Team

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)
 Practice 

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, MSc(Ortho Lond), MOrth RCSEd – 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 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. Meenka 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. Arti Patel
GDC reg. no: 252171

dr arti patelDental Surgeon

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
GDC reg. no:  80003

Dental 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.

 

Vanessa 
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.

 

Kerry 
Reception Team

kerryKerry 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.