Meet the 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.
Caroline Howard – Associate Dentist
GDC No. 64096
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!
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.
Charlotte Kimpton – Hygienist
GDC No. 200759
Dip Dent Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2016
Our award winning hygienist Charlotte qualified from the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2016 where she received the Carol Chivers’ Memorial Award for most hard-working, caring and conscientious student. Prior to qualifying, as a hygienist, Charlotte worked as a dental nurse for 6 years, and she is passionate about providing a very high quality of care to each of her patients, to help them maintain and keep their teeth for life. Outside work Charlotte loves swimming and long walks.
Rukshana Rana Pun – Qualified Dental Nurse
GDC No. 285340
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019
Rukshana joined the practice as a trainee dental nurse in August 2018. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with family and friends and spending time with her two daughters
Julia Grant – Receptionist
GDC no: 121460
Julia has worked at Owlsmoor Dental Practice as a receptionist and nurse since 1995, and gained her National Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2005.
When not hard at work, Julia enjoys reading, practising yoga & baking delicious cakes.
She also loves getting away from it all and taking touring holidays in Europe and the USA.
Sam Barber – Receptionist
Sam is a well liked member of the team at Owlsmoor Dental Practice. Her 25 years of secretarial and PA experience has been hugely beneficial in her varied role as a receptionist.
Sam has worked part-time since having her children, they keep her pretty busy but she does enjoy keeping fit, if she manages to get any time to herself!
Tania Fountain – Receptionist
Tania has worked as a receptionist at Owlsmoor Dental since January 2015 and really enjoys welcoming patients to the practice. She previously worked in a customer focused banking role and this experience has proved invaluable in her current position.
When not working, Tania is a busy mum and Nan, who loves spending time with her children and looking after her grandchildren. She also enjoys visiting the theatre, when she has the time to do so!