Dr SenthilPrincipal Dentist
Dr Babak KarimiAssociate Dentist
Dr Samana KiranAssociate Dentist
Dr. Biju PhilipAnesthetist
BDS Mysore 2000
GDC Number: 101514
Senthil has a keen interest in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants. His main interest is in the field of Implantology, which he has pursued with a commitment to postgraduate qualifications. This included a 2-year implant course held by the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners at The Royal College of Surgeons. He is also pursuing towards completion of Diploma in Dental Implants from Royal College of Surgeon in Edinburgh.
Since qualification in 2000, Senthil expanded his clinical experience by taking the posts of Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery department at various London Hospitals. He then completed 1 year Postgraduate certificate course on “Cosmetic & Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry” in London.
Outside of the surgery, Senthil loves to spend time with his wife and two children and manages to find time for tennis, cricket and skiing.
Dr Babak Karimi
BChD University of Leeds 2013
GDC Number: 245154
Dr Samana Kiran
BDS, MFDS, LDS
GDC Number: 243687
In 2005, Samana qualified in dentistry and completed her MFDS at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and LDS from The Royal College of Surgeons of England. She has a keen interest in Oral surgery and has worked in various Maxillofacial surgery units in the southwest and north of England for the last 8 years.
Dr. Biju Philip
GDC Number: 6072826
Dr Philip has more than 20 years’ experience as a doctor, 13 years of which he has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation, which he now practices in our dental surgery. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.
Dr. Darshan Boindala
BDS, MFDS, MBBS, MSc Oral Surgery & Implantology
GDC Number: 85047
Dr. Boindala trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for 10 years. He is dually qualified and completed his medical training in 2008. Dr. Darshan is passionate about teaching post graduate dentists and has been involved in teaching as a lecturer for the post-graduate dentistry exams the MFDS and MJDF. He is also very involved in the training of Overseas registration exam for dentists) and the LDS examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons. He was awarded the Honorary Lectureship from the Royal College of Surgeons, England in 2009 for his teaching. In December 2019, Dr. Boindala completed his master’s program (MSc) in Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology.
MBBS, BDS, FDSRCS, FRCS (General Surgery) FRCS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)
GMC Number: 4601663
Dr Thiru is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, qualified both in medicine and dentistry. He has extensive training in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and one of a handful of specialists who has a fellowship (Super Speciality Training) in paediatric craniofacial surgery.
Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science University of Essex 2019
GDC Number: 267036
Dip Dent Hygiene University of Liverpool 2006
GDC Number: 103641
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1994
GDC Number: 4684
Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science University of Essex 2010
GDC Number: 106287
Suzanne studied as a dental hygienist at the University of Essex, although her career in dentistry started several years earlier as a dental nurse. She is passionate about dentistry, periodontal health and preventative dental care and pursued her ambition of becoming a dental hygienist, graduating in 2010. She took up her first permanent hygienist role shortly after and since then has held a number of permanent and locum positions throughout Suffolk and Essex, joining Smile Suffolk in 2015. She is very keen to keep up to date with the latest developments in dentistry and regularly attends courses to further her skills. Suzanne is also a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT).
Outside of work, Suzanne is a very busy Mum of three girls and enjoys spending time with her young family. She enjoys participating in different sport activities and is very talented in sugar art and cake decorating.
BSc Oral Health Science University of Essex 2015
GDC Number: 177351
Pat Popat is a registered Dental Hygienist & Therapist and works in Specialist referral and general dental practices across Essex, Hertfordshire & Suffolk with a wealth of experience within the dental field. He started his career as a Dental Nurse and was invited back to become a tutor for dental nurses. Pat was then offered the position of Course Director & Lead Tutor for Dental Nurse Training at The Ipswich Hospital and has since become an Examiner for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses.
Pat also serves on charity missions with Dentaid in Uganda providing pain relief clinics within a team of other medical and dental professionals.
Pat is also a facial aesthetics practitioner providing treatment for facial wrinkles and skin rejuvenation. From botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers and full non-surgical face lifts. Pat is award-winning and highly sought after.
Pat won the “Best Treatment of a Nervous Patient” at the Dental Hygiene and Therapy Awards in 2014 and was a finalist for Best Hygienist. In 2017 Pat was highly commended as “Best Newcomer in Facial Aesthetics” and a finalist for “Best Lip Sculpting” by the International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics.
Dental nurses & Reception team
Verified experience in Dental Nursing
GDC Number: 136041
Tracey started her career as a dental nurse over 30 years ago, in the very same building as Smile Suffolk is now. Over the years she has built an excellent relationship with many of our patients, which she feels helps to relax them throughout their experience at the practice.
Tracey enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but is particularly interested in oral surgery, implants and cosmetic dentistry. More recently, Tracey mainly works at Reception, where she greets our patients with a friendly smile and chat.
Outside of work, Tracey enjoys family time, socialising with family time, socialising with friends, reading, cooking and walking.
Merita is a newly qualified dental nurse and she joined Smile Suffolk in February 2018.
In her spare time, Merita likes to go to the cinema and spend time with her family.
National Certificate NEBDSA 1993
GDC Number: 130483
Joanna has worked as a dental nurse for over 28 years, qualifying in 1993. She joined Smile Suffolk in 2019. She is particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry and likes to chat to the patients and help to put them at ease.
Joanna has two grown up children, and in her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling, reading and cooking as well as long walks with her partner in and around her hometown of Woodbridge.
National Certificate NEBDN 2007
GDC Number: 153457
Jane has been a dental nurse for over 15 years. When deciding which profession to take, the choices were dental nurse or veterinary nurse, so to save having a collection of poorly or unwanted pets at home, she decided she thought it better to choose dental nursing instead.
In her 15 years, she has thoroughly enjoyed assisting dentists with dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics. Jane loves to make the patients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
In her spare time, Jane enjoys walking her two Shar Pei’s, Buddy and Bear, going on holiday, and spending time with her partner Gary.
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013
GDC Number: 249565
Sangeetha started her career as a receptionist in 2010 and proceeded to complete a dental nursing course in 2012. She enjoys interacting with the patients and always greets everyone who enters the practice with a smile.
Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and socializing with friends and family.
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014
GDC Number: 255916
Chloe started her career in dental nursing in 2012 and qualified in 2015. During her time as a dental nurse, she gained extensive experience in dental nursing during complex procedures such as dental implants and oral surgery. She progressed into the role of lead dental nurse, eventually taking on the role of Practice Manager in 2018.
Chloe enjoys managing a team of staff and ensuring the smooth running of the practice.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and two dogs.