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Our 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. Shahram Mazaheri BDS Lond 1999

GDC No. 76373

Dr. Mazaheri qualified from St Bartholomew's and Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1999. He then went on to complete the Masters of Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in Prosthodontics with Merits from the prestigious King's College London. He has a special interest in implants, cosmetic and Preventative dentistry. Having taken the opportunity to join the Clapham South Dental Centre, he brings with him his gentle caring manner and 13 years of experience in practicing dentistry, promoting treatments that safeguard long term dental and general health.


Dr. Arun Jeevaraj BDS Annamalai 1997 Statutory Exam 2007

GDC No. 118728

Dr. Jeevaraj received his MDS from Meenakshi Ammal Dental College in 2004 and was awarded his IQE in 2007 from the GDC. Dr. Jeevaraj has a special interest in conservative dentistry and endodontics.


Dr. Ali Aussia BDS Lpool 2004

GDC No. 83186

Qualified in 2005 from the University of Liverpool, Dr Aussia has worked in both private and NHS practices in London over the past twelve years. Since graduating he has taken part in many post graduate courses in endodontics, restorative dentistry, and is familiar with digital restorations using the Cerec 3D system. Having an interest in implant dentistry, in 2011, Dr Aussia received a certificate of completion of practical and clinical training in Dental Implantology covering the surgical and the prosthetic aspect of patient care carried out over a period of two years from University of Sheffield.

He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and is continuously participating in further training courses and lectures to increase his knowledge in this field.

Dr Aussia has been a full Invisalign provider since 2009 and also enjoys aspects of orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry.

In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, reading, and dog walking.


Dr. Rachael Ibbotson BChD Leeds 2013

GDC No. 244785

Dr Ibbotson graduated from Leeds Dental Institute in 2013 and since qualifying has taken a particular interest in non-invasive and conservative dentistry. She has a caring and preventative approach and is passionate about providing the very best in quality and service.

Alongside general dentistry she also provides short term orthodontics using Invisalign and Six Month Smiles.


Dr. Mohsin Ghor BDS Queen Mary University of London 2014

GDC No. 252351

Dr. Mohsin qualified from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2014.

Mohsin is a firm believer in providing evidence-based, preventative and pain free dentistry. He has a great desire to continually develop both his clinical knowledge and skill through post-graduate training whilst also thriving to become a key figure in the dental field.

Mohsin is currently undertaking a Masters program in restorative dentistry at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

Mohsin is passionate in providing high quality dentistry with interest in orthodontics including straightening and whitening teeth with the use of Invisalign and Enlighten. He is also a Harley Street trained facial aesthetics provider offering facial rejuvenation and anti-ageing treatments using botox and dermal fillers.

He has recently joined a team of colleagues to set up the first London Deanery Alumni Society to help dental professionals network whilst gaining advice and support they need to pursue a successful career in dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, Mohsin enjoys playing sport, travelling and is a passionate linguist speaking both French and Japanese since a young age.


Dr. Sarah Shepherdson BDS Ncle 2004

GDC No. 83525

Dr Sarah Shepherdson completed her dental studies at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, graduating in 2004 and has since worked in and around the London area.

Sarah enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a special interest in Invisalign, restorative dentistry, indirect ceramic work and dental extractions.

Sarah approaches dentistry with the aim of emulating the natural appearance of teeth and proper function with restorative and cosmetic work. She has been an Invisalign elite provider for the past few years, a technique which she advocates to maintain a natural smile but at its most aesthetically pleasing. She works alongside exceptional labs to create indirect ceramic work which maintains the natural appearance of the dentition. She is highly experienced in dental extractions, where necessary.

Beyond dentistry, Sarah spends her time travelling the world, experiencing new foods and cultures both away and locally. She is a regular at the gym, enjoys walks with her dog Willow and an avid reader in her spare time.


Dr. Umber Malik BDS King's College London (KCL) 2015

GDC No. 258654

Dr Umber Malik has always had a love for travelling and learning hence, her relocation from Dubai to London to study dentistry was a natural transition. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Kings College London, she continued her love for learning and explored the Dental field and achieved her Bachelors in Dental Surgery at Kings College London.

