We have a team of skilled, caring and highly qualified dentists, hygienists, dental nurses, and practice manager who are committed to providing high-quality dental care within a modern and attractive environment.

Dr. Yasir Noorani – Principal Dentist
GDC reg. no: 84922

dr yasir nooraniBDS, MFDS RCS, Dip Imp Dent RCS
(Dental Surgeon)

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.

Implant Surgeon
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.

Facial Aesthetics
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.

Dr. Mariam Shahid Noorani  
GDC reg. no: 170793

dr mariam nooraniBSc, BDS, MFDS RCSEd, MOrth RCSEd, MSc (Ortho), AFHEA, FDS (Ortho) – Specialist Orthodontist

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 at the hospital as an Orthodontic Consultant the rest of the week. She is a keen teacher and enjoys the complex work in the hospital environment. This brings to our practice her expertise in planning complex cases, ensuring we can offer and manage simple and complex orthodontic treatments with ease for both adults and children.

Mariam completed her Orthodontic Specialist training and Masters with distinction from Kings College Hospital. She then went on to complete her Orthodontic Consultant Training in complex cases at the Royal London and Ipswich Hospitals. She has worked in both practice and hospital and has experience of Oral and Maxillofacial, Paediatric and Special Care Dentistry, 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.

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) and minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Meena Ranka  
GDC reg. no: 100449

Meena RankaFDS (Rest Dent) 

BDS, IQE, MFDS RCS(Eng), FDS(Rest Dent) RCS, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Specialist in Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics

We are proud to inform you that Mrs. Meena Ranka has joined our team here at Court Drive Dental Practice.

We are now taking private patients and patient referrals for Periodontics and complex restorative cases to see Mrs. Ranka.

Her main areas of interest include periodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics, management of complex restorative cases including treatment of patients with toothwear (with a confirmative and reorganised approach), hypodontia (congenitally missing teeth), oral rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients and implant dentistry. Mrs. Ranka has the experience of joint orthodontic-restorative treatment planning for treatment of patients with hypodontia and cleft lip and palate. She enjoys her work of restoring smiles and oral rehabilitation.

Mrs. Ranka is a specialist in Restorative Dentistry including Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Endodontics. She commenced her specialist training in Restorative Dentistry at Liverpool Dental Hospital and attained FDS (Rest Dent) RCS in 2012 from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Mrs. Ranka was appointed as a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal Preston Hospital in July 2013 and was the Clinical Lead for this service. She was the Clinical Director of Dental Specialties Department from 2016 to 2018 and achieved clinical excellence awards for her work during this time in addition to a charitable grant from Rosemere Cancer Centre for the restorative service. She has been the Clinical Audit lead and regularly chaired the Evidence-Based Dentistry Forums at the Hospital. Her main remit at the hospital included oral rehabilitation of head and neck oncology patients.

Mrs. Ranka has been recently appointed as a Senior Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and is setting up the Restorative Service for this region, with her specialist interest in Head and Neck Cancer. She regularly attends courses, conferences and seminars for continuing professional development and has completed an Advanced Implantology course at the Branemark Institute in Johannesburg, SA. She is a member of the British Society of Prosthodontics and has been actively involved in Restorative Managed Clinical Networks. At home, she is a busy mum and enjoys spending her time with her husband and son.  She plays badminton and her hobbies include crafts, traveling and cooking.



Dr. Payal Shah
GDC reg. no:

payal shahBDS(Hons), MFGDP, PGCert Medical Education

Payal is our Saturday dentist and graduated in 2007 and then worked in hospital for 2 years in Restorative and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
She has been working in dental practice for 10 years and has gained valuable experience treating a wide range of patients during this time. She is committed to continually improve on her skills and has been to many courses including cosmetic dentistry, whitening and facial aesthetics.
She was a trainer for newly graduated dentists for 3 years and is an examiner for overseas dentists. She has now started two postgraduate courses for root canal treatment and restorative aesthetic dentistry.

She is a caring, friendly practitioner and aims to feel patients at ease and relieve them of their dental anxiety. Her aim has always been to improve oral health, restore strength and function and improve smiles.

Outside of Dentistry, she is a total foodie and loves to try different cuisines and also is interested in health and wellbeing. She loves spending time with her husband and toddler and is enjoying all the amazing stages of development of her child. To keep fit, she likes dancing and badminton.

Sophia Malik
GDC reg. no:  80003

sophia malikDental Hygienist

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 
GDC reg. no: 159186

sarahDental Nurse- Infection Control Lead

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.


GDC reg. no: Trainee Dental Nurse

vanessaVanessa 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.