Meet the Team

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


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

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

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.

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.