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Our extremely experienced and multidisciplinary clinical team, are committed to providing the very best care for patients and their families. We pride ourselves on giving you the first-class care you need to keep your smile healthy and look forward to building a relationship with you.

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 Behzad Manzoor  Syed Shah  Raheel Aftab  Kashif Mirza  Risha Hussain  Shirley Patch  Rachel Leigh  Julie Drury  Claire Dudley  Sue Crow  Vee Shiner  Roxanne Roberts  Charlie Wadden  Bethany Freeman  Robyn Fletcher  Becky Cosgrave  Nikki Reid

Thorndike Dental Care Dentists


Behzad Manzoor

Behzad Manzoor

Implant & Aesthetic Dentist

Behzad received Implant Dentistry training from Guy’s Hospital. He passed his MSc with distinction (one of the highest qualifications in Implant dentistry available in the UK). Behzad is the principal dentist at Barming Dental Centre and Thorndike Implant and Dental Care. He works for several practices in London as leading implant dentist.

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Syed Shah

Syed Shah

Endodontic Special Interest Dentist

Syed has conservative approach in dentistry. He is experienced and highly skilled in saving teeth by providing root canal treatment and has a special interest in advanced dentistry, particularly Cerec digital restorations. Syed is also a recognised vocational trainer and throughout each year he supervises newly qualified dentists appointed at our sister practice.

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Raheel Aftab

Raheel Aftab

Dentist
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Kashif Mirza

Kashif Mirza

Orthodontic Special Interest Dentist

Dr Mirza graduated in 1996. He has practice limited to orthodontics (braces) and treats patients in London, Kent, Hampshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. Dr Mirza is proud to say that he has given several patients an amazing smile. His patients agree that straight teeth and smile has boosted their self-esteem and confidence levels.

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Risha Hussain

Risha Hussain

Cosmetic & Facial Aesthetic Special Interest Dentist

Having graduated in 2008, Dr Risha Hussain has been practising as a general dentist with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics. She has completed advanced training programme in cosmetic dentistry from New York University. She has a keen interest in facial aesthetics and has worked for corporate clinics in London where she regularly performs all 18 Basic and Advanced Botox & Dermal Filler procedures.

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Shirley Patch

Shirley Patch

Dental Hygienist
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Rachel Leigh

Rachel Leigh

Dental Therapist
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Julie Drury

Julie Drury

Practice Manager

Julie has worked at Thorndike Dental for over 25 years. Originally joining our team as a receptionist, she has now progressed to be our practice manager. Julie has a very friendly and courteous approach. She always ensures that all patients feel welcome and at ease.

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Claire Dudley

Claire Dudley

Dental Nurse/Receptionist

Claire has worked with in dentistry for 25 years. She first started out as a dental nurse working in a practice in London. Claire joined Thorndike Dental in 2001 working both in clinic and on reception. When in clinic Claire works with the Foundation Dentist supporting them on their first year within practice. Claire is a great support to the dentist and her patient care is impeccable.

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Sue Crow

Sue Crow

Dental Nurse

Sue joined the practice in 2007 and has 30 years’ experience working within dentistry. She works alongside Dr Manzoor assisting with his implant and complex treatments and is also trained in sedation nursing. Sue is very friendly and always does her up most to make patients feel calm and relaxed.

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Vee Shiner

Vee Shiner

Dental Nurse

Vee has been working in dentistry since 1979 and has 40 years of experience working in surgery. Vee joined Thorndike dental in 2000 and assists Dr Manzoor with implant and complex treatments. Patient care is also a priority to Vee and she dedicates her time to make patient’s feel at ease throughout their treatment.

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Roxanne Roberts

Roxanne Roberts

Dental Nurse
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Charlie Wadden

Charlie Wadden

Trainee Dental Nurse/ Receptionist
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Bethany Freeman

Bethany Freeman

Trainee Dental Nurse
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Robyn Fletcher

Robyn Fletcher

Trainee Dental Nurse/ Receptionist

Robyn first joined the practice in May 2018, she is currently undertaking a course and is working hard to qualify as a dental nurse. Robyn enjoys the time she spends in clinic and has a particular interest in Orthodontics. Robyn likes to see the progression of a patient’s treatment journey and the results they receive after treatment.

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Becky Cosgrave

Becky Cosgrave

Trainee Dental Nurse
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Nikki Reid

Nikki Reid

Trainee Dental Nurse/ Receptionist

Nikki originally started working with us at our sister practice in Maidstone. She has since moved to Thorndike to carry on studying on her apprenticeship programme in dental nursing, which combines college learning and practical work within the surgery. As well as dedicating her time to clinic and college, she also works on reception. Nikki invests a lot of time making sure patients feel very welcome and relaxed.

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