Meet the Team

Here at Battersea Smiles we are passionate about what we do. We Listen, we Care – we Deliver.

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We are your new cosmetic and general dental practice in Battersea dedicated to providing high quality general and cosmetic dental care, in an affordable, professional and convenient way.

Our team consists of multiple skills to meet your needs and we aim to ensure each of our patients result in healthy gums and teeth, fresh breath and above all a confident smile!

If you require any more information please contact us or visit the ‘Treatments’ page to find details of our dental treatments.

Meet our Team of Highly Qualified, Expert Dentists | Specialists & General Dentists

Principal and Senior Invisalign Dentist
Dr Marisa Monteiro (Andrade)

GDC registered: 85780

Marisa is our Principal and Senior Invisalign Dentist here at Battersea Smiles. Marisa graduated in 2005 from Queen Mary Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Having treated patients in both NHS and private practice in London and Cambridgeshire, she has extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry and orthodontic treatments using brackets and wires, 6month smiles, Invisalign and Fastbraces. Having completed post graduate qualifications, training and courses she has developed a real eye and passion for orthodontics and whitening.

Her real passion is smile designing with orthodontics to create beautiful smiles to enhance each person’s natural unique beauty. Marisa is fully certified in the use of Invisalign orthodontics and a Diamond provider of Invisalign (highest accolade).

With 15 years of experience she has an extensive portfolio of successful cases, ranging from the very mild to very complex of teeth straightening cases. She is an active member of the British Dental association, Invisalign Academy regularly participating in conferences at home and abroad, as well as in lectures and mentoring programmes with her peers.

Marisa is very popular with her patients and enjoys building a strong rapport during the treatment process to help make the process. This ensures she meets the patients treatment goals to achieve the best possible results and give patients the confident smile they always wanted!

Outside of Battersea Smiles, Marisa is dedicated to continued professional development with a range of courses, reading material and dental updates.

In her spare time, Marisa loves to travel, cook and spend quality time with her family and 2 little crazy daughters!

Dr Marisa Monteiro (Andrade)

GDC registered: 85780

Marisa is our Principal and Senior Invisalign Dentist here at Battersea Smiles. Marisa graduated in 2005 from Queen Mary Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Having treated patients in both NHS and private practice in London and Cambridgeshire, she has extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry and orthodontic treatments using brackets and wires, 6month smiles,  Invisalign and Fastbraces. Having completed post graduate qualifications, training and courses she has developed a real eye and passion for orthodontics and whitening.

Her real passion is smile designing with orthodontics to create beautiful smiles to enhance each person’s natural unique beauty. Marisa is fully certified in the use of Invisalign orthodontics and a Diamond provider of Invisalign (highest accolade).

With 15 years of experience she has an extensive portfolio of successful cases, ranging from the very mild to very complex of teeth straightening cases. She is an active member of the British Dental association, Invisalign Academy regularly participating in conferences at home and abroad, as well as in lectures and mentoring programmes with her peers.

Marisa is very popular with her patients and enjoys building a strong rapport during the treatment process to help make the process. This ensures she meets the patients treatment goals to achieve the best possible results and give patients the confident smile they always wanted!

Outside of Battersea Smiles, Marisa is dedicated to continued professional development with a range of courses, reading material and dental updates.

In her spare time, Marisa loves to travel, cook and spend quality time with her family and 2 little crazy daughters!

Our role is to ensure that the business is patient focused, our team is well supported and our practices are safe and CQC compliant. Our aim is for our practices’ patient journey to be smooth running and maintain a high standard customer service at all times.

Dr Rupert Young

Implant Surgeon

Having graduated with merit from his Bachelors of Dental Surgery, Rupert has worked across the field of dentistry for over a decade. He has worked as a speciality doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery in multiple hospitals across the country, as well as in private dental practice.

With a Master’s degree in Advanced dental Implantology, Rupert is our dental implant expert, he has experience with a wealth of different implant systems, and has placed hundreds of implants to restore aesthetics and function in patients across the UK.

