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.
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Dr. Akhil Haria

Associate Dentist 
GDC No. 194114

Akhil joined us in 2010 and has enjoyed his time here getting to know all the patients and staff. He has a keen interest in restoring peoples smiles and enjoys fitting patients with crowns and bridges that they are proud of. He has a special interest in orthodontics offering fast results for adult patients with crooked or misaligned teeth. In his spare time, he’s a keen fitness enthusiast; enjoys reading, and following Arsenal Football Club. Akhil plans to continue to build relationships which he has developed over the years and offer the standard of patient care.

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

Associate
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 Devgn

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.

Arjun Patel

Associate Dentist
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The Clinic team At a Glance

 

Tanya Plumer
Practice Manager
GDC No. 117236

Michelle Steele
Reception

Nikita Bailes
Reception

Zoe Crouch
Dental Nurse
GDC 266167

Mellisa Summers
Dental Nurse
GDC No. 158125

Dawn Mann
Dental Nurse
GDC No. 117177

Kelly Ive
Dental Nurse
GDC 226746

Demi Bowers
Trainee dental Nurse

Kate Oliff 
Trainee Dental Nurse

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.
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Fahd Khan

Associate Dentist
GDC No. 203056

Fahd joined the practice in 2017, as an associate. He has graduated with honours from Charles University in Prague as a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2010.  He has since completed courses in advanced cosmetics, short term braces as well as implantology with Nobel Biocare in Cambridge. He is passionate about helping to change the image of modern dentistry, and has recently become a mentor for newly qualified overseas dentists, which will allow him to promote a positive brand of dentistry.  He is a strong believer in prevention and focuses his skills in providing minimally invasive dentistry. He enjoys cosmetic dentistry. Outside of dentistry, he plays various sports, loves to travel, enjoys music and spending time with his growing family.”

Anne Kirkpatrick

Associate Dentist
GDC No. 58560

I graduated from Guys Hospital Dental School in 1983, and after working in general practice in Croydon and Reading, moved to Rushden with Nigel where we have enjoyed working at Queens Street for the last 27 years. Looking after the dental health of several generations of many families, here it has been and continues to be a great privilege.An aspect of my work, which I particularly enjoy, is helping people who are nervous about dentistry or unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, to cope with treatment and give them the smile they have always hoped for My interests away from work include gardening, playing golf and crafts of all kinds especially knitting and sewing.
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Dr Sabina Marwari

Associate Dentist
GDC No. 203051

Sabina joined the practice in 2019, as an associate. She studied at Charles University in Prague and graduated in 2010 as a Doctor of Dental Medicine. Her interests lie in oral surgery and paediatric dentistry. She has a warm and sensitive nature that invites patients to feel at ease, enabling her to create rapport with anxious patients. She is an enthusiastic and dynamic member of the dental team whose goals are to provide excellent dental care for the whole family. Outside of dentistry, she loves travelling, hiking, baking and spending time with her 2 young boys.

Louise Hale

Hygienist 
GDC No. 4225

Louise has been with the practice since January 1995. She has a Certificate in Proficiency of Dental Hygiene which she obtained from Eastman Dental Hospital in April 1992. She enjoys helping patients to improve oral hygiene and relax in their surroundings. She is very approachable. Outside of work, Louise enjoys playing pool, travelling, socializing with friends, going to gigs and walking her dog.

Jemma O’Donnell

Hygienist / Therapist 
GDC No. 140910

Jemma has been at Saving Smiles since April 2017. She qualified from Kings College Hospital, London in 2014 with diplomas in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.She was awarded a certificate for her academic excellence throughout her training. Jemma has a caring, empathetic nature and gets great satisfaction in helping patients improving their oral health. She enjoys educating patients and restoring their teeth to improve function and appearance. Jemma has done a post graduate training course in tooth whitening and regularly attends courses to ensure her knowledge is as up to date as it can be. Outside of work Jemma enjoys spending time with her partner and there son, going on days out together and visiting family in Dorset.

The Clinic team At a Glance

Tanya Plumer
Practice Manager
GDC No. 117236

Sharon Emerton
Nurse
GDC No. 124354

Stacey Ashby
Nurse
GDC No. 157251

Clare Haylett 
Nurse
GDC No. 150587

Kay Clarke
Nurse
GDC No. 122289

Lesley Hughes
Nurse
GDC No. 201976

Milly Lapham 
Nurse
GDC No.129439