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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.
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.
BDS (Lpool) 2013
GDC No. 243826
Saran qualified from the University of Liverpool. She has also attained a diploma in Primary Dental Care from the University of Kent. Her interest in restorative dentistry led to embarking on a Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry course with the renowned Dr Christopher Orr enhancing her skills.
Saran holds advanced skills in facial aesthetics including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. She has a caring and gentle approach to all of her patients and remains committed to continued professional development.
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!
Statutory Exam 2019 BDS Himachal Pradesh 2013
GDC No. 281887
Dr Haritima Kahol graduated from Himachal University in India in 2012. After graduation she pursued and specialised in Paediatric dentistry in 2016. In 2017 Haritima moved to the UK and successfully qualified the Overseas registration exam in 2019. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is enthusiastic about promoting a preventative approach to dental care with an outstanding level of dental service.
Haritima supports nervous patients in overcoming their fears of dentistry ensuring a positive patient journey.
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!
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1989
GDC no. 3771
Carrie Jackson started her career in dentistry as a Dental Nurse in 1985, she then went on to train as a Dental Hygienist at King College London and qualified in 1989. She worked at a number of practice to gain a wide range of experience before settling at Gloucester House Dental Practice in 1994.
Carrie has twin boys Thomas and Luke who are now teenagers and keep her busy but she does find time to keep fit by running 3 times per week.
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.
Qual-National Certificate NEBDN 2008
GDC no. 150846
Since qualifying as a dental nurse in 2008, Alex enjoys the varied work life that comes with being a dental nurse.
During this time Alex has gained further qualifications in Implant nursing, Intravenous sedation and First Aid.
After spending far too much time commuting, Alex decided to work at a local dental practice and joined Walker and Assocaites in January 2019.
In her spare time, Alex enjoys spending time with family and friends. Living in such beautiful countryside, she loves going for long walks with her dog whatever the weather.
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
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.
Portman Dental Care Awards
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