Umber has several years’ experience providing general and cosmetic treatments within the NHS and privately, including cosmetic restorations, veneers, dentures and crowns. She particularly enjoys dealing with cases of Endodontics and Prosthodontics. She also has extensive experience with whitening systems including in-house laser whitening, Philip Zoom and Enlighten. Dr Umber Malik practises minimally invasive dentistry and is a trained aesthetics practitioner in Botox and Fillers from Harley Street.

Umber promotes an exceptional level of understanding with her patients. She has an instinctive ability to put her patients at ease despite knowing most of them can have reservations in visiting a dental practice, as it can be a distressing experience for many. However, she builds the confidence of her patients by dealing with them with empathy, professionalism, great assurance and paying attention to detail. She believes communication is a key factor in her profession. Patients have frequently praised her humble, calm and positive nature.

She always hopes to achieve the best results in each dental case, which to her is not just a successful treatment, but a successful experience.


Dr Ali Hilmi BDS Lond 2008 BSc

GDC No. 155475

Dr Ali Hilmi is an enthusiastic and conscientious practitioner who is committed to holistic patient care, the highest standards of treatment, and dental education.

Ali received his undergraduate training at King’s College London Dental Institute. King’s College is a world-leading research institution, and Ali was fortunate to be offered the opportunity for further research during his training, where he completed a BSc in Neuroscience. He obtained his BDS in 2008, and successfully completed his Dental Foundation Training in London. He subsequently worked as an NHS Dentist in both General Practice and at Guy’s Dental Hospital, where he was also a clinical teacher. He has a PGCert in Dental Education from the University of Bedfordshire, and a certificate in Mentoring, and was invited to become a postgraduate Educational Supervisor for the London Deanery in 2013.

Clinically, Ali has completed training in both advanced Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry with the Aspire Dental Academy, and has successfully passed the examinations for Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) of the Royal College of Surgeons (England). In 2018 Ali was accepted onto the specialist training programme in Endodontology at King’s College London. During his studies he was selected as the King’s College London Endodontic Student Representative, and the Postgraduate Endodontic Representative of the Specialist Training Committee for London. He successfully completed his specialist training, achieving an MClinDent with Distinction, and passed the examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons to achieve his MEndo. Ali continues to be involved in endodontic research and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Ali provides endodontic treatment (surgical and non-surgical) of complex cases on a referral basis, and has a special interest in the restorative management of compromised teeth. He strives to ensure patients are fully informed throughout their journey, and to support each patient to make the right choice for them based on their own values, preferences and best interests.


Dr Natalia Da Costa LMD Universidade de Lisboa 2018

GDC No. 289140


Dr Ali Dara DMD Cluj-Napoca 2018

GDC No. 282934

Dr Ali Dara graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2018.

Ali prides himself on building a strong rapport with patients. His friendly and relaxed approach makes his patients feel at ease. He is very passionate about all aspects of general dentistry and has a specific interest in pursuing further training in cosmetic dentistry.

Ali strongly believes in self-improvement and is always looking at ways to further his knowledge and skill set to constantly improve the patient experience.

In his spare time, Ali enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends and anything food related.


Dr Arjun Patheja BDS University of Liverpool 2021

GDC Registration Number: 296665


Dr Behnoosh Bidar Zahnarzt Bonn 2001

GDC Registration Number: 84660



Mayra Crean
Dip Dent Hygiene Leeds 2006, Dip Dent Therapist Leeds 2006

GDC No. 106323

Mayra brings a lifetime of experience to her role as a Hygienist at Clapham South Dental. A native Spanish speaker, she has twenty one years' experience in dentistry, seventeen of those here in the UK.

Awarded a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy by Leeds University in 2006 as well as the course prize for Clinical Excellence, she went on to gain an Honours Degree in Dental Studies at Preston University in 2013 and is currently studying for a Master's Degree in Global Public Health at the world-renowned London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Previously she has worked in community dental care, working with adults with special mental, physical, social or emotional needs. She currently specialises in paediatric dentistry at the Royal London Dental Hospital, providing complex dental care for children suffering extreme anxiety, severe dental decay and medical or learning disabilities.

