The practice is set in a converted four bedroom house with a waiting room and reception area overlooking a tranquil garden. We have four 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 been placing implants for over 10 years. His expertise comes from training with and learning from some of the leading implant innovators.
Bone augmentation techniques – Dr. Istvan Urban, Hungary.
Sinus lift procedures – Dr. Ziv Mazor, Israel.
Soft tissue augmentation techniques – Dr. Marius Steigman, Germany.
Implant Prosthodontics – Dr. Sascha Jovanovic, USA.
Sal has special interests in implant dentistry, dental cosmetics and the treatment of tooth wear.
“I enjoy the challenges of 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; communication is so important if you want to put your patients at ease.”
Sal is passionate about dentistry and the latest advancements in dental healthcare and likes to keep up-to-date with new and emerging techniques.
He is focused on having the best team in his practice ensuring patients are offered the highest level of clinical care in a friendly relaxing environment.
Sal lives in Sutton with his wife and two children. Sal’s interests outside dentistry include golf and skiing.
Sal’s Trusted Team
Dentist GDC No. 82470
Rifat qualified from Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ Dental School in 2003.
He worked in general practice for six years before joining Highfield Dental in 2010.
Rifat has special interests in preventative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and the treatment of gum disease.
“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 to them.”
Rifat lives in West Wickham with his wife and four daughters. Any free time is spent gardening or cooking.
Dentist GDC No 72416
Biruntha qualified from Guy’s Dental Hospital in 1996.
Five years after qualifying Biruntha went on to set up her practice in Bromley. Biruntha built 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 her Masters in Restorative Dentistry from Kings College London in 2014.
Martina is a strong believer in continued education and has also been awarded the MFGDP by the Royal College of Oral Surgeons.
Her special interests are in periodontal treatment, preventative dentistry and aesthetic dentistry.
She believes in minimally invasive dentistry and works with her patients to find the correct solution.
She has an extremely caring, calm, and gentle manner ensuring her patients are put at ease.
”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.
GDC No 133510
FdSc Oral Health Science
Clare joined our practice back in 2003. She started as a trainee dental nurse and then qualified in 2004. During this time she also worked with a periodontal specialist, where she developed her interest in dental hygiene.
She then went on to qualify as a Dental Hygienist in 2016 and has built strong relationships with patients whom she has known since being a trainee nurse.
”I am passionate about educating my patients on how to take care of their oral health and find it extremely rewarding when I see improvements”.
Clare leads an active life enjoying cycling, walking and travelling with her husband and family of four children and three dogs.
Our staff may be young but our history and experience is extensive.