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    Meet the team

    Dental on the Banks is proud to present its world class clinicians and supporting team.
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    Dr. ZOHREH YAZDANI

    Dr. RAMTIN TAHERI

    Dr. DAMON TAHERI

    Ms. SHADI TABATABAEI

    Dr. JUNAID MALIK

    Dr. GEORGE BOURNE

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    Dr. JOHN KREZEL

    Ms. CIARA GILL

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    MEGAN

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    GRACE

    PAULA

    CHLOE

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    Dr. ABS SETTIPALLI

    Dr. ZOHREH YAZDANI

    DENTIST

    With over twenty years of experience, Dr. Yazdani is arguably unparalleled in her field – especially when it comes to her passions for smile makeovers and facial aesthetics. Her years of experience have allowed her to master the art of dentistry, providing reliable and beautiful treatments to her patients. She believes strongly in conscientious dentistry and always treats her patients with this in mind. Dr. Yazdani graduated from Karolinska University in Sweden which has been voted as the second best university in the world for dentistry. This exceptional education provided her with an extremely strong foundation and knowledge base from which she has continuously built on; making sure that she stays as up to date as possible with new treatments and evidence-based research.

    She has successfully completed the renowned one year Tipton training course in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. To complement her dentistry skills, she has been working for over ten years perfecting the likes of facial rejuvenation procedures such as non-surgical wrinkle reduction treatments and dermal fillers to subtly enhance facial features while maintaining a natural appearance.

    She constantly strives to provide the best results for her patients, having trained with some of the best in the world, such as Dr Ourian, the famous aesthetic doctor of choice for the Kardashians. Dr Yazdani has used her decades of experience to create the Symmetrica™ system, exclusive to DOTB, using a series of measurements and lines to achieve tried and tested perfect proportions and positioning of the lips, nose and chin.

    She enjoys working with nervous patients and helping them to change their mentality and outlook on going to the dentist. She achieves this by creating a family environment, helping patients to understand that Dental on the Banks is a place that they can trust and enjoy coming to – knowing that any treatment will always be carried out painlessly, professionally, efficiently and effectively.

    DDS (Sweden), GDC 76399

    Dr. RAMTIN TAHERI

    SPECIALIST ORTHODONTIST

    Dr. Ramtin Taheri ensures that only the most effective and proven treatments are offered to his patients, using evidence backed research and case studies to plan his cases. His special interest lies in lingual braces (Incognito) which are braces placed on the inside of the teeth so that they are almost invisible. He completed specialty training in orthodontics (braces) from The University of Gothenburg which is voted as the third best university in the world for its field. Patients of Dr.Taheri can rest assured that the best possible results will always be achieved under his care. These results are not limited to just straightened teeth, but more importantly are tied to the healthy straightening of teeth.

    Dr. Taheri always strives to make sure that the teeth work in harmony with the facial appearance and lips, with excellent long term results and healthy dentition. He has been working with patients ranging from between the ages of five to eighty and believes no case is beyond some sort of help or too difficult to work on. He loves a challenge and his infectious passion for his work creates an enjoyable and stress free treatment journey when you visit him at Dental on the Banks. Putting this into perspective, he was recently voted as having the best child treatment case nationally.

    MDDr. Specialist Orthodontist, GDC 179105

    Dr. DAMON TAHERI

    SPECIALIST ORTHODONTIST

    With a passion for life and a passion for his work, Dr. Taheri has always been driven – having played tennis to a high level until his interests shifted to academia. Since graduating from Bristol University as a dentist, he has been proactive in furthering his knowledge in the fields of dentistry and orthodontics (braces). He successfully acquired his membership in the Joint Faculty of Dentistry and Royal College of Surgeons (MJDF RCS) after only one year and up until last year he had worked on mastering his skills as a dental clinician so he could provide only the best for his patients. His love for orthodontics however led him to follow in the footsteps of his brother at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden – one of the top universities in the world for its field where he received his Postgraduate Specialist Orthodontist degree.

