About Naidu & Naidu » Meet The Team
All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".
We want to show you that dentistry can be a relaxing experience and aim to provide personalised advice and care to help you improve your oral health.
The entire team is at your service throughout your journey with us to provide information, explanations and to help you with the choices you may have to make to achieve a healthy smile.
BDS (Lond), MClin Dent (Prosthodontics), MPros RCS (Edin)
GDC No : 104077
BDS (Manc), MJDF RCSEng
MClin Dent (Endodontics), MEndo RCS (Edin)
GDC No : 85596
Dr Anika Benawra
BDS Lond 2014
GDC No : 252283
Anika completed her undergraduate dental training at the Royal London Hospital in 2014 and then spent a year honing her skills in practice in Brentwood. She continued her clinical development by taking posts in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery departments at Broomfield and Southend Hospitals and then being a part of the paediatric dental team at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. During this time she completed the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and then returned to Essex and joined our team at Naidu & Naidu, Dental Surgeons in 2017.
Dr. Anika prides herself upon the relationships she has nurtured with her patients and is known for her bright, caring and friendly personality while providing a variety of restorative and cosmetic treatments.
She also has a passion for Facial Aesthetic Treatments and has launched Aesthetika, our range of facial aesthetic treatments. Anika’s has undertaken further training in anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers with one of the world’s most eminent and respected facial aesthetics practitioners. This training, combined with her clinical experiences, have enhanced her knowledge of facial anatomy and pharmacology and this enables her to provide facial aesthetic treatments which are effective, predictable and safe.
Dr. Hajra Bhika
BDS (Leeds) 2009
GDC No : 177314
Dr Hajra Bhikha graduated from Leeds Dental Institute in 2009 and has worked in general practices in London honing her clinical skills and expanding her experience. She completed training with Invisalign in 2016 and has a passion for using clear aligners to straighten teeth and smiles using almost invisible techniques and without resorting to invasive solutions. She enjoys Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry as part of her general dentistry and looks forward to welcome you to your Invisalign journey.
Dr. Jessin Koshy
BDS (Kerala) 2013 Statutory Exam 2017
GDC No : 270656
Jessin graduated in dentistry from University of Kerala India. She joined as a general dentist in a dental hospital and gained vast experience in different aspects of dentistry.
Later she moved to London and cleared the overseas registration exam to practice dentistry in the UK. She did her vocational training in Cambridge and continued working there as an associate dentist for a few years.
Jessin enjoys treating patients of all ages and providing high quality dental care tailored to each patients individual needs especially with anxious patients who are apprehensive about dental treatment and she strives to make patients feel at ease and comfortable and finds great joy in helping patients transition from feeling anxious to enjoying visiting dentist.
She ensures she keeps up to date with advances in dental care and has done several training courses in the UK including restorative and Aesthetic courses and looks forward to further developing her knowledge and skills.
Dr. Krissma Ladwa
BDS (Lond) 2014 MFDS RCPS (Glasg), PGDip (Conscious Sedation) 2014
GDC No : 252389
Since qualifying from Barts and The London in 2014, Krissma has gained experience in various fields of dentistry such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, special care, general practice and conscious sedation.
Currently working in a mixture of general practice at Naidu & Naidu and special care dentistry in Hertfordshire allows her to complete routine dentistry for patients from different backgrounds, which is something she very much enjoys.
Krissma also finds it rewarding managing anxious patients and improving their confidence through a caring and prevention-based approach.
Her current role in special care dentistry has provided her with varied experience in treating vulnerable patients under inhalation sedation, intravenous sedation and general anaesthesia.
In her spare time she enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with her family.
BDS (Lond) 2007
GDC No : 114721
Sanjutha completed her undergraduate dental training at King's College London in 2007 and carried out her vocational training year in Newport, South Wales. This was followed by working in several busy NHS practices around the East and South London areas. During this time, Sanjutha completed her examinations to gain Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF).
She joined the team at Naidu and Naidu in 2021 and has the knowledge and skills she has developed over these years to help her patients maintain their dental health.
BSc Hons Pharmacology; Dental Therapy Dip DT RCS (Lond)
GDC No : 287225
Peace joined the practice on Jan 2022 and (in her own words) “it feels like I’ve been part of the team for longer and I love working with my colleagues - they make me excited and enthusiastic to do what I do!”
Peace loves developing relationships with all the patients that she treats and for whom she cares. Her ethos is that the mouth is part of the whole body and for her it is important to consider the person as a whole. She thoroughly enjoys working with our team and all the people she meets along the way and hopes to help empower you to take the best care of your mouth!
In her spare time she enjoys trying out new restaurants, keeping fit and loves doing charity work. Peace recently travelled to Rwanda on a charity programme which was a life changing experience for her!
Nurses & Receptionists
GDC No : 159261
I qualified as a dental nurse in 2002 and have worked both as a nurse in practice as well as a nursing tutor for a training college. I love nursing as we are constantly improving our skills and knowledge. I am a cheerful person who loves meeting new people and have worked at Naidu & Naidu for a number of years. I love the fact that it's a family run business and is a happy environment for all of us to work, which in turn helps us to provide our patients with a first class service. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, walking and spending time with my family.
GDC No : 106324
I have been working at Naidu & Naidu for over 10 years. I enjoy working with all the dentists as this has helped me gain lots of experience in the different fields of dental specialty. I am particularly interested in helping people look after and improve their oral health.
GDC No : 264353
I've been a dental nurse at Naidu & Naidu since July 2014 and I am very glad to be part of the team as it is a very friendly and professional place. I decided to qualify as a dental nurse for the sake of a rewarding and professional career as well as one that encourages continuous learning and development.
Naidu & Naidu is an excellent practice that has helped me with my studies and I always look forward to coming to work the next day. I am fluent in French but my English is intermediate so please bear with me!
GDC No: 264143
I joined this lovely team in the summer of 2014 and what a journey it has been!
Having cared for the elderly for the past 14 years, I decided I would like a new challenge and pursue a career in dental nursing. I started as a trainee and initially felt like a fish out of water! But with the support and warm welcome from Naidu & Naidu, I soon settled in and felt like part of the family.
I love being a dental nurse and it was the best decision I ever made!
GDC No: 281859
GDC No: 293584
Trainee Dental Nurse
Trainee Dental Nurse
Trainee Dental Nurse