Weedon and Rushden

Dr Vivak Shah

Principal Dentist 
GDC No. 83686

Dr Shah joined the practice in 2004 as a trainee and has transitioned into an associate, then a partner and most recently a principal in December 2009. He therefore understands the needs of the local community and knows most of the patients. He is a member of the GDC, BDA, Royal college of surgeons and local dental committee for Northamptonshire and is involved in education and facilitation with several university institutions. He enjoys all aspects of clinical care with a special interest in prevention, patient education implants to replace missing teeth. In addition, he has over the years developed an interest in teaching and is certified by Oxford Brooks University to teach post graduate doctors and dentists. Outside of dentistry, he has a keen sporting interest and enjoys travelling to learn different cultures.

Karina Vara

Associate Dentist
GDC No. 265399

Karina joined the practice as an associate in 2017. She has graduated from Queen Mary university of London. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is looking forward to enhancing her skills in providing the best possible patient care. She enjoys travelling to different countries and experiencing different cuisines. She loves to bake in her spare time.

Judith Husband

GDC No. 73430

Judith joined our practice in 2017, she qualified in Liverpool and after undertaking two years postgraduate training settled in Northamptonshire. For over twenty years she has worked in general practice, committed to providing prevention based dental care to her patients. In addition to providing clinical care Judith is the Managing Director of her own consultancy company and a trustee of the Oral and Dental Research Trust. She is a keen advocate for the dental profession and patients, a past deputy Chair of the British Dental Association and current member of Northamptonshire Local Dental Committee

Tarwinder Devgun

Hygienist / Therapist
GDC No. 177213

Tarwinder (aka) Tav, has worked at Weedon Dental Surgery over the past few years. She qualified in 2009 as a Dental Hygiene/Therapist at Birmingham University. She has a calm and caring nature and gets great satisfaction from helping her patients overcome fears and anxieties related to dentistry. Her aim is to teach and improve her patients oral heath through evidence based care. Tav is committed to give her patients a first class service whilst sustaining her ‘ Continued professional Development programme through her membership to societies. Tav is married with two children her interest include reading, travelling and keeping fit.

Sarah Canavan

Associate Dentist
GDC no 71022

Sarah has extensive dental experience dating back to 1995 and has a master’s degree in Pain Management and a Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry. She comes from a background in special care dentistry, with unique skills particularly suited to treating medically compromised patients, children and those with anxiety.

Sarah can straighten mis-aligned teeth using the Fixed braces, Quick Straight Teeth and other aligner systems. She also enjoys creating new smiles using the composite bonding technique.
Aside from the clinical side of things, Sarah is a member of the British Dental Association (BDA) and is Chair of the Dental Associates group at the BDA. She is also Vice Chair of the Local Dental Committee (LDC).
Outside of work she enjoys going to the gym, travelling with her partner Wayne and walking their dog, Robbie.

Shivakar Mehrota

Associate Dentist
GDC no 277771

Shiv qualified from the University of Leeds in 2018 with an integrated Masters degree. He has travelled up and down the country to undergo training in Restorative dentistry. This involves repairing broken teeth or replacing lost ones to improve your smile and function.

During this time he won 1st prize for his research on the Prosthetic Rehabilitation of cleft patients at the British Society of Restorative Dentistry Conference.

Shiv has a keen interest in Endodontics. This involves delicately cleaning grubby teeth with a root canal treatment. Often, his patients comment on his warm nature and how comfortable their experience was, which is something he takes great pride in.

Outside of the dental chair, Shiv is a bit of a Geek as he is often caught reading scientific articles on the weird and wonderful discoveries in modern dentistry.
If he wasn’t a dentist, Shiv claims he could have had a successful career as a stand-up comedian, but this has yet to be verified.

Haaris Hussain

Associate Dentist
GDC no: 277694

Dr Haaris Hussain qualified from the University of Manchester in 2018.

After qualifying, he worked at the Manchester Royal Infirmary for a year in the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department, gaining experience in managing facial trauma and oral cancer recognition and treatment.

Since then, he has undertaken advanced training in Aesthetic and Cosmetic, enabling him to carry out aesthetic restorative procedures such as teeth straightening, white crowns and composite bonding. Haaris is also a certified Invisalign provider. He has also completed further training in Endodontics, allowing him to perform more complex root canal treatments.

With his caring and reassuring nature, Haaris takes pride in ensuring his patients are well-informed and comfortable throughout their treatment journey.

In his spare time, he enjoys an active lifestyle, attending the gym regularly, and is an avid football and boxing fan.

The Clinic team At a Glance

Tanya Plumer
Practice Manager
GDC No. 117236

Michelle Steele

Lisa Edwards
Nicola Lagar


Mellisa Summers

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 158125

Amanda Wilby

Dental Nurse
GDC 111730

Lisa Marsh

Dental Nurse
GDC no – 12345

Dawn Mann

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 117177

Monika Kowalska

Trainee Dental Nurse

Larissa Pap

Trainee dental nurse