Dentists in St Albans
Dr. Hatem Abdellatif
GDC reg. no: 126855
BDS (Alex), IQE (UK), MFDS RCS (Eng), MSc Endodontics (KCL)
A father of 4, two Sons. The dog is called Lloyd and Bella the cat keeps him busy during his time away from the Regency House Dental Clinic. During his working days Hatem wants to help his patients to have a smile that not only looks great, but functions perfectly as well, ensuring that you look and feel your best.
Hatem’s passion is smile makeovers where he has trained in the most up to date advanced digital smile design systems and provides a wide range of options including composite bonding, Invisalign and veneers. He is one of only a few providers in the UK of the First Fit system for same day porcelain veneers.
Hatem graduated from Alexandria University in Egypt. After training under one of his professors in prosthodontics for 2 years he moved back to England to train in Oral surgery working as an SHO in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department. He then completed his membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, the MFDS, and moved into general practice.
He studied for the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons with a specialist interest in Endodontics and became a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (MFGDP). After completing his academic studies, he felt he wanted to further enhance his skills and after taking numerous courses joined a 3-year MSc in Endodontics programme from the prestigious Kings College of London which he has successfully completed (MSc). Hatem is a member of the British Endodontic Society and is happy to accept referrals for endodontic treatment.
Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Dr. Hatem Abdellatif
GDC reg. no: 126855
Hatem graduated in 2002 from Alexandria University in Egypt. He then trained under one of his professors in prosthodontics for 2 years before moving back to England to train in Oral surgery. He has worked as an SHO in the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery departments in Essex and in the largest London hospitals, the prestigious St George’s Hospital and Northwick Park, carrying out a full range of oral surgery procedures as well being part of the head and neck cancer team. After completing his membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, the MFDS, he moved into general practice. He worked mainly in Hertfordshire for 3 years during which he studied for the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons with a specialist interest in Endodontics and became a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (MFGDP). After completing his academic studies, he felt he wanted to further enhance his skills and after taking numerous courses joined a 3 year MSc in Endodontics programme from the prestigious Kings College of London which he has successfully completed (MSc). During this period, he worked in private practice in central London for 3 years carrying out general restorative dentistry, and accepting referrals for Endodontic treatments. Hatem is a member of the British Endodontic Society and is happy to accept referrals for endodontic treatment. He currently practices in St Albans, Bedfordshire, and North London carrying out advanced endodontic treatments as well as Invisalign, general and restorative dentistry. He also works at the Royal London Hospital as a Speciality Dentist in Endodontics. His other interests include spending time with his young family as well as being an amateur blues guitar player, and avid science fiction and fantasy reader. Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Dr. Ali Abdellatif
GDC reg. no: 80318
BDS (Alex), IQE (UK), MFDSRCPS (Glasg), MSc Implant Dent (King’s)
Ali qualified in 1998 from Alexandria University, Egypt. He then underwent training in oral surgery at hospital posts in the UK followed by a teaching post at Kings College Hospital. Following this, he trained in Implant Dentistry at Guy’s Hospital, King’s College, under the tutelage of Professor Richard Palmer and his team, being awarded the Master’s Degree in Implant Dentistry in 2007. He has also undergone further training in France, Sweden and Germany, learning advanced implantology from some of Europe’s most prominent specialists. He also teaches implant and advanced bone regenerative surgery at various locations, including for a private course at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Ali has been practicing advanced oral surgery and implantology since 2005 providing the full range of implant dentistry treatments from the single tooth to full arch restorations. His ethos is the application of the basic biologic principles of hard and soft tissue biology to manage the placement restoration and long-term maintenance of dental implants.
“Patient-centered treatment including an understanding of the patient’s lifestyle, requirements and ability to look after their restorations is a major factor in the long-term success of any treatment. Success in dental implantology requires, more than anything, the holistic treatment of the patient. Dental implants are foreign bodies and strict adherence to sterility and patient care are essential.” – Ali
Ali is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and holds membership the Association of Dental Implantologists UK.
