Meet our team
At Align & Smile Orthodontics, we are fortunate to have a wonderful team who provide the highest level of orthodontic care to our patients.
Dr Sabena Bhuiyan
BDS MSc (Lond) MFDS RCS (Eng) Morth (Edin)
GDC Registration Number 72268
Dr Sabena Bhuiyan is a specialist orthodontist and the owner of Align & Smile. She has treated orthodontic patients at the practice for over a decade.
After she qualified in dentistry at St Bartholomews and The Royal London Hospital in 1996,Sabena completed a period of vocational training in a General Dental family practice in Bushey. She was then appointed the Senior House Officer at the Kings College Hospital in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Following this, Sabena completed a further year as a Senior House Officer at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Maxillo – Facial Surgery. Sabena then proceeded to complete her Membership in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She gained both her masters and specialist exams in orthodontics from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital.
Sabena is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and regularly attends training courses to keep herself up-to-date with new treatments and techniques. She particularly enjoys working with nervous patients.
Dr Alberto Reimondez Lopez
In 2008 Dr Alberto Reimondez Lopez gained his qualifications after successfully completing his clinical and practical dental training at the University of Madrid in Spain. He has a passion for dental implants.
Dr Lopez has a keen interest in dental cosmetics with innovative techniques and aesthetic dentistry. He is currently undertaking further training at the university of Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, where he will enhance and improve his clinical and practical skills in cosmetic dentistry.
Dr Periklis Ntelis
DipDs (Athens), MSc in Endodontics (Eastman Dental Institute, London)
Dr Periklis Ntelis graduated from the Dental School, National University of Athens (Greece) in 2003. After working as an associate dentist in private practices in Athens he joined the Greek Air Forces where he practised dentistry in the General Hospital of Greek Air Forces, (Athens) for over a year. Periklis developed a special interest in endodontics and was placed at the Prosthetic and Restorative Department.
In 2005 Periklis moved to the U.K where he worked as a full-time associate in a mixed dental practice in London before engaging in the postgraduate course (MSc) in Endodontics at Eastman Dental Institute (London). Since 2007,he has limited his practice to endodontics, working exclusively as an endodontist in private dental practices in London.
Periklis is a senior community endodontist at St Leonard’s Hospital (part of the Barts Health Trust) where he treats patients with special needs and complicated medical/mental problems as well as nervous patients under inhalation sedation (laughing gas).
His principal aim is to provide endodontic treatment at a high professional standard and to ensure all our patients’ treatment needs are met in a comfortable setting. Periklis believes every patient deserves a high quality standard of dental treatment based on well-informed decisions.
Languages spoken: English, Lithuanian
Inga graduated from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene.
Inga believes appropriate dental hygiene contributes greatly to overall health. She is passionate about helping patients understand the importance of complete oral care. Inga’s goal is to know her patients and provide individual care for their specific needs. She aims to make her patients feel comfortable and her gentle technique, alongside her kind and reassuring manner, helps put her patients at ease.
Inga is keen to keep up-to-date with all the latest developments and regularly attends courses to further educate herself.
Outside of work Inga enjoys a variety of activities which include biking, roller-skating, and swimming. She likes to travel and enjoys meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.
Dentist with special interest in Oral Surgery
Dip Dent MFDS RCSEd
Ciro is a highly motivated dentist with 15 years of experience.He qualified in Italy in 2001, followed by five years of intensive hospital and academic postgraduate training in surgery and oral medicine. In 2006, he moved to London where he started as honorary lecturer and research assistant in the department of oral medicine at the Eastman Dental Hospital. He has worked in both private and NHS practices in London offering pain free dentistry which utilises state-of-the-art treatments and techniques. He has achieved post graduate qualifications in dental sedation and oral implantology and is now about to complete his Master in Oral Surgery.
Ciro is compassionate with his patients and experienced at treating people with dental phobia. He has a special interest in oral surgery which includes extraction of difficult teeth, placement of dental implants and biopsy of lesions in the oral cavity. He is also knowledgeable and understanding in the diagnosis and management of infective, premalignant and immunological oral diseases.
Ciro approaches his work with great enthusiasm and dedication.
Dip Orth Therapy RCS England, Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing, Certificate in Dental Radiology
GDC Registration Number 157389
Zoe qualified as Orthodontic Therapist in 2014, from The Royal College of Surgeons, England. She has over ten years’ experience working in the field of dentistry and would like to progress her career even further in the future.
While working as an Orthodontic Therapist, she has gained experience treating patients with a variety of different brace types including Invisalign and the Damon system.
Outside work, Zoe likes to travel with her husband, seeing different parts of the world and experiencing new cultures. She is also a keen runner and hopes to run the London Marathon one day.
Caitlin is a general dentist who provides both private and NHS dental care. She is excellent at putting nervous patients at ease and goes above and beyond to help those in her care feel comfortable.
Caitlin graduated from Newcastle University in 2015. She enjoys carrying out a wide range of dental treatment on patients of all ages and works particularly well with young children. Caitlin is due to begin the year long Advanced dental seminars course in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry in September 2019 to further her knowledge in providing cosmetic dental care.
GDC Registration Number 223633
Dr Ioannis Plastargias graduated from Greece in 2011 and went on to complete parts one and two of the American National Board Dental Examinations in 2012-13.
The following year, he completed a Fellowship Programme in Advanced Periodontics at the University of Connecticut (USA), followed by a Masters and Advanced Diploma in Clinical Periodontology at the Royal London Hospital in 2017.
Over years as a dental clinician, Ioannis has gained impressive experience in treating patients with severe gum problems, with a focus on helping prevent tooth loss.
His detailed consultations and assessments have earned a reputation as a dentist with a keen eye for detail and he regularly takes on referrals from other dentists.
GDC Registration Number 213517
Nayma qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist in 2016 from Kings College, London.
She loves being part of the process of providing patients with a beautiful smile.
In her spare time she enjoys travelling and listening to soulful music.
Diana Milena Orjuela Taborda
GDC Registration Number 220444
Treatment Plan Co-Ordinator