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UK Dental Specialists

UK Dental Specialists

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216a Watford Road, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Herts, AL2 3EAUK

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6.8
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Opening hours

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sundayclosed
Prices from £10 - Enquire for a fast quote ★ Good ServiceScore™ 6.8 from 20 votes ★ 2 verified patient reviews. Visit our Dentist - 216a Watford Road, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Herts, AL2 3EA, UK.

Popular Treatments

Dentist Consultation
Veneers from £600
Partial Dentures from £750

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns - Porcelain bonded crown from £700
Dental Crowns - Zirconia crown from £800
Extractions from £250
Root Canals
Composite Fillings from £200

Dental Checkup

Regular check-up from £65
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About UK Dental Specialists

At UK Dental Specialists we offer a range of dental treatment and care, we also offer highly specialized endodontic, orthodontic and periodontic treatments. We can provide sedation if required. We treat our own patients and have patients referred to us by other dentists should specialist treatment be required.

We are dedicated to providing extreme customer satisfaction, and we are very proud of our customer care record as measured by client surveys. 

Part of customer care is providing you with answers to all of your questions. 

We offer various finance options making treatment affordable and with our own free parking, visiting us is easy!

Facilities

UK Dental Specialists was opened in June 2009, and is located in a tastefully refurbished building close to centre of St Albans. The waiting room is pleasant and comfortable, ensuring your visit is as relaxing as possible. The rooms are elegantly decorated and equipped with state of the art amenities.

We use only the very latest technology and employ the highest standards possible to ensure that every moment of your treatment is as professional, safe and reassuring as it can be.

Equipment

The centre boasts fully equipped, state-of-the-art treatment rooms including the latest digital x-ray diagnosis which is linked to all surgeries.

Treatments are carried out using the operative microscope. The microscope enables our dentists to offer high quality care to all patients.

We comply with BDA standard of universal cross infection control procedures and sterilisation. Separate dedicated sterilisation equipment ensures all hardware is sterilised before and after every use.

Testimonials

Claudio was amazing. I had a very nervous 13  year old daughter about to have root canal treatment and he made her feel so at  ease and comfortable about having the treatment. He made the whole experience  a lot less daunting! fantastic work and we  highly recommend this practice.

Many Thanks

I' ve had implants. Brilliant result.

Should have done it sooner.

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Patient reviews

4.9 from 2 verified reviews
29.07.2014
Maureen, UK
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Definitely recommend

4.8 50 Orthodontic Retainer • Paid: £100

The practice is nice, people are very friendly, and the orthodontist is nice and patient. I'd definitely recommend it to everyone.

19.12.2013
Julia, UK
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They are amazing

5 50 Composite Veneers • Paid: £1600

I was really pleased with the treatment I received. I had composite veneers on my front teeth. They are amazing and have transformed my whole face. Dr Peru is a miracle worker. He is also incredibly calming and gentle. I found the whole experience amazing. The price was competitive, excellent value for the level of service and the results that I received.

Treated by: Dr Claudio Peru

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Accreditations

  • ADI - Association of Dental Implantology (UK) 
  • BDA - British Dental Association (UK) 
  • BES - British Endodontic Society (UK) 
  • BOS - British Orthodontic Society (UK) 
  • BSP - British Society of Periodontology (UK) 
  • CQC - Care Quality Commission (UK) 
  • GDC - General Dental Council (UK) 
  • MDU - Medical Defence Union (UK) 

Premises

ParkingAccessible to disabled peoplePublic transport accessWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless access

Clinic services

Emergency serviceText message remindersOpen weekends - Saturday appointments available

Languages spoken

EnglishItalian

Dentistry

Dental Checkup
 

Dental Checkup

from £65

Regular check-up

from £65

New Patient Dental Examination

Dental Crowns
from £700

Dental Crowns - Porcelain bonded crown

from £800

Dental Crowns - Zirconia crown

Dental X-Ray
from £45

Dental X-Ray - OPG

from £45

Dental X-Ray - Lat Ceph

from £10

Dental X-Ray - Small X-ray

 

Dentist Consultation

from £750

Partial Dentures

from £65

Specialist endodontics

from £250

Extractions

from £200

Composite Fillings

Hygienist Session
from £90

Hygiene visit (1 hour)

from £75

Hygiene visit  (45 mins)

from £95

Implants

from £90

Specialist Orthodontics

from £125

Specialist Periodontist (1 hour)

