MEET THE TEAM...

The some of the team at Elgin Dentalcare

We are proud of the range of skills that we can offer here at Elgin Dental Care.

Principal dentist Mr Kamal Kamali works full time at Elgin while the other dentists and specialists attend part-time so that patients can be treated within the familiar surroundings of their practice. All the clinical team are registered with the General Dental Council and are fully indemnified. They adhere to the GDC Standards for Dental Professionals. Please read more about the team below.

Mr Kamal Kamali

Mr Kamal Kamali BDS is the principal dentist at Elgin Dental Care. He graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland in 1996 and joined the practice following three years working as a dental associate and a three month oral surgery attachment in a hospital. Mr Kamali has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in restorative dentistry, root canal therapy (endodontics) and trauma management and completed an advanced course in aesthetic dentistry run by an eminent American cosmetic dentist. He is also committed to continuous professional development and attends various courses annually. Further to his clinical training, he has also attained his Level 7 ILM Diploma in Leadership and Management. GDC registration number: 71640.

Mr Majid Shahab

Mr Majid Shahab BDS qualified from Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry, England in 1996. Mr Shahab has an interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He has regularly attended postgraduate courses in U.K and U.S.A to further his skills. He has carried out smile makeovers for television and his work and opinions have been profiled in the national press such as The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Express, and various fashion magazines. He has also held the position of a vocational trainer for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham health authority where his responsibility was to mentor and teach newly qualified dentists. GDC registration number: 72365.

Mr Bobby Varghese

Mr Bobby Varghese BDS qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2002. He gained his Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2007. In 2010, he completed a postgraduate certificate in Restorative Dental Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute, London and has received wide-ranging training in hospital dentistry. Bobby has a particular interest in Periodontics and is currently studying his final year of specialty training in Periodontics (the treatment of gum conditions), at Guy's Dental Institute, London. He shares his time between Guy's Hospital and Elgin Dental Care, although his work with us is now specialised purely in Periodontics. Bobby is a member of the British Society Of Periodontology and is currently the Secretary of the Society’s Early Career Group. GDC registration number: 105566

Ms Iliana Pappa

Ms Iliana Pappa DDS, MOrth.(Denmark), MSc Orth. Iliana is our Specialist Orthodontist and is registered in the Specialist Registrar in Denmark and UK. She received her specialisation in Orthodontics from Aarhus University in Denmark, one of the most renowned Orthodontic Departments in the world, where she got the opportunity to do scientific clinical research the results of which she presented in the European Orthodontic Conference in 2011.She received up to date education and practiced on multiple different techniques in children and adult orthodontics, including Segmented Biomechanics technique for complex cases, Straight-wire technique and Orthognathic Surgical treatments. She is a certified user of Invisalign and Incognito lingual braces while she has performed multiple treatments using orthodontic mini-screws. She works using different types of conventional braces, clear braces, self-ligating systems such as Damon and InOvation and removable appliances for growth modification. She practices evidence based face-driven orthodontic treatments in UK while keeping a tight scientific relationship with Aarhus University in Denmark. GDC registration number: 102240.

Ms Shahrzad Rahbaran

Ms Shahrzad Rahbaran BDS, FDSRCS, MSc, MRDRCS (Endo) is our endodontic specialist, providing root canal therapy. She qualified from the Royal London Dental Hospital in 1992, and obtained her FDS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1995) prior to joining the Endodontic MSc program at the Eastman Dental Institute. She successfully completed the MSc with distinction in 1999 and was appointed full-time clinical lecturer in endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute from 1999 to 2002. In April 2002, she was awarded the membership in restorative dentistry (MRD RCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and gained entry into the Specialist List for Endodontics. Ms Rahbaran has been serving on the executive committee board of the prestigious Langham Endodontic Group since 2009 and was the president of the society from 2014 to 2015. GDC registration number: 68475.

Dr Fadi Barrak

Dr Fadi Barrak BDS, FDS RCS, MB BS Lond 2000, DipImpDent RCSEd is our dental implant surgeon and a specialist in oral surgery. He works part-time at the practice and the rest of the time is a visiting specialist at other dental practices in South East England and a lecturer. He is the academic lead for the Masters course in dental implantology at the University of Central Lancashire and is responsible for the development and delivery of the curriculum. He graduated from Bristol University, England in dentistry followed by medicine from Imperial College. He is a Fellow of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, England, Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and an Affiliate of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. GDC registration number: 69265.

Leanne Ta

Ms Leanne Aspinall qualified from Eastman Dental Institute, England as Dental Hygienist and Therapist, she works closely with Mr Kamali to improve and maintain the health of our patients’ mouths. Leanne plays an important role in our provision of dental health care and provides preventive treatment tailored to your needs. GDC registration number: 194428.

Emily Fry

Ms Emily Fry qualified from University of Liverpool, England as Dental Hygienist and Therapist. Emily loves interacting with people and making a difference to patient’s health by keeping their teeth and gums clean and healthy. She particularly likes treating children and teaching them the steps to a good oral hygiene routine. Emily works closely with our dentists, to best meet patient’s oral health needs. GDC registration number: 249539

Debbie Cupples

Ms Debbie Cupples is our trainee nurse, currently enrolled with the National Examining Board of Dental Nursing to become a qualified dental nurse.  She is passionate about a career in dentistry and is working towards becoming a Hygiene Therapist.  Debbie first discovered her love for this profession while living in Sydney, Australia and working as a nurse at a prestigious orthodontic practice.

Gitana Bagurskaite

Ms Gitana Bagurskaite left her role as our senior dental nurse in April 2016 to start studying full time. We’re delighted to say though that she could't stay away and is back with us as our part-time receptionist. We've always been very proud of Gitana and all that she has learned and contributed to Elgin Dental Care since joining us in 2005. Her experience in assisting our dentists in general dentistry and her special interest in implantology, endodontic and periodontal treatments makes her well positioned in this new role. GDC registration number: 163034.

Shannon Smith

Ms Shannon Smith is our receptionist and is currently transitioning to the role of patient co-ordinator so that she can help look after our patients even more effectively. Her efficiency in managing patient enquiries and appointments is a great asset to our team, which is why she has been promoted to this new position. She joined our team in August 2013, having had four years of experience working in private dental care. She loves to meet patients and you will always be guaranteed a warm welcome when you walk through the door. Shannon recently graduated with a degree in Sociology and has shown how keen she is keen to advance her career within the dental industry. She attends regular customer services courses and is completing a patient co-ordinator course. She will be implementing these new skills and learnings over the coming months. She also takes part in our in house Medical Emergencies training.

Marta Dybowska

Ms Marta Dybowska is our practice manager. Before this promotion, she was our treatment coordinator and administrator. Marta takes her personal development very seriously and to this end, we are proud to have enrolled her on a Level 5 ILM management course. Marta has been with us for nearly 7 years and for the first 4 and a half years she was our receptionist. She flourished in this role and, having gained further experience in practice administration and management, we were delighted to be able to entrust her with new responsibilities. Marta is able to assist our patients with their queries regarding treatment plans, a selection of payment options, dental membership plans and any questions relating to the service we provide. One of her main priorities is to make sure that we provide a high standard of service to our patients at all times. Behind the scenes, Marta conducts weekly audits of the practice to check that all our internal protocols, including for decontamination are followed by our team and that our health and safety systems are followed. She keeps the practice up to date with new regulations, manages the practice accounts and oversees our public relations. Marta's genuine care and commitment to our patients is well known and many patients have come to know her well.