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 a keen interest in cosmetic orthodontic treatment and providing the best quality care possible. Apart from teeth he has a keen interest in 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)

Visiting Dentist, GDC No. 244953

Sophia qualified from Kings 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 a 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.

Miss Karen Cheetham

Practice Manager, GDC No. 131617

Karen has taken over as our Practice Manager. She is local to Deddington and is very experienced in dental nursing 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 in the latest infection control policies and procedures.

Mrs Clare Walker

Dental Nurse, GDC No. 216341

Clare joined us in 2017 as a full time dental nurse. 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.

Mrs Gemma Bosher

Trainee Dental Nurse

Gemma joined the practice in 2017 as our trainee dental nurse having previously been a beauty therapist for 19 years. Fancying a change of career, Gemma has become a committed and valuable member of the team. She has recently started her course and is an eager learner, taking it on herself to read up on all things dentistry before her course began.  Her previous background gives her a very calming influence, especially with the more nervous patients.

Mrs Rebecca Hinchliffe

Registered Dental Nurse, 1994, GDC No. 120577

Rebecca joined our team in 2016 and lives locally. She has adapted and integrated into our team very quickly. She loves working with children and making their visit to the dentist fun and interesting, and providing ethical and friendly dental care. She is highly experienced and is qualified to carry out extra duties – she can take x-rays, work as an orthodontic nurse and can take impressions of your teeth!