Meet The Team

Dr Mahesh Patel (BEng, BDS Guys Hospital, Certificate in Implant Dentistry Guy's College Wimpole Street) 

Principal Dentist, GDC Number: 78227

Mahesh first became a Electronic Engineer in 1993 and then went on to study dentistry. He qualified from Guys Hospital in London in the summer of 2000. He has worked in general practice since then. He enjoys doing Smile makeovers and has performed many in his 23 years as a general dentist. His main passion in the practice is to perform life changing dental treatment. His aim is to provide pain free dentistry, efficiently, professionally and and with speed thus reducing chair time, what more could you ask for. He is a keen sports man with a particular interest in Football, Tennis & playing Golf. Fitness has always been a part of Mahesh life thus he enjoys going to his local health club in Northwood. He also loves to go on long walks and adventures with his Australian Labradoodle. He is a supporter of Arsenal Football club. He is married to Preeyam and has two beautiful girls who keep him on his toes. One daughter is now studying dentistry at university.

Dr Preeyam Amin (BDS Guys Hospital) Principal Dentist, GDC Number: 78150

Preeyam is joint Principal of inspire dental care with Mahesh. She also qualified from Guys Hospital and qualified in the year 2000. Preeyam has a special interest in Periodontal treatment and Pain management. She is very kind and compassionate person and is particularly good with anxious patients and especially children. In her spare time she enjoys looking after her two children and going to the gym.

Dr Prashant Naik (BDS Lon, BSc,DipImpDent RCS Eng) Associate Dentist, GDC Number:103542

Prash qualified with distinction from The London Hospital in 2006, with a first class BSc, having won several awards and prizes, most notably the BDS/Dentsply Student Clinician of the year 2005. He represented the UK at the ADA conference in the US and is an honorary member of SCADA. He is a member of the British Dental Association and Association of Dental Implantologists.

After his training year, he spent a year at Luton and Dunstable hospital, working as a junior Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeon in order to improve his diagnostic, clinical and surgical skills. He is continually aiming to improve his abilities and knowledge and has completed several courses since qualifying. He is able to practice sedation for nervous patients, is a certified Inman, Invisalign and Fastbraces orthodontic practitioner and has completed the prestigious diploma in implant dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is known to be a perfectionist; whether it is a small filling or a full mouth implant treatment. He has a special interest in cosmetic, orthodontic, surgical and implant dentistry and can undertake complicated sinus and bone augmentation procedures for people who don’t have enough initial bone for implant treatment.

Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his young family, travelling and playing football. He follows all sports, and is especially enthusiastic about football and cricket and is a avid Liverpool supporter.

Dr Rajiv Patel (BDS,Lon),Associate Dentist, GDC Number:153621

Rajiv graduated from King’s College London in 2008, he comes with a wealth of experience in hospital, community and general dentistry.

In 2010, Rajiv obtained his membership of the Joint Dental Faculties from the Royal College of Surgeons in England. Furthermore, he completed a Certificate in ‘Cosmetic and Contemporary Restorative Dentistry’ the same year.

Rajiv is also an accredited dentist for the cosmetic brace system, 6-Month Smiles. These tooth-coloured, short-term braces provide a fantastic alternative to conventional metal braces to straightening teeth. He is also able to straighten teeth with the ever popular Invisalign system which involves no train track like braces.

Rajiv loves the variety of work in general practice and does his utmost to ensure that visits are as positive, relaxed and comfortable as possible. Because of this he has developed a large and loyal group of patients here at Inspire Dental Care.

Outside of work, Rajiv enjoys the outdoors, travelling and socialising. He loves sport, specifically golf and football.

Dr Nikunj Patel (BDS Liv), Associate dentist, GDC Number: 248301

Dr. Nikunj graduated from Liverpool University in 2013 and has amassed over seven years of experience at Inspire, where he specializes in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry.

His practice encompasses both NHS and private dentistry, with a particular focus and enthusiasm for aesthetic dentistry, including procedures such as composite (white) fillings, porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges. Additionally, he is a certified Invisalign provider, offering clear aligners as an alternative to traditional fixed braces for teeth straightening.

With a naturally calming and affable demeanor, Dr. Nikunj effortlessly puts his patients at ease, nurturing a strong bond of trust with each one.

