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Dr. Raj Gogna, Principal Dentist

BDS(Hons), LDS, DGDP, MGDSRCS( Eng.), MSc, FFGDP(UK) - Accredited Specialist in Prosthodontics.

GDC Registration No. 59463

Dr. Raj Gogna has over 20 years\' experience in general and cosmetic dentistry, and is the Principal Dentist at London Cosmetic Dentistry. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 1984 and passed the MGDS Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1995. He obtained an MSc in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics in 1996, became a Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics with the General Dental Council in 2002 and, in 2003, was awarded Fellowship in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons, the highest level of recognition in General Dental Practice from the Royal College.

Dr. Gogna is highly experienced in complex restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry including dental implants, porcelain veneers, multiple crowns and bridgework, removable prostheses and endodontics. He has particular expertise in \"Smile Design\" and \"Smile Makeovers\" and is passionate about improving the lives of patients through the creation of natural, healthy-looking smiles.

Dr. Raj Gogna has been involved in the training of newly qualified dentists for the past 21 years. He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons and is a member of many prominent dental organisations.

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Dr. Pratik Sharma BDS(Hons)

MFDS RCS(Ed), MSc, MOrth RCS(Ed), FDS(Orth) RCS(Ed) - Accredited Specialist in Orthodontics.

GDC Registration No. 76562

Dr. Sharma qualified as a dentist at Guy\'s Dental Hospital in 1999, obtaining his Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree with Distinction. During hospital posts in oral & maxillofacial surgery, restorative dentistry and a year in general dental practice, he completed his postgraduate dental fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2001.

He went to complete a three-year full-time specialist orthodontic training program at The Royal London Hospital. During this period he obtained a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of London, achieving a distinction for his research thesis and subsequently went on to complete his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr. Sharma has been practising orthodontics exclusively since 2002. He works part-time at our practice. As well as treating our orthodontic clients, he is a Consultant in Orthodontics at the Royal London Hospital and is a senior clinical lecturer in Orthodontics at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has been published in the British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and has resented his research at national and international orthodontic conferences and meetings. He is on the specialist register (orthodontics) of the General Dental Council and is a member of the British and European Orthodontic Societies.

As an orthodontic specialist, Dr. Sharma accepts referrals for the full range of orthodontic problems affecting adults and children and provides a variety of treatments including cosmetic \"tooth coloured\" braces, self-ligating braces and Invisalign ® clear braces.

Dr. Matthew Chia

BDS, MFDS, MSc., MOrth, FDS (Orthodontics) - Accredited Specialist in Orthodontics.

GDC Registration No. 75169

Dr. Chia qualified as a dentist at Guy\'s Dental Hospital in 1998, obtaining a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree with Distinction. He was awarded a number of clinical and academic prizes during this time. Following hospital posts in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Restorative Dentistry and Paediatric Dentistry, he received his membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2001.

He went on to complete a three-year full-time specialist Orthodontic training programme at The Royal London Hospital. During this period, he obtained a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of London and completed his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005. He was also awarded the Geoffrey Fletcher Prize from the British Orthodontic Society. He undertook a further two years of higher specialist training at the Eastman Dental Institute and was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery (Orthodontics) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008.

Dr. Chia is an accredited specialist and is on the specialist register for Orthodontics at the General Dental Council. He is a member of the British and European Orthodontic Societies.

Dr. Chia is also a Consultant Orthodontist based at hospitals in London and Surrey. He has published scientific papers and presented his research at National and International Orthodontic conferences. He is also a contributing author and reviewer for a number of National and International journals. He is involved in teaching Orthodontics at postgraduate level and actively lectures to postgraduate students and the wider dental community. More recently, he has been appointed as an examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.


Mr Steve J Liggins

BSc., BDS, MB, BCh., FDSRCS, FRCS (General Surgery), FRCS (Maxillofacial Surgery)    Consultant Oral , MaxilloFacial & Facial Cosmetic surgeon

GDC Registration No. 58224    GMC No.  3584321

Mr Steve Liggins is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He gained his Dental Degree from Liverpool University in 1983 and Medical Degree from Cardiff University in 1992. After Surgical and Higher surgical training at the world renown Plastics and Maxillofacial Unit at Canniesburn Glasgow he obtained 3 Surgical Fellowships in General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the UK Surgical Royal Colleges.

He joined the British Royal Navy in 1984 and was appointed the Royal Navy’s first Dually Qualified Dual Surgically Fellowshipped Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon in 1997. He worked as a Consultant Surgeon in Derriford Hospital Plymouth helping set up the UK’s first new medical and dental school for 20 years. Mr Liggins has developed a surgical interest in trauma and reconstruction, craniofacial and dental implants, facial deformity correction and facial aesthetic surgery he was one of the first physicians in the UK to use Botox for both medical and cosmetic treatments. Mr Liggins has presented at several international meetings.

