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Behind every beautiful smile is a team of highly skilled smile designers who are dedicated to their patients and their craft.

Whether we are repairing teeth, helping you reach your beauty ideals or soothing your dental anxiety, there are decades of experience empowering all that we do. Our Golders Green dentists, hygienist, beauty therapists and clinical support staff are as compassionate as they are knowledgeable, and we will put you right at ease from the moment you walk through our door. You may wish to familiarise yourself with our team in advance of your visit so that you can readily recognise the professionals who will be providing your care.

Lotus Clinic Dentists

Dr Michael Frankl

Principal Dentist

BDS (Lond) LDS RCS (Eng)
GDC: 68691

The Lotus Clinic is led by Dr Michael Frankl who founded the practice in 1998. Dr Frankl qualified at The University of London in 1993, has a degree from the Royal College of Surgeons and is a member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has developed particular expertise in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry, CEREC (ceramic reconstruction) and laser dentistry. Dr Frankl has brought together an aesthetic medicine team comprising leading practitioners in each particular treatment. He has 25 years of experience in general dentistry, dental implants and cosmetic dentistry.

Dr Emanuele Clozza

Dentist with special interest in dental implants

GDC: 253700

Dr Emanuele Clozza was born in Italy and studied at the University of Trieste, where he earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery qualification. He then moved to the United States to continue his post-graduate education at the prestigious New York University, where he completed a one-year International Dentists in Comprehensive Dentistry Advanced Programme and a three-year Periodontics Advanced Education Programme.

Dr Clozza has presented at international dental conferences and has been published in more than 20 articles for peer-reviewed dental journals. He has also served as a scientific reviewer for twelve journals. His primary areas of interest are the All-on-4 or ‘Teeth in a Day’ treatment, dental implants in the esthetic zone, gum grafting and bone regeneration. Dr Clozza has placed and restored more than 10,000 implants including over 500 cases of All-on-4. His patients have included celebrities, TV presenters, sports personalities and overseas visitors. Here at Lotus Dental Clinic, Dr Clozza performs advanced periodontal surgery.

Dr Anna Kuzniar

Dentist with special interest in aesthetic dentistry

GDC: 84309

Dr Kuzniar graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in Poland. Her main areas of interest are aesthetic dentistry and orthodontics with Invisalign®, but she also has experience with contemporary endodontics, smile design and procedures in the field of implant prosthetics.

Dr Kuzniar constantly broadens her knowledge by pursuing new courses. She graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in England with a degree in graphics. Her passions include traveling, film, fashion and medical visualization.

Dr Priyanka Dhanak

TBC

GDC: 278748

Dr Priyanka Dhanak graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has a keen interest in cosmetic restorative dentistry and oral surgery. She has worked as a Senior House Officer (SHO) within the Oral & Maxillofacial surgery department at Luton and Dunstable University hospital where she worked together with the surgical team to treat conditions such as jaw fractures,  head and neck cancers, jaw dysfunction, surgical removal of teeth and soft tissue lesions.

The most rewarding thing about Cosmetic dentistry is the confidence it brings to her patients. This can be achieved through mini smile makeovers which can range from orthodontic tooth alignment with Invisalign and teeth whitening to minimally invasive restorative treatments such as veneers, crowns and bridges. 

Aside from dentistry, Dr Dhanak is a Harley Street trained facial aesthetics clinician and provides a full range of dermal filler and anti-wrinkle treatments. Her practice is aimed at providing treatments to create a natural,  rejuvenated look and improve the quality of the skin for better and longer lasting results. 

She has a warm and friendly persona and has experience in treating even the most anxious of patients.  

Dr Riz Syed

Dentist with special interest in dental implants

GDC: 77092

Dr Riz Syed qualified in 1999 at the Royal London Hospital. After that, he worked in the oral maxillofacial surgical department, and then practiced in numerous specialist surgical practices for a number of years.

