Meet the dental professionals
Brijesh Patel, BDS (Hons), MSc, MFDS RCSEng, MOrth RCS - Orthodontics
GDC No. 79144
Mr Patel is a specialist in teeth straightening for both adults and children and is based at our specialist teeth straightening sister practice, Orthoclinique. He handles complex adult cases at Orthoclinique.
Mr Patel holds a post at Great Ormond Street Hospital and is on a training pathway to become a consultant with a special interest in treating complex multidisciplinary cases. He has published in scientific journals and has presented his research at national and international conferences and meetings. Mr Patel is a member of the British and European teeth straightening Societies and the World Federation of Orthodontists.
Lloyd Searson, FDS RCS Eng, MSc Michigan, BDS Wales - Dental implants
GDC No. 54293
Mr Searson is one of the UK´s leading dental implant specialists. He is consultant in restorative dentistry at the renowned Eastman Dental Hospital and a visiting specialist at Hitchin Dental Care.
Dr Dhru Shah, BDS MClinDent Perio M.Perio RCS Edin - Specialist Periodontist
GDC No. 82380
Dr Dhru Shah is a registered Specialist Periodontist. He graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2003 and then completed a year of vocational training in general practice within the North Wales training scheme, where he continued to work as an associate practitioner for a few years.
Dhru completed a number of hospital posts gaining further training within the various disciplines of dentistry, including working as a Senior House Officer in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the Royal London Dental Hospital and as a Senior House Officer and a Specialty Doctor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, to further enhance his surgical skills. During this period, Dhru completed examinations granting him Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Dhru subsequently embarked on a four-year specialist training programme in the field of Periodontics and Implantology at Guy’s Hospital, London. As part of his specialist training, he also completed a Masters of Clinical Dentistry Degree in Periodontics at King’s College, London whilst attaining Membership of Periodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr Wisam Sarsam - Specialist Endodontics
GDC No. 210115
Wisam is our new endodontic dentist, who is able to accept all types of root canal case, from simple to complex. He is currently a Speciality Trainee Registrar – which means that, towards the end of this year, he will become a specialist endodontist. He is also a clinical lecturer in Endodontics at Liverpool Dental Hospital. Furthermore, he is undertaking a Doctorate-level research degree in Endodontology. Aside from endodontics, Wisam enjoys all aspects of dentistry, including carrying out skilled restorative dentistry, and placing and restoring dental implants. He is also great with nervous patients, with experience in both behavioural and pharmacological management of dental anxiety. He is currently working towards accreditation in sedation and will be able to provide IV sedation here at Hitchin Dental Care.
Wisam takes over from Alex Falanga, who has been with the practice for many years. Following the birth of his son, Alex has decided to settle in Norwich, where he has set up his own referral practice. We would like to thank him for his many years with the practice.