Meet The Team

Here at Smiles by Hillside in Mill Hill, we know that it is our patients who will determine whether we are gentle in our dentistry, exceptionally skilled in our profession and suitable to their budgets.

All our dentists adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for Dental Professionals”.

Dr Maulin Joshi

Principal Dentist | BDS (Guys) MSc Clinical & Restorative Cosmetic Dent

GDC No. 79868

Maulin qualified in 2001 from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital and has continued with postgraduate training ever since.

His main interests lie in restorative, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and craniofacial pain (treatment of head, neck and shoulder pain which may be dentally related).

Dr Joshi possesses extensive experience in all aspects of advanced dentistry, with an emphasis on restorative and cosmetic dentistry. To ensure that you receive the best possible care, he works closely with the most highly regarded
specialists and laboratory technicians in the UK to craft superior restorations.
Maulin keeps abreast of the latest advances in dentistry through continuing education programmes which far exceed the requirements of The General Dental Council. He completed his MSc in Clinical Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry in 2011 – the first MSc of its kind in the UK.

In addition to possessing an MSc, he has also undergone extensive training to become a certified provider for the following:
1. Inman Aligner
2. STb Social 6 Lingual Braces
3. Simply Smile orthodontics
4. Secret Smile orthodontics
He is a member of The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and The British Society of Occlusal Studies.

He is known for his gentle, relaxed and informal approach and ensures that all patients get the same excellent care. When it comes to his type of artistry and craftsmanship, Dr Joshi is known for providing an uncommon degree of meticulous attention for his patients. This ensures your best possible smile is really brought to life!

Dr Joshi was shortlisted in the Dentistry Awards 2009 in the category of Best Young Dentist, London. He was also shortlisted for the Smile Awards 2010 for two categories; Restorative Smile and Patient Smile.

The Aesthetic Dentistry Awards is the UK’s most prestigious aesthetic dentistry event which acknowledges the dentists who create UK’s best smiles. Dr Joshi has been shortlisted for the best Restorative Case – Full mouth 2014.

Outside dentistry, Maulin has a passion for travelling and exploring the world, following the buzz of Formula 1 and an aspiration for photography.

Dr Ilay Maden

Dentist | BDS Istanbul University 2003

GDC No. 266862

Dr Ilay Maden studied dentistry and did his PhD studies for periodontology at the University of Istanbul. After working at different private practices including his fathers, in Istanbul, practicing only periodontology and implantology, got registered in both Israel and the UK. He is now settled in the UK to pursue his ambition to help patients achieve a healthy and good looking smile. He has a special interest in gum conditions, which may present with bleeding gums (may also be looking red and swollen), recession on gums (longer looking teeth) and overgrowth of gums. He also provides the pink aesthetics side of full mouth rehabilitations, which means levelling of the gums to end up with the perfect smile and harmony between the white and pink.

He also has received his Master of Science degree for Lasers in Dentistry from Aachen University, Germany. Dr Ilay Maden has been teaching laser dentistry all around the world for the last decade. He both has been an author to research papers and is an editor in one of the highest-ranked scientific journals in addition to lecturing at dental congresses on laser dentistry.

He is happy to introduce this technology to Smiles by Hillside dental practice in addition to the Harley Street practice he works in. Dr  Ilay Maden is a member of the World Federation for Laser Dentistry, the World Academy for Laser Education &Research in Dentistry, the European Federation of periodontology, the British Dental Association, Turkish Dental Association, Turkish Society of Periodontology and Turkish Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

Dr Ozge Erbil Maden

Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry | BDS (TUR) ORE (UK)

GDC No. 271459

My dream of being a dentist started at the age of 6 when I visited my dentist and I graduated from one of the most prestigious dental schools in Turkey; Istanbul University Dental Faculty in 2005 and started my career with a valuable six months internship in a practice where I could learn every aspect of aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry thanks to highly experienced and respected clinicians that I worked with. I have been applying one of the most important learnings from this internship: being patient-centred.

