The Team

Mark Marcou

BDS (Lond), PG Cert MDE
GDC Registration No. 72324

Principal Dentist, Mark Marcou BDS, graduated from Guy's Dental Hospital, London in 1996, gaining his BDS. In September 2014, Mark was made a “Foundation Dentist” Trainer, giving us the status of a Dental Teaching Practice, one of only 134 such practices in London. He is currently completing his Post Graduate Certificate in Dental & Medical Education, to further enhance his skills in this new role. He is also proud to be involved with ongoing Research in Dental Practice, as part of the North London Dental Research Network. He has also recently been invited to speak about his research at the British Dental Association.

Shahzia Farooqi

GDC Registration No. 73330

Dr Shahzia graduated in 1997 from the University of Liverpool. She has been at the practice since 2013 and is known for her warm, calm and reassuring manner with her patients.

Dr Shahzia is committed to ongoing postgraduate education and updates her knowledge regularly with the latest dental treatments and technology to provide the best and most suitable options for her patients.

"It gives me great satisfaction to help our patients to improve their oral health and to look and feel their best!"

Dr Shahzia has a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and has completed a post graduate course in Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry with Aspire Academy at Kings College University, to further broaden her skills.

To complement this further, she has also undergone training in non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments such as Botox, fillers and chemical peels to provide a balanced, more holistic, complete approach.

Outside of dentistry, Shahzia is a busy mum of two and enjoys family time, travelling reading and gardening.

Riz Syed

Implant Surgeon
GDC Registration No. 77092

Dr Riz Syed qualified in 1999 at the Royal London Hospital and worked in the Oral Maxillo-Facial surgical department. Riz is both nationally and internationally respected as a lecturer and mentor in Implant Dentistry and Nobelguide CT scan guided surgery. He also lectures for Nobel Biocare on a range of advanced implant techniques. He is also a visiting surgeon to numerous surgeries across London As a mentor for Nobel Biocare, he has helped to train implant surgeons across the UK and is regularly consulted for treatment planning complex cases. He has trained in Europe and America and placed over a thousand implants.

He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Demini Shah

BDS PgDip Endodontics

I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2012. I have been working in General practice ever since. I developed a keen interest in endodontics/root canal treatment and therefore completed a postgraduate diploma in Endodontics in 2018.

Sandeepa Gangadharan

GDC No- 253646

After qualifying Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS ) from India, Sandeepa moved to London in 2014. She has received Licence in Dental Surgery (LDS) from most prestigious Royal college of Surgeons England in 2015 and MFDS from Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow.

Sandeepa started her career in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Queen Alexandra hospital, Portsmouth and in one of the most busy unit in UK- University college hospital London (UCLH) where she gained a vast experience in oral surgery , trauma and head and neck cancer patients.

Moving to the General Dentistry, Sandeepa enjoys treating wide variety of cases and best patient care is of utmost importance. She is constantly striving for perfection and vast array of post graduate courses she attended has played an immense role to achieve the great results. With her gentle approach, the anxious patients have found it comfortable to get treatment done in general practice.

Yalda Nassehi

Yalda graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2017. She completed her foundation training in a busy practice in 2018. She then worked in hospital for nearly three years in Oral & Maxillofacial department at Royal Derby Hospital and St George’s Hospital in London. She became very passionate about surgery and medical aspects within dentistry during her time in hospital and since then has followed an interest in Oral surgery and is able to provide complex surgical extractions in primary care including wisdom teeth extractions.

She has always felt strongly about postgraduate education and academics. Following her graduation, she soon passed the MFDS exam and became a member of the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She is currently undertaking a Master’s of Implantology with the University of Bristol which enables her to offer implant placement to her patients.

She is a caring clinician and works well with anxious patients from all different backgrounds.

Dental Nurses

Our team includes Three Fully Qualified and GDC registered Dental Nurses, and one new trainee nurse who is studying for her National Certificate in Dental Nursing. One of the girls has also recently gained her Prevention in Practice qualification, which means she is fully registered to provide essential Preventative advice to our all patients.


Front of house and organising your appointment’s, are our receptionists, Georgina, Christina and Chinara, along with Penny our Practice Manager. All of our staff strive to be at the forefront of any professional developments in dentistry. We regularly attend training course and lectures, as part of our ongoing professional development programs.


Multiple Languages Spoken - Between our team, we speak many languages, helping you to understand the treatment you will receive, languages include; Greek, Polish, Romanian, Turkish, Russian, Hindi & Gujarati.