117 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LN

The Team

Dr Eleni Kavouridi
Principal Dentist
DipDS, MSc ProsthDent, GDC 82783

Eleni qualified in Greece in 2002 and moved to London the following year to start a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute which she completed in 2004. Since then she has undertaken extensive postgraduate study in aesthetic restorative dentistry in Europe (UK and Italy) and in USA (New York, California and Florida) and in the prosthetic aspect of implant dentistry in London. In 2007 she passed her Masters Level in Aesthetic Dentistry at the world-renowned Rosenthal Group in New York University.

Eleni’s focus is on prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry and she also has a keen interest in occlusion and temporomandibular joint problems which has led to many successful and non-invasive treatments of migraine and tension headache sufferers.

Dr Sandra Garcia Martin
Lic Odont Spain 2007, GDC 180638

Having gained her dental degree at Barcelona University in 2007, Dr Sandra Garcia Martin moved to the US to undertake a Masters degree in Periodontology and Dental Implants at New York University (NYU). She undertook an additional Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry at NYU with the renowned Drs Larry Rosenthal and Mike Apa.

Now based in London, Sandra enjoys providing patients with the most modern aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry. With an exceptional talent for creating beautiful, unique smiles, Sandra commits herself to using state of the art materials and the very best techniques. Her friendly, gentle manner has made her popular with patients, especially those who suffer from dental phobia.

In her free time, Sandra enjoys playing sports, practising yoga and meditation. She has taken part in many charitable activities over the years, most recently she traveled to China to provide dental education to deprived communities.

Dr Mehy S. Lo Presti
BDS MSc Aes Lond, GDC 259050

Dr Mehy qualified from the University of Madrid and continued his postgraduate education at the Iberoamerican University where he trained in Oral Surgery and Endodontics. He then worked in private dentistry while gaining a postgraduate Certificate in Periodontics from the prestigious Complutense University of Madrid.

Now working at The Kensington Dentist, Dr Mehy offers a range of general and cosmetic treatments, taking a holistic and minimally invasive approach. More recently he turned his focus to high-quality private dentistry, completing the 3-year MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry at the King’s College University of London. Mehy is also a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

He particularly enjoys treating nervous patients and helping them to overcome their dental fears. His calm, reassuring nature helps deliver excellent results for patients of all ages. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, Italian and Arabic.

Dr Diana Caetano
LMD Lisbon 2005, GDC 103030

Dr Diana Caetano has been practising general dentistry for 17 years. She graduated as a dentist in Portugal in 2005. Shortly after she moved to the UK to work and pursue further education and obtained an MSc (Hons) Imp Dent at the University of Warwick. She also has a Certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry (a 1 year course by the renowned Dr Chris Orr). Dr Caetano has been an Invisalign provider since 2011 and more recently obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Orthodontics to further understand tooth movement. Dr Caetano stays up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry and has attended courses in Brazil, Belgium and the UK in subjects such as Surgical Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorations.

She enjoys all aspects of family dentistry and likes to practise minimally invasive dentistry and preventive dentistry.

Dr Caetano is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

In her spare time she enjoys yoga, has an interest in nutrition and cooking and loves long walks in the park with her family of 5.

Dr David Jones
Specialist Endodontist
BSc(DentSci) BDS MFDS RCPS MClinDent MEndo RCSEd GDC 85434

David studied dentistry in his home town, at the University of Glasgow, and graduated with commendation in 2005, having already achieved an intercalated BSc(DentSci) in Anatomical Science in 2003.

Following graduation, David moved to London, working in the community dental service followed by hospital training positions in oral surgery, restorative dentistry, paediatric dentistry, oral medicine and dental radiology. He was accepted as a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MFDS RCPS) in 2009.

Following his hospital roles, he worked in general dental practice in West London, where he developed his interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and decided to pursue specialist training in this field. David entered a four year specialist training programme in endodontics at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London in 2010. David completed the programme with Distinction in 2014, gaining the MClinDent and MEndo (RCSEd) qualifications. The research David performed as part of his specialist training has been published in an international peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Endodontics.

