All of our Specialists operate from our sister practice, the Moor Park Specialist Centre.
Dr Joe Bhat
BDS FDS RCS MClinDent MRD RCSEd
Specialist in Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery
Joe qualified in 1992 and furthered his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at some of the country's leading units for five years. During this time he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He then undertook a three-year full time specialist training program in Prosthodontics at the London Dental School in 1998. This culminated in a Master of Clinical Dentistry from the University of London and Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2001.
His clinical time is spent as a private referral practitioner at the Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre. He has also been a Clinical Lecturer for the Master of Clinical Dentistry program at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in the heart of London. Joe's clinical practice is restricted to the management of complex restorative problems and in the placement and restoration of dental implants.
Joe regularly lectures both in the UK and abroad on dental implants and is an extremely sought after speaker. He is currently a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD), Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry and Examiner for the General Dental Council and runs his own implant training and mentoring program for dentists in the London area.
He is the past Chairman of the Brent and Harrow section of the British Dental Association which he ran for five years and the Principal and founder of the Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre.
He lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife and 3 children and is a keen golfer.
Dr Lydia Hopkins
BDS MSc AHEA
Specialist in Periodontics
Lydia qualified from the London Hospital Medical College in 1990. She worked in general practice and the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Ashford Hospital and was awarded a Dentsply Scholarship before specialisation. Her specialist training (MSc) was at the Eastman's Dental Institute (1995) and she entered the specialist register in 1997.
She spent the last 23 years working as a Specialist for NHS Trusts, private practices, and as a lecturer (Bart's and the London, School of Dentistry) teaching trainee Specialists, undergraduates and hygienists. She produced innovative research1 and published numerous papers. As a regional educational representative for the British Society of Periodontology (10 years) she provided lectures/courses for dentists and promoted dental research as a member of The London Dental Research Engagement Strategy Group for Primary Care ("LonDRES"). She also designed a known periodontal model for surgical training/patient education. Lydia achieved a Certificate in Learning and Teaching and associate membership of the Higher Education Academy. As a respected and experienced clinician in the periodontal community she was an invited examiner (Eastmans' Dental Institute, IQE, GDC) and key scientific advisor for industry.
Lydia now works closely with Professor Bhat in the interdisciplinary Moor park practice who are taking referrals. The team offer the advanced treatment of Periodontal disease and Peri-implantitis and give related education to referral practices.
1Hopkins et al., (2002). Are Cardiac Transplant Patients more likely to have Periodontitis? A case record study, Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology;4:95-100.
Dr Nick Vyas
BDS MSc Hons (Lon) FDSRCS Ed.
Specialist in Periodontics
Dr Vyas has been a qualified dentist since 1990.
Since qualifying he has received further training that has lead to the title of 'Specialist' being conferred. He has a Masters degree from London University, where he graduated with Distinction and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, by examination.
He has been registered with the General Dental Council as a Specialist since 1999.
Dr Vyas is particularly keen to consistently update his skills and knowledge and regularly attends courses and conferences nationally and internationally.
He has subsequently received further training with regards to dental implants, which is increasingly becoming an important aspect of dentistry/periodontics as more and more patients are undergoing implant treatment.
As well as being in Specialist practice at Moor Park and in Central London, he is a part-time London University Lecturer for Masters Degree students training to become the Specialists of the future. He is also a Research Fellow at the University of Middlesex, linked to the Health Sciences and Business Schools, where he is involved in researching the effects of stress on oral health.
Dr Vyas also has experience as a medico-legal expert witness involving periodontal cases.
Dr Norman Gluckman
Specialist in Endodontics
Dr Norman Gluckman qualified as a General Dental Practitioner in South Africa in 1969 and worked as a dentist until completion of his endodontic specialist training in Israel. This allowed him to gain extensive experience in routine dental treatment and allowed him to understand the need to maintain and preserve peoples own teeth.
He registered as a Specialist in Endodontics in Israel in 1979 and with the General Dental Council in the UK in 1999.
Since 1979 Norman has gained experience working exclusively in endodontics in Israel and the United Kingdom. He regularly attends national and international symposiums in endodontics keeping abreast of the latest technology and methods in contemporary endodontics.
He lives in the heart of London and enjoys a round of golf on a regular basis.
Dr Neeta Patel
BDS FDS RCS
Specialist in Oral Surgery
Neeta graduated from Sheffield University in 1989. She pursued a career in oral surgery, working initially at hospitals in Sheffield, York and Bath. She progressed to more senior hospital roles, gaining experience in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery at hospitals in Salisbury, Norfolk and Norwich and at the Central Middlesex Hospital in London. She gained the Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 1993 and is on the Specialist Register of the General Dental Council for Oral Surgery. She subsequently worked in Cambridge for 6 years and is currently a part time locum consultant oral surgeon for a large NHS trust.
She provides specialist oral surgery for patients, carrying out most surgery under local anaesthesia. However she is a member of SAAD (Society of the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry) and for the anxious patient conducts surgery under conscious sedation.
Neeta is married with 3 children. She has a keen interest in wines and spirits, which led her to sit an academic examination in this field to achieve the diploma in wines and spirits. She is also a keen photographer.
Professor Raman Bedi
BDS MSc DDS DSc DHL FDSRCS(Edin) hon FDSRCS(Glas)
FDSRCS(Eng) FFPH FGDP
Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
Dr Raman Bedi was Chief Dental Officer – England from October 2002 to October 2005.
He is Chairman of the Global Child Dental Fund. In 2005 he was asked, by the UK government, to establish the Global Child Dental Health Taskforce. The mission of the taskforce was to support governments on how they can improve children's oral health.
Professor Bedi was an NHS paediatric dental consultant from 1991 – 2005. He provides dental care in Harley Street and the BUPA Cromwell hospital.
Professor Bedi trains dentists in paediatric dentistry in over 5 countries and each year runs a Senior Dental Leadership programme which is a collaboration between Harvard University and King's College London. He holds a fellowship of dental surgery from all the Royal Colleges in the United Kingdom.
He is based at King's College London and has held an honorary chair at University College London where he was the co-director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre at the Eastman Dental Institute from 1998 to 2008. He also has an honorary "Extraordinary Professorship" in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa (2007-2010). He has examined and lectured in over 40 countries.
He was past President of the British Society for Disability and Oral Health in 2002, President of the Education Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) from 2002 to 2004 and chair of the IADR Regional Development Programme Committee from 2002 to 2004. He has published over 190 scientific papers and five books.
Dr Sheetal Patel
BDS MFDS RCS MSc Morth
Specialist in Orthodontics
Sheetal qualified in 1995 and subsequently worked in general dental practice, oral and maxillofacial surgery and paediatric dentistry prior to specialising in Orthodontics. During this period she gained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Sheetal has completed a three year specialist training programme in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital. This culminated in the award of a research prize for her Masters degree and she gained the Intercollegiate Membership in Orthodontics. She has presented at the British and European Orthodontic Society Conferences. She teaches postgraduate students in Orthodontics within a hospital setting outside of her private practice.
Sheetal enjoys outdoor pursuits with her family, playing tennis and is an accomplished pianist. She is committed to continuing professional development and to delivering a quality, patient centred service.