Meet the team

At Jones Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.

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Lana Gilchrist

Lana Gilchrist

Dentist
BDS Sydney 1992
GDC No. 71523

Dr Lana Gilchrist is an enormously skilled dental practitioner, with over 25 years of experience in providing her patients with routine private dental care, as well as orthodontics for both children and adults, cosmetic dentistry and highly complex dentistry. She is particularly reassuring and understanding with anxious patients.

Dr Lana Gilchrist qualified in Sydney and spent the early years of her career working in outback Australia and then in private practice outside of Sydney. She moved to the UK in 2000 and was the principal dentist in her own private practice in Oxfordshire before joining Portman Healthcare in 2011. Lana is committed to her patients in providing the best possible quality dental care. She is one of the few accredited Master Providers of Fastbraces® in the UK, as well as experienced in the use of invisible aligners. Lana is in the final stages of her Master’s degree in Advanced Dental Practice from the University of Birmingham.

In her spare time, Lana is a busy mum, a School Governor and an appallingly bad gardener.

Vikki Wynee

Vikki Wynne

Dentist
BDS Sheffield 2002
MSC in Advanced General Dentistry
GDC No. 80953

Vikki Wynne graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2002 and joined the team at Jones Dental Care in 2012 after 10 years at a practice in Northamptonshire. Vikki has extensive experience of general dental practice and enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly minimal intervention and adhesive techniques. She also has a growing interest in holistic dentistry and the relationship between oral and general health.

Vikki has an MSc in Advanced General Dental Practice and is a member the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners. She likes to keep abreast of new techniques and technologies which she strives to bring into her daily working practice.

William Yu

William Yu

Dentist
BDS, Dip Imp Dent RCSEd, PgCert DSam (distinction)
GDC No. 177429

William is one of our associates and graduated from the University of Manchester in 2009 and joined our team in 2015. His talent in Dentistry was noticed early on when he was awarded the Edgar Houghton Operative Skills prize along with his Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

William’s special interest is in Implant Dentistry. He has been placing Dental Implants for over half of his career, and has even completed the ‘gold standard’ of Implant post-graduate training at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. As William regularly places implants, he has a good knowledge of many different Implant systems, and understands the newer techniques in bone grafting. He is often attending courses to further his knowledge in his chosen field.
Otherwise, William has been a general practitioner for 9 years and has good experience in oral surgery and endodontics.

William describes his keen eye for detail and aesthetics as owing to a younger hobby of painting vast canvases of still life, portraits and landscape. Now, he prefers to spend most of his free time playing tennis, cycling and rock climbing.

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Katarzyna Sabuda

Dentist
Lek Dent Katowice 2009
GDC No. 255349

Dr Katarzyna Sabuda graduated in 2009 at the Silesian Medical University in Katowice, Poland.

Katarzyna or ‘Kate’ as you may know her has been working with us since 2017 and carry’s out general dentistry for children and adults in the practice, cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatment, teeth whitening and preventive dentistry but her real passion is orthodontic treatment for adults and children with minor malocclusion.

Dr Sabuda keeps up to date with research journals and new technical methods that come out.

In 2015 she attended a one-year orthodontic course provided by Larry Brown, an American orthodontist.

She is a member of British Dental Association and has been continuously updating her clinical skills by attending many post-graduate courses.

Katarzyna likes to make her patients feel comfortable and cared for, she believes that a healthy and beautiful smile can bring happiness through restoring people's confidence.

Outside of dentistry She loves to spend time with her friends, family and enjoys travelling, snowboarding and yoga.


Bashir Kassam

Bashir Kassam

Dentist
BDS Birmingham 1976
DPDS Bristol 2002
DipConSedn (U Ncl) Dip.Impl.Dent.RCSEd, MFGDP(UK)
GDC No. 49793

Bashir qualified from the University of Birmingham in 1976 and is very committed to continuing professional development and education and regularly attends courses in the UK, Europe, and USA to develop and enhance his skills and to keep up to date with the current trends in General Practice and to utilise these skills for the benefit of his patients. His main interests are in Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry, Sedation, Endodontics, and implant Dentistry. In 1997 he gained the Diploma in Sedation from Newcastle University and followed this up with a Diploma in Post Graduate Dental Studies from Bristol University in 2002. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigous Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and was elected to the Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners(UK). He has a holistic approach in the provision of care and restoration of smiles, function and comfort.

