Meet The *Pain Free Team
Meet Your *Pain Free Dentist Amit Birdi
I am married to Anneka and we are fortunate enough to have two amazing children, our beautifully inquisitive daughter Serenna who is coming up to three years old and learning all about life , and our son Myaan who has turned one and is literally finding his feet!
I have a passion for watching and playing sports, particularly football, although I was never as good as I thought I was and learnt that from a young age playing for my beloved Arsenal team was probably not going to happen.
I enjoy exploring new weird and wonderful destinations when I am able to travel , sampling the fantastic differing cultures our world has to offer, particularly good food!
Favourite Food: Thai green curry, Argentinian steak, Sushi I am fond of. But a good old freshly cooked chicken pie, needs to have a crusty base though, not a fan of these ‘crust-topped’ pies!
Favourite Drink: Have a real fondness for wine from Alsace!
Favourite Film/TV: Good Will-Hunting, gets me every time…
Favourite Song: Off the wall by MJ- a real mood lifter!
Favourite Holiday Destination: Seeing the spectacular Inca city of Machu Pichu- amazing!
Desert Island Essential: A Bucket and Spade???
My Dental Qualifications: With a strong ethos in postgraduate studies, I have completed examinations for the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons. In 2011 I obtained a certificate in in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry led by a renowned expert in the field, Dr Christopher Orr.
Developing a keen interest in dental implants, I gained a postgraduate certificate in Dental Implantology from the University of Warwick in 2012 and a Master’s Degree In Dental Implantology from the City of London Dental School in 2016. I am a member of the Association of Dental Implantology. I also am a certified provider of the widely used clear orthodontic system, Invisalign, a revolutionary alternative to fixed braces.
My Professional Future: Throughout my career I have striven to become the best I can be for the benefit of my patients. This is an ethos that I stand by and wish to progress by as I continue forward into my career. Ultimately I aim to provide the best standard of dental care utilising novel concepts and techniques and make pain-free dentistry a continuing reality for my patients. Restoring smiles, restoring function, allaying patients’ fears and anxieties about dental treatments, but ultimately restoring patients’ quality of lives with a healthier, happier smiles!
GDC No. 154470. DR AMIT BIRDI. BDS MJDF RCS(Eng) PgCert(Implantology) MClinDent(Implantology)
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Dr Amit B Talks About His Training
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Meet Your *Pain Free Dentist Amit Kumar
I am married with 2 young cheeky sons that keep me very busy! Outside of work I enjoy trying to play golf, building Lego, cars, and travelling the world.
Favourite Food: Definitely a hot chicken curry
Favourite Drink: Whiskey
Favourite Film/TV: Terminator 2
Favourite Song: Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings
Favourite Holiday Destination: Borneo
Desert Island Essential: My phone
My Dental Qualifications: I qualified from Barts and Royal London Dental School where I gained my BDS qualification. I went on to gain further surgical experience working at a busy Maxillo-Facial department at Canterbury Hospital. I obtained the MJDF Royal College of Surgeons qualification by exam 3 years after qualifying. I am an experienced general dental practitioner with passion for dentistry, and as a result I strive to produce dentistry of the highest calibre.
I provide all aspects of dentistry with a particular interest in cosmetic and implant procedures; for which I have continued postgraduate training at Warwick University and BPP relating to Dental Implants, where I was awarded a Distinction in Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Dental Implantology.
In addition, I have successfully completed many cosmetic orthodontic cases and I particularly enjoy providing Invisalign treatment for my patients.
GDC No. 114901. DR AMIT KUMAR. BDS Lond 2007
Dr Amit K Talks About His Family
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Dr Amit K Talks About His Outstanding Moment
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Meet Your *Pain Free Dental Team
Lucy Days - *Pain Free Dental Nurse
I live with my husband Chris, my daughter Ruby, my step son Josh and our dog Rocky. Ruby and Josh are very active and take part in lots of clubs, including football, netball and guides. Chris and I love nothing more than standing on the sidelines cheering them on.
In 2018 I started running. I found it very hard to begin with but now I like to try and run 5k a couple of times a week. I enjoy long walks with my dog, and socialising with friends and family.
