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 Pedro Laranjeira

Cosmetic Dentist & Senior Smile Makeover Expert – GDC Number 273848

Dr Pedro Laranjeira graduated in 2007 in Dental surgery. He is one of the few dentists in the UK, to undertake digital smile makeovers, using the Hayes Dental bespoke process to ensure that every patient can see and plan their smile with millimetre precision.

Dr Pedro has transformed patient smiles nationally and internationally and is an expert in core dentistry, having been hand-selected by Hayes Dental, to allow our patients to have the ultimate in dentistry especially smile makeovers and reconstruction. Dr Pedro is the name behind many international patients who seek his expertise and countless celebrities including footballers (and their wive’s!), singers, musicians and tv personalities.

He has a Post-Graduate and Masters in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry, as well as a proficiency in endodontics having spent 2 years in hospital endodontics.
Dr Pedro’s motto is ‘to deliver state of the art care’ to patients with ‘millimetre precision.’ He has lectured in conferences as well as published in the Journal of Dental Materials and the Journal of Dental Research.

Outside of dentistry Dr Pedro has 2 dogs, is a CrossFit enthusiast and loves comedy.

Dr Arman Barfeie

BDS MClinDent Pros MPros RCS Ed

Specialist Prosthodontist, Implant and Reconstructive Surgeon. Smile Makeover Consultant

Arman is a Specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthetic Dentistry and a master of creating beautiful smiles. He is a graduate of Cardiff University, where he completed the 3-year full time specialty training at Cardiff and Vale Dental Hospital, qualifying in 2008.

In May 2015, Arman was top scorer in the board examinations and was awarded the prestigious membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Prosthodontics. Arman describes dental implants and the associated surgery as his passion.

Arman is also an expert in cosmetic dentistry. His aim is to provide patients with predictable, high quality reconstructive dentistry with particular emphasis on fixed and removable prosthodontics including implant surgery and restoration.

Arman is an active reviewer of the Journal of Prosthodontic Dentistry and has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed dental journals. He has also been invited as a speaker in international dental conferences and brings the ultimate in dentistry to Hayes Dental.

Arman’s GDC registration number is 260234.

Dr Sanjay Patel

General, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dental Surgeon

Dr Sanjay Patel vision is 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 clinician 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 trained with some of the world’s leading implant surgeon’s and brings experience from across the globe to the clinic.

Dr Sanjay Patel has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry including smile makeovers, invisible orthodontics, replacing missing gaps, and endodontic treatment and re-treatment. 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 Guilherme M. Xavier

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS, PGDip, MSc, MOrth (RCSEd), PhD, FHEA

GDC registration number – 228179

  • Guy’s Hospital Lecturer in Orthodontics
  • National and International Lecturer
  • Published in worldwide journal and undertakes research at Kings College London, one of the world leading dental institutes.

Dr Guilherme M. Xavier, completed a postgraduate diploma in Orthodontics and an MSc in Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the same institution. In 2007 he started his PhD at King's College London, sponsored by two prestigious awards (ALBAN and ORSAS). In 2013, he was appointed as an Academic Clinical Lecturer and honorary specialist registrar in Orthodontics at King's College London; splitting his time between research and further clinical training in Orthodontics. His research led to several scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and his findings have been presented both abroad and throughout the UK. He qualified with a Distinction in his Master of Science in Orthodontics from King's College London and was awarded the Professor Philip Walther Prize for the most outstanding performance. He also attained the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  Dr Xavier also actively pursues a significant role in academic teaching and is dedicated to bringing state of the art orthodontics to Hayes Dental exclusively. Guilherme prides himself in the quality of his clinical care and continuing education. He is an expert in fixed and removable orthodontics, with an attention to detail.  The Hayes Dental team is unique in that if after orthodontics small adjustments to the shape or size of the teeth are required, this can be done by our world-class smile makeover experts.

Dr Omar Patel

Specialist Periodontist

BSc (Hons), BDS (Glasg) MFGDP (Eng) MFDS (Glasg)

GDC No. 81976

Consultant in Periodontology at Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust
Specialist Periodontist

Dr Omar Patel is one of very few consultant specialist periodontists in the United Kingdom. He qualified in 2003 from the University of Glasgow winning the prize for conservative dentistry as an undergraduate. He was a vocational trainer with the responsibility of training newly qualified dentists. Dr Patel was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2007 and the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2008.

Whilst working in general practice, he undertook advanced training in restorative dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, completing the Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice in 2008. In 2016, he was awarded the Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Periodontics from King's College, London, with merit and passed the Membership in Periodontics examination from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He was a Specialist Registrar in Periodontics at Guy's Hospital, London, for four years undertaking all aspects of periodontal therapy including surgical, non-surgical, muco-gingival and implant therapy.

As well as providing periodontal care at the practice, he is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology and has a special interest in the association between periodontal disease and diabetes. In 2015, he received the Ron F. Wilson postgraduate research award from King’s College London for clinical research and has presented his research internationally.. He was recently awarded the position of examiner for the Licence in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, England, the oldest continuously existing dental qualification in the United Kingdom. Dr Patel is happy to accept referrals for periodontal assessment and management.

Dr Jag Dhanda

Consultant Oral a Maxillofacial Surgeon, Head & Neck and Dental Implant Surgeon

- One of the UK’s most experienced Implant Surgeons

- Multi-Award Winning Consultant

- Programme Director for the MSc in Implant Dentistry

- The only UK surgeon to have obtained the college, speciality and faculty research fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Jag Dhanda is a UK trained Consultant Maxillofacial / Head and Neck Surgeon and Clinical Reader with a specialist interest in head and neck cancer and dental implants. He has multiple awards including a recent presidents prize for his research in head and neck cancer. He is the only UK surgeon to have obtained the college, specialty and faculty research fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and he is the programme director for the MSc programme in Implant Dentistry at the University of Brighton Medical School.

