Associate Dentists


Dr Viraj Menon- Dentist

BDS, MFGDP RCS (Eng), PG Dip Implant Dentistry (UCL)

After qualifying as a dentist in 2008, Viraj spent the initial years honing his skills in general practice. He was then awarded a Membership of faculty of general dental practitioners by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Viraj developed a keen interest in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry. This led him to pursue a three-year advanced training course in Implant Dentistry at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute (University College London).  He was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma with a First Class and Distinction in two modules. This qualification is regarded as the gold standard for Implant Dentistry.

He has treated patients with implants since 2011 and helped patients to regain their confidence and ability to eat and smile better with fixed teeth and implant retained dentures. 

His calm and relaxed manner helps put even the most nervous patients at ease. 

Viraj is proficient at highly specialised procedures such as bone grafting and augmentation.

Employing the latest digital scanning and imaging techniques, He is able is provide beautiful and long-lasting smiles to his patients. 

GDC reg no: 176756


Dr Pooja Ghule- Dentist


Pooja graduated from an esteemed Dental College in India; Government Dental College Mumbai, in 2001, practising within general dentistry in India until she came to the UK.

Pooja completed the Overseas Registration Examination in 2009. She has since practised in Kent, working in modern dental practices, providing both NHS and private dentistry.

She is passionate about her Dentistry and always believes in Continual Professional Development. She has commenced a Restorative Dentistry MSc course at the renowned Eastman Dental Institute. She has successfully completed the Certificate and is continuing on to gain the Diploma.

She has also trained with cFast and Inman Aligner, to provide Adult Cosmetic Orthodontics. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but particularly enjoys the Restorative Aspect of dentistry.

Outside dentistry Pooja is kept busy with her daughter and husband and enjoys spending her spare time with her friends and family.

GDC reg no: 176068


Dr Harjinder Kaur - Dentist


Harjinder (Harj) Graduated from Liverpool university in 2008 with Honours Degree.

She completed her Vocational Graining in Stafford, before joining a large friendly dental practice in Stafford, where she provided a variety of dental treatments for 8 years.

Harj Joined the team at Kent Smile Studio in 2016 after relocating to London.

She has successfully completed the MJDF qualification, 2 year Certificate in Theoretical and Practical Restorative Dentistry and 1 year Certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry.

She has a keen interest in hiking and exploring new parts of the world. Any spare time is used for her free-lance makeup work.

GDC reg no: 155358


Dr. Melody M. A. Prado- Dentist

Statutory Exam 2005

Melody qualified in 1999 from the reputable University of the Philippines in Manila with a degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine. She then went on to practice general dentistry for 3 years after passing the National Board Exams.

Wanting to advance her knowledge and skills, she came to the United Kingdom to further her career in dentistry. She obtained her registration to practice in the UK after successfully sitting the rigorous 3-step International Qualifying Examination (IQE) administered by the General Dental Council for overseas graduates. To prepare for the IQE, she underwent numerous training courses and lectures conducted by the Postgraduate Dental Deaneries across the UK.

Melody is also in the process completing membership into the Faculty of Dental Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and obtaining full membership of the Joint Dental Faculty (combined Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners).

GDC reg no: 86129


Louise Yates - Dentist

BDS (London) DPDS (Bristol)

Louise first started with Ashcroft Dentistry in 1995 and left after 15 years in 2010. We are happy she returned to us in 2012 after 2 years working elsewhere.

Louise qualified in 1990 from University College London with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. The following 2 years she continued her education as a vocational practitioner in general practice.

In 2001 she was awarded a diploma in post graduate dental studies from Bristol University gained after 3 years distance learning.

Since then Louise has combined a rewarding part time career in general dentistry at several practices in Kent with bringing up a family. She has continued to keep up to date with best clinical practice by attending numerous continuing professional development courses and local British Dental Association meetings.

She has undertaken further postgraduate courses in Adult Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

GDC reg no: 66235


Dr Maheen Chishti - Dentist

Grado en Odontologia Valencia 2018

Maheen qualified with a bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from Valencia, Spain. She enjoys the interaction with different people that the profession has to offer. She has a keen interest in facial aesthetics and dermal fillers, and is about to undergo some courses to further pursue this interest.

In her spare time, she loves to travel and explore new places, spend time with her family and friends, and to socialise!

GDC reg no: 279411


Dr Paras Vadera - Dentist

Grado en Odontologia Universidad Europea De Madrid 2017

Qualified by the sunny shores of Valencia in 2017, Paras has been developing his skills as a general dental practitioner, with a keen interest in restorative dentistry with a view to provide facial aesthetic treatment too.

His calming and friendly nature has allowed him to comfort those who are anxious or fearful when visiting the dentist.

In his spare time Paras enjoys travelling, watching movies, listening to music, eating and cooking various types of cuisine.

GDC reg no: 273701



MAIDSTONE: 01622 754662

CHATHAM: 01634 683123


Monday 9.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 9.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 9.00 - 18.00
Thursday 9.00 - 18.00
Friday 9.00 - 18.00
Saturday By appointment only

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