Meet The Team

Course Tutors and Dentists

Jason Buglass, BDS England

GDC No: 61834

Jason is a director of Oracle Dental and as the most senior member of the team provides the clinical lead. He started providing implant treatment in 1993 and has restricted his practice to implants since 1999 and so is one of the most experienced implant dentists in the UK. He started teaching in 2000, has been instrumental in setting up implant organisations, lectured in the UK and internationally and has been published in journals as well as being on the editorial board of an international implant journal.

Jason deploys his experience in the most complex cases, using leading-edge techniques to maintain and regenerate tissue and achieve the best results, often in trying situations. He has been taking referrals from colleagues for over 20 years.

Mark Lester, BDS (Bris), MFD RCS (Ed), MSc (Manc, MPros Ed) Specialist in Prosthodontics, MFDS RCS, Scotland BDS, England

GDC No: 77686

Mark is originally from Manchester, he graduated from Bristol University in 2000. He spent 2 years working at Plymouth Hospital as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a period at Cardiff Dental Hospital as a Senior House Officer in the Restorative Department. Following this he undertook an MSc in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at Manchester University followed by specialist training in Prosthodontics leading to an MRD. Mark has been actively involved in research both in resin bonded bridges and the effects of Carisolv gel on deciduous dentine. His study on the latter was published in 2000. Mark now lives in Harbourne, Birmingham with his wife and children. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family and playing the odd leisurely round of golf.

Ee Ying Ooi, BDS (Glasgow), MJDF RCS (London)

GDC No. 152196

Dr. Ooi graduated from the University of Glasgow Dental School with Commendation in 2008 having excelled academically. She was the recipient of the John Hunter and William Hunter medals and received Certificates of Distinction in almost every subject throughout the course. After a year of vocational training, she then undertook the position of Senior House Officer in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. During this time, she completed the necessary post-graduate exams and became a member of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London. Since 2010, she has worked as a dentist in general practice in the Bristol area. She is enthusiastic about continually updating her skills and knowledge to keep abreast of the advances in dentistry. In 2012, she completed the Advanced Implantology Course in Dentale and is now working towards a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies at the University of Bristol.

Dr Jim Toms, BDS, DPS, MSc

GDC No. 58443

Jim Toms has been placing implants for over ten years. Jim is one of the few dentists in the Bristol area to limit his practice entirely to implant dentistry. He has lectured to general dentists on the techniques and benefits of implants and implant treatments. To date, he has placed over 1000 implants and holds a Master of Science degree in Implant dentistry from the University of Warwick.

Mehdi Abrishami, Dip Dent Imp (UCL)

GDC No. 77366

Mehdi is the principal dentist. Graduated from Royal college of Dentistry Aarhus university in Denmark in 1998. He was then awarded at UCL a University Diploma in Dental Implants in 2012.

He has undertaken a 4 year long Implantology course at Eastman dental institute in London where he has achieved a Diploma in Implant Dentistry. Mehdi’s main interests are surgical and cosmetic dentistry.

He is committed to furthering himself in the field of dentistry and as a result he is attending many courses both national and internationally.

He is an active member of British society for restorative dentistry, Association for Dental Implantology UK, Member of international team of Implanatology and a Member of British Dental association.

Dr Daljit Sohal, BDS

GDC No. 69745

Dr Sohal BDs graduated from the Royal London Hospital in 1993. Since qualifying he has established Dental Surgeries in High Wycombe and North Hillingdon.

He has worked as a Clinical Assistant at Kingston NHS Trust in the Restorative Dentistry Department to the lead Restorative Consultant. From here Dr Sohal BDS developed his interest in Implant Dentistry. Since 2003 he has attended many lectures and courses in Implant Dentistry.

Dr Sohal BDS completed his yearlong course in Surgical and Restorative Implantology. Daljit joined the Dentale team in 2014.

Zoe Louise Wray, BDS, MFGDP (UK), MSc (Dental Implantology)

GDC No 71797

Dr Wray is a general dental practitioner from North Staffordshire. She has owned a mainly private dental practice since April 2006 and has been undertaking implant work for the last eleven years. She has recently gained an MSc in dental implantology from Salford University. Zoe is passionate about dental implantology and has previously lectured at the ADI Team Congress. Zoe was the postgraduate tutor for Stoke On Trent for 12 years.

Rachel Worth, Registered Dental Nurse 2007, Middlewich Dental Radiography Certificate

GDC No. 122220

Rachel is the Business Development Manager and Treatment Coordinator for Diana Dental and has recently joined us to provide both our Treatment Coordinator and Reception courses. She has been working in dentistry for 19 years and is keen to help to incorporate and expand the treatment coordinator role in every practice and helping to tailor the role to each practice individual needs.