Jag’s scope of practice includes both facial and dental reconstruction and he is one of the highest trained dental implant surgeons in the UK completing basic, higher and advanced surgical training as well as a doctorate in philosophy (PhD). He is on the specialist register and actively involved in cancer research having both a Senior Lecturers position at Imperial College London and a Clinical Readers position at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. He has trained in some of the most prestigious units in the UK including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and East Grinstead and is a member of council for the British Association of Orla and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Jag’s Background

Jag is a triple qualified surgeon with both a medical and dental qualification and a Doctorate in Philosophy. He has also completed his dental vocational training and has worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in both Bristol and London. He then went on to complete his basic surgical training in General Surgery in East London which included experience in accident and emergency, general medicine with endocrinology, palliative medicine, urology, breast surgery and colorectal surgery. This was followed by higher surgical training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the West Midland rotation. He has dual membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MFDSRCS, MRCS and FRCS). Jag has published and presented at international and national conferences on jaw surgery and reconstruction as well as regularly attending meetings as invited faculty for conferences with his expertise on facial and dental reconstruction.

Dental Implant Training

Jag started his dental implant training in 2002 with short courses and has subsequently had further exposure to surgical aspects of implant dentistry during his higher surgical training. This training includes the placement of implants in the entire facial skeleton as well as dental implants and the placement of implants in facial deformity, traumatic facial injury and cancer reconstruction. He is one of the highest volume providers of dental implants in the UK and regularly run courses for dentists including hands on surgery and live surgery. He is able to offer both surgical and restorative aspects of treatment from single teeth, to multiple teeth and bridges, as well as full arch reconstruction and implant retained dentures. He is also able to offer all bone grafting procedures including guided bone regeneration and sinus lifts. With 23 years of training he is one of the highest trained dental implant surgeons in the UK.


Jag has an interest in innovative technologies in head and neck cancer treatment and recently obtained the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Presidents Prize for his work at Imperial College London looking at iKnife technology in head and neck cancer. This technology allows real time detection of cancer tissue by analysing the smoke generated for surgical cutting instruments such as laser and cutting diathermy. He hopes to develop this technology in a clinical trial with robotic surgery to improve the accuracy of the removal of head and neck cancers.

Jag started his research training with a Medical Research Council funded intercalating degree (Bachelor of Science) in Cellular and Molecular Pathology. He then went on to complete a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Liverpool in which he studied mechanisms of cancer spread and genetic predictors. During this period he was awarded three Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of England Research Fellowships.

Jag is the only UK surgeon to have obtained the college (RCS Research Fellowship), specialty (British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons/Facial Surgery Foundation-Saving Faces Research Fellowship) and faculty (Faculty of Dental Surgery, RCS Research Fellowship) research fellowships.

He has also completed the National Cancer Research Institute Head and Neck Clinical Studies Group Clinical Trials Fellowship and is actively involved in setting up and recruiting patients for heads and neck clinical trials with the role of head and neck lead for the local clinical research network in Kent Surrey and Sussex.

Jag was the highest ranked maxillofacial surgeon for a highly competitive National Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship in 2015 which gave advanced training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery and ENT, relevant to head and neck surgery.

Prizes and Grants

2018 Presidents Prize British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
2015 Interface Fellow Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, East Grinstead
2015 National Cancer Research Institute Head and Neck Clinical Trials Fellowship
2012 Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of Dental Surgery Research Fellowship
2011 BAOMS/Saving Faces Research Fellowship
2010 Royal College of Surgeons Clinical Research Fellowship
2010 BAOMS Endowments Grant
2003 Haberdashers Scholarship Fund
2002 Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust
2001 BDA/Dentsply Student Scholarship Fund
1999 Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust
1998 British Society of Paediatric Dentistry Elective Prize
1998 Dental Defence Elective Prize
1998 The George Fawn Prize
1998 The L E Attenborough Citation
1998 The Stafford Miller Prize in Periodontology
1995 Medical Research Council Intercalating Grant

Dr Wisam Sarsam

Specialist Endodontist (Root Canals)

Our Root Canal Specialist in Dr Wasam Sarsam a board certified specialist endodontist, registered with the General Dental Council as a specialist in root canal treatments.
  • Specialist in Root Canal Treatments
  • Registered Specialist Endodontist
  • Lectured in Liverpool Dental Hospital on Root Canal Treatment
  • Undergoing research into the link between tooth root canal infection and diabetes

Dr Wisam Sarsam is a specialist endodontist registered on the General Dental Council specialist list who is able to accept all types of root canal cases, from simple to complex.

He is the dentist other dentists refer to where a higher degree of expertise is sought, when the root canal of the tooth is infected.

Graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2011, after working a number of years in general practice he went on, in 2015 to pursue his interest in endodontics. Since then, he has worked as a Registrar and a Clinical Lecturer in endodontics at Liverpool Dental Hospital. He also enjoys the management of anxious patients and is able to provide root canal treatment under sedation.  When your tooth has an infection, which may manifest as pain or swelling, you will always be offered and explained the benefits of having a root canal treatment with our specialist endodontist Dr Wisam Sarsam.  Your normal dentist will then undergo the final restoration of the tooth, once the root canal is completed.

Currently, Wisam provides endodontics in and around London and is undertaking a Doctorate degree investigating the molecular mechanisms linking diabetes to endodontic infection. 

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.

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.