Dr Riaz Hassan, Principal Dentist

Dr Riaz Hassan, BDS, MSc (Prosth Dent), Diploma Dent Implantology, Diploma Cons Sedation, Cert Minor Oral Surg, MFDS RCS (Eng), MFDS RCPS (Glasg), MFGDP. GDC- 104057

After qualifying in 1998, Riaz completed his MSc in Prosthetic Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute. He then worked in different Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery departments across the country from 2002 before joining Leagrave in 2007. He took over as Principal Dentist in 2016. He has completed his Post-Graduate Diploma in Dental Implantology from Bristol Dental School, Post-Graduate Diploma in Sedation from King’s College London as well as the Certificate in Minor Oral Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In the meanwhile, he also passed the relevant examinations and obtained the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England; as well as the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow. He has obtained the Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners at the Royal College of Surgeons. He is an accredited trainer in sedation for Dentists and Dental Nurses by the IACSD (Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry).

He has been providing sedation for several years, and is experienced in providing sedation for very anxious patients, medically compromised patients and advanced conscious sedation techniques. He is therefore well-placed to provide various treatments such as implants, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry under sedation.

He works as a Speciality Doctor in Oral Surgery at the Milton Keynes General Hospital one day a week, and is an Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow in Sedation at the Eastman Dental Institute. He lectures at the Advanced Sedation Study Club at the Eastman Dental Institute. He is a member of the NHS England Managed Clinical Networks (MCN) for Special Care Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, and Minor Oral Surgery; and is a member of the Local Dental Committee (LDC) and the Luton Oral Health Alliance.

Dr Puja Hassan, Principal Dentist

Puja Hassan BDS, MSc (Dental Public Health), Diploma Endodontics, DDPH RCS (Eng). GDC reg: 141111

Puja qualified in 1998, and completed her MSc in Dental Public Health from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, London in 2000. At the same time, she also obtained her Diploma in Dental Public Health from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (DDPH RCS Eng). She has also passed her Diploma in Endodontics with Distinction from the University of Chester. She joined Leagrave in 2008 and became Principal Dentist in 2016. She worked at Leagrave Dental Clinic, 52 Marsh Road, Luton, before moving to the current premises in 2016.

Puja has a very gentle and caring attitude towards her patients, and has been seeing generations of the same family for the past few years! She is good at treating young children, elderly and anxious patients. She enjoys doing contemporary endodontic treatment (root canal treatments) for challenging endodontic cases.

She is proficient in ethnic languages such as Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching, travelling, gardening, cooking and spending time with her two children.


Dr Karun Dewan, Specialist Dentist

Dr Karun Dewan, BDS, MFDS RCS, LDS RCS, MSc (Prosthetic Dentistry), FDS RCS (Restorative Dentistry), American Board Certified, GDC - 82754

Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics and special interest in Dental Implantology

Karun is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Birmingham Dental Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital. After graduating from Manipal Academy, India with distinction, Karun worked in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, US.  In the U.K, he subsequently completed his MSc in Prosthetic Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Institute. He completed his Higher Specialist Training in Restorative Dentistry from Birmingham Dental Hospital. Karun works at Leagrave one day a week.

Karun has a keen interest in dental implantology, periodontal surgical procedures and endodontics. He has written extensively in national and international journals and also refereed papers in Dental Update and British Dental Journal. He teaches regularly to undergraduates and postgraduates having provided various national and international courses. Karun was also the past Chairperson of Specialist Registrar society in Restorative Dentistry and has organised national conference and study days. In his spare time, he has passion for sports such as Cricket, Badminton and Squash. He also loves spending quality time with his daughter and travelling.

Dr Anand Lakhani, Dentist

Dr Anand Lakhani, BDS, Diploma Cons Sedation, MJDF RCS (Eng) GDC - 177059

Having graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2009, Anand completed his vocational training year in Bedford. After a few years, he was given the opportunity to work in his hometown and treat the local community of Luton. Recently, Anand has completed his Post-Graduate Diploma in Sedation from King's College London. He has also completed a postgraduate certification in Restorative Dentistry, allowing him to treat more advanced complex cases. He has also obtained The Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Although all areas of dentistry appeal to him, his special interests are Cosmetic dentistry, use of the Inman Aligner to straighten teeth and all areas of Paediatric dentistry, especially treating the anxious patient. He always looks to provide a service which is reliable and as comfortable as possible, to ensure a successful experience with us. Outside of the practice, he enjoys socializing with friends and family as well as watching and playing sports, especially football and golf.