David is registered with the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Endodontics. He works mainly in private practice accepting referrals for complex root canal treatments. He is also has a teaching role with King’s College London, based at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital. David teaches endodontics at an under-graduate and post-graduate level.  He is a member of the British Endodontic Society.

Dr Jones always takes time to explain all treatment options available to patients to ensure that they are fully informed regarding their treatment. He endeavours to provide pain-free, comfortable treatment in a relaxed and friendly manner.

Dr David R Young
Specialist Orthodontist

David qualified with honours in Dentistry from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’s in 1985. He then joined the 3 year Orthodontic Postgraduate Training Program at the Eastman Dental Hospital and was awarded a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of London in 1993. In 1994 he was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and gained the distinction of the Gold Medal for clinical excellence.
David is involved in clinical teaching and lecturing in orthodontics to postgraduate orthodontic trainees at King’s College hospital and also in research into new methods of orthodontic care, he has also lectured internationally on numerous occasions.

As well as general adult and paediatric orthodontics David also works with maxillofacial surgeons to correct severe problems of misalignment of the jaws and teeth.

Mr Jonas Osher
Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mr Jonas Osher is a consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon specializing in surgery of mouth, face, jaws and neck. He gained degrees in both medicine and dentistry and was awarded a distinction by the University of London. He has trained in general surgery, plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat surgery, before completing specialist higher surgical training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in London. He was awarded the fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons.

​Having trained in most major London hospitals he now concentrates his work at Kings College Hospital and London Bridge Hospital where he is a consultant. King’s is London’s premier teaching hospital as well as a major trauma centre for London and the southeast of England.

​Mr Osher has also completed a number of advanced surgical fellowships in cosmetic facial plastic surgery and trauma in leading European centres. He has published a number of journal papers and written book chapters in his specialist field.

Dr Nikos Mardas
Specialist in Periodontics, Clinical Reader (Associate Professor Level) & Consultant in Periodontology Barts & London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
DipDS, MS Perio (Aarhus), PhD Perio (Aarhus), GDC 85040

Dr Mardas qualified in Dentistry from Athens University in 1992; He completed his full time 3-year specialist training and the MS degree in Periodontology in 1997 and his PhD degree in 2005 at the Royal Dental College, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

During the period 2005-2015, he was a Senior Lecturer / M. Clin. Dent program co-ordinator in the Periodontology Unit, at UCL, Eastman Dental Institute. In 2015, he moved to QMUL, Barts & The London School of Dentistry, as a Clinical Reader, Consultant in Periodontology & Periodontology Lead for the Undergraduate Curriculum. He is a London Deanery accredited Educational Supervisor for Periodontology Specialty Trainees. He also works as an Associate Specialist Periodontist & Implant Surgeon in private practice.

Dr Mardas has published extensively in national and international peer-reviewed journals and text books, he has served as editorial board member or regular reviewer for all the leading journals in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and  he has participated as an invited expert in consensus meetings of major periodontal and implant international organisations. He has extensively lectured nationally and internationally and in 2011 was awarded the Basic Research Prize of the European Association for Osseointegration. He has served as Education Delegate for the UK & Ireland ITI section and currently is Faculty member for British Society of Periodontology, Academic Advisor for British Society of Dental Implantology & the Association of Dental Implantology UK and member of the Osteology International Experts Group.

With more than 23 years of private practice and university / hospital based clinical experience, Dr Mardas is considered as one of the leading Periodontists in the UK with a long standing clinical, teaching and research presence at national and international level. His clinical expertise includes conventional and regenerative periodontal surgery, periodontal plastic surgery for correction of various type of gum defects, functional and aesthetic crown lengthening, bone augmentation procedures and the surgical placement of dental implants as well as a comprehensive management of peri-implant infections.

His approach in managing periodontal disease is always evidence based but also patient centred. All periodontal problems will be presented and explained with honesty and empathy, the best possible treatment solution will be tailored to the individual patient expectations and needs and will be provided, according to the highest clinical standards following the latest developments of scientific evidence and technology.   

