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

Dr. Yasir Noorani – Principal Dentist

GDC reg. no: 84922

(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

BSc, 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

FDS (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:

BDS(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.


Dr. Avina Gandecha - Dentist

GDC reg. no: 193469

Avina Gandecha qualified from King’s College London in 2010 and has worked in general dental practice for the last six years.  Previously she worked as a Senior House Officer at Ipswich Hospital and then at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn where she gained experience in Oral Surgery and managing severe dental trauma cases.

Avina has passed her Membership of the Dental Joint Faculty examinations and has achieved the postgraduate Restorative Dental Diploma qualification at Eastman Dental Institute so can provide a complex range of treatments for patients such as tooth wear cases. Avina has also completed the facial aesthetics course so can provide an anti-wrinkle treatment which smoothes facial frown lines.

As well as general dentistry, Avina enjoys providing cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening and composite bonding.  For those nervous patients, Avina has a sympathetic and calming nature which has helped many patients overcome their fear of dentistry. 

She had a fulfilling experience when doing some dental volunteering work in Tanzania where only basic dental equipment was available.   In her spare time, Avina enjoys travelling, practicing yoga and going to the gym.

Dr. Sophia Malik - Dental Hygienist

GDC reg. no: 80003

Dr Sophia Malik qualified from St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2002. As many of our patients know, Sophia has been looking after their gum health for over 18 years at Court Drive Dental Practice. In that time she has been an integral part of the team.

With the recent pandemic, there has been a surge of patients needing dental treatment. At the same time, there has been a decline in dentists continuing to work in the field of dentistry. This has prompted Sophia to once again offer a full range of dental treatments.

She has always kept fully up to date with the latest developments in dentistry and prides herself on being meticulous and thorough in the treatment she offers. Patients appreciate her calm manner and she is especially good with children and nervous patients.

Sophia now offers a full range of hygiene services, routine examinations, fillings, teeth whitening and bonding.

In her spare time, Sophia enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going for long walks.

Sima Limbu

GDC reg. no: 275835

Dental Nurse

Sima qualified as a dental nurse in 2018 and is a great asset to the team. She also boasts a Bachelors degree in management. Sima has a particular interest in Implant and Endothontic Nursing and is always looking to add to her skills.

Sima prides herself in helping nervous patients feel comfortable whilst in the practice.

In her spare time, Sima enjoys cooking, writing, reading, sports and travelling.


Sarah Rowley

GDC reg. no: 159186

Dental 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.

Tanzeela Arshad

Trainee Dental Nurse

Tanzeela started her career in dentistry in 2019 as a trainee dental nurse. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and continues to further her knowledge daily. Tanzeela takes a particular interest in all aspects of Orthodontic work.

Tanzeela is dedicated to her role and pays immaculate attention to detail. 

In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends and traveling.


Demi Humphrey


Demi Joined the practice in January 2020. Demi is recognised for her kind and compassionate nature and always making patients feel at ease. Demi is a committed and hardworking member of our team. Demi is known for building great relationships with the patients within the practice. She is always willing to go above and beyond for staff and patients here at Court Drive Dental Practice. Demi has worked in customer service since she was 16 years old and has many years’ experience when dealing with customer care. Demi is fast and efficient whilst working at reception and is always ready to learn from her supportive colleagues. Demi came to Court Drive on a permanent basis. She is now currently pursuing her passion and career to train as a professional actor at one of London’s leading top five drama schools. Demi works at Court Drive on a part-time basis. Her
customer service skills and lovely personality is valued here at Court Drive Dental Practice.

Emma Middleton


Emma joined the practice in September 2020 after working in the dental industry for the last two years. Emma is friendly and always ready to help with your questions or concerns. She is dedicated to helping patients throughout their dental visit and ensuring patients feel comfortable with their appointments and treatment plans.

Emma has two children who keep her busy outside work and as a family they enjoy travelling and cycling. Emma also enjoys spending time with her friends and going out for dinner and to music events. 


Colleen Bailey


Colleen started working at the practice in August 2020 after deciding to start a career within the dental industry. She has previous customer service experience and has adapted perfectly to the job.

Colleen is here to support and answer any patient enquiries and enjoys being part of a caring and friendly team.

In her spare time Colleen enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, shopping and traveling. 


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