Meet Our Team – Chatfield Dental Braces
We have a team of skilled, caring and highly qualified dentists, hygienists, dental nurses, and practice manager who are committed to providing high-quality dental care within a modern and attractive environment.
DR. PAKAN MAZAHERI– Principal Dentist
GDC reg. no: 80233
DipImpDent RCS (England)(Advance Certificate), Dr Med Dent (Germany), Principal Dentist
Dr Mazaheri graduated from the RWTH Dental School in Aachen (Germany) in 1998, where he completed his doctoral thesis about root canal treatment using diode laser. After working for a few years in Germany and Southampton, he became Principal at Chatfield Dental Center in 2004. He therefore has many years of experience in general dentistry underpinning his work. In 2013, Dr Mazaheri was awarded the highly prestigious Diploma in Implant Dentistry (at Advanced level) by the Royal College of Surgeons in London. He is highly experienced in carrying out implant work; alongside other restorative treatments. Patients considering implants to replace missing teeth can be assured they are in highly experienced and safe hands. He is a member of the British Dental Association (BDA), Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDPUK).
DR. RHONA ESKANDER
GDC reg. no: 192430
BChD (Leeds), MJDF
Dr Rhona Eskander graduated from Leeds University in 2010 and joined Chatfield Dental Centre in 2012. She completed training at the Perfect Smile Academy, providing complex cosmetic dentistry and enjoys treating a variety of patients, listening to their concerns and meeting their functional and aesthetic desires. She has taken on challenging cases successfully and always welcome nervous patients, who are allocated sufficient time to listen to their anxieties and expectations.
Dr. Eskander is a platinum provider for Invisalign and has received attention from the press including Grazia, The Times and the Daily Mail for Invisalign. She was honored to be given the title of “Best Young Dentist” at the Private Dentistry Awards in 2016. She was shortlisted for Best Young Dentist in 2015 and also for the Aesthetic awards 2016. She has been published in various dental magazines and was on the front cover of Young Dentist. Lecturing and writing articles has been a passion for her.
She is a member of the British Endodontic Society, the British Dental Association, the Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
DR. BABAK KARIMI
GDC reg. no: 245154
BChD Leeds 2013(Dental surgeon), BSc. Physics 2002
Dr. Babak Karimi graduated from Leeds University in 2013 and joined our team from September 2017. Over the past 4 years, he has attended other post qualification courses in restorative, cosmetic dentistry, and facial aesthetics to enhance his skills and knowledge in order to meet his patients’ expectations as much as it is possible. These include teeth straightening such as Invisalign and Six Months Smiles and smile makeover to include composite Bonding, ceramic/porcelain veneer which has been completed for many patients and also anti-wrinkle injection such as Botox and Dermal Fillers.
He is a very careful listener, supportive, reassuring and tailor any treatment individually so that his patients’ cosmetic and other clinical needs and wishes are satisfied. He will soon embark upon a very reputable dental implant course to become even a more comprehensive dentist so that he could provide you with almost a natural tooth where you have lost a tooth.
Babak is a member of American Academy of Cosmetic dentistry and Dental update where many types of research are published so he could update himself on regular basis.
Dr Korosh Majidi
GDC reg. no: 108283
DDS DipDCSc MFDS LDS (Eng 2016) MFGDP Pg(Ortho)
Dr Majidi joined our practice in 2019. He qualified as a dentist in 2002 and he completed the Licentiate of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (LDS) in 2016. He also achieved a prestigious postgraduate award in Aesthetic Orthodontics from the University of London.
Korosh has a special interest in Invisalign, Spark Clear Aligners and fixed which can be used to achieve a straighter smile.
Korosh is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, British Lingual Orthodontic society, and European Aligner Society.
In 2019 he was listed as a finalist for the award of “Best Adult Fixed Braces”, and in 2020 Finalised as “Best Invisalign Provider”.
In his personal time, Korosh is an avid gym-goer, swimmer and is also interested in comic books.
