Hello from Ealing Dental Specialists,
We hope you are keeping safe and well in these strange times. We understand it’s a difficult time for everybody, especially if you have any worries about your braces. To help, we thought we’d update you as to what we’re doing here at Ealing Dental Specialists and share some professional tips to keep yours and your family’s oral health in the best condition. .
We have introduced spaced out appointments and have minimised procedures that pose a greater risk. We continue to provide a very effective level of PPE to all patients so that transmission risk is really very low. We will also be screening as thoroughly as before to make the Practice environment as safe as possible.
If you have an emergency please call the practice during the times: Monday to Thursday 8.00 am – 8:00 pm, Friday 8:00am – 5:30pm and Saturdays from 9am – 3pm, where one of our helpful receptionists will book an appointment in for you. Out of these hours, please a message or drop us an email and someone will return your call, the next morning.
Please contact us by phone on 02085674483 or via email or our website.
1. Brace: If your bracket/ brace/ wire is loose – please use wax where you can and call the practice for more information and an appointment can be booked in for you
2. Retainers: If your retainers are broken, please contact us as soon as possible as we may be able to get these made and sent directly to you in the post or book you in an appointment.
3. Elastics: We would advise you to continue wearing these until run out, and we could send some over to you via post, or you could come to the practice to collect some.
4. Not sure? If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to contact the practice and we can talk you through any concerns.
Your care and comfort is our priority and we will provide as much guidance and support as possible. Urgent Dental Care Centres, which have been set up across London to assist patients who are in desperate need of emergency treatment can be avoided, as we are up and running and able to treat you and any emergencies.
If you have an appointment scheduled for a date in the future, you should still attend unless informed otherwise. We are still open and running so these appointments will not be rescheduled.
If you are looking to make a new appointment for example, a new consultation appointment, please contact us directly (phone/ email/ website) and we can get this arranged and booked in the diary for as soon as possible.
In the coming weeks, through a series of articles, we hope to keep you informed and provide our patients, their families and community with helpful advice and tips that we feel might be of use during this difficult time. Our principal, Dr. Roopa Kukadia receives regular updates from the Chief Dental Officer, Local Dental Committee and other regulatory bodies and we plan to keep you informed of any changes through a series of newsletters, so please keep an eye out for all the up-to-date information regarding your orthodontic treatment and care.
For further updates see our website:
We wish you all well and look forward to seeing you soon.
The Ealing Dental Specialists Team
Great news! NHS England and the Government have advised us that we are able to commence opening from 8th June.
However, we can only do this if we have access to the correct PPE (personal protective equipment) and have the right operating procedures in place to minimise risk to both patients and staff.
We have been advised to carry out URGENT treatment only, so if you have a routine appointment, removal of metal fixed braces or treatment that requires any use of a drill, we will not be able to see you yet. However, please do not worry, we have a record of each and every patient and appointment that was cancelled and as soon as we have the green light from NHS England, we will start to schedule you in.
Your safety is our primary concern – we are working extremely hard to secure the proper PPE and get all the safeguarding measures in place to make the return to work safe and compliant.
This means that we will have to schedule patients in according to availability of PPE, their health and treatment status. This again will be done to manage any potential risk and minimise spread of the virus.
Please bear in mind, the appointment system will be different. We won’t be able to see as many patients as we would like (to allow sufficient time for infection control procedures and distancing between patients) and you might need to make some adjustments about when and how you attend the surgery. We will update you once we have all this information.
With that in mind we are planning towards opening at the earliest possible time, but we do not currently have a date. We want to emphasise that we will only open when we have all the correct safety systems in place. Please bear with us if due to PPE backlog or other issues we need some more time before we can re-open fully.
We would like to reassure our patients and say that all appointments will be rescheduled and that a member of our team will contact you directly over the telephone to arrange this.
If you have any questions please email us or contact us via our website as this will help our staff to deal with emergency patients on the phone.
Rest assured, we are still on hand to deal with any emergency problems – please do not hesitate to contact us via phone, email or website if you need any further information or if you are having a problem with your brace or retainers.
