Meet The Team

Dr Hanel Nathwani Reading Dentist

DR HANEL NATHWANI

CLINICAL DIRECTOR AND COSMETIC DENTIST

GDC: 83486

BDS (Birm), FIADFE

With an excellent reputation with his patients Dr Nathwani worked on Channel 4’s 10 Years Younger Dental Team, was approached by Sensodyne to appear in their 2015 TV Campaign for healthy smiles and awarded a prestigious fellowship in 2014 for his services to Cosmetic and Facial Aesthetics.

As one of the UK’s few Invisalign Diamond providers, his cases are frequently covered in Journals and mainstream publications. Dr Hanel Nathwani has spent 10 years working on Harley Street, Knightsbridge and Kensington. Dr Hanel trained at some of the most prestigious dental schools in the world, including with Harry Rosenthal in New York and the Dawson Academy in Florida.

YEARS EXPERIENCE

INVISALIGN CASES +

SMILE MAKEOVERS +

Dr Kush Garg

Dr Kush Garg

DENTIST

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Dr Ankush Garg 
(GDC:244741)

BDS (Peninsula) MSc Neuroscience (KCL) BSc Pharmacology (KCL)

Dr Ankush Garg is known for his exceptionally high standards of work and passion for transformation during patient treatment. He is very good with nervous patients and is often praised on his chair side manner.
He is a well-respected Clinical Teacher of Conservative Dentistry at Kings College London. Here, he oversees final year students undertaking patient examinations and treatment, and chairs tutorials.

Ankush won several notable awards during and after the University of Plymouth, where he graduated in Dentistry; and also holds a Masters degree in Neuroscience and Bachelors degree in Pharmacology from Kings College London.

He is currently enrolled with the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons, FGDP, London, completing his Diploma in Restorative Dentistry; the rehabilitation, management and treatment of diseases of the oral cavity, teeth and their supporting structures.

He has a particular interest in minimally invasive dentistry; providing patients with smile makeovers through whitening, composite bonding/ sculpting, veneers, crowns and working closely together with clear brace provider Invisalign.

Ankush remains up-to-date with the latest techniques in minimally invasive dentistry and attends courses to provide the very best restorative dentistry.

In his spare time, Ankush enjoys travelling the world with his Wife and Daughter.

Dr Alexandra Day

Dr Alexandra Day

DENTIST & Facial Aesthetics

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Dr Alexandra Day BDS (Hons) (GDC: 229026)

Dr Alexandra Day graduated from The University of Sheffield with an honours degree in dental surgery, winning multiple undergraduate awards. She has since pursued a career focused on advanced facial rejuvenation and cosmetic dentistry.

Alexandra is a hugely passionate clinician and invests a lot of time really bonding with her patients, listening to their needs, educating and guiding them to look and feel their very best.

As one of the youngest ever clinicians to complete all advanced level training in the field of facial rejuvenation including dermal fillers, Botox, chemical peels and non-surgical face lifts using PDO threads, Alexandra now teaches and is an ambassador at the world renowned DrBK Training institute. Her skills in facial rejuvenation have allowed thousands of patients to achieve beautiful, natural results in treatments ranging from nose reshaping to cheek contouring, wrinkle reduction, lip augmentation, pigmentation correction and eyebrow lifting without any need for surgery, pain or downtime.

It is very important to Alexandra that her patients are able to feel comfortable and relaxed and actually enjoy their visits to Reading Smiles. Her perfectionist nature and her devotion to her patients allow her to create beautiful smiles with an advanced array of treatments from minimally invasive dentistry including tooth whitening, Invisalign tooth alignment and artistic tooth bonding, to veneers, crowns and full smile makeovers.

Her kind and caring nature and meticulous attention to detail has seen her develop an ever growing following of loyal clients who come to see her from all over the UK and overseas including models, celebrities and dignitaries.

Outside of work, Alexandra’s other passion lay in fitness and nutrition and you’re most likely to find her on the tennis court, working hard at the gym or cooking up nutritious and delicious delights in the kitchen.

Dr Radha Sisodia

Dr Radha Sisodia

Dentist

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Dr Albert Gajdos

Dr Albert Gajdos

DENTIST

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Dr Albert Gajdos (GDC: 265157)

MSC (Lon) in Dentist

Dr Albert Gajdos graduated from Cardiff University with a first class Honours Degree in Dental Surgery. He has a keen interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry where he continues to invest in training with world renown clinicians in areas such as smile makeovers, tooth whitening, composite bonding and Invisalign (clear braces). Through his continuing education he always aims to provide his patients with most up-to-date treatments.

Dentistry can have an immense positive impact on an individual, for Albert the true reward is seeing the confidence and happiness he can instil his patients’ new beautiful and healthy smiles.

Albert believes that dentistry is highly personal. He will really takes his time to listen and get to know his patients, and through this he strives to provide every single one with treatment options and plans that are tailored to their individual wants and needs.

He is incredibly passionate about his patients and his work. His aim is to make dental treatment a positive experience for his patients, putting their comfort at the forefront of his care. He pays attention to even the smallest details in his work, always taking a minimally invasive approach in order to achieve the results that his patients love.

