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
Dr. STEFAN CIAPRYNA
Ms. CIARA GILL
Dr. ZOHREH YAZDANI
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
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
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
Shadi graduated with a Master of Pharmacy from University of Gothenburg and has been practicing as a pharmacist for over 5 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 Yazdani in providing nonsurgical 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
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 Malik 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 Malik 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
George graduated from Bristol University in 2010. He worked extensively in Oral surgery and Restorative dentistry across many hospitals in the UK. He commenced a 5 year specialist consultant programme starting at Barts and the London in 2015, the training includes 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 clinincal treatment from national bodies including the British Society of Restorative Dentistry, British Society of Periodontology.
George Bourne can offer all forms of high-end restorative dentistry including dental implants, gum disease, crown & bridge work, root canal problems, and aesthetic dental issues.
BDS (Bristol), MFDS RCS (Ed), MSc, GDC 191793
Dr. STEFAN CIAPRYNA
Stefan is a United Kingdom registered Specialist Endodontist and Restorative dentist who holds a special interest in restorative, aesthetic and endodontic dentistry. He is the Clinical Lead and Endodontist for LondonEndoImplants. His work as an endodontist has culminated in him obtaining the degree of Member of Restorative Dentistry (MEndo) and Endodontist (MClinDent).
Stefan originally qualified as a dental surgeon in King’s College London. Following his undergraduate training, Stefan’s pursuit of obtaining the expertise of advanced treatment planning lead him to work across several different dental sectors in recent years. He has provided not only domiciliary and community dentistry but also conscious sedation and complex dental general anaesthetic cases, in his work in both Bedford and the Luton and Dunstable Hospitals and Community Dental Services. In these companies, he introduced advanced aesthetic dentistry and taught many dentists how to provide high end treatment.
Stefan further obtained his Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2013, now being an active member of the Royal College. He went on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry in July 2015. Stefan finally undertook the four year full-time specialist training programme at the world renowned King’s College London Dental Institute, obtaining a dual distinction in both the Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontology and Masters of Restorative Dentistry in 2019.
Stefan now works and lectures undergraduate and postgraduate students for King’s College London within Guy’s Dental hospital. He routinely takes on and successfully treats referral and failed restorative endodontic cases. He also tackles complex multi-disciplinary specialist cases including full mouth rehabilitations in conjunction with other specialists as part of his work within the hospitals. Stefan travels to various practices over London and the south of England as a Specialist Endodontist and Restorative dentist, providing specialist treatment whilst taking on restorative and prosthodontic referrals for wear cases where he rehabilitates the whole mouth. He also provides the highest standard aesthetic dentistry to patients. Stefan is also highly skilled in the most modern endodontic microscopic surgeries which he teaches on postgraduate courses, taking on referrals from other specialist endodontists.
Stefan is a passionate about education and this can be seen in his teaching, both lecturing for King’s College London, at international conferences and in professional continual development evenings for already registered dentists. His is proud to represent Guy’s Hospital, which is the largest and number one ranked dental institute within Europe, if not the world. As part of his input to the institution, Stefan was part of a core team that has in the past two years helped King’s College London obtain specialist accreditation of postgraduate taught Endodontics, with the specialist training programme now fully recognised and registered with the renowned European Society of Endodontology.
Stefan has always prided himself on his meticulous work and strives for the perfect result, and his patients are always thankful for his gentle bedside manner. He is a fully specialist registered member of the British Dental Association, the Royal College of Surgeons in England, a full member of the British Endodontic Society and the European Society of Endodontology.
Lastly, Stefan is a keen musician, playing the trumpet, and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the famous Bulls Head jazz bar in London and various other international venues in his time with classical orchestras and jazz ensembles. He toured France, Spain and Germany to this effect. He is best known by his patients for the varied music playing away as he treats them! He spends his free time volunteering in youth organisations being an active committee member in community teams. Stefan is a keen runner, having run half-marathons and full marathons and raised money for various charities.
BDS (King’s College London) 2011, MJDF RCS (Eng) 2013, PG Cert Contemporary Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry 2015, MClinDent Endodontology King’s College London (Distinction) 2019, MEndo RCS Edinburgh (Distinction) 2019.
Ms. CIARA GILL
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
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 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.