Meet the team

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.

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Dr Agnieszka Oosthuizen

Dentist
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.

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Dr Sarah Patter

Dentist
BDS (Lpool) 2013
GDC No. 243826

Sarah 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.

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Dr Laura Hunter

Dentist
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 am also studying for a masters degree in medical law and ethics in order to stay up to date with current and relevant issues."

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Dr Emma Burke

Dentist
BDS (Ncle) 2002 
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 Middlesborough 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 patient and helping to make them feel at ease in the dental setting. 
Outside if work Emma enjoys walking, baking and keeping fit and is kept busy by her two young children.

Dr Bhavya Mohan

Dentist - Specialist in Periodontics
Statutory Exam 2007, BDS Sri Ramachandra 2006
GDC No. 110015

Dr Bahvya Mohan  began her career as a general practitioner in 2005 and developed a keen interest in Periodontology. This led her to pursue speciality training in periodontology at Sheffield University and she was awarded MClinDent in Periodontology. Along with this Bhavya also completed advanced restorative training simultaneously, which gave her well rounded knowledge in planning and treatment of complex multi-faceted patients needing treatment of teeth wear, occlusal problems and Implant dentistry. Whilst training, she 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 her training she entered the General Dental Council’s Specialist register as a Periodontist. 
Bhavya currently provides private care for patients with complex Periodontal needs in Swindon, Bristol and Oxford areas. She regularly lectures on various aspects of Periodontal research and treatment and, along with non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy. She has also undertake laser treatment for periodontal problems. 
Bhavya has 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 she has been fortunate enough to amass a wealth of knowledge for a holistic person-centred approach to treatment for her patients.
Bhavya is 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.

Dr Amira Al'Ahmar

Prosthodontist - Specialist interest in Dental Implants
BDS (Bris) 2003, MSC Clin Dent
GDC No. 82093

Dr Amira Al-Ahmar is a registered Specialist Prosthodontist. She graduated from Bristol University (BDS) in 2003, and successfully gained a Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics from the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in 2012.
Since 2003, she carried out a number of training posts in hospital Restorative and Maxillofacial Surgery Units around the UK. During this time she was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery. After 3 years in general dental practice, she commenced specialist training in prosthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, where she carried out extensive full mouth rehabilitations on teeth and implants.
Amira gained the Membership in Restorative Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons of England, in 2014. This led to her being placed on the GDC Specialist List in Prosthodontics.
Throughout her career, Amira presented her research in both UK and international conferences. Previously, she taught undergraduate students at Bristol Dental School, and now continues to teach  post-graduate dentists at the Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital. She is a clinical trainer in the field of prosthodontics, as part of the Oxford Deanery.
Amira provides a full range of prosthodontics treatment including fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics. She takes great interest in her patients, adopting a holistic approach in the provision of care and restoration of smiles, function and comfort.

Dr Mandy Tulett

Dentist
BDS Wales 2008
GDC No. 153161

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Pia Blackman

Practice Manager

Pia has spent 29 years working within the field of dentistry. She worked as a dental nurse in practice for 13 years and then became a self employed Dental Nurse working in different dental practices around Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire for 3 years.

During that time Pia qualified as a Dental Practice Manager obtaining her BTEC certificate in 2003. Pia has been a Dental Practice Manager for 13 years in total and has been with Portman Dental Care since October 2015.

In her spare time Pia enjoys pampering her cats, chickens and various other pets.

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Suzanne-Marie Masters

Dental Hygienist
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.

Carrie Jackson

Dental Hygienist
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.

Emily Taylor

Dental Hygienist
Foundation Degree in Oral Health Science Essex 2016
GDC no. 233843

Emily Joined Walker & Associates in September 2018.

Emily helps patients attain the best dental health they can, in a relaxed and gentle manner. She is especially good with patients who are nervous, and takes time to build trust and confidence.
Emily qualified with a Distinction and the Deans Award of Excellence from the University of Essex in August 2016. Since qualifying as a hygienist, she has worked in a number of general dental practices, gaining valuable experience in patient care.
In October 2017, Emily undertook a two-week volunteering trip to Nepal providing oral care to a remote village as part of the Oral Care for Developing Countries charity.
Emily is a very passionate sports person with interests in; triathlon, running, cycling, swimming and skiing. She has completed many sporting events including Ironman Barcelona in October 2015 and Brighton Marathon in 2014.

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Johana Busza

Head Dental Nurse
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015
GDC no. 260261

Johana qualified and joined Walker and Associates Dental and Implant Clinic in 2015. She is overseas qualified with 19 years of experience in dental nursing, trained by specialists from every branch of dentistry, she enjoys working together with the dentist by providing chair side support required for treatments and patient care.
In her spare time she enjoys cooking with her family and friends, trying new food recipes. She is also constantly studying and learning.

Alex Poulsom

Dental Nurse
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.

Gemma Bungay

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015
GDC no. 261243

Gemma started with the practice in December 2018, but has been working within the dental industry as a dental nurse for six years.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, keeping fit, traveling and eating out.

Sandra Pearce

Dental Nurse
Qual-National Certificate NEBDN 1991
GDC no. 108905

Sandra  has been working at the Dental practice in Faringdon since 1978 as a Dental Nurse. She Qualified in 1992 and also has an Oral Health Educator Qualification Sandra worked for the previous owners and became Peter Walkers senior dental nurse when he took the practice over in 1990 and worked with him until he retired and Potman Dental took over.

Gina Stefan

Dental Nurse
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2018
GDC no. 280165

Bethany Pinchen

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018
GDC no. 278269

Bethany is a dental nurse at walker and associates, joining April 2018. She has been doing dental nursing since 2017 and qualified in 2018. 

In her spare time she like to spend time with family, friends and her two dogs Charlie and Louis.

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Marsha Haynes

Decon Nurse 

Nicolle Lovegrove

Trainee Dental Nurse

Nicolle joined Walker & Associates in 2016 as a Decon nurse. Nicolle is now training to be a dental nurse.
Nicolle enjoys long walks, going to the gym and cooking.

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Leann Poultney

Receptionist/Dental Nurse
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.

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Laura Newbury

Head Receptionist 

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.

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Nathan Williams

Receptionist 

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Juliann Burrows

Receptionist 

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.

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