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Meet the team

All of our team members are selected based on their positive values and attitudes which focus on health and wellbeing as a cornerstone of our care. Passionate, Caring and Knowledgeable about most things Oral, Dental and Facial here to make you more Confident and Smile.

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

Mr Dipesh Hari Patel BDS(Guys), MClinDent(Prosth), PGCert(Ed), PGCert(Rest) PGDip (Implant Surgery)
Oral Physician/Minimally Invasive (MI)Surgeon Dentist with special interests and expertise in Aesthetics, Restorative Dentistry, Adult Orthodontics, Integrated Care, Regenerative Care/MI/Preservation, Perio Pros Implant interface and Sedation/Phobias. GDC No: 071059

Dipesh is passionate and knowledgeable about in all things Oro-Dental, there to build confidence and restore smiles. He qualified from Guys and St Thomas Hospital, UMDS London with The Dickinson Trust award and Ronald Gain Prize. Completing his UK VT training in North London and completed his research project at Harvard Dental School, Boston, USA. He further gained a more advanced restorative training at the Eastman Hospital in London.

He completed his American National Boards Part 1 and 2 and California Bench Exams at UOP, Loma Linda, and UCLA. He went onto complete a 4 year Masters (MClinDent(Prosth) in Prosthodontic/Clinical Dentistry at Kings College , London. After several years in both general and pioneering aesthetic private practice he has gained and continues to experience further insight, and professional development in Stomatology, restorative, surgical, orthodontic and implant dentistry from International Experts/Specialists in these disciplines from the UK, USA, Sweden, France, Spain, Germany , Italy, India, China and South America.

He has been practicing dentistry in the UK for the past 22 years, and is currently a Clinical & Academic tutor on the Integrated Clinical Skills Programme in the Department of Conservative/Restorative Dentistry at Guys NHS Hospital and is an Examiner and Supervisor on the Postgraduate MSc Aesthetics and Advanced Minimally Invasive Dentistry at Guys Campus - Kings College London.

Mr Patel focuses his practice on simplifying complex and comprehensive dental care and utilising innovative diagnostic and minimally invasive/biomimetic technology in both Aesthetics, digital/laser Augmented technology and Phobias. He translates his technical and artistic skills to help work with his patients to create, maintain and restore healthy, functional and aesthetic smiles.

Mr Patel is always happy to discuss any concerns and you may have in an informal friendly and approachable way. He will endeavour to find the best solution for your oral health at a budget you can manage.

Mr Patel is a family man married to Roma with two children, several tortoises and fishes! He enjoys philosophy, history, meditation, loves Jazz, and Good Music, IT and Team Sports especially Rugby, Cricket, 5-a-side football, Tennis and a social pint of Guinness with friends.

Dipesh currently coaches and pitches in with reffing the Under 12s Juniors Rugby at Ashford RFC where he has gained a Level 1 in Rugby Coaching and continuous CPD.

Mr Dipesh Hari Patel

Dr Roma Patel BDS
Dental Practitioner with special interests and expertise in Facial beauty treatments and Adult and Children's Dentistry, Dental Surgeon
GDC No: 69659


Roma qualified from Sheffield University in 1993 and was awarded the bachelor of Dental Surgery and the bronze medal in Paedatric care, as well as the best vocational trainee project in 1994. Roma continued her postgraduate education with the famous UCLA residency Restorative Programme in the United States prior to returning back to life in England. Roma aims to share her abilities and enthusiasim with others so she may help them improve their oral care. Her philosophy is to acheive health, function and confidence in the dental health of her patients

Roma is always happy to help with any queries or requests. With extensive experience and numerous qualifications, Roma is delighted to guide you through what cosmetic and facial aesthetic dentistry can do for you.

Very approachable and always welcoming, Roma is here to make sure your experience at Ashford Dental is both enjoyable and exciting.

Dr Roma Patel

Dr Teertha Shetty BDS, MClinDent (Prosth)
GDC No: 202281

Teertha graduated in Dentistry from India in 2006 and worked in a private practice in Mumbai for two years before moving to UK after getting married.

