Meet the Team
Dr Karim Jaafary
BDS, MSc (Endodontics)(London)
Practice limited to Endodontics
GDC number: 81294
After spending a few years in general practice, Karim returned to Guy’s hospital and completed his Master Degree in Endodontics. Since 2007 Karim’s practice has been limited to root canal treatment. Karim believes creating a relaxing environment for his patients is an essential factor in contributing to the best possible treatment outcome.
Karim usually sees his patients for an initial consultation visit in which he discusses various aspects of the treatment. However, this consultation appointment can be combined with treatment if it is more convenient to the patient. In house sedation can also be provided during root canal treatment if required.
Karim is the organizer of the Endodontic Study Club in Tunbridge Wells and he has both lectured and run hands on courses for dentists on the subject of root canal treatment.
Dr Shivanthi Parkianathan
Dental Surgeon & Cosmetic Dentist
GDC number: 82374
Shivanthi graduated in dentistry from Sheffield University in 2003. Since qualifying she has worked in general practice, both in the Midlands and the South East gaining a wealth of experience. She also attended the Christopher Orr Advanced Cosmetic and Restorative course. She has great enthusiasm for dental care and keeps up to date with the latest evidence-based dentistry by frequently attending courses to ensure she provides the highest quality of care.
Dr John Morrison
GDC number: 62956
John has been practising general dentistry for over 20 years following in the footsteps of his father.
He has a calm and caring nature and he manages to make all his patients feel relaxed and at ease.
He takes pride in providing high quality dentistry while still being very approachable.
Dr Anita Selvarangan
BDS (London) 2006 MJDF
GDC number: 103935
Anita has always lived in the Sevenoaks area. Since graduating from Kings College London she has been committed to providing high quality dentistry and regularly attends post graduate training. She is currently on the Chris Orr one year course in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
She particularly enjoys putting patients at ease by providing prevention based and minimally invasive treatment for the whole family. She offers Invisalign, teeth whitening and a range of aesthetic treatments. She has also attended courses in Mindfulness, Counselling Skills and NLP. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and yoga.
Dr Maria Devine
BDS (Newcastle) MDFS, M Oral Surg RCS, FHEA Specialist Oral Surgeon
Maria graduated from Newcastle University Dental School in 2009. After spending a few years working in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Edinburgh, Maria commenced training in Oral Surgery at King's College Hospital. Since finishing Speciality training and gaining her Membership in Oral Surgery, Maria has continued to work at King's College Hospital as a Consultant.
Her special interests include removal of wisdom teeth and sedation. Maria has undertaken research in facial pain and authored 17 publications in peer reviewed journals.
Miss Rose Barnard – Practice Coordinator
Rose has been a medical nurse for the last 28 years working in various healthcare settings, presently she is working part time as a children’s nurse in Harley Street. Rose’s experience will offer valuable support to both staff and patients, particularly the younger ones.
GDC number: 183999
Lisa gained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2008.
She has gained valuable experience in assisting with implants, oral surgery procedures, sedation, restorative dentistry and endodontics.
Lisa also keeps up to date with practice policies and carries out regular audits.
She is enjoying her time working with our small friendly team.
Drau joined the practice in July 2018 as a trainee dental nurse.
She has learned so much about dentistry in her short time here at Pearl Dental and
we are hoping that she will be able to take her dental nurse examination next year.
Drau has a very caring nature and is doing an excellent job at taking care of our patients.