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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 (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.
BChD (Leeds) 2016, BSc MFDS RCS Ed
GDC no. 264900
James qualified from The University of Leeds in 2016 with a Masters in Dental Surgery and Oral science. James is also qualified in conscious sedation and in providing acupuncture in management of patients with severe reflexes and temporomandibular joint disorders. In his spare time James is keen skier and golfer but has also qualified as an open water diver as well as RYA Level 3 sailor.
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.
Specialist 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.
Msc Ortho (Lond) 2004, M.Orth RCSEd, MSc Dr. Odont, Inconito Ceritified,
GDC No. 84098
Dr Hirsch graduated with Master of Science degree in dentistry in 2003 and is a Specialist Orthodontist on the specialist register. Dr Hirsch was awarded the second best dental student in his graduation year (out of 78 dental students) and the best dental student in his class.
In 2003 for one year, Dr Hirsch had his internship in dentistry and was awarded by the board of experts the top mark, excellent (10).Since November 2004, Dr Hirsch treats patients exclusively in Orthodontics.
Dr Hirsch undertook the three-year post-graduate training in Orthodontics at Guy’s Hospital London, which is part of King’s College London University and received the Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and the Membership in Orthodontics (M.Orth) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr Hirsch is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society, World Federation of Orthodontists and the British Dental Association. Dr Hirsch has published two articles in medical and dental journals. He is a certified Orthodontist for using Incognito 3M (Lingual Orthodontics).
Dr Hirsch enjoys all aspects of orthodontics and believes all children and adults should have the best treatment whether it be private or NHS care. Dr Hirsch is certified in Invisalign treatment and has treated many adults and children using Invisalign. Dr Hirsch is now an Invisalign Platinum provider.
D.D.S 2008, MFDS RCS(Edin) 2015, MSc Orthodontics (Lon) 2019, MOrth RCS(Edin) 2019
GDC No. 259889
Dr. Samaneh (Ronak) Shams completed her specialist training at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Dental Institute London, having previously graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree in 2008 and worked as principal general dental practitioner. She was awarded her Master of Science in Orthodontics from King’s College London and Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Her commitment to providing the highest quality orthodontic treatment is supported by her ongoing professional development and training in the latest technologies and techniques. She is experienced in all contemporary types of orthodontic appliances, including Damon, lingual systems and clear aligners, such as Invisalign. She is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, the European Orthodontic Society, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Dr Ronak’s special interests include non-extraction treatments, smile aesthetics and design and facial-driven orthodontics. She addresses the needs of each patient individually and wants to help you make a well- informed decision. Dr Ronak’s goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time, and to ensure that it gets the very best results from this.
When not working, she spends most of her time with her family, enjoys an active lifestyle, to be outdoors, running or playing tennis and of course shopping…otherwise, you’ll find her cosied up with her daughter reading fairy tales!
BDS University of Sheffield 2006
GDC No. 103407
Afif qualified in 2006 from Sheffield university. Having worked in Rotherham he returned to his home in Berkshire and began his career offering exceptional dental care to his patients. With 14 years of experience providing general and cosmetic care he has joined Courtrai House to continue to provide an excellent service in a relaxed and approachable chair side manner.
Afif likes to take the time required to address you dental needs in an honest and trusted environment. His passion to help save teeth has reflected in attending a multitude of courses and also currently Kings College University to further his knowledge and skill in root canal therapy.
He uses a microscope to help succeed with complex cases and to improve the successful outcomes of treatment.
He shares the same mindset of excellent clinical outcomes and patient support. He has been involved with several charity dental projects both abroad and in the UK. He enjoys keeping fit and exploring the outdoors including cycling and hiking. His dental skills are also put to great use with his hobby restoring cars and cycles .
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.
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 Certificate Dental Nursing NEBDN 2003
GDC no. 159495
Negar loves working with people, when she is not in her favourite dental practice; she enjoys cooking, reading historic novels and visiting art galleries.
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2014
GDC no. 251355
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN
GDC no. 136935
Rebecca is a dental nurse and qualified in 2008. She have a son called Joe. She likes socialise with her friends and she enjoy going for walks. She has been working a long side our dentist Claire Rilett for eleven years.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Tamara is a Trainee Dental Nurse. She is originally from Bulgaria .She has been living in UK for the last 3 years. She has special interest in Orthodontic.
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.
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013 London
GDC no. 254649
Jade started working dentistry as a nurse in 2011. Jade has moved roles between Reception manager and dental nursing here at Courtrai House.
In her spare time Jade enjoys riding her motorbike and loves evening barbeque parties when the when the weather is hot!
Portman Dental Care Awards
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