Meet the Team
Chetan, Kushel, Linda and Linda on our opening night
BDS(Lond) MFDS RCPS (Glasg) MSc (Lond). GDC no: 81159 | Principlal Dentist and Implant dentist
Kushel qualified in Dentistry from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ in 2002. Since then he has become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. Having completed a number of posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery he went on to become a dental tutor in Oral surgery from 2005-2009, teaching dental undergraduates at King’s College Hospital in London. He has received an MSc with distinction in Dental Implantology from Guy’s Dental Hospital. His thesis ‘Bone healing after extraction, with or without an intervention: A Systematic review of randomised controlled trials’ was published in 2012.
Despite numerous postgraduate qualifications, Kushel continues to focus on general dentistry. He views his further education in Implant dentistry as complimentary to general practice. He enjoys the varied nature of general dentistry and the challenges that it brings, which helps to foster an increased sense of job satisfaction.
He has one daughter born in 2013. He is keen on Swimming and Pilates which he practices regularly and is a family man who enjoys nothing more than to spend quality time with his daughter when she is well behaved!
BDS(Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng) Dip Phil. GDC No: 193203 | General Dental Practitioner
Chetan qualified from Guy’s, Kings & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London in 2010. After his degree he completed his Vocational Training in Surrey where he developed his interest in dentistry.
Chetan went on to undertaking numerous hospital posts as a Senior House Officer, where he gained further training under consultant led tutelage. This included Restorative Dentistry, Special Care dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Orthodontics at Kingston, East Surrey and Croydon University Hospitals. He has also had considerable experience providing emergency dentistry to patients in south east London
He regularly attends postgraduate courses to keep abreast with the latest developments, and finds satisfaction in using his experience in various specialties of dentistry to provide comprehensive and holistic dental care. We are pleased to have him on board, and many patients have commented on his caring and gentle manner.
Outside of dentistry, Chetan enjoys fitness, spending time with family and friends and regularly carries out voluntary work in London and abroad.
B.D.S. Hons (Lond),M.Phil (Belfast) M.F.D.S. RCS,M.Orth RCS (Eng) GDC No. 78224 | Orthodontic Specialist
Zania qualified in Dentistry from King’s College Hospital, University of London. After gaining a wide breadth of experience from completing several Hospital posts in Oral Medicine, Restorative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry, Maxillofacial Oral Surgery and Special Needs dentistry, she decided to specialise in orthodontics. Zania undertook her post-graduate Orthodontic training in Orthodontics at Queen’s University Belfast. She is on the General Dental Council’s Specialist Register for Orthodontics.
Zania brings to the practice a wealth of experience in conventional Orthodontics, clear aligners and lingual (behind the teeth) braces. She has provided orthodontics in South east London as well as the Surrey area for a number of years. This has included working at Croydon University hospital where she more complexes cases were treated.
Implantology and Complex Extractions
A highly skilled, experienced and patient-centred dental surgeon, Raj qualified in 2005 from Kings college london with numerous prizes and distinctions related to oral surgery, restorative dentistry, orthodontics and the practice of clinical dentistry. He was ‘proxime accessit’ for the University of London Gold Medal.
In 2009, he was selected through competitive entry onto the highly renowned MSc in implant dentistry at Guys. He was one of the youngest graduates to qualify from the programme and qualified with distinctions in both the clinical and theoretical parts of the examinations.
To further develop his knowledge and skills Raj attended courses nationally and internationally. His aim was to provide the cutting edge of implant technology in a painless and minimally invasive manner for his patients.
• Atraumatic extractions and socket preservation techniques
• Dental implants including immediate implants
• Implant crowns, bridges, overdentures
• ‘All on 4’ and ‘All on 6’
• ‘Teeth in a day’
• Bone grafting and sinus grafting
• Wisdom tooth extractions and complex extractions of teeth
Raj has placed over 2500 implants and has achieved platinum status for both the straumann and osstem implant systems. Through his meticulous planning and skills he has achieved success rates of over 99%.
Raj’s passion for teaching has led him to mentoring other dentists in the planning, surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry. In addition to dental implants Raj’s other special interests include:
• Restorative and cosmetic dentistry
• Oral surgery
We are pleased to welcome Raj to place our dental implants, here in South East London at The Mindful Dentist.