He is passionate about his treatment experience, from planning and designing cases with you in the clinic, to comfortable treatment in the chair.

As a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Rupert is a lifelong learner. He holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of London, a diploma in teaching skills, and a diploma in educational psychology all alongside the ongoing education in Dental implantology.

Outside of academia you’ll find him on a tennis court, pursuing his passion in racing motorbikes, or making jewellery!!

Dr Angela Simoes

Associate Dentist – General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Angela graduated from the University of Dental Medicine in Portugal in 2015. In 2017, she moved to the UK and has been working in various areas of dentistry since then. Her expertise includes preventive care, general dentistry, cosmetic bonding and Invisalign®. She also provides facial aesthetics treatments such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle procedures, with a focus on achieving natural-looking results that enhance the natural beauty of her patients.

Angela is dedicated to providing her patients with the most conservative treatments possible to ensure that they have a simple and relaxing experience. Outside of her professional life, Angela enjoys exploring the natural world through trails and treks. She also loves sports, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr Vicky Huang

Associate Dentist – General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Vicky successfully graduated from the University of Leeds with a distinction in Dental surgery (MChD/BChd) and Oral sciences (BSc). Since qualifying, Vicky has undertaken numerous post-graduate courses and qualifications, focusing on aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

She is a skilful general and cosmetic practitioner. Her main interests are Invisalign, composite bonding, whitening and facial aesthetic treatment. She is passionate about creating beautiful smiles and providing you the best care. Vicky has a friendly and empathetic demeanour, so you can feel at ease and cared for.

Her hobbies outside of teeth include: spending time with friends and family, travelling, painting and running.

Dr Sachet Engineer

Specialist Periodontist – treats gums, Recession Treatment, Implants

GDC registered: 295142

Sachet is our gum disease and implant expert.

He is originally from Mumbai, India where he completed his Bachelors in Dental Surgery with a gold medal and distinction in the subject of Periodontology.

He then pursued his Masters at UCL Eastman in London (M.Clin.Dent in Periodontology).

His training involved non-surgical and surgical treatment of gum disease around teeth and implants.

Additionally, his area of expertise is also dental implant placement, bone and gum grafting surgery along with management of gum recession in aesthetic areas of the mouth. He is also certified by the European Federation of Periodontology.

Fun fact about Sachet, he is proficient in English and Hindi, is a national gold medallist in swimming and, also a Bollywood actor!!!!

Dr. Kyriaki Anastasaki BDS (Lon.)

 

GDC registered:

Kyriaki (Kyra) is an enthusiastic and ethical dental practitioner who always strives for excellence in her provision of clinical work, while at the same time prioritising her patients needs and wishes. Kyra successfully completed her dental studies in Barts & the London School of medicine and dentistry in 2018, graduating with numerous distinctions and awards including the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Prize!

Kyra then moved on to acquire additional postgraduate qualifications in orthodontics and aesthetic medicine.

Kyra practices all aspects of general dentistry from simple fillings and crowns to Invisalign and anti ageing treatments, that she is passionate about.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking and Pilates.

DENTIST: Dr. Kyriaki Anastasaki BDS (Lon.)

GDC registered:

Kyriaki (Kyra) is an enthusiastic and ethical dental practitioner who always strives for excellence in her provision of clinical work, while at the same time prioritising her patients needs and wishes. Kyra successfully completed her dental studies in Barts & the London School of medicine and dentistry in 2018, graduating with numerous distinctions and awards including the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Prize!

Kyra then moved on to acquire additional postgraduate qualifications in orthodontics and aesthetic medicine.

Kyra practices all aspects of general dentistry from simple fillings and crowns to Invisalign and anti ageing treatments, that she is passionate about.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking and Pilates.

