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Meet the Team

Jason-Buglass

GDC No. 61834

Gillian-Cottam

GDC No. 52486

Jonathan-Willis

GDC No. 82593

GDC No. 150463

Kuwer

GDC No. 150453

GDC No. 178929

GDC No. 258460

GDC No. 202447

GDC No. 224765

GDC No. 193940

GDC No. 107294

GDC No. 76872

Team Bios

Jason-Buglass

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.

Gillian-Cottam

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.

Jonathan-Willis

Jonathan Willis

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

Jonathan qualified from Guys, Kings and St Thomas in 2003 and established his own practice in Much Wenlock which he later sold to focus on Implantology.

Jonathan has been placing Dental Implants for over 10 years and now limits his practice to solely implantology and is one of the few dentists in the UK to achieve a Distinction at Masters level (MSc) in Implantology. Jonathan has lectured internationally, had research articles published and attended international courses.  Jonathan holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education and teaches Dentists Implantology at Dentale.

Jonathan will place single unit implants to full mouth ‘Teeth in a Day’/ All on 4 techniques.

Felicity Beddoes

GDC Number150463
Qualifications NEBDN, PTLLS
Clinic

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.

Kuwer

Dr Kuwerjit Chani BDS

GDC Number150453
Qualifications Bham) 2008, MJDF (RCS) Eng 2010, PG Cert Implant Dentistry 2013, PG Diploma Clin Imp Dent (Ncl) 2017
Dental Surgeon, Qualified: Birmingham UK, 2008
ClinicOracle Stafford

My name is Kuwer and my ethos in dentistry and caring for my patients is:

“Let no one ever come to you with out leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of kindness. Kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”

Having grown up in Nottingham I was lucky enough to attend Birmingham University, graduating in 2008. I have been awarded a Diploma by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and have spent recent years with an interest in Implant dentistry, going on to achieve a certificate in implantology. I am now also honoured to be teaching implantlogy.

In my down time I enjoy partaking in the sport of clay shooting, beard grooming (my own that is) and volunteering for the ‘Guru Nanak Mission Nottm’ where we prepare and distribute food to the less fortunate within Nottingham City Centre. Volunteers are always welcome so check out the Facebook page. For me personally it has been an exceptionally humbling and compassionate experience

Dr Odessa Santos

GDC Number178929
Qualifications
Clinic

Dr Odessa Santos completed her 6-year Dentistry programme at the University of Lisbon, followed by a master’s at same University with the thesis:  Oral Care for Pneumonia Prevention in Ventilated Patients. In 2013 she obtained a PG certificate in Medical Education at Keele University and on that same year she started mentoring dentists after being approved as an Educational Supervisor with Health Education England. Odessa is attending the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute – UCL in London studying to achieve a MSc in Periodontology. She is focused on promoting high standards of Dental Care and developing further her skills in Periodontology. She is a member of the British Society of Periodontology.

Odessa is known for putting patients at ease and motivating them to improve their oral health. She believes in integrated treatment planning to achieve the best results possible with a primary focus on periodontal treatment.

She enjoys spending time with family, cooking, travelling, walking her dog and attending Pilates lessons.

Miklos Poratunszky

GDC Number258460
Qualifications
Clinic

Miklos Poratunszky is originally from Hungary, and qualified from Budapest Semmelweis Dental School in 2010. Since then he finished his postgraduate studies also in Budapest and entered a Hungarian specialist register as a Conservative dentist and Prosthodontist in 2017. Miklos completed a postgraduate diploma in dental implantology at Cambridge in 2021. Being passionate about designing and creating highly aesthetic and functional smiles, he soon realised that it is almost impossible to achieve nice natural looking teeth with a stable long term result, without using dental implants.

He became interested in dental implantology as a supportive tool to his primer restorative work early in his career, and did his first implantology course in Hungary in 2011. In 2019 he decided to deepen his knowledge in this field and started his studies in Cambridge academy of dental implantology, which he finished with diploma in dental implantology in 2021. Now he is mainly focused on providing dental implants in multiple practices around the country utilizing the comprehensive prosthetic approach from his past restorative experience.

When not working, you can also find him lying on a beach or riding a wakeboard with his friends during summer or skiing in Europe during winter. He is a great believer of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Catherine Williams

GDC Number202447
Qualifications
Clinic

Catherine began her career as a dental nurse in Shropshire back in 2007. She gained experience in multiple areas of dentistry including hospital / private and NHS practice. Catherine then moved to London where she progressed and qualified as a Dental Hygienist / Therapist in 2015. Since qualifying she is always looking to update her skills and has taken a keen interest in facial aesthetics. Outside of dentistry Catherine enjoys travel and spending time with family / friends.

Ramona Paulina Balcina

GDC Number288306
Qualifications
ClinicOracle Bristol

I have more than 10 years’ experience in the dental industry. The roots of my career in dentistry can be traced back to Latvia, where I acquired my first education in dentistry and studied in a general medicine programme as well and gained practical skills. Couple of years ago matters of the heart brought me to England, and this place and people charmed me. I really love the UK and I want to continue to grow professionally in this wonderful country.