Jonathan Willis, BDS PGCME

GDC No. 82593

Jonathan graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ and has over 14 years experience in general dentistry. Completing the Dentale Advanced Implant training course in 2012. Jonathan has been placing and restoring implants at his own practice for over 5 years. He also completed a Post Grad Certificate in Medical Education in 2015 and is studying for an MSc in Implantology from UCLan.

Alex Antoniu

General Dentist – GDC No. 224765

I was born in Bucharest, Romania. At the age of 14 I moved to the United States with my family. While in the United States I focused on my education. I received a Bs in Cognitive Science from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). I then went on to receive an Ms in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. I did part of my dental training at one of the best dental schools in the United States, the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in Pennsylvania. I then completed my dental degree in the fall of 2010 at one of the best dental schools in Romania, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest. This is where I also met my lovely wife, Lorena, who specialised in Oral Surgery.
Throughout my career I have been privileged to work alongside dentists with great experience and I was able to learn from them and implement their teachings in my treatment plans. I enjoy restorative and aesthetic dentistry. I constantly attend postgraduate courses and conferences, which has allowed me to improve my knowledge and skills and meet experts in different fields of dentistry from all over the world.
I always put patients’ needs first. I try to put patients at ease by listening to their concerns and discussing all possible options so that they can make an informed decision regarding the treatment that is right for them. Where appropriate, I strongly believe in conservative and minimally invasive dentistry. This ties in perfectly with Invisalign because the natural dentition can be preserved without any irreversible changes to the teeth. For this reason, I decided to pursue orthodontic training and I became an Invisalign Provider in 2016.
I am very passionate about my work and at the end of the day, I would like all my patients to have a healthy and beautiful smile for life.

Lynsey Summers

General Dentist - GDC No. 278051

Dr Lynsey Summers joined Dentale in September 2019. Originally from Glasgow, Lynsey has been living and working in Bristol for the last 6 years. Before studying dentistry, She completed an honours degree in anatomy and physiology from the University of Dundee. Lynsey achieved her BDS here at The University of Bristol in 2018 and has been working in the private sector since then.

Lynsey has continued her personal development by attending many courses covering implant restoration and placement and advanced composite courses. She is working towards achieving a diploma in facial aesthetics later this year. Next summer Lynsey is hoping to volunteer with a dental charity. Outside of dentistry Lynsey enjoys keeping fit, yoga and travelling.

Sharmila Khapode

Periodontist- GDC No. 258328

Sharmila Khopade is a confident health care professional offering over 8 years of experience in carrying out various dental procedures. She works as general dentist with special interest in gum care, performing various gum surgeries.
She has completed her post graduate studies from one of the finest Dental school in India: Nair hospital Dental College with top ranking and holding a merit certificate from University. She is an author of a book “Obesity: A modifier for periodontal tissue healing in postmenopausal women” She has presented regionally, nationally and internationally on a range of Periodontal therapy related topics and has published papers in several peer-reviewed dental journals. She is actively involved in various research projects having many research articles to her credit.
Sharmila has an expertise in periodontal plastic procedures including soft and hard tissue surgeries, correction of gummy smiles, treating depigmentation on gums and non surgical management of medical compromised patients.
Sharmila is very passionate about her work and absolutely empathetic towards her patients. In free time she loves to read, travel and help needy in improving their oral health

Nurses and Staff

Laura Smith

GDC No: 196946

Laura is a qualified dental nurse with several years of implant nursing experience. She has also gained her radiography qualification. Laura trained with the Primary Care Trust working with special needs patients, providing emergency clinics for non registered patients, domiciliary visits and assisted in treatments in hospitals and prisons. Prior to Laura’s nursing career she spent 6 years working in administration and finance gaining qualifications up to NVQ level 3. Laura enjoys walking her dog William, socialising and has a passion for fashion!

Sally Peters

GDC No: 116620

Sally has been in the dental profession for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience and skills. Sally has worked in both NHS & Private practices, Orthodontic practices and has also worked as a dental treatment coordinator. More recently, Sally completed her Radiography post qualification allowing her to take xrays on referral from a dentist. Sally likes seeing patients through their journey at Dentale and particularly enjoys seeing nervous patients and is great at putting them at ease before and during their treatment.

Outside of work, Sally & her partner are currently renovating a 17th Century farmhouse outside of Bristol.

Jessica Meyrick

GDC No: 209203

Jessica began nursing in 2008 and later qualified in 2010 with a NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing. On completion of this Jessica started at Oracle Dental Clinics in 2010 and later completed qualifications in radiography (2013) and impression taking (2014), becoming head nurse of Oracle Shrewsbury in 2013. In 2015 Jessica joined the Implantiem team as a clinical advisor whilst continuing to nurse with Jason and attending many dental shows and conferences. In 2017 Jessica joined the Dentale Shrewsbury team, working alongside delegates on allocated course days as well as continuing on as Implantiems clinical advisor. Having worked in the company for over 10 years and working closely with the Snucone implant system and Versah burs, Jessica is able to offer a plethora of support and product knowledge for all Implantiem customers and Dentale delegates, acting as the link between Dentale and Implantiem and the first port of call for all delegates.