Orthodontist:

Dr Sedef Sera Hepdarcan Sirman

Lingual Incognito, Fixed metal and ceramic braces, Damon , Invisalign

Dr Sedef obtained her DDS (Dental Surgery) and PhD in Orthodontics from Istanbul and Yeditepe Universities in 2012 and 2016 respectively.

In 2017, she relocated to the UK and after registering in the UK, she began practicing in London. Sedef has has been focusing on her professional growth through attendance at numerous congresses and seminars. She has contributed to several published scientific articles, serves as an editor for an Orthodontic Journal, and currently holds a position on the Board of Directors for the Turkish Lingual Orthodontic Society.

Sedef approaches orthodontics with a friendly, positive, and highly ethical manner. Her main emphasis lies in treating children and adults with varying complexities, utilizing a wide array of treatment methods including Lingual Incognito, Fixed metal and ceramic braces, Damon , Invisalign.

Dr Sedef is always eager to provide exceptional treatments with a cheerful disposition, offering comprehensive explanations of treatment options and addressing any inquiries. This ensures that patients remain fully informed at every stage of their orthodontic journey.

During her leisure time, Sedef finds joy in singing and playing the guitar. Additionally, she possesses a strong interest in Psychology and has taken courses on child and adolescent behavior, as well as human psychology, in her spare time. She is a loving mother to her daughter.

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Associate Dentist
Dr Rakhi Rajput

After graduating as a dentist from the University of Sheffield in 2018, I have since undertaken further training in providing conservative aesthetic treatments for my patients. This includes treatments such as composite bonding, whitening, crowns, veneers and gum contouring. This has enabled me to provide high-quality care to gain predictable outcomes to achieve the best for my patients.

I also have a strong interest in straightening teeth and I am a Invisalign provider, where I have successfully completed a range of cases.

I have also trained with renowned clinicians on Harley Street for facial aesthetic treatments, to provide natural results for anti-ageing rejuvenation. I find it extremely rewarding when I achieve results that enhances the confidence and self-esteem of my patients using minimally invasive techniques.

In my spare time I love socialising with my friends and family, eating great food as well as travelling and enjoying a range of new experiences including yoga, hiking, skiing and scuba diving.

Dr Heather Samuels

GDC registered: 177304

Dr Samuels qualified from the University of Leeds in 2009.

She has a keen interest in cosmetic Dentistry and improving peoples smiles and the improved confidence this can bring. She is an experienced Invisalign provider. Having treated over 200 cases she has achieved amazing results and made her patients very happy! She also is trained in anti-wrinkle injections.

Dr Samuels has a very caring and empathic approach which makes her very popular amongst her patients. She has close to ten years of experience in Dentistry and having spent time within several different practices over the years, she has vast experience in treating a wide variety of patients with a wide variety of dental problems. She is an excellent clinician and with her kind, friendly and caring approach, she is experienced at taking her time with nervous patients and helping them overcome phobias through gentle dentistry.

Her interests outside of Dentistry include health and fitness, travel, and embracing the joys of living in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of London.

Dr Rachel Ibbotson

GDC registered: 244785

Rachel qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 2013 and has worked in general practice ever since, performing aesthetic and general dentistry.

Since qualifying, Rachel has undertaken a number of post-graduate courses, including training from one of the most prominent aesthetic dentists in the UK.

Rachel is passionate about giving you the very best dental care and service. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role, as well as a caring and friendly approach which will make you feel at ease.

She particularly enjoys using Invisalign to gently move teeth, and to perfect smiles with teeth whitening and aesthetic bonding.

Outside of the clinic, Rachel practices yoga and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Dentist:
Dr Heather Samuels

GDC registered: 177304

Dr Samuels qualified from the University of Leeds in 2009.

She has a keen interest in cosmetic Dentistry and improving peoples smiles and the improved confidence this can bring. She is an experienced Invisalign provider. Having treated over 200 cases she has achieved amazing results and made her patients very happy! She also is trained in anti-wrinkle injections.

