Alan Bookey originally ran the practice in Parkway, NW1 from 1985-1991, when he moved to larger premises in Camden High Street , NW1. In 1995, a hygienist service was added. The practice continued to expand;moving to its present location at 50 Haverstock Hill, NW3, in 2000.
Alan Bookey qualified at Guy's Hospital, London, in 1984. He has a special interest in treating anxious patients. He has attended many postgraduate courses both in the U.K. and in the U.S.A., including the Certificate Course in Restorative Dentistry at the postgraduate Eastman Dental Hospital. He has held the posts of honorary Clinical Assistant For Sedation at Guy's Hospital, London and honorary Clinical Assistant in Oral Surgery at University College Hospital, London.
In 1994, Alan also set up the Staff Dental Centre of the Royal Free Hospital, where the general dental needs of staff and students at this premier NHS hospital were addressed. He managed and worked in the centre from 1994-2003.
Alan is a member of many dental societies at home and abroad, including the British Dental Association and the Chicago Dental Society. Alan has been active in dental issues and has represented local dentists to the Camden and Islington Health Authorities over the period 1987-2003.
Alan's spare time is used for gardening , cycling and walking. He is also very involved with local charities and other philanthropic activities.
Alan is married with five children.
Alan is registered with the General Dental Council-no 59153.
Dr. Kripa Desai, DMD
Kripa Desai BDS
Dr. Kripa Desai qualified from Wroclaw Medical University and moved to London, UK in 2016 and obtained her GDC registration.
Upon her arrival, and after obtaining her GDC registration, Dr. Desai decided to further develop herself attended course in Aesthetic and Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. Dr.Desai enjoys restoring patient’s smiles and confidence, this has led her to certify in Teeth Whitening (by Dr. Linda Greenwall) and Invisalign. Her need to help people feel better, she has also decided to attend a course in Facial Aesthetics led by renowned Dr. Harry Singh.
Kripa believes that development is key as a dentist, and this has given her the motivation to pursue other studies. She feels strongly about providing her patients with the best care possible. This has been reflected in her track record of past achievements and interest in future development on a professional and personal level. She is passionate and caring; ensuring all her patients are well informed before starting their treatments.
Prior to moving to the UK, Kripa has had the opportunity to work as a qualified dentist in Sweden and Finland. This has allowed her to gain experience dealing with different cultures and understand patients needs better.
Her bilingual background, Indian and Swedish, allowed her to develop strong communication skills that help in building a strong rapport and good relationship with her patients.
Kripa is registered with the General Dental Council -no.
Dr. Gopika Kailayapillai BDS, MSc (Rest dent.), Dip.MJDF, MCGDent.
Gopika qualified from the King's College London Dental Institute, in 2009 and has been at Albany Dental Centre since 2012.
She has achieved a postgraduate MSc in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. This has enabled her to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of all aspects of general and restorative dentistry. She received a distinction for her MSc thesis and has had the unique privilege of presenting it at the International Association for Dental Research Congress in Canada.
Gopika has also been awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, following examination. This distinguishes her as a leading member of the profession who has been tested to the highest standards. She subsequently gained membership to the College of General Dentistry, enhancing her dedication to clinical excellence.
She attends numerous post-graduate courses in the UK and Internationally to further her skills and knowledge. This commitment is in order to keep abreast of current developments in dentistry, and ensure the highest standard of treatment and techniques are available for her patients, supported by the latest clinical evidence. She has a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry where she can utilize her eye for detail, as well as restorative dentistry which has been reflected in her continued professional development in this discipline.
With over ten years of experience in dental practice, Gopika is passionate about providing the highest standard of patient care in the most comfortable, relaxed manner, and has established a loyal patient base here at Albany Dental Centre.
Gopika is registered with the General dental council -no.
Paniz Abedinazadeh, EDH
Paniz qualified as a dental hygienist in 2011 and as a dental therapist from Eastman Dental Hospital. Since then she has worked in various dental practices across London and greater London. She joined the practice in 2012. Paniz's main priority is patients comfort and health whilst focusing on preventative dentistry! She loves to travel the world and takes pleasure in cooking! She keeps fit by cycling and attending the gym regularly!
Paniz works every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Paniz is registered with the General Dental Council- no. 164153