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Referral Practitioners

Dr Kruti Desai (BDS, MJDF, MClindent Periodontics, MPerio RCS (Ed) 2016, EFP accreditation) - Specialist Periodontist

GDC No. 211359

Kruti Desai

Kruti graduated from Kings College London ( BDS ). She has worked in both general practice and in hospital at the maxillofacial unit at John Radcliffe Hospital. During this time she went on to attain her Diploma of the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Kruti then went on to complete her extensive Periodontology Specialist training at the world-renowned Eastman Dental Hospital. She is passionate about periodontology and the important role it plays in the oral and general health of patients and is committed to providing high quality treatment and wants all her patients to feel happy and confident with their teeth and gums. Her practice is now limited to periodontology and implants and always continues to develop her skills further.

Dr Dhru Shah, BDS MClinDent Perio M.Perio RCS Edin - Specialist Periodontist

GDC No. 82380

              Dhru Shah

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 Alessandro Falanga, DipDentMClinDent MEndo RCSEd - Specialist Endodontist

GDC No. 82888

              Alessandro Falanga

Alex completed his specialist training in Endodontics at King’s College London in 2012.He achieved his first dental qualification in 2002 at the Universita Cattolica in Rome, Italy. He believes that such international learning and clinical experience enriches his work in the general dental and endodontic fields, providing him with extensive knowledge of dental techniques and technology.

Alex is a specialist in the use of endodontic techniques and procedures- root canal therapy and treatment for dental traumas. Dedicated to providing quality care, Alex’s interest in endodontic dentistry serves as a strong foundation for advancing his knowledge in dentistry and a dedication to achieve the best results for his patients.

Alex has published papers on the subject of endodontics, both nationally and internationally.

Since 2004 he has worked in multiple dental practices in London and the Home Counties on a referral basis and in 2011. He solely focusing on the subject of endodontics using state of the art Global dental microscope.

Mr Bharath Puttur, BDS PGDDS MFDS RCS( Edin.) - Facial Aesthetics & Oral Surgery

GDC No. 247416

Mr Bharath Puttur

An inherent need to achieve the best for my patients has driven me in my quest to achieve invaluable experience in head and neck surgery with a special interest in facial aesthetics. I completed my BDS in 2004 from India, following which I moved to London to study PGDDS with a focus on Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and Oral Medicine, graduating in 2007. I was elected to the Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery at RCS Edinburgh in 2012.

I have trained extensively in craniofacial distraction, trauma management, orthognathic surgery and head and neck skin surgery at various units including St Johhanspital, Salzburg, hospitals at Coventry, Peterborough and Southampton. More recently, I joined Peterborough in April 2014 where I now work as a Locum Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Non-surgical Facial aesthetics is current, pertinent and here to stay. It gives me immense pleasure to realise my patients’ expectations to the best of my ability and I am constantly striving towards this goal. I continue to train in new methods and materials used in wrinkle treatment and facial contouring from various international trainers on a regular basis.

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