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Our Dentists

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Abid Abdulkhaliq, BDS (London)

Abid joined the practice in 1998

Abid qualified from St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry with Honours in 1997 and won the George Hankey prize in Oral Surgery for “Outstanding Academic Achievement”.


I joined Gidea Park Dental Practice as an associate dentist in 1998. From the first day I started, I really loved it here. Fourteen years later, in 2012, I was thrilled to take ownership of the practice after the previous owner retired.

I have a keen interest in children’s dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, air polishing and tooth whitening. I also treat patients who suffer from stress headaches and snoring problems.

Apart from having so many delightful patients, one of our enduring strengths has been the stability of the staff throughout the years. A great number of us have been here for decades and as the practice has grown, we have taken on additional staff members. I believe I can say with some confidence that our more recent members of staff can look forward to a very long and happy future here.

Aside from my clinical role, I enjoy reading and my wife is a super cook, so food for me is a guilty pleasure. For a number of years I was the leader of a Scout Group which I really enjoyed.

My patients tell me I am calm, kind, friendly and funny (in a humorous way)?!! I like to think those personality traits have helped many nervous patients become regular attendees.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the rest of the team I am extremely proud to lead….

GDC registration number: 73458.

Principal Dentist
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Alex Tahalani, BDS (London) P.G. Dip (Implantology)

Alex joined the practice in 2011

Alex qualified at St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2003. He went on to complete extensive training in cosmetic dentistry in the UK and internationally at the Hornbrook Institute in Chicago.

He has completed over 100 smile makeovers and been involved in over 500 implant cases. Alex is a member of the European Association of Osseointegration, (the growth action of bone tissue as it assimilates surgically implanted devices or prostheses to be used as either placement parts or anchors in implants).

Alex teaches Implant Dentistry to both UK and international students for Perio International. As a lecturer in implants he gets the opportunity to travel and experience dentistry all over the world. Alex is also a visiting implantologist to a number of clinics in London and the South East.


Aside from my clinical role at the practice I love spending time with my family and my very lively toddler! There is never a dull moment as far as he is concerned. When I get the opportunity I hide in my studio for hours producing music and DJing.

My patients tell me I am very calm and a reassuring presence as well as an absolute perfectionist when it comes to smile makeovers and implants. Even if you are a nervous patient, my hope is that you can enjoy visiting us.

It is a great privilege to be able to transform the lives of many patients by reconstructing and enhancing their smiles and helping them to eat confidently.

GDC registration Number: 82874.

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Jonathan Worton, BDS (London) P.G. Cert (Aesthetic Dentistry)

Jonathan joined the practice in 2013

Jonathan studied at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities before qualifying as a dentist in 2012 at King’s College London Dental Institute.

Following on Jonathan undertook his vocational training in Essex where he was awarded the Deanery Audit Prize.

Prior to joining the practice Jonathan worked in both hospital maxillofacial surgery and general dental practice, his interests include preventative dentistry, minimally invasive dentistry and treating nervous patients.

His further training includes post-graduate qualifications in medical education, clinical education and aesthetic dentistry.

Jonathan has spent some time as a clinical teacher at Guy’s Dental Hospital and examined undergraduate students for the Dental Institute. Additionally he is an examiner for the National Examination Board for Dental Nurses as well as interviewing potential dental students.

In the community, Jonathan is extremely popular when he visits local schools engaging children in talking and learning about oral hygiene and healthy eating.

Jonathan was recognised at the December 2016 National Dentistry Awards when he won “Best Young Dentist – London”.

He was also a finalist for a Private Dentistry Award in 2017.


Aside from my role as a dentist, I enjoy spending time maintaining my modern classic car and have an interest in most things MG -Rover.

I find treating nervous patients rewarding and make their visits as relaxed and comfortable as possible.  My patients tell me I am a kind and caring dentist.

GDC Registration Number: 228407.

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Misbah Shahid Junaid, BDS (Newcastle)

Associate Dentist
Misbah joined the practice in 2019

Misbah qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2007 and worked in general practice for the following two years until relocating to London.

Misbah has completed numerous courses over the years to develop her skills in order to provide the most up to date and current procedures. She provides general dentistry, cosmetic braces including Invisalign, 6 Month Smiles and Inman Aligner. Misbah is also experienced in cosmetic smile design including tooth coloured restorations, crowns and veneers.

Additionally, Misbah provides facial aesthetics including wrinkle reduction using botulinum toxin A as well as Dermal fillers and lip enhancements to help patients’ achieve a more youthful appearance.


