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Meet the team

Morris Weinstein
British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr Morris Weinstein (Dentist)

Morris is from South Africa where at the tender age of 22 years old, he graduated as a dentist from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. After two years in the army he arrived in London in 1982. In 1986 he established the Preventive Dental Practice in Southfields. The practice has grown from strength to strength based on its philosophy of total, gentle dental care. Morris has pursued his passion for quality and excellence studying the prevention of dental and gum disease, as well as developing his skills and knowledge in cosmetic techniques, orthodontics and dento-facial orthopaedics.

Morris is married to Gail who is a teacher. They have three sons Glen 25, Michael 22 and David 20. Gail is a keen walker and the boys are basketball fans whilst pursuing fitness and bodybuilding passions as well as martial arts. Morris is a keen cyclist, regularly taking part in international events most recently in France, Brazil and Italy. He has also completed several London marathons and triathlons always raising funds for his favourite charities.

GDC registration - 56955

Giuseppe DiFilippo

Dr Giuseppe Di Filippo (Dentist)

Giuseppe is from Italy, where he qualified as a dental surgeon in 1994. He has spent most of his professional career in London and has worked successfully with prestigious dental clinics, including Boots Dentalcare in Kensington. He is highly experienced in Endodontics (root canal therapy) as well as general restorative dentistry.

Giuseppe was awarded a Masters in Endodontic Practice by the Queen Mary University of London and his research project on root canal treatment was published in the British Dental Journal. Giuseppe also worked as specialty doctor in Endodontics at the Royal London Hospital and he is currently a Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary’s.

He lives in Wimbledon Park with his South African wife Onitha and his son Nicolas. He enjoys cooking, reading and visiting art galleries. He is also an enthusiastic football supporter.

GDC registration - 70284

eleniDr Iro Gerasimou (Dentist)

Iro came to London 14 years ago to study dentistry and forgot to go back to sunny Greece. The reason is not the lovely weather we have here but the opportunities she gets to excel her skills in dentistry by attending numerous courses in the UK and abroad. Iro loves giving people healthy and beautiful smiles by using the latest techniques she learns on the courses she attends such as cosmetic white fillings, invisible braces and whitening. She believes in a 5* dental experience so her concern is not only the dental result but also the comfort of the patient throughout the treatment.

GDC registration - 104326

eleniDr Nicole Betsis (Dentist)

Dr. Nicole Betsis is from Toronto, Canada. She graduated cum laude from Semmelweis Univeristy in Budapest with top tier ranking. After Nicole finished her dentistry degree, she moved to London in 2013, where she settled with her husband Igor, and her son, Ethan.

Nicole has developed her skills at several prestigious private dental practices in central London, and prides herself in her patient, gentle, and thorough patient care. Her warm and cheerful personality makes her an excellent choice for children as well as those who fear the dentist.

Constantly striving to stay up to date with all the latest techniques, Nicole augments her practice by regularly attending courses in Clear Braces, Facial Aesthetics, as well as Artistry in Prosthodontic and Restorative Dentistry.

Although Nicole’s primary focus lies in educating her patients in the prevention of dental caries, her expertise and passion lies in cosmetic correction of dentition as well as facial lines.

In her free time, Nicole loves spending time with her family, exploring London and other European capitals.

GDC registration - 259887

eleniDr Maria Retzepi (Specialist in Periodontics)

Retzepi is a registered specialist in Periodontics and honorary Clinical Lecturer in Periodontology at the world-renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute. She is the recipient of the most prestigious international awards in Dental Implantology, namely the 2009 European Association of Osseointegration Research Award and the 2010 Andre Schroeder Research Prize. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Specialisation in Periodontics and Master of Science in Oral Biology with distinction from the University of Athens, following completion of a three-year full time specialist training programme. She has further completed a clinical fellowship programme at the Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Maria received her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the University College London Eastman Dental Institute for her innovative research on the effect of systemic diseases on osseointegration of dental implants and on bone regeneration. She is a Fellow of the International Team of Implantology and the Higher Education Academy and she is a member of the European Association of Osseointegration and the European Federation of Periodontology. She has several publications in international journals, serves as referee for the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and the Clinical Oral Implants Research and has lectured extensively to professional bodies on topics related to periodontology and dental implantology.

