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Banbury, Oxfordshire  OX15 5NF
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Our Practice Team 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in dental healthcare. Our dental team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.

Dr Harbinder Singh Dewgun
Principal Dental Surgeon
BDS (PCMD), BSc Hons (London)
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 244828

Dr Dewgun is the Principal Dentist at the practice qualifying from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. Since qualifying, Dr Dewgun has worked at various dental practices and completed further study in Implant Dentistry, Orthodontics (Inman Aligners and Nuvola Aligners) and Advanced Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy). In 2013 Dr Dewgun achieved a Community Award and Dental Implant award, in 2015 and 2018 Dr Dewgun was nominated for the Best Young Dentist Award. Dr Dewgun enjoys all aspects of dentistry- Restorative Dentistry, Aesthetic Dentistry, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Crowns, Bridge-work and Tooth-coloured fillings. He strives to treat patients as he would want to be treated, to build a friendly and trusting relationship. He endeavours to take time and care to listen and adapt to patients needs. Away from the practice, Dr Dewgun enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with his wife, seeking new adventures. He has a strong passion for playing and performing the Indian percussion (Dhol) drum. He began his music academy in 2007. The academy consists of 50 students which are able to perform in front of large audiences. Some of his achievements have been; performing for HRH The Prince of Wales, Britains Got Talent, HMV Hammersmith Apollo, and the Lords Cricket ground (India Vs England test matches) in front of 30,000 people. If you ask, he will gladly show you pictures and videos of his performances.

Dr Akshay Gulati
Associate Dental Surgeon
BDs Kings 2014
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 251619

Akshay joined the team in March 2018 having worked locally for the past two and a half years. He trained at Kings College London in Guys Hospital and was fortunate to have learnt from some of the leaders in the dental field. Akshay has always worked in general dental practice and has enjoyed every aspect of dental care. He especially enjoys discussing treatment options with you to help decide on the best course of action to improve the health of your teeth. He is good with anxious or phobic patients due to his patient nature so will be able to help reassure you and ease you through any dental treatment that you need. He has a passion to improve and is currently undertaking year-long post graduate courses in both aesthetic and restorative dentistry. He will be keen to share this knowledge with you to provide improvements to your teeth and smile. Outside of dentistry he loves to cook and is a Manchester United fan and official member. Not just football, he enjoys all sport and can also be found in the summer to be watching international cricket, ideally in the sunshine. He also loves to travel and learn about different cultures from all over the world.

Dr Rebecca Smith
Associate Dental Surgeon
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 271814

We are delighted to introduce Rebecca Smith to the Lion House Dental Practice team. Rebecca has been an instant hit with our patients. Her calm and professional approach to dentistry provides our patients with the best dental care. She is looking forward to meeting her new patients! Rebecca will be at the practice most of the week, but in her spare time she can be found road cycling or mountain biking around Oxfordshire (or reading a good book at home!)

Dr Kristlee Fernandes
Dentist With Special Interest in Endodontics
BDS, MDS (Endodontics)
Country of issue: Goa, India
GDC registration number: 245731

Kris brings a great skill set to Lion House where we are proud to offer treatment of complex root canal treatment. No longer do we have to refer our patients away for treatment, it is all in-house! Kris Graduated from Goa Dental College in 2002 with a bachelor of dental surgery and Masters of dental surgery in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. He has written many publications in international journals and is one of the inventors of a medicament for failed root canal treatments. He loves treating challenging cases, especially teeth with a guarded prognosis. His warm, caring and professional nature makes the patient experience pleasant and calming. Kris welcomes referrals for: Opinion only, Primary root treatment, Re-treatment, Post removal, Retrieval of instrument

Miss Sharon Karotana
Dental Hygienist
Dental Hygiene & Therapy BSc
Country of issue: UK

Miss Katie Upton
Dental Nurse
NVQ level 3 in Oral Healthcare
Country of issue: United Kingdom
GDC registration number: 262467

Katie Joined the Lion House Team in October 2014. She passed her NVQ level 3 in December 2015 to become a fully Qualified Dental Nurse. Katie has a keen interest in cross infection and has recently been appointed our Cross Infection and Decontamination Lead. Katie likes to keep fit in her spare time. She also enjoys travelling and is busy planning a wedding for July 2018!

Mrs Linda Hillman
Dental Nurse
Qualified Dental Nurse and Hygienist
Country of issue: United Kingdom

Miss Jessica Charles
Dental Nurse
Qualified Dental Nurse
Country of issue: UK

Jessica recently joined Lion House Dental Practice and brings with her a wealth of experience. Her positive and hard working attitude has proven to be a great fit with the team. In her spare time Jessica likes to go for long walks with her rescue dog and spend time with her family.

Mrs Denise Barber

Denise is the longest serving member of staff at Lion House dental Practice, she has been at the practice for over 20years! In this time she has gained friendship and trust from our patients and always provides service with a smile! Denise has reduced her time at the practice so she can enjoy semi-retirement

Mrs Judith Murgatroyd

Judy joined the practice in May 2013 as a part time receptionist. She is a great asset to the practice as she has many years of knowledge within dentistry and the added value of being a qualified dental nurse. Judy likes to walk her energetic dog ted in her spare time and also likes to spend time with her equally energetic grand daughters!

Mrs Clare Massey