 

Root Canals

from £600

Incisor/Canine

from £700

Molar Root Canal

from £650

Premolar Root Canal

from £300

Sedation (1 hour)

from £1000

Sinus Lifting

from £600

Veneers

Medical Aesthetics

 

Treatment for Lines and Wrinkles

UK Dental Specialists - Mrs Dione Cartright - Dental Nurse

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Mrs Dione Cartright - Dental Nurse - Principal Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Claudio Peru

Job Title:
  Principal Dentist
Specialisations:
  Endodontics, General Dentistry
Languages:
  Italian
Biography:

Dr Claudio Peru (DipDent, MSc Endo) Specialist Endodontist

Dr Claudio Peru qualified from Cagliari University (Italy). He has worked in general practice both in Italy and in England. He embarked on a full time masters degree course in 2003 and was included in the GDC specialist list in Endodontics. 

Claudio is familiar with the latest advances in Endodontics and has a wide range of experience in endodontic treatments and retreatments.

He has been a clinical teacher in endodontics at Guys Hospital for eight years. He is committed to postgraduate education and holds lectures and study groups in Endodontics to referring practitioners in Hertfordshire and London.

He is currently a member of:

British Endodontic Society

European Endodontic Society

British Dental Association

Dr Luisa Lucchesi - Specialist Orthodontist - Orthodontist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Luisa Lucchesi

Job Title:
  Orthodontist
Specialisations:
  Invisalign, Orthodontics
Biography:

Dr Luisa Lucchesi (BDS, MSc, MFDS RCS(Eng), MOrth RCS(Eng) - Specialist in Orthodontics

Luisa qualified with distinction from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2003.  During her final year she was the winner of four undergraduate prizes.

She worked in general practice in Southend for two years and then gained further experience as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and in the Paediatric and Restorative departments at Guy’s Hospital. She entered into the specialist training program in Orthodontics in 2007.

She obtained her MSc in Orthodontics in 2009 and was awarded the MSc prize for academic and clinical excellence. 

Luisa became a specialist orthodontist after gaining her Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) in 2010. She also received the MOrth award for Clinical Excellence from her university.

Luisa now divides her time between specialist practice, where she uses the most up to date orthodontic appliances, and as an Associate Specialist in the orthodontic department at Southend Hospital where she treats very difficult cases that often require joint surgical care.  She has also taught on the undergraduate program at Barts and the London.

Luisa is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and presented her MSc research at the conference in 2010.

Dr Rajiv Patel - Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Rajiv Patel

Job Title:
  Dentist
Specialisations:
  Periodontics
Languages:
  English
Biography:

Rajiv is a General Dental Council registered specialist in Periodontics. He graduated from the University of Bristol in 2004 before completing a year of vocational training in general practice. He continued to develop his skills working for the Community Dental Services treating children and patients with special needs, as well as nervous and anxious patients. Following a period enhancing surgical skills working as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, he pursued further training and experience in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal London Dental Hospital. This period of training culminated in gaining the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Soon after this, he embarked upon four years of specialist training in the field of Periodontics at Guys Hospital which includes extensive training and experience within the field of dental implantology. As part of his specialist training, he also completed a Master of Clinical Dentistry degree in Periodontics at Kings College, London whilst also attaining the Membership in Periodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This training enables him to offer a range of treatments to manage periodontal diseases, with an understanding of the complex restorative problems such patients may have.

As well as working in practice, Rajiv also teaches other dentists and hygienists in the field of periodontics at King’s College, London.

Dr Massimo Peru - Clinical Director - Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Massimo Peru

Job Title:
  Dentist
Languages:
  Italian
Biography:

Dr Massimo Peru qualified from Cagliari University (Italy) in 1997. He has worked in general practice both in Italy and in England. He embarked in a full time masters degree course in Endodontics at Guys Hospital. He obtained his MSc in 2004.


He is familiar with the latest advances in Endodontics and has experience in endodontic treatment and retreatment. He is the

Clinical Director

at Chiswell Green Dental Referral Centre.

