Principal Dentists

Zahir Nasser - Grayshott Dental Practice and Implant Centre

Dr Zahir Nasser BDS (Bristol 1984) - GDC No. 59311

Dr Zahir Nasser qualified from the University of Bristol Dental School in 1984. He has practiced in Grayshott for 25 years during which time he has developed close relationships with his patients.

He is committed to providing the most modern and up to date dentistry and regularly attends courses both in the UK and abroad. He enjoys cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics.

Karim Nasser - Grayshott Dental Practice and Implant Centre

Dr Karim Nasser MSc (Implant dentistry - Kings 2003) DipDSed (Guys 1998) BDS (Bristol 1990) - GDC No. 65839

Karim Nasser qualified from Bristol University in 1990 and has worked in a number of private practices both in London and in Surrey. He is also the Principal dentist at two practices in Surrey.   He attained the Diploma in Dental Sedation from Guy’s Hospital in 1999 and subsequently gained the prestigious MSc in Implant Dentistry also from Guy’s Hospital in 2003.

Over the past few years Karim Nasser has developed his specialist interest in Facial Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dentistry, training under some of the most eminent cosmetic dentists in the USA.  Dr Nasser has also had extensive training in the use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, used in anti-ageing treatments.

Karim Nasser is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

General Dentists

Adeel Nazir - Grayshott Dental Practice and Implant Centre

Dr Adeel Nazir BDS(London 2006) MJDF (RCS) - GDC No. 104024

Adeel qualified from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London in 2006. Following this he joined Grayshott Dental Practice and Implant Centre, during his training year he won first prize for his clinical case presentation in the Surrey Vocational Training scheme for newly qualified dentists.

In 2007, he joined East Surrey / Mayday hospitals to further develop his skills working in the fields of oral surgery, restorative dentistry,orthodontics, community and special care dentistry. In 2008, he joined St Georges Hospital, London working as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Adeel has also passed the MJDF diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is currently studying for his MSc in Endodontics at Kings College London.

He now works full time at Grayshott Dental Care and Implant Centre

Frances Goble - Grayshott Dental Practice and Implant Centre

Dr Frances Goble BDS (Birmingham - 2008) MJDF (RCS) - GDC No. 150331

Frances joined Grayshott Dental Practice in 2008 after qualifying from the University of Birmingham and returned to the practice following a completion of her time at Royal Surrey.

She has two young children.

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Dr Monika Das (Uni of Birmingham 1993) MSc (Restorative & Aesthetics - Manchester 2015) - GDC No. 69484

Monika qualified as a dentist from the University of Birmingham in 1993.

She worked at the Birmingham Dental Hospital as a senior house officer in 1995, then continued into General Dental Practice. She has worked in Private and NHS practice in Surrey and has attended numerous courses throughout her career. She gained an MSc in Restorative Care and Aesthetics Dentistry in conjunction with the University of Manchester in 2015.

Her interests lie in Paediatric and Aesthetic Dentistry.

Nayyar Sarwar - Grayshott Dental Practice and Implant Centre

Dr Nayyar Sarwar BDS (London 2004) - GDC No. 83733

Nayyar qualified as a dentist from Guys, Kings and St Thomas’s Dental School in 2004. He completed his vocational training with Oxford Deanary and subsequently worked in mixed NHS / Private practices. Over the past 10 years he has enjoyed working as a general dental practioner, providing continuing care to his patients and their families. He has attended various postgraduate courses and has recently become a Six Month Smile Provider, having acquired the skills to provide short term orthodontic treatment. Nayyars interests lie in Aesthetics Dentistry.

Joseph O’Sullivan - Grayshott Dental Practice and Implant Centre

Dr Joseph O’Sullivan BDS (Sheffield 2010) - GDC No. 193937

Joe qualified in 2010 from Sheffield University where he remained and worked in general dental practice until 2014. He moved back to Surrey and has worked on the south coast; he joined our team at Grayshott Dental Practice in April 2016. Joe enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is committed to developing his skills and continued professional education.

Out of work he likes exercising, cooking and travelling.

Manika Rajput - Grayshott Dental Practice and Implant Centre

Dr Manika Rajput BDS(hons) Dip (PDC) MJDF (RCS) - GDC No. 228720

Manika qualified from Kings College London in 2012.  She undertakes all aspects of general dentistry with a special interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.  Manika’s calm and friendly demeanour is appreciated by her patients, who find her relaxed manner helps to ease any anxieties they may have.   Manika has completed numerous courses as well as a diploma in Primary Dental Care. She has a keen interest in Aesthetic dentistry completing a one-year course in advanced aesthetic and restorative dentistry. She has also recently completed a course in anti-aging injections and dermal filler. Manika is also able to provide short term orthodontics since completing her Quick straight teeth course.

