Woodford Dental Care - Dr Len DCruz
NHS services and private dental care is provided at this modern dental practice. The goal of the clinic is to provide the best patient services with a gentle touch. The clinic is located in Woodford Green, Essex. Services provided include NHS dentistry, services for private patients including detailed first visit examinations and routine regular examinations, hygiene services, fillings and extractions, placement of smile enhancing crowns, bridges and veneers, fitting complete and partial dentures and teeth whitening.
Private Patients Welcome
The in-office whitening covers the consultation, application of whitening in the practice and provision of whitening trays to allow top-up whitening. Gel can be purchased separately.
Dr D’Cruz qualified in 1989 from the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. After completing his vocational training in Hertfordshire he bought the practice in 1992 and developed Woodford Dental Care from a one surgery practice to a busy 4 surgery practice.
Dr D’Cruz was appointed as the youngest examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons postgraduate dental exam and is currently an Examiner for the MJDF (Membership of the Joint Dental of the Royal College of Surgeons of England). He is passionate about postgraduate education and has been an accredited Vocational trainer for the London Deanery for many years. The practice is an established training practice for new dental graduates. Dr D’Cruz is a Postgraduate Dental tutor for the Eastern Deanery.
In addition to general dentistry Dr D’Cruz offers orthodontic therapy for children and adults. He has completed postgraduate training and as part of that training was attached to the Orthodontic Department at Queens Hospital in Romford. Dr D’Cruz is a member of the British Orthodontic Society. He is an accredited Clearstep practitioner and provides these “invisible braces” for children and adults.
Dr D’Cruz also works as a dento-legal advisor for Dental Protection Ltd which is the largest indemnity organisation in the world for doctors and dentists. He obtained a Masters in Law from Cardiff in 2003. He also works as a dental practice advisor for two London based NHS Primary Care Trusts.
Dr D’Cruz has written two books “Legal Aspects of General Dental Practice” (published by Elsevier) and co-authored “Understanding NHS Dentistry” (Skate Press 2006). He lectures widely in the UK to small groups and large conferences on medico-legal and ethical matters, risk management and dentistry in the NHS. He writes regularly for the professional dental press.
His hobbies include photography, reading and cooking. He is married to Dr Anne Grew and they have four boys.
Dr Anne Grew qualified in 1989 from Kings College Dental School. She completed her vocational training at the Staff Dental Clinic at the Royal London and then worked in Hertfordshire before buying the practice with Dr D’Cruz.
Dr Grew has undertaken further postgraduate training and has a keen interest in the management of gum disease (periodontology). She works part time at Woodford Dental Care.
Bhavin graduated in 2006 from Bart’s and The London Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry (Univerity of London) achieving B.D.S. with Honours. He then came to work here at Woodford Dental Care performing general dentistry and completing Post graduate Vocational Training. In the summer of 2007 he obtained a Senior House Officer post at Whipps Cross University District General Hospital for 6 months in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery and then furthered this experience of Oral and Facial Surgery for an additional 6 months at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals. During these rotations he performed complex surgical dentistry under both local and general anaesthesia and assisted with more complicated hard and soft tissue facial surgery in both Elective and Accident and Emergency situations.
Bhavin then completed a year training post as a Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital which included Specialist Consultation Clinics and care in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatments), Prosthodontics (Crown, Bridge and Dentures), Periodontology (Gum Treatment), Oral Medicine and Acute Dental Care. He has completed a Diploma for a Membership of The Joint Dental Faculties of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and is now a Lecturer for this Examination.
Bhavin has a strong dedication to Continuing Professional Development and Evidence Based Dentistry and is now working at Woodford Dental Care where he offers General Dental Care as well as Routine and Surgical Dental Services. He also works at Whipps Cross University Hospital as a Staff Grade Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.