Our Practice Team 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in dental healthcare.

Our dental team brings a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.


Dr Mike Patel
Dr Mike Patel
Principal Dental Surgeon
BDS(London) MFGDP(UK)
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 51644

Dr Mike Patel qualified from the University of London in 1977 and has been at the practice since 1980. He obtained MFGDP, a postgraduate qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1994. His main interests in dentistry are Smile Makeovers and Cosmetic Dentistry in which he has obtained extensive post graduate training. His hobbies include running,golf and yoga. He is married with two children. His son is a lawyer and his daughter is a dentist who work at a Yew Tree Dental Care.

Dr A Ghafoor
Dr A Ghafoor
Dental Surgeon
BDS (Birmingham)
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 74855

Dr Gahfoor qualified at Birmingham University in 1998 and has been with the practice ever since. His dental interests are varied but Endodontics, Implants and Aesthetic dentistry are his main area of focus. His hobbies include DIY and furniture design.

Dr Natasha Shukla
Dr Natasha Shukla
Dental Surgeon
BDS(London) MJDF RCS(Eng)
Country of issue: England
GDC registration number: 154779

Dr Natasha Shukla qualified from the University of London in 2008 with distinctions. In addition, she also has acquired the postgraduate qualification of Member of the joint dental faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She is currently working towards a Masters in Restorative dentistry at the University of Warwick on a part time basis. Natasha has also obtained a post graduate qualification in cosmetic dentistry. Natasha is married to a dentist and has baby daughter. She enjoys cycling and has recently completed cycling from London to Brighton for Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Dr  Neel  Shukla
Dr Neel Shukla
Dental Surgeon
BDS (Lond), MJDF RCS (Eng), PG Cert Dent Ed, Dip Implant Dent, MClinDent Implantology
Country of issue: U.K.
GDC registration number: 155941

Neel qualified from the University of London in 2008. Soon after this he completed a year long certificate course in Contemporary Cosmetic and Restorative 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 with Distinction at the University of Warwick, and has also completed a Masters Degree in Implantology at BPP University, London. This has provided him with the highest level of qualification for an implantologist in the UK. He has also carried out research in methods of bone preservation prior to implant placement and has presented his work to other implantologists at dental forums. Outside his busy working life, Neel has a keen interest in Golf, and also plays the piano. His wife, Natasha, is also a dentist and they have a young daughter called Amaya.

Miss Jenny Emery
Miss Jenny Emery
Dental Hygienist
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1998, Dip Dent Therapy Sheff 1999
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 5416

Jenny comes from a family of dentists and she qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist from the University of Sheffield in 1999. Jenny first joined the practice for couple of years when she qualified and then returned back to Yew Tree Dental care in 2010. Jenny is passionate about giving her patients positive and motivational advice in order to help them achieve and maintain a high level of oral hygiene. She is committed to providing patient care and continuity based on their individual needs. In her spare time her hobbies include playing the piano, wake boarding and horse-riding.

Mrs Jenny Beckwith
Mrs Jenny Beckwith
Practice Manager

Jenny has been at the practice since 2002, having worked in the past in various hospitals and the Royal College of Physicians. She is married with a daughter, who has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Having formerly been a BA 747 crew member, travel is high on her agenda. Jenny's travel trips are now mainly focused on visiting her daughter and grandchildren who live in Australia.

Mrs Kay Patel
Mrs Kay Patel
Dental Nurse
Registered Dental Nurse
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 143294

Kay has been with the practice since 1990. She also works at a another private practice in Edgeware. She has many hobbies which include different styles of Indian dancing and has also learnt the art of Indian Henna Art. She is married and has one son who is a dentist.

Mrs Sarah Edwards
Mrs Sarah Edwards
Dental Nurse
Registered Dental Nurse
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 143297

Sarah has been with the practice since 1994 having worked closely with Dr Mike Patel for the last nineteen years. She has attended various courses such as smile makeovers and dental implants. She is married and has a son Alex, who is taking his A levels. She enjoys going to the gym and reading.

Mrs Bina Patel
Mrs Bina Patel
Dental Nurse
Registered Dental Nurse
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 143301

Bina has been with the practice since 1993. She also works at Watford General Hospital during which time she has held many positions within the oral surgery and orthodontic departments. She now works in the health records department. She is married and has two daughters. She really enjoys reading.

Mrs Justine Carragher
Mrs Justine Carragher
Dental Nurse
Registered Dental Nurse
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 143293

Justine joined the practice in November 2006. She has over 25 years nursing experience. She lives in Burnham with her husband and two children, Justine mainly works alongside Dr Ghafoor and enjoys the more complex dental cases such as orthodontics with braces and dental implant placements. When she isn't working or busy with her family Justine enjoys travelling and reading.

Miss Joanne Charlton
Miss Joanne Charlton
Dental Nurse
Registered Dental Nurse
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 116768

Joanne has been a member of our team since 2010. She has been working as a qualified dental nurse for over 34 years. Joanne has a daughter called Sophie who recently graduated from The London College of Fashion. Joanne's hobbies include swimming and dancing.

Miss Tracy Kirk
Miss Tracy Kirk
Receptionist

Tracy is the newest member of the team. She has previously had her own family restaurant and worked as a catering manager for a scientist company. She has three daughters who all work in recruitment. After graduating from university, her youngest daughter now works in the T.V. and film industry. She enjoys artistic painting, cooking, golf and coastal retreats.

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