Workforce, training and education
East of England
Hemel Smile Studios
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Year Qualified: 
Year Qualified: 2012
GDC Number: 
GDC Reg: 229847
Year Qualified: 
Year Qualified: 2011
GDC Number: 
GDC Reg: 211279
Hemel Smile Studios
69 Marlowes
Hemel Hempstead
Phone Number: 
Tel: 01442 251619

The Educational Supervisors: Nilesh Limani - I have been with Obex Dental for 10 years, as an associate; currently work in Hemel Smile Studios, for the last 6 years as a general dentist.  I qualified from Barts & The London in 2012 and completed my FD year on the East London & City scheme, completing my MFDS in this time.  I have completed further courses in Advanced Operative Aesthetics & Restorative Dentistry by Aspire in 2017 and a Botox & Facial Dermal Filler course in 2018.
 I have always had a passion for teaching and supported young dentists, informally, to improve their skills. My aim is to help you grow into a competent, confident and caring practitioner with high ethical and moral standards.  To help me support you in your time at Obex, I have partnered up with Abida Hirij.  We have known each other 9 years inside and outside of a professional environment, sharing similar morals, interests and we are confident that we can invest the right amount of time with you to see you thrive within the practice.
 I try to obtain a good work/ life balance and encourage my team and colleagues to do likewise. Outside of dentistry I try to keep fit, enjoy traveling. I am family orientated and appreciate spending time and creating memories with them.
Abida Hirji - I qualified from Kings College London in 2011 and completed my Foundation Training year with the London Deanery. I completed the MJDF qualification in 2012 and a certificate in Restorative Dental Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute in 2015.
Since graduating, I have worked in general practice and have worked for Obex for the last 11 years and particularly enjoy restorative, aesthetic dentistry and treating children. I enjoy teaching and have helped newly graduated associates which have joined the practice with their clinical work. I always aim to provide good quality ethical dentistry and look forward to mentoring you clinically into a confident clinician. My hobbies include going to the gym and playing tennis.


The Practice: Hemel Smile Studios Marlowes, is part of Obex Dental, and is a busy long-established family orientated dental practice, with a strong emphasis on good quality continuing care, located in the centre of Hemel Hempstead. It is a newly refurbished, air conditioned, 4-surgery practice organized over 2 floors, and has a blend of NHS and private patients.
The practice continues to move at pace with technology; Kavo dental chairs, digital sensors and phosphor plates, fibre optic hand pieces, iTero Scanners, OPG, Cerec same day crown system, Pulp testers, Apex locators, rotary endo systems, Prophy stain removal kit, Rondo-flex air abrasion kit, multiple composite and matrix systems are all on hand to enhance daily life.  All surgeries have computer with Exact software,tablets,and parking is available for the DFT.
The clinical team are dedicated and established in supporting each other in their different aspects of dentistry. Furthermore, you will have access to our sister specialist referral centre (Hertfordshire Centre for Dentistry) for exposure to high end specialist treatment.
Making the transition from university to life in dentistry doesn’t need to be daunting, we have an amazing team of qualified nurses, who are trained in radiography and oral health, some trainee nurses too (Kings College), and a reception team that will support you with your diary management, alongside an open-door policy you will be fully supported in your learning needs – we all want you to succeed.


The Area: Hemel Hempstead has a lovely old town which has been used for many movie sets, including Tom Hanks in Masters of the Air and recently ‘After life’ with Ricky Gervais. The town has a variety of clothing shops and places to eat including restaurants and coffee shops. There is also beautiful park situated minutes walking distance from the practice if you love to get those steps in over lunch!
Hemel Hempstead is a town in the Dacorum district in Hertfordshire, it has direct links into London (Euston) via train in approximately 30 minutes and has easy access to the M1 at J8.  

Other Points of Interest: Hemel Smile Studio is part of Obex Dental, which means collectively we have a wealth of experience, whether it is in dentistry or simply life, we can pretty much guarantee someone will be able to help you!  
We don’t just see the patients that come through our doors, we are passionate about the community and trying to make sure that children have access to oral health care.  We aim to create ‘pop up’ clinics to educate and provide access, whilst also taking on children under the NHS.  This is also why we are supporting “Dallaglio Rugbyworks” who receive 100% of all our sundry sales, this helps them work with young people aged 12-18 who are experiencing school exclusion to help support them in realising their full potential for the future.