Handside Dental Clinic

Handside Dental Clinic
178 Handside Lane, Welwyn Garden City
Monday08 : 15 17 : 00
Tuesday08 : 15 17 : 00
Wednesday08 : 15 17 : 00
Thursday08 : 15 17 : 00
Friday08 : 15 16 : 00
SaturdayClosed Closed
SundayClosed Closed
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Welwyn Garden City Dentist

Handside Dental Surgery is an NHS and private practice specialising in the care of the whole family. We are located on the residential west side of Welwyn Garden City. The practice has ample parking locally. 

In addition to general dentistry we also have specialist consultants who provide cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, emergency dentistry, implants, periodontics and specialist root canal treatment. Our cosmetic and restorative dentists are very experienced and are willing to discuss any issues you may have. Our Hygienists are now able to offer a walk-in hygienist service.

Many people are afraid to visit the dentist, but here at Handside, we aim to provide the highest standard of general and specialist dental care using state of the art equipment and techniques so that our patients feel relaxed and they have a good experience with us. We believe that communication is essential in any dental treatment that is why our dentists will provide you with all the relevant information and support to help you make an informed decision about your dental health.

Emergency dentist in Welwyn Garden City

Handside Dental Clinic proudly serves Welwyn Garden City residents with our prompt and professional emergency dental services. We understand that dental emergencies can occur anytime, causing distress and discomfort. That's why our dedicated team is ready to address your dental emergencies promptly and with the utmost care, providing swift relief from pain and expert guidance on the best course of action.

Our fully trained, experienced, and compassionate dentists are on-call where possible to provide immediate assistance. They are skilled in dealing with various dental emergencies, ranging from toothaches and chipped teeth to more severe cases, like oral trauma.

We prioritize your comfort and ease, ensuring every visit to our clinic is as relaxed and stress-free as possible. Our state-of-the-art clinic, equipped with advanced dental technology, is conveniently located for all Welwyn Garden City residents.

Are you an NHS dentist in Handside?

Please note, we are not currently accepting new NHS patients. 

Handside Dental Clinic in Welwyn Garden City warmly welcomes both NHS (subject to availability) and private patients, offering comprehensive and high-quality dental care for all. Our mission is to provide exceptional dental services to our community, irrespective of their treatment funding preferences.

For our NHS patients, we provide a complete range of treatments covered under the NHS, ensuring that necessary care is accessible and affordable. We work diligently to maintain our NHS commitment, upholding the highest standards in dental care.

For those seeking private treatment, we offer a broad spectrum of advanced cosmetic and restorative procedures, from teeth whitening and veneers to dental implants.

Coronavirus Information

Please read our COVID message here so you know what to expect when you visit our practices. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Above are our open hours. We're also open most Saturdays for hygiene visits; so please enquire via reception, telephone or email regarding Saturday appointments.

Please note: You must ring/email and not just arrive at the practice. For an emergency out of hours please call your local practice to find the telephone number you will need for your area. Thank you for your patience.


We’ll ask you for full payment in advance of your check-up/treatment. Deposits may be arranged for treatments over £300. Alternatively, please discuss finance options with us.Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

We also offer Denplan at our practice. 


Emergency Appointments We understand emergencies happen - at our clinic, we have a dentist on call for emergencies. Book an appointment
Hygienists At our clinic we've a range of excellent hygienist treatments. Simply ask at reception! Book an appointment
NHS Patients We provide care for NHS patients, adults and children! Book an appointment
Private Patients We provide private health care at this clinic! Book an appointment
Implants We've got the best implant care in the business. At our clinic, we can provide you dental implants. Book an appointment

Our team at Handside Dental Clinic

Dr. Robert Ward


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Dr Vangelis Pashourtides


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Dr Assif Ahmed


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Sara Geneen


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Dr. Robert Ward


Dr. Robert Ward joined in 2019.

BDS, LDS.RCS (Eng), MSc (Periodontics)

Robert is a Specialist Periodontist.

Robert qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1992. After a spell in general practice
in Essex and Central London he completed his MSc in Periodontlogy at the Eastman
Dental Institute in 1995. In 2001 he was accepted onto the General Dental Council (GDC)
Specialist Register. In 2005 Robert set up a Specialist Practice in Milton Keynes and
since 2014 he has been working as a Specialist Periodontist in a number of different
practices in the Northern Home Counties, including Handside Dental Clinic.

