Meet our team

Magnolia House Dental Practice provide a wide range of dental treatments and have a wealth of experience in almost all areas of dentistry.

Our enthusiastic and experienced team of dentists, hygienists and nurses regularly undergo numerous courses to further their professional development.

We’re here to help you keep your teeth for as long as possible and we are more than happy to answer any treatment-related questions you may have, or assist you with any specific concerns.

Dr Abbas Visanji BDS(Lond), MSc(Manc)

Dentist/Practice Owner

GDC Number: 194792

Graduated in 2010 From St Bart’s and the Royal London Hospital, Abbas then went on to gain a master’s degree from the University of Manchester in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry. Here he further developed his skills and knowledge, in crowns and veneers, teeth whitening, and full mouth smile makeovers.

He has keen interest and expertise in orthodontics as well as all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. Abbas has undertaken many cases using the discreet Quick Straight Teeth (QST) system, which involves complex tooth movement using ceramic brackets and white wires. Abbas’s ethos is to improve the appearance and function of teeth whilst preserving tooth tissue in a caring and relaxed manner.

Dr Ashka Patel BDS(Lond), PGCert

Dentist/Practice Owner

GDC Number: 251501

Ashka graduated from Guys and St Thomas Hospital, London in 2014. She is an experienced dentist, having worked in private practice, carrying out a wide range of dental treatments to suit every individual need of patients. Through in-depth conversation with patients, she then provides tailored treatment plans to meet these requirements.

Ashka is highly skilled in all aspects of dentistry, especially restorative and Endodontic treatments. With a keen interest in always furthering her knowledge and ability, after graduating she gained a PGCert in aesthetic and restorative dentistry, further improving her quality of cosmetic treatment.

In addition, she provides various orthodontic treatments to straighten teeth, including Invisalign and Inman aligner systems.

Ashka is also qualified and highly experienced with providing facial aesthetic treatment, including Botox, fillers and other methods of facial rejuvenation to achieve an effective and natural result. 

Dr Jason Wong

Implant Dentist – BDS (Hons) London 2010

GDC Number: 194130

Jason, born in Poole, Dorset qualified as a dental surgeon from Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010.

As part of his continued professional development he worked in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department (Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) which enhanced his skills and interests in oral surgery.

He is extremely experienced with placing dental implants and uses a very safe and guided technique for predictability.

Jason has a very caring approach when treating patients, making them feel at ease whilst undergoing procedures.

In his free time he enjoys snow sports holidays and travelling.

Dr Jaume Escoda-Francoli

Specialist Implantologist, Oral Surgeon and Periodontist

GDC Number: 256969

Jaume (James) studied Dentistry at university in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) and is our on-site oral surgeon, implantologist and perioodontist as of June 2022. He is an experienced and caring qualified dentist, specialising in Oral Surgery. He has a Special Interest in Implant Dentistry and Periodontics.

James has been working as a dentist since 2004, and as a specialist since 2007. He is passionate about his work and is pro-active at keeping up to date with the latest techniques and procedures.

James has a keen interest in travelling, giving him the perfect excuse to attend to many Congresses of his specialty around the world.

Prior to coming to England, James was an Associate Professor in the University of Barcelona. He obtained a “Cum Laude” mark by completing his Doctoral Degree (Dissertation). His dissertation focuses on a synthetic biomaterial that could be a substitute for autogenous bone grafting.

He started working in the UK in 2016 and since then has completed several courses, including intravenous sedation.

James thoroughly enjoys working as a team to create a treatment plan that provides patients with the most beneficial and highest standard of care possible.

Dr Maslinda Mohamad

Dentist BDS, MClinDent(Endodontology), PGCert in Dental Sedation and Pain Management UCL 2015

GDC Number: 76873

Dr. Mohamad qualified in dentistry from the National University of Singapore in 1997.
Prior to her arrival in Britain, she worked within the departments of Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery of The National Dental Centre in Singapore.

In 2001, she was awarded the degree of Master of Clinical Dentistry (Endodontolgy) from Guy’s, Kings and St. Thomas’ Dental Institute in London. Following this, she limited her clinical practice to endodontics.

In 2015, she completed a PG Cert in Dental Sedation and Pain Management at the University College, London.

Dr. Mohamad joined Magnolia House in October 2022

Dr Mohamad is an active member of the British Endodontic Society and the Langham Endodontic Study Club.

In her spare time she enjoys baking, tending to her chickens and keeping fit with long distance running and marathons.

Dr Lin Yu


GDC Number: 301955

Lin graduated as a dentist from Bristol University in September 2022. Lin is particularly good with treating elderly patients and young children. She has an interest in endodontic treatments and also cosmetic dentistry. She works well as part of a team and has good communications skills. In her spare time, Lin likes shopping and cooking.

