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 Dentist Dr Syed 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. Ajiaz Syed

GDC No. 73924

dr radiPrincipal Dentist
BSC (Hons) Glasg 1992
BDS Lond 1997

Ajiaz qualified from King’s College London in 1997 and is the Principal Owner of Pearl Dental. He has been practising in Streatham since 1999 and has successfully developed Pearl Dental into a stunning state-of-the art dental practice. Through hard work and dedication, Ajiaz has become a reputable dentist in London. Many of his patients have been with him for over 20 years and he has had many word-of-mouth recommendations.

Ajiaz enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in Minimally Invasive Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. With his experience he has been able to offer his patients the best dental care using a combination of conservative dental techniques and short term orthodontics to provide patients with the ideal smile.

Ajiaz believes in offering his patients all treatment options in a calm and comfortable setting, ensuring patients are provided with the best options tailored to their dental needs.

He continues to update his knowledge and skills by attending various course to provide his patients with the latest dental treatments.


Dr Ayishwarriyah Thrumurthy

GDC No. 193554

Associate Dentist
BDS Manc 2010

Ayish qualified from the University of Manchester Dental School in 2010. She has been an associate dentist in Pearl Dental and a valuable member of the team since 2014.

Ayish excelled as a Senior House officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Brighton University Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, concurrently attaining her Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng).

Ayish has vast experience working in general and private practice across Surrey and South London.  In the last few years, she has combined her advanced knowledge of facial anatomy and her creative flair to provide a wide range of facial aesthetics services. She is proud to use a unique blend of aesthetic dentistry and facial aesthetics to restore her clients’ natural and youthful appearance.

Her patients and colleagues regard Ayish as a highly passionate and conscientious dentist, who enjoys excellent patient rapport, putting patients at ease whilst providing the highest quality of dental care. She maintains a keen interest in functional and aesthetic dentistry as well as facial aesthetics and is continuously updating her knowledge and skills to better serve her patients.

Dr Leire M Casla-Veiga

GDC No. 85323

Associate Dentist
DDS Basque (Spain) 2000
MSc Rest Dent (UCL)

Leire qualified from Basque Country University, Spain in 2000. Since moving to the UK in 2005, Leire has gained invaluable and extensive experience working in the NHS and privately in a multi-disciplinary dental practice in Lincolnshire working with Periodontists, Oral Surgeons and Implantologists. Leire joined Pearl Dental in early 2018 and has proven to be a vital asset to the practice. Her ethos is trust and communication.

Leire completed her MSc in Restorative Dental Practice with distinction at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute University College London, and she was awarded the GC (UK) prize for the best clinical case presentation. Leire has also completed a Diploma in Periodontics (gums) in Madrid (Spain).

With a passion for General Dentistry and Complex Cosmetic Restorative procedures, Leire offers an exceptional experience focusing on patient centred treatment. Her minimally invasive dental techniques can help you make the best-informed choice for a particular concern or dental issue. Leire’s aim is to provide dentistry that is aesthetic and functional, respecting what nature has provided. With her warm, calm nature she has been extremely successful in treating the most nervous patients.

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.

Dr Jean-Jacques Khamis

GDC No. 75033

Dentist & Prosthodontics
GDC No. 75033
BDS Lond 1998
MFDS RCS Edin 2001
MClinDent Lond 2004
MRD RCS Eng 2005

Jean-Jacques qualified as a dentist from King’s College London. He underwent further training at the Bristol Dental Hospital, gaining experience in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. He embarked upon specialist registrar training in Prosthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute London and there he completed a Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. On obtaining his Membership in Restorative Dentistry he became a General Dental Council registered specialist in Prosthodontics. Jean-Jacques specializes in cosmetic work be it with implants, crowns and bridges, veneers or dentures.

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.