    He has since completed three years perfecting his technical prowess and theoretical knowledge through the specialty programme there. Dr. Taheri now works solely in Dental on the Banks treating only orthodontic patients, with a large focus on Invisalign. The Swedish philosophy is that all treatment should only be carried out if there is sound evidence to support it. This has allowed Dr. Taheri to bring this principle and level of work to England, making it so that patients in Dental on the Banks receive only the best and most up to date treatments with the help of the state of the art technology when they need it. As a natural people person, he enjoys working with nervous patients as he is adept at making all of his patients feel welcome and at home by creating a calm, enjoyable and stress-free environment during treatments with him.

    BDS (Bristol), MJDF RCS Eng, Specialist Orthodontist, GDC 245368

    Ms. SHADI TABATABAEI

    PHARMACIST

    Shadi graduated with a Master of Pharmacy from University of Gothenburg and has been practicing as a pharmacist for over five years, working both in Sweden and England.
    She is currently attending Birmingham University Medical School where she is in the final stages of completing her postgraduate diploma as a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber. Shadi provides Travel Health Clinics at Dental on the Banks, where she carries out a personalised risk assessment and treatment plans involving vaccinations needed prior to travelling, involving the patient in every step.

    Shadi is also able to support patients with medicine reviews on how to safely take their medications.

    Shadi has a passion providing aesthetic treatments, believing in natural looks, and works closely with Dr. Zohreh in providing non-surgical rejuvenation amongst many other types of aesthetic work such as laser treatments.

    At Dental on the Banks, we strive to achieve symmetry in a natural manner, creating correct proportions to restore our clients natural beauty.

    Dr. JUNAID MALIK

    MSc DENTIST

    Dr. Junaid Malik graduated from the University of Bristol and has been committed to post-graduate education and further study, having completed the membership diploma (MFDS) for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His interests have always lied in restorative and aesthetic dentistry, which have led him to complete many courses including year-long certificate courses in restorative dentistry and endodontics (root canal treatment). He continued his learning in North America, where he completed further training in restorative dentistry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. In 2015, he formalised his training with a full-time master’s degree (MSc) in conservative dentistry at the world renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute, which he was awarded with distinction. In September 2016, he was also awarded the post-graduate prize in clinical and academic excellence and was nominated for the Dean’s List and the Dean’s Research Project Prize for his contribution to dental research. His research was later published internationally.

    Following on from his master’s degree, Dr. Junaid continues to learn from some of the best clinicians in the world by travelling to various parts of the globe in order to deliver the best possible care for his patients. He now shares his knowledge with postgraduates as a senior clinical teaching fellow at the Eastman Dental Institute.

    His advanced training allows him to take referrals for complex crown and bridge procedures (fixed prosthodontics), full mouth reconstructions and smile makeovers involving crowns, veneers and implant prosthodontics (implant crowns and bridges). His interests in root canal treatment allow him to treat patients concerned about toothache. His goal is to provide high quality, long-lasting and aesthetic results.

    Dr. Junaid has always been a keen traveller, having explored various parts of the globe, but when he is at home he loves spending time with his family. When not at work, he can often be found in the gym or spending his evenings with his friends.

    BDS (Bristol), MFDS RCS Ed, MSc Cons (Distinction), GDC 239025

    Dr. GEORGE BOURNE

    SPECIALIST IN PERIODONTICS, PROSTHODONTICS AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

    George graduated from Bristol University in 2010. He worked extensively in Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics and Restorative dentistry across many hospitals in the UK. He commenced a five year specialist consultant programme starting in London in 2015 and the training includes Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Periodontics. In 2018 he completed an MSc with distinction in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute.

