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Dr Neha Thakerar

General Dentist with Special Interest in Minor Oral Surgery

BDS (Lond) MFDS RCPS (Glasg)
GDC Number: 272192

After graduating, I trained further in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Surgery. I now work in the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust as a maxillofacial specialty doctor in the week, and practice oral surgery in several dental practices in London and Cambridge.

I specialise in complex dental extractions, including wisdom teeth surgery and extracting broken down teeth that may be classed as ‘surgical’, as well as soft tissue surgery. I am confident with treating children, due to my background in surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

I am confident in diagnosing and managing Oral mucosal conditions from Oral medicine, such as neuralgic pains and lichen planus. I also surgically place dental implants, having studied from specialists in this field.


I graduated from Barts and The London Dental School and went on to pursue further training in hospitals around the UK.

I have been trained in Oral Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery (including Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery) and Oral Medicine. I was trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Addenbrooke’s Hospital as a major trauma unit, and several dental teaching hospitals.

I now work in the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust as a Maxillofacial specialty doctor in the week, and practice Oral Surgery in several dental practices in London and Cambridge.

My training in Maxillofacial Surgery has enabled me to become comfortable with the complex anatomy of the whole head and neck.

I treat regularly wisdom teeth extractions, including patients who are medically complex, at the hospital. This makes me confident to treat people in practice, and understand how certain patients can be treated more safely.

I dealt with many anxious children and parents who have complex histories at Great Ormond Street, and therefore I am good at placing patients and children at ease.

My oral medicine knowledge is a niche subject, and I am consulted by other dentists regularly when assessing soft tissue lesions or non-dental symptoms.

Knowledge and skills

Oral Surgery
Extracting wisdom teeth, surgical extractions of broken down teeth or roots, dental implant surgery, paediatric oral surgery, oral surgery under sedation for anxious patients.

Oral Medicine
Medical management of oral mucosal conditions, including autoimmune conditions in the mouth, soft tissue lesions, and managing non-dental types of neuralgia.

I have led seminars and lectures on oral surgery for undergraduate dental students, as well as lectures on facial pain for dentists in the South West Region of the UK, as well as on postgraduate training days.

I am leading a research project on Dental Education and Oral Medicine, and have published a protocol on neonatal tongue masses at GOSH. I was a researcher in a study at GOSH that looked at the anxiety of patients and parents before alveolar bone graft surgery, and also contributed to a long-term audit on cleft lip and palate pathways.



I have received an international first prize for an audit project looking at biopsy reviews in hospital, and a regional first prize for a report about dental cysts.

Outside of work

I love staying fit and active. I regularly play tennis and do cycling.

I also run marathons & half marathons during the year.

I enjoy cooking and experimenting with new recipes and also blog writing about cooking.

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