Our team

Our highly skilled dentists, hygienists and dental nurses are all experienced, caring practitioners who are supported by an efficient and dedicated reception team. The whole team is committed to providing you with the best possible dental care in a relaxed, state-of-the-art Salisbury dental practice.

Scroll down and click on each team member to find out more.

Principal
Dentists

Raj Mehta

Dr Rajan Mehta

Principal Dentist

Qualifications:
BDS(Hons) Cardiff MFDS RCS Edin.

GDC Registration No:
194532

Raj qualified from Cardiff Dental University in 2010. He completed his vocational training at Poynter’s Road Dental in Luton. In 2011 he became an associate dentist at Chingford Mount Dental Practice where he carried a combination of NHS and private cosmetic dental work including advanced crown and bridgework. During his time at Chingford Dental he also regularly visited 6 local care homes carrying out domiciliary dental care for their residents.

Raj joined Lister House Dental Centre, Essex, in 2011 and became joint principal dentist in 2012. In 2015 Raj and his brother Neal became owners of Sarum Dental Practice. The practice underwent a significant refurbishment in 2017 and now has 4 surgeries and an established team of highly skilled dentists, a hygienist and an implant oral surgeon.

Raj has continued to develop his scope for advanced dental procedures including short-term orthodontic treatment and facial aesthetics. His main interests outside of clinical practice are art, photography, travelling and keeping fit.

Below are some of the postgraduate qualifications and certifications Raj has achieved:

- A member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery in Edinburgh, 2014.

- Postgraduate certification in Dental Education

- Educational Supervisor since 2018

- Certification in and provider of several orthodontic systems: Invisalign Full, 6 Month Smiles, CFast, Inman Aligner, Fast braces.

- Certification in implants placement and restoration with Osstem.

- Certification in restoration of Astra Tech/ Straumann implants.

- Advanced and basic certification in delivery of Botox type A

- Certification in advanced bonding: anterior and posterior direct restorations

Neal Mehta

Dr Neal Mehta

Principal Dentist

Qualifications:
BDS (Hons) Cardiff PG Cert (Dental Education) PG Cert (Dental Law & Ethics)

GDC Registration No:
251134

Neal qualified from Cardiff Dental University with an Honours degree. He has a keen interest in oral surgery and minimally invasive restorative dentistry. He also enjoys using the latest techniques and materials.

Within two years Neal gained two extra qualifications. One was a Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Education and another in Dental Law and Ethics. He has also attended courses and gained certifications in Invisalign (teeth straightening), advanced and basic certification in delivery of Botox type A Botox and rotary endodontics. Most recently he has been chosen to be an Educational Supervisor (trainer) for newly qualified graduates.

He thoroughly enjoys charitable work and most recently had the opportunity to visit the rural communities outside the capital of Ghana, Accra with Global Brigades. He describes this a truly humbling experience in which work was carried out for locals who did not have the opportunity or means to visit a dentist to eradicate their pain. He plans on carrying out more charity work in the future.

Neal also enjoys playing golf and squash in his spare time.

Associate
Dentists

Neha Rawal

Dr Neha Rawal

Associate Dentist

Qualifications:
BDS

GDC Registration No:
277926

Neha qualified from Bristol Dental University and soon after began her foundation training year at Sarum Dental Practice where she has continued to work since.

She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a keen interest in cosmetic and paediatric dentistry. She aims to treat all patients in a calm and confident manner, especially nervous and first time patients. Neha hopes to gain formal training in orthodontics (teeth straightening) in the near future.

She has a naturally attentive and sympathetic personality which enables her to understand her patients’ needs and tailor their treatment to suit individual requirements. Neha’s engaging and friendly nature can make the most nervous of patients feel at ease. Outside of dentistry she enjoys socialising and travelling.

Georgina Saunders

Dr Georgina Saunders

Associate Dentist

Qualifications:
BDS

GDC Registration No:
271456

Georgina qualified from the University of Central Lancashire in 2017, following a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Plymouth. Originally from Bristol, she moved to Salisbury in 2018.

She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, and has interests in aesthetic dentistry, treating periodontal disease, and treating those who are nervous.

Georgina focuses on preventative, minimally invasive dentistry, keeping up to date with the latest techniques and developments in dentistry, she offers short term orthodontics through the QST system.

Alongside Sarum Dental, Georgina also works at Salisbury Central Health Clinic as part of the Special Care Dental services.

In her spare time Georgina enjoys running, baking and spending her time with friends.

Dental
Hygienists

Ian Jones

Ian Jones

Dental Hygienist

Qualifications:
RDH DipDH (RADC)

GDC Registration No:
4664

Ian started his career in dentistry in 1991 as a practice manager in the army before going on to complete his dental hygienist training in 1994. Since then, he has worked in a small number of private practices in and around the New Forest. During this time, Ian has also provided training to other dental professionals in a variety of additional skills and qualifications.

Ian prides himself on being able to put even the most nervous of patients at ease, through a friendly, calm and personal approach to dental care with the ethos ‘there is a person attached to those teeth and gums.'

Outside of dentistry, Ian enjoys flying, antiques and walking with his wife and dog around many of the ancient sites in the area.

Dental
Implantologists

Dr Neel Shukla

Implantologist

Qualifications:
BDS (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng) PG Cert (Dent Ed) Dip Implant Dent (Warwick)

GDC Registration No:
155941

Neel qualified from Barts and The London Dental School, University of London in 2008. Soon after this he completed a year long certificate course in Contemporary Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry with Professor Dominic Hassall which focussed on providing the best cosmetic options for patients using the latest materials. In 2012, Neel obtained the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons England, a widely recognised postgraduate qualification.

Alongside general dentistry, Neel has a special interest in dental implantology, and is passionate about the positive impact of dental implants on his patients’ quality of life. He has completed a Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the University of Warwick, and is also completing a Masters Degree at the City of London Dental School, working alongside a leading consultant in Harley Street. This will provide him with the highest level of qualification for an implantologist in the UK.

Neel has a keen interest in postgraduate education and the importance of continued learning and development for all dentists. He has obtained a postgraduate certificate in dental education from the University of Bedfordshire. Consequently, he spends some of his time teaching newly qualified dentists and has been appointed a Foundation Trainer/Educational Supervisor for Health Education England, London Dental Education and Training.

He is also the Chairman for the Watford section of the British Dental Association, which involves organizing lectures for fellow dental professionals to aid their continuing professional development.

Outside his busy working life, Neel has a keen interest in Cricket, Golf and Football, and also plays the piano.

Dental
Nurses

Oana

Oana

Head Nurse

Qualifications:
TBC

GDC Registration No:
TBC

Bio TBC.

Andrea

Andrea

Dental Nurse

Qualifications:
TBC

GDC Registration No:
TBC

Bio TBC.

Mamata

Mamata

Dental Nurse

Qualifications:
TBC

GDC Registration No:
TBC

Bio TBC.

Dannii

Dannii

Dental Nurse

Qualifications:
TBC

GDC Registration No:
TBC

Bio TBC.

Admin &
Reception
Team

Lucy

Lucy

Administrator & Head Receptionist

Lucy has worked in dental practices over the last 6 years.

Lucy is a Valid member of our team and brings a smile to the front of the practice. She will be the friendly voice on the end of the phone to help with your dental enquiries.

In Lucy's spare time she enjoy's crocheting and baking.

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