In addition to his extensive experience in General Dental Practice, Bashir has worked as a Community Dental Officer (Anaesthetics Department), and as a Research Fellow and Clinical Lecturer at the Dental Hospital, University of Birmingham. He also serves as an expert witness on a medico-legal panel.

Outside work, Bashir enjoys walking, travelling, reading, Indian classical music and Urdu poetry. He has been a community leader and continues to serve the community as a Volunteer and as a Mentor.

Stewart Lenton

Dr Stewart Lenton

Dentist
BDS BSc Hons Dip Rest Dent RCS Eng
GDC No. 81240

Dr Stewart Lenton graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2002 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and an Honours degree in Biochemistry. He went on to receive the trainee of the year award for the Mersey Deanery and in 2004 moved exclusively into private practice in Rugby.

Following many years of private dentistry in Rugby and Coventry, Dr Lenton studied at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was awarded an advanced diploma in restorative dentistry.

He single handily built and maintained a private practice near Coventry for many years before moving to Modus Advanced Dental Clinic, and then relocating back here to Jones Dental Care.

Stewart has specialist interests and is excepting referrals in Cosmetic dentistry, Implant dentistry, Rehabilitation of worn and damaged dentitions, Occlusion (bite) problems and Dentures. Dr Lenton is also Botulinum practitioner, providing treatments for wrinkle reduction around the forehead and eyes.

Dr Lenton always provides his dentistry gently and carefully, giving his patients time and great care, creating a relaxed atmosphere in which to deliver excellent high standard modern dentistry.

Parminder

Parminder Virdee

Specialist in Periodontology, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
MFDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2003
BDS University of Liverpool 2001
GDC No. 79372

Parminder Virdee is currently providing a Specialist Endodontic and Periodontal referral service based at Jones Dental & Implant Clinic. She is a GDC registered Specialist in Periodontology, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. She also holds the post of a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire where she manages the dental care of patients with head and neck Cancer. Parminder has also been an examiner, and has lectured and taught both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, authored publications in the dental literature, and currently teaches and is involved in the assessment of dental foundation trainees in Coventry.

Parminder qualified from Liverpool University Dental Hospital in 2001, after which she gained a broad base of experience in various specialities to include general duties, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, oral medicine, general practice, and restorative dentistry. She has worked in many different units across the country and has benefited from being trained by world leaders in their fields across the country.

She carried out her specialist training at the Eastman Dental Hospital London, where she also undertook an MSc in Conservative Dentistry and certificate in conscious sedation and pain management. She attends regular courses and conferences to keep up to date with the latest evidence base and techniques.

Donna Grout

Donna Grout

Dental Hygienist
Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Eng 2002
GDC No. 6039

Donna is a qualified Dental Hygienist who began her career as a Dental Nurse in Rugby from 1996-2000.

In 2000, Donna attended The Eastman Dental Hospital in London where she gained her Dental Hygienist qualification in 2002. Since then she has worked as a Hygienist in Rugby, London, Birmingham, Daventry and Banbury.

Donna has been at Jones Dental & Implant Clinic since 2004 which is now her sole place of work where she works full time caring for her patients oral health.

Donna is extremely motivated with her work, she works very closely with the clinicians at Jones Dental & Implant Clinic and prides herself on her periodontal treatment and maintenance care. Donna has a special interest carrying out root surface debridement treatments for patient's, whether it be a quadrant/sextant or full arch under local anaesthetic. She has a caring nature and a great relationship with her patients old and new.

Donna has lived in Rugby all of her life and is married with 2 children who keep her busy outside of work with football training and football matches with her son, and ballet, cheer, stage/musical theatre and dance shows/festivals with her daughter.

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Alisha Lall

Dental Hygienist
BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy 2018
GDC No. 277864

Ewa

Ewa Walton

Dental Hygienist
Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2014
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2008
GDC No. 146203

Ewa has been working in dentistry since 2005. She is a passionate Dental Hygienist who has a welcoming and understanding nature, with the ability to easily explain treatments to all of her patients, and can quickly put at ease even the most anxious. She enjoys educating and motivating her patients to improve their oral and general health through advice and a personalised treatment plan.

Ewa is a published hygienist who enjoys the great outdoors and healthy living.

Lindsay Glenn

Lindsay Glenn

Practice Manager

Emma Hall

Emma Hall

Receptionist

Julia Owen

Julia Owen

Receptionist

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