St James' Clinic, 81 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6PE


Telephone: +44 02072332323   Emergency: +44 02077888495   


Our Team

Here at UK Smile we offer a wide range of dental services to clients from across the UK and all over the world.

Meet the UK Smile Team of Dental Professionals


Dr Athyr Al-Killidar


Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

Director / GDC No. 72575

Athyr graduated from United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy’s & St Thomas’ in 1996. He is one of the few dentists in the UK who has extensive experience in orthodontics, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and occlusion.

He is experienced with traditional types of orthodontic appliances but is especially interested in the more ‘discreet’ options such as Invisalign and lingual braces.

His treatment planning is based on facial profile, and the establishment of a healthy relationship between the teeth, joints and facial muscles.

Technology is an important part of the treatment planning process, with a computerised assessment of the face and underlying skeletal structure, and predictions of facial profile following treatment, in addition to smile assessment.

Dr Al-Killidar diagnoses and treats many patients referred for cosmetic smile makeovers, missing teeth,  jaw joint problems, and related disorders including headaches, neck aches, ear symptoms, excess tooth wear, tooth clenching and grinding.

He is also involved in sleep medicine through the use of Mandibular Advancement Appliances that maintain airway latency during sleep and help reduce snoring and sleep apnoea.

He is involved in research, lectures to various groups and his professional memberships include the British Dental Association, British Orthodontic Society, ADAPT, and the British Society for the Study of Craniomandibular Disorders.

This combined with his caring and meticulous approach to treatment has enhanced his reputation amongst his professional colleagues and patients alike.


Dr Domniki Chatzopoulou


Periodontist, Specialist and Clinical Lecturer in
Periodontics / GDC No. 78726

Dr Domniki qualified in 1998 in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Dentistry. She achieved this with an outstanding student class rank and financial honours. She has been a highly trained Periodontist for the last 10 years. Dr Chatzopolou was awarded a performance scholarship for her MClinDent degree sponsored by the State Scholarship Institute (IKY) in Periodontics at the Royal London Hospital, which she completed with distinction in 2001.

She completed her training in the department of Periodontology in Royal London Hospital of Queen Mary And Westfield College. She was then offered a clinical academic lecturer appointment developing an academic carrier and special professional activities in Periodontics. An Honorary clinical contract has been obtained with Bart’s and the London NHS Trust for the above post. She now holds a clinical academic grade of 12 in scale which is the highest clinical lecturer academic grade.

Concurrently she was holding different honorary clinical consultant contracts with Bart’s and The London NHS Trust which with along with other clinical contracts with the local Health Authorities. She was engaged in the management in difficult and complex periodontal problems including Surgical Periodontal Regeneration and Mucogingival Surgery.

In addition, she teaches, as a clinical lecturer in Periodontology. Teaching the senior postgraduate students and specialist registrars for two sessions per week having to give more than 20 clinical presentations in a year.

During her treatment sessions, she treats patients with all types of periodontitis, especially those requiring Periodontal Regeneration and Mucogingival Surgery. This is as she is clinical lead in mucogingival surgery in the department.

Her clinical time is divided between private periodontal practice in West London and the Royal London Hospital. She is involved in postgraduate and undergraduate education and in clinical training, having given lectures and supervising session solely engaged in dealing with Periodontal problems and Aesthetic dentistry.
She works in close contact with other specialists like oral medicine specialist, endodontist, prosthodontist for the treatment and management of difficult periodontal cases.

She is associated with different clinical trials which are related to prognostic factors and aggressive periodontitis and in the different thesis of the postgraduate students during their supervision for the last 8 years. Tissue culture, molecular biology and PCR ‘ELISA techniques are the main research subjects the Periodontal department concentrates his research activity.

Along with her academic career and various national and international professional activities such as audits, appraisals, job planning her clinical time is engaged in the management and treatment of complex and advanced periodontal cases what are essential to high-quality patient care.


Dr Amir Vahdat

DDS, Statutory Exam (UK)

General & Cosmetic Dentistry, Facial Aesthetics /GDC No. 204332

Amir qualified as a dentist in 2001 and has continued with postgraduate training nationally and internationally ever since.

His main interests lie in restorative, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatments.

Amir keeps abreast of the latest advances in dentistry through continuing education programmes. He completed his Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine at Queen Mary University and his Certificate in Orthodontics at the London Orthodontic Academy. 

In addition to possessing a certificate in Orthodontics, he has also undergone extensive training to become a certified provider for Invisalign.

He is known for his gentle, relaxed and informal approach and ensures that all patients get the same excellent care. When it comes to his type of artistry and craftsmanship, Amir is known for providing a bespoke facially driven smile. This ensures your best possible smile is really brought to life!

Outside dentistry, Amir has a passion for travelling and exploring the world. He also enjoys following the buzz of Premier League and has an aspiration for photography.

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Dr Mehy Lo Presti Lic Odont Alfonso X “El Sabio” (Madrid)

General & Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign / GDC No. 25905

Dr Mehy Lo Presti studied and gained his qualifications at the University of Madrid. He continued his postgraduate education at Iberoamerican University in the fields of Surgery and Endodontics. Following this, he began working in private dentistry while achieving a PG Certificate in Periodontics from the prestigious Complutense University of Madrid.

Now working at UK Smile, Mehy enjoys offering a range of general and cosmetic treatments. In recent years, he has focused on high-quality private dentistry enrolling in the three years MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry at the King’s College University of London. His calm and reassuring nature helps achieve excellent results with patients of all ages. He particularly enjoys treating nervous patients and helping them to overcome their dental fears. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, Italian and Arabic.