Meet The Team

Course Tutors and Dentists

Jason Buglass, BDS England

GDC No: 61834

Jason Buglass has been providing implant dentistry since 1993, and has placed thousands of implants since then. He lectures in the UK, having successfully run courses teaching implant dentistry since 2000. He attends national and international congresses. Jason is currently involved in organising and leading the UK courses for Versah®. Jason is an advocate of accurate guided surgery and advancements in this developing field.

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 young son. 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.

Eugenijus Vladimirovas, D Stom Kaunas 2007

GDC No. 206419

Eugene graduated in 2007 from Kaunas Medical University,
Lithuania. Since graduation he started working with patients
that had the need for complex dental treatments involving
dental implants. In 2011 he moved to the UK and worked as
NHS Dentist in Somerset. Eugene joined Dentale Bristol
team in February 2015. Since October 2015 he also works at
another private practice in Bristol! If you require an honest
advice about any dental problem or quality dental treatment
– he is happy to help.

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.

Behrang Mostavi, DMD Bucharest 2006

GDC No. 202289

Behrang started his medical career in 1997 studying general medicine. After a couple of years he decided to move into Dentistry as he found it more interesting and challenging. He qualified as a General Dental Practitioner in 2006 at Carol Davila University in Bucharest. He worked as a Private Dentist until 2011 when he moved to the UK.

In the UK he has worked in both the NGS and Private Dentistry and is the Lead Dentist in his practice, offering mentorship to young dentists. He offers a variety of dental treatments including crowns, bridges, aesthetic treatments, quick straight teeth orthodontics, skin rejuvenation, all types of acrylic, semi-felxible and chrome dentures and has a special interest in dental implants.

He has a Post Graduate qualification in dental implantology from Bucharest. He also undertook a year-long course in Bath as well as completing the Practical Advanced Implantology course in Dentale Bristol.

He is an active member of the Association for Dental Implantology in the UK.

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.

Steve Harrison, LDS, RCS (Eng), BChD (U. Leeds), FICOI, MSc

GDC No. 51526

Dr Steve Harrison qualified in 1978 from Leeds University Dental School. He is an avid seeker of Post-graduate education, including being elected a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Post Graduate Certificate in both Surgical and Prosthodontic Implantology and Advanced Bone Grafting from the Eastman and an M.Sc. in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry. Steve teaches in the Healthcare Learning M.Sc. course and Undergraduates in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester School of Dentistry. Steve is a keen fan of Rugby Union, his three children and Dentistry.

Nikhil Oberai

GDC No. 150126

Dr Oberai qualified from Manchester Dental School, and returned to his alma mater to complete his Masters Degree in Dental Implantology. In addition, he is an Honorary Clinical Teaching fellow at the University of Manchester, teaching postgraduate students as part of the MSc in Dental Implantology and undergraduate students alike. He lectures all over the U.K. and is leading the way in new age Implant Dentistry, with cutting edge techniques and consistent and high-quality results.

His passion and interest in dental implants, both the surgical aspects and the restorative challenges, have allowed him to achieve exceptional success rates and provide his patients a high standard of care. He takes great pride in his work and his results at his own practice and has built a reputation as a skilled and successful clinician.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, socialising with friends, playing squash and traveling around the world.

Lyndsey Summers

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 and travelling.

Alex Antoniu

I was born in Bucharest, Romania. At the age of 14 I, along with my family, moved to the United States. 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 am currently attending Professor Paul Tipton’s courses, one of the best dentists, mentors, and trainers, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.
I always put patients’ needs first. I will 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.

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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!

Sarah Goodwin

GDC No: 121732

Sarah is the head nurse of our Shrewsbury clinic. She has worked as a dental nurse for over 20 years in general dentistry, and joined our Dentale team in June 2012. Sarah is qualified in conscious sedation and radiography. Her Hobbies include supporting her two sons at playing rugby and enjoys regular keep fit classes.