Outside of work, Albert enjoys traveling and keeping fit at the gym. In the winter months he is a keen skier and in the summer he enjoys road cycling.

Dr Marina Spanaki

Dr Marina Spanaki

ENDODONTICS

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Dr Marina Spanaki (GDC: 78792)

MSC (Lon) in Endodontics

Marina completed her MSc in Endodontics at Guys Hospital, Windsor in 2003. Since then her practice has focused purely in Endodontics and Marina is considered one of the best in Berkshire. Endodontics is the field of dentistry dedicated to root canal therapy.

Marina is able to tackle the most complex root canal cases with skill and care using all the latest technologies including the use of a dental microscope. Root canal therapy considered simpler, can also be referred to her if a patient want the highest possible success rate due to the time, materials and skill Marina will offer.

Cristian Dobreci

Cristian Dobreci

periodontal Specialist

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Dr Cristian Dobreci (GDC: 241235)

DMD, MCLINDENT Periodontology (LOND), EFP DIPLOMA IN PERIODONTOLOGY AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY, MSC BIOMATERIALS, CERT OF COMPLEMENTARY STUDIES IN IMPLANTOLOGY

Dr Dobreci has been trained in Periodontology to a Specialist level at the World renowned Eastman Dental Institute, University College Windsor (UCL), one of the most recognised programs for this field.

He also holds a Master’s Degree in Biomaterials and a Certificate of Complementary studies in Implantology.

When away from the practice, he enjoys swimming, running and cycling and has taken part in several half marathons.

 Dr Yusuf Alshafi

Dr Yusuf Alshafi

Implant Surgeon

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Dr Yusuf Alshafi  (GDC: 115761)

BDS (Lond) MFDS RCSEd

Yusuf graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute. He completed a Senior House Officer position at Guy’s Hospital in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry. He has gained a postgraduate diploma and subsequent entry as a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons, at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Yusuf has a special interest in Implant Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Periodontics (Gum Treatments). He has completed many postgraduate courses in implant dentistry in the UK, US and Europe. As a result, he has experience in the most advanced dental implant treatments and the latest techniques. He is currently in the process of completing an MSc in Implant dentistry and Oral Surgery.

In addition to this, he has completed a year-long course in periodontics (gum treatments) and provides the more complex gum treatments for our patients – including gum disease treatments and cosmetic gum surgery.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing football and travelling

Dr Farhan Janjua

Dr Farhan Janjua

Dentist

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Dr Farhan Janjua (GDC: 150106)

BDS (Manc)

Farhan strives to be a perfectionist. He sets his standards high and maintains them. Understandably, therefore, he is currently in training to be a Specialist in Prosthodontics at University College Windsor, which makes him an expert in replacing lost or damaged teeth and making them look natural.

Patients remark on Farhan’s gentleness, his compassion and understanding, and his superb knowledge of his field of interest. Farhan always takes the time to listen and understand his patients. Without this care and consideration, the incredible results he achieves would just not be possible.

Rest assured that when you see Farhan you will have time to discuss, think though and weigh up every option and solution before you make your choice. Farhan has vast experience in this field of dentistry and has a library of real life stories and photographs to help explain your options and likely treatment results. You can expect to get a healthy, functional and beautiful smile comfortably with Farhan, without stress or worry.

Farhan also works closely with the clear brace provider Invisalign. When teeth are straighter, patients often feel that they need less cosmetic dentistry done. They’ve found their treatment has been simpler and required less long-term investment as a result of the careful tooth straightening. At Reading Smiles, this delights us; as we understand that, quite often, less is more.

Amy Kennedy

Amy Kennedy

Patient care co-ordinator

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Amy has 10 years’ experience in dentistry, as a Patient Care Co-ordinator and is known for always smiling and putting our patients at ease!

Amy has previously worked in a mixed NHS & Private practice, and now enjoys spending more time with patients. Providing patient’s with knowledge on their treatments and forming a friendship along the way, is something she has always loved about her role.

In Amy’s spare time she enjoys trips to the park with her family, spa days with friends and cooking. 

Lauren Smoothy

Lauren Smoothy

Orthodontic Therapist

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Lauren Smoothy (GDC: 161075)

RDN, Dip Orth (Warwick) – Orthodontic Therapist

Lauren graduated from Warwick medical school in 2010 with a diploma in orthodontic therapy and is registered with the General dental council.

On graduation, she was presented with the most outstanding student of the year award for achieving the highest academic results for her year group.

In 2010 Lauren also won Orthodontic therapist of the year for her case study at the British orthodontic conference.
Since qualifying Lauren has worked both with Adult and Private and has over 12 years experience working in orthodontics.
Lauren joined Reading smiles in 2018 to maximise her time helping patients achieve their fantastic smile alongside Dr Hanel.

