Meet Our Dentists
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Dr Kavit N Shah
BDS, MFDS.RCS, M.Clin.Dent, MRD.RCS
Specialist in Prosthodontics
Senior Partner and Clinical Director
Kavit graduated from Guys’ Kings and St Thomas’ School of Dentistry in 2002. Following graduation he worked in general dental practice and held dental hospital posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Restorative Dentistry. In 2005, after successfully gaining membership of The Faculty of Dental Surgery of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England, he enrolled onto a four year Masters and Specialist Training Programme in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at the internationally acclaimed Eastman Dental Institute.
Kavit graduated at the top of his class with a distinction, he was awarded the UCH Alumni prize for excellence in Prosthodontics and he is now a recognised specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics by The General Dental Council.
Kavit is the Senior Partner and Clinical Director of The London Centre for Prosthodontics, having inherited this responsibility from Dr Lloyd Searson after over a decade of working closely together. Kavit lectures nationally and internationally and is a Visiting Lecturer at The Eastman Dental Institute, where he supervises graduate students in Implant Dentistry and Advanced Prosthodontics.
Kavit enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, providing care of the highest standard with his patients comfort and well-being as his top priority. He particularly enjoys providing treatment solutions for the complex cases, using all the skills his prosthodontic training has provided.
The tenants through which he executes all treatment are longevity coupled with minimal intervention wherever possible.
Dr Lloyd Searson
BDS, MS (Univ. of Michigan), FDS.RCS(Eng)
Consultant and Specialist in Restorative Dentistry
Lloyd graduated in 1980 from the Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff. Following graduation, he continued to work at the school in the departments of Oral Surgery and Conservative Dentistry before accepting a post in the department of Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute. In 1983 Lloyd won a prestigious, highly competitive Science and Engineering Research Scholarship which allowed him to enroll onto the Master of Science in Restorative Dentistry programme at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA.
After completing his MSc in 1985, Lloyd returned to work at The Eastman Dental Institute where he was a highly respected and longstanding Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Prosthodontics department for over twenty years. During this time, Lloyd took over one of the most illustrious restorative practices in London and The London Centre for Prosthodontics was born.
In addition to his time spent at the practice, Lloyd lectures nationally and internationally in all aspects of prosthodontics and implant dentistry. He is renowned as one of the leading implant surgeons in the United Kingdom and he has co-authored two books on the subject. He continues to treat cases and teach within the hospital setting as a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Kings College Dental Hospital. Lloyd continues to be invited to serve as an examiner for various post-graduate degrees at centres such as the Royal College of Surgeons.
Lloyd is past president of The American Dental Society of Europe. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry and the American College of Dentistry and a member of The Pierre Fauchard Academy, The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and The American Dental Association.
Dr Deepesh Patel
BDS MJDF DIP IMP DENT MclinDent (Pros) MPros (RCS ed) MPros (RCS Eng)
Specialist in Prosthodontics
Deepesh qualified from King’s College London in 2011 and developed his clinical experience in general practice.
Deepesh subsequently completed a four-year postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London.
He went on to complete comprehensive specialist training in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, again at the Eastman Dental Institute. He graduated in 2020 and he was awarded the UCL Alumni Prize in Prosthodontics for clinical and academic excellence and he was allocated to the Dean’s List for his academic result. The same year Deepesh successful gained membership of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh.
Deepesh is now a visiting lecturer at the Eastman Dental Institute teaching specialist trainees.
He provides treatment for a broad patient base. He is particularly skilled in the replacement of teeth, including dental implants and advanced bone grafting techniques. In addition to this, he enjoys general dentistry and treats patients whilst maintaining his high standards.
Outside of dentistry, Deepesh is an avid cricket fan which includes playing and watching. He also loves to experiment in the kitchen and enjoys exploring the world.
Dr Daniel Flynn
BDentSc, MFDS.RCSI, M.Clin.Dent, MRD
Specialist in Endodontics
After qualifying from Trinity College Dublin in 2002, Daniel spent a year as a House Officer in the Dublin Dental Hospital, concentrating on both restorative dentistry and oral surgery.
Following this, he worked in private practice and completed the MFDS exams before beginning a 3-year programme in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute. He was subsequently awarded the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD), the highest formal qualification available for the endodontic mono-specialty, by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and entered onto the General Dental Council’s Specialist List for Endodontics.
Daniel believes that, where possible, a natural tooth is superior to an implant or any other replacement so long as it is strong enough and has adequate bone support.
To this end, he has dedicated the last 5 years to perfecting minimally invasive root canal treatment and endodontic microsurgery techniques, the ultimate tooth saving procedure. He uses state of the art small volume CBCT scans, where necessary, to diagnose causes of dental pain and infection.
Daniel has treated thousands of anxious patients with great kindness and sensitivity over the years developing a virtually pain-free approach. He believes the process of root canal treatment need not be unduly prolonged and has finetuned communication with his dental nurse to choreograph a swift procedure that is highly efficient for the patient and consistently excellent in result. He fully understands the relationship between successful root canal treatment and the subsequent restoration of the tooth.
Daniel lectures and provides hands-on courses for dentists both in the UK and internationally and has taught Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Healthcare Sciences.
Daniel enjoys skiing, playing golf, football and squash, and spending time with his young family.
Professor Ailbhe McDonald
BDent Sc, MSc, FDS RCSEd, FDS RCS Eng, FFD RCSI, PhD Specialist in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
Ailbhe qualified from Trinity College, Dublin 1981 and then went on to complete a Masters in Conservative Dentistry at UCL. This was shortly followed by becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and additionally being awarded a fellowship ad eundem in both the Irish and London College of Surgeons, reflecting her standing within the dental profession. Ailbhe completed a Ph.D. in 1997 at Trinity College Dublin looking at the innovative aspects of dental laser use in Dentistry.
Having completed a 4-year training in Restorative Dentistry, Ailbhe was appointed as Consultant in Restorative Dentistry 1995 at the Eastman Dental Hospital, Senior Lecturer in 2007 and Academic Head of Prosthodontics 2009 at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. She was awarded a Professorship in 2017.
Having been proposed by the College of Surgeons, Ailbhe was invited to be 1 of 6 dentists to examine UK-wide dental research in the National Research Excellence Framework 2014 Panel (2011-2014). Ailbhe has supervised many masters and PhD research students. She was specialty Adviser for Restorative Dentistry (North London 2007- 12) and was selected to become a member of the Dental Specialty Advisory Committee for Restorative Dentistry in the Royal College of Surgeons (2015-present).
Ailbhe lectures both nationally and internationally on all aspects of Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry and has been examiner for multiple professional exams (MSc, MClinDent, FDS, FFD, PhD).
Ailbhe is a member of the institute of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, British Society of Restorative Dentistry and International College of Dentistry.