Our Story

London’s nervous-patient-proof Dental Clinic

A friendly bunch of dentists bridging the gap between stellar patient care and advanced dental treatments.

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So, what’s all this floss about Dickens Yard Dental Clinic, anyway?

At Dickens Yard Dental, you can leave behind all preconceived notions of what going to the dentist in London feels like. Forget all about those cold dental clinics with worn-out furniture and harsh lighting. Say goodbye to dentists who go at their pace, not yours. Say hello to dentists who put in the effort to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Our dentists are flipping the script on dental clinics in London, making it a space that you’re actually excited to go for your dental and cosmetic treatments. From the relaxed, modern environment of our beautiful dental clinic in Ealing to the premium quality dental care our dentists provide, we make sure that a visit to Dickens Yard Dental will always leave you smiling.

And, while our dentists might advise you to stop eating so much sugar (sorry), that doesn’t stop them from being absolute sweetie pies. In fact, many of our patients say they choose Dickens Yard Dental specifically because we put them at ease with our friendly nature – making us virtually nervous-patient-proof!

See? Our dentists don’t bite!

Just ask the hundreds of happy, smiling Dickens Yard Dental patients strolling around London, blinding passersby with their shining pearly whites.


Susana Shahabaldine

The best dental practice in the area. I have visited the practice twice now and the experience on both occasions were great. Dr Sahil and Dr Colin made me feel at ease and explained everything in detail. I also have to mention Dipti at reception who lovely and provides great service. Highly recommend Dickens Yard Dental!


Rizwan Rizvi

Had an amazing experience at Dickens Yard Dental. Walked in without an appointment and was seen immediately. The dentist was fantastic, extremely thorough, explaining what he was doing at each step, and then providing full guidance on how to manage it myself. I cannot recommend this dental practise enough if you live in and around Ealing.


Lieven Vandergoten

Friendly family run dentist. Responsive and comforting to inquiries. Explains exhaustively the treatments. Flexible hours (Wednesday to Sunday). Provides good advise for daily dental hygiene. Convenient new infrastructure in Ealing Broadway. Highly recommended!

Our Values

Straight Talking

It’s in our DNA. Clear pricing, clear language, clear results. Our dentists will always show you what’s going on – a picture paints a thousand words

Premium Patient Care

Highly trained, our dentists genuinely love what they do. We’ll leave no stone unturned to ensure that you have the best dental care for you and your family

Accessible To All

Everyone deserves the best dental care. We make it possible with membership plans and dental financing to spread your payments over time

Kind To The Planet

Our dentists use scanners instead of messy impressions or plaster models, go paperless, recycle where possible, and stock eco-friendly dental products

Kind To Our Patients

Our inclusive, friendly, and welcoming dentists are here to listen and save the judgments for Judy. If it matters to you, then it really matters to us


It doesn’t feel like going to the dentist. It’s different. Relaxed, calm, maybe even fun. We’ll do all we can to make your experience a remarkable one!

Clinic Convenience

Our dental clinic is easy to find and open when you’re free. No more taking time out to see the dentist. Drop by after work or on the weekends, we’ll be here!

Community Impact

We believe that healthy mouths shouldn’t just happen at our dental clinic. That’s why we work with local schools, charities, and resident associations to ensure that oral health starts young

Always Improving

We’re always looking to be better, whether through training, new systems, investing in technology, or welcoming patient feedback with open minds

Meet the dentists doing things differently

With diverse backgrounds in a range of dental specialities, from cosmetic dentistry to facial aesthetics, our combined talents make for one serious Dent A-Team, ready to tackle any dental problem and get you smiling again!
Dr. Sahil Thakkar

Dr Sahil Thakkar BDS MFDS RCPS (Glas)

Principal Dentist

King's College London 2015
GDC Reg No. 258652

Hey! I’m Sahil 👋🏽

I’m the principal dentist at Dickens Yard Dental. I’m a general and cosmetic dentist with a focus on high quality, minimally-invasive dentistry.

Combining a friendly and relaxed approach, I strongly believe in making a visit to the Dentist memorable, enjoyable and pain-free. Turning it from an experience that people dread into one that we will look forward to. I take great care and pride in putting nervous patients at ease.

I am passionate about postgraduate education and since qualifying from King’s College London, I have trained under some of the leaders in the field, achieving full membership of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow). I am currently working towards a postgraduate diploma in Orthodontics and am an Invisalign Elite Provider.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Vimalan Kulendran

Dr Vimalan Kulendran BDS


School: King's College London, 2015
GDC Reg No: 259035

Vim takes great pride in making our patients feel heard and understood.

