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At Walker & Associates Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our Faringdon reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.
Find out more about each of our practice team members below.
B.Ch.D (Stell) 2002
GDC No. 161236
Agnieszka Oosthuizen, B.Ch.D, graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 2002. After qualifying, she worked in private practice in South Africa until 2009, when she moved to England. Agnieszka enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and after completing her qualifications in botox and dermal fillers in Harley Street, London, she also offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments in wrinkle reduction and smile augmentation.
LMD Lisbon 2007
GDC No. 118961
Pedro graduated in Portugal from the University of Lisbon in 2007 and moved to England in 2008.
In order to improve his skills, Pedro has attended a wide range of courses and always aims to meet the patient's expectations, achieving simultaneously a functional and aesthetically pleasing result.
Pedro has a friendly and relaxed approach, taking time to listen to the patient and thoroughly explain the dental treatment.
BDentSc Jordan 2005 Statutory Exam 2015
GDC No. 277341
Laila graduated in Jordan in 2005 from University of Science and Technology. and moved to England in 2019. She continued with her studies and completed her Master degree in clinical oral pathology from the University of Sheffield in 2009. Laila has over 15 years clinical experience. She is an enthusiastic and skilled practitioner who enjoys making people feel at ease when they visit. Laila says of working in the practice “I love treating all members of the community and enabling people to smile with confidence.
Zahnarzt Erlangen, Germany 2003
GDC No. 82838
Dragi graduated in Germany, Bavaria, from the University of Erlangen in 2003 and moved to England in 2004.
Following his mantra Vorsprung durch Technik Dragi keeps abreast with the latest advances in dentistry. He strongly believes in a holistic approach and treats all of his patients with genuine empathy, passion and enthusiasm.
Outside of dentistry Dragi enjoys keeping fit by running. He is a very keen traveller and loves exploring new cultures and cuisines around the globe.
BDS 2000, DipImpDent 2014, MSc Imp Dent 2000
GDC no. 77204
Vinay is an experienced, dedicated dentist with over 20 years in the profession. He has an active interest in dental implants. In 2014, Vinay was awarded the FGDP Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and completed his MSc in Implantology in 2020.
He has been involved in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants since 2006. In this time, he has successfully placed over 1,000 dental implants using implant systems including Astra, Nobel Biocare and BioHorizons.
Vinay takes referrals from practitioners for all aspects of implant dentistry, with treatments ranging from single implants to full arch restorations. He is experienced in all forms of oral surgery relating to implantology including sinus lifts, block bone grafting, soft tissue surgery and guided bone regeneration. He is also an active member of the Association of Dental Implantology.
Vinay qualified at Cardiff Dental School, University of Wales in 2000.
LMD Instituto Universitario De Ciencias De Saude 2014
GDC No. 291097
Mafalda graduated in Portugal in 2014, and was invited to join the Periodontology department of the university right after. This opportunity led her to start her journey working exclusively in periodontology since then. She did a Post-Graduate Residency program in Periodontology and later on Medicine and Oral Pathology.
Mafalda says that “being a dentist gave me the opportunity to understand how we can make a big difference in people’s lives by taking care of their smile, specially with their gums.” and her aim is to help patients to improve their self-confidence, involving them in the decision making process at every stage of their treatment.
Outside the clinical environment, Mafalda really enjoys arts and crafts, photography and traveling.
Dentist Practice Limited to Endodontics
Radboud University Nijmegen (Neth) 2003
GDC No. 251163
Jassar has over 16 years of private dental practice experience, during which he has mentored and coached in VT-equivalent dentist programs. Jassar has extensive experience in complex root canal treatments, prosthodontics, and digital scanning for crowns and bridges. During his years of the dental practice, he has insisted on continued academic development. He has been a lecturer in dentistry and head of department for a Dental Nursing Academy in the Netherlands. Jassar has limited his practice to Endodontics.
Jassar qualified from Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in 2003. Between 2004 and 2015 he was the co-owner and Managing Direct of 8 private dental practices. He has also served as a Management consultant for dental practice start-ups.
Jassar has been a strong advocate for high ethical standards in dentistry. Because the dental profession holds a special position of trust within society, it is our duty to examine, inform, recommend and treat patients with utmost integrirty.
Jassar is married and has two children (boy of 14 and girl of 12). A keen Real Madrid fan since childhood, he travels with his son to Madrid regularly to support his team. Hala Madrid!
