Meet The Team at Pearl Dental

Our dedicated team of dentists and nurses will make your dental experience comfortable and welcoming from the moment you call to make an appointment, to carrying out your dental treatment.

Our dental team have been carefully selected by the Principal  Dr Leire Casla-Henneke with an emphasis on having a passion to deliver the best dental care to all of our patients. They are always on hand to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Needless to say that all our team attend continuing education courses to maintain our high standards and to keep up to date with cutting edge dental innovations.

All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) ‘Standards for Dental Professionals’.

Dr Leire Casla-Henneke

GDC No. 85323

Principal Dentist
DDS Basque(Spain) 2000 
MSc Rest Dent (UCL London)2014-2018

Diploma in Periodontics(Madrid,Seville. 2004, 2009) 

Invisalign provider since 2018

Leire joined Pearl Dental in 2018 and became practice principal in 2023.

Leire brings over 20 years of dentistry experience to her patients. Her unwavering passion for her work is evident, and she finds true fulfilment in enhancing her patients’ oral health and confidence in their smiles.

Leire’s core mission at Pearl Dental has always been to deliver top-quality dental care in a calming environment. She actively listens to her patients, empowering them to choose the most suitable treatment options. Through this patient-centric approach, she ensures the delivery of safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing dental care, earning her an outstanding reputation in the local community. Leire takes immense pride in the fact that the majority of her patients are referrals from satisfied individuals.

With a special enthusiasm for minimally invasive general dentistry and tooth-friendly cosmetic procedures, Leire provides a unique experience that respects the natural state of one’s teeth.

Leire is often described as a “Dental Geek”. Having qualified in 2000, she has always integrated clinical practice with the advancement of academic knowledge and the development of new techniques. In addition to completing her MSc in Restorative Dental Practice with distinction at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute University College London (2014-2018), she was also awarded the GC (UK) prize for the best clinical case presentation. Furthermore, Leire has completed two Diplomas in Periodontics (gums) in 2004 and 2009 (Spain) and is an enthusiastic provider of Invisalign, having completed a year-long advanced course in 2022.

Dr Farzana Islam

GDC No. 193124

Associate Dentist
BDS(Hons),BSc,ARCS 2010

Farzana qualified with honours from Kings College London in 2010. She has worked in Oxfordshire, Kent and South East London gaining experience in NHS and private dentistry.

She completed a year-long PG Certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry in 2016.

Farzana is particularly interested in preventative and minimally invasive dentistry, believing that prevention is always better than cure. She also has a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry and enjoys providing tooth coloured restorations such as composite fillings and porcelain crowns. She has experience in cosmetic orthodontics and provides short term cosmetic treatment using Cfast. She keeps up to date with the most current developments in dentistry and regularly attends courses and seminars.

Farzana has worked with charities carrying out much needed urgent dental care abroad. She went to Morocco with Dentaid in 2018 and 2023 and went to Bangladesh in 2019 with Selfless. She looks forward to returning again soon to do more charity work.

In her spare time, Farzana likes baking and has recently taken up archery.

Dr Sagar Patel

GDC No. 212839

Associate Dentist
MDDr Prague 2011

Sagar graduated from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in 2011. He has undertaken work in Lincolnshire and Suffolk, gaining experience in both private and NHS practices.

Sagar has a keen interest in adult short-term orthodontics and is an Invisalign Go provider. He has also undertaken extensive training in facial aesthetics with the prestigious Derma Medical.

Sagar believes in putting the patient first and conducting treatments that are in your best interest. He attends regular courses to continue his professional development which ultimately helps you receive the best care possible.

Vinorshan Ravindrakumar

GDC No: 284339

Associate Dentist
BDS Kings College 2019 

Vinorshan qualified from King’s College London School of Dentistry and has since worked in various dental practices across North & West London before relocating to South London He is a committed dentist who strives to provide the highest quality care to all of his patients. He has experience in a range of dental care with a particular interest in restorative dentistry. Vinorshan continuously explores new opportunities to learn new skills that will benefit his patients, and he is a qualified Invisalign provider.

Outside of dentistry, Vinorshan enjoys being creative and has a keen interest in photography and filmmaking. He has produced and directed various documentaries and short videos that have been screened internationally. He is positive and outgoing, enjoys socialising, and likes to stay active by playing basketball.

Ellie Bullock

GDC No: 284610

Hygiene/Therapist

Initially working as a Dental Nurse, Ellie went on to attain a First Class honours degree in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from the University of Bristol. Ellie’s favourite aspect of her role is to educate and work with her patients to form a routine to achieve the healthiest teeth and gums possible. She has recently moved from her seaside hometown of Cornwall to London. In her spare time she enjoys working on her fitness and reading.

Mislan Torres

GDC No: 285199

Head Dental Nurse

Mislan has been working with us since 2018. As a head nurse, she has shown dedication and great enthusiasm to her job and the Pearl Dental team. Her priority is to be sure that everything is ready to make you feel at ease and reassured during your time with us.

Mislan enjoys the diversity of patients we meet at Pearl Dental. She is a native Spanish speaker, originally from Ecuador, and can translate for our Spanish community in Streatham.

Katia Costa Oliveira

Trainee Dental Nurse 

Before Joining Pearl Dental as a trainee dental nurse, Katia attended Wolverhampton University, gaining a MSc in Forensic Science. She has also obtained a Masters Qualification in Forensic Science before turning her interests to Dental Nursing.

The most rewarding aspect of her role is seeing how much of an impact dentistry can have on someone’s life, especially when patients confidence is restored.

Katia lives at home with her mum and her two cats, She enjoys a good Netflix show, settling down with a good book to read and socialising with friends and family. 

Claudia Orakpo

Receptionist 

Claudia has been working at Pearl Dental since May 2022. Having worked within the Media/Creative industry as a receptionist for over 12 years, she really wanted a change of scene, to work within a completely different sector and to gain knowledge about something new. 

It has been a great experience for Claudia so far, as learning about dentistry has been both interesting and informative. No two days have been the same and  she’s been kept on her toes as the practice is extremely busy.

And the icing on the cake, she gets to meet the loveliest patients.