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Meet the Team

All of our dentists and staff follow the General Dental Council Standards for Dental Professionals

Dr Shejal Patel Principal Dentist fixed and removable braces provider

Dr. Pooja Sarda

GDC Number 265287

Dr. Pooja Sarda BDS MFDS graduated in 2016 from the University of Birmingham. She has 6 years of experience in General Dentistry and has an interest in Oral Surgery too. She has been part of the Elite Dental Studio team since 2017 and patients have regarded her as an approachable and friendly dentist.   Dr. Pooja is particularly good at managing anxious patients with her calm and sensitive manner, making her an ideal choice if you or someone you know is a nervous patient or afraid of the dentist. She also holds a keen interest in Invisalign and aesthetic dentistry including teeth whitening and composite bonding.

Dr Dipak Benawra Implant dentist

Dr. Shejal Patel

GDC Number 84866

Our Principal Dentist, Dr. Shejal Patel BDS,  graduated in 1996. She has been working in general dentistry in the UK since 2005 and prior to this she worked overseas as a dentist and has done considerable work for international charities based in East Africa. ​ Shejal has also been a trainer for dentists and has an interest in Orthodontic and Cosmetic Dentistry. She has been an Invisalign expert for over 10 years now and has considerable experience in achieving amazing full smile makeovers.   Shejal heads up the clinical team and is passionate about her work. She is a great down to earth talker and likes to keep the clinical team working to high standards and in line with the national clinical governance framework.

Dr Pooja Sarda composite bonding and invisalign dentist

Dr. Dipak Benawra

GDC Number 252443

Dr. Dipak Benawra completed his undergraduate dental training at the Royal London Hospital. Following his graduation back in 2014, he completed foundation training and has been working in general practice for many years. ​ He has completed the prestigious Paul Tipton Implant course and is on track to receive a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert.) in Advanced Dental Implantology. ​ Dipak works full-time at Elite Dental Studio offering all NHS treatments, implant dentistry and carrying out a variety of restorative and cosmetic treatments.

Dr. Ruth Yamoah

GDC Number 290940

Ruth graduated from King’s College London in 2020 and subsequently carried out her foundation training at a dental practice in Beckenham. She passed the postgraduate MJDF RCS (Eng) Part 1 exam and since then has continued to update her knowledge and skills.  She is also due to start an Advanced Aesthetic dentistry PG cert diploma. Ruth enjoys all areas of dentistry; however she particularly enjoys doing cosmetic fillings and crown work. She is gentle and friendly dentist who takes time to understand her patients. so that she can provide tailored advice and treatment to suit their needs. Ruth has experience treating patients of all ages - including very anxious patients. She takes pride in being thorough and ensuring that her patients feel comfortable during their visits 

Dr Ruth Yamoah Cosmetic dentist
Dr Ankit Endodontics/RCT dentist

Dr Ankit Patel B.D.S. (Lond.)

General Dentist with Special Interest in Endodontics

GDC Number 259174

Ankit graduated from Barts and The London School of Dentistry in 2015, where he graduated with two academic awards during his training.

Following this, Ankit went on to work for community dental services where he gained vast experience treating those who are anxious as well focusing on paediatrics and additional needs patients.

Ankit’s passion lies in General Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is extremely keen on broadening his knowledge and is currently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Aesthetics and Restorative Dentistry.

He has now began his master’s degree in endodontics, enabling him to tackle difficult root canal treatments pain-free & take referrals from general dentists.

Ankit is a well-rounded team player whose calm nature and chairside manner helps him in creating a relaxed environment for the patient and the team around him.

Outside of dentistry his passion lies in sports, actively playing football and in participating in long distance running and cycling.

Referrals for Endodontics please click here.

Dental Therapists and Hygienists


GDC Number 186039

Zoe is one of our dental therapists and also a dental hygienist. This mean you may see her for your routine hygiene clean and also for your general check-ups and treatments. Zoe is extremely kind, caring and great with all patients.  

Zoe has enjoyed a rewarding career in dentistry since 2008 where she trained as a dental nurse at King’s Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust. In 2019 she qualified as a dental hygienist at the University of Essex and has gained experience in various dental practices in Essex and London. Zoe is very passionate about helping to improve the general and systemic wellbeing of her patients via their oral health as both are closely linked.

Always seeking to update her skills, Zoe completed her BSc in oral health sciences at the University of Essex and is a qualified dental therapist at Pure Periodontics.


GDC Number 258274

Molly is one of our dental therapists,  she qualified as a dental hygienist in 2018

and has furthered her career by undertaking a degree in Oral Health Science. IShe is now also a qualified Dental Therapist.

Shes passionate about dental hygiene and the importance of disease prevention. She enjoys talking to patients and setting treatment plans. She especially enjoys treating anxious patients, helping them alleviate their fears about attending the dentist. She gets great satisfaction seeing them return for further appointments. Her main objective is to give you the smile you deserve!


GDC Number 285105

At our clinic, Aina stands out as a skilled dental hygienist committed to enhancing the health and appearance of your smile. With a gentle touch and expert knowledge, Aina provides comprehensive treatments designed to maintain and improve the condition of your gums, teeth, and overall oral health. Whether you're coming in for a routine cleaning or more specialised care, Aina's attentive approach ensures a comfortable and positive experience for every patient. Trust your smile to Aina and leave feeling confident and cared for.

Aina our Dental Hygienist

In short, it is simple - it’s about healthy teeth, healthy gums and a great looking smile.

We like to keep things simple so we will discuss with you, in non-clinical jargon, your treatment and the costs involved. Our team is committed to quality and excellence and we have management systems which ensure that we deliver a quality service safely and consistently. Here at the Elite Dental Studio we listen to our patients and their needs and are committed to continuously improving patient care and facilities at our practice.


We provide healthcare to patients all over Essex and the south east, including Thurrock (Grays, Chadwell St Mary, Stanford Le Hope, Chafford Hundred, Tilbury), Basildon, Brentwood, Southend, Wickford, Rayleigh - as well as North, South and East London.

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