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Periodontist

Periodontist

Your gums are the foundation to your smile. The healthier your gums, the healthier your overall oral health. Periodontics is the field of dentistry concerned with maintaining the health of your gums and supporting structures, including treating and preventing gum disease.

Periodontist

Gum disease is the leading cause for tooth loss in the UK, so preventing and treating the condition is essential for your smile. Regular interdental cleaning on top of your routine brushing does much of the hard work, keeping your mouth bacteria-free. However, it’s the trips to the hygienist chair that keeps on top of the condition, as your hygienist can assess the condition and keep an eye on your gum health.

At Smilepod, we have a gold standard of hygiene treatments as we know just how important gum health is. We have many different hygiene packages offering different levels of cleaning.

What is gum disease?
How do I know if I have it?
Did you know that gum disease has been linked to other health conditions?
What do I do if I think I have it?
What will happen at my initial consultation appointment?
Direct patient referrals
How do we treat periodontal disease?
What else can Dr Anju help with?

Meet our Periodontist

Dr Anju Kumar
GDC: 83479
BDS, MClinDent (Perio), MPerio RCS Edin

Dr Anju qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2004, and followed this with a year working at Guy’s Kings and St Thomas’ Dental Institute. She then spent several years in general practice whilst also working as a clinical teacher in dental radiography and radiology at Guy’s Hospital.

In 2009, she embarked on a specialist training program in Periodontology at King’s College London based at Guy’s Hospital. She is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, European Federation of Periodontology and the British Society of Periodontology.

Anju has a wealth of experience treating complex cases and has a particular interest in the management of the most severe gum problems and overgrowth in people. She also has experience in managing failing implants. If your gums are receding, bleeding, swollen or uncomfortable or you’ve been told you have gum disease then Dr Anju can help.

In addition to managing gum disease around teeth and dental implants, Anju also offers solutions to address gum recession. She is one of the few dentists in the UK to perform Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, following training in the USA. This is a non-surgical alternative to gum grafting that can cover large areas of recession without the need for any surgery.

She has a passion for what she does and uses the latest research and advances to lead with a minimally invasive approach thus reducing the need for complex surgery.

In her spare time Anju loves travelling and exploring new places and cultures. She enjoys reading about the history of art and is currently working her way through a list of art works to visit!

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Latest Reviews
SO MUCH better than my usual NHS service. I chose smile pod because they were close to my office and had lots of appointments available outside my work hours. I am so glad I tried them as my teeth look amazing! Jasmin was so relaxing and friendly. Multiple tools used to clean my teeth with so much attention to the detail, my teeth look and feel amazing and I can’t stop smiling for real! ‘Classic clean’ - Natasja (I’ll be back real soon) xx
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Natasja
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Inga is such a fantastic hygienist - thorough, gentle, super knowledgable and a lovely person. Highly recommend the hygiene treatments here.
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Easy to book.Had an appointment with Magatha and she was very gentle and careful, pain free cleaning done very well.
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Bruno N.
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Roshni is very friendly and made the whole experience very positive!
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Cass
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The entire team at Smilepod Moorgate is very professional and friendly. Seven years ago, I turned to Carine Borges to improve the aesthetics of my teeth, which she did excellently with a whitening treatment and a series of high-quality and durable composite bondings. Recently, I returned for a check-up, and only one of the bondings had to be redone, while the others are still doing great. I highly recommend Carine for both her professionalism and her human qualities.
Roberta D.
Roberta D.
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Inga not only delivers first class teeth cleaning she has a warm, reassuring manner which really puts you at ease. Very skilled but gentle in her use of the instruments. I've tried 3 other Smilepods in London and Inga is the best. Top job.
Rara R
Rara R
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Dr Anju was extremely insightful and considerate throughout the treatment. I felt very well informed and looked after and can highly recommend her as a top periodontist. The whole team and experience has been excellent.
Manuela W.
Manuela W.
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I had a great hygienist experience with Roshni Goel. She was very gentle, professional and attentive. She was constantly checking if I was good through the session and she even had kindly gave me a call to check if I was good after the session. Highly recommended.
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I recently moved to London and was advised to see Dr Karen Orempüller.I was so happy with my Invisalign treatment and results that i dediced to continue with her as my usual dentist and try Facial Aesthetics treatments. Had my botox,facial fillers and now Profhilo. I am thrilled with the results!!! Got my confidence back. Highly recommend Dr Karen
Rosa V.
Rosa V.
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Had my teeth treated and composite bonding done by Anna - a very good experience. I think she is very good at her work and pays attention to the smallest detail. With Anna, you are in safe hands!
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Cindy Sousa attended to me on my appointment back in December, and I couldn't be more grateful - I received a full cleaning service done to the highest of standards. She took her time to ensure I was happy with the outcome and was beyond kind and professional. I've been to SmilePod a few times and will ensure I book with Cindy going forward as the experience was top notch! Thank you! 🫶🏼
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Never had such a thorough hygienist appointment with white looking teeth after! Very easy to book online too!
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