Highfield Dental Practice
Highfield Dental is a long established dental practice. The practice was started up over 50 years ago and we have seen our patient base grow ever since. We have built the practice on our reputation of delivering a high standard of dental care, a standard of care that has seen a continual referral of friends and family from our existing patients over the years. We are privileged in having a strong patient base which we have endeavoured to cultivate through understanding our patients requirements, meeting our patients expectations and above all providing honest, ethical dentistry in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
The practice is set in a converted four bedroom house with a waiting room and reception area overlooking a tranquil well established garden. We have three air conditioned treatment rooms all fitted with digital radiography, intra oral cameras and the latest equipment to ensure we deliver the highest standard of dentistry to you.
MEET OUR DENTISTS over 80 years combined experience
Salil Patel (Sal)
Dentist GDC No. 69732
Sal qualified from King’s College School of Dentistry in 1993.
He completed his Licentiate in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons (LDS RCS Eng) in 1994.
He worked in general practice for 12 years before joining Highfield Dental in 2006.
He completed a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies at Bristol University (DPDS) in 2007 gaining skills in oral surgery, intravenous sedation and the management of anxious patients.
Sal has special interests in implant dentistry, dental cosmetics and the treatment of tooth wear. “I enjoy the challenges of modern day dentistry, with modern dental materials at our disposal we are able to offer versatile, flexible treatment options.” “I like to encourage dialogue with my patients, communicaton is so important if you want to put your patients at ease.” Sal lives in Sutton with his wife and two children. Sal’s interests outside dentistry include golf and skiing.
Dentist GDC No. 82470
Rifat qualified from Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ Dental School in 2003.
He worked in general practice for 6 years before joining Highfield Dental in 2010.
Rifat has special interests in the treatment of gum disease and cosmetic dentistry.
“I place great emphasis on dental disease prevention in all my treatment plans.” “It is important that patients are given treatment choices and that time is taken to explain these choices.” Rifat lives in West Wickham with his wife and daughter. Any free time is spent gardening or cooking.
Biruntha Vaheeswaran (Biruntha)
Dentist GDC No 72416
Biruntha qualified from Guy’s Dental Hospital in 1996.
5 years after qualifying Biruntha went on to set up her own practice in Bromley. Biruntha built up a large following of patients over a successful 19-year period.
Biruntha’s focus and main interests are in preventative and general dentistry with a considerable amount of experience in both.
“communication, conversation and rapport with patients are key elements to my clinical work. I feel it’s very important that patients are included in every aspect of their dental treatment.”
Anxious patients will find Biruntha has a very patient caring and calming approach. Interests outside work include handicrafts, gardening and baking.
Biruntha lives in Beckenham and is married with a teenage daughter.
Dentist GDC No.154555
Martina gained her Bachelor of dental surgery in 2003 and has been practicing general Dentistry in London since 2008.
She has an extremely caring, calm and gentle manner ensuring her patients are put at ease.
Martina has a passion for delivering a high standard of care. This interest led her to further education where she completed a Masters in restorative dentistry at Kings College London in 2014, for which she was awarded a merit. She believes in minimally invasive Dentistry and works with her patients to find the correct solution.
She is a strong believer in continued education and also been awarded the MFGDP by the Royal College of Oral Surgeons.
Her special interests are in periodontal treatment, preventative dentistry and aesthetic dentistry.
”I believe dentistry can be delivered in the most gentle and empathic manner without compromising the standard of care”.
Outside of caring for her patients, Martina spends the weekends watching football and athletics with her husband and two teenage sons. She also enjoys singing, baking and interior decoration.