About Us

Meet the team of dentists at Foxhall Dental in Ipswich

The Dentists

Hiten Pabari

Hiten Pabari

MFDS RCS Eng 2005 BDS Lond 2003

Specialist Prosthodontist

Award-winning Master of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics and Specialist Clinical Teacher in Restorative Dentistry at Guy's Hospital, Hiten trained under world-renowned implant and restorative clinicians. In 2007 he became an associate specialist in restorative dentistry at St. George's, and has attended many international conferences to speak for the International Association for Dental Research. Read more ...

GDC Number: 82505

Ricky Bhopal

Ricky Bhopal

BDS University of Manchester 2014

Specialist Prosthodontist

Ricky graduated as a dentist from the University of Manchester with BDS Honours in 2014 and was the recipient of the prestigious Charles H Preston prize medal. Ricky attained multiple awards and prizes for achieving; the highest in finals, highest overall student over the 5 year Dentistry course, distinction in case presentations and was also awarded the outstanding academic achievement award for being in the top 0.5% of students at the University of Manchester.

Since qualifying, Ricky has had a range of experience in both dental practices and in hospitals. After spending 1 year working as an Oral & Maxillofacial Senior House Officer at Northampton General Hospital, where he exercised his oral surgery skills. He went on to gain Membership in Faculty of Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2015. Ricky then studied further and received his Diploma in Endodontology (Root canals) in 2016 before deciding to embark on a 4 year specialist program in the field of prosthodontics at Guy's Hospital/ King's College London. During his specialism, Ricky developed a passion for providing crowns, bridges, dentures and all aspects of implant dentistry. Ricky graduated from his specialist training with Distinction and is one of the few specialist prosthodontists in the UK who has passed membership with both Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and England.

Ricky always strives to provide the highest quality of care for his patients within a supportive, learning and working environment.  This is what in turn, allows him to have good professional and relaxed relationship with his patients and colleagues.

GDC Number: 252423

Samuel Ofori-Attah

Samuel Ofori-Attah

BDS Bristol 2010

I have worked in the NHS, private practice and the hospital sector in London and East England and have found this to be a very rewarding experience. My belief is in providing high quality general dentistry to create a strong basis for a healthy mouth, which in turn allows you to speak, smile, eat and chew with confidence. I pride myself in my patient focus, constantly striving to ensure that you feel listened to and receive information to allow you to make the right choice for yourself. 

Experience has shown me how I enjoy providing treatment and care to my patients, whether it is the simplest of preventative dentistry to the more complex restoration of teeth. Tooth coloured fillings and crowns are a particular area I enjoy delivering to patients and also teeth whitening where suitable and beneficial to patients. 

I constantly keep myself abreast of developments in dentistry to be able to advise my patients on the best course for their particular dental goals. The main areas of interest being oral surgery, patients with dental anxiety, orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry procedures. 

My personal passions are music and sport, both as a participant and an observer. In particular, the guitar, running and rugby. My other love is scriptwriting for screen and theatre. 

GDC Number: 191815

Chirag Kothari

BDS (Lond) 2012, BSc (Hons) 2010

Chirag Graduated from King’s College London in 2012 with distinction in his final clinical examination.  In his vocational training in London he was awarded a prize for end of year clinical presentation.  He then proceeded as a Senior House Officer for 6 months in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at The Royal London Hospital, followed by a further 6 months at Whipps Cross Hospital.

Chirag is dedicated to Continued Professional Development and believes in providing  predictable, evidence-based dentistry to benefit his patients.  He has completed a course in Aesthetic Dentistry at Eastman Dental Institute and is currently aiming towards his Membership of the Joint Dental Faculty examinations.

In his spare time he enjoys volunteering his dentistry skill with Crisis at Christmas.  Also, he has volunteered in international charity work to help in remote villages high in the Himalayas.  Outside of dentistry, Chirag enjoys badminton, squash, football, and is a certified Advanced Open Water Diver.