Committed to continuous professional development, he consistently enhances his skills and knowledge to deliver the utmost care and quality in dental treatments. Dr. Nikunj places a paramount emphasis on effective communication and understanding between himself and his patients, recognizing its pivotal role in achieving the best possible treatment outcomes and ensuring patient satisfaction.

Outside of his professional life, he enjoys socialising with family and friends, as well as pursuing his passion for sports, particularly football and cricket. Additionally, he dedicates his time to volunteering at his local temple.

 Dr Emanuele Clozza,  Special interest in Dental Implants ,  GDC Number: 253700

Dr Emanuele Clozza was born in Italy and studied at the University of Trieste, where he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery qualification. He then moved to the United States to continue his post-graduate education at the prestigious New York University, where he completed a one-year International Dentists in Comprehensive Dentistry Advanced Programme and a three-year Periodontics Advanced Education Programme.

He has presented at international dental conferences and has been published in more than 20 articles for peer-reviewed dental journals. He also served for twelve journals as a scientific reviewer. His primary areas of interest are the Full mouth Implant Restorations, All-on-X or “Teeth in a Day” treatment. He has placed and restored more than 13,000 implants.

Dr Keval Shah, Endodontist, (BDS,Bristol),MFDS (Royal college of surgeons England 2007),MEndo (Royal college of surgeons Edinburgh 2021),MclinDent Endodontology - Distinction - KCL 2021,    GDC Nnumber:85736   

Keval is our resident Endodontist. His expertise allows him to deal with teeth that have complex endodontic (root canal related) problems, meaning he can save teeth that may otherwise need to be extracted. He has extensive experience in providing root canal treatment and retreatment, apical surgery and dealing with traumatic injuries to the teeth. His compassionate approach ensures an excellent patient experience.  

After graduating from the prestigious University of Bristol in 2005, Keval went on to complete the Royal College of Surgeons (England) Membership examinations in 2007. Kewal is one of the few dentists to be awarded a specialist training position in endodontics at Guy’s and King’s College Dental Institute where he successfully completed 4 years of advance training and passed all examinations with distinction. He was also awarded the Membership in Endodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which is recognised as the highest qualification in the field.  

He currently divides his time between King’s College London (as a clinical teacher on the undergraduate and postgraduate endodontic programmes) and private referral practices. 

Dr Avinash Patel BDS (hons) MJDF RCS PG CERT, GDC Number: 271707

Avinash graduated from King' s College London in 2017 with distinction and has experience working in hospital within the maxillofacial team and in general dentistry.

Avinash has since gained entry to the masters of clinical dentistry course in periodontology at  King' s College dental institute, where he currently treats gum disease patients at Guy's hospital. His practice is currently limited to periodontology and enjoys working with patients to help them feel comfortable on their treatment journey and achieve their goals.

Away from dentistry Avinash likes travelling and sports. He is a keen Watford supporter and often goes to watch them play. He also loves playing sports, including tennis, football and cricket.

Dr Neha Shah,  Specialist Oral Surgeon  GDC Number. 209484

Neha is a Specialist in Oral Surgery.  Her experience in Oral surgery allows her to treat her patients safely and with confidence.  She is highly skilled in all aspects of Oral surgery, particularly dental extractions, allowing her to provide a calm and comfortable experience for her patients.

Neha qualified from the University of Bristol with BDS in 2011.  She returned to London to complete her vocational training, and then worked in various hospitals including Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, Homerton Hospital, and the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, gaining experience in oral surgery, restorative dentistry, oral medicine, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.  Simultaneously she completed her PG Certificate in clinical education at King’s College London and has always enjoyed teaching others.  She was appointed as an SpR and academic clinical fellow in oral surgery at the Royal London Hospital and Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary’s University of London.  Neha has several publications and has presented at international meetings across the globe.  She enjoys being innovative and is always seeking ways to improve things.

Since completing her specialist training Neha is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons England, and enjoys working in various hospitals across London and local dental practices.

Dr Najla Nizarali ,Consultant in Sedation and Special Care Dentistry, BDS MFDS RCS (Eng) MSCD FDS RCS (Ed) MFDT RCS (Ed)  GDC Number:76521

Najla is a consultant in Special Care Dentistry and has been a full-time member of staff at the Department of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since 2007. She has a vast amount of experience in teaching and treating anxious / phobic patients under basic and advanced sedation techniques in both general practice and hospital settings. Her areas of interest and expertise are in treating patients with basic and advanced conscious sedation techniques, managing the dental care of patients with haematological disorders and challenging medical problems and disabilities.

