Meet the team
Michael Cooper BDS (Edinburgh), MJDF • Practice Director, GDC: 65332Mike set up Studental In 1999 is still very much involved in a managerial role, but no longer sees any patients at this practice. Mike now only performs referral endodontic services, and is no longer personally carrying out routine dentistry. He would like to thank all of his many many thousands of patients over the years for their loyalty and help in making Studental the thriving, busy and successful practice that it now is.
Laura De Souza BDS (London) • Dentist, GDC: 153833Laura qualified from Kings College, London and works full time at the practice. She is particularly interested in Oral Surgery, Cosmetic and Paediatric Dentistry. She takes pride in providing a high standard of care and always strives to exceed the patient's expectations.
Andrey Astakhov BDS (Russia) • Dentist, GDC: 148206Andrey qualified in 2003, completed his postgraduate studies in 2005 and works full-time at Studental. He has spent a considerable amount of time taking, and teaching on, courses about advanced techniques for cosmetic dental procedures. He is especially interested in composite filling techniques which are both conservative and aesthetically beautiful. He has published in British and Russian dental journals and has co-authored a book on contemporary dental restorations.
Rahul Bose BDS (Manc) • Dentist, GDC: 193030Rahul has worked at Studental since 2010. He enjoys the wide variety of work at Studental and particularly enjoys oral surgery and endodontics – he won a national endodontic prize in 2012.
Shivang Davda BDS (London) • Dentist, GDC: 193185Shivang qualified from Kings College London in 2010. Since then he has spent one year working as a general dental practitioner in Oxfordshire. Recently, he spent a year at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals working in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department dealing with oral medicine and complex oral surgery cases. Over the last two years, he has obtained his Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Shivang has an interest in restorative, oral surgery and periodontal treatments.
Pranay Patel BDS (Cardiff) • Dentist, GDC: 194513Pranay qualified in 2010 from Cardiff Dental School. Since then he has carried out a year in the Northwick Park Oral and Maxillofacial Unit dealing with surgical dentistry and oral medicine. He has also achieved his Diploma of the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has an interest in prosthetic and restorative dentistry while providing minimally invasive dentistry where possible.
Vijay Gohil BDS (Liverpool) • Dentist, GDC: 191900Vijay qualified in 2010 from Liverpool University Dental School. Following graduation he worked in general dental practice and held hospital posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, dealing with Oral medicine , Surgical dentistry and Orthodontics. He has also achieved his Diploma of the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His interests lie in surgical and restorative dentistry. Vijay is very keen on sports and computers.
William Page • Dental Therapist/Hygienist BSc Oral Health Science, GDC: 228390Will qualified from the University of Manchester with Honours, and works at Studental as a:
• Dental Therapist - providing NHS fillings and periodontal (gum) treatment
• Hygienist providing private cosmetic teeth cleaning services
Will especially enjoys educating patients on improving their oral health to take control of dental disease. He is also interested in improving aesthetics and helping create beautiful smiles. Will is keen on running, swimming and supporting Arsenal(!) Please see "Hygienist Services" in our Treatments section for more information.
Louise Normington RDN, CDR, OHE • Practice ManagerLouise started working with Mike Cooper in 1992 and has been instrumental in the development of all aspects of the practice at Temple Street. She works at the practice daily between 8am and 2.30pm. She is often kept busy in the office but patients may see her at Reception or in the surgery as needs dictate.
Dental Nursing and Reception Team