Shahista Begum - Grayshott Dental Practice and Implant Centre

Dr Shahista Begum (dentist) - BDS MBBS MFDS RCS (Edin) MFGDP RCS Eng - GDC No.

Shahista obtained her primary Dental qualification from The University of Birmingham in 1996 and has achieved postgraduate qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons of London (MFGDP) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDS).Her career to date has included working as a Civilian Dentist for the British Army in Germany and as a Senior Dental Officer in the Falkland Islands. Other highlights of her career have included working for the Sultan of Brunei in his Shell Oil Hospital in Borneo. In between working abroad, she has worked in dental practices across the country both in the NHS and Private sector.

She has extensive experience of family dental health, in particular the care of children and nervous patients, having worked in the Children's department and Adult Health Clinics in the renowned Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield. One of the most rewarding aspects of her career has been the care of nervous and anxious patients. She finds this aspect of dentistry personally fulfilling and strongly believe that everyone should have access to pain-free dentistry. She regularly offers her skills for CRISIS, the national charity for the homeless.

Dr Begum also qualified as a Medical doctor from Barts Medical School in 2015 and completed her Junior Doctor Foundation training in August 2016 in St Helier Hospital in 2016. She worked as a Specialty Doctor in the prestigious Behçet's Centre of Excellence where she was able to use her dental and medical skills to care for patients which she found very rewarding. Dr Begum has returned to primary care dental practice and is passionate about providing high quality family dentistry. Forever keen on developing herself Dr Begum she has also recently completed training in Facial Aesthetics. She also works as a GMC Examiner and sits on Medical and Dental Interview Panels.

Dr Begum believes in a caring, compassionate and empathetic approach to delivering dental care coupled with the provision of dental treatment of the highest standard. Dr Begum achieves this by building honest relationships with her patients based on trust and mutual respect, a formula which has served her patients well.

Outside of work Dr Begum mentors Sixth-Formers applying for Dentistry and Medicine and enjoys running, swimming and travelling. She also enjoys cooking and baking much to the delight of the staff at Grayshott Dental Practice!

Apostolos St Bozis - Grayshott Dental Practice and Implant Centre

Dental Surgeon

Dr Apostolos St Bozis (Endo) Dip.D.S MSc (Endodontics - Guys) - GDC No. 75136

Apostolos qualified from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1996. He worked in General Practice in the UK for a number of years before completing the two years MSc programme in Endodontics at Guy’s Hospital in 2003.

Apostolos is a Dental Surgeon currently working on a private basis having special interest in Endodontics.

Maria Evangelidou - Grayshott Dental Practice and Implant Centre

Specialist Periodontist

Dr Maria Evangelidou MClinDent, MRD (Periodontics - Kings) - GDC No. 75770

Maria is a registered specialist periodontist. She has held a post of Specialist Clinical Teacher at King’s College London as well as teaching in dental meetings and working in private practice.

She started her career in Manchester Dental School in 1994. Following graduation in 1999 she took on several house officer hospital posts while obtaining the MFDS examinations (Member of the Fellowship of Dental Surgery). She then started her 4 year specialist training program in Periodontics at Guy’s Hospital which is part of King’s College London.

She holds an MSc, MClinDent and an MRD in Periodontics. She accepts referrals in non-surgical and surgical periodontics including periodontal plastic surgery and regeneration therapy. She also accepts patients for crown lengthening procedures and dental implants. All referred patients will have a thorough initial consultation which will involve a complete clinical and radiographic examination and full report and quote of costs, all of which will be sent to the referring dentist as well the patient. Further reports will be sent at the end of each course of treatment in order to keep all parties involved fully informed.


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Hygienist - Sophie Spencer

Sophie began her career as a dental nurse and qualified in 1992, she went on to achieve a certificate in oral health education in 1995. Having a keen interest in dentistry she decided to study as a dental hygienist at the dental defence agency training establishment in Aldershot and qualified in 1997. Sophie has been with us at Grayshott dental Practice for over 10 years and also works at other practices in the area.

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Hygienist - Nicola Atkins (Nickie) GDC: 4556

Nickie started working in dentistry as a dental nurse in 1987. She ran a preventative dental unit in Portsmouth before studying dental hygiene with the Royal Army Dental Corps in Aldershot, qualifying in 1993. Nickie has a special interest in treating nervous and anxious patients and does so with a caring, gentle and non-judgemental approach. She is really enjoying being part of the team at Grayshott, having joined the practice in November 2018. She also enjoys helping the more elderly patients and is a Dementia Friend. This is a scheme run by the Alzheimer’s Society which helps promote awareness and understanding of how to help and communicate with those suffering with dementia. When not working she has two Spanish horses which she competes in Dressage and showing, along with looking after three very naughty cats!

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