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Meet The Team

Dr Karim Velji

Principle Dentist

GDC Reg – 58275

I qualified as a dentist from the University of Manchester in 1983. Since then, and in partnership, we have established practices in three locations, including Barnet Dental Practice in 1996. I enjoy the challenge of managing dental practices and working alongside dedicated team members. In particular, it has been a privilege to treat my patients and develop a strong rapport with them over the years.

Outside of clinical dentistry I have been a long-standing member of the Local Dental Committee. I am married with two grown-up children and enjoy watching sport, playing golf, travelling, and exploring new cultures.

Dr Mansoor Esmail

Principle Dentist

GDC Reg – 58418

I qualified as a dentist at Bristol University in 1983 and am one of the principal dentists and partner at Barnet Dental Practice. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry , treating patients of all ages and delivering high standards of care in a relaxed environment.

When I am not working, I enjoy cycling, golfing, and doing voluntary work. I am also a keen Manchester United fan. I am married with three grown up daughters.

Nichola Parker

Practice Manager and Head Nurse 

GDC Reg – 157670

My name is Nichola and I’m the practice manager of Barnet Dental Practice (and have been since 2005!).

I joined the practice 16th September 1996 as a trainee dental nurse. I studied at the evening school and passed the National exam in dental nursing in July 1998.

Outside of the practice, I love to travel and my favorite places have been Alaska and Bali. I also enjoy walking, cycling, and a good film.

Dr Haider Rizvi


GDC Reg – 70247

I qualified from Guys Dental Hospital in 1994, and have worked in Barnet Dental Practice since 1997. I have a special interest in Aesthetic dentistry and placing implants. I enjoy treating my patients in a considerate and caring manner.

Outside of dentistry I enjoy travelling, reading graphic novels and am a keen sportsman. I’m married to a doctor and have two beautiful daughters.

Dr Samana Fazel


GDC Reg – 177402

I qualified in 2009 and have been at Barnet Dental Practice since 2012. I enjoy getting to know my patients and working with them to meet their varied dental needs. My special interests lie in Oral Surgery and Implants.

I love keeping active and have a passion for football which I play regularly. I relish the outdoors and spending time in nature. This has led me towards taking up beekeeping.

Dr Nikhil Patel


GDC Reg – 228338

I qualified in Dentistry from the University of Birmingham in 2012. After graduating, I worked in Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital’s Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial departments.
I am passionate about providing my patients with the highest quality of care possible.
Having a real interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry led me to complete a Diploma in Implantology from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. I also enjoy providing Invisalign (clear braces) for my patients.
Outside of dentistry, I love playing and watching football, cooking (but more so eating!), and travelling.

Dr Alysha Velji


GDC Reg – 252035

I qualified as a dentist from the University of Manchester in 2014, and have worked in Barnet Dental Practice since 2017. I have a passion for general dentistry, and having lived in Barnet most of my life it feels extra special to serve the community I was brought up in! As well as dentistry I have an interest in facial aesthetic treatments particularly anti-wrinkle treatments and natural lip augmentations.

Outside of Dentistry I love travelling, cooking, playing netball with my local team, and am always looking for new walking trails.

Dr Kayvan Kousari


GDC Reg- 228726

I qualified from Kings College London in 2012, and have worked in Barnet Dental Practice since 2017. I believe in providing high-quality preventative dentistry in a caring manner. I have a keen interest in Endodontics and have recently started postgraduate training at Queen Mary’s University London.

Outside work I am a keen sportsman playing football, badminton, golf, and snooker.

Shenol Palmer


GDC Reg – 4228

I qualified at the Eastman Dental Hospital in 1992. I have since worked in a variety of hygienist roles across London. I work well with children, older patients, and nervous patients, putting them at ease. I am very empathetic and caring towards my patients’ oral hygiene needs.

Outside of hygiene, I enjoy spending time with my children, travelling, and walking.

Larisa Mina


GCC Reg – 281004

I qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2018 and have worked at Barnet Dental Practice since 2016. I enjoy working in such a busy, friendly practice and can genuinely say I love coming to work!

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my son and going on holiday.

Dana Nichitean


GDC Reg – 279150

I qualified in 2018 and I have been working at Barnet Dental Practice for the last 4 years. One of my special dental interests is assisting with dental implants and minor oral surgery.

Outside work, you’ll always find me travelling, exploring new places or experimenting different cuisines. At the same time, I get to combine this with one of my favourite hobbies, which is photography.