Five years after qualifying, I set up a dental practice in Canary Wharf, developing it into a modern, thriving dental practice serving thousands of patients. I went on to sell it in 2017 in order to spend more time with my family and concentrate on my dentistry. I started at Gidea Park Dental Practice as an additional member of the team in May 2019 and am enjoying every minute.

Aside from my role as a dentist my life revolves around my two kids (three if you include my husband) who you will hear endless stories about!

I hope this gives you some idea of what you can expect when you come to see me. I aim to make sure that it is not your typical dental visit and like to think it’s a lot more personable – the beginning of a trusting relationship. I love getting to know my patients, and making their dental experiences enjoyable ones. I love giving my patients the smiles they aspire to have. The best part of my day is seeing my patients smile confidently after we finish their treatment. If you ask my patients they will tell you that I’m a relaxed and friendly dentist who likes to make you feel at ease.

GDC registration number: 113017.


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Hasan Adam, BDS (QMUL) London

Associate Dentist
Hasan joined the practice in 2021

Hasan qualified at St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2017 He has worked in general practice across Essex, Kent and Hampshire as well as completing numerous courses in general and cosmetic dentistry.

Hasan believes in making dentistry as comfortable as possible for his patients in a relaxed and calm environment. As well as providing routine dentistry, his passion lies in creating the best smile for his patients using clear invisible adult braces, veneers and tooth-coloured restorations.

Hasan also volunteers internationally, using limited resources to provide emergency dentistry to refugees, improving their quality of life by alleviating dental pain and managing dental trauma.

“Probably not the ideal time to start a new job in the midst of a pandemic, though I could not have envisaged it would have been so easy to become part of this very unique team. Despite all the extra pressures the staff were and still coping with to keep everyone safe, everyone was welcoming and helpful, so it was really easy for me to settle in. The hardest part was remembering all the names. I have now met many of my patients more than once and if you asked them, they would say I have a friendly and happy nature”.

“Aside from my role as a dentist, I really enjoy football, photography, travelling and food. At the moment life revolves very much around my family as my wife recently gave birth to our baby son. We also have a little daughter so there is never a dull moment at home”

GDC registration number: 272269.


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Our Hygienists

Our Hygienists are friendly, kind and very gentle. They share the working week between them covering different morning and afternoon sessions. Their professional approach is dedicated to help you prevent gum disease and make your hygiene visits comfortable.

We specialise in helping you to look after your gums and teeth. Much of our work focuses on promoting good oral hygiene which saves teeth by preventing gum disease. Be it a simple scale and polish or extensive gum disease treatment, we play key role in keeping patients oral health in good condition. Your dental hygienist is very likely to spot those very early signs of gum disease, much faster than you would at home. As well as thoroughly cleaning teeth, we demonstrate the best way for patient’s to brush their teeth, recommending brushes that are suitable for them to use and how to clean between teeth successfully.

Many dental hygienists work independently in a dental practice so they can see patients without seeing a dentist first.


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Alice Murphy, GDC Member

I joined the practice after qualifying as a Hygienist and Therapist from the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2010.

GDC Registration Number: 130870

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Svetlana Jemeljanova, GDC Member

I joined the practice after qualifying as a Hygienist from the University of Essex in 2015.

GDC Registration Number:219003


Our Nursing Team

We are very experienced registered dental nurses and are an essential part of the dental team, helping to ensure that patients are well cared for when visiting their dentist.
We are friendly, kind, calm, and efficient. We are passionate about making sure your dental treatment is carried out in clean and comfortable surroundings.
Please talk to us if you are nervous, you are not alone and we can help put you at ease.
We can answer any questions you may have about your dental treatment.

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Debbie Malham

I joined the practice in 1990 as a dental nurse. I now manage the practice with Joan as well as nursing covering staff.

GDC Registration Number: 132760

Practice Manager/Dental Nurse
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Lisa Doughty

I joined the practice in 1990 as a dental nurse just before Debbie. I love being part of this unique team.

GDC Registration Number: 132764

Head Dental Nurse
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Justine Osborne

I joined the practice as an additional member of staff in 2017. I sent my CV to the practice several times over a number of years but no-one ever left! Finally – here I am!

GDC Registration Number: 125475

Dental Nurse



Practice Managers

We both joined the practice a very long time ago and as the practice has grown so the management role has evolved and is shared between us.
We are always contactable if patients have any queries or concerns.
We also look forward to hearing any suggestions our patients may have about how we can improve our service to make your visits the very best experience.

