Our team

The high quality of the care we provide reflects the expertise and experience of our staff.

We are proud of our dedicated team.

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DR FARO ZHAND

BDS

GDC no. 79730

Dr Faro Zhand graduated from the Royal London Dental Hospital. Since then has been creating beautiful, natural looking smiles for 18 years.

Although he has worked in general dental practice since 2001, he has also continued his professional development; postgraduate study at London’s Eastman Dental Institute, specialising in implants and restorative dentistry. From 2003 he has worked at the same Kensington-based dental practice, whereupon he joined Smile Style Dental Care in 2019.

Dr Zhand has a special interest in restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry, often receiving referrals from other dentists if a case is particularly demanding or unusual. A member of British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and he has extensive experience in orthodontics and complex smile makeovers, including porcelain crowns, veneers and teeth whitening.

With a reputation as a perfectionist, Dr Zhand treats all his patients with real dedication and patience. From simple facial rejuvenation treatments, such as botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, to creating and fine-tuning smile makeovers, Dr Zhand’s approach is always methodical, sensitive and with-an-eye-for-detail.

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Aron B. Balkin

BDS, MSc.

GDC no. 56764

Dr. Balkin qualified in 1982 from Glasgow University. He went on to do a postgraduate certificate course at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York, and later gained a master’s degree in Periodontology from Guy’s Hospital in London. He continues to attend postgraduate courses and conferences and completed a year long course in cosmetic dentistry. His special interests include preventative techniques and the treatment of gum disease. He is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the British Society of Periodontology, and the Alpha Omega international dental fraternity and has been the principal dentist at the practice since 1990. Married, with five children, he comments that ‘home life is never dull!

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Melanie Maher

GDC no. 129444

Before entering the world of dentistry, Melanie had experienced working in a medical practice. When Aron took over the practice, Melanie had already been here a month (and so Melanie is actually the senior member of staff by chronology!) They have been working together as a team ever since. Melanie is invariably the one with the common sense and the one who translates from Aron’s Glaswegian mumblings.

 

Philippa Dredge

RDH

GDC no. 213065

Pippa, our dental hygienist, originally qualified in the Royal Navy. Since then she has worked in both the military services and in general practice and both at sea as well as on land.

A highly talented professional, she is originally from Newcastle and among her skills she includes being fluent in Farsi (learnt after leaving her home town). She has attended many postgraduate courses focusing on preventative dentistry, and is dedicated to updating her knowledge and professional skills. She is gentle and caring, being exceptionally gifted at dealing with nervous patients.

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