Dr Aditi Desai

Dr Aditi Desai

BDS MSc (Cons Dent) dBADSM

Dentistry

Recommended by 1 specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Dr Desai is very experienced and I feel in good hands. She works with a wide range of manufacturers allowing me to pick the MAD which is most suitable. I can certainly recommend her to others looking for ways to mitigate snoring or sleep apnea.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Gujarati
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Registered with

  • General Dental Council: 50962
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £295

    Follow-up appointment: £195

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,377 reviews

    About

    Dr Aditi Desai is a recognised Sleep Medicine Dentist, primary located in London. She is qualified from the University of Wales in 1977 and has 42 years of diverse experience. In 2004, she completed her MSc in Conservative Dentistry at University College London.

    In 1996, at the invitation of the BBC, Dr Desai established the Dental Services within Broadcasting House in London. She built up a successful, State of the Art practice that offered patients the highest quality dental care. This included routine dentistry, specialist procedures such as cosmetic dentistry, implants and adult orthodontics. She is currently President of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine.

    Following her move to 76 Harley Street in 2009, she further developed her interest in dental sleep medicine and now, limits her practice to the management of sleep apnoea and snoring problems. She also manages TMJ problems with Oro-facial Pain and Sleep Bruxism which are co-linked. She consults from HCA Outpatients at the Shard in London Bridge as well as from Harley Street.  

    As part of a multidisciplinary team, she works with numerous consultants and to this extent, often refers and receives referrals from the respiratory, chest and sleep physicians, ENT consultants, neurologists and psychologists. Their aim is to help manage patients with the debilitation condition this Multidisciplinary team engagement improves the patients’ treatment outcome. Dr Desai provides treatment for patients who cannot tolerate CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)

    Dr Desai is a founder of Global Sleep Solutions, an establishment whose principal intention is to raise awareness, provide education and access to treatment for a wide range of sleep disorders. 

    Recently, Dr Desai founded the British Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine of which she is President, to further educate dentists in various disciplines of dental sleep medicine. Her aim is to create centres of excellence for the management of the disorder that affects over a billion people worldwide. 

    She has also done the following media work:

    • Press release as a BDA spokesperson on National and International Television on the hazards of tongue piercing
    • Press release as a BDA spokesperson on the state of the National Health Service
    • Press release as a BDA spokesperson on then, New NHS contract for dentists and why significant numbers of dentists were opting out of the NHS
    • Radio 4 interviewees as a General Dental Practitioner on the state of the NHS in the UK
    • Radio show with Graham Norton outlining the hazards of body piercing
    • Radio programme on Radio 4 discussing the new NHS contract before its launch
    • Regularly asked to participate in media shows recorded at my practice

     

     


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Bruxism
    • CBCT
    • Chronic headache
    • Dental pain diagnosis
    • Dental phobia
    • Dental sleep medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Digital dentistry
    • Digital impressions
    • Jaw joint (TMJ)
    • Malocclusion
    • Mandibular advancement device
    • Nightguard
    • Opg X-ray (Orthopantomography)
    • Oral medicine
    • Orofacial Pain
    • Receding gums
    • Sleep apnoea
    • Sleep disorders
    • Sleep problems
    • Snoring
    • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)
    • Tooth grinding
    • Sleep Bruxism
    • Part of a multidisciplinary team working with ENT, Respiratory, Sleep, Neurology and Max-Fac Consultants. 
    • Management of Snoring
    • Management of sleep disorders especially Sleep Apnoea
    • Management of Daytime tooth grinding and nighttime bruxism
    • Management of Temporomandibular Joint Problems
    • Management of Orofacial Pain 

    Procedures

    • Mandibular Advancement Devices
    • Oral Devices
    • Digital Dentistry
    • OPG X-ray (Orthopantomography)
    • Orthodontics
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    • Snoring Problems
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Bruxism
    • Dental Sleep Medicine
    • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems
    • Dental Phobia
    • Gum Recession
    • Oral Medicine
    • Orofacial Pain
    • Orthodontics
    • Prosthodontics
    • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
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    Education

