Our Team

Meet our team of friendly private and NHS dental professionals in Croydon

Dr. Mori ShahidGDC No. 212351

Dr. Mori Shahid

Clinical Director & Principal
BSc; MSc (Canada); BDS (Sheffield); MFDS RCS (Eng)
GDC No. 212351

Smile 4 U’s clinical director and practice principal, Morvarid (Mori) qualified from Sheffield Dental Institute in 2011 and subsequently gained membership of the faculty of dental surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Since then she has continued to further her studies in post-graduate education, and successfully completing the Diploma in Implantology at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute at UCL.

Mori enjoys all aspects of dentistry, and her relaxed and gentle manner makes her ideally suited to complex cases. She takes a special interest in dental implants, having trained in the latest techniques at Eastman, including immediate implant placement using CT-guided surgical stents.

Mori has accreditation/membership with the following organisations:

  • British Dental Association
  • General Dental Council
  • Member of the joint dental faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Invisalign certified practitioner

Outside of dentistry, Mori’s work in genetics and research has been published numerous times in a renowned scientific journal.

Maryam ShahidGDC No. 297671

Maryam Shahid

Practice Manager:
MBA ( strategic management )
GDC: 297671

Maryam holds an MBA in applies her skills in Dental Practice Management and brings over 18 years of extensive business management experience to our team. As a CQC-registered practice manager, Maryam is deeply committed to realizing Smile 4 U's vision and values while aligning with GDC principles.

In her pivotal role, Maryam is responsible for the implementation of strategic initiatives, cultivating a cohesive and welcoming team, and consistently delivering the highest level of customer service. Her unwavering dedication ensures that every patient's journey is marked by a seamless and friendly experience.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Maryam finds joy in spending quality time with her family, exploring new destinations through travel, and enjoying social interactions with her friends.

Dr Furqan AliGDC No. 186426

Dr Furqan Ali


Dr Ali completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) with Honours from the Royal London Dental Hospital. Following a year-long foundation training in London, Furqan has continued to work in general practice, with experience in treating a variety of patients, including sedated patients.

Furqan has a passion for performing minimally invasive aesthetic treatments, such as tooth-coloured fillings and crowns, as well as a keen interest in endodontics. He is a certified Invisalign practitioner and will be looking to attend further courses in future in order to provide his patients with more advanced options.

Away from dentistry, Furqan has an interest in travel, food, cinema, sport and, more importantly, surviving against his three young children!

Dr. Mathumitha ThirukethwaranGDC No. 251114

Dr. Mathumitha Thirukethwaran

Associate Dentist

BDS (Hons); MFDS RCS (Edin)

Mathu qualified in 2014 from King’s College London with Honours, before going on to complete a year of dental foundation training in Beckenham, gaining a firm foundation in high-quality aesthetic dentistry. A year of postgraduate training followed at University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, giving Mathu extensive experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as management of anxious patients under sedation.

Mathu’s relaxed, friendly approach makes her patients feel at ease in the chair. She tailors her treatment plans to meet individual dental needs, and ensures excellent standards with minimally invasive techniques. Mathu has a special interest in the aesthetic skills required for composite restorations and tooth whitening, and plans to undergo further postgraduate training in advanced aesthetic dentistry (3D smile design).

VahidaGDC No. 287747

Vahida Master


Vahida is passionate about dentistry and has keen interest in treating gum disease. She works with associates as a team and discuss the best treatments in best interest of patients. Vahida cares about all of her patients and gives best treatment and advise for better oral health. When she is not working, she loves to travel.

Erica Joshua

Erica Joshua

Trainee Dental Nurse

Erica, is our trainee dental nurse, after being a health care nurse for 20 years; she has taken the step to try something new within her career and much enjoying the self-growth that has come with it. She is really excited about what is to come and continue to work with great enthusiasm. She is caring and with her charming character put the patient at ease.




Maxine is our receptionist and dealing with Administration of our practice, attended University of Bradford (SOM), studied Human Resources & Management.

She is competent and loves every part of her work which she is also very passionate about. She enjoys engaging with patients on a day-to-day basis and with everyone who comes to the practice. Maxine is friendly, driven and dedicated to ensuring excellent customer service is provided/given to all our patients along with our qualified team of staff at the practice. In her spare time, she loves to read, travel and enjoys spending time with her family.

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