about us

The Victoria Dental Clinic TeamVictoria Dental Clinic is a modern progressive long established practice located in St Albans. Providing comprehensive general dental care for the whole family.

We are a committed team of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental nurses dedicated to providing high quality dental care to our patients.  We aim to look after your teeth in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Victoria Dental Clinic - HertfordshireWhether you are looking for a simple check-up or to improve your smile through cosmetic dentistry & tooth whitening, we are here to help you with all of your dental needs.

We are dedicated to the provision of high quality dentistry in a caring and gentle way using the very latest dental techniques including implants, tooth whitening and porcelain veneers. Please see our treatments section for further information.

It is our priority to treat our patients as we would wish to be treated ourselves.


Team Image HolderSamir Shah

BDS ( Manchester) PgCert (Dental Education)
GDC Number: 64869

Dr  Shah qualified from Manchester University in 1989. He is the principal of three multi-surgery practices and a trainer for the East of England deanery for newly qualified graduate dentists. He has completed the post graduate certificate in Dental Education.

Dr Shah has also undertake a one year postgraduate course in Cosmetic and Restorative dentistry with Dr Chris Orr past president of the British Association of Cosmetic Dentist.

Dr Shah is a certified Invisalign Provider for clear braces, Inman Aligner brace system and Six Months Smile.

Dr Shah is commited to ongoing professional development and post graduate education.

Outside of dentistry Dr Shah enjoys travelling, take a keen interest in sports and is kept busy by his young family.

Team Image HolderMaulin Joshi

BDS (Guys) MSc Clinical & Restorative Cosmetic Dent
GDC Number: 79868

Maulin qualified in 2001 from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and has continued with postgraduate training ever since.

His main interests lie in restorative, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and
craniofacial pain (treatment of head, neck and shoulder pain which may be
dentally related).

Dr Joshi possesses extensive experience in all aspects of advanced dentistry,
with an emphasis on restorative and cosmetic dentistry. To ensure that you
receive the best possible care, he works closely with the most highly regarded
specialists and laboratory technicians in the UK to craft superior restorations.
Maulin keeps abreast of the latest advances in dentistry through continuing
education programmes which far exceed the requirements of The General Dental Council. He completed his MSc in Clinical Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry in 2011 – the first MSc of its kind in the UK.

In addition to possessing an MSc, he has also undergone extensive training to
become a certified provider for the following:
1. Inman Aligner
2. STb Social 6 Lingual Braces
3. Simply Smile orthodontics
4. Secret Smile orthodontics
He is a member of The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and The British
Society of Occlusal Studies.

He is known for his gentle, relaxed and informal approach and ensures that all
patients get the same excellent care. When it comes to his type of artistry and
craftsmanship, Dr Joshi is known for providing an uncommon degree of
meticulous attention for his patients. This ensures your best possible smile is
really brought to life!

Dr Joshi was shortlisted in the Dentistry Awards 2009 in the category of Best Young Dentist, London. He was also shortlisted for the Smile Awards 2010 for two categories; Restorative Smile and Patient Smile.

The Aesthetic Dentistry Awards is the UK's most prestigious aesthetic dentistry event which acknowledges the dentists who create UK's best smiles. Dr Joshi has been shortlisted for the best Restorative Case – Full mouth 2014.

Outside dentistry, Maulin has a passion for travelling and exploring the world,
following the buzz of Formula 1 and an aspiration for photography.

Team Image HolderAjitesh Ghosh

BDS (Kings), MFGDP(UK)
GDC Number: 76607

Dr Ghosh qualified at Kings College London in 1999 and has worked in general practice since. He has completed his diploma in general dental practice (MFGDP) in 2002 his interest lies within endodontics ( rootcanal treatment).

Dr Ghosh keeps up to date with the latest aspects of dentistry through the continuing education programme exceeding the requirements set out by the gdc. Dr Ghosh is a member of the BDA and Faculty of General Dental Practioners

Dr Ghosh has a calming and understanding approach to his patients and outside of dentistry his time is occupied with his young family.

Team Image HolderEvelyn Townshend

CEB Dip Dent Hygiene (London) BA Hons - Art and Design, Ceramics (Bristol)
GDC Number: 1366

Evelyn has  20 years experience as a hygienist. The best part of her career as a hygienist in  dentistry is the reward of patients seeing the results of their own hard work with oral hygiene.

In her spare time Evelyn has an interest in ceramic design, painting and drawing.

Team Image HolderHimali Patel

BDS (Guys) MFDS RCS (Eng) MSc (Implant Dentistry)

Himali qualified from Guys and St Thomas’ dental school in 2001.
After qualifying Himali worked in hospital based dental specialties (Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery) as well as in general practice.

Her main interest is restorative dentistry with a special interest in dental implants.  In 2009 she undertook an MSc in Implant dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute which she successfully completed and regularly places implants from single teeth to full mouth reconstruction.

She particularly enjoys treating families and anxious patients and prides herself on providing the same high standard of care to all patients.

Away from work Himali enjoys travelling and playing the guitar.  Most of all she loves spending time with her young family.

Team Image HolderSarena Shah

BDS (Lond 2009)
GDC Number: 177669

Sarena qualified from Kings College London in 2009. She has completed her vocational training and took a position as a Senior House Officer in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.
Currently she also works part time as a specialist dentist involved in teaching students at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Her special interests include Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry; as well as Oral Surgery.  She is looking to complete her MJDF Examinations having passed the first phase and regularly attends various courses and lectures to further develop her skills.
In her spare time she enjoys travelling, Zumba and socialising with friends.

Team Image HolderClare Clowes

(Dental Hygienist and Therapist)
GDC Number: 141431

After qualifying as a dental nurse, she moved to London and trained as a dental hygienist at Kings College. In March 2008, Clare qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist.

Clare is passionate about patient care and is able to draw upon a decade of dental experience to assist all of her patients in how to prevent dental disease.

In my spare time I enjoy running and travelling to new places.

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