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Meet the Team Dental professionals in Kent 

At Fourways Dental Surgery we offer a complete range of private and NHS dentistry, including preventive, restorative and cosmetic. Our highly-qualified team of trained dental professionals treat every person with kindness, respect and integrity. 
Their considerable experience not only means ensuring that you achieve the best possible dental health, but we also aim to build a long-term connection, based on open communication respect and empathy. We will always endeavour to make your visits comfortable and we like to think of our patients as friends, and care for them like family. 
Be it a bad experience in the past or special health issues that need to be considered during treatment procedures, rest assured, every team member is here to help and understand your unique needs. 
You set the pace and we will only suggest treatments that are warranted. Please tell any member of our team what you need. We promise to do our best to exceed your expectations.  

Dr. Aviva Riley 

Principal Dentist 
BDS FDSRCS (Edin). GDC 79007 
Avi is an approachable, warm and gentle clinician. She has now been practicing dentistry for nearly 20 years. 
She has had a varied and rewarding career in dentistry, starting with hospital positions in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in London, Swindon, and Worcester. 
This sparked Avi’s interest in oral cancers, as well as cultivating her flair for oral surgery, in particular the surgical removal of teeth. She then went on to obtain her Fellowship of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000. 
Avi has worked for several years in General Practice, both in the National Health Service and privately, giving her a wide range of clinical experience and patient understanding. She is an expert at making you feel at ease and comfortable. Avi has a special interest in treating dental-phobic patients and managing those suffering with jaw-related disorders and teeth grinding problems. 
She also treats patients under intravenous sedation, which is very effective for long, complicated treatments for very anxious patients. 
She is in the privileged position of sitting on the British Dental Association’s Committee for the Tunbridge Wells group and has held this position for the past four years. 
Avi also sponsors her local junior football team, supports the NHS and staff and makes home visits to the elderly. She is also a supporter and patron of the pupils of Grange Park School. 

Ms Pei-Pei Chaeng 

FRCS (ORL-HNS), MSc, BMedSc(Hons), MBBCh 
GMC number: 4526999M 
Practicing since: 1998 
Pei-Pei is a consultant ENT and facial plastic surgeon. 
She offers a highly personal and professional approach to beauty therapy, skin care, cosmetic surgery and medical procedures for ENT problems. 
Pei-Pei is a consultant ENT and facial plastic surgeon. 
She offers a highly personal and professional approach to beauty therapy, skin care, cosmetic surgery and medical procedures for ENT problems. 
Pei-Pei completed her undergraduate training at the University of Wales and higher surgical training in ENT in the West Midlands. She has completed a fellowship by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and gained specialist training in Europe, London and South Korea. 
She has been awarded the European Board for Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (EBFPRS) which is an exam taken in collaboration with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 
- BMedSc (First Class Honours) 1996 University of Wales 
- MBBCh 1997 University of Wales College of Medicine 
- MRCS 2002 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
- FRCS (ORL-HNS) 2009 Royal College of Surgeons Intercollegiate Board 
- Admitted to Specialist Register 2011 
- EBFPRS 2014 European Board for Certification in Facial Plastics and 
Reconstructive Surgery 

Dr Gerry Van Deventer 

BChD (Stellenbosch). MSc Oral Surgery, MSc Implantology.. 
GDC no. 74200 
We are very lucky to have Dr Gerry Van Deventer here at Fourways. 
Gerry Graduated from Stellenbosh, South Africa in 1997. 
After relocating to the UK he worked in Sedation referral practices in London and Kent where he gained extensive experience in Oral Surgery. 
In 2009, he was accepted for a Masters degree in Oral Surgery at UCLAN. Then, followed this with a Masters degree in Implantology enabling him to now, share his time between Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry. 
Gerry believes strongly in continuous education and regularly attends courses to keep his knowledge updated. 
He is a member of the BAOS (British Association of Oral Surgeons) and the ITI (International team of Implantology). 
As a mentor on the MSc implant course for The University of Central Lancashire he shares his knowledge, passion and experience with his students, teaching them to become the future of implant dentistry. 

Dr. Fergus Davnall 

Associate Dentist 
BDS King's College London. 
GDC 258787 
Fergus qualified from King's College London in 2015 with a degree in dentistry (BDS) and Imaging Sciences (BSC). 
Since then he has gained the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) in 2016.  
Fergus joined us in October 2016. He has a very large following of patients and is known for his gentle and kind nature. 
Fergus started providing Invisalgn Pro treatment to patients in 2017, and has achieved some amazing results since then. 
He is always continuing his development and has gone onto achieve a masters degree with distinction in Restorative Dentistry (MSC) from the University of Plymouth in 2019. 
In his free time, Fergus loves nothing better than travelling, and he is also a keen cook. 

