Meet the UK Smile Team of Dental Professionals

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Dr Athyr Al-Killidar

BDS (LON) BSC (LON)

Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

Director / GDC No. 72575

Athyr graduated from United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy’s & St Thomas’ in 1996. He is one of the few dentists in the UK who has extensive experience in orthodontics, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and occlusion.

He is experienced with traditional types of orthodontic appliances, but is especially interested in the more ‘discreet’ options such as Invisalign and lingual braces.

His treatment planning is based on facial profile, and the establishment of a healthy relationship between the teeth, joints and facial muscles.

Technology is an important part of the treatment planning process, with computerised assessment of the face and underlying skeletal structure, and predictions of facial profile following treatment, in addition to smile assessment.

Dr Al-Killidar diagnoses and treats many patients referred for cosmetic smile makeovers, missing teeth,  jaw joint problems, and related disorders including headaches, neck aches, ear symptoms, excess tooth wear, tooth clenching and grinding.

He is also involved in sleep medicine through the use of Mandibular Advancement Appliances that maintain airway latency during sleep and help reduce snoring and sleep apnoea.

He is involved in research, lectures to various groups, and his professional memberships include the British Dental Association, British Orthodontic Society, ADAPT, and the British Society for the Study of Craniomandibular Disorders.

This combined with his caring and meticulous approach to treatment have enhanced his reputation amongst his professional colleagues and patients alike.

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Dr Dominiki Chatzopoulou

DIPDS, MCLINDENT IN PERIO (LOND)

Periodontist, Specialist and Clinical Lecturer in
Periodontics / GDC No. 78726

Dominiki qualified in 1998 in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki school of Dentistry. She  achieved this with an outstanding student class rank and financial honours. She has been a highly trained Periodontist for the last 10 years. Dr Chatzopolou was awarded a performance scholarship for her MClinDent degree sponsored by the State Scholarship Institute (IKY) in Periodontics at the Royal London Hospital, which she completed with distinction in 2001.

She completed her training in the department of Periodontology in Royal London Hospital of Queen Mary And Westfield College. She was then offered a clinical academic lecturer appointment developing an academic carrier and special professional activities in Periodontics. An Honorary clinical contract has been obtained with Bart’s and the London NHS Trust for the above post. She now holds a clinical academic grade of 12 in scale which is the highest clinical lecturer academic grade.

Concurrently she was holding different honorary clinical consultant contracts with Bart’s and The London NHS Trust which with along with other clinical contracts with the local Health Authorities. She was engaged in the management in difficult and complex periodontal problems including Surgical Periodontal Regeneration and Mucogingival Surgery.

In addition, she teaches, as a clinical lecturer in Periodontology. Teaching the senior postgraduate students and specialist registrars for two sessions per week having to give more than 20 clinical presentations in a year.

During her treatment sessions she treats patients with all types of periodontitis, especially those requiring Periodontal Regeneration and Mucogingival Surgery. This is as she is clinical lead in mucogingival surgery in the department.

Her clinical time is divided between private periodontal practice in West London and the Royal London Hospital. She is involved in postgraduate and undergraduate education and in clinical training, having given lectures and supervising session solely engaged in dealing with Periodontal problems and Aesthetic dentistry.
She works in close contact with other specialists like oral medicine specialist, endodontist, prosthodontist for the treatment and management of difficult periodontal cases.

She is associated to different clinical trials which are related to prognostic factors and aggressive periodontitis and in different thesis of the post graduate students during their supervision for the last 8 years. Tissue culture, molecular biology and PCR ‘ELISA techniques are the main research subjects the Periodontal department concentrates his research activity.

Along with her academic career and various national and international professional activities such as audits, appraisals, job planning her clinical time is engaged in the management and treatment of complex and advanced periodontal cases what are essential to high quality patient care.

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Dr Michael Goldsmith

BDS (BRISTOL) FDS RCS (ENGLAND) MSC (LON)

Endodontist / GDC No. 64683

Mike graduated as a dentist in 1989 and after years in General Dental Practice developed a particular interest in Endodontics. He undertook postgraduate training in this field at the Eastman Dental Institute from 1996-1998.

Mike has limited his practice to root canal treatments since, undertaking treatments referred from general dentists and other Specialists.

He has assisted with postgraduate teaching of Endodontics to fellow dentists, with both lectures and hands-on courses.

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Dr Amir Vahdat

DDS, Statutory Exam (UK)

General & Cosmetic Dentistry, Facial Aesthetics /GDC No. 204332

Amir qualified as a dentist in 2001 and has continued with postgraduate training nationally and internationally ever since.

His main interests lie in restorative, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatments.

Amir keeps abreast of the latest advances in dentistry through continuing education programmes. He completed his Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine at Queen Mary University and his Certificate in Orthodontics at the London Orthodontic Academy. 

In addition to possessing a certificate in Orthodontics, he has also undergone extensive training to become a certified provider for Invisalign.

He is known for his gentle, relaxed and informal approach and ensures that all patients get the same excellent care. When it comes to his type of artistry and craftsmanship, Amir is known for providing a bespoke facially driven smile. This ensures your best possible smile is really brought to life!

Outside dentistry, Amir has a passion for travelling and exploring the world. He is also enjoys following the buzz of Premier League and has an aspiration for photography.

Dr Wahab Shakir

BDS (New Castle) Post-Graduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry

General & Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign / GDC No. 83354

Wahab qualified at Newcastle University and then moved to London to work in private practice. He has gained a wealth of knowledge in cosmetic and general dental procedures.

As a professional, Wahab makes it his mission to produce cosmetic excellence. He has a strong belief in prevention and will only remove tooth structure after all other avenues have been exhausted. Wahab returns smiles back to aesthetic beauty with minimally invasive techniques such as tooth whitening, bonding, veneers, inlays and crowns. He is also a certified provider of Invisalign and Cfast.

Wahab is passionate about dentistry, has a friendly and caring approach. He is also great at helping nervous patients and children feel relaxed.

Wahab is always making sure he keeps up to speed with the constant developments in dentistry. As part of his on-going professional development, he regularly enjoys attending courses by world-class dentists.

Wahab has gained two Certificates, one in Restorative Dentistry from the Tipton Institute and another in Hands-on Dentistry. He was awarded the Best Dentist Prize in this field in 2014. Wahab is due to start his Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in 2015. He is also the treasurer of a committee of dentists organising the BARD (British Academy of Restorative Dentists) annual conference.

In his spare time, Wahab has a passion for playing the guitar, ukulele, mandolin and didgeridoo! He enjoys going to see live music and keeps fit at the gym.

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