Dr Carla Garbarino
GDC reg no: 253232
BDS, PG Dip Advanced Periodontics (Spain) PG Dip Cosmetic and Aesthetic dentistry (England)
Dr .Carla graduated in Spain in 2015, and shortly after moved to the UK where she spent considerable time gaining experience in both NHS and private practice.
She joined Chatfield Dental Centre in 2023 and is a keen believer in holistic dental care. This means she is mindful of the impact of oral health on the entire body. Anyone under her care can therefore be confident they will be treated in the most ethical and caring way. She likewise practices with a biomimetic approach; careful to be as minimally invasive as possible and preserving natural tooth tissue.
Outside of dentistry, Carla loves hiking both in the UK and abroad- she is always on the lookout for a nice spot so do let her know any you might have visited! She is also a keen reader and enjoys dance classes. Carla speaks English, Italian and Spanish fluently.
In line with her holistic approach to dental care, Carla is particularly passionate about treating more dentally anxious patients who are reassured by her warmth and sensitivity. For more information on her approach, you can read her blog here: www.wellness-vida.com
GDC reg. no: 222069
BSc Oral Health Science (Combined in Dental Therapy and Hygiene) UHI
Rachel Burgess is our Dental Therapist and Hygienist and joined our team in May 2012. She started her career in dentistry in 2005 in Co.Down before she gained her BSc Oral Health Science qualification at the University in Highlands and Islands in Scotland. Her training allows her to carry out hygiene work, gum treatment for adults, place fillings on adults and perform an extensive range of paediatric dental treatments on deciduous teeth (milk teeth). She has often played a vital role in relieving and anxiety of patients who are often nervous and unsettled.
She is also experienced carrying out Zoom Tooth Whitening procedures. Outside of work, she enjoys Horse Riding mainly show jumping/cross country, rock climbing, paragliding, yoga and traveling.
GDC reg. no: 167739
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, RCS (London)
Klaudia Mmireku joined Chatfield Dental Centre in 2014. She started her career in Dentistry as a Dental nurse in 2005 before she qualified as a Dental Therapist and Hygienist in 2009 from King’s College Hospital. Her aim is to deliver a pain-free and thorough treatment, to inform and help every patient on their journey for a better oral health, as well as making the visit comfortable for the clients suffering from dental phobia. Regular appointments with her will aid in the prevention of gum disease, tooth decay, and embarrassing bad breath.Klaudia enjoys her job and tries to expand her dental knowledge by participating in different dental courses and conferences.
GDC reg. no: 249826
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, RCS (London)
Natalija joined us in April 2021. She began her career in dentistry as a dental nurse in 2012 and
qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist from King’s College Hospital in 2019 enabling her to
see and treat dental diseases with an enhanced set of knowledge and skills. She
Natalija is enthusiastic about Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) using the state-of-the-art
Airflow device, which allows her to give patients the best possible chance of maintaining
healthy gums and teeth. She is also enthusiastic about professional whitening systems, such
She is passionate about putting her patients at ease through her calm and personable
manner and educating them on the different ways to achieve a brilliant and healthy smile.
In her spare time, Natalija enjoys various outdoor sports and activities. She recently
participated in a fundraiser for Bridge2Aid, a healthcare charity which works to improve
poverty and health systems all over the world.
GDC reg no: 252984
BSc (Hons) in Dental Hygiene University of Portsmouth
Katie joined Chatfield in 2022. She began her career in dentistry as a dental nurse in 2013, equipping her with several years of valuable experience of working within the dental team. She then sought a new challenge, studying and qualifying as a hygienist in 2022 from Portsmouth University. She is qualified to carry out all hygiene treatments, including bespoke oral hygiene instruction, in both adults and children. This allows Katie to recommend specific tools and routines to keep your teeth and gums in optimum health. Professional cleanings with Katie will also ensure your teeth are clean and free of build- up (dental calculus) which can impede your own cleaning regimen, and ultimately cause periodontal disease and tooth loss. Katie is also certified to complete teeth whitening treatments.
