Meet our Team

Dr. Yasir Noorani – Principal Dentist

GDC reg. no: 84922

(Dental Surgeon)

Dr Yasir Noorani is the clinical director and works at the practice full-time. With his wealth of experience he focuses on patient’s needs and comfort. His caring and gentle approach changes the perspective of patients who are phobic to dental treatment.

General and Cosmetic Dentist
He started his career in general dentistry in 2003. He trained for postgraduate qualifications in Dundee and attained a postgraduate Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Having gained specialist experience in complex restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Yasir returned to general dental practice in 2006.

Implant Surgeon
Yasir has a specialist interest in implant dentistry. After working with one of the leading implantologists in the country at Harley Street for 2 years he completed a certificate in implant dentistry. Later with his experience and training he secured a diploma in Implant dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons. Since then he has been updating his skills in the more complex level of this field and has invested in the state for the art equipment at the practice geared to carry out advanced level of treatment. He is a member of the Association of Implantology UK and International Team of Implantology.

Yasir is also a visiting implant dentist at other practices and is a keen mentor.

Facial Aesthetics
Yasir has also been trained by one of the leading facial surgeons to carry out wrinkle reduction treatments and dermal fillers to enhance the facial fitness of the patients.

Yasir takes a caring approach and aims to explain all treatment options effectively to ensure that the patient has input and is comfortable in the decision that he/she makes. His patients are like his extended family who he looks after to the best of his ability.

Dr Yasir Noorani

Dr Mariam Shahid Noorani – Orthodontic Specialist

GDC reg. no: 170793

BSc, BDS, MFDS RCSEd, MOrth RCSEd, MSc (Ortho), FHEA, FDS (Ortho) – Specialist Orthodontist

Mariam is an Orthodontic Specialist and takes a keen interest in the fine details of finishing a smile. She works at the practice part-time and at the hospital as an Orthodontic Consultant the rest of the week. She is a keen teacher and enjoys the complex work in the hospital environment. This brings to our practice her expertise in planning complex cases, ensuring we can offer and manage simple and complex orthodontic treatments with ease for both adults and children.

Mariam completed her Orthodontic Specialist training and Masters with distinction from Kings College Hospital. She then went on to complete her Orthodontic Consultant Training in complex cases at the Royal London and Ipswich Hospitals. She has worked in both practice and hospital and has experience of Oral and Maxillofacial, Paediatric and Special Care Dentistry, Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

In 2009 after securing her postgraduate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and of England she returned to work in practice.

She takes a gentle approach and aims to explain and discuss treatment options effectively with patients to formulate a well-understood treatment plan. Her main interests are Orthodontics (Braces) and minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.

Dr Mariam Shahid Noorani

Dr Rudi – Sedationist

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Dr Rudi obtained his medical degree at Stellenbosch in 2000 and has been working in Emergency Medicine in the UK from 2003 until 2018. He has kept his ALS and PALS certificates current over the last 20 years.

In 2008 he started working in NHS Dental Sedation Referral Centres in and around London. Due to the high turnover in these clinics, he has done over 20 000 sedations in adults and children by 2018. In 2014 he acted as honorary lecturer for University College London in their post-graduate dental sedation course and in 2016 he attended his first international course and conference in the US on Paediatric Sedation, and since then has been passionate about children’s sedation. In 2015 he started providing private dental sedations and set up a Sedation Service in 2017.

In 2020 he set up clinical governance in paediatric sedation for out of hospital treatments in line with the national guidelines and hence expanded his service to include children. He has a team of friendly, highly trained and experienced nurses who joins him with children’s sedation.

In 2022 the Service has rebranded to become Advanced Sedation Ltd and had registered as a Designated Body with the GMC.

Dr Rudi is registered with the GMC and indemnity with MPS. He is a member of ADA, SAAD and Medsu. He has been Chair of the ADA (Association of Dental Anaesthetists) from 2020-21 and currently still sits on the ADA Council.

Dr. Wasima Shafique - Dentist

GDC reg. no: 78190

Wasima qualified from Kings College University in 2000. After qualifying she spent a few years in Suffolk where she worked at Ipswich Hospitals Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department and, like Somit, dealt with head and neck cancers and trauma cases.

Wasima is passionate about dentistry and education and has been a clinical lecturer in oral surgery at Guys, Kings and St Thomas School of medicine and dentistry for 12 years and counting. Having a role in educating the future generations of dentists to become compassionate and skilful practitioners is very important to Wasima. She believes that a kind, gentle and understanding approach to dentistry benefits patients immensely. Wasima will be in the surgery on Thursdays and also covering for Somit when he is away.

Wasima is married and has a lovely little boy. She paints landscapes in her spare time to relax and enjoys travelling.

Wendy Aitken - Hygienist

Wendy will be joining us in January 2021, and has been a hygienist in the local area for many years and is a Cobham local.

She has a wealth of experience and knowledge, with a kind and gentle approach to her work.

We are excited to welcome her to the Hollyhedge team and she looks forward to meeting you all soon.

Kathleen Stribling

Dental Nurse
Kath joined us in April 2018 to train to become a dental nurse. She has now passed her exams and is a fully qualified dental nurse. Kath is great member of the team and the Practice is very proud of her.
Kathleen Stribling

Kelly Marchant

Dental Nurse

Kelly joined the Hollyhedge Team in April 2021

She is new to the dental industry but has taken to her new role well and is enjoying learning new skills. We are looking forward to supporting her throughout her course and training.

Kelly lives locally with her son.

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Sophie has been in the dental industry for over 10 years, as a dental nurse, receptionist and practice manager.

Patient care is her passion, and she’s always working behind the scenes closely with the team.

She feels part of a family at Hollyhedge Dental.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family & friends – a has a flare for interior design.