Meet the Team
At Bewdley dental practice all the staff have been hand picked and you will find a team that is caring and passionate about their work with a good sense of humour all done in a relaxed and friendly environment.
As the premiere dental practice in the area we do unfortunately have a waiting list of about 6/8 weeks for NHS patients. This is due to the high standard we try to achieve on each and every patient wether they are NHS or private, this is shown by the reviews we have received.
Jagprit Hear – B.D.S. (Kings College London) – Principal Dentist
Since qualifying from Kings College in 2001 I have attended many postgraduate courses instilling in me the confidence and knowledge so that patients receive the foremost treatment, whether it be a simple tooth coloured filling or the most demanding full mouth cosmetic rehabilitation.
I was one of the first people in England to attend the new revolutionary Fastbraces course which allows teeth to be straightened in only 3 to 10 months!
My ambition to stay at the cutting edge of dentistry has led me to complete a year long implant course in Manchester which lead on to a sinus/ bone grafting course at the Royal College of Surgeons in London .
I enjoy socialising with family/friends and can’t believe how quick my children grow!
Apart from my children I have two passions in life, Liverpool fc and cars. One leads me to despair and the other one will probably lead me to financial ruin.
Ben Bushell – B.D.S. (U. Leeds) – Principal Dentist
I graduated from Leeds University in 2003, I have worked in general practice since. From Birmingham to Worcester, now I work between Malvern and Bewdley. I enjoy the challenge of nervous patients and working in an informal manner to put patients at ease. I enjoy cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery which has led me to completing the Manchester Dental Implants course and a sinus and bone grafting course at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.In my younger days I was a keen Rugby player for Kings Norton and Leeds Medics , now an avid supporter exclusively, disregard my comeback propaganda. I also have a passion for the outdoors both at home exploring with the dogs, and travelling to far flung places such as Peru and British Columbia.
Manjit Rai – B.D.S. (U. Birm) – Senior Dentist
I qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 1993. After two years beginning my career in rural north Wales I returned back to the Midlands. I have served as a Vocational Trainer to new graduates. I have been working in Worcestershire for the last six years.In my spare time I am a vicarious reader of books and enjoy travelling and discovering new places.
Deenun Kaur Chana – B.D.S. (U. Birm) – Dentist
I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012, and have also completed a MFDS postgraduate diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons. I have a particular interest in endodontics (root canal treatment), aesthetic and restorative dentistry.
Outside of work, I enjoy socialising with friends and family, painting, travelling, as well as being the ultimate Beyonce fan!
Temilade Ajimoko – B.D.S. (U. Birm) – Dentist
I qualified from the university of Birmingham in 2009 and have worked in general dental practice in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire before joining Bewdley Dental Practice.I aim to provide comprehensive dental care in a relaxed and informative manner.In 2016 I graduated with the diploma in endodontic practice (root canal treatment) with merit from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute. I aim to provide pain-free treatment using the latest techniques to enable patients to retain their teeth for longer.Outside of dentistry I have a passion for cars and like to keep active and enjoy football, skiing and tennis, although to be honest with more enthusiasm than talent. I’m happy to chat away about the world of sport to anyone willing to listen.
Gurpreet Nandra – B.Sc.(Hons) D.M.D. – Dentist
Dr Gurpreet Nandra, also known as Guri, began his journey into healthcare with an honours degree in Human Biology at the University of Birmingham before broadening his horizons and becoming a Doctor of Medical Dentistry at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. Being a student of dentistry at an international university allowed him to meet and study with people from all over the world. Dr Nandra is able to converse in multiple languages and has received praise from patients for his communication skills and warm nature.
Dr Nandra has an interest in all aspects of general dentistry and has a particular talent for dealing with anxious patients; in addition, he is fully certified to provide treatment under sedation.
He enjoys renewing patients’ confidence not only in dentists but also in themselves, encouraging them to want to smile again.
He is aiming to advance his career and has completed a Diploma in restorative dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons, England. Dr Nandra is an Invisalign provider and is keen to continue further post graduate studies in orthodontics.
Outside of dentistry Dr Nandra is a keen sportsman partaking in regular team sports such as football, cricket and golf. His passion other than dentistry is music and cars.
Dr Carl Horton – Implantologist
Carl Horton is passionate about patient care and has travelled the world sharing his knowledge and lecturing extensively on treatment models and his pioneering research. After graduating from Birmingham Dental Hospital in 1996 Carl worked predominately in private general practice. He went on to complete an MSc in both periodontology and implantology. Carl, who has lectured on international platforms in San Francisco, Gothenburg and Athens, also assisted in the training of foundation stage dentists at Birmingham University, in both clinical practice and restorative procedures, as well as delivering postgraduate lectures. He is Co-director of the West Midlands MSc VSSA for dental implantology, and mentors those learning about implants.