Dr Christina - Maria Georgopoulou
Specialist Paediatric Dentist
DDS, MClinDent Paed dent, MPaedDent RCSEng, GDC 100524

Christina gained her dental degree in Greece in 2005 and pursued her postgraduate studies at the Eastman Dental
institute obtaining a MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry. She was then awarded a Membership in Paediatric Dentistry by
the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Christina is a highly motivated paediatric dentist and confident communicator who can relate well with all age groups.
Having worked in different dental care systems (university hospital, NHS practice, private practice, community dental
services, volunteer work, NHS hospital in UK and Greece) she has acquired excellent communication and interpersonal
skills as well as the ability to work equally efficient as part of a team and as an individual paediatric dentist.
The challenges of treating young children with a variety of dental problems (trauma, caries, dental anomalies,
medically compromised) and special needs patients has always motivated her to constantly update her knowledge
and find ways to deliver first class dental services to her patients.
She strongly believes that a paediatric dentist has a key role in developing a positive attitude towards oral health and
dentistry not only by creating a pleasant first experience but also as children grow up and develop into adults.
She loves working with children, help them overcome their anxiety whilst delivering care she is very patient,
compassionate and finds creative ways to engage with all age groups especially the younger.

Dr Sadia Rahman Khan
BDS University of Liverpool 2015, GDC 257900
Sadia qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2015 and since has worked throughout the country in various hospital posts focused on treating children.
She has experience in the community dental services, maxillofacial, oral surgery, orthodontics and paediatrics.
Sadia has a passion with working with children and has a little girl of her own. Children’s first impression of the dental environment lasts a lifetime and she is determined to make their experience an enjoyable one from early life. She is great at managing medical complexities and anxiety. She is currently undertaking her specialist training in paediatric dentistry.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her young family and exploring the city. She’s also always keen to hear about the newest restaurant to try in the city!

Suzannah Sinclair
Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist
GDC 114423

Suzannah graduated from Sheffield University, with distinction, in Dental Hygiene-Therapy and has been treating patients of all ages for the past ten years in various locations including Knightsbridge, Marylebone and now more recently at “The Kensington Dentist”.

Suzannah is passionate about providing tailored hygiene programmes and whitening treatment to the highest standard in a relaxing and calming atmosphere and offers direct access when required.  Suzannah is particularly interested in the treatment of nervous patients and children and uses gentle cleaning techniques during her treatments with preventative advice to ensure good oral health.

Outside her clinical role in 2016 Suzannah co-founded “The British Association of Cosmetic Dental Professionals” and regularly undertakes postgraduate study and courses to ensure she is at the forefront to deliver the highest level of patient care.

Prior to her dental training Suzannah graduated as a food scientist specialising in the provision of nutritional advice. This has formed the basis for her dietary recommendations to patients to ensure good oral health.

Natasha Joshi
Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist
GDC: 265095

After a BSc in Psychology at Royal Holloway,  Natasha qualified as a Dental Hygiene-Therapist with First-Class Honours from Cardiff University in 2016. Natasha was awarded several undergraduate prizes for her work.

Her passion lies in preventive healthcare. During her time in practice she has worked hard with her patients offering tailored treatment to maintain optimum oral healthcare. This, she strongly believes, can help to achieve an overall healthy body and mind.

Natasha’s emphatic, caring and friendly nature helps ease particularly anxious patients. Her enthusiastic personality motivates children as she takes prides in educating and bettering their future dental health.

Outside of work Natasha volunteers during various major events, including the UEFA Championship League Final, the London 2012 Olympic Games and the London Marathon, as well as performing Kathak, a classical Indian dance, at live shows and weddings.

Yana Ariyanayagam
Dental Hygienist
GDC 190358

Yana is a prize winning hygienist who qualified from the Eastman Dental Institute in 2011.

As a graduate of Chemistry and a former BBC broadcast journalist, Yana has a naturally inquiring mind and prides herself in practising evidence based dentistry, keeping up to date with scientific developments with a view to providing her patients with the  the best care. She has a special interest in treating periodontal disease and worked alongside a world-renowned specialist for several years.

