Meet the Team

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Dr Payal Bhalla, Principal Dentist, Ipswich Dental Surgery

Dr Payal Bhalla, Principal Dentist

GDC No – 138883
Qualifications – BDS, Agra University
2005 ORE (Overseas Statutory Exam) 2009

Our Lead Dentist is Payal Bhalla. She has accumulated over 15 years of practice in a number of specialisms but her particular interest is in cosmetic dentistry, smile design and an elite orthodontics led Invisalign® provider – one of the few in Ipswich and Suffolk.

Payal’s main success to date has been her rapid rise in the profession and managing to establish her own practice in 2017 – Ipswich Dental Surgery – to serve the community.

Payal graduated in Dentistry in 2005 but has continued her professional development over the years. This includes:

  • Invisalign study circle member
  • Suffolk Dental Committee member
  • Courses in patients’ needs, treatment planning, collaboration and option appraisals

Payal has learned through her years of practice that listening is the precursor to a successful diagnosis and treatment. This allows Payal to explore all options with her patients who can then make informed decisions.

Payal has also undergone extensive training and coursework to provide a number of additional treatments to patients.

Post-graduate certifications

1) Invisalign Certified – Preferred Provider 2019, Elite Provider, 2020

2) Inman Aligner

3) QST (a specialist designed orthodontic system)

4) Facial aesthetics including anti-wrinkle treatment and lip fillers.


Dr Lynne Price, Associate Dentist

GDC No – 138883
Qualifications – BDS Lond 1984
LDS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1984

Dr Lynne Price has worked at Ipswich Dental Surgery for the last 23 years. Prior to working in Ipswich, Lynne worked in Isle of Wight after graduating from Royal Dental Hospital London, now merged with King’s College, London.

Lynne has a particular interest in restorative dentistry. During her free time, Lynne enjoys textile printing and arts and crafts.

Lynne also enjoys walking with Blue, her English Cocker Spaniel.


Faizan Umar, Associate Dentist

GDC No – 290978
Qualifications – MDDr Charles University 2020

Faizan graduated from Charles University in Prague in 2020 as a dentist. Since then, he has worked in Ipswich providing dental care to patients. Faizan is passionate about further development and study and regularly dedicates many hours to ensure he keeps up to date with modern dentistry. As well as the many study hours, Faizaan’s special interests are Aesthetic dentistry, Teeth Whitening.

Book with Faizan for – General Dentistry NHS & Private, Nervous Patients, Teeth Whitening


Andrea Margariti, Associate Dentist

GDC No – 295357
Qualifications – MDDr Comenius University 2019

Andrea is a skilled clinician who believes in meticulous treatment planning; she has profound interests in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. She strives for highest quality of patient care and is continuously honing her skills as a dentist.

Andrea enjoys all aspects of dentistry and creates a great rapport with her patients with many of them following her and ultimately bringing the rest of their family and friends to experience her kind natured dentistry.

Book with Andrea for – Family dentist, Restorative dentistry such as white fillings, Crowns & bridges.


Aya Zaghwan, Associate Dentist

GDC No – 289270
Qualifications – LDS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2020

Aya is a skilled clinician who specialises in general dentistry, providing procedures such as teeth whitening, dental emergencies, check-ups and fillings.

Aya has a special interest in sedation for Nervous patients and is undergoing rigorous training to specialise in this area.

Book with Aya for – Dental Emergencies. Nervous patients, sedation, composite bonding.


Renata Lainchbury

GDC No – 240503
Qualifications – Prof Bachelor Diploma in Odontology and Dental Hygiene

Renata qualified in 2012 in Lithuania with a Professional Bachelor Diploma in Odontology and Dental Hygiene.

She developed a keen interest in periodontal disease which led her to starting a career as a Dental Hygienist in the UK.

Renata enjoys all aspects of the hygienist role, but has a particular interest in motivating and educating patients to maintain oral health.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and travelling abroad, especially visiting Lithuania.

She also did ice skating and ballroom dancing at a professional level for eight years.


Cathline Juvanse, Dental Therapist

GDC No – 299200

Cathline works closely with Dr Payal Bhalla in providing a supportive role and aids her with good oral health for all her patients.

Book with Cathline for – Hygienist Visits

Do you have any questions about our practice, treatments or prices? Give our friendly team a call on 

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