Our Dental Skills & Education
We want you to have confidence and trust in the skills of all the members of our dental team, so that you can relax knowing that you are in safe hands and will get the best possible treatment available.
We continually update our knowledge and skills and all our professional dental staff carry out ongoing courses of Continual Professional Development to ensure that they are up to date with the latest clinical techniques and healthcare regulations.
Our aim at all times is to provide you with the highest standards of care in safe and comfortable surroundings.
We’d like to introduce our highly skilled and experienced team who will give you excellent dental care and service every time you visit us.
BDS (Lond), LDS RCS (Eng)
GDC Number: 63088
I was born and brought up in Kent and qualified from University College Hospital, London (BDS) and the Royal College of Surgeons (LDSRCS), London in 1988. I enjoy working on all aspects of preventative and restorative dentistry and have an especially keen interest in Invisalign®, orthodontics, aesthetic and root canal dentistry.
Julie and I bought High Street Dental Practice in 1992 and many of the patients who welcomed us then are still with us today.
Julie and I have three grown up sons, who although now left home, continue to keep us busy. My main interest outside of dentistry is watching rugby and supporting England through their trials, tribulations and sometimes triumphs on the field.
GDC Number: 59724
Julie qualified from UCL Dental School London in 1984. Her career has been solely in general dental practice and she enjoys providing all aspects of dentistry to patients of all ages from dental examinations to dentures and complex aesthetic ork. Julie attends many postgraduate training courses and was awarded the Certificate in Restorative Dentistry from the Eastman Postgraduate Dental Institute London. For the last 20 years Julie and her husband Anil Baboolal have successfully mixed bringing up their family of 3 boys with running and practising dentistry at High Street Dental.
Dr Meenal Karania
BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS (Eng), MClinDent (Lond) & MSurgDent (RCS)
GDC Number: 76368
I graduated in 1999 and, after spending four years as a hospital trainee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in 2007 completed a three year higher specialist training programme in Oral Surgery at Guy’s and Kings College Hospitals London, during which I became expert in all aspects of dento-alveolar surgery. I have also completed the Straumann Advanced Implantology Course and have many years of experience in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants as well as bone grafting.
I have worked for dental charity organisations in Brazil, The Philippines and Kenya. I remain committed to my continued professional development and am a member of the British Dental Association (BDA), British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS), Association of Dental Implantology UK (ADI), International Team for Implantology (ITI) and Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD).
Foundation degree in Oral Health Science.
GDC Number: 246549
I grew up and went to school in West Oxfordshire and completed my dental hygiene degree in 2013, training in both general practice and hospital settings. I particularly enjoy working with patients to treat and prevent periodontitis (gum disease), and working with children & younger adults in the prevention of tooth decay. I enjoy learning new skills and recently completed training in safe and legal tooth whitening which I can provide to our registered patients.
In 2014 I travelled to Uganda with a charity called Dentaid where I worked with other volunteers to provide free pain relief treatment across schools, prisons, hospitals and refugee camps.
I enjoy travelling, spin classes and quality time with friends & family and I live in Witney with my partner and our French Bulldog!
GDC Number: 177190
I graduated from Birmingham University School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2009, having achieved a BSc (Hons) in Anatomical Science at Cardiff University in 2005. I began my dental career in Gloucester where I grew up then I moved to Witney in 2017 and joined the practice working Mondays.
I am passionate about dental care and preventative dentistry. I like to provide not only periodontal care but specific oral hygiene advice to help patients keep their teeth and gums healthier for longer. I am especially interested in treating children and nervous patients to give them a good dental experience in calm and relaxing atmosphere.
I like to keep fit and have completed various fun runs and am quite the foodie. I have recently had two new beautiful additions to my family, Sidney and Rex the cats!
I have been a member of the High Street Dental team since 2001. Initially I joined the team as a dental nurse and then moved to work on Reception full-time. I enjoy all aspects of my job particularly interacting on the phone or at the desk with our patients.
If I am lucky enough to get any spare time I enjoy reading, running, swimming and spending time with my family.
GDC Number: 135298
I qualified as a dental nurse in 2000 and joined the practice in 2003. During my time at the practice I have also gained qualifications in dental radiography and sedation. As Head Nurse I lead the team of nurses ensuring that the highest standards are maintained throughout the practice. I also work on reception and assist our oral surgeon.
In my spare time I enjoy long walks with my dog, cooking and spending time with my family.
GDC Number: 137291
I first joined the High Street Dental practice in 1995 and gained my dental nursing qualification in 1997. I enjoyed all aspects of general dentistry but wanted to broaden my knowledge, so after five years went to work in a specialist orthodontics practice. While working there I gained qualifications in oral health education and dental radiography.
After having my family I re-joined the team at the High Street working part-time as a dental nurse and full-time as a mother.
GDC Number: 197757
In 2008, after a number of years in retail, I started work as a trainee dental nurse. I qualified in 2010 and joined the team at the High Street in 2012. The aspect of my job that gives me most satisfaction is working with children, particularly those with special needs, and nervous adults to help put them at their ease to enable them to have the treatment they need to improve their dental health.
Outside of work I enjoy walking my dog, watching films and reading.
GDC Number: 259277
I joined the practice in May 2013 and worked for two years training. I qualified as a dental nurse in March 2015. I enjoy all aspects of my job particularly the interaction with patients. I am always looking to further my knowledge and am looking forward to gaining my radiography qualification.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and baking yummy treats.
GDC Number: 256663
I initially went to work in a dental practice as a receptionist but found the clinical side so interesting that I trained as a dental nurse, qualifying in March 2015. I like the variety that every day in surgery brings and the opportunity to increase my experience. I find working with the oral surgeon on implant surgery fascinating and this is an area in which I would like to specialise.
In my spare time I enjoy baking and dog sitting for family and friends.
I joined the practice in January 2014. I did not come from a dental background and it has been fascinating and enjoyable getting to grips with the clinical and varied regulatory sides of dentistry.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, mainly history and crime books, walking, skiing and making bobbin lace.
All of our Dental Care Professionals are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). For more information please visit www.gdc-uk.org.
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