Rebecca James

Rebecca James

Head Dental Nurse / Treatment coordinator

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(GDC:246299)

Becky has been in Dentistry since leaving school. She qualified with a diploma in dental nursing in 2013. After 6 years of experience at a private dental practice in London, Becky joined our sister practice at Reading Smiles as a Dental Nurse and Treatment Co-ordinator.

Becky is a key part of the team at Smile Rooms & Reading Smiles and she works closely alongside Dr Hanel. Her warm and bubbly personality always puts patients at ease!

Becky has recently completed a Level 5 Leadership and management Diploma in London.

In Becky’s spare time she likes to keep fit by attending a variety of gym classes, spinning being one of her favourite and also spending time with her family and friends.

Rhian

Rhian

Patient Care coordinator/Trainee Nurse

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Rhian initially joined our team as a Patient Care Co-ordinator, and is now expanding her dental knowledge as a Trainee Dental Nurse. With Dual experience she is a key part of the team, offering amazing chairside and reception support

 Rhian is a warm-hearted person who strives for perfection in all that she does. She has a strong NHS back ground and after many years’ experience working for National Health Service, she decided to join the private sector. Rhian’s aim is to provide 5 star patient care at all times!

 When Rhian is not studying, she loves to travel and explore new places, she has recently returned from a year in Australia. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family in her spare time.

Robyn Stocking

Robyn Stocking

PATIENT care coordinator

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Robyn Stocking started nursing over 9 years ago, and quickly became a favourite with patients for her calm, fun and intuitive nature.

Her passion and dedication to dentistry is unmatched. Robyn is responsible for building a strong, friendly team and developing and delivering customer service of the highest standard.

Dani

Dani

Treatment co-ordinator

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Dani has a vast amount of customer facing experience and understands the importance of providing exceptional customer service. She is a bubbly, enthusiastic and truly believe Reading Smiles can offer patients the best dental care and customer service.

Dani is able to put patients at ease regarding their treatment plan and ensure they fully understand their options and next steps.

Dani loves meeting new patients and enjoy building good positive relationships with them. Dani’s ethos is Positivity is key, ‘One team one dream’

Outside of work Dani enjoys going on woodland adventures with her husband and three son’s. She enjoys keeping fit by going to the gym regularly and enjoy socialising with friends over brunch.

Jai Dattani

Jai Dattani

TREATMENT COORDINATOR

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Jai is our treatment coordinator to help support any major or long term treatments at the practice. Her warm and approachable nature helps put patients at ease.

Jemma Daniels

Jemma Daniels

Lead Nurse

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Jemma Daniels (GDC: 250388)

Jemma is our head nurse at Reading Smiles. She started her career in dental nursing in 2012.Jemma is a highly organised and extremely knowledgeable dental nurse. Jemma enjoys working with all the specialist dentists at Reading smiles. She creates a warm, calm and professional environment. She particularly likes assisting the oral surgeon and periodontist with surgical procedures. Jemma has also worked closely alongside Dr Hanel, so her knowledge on Invisalign is outstanding.

Jemma takes on all the keys tasks of a head nurse, she in charge of all stock control and supervising the trainee dental nurses at the practice.

Jemma is an asset to Reading smiles, both the team and the patients love Jemma!

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her partner and has recently started creating her own range of home-made soap and body products.

Vicky Caraman

Vicky Caraman

Dental Nurse

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Vicky Caraman (GDC: 273174)

Vicky is a one of our amazing dental nurses at Reading Smiles. She works closely with our Dental Hygienist and Therapist Dayle Greenfield. Vicky qualified as a dental nurse in June 2016 with an NEBDN Diploma. Vicky is also a qualified first aider. She is the newest edition to the dental nursing team at Reading smiles, she relocated with her husband and son to Berkshire earlier this year.

Vicky has a gift for learning languages, she speaks Russian and native Romanian, German and Spanish, and of course fluent English! In her spare time she is enjoys spending time with her family.

Shani Israel

Shani Israel

DENTAL NURSE

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Shani’s friendly and gentle nature is a perfect fit for nursing. She is training towards her nursing qualification. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her partner and young son.

Devi

Devi

Patient Care Coordinator

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Devi recently joined Reading Smiles as one of our full time patient care co-ordinators. Devi loves the diversity of her job. She is a kind and very approachable person with a warm personality.

Devi demonstrates excellent customer service, she aims to provide all our patients a unique experience at Reading smiles, creating a warm and friendly environment and making our patents feel welcomed and valued.

In her spare time Devi enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the gym and enjoy cooking.

Skye

Skye

Trainee Nurse

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Skye

Skye is one of our trainee dental nurses at Reading Smiles

Skye’s has always worked in hospitality and has a strong customer focused background. She loves helping people and gets great enjoyment out of assisting the public.

She has a warm and friendly manner. She particularly enjoys assisting Dr Hanel with Smile makeovers at the practice, she gets great satisfaction when she sees how happy patients are with their new smile .Skye is keen to pursue a career in dentistry, she feel that working towards her dental nursing diploma is just the tip of the iceberg!

Skye is an active person, she enjoys going to the gym and has recently joined a local netball team. She also has a passion for animals and volunteers at a farm with their annual lambing season.