Maria joined the Smiles @ The Preventive Dental Practice in 2014 as a Specialist in Periodontics and welcomes referrals for consultation and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, including surgical and regenerative treatment, as well as periodontal plastic and cosmetic procedures.

GDC registration - 82573

eleniAna Carvalho (Practice Manageress)

Ana is from Lisbon, Portugal, and came to the UK in 2006.

She started her degree in Dentistry but decided to focus on Administration and Management of dental practices. She has a special interest in cosmetic teeth whitening and dental implants.

In 2009 Ana qualified in a variety of holistic therapies. Apart from dentistry she enjoys art, music, ancient history, Mediterranean food and sunny retreats.

Ana will always welcome you with a smile and, like every member of the team, she will do her upmost to make your dental visit a great experience.

eleniAlice Widen (Oral Hygienist)

Alice Widen qualified as Dental Hygienist from Stockholm Dental School.
She  has worked in private practice in Sweden, Norway and the UK.  Alice regularly attends postgraduate courses in the UK and abroad.

Alice endeavours to provide a gentle, caring experience to all her patients so their whole mouth feels fresh and rejuvenated.  

GDC registration - 5564

eleniLana Fattah (Oral Hygienist)

Lana successfully qualified as an oral hygienist from the University of Essex in 2010. Since then she has been working in both private and mixed practices. Seeing a variety of patients from different backgrounds, ages and needs. She joined Smiles Preventive Dental in 2011 where she provides individually tailored hygiene treatments for her patients.  She works closely with her patients to find out what their hygiene needs are, establishing what treatment they require. For Lana the most important thing about hygiene treatment is educating her patients to make sure they understand the periodontal disease process, and providing cleaning instructions to ensure they maintain good oral hygiene between hygiene appointments.

GDC registration - 200745

eleniZainab Zamir (Oral Hygienist)

Zainab was born and grew up in South West London. She graduated as a Dental Hygienist from the University of Essex in 2010 and has since worked in a number of practices, both mixed and private in and around London.

Zainab has completed a 'Zoom' teeth whitening course and has attended many other courses such as IRMER, Medical Emergencies and Cross Infection Control. She also regularly attends Dental exhibitions throughout the country and is always keen to develop her knowledge and skills in Dental Hygiene.
Zainab prides herself on her thorough and holistic approach, always motivating patients to strive to improve their oral hygiene.

GDC registration - 205084

eleniMalgorzata Witek (Dental Surgery Assistant)

Malgorzata is originally from Poland and has lived in London from year 2001.  She is an integral part of our team since 2011. Malgorzata is fully qualified and GDC registered in London as a dental nurse.

Her main interests are within implants, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.  She enjoys varied dentistry with Morris, and is focused on patient care and comfort. In her spare time she enjoys reading books, going to cinema with her friends and has a love for traveling.

GDC registration - 193128

eleniBianca Payne (Dental Surgery Assistant)

Bianca was raised in Germany and Australia and has lived in London since 2006. She carried out her dental nursing certificate at RMIT University, Melbourne, and carried out her radiographic licence in London. She has worked in general as well as specialty fields of dentistry, with an interest in preventive and restorative dentistry. She has worked in all departments of the Royal Melbourne Dental Hospital as well as the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, in the Maxillo-facial/ cleft lip and palate unit. She enjoys providing patients with a relaxing experience and likes to help people get the best out of each visit.

Bianca is well-travelled and goes to far-flung destinations whenever possible. More recently, she is completing a Bachelor degree in English language and literature. She enjoys spending time in her garden with a good book.

GDC registration - 161298

eleniMartyna Hutnik (Trainee Dental Nurse)

Martyna is from Bialystok, Poland, where she qualified and practiced as a dental hygienist until she moved to London in 2015.

She joined our team in the beginning of the 2017 as a trainee Dental Nurse and will complete her training later this year. She gained her experience in private practices in Poland and England.

She is particularly interested in restorative and endodontic dentistry.

For Martyna, the most important thing is to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for patients on every visit.

After work she likes to cook especially Italian cuisine.

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