Our Story

Dr Amit Patel and Dr Misha Patel have owned the practice since 2009 and each have over 20 years of dental experience.

We are committed to providing a holistic approach to dentistry and facial aesthetics and our patients are really at the heart of everything we offer.

Our team are committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere and delivering personal, friendly and a high quality service.

Meet The Team

Dr Amit Patel
Dr Amit PatelDental Surgeon / Practice Owner
BDS Lond 2000
GDC No. 78778
Dr Amit Patel qualified from King’s College London in 2000. After completing his dental foundation year in general dental practice, he worked as an associate dentist in Welling for 9 years before becoming the proud owner of his own dental practice, together with his wife Dr Misha Patel, Ivory in 2009.

He has a passion for restorative dentistry and has been trained at the world famous Dawson Academy, which is a postgraduate education and clinical research facility, dedicated to the enhancement of dentistry.

Dr Patel’s detailed knowledge and advanced skills in dentistry, allows him to deliver high quality complete care to all his patients, to the highest standard.

His thorough approach and explanation about dental healthcare is delivered in a calming manner, and he is popular with his patients of all ages.

He provides a holistic approach to dentistry and listens to the needs of his patients to provide a comprehensive treatment plan.

He is constantly updating his knowledge and skills in the dental field with continued professional development.

Dawson Academy, Advanced Restorative Dentistry
Six Month Smiles
Enlighten Teeth Whitening

Did you know?… if Dr Amit Patel wasn’t a dentist, his alternative career would be an architect as he likes to design, create and build things.

Loves to… find new recipes to cook for his family and enjoys cuisine from all parts of the world. His speciality is making dim sum!

Dr Misha Patel
Dr Misha PatelDental Surgeon / Aesthetics Practitioner / Practice Owner
BDS Lond 2000, MFGDP RCS (Eng) 2006
GDC No. 78309

Dr Misha Patel qualified from King’s College London in 2000 with distinction in Oral Medicine. She then completed her dental foundation year in general dental practice, with special recognition from the Royal College of Surgeons for her dental portfolio.

She then travelled to Tanzania in 2001 to do some dental charity work where she helped set up and run a dental clinic in Mwanza, which has since led to further clinics and projects being set up. She was an associate dentist in South Norwood from 2002-2016, whilst co-owning Ivory with her husband, Dr Amit, since 2009. During this period, she gained the postgraduate diploma MFGDP in 2006 and continues to develop her dental skills by regularly attending postgraduate courses.

Dr Patel has always been involved with teaching in dentistry – She was a joint Dental Foundation Trainer with Dr Kalsi at Lancaster House Dental Practice from 2014-2016, training newly qualified dentists in general dental practice; as well as being involved in postgraduate courses for dental communication and business.

Dr Misha Patel has undertaken further training in medical facial aesthetics, including advanced treatments for botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, as well as providing medical grade skincare, skin boosters chemical peels and microneedling.

Being a dentist with 20 years of experience, she has a thorough knowledge of head and neck anatomy and physiology, which is very important when carrying out facial aesthetic treatments. She provides a holistic approach to the facial aesthetic field of medicine for all her patients to achieve natural looking results and healthy skin.

She has an empathetic, friendly and bubbly nature and has a very thorough approach to her clinical work, which is delivered to the highest standard.

Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners
Ambassador for Obagi Medical
ACE (Aesthetic Complications Expert) Group
Allergan Spark

Did you know?… if Dr Misha Patel wasn’t a dentist, her alternative career would be a forensic scientist.

Loves to… eat dark chocolate, beat her husband at Scrabble, and go on adventures with her kids.

Dr Gursharan Kalsi
Dr Gursharan KalsiDental Surgeon
BDS Lond 1990, MFGDP
GDC No. 6557

Dr Kalsi qualified in 1990 from the Royal London University Hospital.

Dr Gursharan Kalsi completed his Certification for Advanced Surgical Implant Techniques in 2003 and provides dental implants at Ivory. His training in dental implants includes extensive bone grafting and sinus lift procedures. As well as being a mentor for dentists starting in the field of implantology, he is an advocate of continual learning and keeping up to date with new advances in techniques and materials.

He works closely with our skilled team of clinicians to provide complete rehabilitation of the failing dentition giving our patients the highest level of care.

Dr Kalsi is known for his warm and gentle persona making patients feel at ease during their treatment.

Certification for Advanced Surgical Implant Techniques
Mentor and Member of Association of Dental Implantology
Mentor and Member of the association of Sedation and Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD qualified for I.V. sedation)
Educational Supervisor of newly qualified dentists
British Dental Association
Member of Faculty of General Dental Practitioners
Did you know?… Dr Kalsi is a bit of a thrill seeker enjoying the adrenaline rush- paragliding, microlighting, karting and kayaking being some of his favourite experiences.

Loves to… spend time “outdoors” hiking, skiing or cycling.

Dr Dipali Dalia
Dr Dipali DaliaSpecialist Periodontist
BDS Lond 2000, MSc, MClinDent, MRDRCS(Ed)
GDC No: 78334

Dr Dipali Dalia qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ Dental School, London, in 2000, with distinction and completed vocational training in 2001.

For 3 years she worked as a Senior House Officer and Staff Grade in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and then underwent a 4 year specialist training programme in Periodontology, at King’s College London. She achieved her MSc, Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) and MClinDent (Master of Clinical Dentistry) with distinction in 2008. She has worked in specialist practices in London, Hampshire and Surrey since then.

