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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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Opening hours

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Prices from £10 - Enquire for a fast quote from UK Dental Specialists. 2 verified patient reviews.

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, including basic hygiene, check-ups and care. We also offer highly specialized endodontic, orthodontic and periodontic treatments. We can provide intravenous 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!


UK Dental Specialists was opened in June 2009, and is located in a tastefully refurbished building close to centre of St Albans. Waiting rooms are 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.


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.


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
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.

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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charlotte, UK14.11.2013


  • 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) 


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



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 £10

Dental X-Ray - Small X-ray

from £45

Dental X-Ray - OPG

from £45

Dental X-Ray - Lat Ceph


Dentist Consultation

from £750

Partial Dentures

from £65

Specialist endodontics

from £250


from £200

Composite Fillings

Hygienist Session
from £90

Hygiene visit (1 hour)

from £75

Hygiene visit  (45 mins)

from £95


from £90

Specialist Orthodontics

from £125

Specialist Periodontist (1 hour)


Root Canals

from £600


from £700

Molar Root Canal

from £650

Premolar Root Canal

from £300

Sedation (1 hour)

from £1000

Sinus Lifting

from £600


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
  Endodontics, General Dentistry

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:
  Invisalign, Orthodontics

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:

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:

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

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 Aneesha  Shah - Oral Surgeon at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Aneesha Shah

Job Title:
  Oral Surgeon

Aneesha  qualified  from  the  University  of  Bristol  in  2006   and  began  her  career  gaining  experience  in  oral  surgery,     oral 

medicine  and  restorative  dentistry  at  the  Great   Western  Hospital  and  Guy’s  Hospital.  She  went  on  to   complete  her  specialist  training  between  Guy’s  and  King’s   College  hospitals  and  was  awarded  the  CCST  in  Oral   Surgery  in  2012  and  subsequent  entry  onto  the  GDC’s   specialist  list.       She  is  currently  a  locum  consultant  in  Oral  Surgery  at   King’s  College  Hospital  where  she  is  involved  in  both   undergraduate  and  postgraduate  teaching.       Aneesha’s  calm  nature  means  she  is  particularly  effective   at  managing  anxious  patients  and  can  provide  treatment   under  local  anaesthesia  with  intravenous  sedation  when   appropriate

Dr Simon Moore - Oral Surgeon at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Simon Moore

Job Title:
  Oral Surgeon

Dr Simon Moore is a specialist oral surgeon based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury. His clinical interests include 

dentoalveolar surgery, sedation, intraoral hard and soft tissue grafting and implant placement. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He was formerly the Regional Advisor in Dental Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr Dhru Shah - Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Dhru Shah

Job Title:
Dr Zulaikha Burki - Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Zulaikha Burki

Job Title:

Zulaikha qualified as a dentist in 2002. After working in General Practice for 5 years, she successfully completed a Master in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics with Distinction from King's College London 2009-2013 based at Guy's Hospital. She hold the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) from Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. She is a GDC registered Specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. She is also a fully trained and certified provider for Inman Aligner orthodontic system. Currently she works as a Specialist Prosthodontist in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Guy's and St. Thomas' Foundation Trust. She is responsible for treatment planning and management of patients with complex restorative needs and those needing extensive implant treatment. She is actively involved in clinical research and postgraduate teaching at Guy's Hospital. She regularly attends courses and conferences alongside her postgraduate training.

Dr Poonam  Kalsi - Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Poonam Kalsi

Job Title:

Poonam graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute in 2006, where she was awarded the University of London gold medal for her performance across BDS finals. She then completed a year of vocational training in general dental practice and two years in hospital based posts, prior to completing her specialist training in Restorative dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London. She also undertook an MSc in Conservative dentistry at UCL and was awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Poonam is currently a Consultant in Restorative dentistry at Guy’s dental hospital and is on the GDC specialist lists for Restorative dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Endodontics. She is the chairperson for the British Dental Association, Ealing, Acton and Chiswick branch, and is actively involved in postgraduate education, having previously lectured and set up study days for general dentists, postgraduate trainees and dental nurses.

She has a special interest in Prosthodontics and Periodontics, including implant dentistry and is committed to providing high quality care for all her patients.

Dr Kostas  Ioannidis - Dentist at UK Dental Specialists

Dr Kostas Ioannidis

Job Title:

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.

Miss Sangeeta Tathare - Dental Nurse at UK Dental Specialists

Miss Sangeeta Tathare

Job Title:
  Dental Nurse
Mrs Dione Cartright - Dental Nurse at UK Dental Specialists

Mrs Dione Cartright

Job Title:
  Dental Nurse
Mrs Claire Morgans - Head / Senior Receptionist at UK Dental Specialists

Mrs Claire Morgans

Job Title:
  Head / Senior Receptionist

Previously Claire worked as an assistant shop manager and as a relief and project manager in a charity shop called The Hospice of St Francis. She brings excellent organisation and communication skills to our team.

Her interests are reading, socialising with friends, cinema, comedy shows, concerts, and walking especially around the Lake District.

Mrs Carla Miles -  at UK Dental Specialists

Mrs Carla Miles


Carla joined our team in January 2016. She is working as practice manager and marketing and referral co-ordinator at the centre.

She has a vast experience as a marketing, sales and recruitment consultant and is now looking for a new challenge in her brilliant career.

Carla enjoys most sports including tennis and swimming and she loves being very socially active. Her other interests are travelling and she is passionate about music.

Dr Jashme Patel

Job Title:
  Oral Surgeon
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216a Watford Road, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Herts, AL2 3EAUK

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