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Dr Emily Lu

Specialist in Periodontics
BDS(Otago), MClinDent(KCL), MPerioED
GDC: 256388

I am a Consultant Specialist in Periodontology at Guy’s Hospital and Clinical Lecturer at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London.

I completed my specialist training in Periodontology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and achieved a Masters in Clinical Dentistry from King’s College London and Membership in Periodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. I continued my passion for academia and was subsequently awarded a PhD in Periodontology from King’s College London. I am the recipient of multiple prestigious research prizes and my work has been published internationally. My research interest is in the use of novel biomaterials including platelet rich fibrin for periodontal regeneration.

I am an examiner for the Membership in Periodontics, Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh and England; and an Educational Supervisor for Periodontics Specialty training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

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Dr Alaa Guni

Specialist in Periodontics
BDS King's College London 2014
GDC: 251133

Alaa graduated from Kings College London in 2014 with Honours and awarded the prestigious Maurice Wohl prize. Alaa has also received many commendations for oral surgery, restorative and periodontal care during his 5-year training.

Alaa completed his MClinDent in Periodontology being mentored by world leading periodontists and is experienced in surgical and non-surgical treatments. He has authored in dental education and published in peer reviewed journals in relation to his field of periodontology.

Alaa has a passion for education and mentoring the younger generation of dentists to ensure they are as fully equipped for the future challenges in the lifelong career of dentistry. Hence, he has lectured and taught at university as well as being involved in workshops to impart his experience and knowledge to the next generation of dentists.

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    Dr Sharmila Khopade
  • BDS (Maharashtra)
  • Associate Dentist with special interest in Periodontics and Implantologist
  • Parkside, Chertsey and Addlestone
  • GDC: 258328
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Dr Sharmila Khopade

Associate Dentist with special interest in Periodontics and Implantologist
Parkside, Chertsey and Addlestone
BDS (Maharashtra)
GDC: 258328

Sharmila completed her postgraduate studies at Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai. She has a keen interest in periodontal therapy and has over 9 years of experience in diagnosing, managing and treating periodontal and other dental diseases. Sharmila has presented nationally and internationally on a range of periodontal therapy-related topics, published papers in several peer-reviewed dental journals and authored a book.

Sharmila enjoys helping patients who have gum problems, such as bleeding or gum recession, regain their oral health. She is highly skilled in performing surgical and non-surgical periodontal treatment and caring for the gum health of all her patients.

Sharmila’s friendly and understanding manner helps patients feel at ease in her care. She enjoys talking to her patients, taking the time to explain what their treatment will involve and getting to know them more.

Outside of work, Sharmila enjoys reading and travelling. She also loves helping those in need.

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    Dr Bruno Delaunay
  • DipChD Lorraine 2016
  • Associate Dentist with a special interest in Periodontics & Implants
  • Parkside
  • GDC: 268461
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Dr Bruno Delaunay

Associate Dentist with a special interest in Periodontics & Implants
DipChD Lorraine 2016
GDC: 268461

Dr Bruno Delaunay was born in France, qualified in Nancy, graduated from the Faculty of Dental Surgery in Lorraine in 2016, and is fluent in English and French.

After graduation, Bruno moved to London and became GDC registered in 2017. While working as an aesthetic restorative dentist in private practices around London, he kept developing his knowledge in conservative dentistry. He obtained a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry with Distinction from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute.

He then decided to focus on one field and completed a three-year full-time Master’s Degree in Clinical Dentistry (MCD) in Periodontology in September 2023 at the Eastman Dental Institute.

During his speciality training, Bruno developed his clinical expertise in managing treatments of patients with advanced periodontal diseases using a wide range of treatments from non-surgical therapy up to complex periodontal regeneration. Bruno also acquired extensive knowledge in treating gingival recession and replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

The advanced training he received at Eastman is one of the few international programs accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology.

Bruno is dedicated to his patients and aims to provide ethical and high-quality dentistry within a multi-disciplinary approach.

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    Dr Raman Bhardwaj
  • BDS (Bris), MFDS RCS (Eng), MClinDent (Perio), MPerio RCS(Ed)
  • Specialist in Periodontics & Dental Implant Surgeon
  • GDC: 85724
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Dr Raman Bhardwaj

Specialist in Periodontics & Dental Implant Surgeon
BDS (Bris), MFDS RCS (Eng), MClinDent (Perio), MPerio RCS(Ed)
GDC: 85724

Raman graduated from Bristol Dental School in 2005. After completing vocational training he worked as a Senior House Officer in various hospitals including Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Birmingham Dental Hospital. During this time Raman completed Royal College of Surgeons examinations to gain the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons qualification.

In 2013 Raman completed a four year specialist training programme in periodontics at King’s College, London. This led to the award of the Master of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) qualification and Membership in Periodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Raman has been registered with the General Dental Council as a specialist in periodontics since 2014. He provides a range of treatment including the management of gum disease, bone regeneration surgery, treatment of gum recession and crown-lengthening. He also places dental implants to replace missing teeth, carries out bone grafting including sinus floor elevation and manages dental implant complications.

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After you fill in the referral form, we will aim to see your referred patient within two to three weeks. Our specialist will see them and a written report will be sent to both yourself and your patient.

Any radiographs that you provide will reduce the costs to your patient and will aid us in diagnosing treatment.

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