Meet the Elstree dental team

The best and brightest

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Dr Rajiv Kent

Dentist & Practice Partner
GDC No. 74722

Dr Kent qualified in 1998 from the University of Sheffield and has almost 20 years’ experience working in dental practice.

He believes dentistry is both science and art and it demands a high level of core skill and judgement but most importantly, it is a caring profession. Dr Kent has successfully combined trusted technique with personal attention to provide patients with a positive and even enjoyable dental experience.

Rajiv is particularly interested in root canal treatment and pride himself on carrying out this often-disliked procedure painlessly and to a very high standard. He also enjoy cosmetic dentistry, smile design, restoring implants and is a certified C-fast provider, a tooth straightening system.

Outside dentistry Dr Kent loves sports and travel. He enjoys playing squash and football on a regular basis and is an avid Arsenal fan


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Dr Jonathan Mason

Dentist & Practice Partner
GDC No. 74726

Jonathan graduated from the university of Sheffield 1998. Jonathan provides the highest level of care to his patients which is leading him constantly to undertake post graduate courses to create desirable smiles to his patients. He has successfully completed two separate year courses given by two eminent clinicians, Dr Harris Sidelsky and Dr Chris Orr.

Dr Mason has also spent the last few years developing interests in implant dentistry, restoring implants using state of the art implant systems, and in the field of cosmetic orthodontics using Clear Smile Aligners and modern teeth straightening systems.  

Dr Mason’s calm and relaxed manner has helped many patients overcome their dental anxiety and put them at ease by taking time to explain treatments and discuss all options available.

He also enjoys working with children, as he believes it is so important for young people to gain confidence in attending the dentist regularly through positive experiences.

Outside of dentistry Dr Mason is very much the family man. He is blessed with a lovely wife and three gorgeous sons. He also enjoys watching football and live comedy and spending quality time with friends. Dr Mason has the belief that laughing is good for the soul.


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Dr Krina Patel

Dentist
GDC No. 193389

Krina qualified from Kings College London in 2010. Following her vocational training year in general practice, she completed a post at Luton and Dunstable Hospital as a Senior House Officer in Oral and maxillofacial surgery.

She has since worked in family orientated practices, and has developed a special interest in treating nervous patients and children, and is committed to providing pain-free dentistry.

In 2012, she successfully obtained Membership of the Joint Dental Facilities. 

In 2014, she completed a certificate in Restorative Dentistry with distinction at the Eastman Dental Institute to further enhance her skills, and regularly attends courses to stay up to date.

Krina is a passionate dentist, she takes great pride in delivering high quality ethical treatment, ensuring her patients have a positive journey.

In her spare time, she enjoys climbing, painting and travelling.


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DR NEIL SHAH

Dentist
GDC No. 191897

Dr Neil is an experienced clinician in the fields of Facial Aesthetics and Dentistry. Having completed his undergraduate degree with Honours in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Manchester (2006), he wanted a career where he could help people in their daily lives and so went on to qualify as a Dentist with Honours at the University of Liverpool in 2010.

He has completed numerous postgraduate qualifications and courses, including the prestigious Chris Orr Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry 1 year certification, keeping him abreast of the latest techniques and skills in dentistry. Neil has also been the Vice Chairman and Honorary Secretary at the British Dental Association (BDA) Harrow & Brent Section organising further education for its members since 2014.

After spending a number of years in NHS general dental practice, Neil developed a passion for simple yet life changing everyday Cosmetic Dentistry providing Tooth Whitening (Boutique Home Whitening) and Anterior Alignment Orthodontics (Inman Aligner, IAS Clear Smile Aligners and Fixed Ceramic Clear Smile Braces) and Smile Design using the latest techniques in Minimally Invasive Composite Adhesive Dentistry. This all served as an excellent foundation before taking the next natural step into Facial Aesthetics and Skin Care where Neil has trained extensively in Harley Street London with some of the best Trainers in the industry.

He is also soon to begin his Masters in Aesthetics Medicine. Neil established DUO AESTHETICS providing Anti-Wrinkle Treatments, Anti-aging & Facial Volume Loss, Lip Augmentations, Mini Facelifts and Skin Care through interactive consultations and developing bespoke treatment plans tailored to your individual clinical needs and wishes. He has developed a good reputation with his clients in an around North West London with his naturally calm, relaxed and professional approach.

Outside of Dentistry, Neil is a very much a family man but still enjoys his Gardening and nature, Scuba Diving and City Breaks, soaking up new cultures, cuisine and experiences when he can


Hygiene team

Tina Solanki

Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 222462

Tina graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BSc (Hons) degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy and is specially trained to play an important role in dental health care.

Tina has been a part of our dental team for just over 5 years and continues to amaze patients with her dedication. She has a gentle yet meticulous approach in practicing treatment with an emphasis on patient education and prevention. Tina can carry out additional procedures such as temporary or permanent fillings on both adults and children, treatment of the nerves (pulp therapy) of deciduous teeth as well as the extraction of deciduous teeth under local infiltration analgesia. 

She became a member of British Society of Dental Hygienist and Therapists and the British Association of Dental Therapy. This helped her to keep at the forefront of technology and innovation in periodontal dentistry.

In her free time Tina enjoys fine dining and going to theatre with family and friends.


Jo Diamond

Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 4235

Jo has over 25 years’ experience as a Dental Hygienist and graduated in Dental Hygiene, 1992 at King’s College, London and is very popular with her patients.

She works closely with her colleagues to achieve a high level of patient care and provides in depth hygiene advice. Jo’s expertise lies in the treatment of periodontal disease and the care of nervous patients.

She regularly attends many courses to update her knowledge.

Socially, Jo loves the theatre, travelling and skiing.


Care team

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Rajani Gautam

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 261103

Rajani began her dental career in 2011, as trainee dental nurse and went on to gain a National Diploma in 2014. She joined our team in August 2016 and enjoys all aspects of dental nursing and is looking forward to enrolling on Radiography and Oral Health Education later this year.

She is keen to develop her skills further in a specialist field of dentistry and prides herself in doing her job well and is eager to learn.

Away from the practice, Rajani enjoys going for walks and spending time with family and friends.