GDC reg. no: 268043
Practice Manager/Dental Nurse/Aesthetic Practitioner
Shima is a fully qualified dental nurse; having qualified in 2016. She joined Chatfield Dental Centre in 2017, and has recently increased her responsibilities as our practice manager. She therefore has overall responsibility for ensuring all patient appointments run smoothly, and that your visit to us is of the highest possible standard. She oversees all our administrative systems and checklists and continually strives to improve efficiency. She has several years’ experience in high-end restorative and surgical dentistry, enabling her to work efficiently in support of our dentists.
Shima is especially passionate about cosmetic dentistry and other procedures. She has attended an innovative course in botox and dermal fillers, meaning she has relevant knowledge of some of the most popular cosmetic procedures available.
Qualified Head Dental Nurse, Oral Health Advisor
Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator
GDC reg no: 141218
Pheobe joined Chatfield Dental Centre in 2007 and is one of our most experienced and loved team members. She is our senior head nurse and has a particular interest in practice management and orthodontic treatment planning. She is therefore able to advise on a wide variety of dental issues and enquiries about treatments, so do be sure to ask her if you have any questions at your appointment.
Ever keen to advance her skills, Pheobe has achieved a Certificate in Oral Health Education. This allows her to independently provide bespoke oral hygiene advice to help prevent dental decay and gum disease and is also qualified to take dental impressions, intra-oral scans and radiographs (x-rays). We are incredibly lucky to have Pheobe’s skills, help and brilliant enthusiasm.
GDC reg. no: 267936
Qualified Dental Nurse
Bebella Kaela joined our team in 2017 and is already a valued member of the practice. She studies Physiotherapy part-time, balancing her studies with working. She has experience in restorative and orthodontic treatment, with a special interest in using invisalign to help patients achieve the smile they want. With a calm manner and professional knowledge under her belt, she takes great pride and satisfaction in working to the highest level.
GDC reg no: 298920
Sanabel qualified as a dental nurse in 2021, and joined our team soon after. She is trained and skilled in assisting with any dental treatment you may require, but is particularly interested in implant dentistry. If you are having implant treatment, you may be fully assured her friendly and welcoming manner will put you straight at ease, and her brilliant efficiency will help make the procedure as stress-free and smooth as possible.
Outside of work, Sanabel is also a keen hiker and marathon runner; having participated in the Rome and Paris marathons in 2022. Only time will tell of her next endeavour! Do ask her when you next visit us.
GDC reg no: 304403
Qualified Dental Nurse
Laura is a qualified dental nurse and joined our team in early 2023. She has a particular interest in assisting with cosmetic and restorative dentistry, so is brilliant to have on hand for treatments such as implants, crowns and fillings. She has quickly become a well-loved member of our team and is very popular with patients because of her friendly and warm chairside manner. She is keen to gain more experience across a range of dental specialities, including implant surgery and intraoral scan. When not busy with work, she enjoys keeping fit, travelling and photography. Be sure to ask for holiday recommendations at your next visit!
Trainee Dental Nurse
Nahal is our trainee dental nurse, and is working alongside completing a rigorous diploma to become fully certified. She joined Chatfield Dental Centre in early 2021, and adapted quickly to all the challenges of working and training during a pandemic. She is experienced in orthodontic nursing, and also has a keen interest in general dentistry and oral surgery. She is loved by all of our team for her enthusiasm and helpful attitude. Outside of work she enjoys visiting restaurants, travelling, (restrictions permitting!) and spending time with her daughter.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Khushi joined Chatfield as a trainee dental nurse in 2022, and has quickly become a close and valuable member of the team. She is eager to learn, and always goes above and beyond to improve her skills and assist in patient treatment efficiency. Khushi’s warm and caring demeanour will always reassure you of the quality of your care.
Practice receptionist Suzi Tilbury has been with the practice since its foundation in 2004. In most instances, she will be your first point of contact with the practice. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the practice. Suzi has great customer service skills and will answer any questions or queries patients may have about their dental treatment and the services we provide.