Ali is able to offer the following:
- Excellence in implant dentistry with an emphasis on long-term aesthetic and biologic success
- Bone regeneration techniques including sinus floor lifts, sinus augmentation, auto-grafting, and the use of PRGF and other regenerative procedures.
- Soft tissue regeneration using CT grafting and free-gingival grafting and PRGF
- Prosthetic techniques based on understanding of the patient, their needs and requirements and their ability to maintain the restoration
- Digital implant planning and implementation
- Single tooth to full-arch restoration including ‘teeth-in-a-day’ and ‘fast-and- fixed’ treatments
- Acceptance of referrals for the surgical phase of treatment or for both surgical and prosthetic phases.
Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and one Saturday a month
Dr. Jack Acorn
GDC reg. no: 244614
BDS, MJDF RCS (Eng)
Jack is a general dentist with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. He is an Invisalign Gold provider as well as being trained in fixed orthodontics (wires). His skills allow him to treat cosmetic cases using the full array of available options from whitening and bonding to orthodontics and veneers, creating individualised treatment plans for his patients that match their requirements, budgets and expectations. Jack provides a free Invisalign consultation using the iTero intra-oral scanner.
Dr. Natasha Talai
GDC reg. no: 194087
BDS (Hon) MJDF RCS (Eng)
Natasha is a University of London graduate (Honours, Class of 2010), having completed her MJDF in 2012, she branched out into facial aesthetics and is currently studying for a certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Hospital.
Natasha is experienced in facial aesthetics and enjoys celebrating with patients the results that they achieve, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, volumising to enhance features and/or making patients look younger. Her approach to facial aesthetics is holistic, ensuring that the facial proportions are maintained and balanced.
Natasha also offers General and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Available: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Dr. Jessica Taylor
GDC reg. no: 79151
Jessica graduated in 2001 from Bristol University and did Vocational Dental Training at the University of Oxford.
Jess has lived in St Albans for 18 years. After a period of international travel and work, she has settled back into the city. She has worked at Regency House since 2013 and has a loyal following of patients.
Jess has undertaken courses in advanced techniques. She is trained in providing adult intravenous and oral sedation and is SAAD accredited. She has also taken courses in cosmetic dentistry, the restoration of dental implants, TMJDS treatment and minor orthodontics cases.
She provides high standard dentistry for the family and especially enjoys helping children, reluctant and anxious patients achieve optimal dental health.
Dr Ahmed Naji
GDC reg. no: 202293
BDS MFGDP(UK) MSc(Implantology)
Dr. Francesca Bonatti
GDC reg. no:
Specialist Title in Orthodontics by ESO Orthodontic School.
Invisalign provider in London since 2008 and in Brazil since 2011. Highly skilled and experienced with this clear aligners system having amazing cases results during the last 12 years )
2003 – 2004 University Extension Course in Corrective Orthodontic Clinic- University of São Paulo Dental School 1999 – 2001 Orthodontia and Facial Orthopaedics Professional Pos Graduation Course – Brazilian Orthodontia and Maxillary Orthopaedics Association / 384 hours 1998 Orthodontics and Facial Orthopaedics Refresher Course – School for Professional Development 1997 Operative and Aesthetic Dentistry Refresher Course – Araraquara Dental School 1994 – 1998 University of Uberaba – School of Dentistry – B
Available on Saturdays 10-4
GDC No 266739
Cynthia (Sintija in her home country) is our brilliant dental hygienist. She qualified from the Riga Stradins University, Latvia in 2019. She works closely with the dentists at the practice to ensure that all our patients’ oral health is maintained to the highest standard.
Due to the advanced treatments we provide at the clinic, Sintija is expert at providing care for patients with advanced gum disease and with complex dental implant treatment. Together we focus on bringing our patients in as part of the team to help them understand how to improve and maintain their oral health. We regularly use video demonstration so that you can go back to them to remind you of how to clean difficult area of the mouth.
Sintija also uses ‘Airflow’ to remove stubborn stains on teeth and can provide in-chair whitening which is a pleasant and simple way to improve the shade of your teeth straight after your scale and polish.
In her free time Sintija enjoys going on long walks and is a regular cinema attender. She enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures.
Available: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday