"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 25 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 such as sponsorship of the Under 9’s team at Kew Park Rangers.

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: 55948

Devayani Arya BDS

Devayani Arya BDS (Lond) 1993, FDS RCS Eng MOrth RCS (Eng) 2001

Devayani is our specialist orthodontist. She qualified from King's Dental School in 1993, worked in general practice and was also a part-time Demonstrator in Restorative dentistry while studying for her Fellowship exams. Dev then embarked on a three year orthodontic training programme at Guy's, King's and St Thomas's Dental Institute and qualified with her Masters in 2001. She has since been working with patients of all ages using conventional and more modern systems, such as Invisalign and Damon and Incognito braces.

Dev has done extensive research and treatment methods in obstructive sleep apnoea as part of her Masters programme. She will be happy to consult sufferers (and console partners!) on this condition.

Dev is a member of the British Dental Association, the Specialist Practitioner Group of the British Orthodontic Society and the European Orthodontic Society. Dev is a very keen skier and takes the opportunity to hit the slopes whenever her work schedule affords the opportunity.

GDC No: 69670

Alexandra Jorgensen Dip DHT

Alexandra Jorgensen Dip DHT.

We are very fortunate in having Ali is our Dental Therapist. She qualified with Distinction and has been with us since May 2007. Ali is here on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  When not in Kew, she is a tutor at King’s College Dental Institute supervising student hygienists and therapists.  She also works with the Sedation and Special Care team at Guy’s Hospital treating patients who have had cancer of the head and neck.

Our clinicians are supported by our nurses Candice and Kim and reception is efficiently run by Michelle.

GDC No: 109887

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

Kimberly Power

Jana Benkova

Jana joined us in 2016. She is a dynamo in the surgery and is often spotted whizzing around the practice.

Her interests include horseriding and both reading and watching crime fiction. She enjoys listening to music and has a particular fondness for Lenny Kravitz!

GDC No: 263900

Michelle McVay

Michelle McVay

Michelle runs the front desk like a well-oiled machine. Her enthusiasm and can-do attitude inspire the whole team.

She hails from Texas y'all and enjoys learning about different cultures this side of the Atlantic.