About Us




Principal Dentist

Dr Zuleyha Cetinkaya, BDS (1998)

Zuleyha qualified from Marmara University – Faculty of Dentistry in Istanbul, Turkey in 1998. She has worked as a private dental practitioner for a number of years in Istanbul.

Prior to taking over Sistova Road Dental Studio in 2014, she joined Lupus Street Dental Practice in May 2010 as an Associate Dentist, where she worked for four years. Zuleyha brings a wealth of experience in general dental practice. She has a passion for providing the very best for her patients by working within an experienced team. Her kind and gentle approach ensures that her patients are always happy. She enjoys every aspect of general dentistry with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, preventive dentistry, treating anxious patients and oral surgery.

Zuleyha lives with her husband, 6 year old son and 2,5 year old daughter in London. She is a keen traveller. She has visited over 25 countries across 5 continents and has been exposed to a wide range of cultures. In addition to travelling, she has a passion for diving and she is a certified PADI scuba diver.





Dr Vishal Raichura, Balham dentist

Dental Practitioner

Dr Vishal Raichura, BDS(Bris)


Vishal graduated from the University of Bristol, and following his vocational training at the Lupus Street Dental Practice, has joined the Sistova Road Dental Studio in September 2014.

Vishal enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a keen interest in endodontics and periodontology. He focuses on preventative dentistry and treats patients in a relaxed and friendly manner. Being very dedicated to postgraduate education, Vishal regularly attends courses and conferences and has completed part one of gaining his Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Outside of dentistry, Vishal thoroughly enjoys swimming and badminton. He has also recently started playing golf.





Mrs Sifa Sackey, Dental Nurse

Dental Nurse

Mrs Sifa Sackey

Sifa was born in London, England and grew up in North Cyprus. She returned to the UK and studied Animal Management. After working with animals in various settings for 6 years, she decided to change direction and embark on a dental nursing course to become a dental nurse.

Sifa joined Sistova Road Dental Studio in July 2014 as a trainee dental nurse, and is currently studying the National Diploma in Dental Nursing through Tempdent Ltd. She finds working in the dentistry field very rewarding and is keen on patient care. She would like to develop her skills and knowledge further to specialise in oral health education.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and keeping up with the latest archaeological discoveries.





Virna Sylvester, Receptionist


Virna Sylvester

Virna has over five years experience as a receptionist and has joined the team in 2014.

Originally from Indonesia, she now lives in South London with her husband. Virna has travelled and visited numerous countries across Asia and speaks three languages. She is a keen cook who enjoys gardening and practices yoga.






Sistova Road Dental Studio, Balham, South London