Specialist Treatments

All of our Specialists operate from our sister practice, the Moor Park Specialist Centre.

Specialist Prosthodontist

Dr Joe Bhat Specialist Prosthodontist

Dr Joe Bhat

Specialist in Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery
GDC No. 77001

Joe qualified in 1992 and furthered his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at some of the country’s leading units for five years. During this time he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He then undertook a three-year full time specialist training program in Prosthodontics at the London Dental School in 1998. This culminated in a Master of Clinical Dentistry from the University of London and Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2001.

His clinical time is spent as a private referral practitioner at the Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre. He has also been a Clinical Lecturer for the Master of Clinical Dentistry program at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in the heart of London. Joe’s clinical practice is restricted to the management of complex restorative problems and in the placement and restoration of dental implants.

Joe regularly lectures both in the UK and abroad on dental implants and is an extremely sought after speaker. He is currently a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD), Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry and Examiner for the General Dental Council and runs his own implant training and mentoring program for dentists in the London area.

He is the past Chairman of the Brent and Harrow section of the British Dental Association which he ran for five years and the Principal and founder of the Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre.

He lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife and 3 children and is a keen golfer.

Periodontal Treatment

Dr Lydia Hopkins

Dr Lydia Hopkins

Specialist in Periodontics
GDC No. 66169

Lydia qualified from the London Hospital Medical College in 1990. She worked in general practice and the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Ashford Hospital and was awarded a Dentsply Scholarship before specialisation. Her specialist training (MSc) was at the Eastman’s Dental Institute (1995) and she entered the specialist register in 1997.

She spent the last 23 years working as a Specialist for NHS Trusts, private practices, and as a lecturer (Bart’s and the London, School of Dentistry) teaching trainee Specialists, undergraduates and hygienists. She produced innovative research1 and published numerous papers. As a regional educational representative for the British Society of Periodontology (10 years) she provided lectures/courses for dentists and promoted dental research as a member of The London Dental Research Engagement Strategy Group for Primary Care (“LonDRES”). She also designed a known periodontal model for surgical training/patient education. Lydia achieved a Certificate in Learning and Teaching and associate membership of the Higher Education Academy. As a respected and experienced clinician in the periodontal community she was an invited examiner (Eastmans’ Dental Institute, IQE, GDC) and key scientific advisor for industry.

Lydia now works closely with Professor Bhat in the interdisciplinary Moor park practice who are taking referrals. The team offer the advanced treatment of Periodontal disease and Peri-implantitis and give related education to referral practices.

1 Hopkins et al., (2002). Are Cardiac Transplant Patients more likely to have Periodontitis? A case record study, Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology;4:95-100.

Dr Mehul Patel

Dr Mehul Patel

DClinDent Perio
Specialist in Periodontics

In 2017, Mehul started an extensive three-year Periodontology Specialist training at Queen Mary’s Dental Hospital, which he has now completed and is a registered specialist with the GDC.

He is passionate about periodontology and the important role it plays in the oral and general health of patients. He is committed to providing high quality treatment and wants all his patients to feel happy and confident with their teeth and gums. Educating patients and stabilising severe periodontal disease is the basics of his treatment. Mehul also enjoys surgical treatments and places implants.

Mehul qualified from King’s College London University in 2013. Following graduation completed a year working in the Oral and Maxillofacial team in Luton and Dunstable. This post has given Mehul the skills to deal with complex surgical treatments as well as allowing him to be able to identify a number of oral diseases.

Mehul has completed his Diploma of the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has been working as a general dentist for a number of years.

He has worked successfully with a number of restorative and general dentists to create a stable foundation for patients to then pursue further restorative or orthodontic treatment safely and predictable.

Outside of dentistry, Mehul enjoys all types of sports and is a big foodie.

Orthodontic Treatment

Dr Bhavin Soneji

Dr Bhavin Soneji

BDS(Hons) MSc(Ortho) CILT MJDF MOrth FDS RCS(Eng)
Specialist in Orthodontics
GDC No. 103938

Bhavin is a qualified Consultant and Specialist in Orthodontics. He was awarded the Fellowship in Orthodontics by the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England. As a Specialist Orthodontist he is able to comprehensively assess, diagnose, treatment plan and carry out all types of orthodontic treatment. This includes using appliance systems such as Damon, Aligners such as Invisalign, Lingual appliances (WIN) and conventional labial bracket systems with aesthetic brackets.

Bhavin graduated with Honours from Guy’s Hospital obtaining his BDS degree. Throughout his training he received no less than 5 Distinctions and 4 prizes including the London Bursary Prize for exceptional performance in Paediatric and Orthodontic Dentistry. He has worked at several hospitals including the world renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital as a Senior House officer in Paediatric dentistry, where he developed his communication skills and dealing with medically compromised children. After being accepted onto the Orthodontic specialist program at the Royal London Dental Hospital, he completed a Masters degree in Orthodontics. He was awarded his Membership in Orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and is now recognised by the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Orthodontics. He continued his training to Consultant level completing the Fellowship in Orthodontics.

