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Categories Archives: Dentists

Dr Stella Xian Rui

Dentist


GDC:76508
Qualifications: BDS (Glas) MSc (Birm)

Stella was born in Beijing, China. After her move to the UK, she studied at the University of Glasgow gaining her dental degree in 1999. Stella has been working in private dental practice in Suffolk since 2003.

Stella was awarded a Master’s degree with distinction in Advanced General Dental Practice from Birmingham University and is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).

In her spare time Stella likes travelling, wildlife and enjoys good food and wine tasting.

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Dr Abbie Edwards

Dentist


GDC: 259138
Qualifications: BDS(Lond) BSc(Hons)

Abbie graduated from Barts and The London Dental School in 2015. Prior to this, she worked as a biomedical scientist at the John Radcliffe in Oxford.

Since qualifying Abbie has worked in Yorkshire, Surrey and Cambridgeshire, practising the full spectrum of dental care encompassing domiciliary community care, hospital general anaesthetic sessions and general dentistry in both NHS and private practice. Abbie enjoys caring for her patients, offering a reassuring and friendly experience.

Abbie has relocated to Bury St Edmunds with her husband and young daughter. She likes to keep active and is most happy in the waves with a surfboard on an annual trip to Cornwall.

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Dr Abdela Vasilis

Dentist


GDC: 80265
Qualifications: DipDS Athens 1991

After qualifying in Athens-Greece in 1991 Vas has partaken postgraduate studies in Oral Pathology and has spent time teaching undergraduate students. He has also worked in hospital dentistry assisting in Maxillofacial department.

For the past 20 years he has worked in Cambridge and the Suffolk area delivering high quality dentistry. His main interests in dentistry are prosthodontics, challenging extractions and cosmetic dentistry.

He has great empathy with anxious patients.

Outside of dentistry Vas plays competitive tennis and is a regular jogger.
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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 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 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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Dr João Afonso

Dentist


GDC: 168060
Qualifications: MMD (Porto) MClindent Prosthodontics (London)
Special Interest in Prosthodontics.

João Afonso focuses his practice in the rehabilitation of complex cases of aesthetics, tooth wear and missing teeth. João practices with emphasis in bio-mimetics and minimally invasive techniques. He is dedicated to clear communication and complete involvement with patients and colleagues in decision making and treatment planning. He is an invited postgraduate tutor for King’s College London.

Joao loves spending time with his family and friends. He is a keen runner and windsurfer; he loves travelling and riding his motorcycle.

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Dr Jaina Shah

Dentist


GDC: 154487
Qualifications: BDS MJDF MFDS MSc Ortho (Merit)
A Special Interest in Orthodontics and Periodontics

Jaina qualified from Kings College London in 2008 and joined Guildhall Dental in 2018.

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 has obtained an MSc in Orthodontics with Merit at the University of Warwick and has a keen interest in straightening teeth. She is able to see all patients and offer them a variety of options to straighten their teeth including Invisalign, removable and fixed orthodontic treatment. She also has an interest in periodontic treatment and is able to carry out a range of periodontal treatment including gum surgeries after undertaking a year-long course to improve her skills.

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

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Dr Sameena Choudhry

Dentist


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Qualifications: BDS 2000 (Bristol Uni)
MFDS RCS 2003 (Edin)
DRDP 2010 (Eastman)
MENDO 2011 (Specialist Endodontics Kings College London)

Specialist in Endodontics

I qualified at Bristol Dental School in 2000 and spent the following few years in the Southwest gaining experience first in hospital and then in practice. I was awarded membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2002.

I have undertaken various postgraduate courses in implants, cosmetic dentistry and advanced restorative dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, to ensure that I am providing dentistry of the highest standard. This led to an interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and so I completed the four-year specialist-training programme at King’s College London.

As a specialist endodontist, I have limited my work to endodontics because it allows me to focus on this aspect of dentistry and provide root canal fillings to the highest standard. I find the work very satisfying and enjoyable. My aim is to provide treatment of the highest quality in a relaxing and comfortable environment.

I work in various private practices in London. I continue to develop my clinical knowledge and skills through continued further learning by attendance on courses, conferences worldwide and reading up to date dental literature.

In my personal time I meditate several times a day and am a trained yoga teacher. I am an avid reader and go to the theatre regularly, especially to watch plays. I enjoy travelling and love to experience the different cultures around the world and especially the wonderful cuisines!!

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