GDC Number: 228601

Dev-Vratt Naik

Grado en Odontologia Universidad Europea De Madrid 2017

Dev studied Dentistry at King's College London and Universidad Europea de Madrid. Since graduating, he has developed a keen interest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry, aiming to involve patients in each step to provide a fulfilling experience. He is dedicated to providing high-quality care using modern techniques and equipment in a safe and gentle yet effective manner while ensuring that his patients feel listened to so that they can make an informed decision regarding their oral health. Dev has heavily invested in his continual professional development by attending courses led by world-class clinicians and he uses his time to advance his knowledge and skills to fuel his passion. He considers using cameras to have a vital role in treatment planning, patient education, and for his own reflection. 

In his limited spare time, Dev enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing and watching sports, eating good food, and travelling.

GDC Number: 274015

Thean Yap

Thean Yap

BDS University of Dundee 2019

Thean qualified from the University of Dundee, Scotland with commendation in 2019.

Following graduation, he worked in Community Dental Services in Bury St Edmunds where he provided routine dental care in addition to special care where patients are referred from primary dental services. He was also involved in treating patients under General Anaesthesia in West Suffolk Hospital.
Thean is committed in providing high quality dentistry whilst putting patients interest first. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a particular interest in creating beautiful smiles with aesthetic restorative dentistry techniques.

Thean is highly dedicated to continuous improvement and is currently undertaking a PG Cert in Advanced Aesthetics Restorative Dentistry.
Outside dentistry, Thean enjoys playing badminton, travelling, and exploring new cultures. 

GDC Number: 83951

Mohammed Ali

BDS King's College London 2017


GDC Number: 271743

Helena Borja Serafim

Helena Borja Serafim

LMD Fernando Pessoa University 2013

Helena qualified from the University Fernando Pessoa (Portugal) in 2013.

Following two years working in a private surgery in Lisbon, Portugal, she moved to UK where she has been working as a general dental practitioner in Private and NHS practices.

She has completed a course in Aesthetic Dentistry at Eastman Dental Institute in 2016.
She developed a further interest in periodontal disease, so she decided to do an MSc in Periodontology at University of Essex.

She regularly attends courses and conferences in order to keep up with latest developments and innovations in dentistry, and maintains memberships in the British Dental Association and the British Society of Periodontology.

In her free time she enjoys playing volleyball, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.

 

GDC Number: 215595

Natasha Ramgolam


 

Hygienists

Clementine Hynes

Clementine Hynes

Dip Dent Hygiene Lond 2004

Clemmie has been working at Foxhall Dental since qualifying from Guy’s, Kings & St Thomas’ University Hospital with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2004.

GDC Number: 6520

Samantha Henly

Samantha Henly

Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science University of Essex 2017

GDC Number: 134767

Dental Nurses

Karen Purbrick

Karen Purbrick RDN

National Certificate NEBDN 2006

GDC Number: 113410

Jessica Brumby

Jessica Brumby RDN

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2014

GDC Number: 254931

Natasha Powlett

Natasha Powlett RDN

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016

GDC Number: 267418

Carly Miah

Carly Miah  RDN

National Certificate NEBDN 2004

GDC Number: 266416

Kirsty Wells

Kirsty Wells RDN

Kirsty wells - National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2014

GDC Number: 254747

Rebecca Addison

Rebecca Addison Trainee dental nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018

GDC Number: 280738

Cara Miller

Cara Miller

RDN Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017 

 

 

GDC Number: 280180

Jaya Patel

Jaya Patel Trainee dental nurse

 

GDC Number: In training

Nadia Miranda

Nadia Miranda Trainee dental nurse

 

GDC Number: In training

Phoebe Craven Trainee dental nurse

 

GDC Number: In training

Josie Simpson

Josie Simpson Trainee dental nurse

 

GDC Number: In training

Administration Team

Practice Manager - Heidi Ryan RDN

 

GDC Number: 113931

Reception - Kay Belton

 

 

Olivia Chandiram

Reception - Olivia Chandiram

 

 

Emily Gatt

Reception - Emily Gatt

 

 

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