All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for Dental Professionals. We are a team of husband and wife, Yasir and Mariam, dentists, Tracey our receptionist, Sue, Sarah our nurses and Sophia our hygienists. Together we work towards providing high-quality care in a friendly, family environment.
Dr. Yasir Noorani BDS, MFDS RCS, Dip Imp Dent RCS
(Dental Surgeon) Practice Principal/Owner
GDC No: 84922
Dr Yasir Noorani is the clinical director and works at the practice full-time. With his wealth of experience he focuses on patient’s needs and comfort. His caring and gentle approach changes the perspective of patients who are phobic to dental treatment.
General and Cosmetic Dentist
He started his career in general dentistry in 2003. He trained for postgraduate qualifications in Dundee and attained a postgraduate Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Having gained specialist experience in complex restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Yasir returned to general dental practice in 2006.
Yasir has a specialist interest in implant dentistry. After working with one of the leading implantologists in the country at Harley Street for 2 years he completed a certificate in implant dentistry. Later with his experience and training he secured a diploma in Implant dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons. Since then he has been updating his skills in the more complex level of this field and has invested in the state for the art equipment at the practice geared to carry out advanced level of treatment. He is a member of the Association of Implantology UK and International Team of Implantology.
Yasir is also a visiting implant dentist at other practices and is a keen mentor.
Yasir has also been trained by one of the leading facial surgeons to carry out wrinkle reduction treatments and dermal fillers to enhance the facial fitness of the patients.
Yasir takes a caring approach and aims to explain all treatment options effectively to ensure that the patient has input and is comfortable in the decision that he/she makes. His patients are like his extended family who he looks after to the best of his ability.
Please refer to patient testimonials and real patient’s photos to look at some of Dr Noorani’s cases.
Dr. Mariam Shahid Noorani
BSc, BDS, MFDS RCSEd, MSc(Ortho Lond), MOrth RCSEd – Specialist Orthodontist
GDC No: 170793
Mariam is an Orthodontic specialist and takes a keen interest in the fine details of finishing a smile. She works at the practice part time and spends most of her time at the Ipswich and Royal London Hospitals where she is training to be a consultant in orthodontics. She is a keen teacher and enjoys the complex work in the hospital environment. During this time she is seen less at the practice but still plays her part in the management of the practice.
Mariam completed her specialist training and Masters with distinction from Kings College Hospital. She has worked in both practice and hospital. She has experience of Oral and maxillofacial, Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. In 2009 after securing her postgraduate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and of England she returned to work in practice. Mariam worked in Special care dentistry for a year looking after children, phobic adults and adults and children with special needs.She takes a gentle approach and aims to explain and discuss treatment options effectively with patients to formulate a well-understood treatment plan. Her main interests are Orthodontics (Braces), Oral surgery (wisdom teeth) and minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Arti Patel (Dental surgeon)
GDC No: 252171
Arti Patel graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her vocational training in the East of England deanery. She enjoys routine dentistry and her main interests lie in patient quality care as well as preventive, cosmetic and restorative dental care.She has successfully completed Part 1 of the diploma of Membership of Joint Dental Faculties qualification by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is working towards completing Part 2. She is committed to continuous professional development and strives to expand her knowledge. She has undertaken a variety of postgraduate courses to improve the care she provides to her patients and recently completed a treatment planning longitudinal programme at the Eastman Dental Institute.She understands many patients are anxious of dental treatment and aims to provide her patients with a comfortable experience with a high standard of care.
Sophia Malik (Dental hygienist)
GDC No: 80003
Sophia graduated from The Royal London Hospital with her BDS in 2001. She has been working as a dental hygienist here for over 7 years. She is well known to our regular patients who appreciate her interest in them and their welfare and her assistance in helping them maintain good oral health. Sophia has 5 year old twin boys who also keep her busy.
Sarah Rowley (Dental Nurse) Infection Control Lead
GDC No: 159186
Sarah joined the practice on a permanent basis in 2011. Sarah is known for her friendly nature. She is always smiling and is an energetic worker. Her beaming white smile motivates a number of patients and staff to get their teeth whitened.Sarah is very experienced and is eager to learn more. She has been trained in implant dentistry and continues to look into further developing her career as a nurse. She keeps herself up to date with the latest developments. Currently Sarah is keen to learn more in facial aesthetics. She is a valued member of the team that helps with the smooth running of this friendly practice.
Vanessa (Trainee Dental Nurse) Vanessa is the newest member of the team. She joined the practice as a trainee dental nurse at the start of September 2014.Vanessa thoroughly enjoys training with the practice as she is eager to learn. She has already made her mark in the few short weeks of her being here.Vanessa enjoys socialising, going to the gym, and looks forward to learning more in order to be able to contribute towards the practice.
Tracey Kyle (Practice Manager)
GDC No: 148147
Tracey has known the practice for years. She went on maternity leave in 1994, since then till 2011 she worked as a temporary staff member as and when. In 2011 Tracey re-joined the practice on a permanent basis. Tracey qualified as a dental nurse 20years ago. She has significant experience in nursing and has been a qualified implant nurse for 10 years. She has helped a great deal with practice management and shares responsibility of running the practice. Apart from being very responsible, Tracey is very quick and speedy at whatever she does making sure tasks are done efficiently and in the correct manner. She is a valued member of the team that helps with the smooth running of this friendly practice.
Kerry (Reception Team)
Kerry is one of the newer members of our reception team and joined the practice in June 2014. She works on a part time basis.As well as reception, Kerry is also a DSA having trained at Guys hospital before qualifying. In 2005 Kerry took time out from work to have a family and returned in 2011.Kerry is a friendly member of staff who enjoys talking to patients and putting them at ease. Kerry’s activities outside work include spending time with her family and friends, walking and zumba.