Dr Rahim Sawani BDS (Lond)
Hi, my name is Rahim and I am the co-principal dentist at Bramingham Dental Clinic. I took over the running of this practice back in 2003 together with my wife Mezmin.
After qualifying from Guy's Hospital in 1998, I entered general practice where I found my true vocation in life and have remained ever since. I have always found my job to be truly rewarding in many ways from looking after my patients with a view to prevention on a day-to-day basis to the more involved procedures like smile makeovers.
Mezmin and I got married in 2004 and since then have been blessed with 3 beautiful children – all boys (and NO, we are not going to try for a girl!) So you could say the last 13 years have been very eventful – and hectic.
I have always wanted to further my knowledge / career so once the children got a little bit older and life became a little more settled, I applied for a Master's Degree at GKT (King's, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals). This is one of the most prestigious post-graduate teaching hospitals in Europe and they receive applicants from all over the world. I was lucky enough to get one of the 30 places available. In December 2010 I passed my master's degree with Distinction!
I've always enjoyed improving smiles but have always been concerned about doing unnecessary treatment. This degree has taught me to be able to perform these procedures without damaging the teeth. I have also studied in depth the mechanics of biting and chewing and so can now provide much better, longer lasting restorations in the mouth with much better materials.
This has also meant that I really have put the emphasis on prevention with my care and right from our very first visit, I create an individual, bespoke preventative treatment plan for each of my patients. If you would like to take advantage of a much more advanced, comprehensive and modern approach to dental care, then please contact reception and book in a consultation appointment with me.
In my spare time I like to keep fit by playing football and going to the gym. And of course spending time with the family.
GDC Registration no. 75398
Dr. Mezmin Sawani BSc BDS (Lond)
Hi, my name is Mezmin and I am the co-principal dentist at Bramingham Dental Clinic. I took over the running of this practice back in 2003 together with my husband Rahim.
I qualified from Kings University in 2000. Since then I have enjoyed working in general dentistry. I took a break in 2005 – 2009 to welcome and enjoy our 3 sons. Since returning to work in 2010 I have taken a key interest in cosmetic dentistry, and have taken different courses in orthodontics, including 6 month smiles, clear smile brace/aligners and Inman aligner. I spend my time at the practice helping patients discuss and reach their new desired look, using modern techniques in teeth straightening.
GDC number – 78174
Nikita Patel BDS GDC number - 510527
Neelam Shah BDS (Hons) GDC number – 244453
Neelam qualified from King’s College London in 2013 and has since completed her royal college of surgeons’ exam. Neelam joined the team at Bramingham Dental clinic in 2014 and has a caring approach towards patients. Neelam has completed a course by PerioAcademy which has given her a special interest in the treatment of moderate/advanced gum disease.
Dr Amir Malik BDS 1997 GDC number – 73082
Dr Uzman Ul-Haq Implant Med BDS(lond)MFD(eng)SRCS(eng) GDC number – 82296
Uzman Qualified from Bart’s and the Royal London school of medicine and dentistry in 2003. And completed a fellowship to the faculty of dentistry of the Royal college of surgeons in 2006. Uzman has worked in both hospital oral surgical and restorative dental departments and general dentistry in practice. Uzman is our implant dentist. He has been placing implants since 2005. He has a special interest in implant and surgical treatment and lectures on various courses. Uzman is enrolling in the FGDP diploma for implant dentistry in Feb 2018.
Jaideep Patel BDS mjdf rcs (eng) GDC number – 244866
Jaideep Qualified from Kings College London in 2013 and has recently joined the team at Bramingham Dental Clinic. Jaideep has worked in both hospital (university Coventry Warwick hospital) and general dentistry. He is very passionate about endodontics and aesthetic dentistry.
Shaheena Shafi GDC number – 4432
Viviene Hallett RDN
Viv joined the team in 2013 and has gone from strength to strength progressing through the practice. After gaining her qualification and becoming a registered dental nurse, She took on the exciting role of being head nurse. After showing great leadership skills Viv was offered the opportunity to become practice manager. Viv helps to look after the smooth day to day running of the practice to ensure patients and staff receive the best possible care.
GDC number – 254769
Emily Farrow RDN
Emily has over 15 years’ experience in the dental industry after qualifying as a dental nurse in 2002. Emily has experience in practice management and has gained an NVQ qualification in business and administration. Emily’s main role is making sure the practice is up to date with the current regulations and GDC standards Emily enjoys looking after the patient’s welfare.
GDC number - 155321
Karlie joined the team in 2008 as one of our receptionists she has experience in dental nursing and has gained an NVQ level 1 & 2 in customer services to help ensure our patients receive the best possible care. Karlie’s has changed roles through the years and has now taken on the exciting task of marketing, social media, and other admin duties Karlie is currently on a course to gain a qualification in business and admin.
Carole was an experienced Dental nurse of 26 years, previously working assisting newly qualified dentists before joining the team at Bramingham dental clinic in 2008 as one of our receptionists. Carole enjoys interacting with the patients adding a personal touch, making sure they receive the best possible care. Carole is extremely approachable and has a very caring manner. Patients are always extremely happy to be greeted by Carole’s smile and often ask after her if she is not seen at reception.
Tyler joined the team in 2015 and has since gained an NVQ qualification in business and administration. Tyler helps with the smooth running of reception helping patient needs ensuring they have the best possible experience.
April joined the team in 2015 and took a brief 6 month leave to for full her dream of going travelling. April has recently returned to the practice and is already enjoying being back in her role helping assist the smooth running of reception and looking after patient needs.
Neesha joined the team late 2016 having previously worked as a care assistant. Neesha uses her experience as a carer to offer our patients a caring approachable manner at reception. She is currently in the process of gaining an NQV level 2 on a receptionist course. Neesha enjoys interacting with patients helping them receive the best care and service from the practice.
Mihaela Knight RDN
Qualified Dental Nurse
Ella graduated as a Dental nurse in Romania 1998 and joined the Bramingham Dental Clinic team in 2007. Ella enjoys all areas of clinical treatment and main focus is lab work including making removable appliances such as whitening trays.
GDC number – 147344
Trainee Dental Nurse
Daniela joined the team in 2014 as a trainee dental nurse and is currently working towards her qualification. Daniela is very passionate about her role within the practice has taken on the responsibilities of head nurse under the guidance of our practice manager (qualified nurse) Viv. Daniela is an extremely hard working individual with a high level of motivation.
Rubi Kauser RDN
Qualified Dental Nurse
Rubi joined the team as a trainee dental nurse and has successfully gained her qualification in early 2017. Rubi is enthusiastic and hardworking and really enjoys working within the team.
GDC - 269042
Elena Lacobuta RDN
Qualified Dental Nurse
Elena joined the team in 2015 and has since gained her qualification in dental nursing. Elena is a valued hard working member of the team.
GDC number – 262040
Alina Palade RDN
Qualified Dental Nurse
Alina joined the team in 2015 as a trainee dental nurse and has recently gained her qualification. Alina is a hard working individual that enjoys assisting the dentist all aspects of her role at the practice.
GDC – 269441
Trainee Dental Nurse
Siama joined the team at Bramingham Dental Clinic in 2016 as a trainee dental nurse and is currently working towards gaining an NVQ level 3 dental nursing diploma. Siama had previously gained 5 years’ experience in dentistry. After taking a career break Siama is enjoying dental nursing once again.
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