The practice was recently aquired by The Smile Studios and has gone through extensive upgrade and renovation with specialist team members added. The practice was formerly known as the Dental and Implant Centre. The practice has existed since 1989. We are now proud to be offering a variety of cosmetic and orthodontic procedures at the practice which encompass Invisible Braces, Six Month Smiles, Smile Makeovers and Teeth Whitening.
The Smile Studios Heston is one of the most acclaimed dental practices in Heston, Middlesex following from growth and success of supporting practices of The Smile Studio group in Richmond Surrey and Palmers Green London.
The practice offers general, routine and preventative dentistry for the entire family. Orthodontic solutions including Invisalign and Six Month Smiles as well as Dental Implants to replace dentures or missing teeth.
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After qualifying from St Bartholomews and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry with Distinction Honour's. I began working in the general dental sector and also at a Harley Street Cosmetic Surgery, where I continued to develop my cosmetic and advanced restorative dentistry skills. I then decided to pursue international studies in the US, Brazil and France. Following this, I became one of the first UK dentists to be a specialist in Dental Implants from a prestigious Sao Paulo University. I founded The Smile Studios, where my team and I maintain and develop our high standards of dental services. I lecture at national and international events, my studies have also been published in international journals and more recently, I’ve been lecturing at national Universities and for the British Dental Association in affiliation with my role as the Philips’ Sonicare Ambassador.
My specialist interests are in cosmetics and dental implants, although I thoroughly enjoy general dentistry as well. My gentle yet preventive approach to dentistry helps my patients to get the best yet minimally invasive techniques so that their teeth can last a lifetime with no worries.
Some of my special simple tips include investing in the right toothbrush. Philips’ Sonicare brushes are the best on the market as they won’t damage your pearly whites. Another handy hint is to chew sugar-free gum after a meal, as it’ll increase saliva flow, while picking up debris – leaving you with a lovely clean mouth!
My schedule gets quite busy as I’m also a visiting surgeon, so travel around the UK performing difficult treatments on patients, which some practices are unable to perform. When I do get some free time, I devote a lot of it to charity work. I’ve been involved in fundraising abroad, in places such as Asia and South America. I also like to catch a Harlequins Rugby match when I can being a keen fan.
GDC reg number: 83793
Dr Nicola Sharma qualified from Dentistry with a distinction at St. Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2008. Once qualified she worked in a dental practice in Barnes, Surrey, King's College Dental Hospital, London, St George's Hospital, London and Kingston Hospital, Surrey. She has worked in extensive areas of Dentistry such as Paediatrics, Restorative, Special Care, Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Nicola initially joined Smile Studios as a dentist in 2010 and at some stage worked at each practice. In 2010 whilst working she was awarded her Joint Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons, England and Faculty of Dental Practitioners.
After choosing to pursue a career in Orthodontics, Nicola completed a Masters in Clinical Dentistry, Orthodontics in 2014 from Queen Mary, University of London. Nicola also had undergone a national Speciality Training programme in Orthodontics and was awarded Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. This allowed her to be registered as a Specialist Orthodontist with the General Dental Council, UK.
Dr Nicola Sharma is currently a member of the British Dental Association and British Orthodontic Society.
Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys the vibrancy London has to offer.
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Specialist In Periodontics
BDS (Hons) Lond, MJDF RCS (Engl), MClinDent Perio (Hons) Lond, EFP Cert Perio
Accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology
Asmaa qualified from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Dental Institute with Honours in the Practice of Clinical Dentistry. This was followed by working in various Oral and Maxillofacial Departments in Portsmouth, Canterbury and Charing Cross Hospital in London as well as within general dental practice and prison dentistry. She gained the MJDF qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons and went on to complete the 3 year Master of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital.
She has presented at the European Association of Osseointegration and the European Federation of Periodontology Symposium.
Asmaa provides a wide range of periodontal therapy including diagnosis and treatment planning, non-surgical as well as surgical periodontal therapy including resective as well as regenerative procedures using a range of biomaterials and periodontal plastic surgery procedures. She also provides all aspect of implant treatment.
GDC reg number: 114637
Associate Dentist l GDC 178559
Dr Pooja Shah qualified from St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry with Honours in 2009. Whilst trainingPooja won many accolades and prizes for her work including being awarded Best Student for Part 1 and 2 written exams and theprestigious Human Health and Disease Award.
