Meet the Team
All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".
Dr Preeti Kaur Gupta
MFGDP (UK) RCS Eng 2007, BDS Lond 2004, PgCert(Den Ed)
GDC No. 83742
Special interests: Restorative & Cosmetic dentistry
Preeti is the practice principal and founder of Smile in London. Her flare for dentistry and good patient care was recognised early on during her training, where Preeti received two personal letters of commendation of excellence for her achievements in conservative dentistry as well as acquiring excellence grades in her restorative clinical tests including anterior tooth restoration, root canal treatment and crowns. Her noticeable special skills in these areas led her to gain her Degree with Merit in the Restorative dentistry field.
Since graduating from Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of Medicine & Dentistry in 2004, Preeti has been committed to enhancing her special skills and to lifelong continuing professional development. After completing her Vocational training 2005, her strong enthusiasm for excellent patient care led her to achieve a certificate for Key skills in general dental practice in 2006. Soon after, she was awarded, by The Royal College of Surgeons, a Diploma of Membership to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK) in 2007.
Preeti's passion for cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic restorative dentistry led her to complete the Advanced Dentistry programme in 2008, presented by Dr Chris Orr (immediate past president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry). Preeti is also a Clear Step (Clear Brace) Orthodontic practitioner and a Zoom! Tooth Laser whitening practitioner. Preeti's passion for cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic restorative dentistry led her to complete the Advanced Dentistry programme in 2008, presented by Dr Chris Orr (immediate past president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry). Preeti is a Clear Brace and Inman Aligner Orthodontic brace practitioner and a Zoom! Tooth Laser whitening practitioner. Preeti also carries out facial anti-wrinkle treatment which can smooth out age-related wrinkles such as crows feet, frown lines or lines on the forehead.
Preeti also provides Restylane fillers for the lips, nose to mouth lines and marionette lines.
Preeti has achieved a Postgraduate certificate in Dental Education from the University of Bedfordshire. She has been involved with Health Education England, in carrying out Vocational Training for young dentists for 8 years.
Where I work: Part time at Smile in London Wanstead.
I have been working in general dental practice for 14 years.
Non dental interests: Time with her family including her two young children and dog, painting, movies, trips to the countryside, good food, animal welfare.
Preeti is known for her gentle nature and is well liked in the practice. She is patient, kind and has vast experience treating patients who are nervous of the dentist. If you are fearful of the dentist, Preeti is able to sedate you to a relaxed state before any dentistry is carried out. She is able to communicate in Punjabi and understands Hindi.
Her practice has been awarded membership to the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme. The BDA Good Practice Scheme is UK dentistry's leading quality assurance programme. By becoming members of the Scheme, the practice demonstrates a visible commitment to providing quality dental care to nationally recognised best practice standards.
Dr Amit Kumar Gupta
BDS Lond 2004
GDC No. 84535
Special interests: Restorative & Cosmetic dentistry and Sedation.
Amit is the practice principal, clinical director & founder of Smile in London. His skills in pain management & relief led him to achieve a commendation of excellence in Emergency Dentistry. Amit has a natural ability to make nervous patients feel at ease. This ability, combined with his practical skills led Amit to achieve further commendations in Oral surgery and periodontology (gum treatment), such treatments that can be challenging for nervous patients. He is building on this special skill by offering sedation to patients who are extremely anxious about dental treatment.
After graduating from the renowned Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of Medicine & Dentistry in 2004, his commitment to excellent patient care has led him to undertake continuing professional development. He completed his Vocational training in 2005. He now himself has been involved with Health Education England in the training newly qualified dentists.
Amit has had the privilege to be under the tutelage of the renowned Dr Stan Kogon, Dean of the University Western Ontario Canada. He has also trained with Dr Dudley Glick, of the Weichman Endodontic clinic at UCLA and Dr Georges Zaugg, the well renowned Swiss Orthodontist.
Amit's post graduate training has taken him into the field of orthodontics and he is a Clear aligner orthodontic practitioner. He provides the amazing new invisible braces in order to straighten adult's teeth discreetly. Amit's special interests include cosmetic fillings and crowns. Amit is also a Zoom! Tooth Laser whitening practitioner. This technology is currently the No.1 tooth whitening system in the U.S. and is used on TV's Extreme Make-over programme.
Where I work: Smile in London Wanstead&Leyton
He has been working in general dental practice for 14 years.
Non dental interests: Travelling the world with his wife Preeti and two young children, supporting his favourite football team!
