BDS Lon 1988
Phil joined the practice to work with his father, having qualified from Guy’s Dental Hospital in 1988, and has worked here happily ever since. Phil has developed the cosmetic and preventative side of the practice, overseeing the introduction of hygienists and gum care, endodontists and the implant centre to the team. At Sparklysmile we like to keep abreast of the technological advances being made in dentistry. Phil introduced the intra-oral cameras, the air abrasion and the Wy10 whitening procedures to the practice together with the Smile Lift techniques which he learnt at the Rosenthal Institiute in New York aided the teaching programme when it is was held in the UK. Phil is the most experienced member of the Facial Rejuvenation team and is the practice’s IT person. More recently, Phil has been to Florida to train at the Dawson Academy, whose aims are to train dentists to provide long-lasting solutions to dental problems with a particular emphasis on the problems in the way the teeth meet and the jaw works. The latest developments in the orthodontic world have also been embraced with the use of fast-acting removable braces such as the inman aligner and the cosmetically shaded fixed braces to ensure that when changes are considered we are as kind to the teeth as possible – moving them in to a better position before making them look good. And in 2016 Phil completed his advanced training with the IAS (Intelligent Alignment Systems) academy in orthodontics under the care of Professor Ross Hobson.Phil has been an elected representative for local dentists on the Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark Local Dental Committee, the Metropolitan Branch of the British Dental Association and the London Council of the British Dental Association and helped set up the South Thames Branch of the Independent Practice Committee. Over the years, Phil has also written for a selection of dental journals. Phil believes a true Sparklysmile is so much more than cosmetic. It emanates from the confidence and comfort of having healthy teeth and gums that are as well-cared for as they can possibly be. Living locally in Blackheath most of his life, means help is always close at hand, should you be experiencing problems. 2018 will see Phil having lived in Blackheath for 50 years and worked as a dentist here for 30 years.
GDC Number 63467
BDS Lon 2005
Lydia joined Sparklysmile in 2007. We are really proud of her for winning the award for Best Young Dentist in London at the end of 2008. She then began 2009 by winning an award for The Preventive Dentistry Magazine “Practice Of The Year Award” and capped this off by being nominated for: The Best Charity / Community Project by Private Dentistry Magazine, Best Young Dentist in London 2009 and an Outstanding Achievement Award.
For the past five years, Lydia has been involved with running a dental clinic for orphans and street children in Cambodia . She travels regularly to help at the clinic, taking much needed equipment as a result of her fundraising activities. In 2010, she funded a Cambodian dental nurse to come to England for one month to learn how to make simple dentures for the children to help them become employable and raise their self esteem. At the charity, Lydia works alongside seven other dentists from around the world, including the former UK Chief Dental Officer, to raise the profile of dental health for children in Cambodia.
As well as post graduate dental training in the UK, Lydia has invested a lot of her time training in state of the art techniques in America. She has trained in Florida with the renowned Dawson Academy looking at the way the teeth meet and jaws function. More recently, Lydia was in Arizona using CEREC technology to provide patients with instant ceramic restorations.
Lydia has experience in all areas of general and cosmetic dentistry and has a particular interest in helping people who clench or grind their teeth and in the long term effects that this can have. She particularly enjoys the creative and artistic side of cosmetic dentistry and takes pride in producing high quality, natural looking restorations.
GDC Number 85995
DDS (Thessaloniki) MSc (Endodontics)
Practice limited to Endodontics
Stella qualified with honours from the Dental School of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki in Greece. She then entered general practice where she developed a special interest in the field of Endodontics. In 2011 she was selected for the Masters Programme in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute in London, which she completed, winning the Dentsply Maillefer Endodontic Prize.
Stella currently works as a Specialty Doctor in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London and in private practices limited to Endodontics in Bedford and Cambridge. Stella is confident to undertake all your root canal needs in a calm, pain free and gentle manner.
GDC Number 180955
BDS Ncl 2008, MFDS RCSEd, DDS Bristol, MOrth RCSEd
After graduating from Newcastle University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Becky spent two years at the Edinburgh Dental Institute. During this time, she worked in the General, Hospital and Community dental services, pursuing an interest in a number of dental disciplines including Oral Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Special Care Dentistry. In 2010 she gained the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr Walker then worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, followed by three years of postgraduate orthodontic specialist training.
Becky was awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics at Bristol University for her clinical cases and doctoral research thesis – “A comparison of mandibular arch width changes using two different bracket systems – a randomised controlled clinical trial.” Dr Walker also gained the Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr Walker is on the General Dental Council’s Specialist list for Orthodontics and has worked in private practice in both the United Kingdom and Australia. She offers a number of appliances, including invisible braces, and is able to provide treatments for adults and children, ranging from the relatively simple to the more complex.
As well as being able to speak French (and some Spanish, Swedish and German), in her spare time, Dr Walker is a keen long distance runner, and enjoys travelling, pilates and netball.
GDC Number 150258
BDS (Lond) MSc (ProsthDent) MSc (ImpDent) Cert.Ortho
Dr Nilesh R. Parmar has a special interest in implant dentistry and dental sedation for nervous patients, successfully splitting his time between his seven surgery practice in Southend-On-Sea and a multi-disciplinary practice in Blackheath.
In 2014, Nilesh was voted ‘Young Dentist of the Year’ at The Dental Awards and ‘Best Young Dentist’ in the East of England in 2009 at the Dentistry Awards. Additionally, his practice Parmar Dental was voted ‘Best Hi-tech Practice’ at the 2015 Private Dentistry Awards. Nilesh also sits on the judging panel for the Dentistry Awards.
One of a few dentists in the UK to have a degree from all three London Dental Schools, education is important to Nilesh. In his quest for constant self-development, Nilesh recently completed his Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School, helping him develop his skills within the business aspects of running a dental practice.
A natural-born speaker, Nilesh regularly speaks at key conferences, webinars and business meetings nationally and internationally, on the topics of dental implants, CAD/CAM and digital technology. Outside of running his own practice and lecturing, Nilesh dedicates his time to supporting charity events. In 2012, Nilesh established the Ice White Charity Xmas Party, an annual event that attracts hundreds of dentists to raise money for worthwhile causes.
Nilesh has a never-ending passion for his work, offering training and mentoring to dentists starting out in implant dentistry and readily accepts referrals for this procedure. More information can be found on his website www.drnileshparmar.com.
GDC Number: 83822
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