    George has won multiple awards for clinical treatment from national bodies including the British Society of Restorative Dentistry and the British Society of Periodontology. He can offer all forms of high-end Restorative Dentistry such as Dental Implants (including Zygomatic, pterygoid and teeth in a day / full mouth implants) bone and gum grafting, treatment for failing dental implants, periodontics (gum disease), crown and bridge work, root canal problems and aesthetic dental issues too.

    George is the first person in history to pass each exam for three separate specialist examinations in: Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. With his knowledge and clinical skill in three different specialities, he is well placed to provide holistic specialist care. He takes referrals specialist care and only treats what issue the patient has been referred for before sending back to the referring dentist. Any referring dentist is welcome to attend the consultation or treatment session and can have a complimentary one-to-one teaching session about the specific case if required.

    BDS (Bristol), MFDS RCS (Edinburgh), MSc Cons Distinction, FDS Restorative Dentistry RCS (Eng), MRD Prosthodontics RCS (Ed), M Periodontics RCS (Eng), GDC 191793

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    Dr. JOHN KREZEL

    SPECIALIST PROSTHODONTIST

    John graduated from the University of Leeds in 2011. Over two years he completed a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry before completing a full-time Masters in Implantology with distinction at Cardiff University. He passed membership examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh before proceeding to complete three years full-time specialist training in Prosthodontics at the Royal London Dental Hospital. During this time he won the British Society of Prosthodontics In-training award; enabling him to spend a period of study at Boston University.
    Upon completion he successfully passed specialty examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh before moving to the United States where with the aid of a scholarship from the American Dental Society of London.

    Here he completed a two year Fellowship in Prosthodontics at the University of Michigan – where he remains an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor. John has published cases in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, The American Dental Society of London and The London Dental Fellowship. He focuses his work on fixed and removable prosthodontics and works alongside specialist colleagues, whom he will refer to when appropriate. John is registered with the GDC as a specialist in Prosthodontics.

    BChD, MSc, PGDip, DClinDent, MPros RCSEd, MFDS RCSEd

    Ms. CIARA GILL

    HYGIENIST THERAPIST

    Ciara graduated from the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy in 2015 with a first-class honours degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy and was awarded an additional prize for her dedication to providing everyone with the best care possible. In addition, she is currently study for a Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry certified by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

    In order to provide the best service possible, Ciara has regularly attended training to further her professional knowledge and skillset utilising evidenced based best practice guidelines. Ciara has undertaken additional skills training in tooth whitening, air polishing, minimally invasive restorative treatments and dental implant maintenance.

     

    Since graduation Ciara has worked in Hampshire practices alongside general dental practitioners and specialists providing her with opportunities to experience a range of more complex diseases. In addition, she supports their work with long term individualised treatment plans to cater to specific requirements of both the patient and prosthesis. Ciara firmly believes that a holistic approach is central to improving oral care, stabilising disease and achieving long term dental health for her patients.

    Outside of work Ciara enjoys travelling and experiencing new places and cultures. In the future she hopes to extend her travels to areas of South East Asia which she has not yet visited. She also has a passion for driving and loves motor sport activities.

    BSc (Hons), GDC 258441

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    MEGAN

    DENTAL THERAPIST

    Megan qualified in 2010 from the University of Portsmouth as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist.
    She has since enhanced her skills with further training in teeth whitening treatments and now runs teeth whitening training courses for other Dental Hygienists and Therapists around the UK.
    Megan is an ambassador for both Philips Oral Health Care and Regenerate Enamel Science Toothpaste. Megan works along side these global brands by helping to promote a positive oral hygiene message and create change in the dental industry.
    Megan has created her own brand #LIVETOSMILE by which she utilises social media to help breakdown the barriers to dentistry and educate the public on their dental health. This has lead to further opportunities such as featuring on BBC documentaries about illegal teeth whitening, speaking at beauty conferences and writing articles for magazines such as Stylist, Virgin Atlantic and Sheeluxe.
    As well as working at Dental on the Banks Megan also spends part of her week working in London at one of Harley Street’s top dental practices, treating many a celebrity and high profile patients.
    Megan has recently launched her #LIVETOSMILE Dental Beauty Box, a subscription service to help her patients look after their oral hygiene at home!
    Megan has a really passion for helping her patients gain that inner and outer confidence through their smile with her dental treatments.
    In her spare time Megan loves to go on walks at the beach with her Bulldog puppy Wallace. Megan is also a big advocate for self development so spends much of her time meditating reading and practing yoga!
    BSc (hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy
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    GRACE

