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A practice that feels like home;
a team that feels like family.

DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THE BEST QUALITY OF CARE
DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THE BEST QUALITY OF CARE
DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THE BEST QUALITY OF CARE
DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THE BEST QUALITY OF CARE
DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THE BEST QUALITY OF CARE
DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THE BEST QUALITY OF CARE
DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THE BEST QUALITY OF CARE
DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THE BEST QUALITY OF CARE
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our story

Yash & Shiv—as their patients fondly call them—took over Chess House Dental Practice in October 2017. It seemed like a daunting task at first, as Chess House was their first baby and they had put everything they had into the practice. However, they were overwhelmed with the love and support they received from the Chesham community.

In the last 4 years, Yash & Shiv have left no stone unturned in making their vision for Chess House come true. Patients have witnessed the huge amount of transformation the practice has seen in the last few years. In 2021, they have seen one of their biggest dreams take form: that of expanding Chess House from a 4-surgery to a 7-surgery multidisciplinary practice, providing all treatments under one roof. The practice has not only evolved in terms of surgeries but is now equipped with the latest technology, intraoral cameras, intraoral scanners, digital smile design and microscope allowing our dentists to give the highest quality of advanced dental care. Our Chess House family now consists of 9 dentists, 2 visiting specialists, 6 dental nurses, 2 receptionists and 1 treatment co-ordinator and practice manager. The ethos of the practice remains the same; providing the best quality of care and making the patients feel at home in their dental practice. 

meet our team

The Dental Team

Dr. Yash Ghevaria

Principal Dentist & Clinical Director

GDC NO. 254504

BDS India 2009, ORE 2014

Dentistry has always been Yash's first love; and he is often known to eat, sleep, breathe dentistry. Upon taking over the practice from Dr. Patel in 2017, patients instantly took a liking to him and his gentle demeanour.

Patients often recommend their friends and family to see Yash, due to his calm mannerism making patients feel extremely at ease. He is always reading and enrolling in new courses to fulfill his ambition to further his dental knowledge. It is this quality that also makes him a great foundation dentist trainer; his trainees love learning new techniques and procedures from him. He is keenly interested in Restorative Dentistry and is currently enrolled in courses to tackle tooth-wear and full mouth rehabilitation. He has completed the UK-Brazil residency course from the Perio-Implant International and Advanced Horizontal and Vertical Bone and Soft Tissue Regeneration by ASHA and is currently being mentored by Dr. Selveraj Balaji. He adores his little girl, who is his absolute world. Outside of dentistry, his passion lies in cricket and he plays every weekend for a local club.

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Dr. Shivika Shah

Principal Dentist & Invisalign Lead

GDc NO. 228522

BDS India 2009, ORE 2012

Shivika (or Shiv as fondly called by everyone) is the Co-Principal and Clinical Director along with Yash. She is a compassionate, enthusiastic and dedicated professional with a desire to offer her patients the best all-round care and make them feel at ease.

Shivika had always been keenly interested in Orthodontics, and this fuelled her desire to become a leading Invisalign provider in Chesham. She is currently a Platinum Invisalign provider and has successfully treated over 100s of patients to achieve their desired smile. She keeps herself abreast with the latest technology, always pushing herself to get familiar with the new innovations in dentistry. She is also a foundation dentist trainer and enjoys teaching young budding dentists the regulations of working within the NHS. They look up to her not only for professional advice, but as a friend and mentor to guide them in various aspects of their journey. She is currently completing her PG Cert in Dental Education and has started a year-long Diploma in Clear Aligners with Bolton University to further enhance her clear aligner knowledge. She is a mother to an adorable toddler and enjoys spending time with her. She enjoys traveling, reading, dancing, and eating out.

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Dr. Manesh Patel

Associate Dentist

GDC No. 69040

BDS LDS RCS cert Implantology cert Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry

Manesh qualified from Guys Hospital in 1993, providing high-quality dentistry for over 20 years with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry.

He has recently exited the program with a distinction award for the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital. He continues to restore implants in conjunction with a multidisciplinary approach including orthodontics, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. He is currently pursuing a 3 year-long MSc in Endodontics. His future plans are to explore the innovations of digital dentistry as part of making the dental experience more pleasurable for many people, especially with the stigma of phobia attached to dentistry. To this day he strives to achieve perfection within his profession by helping to train professionals complimentary to dentistry.