Miss Lidiana  Santos - Dental Hygienist at UK Dental Specialists

Miss Lidiana Santos

Job Title:
  Dental Hygienist
Miss Helen  Howarth - Dental Nurse at UK Dental Specialists

Miss Helen Howarth

Job Title:
  Dental Nurse
Biography:

Helen Started work as a dental nurse in 1998 and has worked in all areas of dentistry. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2004 and she has gone on to completed her radiography, oral health educator and stop smoking advisor. She has enrolled on the DTEC certificate in dental implant nursing at Kings College London. Helen is in charge of keeping all the team up to date with core CPD.

Dr Dhru Shah - Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Dhru Shah

Job Title:
  Dentist
Biography:
Specialist in Periodontics

MFGDP(UK) Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2006

BDS University of Sheffield 2003

GDC No. 82380

Dhru graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2003. He then went on to complete a year of vocation training in general practice within the North Wales training scheme. He continued as an associate practitioner in the same dental practice for a few years thereafter, and further developing his skills and gaining experience in the general dental care of patients.

Following this he completed various hospital posts gaining further training within the various disciplines of dentistry. These included working as a Senior House Office in the department of Restorative dentistry at the Royal London Dental Hospital followed by posts of a Senior House Officer and a specialty doctor in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the North West London Hospitals NHS trust to further enhance his surgical skills.

During this period, Dhru also completed examinations allowing membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Soon after this he embarked on a four-year specialist training program in the field of Periodontics and Implantology at Guy’s Hospital, London. As part of his specialist training, he also completed a Master of Clinical Dentistry degree in Periodontics at King’s College, London whilst also attaining the Membership of Periodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This training now enables him to offer a range of treatments to manage periodontal diseases (gum diseases) as well as the provision of dental implants.

Dr Kostas  Ioannidis - Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Kostas Ioannidis

Job Title:
  Dentist
Biography:

Dr Kostas graduated from the School of Dentistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2007 winning the Personal Prize awarded by the Hellenic Scientific Society (January 2002) and Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation. Between 2007-2010, Kostas continued his post-graduate studies and successfully completed the specialist training in Endodontics and entered his name in the GDC Specialist List (Endodontics) UK successfully.

Since his graduation, he worked as an endodontist in several private practices in Greece and in the UK. Kostas has worked at Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London for seven months (January-July 2013) and is a co-ordinator in Central London NHS Trust for the provision of NHS Specialist Referral Service.

Mrs Dione Cartright - Dental Nurse at UK Dental Specialists

Mrs Dione Cartright

Job Title:
  Dental Nurse
Biography:
Dental Nurse

Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2004

GDC No. 122335

Dione started work as a dental nurse in 2000. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2004 and she has gone on to complete her radiography qualification.

She is keen to enrol in more dental courses to further her knowledge and skills in dentistry. Dione is also our first aid supervisor.

Dr Jashme  Patel - Oral Surgeon at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Jashme Patel

Job Title:
  Oral Surgeon
Biography:
Specialist in Oral Surgery

BDS Lond 2007

GDC No. 114522

Jashme qualified from King’s College London in 2007.  She gained experience in oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery working at Guy’s hospital, University College Hospital and Eastman dental hospital.

She was speciality registrar working at Guy’s and King’s College hospitals and obtained her CCST in oral surgery in March 2017. Currently, she works as a Senior Speciality dentist in the Oral Surgery department, King’s College Hospital.  Jashme’s training and friendly nature allows her manage complicated extractions and nervous patients.

Dr Pranay Patel - Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Pranay Patel

Job Title:
  Dentist
Biography:
Specialist in Prosthodontics

BDS Cardiff 2015

GDC No. 194513

Pranay graduated from Cardiff University (BDS) in 2010. He has worked in the Oral and Maxillofacial Unit of Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow. During his time as a general practitioner he attained his Diploma of the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He developed a keen interest in Prosthodontics and completed his extensive four year prosthodontic specialist training at Guy’s Hospital in London.

Pranay regularly attends national and international conferences in fixed and removable prosthodontics, thus keeping up to date with the most recent advancements. He is passionate about all aspects of prosthodontics from crown and bridgework to dentures, tooth wear and implant restorations. He is committed to providing excellent quality prosthodontic treatment that patients can be proud of.

Outside of dentistry Pranay has a keen interest in most sports, especially in football and cricket. He also enjoys travelling and seeing the sites of the world.

