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The Dental team at Smilepod Holborn

At Smilepod Holborn we can give you a full range of dental treatments from beautifully clean teeth to beautiful restorative and cosmetic dentistry at a time that suits you.

We have a fantastic team of dentists, hygienists, and nurses, supported by our specialist periodontist Dr. Anju, who is here to help and treat our clients with gum disease.

Dr Anju Kumar

Periodontist

GDC: 83479

Hi, I’m Anju and I am Smilepod’s Specialist Periodontist. You can find me at any of our Bank, Canary Wharf or Holborn locations.

I was drawn to Periodontology, which is the study of the gums, because of the way it brings together our general health with conditions that affect the gums.

I absolutely love what I do and even after all these years I’m still amazed at the ability of the gums to repair and heal.

I have a particular interest in treating the more advanced cases of gum disease and failing implants. It’s hard to believe that gum disease that may have affected somebody’s life for many years can be treated effectively with just several short appointments.

To be healthy you don’t want inflammation in any part of your body, including your gums. So if you want to live a truly healthy lifestyle, then you must focus on the gums.

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Dr Zahra Fernandes

Dentist

GDC: 265853

If I could tell my clients anything it would be Pay us a visit when you can! Have fun but have fun in moderation! If you enjoy the treats make sure you visit your dentist every six months so we can keep your mouth healthy.

Hi, I’m Zahra and I’m one of Smilepod’s dentists. I’ve been working at Smilepod since June 2017. I started in Brazil as a dentist but then when I moved to the UK I had to retake my qualifications. I’ve been in London for 6 years now. I love London but the weather is better in Brazil!

I had an amazing dentist in Brazil and she inspired me so much I choose to follow in her footsteps. I have always loved smiles even as a child.

Smilepod Holborn is great to work in – it’s such a central location and the atmosphere here is so calming and friendly. I love the control I have in my clients care. If I am seeing someone who needs more time I am able to extend their appointment so the duty of care is never compromised. I never have to rush so I always know I am always doing a good job.

I really like developing relationships with my clients. I like them to come back to see me and feel like we are developing a friendly relationship. I think that helps people be open about treatment and just feel good at the dentist. It should be a nice experience.

If I could tell my clients anything it would be Pay us a visit when you can! Have fun but have fun in moderation! If you enjoy the treats just go to the dentist to make sure all is okay. Keep your teeth as healthy for your dentist as possible by brushing, flossing and coming for your regular check-ups.

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Dr Ana Maria Reis Mackinnon

Dentist

GDC: 159692

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Dr Ana Polidoro

Dentist

GDC:156003

“I see lots of nervous clients and whenever you ask why they are scared. 90% of the time it’s due to a bad experience as a child. It’s a matter of taking the chance on us and we can give you a positive experience. Dentistry has changed so much over the years so it won’t be as bad as you think.”

Hi, I’m Ana, one of Smilepod’s dentists. I’ve worked for Smilepod for five years although I did some cover dentistry for a different location ten years ago. I began my career working in Brazil then moved to London about 13 years ago.

I’ve been fascinated by dentistry since I was 10 years old and had an accident and broke my teeth. At the time I had to go back and forth to the dentists’ lots of time and they thought it was unlikely I would be able to keep my teeth. It sounds scary, but I was really interested in how things worked in dentistry and teeth. Due to the skill of the dentist, I was able to keep my teeth so my dentist inspired me to go down this path.

I am especially interested in educating clients on prevention. Prevention is so much better than cure. Most dental problems don’t cause symptoms. As a dentist, I can see these problems and stop them in their tracks. That’s why attending your check-ups is so important to the health of your teeth.

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Dr Ana Bosco

Dentist

GDC: 222053

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Charley Wong

Hygienist

GDC: 278377

As a hygienist one of the most important tips I can give is brush your teeth correctly. Ideally use an electric toothbrush – you will get a much better clean. Electric toothbrushes will do all the work for you – it takes the brushing out of brushing.

Hi, I’m Charley and I am one of your friendly dental hygienists. I’ve worked at Smilepod for six months in Canada Place and just recently moved to Holborn as well.

I’m a bit unusual because I actually did a law degree before I became a hygienist. After deciding I didn’t want to be a lawyer I was determined to make the right choice second time around. I was lucky enough to be admitted to take my dual diploma in hygiene therapy and I’ve never looked back. I love being a hygienist.