Dr Samuels has a very caring and empathic approach which makes her very popular amongst her patients. She has close to ten years of experience in Dentistry and having spent time within several different practices over the years, she has vast experience in treating a wide variety of patients with a wide variety of dental problems. She is an excellent clinician and with her kind, friendly and caring approach, she is experienced at taking her time with nervous patients and helping them overcome phobias through gentle dentistry.

Her interests outside of Dentistry include health and fitness, travel, and embracing the joys of living in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of London.

Dentist:
Dr Rachel Ibbotson

GDC registered: 244785

Rachel qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 2013 and has worked in general practice ever since, performing aesthetic and general dentistry.

Since qualifying, Rachel has undertaken a number of post-graduate courses, including training from one of the most prominent aesthetic dentists in the UK.

Rachel is passionate about giving you the very best dental care and service. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role, as well as a caring and friendly approach which will make you feel at ease.

She particularly enjoys using Invisalign to gently move teeth, and to perfect smiles with teeth whitening and aesthetic bonding.

Outside of the clinic, Rachel practices yoga and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Dr Cris Lee

Dr. Chris Lee
Implant Surgeon
LDS Royal College Of Surgeons Of England 1981
BDS London 1980
Referrals welcome in: Implants & Sedation

 

GDC registered: 54936

Doctor Chris Lee has, over the years, emerged as one of the UK’s most senior and highly regarded dental implant surgeons – having been engaged as visiting dental implant expert at no fewer than 15 BUPA Dental Care and other dental practices across the country. He has a reputation built on kindness and complete
approachability.

Having qualified at the internationally prestigious University College Hospital in 1980, he has had forty years of experience in the provision of complex oral rehabilitation, and has undergone two full year comprehensive high- calibre dental implant training courses – both in the mid 90’s and mid 00’s.

Characteristically, he maintains an attitude of perpetual personal and professional self improvement, and constantly refreshes his skills to stay at the forefront of developments in the exciting and enthralling field of dental implant rehabilitation.

Chris has also been providing sedation for over 10 years and specializes in complex cases and nervous patients.’

Dr Cris Lee

Implant Surgeon: Dr. Chris Lee
LDS Royal College Of Surgeons Of England 1981
BDS London 1980
Referrals welcome in: Implants & Sedation

GDC registered: 54936

Doctor Chris Lee has, over the years, emerged as one of the UK’s most senior and highly regarded dental implant surgeons – having been engaged as visiting dental implant expert at no fewer than 15 BUPA Dental Care and other dental practices across the country. He has a reputation built on kindness and complete
approachability.

Having qualified at the internationally prestigious University College Hospital in 1980, he has had forty years of experience in the provision of complex oral rehabilitation, and has undergone two full year comprehensive high- calibre dental implant training courses – both in the mid 90’s and mid 00’s.

Characteristically, he maintains an attitude of perpetual personal and professional self improvement, and constantly refreshes his skills to stay at the forefront of developments in the exciting and enthralling field of dental implant rehabilitation.

Chris has also been providing sedation for over 10 years and specializes in complex cases and nervous patients.’

DENTIST: Dr. Louisa Jarvie

GDC registered:

Louisa qualified with distinction from the University of Leeds. Since then, she has worked in general practice both in London and her home county of Worcestershire

Louisa is a skilled general dental practitioner, who has continued her thirst for learning by obtaining several additional qualifications. These include: a Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry, Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and full Invisalign accreditation. She also offers composite bonding and all aspects of general dentistry!

Louisa is incredibly friendly and personable. Her approach is influenced by a desire to connect with people and build relationships, which means that she is regularly complimented on her ability to put patients at ease. She is incredibly detail orientated and motivated by ensuring that her patients have the best

Outside of dentistry, Louisa is a keen runner and ran her first half marathon last year. She also loves food, so can regularly be found trying out new recipes and places to eat.

