Dr Mano Soltan
GDC No. 74605
Educated at one of the world’s leading medical universities, The Karolinska Institute in Sweden, Mano qualified as a dental surgeon in 1998. During these formative years, a deep understanding for the principles of patient care and provision were cultivated, as well as the clinical skills required for a compassionate, committed and visionary working ethic to thrive.
In his previous career, Mano had been a molecular biologist. Observing organisms at cellular level fostered an appreciation of structure, form, balance and symmetry in nature. This exacting ‘eye for detail’ proved essential in his clinical training as a dentist and throughout his general practice ever since.
Mano is the Principal Dentist at Covent Garden Dental Clinic, and proprietor of a small consortium of dental practices within London and East Sussex, providing dental treatment to thousands of patients. He has built a reputation as a kind, honest and empathic practitioner, who undertakes his work with precision skill and fine craftsmanship. He is committed to working with patients in achieving their dental goals and a ‘perfect smile’, no matter how challenging their aspirations might be.
Mano is passionate about advances in dental technology and uses the latest equipment and pioneering machinery in his practice. To facilitate this, he has undertaken advanced training in several specialisations, including restorative and cosmetic dentistry and implantology. He completed his postgraduate training in Implantology in 2008 and has gone on to fit over 1000 implants since then.
Outside of his clinical practice, Mano worked as a Foundation Dentist Trainer for the London Deanery, for five years. During this time, he trained and mentored newly qualified dentists through their first year of clinical practice, supporting them in the development of their professional skill and competency. He was also a committee board member for the Swedish Dental Society in England, for fifteen years.
In his spare time, Mano has a deep passion for aviation and action sports. He is a qualified pilot and motorcycle enthusiast.
Dr Gajen Pathmanathan
GDC no 81175
Gajen graduated with a distinction in 2002 from King’s College in London and has been working at Care Dental Studios in the last 4 years. He has special interests in cosmetic dentistry, IV sedation, restorative dentistry and oral surgery and has completed various dental courses and conferences in different parts of the world to further his skills in these fields.
Currently he is studying sports dentistry and dental materials science as well as a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman.
Outside of work, he enjoys playing football, golf, cricket and skiing. He also enjoys travelling, music, movies and dining.
Dr Hasmita Patel
GDC No. 57419
Hasmita graduated from Royal Dental Hospital School of Dental Surgery in 1983 and has been improving her skills throughout the years by attending world-class courses like the Eastman’s, Harry Zidelsky’s and Vanini Composite’s Restorative Dentistry and CPD Cosmetic Dentistry. She has been working at Care Dental Smile Studios for 19 years, but currently only working in a part-time capacity.
Outside dentistry, Hasmita enjoys travelling, trekking in high altitudes, yoga and skiing. This year, she has also contemplated in embarking on a sailing course.
Mr. Gerard Balague Viladrich
GDC No. 100898
DDS MSc Implantology / Prosthodontics & Periodontics
Mr Gerard Balague Viladrich graduated in Dentistry from Barcelona in 2005. During this undergraduate period, he obtained a special distinction in the subject of Implantology. Following this, Gerard concentrated on obtaining a post-graduate certificate in Implant Dentistry from Warwick University which he passed with an A level grade.
Left thirsty for more knowledge, Gerard decided after working 2 years in London to enroll in a full time 3 year MSc in Implantology: Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics and Periodontology. During this time, he has had extensive specialist exposure to the field of full mouth rehabilitation with dental implants. His training has been acquired through working closely with well known specialists and has successfully performed such treatments for the past 3 years. He has also published posters and given oral presentations at international conferences.
Gerard has also obtained an MSc in research in Dentistry and Biomedicine as well as a certificate a post-graduate certificate in forensic dentistry. In addition, he has also trained in the Facial Aesthetic use of Botulinum toxin and Dermal Fillers.
Currently he is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration and a clinical teacher at the Primary Dental Care Unit at King’s College Hospital.
Gerard’s special interests include Smile Makeovers, Dental Implants, Soft and Hard tissue surgery, root recession coverage, Periodontal disease and dealing with Nervous patients.
Mr Balague Viladrich’s other interests include playing the piano, tennis and travelling.
Dr. Gaurav Parshad, Dentist
GDC No. 211467
Dr. Barinder Virdi, Dentist
GDC No. 252633
Mrs Nada Khader, Hygienist
GDC No. 103703