We are a long established family practice with origins dating back to Portland Place over seventy years ago. The practice moved to Cavendish Square, being acquired by Barry Bloom in 1973 and was run according to his philosophy of conservative care using state of the art techniques. In 2007 Raj Gonsai joined the practice at the invitation of Mr Bloom to provide a more advanced approach toward modern treatment planning. In 2010 Raj succeeded Barry as Principal dentist at the practice and continues to work alongside Barry taking the practice forward.
Today the practice consists of a team of five leading dental practitioners, two well experienced hygienists and assisted by a set of support staff second to none. We are proud to offer a comprehensive set of treatments ranging from routine family care to full mouth rehabilitation using same day implant treatments.
With a commitment to excellence in everything that we do, from fast and effective emergency dental care to a meticulous approach to routine and complex treatments
We continue to place great emphasis on carrying out the very best in evidence based dentistry in a happy caring environment. With facilities seldom matched in the heart of the Harley Street medical district, we are proud that many existing patients remain with us from when the practice was first established and are now choosing to continue their care at our new site in Weymouth Street.
Meet the team
Dr Raj Gonsai
BDS (London 1997), MSc ConDent (EDH 2007)
Described by both peers and patients alike as a ‘highly committed and skilled practitioner’, Raj’s special interests lie in all aspects of routine and advanced restorative dentistry, cosmetics and full mouth rehabilitations. Raj has a meticulous and precise approach to his work focussing upon trusted, evidence-based, modern approaches to care that has led to a reputation of only offering the very best in quality of treatment and standards of care for his patient base in the heart of the Harley Street medical district.
Raj graduated from St. Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry having been awarded numerous clinical distinctions during the continually assessed undergraduate course. With over 19 years of experience in successful clinical practice, his postgraduate awards include Certificates in Surgical and Prosthodontic Implantology, Removable Partial Dentures and Applied Clinical Materials, leading to him being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Feeding a further desire to provide the very best of care for his patients, he then followed this by undertaking a Masters Degree in Conservative Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital (UCL) allowing a focus on his main interest in the field of Prosthodontics, the branch of dentistry concerned with restoring or replacing damaged or missing teeth.
His ongoing achievements and focus on quality based, high standards of patient care led to Raj being invited to join our dental practice in 2007. Quickly establishing himself within a patient base that has been present with the practice for over seventy years, a natural progression saw him taking over the ownership from Barry Bloom in 2010. Raj practises here four days a week and continues with his strong commitment to postgraduate education by attending a wide range of courses and conferences both at home and abroad. He is a member of The British Society for Restorative Dentistry, The British Dental Association and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).
DR Barry Bloom
LDS RCS (Eng) BDS (Hons, London 1963)
University of London
Barry qualified with honours from the London Hospital Dental School in 1963, recognised during his undergraduate course for his commitment to quality and receiving awards in Conservative dentistry. After continuing with his postgraduate training as a House Surgeon and working as a Principal dentist running a successful NHS clinic, he moved his list to the Harley Street medical district and joined the practice in Cavendish Square in 1974.
Running the practice according to his philosophy of conservative care using state of the art techniques, Barry’s commitment to family dentistry and providing a high standard of care have seen the practice continue to grow through recommendation alone since that time to now boast a patient base from around the world.
Barry attends courses both in the UK and abroad, offering the very best in new treatments in modern dentistry. He has been trained in facial aesthetics, offering Botox and Filler treatments to his patients for over ten years. He is fully registered with the General Dental Council and is a member of the following associations:
Dr Nina Dollay
Practice limited to Endodontics & Orthodontics
BDS (Hons, St. Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Hospital 1999), BSc (Hons, University of London 1997), MFDS RCS (Eng), Dip Orth (University of Bristol), MSc (Endodontics, University of London).
Nina carried out her dental undergraduate studies at the St. Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry, completing an intercalated BSc prior to her qualification in 1999 with honours. Her commitment to excellence within dentistry meant that she graduated as one of the most decorated members of her peer group, receiving undergraduate prizes in the fields of both Oral Surgery and Endodontology upon completing her degree.
