Our Dentists and experienced support staff will listen to your dental concerns and discuss the options for treatment with you. The benefit to you of our team approach is the exceptional dental experience that we deliver and the achievement of a healthy and confident smile.

Juliana Schimidt

Managing Director and Practice Manager

Juliana is the owner and practice manager of Dental Pods and is passionate about dentistry and in promoting oral health. Dental Pods is a product of those beliefs.  Juliana is a qualified and registered Dental Nurse. She has been practising for 14 years and has a keen interest in patient care and introducing new dental treatments. She has extensive experience of nursing both in the United States and in the United Kingdom and has worked in a range of private and mixed (private/NHS) practices.

Juliana is hardworking and dedicated to her profession. She is committed to establishing Dental Pods as a leader in the field of Dentistry and is looking to develop preventative dentistry by working with local schools and early years providers. In this respect, Juliana is ably assisted by Dr Eleanor Elephant, our children’s dental mascot. Juliana will often be your first contact at Dental Pods and should you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask her!

Areas of Experience

  • Teeth alignment
  • General
  • Cosmetic

Dr Andrew Stewart

GDC No: 245151

Andrew graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry in 2013.

Andrew is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh having received his Diploma in 2016.

He has a particular interest in restoring people’s smiles using state of the art techniques and equipment to help provide a comfortable relaxing and pain free dental experience. Andrew is committed to helping patients to overcome dental anxiety and phobias and as such is registered as a Dental Phobia practitioner.

His greatest satisfaction with dentistry is exceeding a person’s expectations, something that he sets out to do every day.

As a modern dentist Andrew has a keen interest in dental technology, staying abreast and up to date with the latest developments in materials and techniques having used both laser and CADCAM technology when providing treatment for his patients.

Andrew enjoys giving back to the community and is currently fronting a project to improve the oral health of elderly people in residential homes and offers tooth crisis clinics for people who are suffering as a result of their teeth.

In his free time Andrew enjoys listening to music, keeping active at the gym and is a season ticket holder at his much-loved Arsenal. He also helps aspiring dentists prepare for a career in dentistry.

Areas of Experience

  • Implant Dentistry
  • Full mouth restorations
  • Laser treatments and the treatment of gum disease
  • Surgical procedures, including complex extractions and root canal treatments

Dr Hristo Gushkov

Dr Hristo Gushkov or “Chris” to his patients, has practised dentistry since 2003 and is a qualified surgeon. He has significant dental experience and has worked across Europe, the United States and in the United Kingdom. This has included, working for NATO in a NATO military hospital based in Germany for over 5 years.

Chris performs a wide range of dental treatments but has particular experience in dental implants, laser treatments and surgical extractions.

Chris is member of the British Dental Association and the Association of Dental Implantology. When not in the surgery you will most likely find him playing football or spending time with his family.

Areas of Experience

  • Promoting children’s dental care

Dr Eleanor Elephant

Dr Eleanor or “Eli”, is our our Children’s Mascot who we have created to support and promote oral care in children and young people. Going to the dentist can be chore or even a scary experience for children (and adults!). Dr Eleanor is on hand to re-assure our younger patients and to help them feel at ease when attending an appointment!

Dr Eleanor regularly attends local Children’s Centres and schools and is keen to promote good oral care. She will show parents and children how to brush their teeth and the steps that are needed to maintain a healthy set of teeth and gums.

When not in the surgery, Eleanor takes long breaks in Africa with her family.

Diane Pop Gusal

Diane has worked in dentistry for  is an experienced Dental Nurse.