Kate Bootman – Implant Co-ordinator
Kate has over 28 years of experience in dentistry, starting as a Dental Assistant when she was 16. She completed the National Certificate for Dental Nursing in 2000. She achieved a BTEC Advanced Award in Dental Care Education in 2003, with Distinction. She also has a BTEC Advanced Diploma Award in Dental Care Education Co-ordination.
Kate was a Practice Manager of a fully private practice for Oasis also becoming their nationwide Ambassador for Patient Care Co-ordinators (PCCs) where she enjoyed sharing her experience and training new PCC’s in their roles. This allowed Kate to fully understand how to facilitate and guide patients throughout their treatment process and ensure the high level of service you should expect. In 2015 Kate took the opportunity to work along side Carl Horton, Implantologist, as an Implant Co-ordinator & Business Development Manager. She has since become a business partner of this ever expanding business.
Chris Chawro – Clinical Dental Technician
Chris is our Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) who works with us on a Wednesday afternoon. Chris specializes in the making of bespoke dentures, with over 40 years experience in the making of Natural Cosmetic Dentures, in Acrylic, (Metal Based Chrome Dentures). The new Flexi dentures (very popular)and now introducing Implant Based Dentures, all at affordable prices.
Chris makes his own dentures this makes for a one to one close working relationship so he can provide a first class service. Chris holds a Clinical Dental Technician Royal College of surgeons qualification. Please contact the practice to arrange your free consultation appointment.
Jo Pyke – Dental Hygienist
I qualified from Birmingham dental hospital in 2008 and work at Bewdley on a Tuesday and Friday. I have been at the practice for just over five years. I treat a wide range of patients during my day and find it very rewarding when a previously anxious patient gains confidence to attend with less trepidation. This is often the case, as the practice has a friendly feel which puts patients at ease. In my spare time I enjoy cinema, reading and spending time with my family.
Clare Taylor – Dental Hygienist
I started my career in dentistry as a dental nurse in 1989. I trained and worked at the the Birmingham dental hospital and in a practice in Halesowen. I qualified as a hygienist in 2002 at Bristol and have worked in practices in Sussex and the Midlands. I am a caring and gentle hygienist and work well with nervous patients.
In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and have found a passion in running. I’m a member of my local running club and have completed 2 half marathons and am looking forward to my first London marathon this year.
Fern Cooper – Dental Hygienist
Fern has been at Bewdley Dental Practice since July 2015 qualifying from Bristol University. She was a qualified Dental Nurse before training to be a Hygienist, training at Portsmouth Dental Academy .
Fern pride’s herself in delivering all aspects of dental hygiene treatment in a friendly, relaxed and professional environment.
Outside of work Fern enjoys going to the gym and spinning. Holidays, spending time with family and friends and looking after her Dachshund’s Ruby and Izzy.
Sameenah Hanif – Dental Hygienist
Sam qualified from The University of Birmingham in 2013 providing advice and treatment on all aspects of oral hygiene, working closely with the dentists to improve oral health. She has a friendly and caring approach and aims to make dental care more pleasing.
She has experience of working in a hospital environment, community & general practice in the West Midlands area. She is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and is enthusiastic to develop her skills through continuing professional development.
Out of work she enjoys reading, music, films, cooking, gardening, health and beauty and working on charitable and local community projects.
Jacqui Barnes – Practice Manager
I joined the practice in 2002. In January 2009 the practice changed hands. Since then it has been wonderful to see the many improvements and changes that have been made and that are still ongoing. I really love my job and being part of a professional family team. Outside of work hours I enjoy gardening, interior design and walking my dogs.
Shelly Colley – N.E.B.D.N.– Head Nurse
Shelly joined the practice back in 2004 as a trainee Dental Nurse completing the National Certificate for Dental Nursing in 2006. Since then Shelly has gained further qualifications in Dental Radiography and impression taking. Shelly has a keen interest in Infection Control and in early 2019 completed an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Lead course gaining a Distinction, keeping us as a practice working to the highest standards in cross infection control.
Shelly works with us part time since starting her family in 2013. In her spare time Shelly enjoys catching up with family and friends, getting outdoors with her children and once they’re tucked up in bed reading psychological thrillers or just generally enjoying a bit of peace and quiet.
Back row left is Charlotte Phillips and Marie Davis.
Front row left is Shanice Holgate then Charlotte McNaughton and Jasmine Bayliss.