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!
Sukh Dhinsa – Associate Dentist
GDC No. 83221
Sukh qualified in 2004 from the University of Manchester. He has a wide range of experience and skills developed working in general practice, including training new dentists. Sukh is known for his calm and caring manner, and his ability to put even the most nervous patients at ease. In his down time Sukh enjoys playing and watching football, and working on his cars.
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.
Trishna Gurung – Qualified Dental Nurse
GDC No. TBA
Mina Gurung – Qualified Dental Nurse
GDC No. TBA
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!
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 weather!!