His practice has been awarded membership to the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme. The BDA Good Practice Scheme is UK dentistry's leading quality assurance programme. By becoming members of the Scheme, the practice demonstrates a visible commitment to providing quality dental care to nationally recognised best practice standards.
Dr Harjinder Matharu BDS(Lond) DGDP(UK)
GDC No. 64012
Qualified at Guy's Hospital Dental School. Harj has over 20 years experience and has helped to improve the smiles of thousands of patients.
A dynamic visionary practitioner, Harj is a regular at the World Aesthetics Congress and has trained with some of the leading figures in cosmetic dentistry, including New York's Dr Larry Rosenthal ('The Dentist's Dentist', with clients such as Donald Trump, Matt Dillon and Normandie Keith) and Bill Dorfman ('Dentist to the stars' and inventor of 'Zoom! Whitening System').
As well as cosmetic dentistry, his other interests include Implants, Sedation (Sleep) dentistry and rehabilitation of severely broken down dentitions. His hobbies include tennis, cycling, fund raising events for charities and spending time with his four, yes four! young kids.
Dr Ganesh Thakare
GDC No. 65062
After having qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 1989, Ganesh focused his skills in the dental cosmetics field. As well as general dentistry, Ganesh is one of our Tooth whitening practitioners, who uses the latest ZOOM2! Technology. He has vast experience and skills in the provision of Crowns, Bridges and Veneers. Ganesh is well known for his gentle chair side manner. His hobbies include Football, DIY and going out.
Dr Shankar Jeyakumar BDS King's College London (KCL) 2015
GDC No. 258986
We are very pleased to introduce a new member to our Dental Team, Dr Shankar Jeyakumar, who qualified from Guys Kings and St, Thomas' Medical and Dental School in 2015.
Laraine is another one of our exceptional and most experienced team members. She trained at The Royal Dental Hospital in Leicester Square in 1982, where she achieved her Hospital and National certificates. She has had long standing experience in the dental care field, including some work in within the NHS. Laraine now works full time in private dental practice. Laraine has been a member of our team for 10 years. She has a passion for football and has been a loyal supporter of her team, Arsenal since 1971! She also enjoys swimming, yoga, reading, walking and is a big fan of Singer David Essex! Through her commitment to health care, Laraine has successfully completed her radiography training from the accredited British Dental Association and is also fully qualified in Oral Health Promotion and prevention in practice.
Laraine successfully completed the Great North Run and raised awareness for Pancreatic Cancer. Very well done Laraine!
Kirin is a longstanding member of our team and has over 20 years of experience in working in dental practice. She enjoys cooking, time with family and keeping fit.
Justine has been a committed member of our team for over 5 years. She has a background in dental nursing and vast clinical experience. She enjoys time with family as well as reading and current affairs.
Olga is a qualified dental nurse and joined our practice in 2016. She has since become an integral member of our team. She is currently undergoing higher education in the dental field. She enjoys being a mum and time with friends. She also enjoys watching baking and cookery TV shows.
Inga is a qualified dental nurse and has been a dedicated member of our team since 2015. She is engaged in continuing professional development. She enjoys travelling, sports and reading.
Sehnaz has been a qualified dental nurse for 18 years and worked in the NHS and private sector. Outside work Sehnaz enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys baking.
Vaida is qualified as a Dental Hygienist from The Kaunas College Medical and Social studies centre – Lithuania, 2003.
Vaida is a member of our team since September 2005. She works collaboratively throughout the team to achieve the best results with any clinical work. She is willing to achieve the perfect oral hygiene condition of all age ranges of people.
Vaida is involved in a lot of volunteering work within dentistry in United Kingdom; she is Treasurer of British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists, London Group Committee; Creator one of the biggest oral health education sources – www.oralhealthnet.co.uk.
She has attended numerous courses in her pursuit of delivering excellence in clinical work. The biggest interest Vaida shows in periodontal procedures and nutrition counselling.
Dr Satish Gupta
BSc BDS FDS RCPS(Glasg)
GDC No. 48207
Having Qualified in 1970, Dr Satish Gupta worked in Hospitals as a Senior House Officer and Registrar. He has gained vast and valuable experiences in all faculties of dentistry. He took a special interest in the field of Oral Surgery and Restorative dentistry. He presently has a special interest in Implants and providing Flexible Valplast Denture and Crown and Bridge work.
Dr Uma Gupta
BDS MSc HYP(Lon)
GDC No. 54285
Uma qualified in 1975. After following hospital career, she settled in general practice in 1981. In 2004, she completed a MSc in Hypnosis Applied to Dentistry from the renowned UCL. Her special interest is in helping very nervous and anxious patients.