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Meet The Team

Here at Smiles by Hillside in Mill Hill, we know that it is our patients who will determine whether we are gentle in our dentistry, exceptionally skilled in our profession and suitable to their budgets.

All our dentists adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for Dental Professionals”.

We understand that todays patient needs to be listened to and we promise to provide dental care which is comprehendible, relaxing, and outstanding in its results.

Terry Majithia

Dental Surgeon | GDC No. 45912
Statutory Exam 1972

Dr Tarun (Terry) Majithia, principle dentist of Smiles by Hillside since 1980, began his career in dentistry after graduation in 1972 from University College Hospital. Completing his primary FDS coursework as the Royal College of Surgeons, he then pursued LDSRCS coursework at Royal Dental College at Leicester Square. His first practice was established in London’s famous Ladbrook Grove, with his second and third practices being located in Mill Hill and Colindale.

The Smiles by Hillside practice has successfully grown since Dr Terry’s takeover in 1980, as well as expanding and refurbishing the clinic premises to accommodate that growth, becoming an advanced dental centre known for excellent advanced treatments and techniques.

Embracing the importance of continued education and training, Dr Terry pursues skill update opportunities at every opportunity. Over the years, he has expanded his skills set through coursework, seminars, and conferences on dental implantology, occlusion, veneers, porcelain bonding, and botox, learning from esteemed dentistry leaders such as the Larry Rosanhal Institute, the Munich Implant Conference, Implantologist expert – Dr Stephan Phelan, Andre Sadum in Paris, and Dr Bo Ibson of Santa Barbara, California.

Dr Terry believes excellence in dentistry is attainable with an extraordinary team of professionals.

Vilma Majithia

Human Resources Manager

Cristina Ciochina

Nurse | GDC No. 242554
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2013

Prior to becoming a Dental Nurse at Smiles by Hillside, Cristina worked as a Maternity Nurse  back home in Romania. Cristina is very warm and friendly. Her years of general nursing experience have enabled her to provide dental nursing care at the highest of standards.

When she is not working, Cristina likes to spend time with her daughter and husband.

Dr Ilay Maden

Dentist | GDC No. 266862
BDS Istanbul University 2003

Dr. Ilay Maden studied dentistry and did his Ph.D. studies for periodontology in University of Istanbul. After working at different privatepractices including his fathers, in Istanbul, practicing only periodontology and implantology, got registered in both Israel and the UK. He is nowsettled in the UK to pursue his ambition to help patients achieve a healthy and good looking smile. He has a special interest in gum conditions, whichmay present with bleeding gums (may also be looking red and swollen),recession on gums (longer looking teeth) and overgrowth of gums. He alsoprovides the pink aesthetics side of full mouth rehabilitations, which meanslevelling of the gums to end up with the perfect smile and harmony betweenthe white and pink.

He also has received his Master of Science degree for Lasers in Dentistryfrom Aachen University, Germany. Dr. Ilay Maden has been teaching laserdentistry all around the world for the last decade. He both has been anauthor to research papers and is an editor in one of the highest rankedscientific journals in addition to lecturing at dental congresses on laserdentistry.

He is happy to introduce this technology to Smiles by Hillside dental practice in addition to the Harley Street practice he works in. Dr.Ilay Maden is a member of World Federation for Laser Dentistry, World Academy for Laser Education &Research in Dentistry, European Federation ofPeriodontology, British Dental Association,Turkish Dental Association,Turkish Society of Periodontology and Turkish Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

Ozge Erbil Maden

Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry | GDC No. 271459

My dream of being a dentist started at the age of 6 when I visited my dentist and I graduated from one of the most prestigious dental schools in Turkey; Istanbul University Dental Faculty in 2005 and started my career with a valuable six months internship in a practice where I could learn every aspect of aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry thanks to highly experienced and respected clinicians that I worked with. I have been applying one of the most important learnings from this internship: being patient-centred.

