Sela graduated in Dentistry from UMDS of Guy's and St Thomas's Dental Hospital, London in 1999. Thereafter, she worked as a house officer in Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry at Guy's Hospital. Following this she spent a year as a vocational trainee, then a spell in general dental practice where she obtained both her MFGDP and MFDS, before returning to hospital as a Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2002. She then underwent her Specialist Registrar training in Restorative Dentistry, whilst undertaking an Eastman Conservative Dentistry Masters programme in 2003/4, which she passed with distinction.
Sela was awarded Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry in November 2007 and is on the Specialist Register for Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Periodontology, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
She was appointed Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital in January 2008 and Queen Mary's Sidcup in October 2009, which became part of King's College Hospital in October 2013. She lectures widely. Sela has extensive experience restoring complex restorative cases for patients who suffer from tooth wear, hypodontia or have missing teeth with, crowns, bridges or dentures, as well as Implant therapy.
She also accepts referrals for patients requiring periodontal treatment both non-surgically and surgically, as well as patients requiring endodontic treatment and surgical endodontics.
She is happy to see self-referred patients for a consultation, as well as receive referrals from general dental practitioners regarding any restorative cases, requiring a specialist opinion.
Sela divides her time between being a joint partner/owner of Little Common Dental Practice with her brother Ali Hussain, and a consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Kings College NHS Trust.
Prosthodontics – A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who is skilled in the replacement of missing teeth and the restoration of natural teeth. They are registered on the general dental council’s specialist list, and have had at least 4 years of postgraduate training within a teaching hospital. This type of specialist is trained to deal with complicated and simple restorations of the whole mouth as well as treating facial deformities. Common procedures treated by a prosthodontist may include dentures, fixed bridges, crowns, implants, veneers and more.
Endodontics – An endodontist is a dentist that specialises in the care and treatment and diagnosis of the dental pulp, tooth root, and surrounding tissues and in the associated practice of root canal therapy. Patients are referred to an endodontist when their nerve becomes infected.
Periodontology - A periodontist is a dental specialist that has completed an additional 4 years of specialty training in diagnosing, preventing and treating gum disease. Periodontists can also place dental implants as well as perform cosmetic periodontal treatments.
Dental Implant – A dental implant is a small screw that acts as an artificial tooth root when placed into the jawbone. It is made of titanium, a metal well-accepted by the body and one that can form a strong bond with the bone to create a stable foundation, to create an anchor for the placement of a crown, bridge or denture.
Hypodontia – Is the dental term for missing teeth. Sometimes teeth do not form, it is generally a genetic problem and often occurs in families.
An emergency service is provided so that we can continue to look after our regular patients if dental problems occur when the practice is closed. This information is available out of hours on the answer phone. Emergency appointments are available Monday to Friday during normal surgery hours. These are bookable no more than 24 hours in advance.
Time constraints limit the treatment that can be performed during emergency appointments and whilst we will endeavor to resolve your immediate problem, it will occasionally be necessary to book follow-up appointments to enable treatment completion.
Should you have an out of hours dental emergency that cannot wait, please ring the surgery on 01424 845530 where our out of hours emergency numbers will be provided.
Your call will be triaged and dependant on the problem advice will be given or a dentist will be called out to see you at the practice.
This service is only available to our registered patients. If a dentist is called out there is a minimum charge of £200 to open the surgery, any treatment carried out will incur a further charge.