Eva Kokorisa

Orthodontic Therapist: Dr. Eva Kokorisa

GDC registered: 221468

Eva began her career as a dental nurse / orthodontic nurse over a decade ago and after having a great knowledge and understanding of all aspects of dentistry she developed a deep passion for orthodontics. She then embarked on training with the Manchester university to get  Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy ,she graduated from the Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2019.

Eva believes in taking an individualised approach when delivering patient care in order to meet each patient’s needs. She is a very empathic, outgoing and caring  orthodontic therapist who can deal very well with the most anxious patients putting them at ease and making their experience as comfortable as possible. She will give you tips on how to achieve the best possible oral care at home and make you feel great about your smile.

In her spare time, Eva enjoys spending time with her family, keeping fit in the gym, reading and being involved in different types of charity work.

Eva Kokorisa

Orthodontic Therapist: Dr. Eva Kokorisa

GDC registered: 221468

Eva began her career as a dental nurse / orthodontic nurse over a decade ago and after having a great knowledge and understanding of all aspects of dentistry she developed a deep passion for orthodontics. She then embarked on training with the Manchester university to get  Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy ,she graduated from the Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2019.

Eva believes in taking an individualised approach when delivering patient care in order to meet each patient’s needs. She is a very empathic, outgoing and caring  orthodontic therapist who can deal very well with the most anxious patients putting them at ease and making their experience as comfortable as possible. She will give you tips on how to achieve the best possible oral care at home and make you feel great about your smile.

In her spare time, Eva enjoys spending time with her family, keeping fit in the gym, reading and being involved in different types of charity work.

Nursing Staff
Magdalena Krukowska

GDC registered: 266047

Nursing Staff
Magdalena Krukowska

DipDS Athens 2002
GDC registered: 82981

Magda qualified as a dental Hygienist in 2020 but has been part of the Battersea Smiles family since 2017! Since qualifying Magda has continued her professional development through gaining qualifications and experience in providing tailored hygiene programmes including periodontal and whitening treatment. She prides herself in completing this to the highest standard using the techniques she has learned, in a relaxing and calming atmosphere, offering direct access when required.

Magda is particularly interested in holistic care to support all of her patients, especially those undergoing orthodontic treatment and management of periodontal disease ( deep clean) by offering tailored preventative advice to ensure good oral health.

Magda regularly undertakes postgraduate study and courses to ensure she is at the forefront of the highest level of delivery of patient care.

Aside from dental hygiene, Magda has a strong love of travelling and exploring different cultures.

With a positive and friendly attitude, she will be there to welcome and assist you throughout your journey in the clinic, and together with the whole team, will work hard to give you the smile you’ve been dreaming about.

Nursing Staff
Magdalena Kovceva

DipDS Athens 2002
GDC registered: 82981

Practice Manger
Olivia

Treatment co-ordinator
Lily

Treatment co-ordinator
Leah

Practice manager
Sarah Bancroft

Treatment co-ordinator
Leah

Treatment co-ordinator
Alessia di Palma

Treatment co-ordinator
Leydy Ocampo (Qualified Nurse)

Nurses
Elis

Nurses
Esh

Nurses
Sarah

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Group Operations Manager
Ms Sarah Bancroft

GDC registered: 252212

I began working in the dental field late 2012 as a trainee dental nurse, and completed my Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds in 2014.

I have gained over 10 years of dental experience both within private and NHS practices, through working all over the country, starting from the North Yorkshire, Midlands, and now in London! I have worked my way up from being a trainee dental nurse, head dental nurse, then to being an area manager of a dental group.

I am now the Operations Manager here at Smiles Group London managing Battersea Smiles, Brixton Smiles and Islington Smiles.

My role is to ensure that the business is patient focused, our team is well supported and our practices are safe and CQC compliant. My aim is for our practices’ patient journey to be smooth running and maintain a high standard customer service at all times.

My hobbies and interests are baking, mountain hiking, travelling, having a good karaoke session with the family (that’s the filipino blood in me!), and above all, having the best times with my little boy, Caleb.

I look forward to meeting you in one of our practices!

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