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Dr. Hirra Kirmani

Associate Dentist

GDC. NO. 265387

King's College London, 2016

Hirra has a reputation for her calm and gentle manner, often putting nervous patients at ease.

With a keen interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, she keeps up to date with the latest techniques by attending regular courses and training. Hirra is a keen advocate for minimally invasive methods to help her patients achieve their dream smile.

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Dr. Melody Shirazi

Associate Dentist

GDC. NO. 290763

BDS Hons (Lond)

Melody qualified as a dentist from the prestigious Barts and The London School of Dentistry winning the Dean’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement. She is currently undergoing further training in Restorative and Oral Surgery at Guys Hospital in London.

Melody enjoys treating complex cases as well as mentoring and supervising undergraduate students. She will be completing her Facial Aesthetics training with the award-winning Acquisition Aesthetics hence qualified to perform cosmetic procedures involving botulinum toxin and injectable filler. Melody strives to deliver an excellent patient-centered experience through her gentle and friendly approach. She loves using her calming, patient nature to ease anxiety in children and nervous patients. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys skiing, poetry, and oil painting

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Dr. Shivani Shingadia

Associate Dentist

GDC No. 289144

BDS (Hons)

Shivani qualified from Cardiff University School of Dentistry. She is a committed dentist and works with her patients to involve them in their treatment journey every step of the way.

She completed her foundation training in Berkshire, where she was fortunate to complete a range of complex treatments for many patients. She provides a variety of treatments, whilst ensuring that they have an enjoyable experience at the dentist, by creating a welcoming and friendly environment. She also works especially well with patients who are anxious to come to the dentist, by helping them overcome their fears and feel more comfortable. Outside of work Shivani's passion is dancing. She invests a lot of time in training and fitness. She also takes time out to give back to the community such as her recent dental charity trip to Honduras where she offered her service as well as dental health education to the rural community.

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Dr. Amisha Patel

Associate Dentist

GDC. NO. 272004

BDS BSc (Hons)

Amisha likes to tailor each patient experience to make them feel at ease and make their visit to the dentist pleasant. She enjoys educating patients to improve their dental awareness.

Amisha also enjoys restorative dentistry as well as helping patients to improve their smiles using Invisalign. Outside of Dentistry Amisha enjoys keeping fit, cooking and socialising with family and friends.

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Dr. Nidhi Parmar

Foundation Dentist

GDC No. 296604

BDS

Nidhi recently graduated from the University of Bristol. She is extremely enthusiastic about all aspects of dentistry and dedicated to providing her patients with the optimal quality of care. Her gentle and approachable manner bodes well with even the most anxious of patients.

Nidhi is committed to further education with a love for learning through conferences, postgraduate level courses, and study days. She is actively involved in research with work publishing in national and international journals. Beyond dentistry, Nidhi enjoys drawing, fitness, and travel.

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Dr. Zariyaab Ali Butt

Foundation Dentist

GDC No. 296982

BDS (London) BSc (Hons)

Zariyaab studied Biochemistry at Queen Mary University of London and went on to qualify from Barts and The London School of Dentistry as a dentist.

He is friendly and committed to patient care, and is passionate about delivering better oral health to his patients by working closely with them to stay motivated and healthy.

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Dr. Kewal Shah

Specialist Endodontist

GDC No. 85736

BDS (Bristol); MFDS (Royal College of Surgeons Eng, 2007); MEndo (Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, 2021); MclinDent Endodontology (Distinction, KCL 2021)

Kewal is our resident Endodontist. His expertise allows him to deal with teeth that have complex endodontic (root canal related) problems, meaning he can save teeth that may otherwise need to be extracted.

