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Alan M. Bookey, BDS, MFGDP (UK)

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


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. Desaidecided to further develop herself attended course in Aesthetic and Endodontic 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.


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



Dr. Gopika Kailayapillai BDS,MSC, MJDF RCS Eng., PGCert

Dr. Gopika Kailayapillai  is on maternity leave for the whole of 2020.

Gopika qualified from King's College London, in 2009 and has been at Albany Dental Centre since 2012. Upon her arrival, and after obtaining her GDC registration, Dr. Desai decided to further develop herself attended course in Aesthetic and Endodontic 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 p oviding her patients with the best care possible. This has been reflectedin 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.

 


 Laura Schikkerling, EDH

Laura is one of our dental hygienists. She qualified at Cardiff in 1978 joining our practice in October 2001.She has a diploma in Dental Hygiene. Originally from South Africa, Laura has travelled extensively throughout the world. She is very committed to her work and many of our patients can testify to this. She is very interested in the holistic approach to dentistry, yoga and homeopathy and this has helped her become so successful.

Laura currently works on Wednesdays and Thursdays and some Fridays according to demand.

Laura is registered with the General Dental Council -no.1204

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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