Our Team

Our Practice Team

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in dental implants London healthcare. Our dental team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.

Professional Registration

Our clinical staff are all registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and adhere to the regulations governing the profession as set out in their publication “Standards for Dental Professionals“. The General Dental Council (GDC) is the regulatory body of the dental profession in the United Kingdom. Their address is 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DQ and their telephone number is 020 7887 3800. You can also find out more about the GDC on their website www.gdc-uk.org.

Dr Richard Prais Principal Dental Surgeon BDS LDS RCS Country of issue: UK GDC registration number: 64160 Richard Prais qualified at King’s College London in 1989. His special areas of interest are the care of the nervous patient, the replacement of missing teeth with dental implants and cosmetic dentistry.

Richard has a particular interest in digital dentistry. The practice has invested in state of the art x ray sensors to improve the diagnostic abilities of the practice and speeds up your treatment time. To that end he has also attended post graduate training in CEREC “made while you wait crowns”. Richard says “Cerec crowns offer many advantages. Cerec crowns look and feel great.”

CEREC crowns offer the patient single visit treatment for complex restorations, complete control of the shape, contour and fit by the Dentist, and strong durable metal free restorations.

Dr Ian Arad 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 the outcome they desire.

Ian started his path into orthodontics with a biochemistry Degree from Dundee University. He then studied dentistry at Kings College London where he was awarded 3 prizes, one of which included the prestigious Jelf Medal.

Ian then 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 skill set in general dentistry Ian decided he wanted a new challenge, and having a keen interest in orthodontics, decided to enter specialist training at the Royal London Hospital and Southend Hospital NHS. During his three-year orthodontic qualification Ian gained a keen interest in oral health. This interest 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. After this Ian was awarded his Masters in Clinical Dentistry and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Whilst on his career pathway, Ian has managed to take enjoyment from a wide range of activities. His sporting pursuits include football, fencing and of course golf. He takes significant delight from trying new restaurants and enjoys jetting off to different countries around the globe to enjoy their cuisine and culture.

Ian was inspired to become an Orthodontist, because the craft and skill involved brings about a true transformation in people. He firmly believes that it is not just their smile that is transformed, but also their whole self, their confidence and their self esteem. He knows that he can really make a difference to somebody’s life and feels very privileged to be able to do this as part of the Prais Dental team.

“ I cannot thank you enough! Thank you for sorting out my cheeky grin!”
“Thank you for the work you have done on my teeth, you have given me my smile back.”
“Thank you very much for changing my life and giving me a great smile.”

Patient Quotes

Dr Suzanne Barnett Dental Surgeon BDSCountry of issue: UKGDC registration number: 65074

Zuzana Kusnirova Dental Surgeon Lek Stom & MUD Kosice1996 Country of issue: Slovakia GDC registration number: 85218

Farah Jessa Dental Surgeon BDS Lond 1999 Country of issue: UKGDC registration number: 76541

Dagmar Davidson Dental Surgeon LDS RCS Eng 1990 BDS Lond 1990Country of issue: UKGDC registration number: 65233

Maria Hallihan Dental Hygienist CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995 Country of issue: UKGDC registration number: 4995

Miriam Landau Dental Hygienist CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995 Country of issue: UKGDC registration number: 4147

Miss Vikki Mears Practice Manager Qual — National Certificate NEBDN (2007), ILM Level 5 Diploma in Business ManagementCountry of issue: United KingdomGDC registration number: 140764

Mrs Carrie Hurst Dental Nurse Nat Cert NEBDN 1997 Country of issue: UKGDC registration number: 127771RDSA

Mrs Mihaela Vitca Dental Nurse Qual — National Cerificate NEBDN (2010) Country of issue: United Kingdom GDC registration number: 203957Mihaela is doubly qualified as both a dental nurse and dental technician. She trained as a Dental technician in her native country of Romania. She gained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2010. Her warm and friendly personality will ensure you feel relaxed during your treatment.

Lulu Howard Receptionist Lulu Howard is a receptionist and dental nurse. Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014 UKGDC registration number: 255364

Jessica White Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015. UKGDC registration number: 260626

Jessica White is a dental nurse and has a special interest in the ensuring the practice complies with CQC regulations

Cornelia Nichitean Dental Nurse Cornelia Nichitean is our head dental nurse. Qualification — National Certificate NEBDN 2011

Dr Richard Horwitz BDS MFDS RCSEd FHEA GDC No 211790 Practice Limited to Periodontics Eastman Dental Institute (UCL)

Richard graduated from the University of Sheffield Dental School and was awarded the Tom Pitt-Ford prize in Endodontology. He then worked in general practice in London and as a clinical teacher to dental students in the primary dental care clinic at Kings College Hospital London.

After being selected for the three year program in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute (UCL), Richard is currently in the process of specialist training and due to graduate next year.

He is also a member of the British Society of Periodontology and is the current treasurer of dental fraternity Alpha Omega London Chapter and Charitable Trust.

Outside of dentistry he is a keen skier, supports Chelsea FC and enjoys playing guitar.


Dr Ahsan A Ullah, Medical Director of My Skin Clinic, has rapidly excelled in his aesthetic career having performed over a thousand procedures during the last year alone. He has been recognised by his clients as performing virtually ‘pain-free injections’.

Having graduated from St Bartholomews and the Royal London School of Medicine, University of London, he gained his MBBS degree at the young age of 22. Having gained vast experience through different medical specialities, soon realising his potential in Aesthetic Medicine. Having worked in leading cosmetic clinics in London, he decided to join us and further expand his portfolio in the field of Aesthetic medicine. Establishing a name in the industry with his hard working ethic and an excellent aesthetic eye, he has built up a large clientele base. He specialises in providing a natural look, one that gives great results, with no obvious treatment marks.

All our treatments are delivered with ease and comfort for our clients. We make sure we explain clearly what to expect and make sure our clients are comfortable not only during the procedure but also thereafter by providing aftercare and follow up. We strive to personify perfection and always aim to achieve the highest standards. ’

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

Maria Abiagom Hygienist GDC no. 178821. Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Sheff 2009.


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