FULHAM DENTAL TEAM
At Quality Dental Fulham, our team are a mix of award winning dentists and selected specialists that are continuously striving to stay up to date with the very latest dental techniques.
Dr. Jatan Patel
PRINCIPAL DENTIST BDS HONS (LOND) MFDS RCSED PG CERT IMPLANTS (WARWICK) MCLINDENT IMPLANTS (LOND)
GDC NO. 85802
Jatan graduated in 2005 with a honours degree from St Bartholomew's and The Royal London along with many awards including best clinical student. Since then he has completed a year long aesthetic and restorative dentistry training programme as well as achieving membership to the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
His skills lie in implant and aesthetic dentistry. He is a gold level invisalign provider and also performs facial rejuvenation procedures.
Jatan enjoys treating anxious and nervous patients using his very own techniques with the occasional aid of sedation.
Dr. Shane Patel
PRINCIPAL DENTIST BDS(HONS) PGDIP IMPLANTOLOGY (BRISTOL) PGCERT DENTAL EDUCATION
GDC NO. 194072
Dr Shane Patel is a Principal Dentist at the practice. He qualified from St Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010 with an honours degree. Soon after qualification he was offered the opportunity to work in Australia in a leading private practice. Whilst enjoying the Sunshine Coast, he was able to enhance his cosmetic dentistry skills and grew a passion for implant dentistry. After returning to the UK, Shane completed his post graduate diploma in Implant dentistry at The University of Bristol and has undergone numerous post graduate courses to further his skills. Shane is a certified Invisalign provider and is able to treat crooked teeth without the need for conventional braces.
Shane is a Foundation Trainer for the London Deanery and is responsible for developing young dentists. Whilst providing general dentistry to a high standard, his skills and interests lie within Implant and Cosmetic dentistry.
Shane has a calm and comprehensive approach. He believes in minimal invasive dentistry and strives to provide patients with high quality treatments to create beautiful smiles.
In his free time he enjoys playing cricket and football as well as socialising with family and friends.
Dr. Naveen Julka
PRINCIPAL DENTIST BDS (LOND)
GDC NO. 85957
Naveen is one of the Partners at Quality Dental Fulham, having taken over the practice in January 2015 his vision was to focus on providing unparalleled patient care and offer the highest quality dentistry available today.
Since graduating in 2005 from St Bartholomew's and The Royal London, he has undertaken post-graduate training in aesthetic dentistry completing a year-long course.
He has completed a course in implant dentistry and is fully qualified to restore dental implants of multiple types including Nobel Biocare, Strauman and Southern.
Naveen is also fully certified in Invisalign and Inman tooth straightening having completed many cases to a natural and aesthetic finish.
Outside work he enjoys playing football and travelling.
Dr. Dhrumil Patel
ASSOCIATE DENTIST BDS (LOND)
GDC NO. 244108
After completing a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences Dhru then did his dental training at King's College London. Post qualification he worked in an NHS practice in West Sussex, where he completed his post-graduate diploma in primary dental care focusing on Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Research.
During this time he also spent a year working at the Maxillo-facial surgery department at St Richard's Hospital carrying out complex surgical procedures. After working as a general dental practitioner in practices in and around London he developed an interest in endodontics for which he is pursuing further training at the Eastman Dental Institute.
Dr. M. D. Chan
ASSOCIATE DENTIST BDS MSC(CHILDREN DENTISTRY) MBA DMS FCDSHK FHKAM FHEA PGDIPAP
Dr. Chan graduated in Hong Kong and later obtained a Government Scholarship to study MSc in Children Dentistry in The Royal London Hospital. He also pursued his other interest in management and obtained a Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) and an MBA. He later obtained the Fellowship in Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong. His main interest in Dentistry includes Restorative, Cosmetic and Children Dentistry. He also works as P/T Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL. He is also the Vocational Trainer and Associate Dentist in the Practice. Dr. Chan is fluent in Chinese and English.
Dr. Tatjana Kovacevic
ASSOCIATE DENTIST DDS MSC (ORAL MEDICINE)
GDC NO. 104416
Dr Kovacevic graduated in 1992 as a Doctor in Dental Surgery from the University of Sarajevo in the Former Yugoslavia. Since moving to the London in 1993 she completed the International Qualifying Examination held by the GDC and became fully registered in the UK.
In 1999 she obtained an MSC in Oral Medicine from Kings College University of London and continues to practice as a Speciality Dentist in Oral Medicine at Guy’s Dental Hospital including participating in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
In 2011 Dr Kovacevic obtained a Certificate in Cosmetic & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry after a one year comprehensive advanced course under the tutelage of Chris Orr one of the UK’s most prominent cosmetic dentists.
Since 2008 as well as continuing her work at Guy’s hospital Dr Kovacevic joined our surgery providing all routine general dentistry for both adults and children with special interest in restorative aesthetic and prosthetics dentistry including teeth whitening, crowns and bridges.