My passion for being a gentle dentist guided me to focus on using lasers to support almost all general dental treatments since 2008 and in addition to using lasers, my interest in providing smile makeovers for my patients motivated me to provide more cosmetic dentistry and restorations for implants as I realised it is very important for people to smile with confidence! I am designing smiles for more than 10 years now; taking into consideration my patient’s needs and applying minimal invasive dentistry techniques such as tooth whitening, bonding, almost invisible orthodontic aligners and very thin ceramic veneers. I am improving my skills and knowledge by being trained in a one year comprehensive Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry course provided by highly valuable UK based clinicians.

I believe in strong communication is the key to solve problems so would love to have a chat to get to know each other better. It would help a lot to tailor treatments to your need while explaining to you the whole treatment options in detail so you can feel as relaxed as possible.

Dr Ionel Nistor

Dentist | DMD Iasi 2011

GDC No. 239889

Qualified in Romania, 2011 and currently doing his Master Degree in Oral Surgery. Dr Ionel Nistor provides a full range of dental services of varying complexities, as well as having special interests in aesthetics which involves carrying out non-surgical treatment of lines and wrinkles of the face and lip enhancements through safe and effective techniques.

In 2015 Dr Ionel Nistor completed a post-graduate course in Endodontics and went on to complete his training in Dermal Fillers and Facial Rejuvenation/non-surgical Facial Aesthetic Treatments in 2016 which then allowed him to become a certified Facial Aesthetics Practitioner.

Dr Ionel Nistor is very approachable and understanding, which allows him to tailor his treatment to suit each patient’s individual needs. His engaging and friendly nature will make even the most nervous of patients feel at ease. Dr Ionel Nistor main hobbies include motorbike, tennis, basketball and travelling.

Dr Rajnish (Raj) Joshi

Dentist | BDS (Hons)

GDC No: 100233

A highly skilled, experienced  and patient-centred dental implant surgeon

Raj qualified in 2005 from Kings College London with numerous prizes and distinctions related to oral surgery, restorative dentistry, orthodontics and the practice of clinical dentistry. He was a ‘proximity accessit’ for the University of London Gold Medal.

After qualifying, Raj went on to complete vocational training in the KSS Deanery in which he excelled by achieving 5* in all his assessments. This was followed by him winning the Vocational Trainee prize for best case presentation at the end of his training.

Following this Raj was selected for oral and maxillofacial surgery training posts at the Royal Surrey, Guildford and St Georges Hospital, Tooting. Here he developed and honed his surgical skills. During this period he was awarded the membership of the faculty of dental surgery from the royal college of surgeons, England.

He was appointed soon after as clinical dental teacher in the department of oral surgery and acute dental care at King’s college London where he taught young dental students how to manage dental emergencies and surgical techniques.

In 2009, he was selected through competitive entry onto the highly renowned masters programme in implant dentistry at Guy’s. He was one of the youngest graduates to qualify from the programme and qualified with distinctions in both the clinical and theoretical parts of the examinations.

To further develop his knowledge and skills Raj attended courses nationally and internationally. His aim was to provide the cutting edge of implant technology in a painless and minimally invasive manner for his patients.

Soon after completing his masters, Raj took up positions in reputable practices providing a comprehensive dental implant service accepting both internal and external referrals. He provides a comprehensive implant and oral surgery service including:

  • Atraumatic extractions and socket preservation techniques.
  • Dental implants including immediate implants
  • Implant crowns, bridges, overdentures
  • ‘All on 4’ and ‘All on 6’
  • Teeth in a day
  • Bone grafting and sinus grafting
  • Wisdom tooth extractions

Raj has placed over 2500 implants and has achieved platinum status for both the Straumann and osstem implant systems. This status is only awarded to experienced clinicians providing a large volume of implants. Through his meticulous planning and skills he has achieved success rates of over 99%.

Raj’s passion for teaching has led him to mentoring other dentists in the planning, surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry.

In addition to dental implants, Raj’s other special interests include:

  • Restorative and cosmetic dentistry
  • Oral surgery
  • Short term adult orthodontics

Cristina Ciochina

Nurse | National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2013

GDC No. 242554

Prior to becoming a Dental Nurse at Smiles by Hillside, Cristina worked as a Maternity Nurse  back home in Romania. Cristina is very warm and friendly. Her years of general nursing experience have enabled her to provide dental nursing care at the highest of standards.

When she is not working, Cristina likes to spend time with her daughter and husband.