The Team

Every member of our team is committed to providing you with exceptional dental health care and have individually achieved high standards of professional qualification.

Dentists

Dr Richard Prais

Principal Dental Surgeon

BDS Lond, LDS RCS Eng

GDC: 64160

Richard Prais qualified from King’s College London in 1989. His special areas of interest are caring for nervous patients, replacing missing teeth with dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry.

Richard is especially interested in digital dentistry and the practice has invested in state-of-the-art x-ray sensors to improve diagnostic abilities and reduce treatment times. Richard has also undertaken postgraduate training in CEREC – an innovative technology that can create strong, customised crowns while you wait.

Richard is often seen cycling, whether rushing to work or for exercise. He also loves playing tennis with his patients, so they can get their own back!

Suzanne Barnett

Dentist

BDS Lond

GDC: 65074

Suzanne qualified in 1989, achieving honours with distinction in paediatrics and orthodontics. She completed a one-year vocational training course in general practice and worked full-time until having children.

Since then, Suzanne has worked three days a week and spent nearly 20 years at Prais Dental. She enjoys general practice, in particular, the varied nature of the job and working with people of all ages.

When she’s not working Suzanne will often be found spending time with her three grown-up children and enjoying activities like cooking, shopping, travelling, spinning, boxing and going to the cinema.

Dr Dagmar Davidson

Dentist

BDS Lond, LDS RCS Eng

GDC: 65233

Dagmar, who is originally from London, qualified at University College London in 1990 and has since worked in general dental practice.

Her interests include crown and bridge work, cosmetic dentistry and tooth whitening.

Farah Jessa

Dentist

BDS Lond

GDC: 76541

Farah qualified from United Medical and Dental School (Guy’s Hospital) London with honours. After her training, she was awarded, by examination, Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College in London. In 2006, she gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice from the Eastman Dental Institute. She joined our practice in 2010 and provides all aspects of general dentistry, from oral surgery to cosmetic and facial aesthetic treatments.

Farah also works part-time as a Clinical Teacher in the department of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at Guy’s Hospital. She uses intravenous sedation and acupuncture to manage phobic and anxious patients.

Farah is a qualified Inman Aligner practitioner and an examiner for the dental faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Zuzana Kusnirova

Dental Surgeon

Lek Stom & MUD Kosice1996

GDC: 85218

Zuzana qualified in 1996 and since then has worked in different clinical settings gaining a broad spectrum of skills. From a general check up to, aesthetic and root canal treatments, she is an all-rounder! In 2008 she gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontics from the Eastman Dental Institute.
Zuzana has been with the practice since 2009. Zuzana’s patients are very loyal to seeing her which is a testimony to her passion for dentistry and making her patients feel comfortable regardless of the treatment. Offering the highest level of care and fully involving a patient in their treatment planning are at the heart of Zuzana’s working philosophy.
Zuzana is also a certified Invisalign and Inman Aligner provider.

Personal statement
“Listening carefully to understand a patients’ concerns, their particular needs and making them feel comfortable is extremely important to me. It is also important to provide the patient with honest and constructive advice with a view to achieving life changing smiles.”

Specialists

Dr Ian Arad

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS Lond

GDC: 155897

Dr Ian Arad is a passionate orthodontist and prides himself on providing excellent orthodontic treatment and personalised care. He is meticulous in his approach to treatment and works hard to give patients their desired outcome.

Ian started his path into orthodontics with a biochemistry degree from Dundee University. He then studied dentistry at King’s College London where he was awarded three prizes, one of which included the prestigious Jelf Medal.

Ian honed his skills in dentistry by working in private practice and in hospitals treating complex multidisciplinary cases using the latest dental techniques and instruments. It was during this time that he was awarded his diploma in Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and published in orthodontic literature.

Having built up his skillset in general dentistry, Ian decided he wanted a new challenge, and as he had a keen interest in orthodontics, he entered specialist training at the Royal London Hospital and Southend Hospital NHS. During his three-year training, Ian gained a keen interest in oral health. This led him to form a research team comparing the effectiveness of manual versus electric tooth brushing in orthodontic patients, which had the prestigious honour of being sponsored by Colgate. Ian was also awarded his Master’s in Clinical Dentistry and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

While progressing on his career pathway, Ian has also managed to enjoy a wide range of other activities. His sporting pursuits include football, fencing and, of course, golf. He takes great delight in trying new restaurants and enjoys jetting off to different countries to enjoy their cuisine and culture.

