Dr H F Hagen ( Practice Principal ) – GDC no. 66801
Dr Hagen qualified from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) in 1991. During his undergraduate years he spent time in the Tubingen (Germany) as an exchange student, courtesy of Siemens.
He worked for five years in Essex before settling in Highgate where he has been since 1997. In August 2000 he took over the Highgate Dental Practice from Dr Bay and has transformed it into the high quality specialist dental clinic that it is today.
Dr Hagen attends post graduate courses on a regular basis and enjoys the holistic/cosmetic approach to dentistry. His interest is smile design and he enjoys customising smile design treatments to match the needs, expectations and budget for each individual patient. Over the past fourteen years he has appointed a team of highly skilled and specialised professionals. The practice thrives as a multidisciplinary run-through which means no outward referrals. Dr Hagen is a greatly skilled facial rejuvenation professional and is regularly invited to attend master class sessions by international companies.
Dr Eial Makori (Dental Surgeon) – GDC no. 73127
Eial ( Max ) Makori, has been working as a private cosmetic Dentist for close to 10 years, and has a great desire for designing and creating natural smiles that not only look great but that also last a long time.In addition he has completed an extensive implant and cosmetic course recently and is also an associate member of the British Academy of Aesthetic dentistry.
Max Believes in continuing education therefore he frequently attends courses detailing the latest techniques and learning from other like-minded colleagues.
He is known for practicing in a very conservative nature and often will choose to build a tooth directly in the mouth using high quality composite material, thus eliminating the need for crowns. Or else to create a Painless Smile Make Over change by means of teeth whitening or direct composite (tooth coloured restorations) build ups on front teeth without the need for drilling or injections. His passion also lies in surgical Dentistry and rehabilitation, he has vast experience and knowledge in restoring heavily broken down dentition to healthy, natural looking functional smile.
Main ethos are to treat all his patients as just the way he would like to be treated, ensuring his utmost attention and care at all time.
Dr Vanessa Lee ( Dental Surgeon ) – GDC no. 80744
Vanessa graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Leeds University. She worked for nearly 5 years in a mixed client practice in Nottingham and in 2006 took a year sabbatical to go back to Cardiff University to study for a Masters in Forensic Odontology, in which she passed with distinction. Vanessa then worked in a private practice in Hertfordshire before joining The Highgate Dental Practice in 2010.
Vanessa is interested in all aspects of aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry and enjoys improving and changing client’s smiles. She completed a yearlong cosmetic course in 2007 and is a full member of the British Association of Cosmetic Dentists. Vanessa provides the Invisalign treatment at The Highgate Dental Practice. In treating her clients Vanessa has a good chair side manner and has an excellent approach to nervous clients and children.
In her spare time Vanessa does forensic dentistry on a consultancy basis. Vanessa enjoys improving her knowledge by keeping up to date through various courses and meeting other colleagues at regular dental conferences.
Dr Tim Sunnucks ( BDS MSc DRDP FICD Specialist in Endodontics ) – GDC no. 64060
Tim Qualified from the University of Bristol in 1988 winning the prosthetic prize and BDA medal for the highest clinical results. He then spent some years in practice in Bristol where he developed an interest in Restorative Dentistry, specifically Endodontics.
In 1998 he moved to London helping to set up a practice in the West End and undertaking the Certificate in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute. He continued his studies there subsequently gaining a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry (with Distinction) and an MSc in Restorative Dental Practice (also with Distinction).
As well as being on the specialist registrar in Endodontics, Tim has a keen interest in all aspects of restorative dentistry. He is heavily involved in endodontic and restorative post-graduate education lecturing nationally and internationally and runs hands on courses as well as being happy to host practitioners at the practice. Tim is a European clinical consultant for 3M as well as a certified Endodontic and Restorative trainer for Dentsply.
He is also former secretary and past president of the London Dental Study Club, is an editorial board member of The Probe Dental Journal and was made a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 2008.
Tim lives in Highgate and is married with 2 Children. He enjoys running, skiing, karate and photography.
Dr Nectaria Polycarpou ( BDS, MFDS RCS, MClinDent MRD RCS ) – GDC no. 71067
Nectaria graduated from Guys, University of London in 1995. She worked in general practice for 3 years. In sequence she gained membership to the Royal College of Surgeons England in 2000 following two years hospital training as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery. She then embarked on a further three years full time specialist training at the Eastman Dental Institute and gained Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics with distinction and Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons England in Nov 2003.
She is now one of only 15 people on the Endodontic specialist register with these qualifications. She works at the Royal London Dental Hospital where she teaches Senior House Officers and Specialist Registrars.She is also involved in lecturing and providing further education of qualified Dental Surgeons at the Eastman Dental Institute and Royal London Hospital.
Dr Manish Bose ( BDS, MFDS RCPS ) – GDC no. 72111
Manish graduated from the University of Manchester, England with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1996. He then worked in general practice for three years. Subsequently he went on to work as a Senior House Officer in Maxillo-Facial Surgery at the Wellhouse Trust, London and gained a membership to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow in 2001.
He is about to complete a further 3 years specialist training in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute where he is a clinical lecturer of postgraduate dental surgeons. Furthermore he is one of only a handful of people to have undergone this level of training in Periodontology (presently 19 according to the General Dental Council). And is also a fellow of the European Federation of Periodontology. This fellowship is only granted to 5 Institutions in Europe (Eastman is the only one in England).
His specialist interests are in periodontal (gum and bone) regeneration and implants. He is currently involved in research in this field in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Simin Gholami ( (Dental Hygienist) – GDC no. 192870
Simin qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from Kings College London in 2010 and was awarded her diplomas by Royal College of Surgeons of England. She has over six yearsâ€™ experience in the field of dentistry with proficiency in various aspects of Dental Hygiene and Therapy including conservative periodontal treatments, paediatric dentistry, and restorative dentistry. Her warm personality and her gentle approach makes patients feel at ease and welcomed. As a therapist she is able to do the following:
- Provide dental fillings to adults and children
- Extract deciduous teeth
- Take impressions
- Take X-rays
- Emergency placement of fillings and crowns with temporary cement
- Place preformed crowns on deciduous teeth
Rupi Gill ( (Dental Hygienist) – GDC no. 137164
Rupi qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from Kings College London in 2013 , gaining her dipHE from the Royal College of Surgeons England. She also gained a BSc in Human Nutrition and likes to take an holistic approach to her work. Her duties involve maintaining periodontal health along with prevention and treatment of periodontal disease. She has a calm, patient and thoughtful manner and works well with nervous patients. Always keen to learn and progress, her skills are updated regularly by attending continuing professional development courses.
Stephanie Bach ( (Dental Hygienist) – GDC no. 3647
Stephanie qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Kings College London in 1989 she also has a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Certificate in Health Education. Stephanie has experience in treating regular preventive maintenance care, tooth whitening, fluoride treatments, application of fissure sealants and administering local anaesthesia. She uses her knowledge and skills to her full potential to create an individual treatment plan to ensure all patients achieve and maintain good oral health.
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- Temi Rowl
- Patricia Chesters
- Petronella Angelovics
- Egle Vilimiene
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- Tuesday 9:00 – 5:30pm
- Wednesday 9:00 – 7:30pm
- Thursday 9:00 – 7:30pm
- Friday 9:00 – 5:00pm
- Saturday 8:30 – 1:00pm