His work has been the subject of several television programmes, including the Discovery Channel, Good Morning Britain and The Richard and Judy Show. He served abroad in his capacity as a Military Consultant Surgeon in several conflict zones including the Kosovo conflict in 1999 where he was awarded the United Nations Medal for services to peace. He left the Royal Navy in 2002 to take up a consultant post at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, he was appointed as Trauma and Adult Craniofacial Deformity Lead Consultant. Birmingham has one of the most active trauma centres in the UK and is also the primary UK military trauma receiving centre. He has been an active teacher at all levels of surgical training, including facial aesthetics.

In 2007 he was offered a post at Sheikh Khalifa Teaching Hospital Abu Dhabi as Head of the Maxillofacial Department and during that time served as acting Chair of Surgery. He is currently working in the private sector as a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon with a consultative role in the NHS.

Dr. Nick Vyas

BDS, MSc (Periodontology), FDS (Periodontology/Oral Medicine), RCSEd. Cert. Implantology - Accredited Specialist in Periodontics.

GDC Registration No. 66111

Dr. Nick Vyas qualified as a dentist in 1990 and then spent three years working in the Hospital Dental Service in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and in General Dental Practice, after which he commenced his Specialist training.

Nick gained a distinction in Periodontology from the Eastman Dental Institute in 1995 and his Fellowship in Dental Surgery by examination from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1996. He became a General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Periodontics in 1999 and completed a Certificate course in Implantology at the University of London in 2003/2004.

Dr. Vyas offers a full range of services in periodontology and the surgical placement of dental implants, from initial assessment and treatment planning, through to advanced treatments and thereafter the long term maintenance of patients, co-ordinating patient care with dental and hygienist colleagues. His clinical interests include the management of the failing implant, patient behaviour modification, the links between oral and general health, multi-speciality treatment planning and the treatment links between the various dental specialities.

A Specialist Clinical Lecturer in Periodontology at The Royal London Dental Institute (QM&St.B) from 1997 to 2010, he now lectures nationally and internationally.

Dr. Maria Mak

BDS MSc (Restorative Dent).

GDC Registration No. 65985

Dr. Maria Mak qualified in dentistry from the University of Manchester in 1990. She went on to achieve her Master of Science degree in Advanced Restorative Dentistry also from the University of Manchester in 1996.

Dr. Mak has a wealth of experience in providing Advanced Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry. Her particular interest is in modern crown and bridge designs, especially in relation to the new generation of aesthetic, natural-looking, all-porcelain restorative systems. She also has Dental Implant expertise, having completed her Year Modular Dental Implantology course with the UK’s ITI Institute in 2010, and is an experienced Invisalign Dentist. Her refined clinical skills, combined with a gentle, holistic approach, ensures that our patients enjoy a consistently high standard of cosmetic and restorative treatment and pain-free dental care.

Dr. Mak is a member of the British Dental Association, the British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry and the International Team for Implantology. She is also fluent in Chinese (Cantonese).

Dr. Periklis Ntelis

DipDS (Athens, Greece) 2003, MSc in Endodontics (London) 2007.

GDC Registration No. 86084

Dr. Periklis Ntelis graduated from the Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in 2003. After working as an associate dentist in a private practice in Athens, he joined the Greek Air Force, where he practised dentistry in the General Hospital of the Greek Air Force, Athens.

He developed a special interest in Endodontics and he was placed with the Prosthetic and Restorative Department of the hospital\'s Dental Unit. In 2005, he moved to UK where he worked as a full-time associate in a mixed NHS/private practice in London before engaging in the MSc programme in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute (University College London). He now works exclusively in the area of Endodontics.

Dr. Vince Chen

BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng).

GDC Registration No. 82468

Dr. Chen qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s hospital in 2003. Soon after finishing his vocational training, he joined a sedation clinic which provided dedicated care for patients who were nervous about having dental treatment. Over the years, this has given him an insight into the management of dental phobia and methods which can help overcome this. Dr. Chen is passionate about delivering modern dentistry based upon the best available research. This has led him on a continuous journey of learning and self-development.

In 2009, he completed the diploma in the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF). The diploma assesses the knowledge and skill of the practitioner and serves as a demonstration of their clinical competency. Dr. Chen is currently working towards his second diploma in restorative dentistry with the Faculty of General Dental Practice.

Dr. Deesha Ramji


GDC Registration No. 84160

Dr. Ramji qualified as a dental surgeon from Manchester Dental Hospital in 2004 and completed her postgraduate dental fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2008. She has spent many years working in specialist Oral and Maxillofacial surgery centres managing referrals from general practitioners. She has special interests in oral surgery and dental implantology and is currently being mentored in the placement of Biohorizon dental implants.

Dr. Ramji also attends, monthly, an MSc in advanced restorative dentistry course which is due to be completed 2014. She prides herself on providing preventative advice and restorative treatments based on current evidence-based dentistry and has a real empathy, making her a much trusted and respected practitioner by patients and colleagues alike.


