The Smile Dental Implant Team

With Smile Dental Implants, you can be confident you’ve picked a team that has your happiness, well-being and interests at heart.

We continue to invest in our specialist dental implant services, with our team regularly attending postgraduate courses, as well as lecturing on them.

In this way, we make sure we’re always up-to-date with the very latest advances in dental implant technology.

Meet our prestigious team

Dr. Arrif Lalani
Principal Implant Dentist and Specialist Periodontist

Dr. Arrif Lalani standardly uses the quality OSSTEM Implants at his Worcester Park practice. And, whoever he’s working with, it’s always his aim to provide an affordable implant solution. So much so, he’s proud to offer the best value procedures both in and around the London area. He places a premium on the importance of long-lasting implants, which continue to deliver confidence and high standards of dental health to his patients over the years.

Dipesh Patel

BDS MJDF Dip ImpDent RCS (Eng)
GDC number 114276

Dipesh graduated from King’s College London in 2007. Following his dental degree Dipesh’s early postgraduate training involved working as a senior house officer at the Royal Surrey and Cardiff University Hospitals in the Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry Departments.

Dipesh is a calm and conscientious dentist, qualities appreciated by all of his patients. His relaxed approach is especially beneficial if you are nervous of dental treatment.

He has a passion for high quality dentistry and as such aims to deliver only the highest quality dentistry for his patients. To further enhance his skills Dipesh continually looks to keep up to date with the latest advances in cosmetic and implant dentistry by attending numerous postgraduate courses. He has completed the prestigious Dental Implant Diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons and is experienced in the replacement of missing teeth using fixed dental implants. Currently Dipesh is undertaking a Masters degree at Kings College London which is well regarded for providing high quality training in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry.

Outside of work, Dipesh spends most of his time with his wife and two young daughters. He enjoys food and travelling and stays fit by playing football and squash.

Dr Dhrumi Patel
Associate Dentist BDS (Lond) Bsc(HONS), Pg Dip Primary Dental Care, Pg Dip Endodontics
GDC NO. 244108

After completing a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences Dhru then did his dental training at King’s College London. Post qualification he worked in an NHS practice in West Sussex, where he completed his post-graduate diploma in primary dental care focusing on Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Research.

During this time he also spent a year working at the Maxillo-facial surgery department at St Richard’s Hospital carrying out complex surgical procedures. After working as a general dental practitioner in practices in and around London he developed an interest in endodontics for which he has completed a 2 year diploma obtaining a Merit at the Eastman Dental Institute.

Sarah Slater
Practice Manager

Our Practice Manager, Sarah, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Smile Dental Implants clinic. Sarah’s knowledge of all aspects of dentistry is vast, having spent over 15 years in the industry. She’s also a qualified dental nurse.

Sarah has worked alongside Dr. Arrif Lalani at a number of general dental practices, and together, they made a decision to devote their time and expertise to providing affordable implant dentistry through the Smile Dental Implants practice.

At the heart of Sarah’s role is her commitment to providing the highest level of patient care, as well as delivering an exceptional and personalised service to visitors of Smile Dental Implants.

Jola Kawalec
Hygienist and Dental Care Professional

An invaluable and dedicated member of the Smile Dental Implants team, our Hygienist and Dental Care Professional, Jola, is responsible for our patients’ well-being.

She is a qualified dental nurse, who also holds a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from King’s College Hospital NHS Trust.

Our patients frequently comment on Jola’s amazingly gentle touch, and are impressed with her ability to produce excellent results with such a delicate approach.

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