I really like working at Smilepod as you meet such a variety of clients. We are so lucky because our clients are so nice. Smilepod Holborn is a very vibrant place to work as well – you would never get the chance to be bored!

I really believe that good oral hygiene is the basis of everything and if you get that right you will avoid so many problems. Even if you like sugar and treats!

As a hygienist one of the most important tips I can give is brush your teeth correctly. Ideally, use an electric toothbrush – you will get a much better clean. Electric toothbrushes will do all the work for you – it takes the brushing out of brushing. Plus they are timed so you brush for the full two minutes.

If you are using an electric toothbrush use ones with pressure sensors and timers. In terms of technique just brush gently.

I really recommend Smilepod as we make taking care of your teeth easy. We have online booking and Saturday openings. I know in a lot of practices it can be difficult to get appointments, especially with hygienists whereas we can usually fit you in this week.

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Onorina Dobre

GDC: 248515

As long as you floss on a daily basis you are helping reduce the risk of gum disease. If you floss daily you can avoid so many problems. If you don’t floss it really can lead to issues. Flossing is an absolute must. If you don’t know how to floss ask me or another member of staff and we can show you.

Hi, I’m Onorina. I am one of Smilepod’s dental nurses. I’ve worked for Smilepod for a number of years now. I qualified in Romania as a general nurse and when I came to London I decided it was a great chance to move into dental nursing which was always my goal.

I work full time in Holborn and I really enjoy it here. It’s lovely and there are lots of nice places to go out around here. The studio is very welcoming– it feels like a family environment here.

If I could tell you anything it would be floss! As long as you floss on a daily basis you are helping reduce the risk of gum disease. If you floss daily you can avoid so many problems. If you don’t floss it really can lead to issues. Flossing is an absolute must. If you don’t know how to floss ask me or another member of staff and we can show you. I’m always happy to help

I also practice what I preach by making sure I attend my own regular dental checks. I also had my teeth whitened here have regular teeth cleans. I love my healthy white Smilepod smile

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Ramona Hogan

Studio Manager and Dental Nurse

I recommend anyone who wants to smile more to come and see us. We are different from the usual dentist, there are no lectures, we are approachable easy to book and we really care about our clients. It’s all about forming trusting relationships.

Hello! My name is Ramona and I am the manager of Holborn Smilepod and probably the first person you will see. You are very welcome here – it’s a friendly place. I’ve been at Smilepod for about 5 years and I have a great team who have all stayed a long while. It’s quite unusual in dentistry to have low staff turnover and I am really proud of my team. Customer service is so important to all of us.

I first came to London in 2011 to improve my English. I learned American style English and there are differences with the conversation. I then started working at Smilepod and took my dental nursing qualification. I always loved biology so dentistry was a really natural fit for me.

If you are nervous about visiting why not come and have a chat with me? I’ve had lots of appointments myself so I know first hand what it’s like. I had my orthodontics done here with a fixed brace for a few years and it was amazing. I love my new straight smile.

I recommend anyone who wants to smile more should come and see us. We are different from the usual dentist, there are no lectures, we are approachable easy to book and we really care about our clients. It’s all about forming trusting relationships

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Andrea Simonova

Dental Nurse

GDC: 267213

“My best tip for your smile looking healthy is keep brushing twice a day use interdental products and regular checkups every six months unless the dentist tells us otherwise. I love chocolate myself but it’s really best to keep sugar to a minimum if you can. “

Hello. I’m Andrea and I’m one of your dental nurses at Holborn.

I’m a qualified nurse and I am currently studying hygiene and hope to be working as a dental hygienist in a few years. I am also studying radiography and I might do orthodontic nursing. I also plan to do another oral hygiene course in Slovakia over summer. I keep busy!

I’ve been in London for twelve years and I have a real passion for languages as well as dentistry. I aim to speak 10 languages fluently. I’m not there yet though. Currently, I speak Hungarian, Slovakian, German, English, Czech, Italian, and Polish. If you want to practice any of these on me during your visit I’m always happy to talk.

My best tip for your smile looking healthy is keep brushing twice a day use interdental products and regular checkups every six months unless the dentist tells us otherwise. I love chocolate myself but it’s really best to keep sugar to a minimum if you can.

I really recommend Smilepod Holborn. I had my retainers done at Smilepod and my grinding guard here so I know first hand how good the service is. Our team is so committed to our clients. We all want to give you the best experience we can.

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