The Owlsmoor Team

Dr Barinder Dhinsa

Partner and Principal Dentist

GDC No. 83666
BDS (Hons) (GKT) 2004, MJDF RCS (London) 2011

Barinder is our practice principal and became a dentist because she is genuinely interested in caring for people. She believes that everyone should be able to smile with confidence and, during her years in practice, she has developed the skills to help her patients do just that.

Barinder qualified with honours from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’s Dental Insitute in London in 2004, and went on to work in general dental practice.

She completed a SAAD course in 2007, which allowed her to spend time working alongside anaesthetists in a specialist referral practice, treating nervous patients using intravenous and inhalation sedation .In 2008 she completed a year- long course in cosmetic dentistry with Dr Chris Orr, during which time she learnt smile makeover techniques, tooth whitening and treatment planning.

In 2011, she went on to complete her MJDF RCS at the Royal College of Surgeons. Barinder then spent time working with a clinical instructor for Six Month Smiles before going on to become practice principal at Owlsmoor in 2016. In 2017 she went on to complete the UMD Level 3 course in Leadership and Management.

Her areas of interest include teeth whitening and teeth straightening, in particular the short-term orthodontic options, Six Month Smiles and Invisalign. Barinder is also able to provide anti-wrinkle injections, and is always expanding and updating her knowledge by attending dental courses.

When not extremely busy in the practice, she is kept just as occupied by her two lovely children- a boy and a girl. When she does have some spare time, she loves sampling new restaurants, yoga and is also developing an interest in photography.

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Caroline Howard

Associate Dentist

GDC No. 64096
BDS 1988

Caroline qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ in 1988 and then worked in Periodontics and Oral Surgery, in hospital, for two years.

She started at Owlsmoor Dental Practice in October 1990 and has been working here for 25 years. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially prevention and helping nervous patients, and aims to make all her patients feel happy and relaxed.

Caroline is always keen to refresh her dental knowledge and has recently attended courses in minimally invasive dentistry, hands-on composite bonding, and aesthetic dentistry using composites and digital scanning. She is extremely interested in the minimally invasive approach to dentistry and digital technology.

When not delivering excellent dental care, she loves running and ‘amazingly’ (her word) managed to complete the London Marathon in 2016!

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Sukh Dhinsa

Partner and Principal Dentist​

GDC No. 83221

BDS (Man) 2004, MJDF RCS (London) 2011

Sukh qualified in 2004 from the University of Manchester. He took up dentistry to be able use his skills to help patients. He has a wide range of experience and skills developed working in general practice over the last 17 years. Sukh use to be a vocational dentist trainer, training new dentists. Sukh is known for his calm and caring manner, and his ability to put even the most nervous patients at ease.

When not at work, Sukh like to spend time with his lovely wife Barinder and their two children. As National Trust members they like to explore their many places and walks, weather permitting! In his down time Sukh enjoys playing and watching football and is a Liverpool Football club fan. He is also keen car enthusiast and could talk to you all day about cars and football, as Barinder can testify to.

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Julie Shipley

Hygienist

GDC No. 4590

I trained in the Royal Air Force, initially as a dental nurse before being selected for Dental Hygiene Training.

My focus is on making patients feel as comfortable as possible, providing thorough yet gentle treatment. I enjoy spending time with family. short city breaks and also practicing yoga.

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Penny Heather

Receptionist

Penny has been working at Owlsmoor Dental Practice since September 2020 as one of the team of receptionists. She enjoys meeting and speaking to patients and strives to ensure patients receive an excellent service. Penny has lived in Sandhurst all of her life. She has two children. Her family enjoys going out for walks at the weekends and they watch their son play football most Saturdays in all weathers!!
 

 
 

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Joanne Crockford

Dental Nurse/Receptionist

GDC No. 234034

Jo has worked in dentistry for over 14 years and qualified as a dental nurse in 2012. She is a mum of three and when she is not at work she keeps busy going on days out and nice walks with her family. Jo enjoys new challenges and meeting new people.

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Nichola Widdup

Dental Hygienist

GDC No. 250347

Nikki began her career as a dental nurse in 2012 which she enjoyed for many years before taking the leap into further education. She graduated as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from Queen Mary University of London in 2020 and returned to Berkshire.

She enjoys treating patients from all walks of life with varying treatment needs whilst maintaining high standards of care and communication. She likes to keep up to date with the latest evidence based dentistry to help patients look after their teeth and gums.

Outside of work Nikki enjoys playing the piano, discovering new music, countryside walks and occasionally paints when the inspiration strikes!

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