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 2001
GDC No. 5855
Suzanne Masters has been at the practice since qualifying in 2001. Suzanne is a dedicated hygienist who has great rapport with the patients and we see wonderful results with her patients oral health.
Suzanne interest are swimming, seeing friends and reading. She has two children who take up most of her spare time with their interests.
Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2014
GDC No. 248478
Naho was born and grew up in Japan and after graduating as a dental hygienist from Ogaki Women's College she worked for six years in general and specialist clinics in Japan.
Following completion of an adaptation course at the University of Essex she gained with registration with the General Dental Council. She joined Walker & Associates in October 2021. She has a lot of experience treating nervous and advanced gum diseases patients. Her passion is helping patients prevent gum disease and making sure they have a confident smiles.
Outside work, she is busy with her children and enjoys exploring the English countryside with her dog.
Degree in Oral Health science 2020 Essex
GDC No. 262543
Luke grew up in Swindon and graduated from the University of Essex with Distinction.
He believes in a holistic preventative approach to dentistry, by implementing gradual behaviour adaptations in aspects such as brushing, diet, and exercise.
Luke ensures the best outcomes for each and every patient, utilising the British Society of Periodontology’s guidelines when treating patients with gum problems.
In his free time he enjoys cycling, attending live music events, and attempting - but badly - to play the guitar!
Head Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2012
GDC no. 245296
Paulina joined dentistry in 2012 qualifying in 2013 with Aylsebury College. Paulina has worked in and around Oxford as a Dental Nurse before joining the team in March 2020. In her spare time Paulina loves reading, baking, playing squash and loving her cat Simba.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Laura has worked at Walker & Associates for over 20 years. As our Reception Manager, Laura ensures the smooth running of day to day clinics and welcomes patients into the practice. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.
National Certificate NEBDN 2010
GDC no. 219366
Nicola has been a qualified Dental Nurse since 2010. She has a passion for implant nursing having passed her implant nursing course in 2017. She has returned to Faringdon after working in other practice around Oxfordshire. In her spare time Nicola enjoys photography, gardening, singing in a local choir, paddle boarding and kayaking with her family.
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018
GDC no. 277182
Megan joined us in March 2022. Since qualifying in 2018 she has worked in other local practices. Megan thoroughly enjoys being part of a large team and supporting patients undergoing specialist treatments. You'll also find her making candles in her spare time. Megan likes to light up everyone's day!
Qual-National Certificate 1996
GDC no. 106522
Leann is a qualified Dental Nurse. I qualified at Guys Dental Hospital in 1996. You will mainly see her working on Reception now.She has been working at Walker and Associates since August 2003. Prior to that Leann use to work for a Private Dental Practice in London. She moved from London to Faringdon in 1999.
Lenn is the youngest of 7 children. She is married and has one son. She has a love for animals, of which she has 2 rescue cats, 2 rabbits and fish. Leann also enjoys reading a good psychological book, which she has been known to just sit and read all day.
Clinical Support Assistant
Jemma joined us In February 2022. Jemma assists the clinical team working in our decontamination room. She ensures all our instruments are sterilised ready for the next patient. Jemma supports our Lead Nurse with clinical compliance. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family and friends.
Laura has worked at Walker & Associates for over 17 years.
As Head Receptionist Laura ensures the smooth running of day to day clinics and welcomes patients into the practice.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with my family & visiting new places.
Julian (aka Lala to friends family and work colleagues) has been with the Faringdon practice for over 20 years. Juliann's job is varied most days but front of house is probably where you'll see her. In a former life Juliann spent 12 years teaching equine pursuits to both young and old, and this was truly the very best time of my life. She has been married to Mark for over 19 years and is lucky enough to live in the beautiful Cotswolds.
Nathan re-joined the reception team in November 2021 after relocating back to Faringdon.
“I enjoy working at Walker & Associates because of the fantastic team and being able to support all our patients. In the future I’d like to continue developing my skills within the dental industry. When I’m not working, I enjoy country walks and good food”.
Sue joined our practice in March 23. She told us at interview that she's a people person so this position is great for her as Sue meets a variety of personalities every day. In her spare time Sue loves spending time with her family and walking her dog Bella on long country walks.
Portman Dental Care Awards
Regrettably, our NHS services ended on 30th September 2023. We explored all available options to carry on providing NHS services, but unfortunately these were exhausted, and we had no alternative but to hand back our contract and stop providing NHS services as of 30th September 2023. If you would like to find a new practice that accepts NHS patients, you can use the NHS find a dentist service.