Meet our team

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Dr. Payal Sharma
Director
154785 BARTS AND THE LONDON, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY, 2008
Dr. Payal Sharma, our principal dentist and clinical director is a Specialist Registrar in Orthodontics (Tooth straightening). Payal grew up in Essex and completed her training at Barts and the London Dental School in 2008. She was elected President of her Students union at University and won multiple prestigious awards while studying there between 2002-2008. Since graduating she has gained an impressive array of additional qualifications as a dentist and also worked in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. Payal has a record of excellence in teaching junior dentists; she also works as a clinical advisor to the General Dental Council. These additional skills ensure that she sets the highest possible standards for her team to follow. In her free time Payal enjoys going on bike rides and walks in the countryside with her husband and son. She loves the sharing of good food and wine with friends and family.

Meet our friendly and specialist team

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Dr. Dip Malde
Dentist
Education
  • 211408 - Kings College
  • 2011

Dip was born in Kenya and moved to the UK in 2006 to study dentistry. He completed his dental undergraduate training from King’s College in 2011, passing with Honours. He has since worked at a number of dental practices in the Midlands, London, Hertfordshire and Essex. His passion for dentistry and pursuit to achieve clinical excellence has led him to undertake several courses over the past few years. Dip has a special interest in implant dentistry and periodontology. He is currently close to completion of the Masters in Periodontology at the University of Essex, with the view to becoming a periodontal specialist list one day.

Dip is known for his attention to detail and wanting to achieve the best possible result in every case he undertakes, be it dental implants, periodontal surgery and everything else in between. He has a calm and gentle manner, putting even the most nervous patient at ease. He always puts his patients first and adopts a flexible bespoke approach with every client.

To find out more about Dip, his services and what his patients have to say about him, visit his website www.drdipmalde.com.

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Dr. Jainin Katechia
Dentist
Education
  • 251754 - University of Birmingham
  • 2014
Jainin qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2014. She has worked in Australia and Essex before joining the practice in 2018. Jainin loves her job and is passionate about dentistry and people, and she hopes that this shows in her work. Her main interest is in the field of cosmetic dentistry including tooth straightening, tooth whitening, composite build ups as well as endodontic treatment. She is committed to her continual professional development and attends frequent study days and courses. Outside of work Jainin enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys watching and playing sports.
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Dr. Kunal Desai
Dentist
Education
  • 245146 - University of London 2013
Kunal Desai received his BDS with Honours from Bart’s and The London, following a BSc with Honours in Biology with Business Management from Queen Mary’s University of London. Kunal is specifically interested in Restorative dentistry. Having completed many post‐graduate courses including a certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry he is able to offer a variety of treatments such as Invisalign, fixed cosmetic braces, amongst many other minimally invasive treatment options all of which keep him at the forefront of dentistry. Kunal is committed to providing high quality gentle dentistry and his greatest reward is seeing the positive transformation of patient’s attitude towards their own dental care. In his spare time he enjoys going to the gym and more recently he has a keen interest in photography.
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Laura Patterson
Hygienist
Education
  • 104310 - Barts and the London
  • School of Medicine & Dentistry 2006
I qualified from Barts & The London in 2006 as a hygienist & therapist. I am enthusiastic about my patients achieving a high standard of oral hygiene through my guidance and also teaching and motivation. I have a fantastic patient group and I really enjoy seeing them and catching up since our last visit, I have a real rapport with them and this is one of the reasons I enjoy working at Diamond Dental Group. I like to use my spare time to bake, visit the gym and learn new skills
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Mahbub Uddin
Hygienist
Education
  • 250482 - Dhaka University 2006
Mahbub qualified as a Dentist in Bangladesh in 2007. Since coming to the UK he has registered with the GDC and is currently working as a Therapist and Hygienist. He thoroughly enjoys all aspects of his work, including getting to know the patients and helping them to improve and maintain their oral health. In his spare time, Mahbub enjoys watching cricket.
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Mohammed M Rahman
Specialist in facial aesthetics
Education
  • Advanced Derma Medical Training - September 2016
Mohammed M Rahman graduated with a Masters from The School of Pharmacy, University College London in 2008. He then worked for the NHS for 8 years before completing his second Masters in 2016 as an Independent Prescriber in Kent. Mohammed transitioned into the aesthetic private healthcare sector in 2016 working for The Belgravia Centre Hair Loss Clinic and simultaneously beginning his journey into aesthetic medicine.
He worked as part of a prestigious Central/West London based private clinic for 2 years as an advanced aesthetic injector before launching MR Aesthetics.
His academic aesthetic achievements include Advanced Toxinand Dermal Fillers, Masterclass in Lip Fillers, Advanced Facial Contouring, Artistic Facial Profiling, Advanced Vascular Complications Management, Profhilo®, Sunekos(R), Cryotherapy and Medical Microneedling. He also has hands on experience in mentoring new injectors into the aesthetic industry and continues to strive in new cutting edge techniques to facial aesthetics.
Mohammed has a true passion for facial aesthetics and strives to be the best at what he does using a combination of aesthetic education, experience and an artistic eye which is paramount in his work. It is for this reason that MR Aesthetics demand has grown very quickly and now offered in Essex, Hertfordshire and Knightsbridge, London.
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Ewa Bassa
Head Nurse
Education
  • 281934 NEBDN, March 2019
Ewa qualified as a dental nurse in the UK via NEBDN in March 2019 and joined Diamond Dental Group in May 2019, where she has flourished into a confident professional. She is a dedicated and caring member of staff who is dedicated to continually developing her skills. Ewa recently started cycling to work as part of our environmental impact project! In her spare time Ewa enjoys photography and cookery.
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Corinne Samuels
Dental Nurses
Education
  • 248235 - NEBDN 2013
Corinne has taken the lead on the Green Impact environmental sustainability project and we are pleased to say that we are now the second ranked Green Impact practice in the whole of the UK. Congratulations for your hard work Corinne! Corinne from Essex joined the practice in 2014, Completed NEBDN in 2010 and registered in 2013. She is working towards becoming an Oral Health Educator. In her spare time Corinne’s free time she loves to spend time with her family and enjoys water sport activities
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Vincy Manoj
Dental Nurses
Education
  • 259661 - NEBDN 2015
Vincy is kind and caring by nature, she enjoys meeting patients and making them feel at ease. She is a passionate about caring for our patients, making sure they understand treatment and feel comfortable and relaxed. Vincy trained and qualified at Chadwell Heath Dental Practice in 2014, and then joined our team in 2018. When not working she enjoys spending quality time with her children and cooking Asian food for her friends and family.
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Evie Reader
Practice lead and dental nurse
Education
  • 265069 - Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing 2016
I joined the team as a Head Nurse and I am really proud to say I have worked my way up to Practice Lead in 2019. I have been a qualified Dental Nurse since 2016 and since then have managed to develop my skills, I have worked as an agency nurse which allowed me to work with a number of different clinicians and teams in many different situations. I have also gained my qualification in sedation dental nursing which I was extremely proud of. Diamond Dental Group has a lovely calming atmosphere that is not very common in a Dental setting, I find working with the team and patients extremely rewarding.
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Allison Dean
Receptionist
Allison has worked as a dental receptionist for the past 6 years and has gained lots of experience in this field, and she absolutely loves her job. Prior to this she worked as a carer whilst her children were growing up. Before that she worked at Investec and Coutts and Co in London. Allison is an animal lover and has three dogs and used to own horses.
Give us a call today on 01375 373 409, You'll be happy you chose us for your dental needs.