Dr Tara Hazra


GDC Number: 302725

Tara graduated from the University of Valencia. She is particularly interested in aesthetic cases such as composite bonding. Tara has strong qualities in all aspects of general dentistry coupled with a relaxed and gentle manner.
In her spare time she loves to socialise with friends and further develop her dental knowledge.


Dr Nicka Kafil


GDC Number: 310206
Nicka graduated from the University of Birmingham. She has a keen eye for detail and has a particular interest in Root Canal Therapy. She loves all aspects of general dentistry, and with an organised and methodical approach In her spare time she enjoys good restaurants and staying active.

Dr Madeleine Turner


GDC Number: 309223
Maddy graduated from the University of Manchester. She pays a high level of detail in dentistry and is very good at calming anxious patients. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but has flourished with paediatric dentistry, being able to establish rapport well with children. In her spare time she is an avid gym goer and likes socialising with friends and family.

Georgie Drewitt

Dental Therapist/Hygienist

GDC Number: 258437

Georgie qualified as a dental hygienist and dental therapist from the University of Portsmouth in 2023. Georgie has over ten years of dental experience from previously being a dental nurse. She has a friendly nature and is passionate about making positive relationships with both patients and colleagues.

In her spare time, Georgie likes swimming and paddle boarding at Southsea Beach in the summer. She loves being on holiday and socialising with her friends and family.  Georgie enjoys dog-sitting her family’s Border Collies and Miniature Labradoodles and walking in the Hampshire countryside.

Jodie Rutter

Dental Hygienist – BSc (Hons) Portsmouth

GDC Number: 309644

Jodie started her career in dentistry in 2020 and is now qualified as a Dental Hygienist from the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy. She is friendly, caring and passionate about preventative dentistry. She has a special interest in the treatment of periodontal disease and continues to widen her dental knowledge and skills through undertaking further courses.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling, spending time at the seaside and catching up with her friends and family.

Anna Seymour

Dental Hygienist – BSc (Hons) Portsmouth

GDC Number: 206015
Anna qualified in 2018 from the University of Portsmouth gaining a BSc Honours in Dental Hygiene Dental Therapy. She has since won the National Student of the Year Award 2018 and was a finalist and Highly Commended in the Oral Health Awards 2020. Anna has over 16 years of experience in dentistry after working as a dental nurse prior to becoming a Therapist. Anna works within her full scope of practice as well as under direct access providing oral health care, advice and appropriate periodontal treatments for both adults and children.

Patrycja Pastusiak

Head Nurse

GDC Number: 304468

Patrycja has been with us for one year but has excelled in that time. She has excellent nursing and organisational skills. Patrycja is an excellent team player showing good initiatives.

Patrycja is also the specialist nurse for Implants and Endodontics.

Outside of work she enjoys seeing friends and walking her dog.

Bianca Baldwin

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 136090
Bianca has vast experience in nursing- having nursed for 18 years. She joined us earlier this year and has been a great addition to the team. She is caring and helps to put patients at ease when in the dental chair, whilst assisting in both general and cosmetic dental procedures.

Jacob Stewart

Dental Nurse

Jacob has been an excellent addition to our practice. He’s very keen and enthusiastic and has excelled in the short time being here.

In his spare time he enjoys going to the gym and playing with his baby brother.

Beth Tegerdine

Dental Nurse

Beth has been with Magnola House since July 2022. She’s an excellent nurse and enjoys all aspects of dentistry especially Invisalign and facial aesthetics.

Outside of the practice Beth enjoys playing Badminton.

Roshni Barrass

Dental Nurse

Roshni graduated from the University of Portsmouth. She has a great work ethic and is a team player. She enjoys Implant therapy, as well as Invisalign treatments.

Outside of work Roshni is an avid surfer.

Jan Arthur


Worked as a dental receptionist since February 2007, formerly at a specialist denture clinic for 4 years. Joined Magnolia House in 2011 as a part time receptionist.

Amaya Osborne

Receptionist and Treatment Co-ordinator

Amaya is the friendly face that will welcome you as you enter Magnolia House. She is our experienced receptionist and treatment co-ordinator. Amaya will help with your appointment bookings and answer your queries as well as manage specialist diaries. She always tries her best to assist everyone as well as she can with her approachable manner. In her spare time she loves spending time with her dog and assisting the elderly.

Sonia Crouch

Dental Receptionist and Treatment Co-ordinator

Sonia has been an excellent addition to Magnolia House. She brings a wealth of experience, whilst maintaining a gentle and friendly manner. Sonia is proficient with dental computer systems and Denplan and does her best to make sure that patients have a great experience with us!

She loves Star Wars and Bingo on Saturday’s.


Patient satisfaction is very important to us