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Our Team

Akshai Shah


Practice Principal

Akshai is one of the principal dentist of Amwell Street Dental Practice.

Having graduated from Kings College London in 2013, he has since worked as a general dental practitioner and completed many postgraduate courses to enrich and hone his skill set.

He has a special interest in aesthetic dentistry having completed a one year training course in cosmetic dentistry with Chris Orr, one of leading cosmetic dentist in europe.

He also enjoys teaching and passing his knowledge and skills to students and newly qualified dentists and is an educational supervisor to foundation dentists and hygienists affiliated with the university of Essex.

In his spare time he enjoys playing and watching sports. He especially enjoys playing table tennis, having played it competitively for many years and enjoys watching football and Formula 1 amongst other sports

He also enjoys spending time with friends and family and always up for a good road trip

Ronak Pandhi

Practice Principal

Ronak has been with the practice since 2013 having graduated from King’s College London and became joint practice principal in 2022. 

As well as providing general dentistry, Ronak has a passion for providing aesthetic dentistry as well as Invisalign teeth straightening. A personable and friendly approach with splashes of humour helps even the most nervous of patients. 

He is also an approved trainer for newly qualified dentists and trainee hygienists.

Outside of work, Ronak enjoys following a wide variety of sports and films, especially indie films. He loves learning about almost any topic and would never say no to a good documentary or conversation.

paul jackson

Paul Jackson

Senior Dentist

Paul has over 40 years experience in practice. He’s always had a passion for clinical education, having been a foundation dentist supervisor for over 20 years and a dental hygienist educational  supervisor for over 7years. He presents lectures on treatment planning to fellow dentists throughout the year.
Outside of dentistry he enjoy skiings, ocean sailing, and playing the guitar. Paul is indeed the lead guitarist in 2 different bands.

ravi kumar

Implant Surgeon

With over 28 years of experience, Ravi offers a wide range of treatments with a special interest in dental implants. He has completed many courses for implants and aesthetic & cosmetic dentistry, and is very adept in the placement of Straumman and Astra types of implants. 

Having also worked in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery department in hospital, he has a lot of experience in Oral surgical procedures allowing him to be adept at very difficult extractions and implant surgery. 

Arunthiya kandasamy



Arunthiya graduated from King’s College London. She appreciates being able to help make a profound impact on an individuals oral health and overall well-being through dentistry, in particular oral surgery- especially when working with patients who feel a little nervous!

With a passion for fitness, she can often be found at the gym, pushing herself to new limits and embracing a healthy lifestyle. She also cherishes moments spent with family and friends. Moreover, Arunthiya has an insatiable wanderlust, constantly seeking new adventures, one destination at a time.

charlene selman



Charlene graduated from the  University of Essex. 
She continuously strives to integrate the latest advancements into her practice ensuring that patients receive the most effective and efficient treatments available.
Her personalised approach to dental care provides patients with the knowledge and tools they need to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime. From routine cleanings to thorough stain removal (Air Polishing), she ensures that each visit is comfortable and informative, empowering patients to take control of their oral health.
When she’s not working Charlene is a houseplant enthusiast, a keen swimmer who has recently taken up wild/outdoor swimming, and is pursuing her interests in clay pidgeon shooting.


Dental nurse

Qualified as a dental nurse in 2022 and supports Akshai, Ronak and Paul in surgery.
She enjoys dealing with patients of all ages but especially likes working with children.
She loves singing and can regularly be found singing along to the radio in the surgery- often without realising she’s doing it! If you’re lucky enough to catch her angelic voice….you’re in for a treat!

Ekaterina ('kat')

Head Nurse

Kat is a Head dental nurse qualified in 2019 and joined the Amwell dental practice in 2020 .

She loves helping to support and train junior members of staff and enjoys every single minute of her job.

Despite her experience and knowledge, she’s always doing new courses to increase her skillset and knowledge of dentistry.

She is friendly and supportive .

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her grandchildren and dog.


Dental Nurse


Sophie joined with us as a trainee dental nurse and finished her training to become qualified in 2024. Since joining the team, she has quickly become a loved member of the team by both colleagues and patients. 

Outside of work, Sophie enjoys socialising with friends and family as well as travelling. She is also a enthusiastic linguist and is fluent in many different languages. 




Frances is our longest  standing member of staff and been a familiar face for patients throughout the time!
She has lived in the local area most of her life. She loves customer service roles having worked in this for over 44 years.
She always does her best to help patients with questions or queries, and endeavour to make their visit as enjoyable as possible