The Team

Dr Akhil Gupta BDS (Hons)
London MFDS RCS(Ed)

PRINCIPAL DENTIST, GDC NO. 228637

Akhil is one of the principal dentists at Deddington Dental and took over the running of the practice in September 2015. His aim is to provide high quality dental care to the local community. As well as Deddington Dental he works at dental practices in Oxford, Didcot and Newbury. Dr Gupta has an interest in cosmetic orthodontic treatment and providing the best quality care possible. Apart from teeth he has a passion for travel and photography and has many stories he can share with you.

Dr Tajinder Sihra BDS London
MJDF RCS(Eng)

PRINCIPAL DENTIST, GDC NO. 228567

Dr Taj Sihra is also the co-principal dentist with us. She gains satisfaction from treating nervous patients and helping them to overcome their fears of dental treatment. She also has a keen interest in cosmetic dental procedures and facial aesthetics having been trained by Dr Bob Khanna. She has also completed a certified course in implant placement and is proud to be able to offer them as a restorative option.

Dr Kristlee S Fernandes BDS
2002, MDS (Endodontics)

ASSOCIATE DENTIST, GDC NO. 245731

Kris Graduated from Goa Dental College in 2002 with a bachelor of dental surgery and Masters of dental surgery in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. He Now consults in more than 10 practices in the UK around Oxford, London, Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Kris has had several publications in international journals and is one of the inventors of a medicament for failed root canal treatments. He loves treating challenging cases, especially teeth with a poor prognosis. His warm, caring and professional nature makes the patient experience pleasant and calming. At Deddington Dental, Kris accepts internal and external referrals for endodontic treatment.

Dr Sophia Puri BDS MFDS RCS(Ed)

ASSOCIATE DENTIST, GDC NO. 244953

Sophia qualified from King’s College University in London. She is currently working as a general dental practitioner in South London and visits Deddington Dental monthly to carry out tooth extractions. Having spent an additional year training as an Oral and Maxillofacial Senior House Officer, in a hospital in North West London, she is able to tackle more complicated extractions of broken down teeth and wisdom teeth. Her empathetic nature helps to put patients at ease during these procedures and make the experience as comfortable as possible. At present she is also completing a course in Advanced Operative and Aesthetic Dentistry with the Aspire Dental Academy.

Dr Jas Bardha BDS (Wales) MSc(Birm.) MFDS RCS(Ed) PG Cert Implants MSc(Endodontics)

ASSOCIATE DENTIST, GDC NO. 69777

Jas graduated from Cardiff University in 1993 and after completing his foundation year in Swansea, he gained posts at Oral surgery/Maxillofacial departments at Bridgend and Worcester. He then went on to become an Associate at a dental practice in Bromsgrove followed by purchase of his own dental practice in Birmingham in 2001 where he was for 19 years. Jas sold his practice in 2020 and now holds associate posts at various dental practices in the midlands. His interests other than general dentistry are Orthodontics, Oral surgery, Implants and Endodontics. Jas has a special interest in Endodontics and is an accredited Endodontic practitioner. In his spare time he enjoys Golf, cricket and martial arts.

Miss Karen Cheetham

PRACTICE MANAGER, GDC NO. 131617

Karen has been with the practice since 2015 and took over the role as our Practice Manager in 2017. She is local to Deddington and is very experienced in dental nursing and management, having worked both in private practice in Oxford and previously here at Deddington Dental. She is excellent at calming anxious patients making their treatment more relaxing. She prides herself on providing the best experience for patients and keeping up to date with the latest CQC policies and procedures. Outside of work she has Myla and Frankie (two cheeky miniature schnauzers) to keep her busy on long walks through the local countryside.

Miss alexandra cross

DENTAL HYGIENIST, GDC NO. 276878

Alexandra is our Dental Hygienist at Deddington Dental. She qualified at Cardiff University with Distinction. Alex’s ethos is to work with patients to develop treatment plans, and home care, which maintains oral health. Alex is committed to ensuring that our patients are provided with great care and reassurance, as well as results. Alex has also trained at an internationally recognised, College for Aesthetics, and now provides skin consultations and advanced skin treatments.

Mrs Clare Walker

DENTAL NURSE, GDC NO. 216341

Clare joined us in 2017 as a dental nurse. She has since become our lead nurse in cross infection control within the practice. She has a great deal of experience qualifying from dental nursing in 2011. She has a great nature and is passionate about what she does. She has worked in and around Oxfordshire over the past few years and has now decided on a more long term position closer to home. Outside of work Clare has a passion for gardening and has recently gained her RHS level 2 certificate.

Mrs Zoe Carroll

DENTAL NURSE, GDC NO. 147908

Zoe has been a dental nurse for over 35 years. She has a vast experience working with both specialist and general dentists. She is great at reassuring nervous patients and is known by patients and colleagues for her sunny disposition. Her past times include watching football and netball, taking long walks, visiting the seaside and regularly attending the theatre and concerts.

Mrs Jessica Brain

DENTAL NURSE, GDC NO. 275060

Jessica joined the practice in June 2021, having qualified as a dental nurse in January 2018. In her spare time she enjoys going for long walks with her rescue Lurcher, watching F1 and spending time with her family.

Dr Rob Endicott BDS Birm 1997

DENTAL SEDATIONIST, GDC NO. 73516

Rob is our Dental Sedationist. He has been practicing general and implant dentistry for over 20 years in Eastbourne and Stratford upon Avon. For many years, Rob has been carrying out Sedation for his own patients and has carried out over 3000 procedures, including Intravenous, Inhalation and Intranasal Sedation. In early 2018 he stepped back from general dentistry to offer sedation to patients in practices all over the UK.

Dr carelyn isaac BSc BDS MSc

DENTAL SEDATIONIST, GDC NO. 211274

Carelyn’s first experience of sedation started at a young age when visiting the dentist and became more
of an interest while studying dentistry at Guy’s Hospital, Kings College London. Since qualifying, dental sedation has become a primary focus of her career and a real passion. Her nurturing nature and natural skill to deliver sedation has enabled not only herself, but also other dentists, to successfully provide the care and treatment for hundreds of nervous and dental phobic who otherwise would be considered untreatable.