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Friday: 8am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Sunday – telephone triage only
We look forward to welcoming you back and continuing your path towards a beautiful smile with beautiful memories!
Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin 2016
Registered Orthodontic Therapist
GDC Registered: 163729
Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin 2009
Registered Orthodontic Therapist
GDC Registered: 136639
BDS, MSc Orth, MFDS RCS, MOrth RCS
GDC Registered: 81293
Sarb qualified in Dentistry from the University of London and later undertook his specialist training at the Eastman Dental Institute. Sarb has a keen interest in voluntary dentistry and has performed charitable work in a number of regions in India. Sarb provides the latest Invisible brace systems, including Lingual braces (Incognito) and Clear aligners (Invisalign), and low friction brace options such as Damon Clear and 6-month smile braces. He is also certified in the use of Micro-screws for additional support when teeth have been previously moved or suffered from gum disease.
BDS DDS MSc (Lond) MOrth RCS FDS RCS
Registered Specialist Orthodontist
GDC Registered: 165128
BDS MFDS RCS MSc (Lond) MOrth RCS FDS Orth RCS
GDC Registered: 80475
Sona’s specialist interests include adult orthodontics (having completed an MSc on adult orthodontics which was awarded two prizes and published) as well as treating patients with severe dentofacial deformity (orthognathic surgery) and with developmentally missing teeth (hypodontia). She has also developed skills in lingual orthodontics (Incognito) and in the use of invisible braces (Invisalign). She has also written numerous articles published in leading orthodontic journals. Sona is trained to specialist level and is registered with the General Dental Council as a specialist orthodontist. She has also completed additional training to consultant level and has spent some of her time as a locum consultant in NHS Hospitals. Sona uses a range of braces for adults and children. Her consultant training enables her to treat even the most challenging cases to a high standard. She uses the latest techniques and equipment to ensure each patient receives the best treatment possible.
BDS MClinDent (Orth) MJDF MOrth RCS (Eng
GDC Registered: 211256
Jeet is a qualified specialist in orthodontics – the field in dentistry that primarily deals with irregularities in the teeth and jaws, and has exclusively worked in orthodontics since 2014. He joined our team in 2017 and currently provides aesthetic ceramic braces and Invisalign treatment. He has a keen interest in functional appliances and growth modification.
He qualified as a dentist in 2011 and has gained experience in a variety jobs within dentistry, including oral and maxillofacial surgery at University College Hospital. He has won several awards for his work – including the Jim Moss research award and placing third at the UTG-a national competition for trainee orthodontist.
BDS, MSc Orth, MFDS RCS, MOrth RCS
GDC Registered: 79524
Arti qualified in Dental surgery in 2001 from The University of Wales College of Medicine and completed her specialist training at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Hospital’s in London trust completing in 2011 having obtained a Master of science in Orthodontics and subsequently her Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons. During her training she has treated many complex cases, adult and child patients and multidisciplinary cases using a range of orthodontic appliances and techniques. Arti has undertaken further training and is certified in the use of aesthetic braces involving the Incognito lingual appliance, Invisalign braces (clear aligners), tooth coloured fixed braces and Damon appliance (self ligating braces).
BDS MJDF RCS Eng MClinDent MOrth RCS Eng
GDC Registered: 150117
Roopa qualified in Dentistry from the University of Manchester and was awarded the Edgar Houghton Prize for excellence in operative dentistry. She later undertook her specialist orthodontic training at the Royal London Hospital where she undertook her Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics. She was awarded an Honorary Lectureship at the Royal College of Surgeons, England and is now an Examiner for the MJDF Royal College Examinations. Roopa sits on the board of the Federation, is a member of the Local Dental Committee and the North West Liaison Group. Roopa has authored scientific papers and has presented lectures at National and International specialist conferences. She is also a mentor to specialist orthodontists and orthodontic therapists. Roopa has had vast experience in treating a range of cases including the latest clear braces such as lingual braces and Invisalign. Roopa has a keen interest in supporting the community and actively supports children education via charitable projects both here and abroad.
Mr Leandro Gribaldo, Nurse
Mr Reza Husseini, Nurse
Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Eng 2016