She has also been involved in training both of undergraduate students at King’s College London, and of general dentists.

Dr Dalia particularly enjoys working with nervous patients, helping them to gain confidence in attending for dental treatment through a “whole patient care” approach. She is a firm believer in treating the patient and not just the mouth, ensuring there is excellent communication allowing her to tailor treatment to each individual’s particular needs. Having worked in multi-speciality practices she is very keen to approach patient care from a team perspective, and will ensure she communicates with the general dentist to achieve the best outcomes for her patient.

Membership of organisations such as the British Society of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology allows Dr Dalia to keep up to date with the new advancements in periodontal disease treatment and management. She is committed to continuing professional development.

Royal College of Surgeons
British Society of Periodontology
European Federation of Periodontology
Did you know?… Dr Dalia is studying for a law degree for fun.

Loves to… make cocktails for her friends… she became a skilled mixologist during lockdown!

Rebecca Collins
Rebecca CollinsDental Hygienist
DipDH RCS (Eng) 2012
GDC No: 229163
Rebecca started her career in the dental field in 2008 as a dental nurse and aspired to get further qualifications so went on to qualify as a dental hygienist from the Eastman Dental Institute in London, in 2012.
She loves all aspects of her job as helping patients improve the health of their mouths has an impact of improving the quality of their life.

She particularly enjoys treating nervous patients, ensuring they become comfortable with being treated at a dental practice, using her gentle, caring and understanding approach.

British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT)
International Team of Implantology (ITI)
Guided Biofilm Therapy trained
Did you know?… Rebecca has learnt Makaton – a language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable communication.

Loves to… Paint and draw as her main hobby. She also enjoys swimming or practising yoga.

Nicola Francis
Nicola FrancisDental Hygienist and Therapist
Dip DH RCS (Eng), Dip DT RCS (Eng) 2018
GDC No: 117580
Nicola graduated from King’s College Hospital in 2018 receiving a dual qualification in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, as well as being awarded the tutors prize for academic excellence. Previous to gaining these qualifications, Nicola trained and worked as a Dental Nurse for 13 years.

Nicola gained a lot of experience dealing with complex periodontal cases during her training at King’s College Dental Hospital. Nicola has gained additional skills in providing fluoride applications, fissure sealants, restorations and extractions for children. Nicola enjoys treating children in particular to help them gain confidence in having dental treatment and to help them embed good oral hygiene practices from a young age.

Nicola has a gentle approach to her treatment and loves to see the transformation in nervous patients when attending appointments. She enjoys being able to help patients achieve and maintain good oral health.
She is always striving to expand her knowledge and attend courses to keep up to date in the dental field.

British Society of Periodontology (BSP)
British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT)
British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT)
International Team for Implantology (ITI)
Enlighten Teeth Whitening
Did you know?… Nicola grew up in Canada from 11-19 years old. She moved back to England to commence her studies in dentistry.

Loves to… Eat. Anything really but Haagan-Dazs ice cream is her favourite!

Aoife Doyle
Aoife DoyleDental Nurse
GDC No: 297723
Aoife worked as a dental nurse for 2 years before qualifying in July 2021. Aoife has a caring nature and likes to ensure patient comfort and ease during dental treatments.

She loves to work as a team and getting to know all of the patients at Ivory.

Aoife likes to stay up to date with her dental knowledge by reading journals and attending courses.

National Diploma in Dental Nursing (NEBDN)
Did you know….? Aoife loves to watch films, especially horror films!

Loves to… Go to concerts, her favourite band is the Arctic Monkeys.

Shannon Launn
Shannon LaunnTrainee Dental Nurse
Shannon has recently joined the practice as a dental nurse trainee and is studying for the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing Qualification. She is thoroughly enjoying all aspects of dental nursing and her organisational skills and caring nature makes her a great addition to the team.
Did you know?… Shannon has a passion for cars and enjoys rally driving.

Loves to… watch football and is an avid Crystal Palace fan.

Evie Boxall
Evie BoxallReceptionist
Evie joined Ivory in January 2020 and has quickly become a valued member of the team. She has a customer service background and enjoys interacting with different patients.

She takes great pride in making patients feel relaxed and welcome which is a reflection of her caring and compassionate nature, making her popular with all our patients.

Evie facilitates a positive patient journey through her excellent organisation and communication skills.

Evie particularly enjoys meeting new people from all walks of life and building good relationships with our patients.

Did you know?… Evie has a twin sister and also twin brothers.

Loves to… walk her two Labrador dogs called Lulu and Dolly.

Siobhan Kelly
Siobhan KellyPractice Manager
Siobhan has worked in dentistry since 1998, when she first trained as a dental nurse before moving into administrative roles and then into management. This experience enables her have a true understanding of the inner workings of a dental practice. She is attuned to the needs of both the clinical and administrative teams, as well as the patients.

Siobhan has been with Ivory since the practice was taken over in 2009. Although her official title is Practice Manager, Siobhan is also Complaints Manager, CQC and Compliance Manager, Data Protection & GDPR Lead and Health and Safety Manager.

Siobhan is a problem solver and approaches her role in an efficient, calm and logical manner which is recognised by the team and patients alike.

Did you know?… Siobhan is also a Holistic Health Practitioner.

Loves to… listen to her eclectic mix of music.

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