Her quirky good humour and endless fascination for people makes her a hit with all her patients. With excellent listening skills, she prides herself on providing the highest standards of medical care, especially for those with the most complex medical needs.

On her annual trips home to South America she regularly arranges voluntary presentations on oral hygiene, from big city schools to tiny classrooms high up in the Andes, from tribal communities deep in the Amazon jungle to a top security prison. We are proud to have been able to support her in our own way with materials for this invaluable work.


Waleed Norani Dip Dental Hygiene & Therapy 2010

GDC No. 192871

Waleed, winner of the Highly Commended Dental Hygienist of the year 2016. The award recognised his outstanding contribution to the dental profession and exceptional patient care. Waleed is renowned for providing a kind, caring service which is gentle and pain free.

Waleed graduated from Kings College London in 2010. He is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons and is an active member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene. Having obtained a dual qualification Waleed is able to work both as a Dental Hygienist and a Dental Therapist.

As a Dental Therapist, he has specialist knowledge of working with patients who suffer from dental anxiety, are physically disabled and young children. Waleed also focuses with a passion on cosmetic fillings and teeth whitening as he is a registered Philips Zoom whitening system user.

Waleed holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Education from University of Bedfordshire. Which has allowed him to lecture on behalf of NHS England.

Waleed's has a Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguist Programming (NLP) accredited by The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH). He is able to provide therapy to patients experiencing dental anxiety and phobias.

Waleed has obtained a UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) accredited by Badminton England. In his spare time he offers one to one badminton coaching and helps run a youth badminton club. He is also a keen badminton player himself and represents his local London league.

Kaleem Iqbal BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Lpool 2014

GDC No. 254813

Kaleem trained as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist at the University of Liverpool. He was awarded a BSc degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy in 2014. Kaleem is passionate about delivering outstanding pain free dental care for all his patients. His empathetic approach allows him to manage and motivate his patients to improve their oral health. His motivational skills win over anxious patients to bring a positive change in their oral health.

Afroza Begum Dip Dent Hygiene & Therapy Eastman Dental Institute Royal College of Surgeons 2008

GDC No. 171438

Afroza Begum graduated from the Eastman Dental Institute in 2008. She undertook great challenges post studies by helping victims in the Indonesian earthquake in 2009 and the IDP in the camps in Peshawar. Her passion is helping people to help themselves and when it came to raising funds for the 'malaria no more campaign' she even jumped off a plane in a tandem skydive!

Afroza is a helpful and committed to getting the best results for every patient.

As well as English, Afroza can also speak Bengali and is happy to give oral hygiene instruction to help with the process of returning your gums back to health, answering any questions about treatment happily.

In addition to dental hygiene, Afroza carries out teeth whitening and can offer hygiene treatment using a special Airflow polishing device for those smoking and corsodyl stains.


Luis Manrique de Lara Lorenzo Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2017

GDC No. 265942

Luis qualified with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in Spain in 2010 and has gained valuable experience by working in numerous Hospitals and Clinics in Spain and England.

Luis is committed to getting the best results for every patient he treats and delivers oral hygiene instruction to help with the process of returning your gums back to health, answering any questions about treatment happily.

In addition to dental hygiene, Luis carries out teeth whitening and can offer hygiene treatment using a special Airflow polishing device for those stubborn stains where other cleaning methods may be less effective.

As well as English, Luis can speak Spanish fluently.


Katarzyna Cyndrowska Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2021, National Certificate NEBDN 2007

GDC No. 183074

Kate started her dental hygiene program in Poland in 2017 and graduated in 2019. Kate then went on to register with the GDC in 2021.

Now our hygienist, Kate started her journey as a dental nurse in 2005.

Kate knows that trust is a crucial aspect of her daily work and enjoys helping patients feel comfortable as she advises on good brushing and flossing techniques that prevent gum disease. Kate aspires to broaden her role in periodontology and help introduce therapy as standard in general practice.

In addition to dental hygiene, Kate carries out special Airflow polishing for those stubborn stains where other cleaning methods may be less effective.

Kate is a busy mum and who enjoys a healthy lifestyle. In her spare time she enjoys Yoga, Zumba and travelling, socialising with friends.