Associate Dentists

Dr. Melody M. A. Prado (GDC No.: 86129)

Statutory Exam 2005

Melody qualified in 1999 from the reputable University of the Philippines in Manila with a degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine. She then went on to practice general dentistry for 3 years after passing the National Board Exams.

Wanting to advance her knowledge and skills, she came to the United Kingdom to further her career in dentistry. She obtained her registration to practice in the UK after successfully sitting the rigorous 3-step International Qualifying Examination (IQE) administered by the General Dental Council for overseas graduates. To prepare for the IQE, she underwent numerous training courses and lectures conducted by the Postgraduate Dental Deaneries across the UK.

Melody is also in the process completing membership into the Faculty of Dental Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and obtaining full membership of the Joint Dental Faculty (combined Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners).

Dr Vinaya Soundrarajan (GDC No.: 161463)

Statutory Exam 2009

Vinaya graduated from one of the well known universities in India in 2003, with a degree in Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She has a good 3 years experience in General Dental Practice and focuses on caring for her patients in the long term, placing their comfort and satisfaction above all else.

She successfully completed the Overseas Registration Examination (ORE), which is well known for great academic standing, conducted by the General Dental Council UK.

Vinaya is passionate about further learning and clinical development and is currently working towards obtaining The Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. She enjoys all aspects of dental practice, particularly Oral Surgery and cosmetic dentistry.

Louise Yates (GDC No.: 66235)

BDS (London) DPDS (Bristol)

Louise first started with Ashcroft Dentistry in 1995 and left after 15 years in 2010. We are happy she has returned to us after 2 years working elsewhere.

Louise qualified in 1990 from University College London with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. The following 2 years she continued her education as a vocational practitioner in general practice.
In 2001 she was awarded a diploma in post graduate dental studies from Bristol University gained after 3 years distance learning.

Since then Louise has combined a rewarding part time career in general dentistry at several practices in Kent with bringing up a family. She has continued to keep up to date with best clinical practice by attending numerous continuing professional development courses and local British Dental Association meetings.

Dr Pooja Ghule(GDC No.: 176068)

BDS

Pooja graduated from an esteemed Dental College in India; Government Dental College Mumbai, in 2001, practising within general dentistry in India until she came to the UK.

Pooja completed the Overseas Registration Examination in 2009. She has since practised in Kent, working in modern dental practices, providing both NHS and private dentistry.

She is passionate about her Dentistry and always believes in Continual Professional Development. She has commenced a Restorative Dentistry MSc course at the renowned Eastman Dental Institute. She has successfully completed the Certificate and is continuing on to gain the Diploma.

She has also trained with cFast and Inman Aligner, to provide Adult Cosmetic Orthodontics. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but particularly enjoys the Restorative Aspect of dentistry.

Outside dentistry Pooja is kept busy with her daughter and husband and enjoys spending her spare time with her friends and family.

Dr Aisha Siddiqi (GDC No.: 244659)

BSc (KCL) BDS (PDS)

Aisha graduated in 2013 from the highly patient-centered institute of Peninsula Dental School in Devon. She works to provide holistic care in a general practice setting, with particular attention to nervous and anxious patients.

In ensuring that high standards of care are maintained, Aisha is working towards achieving full Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF).

Aisha also has a keen interest in providing non surgical aesthetic care, particularly via wrinkle reduction and dermal filler treatments. She qualified from KT Training; a respected Medical Aesthetics Academy based in Harley Street.

Outside of dentistry Aisha enjoys travelling and painting in the fine art genre.

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