Ashford Dentists

Meet the team

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


Dr Dipesh KH Patel BDS MClinDent(Prostho) PGCert(Ed)
Principle Partner with special interests in Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Sedation treatment
GDC No: 071059Dr. Patel qualified from Guys Hospital, UMDS London and completed 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 gained further surgical and implant training and experience from Specialists in implant dentistry from UK, ,USA, Sweden, France, Spain, Germany and South America. He has been practicing dentistry in the UK for the past 16 years, and currently teaches one day a week the undergraduate dental students at Guys Hospital, London. Dr Patel focuses his practice on comprehensive dental care and utilizes the state of the art diagnostic and minimally invasive technology in both Aesthetic and laser dentistry. He uses his technical and artistic skills to help work with his patients to create beautiful healthy, functional, aesthetic smiles.Dr Patel is always happy to discuss any concerns and you may have in an informal friendly and approachable way. He will endeavor to find the best solution for your oral health at a budget you can manage.
Dr Roma Patel BDS
Principle Partner with special interests in Facial beauty treatments and Adult and Children’s Dentistry
GDC No: 69659Roma 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 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 patientsRoma 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.”
Mr Gerard Balague Viladrich
DDS MSc Implantology / Prosthodontics & Periodontics
GDC No: 100989We are very pleased that he has decided to join our team as part of our on-going mission to improve our patient’s experiences.Gerard has a passionate interest in Smile Makeovers, Dental Implants, Soft and Hard tissue surgery, Root Recession coverage, Periodontal disease and dealing with nervous patients.

We are confident you will be leaving him with a beautiful smile.

Gerard graduated as a Dentist in 2005 from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya whilst obtaining a special distinction in Implantology. Gerard took up practice working within an NHS and Private practice located in Wales.

Furthering his education Gerard then completed a Post-Graduate certificate in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick in 2007. For the next 2 years he would work within a London Practice whilst continuing his special interest in Periodontics and Implantology.

In 2009 to feed his strong appetite for knowledge, Gerard enrolled in a 3 year full time MSc Implantology: Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics and Periodontology at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya .

During this period he also completed an MSc in Research in Dentistry and Biomedicine as well as a Postgraduate certificate in Forensic Dentistry at the Universtat de Barcelona.

If these amazing credentials weren’t enough he is currently a member of the Academy of Osseointegration.

Gerard is also a Clinical teacher at the Primary Dental Care Unit as well as Oral Surgery Department at King’s College Hospital in London.

He has also presented at conferences within Spain.

Gerard enjoys playing the piano, tennis and travelling in his spare time.

Dr Alex Talahani BDS MSc
Cosmetic and Family Dentist with special interests in Cosmetic and Smile Design
GDC No: 82874Dr. Alex Tahalani’s innovative approach to cosmetic dentistry, means you can now have the smile you want created in a warm, friendly environment. Qualified in 2003 at the Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Alex has spent much of his career educating himself both in the UK and USA. Graduate of the prestigious Hornbrook Group cosmetics institute in Chicago & Philadelphia, Alex has helped many of our patients restore their smiles. Alex is passionate about helping our patients smile with confidence.

Whether it’s a small change or complete smile makeover, or just a conversation on what’s possible, Alex will gladly give you his time and help you achieve the smile you always wanted.

Dr Marco Carugati
(Dip Dent Pisa) Dental Surgeon
GDC No: 74087Marco 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.
Dental Hygienist Mr Paul Fox
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.

We all hope you are as excited as we are that he has joined our growing team of Gum Guardians.

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.

He is keen on fitness and is an athletics coach.