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.


  • 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


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 Krishen Shah

Oral Surgeon and General Dentist

Dr Krishen Shah

BDS (London) MJDF RSC (Eng)

General Dental Registration no: 211545

General Dental Practitioner

Special interest in Restorative Dentistry

Krishen is a highly motivated, hard working individual who graduated from King’s College London in 2011.  Since graduation Krishen has continued his education and attained membership to the Royal College Of Surgeons (England) and Faculty of general Dental practitioners.

Krishen genuinely enjoys all aspects of dentistry with his main aim being providing a high quality service to patients.  To fulfil this he has undertaken several post graduate courses, therefore expanding the treatment choices he can offer, as well as keeping himself updated with the latest advances in dentistry.  He is a Fastbraces ® practitioner too.

Speaks English and Gujarati

Dental Hygienist

Monika Kaczkowska


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 )

Dental Nurses

Anna S


Anna S


Dental Nurse


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


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.


Omar C

Administration and HR

Omar C

Pinar M S

Senior Receptionist and CQC Manager

Pinar M S

Adriana D

Senior Dental Patient Care

Adriana D