He has successfully completed extensive postgraduate studies in both implant and restorative dentistry and obtained a Master’s degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He has trained extensively in both America and Europe in advanced soft and hard tissue management, and has recently completed an advanced training course in oral plastic surgery in Dallas, Texas.

Having established two large referral surgeries, Dr Syed has been awarded the clinic of excellence in implant dentistry. His practice includes sinus grafting, surgical crown lengthening and hard and soft tissue grafting.

Dr Syed lectures both nationally and internationally on all aspects of implant dentistry including hard and soft tissue management. He is also a visiting surgeon to numerous surgeries across London. 

As a mentor for Nobel Biocare, Dr Syed has helped train many implant surgeons across the UK and is regularly consulted for treatment planning complex cases. He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) and of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Dr Syed has many years of experience in providing dental sedation for patients with dental anxiety.

Dr Guy Sharon

Dentist with special interest in dental implants

GDC: 187888

Dr Guy Sharon graduated in 2002 from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He worked for three years in two major hospitals in their maxillofacial surgery departments until 2003 when he began working as an oral surgery practitioner and implant surgeon. Dr Sharon takes great pride in his implant treatments and his calming chairside manner has made him extremely popular with our clients. Dr Sharon also offers minor surgical procedures such as apicoectomies and wisdom tooth removal.

Dr Fahad Taub

Dental Surgeon

GDC: 274521

Fahad is a dental surgeon who qualified from UCH-CEU (Spain) in 2017. He has since embarked on an MSc program in ‘Restorative Dental Practice’ at the prestigious UCL-Eastman Dental Institute. His practice is dedicated to providing high quality dental care for patients.

Fahad’s skill set and training have enabled him to treat cases with a multi-disciplinary approach. This ranges from providing short term orthodontics through Invisalign®, to providing aesthetic smile enhancements using veneers and crowns.

Fahad’s talents extend beyond dentistry as he is also a very able cook as he has trained in one of the world’s best Michelin starred kitchens prior to his dental career. His different life experiences enable him to be approachable, easy to talk to and ideal at guiding patients through their various treatments.

Dr Marco Vinattieri

Dental Surgeon

GDC: 289789

Despite his young age, Dr Marco is a very motivated, proactive and skilled dentist. Thanks to his international experience and education, he can perfectly work in a multicultural environment and truly enjoys it as he is fluent in Italian and Spanish as well as English.

Dr Vinattieri has a special interest in cosmetic treatment and composite bonding, of which he has completed a high volume of impressive smile makeovers, treating complaints such as dark and crooked teeth, gaps and uneven smiles.

His general practice includes tooth extraction, whitening, tooth rehabilitation, fillings, crowns, bridges, root canal, bonding and implant restoration.  He is great at providing patient oral healthcare education, preventative dental care, causes and treatment of dental issues, teeth and gums.  

Currently Doctor in Dental Surgery 2014-2019 School of Dentistry, Universitat International de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, 2012- 2013 Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology,  University of Florence, Florence, Italy, 2008- 2013 Auxiliary arts of Health Professions, Dental Laboratory Technician State Institute of Higher Education “Leonardo Da Vinci”, Florence, Italy

Dr Ivana Matkovic

Dental Implant Specialist

GDC: 233720

Dr Ivana Matković is an expert in the field of implantology and the founder of Bloom Dental & Aesthetic Clinic. She obtained her license in the field of oral surgery and implantology at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, which is one of the most prestigious institutions of this type in England, founded in 1800.

She specialized in the “All on 4” method (implant placement and restoration) at the Malo Clinic in Lisbon, with Professor Malo, the original creator of the method. Dr. Ivana Matković has achieved great success in the field of prosthetics and aesthetic dentistry. She is licensed by the American company Invisalign, the most prestigious company globally for the production of transparent prostheses.

Thousands of satisfied patients from eight years of working in the United Kingdom testify to her work. Through her work in private surgeries, she has dealt with and installed over a thousand dental implants.

