UK Smile, 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

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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.

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Dr Domniki Chatzapoulou

Dipds, MClin Dent in Perio(Eng),Cert Clin Spec in Perio(Eng),MDFTEd (RCSEdin),MFDS(RCSEng) /  GDC N. 78726

Specialist Periodontist, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, Postgraduate Course Director for Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (DClindent) in Periodontology, Training Programme Director for Periodontics (on behalf of Health Education England)

ITI Fellow

Center Immuno-Biology & Regenerative Medicine

Institute of Dentistry 

Bart's, The London School of Medicine, and Dentistry

Queen Mary University of London (QMLU)

Domniki is a Specialist Periodontist and Senior Clinical Lecturer in academia with an increasing volume of international lecturing commitments in collaboration with other universities, industry parties and consultancy especially in the Middle East and Europe.

Domniki is engaged in the management of complex periodontal problems including Surgical Periodontal-Regeneration, Mucogingival Implant Surgery. She is the postgraduate director for speciality training in Periodontics at Queen Mary, the University of London along with 18years of a mainly teaching-focused academic career with multi-and cross-disciplinary teaching at both undergraduate-postgraduate levels. She takes the lead in postgraduate training along with day-to-day management of the programme and responsible for the delivery of its strategy, direction, curriculum development- assessment. Her latest achievement is the promotion to Training Programme Director for Periodontics on behalf of Health Education England in order to provide effective clinical leadership in the speciality of Periodontics at a local-national level.

She is involved in research as well as postgraduate-undergraduate education, lecturing and supervising clinicians dealing with periodontal problems and aesthetic dentistry. She is a Member of the Monospecialty (Periodontology)Training Committee and reviews panel for pan London specialists in training along with Licentiate in Dental Surgery (LDS) Examiner for RCSEng and MRD examiner for RCSEd.

Domniki has many years of experience of working both at a hospital and private practice settings, maintaining a multidisciplinary approach to patients care with other specialists along with academic career and various national-international professional activities such as audits, appraisals and job planning.


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 Anna Lad

BChD (2012) MFDS RCS (Edin) 

General and Cosmetic Dentist.

Anna qualified from the University of Leeds Dental Institute in 2012 and went on to complete her vocational training in London at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. She has since achieved the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (2016). 

She has a particular interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry and enjoys helping her patients achieve a functional, healthy and beautiful smiles. Her further training in cosmetic restorative dentistry and Invisalign has kept her up to date with the latest techniques. Anna believes her artistic flare has led her to take such an interest in this aspect of dentistry. 

Anna understands the fear associated with attending the dentist and enjoys taking the time to help her patients alleviate their anxieties. Outside of work Anna plays the piano and is a keen traveller. She has combined this interest with charity projects in the past, including teaching children in Ethiopia and giving the less fortunate children of Cambodia much-needed dental treatment via mobile dental units in remote areas. She is looking forward to using her skills within dentistry to contribute to more charity work in the future. 

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Jacqueline Armas- Practice Manager 

GDC  No 224565

Jacqueline started her brilliant career in dentistry in 2003 as a Receptionist-Trainee Dental Nurse at Stanstead Dental Centre. Keen to learn the clinical aspect of the field, she gradually began training as a dental nurse. After 4 years she gained additional training and became a registered Dental Nurse. Jacqui progressed to a treatment coordinator and management level in QDC  for 12 years. Jacqueline has a Diploma in Dental Nursing and she is registered with the General Dental Council

Jacqueline takes pride in her work and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure patients needs are met and leave our practice with a smile. She loves and enjoys her job as it means working alongside various specialists and the opportunity to interact with wonderful people daily.     

Away from the practice Jacqui enjoys socialising and spending time with family and friends 


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Mirela Mut

Mirela joined us to work as a Trainee Dental Nurse in October 2022. Mirela is  our resident expert on infection control and cleanliness, she ensures the clinic is up-to-date on the latest protocols

She is very attentive, friendly, and always willing to assist. Mirela thoroughly enjoys her work and thrives when her patients are pleased with the outcome. She enjoys being a part of the dental team and is currently pursuing a qualification in Dental Nursing.
Mirela enjoys travelling to new places, staying fit, and reading in her spare time.