Bhavin’s enthusiasm for orthodontics and his evidenced based dentistry approach ensures his patients are fully informed about the treatment options available. His skills are reflected by his vast experience and professional and caring approach, making his patients feel at ease and comfortable at all times. Bhavin takes pride in his work and ensures patients are always updated on their treatment progress.

In addition Bhavin works as a Consultant Orthodontist at Milton Keynes University Hospital. He also lectures to postgraduate orthodontic registrars in training. He takes an active role in the BDA as a treasurer for the Ealing, Acton and Chiswick Branch.

Oral Surgery

Dr Neeta Patel

Dr Neeta Patel

Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC No. 64723

Neeta graduated from Sheffield University in 1989. She pursued a career in oral surgery, working initially at hospitals in Sheffield, York and Bath. She progressed to more senior hospital roles, gaining experience in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery at hospitals in Salisbury, Norfolk and Norwich and at the Central Middlesex Hospital in London. She gained the Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 1993 and is on the Specialist Register of the General Dental Council for Oral Surgery. She subsequently worked in Cambridge for 6 years and is currently a part time locum consultant oral surgeon for a large NHS trust.

She provides specialist oral surgery for patients, carrying out most surgery under local anaesthesia. However she is a member of SAAD (Society of the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry) and for the anxious patient conducts surgery under conscious sedation.

Neeta is married with 3 children. She has a keen interest in wines and spirits, which led her to sit an academic examination in this field to achieve the diploma in wines and spirits. She is also a keen photographer.

Children’s Dentistry

Dr Malihe Moeinian

Dr Malihe Moeinian

Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry, DDS, MSc, MClinDent, RCS (Edi), RCS (Eng), PhD
GDC No. 231760

Mali graduated from dental school in 2007. Soon afterwards she completed three years of post-graduate training at Barts and the London Dental Hospital to become a specialist in Paediatric Dentistry and completed her PhD at Queen Mary University of London in 2017. She has presented her research findings in different national and international conferences. She has achieved Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Membership in Paediatric Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

As well as treating children and adolescence at Moor Park Specialist Dental Centre, Mali also works as a clinical lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at King’s College London and as a Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry at King’s community dental services.

Based on Mali’s experience, the main reason that patients are reluctant to see a dentist is bad dental experiences during childhood and so many patients end up seeing a dentist at a very late stage and usually with severe dental pain. Mali believes that a Paediatric dentist has a key role to create a comfortable and stress-free environment for children and adolescence patients in order to deliver the highest standard of dental care to young patients and maintain their oral health with the best experience. Also, seeing an expert and dedicated person to young age group patients, is a long-term investment for both patients and their family.

Mali is proud to be dedicated to children and adolescence dentistry and has received excellent feedback from her patients and their parents. Outside of work, she is a keen traveller, enjoys music and playing tennis.

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mr Mohammad Shorafa

Mr Mohammad Shorafa

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
GDC No. 79840

Mr Mohammad (Mo) Shorafa is the clinical lead for the regional oral & maxillofacial services based at Northwick Park Hospital. He is Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon & Oral Surgeon at Northwick Park, Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals.

Mo qualified in Dentistry in 1992, following which he also undertook a period of focused research and was awarded a Masters Degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (MDS), he also has a Medical (MBBS) degree from Kings College London.

He trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery working in some of London’s leading hospitals including Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Eastman Dental Hospital and The Royal London Hospital, which culminated in his Intercollegiate FRCS in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Mo has a special interest in orthognathic surgery, oral and maxillofacial trauma, oral medicine, dental implantology including bone grafting and sinus lift, minor oral surgery including surgical removal of wisdom teeth under local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia.

He is the Clinical Supervisor for the specialty registrars in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Educational Supervisor for the dental foundation trainees. He is the Royal College of Surgeons BAOMS Specialty Advisor for the region, a member of Council for the Oral & Maxillofacial section of the Royal Society of Medicine and also a member of the BAOMS Clinical Effectiveness Committee (CEC).

Special Care Dentistry

Dr Neha Patel

Neha Patel

BDS BSc (Hons) DipDSed
Special Care Dentist
GDC No. 181481

Neha qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2013 after obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Manchester in 2009. Neha completed her Diploma in Conscious Sedation from King’s College London in 2018.

Neha worked in general practices and held posts in Maxillofacial surgery. She has been fulfilling her passion in providing dental treatment to special needs patients. For almost 5 years Neha has worked with patients who have a range of physical, medical and/or learning disabilities. She is experienced with all ages and has treated patients in nursing homes. She was recently nominated for her efforts with treating patients who require additional support with mental capacity.

Neha’s ethos is to treat all patients with dignity and in a holistic manner whilst achieving high quality dentistry.

Neha enjoys her personal time with family and friends. She dedicates time to yoga and general well-being, she loves travelling and scuba diving.