Greg

Treatment Coordinator

GDC:

Greg has 20 years experience in private dentistry and cosmetic surgery. Having worked in several positions and practices alongside specialists of various disciplines, over the years, Greg has gained a real insight into how to manage patients expectations and help achieve their goals. Helping choose and arrange the appropriate financial package is also a key role, and can assist patients in having life changing treatments that they may have thought unattainable. His role at the clinic is to ensure an easy and comfortable patient journey.

Dental Hygienists

Larsa Shino

Dental Hygienist

GDC: 192876

Larsa is our highly experienced dental hygienist from Denmark. After graduating, she worked as a dental hygiene teacher at the University in Aarhus, Denmark teaching hygiene students theory and practice. Larsa has worked in several private specialist London practices since moving to the UK.

As a professional dental hygienist, Larsa provides exceptional care by preventing and treating gum disease, cleaning and polishing teeth and instructing patients in good oral hygiene routines. Larsa also provides professional teeth whitening treatments. Larsa speaks fluent English, Danish and Assyrian.

Jessica Stirrop

Dental Hygienist

GDC: 2336

Jessica is highly experienced in the treatment of all gum conditions, periodontal maintenance and all aspects of preventive dentistry. She has a friendly, sympathetic approach and is known for her ability to put anxious patients at ease.

Clinical administration and support

Dayna James

Dental Receptionist

Dayna qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2012. After working in both NHS and private dental practices as a Dental Nurse, she gradually moved towards front desk and administrative work, but she has remained firmly attached to the dentistry field. Following the completion of her marketing qualification in 2016, Dayna joined Lotus Clinic as our front-of-house receptionist and administrative support. Her dental experience and knowledge allow her to liaise between patients and clinicians to ensure that our practice and patient appointments run smoothly.

Maya Macova

Dental Nurse

GDC: –

Maya is a highly skilled, qualified dental nurse with many years of experience in the private dentistry field. Her dental knowledge is wide ranging, and she is experienced in assisting in a variety of dental treatments including general, cosmetic and surgical procedures. Working alongside our principal dentist Dr Frankl, her careful attention to detail and caring approach make her an essential part of our team.

Andrea

Dental nurse

GDC: 269261

Andrea qualified as a dental nurse over 5 years ago and has been working at The Lotus Clinic alongside Dr Frankl since 2018. She is passionate about patient care and enjoys assisting restorative and surgical treatments. As well as this, Andrea is a qualified beautician and speaks and impressive 3 languages; English, Hungarian and Romanian. In her spare time Andrea enjoys travelling and looking after her family.

Shahla

Dental Nurse

GDC: 288924

Shahla is a fully qualified Dental Nurse and has been working in dentistry for over 5 years. She has experience assisting a variety of dental procedures including general, cosmetic and surgical treatments. Having worked alongside Dr Clozza as his primary dental nurse since 2017, Shahla has developed an extensive knowledge of advanced surgical and implant procedures. She joined us in 2020 and quickly became an asset to our team due to her caring, attentive nature towards patients and infectious smile. Shahla also speaks fluent Persian and Turkish as well a English.

Beauty therapists

Debbie Sheldon

Receptionist, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Debbie joined our team in 2019 and works as our beauty therapist and dental receptionist. In addition to her exceptional administrative skills, she is also qualified in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and offers a range of therapeutic treatments at the clinic. Debbie speaks fluent English and Hebrew.

Moshit Diamond

Beauty Manager

Moshit Diamond has over 25 years of experience as a salon owner and aesthetician (beauty therapist). Having graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, Moshit holds a diploma in Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy and an NVQ Level 6 diploma in injectables and botulinum toxins.

Moshit’s approach is comprehensive as she believes conventional medicine works in harmony with complementary medicine. She specialises in treating all kinds of different skin conditions, including those related to female and male hormonal imbalances. Moshit also applies this integrative approach to stress management and the treatment of digestive conditions.

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opening times

Monday - Friday

9am - 6pm

Saturday

10am - 5pm

Sunday

Closed

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943 Finchley Road, Golders Green, London
NW11 7PE

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