About us

Nick Gibb
Principal Dentist BDS, MSc (Endodontics), DipDSed, DPDS (GDC number 60316)

Portrait of Dentist Nick Gibb

Our principal dentist Nick qualified from Guy's Dental Hospital in London in 1985 and continued to work at Guy's until entering general practice in Banbury. Since buying this practice in Leamington Spa in 1988 he has concentrated on building a friendly, caring environment and is renowned for his relaxed calming style.

In 2002, Nick was awarded a Diploma with distinction in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry from Guy's Dental Hospital and followed this up in 2003 with a Diploma in Post Graduate Dental Studies from Bristol University. He has also completed a Masters Degree in Endodontics (root canal treatment) from Warwick University.

Nick is the Dental Practice Advisor for Warwickshire PCT and Solihull PCT and an elected member of Warwickshire Local Dental Committee.

Nick has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, in particular the use of the latest state-of-the-art CAD-CAM CEREC restoration. He is a full member of the British Society of Cosmetic Dentistry and regularly attends training courses both in Britain and abroad to keep up with the latest innovations in dentistry.

Hari Hunjan
Specialist in oral surgery BDS, MFGDP (UK) DPDS, Dip Imp Dent RCS (GDC number 50546)

Portrait of Dentist Harry Hunjan

Hari is one of just over 700 dentists on the General Dental Council's specialist register for Surgical dentistry.

He particularly specialises in wisdom tooth removal and dental implants - he has attended numerous implant courses as part of his on-going training and also regularly holds lectures on surgical dentistry and implantology.

He has placed over 700 implants (modern replacement for missing teeth) with delighted patients over many years, choosing the implant system best suited to each individual situation. He has recently acquired the Diploma in implant dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons.

His skills and experience are such that many other dentists in the region refer their patients to him for wisdom tooth removal or dental implants.

Peter Clayton
Oral surgeon BChD (GDC number 67069)

Portrait of Dentist Peter Clayton

Peter qualified from Leeds Dental Hospital in 1991 and since then has mainly worked in the hospital services specialising in Oral Surgery.

For the past 12 years he has been heavily involved in training the future new dentists in the discipline of Oral Surgery in Sheffield, teaching the skills ((tea drinking and cake eating)) necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth and and all types of dento alveolar surgery (removing difficult teeth and tooth jaw cysts).

He is a member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons and regularly attends training courses both nationally and internationally.

Bronwen O’Brien
Dentist BDS DipDSed (GDC number 73598)

Portrait of Dentist Bronwen O’Brien

Bronwen qualified from Manchester University in 1997 and has worked in general practice since then, joining Dental Spa Solutions in 2002.

In 2005 she gained a Diploma with honours in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry from Guys Dental Hospital, London. She specialises in treating nervous patients.



Amy Joomun
Dentist BDS (GDC number 103080)

Portrait of Dentist Amy Joomun

Amy graduated from Birmingham in 2006. She has a special interest in Dental Acupuncture which is proving very popular with her patients.

Her hobbies include going to the gym, pub quizzes and socialising locally.




Kirstin Lancaster
Dentist BDS (GDC number 68271)

Portrait of Dentist Kirstin Lancaster

Kirstin qualified in 1992 at Dundee University. After practicing in Scotland for four years Kirstin returned to Warwickshire.

Kirstin has many years experience in a variety of both NHS and private practices. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a special interest in treating children. Her relaxed and friendly manner makes her popular amongst families.

While not working Kirstin enjoys spending time with her young family.

Lajja Shah
Dentist BDS MFGDP (UK) (GDC number 82030)

Portrait of Dentist Lajja Shah

Lajja graduated from Birmingham University in 2003 and joined the practice immediately. After completing her vocational training year here she remained at the practice as a full time associate dentist.

Lajja gained her MFGDP (UK) qualification in 2007 and regularly attends postgraduate lecture to keep up to date on recent advances in dentistry.

In practice Lajja enjoys all aspects of dentistry in particular practicing prevention and general restorative procedures.

In her spare time Lajja enjoys travelling, swimming and has more recently learnt to ski.

Shalini Devlukia
Dentist BDS MJDF (GDC number 85533)

Portrait of Dentist Shalini Devlukia

Shalini graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2005. She completed her vocational training here at the practice and then became an associate in 2007. Shalini has until recently been working part time in Private Practice and in 2009 qualified for the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Whilst Shalini enjoys all aspects of general dentistry she has a particular interest in cosmetic smile enhancements. To develop her skills and knowledge in this area ahe has undertaken courses in advanced cosmetic dentistry and keeps up to date with the latest advancements.

Shalini’s aim is to provide patients with a full range of treatment options tailored to their individual needs and wishes, in a calm and relaxed environment.

