MEET THE TEAM

Principal Dentist

 

BDS (Bart's London with Honours)

MFDS RCSEd

PGCert Restorative Dentistry (UCL Eastman)

PGCert Dental Education

GDC 177818

 

  • Qualified in 2009 with Honours and 4 Distinction Awards from Barts & The Royal London Hospital. 
  • 2010 - Completed the MFDS RCSEd exam becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. 
  • 2011 - Completed a one-year postgraduate certificate in Restorative Dentistry from the world-renowned Eastman Dental Institute (UCL).
  • A friendly and highly skilled dentist with a passion for General and Restorative Dentistry. 

 

General & Cosmetic Dentists

Dr Anjali Karania (GDC 83454)

Dr Anjali trained at the University of Bristol and qualified in 2004. She worked in both general practice and hospital settings in Devon for 11 years before moving to Norfolk in 2015. 

 

She joined the practice in February, 2016.


Her specialist interests include composite restorations (tooth coloured fillings) and endodontics (root canal treatment). 


Anjali is married with a young daughter and in her spare time enjoys cooking & baking, arts & crafts, exploring the outdoors and reading.

 

Dr Inga Vitkute                          Private General & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr Inga is a General & Cosmetic Dentist with nine years of experience in private dental practice environments. Dr Inga in 2011 was awarded a Master’s degree in Dentistry by Vilnius University, Lithuania. 
 
Throughout her career, Dr Inga has generated a strong reputation as a focused dental professional dedicated to promoting positive patient outcomes. She is always focused on communication, as it is a key to a successful result! Since 2014 she has been working in private Dental sectors in London. 
 
She is continuously looking for opportunities to expand her professional knowledge and clinical expertise, frequently attending conferences and training seminars to maintain a leading-edge dental practice. In 2019 graduated From UCL Eastman Dental Institute ,  Advanced Aesthetic PG programme, London. 
 
Her main strength, focus and passion is aesthetic restorations - as seeing a satisfied and confident patient again  - rewards you, as a dentist, the most! 

Dr Bhavik Patel                        Private General & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr Bhavik graduated from Kings college London in 2017 and has been working between Norfolk and London ever since as a general dentist, carrying out large amounts of private work.

 

His special interests are in providing tooth coloured fillings and crowns. His priority is to always ensure patient needs are understood and delivered.
 

Dentists with Special Interest in Orthodontics

Dr Lucja Zgudka                                                       Dentist with Special Interest in Orthodontics

Dr Lucja Zgudka graduated in 2001from the highly reputable Pomeranian Medical Academy in Szczecin in Poland. 

 

She is a General Dentist with a special interest in Orthodontics. She has completed numerous happy smiles for both adults and children in the Straight Wire Technique since 2006. 

 

She also works as an NHS & Private general dentist carrying out aethetic dentistry, prothesis, paediatrics and endodontics. 

 

In 2011 she successfully completed a 2 years orthodontic postgraduate course with renowned Dr Jonathan Sandler and Alison Murray and thus obtaining the title of DWSI in Orthodontics.  

 

She also enjoys facial aethetic treatments such as using Botox, Dermal Fillers and the PDO lifting threads techniques. 

 

In 2016 to 2017 she successfully completed the Cambridge Academy of Dental Implantology. 

 

She is a member of the British Dental Association and the British Orthodontic Society, where she regularly updates her knowledge through continuous professional development. 

 

She is very approachable and thorough in all she does. 

 

Languages: English, Polish, Portuguese. 

 

Hobbies: Skiing and playing the guitar. 

 

Dr Kashif Mirza                                                        Dentist with Special Interest in Orthodontics

Coming soon :)

 

Dental Hygienists

Mrs Peggy (Pelagia) Kaplanidou (GDC 223604)

Peggy (Pelagia) entered the dental sector in 2011. Having a science background with a degree in Biomedical Science she obtained the certificate in Dental Nursing and an extended duties certificate in Dental Radiography.

 

After successfully completing the Dental Hygiene and Therapy course at king's college hospital (London) and presenting her dissertation on Orthodontics and Oral hygiene she obtained the Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2015. After her qualification, she attended a recognised teeth whitening course for Dental Hygienists and Therapists and she got her certificate from the British Dental Bleaching Society.

 

Peggy is keeping her knowledge up to date by regularly attending national and international conferences and study days organised by the British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists, the British Association of Dental Therapists and the British Society of Periodontology. Alongside her clinical work, she has been working for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses as a dental nurse examiner.

 

In her spare time, she enjoys going to the theatre, reading books, travelling and practicing her sills in photography. 

 

Mrs Alison Marks (GDC 4673)

Unique Selling Points

  • Committed to patient care
  • Thorough, complete periodontal and gum care
  • Diligent, efficient clinical team member
  • Has been part of the practice team since 2018


Special Interests

  • Ensuring periodontal health is maintained


Responsibilities in the Practice

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental implant maintenance
  • General periodotnal maintenance
  • Maintaining Bright white smiles


Continuous Personal Development

  • Increasing Knowledge with regard to periodontal advances
  • Ongoing continuing professional development
  • Keeping up to date with legislation and practice protocols
  • BSDHT conference 2011


Personal Interest

  • Theatre
  • My 2 children

 

Ms Rebecca (Becky) Laws

Becky qualified as a Dental Hygienist after obtaining her Foundation Degree in Science in August 2019 from the University of Essex at a Distinction Level. In 2019 Becky won a GlaxoSmithKline award for her research proposal about Oral Cancer. Becky is currently undertaking her Bachelor's degree in Dental Therapy, which she is due to finish in December 2020.

 

Outside Dentistry and University, Becky is very family and friends orientated and also enjoys computer gaming, swimming and baking. 

 

Ms Bala Choudhary

I qualified as a dentist in 2001 and having spent 4 years working in private practice abroad, decided to move to the UK to further my learning by pursuing a career as a Dental Hygienist & Therapist.

 

Prior to becoming registered in the UK, I worked as a sedation nurse for many years, which gave me valuable skills in managing anxious patients and seeing the patient from a different perspective. I have extensive experience of managing oral health and am able to build rapport easily. I always listen to the patient’s expectations, from the care they expect to the way they would like their treatment to progress. I keep my knowledge and skills up to date by regularly attending courses and carrying out clinical self-audits.

 

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, cooking and travelling.

Receptionists & Dental Nurses

Mrs Sally Johnson (GDC 125741)

Qualified dental nurse& Receptionist.

 

Sally Johnson became a dental nurse in 1982 and gained her RDN qualification in 1986.

 

Sally has worked at Friends Dental Practice since 2005.

 

In her spare time Sally enjoys walking her dog and horse riding. Sally also is a volunteer at Broadland riding for the disabled where she is training to become a coach.

 

 

Ms Tyler Hearn (GDC 207443)

Mrs Clare Rudling (GDC 122977)

I qualified in 1997 and started at Friends Dental Practice in 2014.

 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends but most of my spare time is taken up by my young son. 

 

Miss Zoe Peperday

Coming soon :)

 

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Miss Kelsey Felton

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2015. Since then I have trained as a witness trainer to help trainees qualify and in March 2020 qualified as an oral health educator.

In my spare time I love to travel, go to the theatre, go for walks, bikes rides and play the piano.

 

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