Having lived in this area for 22 years and practiced at our surgery for the last 8 years Tatjana is very proud to be able to serve her own community and with her attention to detail and calming approach has become a well trusted dentist to many of our regular patients.
Tatjana is the proud mother to her son Vid who recently graduated from Regents University. In her spare time she enjoys attending her local gym, reading, dining with friends and travel.
Dr. Alex Hodgson
ASSOCIATE DENTIST BDS MRes
GDC NO. 277929
Alex graduated in 2018 with a degree in dental surgery from Newcastle University and joined Quality Dental the following September as a Foundation Dentist.
In 2017, Alex took a year out from studying Dentistry to undertake an intercalated Masters degree. During this time, Alex undertook research in the fields of oral medicine and pathology at Newcastle University’s Institute of Genetic Medicine and Oral Health Research Centre. His research specifically focused on identifying and examining the role of genetic bio-markers in the malignant transformation of oral potentially malignant disorders. This resulted in Alex being awarded a Masters by Research in Cancer Biology with Merit.
Alex is a Past-President of the Newcastle University Dental Outreach Society, which is a charitable organisation that provides oral health and dietary education to community groups across the North-East, including both child and adult special care groups.
Associate Dentist BDS (London) MJDF RCS (Eng)
GDC NO. 251690
Prab qualified from Kings College London and later obtained her MJDF at the Royal College of Surgeons, England. She then underwent further post graduate training at Guys’ Hospital in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery, where she currently still works as a Specialty Dentist in Oral Surgery part time.
Prab enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has a special interest in cosmetic and surgical procedures as well as the treatment of anxious patients. She attends various post graduate courses and keeps up to date with the latest techniques to create a healthy and beautiful smile for her patients.
Outside dentistry, she loves to keep fit, socialise and experience new cultures through travelling.
Joanna Needs-Howe graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 2014. In 2016, Joanna moved down to London to be closer with her family and has since worked in general practice. Since qualifying, Joanna has become a certified Invisalign Go provider, undergone further training in white (composite) fillings for aesthetic treatments and is currently embarking on an MSc in Endodontology (root canal).
In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, travelling and cooking. She currently has a food blog where she shares both recipes and new London restaurants to try.
GDC NO. 260450
Aaishah qualified as a dental hygienist from Cardiff university in 2015. Aaishah joined our team in October 2015. She is very passionate about her profession. An expert in her field, Aaishah aims to improve her patients oral health by explaining the aetiology of gum disease, implementing the latest dental techniques and oral hygiene techniques. Working closely with dentists at the practice, Aaishah always ensures her patients leave with healthy gums and a smile they can be proud of.
During Aaishahs time at Cardiff university she was given the opportunity to work with anxious, dental phobic patients in a sedation clinic. This was a very challenging and a great experience to partake in. Aaishah enjoys swimming and participating in many different charity events , raising money for various causes in her spare time.
Sarah qualified from the University of Essex in 2018 as a dental hygienist. Throughout Sarahs time at the University of Essex she was placement based from 2016, where she would treat patients as a student hygienist. Sarah is very passionate about her job, and is always eager to help aid her patients in their journey to improving their oral health.
Sarah is particularly interested in treating special needs patients.
In Sarahs spare time she enjoys going out with her husband, travelling to different countries and relaxing with friends.
GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER
Craig is the Operations Manager for Quality Dental Group, he predominantly deals with the operational aspect of all the practices within Quality Dental Group, and although he could be at any one of these locations he always maintains a close and accessible relationship with everyone branch across the group. He ensures that all practices conform to a minimum set of standards with the aim to provide high quality dental services to everyone.
Craig has been working directly within the healthcare industry since 2013, prior to this he worked within the IT industry where in 2006 he was part of a select team heading the launch of a nationwide venture to roll out IT Consumer service for the general public within the UK, following the major success with 12 months of launch he was appointed as Regional Technical Trainer responsible for the training of new IT Engineers to compact the growing demand of the service and provide existing IT Field Engineers additional Technical knowledge and improve customer service skills.
In 2009 due to the massive success of the IT Consumer Service since launching, the need for improved structure became apparent, and Craig then became Regional Implementation Trainer, where between him and an implementation and development team developed and deployed a range of new and improved services and operational improvements ensuring customer nationally received the latest in IT support in an ever changing consumer market.
Once completed he felt it was the right time to seek a new and changeling role that would give him the opportunity to make a difference. Having already had some experience within health care (Mainly ICT) he knew healthcare would provide the challenges and wealth of knowledge he was seeking, which brings him to where he is today.
In his spare time he enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing golf and Rugby. Craig is a passionate follower of Formula 1 and various other motor sports and enjoys track days, racing events and karting just for a bit of fun.