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  Neel  Shukla
Dr Neel Shukla
Principal 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. In 2012, Neel obtained the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal Surgeons of England. 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 Clinical Dentistry (Implantology). 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. He is also the Chairma for the Watford section of the British Dental Association, which involves organizing lectures to fellow dental professionals to aid their continuing professional development. Outside his busy working life, Neel has a keen interest in Golf and also plays the piano. Neel and his wife Natasha, who are the principal dentists at Yew Tree Dental Care, have a young daughter called Amaya.

Dr Natasha Shukla
Dr Natasha Shukla
Principal 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. She carries out her dentistry using modern techniques and the latest high quality dental materials. She is also excellent at treating nervous patients, and is always able to help them overcome their fear, and make the dental experience a pleasant one. In her spare time she enjoys cycling and has taken part in many charity events. Natasha and her husband Neel are the principal dentists at Yew Tree Dental Care and have a young daughter called Amaya.

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

Dr Ghafoor qualified at Birmingham University in 1998 and has been with the practice ever since. He has extensive experience in all aspects of dentistry but Endodontics, Implants and Aesthetic dentistry are his main area of focus. His attention to detail and clinical ability equip him with the highest skills in treating his large following of patients. His hobbies include DIY and furniture design.

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 works alongside Dr. Neel Shukla. She has attended various courses such as smile makeovers and dental implants. She is married and has a son Alex, who is studying at University. In her spare time, 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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