Meet the Team

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Thames Street Dental is proud of its reputation for providing exceptional dental care.  Every member of our team plays an important role in achieving this reputation; this includes those working behind the scenes as well as those in the practice who our patients see during their appointments!

Our team is committed to ongoing training and education to ensure that the treatments we offer are the best available and are performed to the highest standards. All of our dentists adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict “Standards for Dental Professionals” from the General Dental Council (GDC).

Founder & Principal Dentist

Dr Ajay Ruparel

Dr Ajay Ruparel has been a qualified Dentist since 1980 and has been the Owner, Founder and Principal of Thames Street Dental since 1985. Since founding Thames Street Dental, Ajay has earned the trust of many patients from Kingston-upon-Thames, Surbiton, Norbiton, Hampton, Teddington, Richmond and further afield, such as Hampshire and Surrey. Many of Ajay's patients have been with him for over 30 years!
Associate Dentist

Dr Elisabeth Makin

Libby graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2012. Committed to providing the most up-to date dentistry, Libby undertook a year long Advanced Restorative and Cosmetic Course. She is now proud to provide minimally invasive restorations using advanced bonding techniques. Having practiced general dentistry for 8 years, Libby's main focus is now Invisalign treatment.  Invisalign can transform how people feel about themselves. It is witnessing these emotional changes to self confidence that is both an honour and a humbling experience for Libby. She genuinely cares deeply for each and every one of her patients and is passionate about designing and delivering beautiful smiles.
Associate Dentist

Dr Neeshita Ruparel

Dr Neeshita Ruparel qualified from the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham in 2012. After completing her Dental degree, Neeshita returned to London to complete her vocational training at a dental practice in Croydon. In 2013, Neeshita joined Europe's largest dental care provider as an Associate, and since has been providing her expertise to patients in two of their dental practices. Neeshita continues to work for Europe's largest dental care provider on a part time basis, and in 2016 joined Thames Street Dental to bring her dentistry skills and experience to Kingston-upon-Thames.