Our Team

Dr Sarah Nackasha - Dentist

BDS MFDS RCS(ENG) Dental Surgeon

Dr Sarah Nackasha graduated in 1998 from Guys and St Thomas's Medical and Dental School. After various positions in general dental practices, then working in the community as a Community Dental Officer, and in hospitals as a Maxillofacial Senior House Officer; she obtained her MFDS, (membership of the faculty of dental surgeons) at the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

In 2002, Sarah took the post of Paediatric and Orthodontic Senior House Officer at the Great Ormond Street Hospital London. Following this position, Sarah developed an interest in treating children and managing the nervous patient which has been invaluable.

Outside dentistry Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and has been blessed with two boys. She enjoys keeping fit and has even taken part in the London marathon in support of Kidscape.

GDC registration number-74960


Dr Joseph Masih - Specialist Endodontist


Bachelor of Dental Surgery
King's College School of Medicine & Dentistry, King's College London.

Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Masters in Clinical Dentistry (Endodontology) with Distinction
The Eastman Dental Institute, University College London

Membership of Restorative Dentistry
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Dr Masih is a registered specialist in Endodontics and has limited his practice to Endodontics since 2003. In addition to practising at The Dental Centre Bedford, Dr Masih is also a part time clinical teacher in Endodontics at the Eastman CPD department, Eastman Dental Institute, UCL.

Since graduating from King’s College London in 1997 Dr Masih has worked in the restorative department of King’s College Dental Hospital London, and maxillofacial departments of St George’s Hospital London and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

Whilst in general practice, Dr Masih became a vocational trainer, teaching newly graduated dentists. During this time he also gained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) qualification. An interest in Endodontics (root canal treatment), led to the completion of a Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in Endodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute with distinction, and an award for Best Clinical Achievement. He was subsequently awarded the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD), the highest formal qualification available for the endodontic mono-specialty, by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and entered onto the General Dental Council’s Specialist List for Endodontics.

Dr Masih is committed to providing endodontic treatment in a friendly and relaxed environment. He is dedicated to the highest standards of clinical care, and the ongoing process of postgraduate education.

GDC registration number- 73398

Dr Samantha Pugh

Dr Samantha Pugh


Samantha qualified with distinction from Kings College London University in 1998 and
focused her early years in oral and maxillofacial surgery appointments at St Georges Hospital, Tooting and Kings College Hospital, London. She developed her surgical skills and interest in surgical dentistry over the years and gained a Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons from the Royal College of Surgeons, England in 2002.

She has since worked for over 20 years in family orientated practices in London and
Bedfordshire. During this time she gained experience with dental implants, which led her to undertake a postgraduate Masters programme. She completed her Masters in Implant Dentistry with Honours in 2007 from the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London.

On completing her training, Samantha continued to work at the Eastman Dental Hospital
treating advanced surgical and restorative cases as well as teaching new postgraduate trainees. Samantha has a keen enthusiasm for teaching and education. She has lectured and provided hands-on courses for her peers. She has been a member of the Association of Dental Implantology since 2007 and attends regular journal clubs and peer discussion in the General Dental and Implant field.

Samantha has special interests in:

  • General Dentistry
  • Dental Implants
  • Extractions
  • Crowns and Bridges

GDC registration number - 75109

Mario Veltri

Mr. Mario Veltri - Specialist in Periodontics

PhD (Siena) Spec. Perio (Gothenburg)

After graduating from the University of Siena in Italy, Mario worked in general dental practice. During this period, he developed an interest in dental implant treatment and furthered his clinical and academic background by earning a PhD and contributing several scientific publications concerning implant dentistry.

Mario was subsequently awarded a prestigious scholarship from the International Team for Implantology that allowed him to attend for one year at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he received further training on dental implant treatment at the Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Occlusion.

Mario relocated to Sweden where he completed a 3-year post-graduate training program in periodontology at the University of Göteborg. This well renowned university is a leading clinical and research institution for periodontology and dentistry. Mario was awarded a Certificate in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry issued by the European Federation of Periodontology, and registered with the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Periodontology.

