Rasha Qamhawi

Rasha is a DOH licensed General Dentist in Abu Dhabi, with more than 10 years of experience in the UK as a General Dentist with interests in Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Rasha graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s University, London UK, in 2004 and has gained her MSc in Conservative Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute at University College London, in 2010.

Rasha is a strong believer in continuing education with special focus in Aesthetic Dentistry and Orthodontics. She has finished her one-year Aesthetic course in Manchester in 2008 and is qualified in Invisalign, Inman aligner and Six Months Smile as well as facial aesthetics. She has high interests in crowns, veneers, bridges and smile makeovers.  Her aim is to provide a natural smile with personal characteristics.

She is ethical, helpful and caring with excellent communication skills.  She strongly believes in prevention and meeting her patients’ concerns and dental needs.

Outside dentistry, Rasha enjoys running, swimming, hiking, cycling, playing the piano and traveling with her family. She moved to the UAE more than two years ago and loves experiencing different cultures.

She is fluent in English and Arabic.

Navida Hanif

Navida has over 20 years of clinical experience in the UK. She completed her Bachelor in Dental Surgery at The University of Manchester, UK graduating with Honours and has Postgraduate Training in Cosmetic Dentistry and Endodontics. She is also certified in Conscious Sedation and Invisalign. She has completed the MFGDP and MFDS examinations from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. She has spent some time in Vancouver, Canada, where she was involved in undertaking research as part of her final year elective.

Navida has a broad base of clinical experience having previously worked in hospital, general practice, and the community dental service. She has a keen interest in Endodontics, Oral Surgery, and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Navida has spent a significant portion of her career working in an independent practice looking after patients on a private basis. This has allowed her to spend the time required to provide dentistry at the highest level using the latest and very best materials and techniques. Patient expectations are vastly increased and so excellent communication and good interpersonal skills are mandatory.

Some of her earlier clinical career was based in community dental service where she was involved with the treatment of patients who are unable to access care in general practice, her duties involved the delivery of dental care to both adults and children with special needs. She gained experienced in anxiety management techniques in particular providing treatment using Conscious Sedation (IV and IHS) and also providing care under General Anaesthetic. Part of her work here also involved Oral Health Promotion and screening of School children.

Working as a Maxillofacial House Officer opened up yet further opportunities, here she assisted with the treatment of Maxillofacial Trauma and Orthognathic Surgery.

Navida is married with three sons, keeping her busy outside of Dentistry! She loves to travel and recently moved to Abu Dhabi from the UK. She is currently learning spoken Arabic language to help connect with and facilitate better communication with her patients and the local community. She enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family.

She is fluent in English and Urdu and basic Arabic.

Ruth Ngo

Dr Ruth is a General Dentist from Singapore and has practised general dentistry for more than 7 years in her home country. Before setting up a new clinic in Singapore before becoming its Clinic Manager and Head Dentist from 2018 to 2021, she worked at the Ministry of Health Holdings and was posted in different government hospitals and treatment centres. Among these centres are KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital where she provided dental treatment to children with a complicated medical history and special needs. She, also, worked in the National Dental Centre (NDC) where she was selected as one of the two Endodontic Officers out of over 50 colleagues, to provide root canal treatments for patients. She also was part of the teaching team for the NDC in-house dental nurse training course, conducting lectures and examinations for the participants.

Dr Ruth graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Dentistry from the National University of Singapore.

Having relocated only recently to the UAE, in April 2021, she is new to the UAE and enjoys learning about the local history and culture. She, also, enjoys travelling, tennis, and snowboarding.

Briselda Ramiro

Dr Briselda is a Spanish General Dentist with over 8 years of experience in General Dentistry. Having practised dentistry in different countries like Spain, the UK (mixed private and NHS), the Dominican Republic, and most recently, Abu Dhabi, Dr Briselda has international experience with a diverse range of patients, places and preferences. During her time working for the NHS, she was working with patients with special needs which allowed her to gain first-hand experience in the nuances of treating people with determination.

