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Meet the Team


GDC No. 61834

GDC No. 70499


GDC No. 169749


GDC No. 77686


GDC No. 82593


GDC No. 178015


GDC No. 52486


GDC No. 69526

Julie Wakefield

GDC No. 4507


GDC No. 258217

Team Bios


Jason Buglass

GDC Number61834
Qualifications BDS, Implants
ClinicsShrewsbury & Stafford

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.


Dr Arshad Mahmood

GDC Number169749
Qualifications Implant Dentist
ClinicOracle Stafford

Arshad qualified in 2002. After his qualification, he has gained huge experience by training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in various hospitals in the West Midlands and South East. He completed his MFDS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2006.

He has gained MSc from the prestigious Kings College London, and has also completed Advanced training in Dental Implantology.

Arshad has a specialist interest in Dental Implantology, complete Smile makeovers and Oral Surgery. He is fully competent in all aspects of Implant surgery from simple cases to more complex cases and bone grafting. He has placed and restored hundreds of implant cases and achieved a success rate of 99% to date. Arshad takes pride in his approach to providing surgical dentistry to nervous patients. Outside of dentistry, he enjoys football, reading and spending time with his family.


Mark Lester

GDC Number77686
Qualifications BDS (Bris), MFD RCS (Ed), MSc (Manc, MPros(Ed), Specialist in Prosthodontics
Restorative Dentistry
ClinicsOracle Shrewsbury

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.


Jonathan Willis

GDC Number82593
Qualifications BDS PGCME
ClinicOracle/Dentale Shrewsbury, Oracle Stafford

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.


Simon Barnwell

GDC Number178015
Qualifications BDS, MSc Endodontology
ClinicOracle Shrewsbury

Simon graduated from Newcastle University and has worked in practices in Cheshire, Northern Ireland and Altrincham, and has been taking referrals for endodontic (root canal) treatment since 2011.

His clinical practice is focused solely on referrals for endodontic treatment and therefore he is happy to accept referrals for complex endodontic cases including re-treatments and cases involving fractured instruments or posts.

In 2015 he gained an MSc distinction grade in Endodontology programme with the University of Chester and simplyendo. In addition to performing root canal treatment, Simon provides post-graduate endodontic education to dentists through his role as a post-graduate tutor and research supervisor on the University of Chester MSc in Endodontology programme.

Simon is committed to patient care and helping each patient make an informed decision about treatment. He is dedicated to taking a preventative approach in dentistry and takes his time with each patient to help retain teeth and maintain excellent dental health.


Gillian Cottam

GDC Number52486
Qualifications BDS FDSRCS D.Orth RCS, Invisalign®®
ClinicsOracle, Shrewsbury

Gillian is an orthodontist and a platinum status Invisalign® practitioner, having been an advocate of Invisalign® since its first introduction into the UK in 2004. She is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics and membership secretary of the Orthodontic Specialist group, as well as a member of the Development and Standards Committee, of the British Orthodontic Society.


Alison Warneken

GDC Number69526
Qualifications BDS, PGCert (endo), PGDip (endo)

Alison graduated from Birmingham University in 1993. On graduating Alison Joined the Royal Navy and spent ten years in a variety of locations in the UK and abroad. Whilst working Alison gained proficient knowledge from many consultants but it was endodontics that inspired her and following several successful years taking internal referrals and developing her skills.

Alison continued to pursue her interest in endodontics working in referral endodontic jobs in a cosmetic practice in Stoke and a high-end implant, orthodontic and restorative practice in Nottingham. Alison is highly committed to a preventive approach to dentistry.

She spent 2011 and 2012 completing a Certificate and then a Diploma in Endodontics in Chester University with SimplyEndo and was delighted to be awarded a distinction. Alison completed her Masters in Endodontics with a merit in 2016 from Chester University. She has recently been extending her experience in endodontic treatment by attending an apical microsurgery course in London and is keenly pursuing this interest. Alison is a full member of the British Endodontic Society, and the British Dental Association, and actively participates in meetings and seminars.

Julie Wakefield

Julie Wakefield

GDC Number4507
Qualifications CEB dip Dental Hygiene Liverpool 1993

Julie qualified as a dental hygienist in 1993 with a CEB diploma in Dental Hygiene from Liverpool and a was runner-up in hygienist of the year in 1993. She has experience in many aspects of dentistry and is enthusiastic and conscientious in her work. She has kept up to date by attending post-grad courses, adding to her CV.

She is married & has a dog. In her spare time she likes to travel, walk the dog, visit the theatre, read & socialise.


Birute Mazute

GDC Number258217
Qualifications Practice Manager, National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015
ClinicOracle Shrewsbury

Birute also known as ‘B’ is our head nurse 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.


Lisa Robinson

GDC Number114732
Qualifications NEBDN and Radiography
ClinicOracle Shrewsbury

Lisa has over 20 years’ experience as a Dental Nurse and has worked for Oracle for the last ten years. She obtained her postgraduate certificate in Radiography in 2009. Lisa has a genuine passion for dentistry, specialising in nervous and apprehensive patients. She always takes time to listen to patients concerns and requirements and does her upmost to make their visits to the clinic as memorable and comfortable as possible. Her continual smile and encouraging words are always reassuring. Lisa is also our Referral Coordinator, making regular visits to Dental Practices and maintaining a close relationship with our referring dentists.

Felicity Beddoes

GDC Number150463
Qualifications NEBDN, PTLLS

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.

Philippa Evans

GDC Number
ClinicOracle Shrewsbury

Philippa joined Oracle in September 2017. She is the first point of contact for all our patients and referring dentists. 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 Oracle Dental Clinics.


Sinead Smallcombe

GDC Number
Qualifications Head Nurse, NEBDN
ClinicOracle Shrewsbury

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.

Victoria Capper

GDC Number231134
Qualifications Practice Manager and Referral Coordinator/Dental Nurse
ClinicOracle Stafford

Vickie has been a Dental Nurse for 9 years. Upon qualifying, she has gone on to gain a position as a Head Dental Nurse and her Dental Radiography Qualification. She has worked in both NHS and Private Practices. After practicing as a Dental Nurse for over 9 years she became very keen to become a Practice Manager, joining Oracle Stafford in November 2018.

In her spare time, Vickie enjoys baking cakes and taking long walks with her partner James and their dalmatian Coco.

Tara McDonald

GDC Number
ClinicOracle Stafford

Tara has three years dental experience and joined Oracle Stafford in October 2019.

Tara is very enthusiastic to gain more knowledge as she progresses with us at Oracle Stafford.

In her spare time, Tara enjoys spending time with her daughter Dilara.


Michael Teft

GDC Number191748
Qualifications BDS L’pool 2010, MSc (Perio) UCLAN 2019

Michael qualified from Liverpool dental school in 2010. Since then, he has worked in a number of dental practices across the midlands, and has a wealth of experience in general dentistry. Over the last five years he has developed a special interest in periodontology, the treatment of gum disease. He completed a three-year master’s degree in clinical periodontology at the University of Central Lancashire, and now treats patients with more complex periodontal conditions.

He believes in working with his patients to help stabilise and improve their condition with an evidence-based treatment approach. He is a member of the British Society of Periodontology and regularly attends post-graduate training to remain and the forefront of emerging knowledge.

Aside from dentistry Michael enjoys cooking and trying to keep fit.