Dentists

  • Dr Hamed Sarrafi

    Specialist Endodontist GDC reg no. 147840 | Statutory Exam 2008, DDS, MClinDent (Endo), MEndo RCSEd, MSc (Res)

    Born in Edinburgh, Dr Sarrafi studied at Azad University Dental School in Iran where he qualified as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)before returning to the UK in 2005. He completed his specialist training in Endodontology at King’s College, London and is registered as a Specialist with the General Dental Council. Hamed also obtained an MSc in Restorative Dentistry from Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences.

    Outside of dentistry, Dr Sarrafi is a professional journalist, movie critic and translator. In his spare time, Hamed likes to play table tennis and swim.

  • Dr Stavros Kolonidis

    Specialist Periodontist DDS, M.Dent.Ch GDC No.80098

    Dr Stavros Kolonidis qualified as a general dental practitioner in 1992 from the University of Lasi, Greece. He then spent the following three years in general dental practice before undertaking a three-year course at Dublin Dental Hospital (Trinity College) in periodontology. He was awarded his M.Dent.Ch in 2001. In the same year he achieved specialist status on the GDC register.

  • Dr Noman Athwal

    Endodontic Dentist BDS Lond 2012, MSc (Endo), MFDS RCS (Ed.) - GDC 229012

    Noman was born in Germany, but grew up in the UK. He qualified as a dentist from King’s College London. During his time at university he served two years in the student council. He was selected to receive the AM Clover Prize upon graduation.

    Following graduation, Noman spent three years consolidating his skills in general dental practice in London. He quickly developed an interest in Endodontics. This led him to pursue three years of advanced training in Endodontics at King’s College London, leading to the award of a Master’s degree.

    Presently he works in private practice limited to Endodontics. He has previously held a position as a clinical teacher of Endodontics at King’s College London and Guy’s hospital where he taught dental students.

    Noman is committed to ongoing professional development. He regularly attends courses and conferences to keep his knowledge up to date. He was awarded Membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2015. He has a calm and empathetic approach with his patients.

    He lives in central London. Noman’s hobbies include skiing and racket sports. Recently he has taken up courses in calligraphy and he enjoys practising this skill.

  • Farnoush Chehraz

    Dentist Qualifications: BDS Lond 2014 - GDC: 252175

    Dr Farnoush Chehraz graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2014 and completed foundation training at a dental practice in the East Midlands. 

    Outside of general practice she works as a domiciliary dentist practising dentistry in various care homes and visiting patients in their own homes. She has a special interest in managing anxious patients and is looking to complete a postgraduate diploma in conscious sedation for dentistry.

  • Nuno Santos

    Dental Surgeon with Special Interest in Implants GDC -104709-LMD (Hons), MSC Implant Dent (WMS) Cert Cosmetic Dent & Aesthetic Restorative Dent

    Dr Santos qualified as a Dentist in Oporto in 2006. After working for a while in Portugal he moved to the UK and has been practicing in Central London since 2007 gaining experience in Implant Dentistry and Cosmetics.

    Nuno has been attending national and international postgraduate courses in Advanced Surgery & Implant Dentistry. He has gained his Masters in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick (UK) in 2011. Also in the same year he obtained a post-graduate Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry by Dr Christopher Orr. He is currently updating his skills in Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation (Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers) at the expert training Institute of Dr Bob Khanna.

    Clinically Nuno also covers all areas of General Dentistry and Endodontics.

  • Fani (Faye) Gousopoulou

    Dentist GDC No. 84010 | DDS (Thessaloniki) 2002

    Fani (Faye) Gousopoulou is a highly trained general dentist practitioner with a special interest and expertise in aesthetic dentistry and the latest orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign and C Fast.

    Fani graduated from the dental school of Aristotic university in Thessaloniki Greece in 2002 and immediately started gaining clinical experience as an associate in general practice. In 2004 Fani came to the UK and embarked on a career pathway with NHS and private dentistry.

    Fani has been working at Epsom since 2016 where she has successfully treated many patients. Fani has built strong trusting and long standing relationships with her patients as a result of her clinical skills and personable values.

  • Krinal Patel

    Dentist GDC Reg no. 245025 | BSc 2008, BChD Leeds 2013

    Krinal joined the Epsom practice in Dec 2016, relocating from Manchester.

    Krinal works 2 days a week, Monday and Tuesday practicing general dentistry, both private and NHS. She has a keen interest in prevention and minimally invasive dentistry to help preserve tooth structure for long term health. She has sound knowledge in physiology and disease relating to dental and general health due to her first degree in Pharmacology.

    Since graduating in Dentistry Krinal has undertaken Senior House Officer posts in busy Oral and Maxillofacial (OMF) Units, gaining a special interest in Oral Surgery. Krinal has also made anti-snoring devices and devices for temporomandibular joint problems which were commonly referred.  From the experience in OMF Units, subsequently Krinal has developed a further interest in facial aesthetics and is certified in Botox and dermal fillers.

    In addition Krinal has had post-graduate training in the Manchester Dental Hospital treating complex restorative cases with specialist consultants and has recently completed her MFDS.

    Krinal enjoys the variation that general dentistry has to offer and has a kind, caring approach often suited to anxious patients.

    In Krinal’s spare time she enjoys socialising with friends, travelling, food and Japanese manga/anime.

Hygienists

  • Mohsin Mughal

    Hygienist GDC reg no. 109237 | Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Edin 2012, Qual- Nat Cert NEBDN 2004

    Mohsin trained as a Dental Hygienist at the Military School of Dental Hygiene, Aldershot and was awarded Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2012. Mohsin has served for 14 years in the Royal Army Dental Corps. He experienced various roles in the Army such as Dental Management, Dental Hygienist, member of the Dental Software testing team, Diversity Army Recruitment, Community Engagement and other Military projects.

    He has undertaken the additional qualification of a BSc (Hons) degree in Dental Studies, which has deepened his knowledge in the treatment of patients with periodontal disease. His reassuring manner and motivational skills help to win over anxious patients and to bring about improvements in their oral health.

    Mohsin took opportunity to take his skill and knowledge at highest level in his peer group for the treatment of periodontal disease (Gum Disease). He is currently studying for MSc in Advanced Periodontal Practice at the University of Essex.

Dental Nurses

  • Jade Lawson

    Lead Nurse GDC Reg No: 273437

    Jade started working as the Lead Nurse at Bupa Dental Care Epsom in December 2017, having previously nursed for 2 and a half years. She's already enjoying getting to know the patients here at Epsom.

    Jade loves being a part of the team, and takes overall responsibility for cross-infection control at the practice.

Practice staff

  • Marian Clarke

    Practice Co-ordinator

    Marian has over 20 years’ experience in dentistry and started working here in Epsom as a dental nurse in 2001. Now as Practice Co-ordinator Marian enjoys making sure that your experience at the practice is welcoming has built a good rapport with our patients.

  • Jane New

    Receptionist

    Having working in Dentistry previously, Jane joined us at the end of 2015. When not at work, Jane is a busy wife and mother and enjoys trips to the theatre.

  • Fiona Lyall

    Practice Manager

Bupa Dental Care Epsom

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