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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".

 Dr Vishal Patel

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

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 Rushil Lachhani
Dr Rushil Lachhani BDS Merit (Bris)

GDC Registration No. 258041
Rushil graduated from the University of Bristol, School of Oral and Dental Sciences as one of the highest achieving students in his year, having received the prestigious 'Gordon Gray Prize in Practical Conservative Dentistry' at graduation.

Since qualifying he has continued to further develop his knowledge and enhance his skills in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatment.

Rushil's main interests within dentistry involve carrying out non-invasive smile makeovers using a combination of orthodontic treatment and composite bonding. In 2018, Rushil received an international award for the best case for an orthodontic patient he treated, which showcases his abilities.

His friendly manner will help to put you at ease. He has a strong focus on attention to detail and prides himself in delivering a high standard of care. The best part of his day is seeing his patients walk away with a smile on their face.

Outside of dentistry, Rushil enjoys playing 7-a-side football once a week and going to the gym. He is an avid supporter of Manchester United, making sure he regularly attends games. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends, and his hobbies include cooking, travelling and reading.

Dr Amit Duggal
Dr Amit Duggal
Specialist Prosthodontist

GDC Registration No. 79708
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.

Tina Solanki
TINA SOLANKI (BSc Hons Dental Hygiene and Dental

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.

Jacqueline Kelly
Receptionist - Jacqueline Kelly


Sharon Beavis
Sharon Beavis

GDC Registration No. 158977

Michelle McDonald
Michelle McDonald

GDC Registration No. 220375

Amy Giddings
Amy Giddings

GDC Registration No. 261803

Saeeda Ahmed
Saeeda Ahmed

GDC Registration No. 261210

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