He has extensive experience in providing root canal treatment and re-treatment, apical surgery and dealing with traumatic injuries to the teeth. His compassionate approach ensures an excellent patient experience. After graduating from the prestigious University of Bristol in 2005, Kewal went on to complete the Royal College of Surgeons (England) Membership examinations in 2007. Kewal is one of the few dentists to be awarded a specialist training position in endodontics at Guy’s and King’s College Dental Institute where he successfully completed 4 years of advance training and passed all examinations with distinction. He was also awarded the Membership in Endodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which is recognised as the highest qualification in the field. He currently divides his time between St Georges Hospital (as a Restorative Specialty Dentist) and private referral practices.

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Dr Selveraj Balaji

Implant Dentist

GDC No. 77092

BDS, MFDS RCPS (Gla), MFD SRCS (Ed), LDS RCS (Eng)

Dr. Balaji worked in Maxillofacial units in the UK for several years and gained substantial experience in surgical dentistry. In addition to family and general dentistry, he is renowned locally for his experience and skill in implantology, sinus grafting, and bone augmentation work.

As an Implant Dentist with over 10 years of experience, Dr. Balaji has placed more than 2,000 implants and has devoted much of his dental career to implantology. Since he started his implant career his commitment and devotion to develop his skills has led him to travel around the world and work with world-renowned implant surgeons. He completed his TMJ and Occlusion Curriculum with Peter Dawson in the USA; Implant Curriculum with Dr. Hilt Tatum, MFDS RCPS in Glasgow, MFDS RCS in Edinburgh, LDSRCS in London; Full Curriculum of Autogenous Bone Grating Technique with Prof F Khoury in Germany; and Advanced Surgical Master Curriculum Regenerative Implant Dentistry with Istvan Urban in Budapest. As a mentor in Dentsply Implants Dr. Balaji leads study clubs for other dentists and is also an experienced speaker and lecturer. He is a pioneer in bone and soft tissue grafting, one of few in the UK. Dr. Balaji has an enduring passion and commitment to his work, teaching and keeping up-to-date with the latest surgical innovations and research to ensure his patients are receiving the best possible care.

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Louise Bierrum

Dental Hygienist

GDc NO. 274859

Dip Dent Hygiene & Therapy Leeds, 2017

Louise qualified from the University of Leeds in 2017 and has been working as a full-time Dental Hygiene Therapist ever since.

Louise likes to focus on education and prevention-based dentistry. Focusing on the preservation of healthy teeth and gums and the prevention of disease and decay. She is enjoying developing her skills out in practice whilst championing oral hygiene and prevention. In her spare time, Louise enjoys cooking, spending time with friends, and keeping fit at the gym. A fun fact is that Louise would choose to go on a skiing holiday over a summer one.

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Shakeel Arain

Dental Hygienist

GDC No. 132211

Dip Dent Hygiene Cardiff, 2011

Shakeel qualified in 2011 as a dental hygienist in Cardiff and also holds a Master's degree in Microbiology / Oral Microbiology.

He has a great interest in educating and providing oral care, oral dietary, oral hygiene advice, and smoking cessation. Shakeel as part of his treatments will carry out a full scale and polish, Root Surface Debridement RSD, informs patients of potential dental ailments, refers patients back to the dentist when required, and provides teeth whitening if requested. Shakeel specialises in treating patients with gingivitis and periodontitis. He has a very approachable manner and is enthusiastic when helping children and adults with their dental hygiene and oral hygiene plans.

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Jessica Osborne-Williams

Treatment Coordinator & Practice Manager

Jessica started as a part-time receptionist but quickly ascended to the level of a practice manager & treatment coordinator. She has an excellent rapport with all the patients who attend the practice.

She is young and motivated and keeps the rest of her staff motivated. She is a team player and enjoys taking on new challenges. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her 6-year-old son.

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Anca Elena Tarambaca

Dental Nurse

Originally from Romania, Anca came to the UK 14 years ago with big dreams and hopes, for a better future and life. Anca is now a qualified dental nurse with 4 years' experience.

She is passionate about her job and always goes to work with pleasure, with the idea of ​​helping her patients and colleagues when needed. Anca is an ambitious, caring, friendly, optimistic person and enjoys a challenge so that she can overcome it. She believes in family union and love, a and is always ready to support her loved ones and help anyone in need.

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Noor Ul-Ann Malik

Trainee Dental Nurse

After completing her A-Levels in 2019, Noor decided to excel in her passion for dentistry by beginning an apprenticeship in dental nursing.

