Our team

Dentists

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Dr Christina Spyrou

BDS (Hons), PgCERT Dental Education, MFDS RCS (Edin) – GDC no. 230402

Christina graduated from King's College hospital with honours. She then went on to do her foundation training in London, followed by two years working in the Maxillofacial Surgical Unit at Barnet and Chase Farm. She currently works part time at Kings College Hospital teaching students and also working as a staff dentist in the oral surgery department providing complex treatment under sedation. She enjoys treating children and nervous patients. 

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Dr Minakshi Kansal

BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin) – GDC no. 248724

Minakshi graduated from the College of Dental Surgery, India in 2000. She then went on to general dentistry and hospital dentistry. She worked for 8 year in Barnet and Chase Farm Trust in the Maxillofacial Surgical Unit.

She is currently enrolled in the Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons England. 

She has also completed advanced training in restorative dentistry. 

Her main passion is oral surgery and implants. 

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Dr Stephen Handelsman

BDS – GDC no. 57720

Stephen graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1981. After his 2-year army service, he moved to England and took over Manor Lodge Dental Practice in 1985. He developed the practice into a thriving, family-orientated dental practice offering high standards of care. Stephen has been the heart and soul of the practice over the last 35 years, supported by an excellent team of dental professionals. He remains an active part of the team, continuing to offer his dental expertise to his existing patients. Stephen is a trustee of Alpha Omega London Charitable Trust.

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Dr Michael Lessani

BDS – GDC no. 115866

Michael qualified in 2007 from Bristol University and has gone on to complete postgraduate qualifications from three of the Royal Colleges, with a MJDF from RCS England, a MFDS from RCPS Glasgow and a Diploma in Primary Care Dentistry from RCS Ireland.

He has experience in different aspects of dentistry having worked in Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery at Homerton Hospital and NHS practices in the early part of his career. Patients often speak of his empathy as well as his gentle, calm and considerate approach.

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Dr Norman Gutkin

BDS (Rand), Cert in Endodontics (USA)Specialist Endodontist – GDC no. 65657

After graduating as a dentist in Johannesburg in 1979, Norman completed his specialist training in endodontics at Columbia University, New York, in 1984.

Norman is on the General Dental Council specialist register for endodontics and is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Society of London, and the Alpha Omega fraternity (the world’s oldest international dental fraternity).

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Dr Jiten Patel

BDS, Dip. Imp. Dent. RCS (Eng). Advanced Certificate in Implant Dentistry FGDP(UK) RCS Eng – GDC no. 100484

Jiten graduated as a dentist in 2002. He then completed his masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from India. He also completed his Diploma in Implant Dentistry with an advanced certificate from the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He is passionate about implants and is experienced in complex implant cases. 

Hygienists

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Adele Kendler

GDC no. 1837

Adele qualified as a dental hygienist from Guy's Dental school in 1980. She has a Diploma in Dental Health Education and is an active member of the British society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She is also involved with the Alpha Omega Dental Charity which supports in both the UK and abroad. Adele enjoys updating her knowledge by attending many courses and lectures. 

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Adrienne Rajbenbach

GDC no. 1358

Adrienne trained at the Royal Dental Hospital as a Dental Nurse & then at Kings College Hospital as a Dental Hygienist qualifying in 1977. I joined the practice in 1991 and thoroughly enjoys her day interacting with patients & the dental team.
Adrienne belongs to a dental study group which helps her to keep up to date with the latest techniques & therefore achieve good results for patients. She has a gentle caring approach. In her spare time Adrienne enjoys walking, theatre & spending time with family.

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Della Bloom

GDC no. 5501

Della qualified from Eastman Dental Hospital as a dental nurse in 1997 and then two years later as a dental hygienist. During her time there she won both the Rose Bowl for student dental nurse of the year and then in 1999, won the Dentsply prize for student dental hygienist of the year. On qualification she joined Manor lodge dental practice and over the last 22 years has enjoyed being part of the team. Della is wife to Andrew, mother to three children and her joyful dog Rocco.  Della has recently taken up golf, loves skiing and going on exciting family holidays to exotic locations. She recently qualified as a vaccinator and is volunteering throughout North London helping vaccinate the nation during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Della is a highly skilled hygienist who is kind and considerate to all her patients.

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Indira Halai

GDC no. 5157

Indira qualified as a Dental Hygienist from King’s College Hospital, London in 1996 and is a member of the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. She first started working at Manor Lodge Dental Practice in 1998. Indira is a dedicated and passionate dental hygienist who strives to treat all her patients as individuals. She is keen to provide optimal care for patients to improve their oral hygiene and smile. Her motto is "Healthy mouth equals Healthy Body. Forever the student, Indira attends many courses and lectures to be able to impart her knowledge so that patients can benefit from the latest treatments available. In her spare time, Indira enjoys reading, walking, travelling and yoga.

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Jennifer Evans

GDC no. 4449

Jennifer qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Glasgow in 1993. She initially worked as a Community Dental Hygienist treating adults and children with complex mental and physical needs and then went on to working in private and specialist practices in both the UK and Australia

Jennifer is an active member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and her priority is to make people feel as comfortable as possible during their treatment. 

Nurses and Receptionists

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Joan Hill

GDC no. 159897

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Ora Joseph

GDC no. 128302

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Paula Hall

GDC no. 172251

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Georgina Nemenyi

GDC no. 245297

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Maija Dorohova

GDC no. 156917