GDC registration number - 118225

Manish Patel

Mr Manish Patel - Specialist in Prosthodontics

BDS (ULond), MFDSRCS (Eng), MClinDent (Prosthodontics), MRDRCS (Eng)

Manish Patel graduated from King’s College Dental Institute in 1999. He then furthered his training as a house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery and restorative dentistry. He has previously worked in general practice and gained his Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery in 2002. Following this, he commenced a four year Specialist in Prosthodontics programme at the Eastman Dental Institute (UCL).

In 2008 he received a Masters Degree in Clinical Dentistry in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics with distinction and the UCL Dental School Commemorative Prize in Prosthodontics for clinical and academic excellence. He completed the Membership in Restorative Dentistry examination by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009 and was entered into the Prosthodontic Specialist List.

Manish has continued to work at the Eastman Dental Institute as a part-time Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Prosthodontics Unit. Working alongside experienced clinical, academic and laboratory staff, he is involved in teaching post-graduate dentists on the various restorative dentistry training programmes.

Special Interests:

  • General dentistry
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Complete and partial removable dentures
  • Implant dentistry
  • Tooth wear
  • Aesthetic/Cosmetic dentistry
  • Teeth whitening

GDC registration number - 76251

Rishil Patel

Dr Rishil Patel

Dr Rishil Patel graduated from King’s College London in 2008 and completed a Senior House Officer Post in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Barts & The London Hospitals. He then worked in general practice for 11 years before joining The Dental Centre, Bedford.  

Dr Patel has completed a Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Implants (MClinDent) at The City of London Dental School (BPP), where his main interest lies. Aside from implant dentistry, Dr Patel’s other interests include

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry and is fully certified in providing Invisalign and Inman Aligner Orthodontics.
Reassuring patients with his gentle and kind approach is a forte of Dr Patel and is particularly good in treating anxious patients. Outside of dentistry, Dr Patel enjoys cricket, travelling and spending time with his family and children.

GDC registration number - 154292

Rishil Patel

Dr Parham Yazdani

MDDr Charles University in Prague 2015

Dr. Yazdani joined our team after having worked in practices in Central London and Cambridgeshire. He prides himself on the patient-centred care that he offers, and enjoys building rapport by providing gentle, calm and caring approach in a relaxed and friendly environment. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, especially minimally invasive prosthodontic and restorative dentistry. This includes same day dentistry (crowns/bridges/veneers) using the CEREC system and short term orthodontics (such as Invisalign). He believes that learning is a life-long process and likes to keep abreast of new developments in dentistry.

Dr. Yazdani also has an interest in facial aesthetics - he currently offers simple lip fillers to enhance and recontour natural shape, and treatment for the forehead and eyes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Outside of work, he enjoys travelling, music and comedy; he performed stand-up comedy before and during his dental studies, which he still enjoys pursuing in his off-time.

GDC registration number - 259767

Dental Hygienist

Sara Andrews - Dental Hygienist

I joined the team in October 2018 as a Hygienist. I qualified in 1987 from University College London. I've spent the last 25 years in specialist practice's in London's Harley Street.

I am still passionate about dental hygiene and love my job, having recently completed a dental hypnotherapy course, helping nervous patients relax whilst having their treatment. 

My family are all grown up and I enjoy visiting them in Berlin and Barcelona. Home life involves long country walks, good food, wine and music.

GDC registration number- 3313

Dental Hygienist

Becky Katesmark - Dental Hygienist

I have been passionate about dentistry since becoming a dental nurse in 2004. I furthered my career by completing a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 2011.

During my training, I was awarded the prize for “Most Outstanding work of a Dental Therapist 2009-2011”. I am very patient centred about my work being thorough but gentle. I strive to educate patients about dental hygiene and preventative dental care, ,and keep up to date with the latest developments in dentistry by attending regular courses.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the cinema and walking my dogs Truffles, Georgie and Coco.

GDC registration number- 153496