Meet The Team

We are very proud of our team at Hayes Dental Surgery, all of whom are committed to offering our patients the best possible care.

Dr Iain Soulsby

BDS (Lond) BSc (Hons) - GDC No 79394

Iain studied at Guys Hospital Dental School, graduating in Dentistry in 2000. During his studies he also gained a BSc in Psychology, which included a dissertation on the causes and treatment of Dental Phobia.
Iain joined Hayes Dental Surgery in May 2003 and since graduation Iain has undertaken a number of postgraduate courses, including completing the core curriculum at the prestigious Dawson Institute in Tampa, Florida. The Dawson Institute focuses on the interaction between the jaw joint, the teeth and the muscles of the head and neck. This has enabled Iain to successfully plan and carry out complex full mouth treatment plans, and also alleviate symptoms of jaw joint problems, such as the clenching or grinding of teeth and related headaches.
Outside of work Iain is a keen runner, and has completed a number of half marathons around the UK. Iain lives in South East London with his wife Sarah and their two young daughters Emily and Charlotte.

Dr Angela Northfield

Dr Angela qualified as a dentist from Kings College London Dental Institute, Guys Kings and St Thomas’s Dental and Medical School in 2009, and has resided in the Bromley areas all her life. She completed the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) in 2011.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, providing aesthetic enhancement through teeth whitening, composites and indirect restorations.

Dr Angela is also keen to treat nervous patients and has helped many to overcome life-long phobias. She is excellent at assisting patients with pain management and with treating nervous and/or anxious patients. She undertakes I.V. sedation and has recently attended the SAAD course in London. Many of her patients now no longer need sedation to have routine and cosmetic care, thanks to her vast experience in managing these patients.

In her personal life she enjoys weekend trips away, theatre visits and regularly attends the gym to keep fit! She is also a Pilates fan and keen on music and singing.

Dr Sanjay Patel

Clinical Director and Lead Clinician at Hayes Dental

Dr Sanjay Patel is the Clinical Director and Lead Clinician at Hayes Dental. His vision is imply to give the patient an exceptional level of care and experience whether it is routine, cosmetic, or implant based dentistry, using his vast experience gained from working Nationally throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. He undertakes the full spectrum of treatments from general dentistry, to cosmetic dentistry, dental implantology, and invisible braces.

He is the Lead Dental Implantology clinican at 3 practices undertaking both simple and complex dental implantology cases to replace anything from 1 missing teeth to a full arch reconstruction. Using the most advance techniques available to date we are proud that our implantology team has completed over 5000 Dental Implant Placements and has over 30 years combined experience.

Dr Sanjay Patel has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry including smile makeovers, invisible orthodontics, replacing missing gaps, and endodontic treatment and re-treatement. As the clinical director at Hayes Dental he continues to remain at the forefront of modern dentistry undertaking regular national and international training in all aspects.

Outside of dentistry he is happily married and is keen on keeping fit and travelling.

Dr Asif Mughal

BDS (London) - GDC No 73664

Asif qualified from King′s College London in 1997. He carried out a further year’s postgraduate study at Oxford University postgraduate centre. He joined the team at Hayes Dental Surgery in 2004. Asif also provides emergency dental care for Croydon Primary Care Trust. He enjoys all aspects of cosmetic and restorative dentistry and has attended numerous courses in Aesthetic dentistry in the UK as well as America (Chicago Dental Conference). Asif is a certified Inman Aligner dentist and provides Inman Aligners, here at Hayes Dental Surgery. Asif has a friendly, approachable chair side manner and is open and honest. He maintains a comprehensive catalogue of continuing professional development, lectures and on line learning. Wherever possible his ethos is to maintain as much tooth structure as possible, minimally invasive dentistry is the way to go!

