Meet the team


Dr James Connan BChD

James is the principal dentist at Surbiton Dental, joining the team after working in private practice in Raynes Park and Australia.

He is passionate about always providing the highest possible quality of care in a calm, gentle manner.  He is constantly honing his skills with extensive postgraduate education, training with world renowned dentists. His main areas of interest are general and cosmetic dentistry.  He particularly enjoys transforming smiles using Invisalign.

Outside of work James is an avid sportsman.  He keeps fit playing a variety of sports including Rugby, Football and Golf.  He loves skiing and travelling to immerse himself in different cultures.



Wasey HabibI qualified from Guy’s Hospital Dental School in 1979. After working in several practices, I started the Surbiton Dental Practice in Tolworth in 1983.

My main interests are Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Invisible Braces and Facial Rejuvenation procedures (wrinkle correction and dermal fillers).

Over the years I have attended many courses in the UK, USA and Europe, working with many leading dentists, so that I can provide the highest standard of dental care to my patients.

My patients will tell you that I am extremely gentle and caring and very good at putting nervous patients at ease, very quickly. They also love the way I give painless injections.

I really enjoy helping patients improve their smile and their confidence.

I strongly believe in keeping up to date with the latest advances in dentistry and regularly attend courses, so that I can provide a world-class service to my patients.

I am a member of:

:: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
:: British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
:: Association of Dental Implantology
:: European Association of Osseintegration
:: British Dental Association
:: I am an accredited Invisalign practitioner

I am registered with the General Dental Council. My GDC registration number is 53773. If you would like more information about the GDC please visit

Away from the practice I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the gym, running, playing football, table tennis, chess and the guitar.



Saeeda HabibHello, I’m Saeeda. I qualified from King’s College, London as a hygienist in 1995. My GDC registration number is 4970.

I work closely with the dentist to look after your oral health; I make sure that your teeth and gums are in tip-top condition.

I clean your teeth very gently and use the latest pastes and polishes. I use a brilliant stain removal system which leaves your teeth looking whiter and brighter, and feeling fantastic!

I will advise you on how to maintain a good oral hygiene program at home, including the use of toothbrushes, dental floss, inter-dental brushes and mouth rinses.

Prevention is the key to a healthy smile and it’s my passionate aim to ensure we take good care of your smile.

I love working with nervous patients and helping them overcome their fears.

Outside of work I enjoy reading novels, going to the gym and watching films.



NickiHello, I’m Nicki. I’m the practice manageress and have been working here at Surbiton Dental for 5 years. I love working here; I get the opportunity to meet lots of interesting people and my main aim is to help people feel at ease before they meet the dentist by presenting a warm, friendly smile and answering any queries patients may have.

I take pride in running an efficient and organised reception desk and provide an important communication link between patients and the dentist. Out of work I like to spend time with my daughter and enjoy eating out and going to the cinema.



Hello, I’m Stacey. I’ve worked at Surbiton Dental for about a year now. I’m presently doing my dental nurse training. I greet the patients with a warm smile when they enter the surgery and really enjoy talking to them and helping to make them feel relaxed and at ease during their treatment.

I really find dentistry interesting because we do so many different treatments, from basic crowns and bridges to dental implants and Invisalign. I play a very supportive role in preparing the surgery for each type of treatment and also during the treatment itself. I love seeing the smile on patients’ faces when they see the final result after their cosmetic dental treatment! Out of work I like cooking, eating out and going to the cinema.