About Us

Northbourne Dental Practice is part of the Exate group.

Alongside its dental practices, Exate provides a range of other services, some of which are also in healthcare. Everything we do is connected by one clear aim:

To combine the skills and qualities of our team with first-class service so we continue to set new standards of excellence for every one of our customers and patients.

The Northbourne Dental Team

Northbourne Dental Practice is owned and led by Dr Dilen Patel and Dr Yasmin Alloub, who are both experienced dentists.

Dilen graduated from Sheffield University in 2010, and soon after passed part 1 of the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) exam with the Royal College of Surgeons. He has since completed a postgraduate Certificate in Implantology at the prestigious David Guy clinic in Cardiff and is about to complete a diploma in restorative dentistry at Professor Paul Tipton’s institute in London.

Yasmin graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2009, and soon after passed the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) exams with the Royal College of Surgeons. While working in a general dental practice she developed a keen interest in the science and art of endodontics – a specialism that focuses on diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing root canal treatment. Yasmin has achieved a MsC in endodontics with the prestigious simplyendo.

Dilen and Yasmin are committed to making the most of the latest technology and practice so the whole team at Northbourne Dental can provide the best and most complete dental care possible. They also understand that, along with our expert and kind treatment, the environment we provide for our patients is critical to their experience. This is why we’ve recently refurbished the practice and will continue to maintain its high standards.

Dr Dilen Patel
Dr Yasmin Alloub

The best dental experience I’ve had. I actually look forward to coming again in six months.

Our Dentists

Dr Ashish Anand BDS

GDC number 211730 (registered in 2011)

Ashish has been working in the NHS since he qualified as a dentist in 2011. He completed his foundation training in Weston-Super-Mare and then went on to work in Hackney for six years before joining us here at Northbourne Dental Practice.

Ashish recently completed the Diploma in Prosthodontics (which includes certificates in restorative dentistry, operative dentistry and aesthetic dentistry) with the world-renowned Tipton Training programme. He is currently studying for a master’s degree in restorative dentistry which will allow him to carry out more complex restorative cases.

In 2019, Ashish completed an advanced botox course under Dr Brian Franks. This means he is qualified to carry out treatments to smooth wrinkles, control excessive armpit sweating and calm habitual teeth grinding (bruxism). In the future he plans to take the Inman Aligner course so he can treat mild to moderate crowded teeth in line with his philosophy of minimally invasive treatments.

Dr Dorota Krasnowolska BDS

GDC number: 86178 (registered in 2005)

Dorota qualified as a dentist in 1993, after studying at Jagiellonian University, one of the oldest universities in the world. After completing a post graduate course in preventive and general dentistry, Dorota set up her own private practice in Krakow, where she provided general and restorative dental treatments.  

In 2005, Dorota moved to Bournemouth with her family and has been practising in the area ever since.

Dorota has continued to study and is now also qualified to carry out cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic orthodontic treatment. She provides clear braces, Inman Aligner and the revolutionary Fastbraces technology to help give her patients a straight and naturally beautiful smile. She is known for her patient, caring and gentle dentistry.  

Our Dental Nurses

Abby Murphy

Dental Nurse

GDC no. 295227 (registered in 2021)

Joshua Farrant

Joshua Farrant

Trainee Dental Nurse

Samantha Gahagan

Samantha Gahagan

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Our Administration Team

Lyn Gilford

Lyn Gilford
Practice Manager & RDN
GDC no: 150819 (registered in 2008)

Natalie Hodges