Constant growth and development is important to me personally and currently I am continuing my studies through Cambridge Academy of Dental Implantology for Msc. In my free time I love to explore new places and culture in the beautiful UK and all around the globe. Spending quality time with my family and friends is very essential for me and it gives me an extra boost in energy for lasting success in my studies and work.

Alex Antoniu

GDC Number224765
Qualifications
ClinicOracle Bristol

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.

Hossein Hessami

GDC Number76872
Qualifications
ClinicOracle Bristol

I studied and graduated dentistry from school of dentistry in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1998. I moved to the UK in 1999. I have been a practice owner since 2001.

I have always been interested in surgical aspect of dentistry and I placed my first implants in 2003. Since then, I have been placing implants and developed myself in surgical field.  I have passion for dentistry and in particular in dental implants, hence I completed my master degree in dental implantology from Bristol university in 2020.

I am very thrilled to have joined Oracle practice in Bristol and looking forward to being able to work alongside some great dentists and dental nurses to help patients who need single or multiple implants to regain the smile and confidence they should have.

Neeraj Pattni

GDC Number193940
Qualifications BDS(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MSc(MedEd) MRCGP
ClinicOracle Shrewsbury

I have qualified in dentistry and medicine. I have experience in oral surgery which led to my interest in dental implants. I am also a general medical practitioner with experience of medical/surgical specialities.

Franciska Veldhuizen

GDC Number72100
Qualifications
ClinicOracle Shrewsbury

Fran is a GDC registered Specialist Prosthodontist with over 25 years’ experience in dentistry. Her skillset incorporates all aspects of prosthodontic dentistry, the dental specialty of restoring natural teeth and replacing missing teeth. She focuses on delivering beautiful, bespoke care that is based on understanding her patients’ needs.

Having started university life studying anthropology and psychology at St Andrews, Fran went on to graduate in dentistry from Dundee in 1996. She spent time working in general practice and in hospital gaining experience in both oral surgery and restorative dentistry. During this time, she obtained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCSEd). She then began her specialist training, gaining her Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) from Edinburgh University in 2006 this was completed in the field of tooth-wear which continues to be an area of interest. She gained her Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) from RCSEd in 2008. Fran is now an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
She is also a member of the British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) and International Team for Implantology (ITI).

In her spare time Fran maintains a lifelong passion for art and especially enjoys applying these skills to the aesthetic aspects of her work. She also volunteers for the charity Dentaid and likes to ski, sail and play golf. She speaks Dutch and passable French.

Nausheen Aga

GDC Number
Qualifications BDS, Msc, Mclindent UK, Mendo RCPS. Glasgow, Fhea, Phd
ClinicOracle Shrewsbury

Nausheen qualified with BDS in India in 2008 and then went on to pursue her Msc in Endodontics 2017 from MBR university Dubai. Within few years of working as a Specialist Endodontics in Dubai. Nausheen then successfully passed the Endodontic speciality exam from the Royal college of surgeons, Edinburgh and Glasgow UK in 2017. Nausheen’s interest in the clinical aspects of both non-surgical and surgical endodontics is enhanced with a keen enthusiasm for teaching and education with her joining and training Post graduate students in the field of endodontics. Nausheen has numerous articles published in reputed high impact journals in the field of endodontics.

Nausheen’s strong clinical and academic background led her to continue her educational journery with Phd in the field of regenerative endodontics using dental pulp stem cells in testing creating new biomaterials with the help of tissue engineering from University of Dundee, UK.

Nausheen’s practise is limited to endodontics accepting referrals. In her spare time she likes to enjoy time with family and travelling.

  • BDS- Maharashtra University of science and technology, 2012
  • Msc – MBRU, Dubai 2017
  • Mendo – RCS Edinburgh 2017
  • Mendo – RCPS Glasgow 2017
  • Mclindent – COMD, Birmingham UK 2019
  • Fhea – fellow of higher education academy 2021
  • Phd- Stem cells and tissue engineering, University of Dundee, 2024

Kirill Divakov

GDC Number107294
Qualifications
ClinicOracle Bristol

Dr Kirill Divakov is a 2004 graduate of Humboldt University School of Dental Medicine in Berlin, Germany.  

He is a General Dental Practitioner who has been practicing, along with a dedicated team, at Yeovil Dental Practice since 2007. 

For over 17 years, Kirill has been helping patients achieve healthy teeth.  

“There is nothing quite like the feeling of helping someone attain a healthy smile, or have more confidence in their smile,” says Dr. Divakov. “It’s the best part of my job.” 

His passion for continuing education ensures that the technological advancements being made in the field of dentistry are available to all his patients.  Over the years, Kirill has concentrated on minor oral surgery aesthetic restorative dentistry and implantology. He is an active member of the international team for implantology and has a certificate in Dental Implantology (2014, UK). Recently, he accomplished an advanced Implant course with Dentale Stafford (2022).     

He is happy to take referrals and assess each case as to whether it is something that can be undertaken within the practice.  

Outside dentistry, he enjoys staying active with kayaking, cycling and hiking.