Meet The Team
Dr Karim Velji
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
GDC Reg – 58418
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.
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
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 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.
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.
GCC Reg – 281004
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my son and going on holiday.
GDC Reg – 279150
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.