"Kew Dental Care is a modern, progressive
private practice
conveniently located in the heart of Kew Village"

The Team

Our professional team remains at the forefront of their field, constantly updating skills and knowledge through the attendance of seminars and workshops by the world’s leading dental educators.

David Callaghan BDS

David Callaghan BDS (Lond )1988 MSc (Rest Cos Dent).

David is our principal dentist and team leader. He qualified from Guy's Hospital, London in 1988. He is dedicated to ensuring that every patient receives the best possible care. In a career spanning over 30 years, he has continually updated his knowledge and skills and aims to provide excellence in all aspects of his dental care using the very latest techniques and materials in a relaxing, comfortable environment. David holds a Masters degree in Advanced Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry. Away from the surgery, he enjoys spending time with his family and is a keen runner and triathlete having completed marathons, triathlons and an Ironman.

GDC No: 63956

Naseema Callaghan BDS

Naseema Callaghan BDS (Lond) 1988

Naseema also qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1988. She is equally committed to ensuring you receive the dental care you deserve. Her particular interests lie in periodontal (gum) care and tooth whitening and she regularly attends courses in these fields. She also oversees the practice and ensures it runs smoothly so that your visit is as stress-free as possible. Away from the practice, she is kept equally busy raising their daughters, and, as long-term local residents, David and Naseema engage in community activities on behalf of the practice.

GDC No: 64143

Karim Verjee BDS

Karim Verjee BDS (Bristol) 1990 MSc (Implants) DipSed.

Karim qualified in 1990 from the University of Bristol, achieved his Diploma in Conscious Sedation at Guy’s Hospital in 1998 and his Masters in Implant Dentistry in 2003 also from Guy’s. He has considerable experience in oral surgery, conscious sedation and implantology and is registered with the Association of Dental Implantology. His training in the field of conscious sedation allows him to treat even the most nervous patients in a safe, controlled environment. Karim's excellent clinical skills and calm, reassuring manner are an asset to our practice. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, tennis and spending time with his family.

GDC No: 65948

Samir Farmahan BDS

Samir Farmahan BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS Ed, MClinDent (Ortho), MOrth RCS Ed

Samir completed his degree in Dentistry (BDS) from the Royal London Dental Hospital passing with distinction. He has held a number of hospital posts including Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric and Community Dentistry. He passed the Dental Faculty membership examinations (MFDS) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to enter specialist training in Orthodontics that he undertook at the John Radcliffe, part of Oxford University Hospitals and at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London.

As a Specialist Registrar, he obtained a Master’s in Orthodontics (MClinDent) and Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. During his training, he presented his research at both national and international conferences and was awarded the Houston Postgraduate Research Scholar award for his master’s thesis.

He undertakes the full spectrum of orthodontic treatments for children and adults including conventional fixed braces, aesthetic braces, Invisalign, functional appliances and lingual (hidden) braces.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Samir works with David and Karim to provide the most conservative, yet aesthetic treatment for complex cases such as missing teeth, crowded teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly.
Samir accepts private referrals from dentists in South-West London and the Richmond area for orthodontic treatment.

Away from the practice, he is kept busy with his young family. When he can, he enjoys cycling, marathon running, football, cricket and squash.

GDC No: 212253

Sarah Alltree EDH

Sarah Alltree EDH

Sarah graduated from Cardiff Dental Hospital in 1995 and has lived and worked in around Kew for the past 19 years. In fact, she was our first hygienist when we started Kew Dental Care.

She is passionate about her work and committed to giving her patients the best care possible using both traditional as well as the latest techniques.

When she’s not working, Sarah is kept busy with her twin boys, husband and dog.
David is especially glad to have Sarah back on our team as he now has a fellow supporter of  Welsh Rugby!

GDC number: 4965

Rose Campbell BOH

Rose Campbell BOH

Rose hails from New Zealand. She graduated with Bachelor of Oral Health from the University of Otago in 2017. Since graduating, Rose has worked in a busy private practice where patients loved her gentle nature.

As a passionate oral health professional, Rose gains great satisfaction from helping others improve their quality of life through better oral health practises.

Away from the practice, Rose loves to travel and eat delicious food. Fortunately, London has plenty to offer so she plans to be around for quite a while.

GDC Number: 284666

Candice Hutchison

Candice Hutchison

Candice is our head nurse and has been with us since 2011. Her quiet, steady persona is a calming influence on our patients. She has extensive experience in orthodontic nursing.

Away from the practice, she enjoys live music and all things feline.

GDC No: 188508