She is the course organiser for the undergraduate Sedation and Special Care dentistry course and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate MSc students in Sedation and Special Care dentistry clinically. She also carries out research related to sedation and special care dentistry and supervise postgraduate students through their research projects.

She is on the teaching faculty for SAAD (Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry) and has been lecturing for SAAD for 10 years. She also teaches postgraduate courses on both basic and advanced conscious sedation to dentists and dental care professionals.

Mrs Archna Patel, Senior Hygienist, CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1992, GDC Number: 4239

Archna is our very experienced hygienist. She trained in the British dental army corporation in Aldershot in 1992. She is a member of the British dental hygiene and therapy. Member of the British Dental hygienist association(BDHA).

Archna has a gentle effective approach in practicing treatment with an emphasis on patient education and prevention.

She works with both general hygiene patients and specialist periodontal and implant care patients. She can also carry out tooth whitening treatments.

She is married with 2 children. In her spare time she enjoys gymnastics,travelling and Baking.

Mr Shabbar Juma (NEBDN 2010),  Asst.Practice Manager, Dental Nurse, GDC Number: 207550

Shabbar earned his qualification as a Dental Nurse in 2010 through the National Certificate course for Dental Nurses at Harriet Ellis Training in London, UK. Since then, he has dedicated his career to dental nursing and currently serves as our assistant manager.

Shabbar is known for his professional and compassionate approach when interacting with patients. He finds fulfillment in assisting dentists during treatments and has the ability to build strong connections with individuals, including children and those with special needs. Furthermore, his teamwork skills are exemplary.

Over the course of his 12-year tenure at inspire dental care in Rickmansworth he has made significant strides in enhancing his skills. His contributions to the team are highly valued, and he has taken on the role of assistant manager alongside Mahesh and Preeyam.

Mrs Corina Tatu  (NEBDN 2020), Senior Lead Dental Nurse, GDC Number: 288409

Corina stands out as an exceptional dental nurse! Her wealth of experience, gentle disposition, and eagerness to assist both patients and clinicians make her an invaluable asset to the practice. Professionals like Corina are pivotal in establishing a comfortable and efficient environment for patients while upholding the highest standards of care. Her unique combination of expertise and compassionate nature undoubtedly contributes positively to the overall patient experience within our practice.

Furthermore, Corina doesn't just bring experience to the table; she exudes energy and vitality. Her enthusiasm for assisting patients in understanding their treatments has the potential to greatly improve their overall experience. Her upbeat and lively approach is likely warmly received by both patients and the dental team alike.

Beyond her professional life, Corina enjoys indulging in shopping, quality time with her family and children, outings with friends, engaging in tennis, and relishing her adventures in travel.

Mrs.Shabnam Alizadeh (NEBDN 2018), Senior Receptionist & Dental Nurse, GDC Number: 276409

Shabnam is a qualified dental nurse with an impressive nine-year tenure in our practice. In addition to her nursing duties, she also takes on the role of a receptionist at the surgery. Notably, Shabnam possesses an educational background in teaching and medical disciplines acquired overseas.

As an integral member of the Inspire dental team, Shabnam's commitment and dedication shine through. She exhibits remarkable patience and composure, even when faced with demanding situations. Her innate kindness and exceptional teamwork skills contribute significantly to our practice's harmonious functioning.

It's worth mentioning that Shabnam aspires to pursue a career as a dental hygienist in the future, showcasing her ongoing commitment to professional growth and development.

Mrs Renata Gala-Coxon Senior lead Receptionist

"Renata has been with us for 10years now and is such a reliable ,kind and compassionate person and is always on hand to help patients. She was born and educated in Poland where, after university graduation gaining a MA of Arts, in English Philology, she worked as a teacher for some years.

In the UK Renata’s career has been in the dental environment and she managed The Orthodontic Practice – Orthoplus for 12 years. Her years of experience in orthodontics means she can advice patients on the various types and benefits of modern orthodontic treatments available in our practice.

In her free time Renata likes visiting art galleries and going to the theater. She loves cooking and feels there is nothing better than chatting with friends and enjoying nice food.