Meet the Team
We are a dedicated team of dental professionals, providing excellent care and highly skilled dental treatments.All members of our clinical team are registered with the General Dental Council. All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for Dental Professionals”.
Dr Muhammad Arshad
BDS LDS RCSEng
Dr Eleni Besi
DDS, MSc Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, MFDS RCSEd, PGCert Implantology, MOralSurg RCSEd, MDTFEd)
Consultant and Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery
Edinburgh Dental Institute (University of Edinburgh)
GDC No: 190344
Eleni graduated with DDS from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2010. She completed her foundation training (Orthodontics and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery) in 2011 at East Sussex and Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and following this she was appointed as a speciality dentist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the same trust 2011-2015.
During 2011-2015 she successfully completed an MSc in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a PGCert in Implantology at Eastman Dental Institute, UCL.In 2015 she gained her specialty training post in Oral Surgery at Edinburgh Dental Institute, (2015-2018), and since March 2019 was appointed as a Consultant Oral Surgeon at the same institute.
Eleni enjoys teaching and training all aspect of oral surgery to postgraduate trainees at the Edinburgh Dental Institute. She is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and she is currently working towards the completion of her Doctoral degree in stem cell research. Eleni provides all the range of oral surgery procedures for both children and adults.
- Facial pain
- Stem cells
Awards and Memberships
- Member of Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABAOMS)
- Member of British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS)
- Member of International Team for Implantology (ITI)
Dr Arshad Siddiqui
BDS, MFDS, MMedSc (OMFS), MBChB, MRCS, MSc (Surgical Sciences), FRCS.
Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery / Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive
Surgery – NHS Lothian, Edinburgh
GDC No: 117074
GMC No: 7133647
Dr. Siddiqui graduated in dentistry (BDS) in 2001. He did his Masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (MMedSc – OMFS) from Glasgow University and completed the membership exam (MFDS) of the dental faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow in 2004. Working as a senior house officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery for a few years following this.
He then attended medical school in Aberdeen to obtain medical qualification (MBChB) in 2011 and proceeded to do medical foundation training (FY1/FY2) followed by core surgical training (CST). During his surgical training, he obtained Masters in Surgery (MSc – Surgical Sciences) from Edinburgh in 2014 and surgical membership exam (MRCS)
Arshad then progressed to advanced surgical training in maxillofacial surgery which included training in facial deformity and cosmetic surgery, cleft and craniofacial surgery, TMJ surgery, head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery. He obtained FRCS in 2018 and was appointed as Consultant OMFS / Head and Neck surgeon in Nottingham, UK.
Dr. Siddiqui is now a Consultant Surgeon in St John’s Hospital Livingston, undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental tutor and surgical trainer of OMFS in Scotland. Head and neck oncology and reconstruction surgery remain his prime interest.
Dr Siddiqui is on GDC and GMC Specialist register as Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and he treats a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. His experience covers the full scope of oral surgery including
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Complex Surgical Extractions
- Cyst/ Lump Removal
- Bone Grafting
- TMJ Disorders
- Facial Pain
Awards and Memberships
1. British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS).
2. British Medical (association).
Dr. Abdullah Alkalaly
Specialist in Orthodontics,
GDC number: 286952
BDS (honours), MSc HI (Edinburgh & RCSEd), DClinDent Orthodontics (Distinction, Edinburgh),
MOrth RCSEd (Edinburgh), MRACDS Orth (Australia), Ph.D. (Hong Kong)
Dr. Alkalaly’s international experience and extensive post-graduate education reflect his passion for providing the best care for his patients.
He graduated in 1999 with honors from Cairo University and worked in private practice in Cairo as a dentist with a special interest in orthodontics.
He has always had the goal of becoming a highly qualified and skilled orthodontist. He undertook a Craniofacial Fellowship in Taiwan in 2003 with a focus on cleft and surgical patients from an orthodontic perspective. He then moved to Japan where he had orthodontic postgraduate studies and participated in several research projects which were published in international journals. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Orthodontics at the University of Hong Kong in 2011. After obtaining his Ph.D. he worked as an orthodontic Specialist in Qatar’s top hospital for a few years before carrying out a 3- years Doctor degree in clinical dentistry in orthodontic at Edinburgh. He was awarded the Prestigious Narin Wailson Medal for clinical and Academics excellence from Edinburgh Dental institutes for 2017.
Dr. Alkalaly has Membership (by examination) in Orthodontics of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Australia.
Dr. Alkalaly also holds a Master’s degree in Health Informatics awarded jointly by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh which aims to improve healthcare through the application of Health Information Technology (HIT) and information science to health care delivery.
When not at work, Abdullah enjoys spending time with his family, exploring new technologies, exercising, traveling abroad as well as exploring beautiful Scotland and the UK.
Dr Wadood Ur Rehman (BDS)
PGDip in Dental Clinical Sciences ( QMUL), London
Invisalign Certified Dentist
C-fast and Smile-fast Provider
GDC No. 260038
Wadood is a general dentist and is a very valuable member of our team. Wadood qualified in 2011, holds a wealth of experience, and was awarded a postgraduate Diploma in general dentistry from Queen Mary University London in 2014. Wadood’s area of special interest in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment). Away from dentistry, Wadood enjoys cycling, football, cricket, and squash.
Dr Rania Savvidi
GDC No: 196075
Rania grew up and studied in Greece. After graduating from Dental School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, she worked for 5 years in Athens before moving to Scotland in 2011.
Passionate about continuous learning, Rania qualified in Facial Aesthetics treatments in 2012 and in 2017 she obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Sedation and Pain Management from Eastman Dental Institute, UCL. Passionate about facial aesthetics for almost a decade, she is also doing Master degree in Clinical Aesthetic Non-Surgical Interventions with the City of London Dental School and the University of Bolton. Rania now practices Facial Aesthetics 50% of her clinical time and she is a tutor for Dr Brian Franks; Facial Aesthetics courses, enabling delegates from Scotland to train locally.
Also known amongst her patients as the singing dentist Rania loves playing the piano but mostly singing, be it in a choir, as a soloist, in a band or in the surgery! In her free time, she spends quality time with her husband and their 3 years old son and travels as often as adult life allows it!
GDC No. 249678
Diana qualified in Spain in 2011 and has been working as a dental hygienist in Scotland since 2014. Through all these years, she has gained both experience and confidence. Diana enjoys building patient’s confidence up by making a nice smile on them. She focuses on oral hygiene as the key to have a healthy mouth and healthy teeth. Out of work, Diana enjoys watching series, going out for walks and spending time with her family.