- Oral Surgery
- Paediatric Dentistry
- Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
- Special Care Dentistry
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
GDC No. 77001
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
GDC No. 66169
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
GDC No. 66111
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
GDC No. 44265
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 Meera Ruparelia
BDS (Hons) MJDF MClinDent (Merit) MOrth RCS (Eng) Specialist Orthodontist
Specialist in Orthodontics
GDC No. 114274
Meera qualified from Guy's Kings and St Thomas' in 2007 and worked within general dentistry before specialising in orthodontics. Before her specialist training, Meera worked in the Maxillofacial Department at the John Radcliffe and Royal Berkshire hospitals and then went onto qualify as a Specialist Orthodontist from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in 2013. Meera is a member of the British Orthodontic Society. She is pleased to see both adults and children for orthodontic consultations and uses growth modification techniques, aesthetic clear braces and Invisalign removable aligners.
She takes great pride in her work, enjoys her profession and is a perfectionist. Patient care is at the core of Meera's approach to treatment and she strives to meet the unique needs of each patient whilst aiming to provide care in a relaxed and friendly manner.
On those rare moments when she is not busy with two young children, she enjoys tennis, skiing, travelling and the great outdoors.
Dr Neeta Patel
BDS FDS RCS
Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC No. 64723
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.
Dr Ayesha Patel
BDS, MFDS RCS(Edin), PG Cert Dental Ed, MPaed Dent RCS(Glas)
Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry
Dr Ayesha Patel is a specialist in Paediatric Dentistry. Following five years at dental school, Ayesha worked in general dental practice and held posts in maxillofacial surgery and paediatric dentistry at King's College Hospital. After this, Ayesha wished to pursue her passion for paediatric dentistry and was offered the opportunity to complete three years of specialist-based paediatric dentistry training at the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital. She recently qualified as a specialist, passing her Membership in Paediatric Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She is up-to-date with all the evidence-based treatments and is dedicated to the oral health of children, from infancy throughout the various stages of childhood and teenage years.
Ayesha prides herself in her abilities to managing children who are anxious or have behavioural problems and can provide Inhalation Sedation effectively to help patients relax. She routinely provides high-quality dental treatment for children restoring carious teeth providing white fillings or preformed metal (stainless steel) crowns if required. Other skills include managing dental trauma, dental anomalies and providing endodontic treatment for children.
During Ayesha's specialist training she worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital and in the community dental service gaining experience managing children with complex medical conditions and special needs.
Ayesha is a member of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and was a representative for BDA Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services and the London Specialist Training Committee. Ayesha has been invited to teach at The Royal College of Surgeons of England and has had several articles published in both Dental Update and the British Dental Journal. She regularly presents nationally and internationally on subjects related to paediatric dentistry.
Ayesha strives to promote preventative strategies and thrives on seeing children overcome their anxieties and enjoy coming to the dentist.
Dr. Malihe Moeinian
Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry,
DDS, MSc, MClinDent, RCS (Edi), RCS (Eng), PhD
GDC No. 231760
Mali graduated from dental school in 2007. Soon afterwards she completed three years of post-graduate training at Barts and the London Dental Hospital to become a specialist in Paediatric Dentistry and completed her PhD at Queen Mary University of London in 2017. She has presented her research findings in different national and international conferences. She has achieved Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Membership in Paediatric Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
As well as treating children and adolescence at Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre, Mali also works as a clinical lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at King's College London and as a Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry at King's community dental services.
Based on Mali's experience, the main reason that patients are reluctant to see a dentist is bad dental experiences during childhood and so many patients end up seeing a dentist at a very late stage and usually with severe dental pain. Mali believes that a Paediatric dentist has a key role to create a comfortable and stress-free environment for children and adolescence patients in order to deliver the highest standard of dental care to young patients and maintain their oral health with the best experience. Also, seeing an expert and dedicated person to young age group patients, is a long-term investment for both patients and their family.
Mali is proud to be dedicated to children and adolescence dentistry and has received excellent feedback from her patients and their parents. Outside of work, she is a keen traveller, enjoys music and playing tennis.
Mr Mohammad Shorafa
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
BDS MDS(OMFS) FDSRCS(Edin) MBBS(Lond) MRCS(Eng & Irl)
GDC No. 79840
Mr Mohammad (Mo) Shorafa is the clinical lead for the regional oral & maxillofacial services based at Northwick Park Hospital. He is Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon & Oral Surgeon at Northwick Park, Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals.
Mo qualified in Dentistry in 1992, following which he also undertook a period of focused research and was awarded a Masters Degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (MDS), he also has a Medical (MBBS) degree from Kings College London.
He trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery working in some of London's leading hospitals including Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, Eastman Dental Hospital and The Royal London Hospital, which culminated in his Intercollegiate FRCS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Mo has a special interest in orthognathic surgery, oral and maxillofacial trauma, oral medicine, dental implantology including bone grafting and sinus lift, minor oral surgery including surgical removal of wisdom teeth under local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia.
He is the Clinical Supervisor for the specialty registrars in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Educational Supervisor for the dental foundation trainees. He is the Royal College of Surgeons BAOMS Specialty Advisor for the region, a member of Council for the Oral & Maxillofacial section of the Royal Society of Medicine and also a member of the BAOMS Clinical Effectiveness Committee (CEC).
BDS BSc (Hons) DipDSed
Special Care Dentist
GDC No. 181481
Neha qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2013 after obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Manchester in 2009. Neha completed her Diploma in Conscious Sedation from King's College London in 2018.
Neha worked in general practices and held posts in Maxillofacial surgery. She has been fulfilling her passion in providing dental treatment to special needs patients. For almost 5 years Neha has worked with patients who have a range of physical, medical and/or learning disabilities. She is experienced with all ages and has treated patients in nursing homes. She was recently nominated for her efforts with treating patients who require additional support with mental capacity.
Neha's ethos is to treat all patients with dignity and in a holistic manner whilst achieving high quality dentistry.
Neha enjoys her personal time with family and friends. She dedicates time to yoga and general well-being, she loves travelling and scuba diving.