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).
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.
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. Ahmed Riaz Din qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2011 having been awarded the Walpole Day prize in Orthodontics, Charles Greene prize in Oral Surgery along with the award in Aesthetics Special Study Module. After graduating he worked as a dental core trainee in oral and maxillofacial surgery in three units including the prestigious Royal London Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Ahmed has been appointed to undertake his consultant training in Orthodontics at The Royal London Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital. He previously completed his specialty training in Orthodontics at The Royal London Hospital and has now been awarded the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Concurrently, Ahmed undertook a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics at Queen Marys University.
He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences, his thesis research project looking at the neurosensory changes following jaw surgery. Ahmed continues to teach post-graduates and under-graduate dental students throughout his training.
Outside of dentistry Ahmed is a keen CrossFit athlete and likes to travel the world for its cuisines.
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 traveling.
Qualified at Guy’s King’s & Thomas Dental School. 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.
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