Robert combines working in private practice with a role at Guys Dental Hospital, London
where he lectures in Periodontology as well as helping to run Consultant Clinics. He
especially enjoys supervising students in the care of their patients.

Rob is delighted to receive referrals from his colleagues and is happy to use his expertise
to treat patients with all ranges of Periodontal disease.
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Dr Vangelis Pashourtides


Dr Vangelis Pashourtides joined in 2019.

Dr Vangelis Pashourtides BDS MJDF RCS (Eng) GDC No. 244554

Vangelis is a caring, ethical and friendly General Dental Practitioner. After graduating
from Kings College London (Guy’s, Kings, and St Thomas’ Hospitals), Vangelis completed
his foundation training under the East of England Deanery.

Vangelis enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and offers a broad variety of treatments in bothNHS and Private dentistry, including restorative dentistry, tooth whitening, prosthodontics and oral surgery. He is
also a certified Invisalign doctor.

Vangelis has been awarded the postgraduate diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental
Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF), reflecting the developments
he has made professionally.

Vangelis is married and has recently had a child. He enjoys visiting friends and family and
is a keen sports fan, particularly enjoying football.
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Dr Assif Ahmed


Dr Assif Ahmed joined in 2014.

BDS (Lond) MFDS RCS (Eng) MClinDent (Prosthodontics) MPros RCS Edinburgh GDC No. 80970

Assif is our resident specialist in prosthodontics, which covers implant and restorative
dentistry at Handside Dental Clinic.

Assif qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 2002. After completing vocational
training he gained experience as a Senior House officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
throughout the hospitals in Hertfordshire, including the QE2 Hospital, Welwyn Garden
City. During that time he successfully gained Membership of the Royal College of
Surgeons of England in 2004.

Assif entered specialist training in Prosthodontics at Guys Dental Hospital in 2004. During
that time he completed a Master in Clinical Dentistry with his research area focusing on
tooth wear and the effects of acids in the oral cavity. Also during that time in 2008 he was
selected by the International College of Prosthodontics for their mentoring program as
one of the leading young Prosthodontists internationally.

Throughout his career, Assif has been fortunate to be personally taught by some of the
best clinicians both nationally and internationally. His particular interests are in aesthetic
and implant dentistry as well as complex fullmouth rehabilitations, retreatment of failing
dentistry, tooth wear and bite problems as well as complete or partial dentures.

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Sara Geneen


Sara Geneen joined in 2004.

Sara Geneen BChD(Leeds) 2001 MFGDP GDC No. 79291

Sara graduated from Leeds University in 2001 and immediately started working in Hertfordshire and in 2003 joined Handside Dental Surgery as an Associate Dentist. Sara undertook a post-graduate course and obtained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Practitioners. She has also undertaken the General Practice Training course where she attended weekly lectures and spent time shadowing hospital specialists.

Sara loves working in Welwyn Garden City and in a family based dental practice. “It’s nice to have been working at the same practice where I’ve seen the children grow up and some of them even go on to do dentistry themselves!” said Sara.

Sara is attending the core courses within the Continuous Professional Development program for dentistry. She enjoys general practice, working with all age groups and being able to provide a wide range of treatments depending on her patients’ need.

She is also interested in the broad spectrum of dental care including restorative work, paediatric dentistry and root canal treatments.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys tennis, swimming and travel. She particularly loves cooking and is always busy in the kitchen entertaining friends and family, and her children.

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At this practice...

  • There is reserved street parking for our customers
  • We have a children's area.
  • We offer digital x-ray services.
  • We offer digital scanning of your teeth

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I have had a fear of dentists and needles for many years and this dental surgery is beginning to restore my faith in dentists. Any treatment is always explained to me and the dentists always make me feel comfortable.
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HANDSIDE DENTAL SURGERY LIMITED trading as Handside Dental Clinic is an Appointed Representative of Tabeo Broker Limited ("Tabeo"). Tabeo is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and entered on the Financial Services Register, reference number 777539. Tabeo is incorporated in England & Wales (registration number 10416530), with its registered office at C/O Fox Williams, 10 Finsbury Square, Finsbury, London EC2A 1AF.