Handside Dental Clinic

178 Handside Lane
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

AL8 6SZ
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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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are currently offering a restricted emergency advice service. To access this service, you must contact our practice on Monday to Friday during our regular opening hours, where we will establish your needs.

Please note: You must ring/email and not just arrive at the practice.
For out of hours emergency treatment, please dial 111.

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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 Appointments
Hygienists
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Endodontics
Orthodontics
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.
Alan, Sussex

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

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Our dentists at Handside Dental Clinic

Dr. Robert Ward

Periodontist

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Dr Vangelis Pashourtides

Dentist

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Dr Assif Ahmed

Prosthodontist

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Dr. Catherine Good

Dentist

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Sara Geneen

Dentist

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Dr. Robert Ward

Periodontist

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

Dentist

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

Prosthodontist

Dr Assif Ahmed joined in 2019.

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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Dr. Catherine Good

Dentist

Dr. Catherine Good joined in 1988.

Catherine Good BDS (London) 1988 GDC No. 63979

After qualifying from the Royal London Hospital in December 1988 Catherine returned to her home town, Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire to take a position at Handside Dental Clinic and has now enjoyed over 30 years at the practice providing NHS, Private and Denplan dental care to all members of the family from babies to grandparents.
 
In Catherine’s spare time she enjoys cooking ,gardening and spending time with family, friends and her 2 dogs.

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Sara Geneen

Dentist

Sara Geneen joined in 2018.

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.