Team – Wembley Practice


Dr Leslie Padaychee BDS PDD(Paeds) MSc ( Implantology) – Principal/Partner

Leslie completed his Bachelor of Dental Science in 1993 from the University of Rand, South Africa and has been in practice for 23 yrs. He worked in two private practices and later as a Principal in his own practice. His initial interests were in oral surgery and paediatric dentistry and spent considerable time treating children and adults under general anaesthetic in hospital. In 1998, he completed his Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry from the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town.

In 1998, he moved to London to join Central Dental Care treating both NHS and private patients. In 2006, he became and Partner and Principal Dentist of Central Dental Care. He is also the Clinical Director and is responsible for ensuring latest regulations are implemented for delivering safe and effective care.

Leslie is also our resident dental implantologist providing all aspects of Implant treatment, including bone grafting, immediate implants and full mouth reconstruction. His early interest in oral surgery led him to develop an interest in Dental Implantology. He initially trained with the International Congress for Oral Implantology (ICOI) in 2004 and completed his clinical training with one of the pioneers of UK Implantology (Eddie Scher) and later at Mount Vernon Dental Specialists. In 2007, he completed, the GIFT Implant Programme under the mentorship of Stewart Harding in Harley Street. In 2010, Leslie was awarded Master of Science in Implant Dentistry (Merit) from the University of Warwick. In 2014, he completed the Advanced certificate in Soft tissue management and bone grafting from The University of Vienna.

He was previously an Honorary Clinical Supervisor and Mentor for the Warwick Implant Training Programme. He previously worked with Martin Delahaye at his Harley Street Practice providing case planning and surgical placements of dental implants. He is a member of the Academy of Dental Implantology (UK).

Other Skills and Interests

Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment)

He has extensive training and skill in orthograde and surgical endodontics treating more complex cases using state of the art equipment.

He is also a Certified Laser Dentist and trained with the British Institute of Laser Density. Lasers have many uses in dentistry such as treatment of gum disease and other surgical procedures which are less invasive and more effective than conventional procedures.

Leslie is a certified Dental Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner and trained at the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis. He is Registered with the General Hypnotherapy Council. He assimilates this skill in practice treating anxious or phobic patients and for other behavioural conditions.

He likes athletics, badminton, loves cooking and spending time with his family. He and his family are involved with numerous charities both locally and internationally, and finds immense joy in helping others.

Dr Omar Bhutta BDS, M.Clin.Dent (Prosthodontics) London – Partner (GDC number 78834)

Omar Bhutta graduated from Kings College London in the year 2000. Following completion of vocational training he moved to London and became an associate at Central Dental Care, becoming a partner in the practice in 2006.

Omar has worked as a clinical assistant at Kings College London from 2003-2004 helping teach dental undergraduates primary dental care.

Omar is Central Dental Care’s Human Resources Director and oversees the management and development of the dental team, incorporating their training and continuous assessment and ensuring they are always up to date with the latest techniques and have knowledge of the latest developments in dentistry.

Omar was appointed to the General Dental Council’s Fitness to Practice Panel in 2015

Omar completed his Masters in Clinical Dentistry in 2016 obtaining an M.Clin.Dent from King’s College London in fixed and removable prosthodontics.

Omar has also worked for the homeless charity Crisis and the children’s charity Smiles for Romania.

Dr Martin Delahaye BSc BDS LDSRCS – Associate (GDC number 52693)

martinMartin Delahaye qualified from Guys Hospital in 1978 and then from the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) in 1979. He entered dentistry as a graduate with a degree in Biochemistry and Physiology.

In June 2004 the practice team won an Investors in People Award with Martin as their champion.


Dr Ruani Silva BDS (GDC number 69060)

Dr Ruani Silva qualified as a dental surgeon from UMDS in 1993 and has been working in general dental practice ever since, 14 years of which have been at Central Dental Care. She is married, with two young children and time permitting enjoys swimming and travelling.

Dr Michael Lichtig BDS (GDC number 50108)

Michael studied dentistry at London Hospital Dental School, Whitechapel, London E1 and first registered with the GDC in 1976. Since then he has worked in Haringey, Highgate and Tuffnell Park and joined CDC on a part-time basis in 1977.

Michael feels that working in multple practices make a pleasant combination, providing useful contact with colleagues for discussion of cases and valuable training. Michael has been married to Mariam for 34 years and have two children. They love going to the theatre whenever they can and particularly enjoy going to the National Theatre. He also enjoys listening to all kiinds of music, playing bridge and seeing good magic and ventriloquism.

Dr Rosalind Robins BDS LDSRCS (GDC number 45456)

Rosalind Robins qualified from Guy’s Hospital with an honours with distinction in orthodontics. In addition she also obtained the LDSRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons. She has worked in General practice with a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry and has been based in the Wembley area for the last 30 years. Ros joined Central Dental Care in 2008. she worked in local practices for 28 years.

Ros’s husband is semi-retired and they have three children. Her free time is filled with helping to care for their three wonderful grandsons.

Dr Valerie Ike BDS MFDS (GDC number 83695)

Qualified at Guy’s King’s & ThomasDentalSchool. Following her vocational training in community dentistry, she worked as a senior house officer and then as a Locum Staff Grade in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for two years. During this time, she obtained her MFDS postgraduate qualification with the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

She joined the team at Central Dental Care in April 2007 and works on a part time basis.

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a special interest in Oral Surgery. This involves removal of impacted wisdom teeth, other difficult extractions and Apicectomies. She hopes to further her career in surgical and implant dentistry.

Dr. Radhika Kotecha BDS 2010 MJDF (GDC number)

Radhika joined CDC in 2012 and is mainly based at the Wembley practice.

Dr Preeti Jauhar, ISFE (Ortho) RCPS (Glas), MOrth RCS Ed, MClinDent (Lon), MFDS RCPS (Glas) BDS – Specialist Orthodontist GDC 152112

Preeti completed her BDS from Glasgow University, then undertook 2 years of Oral & Maxillofacial house jobs prior to starting Orthodontic specialist training. Preeti moved to London from Glasgow in 2011, to study Orthodontics at the Royal London Dental Hospital and at Northwick Park Hospital. She undertook a Masters in Orthodontics and subsequently sat her M.Orth exam at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2014, allowing her to join the General Dental Council’s Specialist List in Orthodontics.

She went on to do further training at the Royal London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, passing her ISFE exam this year, allowing her to become a Consultant Orthodontist and in June 2017 she was appointed Consultant Orthodontist at Queen Mary’s University of London She has a keen interest in teaching and research, working with dental undergraduates and post-graduates at Queen Mary’s University of London. She is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, European Orthodontic Society and the Craniofacial Society. Preeti has extensive experience in managing complex orthodontic and orthognathic cases as well using cosmetic orthodontic systems, such as Invisalign. Her orthodontic interests lie in the aesthetic treatment of patients of all age ranges.

In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, cooking and attending Arsenal games with her husband Neil.