After she obtained her Bachelor in Dentistry from Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain in 2013, she started her career in Barcelona and later on moved to the UK. During these years, she specialized in Endodontics at the University of Chester, the UK in 2016, obtained a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry from Tipton Training, London in 2017, and completed a Master’s Degree in Implantology in Barcelona, Spain in 2019.

To relax, Dr Briselda enjoys finding new routes to cycle around Abu Dhabi with her husband. She also enjoys Zumba classes and when the opportunity arises, she loves travelling back home to practice snorkelling in Costa Brava, Spain.

She is fluent in Spanish and Catalan, apart from English.

Jennifer Hoy

Dr Jennifer Hoy has over 15 years of experience in ‘family dentistry’, having worked in leading clinics in the UK and in several GCC countries. Her decade-long work experience in the GCC includes countries like Qatar, Oman and the UAE, and involves all aspects of general dentistry, including pediatrics.

Prior to moving to this part of the world, Dr Jenny (as she prefers to be called), worked at the Imperial College- Dental Surgery, in London, for over seven years. Her tenure in London exposed her to people of various cultures and backgrounds and she thrived in that melting pot of nationalities. Having dual nationality herself, being half English and half Greek, Dr Jenny enjoyed conversing with her patients and getting to know more about their native traditions and history.

Dr Jenny marvels at how her patient mix, here in Abu Dhabi, is similar to her London practice as Abu Dhabi, too, has a significant expat population hailing from different parts of the world. A friendly dentist, she loves to talk to her patients and helps them open up, removing any fear or hesitance they may have towards dentists. Once a patient gets comfortable with her, they bring their whole family and often Dr Jenny sees everyone from the grandparents to the parents to the children! She believes that the entire family is responsible for the collective oral health as parents and grandparents are role models for children. She teaches them to be conscious of their dietary habits and reminds them to brush and floss every day.

Dr Jenny graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Dental Sciences School in 2004.  She continued to practice dentistry, in Newcastle, for the next three years. While working she pursued a Diploma certificate in Dental Implantology from the University of Warwick, UK.

An accomplished violinist and pianist, when not working, she relaxes with her music. She, also, enjoys the outdoors and travelling.

Dr Jenny speaks fluent English and Greek.

Nikita Ruparell

Dr Nikita Ruparell’s superpower is her ability to calm and soothe the most anxious patients. Her gentle approach can put any patient at ease and can dispel any lurking fears they may have of visiting the dentist. Her ability to do so stems from her experience working in the busy NHS (National Health Service) clinics across the UK, where she provided dental treatment to high need patients of all ages.

Dr Nikita graduated as a Dentist in 2014 in the UK, after previously having obtained a degree in Biomedical Sciences. She then joined the NHS and practised all aspects of general dentistry, from carrying out clinical case-based presentations to planning the emergency dental treatments required in complex to moderate cases.

Alongside her clinical work she has passed her MJDF Part 1 examination from the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) and has completed the Aspire Dental Academy Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative course.

She worked in mixed dental practices, both private and NHS, across London before moving to Abu Dhabi in 2018. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry due to the variety and continuous learning the career brings on a daily basis.

Dr Nikita attaches a lot of importance to preventive dentistry, ensuring people all of all ages are aware that regular checkups and daily care help ensure natural dentition is maintained for as long as possible.  During her stint in London, she was a preventive educator to young children (aged 5 – 10) providing oral hygiene and diet advice, while highlighting the importance and benefits of being aware of one’s oral health from a young age.

She volunteered to work in parts of rural India, too, carrying out dental education, emergency dental care and minimally invasive dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, she practices daily yoga, travels regularly and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

She is fluent in English, Gujarati and, basic Spanish.

Lynn Hunt

Dr Lynn Hunt has over 8 years of experience treating adults and children in different parts of the world, including the UK, Australia, South Africa, and Singapore, which gives her a truly global perspective on the understanding of cultural dental habits. Her mission is to provide comprehensive dental care to all patients while maintaining transparent doctor-patient communication.