    DENTAL THERAPIST

    Grace graduated from the University of Plymouth with a Distinction in Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene and received an academic award for achieving the highest grade in her year. Since graduation, Grace has undertaken a number of courses including the Periodontal Masterclass with Deepak Simkhada and a tooth whitening course with Enlighten. She is proficient in the 2017 BSP Periodontal Classification and the new Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Periodontal Diseases released in 2021.

    You may see Grace undertaking her role as a Dental Therapist, performing examinations, restorations and preventive treatments – as well as the full-scope of paediatric dentistry. Alternatively you may see her performing her role as a Dental Hygienist, providing preventive and periodontal treatments.

    Grace has a keen interest in Periodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Evidence Based Dentistry.

    BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy & Dental Hygiene (Distinction), GDC 276828

    PAULA

    PRACTICE MANAGER

    Paula is our Practice Manager and Patient Treatment Coordinator. She has previously enjoyed working as a dental nurse for over a decade, gaining invaluable experience and knowledge in the many areas of Dentistry. She has extensive experience in all roles in a dental clinic such as lead dental nurse, receptionist  and most recently stepping into her role as Practice Manager where her clinical background has been evident.

    Paula enjoys helping patients have a relaxing, fun and stress free experience at Dental on the Banks, with her friendly and approachable manner. She always strives to deliver excellent customer service.

    She enjoys the day-to-day challenges the role brings and keeping up-to-date with current legislation.

    In her spare time Paula likes to spend time with her family and friends, music events, travelling and dancing.

    CHLOE

    LEAD NURSE

    Chloe qualified as a dental nurse back in 2014 and has continued to grow her experience and knowledge since then, becoming a central member of the DOTB Team. She enjoys all aspects of Dentistry from Cosmetic to Orthodontics to Oral Surgery (implants/extractions).

    Chloe has a very calm and reassuring approach to her work, which is perfect for helping with nervous patients.

    In her spare time she likes to travel, spend time by the beach and keep fit.

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    Dr. ABS SETTIPALLI

    Dr. Abs Settipalli graduated from the University of Leeds. After this, he went on to complete his masters program in Italy allowing his to excel in composite bonding, veneers, crowns, full mouth rebuilds and more. He also has a great passion for aesthetics in which he has become a distinguished clinician, educator and author in. He has presented his research at national and international conferences, taught professionals from around the world his expertise and continues to consult with companies to produce the next generation of products and technology in this sector.

    His advanced training allows him to provide treatment rarely available elsewhere. In 2021, he presented some of his research on reinstating movement to victims of paralysis, for instance using only injectables. He has also recently authored a highly respected text on photobioenergetics in cosmetic dermatology and regenerative medicine. Currently working with one of the most reputed designers in the world, he is also helping bring about further medical evolution in LED and semiconductor technology. Pioneering advancements such as these mean his patients are receiving some of the best quality expertise available.

    These achievements are why Dr. Abs both provides excellent care for his patients as well as distinguished education to his students. His incredibly wide range in knowledge means he educates in cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic dermatology, injectables, skincare, laser technology, anti-aging research and much more. Those interested are able to view some of his education on YouTube too.

    Outside of the clinic, Dr. Abs is a keen powerlifter having reached world record level in the past, a DJ that has played all around the country and internationally as well as a keen dog-borrower because he wishes he had his own.

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