as well as the extraction of deciduous teeth under local infiltration analgesia.

Tina is also a member of the British Society of Hygiene and Therapy and the British Association of Dental Therapy.

Reception
Practice manager - Diana Ling

 

Nurses
Sharon Beavis

GDC Registration No. 158977

Michelle McDonald

GDC Registration No. 220375

Amy Giddings

GDC Registration No. 261803

Saeeda Ahmed

GDC Registration No. 261210

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