All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council(GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".
We are a group of people who just love being and working together. We do have a lot of fun, but we are also passionate about giving our patients the best possible care and creating the environment where they feel completely relaxed and at ease.
So we invite you to take a few moments to find out just a little bit more about us. Simply select the image of the ‘shady character’ that you would like to get to know a little better.
You never know, they may have an interesting and unusual secret to share with you!
Dr. Abeer (Abi) Al-AdhamiPrincipal Dentist
GDC No. 80182
Abi's dream of opening her own unique dental and cosmetic centre came true in August 2007.
Originally born in the Middle East, Abi was raised and educated in Kansas City, in the United States. She then went on to qualify from the University of Baghdad, college of Dentistry and spent 5 years working for the United Nations in the Middle East. This experience has given her a tremendous insight into the true value of forming relationships with her patients that are based on communication and trust.
"People just want to know about their options and it's my job to work out how we can help them to achieve their ambitions. Only then can we agree the best way forward and work together to make it happen Abi is a member of The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD)"
As well as general dentistry Abi has received further training in Intravenous sedation, which can be of real benefit to very nervous patients. Abi is a member of the S.A.A.D sedation society.
Another of Abi's special interests is Endodontic Treatment or, as it is more commonly known, Root Canal Treatment. Abi attended a year long Endodontic course at the Eastman Dental Institute in 2004. Also she is delighted to have been selected as head of Social Media for the British Academy for cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), it is a great honour.
Restless in her quest to provide a complete dental service for all of her patients, Abi is always looking to advance her own skills and She has now completed the cosmetic dentistry course, and has also since completed a surgical implant course with CADE. Also this year she is delighted to have been selected as head of Social Media for the BACD.
Abi has a special interest in all aspects of Cosmetic Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, including facial fillers, facial line softening and short-term orthodontics(Six Month Smiles) which can all be provided at Abi Dental.
Abi is very excited about the new service she can now provide with Six Month Smiles (adult cosmetic orthodontics). Abi has a special interest in all aspects of Cosmetic Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, including facial fillers, facial line softening and short term adult orthodontics (six month smiles) which can all be provided at Abi Dental.
Liz SalterDental Hygienist
GDC No. 912
Liz graduated from the Royal London Dental Hospital in 1972 and was among one of the first 1,000 Hygienists to be trained in the UK.
Liz has dedicated her career to General Practice and is passionate about helping her patients improve and maintain their dental wellbeing which also has positive benefits for their general health.
As well as a wealth of experience in General Practice, Liz also brings to Abi Dental the benefit of her knowledge gained from the time that she has spent in a number of Cosmetic and Implantology Practices in Harley Street and Knightsbridge.
Why I love working at Abi Dental ...
"I like working at Abi Dental because of the relaxed atmosphere, and the fact that the main focus is the patient, as an individual, and how we can create an exceptional experience for them. Abi's enthusiasm is contagious, and working alongside her is inspiring."
Riz SyedGDC No. 77092
Dr. Riz Syed qualified in 1999 at the Royal London Hospital after which he worked in the Oral Maxillo-Facial surgical department. Following this, he worked in numerous specialist surgical practices for a number of years.
Since then he has successfully completed extensive post graduate studies in both implant and restorative dentistry and completed a masters certificate from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
He has trained extensively in both America and Europe in advanced soft and hard tissue management and has recently completed an advanced training course in oral plastic surgery in Dallas, Texas.
Having established two large referral surgeries in the last four years he has been awarded the clinic of excellence in implant dentistry. His practice also includes sinus grafting, surgical crown lengthening and hard and soft tissue grafting.
Dr. Syed lectures both nationally and internationally on all aspects of implant dentistry including hard and soft tissue management and Nobel guide. He is also a visiting surgeon to numerous surgeries across London.
As a mentor for Nobel Biocare, he has helped to train many implant surgeons across the UK and is regularly consulted for treatment planning complex cases.
He is a member of the:
- Association of Dental Implantology (ADI)
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine'
Shelley BlackwellPractice Manager
GDC No. 139002
Shelley is a qualified Dental Nurse and completed the National Nurse Training Course in 2004. In addition she has achieved the certificate in S.A.A.D. Sedation which she uses to great effect when helping Abi to treat patients who are very nervous and would benefit from this specialist service.
She also has extensive Endodontic experience which she gained from her time working for a leading Endodontist in Harley Street.
Shelley has worked with Abi now for a number of years and you can really see how they work seamlessly together. This ensures that the focus is always on you as the patient and you know that you are being cared for by a team that works well together.
Why I love working at Abi Dental ...
"I really enjoy working at Abi Dental because the atmosphere is brilliant, and I get a great sense of satisfaction from knowing that we are providing a very different and life changing experience to our patients."
"Working alongside Abi for over 6 years now, we have a deep understanding of one another, and how we work to achieve the best outcome for the patient. Although. I do have to read her mind sometimes!"
Kim ArmstrongReception Manager
Kim has brought to the practice a wealth of experience in customer care which she uses to ensure that everyone receives a warm welcome and is made to feel completely at ease.
Kim also ensures that reception runs efficiently and that all enquires are dealt with quickly. If you have any questions or queries about the practice or would like to know a little more about the available treatment options, then Kim would love to hear from you.
Why I love working at Abi Dental ...
"I enjoy working at Abi Dental because I love working with people, and I feel a great sense of achievement when a patient comes in nervous and apprehensive and I am able to put them at ease."
"Its not like working at the dentist’s as the surroundings are lovely and modern. More like a salon atmosphere. As we all gel together as a team, that reflects on the whole patient experience."