Dr Paul Niland, Dentist

Dr Paul Niland, BchD(Stell),DUI(Lille), Special Interest in Implantology and Oral Surgery, GCD no 78631

Paul qualified in June 2000 at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and after completing a years’ service in South Africa community hospital he relocated to the UK in 2001. Paul has a particular interest in IV sedation, oral surgery and implantology and has gained vast experience in all of these fields over the years. He has advanced his knowledge and skills by obtaining a degree in implantology at the prestigious Lille University in France in 2009 and by completing numerous hours in post graduate courses to stay abreast with the latest techniques.

Paul’s passion and skill in implant dentistry has enabled him to literally change the lives of many patients by rebuilding their whole smile with dental implants. These beautiful life changing smiles can only be achieved by having an extensive knowledge of dental implants, crowns, bridges and smile makeovers.

Paul is a member of SAAD (Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry), ADI (Association of Dental Implantology), EAO(European Association for Osseointegration), AO (American Academy of Osseointegration), BDA(British Dental Association) and GDC (General Dental Council).



Dr Premvati Pabari, Dentist

Premvati Pabari BDS

Prem is an associate dentist, and graduated from Manipal University in 2012. She has also had additional training in the field of Oral Implantology.

Prem loves the variety of work in general practice and does her utmost to ensure that visits are as positive, relaxed and comfortable as possible.

Away from the practice, Prem enjoys spending time reading, traveling and cooking.

Dr Waguih Bishay – Specialist Oral Surgeon

Dr Waguih Bishay. Oral Surgeon. GDC: 81599 BDS, MSc, MFDS RCS (Eng)

Waguih is a specialist in Oral Surgery and holds a teaching post at Guy’s Hospital Dental School, London. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and attends the Leagrave Dental Sedation Clinic to carry out all aspects of Oral Surgery.

In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and reading.

Dr Neeta Patel, Specialist Oral Surgeon

Dr Neeta Patel, BDS FDS RCS(Eng), GDC - 64723, Specialist in Oral Surgery

Neeta graduated from Sheffield University in 1989. She pursued a career in oral surgery, working initially at hospitals in Sheffield, York and Bath. She progressed to more senior hospital roles, gaining experience in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery and at hospitals in Salisbury, Norfolk and Norwich and at the Central Middlesex Hospital in London. She gained a Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in1993 and is on the Specialist Register of the General Dental Council for Oral Surgery. She subsequently worked in Cambridge for 6 years and is currently a part time locum consultant oral surgeon for a large NHS trust.

She provides specialist oral surgery for patients, carrying out most surgery under Local Anaesthesia. However, she is a member of SAAD (Society of the advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry) and for the anxious patient conducts surgery under conscious sedation.


Dr Aubrey Baker, MBChB

MBChB, Diploma in Anaesthesia, Postgraduate Diploma in Sedation and Pain Management, , GMC - 4139210

Aubrey has always had an interest in anaesthesia and sedation. He provided general anaesthesia in dental practices until 2001, after which he has been providing conscious sedation for the past 15 years. To date, he has provided over 35,000 sedation's. He trains students on the UCL certificate course in inhalation sedation, and regularly attends sedation CPD courses and seminars to keep up to date.



Michael Wood, Obituary – Founder of Leagrave Dental Sedation Clinic

Michael was the Principal Dentist at the Leagrave Dental Sedation Clinic until his premature death in May 2013. During this time, he pioneered intravenous sedation for children, and treated thousands of children who otherwise would have required general anaesthesia. Most of his current staff have been with the practice for a very long time and he trained everyone to a high standard.

Michael did his MSc in conscious sedation and special care dentistry from King’s College London in 2001 and then taught paediatric sedation and special care dentistry techniques to undergraduate and master’s degree students at Kings until 2007.

Michael also found time to complete an advanced diploma in implantology at Lille University in 2008. He was very active and involved in every area of dentistry; he was the treasurer of the Local Dental Committee for many years and he was on many other committees such as the Shadow Commissioning Group, the CCG Estates Group, Local Professional network and the Oral Health Advisory Group to name just a few. Michael was also, on many occasions, called to act as an expert witness in court. He also travelled the world giving presentations at international dental conferences on paediatric sedation techniques and special care dentistry.

Most recently, Michael achieved a life-long ambition by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Keech Cottage Hospice for Children.

On the 2nd August 2013 which would have been ‘Woody’s’ 50th Birthday; his team at Leagrave Sedation Clinic unveiled a plaque dedicated to his memory which was placed at the entrance to the clinic.