Our Dental Team

Dr Adeeba Ansari

| Dentist | GDC no: 261976

BDS 2007 and ORE 2016

Dr Adeeba graduated as a dentist from the Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine in 2007. She received the “Best Graduate” award and was chosen for a 3-month scholarship at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden where she studied on the Linnaeus – Palme programme. Adeeba was awarded 7 distinctions whilst on her 4 years bachelors programme, receiving a gold medal in the final year.

After graduating, Adeeba worked as a clinical demonstrator at the Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine and at a private practice. She did her ORE exam in 2016, then worked in dental care in Falkirk and Swalecliffe before joining Total Dentalcare.

She has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics, and plans to do a masters in facial aesthetics.

In her personal life, Adeeba enjoys spending time with her family, baking and singing.

Mrs Shilpa Mhatre

| Dentist | GDC no: 255663

BDS Mumbai 2002, ORE 2014

Dr Shilpa qualified in Mumbai, India, in 2002. She went on to work in a private practice in Virar, Mumbai until she moved to the UK in 2008. In 2014, Shilpa gained her Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) and worked in Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, until joining the Total Dentalcare team in November 2016.

Shilpa’s special interests are General Dentistry, Root Canal Treatments and Cosmetic Dentistry. Outside of work, Shilpa has a busy family life and enjoys swimming, cycling and dancing.

Dr Komala Reddy

| Dentist | GDC no: 143914

BDS Bengaluru 2002, ORE 2009

Dr Komala qualified in Bengaluru, India, and worked in a private dental practice until moving to live in the UK in 2005. Having worked in the NHS, she joined Total Dentalcare Folkestone in February 2020.

Her special interests are in cosmetic dentistry, short term orthodontics (Invisalign, 6 Month Smiles) and facial aesthetics. Komala enjoys helping nervous patients. She has extensive experience in building up their confidence so that visiting the dentist becomes a positive experience for them. Outside of dentistry, Komala enjoys being with family and friends, swimming and playing badminton.

Dr. Bilal Ansari

| Dentist | GDC no: 172202


Dr Bilal graduated from de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore in 2003. He then completed 1 year house officer training in different disciplines of dentistry. In 2005 he underwent 4 years full-time Post Graduate residency training in Operative Dentistry from Aga Khan University, accredited by the Joint Commission International Accreditation, which resulted in achieving Fellow of College of Physicians & Surgeons, Operative Dentistry, Pakistan, equivalent to a British Master’s Degree.

In 2008 he cleared the International Qualifying Exam for UK, progressing to become Instructor in Operative Dentistry, then Assistant Professor and Head of Dept in Operative Dentistry from Ziauddin University, Pakistan.

From 2012 Bilal has worked in NHS and Private practices in Scotland and England. He has a special interest in Endodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry, including teeth alignment and facial aesthetics (Botox/Fillers He routinely treats patients with single visit restorations using CAD/CAM technology.

Outside dentistry, he enjoys photography, squash, sailing and spending time with his family.

Linda Hewings


GDC no: 925

CEB Dip Dental Hygiene 1995

Catherine Hogben

Practice Manager

GDC no: 143447


Lead Nurse

GDC no: 105774


Dental Nurse

GDC no: 144011


Dental Nurse

GDC no: 273160


Dental Nurse

GDC no:276423


Dental Nurse

GDC no: 223878


Dental Nurse

GDC no: 269609


Dental Nurse

GDC 288285


Dental Nurse

GDC 266982

Anita Pun




Trainee Dental Nurse





Lead Receptionist