Rishil Patel

GDC 154292
Rishil qualified from King’s College London in 2008 and completed a Senior House Officer Post in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Barts & The London Hospital.

Rishil qualified from King’s College London in 2008 and completed a Senior House Officer Post in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Barts & The London Hospital. He then worked in General Practice for 8 years in Biggin Hill, Kent before joining Guildford Dental Centre.

Dr Patel is fully certified in providing Invisalign, Inman Alligner and Six Month Smiles Orthodontics. He has also completed the MClinDent in Implant Dentistry at The City of London Dental School (BPP), where his main interest lies. Aside from implant dentistry, Dr Patel’s other interests are Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is able to reassure patients with his gentle and kind approach and is particularly good in treating anxious patients. Outside of dentistry,

Dr Patel enjoys cricket, travelling and spending time with his family and children.

Ali Al-Ausi

GDC 128669
I graduated in 2007 (Leeds) and after qualification I did my Vocational training in in East Yorkshire. I then travelled and worked in Singapore and Australia respectively.

I graduated in 2007 (Leeds) and after qualification I did my Vocational training in in East Yorkshire. I then travelled and worked in Singapore and Australia respectively. My experience of working in the UK and in different parts of the world has enhanced my understanding of different dental materials and techniques.

I have always been interested in saving teeth and strongly believes natural teeth have no equal substitute. My aim is to retain and restore teeth including the most heavily broken ones.

I have a special interest and comprehensive training in providing endodontics (root canal treatment), periodontal surgery (crown lengthening) and prosthodontics (restoring teeth).

I hope my gentle approach and my ability to ensure patient comfort will resonate with some of our nervous and anxious patients. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Melissa Lemos e Fernandes

GDC250514
I graduated from India in 2001 after which I worked at a local hospital in the dental branch. I then went on to do Post graduation in the field of Prosthodontics completing it in 2004 following which, I joined a private practice for 2 years.

I graduated from India in 2001 after which I worked at a local hospital in the dental branch. I then went on to do Post graduation in the field of Prosthodontics completing it in 2004 following which, I joined a private practice for 2 years. Working at this private practice gave me a lot of exposure to varied cases, which encouraged me to set up my own clinic for 3 years in India. I completed my dental qualifying exams in the UK in 2014. I joined Mulgrave dental last year and I love working here. I strive to do my very best. I am a stickler for perfection and I have immense amount of patience. I like to make my patients feel comfortable whilst ensuring pain free treatment.
In my free time I love to spend time with husband and daughter, read (if I find the time) and watch movies non-stop.

What makes my clinic so special, is the friendly and caring disposition of my team. You will not be disappointed here.

Derek Whittle

GDC78743
Originally from South Africa, I qualified from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2000.
After doing a year’s Community Service in one of South Africa’s poorest communities high in the Drakensburg Mountains, I worked briefly in Johannesburg before deciding to move to England in 2002.

Originally from South Africa, I qualified from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2000.

After doing a year’s Community Service in one of South Africa’s poorest communities high in the Drakensburg Mountains, I worked briefly in Johannesburg before deciding to move to England in 2002. After working for many years in Surrey, I spent a brief period back in South Africa, before returning to England for good in 2016.
Having known and respected both Jonathan and Terry for many years, it was wonderful to finally become a member of the team at Guildford Dental Centre in 2018.

With almost 20 year’s experience, I have always strived to stay at the forefront of the rapidly advancing world of Dentistry. I am currently completing my Post Graduate Diploma in Clear Aligner Therapy (Invisalign) through CoLDS and I am a full member of the American Spear Academy.

I have a special interest in Endodontics and laser dentistry but Smile design and Digital Dentistry have also become a big part of my daily life after purchasing an iTero digital scanner. Whether doing Smile designs, Invisalign or making crowns and bridges using Digital models – I am at the forefront of technology.

I strive to make every patient I treat feel that they are receiving the best treatment possible whilst doing so in a calming and relaxed environment.

In my free time I enjoy relaxing at home or playing a round of golf. When the mood strikes, I also enjoy motorsport and will do an occasional track day or visit the famed Nurburgring in Germany for an adrenaline rush.

Jonathan Tan

GDC 75185

I have been practising dentistry since 1992 and have also lectured at the University of Singapore between 1995-1999.
I am a member of numerous professional bodies and current interests in dentistry include Sedation for nervous patients. Oral Surgery such as wisdom teeth removal and Implants.

I have been practising dentistry since 1992 and have also lectured at the University of Singapore between 1995-1999.

I am a member of numerous professional bodies and current interests in dentistry include Sedation for nervous patients. Oral Surgery such as wisdom teeth removal and Implants. I am also committed to continuing education and to keeping abreast of the changing technology in modern dentistry.

Current Professional Memberships include:

  • British Dental Association,
  • Association of Dental Implantology
  • Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry
  • The Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia,
  • Clinical Foundation of Orthopaedics & Orthodontics

The Benefits of this approach are many:
Keeping your own teeth for life
Less likelihood of toothache
Fewer surgery visits
Less outlay for treatment
A fresher feeling mouth

I’m committed to continuing dental education and keeping abreast of the changing technology in modern dentistry.