St Dunstan’s Dental Practice

Meet our team

Our Clinicians and more

Surinder Bhatti

Surinder Bhatti

Dental Surgeon

BDS 1999, MFDS RCS (Eng), MFGDP (UK) MGDS RCS (Eng), Dip DHSLM RCS (Eng), GDC 76525

Surinder joined St Dunstan’s in 2010 to become the joint owner of the practice in 2011.

Surinder is a former tutor and lecturer to post graduate dentists when he worked in London. He is an appointed examiner for both The Royal College of Surgeons of England, The Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK) and The National Examining Board for Dental Nurses. Surinder is also a member of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) and the British Society for General Dental Surgery.

Surinder’s areas of special interest are in restoring complex dental problems, implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign clear braces and treating nervous patients using conscious sedation.

Ian Small

Ian Small

Dental Surgeon & Specialist in Prosthodontics

BDS 1987, LDSRCS, MFGDP, MSc, MRDRCS, GDC 62993

Ian moved to Kent, joining the practice in 1994 and becoming part owner in 1998. Having completed a Masters degree which was awarded with distinction and the Membership in Restorative Dentistry examination, he was accepted onto the Specialist List in 1998. He held a post as a part time lecturer teaching undergraduates at Guy’s Dental School for six years.

His main interest is in the restoration of complicated problems involving worn dentition and missing teeth and has been working with dental implants since 1993. These have become a routine part of the care for many of the patients treated at the practice and many implant patients are treated jointly with Peter Strand, an implant surgeon and periodontal specialist based in Ashford.

Steven Williams

Steven Williams

Dental Surgeon & Specialist in Endodontics

BDS 1998, MFDS RCPS, M Clin Dent, MRDRCS, GDC 74966

Steve graduated from Guy’s dental hospital in 1998 then worked in a number of training posts in Oral Surgery, restorative dentistry, orthodontics and general dental practice before following his particular interest in endodontics. His four year specialist training took place at Guy’s Hospital, London under the guidance of Professor Pitt Ford, during which he gained a Masters in clinical dentistry with distinction and the Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons.

With his experience and training, Steve is registered as a specialist in Endodontics with the General Dental council and now spends his time in practice limited to endodontics and also teaches at King’s Dental Institute to help train future specialists.

Aisha AlShawaf

Aisha AlShawaf

Dental Surgeon & Specialist in Oral Surgery

BDS 1986, FDSRCS, MFGDP, Dip Imp Dent RCS, GDC 72889

Aisha graduated in Iraq in 1986 and has worked in the UK since 1989. She spent 11 years working in hospital oral surgery services, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was accepted onto the Specialist list for Oral Surgery.

She worked for three years in general practice near Edinburgh before joining us here in Canterbury in September 2000 as an associate dentist

Aisha continued with her studies becoming a Member of the Faculty, she also works as an Oral Surgery Specialist at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital.

Christina Campbell

Christina Campbell

Dental Hygienist

RDH 1974, GDC 1154

During the final year of a multi-lingual business course in Edinburgh, Christina had so many appointments at the Dental Hospital that she eventually ended up enrolling as a student. She qualified as an hygienist in 1974 and worked for many years with specialist periodontists in and around London’s Harley Street before seeking the fresher air of Kent and joining us here in Canterbury in 2001. She is particularly interested in looking after patients who are a bit nervous and her good humour and “lightness of touch” are well appreciated.

During her free time you will find her battling with her garden, doing DIY or walking her dogs on the Crundale Downs

Sam Davidson

Sam Davidson

Dental Hygienist

RDH 2000, GDC 5664

Sam returned to Kent after 24 years in the Royal Army Dental Corp to be nearer to family and her daughter’s school. She brings with her, a wide range of skills and experience both in treating her own patients and also in teaching and managing services. She has worked closely with Periodontists and other specialists and enjoys treating both adults and children.

As a teacher, her roles have included being a dental nurse instructor and Examiner for the Dental Nursing Board as well as presentations to groups in schools and on a one-to-one basis with individual patients. She has pioneered several successful smoking cessation clinics and a weight management clinic.

She loves to see patients improving their dental health and constantly seeks to learn new ways to support this including qualifications in tooth whitening, Oral Health Education and Smoking Cessation Counselling. Sam has training in Neuro Linguistic Programming to help patients who are nervous or phobic.

Hannah Baxter

Dental Hygienist

Dip DH RCS (Eng) 2011, GDC 160590

Hannah has been within the dental profession since 2005, qualifying firstly as a Dental Nurse before embarking on a two year course to become a Hygienist. Hannah qualified with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Eastman Dental Hospital UCLH in 2011. She received the ‘Education Award’ for an outstanding performance in the final examination.

She is passionate about her profession and is keen to motivate her patients to maintain their oral hygiene. She takes great pride in providing you with gentle but thorough treatment, appropriate to your needs. Hannah is always looking to expand her knowledge and her skills.

As a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, Hannah regularly attends their meetings and courses in order to enhance her continuing professional development.