Passionate about providing the best care, Vim has committed himself to further education. Most notably, he has completed a year long course in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Andrew Gardner

Dr Andrew Gardner BDS (Hons) MSc (Rest.)


School: King's College London, 2014
GDC Reg No. 252764

Having graduated from King’s College London in 2014, Andrew enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a particular interest in minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that improve the appearance of discoloured or chipped teeth.

His warm and engaging approach explains why anxious patients of all ages feel comfortable and confident in their dental treatment with him.

Andrew strives to continually ensure his patients receive the most innovative and up to date treatments at the highest quality and has just completed a Masters in Restorative Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital.

Andrew is a local boy and grew up in Acton. He now lives a short walking distance from Dicken’s Yard with his partner and young son. When not spending time with family he is a member of a local golf club where you’ll find him trying to perfect his game, otherwise he’ll be trying to unwind with the latest additions on Netflix!

Mr. Colin Dunlop

Mr Colin Dunlop


School: Glasgow 2002
GDC Reg No. 5773

Having gained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2000 from Glasgow Dental Hospital, Colin has spent the last 23 years planning, developing and implementing periodontal health and maintenance treatments for his patients. Colin is a dedicated, highly motivated and passionate hygienist with a gentle touch which puts patients at ease.

“I moved to Hanwell around 20 years ago, and am truly embedded into the community. Outside of work, I can usually be found in the local parks and restaurants with my young family. When I have a minute to myself, you can usually find me with my nose in a book or in the kitchen baking.

I really enjoy caring for the gum health of my patients and take great pride in making a difference to the successful outcome of treatments that I provide especially when dealing with chronic periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can often go unnoticed until it is quite advanced. Most people however will notice signs like red swollen gums, bleeding gums, gum recession, tooth sensitivity and bad breath. It’s at this point that I can help to ensure your gums stay healthy.

In addition, to helping maintain a healthy mouth, Colin takes particular care of patients who are having dental implants, cosmetic procedures and orthodontic (braces) treatment”

Dr. Viral Chauhan

Dr Viral Chauhan BDS Dip Imp Dent RCS (Ed)

Dentist with a Special Interest in Implants

School: Sheffield, 2015
GDC Reg No. 259007

Dr Viral Chauhan graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2015 before moving down to London for further post-graduate training. Whilst working in private practice across London and Hampshire he soon developed a passion for restoring what patients had lost with the provision of dental implants. He has undertaken training with some the country’s top implant surgeons, including a year long mentorship in Harley Street.

Whether a single tooth or a full set, Viral enjoys giving patients back their smile, allowing them to laugh, eat and chew with confidence. His laid back manner and clear explanations are particularly popular with patients who may be anxious about having treatment.

Dr. Priya Arora

Dr Priya Arora BDS, Pg Cert

Dentist with an interest in Endodontics and Facial Aesthetics

School: Birmingham, 2015
GDC Reg No. 251799

Trained in Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler Treatments

Priya graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2014. Since then, she gained a further postgraduate certificate from King’s College London, where she is also currently undertaking her Pg Diploma in Endodontics to enhance her skills further.

Since her postgraduate certificate in 2017, she has gained extensive experience in complex root canal cases. She uses state-of-the-art equipment and technology for her work and always makes an extra effort to ensure her patients have a pleasant experience.

Priya also has a passion for facial rejuvenation. Her dental background and her eye for detail allow her to provide safe and bespoke results. She is dedicated to ensuring her clients feel comfortable and relaxed with her and takes her time listening to them to ensure she can tailor treatment to their individual needs.

Dr. Daniel Thayanandan

Dr Daniel Thayanandan BSc (Hons) BDS Pg Cert MSc (Oral Surgery)

Dentist with a special interest in Oral Surgery

School: King's College London, 2017
GDC Reg No. 271902

Daniel joined Dickens Yard Dental in June 2022 to give our patients the choice of having their complex extractions at our amazing practice, rather than dealing with long waiting lists, both NHS and Private.

Having first achieved an honours degree in Neuroscience at King’s College London, Daniel went on to read Dentistry at the same prestigious institution. Daniel has since taken a keen interest in the surgical aspects of Dentistry which has recently culminated in a Master’s degree in clinical Oral surgery.

This means that Daniel has the skills and experience to tackle complex extractions in a predictable and comfortable manner.

Daniel is also trained in providing sedation to nervous patients, which is a service we hope to provide our patients in the near future.

Want to see if we’re all talk? Book your first appointment with us today!

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