Meet Our Team

Dr. Alex Manuelsson

Practice Owner and Principle Dentist

DDS Tandläkare Umeå University 1999

GDC Number: 75532

Qualified in 1998 in Sweden, Alex moved to the UK and took over the ownership of Affinity Dental Clinic in year 2000. Alex’s mission has been to create a family-oriented practice, in a friendly environment, offering up to date dentistry to the highest standards.

Alex provides a wide and comprehensive range of dental treatment (computerised dentistry and same day ceramic restorations, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Implants and Cosmetic dentistry to name a few). He has had the privilege of seeing the results of his works, year after year, for over 20 years.

Alex’s roll at the practice has gradually shifted from practicing dentistry to training and mentoring young and enthusiastic generation of his associate dentists.

Dr. Morad Shafy

Associate Dentist

MDDr Prague 2015

GDC Number: 258587

Dr. Morad Shafy, our dedicated dental practitioner, first achieved his Dental Degree from Charles University in Prague back in 2015. Always striving to improve, Morad honed his skills with an advanced endodontics masterclass from Eastman Dental Institute in London and is now diligently working towards a Master’s in Advanced Dental Implantology.

But, it's not just his qualifications that make Dr. Shafy special. It's his natural ability to connect with his patients on a personal level, placing their needs at the forefront of his practice. His gentle approach, combined with his comprehensive understanding of complex dental procedures, makes every treatment a stress-free experience.

Morad is particularly adept at crafting comprehensive treatment plans for complex dental cases. His expertise in root canals and implant placements, no matter how simple or complex, ensures his patients receive top-notch care with results that truly make a difference.

And when he’s not taking care of smiles in the office, you’ll find Dr. Shafy staying active in a local football league. He's also a budding scuba diver, working towards achieving his dive master status by the end of this year.

In essence, Dr. Shafy is more than just your dentist. He's a member of your community who genuinely cares about your oral health and overall well-being. So, when you visit Dr. Shafy, rest assured you're not just getting professional dental care, but also a friendly, down-to-earth experience that keeps you at ease.

Dr. Anitha Baskaran

Associate Dentist

BDS University of Aberdeen 2019

GDC Number: 283888

Anitha graduated in Dentistry in 2019 from the Aberdeen institute of Dentistry. She has been a dentist at Affinity dental clinic since 2021 and offers both NHS and private dental services. Since then, she has developed a particular interest in cosmetic and aesthetic Dentistry. Anitha is a firm believer of minimalistic dentistry and one of her aims during treatment is to make most of your natural teeth by aligning, whitening and bonding rather than drilling your tooth away for cosmetic purposes. 

Anitha also prides herself on her ability to provide the highest level of care whilst delivering an experience that is as relaxing and pain free as possible for her patients.

Dr. Naina Hasan

Associate Dentist

BDS London 2004

GDC Number: 83954

Naina Hasan qualified in 2004 from Guys, Kings, & St Thomas’ school of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK. 

Naina is one of our highly experienced dentists, who is committed to post graduate education, keeping herself up to date with the latest materials and techniques. 

Naina has a particular interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry, to include composite bonding, orthodontics and ceramic restorations. 

Beyond dentistry, Naina enjoys travelling around the globe. When she isn’t at a Rubix cubing competition, you will find her growing her own vegetables in her garden.

Dr. Shayan Sajid

Associate Dentist

Dr Med Dent Semmelweis University 2021

GDC Number: 297221
Shayan graduated in 2021 from Semmelweis University in Budapest. She is a passionate advocate for better oral health, by emphasising preventive measures and patient education. She takes immense pride in helping people achieve optimal oral health. 
Shayan loves engaging in warm and welcoming chats with her patients and colleagues, which in turn creates an atmosphere of comfort and trust in her practice. 
Shayan is currently training for a Level 7 Diploma in Facial Aesthetics and is keen to offer this to her patients in the future.

Mrs. Jennifer Mathew

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Diploma Dental Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2005
Diploma Dental Hygiene London 2004

GDC Number: 6592

Having qualified as a Dental Hygienist / Therapist from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital in 2004/2005, she has been diligently providing hygiene treatment at practices throughout Essex. Her main priority is to ensure patient comfort and satisfaction, taking pride from the relationships she builds with her patients. 

Mrs. Cara Archer

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

BSc Oral Health Science University of Manchester 2004

GDC Number: 6599

Cara qualified from Manchester Dental University in 2004 with a BSc degree in Oral Health Sciences. For the past 2 decades, she has worked in a number of dental practices across Essex offering highest standard of periodontal treatment to her patients. Cara spent a few years in South Africa carrying out volunteer community works before returning to the UK in 2011. 

Miss. Clare Barber

Practice Manager

Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management – 2022
National Certificate NEBDN 2010

GDC Number: 207891

Clare started working at Affinity Dental in 2009 and worked her way up to become the most senior member of our staff. She is loved both by patients and colleagues for her compassionate, genuinely helpful, and friendly approach.

Other Supporting Staff:

Miss. Marta Bogulak

Dental Nurse

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2016

GDC No. 265996

Mrs. Natacha Bailey

Dental Nurse

National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2020

GDC No. 290907

Miss. Supriya Gurung 

Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019

GDC No. 286473

Mrs. Jade Brown

Receptionist

Open 9am -5pm Monday to Friday

Occasional Saturdays – Private only

Vacancies available. Contact the practice by phone to enquire

Suite 1E
Southgate House
88 Town Centre
Basildon ( Essex )
SS14 1BN

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