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Here at Bupa Dental Care Watford our dedicated practice team is here to ensure that your care always comes first. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient nature and are always on hand to help.

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Dentists

Fayaz Rashid

GDC - 153854 BDS University of Sheffield 2008 Dentist

Fayaz has been practising dentistry since 2008. He has experience treating patients under sedation, providing orthodontics and has also completed two master’s degrees in dental implants and restorative dentistry. He has a particular interest in periodontics, endodontics and dental implants.

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Fayaz RashidDentists

GDC - 153854 BDS University of Sheffield 2008 Dentist

Fayaz has been practising dentistry since 2008. He has experience treating patients under sedation, providing orthodontics and has also completed two master’s degrees in dental implants and restorative dentistry. He has a particular interest in periodontics, endodontics and dental implants.

Fayaz completed his dental degree from the University of Sheffield in 2008 and subsequently gained experience in general practice. In 2010, he undertook further training with the SAAD in dental sedation and also began providing Invisalign and Inman aligner treatment.

Fayaz then spent two years working as a sedation dentist at the Greater Manchester Anaesthetic Centre, where he provided treatment under IV sedation. In 2014, Fayaz spent time training in short-term orthodontics and completed courses in Six Month Smiles, Cfast treatment, lingual braces and SmileTru braces.

In 2014, Fayaz enrolled on the prestigious MSc course in Dental Implantology at the University of Bristol under the guidance of Dr Jonathan Schofield, which he completed in 2018. In 2015, he also joined the restorative MSc course at Manchester University under the guidance of Steven Davis, which he successfully completed in 2017.

Fayaz is committed to providing quality care and undertakes all his treatment with 6x magnification. He keeps his knowledge up to date and has recently been to the Besler course in Bristol, the Createch course in Spain, the Straumann course in Berlin and the Buser course in Bern.

As well as his experience providing orthodontics and sedation, Fayaz has also completed a course in peri-implantitis by Professor Lang and Professor Donos; and is trained to undertake complex implant treatment. This ranges from sinus lifts and peri-implantitis to oral rehabilitation and complex aesthetic cases.

Fayaz enjoys working with all his colleagues at Bupa Dental Care Watford because of the positive attitude and teamwork at the practice.

Dentists

Nisha S Radia

GDC - 103584 BDS Lond 2006 Dentist

Nisha has a keen interest in all aspects of general dentistry especially in cosmetic dentistry, smile reconstruction and dental implants.

Nisha S Radia Dentists

GDC - 103584 BDS Lond 2006 Dentist

Nisha has a keen interest in all aspects of general dentistry especially in cosmetic dentistry, smile reconstruction and dental implants.

Dentists

Richard Talwar

GDC - 66073 BDS University of Liverpool 1990, MSc Lond 1998, FDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2000, FDS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2001 Periodontist

Richard has a particular interest in periodontics and has completed several courses in the field.

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Richard TalwarDentists

GDC - 66073 BDS University of Liverpool 1990, MSc Lond 1998, FDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2000, FDS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2001 Periodontist

Richard has a particular interest in periodontics and has completed several courses in the field.

Richard qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1990 and spent nearly six years in general practice, which included managing patients with a spectrum of periodontal diseases. This practice was pivotal in his decision to embark on a two year part-time MSc in Periodontology at The Royal London Hospital in 1996.

He combined the course with running a practice in Finchley, London and subsequently obtained the Fellowship diplomas from both England (Restorative- 1999) and Edinburgh (Periodontics/Paedodontics- 2000). He has gained vast experience in the various posts he has held in the community, practice and hospital sectors.

Richard works as an associate specialist within the Community Dental Service in Ealing, a specialist practitioner in London and Hertfordshire and a specialist clinical teacher in periodontics at Guy’s Hospital in London.

Over the last 18 years, Richard has enthusiastically shared his knowledge and clinical expertise with other clinicians and the rest of his team. His main clinical interest is the field of periodontics, as many patients have restorative, prosthodontic, endodontic and orthodontic challenges.

Dentists

Ronak Patel

GDC - 81173 MSc ImpDent University of Warwick 2006 MFGDP(UK) 2004 BDS Lond 2002 Dentist

After graduating from Guy’s Hospital, London, in 2002, Ronak completed the MFGDP(UK) in 2004, with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS).

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Ronak PatelDentists

GDC - 81173 MSc ImpDent University of Warwick 2006 MFGDP(UK) 2004 BDS Lond 2002 Dentist

After graduating from Guy’s Hospital, London, in 2002, Ronak completed the MFGDP(UK) in 2004, with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS).

In 2006, he achieved a master’s degree in Implant Dentistry, from the University of Warwick and was awarded membership of the prestigious FFGDP(UK) in 2010 by the RCS. He has also been awarded a postgraduate certificate in Dental Education.

As well as working with us in private practice, Ronak is currently an examiner for the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng).