She has recently completed her post graduation in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics from the highly acclaimed Kings College London.

She has worked in a private practice in Brighton and a general practice in Lydd in the past. She is excited to join the Dental Practice in Ashford.

Teertha is kind, responsible, reliable, hardworking and ever-smiling. She has a keen sense of learning in her field and is determined to make a contribution in that area. She enjoys working with all age groups and is committed to provide the most suitable treatment to her patients and make them feel comfortable. Her aim is to make dental appointments less stressful and more acceptable to all.

During her free time, if she is not painting, she is definitely travelling and trying out new cuisines with her husband.

Dr Teertha Shetty

Dr Marco Carugati
(Dip Dent Pisa) Dental Surgeon
Special interest and expertise in Orthodontics and Endodontics
GDC No: 74087

Marco was born on the island of Elba, Italy. He graduated with a degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthodontics from the University of Pisa, School of Dentistry in November 1997. Marco qualified as an Orthodontist from the Centro Studi e Ricerche di Ortodonzia La Spezia in March 2004 and was awarded a Diploma in Orthodontics from the University of Bourgogne in France. In addition, he has completed several postgraduate courses covering topics such as occlusion, endodontics and implantology. He has a special interest in endodontics and is an accredited trainer for a leading dental company.

At present, he consults in various practices in Harley Street in London, Kent and Sussex, as well as in practices in Pisa and Milan. He also teaches and lectures to dental students at King's College Dental Hospital in London, and he is involved in the organization of postgraduate courses for dentists. Marco's interests include travelling, music, skiing and computing.

Dr Marco Carugati

DR. CRISTINA ISORNA SUAREZ
DDS, Prosthodontics (NYU)
Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow
UCL Eastman Dental Institute - Aesthetic Dentistry
GDC No: 246419

Dr. Cristina Isorna Suarez is an Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Aesthetic Dentistry Programmes at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. In addition, she has always worked in private practices with focus on restorative aesthetic dentistry both in the UK and abroad.

She received her dental degree (DDS) and Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine from the University of San Pablo Ceu, Madrid, in 2010. She then moved to the USA and completed a full-time programme in Prosthodontics, at New York University (NYU), in 2012. Dr. Isorna Suarez then remained at NYU one more year and worked as a Clinical Assistant Fellow, Clinical Researcher and Clinical Lecturer, with teaching and research responsibilities in the department of Prosthodontics of NYU.

Her main research project completed at NYU, "The effect of a Novel Implant Surface on Gene Expression" has been presented internationally.

Her research interests are in the areas of aesthetic restorative and implant dentistry.

Dr. Isorna Suarez engages often in community service activities, the most recent being volunteering dental treatment in Mauritania, Africa.

She is a Board Member and Examiner of the UCL Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry Programme and a member of the American Dental Society of London.

Dr. Suarez is seeing patients regularly on Mondays, however, she occasionally comes on sporadic days, covering all aspects of aesthetic dentistry and prosthodontic needs. She also has a special interest in nervous patients.

Dr. Cristina Isorna Suarez

Mr Paul Fox
Dental Hygienist
GDC No: 6063

He is an excellent hygienist who strives to provide clinical excellence within a caring environment.

Not only will he address your problem but show you how to improve and maintain your gum health.


Biography
Paul trained at the Defence Dental School in 2000 where he achieved the Oral B Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

Following this he worked within the Army in Germany, Northern Ireland and other parts across the U.K.

Paul has worked with other specialists such as Orthodontists and Periodontal Specialists so can handle complex cases.

Paul's other responsibilities also included managing trainee dental nurses and auditing all military hygienists within Germany. Monitoring Hygienists meant Paul as the Lead Clinician annually reviewed working practices and clinical efficiency to ensure standards were maintained and good levels patient care was being carried out.

As part of on-going training Paul has also recently qualified to carry out In-surgery tooth whitening.

Paul is married with 3 children.

Hobbies:
He is keen on fitness and is an athletics coach.

Mr Paul Fox

 
 

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