Meet The Team

We are a team of professionals who love being and working together.

We are very passionate about giving our patients the best possible treatment & care whilst creating an environment where each patient receives individual & personalised care, making them feel completely relaxed and at ease.

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

‘Let’s put names to faces’

We invite you to take a few moments to find out just a little bit more about us. Simply select the image of the team member that you would like to learn more about.

  • Abeer (Abi) Al-Adhami Abeer (Abi) Al-Adhami Principal Dentist
    GDC No. 80182
  • Abeer (Abi) Al-Adhami

    Abeer (Abi) Al-Adhami Principal 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.Abi is a member of the

    “As a practice we appreciate that people often avoid the dentist, are usually nervous and sometimes even embarrassed. We never judge. Our aim is to help patients smile confidently. Patients just need reassurance & know their options. It’s my job to work out how we can help them overcome those feelings of doubt and fear, & build a trusting relationship.

    My team and I are dedicated to ensuring that each patient feels looked after in the best possible way. We often have patients tell us that they feel as though they are visiting friends rather than their dentist. As a dentist I focus on listening to each patient & involving them in their treatment planning” Abi Al-Adhami

    As well as general dentistry Abi has received further training in:

    • Intravenous sedation. Abi is a member of the S.A.A.D sedation society.
    • Endodontic Treatment or, (Root Canal Treatment) From Eastmans Dental Institute
    • Surgical implant course with CADE.
    • Facial Aesthetics, including facial fillers, facial line softening
    • Invisalign
  • Shelley Blackwell Shelley Blackwell Practice Manager
    GDC No. 139002
  • Shelley Blackwell

    Shelley Blackwell Practice Manager GDC No. 139002

    Shelley is a qualified Dental Nurse and completed the NEBDN in 2004 & achieved the certificate and training in S.A.A.D. Sedation in 2004.

    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 over 15 years and you can really see how they work seamlessly together. This ensures that the focus is always the patient Patients know that they are being cared for by a team that works well together.

    Why I love working at AbiDental…

    “I really enjoy working at Abi Dental because the atmosphere is brilliant. I get a great sense of satisfaction from knowing that we are providing a very different and life changing experience to our patients. I love being part of a patient’s journey, watching the transformation of an extremely phobic patient to a comfortable smiling patient”

    “I have been working alongside Abi for over 15 years now, we have a deep understanding of one another, and we work together to achieve the best outcome for the patient. Although. I do have to read her mind sometimes!” Shelley Blackwell

  • Riz Syed Riz Syed Implant Surgeon
    GDC No. 77092
  • Riz Syed

    Riz Syed Implant Surgeon GDC 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.

    His expertise 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
  • Diana Strachinescu Diana Strachinescu Dental Nurse
    GDC No. 174289
  • Diana Strachinescu

    Diana Strachinescu Dental Nurse GDC No. 174289

    Diana started her career as a dental nurse in 2007 & achieved the NEBDN qualification in 2008. Diana has both NHS & private dental experience and she was welcomed to join the Abi Dental Team in 2010.

    Diana has also carried out the SAAD (I.V Sedation) Certificate which is regularly updated and benifits the team and our patients as it enables her to assist Abi whilst treating nervous patients under I.V Sedation

    Why I love working at Abi Dental:

    “I really enjoy working at this lovely practice, they made me feel very welcome when I first joined the team in 2010. I always feel very supported to develop as a dental nurse and encouraged to carry out other duties such as reception, this has really helped with my confiedence and my communication level.

    I would like to say to my lovely team- Thank you for all of the support I have recieved over the years and I am looking forward to more to come.” Diana Strachinescu

  • Sarah Cooper Sarah Cooper Dental Nurse
    GDC No. 150752
  • Sarah Cooper

    Sarah Cooper Dental Nurse GDC No. 150752

    Sarah is the newest member of the Abi Dental team. She has been working as a dental nurse since 1990 and has experience in all areas of general dentistry and is keen to experience the different treatments that Abi Dental offer.

    Why I love working at Abi Dental:

    “I really enjoy working at Abi Dental. The team are very helpful and friendly, the atmosphere is very relaxed. I am enjoying a different aspect of dental nursing at Abi Dental as they provide lots of different treatments. I enjoy helping patients feel at ease when they finally make that important step & walk through our doors. I feel very lucky to have found a lovely dental practice & team to work with.” Sarah Cooper

  • Kim Armstrong Kim Armstrong Business Manager
  • Kim Armstrong

    Kim Armstrong Business 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. It’s 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.” Kim Armstrong

  • Ania Glinkowski Anna Glinkowski Hygienist
    GDC No. 146946
  • Ania Glinkowski

    Anna Glinkowski Hygienist GDC No. 146946

    Anna is originally from Poland and has been working within Dentistry as a Dental Care Professional since 2005. Starting off her career as a Dental Nurse, Anna later qualified as a Dental Hygienist. During Anna’s career she has worked along side many different dental surgeons, giving her the opportunity to experience a wide range of dental/cosmetic treatments.

    “As a hygienist I believe it is important to provide oral hygiene treatment in a caring and professional manner but to also educate patients about their oral health through clear and empathetic communication that patients can understand and enables then to take an active role in their dental treatment and oral health”.

    Why I love working at Abi Dental:

    “I love working at Abi Dental because from the moment you walk in to the practice you can feel a good, positive energy. The fact that the whole team works together and is focused on providing outstanding patient care makes me proud to be part of that team”.