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Our Team

We proudly present our team below:

Dr Smita Mehra - Principal Dentist - GDC Number 73019

Smita is the principal dentist and proprietor of the neem tree dental practice. Detailed below in brief is her recent experience.

  • Qualified from the University of Birmingham Dental School in 1997
  • Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons(MFGDP RCS)
  • Licenciate of the London Faculty of Homeopathy (LFHom)
  • Recent years working in private practice in cosmetic and homeopathic dentistry
  • Extensive experience in the UK and Australia
  • Enjoys working with nervous patients and her approach is always holistic


Outside of dentistry Smita is a passionate salsa dancer and enjoys international adventure travel. She would be only too happy to show you some moves, although best done whilst not drilling!On a serious note, if you wish to discuss any aspect of the practice, clinical or non clinical, Smita is always happy to discuss in confidence with patients and prospective patients any issues they may have.

Smita is also a director of Samera Ltd, a Dental Practice Management Company, which helps dentists throughout the UK improve the delivery of dentistry.

Dr Gavin Ho-Fat - GDC Number 103457

Gavin has a very gentle approach to dentistry working well with nervous patients providing all aspects of general dentistry. He has a keen interest in smile makeovers and implants.

Since graduating from Newcastle University with a clinical distinction in 2006, Gavin has completed an 18 month post graduate implantology course in Harley Street.

Dr Rui Lemos - GDC Number 164918

Rui is a Portuguese Dentist and has been working as a private dentist in the UK for the last 4 years. He has been successfully developing is career in the area of Smile Design and Orthodontics. Rui has an extensive and successful experience in managing nervous patients using diverse anxiety control techniques and if needed Oral or Intra venous Sedation.
He has attended several post-graduation courses in the area of Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Surgery , IV Sedation, Occlusion and Orthodontics in Europe and Cuba with renowned Dentists and dental academies such as the Dawson Academy and Tipton Training.
The thought of seeing a smile transform through advanced orthodontics and conservative and cosmetic restorative techniques is what keeps his interest in dentistry.
Outside the practice Rui is passionate about travelling, meeting new cultures, playing diverse sports such as squash, football and ski. cooking, hang out with friends and listening to music are also some of the activities he loves to do.

Dr Elizabeth Richardson - Specialist Orthodontist - GDC Number - 76661

Dr Beth Richardson is our newest recruit to the team here at The Neem Tree, Wandsworth Town. She is a Specialist Orthodontist (GDC 76661), who is passionate about working with her patients to give them straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

Beth qualified as a dentist from United Medical and Dental Schools in 1999. She subsequently gained further training in Oral Surgery as a House Officer at Birmingham Dental Hospital, prior to undertaking her vocational year in General Practice. Beth joined the British Army in 2001 and has served in the UK and overseas, treating soldiers, sailors, airmen and their families in many different locations, in peacetime and on military deployments.

In 2007, Dr Richardson was prestigiously selected by the Army to undertake specialist orthodontic training at Birmingham Dental Hospital. There she gained her Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and Masters degree (MPhil). Her research thesis examined the effects of removing orthodontic brackets on the enamel tooth surface and her research has helped to ensure that her patients are cared for to the highest possible standards. Since qualifying Beth has practiced in Aldershot and Gibraltar, treating complex adult orthodontic cases aswell as Service families based on The Rock of Gibraltar. Dr Richardson regularly lectures to Foundation Dentists and General Dental Practitioners in orthodontics, as part of their continuing professional development, and has mentored several dental nurses through their training pathway to GDC registration. Dr Richardson is an active member of the British and European Orthodontic Societies. She is also the elected Army representative on the British Dental Association Armed Forces Committee. She has published articles in Orthodontic and Dental Journals.

Amanda Byrne - Patient Care Manager

Amanda is our amazingly organised and friendly Patient Care Manager. She has a wealth of practice management experience and has a great understanding of how a practice is to be run. Amanda loves to help patients with all their dental needs and is happy to answer any questions you may have.




0208 870 0030

515 Old York Road
Wandsworth Town SW18 1TF

Opening Time

Mon - closed,
Tues 10am- 8pm,
Wed 8am- 8pm,
Thurs 10am- 4pm,
Frid 8am- 4pm,
Sat 9am- 3pm,
Sun 9am- 12pm

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