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Meet the Team

Meet the team
Dr Bob Bhamra

Dr Bob Bhamra

Dr Ian Seddon

Dr Ian Seddon

Muneeza Malik

Muneeza Malik

Stella Smith

Stella Smith

Dr Bob Bhamra
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Bob is the principal dentist at Jiva Dental After qualifying from the University of Birmingham in 1997, he worked in a number of practices in and around London, where he gained a wealth of experience.

His inspiration to create Jiva Dental came from an eye opening year spent travelling around the world in 2004. He combined his passion for dentistry with a sense of responsibility for looking after our planet.

Bob’s enthusiasm for dentistry is contagious. He regularly attends training courses and seminars to keep up-to-date with all of the latest dentistry developments. His main area of interest is cosmetic dentistry and he has been personally trained by some of the leading experts in the field from the USA and the UK. In 2007, he gained his Certificate in Restorative Dentistry from the renowned Eastman Dental Institute.

Dr Bhamra is a member of the following professional bodies:


> Registered with the General Dental Council, registration number 73965
> Member of the British Dental Association
> Member of the Society For Advancement in Anaesthesia in dentistry

< Dr Ian Seddon
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Ian Seddon qualified as a dentist in 1989. He limits his practice to dental implants, a field in which he has worked for the last 20 years. His breadth of experience enables him to provide advice, support and patient-led solutions. Ian has lectured in the UK and Europe, published papers in dental publications, and clinically mentors fellow dentists.

In recent years he has worked exclusively on dental implants, and is one of the more experienced implant practitioners in the UK. He is a clinical consultant for AstraTech, one of the world’s leading Implant Technology Providers and Renishaw plc, a dental manufacturer.


Ian’s small, personal and supportive implant team explain all treatment options and ensure your needs are truly understood and met at every stage. He can also offer intravenous sedation, making implant treatment a more relaxing and positive experience.

Ian Seddon knows that choosing implant surgery is an important decision. He and his team understand the emotions that you are feeling.

Dr Seddon is a member of the following professional bodies:


> European Academy of Osseointegration
> Association of Dental Implantology
> Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry
> International Congress of Oral Implantology
> Registered with the General Dental Council, registration number 64868

Muneeza Malik
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Muneeza qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2007 with a distinction in clinical dentistry. Since then she has been providing high quality dental treatment in London and Surrey and she has also been involved in the training of newly qualified dentists.

Muneeza passionately believes in the value of continuing education and has completed many postgraduate courses, including training in Aesthetics dentistry. Her special interest in root canal treatments has led to a Master’s Degree in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute (UCL, London) for which she was awarded a Distinction. Her strong commitment to continual professional development allows her to offer the highest standard of care to her patients. In 2009, Muneeza successfully passed the Royal College of Surgeons’ MJDF examinations.

Muneeza is a member of the following professional bodies:


> Registered with general dental council registration number 112891
> British Endodontic society

Stella Smith
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Stella has been part of Jiva since our 1st anniversary. A fully qualified dental nurse, she has over sixteen years experience within the dental sector.

Responsible for administration and marketing, she has organised and managed many business affiliations locally, as well as developing a real community spirit within the businesses throughout Kingston.

When she’s not working, Stella likes to relax by watching a good movie, listening to music, cycling, travelling, and power kiting (not all at the same time!).

In between her many hobbies, Stella keeps busy with an ongoing DIY project (called home), watching rugby and looking after her little cat.

Danuta Kuchta

Danuta Kuchta

Dental Hygienist

Jessica Curant

Jessica Curant

Dental Nurse

Laura Szoke

Laura Szoke

Danuta Kuchta
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Danuta is a fully qualified dental hygienist. Full bio coming soon.

Danuta is a member of the following professional bodies:

Registered with the General Dental Council reg. number: 188360

Jessica Curant
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Jess is our newest team member and works alongside Bob.

She is a qualified dental nurse with over 18 years of experience in her field.

In her spare time she loves swimming, music and going to the gym.

Jessica Curant is a member of the following professional bodies:


> Registered with the General Dental Council, registration number 158632

Laura Szoke
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Laura is our newest team member who joined our practice in May 2015 while studying to achieve her National Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Outside of work, Laura likes to travel and explore new places. She also enjoys the outdoors, sports and spending time with family and friends

Wendy Preston RGN
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Wendy has over 30 years of experience working as a registered RGN nurse. A member of the Royal College of Nursing Aesthetic Practitioner Forum, she also acts as a mentor to newly qualified clinicians.

Wendy has undertaken intensive training and continually updates and broadens her skills in non-surgical cosmetic treatments and other therapies.

In her spare time she enjoys rowing, travelling and long walks with her three dogs.

80a Eden Street, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 1DJ

Last Updated: 27th February 2017 - 8:32 pm

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