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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.
BDS (Birm) 2010
GDC No. 192108
Dr Laura Hunter joined Walker & Associates Dental and Implant Clinic in 2013 after practicing for several years in Newbury. She is an enthusiastic and skilled practitioner who enjoys making people feel at ease when they visit. Laura says of working in the practice “I love treating all members of the community and enabling people to smile with confidence. I also have a masters degree in medical law and ethics in order to stay up to date with current and relevant issues."
Dr Elenza Jacob first started work as a Dental Clinician in June 1994 as an Intern at the College of Dental Surgery in Manipal, India. She has continued a progressive career working from Intern through to Associate Dentist.
She started her career in India tutoring in Periodontology progressing to Assistant Dentist role in dental practice. After moving to UK in 1997, she passed the dental qualifying exams and from 2005 she worked in Community dentistry and out of services in Oxfordshire. She has also worked in Independent and Corporate dental practices in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Dr Jacob is a conscientious clinician with a friendly, caring and positive approach to patients and she continues to improve her clinical expertise, skills and knowledge through Continued Personal Development, Courses and Clinical Journals.
GDC NO. 80584
Emma graduated from University of Newcastle in 2002. After qualifying she completed her vocational training year at a family run practice in Middlesbrough before moving to Wiltshire. Prior to joining the team at Walker & Associated in 2018 Emma spent 15 years at a mixed NHS and Private Practice in Swindon.
Emma enjoys building up a rapport with her patients, she makes them feel at ease in the dental setting.
Outside if work Emma enjoys walking, baking and keeping fit. She’s also kept busy by her two children.
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.
Dentist - Specialist in Periodontics
Statutory Exam 2007, BDS Sri Ramachandra 2006
GDC No. 110015
I began my career as a general practitioner in 2005 and developed a keen interest in Periodontology. This led me to pursue speciality training in periodontology at Sheffield University and I was awarded MClinDent in Periodontology. Along with this I also completed advanced restorative training simultaneously, which gave me well rounded knowledge in planning and treatment of complex multi-faceted patients needing treatment of teeth wear, occlusal problems and Implant dentistry. Whilst training, I continued to work in general outreach clinics providing minor oral surgery care to trauma patients and was a clinical tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Sheffield and Bristol University. In 2012, post completion of my training I entered the General Dental Council’s Specialist register as a Periodontist.
I currently provide private care for patients with complex Periodontal needs in Swindon, Marlborough, Farringdon and Bristol areas. I regularly lecture on various aspects of Periodontal research and treatment and, along with non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy, I also undertake laser treatment for periodontal problems.
I’ve undertaken extensive research related to a novel diode laser for the treatment of periodontal disease in immunocompromised patients. With over 13 years’ experience in dental practice and secondary care I have been fortunate enough to amass a wealth of knowledge for a holistic person-centred approach to treatment for my patients.
I’m a member of the British Society of Periodontology, International team for Implantology and European Federation of Periodontology and regularly attend seminars and conventions to upkeep with new evidence-based techniques. I absolutely love shopping, socialising with friends and hiking in my spare time.
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!
Stephanie is committed to managing the practice’s standards of patient care, health and safety, and clinical excellence, and supporting all team members. She has a wealth of management experience and is keen to collaborate with and support other local businesses. In 2020 Stephanie completed a Diploma in HRM and is an Associate member of the CIPD.
In her spare time Stephanie enjoys exploring the Cotswold countryside with her husband and spaniel, endeavouring to research the local public houses at the end of a long walk
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.
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 & Receptionist
Lauren joined Walker & Associates in July 2019 as a Trainee Dental Nurse and Receptionist. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, doing outside activities and watching movies.
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.
Trainee Dental Nurse
My name is Marcela. I am a full-time Trainee Dental Nurse at Walker & Associates Dental & Implant Clinic. I have recently joined the practice and I am enjoying my time here being part of a friendly and supportive team.
I love challenges and learning new things. I consider myself calm and enthusiastic person who understands needs of other people.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and Luke (my cat). I also love cooking and joining yoga classes.
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 nearly 17 years.
Juliann's job is varied most days but front of house is probably the best place to be.
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.
I have been married to Mark for 16 years and we are lucky enough to live in the beautiful Cotswolds.
Rebeckah (Bex) joined the practice in August 2021 after working in an administrative background.
Bex is also a whiz with computers and social media so look out for our posts!
She grew up in Norfolk and made the move to Oxfordshire with her partner and dog in 2015.
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”.
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