Fulham Dental Care, 516-518 Fulham Road, Fulham, SW6 5NJ

Meet the team

Fulham Dental Care

Dr Farhad Nizar Mawani BDS (Lond), GDC Number: 80004

Principal dentist

Dr Farhad Mawani qualified as a dental surgeon from the Royal London Hospital where he received the George Hankey Prize in Oral Surgery. Prior to joining Fulham Dental Care as the principle dentist, Dr. Mawani worked as an Associate Dentist at a Dental Implant Centre in South West London. Due to his continual attendance of various post graduate courses in all the fields of dentistry, Dr Mawani remains on the cutting edge of all the latest advancements in Dentistry. He has a special interest in Endodontics (root canal therapy), Dental Implants as well as Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Mawani is actively involved with charity work, having organised a sponsored walk in Regents Park in 2004 and also consulted for the Mouth Cancer Foundation Walk in 2006. He is married and enjoys Squash, Golf and Football.

Dr Raj Bolaky MFGDP(UK)RCS, MSc in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry, GDC Number: 67385

General Dentist

Dr Bolaky is an experienced general dentist who qualified at King's College London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1992. In that time he has held posts in both hospital and general practice and joined Fulham Dental Care in 2012. He is a dentist who is committed to post graduate education and ensuring he stays up-to-date with the rapidly changing profession of dentistry. In January 2014 he completed his Masters Degree in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry with the University of Manchester, passing with distinction. He also received the Masters degree award for attaining the highest mark (past and present) for his dissertation. He is currently and has been for the last 10 years a Dental Foundation Year 1 trainer for newly qualified dentists via the Royal College of Surgeons. This is a year long project that entails mentoring, tutoring and training newly qualified dentists before they embark upon their careers in dentistry. His main interest lies in cosmetic dentistry, particularly composite fillings, tooth whitening, smile designs and implant restorations but he is experienced in all aspects of general dentistry.

Dr Carolina Lenzi


Carolina graduated at University of Ferrara -Italy in 1998 She has great experience in implants and oral surgery with particular focus on immediate loading technique, (teeth in a day) as well as in aesthetic dentistry. Carolina has placed more than 2,000 implants in career with a 98% success rate. She has written several scientific articles and oral presentations in national and international congress (in Europe and in USA). She is an active member of SIO (Italian Society of Osseointegration) and the IAO (Italian Academy for Osseo integration). She is also Dentsply implants and Megagen implants opinion leader. Carolina has been on the GDC register and been practicing in UK since 2012 but also works as implantologist in Italy.

Dr Lydia Hopkins, BDS MSc, CILT, AHEA, GDC No. 66169.

Specialist in Periodontics

Dr Lydia Hopkins is an experienced clinician and a registered specialist in Periodontics with the GDC for over 24 years. She qualified from the famous London Hospital Medical College in 1990, then worked in both general practice and the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Ashford Hospital. She was awarded a Dentsply Scholarship before specialisation.

Her specialist training (MSc) was at the prestigious Eastman's Dental Institute (1995), and she entered the specialist register in 1997. She went on to hold numerous positions as lead Trust Specialist in periodontics including Brent Teaching Primary Care Trust; Riverside NHS Trust, Harrow and Hillingdon Healthcare NHS Trust, Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust and Parkside NHS Trust, Soho square, as well as taking Periodontal referrals in numerous private practices around the London area.

Lydia also worked as a part time Clinical Lecturer in Periodontology for 5 years (Bart’s and the London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry), where she taught trainee periodontal Specialists, undergraduate dental students and trainee hygienists. She also produced innovative research and published numerous papers 1 . As a regional educational representative for the British Society of Periodontology (10 years) Lydia provided lectures/courses for dentists and promoted dental research as a member of The London Dental Research Engagement Strategy Group for Primary Care ("LonDRES"). She also designed a periodontal model for surgical training/patient education.

Dr Dipen Patel BDS (Hons), MSc, MOrth RCS Edin


Mr Patel qualified in dentistry from King’s College London with Honours and was nominated for the highly prestigious University of London gold medal. He subsequently completed training posts in general practice, children’s dentistry and oral and maxillo facial surgery. Mr Patel then completed his three-year Orthodontics speciality training at King’s College Hospital and St. George’s Hospital. He passed the Royal College of Surgeon’s specialist exam in Orthodontics as well as attaining a Masters in Orthodontics from King’s College London University. He is a registered Specialist in Orthodontics with the General Dental Council. Mr Patel has presented his work at the recent European Orthodontic Conference in Montreaux, Switzerland and he is certified and proficient in fixed braces, Invisalign, and Lingual braces.

Dr Azadeh Manesh

Aesthetic Practitioner

A highly experienced , organised, dedicated and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication working as a aesthetic practitioner.

Dr Azadeh manesh is one of London's highly experienced cosmetic practitioner who has an undeniable passion for aesthetics offering all nonsurgical treatments including facial rejuvenation and body treatments.


Dalila Abreu GDC Number: 155318

Specialist Head Nurse

Dalila was born in Madeira and moved to London at a very young age. She studied travel and tourism at college, but once she had finished she decided to go into dentistry.
Dalila has been a qualified dental nurse since 2006 and a qualified radiographer since 2010. In the near future, she would like to become a hygienist.
Dalila joined Fulham Dental Care in August 2010 and is really enjoying working as part of our team. Dalila started off as our head nurse but from 2014 until May 2017 she has been our head receptionist and was very much responsible for the running of the practice.
As of June 2017 Dalila decided to go back the head nurse position because Dalila finds this aspect of her job very enjoyable. Outside work, she enjoys travelling, socialising and she especially loves football.

Gifty Oduro

Practice Manager

Gifty Oduro has over 20 years' experience in dentistry in the Netherlands and in the UK. She also has aptitude in marketing strategies, business development, customer care and expertise in business and financial management, international management, and general business strategy. Gifty gained a postgrad in Oil and Gas Management and Renewable Energy and Sustainable Enterprises.
Gifty enjoys meeting people, Management of all financial aspects of a practice. Implementing procedures and managing all non-clinical aspects of the practice to achieve excellent patient care, quality, cost, and delivery in line with goals and values.


Dental Hygienist Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2022 GDC No.299413

Continuing Professional Development:
I am passionate about what I do and I love making a difference and giving patients confidence by having good oral health.
I regularly attend courses to ensure I keep up with developments in dentistry, including cross-infection, medical emergencies, law & ethics, child protection, and periodontal regeneration.