She has a bubbly and positive outlook as a dental nurse, welcoming patients with warmth ensuring their comfort and satisfaction.

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Zanthe Willis

Trainee Dental Nurse

Patient and easygoing. Very organised and prides herself on being very detail-oriented, in and outside of the working environment.

When not at work she enjoys travelling, watching films, baking, attending metal concerts, and going to the gym.

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Alice Newns

Trainee Dental Nurse

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Sana Hussain

Trainee Dental Nurse

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Ashleigh Haywood

Head Receptionist

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Courtney Trembeth

Receptionist

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Shannon O'Farrell

Receptionist

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invisalign

Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. These aligners are made from clear plastic material making them virtually invisible. Chess House Dental Practice is one of the leading providers of Invisalign.

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dental implants

Dental implants are titanium rods that are surgically placed in the jaw bone, acting as the missing tooth root. This will hold a crown or dental bridge to restore missing teeth, or to hold loose dentures in place, called implant-retained dentures.

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smile makeover using digital smile design

At Chess House Dental Practice, we create beautiful smiles using a software to design and modify the smile of patients digitally and help them to visualise it beforehand by creating and presenting a digital mockup of their new smile design before the treatment physically starts.

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root canal treatments

Root canal treatment is a treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.

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Community love

A great surgery and I love how they have their specialists, it works well. Shivika was great at consulting with me about the best options for my tooth problems, Louise did a great job at prepping/cleaning the teeth for the procedure, Yash executed the design EXACTLY as it was in my head and Manesh did an excellent job on a very hard re-root canal, the assistants were all great too. Reception is now very nicely designed and all the receptionist staff are very professional and effective communicators.

Tom Brookes

Digital Smile Design & Root Canal Treatment

Community love

I wouldn't say that going to the dentist is ever a pleasurable experience but we've always been more than happy with Chess House. We've seen 4 different dentists over the years at their surgery and all of them have been very patient with us.

Pauline Baume

Check-Up

Community love

Got my 2 wisdom tooth pulled out last week by Dr Yash. Even though the surgery was very busy but the procedure was done properly and professionally, the staff was very helpful and clear instructions for after care both verbally and on a print out. Highly recommend their service.

Vivek Angra

Extraction

Community love

A great surgery and I love how they have their specialists, it works well. Shivika was great at consulting with me about the best options for my tooth problems, Louise did a great job at prepping/cleaning the teeth for the procedure, Yash executed the design EXACTLY as it was in my head and Manesh did an excellent job on a very hard re-root canal, the assistants were all great too. Reception is now very nicely designed and all the receptionist staff are very professional and effective communicators.

Tom Brookes

Digital Smile Design & Root Canal Treatment

Community love

I wouldn't say that going to the dentist is ever a pleasurable experience but we've always been more than happy with Chess House. We've seen 4 different dentists over the years at their surgery and all of them have been very patient with us.

Pauline Baume

Check-Up

Community love

Got my 2 wisdom tooth pulled out last week by Dr Yash. Even though the surgery was very busy but the procedure was done properly and professionally, the staff was very helpful and clear instructions for after care both verbally and on a print out. Highly recommend their service.

Vivek Angra

Extraction

Community love

A great surgery and I love how they have their specialists, it works well. Shivika was great at consulting with me about the best options for my tooth problems, Louise did a great job at prepping/cleaning the teeth for the procedure, Yash executed the design EXACTLY as it was in my head and Manesh did an excellent job on a very hard re-root canal, the assistants were all great too. Reception is now very nicely designed and all the receptionist staff are very professional and effective communicators.

Tom Brookes

Digital Smile Design & Root Canal Treatment

Community love

I wouldn't say that going to the dentist is ever a pleasurable experience but we've always been more than happy with Chess House. We've seen 4 different dentists over the years at their surgery and all of them have been very patient with us.

Pauline Baume

Check-Up

Community love

Got my 2 wisdom tooth pulled out last week by Dr Yash. Even though the surgery was very busy but the procedure was done properly and professionally, the staff was very helpful and clear instructions for after care both verbally and on a print out. Highly recommend their service.

Vivek Angra

Extraction

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