Her enthusiasm for providing specialised care within the hospital environment at a post-graduate level led to her completing posts at the Manchester Dental Hospital, where she gained experience teaching and was awarded her fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Her keen commitment to postgraduate learning has led to her complete advanced certificates in dental mono-specialities including Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, and contributed towards her being awarded a Diploma in Orthodontics from Bristol University. Working within hospital based, private paediatric and general dental practice settings during her postgraduate career, she has over fifteen years experience in providing orthodontic treatment at all levels and is familiar with all of the modern approaches to care, including Invisalign and Damon systems.
Nina joins the practice having completed a Masters in Endodontology from the St. Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry, and we are proud to welcome her to our team. Despite amassing a vast wealth of experience in all aspects of dental practice during her career to date, she now chooses to limit her practice to her special interests in Orthodontics and Endodontics. Nina has a full registration with the General Dental Council, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Endodontic Society.
Dr Robert Hensher
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
BDS (1972), MB ChB (Hons, 1978)
With a Consultant status recognised by Bupa, Robert Hensher enjoys an international reputation as an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. Well known for his high standards and gentle approach to patient care, we are proud to have him as part of our team, offering surgical treatment both in-house and upon referral to the King Edward VII Hospital.
Dr Asha Dwarakanath
University of Leeds
Asha qualified from Leeds in 1992 and has been in practice for over 20 years. She gained her certificate in Restorative dentistry from the Eastman dental institute in 2012. Asha has a special interest in Invisalign, cosmetic and children's dentistry.
Dr Gerard Balague Viladrich
Practice limited to Periodontics
LOC (2005), BSc MSc (Barcelona) PgCert MA FHAE
Gerard completed his dental course at the University International of Catalonia in 2005. His postgraduate awards include Certificates in both Implant Dentistry and Forensic Dentistry, a Masters Degree in Implantology: Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics & Periodontology, a Masters Degree in Biomedicine and Dentistry research, and a further Master of Arts in Clinical Education.
In addition, he has also trained in the Facial Aesthetic use of Botox and Dermal Fillers.
He holds a part-time clinical teaching post at the Primary Dental Care Unit at King’s College Hospital and joins us at Bloom & Gonsai Dental with a practice limited to Periodontics.
Miss Saghar Khosravi DDH
Royal Dental College, Stockholm 1997
Saghar graduated in Dental Hygiene in 1997 from the Royal Dental College in Stockholm, Sweden and after a period of working in private practice in Florence, she joined Bloom & Gonsai in 2006. Saghar is extremely committed to continuing professional development and regularly attends courses and conferences in the UK and abroad.
Miss Tawny Fontana RDH
Year of graduation 2009
Tawny graduated in Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2009, where she was awarded the prestigious Sunstar gum prize and later graduated with honors. She joined Bloom and Gonsai in 2015 and currently splits her week practicing hygiene and attending acting classes and open mics around the city. Tawny regularly attends continuing education courses.
Miss Zaneta Stankaityte
Senior Dental Nurse (NDipDN)
Zaneta joined the practice in in 2015 and has quickly established herself as a key member of staff here at Bloom & Gonsai Dental. She has a keen interest in all aspects of patient care and clinical management within the practice, having amassed a vast experience in assisting with complex treatments at the practice.
Her current interest is in Dental Imaging and she is currently in the process of completing her certificate in Dental Radiography with the British Dental Association.
Dental Nurse (NDipDN)
Mica has recently joined the practice. She is now a essential part of our team, having mastered her role in assisting many of the in-house specialists in providing patient focused care at the practice..
Gemma has worked in dental practices since early 2006, gaining experience in all aspects of dental practice before joining Bloom & Gonsai in 2012. In her current role as Practice Co-ordinator where she is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Practice and is your first point of contact for all enquiries relating to your dental care.