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At Courtrai House Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.
Find out more about each of our practice team members below.
BDS Hons Newcastle 1996
GDC No. 71849
Dr Rebecca Sadler (nee Ingledew) is a highly experienced general dentist with a special interest in restorative and implant dentistry. She qualified with top of her year with Honours in 1996 from Newcastle and was awarded the BDA prize. Since graduation she has continued to pursue further training and increase her knowledge and skills. Her commitment to the profession is shown by the numerous national and international courses she has attended Cosmetic, Restorative and Implant dentistry throughout the UK, Europe and USA. She is interested in Digital dentistry and the progress made with materials and cutting edge techniques.
Living in Henley with her husband and 2 young children she has worked in the Home counties since 1997. In 2006 she set up the dental practice in Maidenhead which was the first practice acquired by the Portman group. She joined Courtrai House in Henley on Thames in 2009. She has a very loyal following of patients and several of her patients have moved away and still travel to her for their dental care – her furthest patient lives in Sydney Australia! A mother of two she balances home life and a career. She offers flexible hours to accommodate appointments outside work and hours. A keen competitive rower she can often be found on the river and more recently swimming in it, or running alongside it.
BDS Manc 1998
GDC No. 74547
Paul Cattell is doubly qualified as both a Dentist and a Dental Technician, and has practiced General Dentistry since 1998. With award-winning talent (he has won prizes in Conservative Dentistry and Dental Technology), Paul enjoys delivering good quality work which makes patients happy. He has a special interest in Restorative Dentistry (crown and bridge work) and always keeps up to date in his field by regular reading and course attendance.
In his spare time, Paul enjoys shooting (clay pigeons, not people).
BDS MJDF Birmingham 2009. Dental Surgeon.
GDC No. 177555
Since qualifying at Birmingham in 2009 Karen has worked in private practices in York and Buckinghamshire. Karen has a keen interest in all aspects of dentistry, including restoring implants.In her spare time she like to keep active.
Karen enjoy yoga and Pilates and completed her first half marathon in Windsor last year.
BDS Manchester 1991. Dental Surgeon
GDC No. 67135
Melanie has been in practice for over 20 years having worked in both mixed and private environments, covering the full range of clinical procedures. With a relaxed and personable manner, Melanie has a history of excellent relationships with patients, bringing a calm, patient-oriented approach that is reflected in exceptional satisfaction and retention levels.
BDS (NCle) 1999
GDC No. 76428
Claire graduated from Newcastle Dental School with Distinction in 1999 and has since mainly worked in private general practice.
She has a calm, friendly persona and a reputation for putting even the most nervous patient at ease. Claire enjoys all aspects of restorative dentistry and keeps up to date with the latest techniques and materials.
Claire’s two young sons keep her busy, but she tries to find time for a run by the river in Henley and enjoys swimming ( occasionally competitively). She also loves reading and is herself a prizewinning fiction writer.
BDS (HONS)(LOND) 2011, MJDF RCS (ENG), PG CERT AESTHETIC MEDICINE (DISTINCTION,) M. ORTH RCS (ENG), DOCTORATE (ORTHODONTIC)
GDC NO. 212238
Avan has recently joined Courtrai House Dental Practice as a Specialist Orthodontist. She qualified from Queen Mary’s University of London in 2011 with a Distinction. Since then she has completed further post graduate training in Advanced Facial Aesthetics achieving a Distinction from the University of London in 2014 and trained as a Specialist Orthodontist at the Royal London Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital. She holds a research Doctorate degree in Orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).
Avan offers a full range of orthodontic treatment options including traditional metal braces, ceramic (white) and removable braces as well as growth modification treatment for children. She is also certified to provide Invisalign and Incognito treatment.
Dentist - Specialist in Prosthodontics
MSD Indiana 1983, BDS Birm 1976
GDC No. 50429
Dr Jacobs obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Birmingham University and after spending five years in general practice he went to Indiana University School of Dentistry in the US. He gained a Master of Science in Dentistry in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and returned to the UK to take a post as Senior Clinical Lecturer in Conservative Dentistry at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, an academic centre for dentistry.
Dr Jacobs also practices within Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic and started this role in 1985 after studying in the US and teaching in the UK. He is a prosthodontist – specialising in the restoration and replacement of teeth – and in 1985 was among the Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic team that received the first formal training for dental implants in the UK, which became his area of special interest. Dr Jacob is also currently works in different Portman Practices this includes Courtrai House Dental and Implant practice.
Dr Jacobs co-authored the textbook Dental Implant Restoration: Principles and Procedures which was published in 2011 and contributed to another textbook on the restoration of natural teeth. He has also been published in medical journals. His prosthodontic work at Harley Street Dental and Implant Clinic includes fixed, partial and removable dentures, implants and general aesthetic dentistry such as crowns, bridges, full mouth reconstructions and aesthetic restorations.
He is a member of the American Academy of Osseointegration and the American Dental Society of London, and registered on the American Embassy Dental List.
Special Interest in Periodontology
BDS (Lond) 2000, MFDS RCS (Eng) 2006, Cert. Implants (UCLA) 2008, MS (Cali) 2017, Cert. in Periodontology (Cali), 2017
GDC No. 78274
Dr Hameed qualified from Guy’s Hospital in London in 2000 and completed her vocational training in Bedfordshire. She then worked in general practice and community dentistry. She completed Senior House Officer posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), Restorative and Paediatric Dentistry at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals and passed the MFDS examination for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She has taught Radiology and Emergency Dental care at Kings College London, and has been an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Faculty of Dental Surgery) for 9 years.
In 2007, Dr Hameed undertook a 1 year OMFS Surgical Implant Fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), training in dental implants, sinus and bone augmentation. Thereafter she provided outpatient Oral Surgery as a Specialty Dr in OMFS at the Royal Berkshire and West Berkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
In 2014, Dr Hameed returned to Los Angeles to pursuit a 3-year full time Advanced Periodontology and Implant Dentistry training program and Masters of Science in Craniofacial Biology. In 2017, she was awarded a certificate of specialist training in Advanced Periodontology as well as a Master of Science (MS) from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles.
Dr Hameed is highly experienced in all aspects of surgical dentistry, and her practice is focused to Periodontology, Oral surgery and Implant Dentistry.
RDH 1997. Dental Hygienist.
GDC No. 5244
Jackie Bridge qualified from Eastmann in 1997 and has been in private practice since qualifying. Jackie has been with Portman Healthcare at both Maidenhead and Henley since 2007 and particularly enjoys working with nervous patients.
She is married with two daughters and in her spare time enjoys baking and cake decorating.
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011, Diploma in Therapy (Lpool) 2016, Dip Dent Hygiene (Lpool) 2016, Dip Dent Hygeine (Lpool) 2016
GDC No. 206332
Head Dental Nurse
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015
GDC no. 259501
Justyna moved to UK in 2006 from Poland. She has been a dental nurse from 2012 and qualified in 2015. She enjoys working in the office as a Head Nurse and she is interested in Periodontology, Oral surgery and Implant Dentistry.
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2014
GDC no. 251355
Trainee Decontamination Nurse
Karen enjoys working with people. In her spare time she loves to travel and her hobbies include sewing, knitting and walking to keep up her fitness levels.
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2009
GDC No. 176371
Lucy started working as a dental nurse in 2008 and qualified in 2010 working in both general dentistry and orthodontics. She then went on to qualify in dental sedation and dental radiography. While taking a short break from dentistry she went and worked in a GP surgery as a phlebotomist and Medical secretary but continued nursing part time. She has since been working as practice manager since 2018.
Portman Dental Care Awards