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 Scott Smith


GDC Number: 289841

Scott graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2020. As well as being able to provide general dentistry, Scott has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry, including cosmetic bonding and anterior prosthetic work. Through thorough treatment planning, he tailors each treatment plan for each patient’s individual needs.

Dr Lisa Koh


GDC Number: 296814
Lisa Graduated from kings earlier this year and is excellent at treating nervous patients. She makes patients feel at ease and carries out minimal preparation dentistry resulting in very conservative treatment. Lisa spends time with patients to address their concerns and involve them in the treatment planning process to make them feel comfortable.

Laura Horne


GDC Number: 10764

Qualified as a Dental Therapist/Hygienist from New Cross Hospital 1977. Awarded the Diploma of Oral Health in 1983. Also awarded the Roll of Honour for services to dentistry by the Therapist Association. Has worked at Magnolia House for the past 10 years.

Rosie Malyon

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 123105

Started dental nursing in 1983 and qualified from Highbury college in 1990 – cert in dental surgery assisting NEBDN 1990. Joined Magnolia House in September 2016.

Leanne Butler

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 283602

Leanne joined us in 2020. She enjoys caring for all patients and is particularly good at accommodating nervous and anxious patients. She enjoys assisting in aesthetic and invisalign treatments.

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.

Vicky Lowe

Practice Manager / Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 155263
Vicky started dental nursing in June 1989. Studied at Highbury college from 2006 and qualified with NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing in May 2008. Joined Magnolia House in November 2012.

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.


Patient satisfaction is very important to us