Ian was inspired to become an orthodontist, because of the way in which the craft and skill involved can transform lives. He firmly believes that it is not just people’s smiles that are enhanced, but also their confidence and self-esteem. He feels very privileged to be able to make a difference and to be a part of the Prais Dental team.

Dr Richard Horwitz

Specialist in Periodontics

BDS, MClinDent, MFDS MPerio RCSEd, Cert Perio (EFP), FHEA

GDC: 211790

Practice Limited to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Richard qualified with BDS from the University of Sheffield and now limits his clinical practice to periodontics and implant dentistry.

He has worked in general dental practice in London and completed 3 years of specialist training in periodontology at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

Richard provides the best personalised care with an evidence-based approach to dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, Richard has a keen interest in sport, especially skiing.

Dr Ahsan A Ullah

Medical Director of My Skin Clinic

MBBS (LONDON) MRCGP

GMC: 7016393

Dr Ullah has excelled in his aesthetic career, having performed over a thousand procedures during the last year alone. He has also been recognised by his clients as providing virtually ‘pain-free injections’.

Having graduated from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine, University of London, he achieved his MBBS degree at the young age of 22. He then gained vast experience working in different medical specialities, soon realising his potential in Aesthetic Medicine. After working in leading cosmetic clinics in London, he decided to join us at Prais Dental and further expand his portfolio in the field of Aesthetic Medicine. He has now established a name in the industry with his strong work ethic and aesthetic eye, and has built up a large clientele base. He specialises in producing a natural look – one that gives great results, with no obvious treatment marks.

All his treatments are delivered with exceptional ease and comfort. He makes sure to explain clearly what you should expect and ensures you are comfortable, not only during the procedure but also following treatment, as he provides excellent aftercare.

Dr Ahsan is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), a member of the British Medical Association (BMA), an associate member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM), a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP).

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Dr Marta Suarez

GDC: 141652

Practice Limited to Endodontics

Marta obtained her Bachelor degree in dentistry from the international Univesity of Catalonia(Barcelona) in 2005. In 2007, she also completed an MSc in Endodontics after two years post-graduate study in Barcelona.

Marta`s treatment is purely limited to Endodontics (root canal treatment) and invests all her time and education in this area, regularly attending and speaking at national and international congresses.

Marta has been accepting referrals from other dentists for many years and is well known and respected in London and the surrounding area.

Married with two children, Marta enjoys family life and is an excellent cook.

Hygienists

Nazila Teymoori

Hygienist

Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science

GDC: 261981

Nazila graduated from the University of Essex, receiving her diploma in 2016. She has a special interest in treating nervous patients and changing their negative views to positive ones.

Nazila has a keen interest in preventative dentistry and promoting the importance of oral health education.

Maria Abiagom

Dental Hygienist

CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 2009

GDC: 178821

Maria studied at the University of Sheffield, Charles Clifford dental school, graduating in 2009 with a diploma in Dental hygiene therapy. Maria was born and raised in West Yorkshire, moved to London in 2014 and has worked at Prais Dental since that time.

Currently, Maria works solely as a dental hygienist at Prais Dental, but has a dual qualification. The additional Therapy component allows Maria to perform aspects of restorative dentistry on referral from a dentist.

As a hygienist, Maria provides planning, advice, guidance and treatment to establish and maintain optimal oral hygiene. She will work with you to help keep your gums healthy, prevent or treat gum disease and promote fresh breath. The hygiene department is very much appreciated by our patients for their gentle and caring approach.

Maria takes enjoyments from many social activities but has a particular interest in travel and music. She also enjoys improving her culinary skills and frequenting restaurants with friends. She attends adult ballet classes and a boxing class to keep fit.

Maria intends to be part of the Prais dental team for many years to come, and looks forward to helping you improve and maintain good oral health.

Maria Hallihan

Qualified dental therapist and dental hygienist

GDC: 169285

Maria began her dental career in 1992 when she trained as a dental nurse. After a number of years she progressed onto and Oral Health Promotion before deciding to study Dental Therapy and Hygiene. Maria has been working at Prais Dental Care since 2008.

Her special interests are supporting nervous patients and special needs care.

