I would like to sincerely thank you for the incredibly kind and thoughtful summary you have sent me, it is gratefully received.You have been wonderful every step of the way in my transformation and recovery. I will always be grateful for you putting me on the right track by being sincere, kind, caring and informative and empowering me to make the correct lifestyle choices.
- A.M, Happy Patient -
Dr Shaila Patel-Buxton
BDS QMUL (1995), MFGDP (1998) LFHOM(DENT) 2016
GDC No. 71061
Shaila qualified at The Royal London Hospital in 1995 and has over 20 years of experience in private and family practice. After being the onsite dentist at international law firm Allen and Overy in the City of London, she joined the Bupa dental team. Shaila has a natural aptitude for helping people overcome their anxiety and fear around visiting the dentist by creating a calm, friendly atmosphere to help put patients at ease and build confidence around dental visits.
Shaila adheres to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".
We provide “Gentle Dentistry” with bespoke solutions for each person. Distraction techniques can help you to feel comfortable, for example, you can listen to music or watch a TV show on a digital device to switch off and relax.
For her charity work, teaching jungle medics in Burma, Shaila received “Finalist for Best Charity Project” at the Private Dentistry Awards in 2013.
Shaila’s holistic approach involves assessing oral health as well as physical and emotional health, to create a complete picture of wellbeing. In support of this, Shaila is continuing her study of Medical Homeopathy at The Royal London Hospital of Integrated Medicine, and she joined the Faculty of Homeopathy after qualifying in 2016. Her interest in complimentary therapies stems from seeking to improve her own wellbeing, using natural remedies and yoga. Aesthetics have always been important to Shaila who also studies drawing in mixed media. Shaila combines her artistry and dental restorative techniques to provide patients with natural looking results. Using the ‘The Vanini Technique’, she takes into account the colour and individual character of teeth to create beautiful smiles, having trained with Lorenzo Vanini in Italy.
A note from Shaila
I feel it is an honour to work as a dentist and be lucky enough to meet a cross section of society, people of all different ages and from all different backgrounds.
I am really motivated by my patients’ stories, and sometimes they have compelled me to take further action. I’ve volunteered for the charity Global Angels in Burma and produced a short video to help demonstrate the amazing work this charity does, training local doctors, dentists and teachers to deliver healthcare and help save lives. Having worked as part of a ‘health’ team alongside a GP, physiotherapists, physiologist and a nutritionist, I am aware that sometimes a combined approach can really benefit patients, such as patients with uncontrolled diabetes, tooth decay and gum disease. The nicest thing a patient has ever said to me was: “It’s been lovely having you touching just part of my life. I warmed to you straight away (and I never thought I would ever say that to a dentist!) and I want to say thank you for just being you, a kind and empathetic person.