Meet the Team at Clarence Dental
Dr Rik Patel graduated from Kings College London and has been practicing for 20 years. Forever committed to postgraduate education, Rik constantly enhances his knowledge with further training and attending courses all over the world. He has recently been awarded a Masters Degree in Advanced General Dental Practice from the University of Birmingham.
His ethos has always been to look after his patients in the same manner he would like himself or a family member treated. Patients often compliment about how approachable he is and how at ease they feel under his care. Rik provides all aspects of care such as general and aesthetic dentistry and after many requests will soon be providing Invisalign for his patients.
He is married and has two lovely young children which keeps him busy! Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, photography, hiking, travelling and practicing his Italian!
MSc AGDP (Distinction), University of Birmingham 2019
BDS (Distinction), Kings College London 2001
GDC Registration Number:79798
Kunal Desai received his BDS with Honours from Bart’s and The London, following a BSc with Honours in Biology with Business Management from Queen Mary’s University of London.
Kunal is specifically interested in Restorative dentistry and has completed many post‐graduate courses, including a certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. He is able to offer a variety of treatments such as comprehensive Invisalign and composite bonding amongst many other minimally invasive treatment options, all of which keep him at the forefront of dentistry.
Kunal is committed to providing high quality general dentistry and his greatest reward is seeing the positive transformation of patient’s attitude towards their own dental care.
In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym and more recently he has developed a keen interest in photography.
BSc (Honours) Bart's 2008
BDS (Honours) London 2013
GDC Registration Number: 245146
Aggie joined us at Clarence Dental Practice in 2019. She enjoys helping patients to improve their dental health and home care. Putting patients at ease and maintaining good communication are very important to her. She regularly updates her professional development with various dental courses.
Aggie is available on Wednesdays.
Outside of work, Aggie enjoys walks and training with her rescue dog in the local woods.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984, 2018
National Diploma NEBDN 2012
GDC No. 233831
Paula brings a wealth of experience and has been serving the dental industry for over 30 years. She enjoys socialising, dog walking and travelling.
GDC Registration Number: 125536
Practice was established in 1988