Felicity Beddoes

GDC No: 150463

Fliss first joined the company as a trainee Dental Nurse in 1999. She qualified and gained the National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2001 then gained her post-graduate radiography qualification in 2002. During her time as a Dental Nurse she has mainly worked as an Implant Nurse and assisted in training many dentists and nurses on the training courses which started in 2000.
After a 4-year career break Fliss re-joined the company in 2017.
Fliss enjoys her chosen career and constantly furthering her knowledge in the field of dentistry. Fliss has a City & Guilds Customer Service qualification, Impression qualified and holds a Level 3 PTLLS qualification which enables her to help deliver training within her field of knowledge, plus has gained a venepuncture qualification which enables her to assist with PRF procedures. She also has experience with orthodontics and sedation.
Outside of work Fliss enjoys spending time with her sons Mateen & Niaz, her partner Steve and their animals. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit.

Olivia Lockett

Dental Nurse- GDC No. 292429

Olivia joined the team at Dentale in 2018 as a trainee dental nurse and has really blossomed within herself and the role. Olivia passed her Nurse Diploma at Bristol Dental Hospital in 2020 and is enjoying furthering her skills as an qualified Dental nurse.
Outside of work, Olivia likes to spend time with friends and family.

Abi Hutchinson


Abi previously worked in Estate Agency for 10 years before deciding she wanted a career change. Since starting at Dentale she has enjoyed learning about all aspects of Dentistry. Outside of work, Abi loves spending time with her friends and family and has 5 nieces and nephews who like to keep their Auntie busy.

Nisreen Gaffori

Hygienist- GDC No. 171198

Nisreen is our hygienist offering 30 minute scale and polish appointments.

She graduated from Leeds University and has over 12 years experience as a dental hygienist in general practice. She enjoys meeting new patients and can make a nervous patient feel at ease.

Sinead Smallcombe

Head Nurse

Sinead is one of our Trainee Dental Nurses here at Oracle. She is currently enrolled on the prestigious National Examination of British Dental Nurses course and is working towards qualifying in 2019. Sinead is enjoying all fields of dentistry, particularly the cosmetic aspect.

Jenna Ramsden

GDC No. 225378

Jenna has worked in dentistry since 2009. She began working as a trainee dental nurse and receptionist and qualified in 2012. She has worked in a variety of practices doing locuming and progressed to practice management in 2014. She was employed in Dentale in May 2016 after she took a specific interest in Implant dentistry. Jenna has enjoyed expanding her dental knowledge and thrives working in an environment that encourages others to do the same. In her spare time Jenna plays netball and spends time with friends and family.


Jason Buglass

MD and Clinical Director - GDC No. 61834

Jason is a director of Oracle Dental and as the most senior member of the team provides the clinical lead. He started providing implant treatment in 1993 and has restricted his practice to implants since 1999 and so is one of the most experienced implant dentists in the UK. He started teaching in 2000, has been instrumental in setting up implant organisations, lectured in the UK and internationally and has been published in journals as well as being on the editorial board of an international implant journal.

Jason deploys his experience in the most complex cases, using leading-edge techniques to maintain and regenerate tissue and achieve the best results, often in trying situations. He has been taking referrals from colleagues for over 20 years.

Amy Fear

Dental Bristol Pratice Manager - GDC No: 247482

Amy has worked in dentistry since 2011, qualifying as a dental nurse in 2013 and working in both NHS and private practices. Amy began working at Dentale in 2016 after deciding to expand her knowledge and skill set within Implant dentistry. During her time with Dentale, Amy has undertaken an impression taking course and Radiography post qualification before progressing into Practice Management. Amy thoroughly enjoys working alongside the team we have at Dentale Bristol.

Philippa Evans

Dentale Shrewsbury Practice Manager

Philippa joined Dentale in March 2018. She is the first point of contact for all our patients. She has over 12 years experience in customer care and has gained various qualifications within this field, Pip is fluent in the Welsh language which is proving popular with our increasing number of Welsh patients. She enjoys all aspects of patient care from arranging appointments to making sure they have a professional, caring experience here at Dentale.

Birute Mazute

Oracle Shrewsbury Practice Manager

Birute also known as ‘B’ is our pratice manager here at Oracle, she is originally from Lithuania. On completion of her education she moved to the UK where she gained a National Diploma in Dental Nursing. This was closely followed by her obtaining her post graduate radiography qualification. She is an experienced Dental Nurse and endeavours to keep updating her skills by enrolling on various courses such as Implant Nursing. Birute is also our Treatment Coordinator, who is available to discuss your treatment plan or any other queries you may have. Birute is very patient focused and provides an excellent experience for all our patients throughout their treatment journey.

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