BDS (Wales) & FDS RCS (Eng) Specialist in Oral Surgery GDC No 66110
Lena qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1991. She commenced hospital based Oral and Maxillofacial training and obtained the Fellowship in Dental Surgery in 1994. She entered the GDC Specialist Register in Oral Surgery in 2004.
Lena has worked in many hospital settings carrying out all procedures in Oral Surgery. She also ran an Oral Surgery Unit in Sydney, Australia and was formerly a lecturer at St Bartholomew’s, Royal London Hospital and at Whipps Cross University Hospital where she clinically supervised postgraduates. Lena has also been involved with teaching via an e-learning platform.
In 1996, Lena established an Oral Surgery referral service in Docklands with Tower Hamlets PCT. Her referral base covers approximately 30 practices.
She is a member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons and is currently completing a Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng).
BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS (Eng), MClinDent (Lond) & MSurgDent (RCS) Specialist in Oral Surgery GDC No 76368
Meenal graduated in 1999, proxime accessit to the University of London gold medal, after which she spent four years as a hospital trainee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In 2007 she completed a three year higher specialist training programme in Oral Surgery at Guy’s and Kings College Hospitals London, during which she became expert in all aspects of dento-alveolar surgery and obtained Master of Clinical Dentistry (Surgical Dentistry) as well as Intercollegiate Membership in Surgical Dentistry. She has also completed the Straumann Advanced Implantology Course and has many years of experience in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants as well as bone grafting.
As a Specialist Clinical Teacher in oral surgery at Kings College Hospital, she has been actively involved in clinical teaching of both undergraduate and post-graduate trainees as well as being an examiner.
She has a very caring and gentle approach to all of her patients and has worked for dental charity organisations in Brazil, The Philippines and Kenya.
She remains committed to continued professional development and is a member of the British Dental Association (BDA), British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS), Association of Dental Implantology UK (ADI), International Team for Implantology (ITI) and Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD).
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