My passion for being a gentle dentist guided me to focus on using lasers to support almost all general dental treatments since 2008 and in addition to using lasers, my interest in providing smile make-overs for my patients motivated me to provide more cosmetic dentistry and restorations for implants as I realised it is very important for people to smile with confidence! I am designing smiles more than 10 years now; taking into consideration of my patient’s needs and applying minimal invasive dentistry techniques such as tooth whitening, bonding, almost invisible orthodontic aligners and very thin ceramic veneers. I am improving my skills and knowledge by trained in a one year comprehensive Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry course provided by highly valuable UK based clinicians.

I believe in strong communication is the key to solve problems so would love to have a chat to get to know each other better. It would help a lot to tailor treatments to your need while explaining you the whole treatment options in detail so you can feel as relaxed as possible.

Dr. Ionel Nistor

Dentist | GDC No. 239889
DMD Iasi 2011

Qualified in Romania, 2011 and currently doing his Master Degree in Oral Surgery.Dr. Ionel Nistor provides a full range of dental services of varying complexities, as well having special interests in aesthetics which involves carrying out non-surgical treatment of lines and wrinkles of the face and lip enhancements through safe and effective techniques.

In 2015 Dr. Ionel Nistor completed a post graduate course in Endodontics and went on to complete his training in Dermal Fillers and Facial Rejuvenation/non-surgical Facial Aesthetic Treatments in 2016 which then allowed him to become a certified Facial Aesthetics Practitioner.

Dr. Ionel Nistor is very approachable and understanding, which allows him to tailor his treatment to suit each patient’s individual needs. His engaging and friendly nature will make even the most nervous of patients feel at ease. Dr Ionel Nistor main hobbies includes motorbike, tennis, basketball and travelling.

Dr Rajnish (Raj) Joshi

Dentist | GDC No: 100233
BDS (Hons)

A highly skilled, experienced  and patient centred dental implant surgeon

Raj qualified in 2005 from Kings college london with numerous prizes and distinctions related to oral surgery, restorative dentistry, orthodontics and the practice of clinical dentistry. He was ‘proxime accessit’ for the University of London Gold Medal.

After qualifying, Raj went onto complete vocational training in the KSS Deanery in which he excelled by achieving 5* in all his assessments. This was followed by him winning the Vocational Trainee prize for best case presentation at the end of his training.

Following this Raj was selected for oral and maxillofacial surgery training posts at the Royal Surrey, Guildford and St Georges Hospital, Tooting. Here he developed and honed his surgical skills. During this period he was awarded the membership of faculty of dental surgery from the royal college of surgeons, England.

He was appointed soon after as clinical dental teacher in the department of oral surgery and acute dental care at King’s college london where he taught young dental students how to manage dental emergencies and surgical techniques.

In 2009, he was selected through competitive entry onto the highly renowned masters  programme in implant dentistry at Guys. He was one of the youngest graduates to qualify  from the programme and qualified with distinctions in both the clinical and theoretical parts of the examinations.

To further develop his knowledge and skills Raj attended courses nationally and internationally. His aim was to provide the cutting edge of implant technology in a painless and minimally invasive manner for his patients.

Soon after completing his masters, Raj took up positions in reputable practices providing a comprehensive dental implant service accepting both internal and external referrals. He provides a comprehensive implant and oral surgery service including:

  • Atraumatic extractions and socket preservation techniques.
  • Dental implants including immediate implants
  • Implant crowns, bridges, overdentures
  • ‘All on 4’ and ‘All on 6’
  • ‘Teeth in a day’
  • Bone grafting and sinus grafting
  • Wisdom tooth extractions

Raj has placed over 2500 implants and has achieved plantinum status for both the straumann and osstem implant systems. This status is only awarded to experienced clinicians providing a large volume of implants. Through his meticulous planning and skills he has achieved success rates of over 99%.

Raj’s passion for teaching has led him to mentoring other dentists in the planning, surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry.

In addition to dental implants Raj’s other special interests include:

  • Restorative and cosmetic dentistry
  • Oral surgery
  • Short term adult orthodontics

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Yael Lev

Yael Lev- Hygienist | GDC No. 4658

I qualified at the Eastman Dental Hospital in 1994 and since then I have worked in several dental practices, both NHS and private.
Building trust with patients is important to me. I aim to understand the individual needs of each person and then tailor their treatment accordingly.
I enjoy the relationship with my patients and working at Smiles by Hill Side allows me to be part of a dedicated caring team.



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