Dentists

Sushma Rao

GDC - 137110 Statutory Exam 2008 Dentist

Joining Bupa Dental Care in 2012, Sushma has a broad range of dentistry experience, having worked in the UK and India, and in various dental practices.

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Sushma RaoDentists

GDC - 137110 Statutory Exam 2008 Dentist

Joining Bupa Dental Care in 2012, Sushma has a broad range of dentistry experience, having worked in the UK and India, and in various dental practices.

Sushma graduated from SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, India, in 2002. After graduating, she spent two years working in the oral surgery department of an oncology hospital. After relocating to the UK, she completed the statutory examination - the International Qualifying Examination and has been registered with the GDC since 2008. In 2015, she completed a postgraduate diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

Sushma is a trained provider of short-term orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign aligners and Six Month Smiles. She is passionate about minimally invasive dental procedures and enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including placing crowns, bridges and veneers.

Dentists

Dipti Patel

GDC - 84406 Statutory Exam 2004 Associate Dentist

Dipti initially qualified in dentistry in Mumbai, India, in 2000. In 2003, she requalified in the UK, to be able to practice by completing the International Qualifying Exam (IQE).

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Dipti PatelDentists

GDC - 84406 Statutory Exam 2004 Associate Dentist

Dipti initially qualified in dentistry in Mumbai, India, in 2000. In 2003, she requalified in the UK, to be able to practice by completing the International Qualifying Exam (IQE).

In 2004, Dipti completed the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS), part one, with the Royal College of Surgeons England. The following year, she completed her vocational training before joining Bupa Dental Care Watford, in 2009, as an associate dentist. She successfully completed a course in Restorative Dentistry in 2011 at Eastman Academy in London.

Hygienists

Grazielle Mattos Savage

GDC - 287306 Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2020 Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Grazielle, known as Grazi, qualified as a dentist in Brazil in 2006. Following her passion for preventative dentistry, she undertook an MSc degree and a PhD in Dental Public Health in Brazil, with a six month internship at King's College London in 2013.

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Grazielle Mattos SavageHygienists

GDC - 287306 Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2020 Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Grazielle, known as Grazi, qualified as a dentist in Brazil in 2006. Following her passion for preventative dentistry, she undertook an MSc degree and a PhD in Dental Public Health in Brazil, with a six month internship at King's College London in 2013.

In 2016, she relocated to the UK and undertook training at the University of Plymouth, so she could practise as a dental hygienist and therapist. She currently shares her time between her position at Bupa Dental Care, and her other position as a postdoctoral research associate at King's College London.

Hygienists

Udita Patel

GDC - 230371 Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2012

Udita graduated as a dental hygienist and therapist from King’s College Hospital, London, in 2012. She’s also a qualified engineer in Dental Materials, gaining her degree from Queen Mary University of London in 2009.

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Udita PatelHygienists

GDC - 230371 Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2012

Udita graduated as a dental hygienist and therapist from King’s College Hospital, London, in 2012. She’s also a qualified engineer in Dental Materials, gaining her degree from Queen Mary University of London in 2009.

After qualifying as a dental care professional, Udita gained experience working in dental surgeries in and around London, before joining Bupa Dental Care Watford in November 2017. In her role today, she’s passionate about advising patients on oral hygiene best practice and preventative oral health care. She always tailors treatments to patients’ individual needs and aims to provide gentle yet thorough treatment, within a calm and relaxed atmosphere.

Udita is a tooth whitening practitioner and level two smoking cessation advisor. And she’s on the editorial panel of the British Association of Dental Therapists, which helps her keep up to date with any changes and advancements within the profession.

Dental Nurses

Dwayne Smith

GDC - 238891 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2012 Dental Nurse

Dwayne SmithDental Nurses

GDC - 238891 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2012 Dental Nurse

Practice

Smita Patel

Practice Manager

Before entering dentistry, Smita worked in the healthcare sector and has extensive experience of management and education.

Smita PatelPractice

Practice Manager

Before entering dentistry, Smita worked in the healthcare sector and has extensive experience of management and education.

No, orthodontics for adults is becoming more and more common. We can talk through your options with you.

We do understand that some people really struggle with dental treatment. But we have lots of ways to help put you at ease. Please just tell us how you feel and what worries you, and then we can work together to decide on the right approach.

Generally we recommend twice yearly check-ups every six months. However, this varies on a case by case basis. Your Bupa Dental Care dentist will talk to you about when and how often we need to see you.

Fillings repair small holes in your tooth enamel. If they aren’t filled, the decay will deepen. You’ll start to feel pain, and you could end up needing root canal treatment, which is much more significant and costs more. So although you might not feel pain right now, it’s best to repair these holes as soon as possible.

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Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Healthcare Limited. Registered in England and Wales number: 03257078. Registered office: Bupa Dental Care Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol, United Kingdom BS16 1GW.

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