Dr Monika Redman 

Associate Dentist. 
GDC 250506 
Monika qualified as a dentist from Poznan in Poland in 2011 and moved to the UK in 2015.  
Since then she has been practising dentisty in London and the South East and has a special interest in orthodontics and aesthetic dentistry.  
She holds a PhD in temporomandibular joint disorders. She has recently completed a diploma in clear aligner therapy and an MSc in orthodontics at the City of London Dental School. 
She loves to use the chairside scanner to show patients what their smiles can look like after aligner treatments, which she specialises in.  

Dr Maliha Diwan 

GDC 71938 
BDS BSc ( Hons) PgDip in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry 
A double graduate from the prestigious Kings College London, Maliha completed her vocational training in Essex and spent a few years working in Derbyshire, before returning to London. 
Witnessing the impact her work brought to her patient's lives, Maliha developed a passion for full mouth rehabilitation cases and smile makeovers, which resulted in her winning the Korey Feran ward in 2017 as well as being awarded with a certificate for a highly commended case presentation by the British Dental Association in 2018. 
Developing on her interests in aesthetic and minimally invasive dentistry, Maliha prides herself in providing her patients with a vast range of treatments, including Invisalign, cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, aesthetic crowns, and teeth whitening, all in line with the latest research, whilst aiming to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. 
Always wanting to learn more and develop her existing skills, Maliha is in the process of completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry. 
Maliha truly believes that a smile can change a patents life for the better and so strives to provide them with the best care possible, whilst ensuring she has the patients' best interests at heart. 
In her free time Maliha enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with her loved ones. 

Dr Magdi Mikhael 

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine 
Dr Mikhael has qualified in 1972 in Cairo University Hospital Medical school following which he was recruited in the Egyptian Army as a surgeon for 5 years. 
He moved to the UK in 1977, qualified in Anaesthesia as a fellow of the Royal College in 1982 and passed the European Diploma of Anaesthesia and Intensive care in 1985. 
He became a consultant in 1986 in the Royal Army Medical Corps. 
In the following years Magdi became a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive care in Essex and eventually Director of his department. 
He acquired a fellowship in Pain Medicine in 2006. 
Magdi has been working in Sedation in Dentistry for over 20 years and published several articles on sedation in the British dental and Anaesthesia journals. 
He has a special interest in Paediatric Anasthetics ( children), pain management and minimal intervention for pain relief. 
He is well known amongst his peers for his kind and gentle manner.  

Vicky Goddard 

Dental Hygienist 
University College Hospital, London. GDC 3849 
Vicky qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1985 and went on to study Dental Hygiene at University College Hospital dental school in London, gaining her qualification in 1990. 
Vicky grew up locally being educated in Ightham, Sevenoaks and studued in the 6th form in Gravesend. She attended Fourways Dental Surgery as a child and returned in 2000 as a member of staff. 
She shares her time between two practices, having worked in both for over 20 years. 
During her leisure time, she enjoys dog walking, horse riding, gardening, cooking and the theatre. 

Dr. Anum Azher Anwer 

Associate Dentist & Hygienist 
BDS Lahore Medical and Dental College, University of Health Sciences. 
GDC 277979 
Anum qualified as a Dentist in Lahore, Pakistan back in 2012. She then passed the Statutory Exam at the Royal London College of Surgeons (ORE) in 2015 with distinction.  
Anum joined us in October 2019 and has been an amazing addition to our team. She is excellent with anxious patients with a caring and sympathetic persona. Our patients are very fond of her.  
Before joining us at Fourways Anum previously worked in two other practices, one in Brighton and the other in Handcross.  
She is also hoping to undertake the MJDF (Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties) exam to expand her knowlege further. 
In her spare time, Anum enjoys swimming and being a mum to her three year old daughter, and one year old son, who keep her very busy indeed! 

Lisa Richardson 

Dental therapist and Hygienist. Batholomews and Royal London Queen Mary University 
GDC 6497 
Lisa joined Fourways in 2022, she prides herself on patient relations and her calm nature. 
Lisa trained at Bartholomews and Royal London Queen Mary University and qualified as a Dental Therapist and Hygienist in 2004. 
Lisa is currently expanding her training and studying for a diploma in paediatric dentistry at Edinburgh. 
When Lisa is not working you will find her kayaking on the River Medway. 