Dr. Poonam Ram


GDC Registration No. 155240

Dr. Poonam Ram qualified from Barts and the London Dental School in 2008. She is experienced in treating treats adults and children and her calm and reassuring manner has made her a popular choice with nervous patients. She also has a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, particularly where it has the ability to enhance confidence and transform lives. Since her graduation, Dr. Ram has completed a number of postgraduate courses including advanced crowns and bridges, root canal treatment, veneers and Clearstep.

Dr. Christopher Whitaker


GDC Registration No. 228639

Dr. Whitaker graduated from The University of Manchester Dental School and joined Chingford Mount Dental Practice in August 2012. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a special interest in prosthetic and restorative dentistry. As part of his postgraduate training he is currently working towards his MJDF (Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England).


Our Dental Hygienists and Therapists

Hygienists are an essential part of the dental care team and provide valuable support to our dentists. They provide dental hygiene treatments to remove plaque and promote gum health. They also dispense health information and advice on the prevention of gum disease.

Stephanie Norris

EDH, Dip HE.

GDC Registration No. 3341

Stephanie qualified as a Dental Hygienist from The Eastman Dental Hospital in 1987. She has over 20 years experience working in various hospitals and dental practices, and has worked at London Cosmetic Dentistry for 8 years. Stephanie treats patients of all ages and covers a wide range of clinical needs from simple maintenance care to those requiring more complex gum treatments. She advises patients on dental care at home to help in the prevention of gum disease and provides gentle, friendly and supportive care. Stephanie is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Nicola Moody

Dip HE.

GDC Registration No. 180671

Since qualifying from The Leeds Dental School as a dental hygienist, Nicola has worked in a number of private practices in the UK. Her role is to maintain and improve the oral health of our patients, treat gum disease and help prevent dental disease by providing advice on oral hygiene and cleaning techniques. Nicola regularly attends postgraduate courses to keep abreast of professional developments. She is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and the British Periodontal Society (extended duties).

Farha Faiz Nathu

BSc Hons., Dip HE.

GDC Registration No. 141435

Farha completed her BSc Hons in Dental Technology at Manchester University in 2003 after which she worked at the Royal London Hospital as dental technician tutor helping undergraduate dental students with laboratory work. In 2005, Farha commenced a 3 year course in Dental Hygiene and Therapy at Kings College London and qualified with a merit in 2008. Since then has been working in both private and NHS practices.

As well as carrying out dental hygiene treatments, her role is to educate people about the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums in order to prevent gum disease. Recently, she has extended her expertise and now carries out tooth whitening procedures for patients. Farha ensures that she keeps up to date with continuing professional development and attends relevant courses on a regular basis.

Ann Hocherman


GDC Registration No. 2537

Ann joined Chingford Mount Dental Practice in September 2010. She qualified as a dental hygienist from Edinburgh in 1982 and has over 25 years experience, having worked in Dublin and London. Ann offers a high standard of dental hygiene treatments with particular care of nervous patients.


Our Managers

Our Practice Managers head friendly, helpful support teams and have great enthusiasm and dedication to efficient practice management and high quality patient care.

Amanda Connolly, Practice Manager

Amanda Connolly joined Chingford Mount Dental Practice as the Practice Manager in December 2010. She is responsible for the smooth running of the practice, the management of staff and all aspects of day-to-day dental surgery administration. Amanda is highly experienced in this area. She has worked in similar roles at two other London-based dental practices in the past and has 17 years experience in dental administration and management.

Our Dental Care Coordinators

The team are Karen, Helen, Fatima, Gemma and Kelly. Each has many years\' nursing experience, enabling us to deliver the highest quality dental care.

Our Administrative and Retail Support Staff

Reception, administrative and retail duties are carried out by our Receptionists Terri and Denise and our Retail Executive Charlotte.

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At the practice of Dr. Raj Gogna, we will match you with an exceptional cosmetic dentist to meet your dental needs. Our offices in London, UK are superiorly equipped and are designed for your comfort.

We are delighted to introduce our highly qualified team of Dentists, Dental Specialists and Dental Hygienists.

All of our Dentists and Dental Specialists are on the UK General Dental Council Register and our Dental Specialists are also on the UK General Dental Council\'s Register of Accredited Specialists.

Our professional staff are members of the professional and specialist organisations which are relevant to their particular areas of practice.

Memberships include:

  • The British Dental Association
  • The Faculty of General Dental Practitioners
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
  • The British Society of General Dental Surgery
  • Association of Dental Anaesthetists
  • The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The British Academy Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Association for Facial Aesthetics
  • The British Society of Restorative Dentistry
  • The Association of Dental Implantology
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • The International Team for Implantology
  • British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry
  • The British Endodontic Society
  • The British Orthodontic Society
  • The European Orthodontic Society
  • British Society of Periodontology
  • European Federation of Periodontology
  • American Association of Periodontology
  • The International Team for Periodontology
  • The Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy

If you are a dental professional and would like to refer a patient to an orthodontist, oral surgeon, implantologist, endodontist or periodontist, please contact us