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Dentists

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Dr Stephan van Vuuren

Principal Dentist and Senior Master Provider of Fastbraces

Dr Stephan van Vuuren

BChD Pretoria 1989

General Dentist – Special interest Orthodontics

Stephan qualified at the University of Pretoria in 1989.  He enlisted in the South African Airforce and worked as a dental officer in several airforce bases around South Africa. He then worked as a lecturer at the Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA) in Restorative Dentistry and also in private practice until he started as an NHS associate in the UK, including Uxbridge and High Wycombe.

In 2000 he set up Islington Green Dental Practice (IGDP) and has since been the principal dentist at this private practice.  Stephan developed a special interest in orthodontics and has since made a name for himself in the FASTBRACES® community.  He presents seminars all over the world about FASTBRACES®, including the UK, Republic of Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, the USA, South Africa and India.

Accolades

  • Fastbraces® Award of Recognition from Orthoworld®, earning him the title of Visionary Leader 2012 International.
  • Master Provider Award from Orthoworld® LLC in 2013Speaker’s Hall of Fame Award from Orthoworld® LLC in 2016
  • Speaker’s Hall of Fame Award from Orthoworld® LLC in 2016
  • First provider of Fastbraces® in the United Kingdom
  • First certified provider in the world for Fastbraces® TURBO™ brackets
  • Distinguished Speaker Award from Orthoworld® LLC 2017
  • Annual 2017 Viazis™ First Place Award from Orthoworld®

Speaks Afrikaans and English

Dr Rory Mac Sweeney

Endodontist

Dr Rory Mac Sweeney

B Dent Sc Dubl 1999, BA, PG Cert (Implants)

General Dental Council Registration Number: 76283

General Dental Practitioner – Special interest in Endodontics

Rory qualified in Trinity College Dublin in 1999 and has been working in general dentistry in London since then.

Rory developed a special interest in endodontics over the last 10 years and now takes referrals from other dentists for this area of operation. Dr Mac Sweeney is also studying for his Masters.
He has also taken an interest in surgery. He has achieved a certificate in dental implants.
Rory is studying martial arts and mind-body training in in his spare time. Dr Mac Sweeney has also written a book on metaphysics, titled ” The Paradox of Lucid Dreaming”.
Speaks English, Spanish & French
Dr Jose Fontes

Oral Surgeon

Dr Jose Fontes

LMD Lisbon 2006

General Dental Council Registration Number: 105325

Specialist Oral Surgeon

Dr Fontes graduated in Portugal at Fernando Pessoa University in 2006.

Since early he developed an interest in Oral Surgery and Implants which lead him to specialise in that field at I.S.C.S – Norte in Portugal.

He is a member of the International Team for Implantology regularly attending their meetings and congresses.

He can provide implant treatments, LASER treatments, minimally invasive surgery to treat gum recession (Pinhole Surgery), Lumineers (minimally invasive veneers) and if you are a nervous patient sedation will be provided.

Dr Fontes’s hobbies are: Cinema, books, gym, rock climbing and since he is also a “petrol head” he has a passion for cars and motorbikes.

Speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

Dr Nekhil Dattani

General Dentist/ Oral Surgeon

Dr Nekhil Dattani

General dentist/oral surgeon

 

BDS Sheffield MSc Implantology

 

General Dental Council registration number 114235

 

Dr Dattani trained at the University of Sheffield and then completed the Royal College of Surgeons MJDF qualification.

 

He completed his vocational training in the community dental service where he was trained to treat children and adults with medical problems, as well as nervous patients. He then worked in several London hospitals, in oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery departments, before settling to work in general practice.

 

He has completed a three year masters degree in dental implantology, as well as training with renown cosmetic dentist, Dr Chris Orr. He is  a young dentist group representative in the British Dental Association for Essex which involves arranging lectures for dentists in the area.

 

In his spare time he  likes to keep fit and dance, and has performed in several dance groups.

Dr Hossein Shojanoori

Prosthodontics

Dr Hossein Shojanoori

After graduating from Bart’s & The Royal London Dental School Hossein began work in general practice providing treatment to patients of all ages. Having decided he would like to further develop his knowledge and skill he went on to take on posts in the dental hospital in Cardiff and the community dental service. He has since had a continuing commitment to further education and development, gaining his membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow, a PG Cert. in Fixed and Removable prosthodontics as well as PG Diploma in Dental Implantology.

His main area of interest is the field of Prosthodontics, which essentially deals with replacing what may be missing or lacking in the mouth. This can be done with a variety of materials and procedures ranging from straightforward white fillings to crowns, veneers, bridges, implants and dentures.

 

Hossein is currently continuing with his professional development by undertaking specialist training in Prosthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute which along with his previous experience puts him in good stead to help patients have healthy functioning mouths pleasant smiles.

Dr George Chatzopoulos

Periodontist

Dr George Chatzopoulos

Dr. Chatzopoulos trained at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and qualified as a dentist in 2014. Following a year of general practice, he joined the University of Minnesota, USA as a postgraduate student in a comprehensive three-year accredited advanced education program in Periodontology and Dental Implantology.

At the University of Minnesota, he obtained a Certificate in Periodontology and a Master’s degree in Dentistry and Biostatistics.

During his clinical training, he received extensive experience by treating complex periodontal disease with conventional non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapies, regenerative procedures and implant treatments on a daily basis.

 

Dr. Chatzopoulos has supervised predoctoral and postgraduate students as well as conducted research that led to more than 25 publications in highly respected peer reviewed dental journals.

In addition, he has given numerous oral and poster presentations locally, nationally and internationally including at highly respected dental organizations such as the International Team for Implantology (ITI), International Association for Dental Research (IADR), American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and Academy of Osseointegration (AO).

He is a member of numerous professional associations and he has received awards and scholarships in the area of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. 

 

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Dental Hygienist

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Monika Kaczkowska

Hygienist

Monika Kaczkowska

Full Name: Monika Urszula Kaczkowska
General Dental Council Registration Number : 152394
Monika is constantly studying about oral health and improving her periodontal treatment skills.
She is passionate about promoting and maintaining oral health, employing diet and nutrients for the well-being of her patients.
Monika has additional interest in psychology and holds MA degree in Counselling.
Speaks English (fluent), Polish (native )
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Dental Nurses

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Anna S

Dental Nurse

Anna S

Gosia

Dental Nurse

Gosia

GDC number: 272599

Gosia is a registered dental nurse with NEBDN diploma level 3

Her current area of interest is endodontincs, implants and surgical procedures. She is also undertaking training in radiography.

Gosia holds a bachelors degree in speech therapy

Patricia Estarada

Dental Nurse & Receptionist

Patricia Estarada

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Administration

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Elya J van Vuuren

HR & Administration Director

Elya J van Vuuren

Elya is the Director of Human Resources and Administrative works in IGDP.

He has finished his B.S. in Business International Law.

He comes from a Middle Eastern country and is residing in London, UK

Elya is married to the Principal Dentist & Owner of IGDP, DR Stephan J van Vuuren

In addition to running IGDP, Elya runs his own Model Management EvV® Models and Clothing Brand EvV® Wear.

Email:hr@igdp.co.uk

Phone:02033939651

Pinar M S

Senior Receptionist and CQC Manager

Pinar M S

Adriana D

Senior Dental Patient Care

Adriana D

Liam Hargrave

Receptionist

Liam Hargrave

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