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 Principal Dentist
GDC No. 80182
- 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
Shelley Blackwell Practice Manager
GDC No. 139002
Riz Syed Implant Surgeon
GDC No. 77092
- Association of Dental Implantology (ADI)
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Noor Sharif Dental Surgeon
GDC No. 265554
- Invisalign (invisible braces)
- Boutique Whitening ( whitening guaranteeing the lightest shade on the scale)
- Composite bonding ( shaping/ veneering teeth with no drilling or injections)
Ahmed Al-Baiyaa Dental Surgeon
GDC No. 265488
Sarah Cooper Dental Nurse
GDC No. 150752
Kim Armstrong Business Manager
Anna Glinkowski Hygienist
GDC No. 146946
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 www.gdc-uk.org
“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:
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 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:
Noor Sharif Dental Surgeon GDC No. 265554
‘I consider it a privilege to be a part of the dental profession and am committed to excellence in patient care.’
Dr Noor Sharif BDS ( Hons) graduated from Barts& The London School of Medicine and Dentistry with 10 prestigious awards for outstanding achievement and was nominated a University of London Gold Medalist. She then gained a place on the highly competitive North Central London Scheme attached to world renowned Eastman Dental Institute to complete her training. She successfully gained accreditation form the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2017.
Dr Noor has comprehensive experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has worked at several prestigious institutes including St George’s Hospital. She is accomplished in undertaking complex surgical extractions including wisdom teeth and managing patients presenting with complex medical conditions. Her hospital background has allowed her to be highly trained in managing patients with facial pain conditions ( trigeminal neuralgia, burning mouth syndrome, TMJD) , oral medicine disorders ( recurrent oral ulcers, dry mouth and lichen planus) and those presenting with oral cancer and pre cancerous lesions. Her efforts to continually improve patient care through Audits have been credited at National Conferences and published in the International Journal of Surgery (IJS).
Dr Noor is a sedation certified dentist and is highly experienced in treating dental phobic patients. She has advanced these skills working as a Dental Officer for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. In this role she was responsible for the management of the most anxious patient groups as well as those with special needs and vulnerable adults/ children. She is able to put the most nervous patients at ease.
Since working in private practice, Dr Noor has invested heavily in her training in smile design, composite bonding and Invisalign. Her field of expertise lies in smile makeovers using the Align ( teeth straightening), Bleach (teeth whitening) and Composite bonding ( teeth shaping/ veneers) concept. Her interest in minimally invasive dentistry means she can offer patients the smiles of their dreams often without any injections or drilling of the natural healthy teeth.
Main areas of interest:
Ahmed Al-Baiyaa Dental Surgeon GDC No. 265488
Dr Ahmed BDS Hons (Lond) qualified from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry with Honours and distinctions in years 1-5. His academic achievements as an undergraduate also include 10 prestigious awards and a nomination for the University of London Gold Medal. He completed his Foundation Training programme within the North Central London scheme, attached to the Eastman Dental Institute during which year he was awarded the Health Education England best clinical case prize for the work he presented amongst his colleagues within the region. Following which, he successfully passed the Royal College of Surgeons’ Membership exams in Edinburgh in 2017.
Dr Ahmed prides himself on being compassionate, empathetic and having excellent communication skills. He has advanced these skills working with dental phobic children and adults in the Special Care Dentistry Department at Kings College Hospital. He is a certified sedation dentist and routinely enjoys the challenge of treating highly anxious patients under sedation.
Dr Ahmed is extremely talented in Oral Surgery and has worked at multiple prestigious hospitals including King’s College, St. George’s and Ashford and St. Peter’s. He is responsible for all complex surgical extractions including wisdom teeth at the practice.
In his spare time he is an accomplished portrait artist and pianist. He is a rising social media star @ahmedentistuk on Instagram and uses his page to teach and inspire young dentists.
He is dedicated to providing his patients with the highest standard of care and quality of treatment to ensure they have healthy and beautiful smiles.
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 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