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 Christopher Brown

BDS (Brist 2007) - GDC No. 152732


Dr Chris trained at the University of Bristol qualifying with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery in Bristol in 2007.

He is a highly experienced dentist with a passion for providing the best dental care available in the UK, for our patients, some of which come from far afield to seek his services.

Dr Chris believes dentistry should be about the patients comfort and wellbeing, allowing them to be more confident and happy both within themselves and out, delivering the perfect balance of modern smile design with patient care at the center of his approach.

He is a master of minimally invasive dentistry especially having trained with the master of composites Vanini, with an international reputation. Dr Chris undertakes sedation to help anxious patients relax and undertakes post-graduate studies with the University of Bristol where he is finalizing the Diplomas in Post graduate Dental Studies focusing on anxiety management / sedation.

Dr Chris has completed a certificate in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry and has gone on to complete the International Team for Implantology (ITI) Foundation in Implant Dentistry programme, allowing him to be a valuable member of our renowned Hayes Dental Specialist Implant Team which has undertaken over 5000 implants and is led by Dr Sanjay Patel.

Christopher is also an approved Six Month Smiles® orthodontic provider, working together with his patients to improve and enhance all aspects of their smile. A confident, harmonious smile not only lights up one’s face and is attractive to others, but it makes us feel happier and Chris has helped many patients reach their goals.

He has also been involved with going into schools and hosting nursery groups to give talks to the pupils and is passionate in dental education. Dentistry aside, Christopher has a passion for the arts; he may often be found reading a book on his commute or attending a West End show. He has always particularly loved live music and is extremely interested in film, having even been involved in an independent vampire comedy (as the resident tooth expert of course!).

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 Gareth Williams

Specialist Orthodontist, BDS MJDF RCS MOrth RCS DDSc (Orth)


Dr Gareth is our multi award winning orthodontist. He completed his first degree in dentistry in 2005 at the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, where he won the Magdalen Morgan Scholarship, the JWS Laboratory Award and the Dental Defence Union Audit award.

Gareth qualified from Dentistry in 2005 and undertook his vocational training in Wales, where he won the Eagle award for the presentation of his clinical work. Following this, he worked in a variety of private practices in Australia and Surrey before returning to hospital to train as a senior house officer in the fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery, paediatric dentistry and dental public health. During this training he won the General Professional Training audit award and managed to secure funding from the Welsh Assembly Government for the patenting of a self-designed surgical device. Gareth was also awarded membership in the Royal College of Surgeons of England during this year.

He then joined Liverpool University as a registrar in 2009 where he completed his second specialist Doctorate degree in Orthodontics. Here he won the Liverpool Orthodontic Shield for the presentation of best treated patients in the Mersey Deanery, a Membership in Orthodontics case prize for the work presented at examination and the Geoffrey Fletcher Scholarship to undertake further research in America. His research in America is on-going with the aim of detecting and correcting facial asymmetry in patients. Gareth has contributed to many National conferences by presenting his doctoral research, and is the author of numerous publications. He regularly lectures in both English and Welsh. More recently, he spent time in Cambodia, lecturing students, dentists and orthodontists.

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 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 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

DSA EDH GDC No 3417


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.