Favourite Food: I enjoy food and meals out. A Chinese restaurant is definitely one of my top places to go.
Favourite Drink: I love pink gin and lemonade
Favourite Film/TV: The Green Mile
Favourite Song: Pretty Green Eyes by Ultrabeat
Favourite Holiday: I love very hot relaxing holidays abroad. One of my favourite destinations is Tenerife.
Desert Island essential: Mobile phone so I can keep in touch with my friends and also to check social media and take selfies!
My Dental Qualifications: I qualified as a dental nurse in 2017 after studying at King’s College London and gaining the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing.
My Professional Future: I love my job as a dental nurse. I would like to progress in my career by taking further courses including Radiography and oral health education.
Leanne Cleaver - *Pain Free Dental Nurse
I recently got married to Sam, I absolutely loved planning our wedding and wish we could do it all over again, as we had the most perfect day! I am really close with my family and meet up with them every chance I can.
At the start of 2019 I started boxing, Which I absolutely love and try and train as much as I can.
Favourite Food: I would say my favourite food is probably Italian, although I do love my food!
Favourite Drink: Baileys
Favourite Film/TV: The Hunger Games
Favourite Song: I don’t really have a favourite song, it depends what mood I’m in.
Favourite Holiday: The one place I am super excited to go and see is America.
Desert Island essential: A monkey! It will not only entertain me, but also get the bananas and coconuts off the trees for me.
My Dental Qualifications: I joined Smile With Us in June 2016 after I wanted a career change. I studied at King’s College, passing my exams in February 2018. I fell in love with dental nursing from the first day I joined.
My Professional Future: I would like to progress in my career as much as possible, I love to learn and take on new challenges. I am also very interested in doing some charity work in the very near future.
Laura Sinclair - Dental Receptionist
I’m happily married to my husband Jay. We have a very active son called Kaden, as well as the other 3 loves of my life: our doggy and 2 lizards. I enjoy getting involved in activities at my son’s school, going on dog walks and spending time with family and friends.
Favourite Food: Nandos
Favourite Drink: Amaretto
Favourite Film/TV: Armageddon
Favourite Song: Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur
Favourite Holiday: In the past I loved cruising holidays on yachts
Desert Island essential: My family to keep me company
My Dental Qualifications: National Certificate NEBDN 2005
My Professional Future: I am always looking to progress and learn as much as possible within the dental industry. I have been a dental nurse for 20 years and still feel that there is always so much more to accomplish and achieve.
Alex Hall - Receptionist
I have 2 older sisters, 7 nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews. I have 4 dogs and and I am married to Peter. My hobbies are gardening, walking my dogs, upcycling, horseracing and greyhound racing. Also help at a local racing kennel.
Favourite Food: Anything Italian, pasta dish
Favourite Drink: Tea
Favourite Film/TV: Mamma Mia
Favourite Song: My Way
Favourite Holiday: Isle of Wight
Desert Island essential: Kettle
My Dental Qualifications: I have no dental qualifications but 34 years of experience both nursing and reception skills.
My Professional Future: That I continue to work at Smile With Us with the fantastic time of work colleagues and dentists. To carry on providing our patients with the quality that they deserve.
Elena Baravi - *Pain Free Hygienist
Qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2013, Elena has established herself as a friendly, personable and gentle hygienist. She loves working with people to overcome their fear as she knows that the first step is the most difficult, but as soon as you take that first leap, you will find it is so much easier after that and not as bad as you thought.
Elena has continued to keep up with the latest skills and knowledge by continually attending courses. She is extremely grateful for taking a Dental Hypnosis course – a 6-day course to allow her to make her patients feel at ease. Hypnosis is merely a term; the act just involves the patient closing their eyes and she describes a setting of choice which allows the mind to be distracted and relaxed. She thinks it is a great adjunct to her hygiene appointments to allow her patients to feel at ease during the session.
She is also trained to provide Facial Aesthetic treatments – including wrinkle relaxing, natural filler enhancements and facial rejuvenation.
Outside of work, Elena is an avid Latin dancer and enjoys a variation of salsa, bachata and kizomba. She also flosses daily, as a lot of patients like to ask. She loves Turkish coffee, travelling, good conversations and lots of laughter – who doesn’t right?