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Dental Team

At Smile with Pride Dental Care we believe in investing in the training and development of our dental care professionals and are proud to say we have a highly qualified and friendly nursing team and practice management team

All our dentists adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".

Associate dentists are self-employed, independent contractors and are personally responsible for the treatment they provide.

Dr Ravi Patel

Dr Ravi Patel (BDS DGDP)

GDC No. 54626
Statutory exam 1980
DGDP (UK) 1993

Dr Ravi Patel graduated as a dentist in 1979 and has been a Joint Partner at Smile with Pride Dental Care for the last thirty-five years. As you can imagine, this has given him a tremendous amount of general practice experience making him one of our practice's most knowledgeable and skilled dentists. His commitment to the community of Woolwich and surrounding boroughs is clear when one looks at the vast number of loyal patients he treats. Ravi is available at Smile with Pride on Wednesday and Thursday.

Dr Dharmen Patel
Dr Dharmen Patel (BDS)

GDC No. 85610

BDS Wales 2005

PGCert Implant Dentistry 2014

MClinDent Implantology 2017

Dr Dharmen Patel qualified from Cardiff University in 2005 and has been an associate dentist at Smile with Pride Dental Care for ten years. With his youth he brings alternative ways of thinking and planning making him a valuable asset to the practice. He has recently completed a Master of Science in Implantology from the University of Warwick, the much coveted Aspire Dental Restorative course and the innovative wy10 teeth whitening course.

Dharmen’s excellent surgical skills are essential for his keen interest in using dental implants to replace missing teeth. 

Dr Hiren Patel
Dr Hiren Patel (Prosthodontist)

GDC No. 193177

BDS MJDF RCS (Eng) MClinDent (Lond) MPros RCS (Edin)

GDC Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics

Hiren completed his undergraduate dental training at the King's College London in 2010 and has been Smile with Pride’s Director for 5 years. Since graduation Hiren worked in general dental practice in Old Street for a year but soon found he was eager to consolidate his knowledge and skills by undergoing specialist training. Hiren also has a part-time role at Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry where he teaches implant prosthodontics to postgraduate specialist trainee dentists.

Hiren is available Mondays and Fridays

Dr Socorro Riley
Dr Socorro Riley (BDS)

GDC No. 251929

   BDS Peninsula Dental School 2014
PGcert Facial Aesthetic Medicine  Queen Mary University 2022

Socorro has been working as a health care professional for over 25 years now and has a holistic approach to care. Her knowledge and skill has led her to become Smile with Pride's General and Medical Aesthetics Practitioner.

Her interest in facial aesthetics stems from having seen how dental aesthetics and smile makeovers have changed people’s lives through improved self-esteem and increased confidence.

Dr Socorro
Dr Shaili Shah
Dr Shaili Shah

GDC No. 296882

Shaili graduated from Masaryk University, Czech Republic in 2021 giving her knowledge and experience of dentistry both inside and out of the UK.

Shaili enjoys all areas of general dentistry and takes a keen interest in educating her patients about the importance of dental disease prevention. She has a very warm and kind approach to patients making them feel at ease and comfortable throughout their treatment.

Apart from dentistry, Shaili enjoys travelling and art.

Shaili is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Sabrina Shao
Dr Sabrina Shao

GDC No. 271653

Sabrina graduated from King’s College London in 2017. She enjoys providing dentistry in a calm and gentle manner to make her patients feel at ease. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. She also currently works part-time for King’s College Hospital as part of the Community Special Care Dental team. This gives her excellent experience in the management of nervous patients and those in high need of dental care. 

Outside of dentistry, Sabrina enjoys running, travelling and trying new restaurants.

Sabrina is available on Thursdays and Fridays. 

Sony Shrestha
Sony Shrestha

Practice Manager & Business Development Consultant

GDC No. 249792


Sony is Smile with Pride Dental Care’s lifeline. She has helped develop and grow the practice into what it is today – a place where our patients can be treated effectively, efficiently and to the highest possible standards.

She began her career as a dental nurse in 2010 and obtained National Certificate in Dental Nursing (NEBDN) in 2011. She went on to achieve BA(Hons) in Business Management from the Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2016 and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of West of Scotland in 2017.

Lucinda Dodoo

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

GDC No. 253168

Lucinda qualified Kings College Hospital where she gained her dual qualification in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Lucinda is passionate about promoting preventive oral health care and treating gum disease. Day to day, she provides routine hygiene treatments, as well as managing complex cases of gum disease.

As a therapist, Lucinda is also able to provide some restorative dental treatments for adults and children.

Our incredible nurses

Smile with Pride values our nurses tremendously. They are the life and soul of the practice and help it run smoothly on a day-to-day basis. Suchita, Sadaf, Sabita and Supani are all experienced nurses and boast excellent communication skills, attention to detail and teamwork which makes Smile with Pride a friendly and relaxing place to be.

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