Our Practice — Fourways Dental Clinic (2023)


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Making smiles in Essex wider and brighter since 1946

Welcome to Fourways Dental Clinic, conveniently located off the A127 near Harold Wood station. Here, our professionals know that dental health is not just about white smiles: it’s about having strong teeth and healthy gums. It’s about prolonging the simple joy of eating delicious things! Our mission is to help our patients accomplish these goals in a painless, compassionate, and efficient way.

We aim to educate our patients in a safe environment while offering them necessary comprehensive care. We understand that many people have anxiety about dental treatment, so we created a soothing environment and a scheduling system that never keeps you waiting long. By combining the latest technology with traditional techniques, we give our patients the best care possible.

Meet Our Team

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Dr Harry Bahra B.D.S. (U. Birm.)

General & Cosmetic Dentist with special interest in Orthodontics & Facial Aesthetics

G.D.C. Registration No. 213912

Harpal (a.k.a. Dr Harry) also graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011, winning numerous honours points along the way. Following a successful year of further training in the West Midlands, he moved to Essex and was selected to complete a prestigious course on Cosmetic Dentistry & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry with internationally renowned dentist, Dr Christopher Orr. This training has enabled him to beautifully carry out all manner of cosmetic work, from tooth whitening to smile makeovers.

In addition to this, Harry has also recently completed multiple courses with pioneering specialist orthodontist Dr Ian Hutchinson, allowing him to create beautiful straight smiles using the latest clear, removable & invisible (lingual) braces. He has also undertaken expert training in anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers & lip augmentation on London’s world famous Harley Street, helping him create subtle and natural improvements to enhance patients’ facial features and create a more beautiful and youthful look.

He is immensely passionate about creating beautiful smiles and is widely regarded amongst patients and staff for his ability to keep patients at ease with his friendly, calm and approachable chair side manner. Outside of dentistry Harry enjoys travelling and socialising with friends, keeping fit in the gym and playing football.

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Dr Rohin Butani B.D.S. (U. Birm.) MFGDP MJDF PGCert.

General & Cosmetic Dentist with special interest in Implantology & Facial Aesthetics

G.D.C. Registration No. 192115

Rohin graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2010, where he received academic awards for his professionalism and research. Following this, Rohin completed exams for the prestigious Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF). Working at Birmingham Dental Hospital as a Senior House Officer, provided further experience in more demanding and specialist aspects of Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery.

Since then, Rohin has worked in General Practice gaining a wide range of experience and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Education allowing him to train other Dentists. Rohin has also recently completed the widely acclaimed Advanced Operative Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry course with Aspire Dental Academy enhancing his skills in Cosmetic Dentistry and has also trained at the Royal Society of Medicine in anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

He is currently completing his training to place and restore dental implants.

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Dr Ankit Patel B.D.S. (Lond.)

General Dentist

G.D.C. Registration No. 259174

Ankit graduated from Barts and The London School of Dentistry in 2015, where he graduated with two academic awards during his training.

Following this, Ankit went on to work for community dental services where he gained vast experience treating those who are anxious as well focusing on paediatrics and additional needs patients.

Ankit’s passion lies in General Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is extremely keen on broadening his knowledge and is currently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Aesthetics and Restorative Dentistry.

Ankit is a well-rounded team player whose calm nature and chairside manner helps him in creating a relaxed environment for the patient and the team around him.

Outside of dentistry his passion lies in sports, actively playing football and in participating in long distance running and cycling.

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Dr Hennie Van Jaarsveld B.Ch.D, M.Ch.D (Pret)

Specialist Periodontist with special interest in Implantology

G.D.C. Registration No.77359

Hennie was born in Rustenburg, South Africa. He qualified with his undergraduate degree from the University of Pretoria in 1979, going on to complete his postgraduate degree (with honours) in Oral Medicine and Periodontics in 1985. Since 1985 he worked in private practice in Pretoria and lectured part-time at the University of Pretoria. Since 1996 he has worked in the UK and Tanzania as a Specialist in Periodontics. In 2005 he was appointed Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has lectured and attended postgraduate training courses all over the world on periodontal and other dental subjects and has been the external examiner to the University of the Witwatersrand from 2001 to 2006. Hennie is registered as a Specialist Periodontist with the General Dental Council.

Hennie is married with two sons and two daughters and is a huge rugby fan, particularly of South African test rugby. His hobby is breeding miniature horses and has written several articles for the Miniature Horse Breeders Annual Magazine.

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Dr Shejal Patel B.D.S. PGCert CMOS (RCSEng)

General & Cosmetic Dentist with special interest in Orthodontics

G.D.C. Registration No. 84866

Shejal graduated in 1996 and has been working in general and cosmetic dentistry in the UK since 2005. Shejal is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Education allowing her to train other Dentists. She has a special interest in Oral Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry having also completed Christopher Orr’s acclaimed course, and has been a certified Invisalign provider for over 7 years, allowing her to straighten teeth without fixed braces

Shejal has almost 10 years of experience as a principal dentist and is passionate about her work. She enjoys smile makeovers and is a great down to earth talker who likes to keep things simple for patients.

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Sue Hodge C.E.B. Dip Dent Hygiene (Guy's London) Cert O.H.E.

Dental Hygienist

G.D.C. Registration No. 4152

Sue qualified as a dental hygienist at Guys Hospital in 1991. Having previously worked at several practices in Essex, she joined Fourways in 2001.

Her work always has been and remains a very rewarding and challenging area of her life. Her free time revolves around first and foremost golf, eating out, holidays, cooking, socialising, gardening and cramming as much fun as possible into her life.

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Danielle Shaw DipDH, DipDT (Lond.)

Dental Hygienist

G.D.C. Registration No. 141260

Danielle qualified in 2016, earning a distinction in dental hygiene and dental therapy from Barts and the London School of Dentistry.

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She was presented with multiple academic awards, including the best overall student prize for achieving the highest grades of her cohort in dental therapy.

Danielle was awarded first prize for her research poster on ‘Aesthetic Management of Non-Carious Enamel Hypoplasia Using Minimally Invasive Techniques’ at the BSDHT national conference in 2016.

At home, Danielle is married, has one daughter and a dog. She likes to travel as often as possible, especially to the USA. She is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Dental Hygiene.

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Petya Yordanova Dip DH( FGDP)

Dental Hygienist

G.D.C. Registration No. 185643

Petya qualified in 2013 with Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Eastman Dental Hospital London, where she worked alongside the accredited Professor Needelman and his team gaining extensive experience with periodontal patients

Petya is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and is a strong believer in Continuing Professional Development and therefore regularly attends courses and seminars to keep up to date with the latest knowledge and training within her scope of practice.

Petya has a good level of theoretical knowledge and skills to help patients maintain their oral health by preventing and treating gum disease and promoting good oral health practice. Petya is an empathetic professional capable of reassuring and minimising patient anxiety.

Outside of work, Petya enjoys travelling, reading and socialising with friends.

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