Croydon Dental Team

Our Team


Dr Zankruti Patel BDS

(Principal Dentist), GDC No. 83885

Date of registration: 22 July 2004.

Zankruti graduated in 2004 from the University of Birmingham. She has worked in the UK for 8 years completing post graduate certificate courses in preventative, restorative and aesthetic dentistry including a 2 year course in implantology with FAPI university in Brazil.

She moved to Singapore in 2011 to develop her professional learning in a private practice setting working alongside lead clinicians in Asia. While there she completed an MBA in Shanghai and worked with a large dental corporate in Singapore, returning to the UK in 2018.

She is a certified clinician for laser dentistry, Invisalign, CFast, Digital Smile Design, Wrinkle relaxant treatment and dermal fillers, and has an interest in sleep dentistry and TMJ pain.

Outside of work, Zankruti is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys practicing. She is always looking for a new fitness challenge and loves geeking on books and movies. Mainly movies.


Dr Queli Costa

 (Dentist with special interest in Orthodontics) GDC No. 236279

Dr Queli Costa graduated in 2007 and worked until August 2013 in high end private dental practices in Portugal and is a native Portuguese speaker. During that time she also completed a Post graduate in Orthodontics.

In September 2013 she moved to England and started working in a mixed dental practice in Suffolk. In 2016 she moved to London to continue to work in a mixed and private dental practices and was offered a post, as well, at Worcester Acute Hospitals as a Clinical Fellow in Orthodontics to develop my interest in Orthodontics.

She became certified in Invisalign and 6 Month Smile in 2016 and 2018.

She now has 11 years of experience and is driven by the need to excel by giving her patients the best treatment options.

She is very responsible with high standards of ethical and moral values. Flexible, versatile, adaptable character and team player.

She is looking forward to be offering quality dentistry in the state of art setting at Natureza Dental Practice.


Andreia Casaca

Dental Hygienist GDC No. 261878

Andreia obtained her diploma in Dental Hygiene from Lisbon University, Portugal in 2004 and started to work in private practices. In 2010 she was awarded her Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene and moved to London in 2016 where she has been working in private practices around the city. She has a keen interest in gum disease and also the cosmetic and aesthetic aspects of hygiene care.

In her free time she enjoys traveling, cinema and spending time with her 2 children.

Dr Anastassia Petsjonkin

Dr Anastassia Petsjonkina

(MOrth RCSEd, Specialist Orthodontist), GDC No. 259764

Date of registration: 24 August 2015

A graduate from the University of Tartu, Estonia, in 2006, she started her 3-year postgraduate course in Orthodontics. In 2009, she achieved a Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics. Since then, she worked in a busy state of the art orthodontic centre for more than 6 years.

In 2010, Anastassia has completed the required form of study, passed the examination and acquired the Diploma of Membership in Orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

She is an active member of European Orthodontic Society and Institute of Medical Illustrators.

Anastassia enjoys using individual approach in treating patients of all ages. She supports the idea of "face-driven orthodontics", which focuses on the impact of the treatment on the facial harmony and not just beautiful smile. She is highly competent specialist providing comprehensive treatments with fixed orthodontic appliances as well as with functional appliances that are used in growing patients. She also offers quicker solutions with cosmetic, tooth-shaded braces and"invisible" lingual braces. Anastassia is a certified Invisalign provider.

While developing treatment plans for her patients, she enjoys having the patients involved into discussion giving them an opportunity to choose between different options they might have.

Anastassia has a particular interest in medical photography, which she uses in her everyday practice to document and visualize the progression of treatment.


Dr Alessandro Parrella

(Dentist with special interest in Periodontics) GDC No. 278844

Dr Alessandro Parrella is based in London and holds 3 dental licenses from Italy, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

After graduating in dentistry from UEM University in Madrid, he obtained a Master Degree in Implant Dentistry and a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral Surgery from University of Torino (IT), of which he graduated with top marks 110/110 cum laude. Moreover, he completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Periodontics (Gum disease) at New York University.

He has taken different postgraduate courses at Columbia University (New York City), Tufts University (Boston) and Boston College (Boston). Additionally, he has been a fellow of one of the most important European scientific societies (the Italian Society of Periodontics), where he completed the annual training in Periodontics (Gum disease treatment).  Dr. Parrella has also been a fellow of the Italian Endodontics Society, where he completed the annual training in Endodontics (root canal treatment). 

While Dr. Alessandro has worked in both public and private dentistry, he currently works exclusively in the private field. Outside of dentistry, he is an avid traveler and reader.

Dr Jose Fontes

Dr Jose Fontes

(Specialist Oral Surgeon) GDC No. 105325

José graduated in Portugal at Fernando Pessoa University in 2006.

He developed an interest in Oral Surgery and Implants which lead him to specialise in that field at I.S.C.S – Norte in Portugal.

He is a member of the International Team for Implantology regularly attending their meetings and congresses.

He can provide implant treatments, LASER treatments, minimally invasive surgery to treat gum recession (Pinhole Surgery) and Lumineers (minimally invasive veneers).

José’s hobbies are: Cinema, books, gym, rock climbing and since he is also a "petrol head" he has a passion for cars and motorbikes.

José multilingual and speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Dr Antonio Tarsia

Dr Antonio Tarsia

Dentist with special interest in Endodontics & Smile Makeovers) GDC No. 243382

Date of registration: 20 May 2013

After achieving a degree in medical biotechnology with honours in 2006, Dr Antonio decided to carry on with his studies and accomplished a degree in Dentistry and Prosthodontics with honours in Tor Vergata University in Rome, Italy.

Backed by this outstanding and huge theoretical and technical background knowledge, he started to work in emergency and restorative dentistry departments of Tor Vergata Policlinic in Rome as well as in several fully private practices as associate and principal dentist. Despite the intense clinical work, Dr Antonio has managed to continue his professional development attending some post-graduate courses and closely following the work of leading experts in dentistry.

Being provided with a strong attitude towards a conservative approach to dental treatments, he is very interested in endodontics and restorative dentistry and has a long experience of successful root canal treatments of any kind of difficulty and aesthetic fillings and crowns.

Dr Antonio enjoys the use of the best equipment, materials and techniques available nowadays in order to provide high quality dental therapies.

Having an emphatic and spontaneous personal attitude alongside a gentle approach to therapies, he strives for delivering a comforting and relaxant dental treatment tailored to patients’ needs.

Silvia Lopes

Patient relation manager. Lead dental Nurse. Facial Aesthetic Technician. Mary Poppins - GDC No. 282707

Silvia moved to UK in 2013 and has worked in London's prestigious spas before choosing a local life and soon joined Natureza Dental to qualify as a dental nurse. Silvia also offers facials using medical grade skincare, and mesotherapy at the practice. Silvia's charisma and warmth keeps the dentists in check and puts our patients at ease.