The Team

Parminder Battu Viva Dental Studio EssexParminder Battu

GDC Number: 177554

Parminder qualified with a Bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from Birmingham University in 2009. He has since worked in London and Essex at both National Health and Private Dental Practices.

Parminder is an accredited Invisalign provider and has successfully treated over 150 orthodontic cases in the last 3 years using fixed and removable braces.

Parminder has certifications in many modern restorative and cosmetic procedures available today. He recently completed a yearlong advanced Aesthetic Restorative course at the world-renowned Eastman Dental Institute (University College London). Parminder has a keen interest in endodontic root treatments and completed a Diploma in Endodontic (root canal) Practice with Merit at the Eastman Dental Institute in 2015. He continues to further advance his dental skill set and range of treatments offered to his new and existing patients.

Being keen on further education and self-improvement, Parminder has gathered a portfolio of treated dental cases and gained further post-graduate qualifications. In 2010, he became a member of the joint dental faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Parminder offers general day-to-day dentistry, orthodontics, anti-wrinkle treatments including dermal fillers and non-surgical smile makeovers. Other colleagues from surrounding practices refer Endodontic (root canal) procedures of varying complexity to be completed by him. He enjoys transforming smiles using non-invasive methods which are long lasting and aesthetic.

Parminder has an active interest in travelling and classic cars. He enjoys reading self-development books and autobiographies in his spare time.

Come in to see Parminder for your bespoke dental needs in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Zahra Majid

GDC Number: 244870

Zahra is the Senior Dental Associate at Viva Dental Studio. Zahra qualified with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Surgery in 2013 from Kings College, London and completed her VT training in Leyton, East London.

Zahra has a keen interest in Restorative and Surgical Dentistry. Zahra recently completed a yearlong post in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Southampton General Hospital, where she gained experience in surgical skills including extractions and management of impacted wisdom teeth. Zahra is responsible for general dentistry and in particular, extractions, at Viva Dental Studio.

Aside from dentistry, Zahra enjoys travelling and exploring new cultures. She is also an avid baker.

Zahra maintains a healthy lifestyle and is takes part in charity raising events, such as Tough Mudder.


Dental Hygienists

Sam Henly

GDC Number: 134767

Sam has worked in the dental profession as a Dental Nurse for over eleven years in her home county of Somerset. This allowed her to work in the community setting within the prisons around the area specialising in patients with dental anxiety and complicated medical problems. A move to Essex has seen Sam complete her studies in FdSc Oral Health Science with a distinction grade and register as a dental hygienist. Sam’s passion for dentistry continues to grow and allows her to provide the best care possible for her patients.

In her spare time, Sam enjoys socialising with friends, attending music festivals and travelling. Being from the countryside Sam also enjoys the outdoors and long evening strolls along the coast line.

Harneet Sohal

GDC Number: 271621

Harneet Sohal recently qualified from King’s College Hospital in Hygiene and Therapy. Prior to attending Kings, she graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a degree in Biomedical Science.

Harneet has a keen interest in educating patients in all aspects of their oral hygiene; she endeavours to ensure all patients understand the importance of it.

For future progression she hopes to broaden her knowledge by undertaking periodontal and teeth whitening courses.

Outside of work Harneet enjoys travelling, baking and exploring new places.


Malissa White

GDC Number: 120384

Malissa is the surgery’s Practice Manager, Senior Nurse and Receptionist. Her duties at Viva Dental Studio are to assist the Principal Dentist as well as all other staff members. Malissa ensures Viva Dental Studio runs efficiently and smoothly making your visit pleasant and joyful.

Malissa has a knowledgeable background in dentistry. She has been a GDC Registered Dental Nurse for the last 10 years and has 14 years’ experience overall.

She qualified in Dental Sedation Nursing in March 2016 and is due to start her Dental Impression course in October of this year. She has also completed an NVQ Level 2 in Customer Services.

Malissa will be happy to discuss treatment options with yourself, answering any queries and questions you have regarding your dental needs and options.

In her spare time, Malissa enjoys socialising with friends and family, likes going on holiday and enjoys dancing. Malissa is highly recognised by the British Ballet Organisation where she has been awarded many certificates in Ballet and Tap.

Klaudia Kwiatkowska

Trainee Dental Nurse
Languages: English, Polish

Klaudia recently joined the practice as a Trainee Dental Nurse. Klaudia works part time at the practice, working alongside the dentists.

Klaudia has a young son and enjoys reading in her free time.


Alina Ungureanu

Senior Receptionist
Languages: English, Romanian

Alina is the Senior Receptionist at Viva Dental Studio. She recently joined us to take care of the administrative tasks to make your visit to us as seamless as possible. She will usually be the first to greet you at the front desk and will take your phone calls to book new appointments.

Alina has two young boys who take up much of her time in the evenings and on weekends. Alina is a part-time florist and is currently at college completing a Health and Social Care Degree.

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