Florele Soulier
Dentist BDS (GDC number 175958)

Portrait of Dentist Florele Soulier

Florele qualified from the University of Montpellier. She was born, raised and studied in this lovely area of the South of France.

After 3 years of experience in the dental hospital she worked in Private practice before moving to the UK two years ago.

Florele likes the diversity of techniques her job brings.


Upen Vithlani
Dentist BDS (GDC number 112861)

Portrait of Dentist Upen Vithlani

Upen qualified from Birmingham in 2007 and completed his training in Derby in 2008. Upen joined our team having completed a diploma to become a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery. Before joining us Upen has spent a year gaining valuable experience working in Royal Blackburn Hospital in their Oral & Maxillofacial department. Upen has a keen passion for cosmetic dentistry and he also provides options for clear “invisible” braces (Invisalign).

Outside of work, Upen is a keen Leicester City fan and enjoys his football. His other hobbies include climbing and photography.

Meeth Kirtikumar Katira
Dentist BDS (GDC number 245128)

Portrait of Dentist Meeth Kirtikumar Katira

Meeth graduated from King’s College London, one of the most reputable universities that offer Dentistry at an undergraduate level. He has recently completed his vocational training which sent him on courses in Birmingham and London about new dental techniques and procedures. Meeth plans to do many more courses with a view to further specialise in Minor Oral Surgery. In his free time, he loves playing cricket, reading and travelling.


Inderjit Hunjan
Dentist BDS, LDS RCS (GDC number 66172)

Portrait of Dentist Inderjit Hunjan

Inderjit qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 1990 and has since worked in NHS dentistry. He has been working predominantly in Private Practice since 2006 in West Yorkshire before moving to the West Midlands in 2012.

Whilst enjoying all aspects of general dentistry he has a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative smile reconstructions. To further develop his skills and knowledge in this area he has completed a postgraduate diploma in Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry from the University of Central Lancashire. He keeps up to date with the latest advancements – each treatment proposal is unique to the specific requirements combining any combination of crowns, bridges, dentures and braces.

Manish Thakrar
Dentist BDS (GDC number 85901)

Portrait of Dentist Manish Thakrar

Manish Manish is originally from London and graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute in 2005. Following graduation Manish has spent time working in oral surgery, community dentistry and general dental practice. During this time he developed a passion for Endodontics and in 2011 he enrolled on the four-year specialist training pathway in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute. Manish successfully completed his Masters degree and specialist examinations in 2016.

Outside of dentistry, Manish has recently moved into the Leicester area, and enjoys reading, films, football and squash. He has recently completed his first triathlon too.

 

Jo Marlow
Practice Manager

Portrait of Dental Practice Manager Jo Marlow

Jo joined the practice in 2003 and is responsible for the smooth and efficient day to day running of the practice. Although she mainly works behind the scenes she can occasionally be found helping out on reception.

Jo recently gained a Diploma in Management which has given her the skills and knowledge to manage our expanding team.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her young family.

Hilary Parkinson
Dental Hygienist RDH (GDC number 4818)

Portrait of Dental Hygienist Hilary Parkinson

Hilary qualified in 1995 from Guy’s Hospital School of Dental Hygiene, in London. On qualification, she was awarded the BDHA prize for her year. Shortly after qualification, she returned to Guy’s, taking up a part time post as staff hygienist, gaining valuable experience working with Mr Brian Smith, the then Clinical Director of the hospital.

As the law has changed to expand the duties of a dental hygienist, Hilary has subsequently completed further training and gained additional qualifications. She continues to regularly attend seminars, symposia and meetings in order to continue her professional development.

Ljerka Dukic
Dental Hygienist RDH (GDC number 5837)

Portrait of Dental Hygienist Ljerka Dukic

Ljerka qualified from Birmingham School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2001 with a prize for clinical excellence.

After qualification Ljerka worked at Birmingham Dental School as a staff hygienist. She now works part time in three different dental practices and enjoys the variety this brings.

Ljerka enjoys working with people of all ages and find her job most satisfying when patients start to see an improvement in there oral health after regular treatment with her.

Michaela Shorthouse
Dental Hygienist BSc (GDC number 258015)

Portrait of Dental Hygienist Michaela Shorthouse

Michaela qualified from Birmingham Dental Hospital in 2015 with a BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

After qualifying, Michaela began working in three different practices to maintain and develop her skills. Michaela continues to attend courses nationwide to further her knowledge in her specialities.

She has a fantastic approach to patient care and has a special interest in treating patients with periodontal disease, implants and also nervous patients. Michaela helps her patients to enjoy smiling more by removing stains and gives great advice to make brushing and flossing easier!

In her spare time, Michaela loves going to the gym, socialising with friends and walking her little Chihuahua!

Our dental care professionals are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). For more information please visit www.gdc-uk.org

 

This page was last updated on 02 of November 2017

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