Dr Sonia Alam

Job Title:
  Dentist
Biography:
Specialist in Prosthodontics

BDS MFDS RCS (Edin) MClinDent (Pros) MPros RCS (Edin) PGcert (Clinical Education)

GDC No. 114634

Sonia qualified from King’s College London in 2007 and has worked in general practice and hospitals. She is passionate about providing high quality and comfortable dentistry without compromising on the aesthetic outcome. Her particular interests lie in creating natural looking, beautiful smiles and in replacing missing teeth with implants, bridges and where appropriate dentures. She also enjoys the challenge of restoring mouths which have had more complicated problems such as tooth wear or failing dental work. Sonia is well-qualified to undertake complicated treatment plans and is a GDC-registered specialist in Prosthodontics, having obtained her Masters in Clinical Dentistry at King’s College London in 2014 and her Membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Sonia has presented her Masters’ research at the International Association of Dental Research General Session in Seattle, Washington, USA and has taught at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and at King’s College London. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education.

When away from her dental instruments, Sonia enjoys travelling the world (every new place visited is her favourite place ever), spending time with friends and family, listening to live music and cooking.

“Teaching is in my family and a passion of mine and I really enjoy helping newer or training dentists develop their craft. I won a Teaching Excellence Award for Best Student Experience at King’s College London which was such an unexpected pleasure!”

Dr Kali Ranshi - Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Kali Ranshi

Job Title:
  Dentist
Biography:
Specialist in Restorative. Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics

BDS University of Bristol 2006

GDC No. 103476

Kali graduated from the University of Bristol in 2006. She then undertook general professional training with a year in general practice followed by 2 years as a Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry & Paediatric Dentistry. During this time, she was awarded the gold medal for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh MFDS examination.

She then started as a Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital. Eight years later with 1 marriage, 2 children & a Masters in Endodontic Practice under her belt she was successfully awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Restorative Dentistry & completed her training. She is now working as a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital.

Dr Aisling Quinn

Job Title:
  Dentist
Biography:
Specialist Endodontist

BDS MFGDP MSc M.Endo RCSEdin

GDC No. 69571

Dr Quinn qualified as a Dentist from the Queen’s University in Belfast in 1993. She then completed Diploma and Master’s degrees in Endodontic Practice at The Royal London Dental Hospital. She later gained a Membership in Endodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and was accepted on to the General Dental Council’s Specialist Register for Endodontics.

Alongside her work here in Tunbridge Wells, Dr Quinn is also a Specialist Endodontist at King’s College Hospital, London. In this role she treats patients with complex endodontic problems and those patients who have suffered severe dental trauma injuries. She is also a member of the clinical and academic teaching team and course examiner for the post-graduate Endodontic Diploma at King’s College Hospital. For several years Dr Quinn also taught Endodontics to Master’s students at the Royal London Dental Hospital.

Prior to specialising in Endodontics, Dr Quinn worked in general dental practice for many years. She uses her skills, knowledge and experience to ensure that all patients receive whole-patient dental care from the diagnostic stage, to treatment planning, delivery with the latest equipment and follow-up care.

Dr Quinn does have a life beyond endodontics! She has run 5 marathons and countless half-marathons, but is now content with walking and cycling by the Kent coast.

Dr Rupal Patel - Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Rupal Patel

Job Title:
  Dentist
Biography:
Specialist in Periodontics

MFDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2006

BDS Lond 2004

GDC No. 83773

Rupal is a General Dental Council registered specialist in Periodontics,  she also works as a Consultant in Periodontology at Guys Hospital, London.

Rupal qualified from Guy’s Hospital (University of London) in 2004 with honours. She subsequently worked in the fields of Maxillofacial Surgery and General Dental Practice. She then completed a 4 year specialist training programme in Periodontology, including dental implants, at Kings College London.

She achieved the MFDS diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Masters in Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology) from Guys Hospital, passing with a distinction. She also holds the Membership in Periodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Rupal is heavily involved in teaching; she delivers Undergraduate and Post-graduate teaching for Kings College London, was a foundation dentist trainer in general practice.  She lectures nationally in periodontics and runs a number of study days for the London Deanery.  She has published in scientific journals, including the highly respected Journal of Periodontology.

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216a Watford Road, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Herts, AL2 3EAUK

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