Outside of work her interests are keeping fit and travelling. Maria takes part in various races including obstacles races and 10 km runs; and 100km ultra races. Let us know if you want to join her on an ultra race!

Miriam Landau

Dental Hygienist CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995

GDC: 4147

Clare Clowes

Dental Hygienist

GDC:

After initially training as a dental nurse, Clare moved to London and studied dental hygiene at Kings College, qualifying In March 2008. She is passionate about patient care and is able to draw upon a decade of experience as a dental hygienist to assist her patients in how to help prevent periodontal disease. In her spare time Clare enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her interests outside of work include running, travelling, and gardening when time allows it.

Shivani Patel

Dental Hygienist

GDC:

Shivani Patel is a dental hygienist and therapist from North London. As a therapist Shivani can do restorative treatment on adults and treat children.

She qualified from queen Mary university in December 2014 where she trained alongside top dentists and specialists at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel.

Throughout her training she came across very complex cases and since qualifying she has worked at mixed practices, a prestigious cosmetic dental practice and along side nationally well known periodontist.

Before dentistry shivani ran her own beauty business for 12 years. Her passion for making people feel good about themselves was the catalyst for driving a career change where she could make a real difference to peoples lives by improving their oral health.

She has 2 young children and her passions are baking socialising with friends and family and going to the Theatre.

Support Team

Vikki Brett

Practice Manager

NEBDN

GDC: 140764

Vikki began her career as a dental nurse in 2001 and obtained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing (NEBDN) in 2007.

She gained a Level 5 Diploma in Business Management from the ILM in 2012 and has been the practice manager at Prais Dental Care since 2010, having originally joined us a receptionist in 2008. Although she doesn’t do much nursing these days, Vikki particularly enjoys assisting with the placement of dental implants and minor oral surgery.

Outside work, Vikki loves travelling the world with her husband. She enjoys all kinds of crafting and is an accomplished baker who makes intricate sugar models.

Lulu Howard

Receptionist/Nurse

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

GDC: 255364

Lulu originally joined Prais Dental Care as a receptionist in 2011 but decided to train as a dental nurse and went on to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2014. Lulu is currently studying for her ILM Level 3 in Practice Management.

Since starting her family, she works part-time at the practice and assists our Endodontist as well as working at the desk.

Outside of work, Lulu enjoys holidaying with her family and socialising with friends.

Carrie Hurst

Receptionist/Nurse

NEBDN Diploma

GDC: 127771

Carrie started her career as a dental nurse in 1993 and qualified in 1997. She has been with Prais Dental Care for 14 years.

Currently, Carrie is working on reception, but she still covers in the surgery when needed.

In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and going on holidays.

Nurses

Cornelia Nichitean

Head Dental Nurse

NEBDN Diploma

GDC: 218592

Cornelia qualified in 2011 from Kensington Training Centre and has been working as a dental nurse for the last seven years. She has been with us for five of those and loves the fact that no two days are ever the same! She also feels that the days fly by as there is always so much to be done.

What Cornelia loves most about her job is helping people. She also appreciates the fact that she works in a pleasant, modern practice with very supportive colleagues.

Cornelia is always up for a challenge and is currently undertaking a one-year course to help her qualify as an implant dental nurse, which is one of her special dental interests.

Outside work, Cornelia lives by the mantra: “Travel is like knowledge, the more you see the more you know you haven’t seen.” She adores travelling and combines it with photography whenever possible – with impressive results.

Mihaela Vitca

Dental Nurse

NEBDN

GDC: 203957

Mihaela started her career as a Dental Nurse in 2007 and achieved the NEBDN national certificate in 2011. She is also a Dental Technician, having qualified in her native country of Romania in 1994. Mihaela joined Prais Dental Care as a dental nurse in 2011 and especially enjoys assisting with orthodontic and cosmetic treatments.

Outside of work, Mihaela loves spending quality time with her family and reading as many books as she can.

Jessica White

Dental Nurse

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

GDC: 260626

Jessica joined Prais Dental Care in 2015, having begun her dental nursing career in 2013.

She obtained her Level 3 Dental nursing diploma in 2015.

Jessica works full time at the practice and has a special interest in periodontics and implants.

Jess is an animal lover and enjoys spending time outside work with her French Bulldog. She also loves being with her family and socialising with friends.