Dr Vanesha Patel

B ch D (Leeds) – GDC No 68576

Vanesha qualified from Leeds Dental Hospital in 1992 and has been an associate at Hayes Dental Surgery since 1998.She is an experienced and committed dental practitioner providing quality dentistry for all the family in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. She has a special interest in Preventative Care with the aim to provide patients with the ability to maintain good oral health. Vanesha continually updates her training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry by regularly attending post graduate courses. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Dr Sumiaya Khan

BDS (London) Dip DSed - GDC No 72683

Sumiaya qualified in 1996 from King's College London and joined Hayes Dental Surgery in 2010.
Sumiaya has worked continuously both as an associate in general dental practice and for the Special Care Hospital Dental Services in Bromley. She attained the Diploma in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry in 2007 and has worked in Guy's Dental Hospital treating anxious and special needs patients. Sumiaya can offer intravenous sedation to anxious and dental phobic patients in private practice and in the hospital environment.
Sumiaya has a keen interest in all aspects of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. She has completed courses in advanced restorative dentistry and tooth whitening.
Her vast experience in both private dentistry and within the hospital setting has given her the skills to provide high standards of dentistry whilst being empathic towards patients and addressing their individual needs in the most conservative way possible. This is reflected in successful treatment outcomes and a growing list of patients that have been recommended to her.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys travelling to faraway places and being a typical girl, shopping till she drop!

Dr Bharat Patel

Our Facial Injectables Expert BDS(London)

Dr. Patel is one of the UK’s leading non-surgical injectable facial aesthetic experts. Qualifing from the prestigous Kings College London, Guys Kings and St Thomas’s Medical and Dental School, he is a former honary clinical teacher at Kings College London. Dr Patel has undertaken over 300,000 injections with a 100% safety record. He is an anti-ageing expert for one of the UK’s largest chain aesthetic clinics, the lead injector at the UK’s most trusted clinic and winner of ‘Best Cosmetic Clinic London’, the clinical director of Rejuvenate Clinics. and the non-surgical aesthetic injectable director of a group of clinics in London, Kent and Sussex.
He is one of the most highly sought practioners in non surgical injectable aesthetics. Dr Patel has a growing list of celebritys, fashion-models, dentists, doctors, international patients and is the go-to injectables expert amongst his colleagues for many of the clinics he holds.
He is an expert in: Facial Contouring with Dermal Fillers, Non -Surgical Face lifts, Anti-Wrinkle injections, Thread Lifts including the Silhouette Soft Face Lift and PDO threads.

Our Hygienists

Joy Hodgkinson

DSA EDH (Man). GDC No 983

Joy qualified at Manchester Dental Hospital in 1973 and worked at University College Hospital London before moving to Zimbabwe and South Africa, where she worked in private dental practises for nine years.

Joy joined Hayes Dental Surgery in 1991 and attends courses throughout the year and enjoys being part of the professional, approachable, caring dental team we have at Hayes Surgery.

Allison D'Lima


Allison qualified as a dental nurse from Guys hospital and a Hygienist from King College Hospital. She has worked at Hayes Dental Surgery since 1999, where she has a loyal following of happy patients.

Allison regularly attends courses to keep her knowledge up to date and has gained her Certificate in Extended Duties allowing her to carry out extra procedures within her role as hygienist. She lives locally with her partner and two children and when not working enjoys going to the theatre and to see live music.

Nicole Shorey

RDH (Leeds) - GDC No 5873

Nicole qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Leeds Dental School in 2001 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and joined Hayes Dental Surgery in 2007. Nicole is a very experienced hygienist having worked for 12 years in the West End of London since qualifying. It is Nicole's encouragement and motivation as well as her gentle and thorough clinical approach that allows our patients to maintain their natural teeth and oral health for longer and helps them look after their investment in the advanced dental and implant restorative care.

As well as providing general hygiene and advanced periodontal (gum) treatment, Nicole can also carry out tooth whitening. She will also spot any dental issues that may be starting and can take X-rays of any areas that may require further attention and bring it to the attention of the dental surgeon looking after you.

Simin Rounagh

Bsc (Hons) RDH RDT. GDC No 155202

Simin qualified as a general nurse in 1996 from Bank University in Tehran, Iran. After moving to UK, she decided to start a career in Dentistry. She graduated in 2008, in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from University of Portsmouth and started working in Hayes Dental practice in the same year.

Simin is a Dental Therapist as well as a Hygienist that means she is qualified to do Paediatric Dentistry and adult dental restorations as well as hygienist work. She currently works as a dental therapist in Central London Community Health Trust, treating adults and paediatric patients with special needs or dental phobia. She is passionate about preventative dentistry and dedicated to improving patient’s oral health.

Our dental nurses are all fully qualified, and are here to ensure you receive the best possible patient experience. Between them they have over 90 years of dental nursing experience, ensuring you are always in the best of hands.