Dr Lynn specializes in Restorative Care – which includes repairing missing parts of the tooth structure. The goal of restorative care is to restore and maintain one’s natural smile and prevent future oral health issues.   A certified Invisalign™ and Cfast practitioner, she applies the least invasive technology to help patients achieve their best, healthiest smile.

Dr Lynn Hunt graduated in 2011, obtaining her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Dundee, Scotland. During her elective study years, Dr Lynn practised in clinics and dental schools in Scotland,  Australia, and Singapore, which prepared her to handle various dental situations and treatments.

During her time in the UK, she worked at an anxiety clinic that honed her knack for being a people’s person and helped patients who suffer from dental anxiety have a stress-free visit. In Australia, she completed a forensic dentistry course, which proved to be an enlightening and interesting experience. While in Singapore and later in Cape Town, South Africa, she interacted with patients from a diverse range of cultures and dental habits, giving her a truly global perspective on the understanding of cultural dental habits. This global experience stands her in good stead at Snö Dental where she interacts with patients from diverse cultures and communities.

When she is not at the clinic, Dr Lynn spends her time golfing with her husband and enjoys the sunny Abu Dhabi weather. She stays fit through yoga and various gym classes.

Dr Lynn is fluent in English.

Mohamad Iskandarani

Dr. Mohamad is an award-winning dentist who holds over 20 years of experience from Sweden, the UK, and the UAE. He has been practicing in Abu Dhabi for the last 12 year and his major fields of clinical interests include root canal treatments, restorative and aesthetic dentistry including crowns, bridges, veneers, lumineers and implant prosthetics.

Dr Mohamad’s passion for biology and chemistry with practical science and its implementation led him to pursue dentistry as it is a medical science that heavily relies on both the law of physics and the artistic touch.

“People say the word DENTIST stands for Doctor + Engineer + Artist = D + EN + TIST, which would describe who I really am”, says Dr. Mohamad.

Dr. Mohammed shares the same ethos of prevention over treatment. Growing up and studying in Sweden has made him a staunch believer in minimally invasive dentistry based on science and years of collaboration between dentist and patient, to maintain the highest standard of oral health. He says, “I have always considered my patients to be family. This helps me embrace an empathetic and honest approach, based on knowledge and experience. As dentists and patients, we always work together to achieve the desired success in the final treatment outcome”.

A keen sportsman, Dr. Mohamad is an avid martial arts practitioner, holding black belts in both Taekwondo and Karate.

Dr Mohamad is fluent in Swedish, Arabic, and English.

Tórunn Dalsgarð

Dr Tórunn finds great joy in improving the lives of her patients and connecting with them on a personal level. She is passionate about preventive and minimally invasive dentistry. She firmly believes that healthy smiles can be achieved with patient education and doing as little invasion as possible.

A staunch believer in ‘complete dentistry’, she treats the oral cavity as a whole. She says ‘teeth cannot be treated like a patchwork blanket’. Oral health is paramount. A patient interested in aesthetic must maintain excellent oral health to ensure the success of the aesthetic treatment.

Dr. Tórunn brings to Snö a wealth of experience having practiced dentistry for over 20 years, mostly in Denmark. She is a well-regarded leader in Snö, since she started two years ago, with exemplary leadership skills. Her drive to ensure the team at Snö work together to maintain the highest standards of quality and trust, makes her an ideal fit for Snö’s next stage of growth.  Her cheerful demeanor and optimistic personality immediately puts patients at ease in her care and ensures a pleasant dental experience.

Dr Tórunn graduated from the University of Copenhagen – School of Dentistry. She ran a successful dental practice in the centre of Copenhagen while teaching dental students at the School of Dentistry, Copenhagen University. She obtained her M. Sc. in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry with distinction from the University of Manchester in England. Her practice involves all aspects in general dentistry, with emphasis on minimally invasive restorative dentistry and its impact on occlusion and the temporomandibular joint. She continues to stay abreast with the latest advancements in dentistry and is currently halfway through a postgraduate study provided by the Dawson Academy, UK.

Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and staying active in a variety of outdoor pursuits like hiking, tennis and waterskiing.

Dr Tórunn is fluent in English, Danish, Faroese and speaks basic Arabic.