Trust their hands
Dr Vittorio Gherardi
DDS DipImpDent RCS (Eng)
After completing his studies at the University of Ferrara (Italy), where he graduated with honours in 1998, Vittorio was attracted by the prospect of continuing his professional development abroad, one of the reasons being the lack of postgraduate courses in his own country. Before moving to the UK, in the summer of 2001 Vittorio was commissioned into the Italian Army Dental Corps, where he spent two years as an Assistant in Cranio-Mandibular Disorders in the Gnathology Department at the Medical Forensic Military Centre in Rome.
Once in London, Vittorio started practising general dentistry and developing his clinical skills. Since 2003, he has been in fully private practice in Islington and Clerkenwell, and towards the end of 2008 he felt he had gained a wealth of experience and had also developed a keen interest in restorative and implant dentistry. He earned the Certificate in Oral Implantology from the Tatum Institute in Birmingham in the summer of 2009. His knowledge and interest in Implant Dentistry has subsequently grown, and in 2011 he decided to enrol in the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England. He considers this latest postgraduate qualification (awarded in 2015) to be a starting point in his academic career, with the main aim of constantly raising the bar of his clinical standards. Vittorio recently launched his brand new practice at 31 Harley Street, where he welcomes his patients to a multidisciplinary specialist environment. His human approach and clinical empathy are uncommon in the world of dentistry.
Dr Stephen Cawte | Endodontist
BDS MSc (Cons) MFDS RCS.Ed M.Clin.Dent MRD(Endo) RCS(Eng)
Stephen Cawte qualified at the University of Edinburgh in 1988
Seven years later, on completion of his commission, he graduated with an MSc in Conservative Dentistry from the University of Manchester and spent several years working in both private and NHS practices and at the Turner Dental School in Manchester.
He then became a resident SHO in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with East Lancashire Maxillofacial Service and after two and a half years in this post accepted a Staff Grade position in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield.
On completion of a three year full-time mono-specialty training programme (endodontics) at the Eastman Dental Institute in London, he began working in endodontic practice in Central London. He is registered as a Specialist in Endodontics with the General Dental Council and he is currently President of the British Endodontic Society.
Prof. Francesco D’Aiuto | Periodontist
DMD MClinDent PhD
Francesco D’Aiuto qualified with a DMD honour’s degree from the University of Naples in 1997…
He attended a number of post-graduate training courses in periodontology, both in Italy and Sweden, completing his specialty program (M.Clin.Dent) at UCL, London in 2008. His research career started with a Clinical research fellowship from the Italian Society of Periodontology (2000), which was followed by a Ph.D. in clinical periodontology. He has received a number of awards, including the AAP clinical Research Award (2005), the Antony Rizzo Young Investigator Award in (2009), Innovators in Diabetes Award (from the UK Charity, Diabetes UK,) in 2012, and a Clinical Senior Lectureship from the Department of Health in the UK (2010). He was appointed Professor of Periodontology and Head of the Periodontology Unit at UCL in 2017. His research focus is on the association between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases including cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, and on identifying novel treatments for periodontitis (by both non-surgical and surgical means). His clinical focus is on the management of periodontitis using both non-surgical and surgical means, soft and hard tissue regenerative therapies, the advanced management and placement of dental implants, including the treatment of their complications.
Maria Chiara Curra’ | Dental Hygienist
Maria Chiara attained her Dental Hygiene qualification in 2005 at the University of Bologna, Italy…
Following her work in paediatric, orthodontic and general practices in Italy, she moved to London in 2009, obtained her GDC registration and joined the Department of Periodontology at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute.
Over the past 10 years in the UK, she has been involved in patient care and clinical research in various areas of periodontology, both at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and in private practices.
She finds it very rewarding to see patients’ oral hygiene improve and she is always looking for new ways to motivate them. She has a very friendly and calming demeanour and strives to put nervous patients at ease in the dental environment, an area that she is very aware of due to her work with children and special needs patients.
She is very prevention oriented and believes empowering clients with the skills to improve their oral health at home is the key to a healthy mouth and smile.
Chiara is a dedicated mu, of two. She enjoys travelling, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Dojana Receku | Main Receptionist
Dojana moved from Northern Italy to London only two years ago, and quickly fell in love with our capital city…
After a two year spent in the hospitality business, where she developed her can do attitude and positive approach to problem solving, she decided to switch to healthcare, joining our dental practice.
Dojana has both office management and admin experience, and because of her bubbly personality and excellent communication skills is widely appreciated by colleagues, co-workers and patients. She is a committed and hardworking person who can easily adapt to different circumstances and put people at ease.
In her spare time she loves to dabble in photography and art, spend time with children and experiment in the kitchen.