    • Diplomat of British Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, dBADSM
    • MSc Con Dent Lond 2004
    • BDS Wales 1977
    • Accreditation from European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
    • Sleep Council, Royal Society of Medicine
    • Odontology Council, Royal Society of Medicine
    •  Board Member, (ARTP) Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology
    • Member of the British Dental Association
    • Member of Dental Protection Ltd
    • Registered with General Dental Council of UK
    • BSDSM – British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine (President)
    • BADSM – British Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (President)
    • British Dental Association
    • Council member Odontology Section at Royal Society of Medicine
    • Council Member Sleep Section At royal Society of Medicine in the professional Registry. 

    Her published work includes:

    • Master’s Dissertation: Differential Diagnosis between Diagnodent Readings and the level of Bacterial Infection of the underlying dentine in Occlusal Caries Lesions
    • Women in Dentistry Journal: The restoration of edentulous spaces in a Cleft Lip and Palate patient using magnets including inaugural article commissioned by the Journal for the launch of the Magazine
    • Several articles on dentistry and sleep medicine in Dental Update, The Probe and Dentistry Journal
    • A chapter on Dentists' Role in Sleep Medicine) written for the Oxford Book on Sleep Medicine (in print)

     

     

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.97
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    17/38
    Mandibular Advancement Devices
    15/38
    Snoring Problems
    11/38
    Sleep Disorders
    3/38
    Oral Devices
    2/38
    Bruxism
    1/38
    Dental Sleep Medicine
    1/38
    Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems
    1/38
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Desai is very experienced and I feel in good hands. She works with a wide range of manufacturers allowing me to pick the MAD which is most suitable. I can certainly recommend her to others looking for ways to mitigate snoring or sleep apnea.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I was diagnosed with mild OSA in August 2021 the treatment prescribed was the CPAP machine. I started the CPAP machine but couldn't sleep with it due different issues. In desperation I contacted the British society of sleep medicine and was then contacted by Dr Desai, from the beginning Dr Desai explained everything in great detail with my OSA and different options that are available to help with my sleep issues without using the CPAP machine. We decided start with the Excite electrical simulator which as started to help my sleep after 10 days of using the device, we also decided on a oral dental appliance which I'm waiting on delivery. I would highly recommend Dr Desai to help with your sleep issues.
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    Overall Experience (4/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very efficient
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Doctor Desai was excellent.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    It was a pleasure to be seen by Dr Aditi. Significant improvements have been made to my sleep apnea since and I would definitely recommend her to anyone suffering from the same problems.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Exceptional treatment and care from Dr Aditi Desai. She has provided brilliant results on my needs.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Always welcoming and very professional
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Desai is simply the best at what she does. She has provided amazing treatment and advice and has been super prompt getting me. Can not recommend highly enough.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Professional, clear and very approachable helping deal with a long term issue. Early days but most impressed.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I have been very impressed with Dr Desai's expertise and manner in helping me with breathing issues. Dr Desai gave very clear explanations to any questions that I had, while also listening attentively to my medical history, subjective experiences and concerns. Professional, yet humble, she clearly cares about patients and has helped me greatly by being accommodating and flexible when logistics could have otherwise made attendance of appointments tricky — a great doctor.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Mr Kalpesh Patel
    Mr Kalpesh Patel
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    I have referred patients to them

    "Miss Aditi Desai is the most experienced Clinician in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine in the UK. She has spearheaded the development of this speciality in the UK for over a decade and developed the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine. I have referred many patients over the years with sleep and snoring disorders and have been very pleased ( as have the patients!) with her services, care attention to detail and effective outcomes. I would recommend her practice unreservedly. "

    15-11-2021

    Recommended for:
    Dental Sleep Medicine, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems

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