About Us

Alder Road 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 Alder Road Team

Alder Road 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 Alder Road 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 have recently refurbished the practice to continue to maintain its high standards.

Dr Dilen Patel
GDC no: 193872 (registered in 2010)
Dr Yasmin Alloub
GDC no: 177384 (registered 2009)

I have been with this dental surgery for almost 33 years. 
I have had nothing but brilliant service

Our Dentists

Paul Lockyer

Dr Paul Lockyer BDS

GDC no: 58024 (registered 1983)

Paul has worked at Alder Road since he first qualified as a dentist, working alongside Dr R Ashworth. In 1989 Dr Ashworth retired and Paul took over the business. He is committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality dentistry to all his patients.

Paul is well known for his sense of humour and his ability to put nervous patients at their ease.

Jonathan Shenton

Dr Jon Shenton BDS

GDC no: 47594 (registered 1974)

Jon graduated from University College Hospital in London. He worked as an associate in Golders Green and then Dunstable, before he set up his own practice in Hertfordshire. Jon has a particular interest in oral surgery and keeping up with new innovations in dentistry.  

Jon has now settled in the New Forest and, we’re pleased to say, with us here at Alder Road Dental Practice. Married to Maxine, Jon enjoys walks in the forest and on the beach. He also loves sailing and is lucky enough to be a regular crew member on a yacht moored in Lymington.

Paulina Prahl-Kiedrowska

Dr Paulina Prahl-Kiedrowska BDS

GDC: 203202

Paulina graduated from The Manchester University in 2015 with MSc (Master of Science) in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry.  She provides dental treatment from the latest modern dentistry, including white cosmetic restorations, crowns, bridges, dentures, and root canal treatments.

With all treatments her aim is to preserve as much tooth structure as possible to maintain the natural appearance and function.  She also provides fixed braces and Invisalign treatments (clear aligners) to straighten teeth, as well as whitening and the recently very popular bonding.

In her spare time she loves to play tennis and recently began kite surfing, which gives her a lot of energy for the whole week.

Jasper Westhuizen

Dr Jasper Westhuizen BChD (Pret) 1990

GDC: 68662

Dr Westhuizen is an extremely motivated dentist with a compassionate and friendly manner.  He qualified in South Africa in 1990 and moved to England in 1993. Since then, Jasper has worked in the UK within private and NHS practices. He completed sedation training through SAAD in 1996 and a one-year course in implantology and bone augmentation in 2003.

Over the past 30 years, he has gathered vast experience and knowledge in many aspects of dentistry. This includes numerous post graduate studies, namely orthodontics, facial aesthetics, sedation and implantology. Dr Westhuizen finds great value in colourful explanations to illuminate his patients to the fast-moving world of dental research, thus keeping patients at the cutting edge of advanced dental thinking.

Passionate Interests Include:

  • Implants: Reconstruction and rejuvenating the often-debilitating effects of tooth loss and dentures.
  • Cosmetics: The art of enhancement of the natural attractiveness of your smile

Dr Dilek Karakus

GDC: 178508 (registered 2009)

Dilek graduated in 2009 from Barts and London School of medicine and dentistry. She recently relocated to Bournemouth and has worked at the practice since May 2022 alongside working in the Acute Dental Care department in the hospital.

Dilek has a passion for all aspects of general dentistry and finds helping patients with pain management very rewarding.

In her free time Dilek enjoys nature walks and attending courses and learning new hobbies. She has previously had interests in pottery and sculpting

Our Dental Hygienist & Therapist

Abbi Roberts
GDC number: GDC 274828

Abbi is a highly motivated hygienist with a caring and encouraging nature, dedicated to assisting patients in improving and maintaining their oral health. She began her dental career in 2016, sparking a passion for treating nervous patients. Abbi graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a diploma in Dental Hygiene, and since then, she has been focused on creating a positive dental experience, particularly for patients with dental anxiety, helping them overcome their fears. Abbi has special interests in oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry, actively pursuing additional courses to further develop her skills and knowledge to provide the best possible care.

Outside of the dental practice, Abbi enjoys exploring the great outdoors on long walks with friends and family.

Our Dental Nurses

Laura Martin

Laura Martin
Registered Dental Nurse
GDC no: 281321 (registered 2019)

Emma Coldham
Registered Dental Nurse
GDC 187640 (registered 2010)

Mia Genuardi
Trainee Dental Nurse

Our Administration Team

Amy Miles

Amy Miles

Practice Manager & RDN

GDC no: 187470 (registered 2010)

Lauren Bush


Jazmine Brown