Amy Fear

GDC No: 247482

Amy is our Head Nurse in Dentale Bristol. She started dental nursing in 2011 in general practice and joined Dentale in 2016 after deciding to expand her skills and knowledge within dentistry. Always keen to learn more, Amy has since undertaken an impression taking course and has her radiography post qualification. Amy particularly enjoys working with nervous patients and having the time to sit with them and explain their treatment in detail and of course, seeing them finish with a big smile on their face.

Outside of work, Amy has recently brought her first home in South Wales and is enjoying the peace, quiet and countryside walks.

Paula Jay

GDC No: 6455

Paula got into dentistry in 1994 after successfully replying to a job ad to become a Dental Nurse, then moved to London in 2002 to further her career to become a Dental Hygienist. She has much experience across general, private, hospital based and speciality practices.
Her ideal day is a mix of new patients putting together a treatment plan to meet the patients expectations, and also seeing her maintenance patients to continue their preventative treatment great job satisfaction!

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 Implantium 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 Implantiums clinical advisor. Having worked with the Dentium system for over 7 years, Jessica is able to offer a plethora of support and product knowledge for all Implantium customers and Dentale delegates, acting as the link between Dentale and Implantium 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 and now divides time between Dental Nursing and as a Clinical Advisor for Implantium.
Fliss enjoys her chosen career and constantly furthering her knowledge in the field of dentistry. Fliss has a City & Guilds Customer Service qualification and holds a Level 3 PTLLS qualification which enables her to help deliver training within her field of knowledge.
Outside of work Fliss enjoys spending time with her sons Mateen & Niaz, and in her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and lifting weights.

Olivia Lockett

Trainee Dental Nurse

Olivia joined the team at Dentale in 2018 as a trainee dental nurse and has really blossomed within herself and the role. Olivia is looking forward to starting her Dental Nurse Diploma at Bristol Dental Hospital shortly which will enhance her skills and knowledge further.
Outside of work, Olivia likes to spend time with friends and family.

Abi Hutchinson

Receptionist

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.

Liz

Hygienist

Elizabeth graduated from Liverpool University in 2016, studying dental hygiene and therapy. Additionally, she has a degree in Pharmacology from Kings College London and has been involved in scientific research at the University of Nottingham.
With a strong background in biological sciences alongside an enthusiasm for treating patients, this gives her a holistic approach to patient care.
Upon graduation, Elizabeth won 8 awards (including British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy Graduate Prize – Highest mark; British Association of Dental Therapist Prize – Highest mark) and was nominated for Student of the Year Award 2017.
During her free time, Elizabeth likes to spend time with her friends and family in the Welsh countryside, travelling the world and watching the rugby.

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Management

Jason Buglass

MD and Clinical Director - GDC No. 61834


Jason Buglass has been providing implant dentistry since 1993, and has placed thousands of implants since then. He lectures in the UK, having successfully run courses teaching implant dentistry since 2000. He attends national and international congresses and is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology running a midlands based ADI group and Treasurer of the BSOI. He is a member of the European Association of Osseointegration, is an ITI member and a fellow of The Straumann Clinic, University of Berne, Switzerland.

Cheryl Bayliss

Dentale Business Manager

Cheryl’s role is Dentale’s Business Development Manager, where she leads both the Shrewsbury and Bristol teams. Cheryl joined Dentale in November 2013 as a course bookings customer services advisor and since then has taken a keen interest in the world of dentistry. Cheryl’s focus is to maintain the high standard of courses and treatments available at Dentale, whilst also introducing new industry practices and techniques to ensure that both our trainees and clients receive the very best.

Jenna Ramsden

Dentale Bristol Practice Manager - 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.

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.

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Course Administrators

Sharon Austin

Lead Receptionist at Dentale Bristol

Sharon has vast amount of work experience, including cover supervisor at a secondary school and front of house manager of a public house in France. More recently she been working as a PA in a large construction firm for 8 years when she decided to take a change in direction and work in a more personable and caring environment. Sharon is a huge animal lover and spends her spare time walking her dogs Lily & Emma. Since joining dentale in June 2016 Sharon has enjoyed learning about all aspects of Dentistry and predominantly Implantology.