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Dr Michael Platten

Dentist


GDC: 252323
Qualifications: BChD

Michael, originally from Northern Ireland, moved to study dentistry at Leeds University in 2009.
After graduating he moved to Manchester and for the last six years Michael has worked as a private dentist, in a well-established family run practice.

Michael enjoys many aspects of dentistry including smile makeovers, facial aesthetics and endodontics. He continually tries to develop his skill and has undertaken further training in restorative, and is currently doing further training in Endodontic treatments. One of his greatest enjoyments is taking a nervous patient who is suffering dentally, through the transformation to a happy healthy patient.

Michael has relocated to Bury St Edmunds where he is now settling down and building a house with his partner and recent family member, his Hungarian Vizsla puppy- Willow.
In his free time he enjoys country walks, skiing and the gym.

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Dr Ishara Rizwana Hameed

Dentist


GDC: 105688
Qualifications: BDS MJDF RSC (England) MClinDent MPros RCS (Edinburgh)

Riz qualified from RGUHS Bangalore in 2002 and moved to the UK in 2006. She worked in Birmingham with some of the best dental practices for eight years where she developed different skills including I.V. sedation and facial aesthetics, but her dream was to specialise in prosthodontics. In 2014 Riz was selected for the four year MClindent Prosthodontics training at the prestigious postgraduate dental department of King’s College London, which is best known for its research in tooth wear. This is the main area of interest for Riz and she completed her thesis on ‘Combined effect of attrition and erosion on enamel and dentin ‘. Riz completed her course in September 2019 and is now a specialist in prosthodontics

Riz has undertaken a number of cases of full mouth rehabilitation of severely worn dentition and replacement of missing teeth with implants, bridges or dentures. She has a keen eye for aesthetics but her main goal is always achieving functional and long lasting restorations for the patient be it a single crown or a full mouth reconstruction.

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Dr Rebecca Coleman

Dentist


GDC: 82423
Qualifications: BDS

Rebecca qualified from Bristol University in 2003, before working in private dental practice in South Wales for over 10 years. During this time she aimed to increase her knowledge and skills in more complex areas of dentistry while maintaining a friendly and caring approach to patient management.

Rebecca enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is happy providing both simple and more complex treatments as required.

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Dr Virginia Lees

Dentist


GDC: 69054
Qualifications: BDS (Lond)

Virginia was born in Bury St Edmunds and educated locally at Culford School. She qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London in 1993 and worked in two family orientated Dental Practices in Kent and London before returning to East Anglia to work in a large Cambridge Practice in 2003.

Now after five years working in Private Practice in Newmarket, she is currently very much looking forward to joining the team at Guildhall Dental to provide high quality family dental care in Bury St Edmunds.

Virginia has recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and particularly enjoys aesthetic dentistry and direct composite restorations.

She lives with her husband and two daughters in Barton Mills and in her spare time enjoys road cycling, cookery, travel and reading.

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Dr Jaina Shah

Dentist


GDC: 154487
Qualifications: BDS MJDP MFDS Cert in Ortho

Jaina qualified from Kings College London in 2008 and has recently joined us at Guildhall Dental.

Jaina enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is committed to professional advancement and constantly updates her knowledge through certified training to keep up to date with advances in dentistry. She is currently undertaking her MSc in Orthodontics at the University of Warwick as she has a keen interest in straightening teeth.

In her free time Jaina enjoys cooking, trying out anything food-related, and planning her next holiday adventure. She is looking forward to getting to know her dental patients and building rapport with them at Guildhall Dental.

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Dr Arti Taylor

Dentist


GDC: 80679
Qualifications: BChD MFGDP DPDS

Arti was brought up and educated in Colchester, graduated from Leeds University in 2002 and has worked in dental practices in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Cambridgeshire. She is committed to further development and obtained two post-graduate qualifications in 2005 (MFGDP) and 2009 (DPDS Bristol).

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Mr Alessandro Falanga

Dentist


GDC: 82888
Qualifications: DipDent MClinDent MEndo RCSEd
Consultant and Specialist in Endodontics

Alex qualified in 2002 from Universita’ Cattolica in Rome, Italy.
He moved to the UK in 2004 where he worked in general practice before starting his specialist training in Endodontology at King’s College London.
He completed his MClinDent and MEndo in 2012 after which he started working at King’s College Hospital training and supervising MClinDent students and junior staff.
In 2017 he was appointed as Consultant in Endodontics at King’s College Hospital and continues to work there on a part time basis. In addition to his teaching and supervision, Alex is also part of the team responsible for the running of the Dental Trauma Unit at King’s, the leading dental trauma unit in the UK. Alex also works as a specialist endodontist in private practice in London, Hertfordshire and Suffolk.

Alex has published peer reviewed papers in both the International Endodontic Journal and the Journal of Endodontics and is a contributing author for a forthcoming book on Dental Traumatology. He regularly lectures to post-grads and general dentists and has lectured at the annual conference of Dental Trauma UK.

When not stuck inside root canals, Alex enjoys spending time with his young family, cooking and photography.

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Dr Paul Carr

Dentist


GDC: 61838
Qualifications: BDS

After qualifying from University College London in 1986, Paul worked as a general dentist and a part-time Honorary Clinical Lecturer at University College Dental Hospital.  In 1990, he moved to Cambridge to open his own practice before joining Guildhall Dental in 2002, becoming a partner in 2006.

He offers a full range of dental services, including cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign braces.  He constantly works to update his clinical knowledge and centres his approach on evidence-based dentistry.

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Dr Simon Wardle

Dentist


GDC: 62769
Qualifications: BDS. MFDS. MSc. MOrth.

Specialist orthodontist Simon qualified in dentistry from the University of Sheffield in 1987, after which he gained experience in clinical dentistry in a number of hospital and practice posts before specialising in orthodontics. He trained at hospitals in East Anglia and University College London, graduating in 2007 when he also won a Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons for his performance in the M.Orth examination.

Since qualifying as an orthodontic specialist Simon has worked part time in practice and part time as a consultant orthodontist at the James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth.

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Dr John Hare

Dentist


GDC: 60116
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), BDS, MGDS, DipImplDent RCS, FDSRCS

John Hare is on the specialist list and is Guildhall Dental’s specialist oral surgeon and an implantologist. He has extensive experience of undertaking oral surgery as well as implant and reconstructive dentistry. John has over 23 years’ experience in implant surgery and has been placing and restoring dental implants with great success in Bury St Edmunds since 1994.

He is an accredited specialist oral surgeon, a Fellow in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a member of British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK) and a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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