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Joan Goodfellow, DSA DHE

Joan joined the practice in 1972

I started working at the practice as a dental nurse in 1972 three months after the practice moved from Squirrells Heath Road to this purpose built surgery in Gidea Park. I left in 1975 when I married and moved to Holland for two years. I then re-joined the practice as the manager after having my three children in 1986. There were just two dentists, two nurses and a receptionist when I started; currently we have eighteen staff as the practice has grown substantially. We are an evolving story, keeping up with the current legislation, infection controls and continuous training for all of our staff. Our constant attention though, has always been focused on our patients; to care for them exactly how we would expect to be cared for and to make the time spent with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible. I absolutely love my job and always have. I am proud to be part of a fantastic dental team whose priority is providing our patients with excellent care.

Practice Manager
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Debbie Malham

Debbie joined the practice in 1990

I started working at the practice as a dental nurse in 1990. Like many of us here, I certainly didn’t envisage still being here all these years later. Over the years I have had the privilege of working for three exceptional owners of the practice, each of them progressively moving the practice forward, always looking to improve the way we deliver treatments and to do our very best for our patients. Having that ethos has been motivational and inspiring. There has never been an, us and them with any of the dentists here, just a team that is seamlessly integrated. The staff views and suggestions to improve the practice have always been welcomed and encouraged. In 2014 I was asked to share the management role with Joan. It was somewhat daunting to begin with as I hadn’t appreciated just how involved that side of the job is. These days I am in my comfort zone. I love working with Joan and at times I still get to nurse when covering for holidays and implants – for me, the best of both worlds.

GDC Registration Number: 132760

Practice Manager & Nurse

Our Reception Team

Our receptionists are extremely efficient, friendly and helpful. They will book your appointments and more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your dental treatment.

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Dionne Hawkins

I joined the practice in 2003 when I was approached by the practice to help out on reception for a couple of weeks, then jumped at the chance of staying here. I feel very lucky to have a job that I love, being part of a great reception team and meeting different patients every day.

Head Receptionist
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Mandy Sampson

I first started visiting the practice as a patient when I was 3 years old. I started working here as a dental nurse in the 1970’s before leaving to have my children. I then re-joined the practice as a receptionist in 1997. The practice has always been a big part of my life. I really enjoy catching up with patients and hearing all their news.
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Susan Hodge

I was approached with the offer of working for the practice as a receptionist in 2012. As well as reception I lay out the artwork for all the printing of leaflets, posters and publications within the practice. Dionne and Mandy are smashing to work with and I really enjoy reception, especially when I am helping patients.

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    Coronavirus (Covid-19) -Information





    Since June last year, following the first lock-down, dentists’ were sent a revised version of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) throughout the UK containing many changes to the way dental treatment was to be provided, to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19 to both staff and patients. 


    The SOP’s state that once an aerosol generated procedure (AGP) has taken place in a surgery, the room must remain empty (fallow) for a period of time before being thoroughly cleaned. An aerosol generated procedure (AGP) is air or water spray (or a mix of both) from a dental instrument, for example, a high speed drill and ultrasonic scalers’ used by hygienists. These aerosols could result in the spread of Covid-19 and dentists and their staff are at very high risk of getting Covid-19 from their patients. Even though the transmission rate has fallen significantly, our standard operating procedures remain the same. This significantly affects the number of people we are able to see daily. We are working hard to limit the impact this has on patient waiting times for appointments.  




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    We share an emergency out of hours’ dental emergency service covering evenings, weekends and bank holidays with two local dental surgeries. You can contact this service by calling 077 6735 3759 between 6pm - 9pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am to 9pm weekends and bank holidays.


     If you are a Denplan registered patient, the cost of this service is included in your plan unless you specifically elected to opt out of the emergency out of hours cover. The choice to opt out will have only applied to patients who registered from August 2018. If in doubt, please check your registration paperwork or call 0800 401 402 to speak to one of their customer support team.  



    If you think you have Coronavirus and need urgent dental care

    If you are generally unwell, self-isolating because you or any of your family have any of the symptoms below - 

    ●   a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

    ●   a new continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

    Please do not contact our emergency dental service.

    For urgent dental treatment use:  Phone NHS 111 online coronavirus - or telephone 111 for further instructions.


    For changes that may occur to our service

    We will regularly review and update Covid-19 information on our website  www.gideaparkdentalpractice.co.uk


    Updated 27.05.2021

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