New Management:

We are pleased to announce that Thorndike Dental Practice is now under new management. Dr Behzad Manzoor and Dr Syed Shah took over the practice on the 1st September 2012. Behzad qualified in 2000 and has a special interest in implant dentistry; he has a MSc degree from Guy’s Hospital. Syed qualified in 1999 and was awarded a MSc by Queen Mary University, London in 2003. Both dentists will be working full time and are committed to maintain the high standard of dental care you have been used to at Thorndike Dental Practice.

Changes at the Practice:

We are sad to say goodbye to Dr. Shiranth Fernando who has lead the team for the past 14 years. He is moving abroad and sends his apologies to any patients who he has not been able to say goodbye to personally. Dr. Manzoor will be able to provide continuity of care for Dr Fernando’s patients. Dr. Passaloudi will be treating adult patients privately. Any of her adult patients who wish to continue to receive NHS treatment will be looked after by Dr. Shah. Dr Kunasingam leaves the practice after 3 years and her patients will now be registered with Dr Passaloudi. We are starting a practice membership plan for private patients shortly which will cover the cost of two examinations and two hygienist visits per year for a low monthly fee. This will also entitle you to a 10% reduction in fees for routine dental treatment.

Facial Rejuvenation:

We now offer an extensive range of innovative products and treatments to address your anti-aging and cosmetic needs, including skin wrinkle reduction, dermal fillers, lip augmentation and chemical peels. All treatments are undertaken by Dr. Melina Passaloudi who is an established dentist at this practice and is now a qualified Aesthetic Practitioner. We offer a free consultation for registered patients.


If you have missing teeth, a failing bridge or loose denture, dental implants can be the solution for you. Implants are posts made of titanium which can be placed in your jaw to replace missing teeth. Dr. Behzad Manzoor is qualified to offer this treatment and has worked for several practices in Kent, Essex and London to provide this service. We will be able to offer a free initial consultation for our registered patients. A dental implant (including the crown) will be available from £1,995.

Orthodontic and Cosmetic Treatment:

If you are not happy with your smile, it can be improved with braces within only 3-6 months*. If you are not happy with the shape of your teeth, we can improve your smile with veneers or crowns. For stained and discoloured teeth, the practice offers a range of tooth whitening solutions. Please enquire at reception or discuss these options with your dentist at your regular visit. *Braces are subject to suitability and are available from £1,495.

* All prices and offers in the newsletter are for a limited time only and may change without any further notice. Please refer to the professional fees guide posted in the waiting room or on our web site

* Private patients will soon be able to take advantage of our interest free practice finance plan.