Since graduating, Pooja quickly immersed herself into the world of general practice. She has worked alongside various specialists and has seen a variety of NHS and private patients ranging from all ages and has undertaken both simple and complex restorative treatments. In 2011 whilst working, Pooja continued to build on her skills by successfully gaining her Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Pooja regularly attends dental courses to keep abreast with the latest developments and is committed to continuing postgraduate education in all aspects of dentistry. In 2016, Pooja also gained her Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Education from the University of Bedfordshire to pursue her passion for teaching dentistry and hopes to teach newly qualified dentists in the future.
Pooja’s passion for conservative and minimally invasive dentistry has enabled her to apply her skills in providing patients with various options for tooth whitening, cosmetic dentistry and short-term orthodontic treatments to help restore function, rebuild confidence and improve and enhance smiles. She is a certified Inman Aligner™ and Quick Straight Teeth® clear braces provider.
Pooja’s extensive experience in general practice has developed her into a confident, friendly practitioner and her priority is to provide high quality affordable dental care in acalm, comfortable and relaxing environment. She adopts a patient-centred approach,placing the patients concerns at the core of her treatments and practicing dentistry with an ethical motivationby taking time to explain to patients all available treatment options. She is a strong believer in preventative dentistry and attempts to instil this in all her patients. She believes that a confident smile speaks a thousand words!
Associate Dentist | GDC 244682
Dr Jasneet (Jaz) Gulati decided he wanted to become a Dentist when he learnt how much it can change peoples’ lives through giving them confidence, and he loves sharing his story with others!
Dr Jaz qualified with Honours from The School of Clinical Dentistry, Sheffield, in 2013. He also achieved a Distinction in clinical exams, as well as being awarded the prize for the most outstanding student in the field of Endodontics (root canal treatment) from the British Endodontic Society.
During the week, Dr Jaz works alongside specialists at the prestigious Guy’s Hospital to manage complex cases within Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery. On Saturday’s, he enjoys providing General Dentistry services to his patients at The Smile Studios.
His commitment to further learning has seen him attend several courses so that he can provide the best care to his patients using innovative techniques of ‘minimally invasive dentistry’. This way, he believes everyone can achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with less drilling! He also gained his PgCert in Dental Education from the University of Bedfordshire to pursue his passion for teaching, having already established himself as a public speaker and writer in the dental press.
Dr Jaz has a friendly and warming style of Dentistry, where he particularly enjoys helping nervous patients overcome their fears. His caring attitude means he goes the extra mile to help his patients achieve a healthy, lasting smile.
Hygienist | RDH, RDN, RN
Natalie trained as a Paediatric Nurse in 2009 and worked as a Staff Nurse at West Middlesex Hospital.
Her passion for further learning drove her on to train as a Dental Nurse at St.Bartholomews and The Royal London Hospital gaining her dental nurse qualification in 2012. Natalie continued to further her studies in the dental field therefore she studied Dental Hygiene at the Eastman Dental Hospital completing the diploma course from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2014.
During these two years Natalie treated a wide range of patients with different oral health conditions. Natalie regularly performs hygiene therapy and more advanced non surgical periodontal treatment under local anaesthetic for patients suffering from advanced gum disease.
Natalie aims to further develop her skills and is planning on undertaking further courses in the near future.
In her spare time Natalie loves to keep fit and attends yoga classes and swimming on regular basis. As a keen traveller Natalie has visited many cities across the world and loves to learn their authentic cooking styles too.
Dr Waseem Riaz graduated from the Peninsula Dental School with a number of prizes including first prize for the national Dentsply & PEERS Implant Clinical Case Competition 2013 for dental students and went on to be awarded first prize for his end of year case presentation during his foundation year. More recently he has nominated as a finalist for the "Best Young Dentist of the Year 2016" dental awards.
He is an ambitious and motivated individual with a strong belief in delivering high quality patient care. He always strives to build rapport with his patients, taking time to explain treatments and discusses all options available. This coupled with his caring, ethical and most importantly approachable nature, allows him to have a professional and yet relaxed relationship with his patients.
He has continued to invest in postgraduate training in many disciplines of dentistry with a particular interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry, short term orthodontist and composite resin artistry.
Outside of dentistry Waseem enjoys sea fishing and is a keen squash player.