Elmfield House Dental Team
Mr Harpal Chana BDS MSc FDS (Rest Dent) RCS
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implantology, Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.
Harpal qualified from Bristol University in 1988 with prizes in both Conservative and Restorative Dentistry. Harpal trained at the Eastman Dental Institute and completed his specialist training at GKT and at St Georges in Tooting. He also gained his Californian state board exams during this time. Harpal is a part time Consultant in Restorative Dentistry based at Kingston hospital and St Georges in Tooting.
Harpal takes Dental Implant and Prosthodontic referrals at Elmfield House Dental Practice Teddington.
Harpal is also an international trainer and mentor for All-on-4 implant and Zygomatic implant surgery and works with NobelBiocare UK Ltd to promote this innovative approach for the immediate rehabilitation of patients and to avoid the need for advanced bone reconstruction.
Harpal has been involved in implant surgery for over 20 years and also trained under world renowned, PI Branemark who invented the zygomatic implant concept in the early 1990's.
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GDC number - 64115
MR. GRAHAM I. SMITH FDS RCS (Eng), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (OMFS) Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgeon Graham Smith is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon specialising in dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, salivary gland disease, surgical dermatology and head and neck oncology.
Graham’s NHS practice is at St George’s Hospital, London and Kingston Hospital NHS Trust.
Referral taken for Oral surgery, Wisdom Teeth, Maxillofacial and Dental Implant referrals welcome. A mentoring service is also provided in house for referring practitioners for joint care
His private practice is at the New Victoria Hospital, Kingston upon Thames, The Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon, St.Anthony’s Hospital, Cheam and Coombe Wing of Kingston Hospital. He is a trainer for Specialist Registrars, junior doctors and dentists, and medical and dental undergraduates in OMFS. He regularly attends and presents at national and international meetings and has taught surgery in Ethiopia, Iraq and Bangladesh.
Graham studied dentistry at Guy’s Hospital, London qualifying in 1991, followed by medicine in Bristol, qualifying in 1996. The final part of the Fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England was attained with the Gold Medal in 1996.
He trained in general surgery and orthopaedics gaining the FRCS (Eng) in 1999. Higher surgical training in oral and maxillofacial surgery was on the South Coast Rotation, achieving FRCS OMFS in 2002.
Mr Smith was privileged to be Head and Neck Fellow to Professor Christopher O’Brien, at the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute in Australia in 2003. This provided excellent experience in the management of patients with head and neck malignancies, ablation and reconstructive techniques, and research.
Certificate of Completion of Specialty Training was attained in 2004 and Mr Smith was appointed Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a member of the following societies :-
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England,
- Member of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Member of the British Association of Head and Neck Surgeons.
Mr George Xirogiannis D.D.S. (Ath), MClinDent (in Perio) (Lon)
George qualified from the ‘Dental School, University of Athens’ in 2003. He continued his Postgraduate studies in the field of Periodontology at ‘Queen Mary, University of London’. He was awarded a ‘Masters Degree in Periodontology’ with Distinction in 2007 from the aforementioned institute. He also pursued a one year course in ‘Oral Implantology’ as part of his Masters degree. George is also certified in using soft tissue Lasers in his daily clinical practice.
Following completion of this training, he was offered a part-time ‘Clinical Tutor’ position at the ‘Queen Mary, University of London’ which he held for 2 years.
George has been working as a Periodontist since 2008 in the private sector and he is experienced in a variety of surgical cosmetic procedures including dental implants. He keeps up-to-date with the latest advances in the field of Dentistry by undertaking courses regularly.
George is a member of the British Society of Periodontology and his GDC number is 84699.
Ms Su Redapple BDS Lond 2000
Su qualified from the Dental School at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 2000 with distinctions in the 4th year clinical test and 4th year prosthetic project. She received funding from the Dickinson Trust Award for her elective period which she spent at the Dental School at University College Los Angeles in 2000.
After qualifying, Su spent one year doing vocational training in Bournemouth before returning to London in 2001. She has been working in Teddington since then and has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the community and caring for her patients.
Su keeps up to date with the latest in dentistry by regularly attending training courses lectures and study groups and is partway through becoming a Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (MFGDP).
She is certified in fitting mandibular advancement appliances for people suffering with sleep apnoea and snoring and clench inhibitors for problems associated with grinding and clenching. Su is also certified to provide facial rejuvenation procedures such as botox and restylane fillers.
Su also provides orthodontic treatments including, Fastbraces®, clear aligners and Inman aligners.
Su has a reputation for being good with dentally phobic patients and her aim is for her patients to be dentally stable with emphasis on prevention and minimally invasive dentistry. She enjoys providing cosmetic work and believes in long term care and high quality dentistry so that people can be pain free and enjoy their teeth and smile.
GDC number - 78175
Anna Sturges BChD
Anna qualified from Leeds University in 1999 and was one of only a few students to be awarded with Honours. She was also awarded the Prize for Restorative dentistry in her final year, as well as achieving several distinctions.
Anna has worked in private dental practice since 2000 and has gained extensive experience in all areas of dentistry. Along with general dentistry, Anna‘s particular areas of interest are restorative and aesthetic dentistry. She has a very caring and gentle approach, with a strong belief in minimally invasive and preventative treatments. She is a provider of short term/cosmetic orthodontic systems such as Invisalign, Six Month Smiles and Inman Aligner, and is very experienced in tooth whitening.
Anna is committed to providing high-quality dental care in a relaxed, friendly environment. She believes in long-term patient care and considers it important to discuss all treatment options with her patients so that they are in a position to make informed choices. Anna is passionate about clinical development and keeps up to date with the latest evidence-based dentistry by frequently attending professional development courses to ensure she provides the best dental care to each patient.
GDC number - 76028
Minesh Patel BDS Ncle 1997
Minesh qualified from University of Newcastle in 1997, and has worked in general practice in London,Essex, and Surrey. He has worked along side Mr Chana for over 10 years before joining Elmfield House Dental Practice.
Since 2000 he has held Part-Time positions in Dental Units in Hospitals locally working along side Consultant’s in Orthodontics, Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry. At St. George’s Hospital he was able to partake in studies of Tooth Wear and Cracked Teeth that have been Published.
As well as General Preventative Care, Minesh has an interest in Endodontics and Minimal Invasive Dentistry where his skills help to provide comprehensive care and manage difficult cases.
He is a certified Inman Aligner, C-Fast (short term orthodontics) dentist and also provides Anti-Snoring Devices.
He regularly provides Cosmetic treatments in the form of Tooth-Whitening and Bonding.
He has a commitment to Dental Education and keeps up-to date, attended courses, in the UK and Europe.
Minesh is Vice Chairman of Local Dental Committee. He also is part of a study club and has lectured to small groups of dentist in both hospital and general practice.
Minesh enjoys Cycling and Photography. Minesh grew up and schooled locally and lives in Surrey with his wife and son.
His motto has been “ Making you smile and keeping you smiling”.
Minesh has a picture book at the practice that you can take a look at the dental cases he has been treating during his time at the practice.
GDC number - 73498
Dental Nurses and Dental Technicians
GDC No. 219536
GDC No. 219334