Dental Surgery

Meet Our Team



Irina Thilly

Dentist, DDS


Practice principal, Irina, graduated from Lund University, dental faculty, Lund, Sweden in 1983. She ran her own practice in Malmö for 12 years before coming to work in the UK in 1997.

Irina invests a lot of her time and energy in attending postgraduate dental education so that her knowledge is as up to date as can be. To this end she has studied Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry and Occlusion at the world renowned Pankey Institute in Miami, Florida. Irina is also a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, BACD and the British Society of Periodontology.

Irina has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, implants and gum disease treatments.

Irina also enjoys travelling, music, skiing, reading, dogs and socialising.



Mozhgan Setoodeh

Dentist, DDS


Mozhgan who graduated from the School of Dentistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1999 has worked in community clinics in Copenhagen as well as at the Dental University. There she gained experience in working with very nervous patients including children and elderly, many with severe dental problems before moving to England in 2003. Since then Mozhgan has been able to gain further experience working both as an NHS- and Private dentist.


Her special interests are Cosmetic Dentistry; Crowns, Bridges and Veneers.


Mozhgan enjoys traveling, reading, swimming, cooking and playing Backgammon.


Shawqi Al-Hashemi


Member of the International Congress of the Implantologists, GDC no. 101630 GMC no. 7040927. Executive Director of the American College of Maxillofacial Implantology in the UK.

After qualifying in 1998, Shawqi completed his dental training in general practice and implants placement before entering the NHS hospital service. He has worked in oral and maxillofacial surgery units across Ireland and UK.


In 2005 he was awarded the prestigious membership of Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland, followed by a Fellowship in oral surgery and oral medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 2005.


In 2009 he was awarded a medical degree from Barts and the London University to pursue a career in Maxillofacial Surgery. During his training he worked in respiratory medicine, cardiology, general surgery, trauma and orthopaedics, urology, vascular surgery and ENT.


Shawqi gained Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Sedation Certificate, Care of Critically Ill Surgical Patients and many other certificates.


Shawqi has delivered many lectures to general dental and medical practitioners nationally and internationally and actively contributes to teaching and publications.


He was awarded the Primary Care Oral Surgery Service for Harlow and Thurrock and accepts referrals from dental and medical practitioners to carry out complicated oral surgery and dental implants procedures.


He is a clinical mentor in minor oral surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons of England where he teaches dentists surgical procedures.


Shawqi is an expert in oral surgery, implantology, Fastbraces and aesthetic dentistry.




Leanne Pack



Leanne who hails from Lowestoft has previously worked as a dental nurse. She studied at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Dental Hospital where she obtained a diploma in Dental Hygiene.


Leanne enjoys travelling, mountain biking, hiking, exercising, reading and socialising.


Natalie Bullen



Natalie qualified with distinction as a dental hygienist from the University of Essex in 2011. Having held a qualification in dental nursing for 10 years, Natalie prides herself with a great ability to put patients at ease and making them feel relaxed during treatment. Natalie continues to stay at the forefront of new research and developments through continued professional developments and has a special interest in dealing with nervous patients. Natalie is registered with the General Dental Council and is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.


GDC No.127175
FDSC 2011