Dentists in St Albans

Dr. Hatem Abdellatif

GDC reg. no: 126855

BDS (Alex), IQE (UK), MFDS MFGDP RCS (Eng), MSc Endodontics (KCL)

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 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 an avid science fiction and fantasy reader.

Available: Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Dr. Ali Abdellatif

GDC reg. no: 80318

Ali AbdellatifBDS (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, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Dr. Jack Acorn

GDC reg. no: 244614

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.

Available: Saturday

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: Wednesday and Thursday

Dr. Reshma Al-Karim Ratansi

GDC reg. no: 258842

BDS (Hon) MFDS RCS (Edingburgh)
Reshma graduated from King’s College London in 2015, and proceeded to complete a year as a Dental Core Trainee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2016/7 in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals, where she assisted in oral oncology and facial trauma cases. During this period, she also completed the MFDS qualification with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Reshma is currently studying towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry under the award-winning Monik Vasant. Reshma can also provide Invisalign Go alignment, tooth whitening and composite bonding to improve smile architecture in the most minimally destructive way possible.

Reshma is interested in facial aesthetics; in using wrinkle-relaxing agents and dermal filler treatments. She is particularly interested in medical-grade skincare to improve texture and appearance of skin with products that target further into skin layers than traditional over the counter products, using customised prescription plans. She has completed training in the Zein Obagi (ZO) skincare range, as well as BioRePeel chemical peels.

Outside dentistry, Reshma enjoys baking, travelling, sketching and exercise.

Reshma looks forward to meeting you and helping you along your dental and facial aesthetics journey.

Dr. Jessica Taylor

GDC reg. no: 79151

BDS (Bristol)
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 a high standard dentistry for the family and especially enjoys helping children, reluctant and anxious patients achieve optimal dental health.

Dr Ahmed Naji

Available on Saturdays

BDS MFGDP(UK) MSc(Implantology)

Dr Naji qualified in 2006 from the University of Baghdad and worked in governmental and private dental health institutions. In 2010, he qualified in the UK and worked in general practice in London gaining experience in both NHS and private dentistry. Dividing his time between practice and postgraduate studies, Dr Naji completed a part-time MSc degree in Dental Implantology from the University of Manchester 2012-2014 with a specific interest in evidence-based dental implantology and related therapies. Dr Naji is a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons in England, and a co-founder of the British Society of Implant Dentistry.
In 2018, Dr Naji received the prestigious fellowship of The Medical College of Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital Trust to support his clinical PhD research for three years in autologous plasma concentrates and their use in the management of the dental extraction socket. In private practice, Dr Naji has a wide experience in restorative and aesthetic dental practice using digital solutions and advanced therapies.
Research interests:
Bone regeneration, imaging techniques, Dental implantology, Evidence-based practice