Yana values the importance of treating patients individually considering lifestyle and work life balance when providing tailor made oral hygiene instructions to reduce gum disease and to achieve healthy smiles in the future.

Yana is a member of the British Society Of Dental Hygienist and Therapists and regularly attends post graduate courses to keep up to date with developments in oral health. Most recently in 2016 her reading and research led her to publish an article on The Dental Hygienist’s and Dental Therapist’s Guide to the Management of Tooth Erosion in The Primary Dental Journal magazine.

Outside dentistry Yana enjoys experiencing nature by going for long walks in the countryside. She also enjoys running and attempts to take on the London Marathon every year!

Vaida Buksnaityte
Dental Hygienist
GDC 6602

Vaida is a proficient dental hygienist with nearly 20 years of experience treating patients in various London private practices. Vaida has a special interest in teeth whitening and periodontal treatments (deep scaling). For some years she served as treasurer to the British Dental Hygienist and Therapist Association.

Vaida also holds an award for the influence of public oral health and regularly teaches children in schools about oral health.
Vaida’s patience and gentle but thorough care is renowned amongst her patients and she prides herself on motivating them to continue the good work outside of the practice.
Her personal interests include travelling and reading.

Marcela Danisova
Head Dental Nurse
GDC 224204

Marcela was born in the Czech Republic and moved to London in 2004, qualifying as a dental nurse in 2010. She has a passion for nursing and she is highly experienced in all areas of dentistry. Marcela is the Head Nurse providing invaluable support to the team.

The care and thoughtfulness she shows to the patients reflects on the positive responses she has received over many years.

Macleen Dionne Castro
Practice Manager/ Treatment Coordinator

Macleen is a specialist dental nurse who gained her Dental Radiography and Dental Sedation Nursing certificates from King’s College London in 2014.

She has several experience in all aspect of dentistry including private, hospital and NHS practice.  She is always keen to expand her skills as she will be studying to become a orthodontic therapist which will commence in 2019.

This is a full time course but Macleen will remain a member of the team as she enjoys working in a friendly environment and work closely with the orthodontist.

Macleen maintains high standard quality care and put patients at ease in a relaxed and friendly manner. She believes that listening and building great relationship with our patients is a big part of what makes The Kensington Dentist special.

Saba Nayeri
Dental Nurse
GDC 281174

Saba was born in Iran and came to the UK in 2015. Saba qualified as a dental nurse in 2018 and has been working with experienced dentists and specialists in private practice since then. She is also a  qualified aesthetic practitioner.

Saba loves learning new things so she will be taking biology and chemistry A levels in order to study dentistry, which is her dream.

Saba is caring, understanding and mindful that patients need a relaxed environment.  She is always positive with a big smile on her face!


Catherine Vilar Castro
Receptionist / Dental Nurse
GDC: 285195

Catherine qualified as a dentist in Brazil and came to the UK in 2016. She then qualified in London as a UK Dental Nurse in 2019 and has been working with experienced dentists in private practice ever since.

She is passionate about all aspects of the dentistry world and is here to help with all our patients’ needs and questions. She strives to make every patient’s experience as informed and enjoyable as possible.

With a natural, friendly and engaging manner, she loves working at Reception and believes in exceptional customer service and in the concept: “treat people as you would like to be treated”.

Catherine strives constantly to gain further knowledge and attends dental courses regularly. In her spare time she has an interest in social media and is currently studying Digital Marketing.

Ecaterina Dinescu
Assistant Manager
GDC: 269088

Ecaterina is the first person to meet our patients and welcome them into our practice.

She is taking care of registering patients, scheduling appointments, monitoring patients progress, answering patient’s questions and filing insurances for our patients’ convenience.

She eases ours patients’ concerns and anxieties during their visits.

Born in Romania, Ecaterina came to London in 2011, after studying marketing and management in Spain for 2 years. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2017 after 2 years of experience in dental nursing and reception. She is kind and friendly, enjoying communicating and interacting with people! She is always happy and ready for challenges, and loves new experiences!

In her personal life, she loves dancing, reading and watching movies.

Contact Us

    020 7221 1680
    117 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LN