Zarrin Ma'ani 

Skincare Therapist & Trainee Dental Nurse 
Zarrin is a highly qualified and passionate beauty therapist who has recently moved from South Africa. While she is here, she intends to pursue her career in the Medical Aesthetics Industry and build towards her Level 7 qualification. She is currently apprenticing under Dr Avi Riley as a dental nurse at Fourways. Meanwhile she is our specialist nurse for implants, plastic surgery and oral surgery.  
She is trained and qualified in many beauty treatments but has a special interest in skincare. With her past experience in managing beauty salons, she aspires to run her own clinic specialising in skin enhancements. 
Zarrin has completed her training in medical facial peels, IPL laser, Microneedling and radio frequency and looks forward to learning more. 

Dr Maria Devine 

As a Consultant in the NHS, she is heavily involved in teaching and training the next generation of Oral Surgeons in the UK and postgraduate students from all over the world. 
Maria is passionate about all aspects of Oral Surgery and has a calm, relaxed nature which puts patients at ease. She is available to see both adults and children on referral who require Oral Surgery or dental implant procedures such as impacted wisdom tooth removal, simple and surgical extractions, apical surgery, soft tissue biopsy, frenectomy (lip and tongue tie), exposure and bonding of impacted teeth for orthodontic treatment, removal of cysts and benign lesions, sinus lift and bone grafting, implant placements and consultation for temporomandibular joint disorders. These treatments can be offered with sedation if required. 
In her spare time Maria enjoys running, cooking and exploring the Kent countryside with her two boys. 

Wasta Rai 

Trainee Dental Nurse 
Wasta joined Fourways after moving to the UK from Nepal. 
Wasta is currently enrolled on a dental nursing course and is enjoying knowledge based and hands on clinical training. 
In her spare time wasta enjoys spending time with her husband, growing plants and cooking Nepalese food 

Caroline Gemmell 

Clinic Manager 
Caroline is the Clinic manager of Fourways. She has over 30 years of experience in the Spa, Health, Beauty and Aesthetics Industry and this has taken her all around the UK, Europe as well as Internationally. She has held managerial positions in companies such as Virgin Atlantic, Chelsea Football Club, and Elemis. She has a large business portfolio and a great wealth of experience.  
She has managed teams of many different sizes, often exceeding over 100+. She has worked in both stand-alone sites, as well as multi-site businesses, and most recently in a consultancy capacity. She is an excellent communicator, self-motivated, and an extremely dedicated individual. She puts every bit of energy she has into making companies a total success. 

Sarina Thapa 

Trainee Dental Nurse 
Sarina has joined Fourways after moving to the UK from Nepal. 
Sarina is currently enrolled on a dental nursing course and is enjoying knowledge based and hands on clinical training. 
Interesting fact about Sarina is that she used to be an accountant. She has taken the change of career on very smoothly and her soft caring nature ensures she takes good care of all our patients. 

Felicity Keown 

Head receptionist 
This is our Head Receptionist Felicity. Who has over 6 years of experience in dental reception, she has the very onerous task of coordinating the diaries of eight clinicians including two implant surgeons, one plastic surgeon and two hygienists! Yet she manages to stay calm and collected. 
Fun fact- Felicity is a master of make up and used to work at Harrods and Selfridges on the make up counters. She is often found doing staff members make up for special occasions. 

Alex Tahalani 

BDS PG DIP Implantology 
Alex qualified at St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2003 and went on to complete extensive training in cosmetic dentistry in the UK and internationally at the Hornbrook Institute in Chicago. 
Alex has been involved in over 1000 implant cases and is dedicated to giving his patients the best possible care and treatment. 
As well as being in clinic Alex is committed to advancing the field of implant dentistry. He runs training programs to teach UK dentists the art of implantology, lectures implant dentists globally, and mentors local dentists in the field of implants. He is also a valued member of the Straumann / Neodent teaching community, staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in implant dentistry. 

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"I have been a patient here for around 15 years, and have noticed some really great improvements over the last few years. The surgery seems more professional, and the overall atmosphere is fantastic compared to how it used to be. The staff on the front desk are always so polite and friendly, and always happy to help. The dentists and nurses themselves always make me feel relaxed, which I'm grateful for as I'm someone who always feels nervous going for a check up/hygienist appointment. I'm more than satisfied with the service provided and would 100% recommend them!" - Luke Rose 

Do you want a local dentist that puts  YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FIRST with preventative and cosmetic dentistry delivered in a comfortable and friendly practice?  Arrange a call back today 

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