Tewkesbury Dental is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
VRAJESH RUPARELIA (GDC number 68480) – Principal Dentist
Dr Vrajesh Ruparelia is the principal dentist and owner at Tewkesbury Dental. He is an experienced general and cosmetic dental surgeon and a member of the British Dental Association.
He graduated in dentistry at the United Medical Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in 1992, winning the Ronald Gain Prosthetics Prize, after receiving an honours degree in physiology from the University of Liverpool in 1988.
Vrajesh joined a practice in Herefordshire for his vocational training year and won the Dudley Road Hospital Best Case presentation award, and in 1994 he joined a dental practice in Tewkesbury.
In 1997 he set up Tewkesbury Dental in a former estate agents and his thriving private clinic providing general dentistry and skin rejuvenation treatments has become an established local business, with Vrajesh going on to train doctors and dentists in facial aesthetics.
In his spare time Vrajesh enjoys relaxing with a good book and listening to music.
VINAY BOHRA – Implant Specialist
Vinay joined the team at Tewkesbury Dental this summer to offer our patients the convenience of implants without needing to be referred elsewhere. Vinay lives with his wife and runs a successful dental/implant clinic in Bristol.
KAREN NOY – Hygienist
Karen trained as a dental hygienist and qualified in 1993. This followed gaining experience as a dental nurse in a number of Practices. As a very experienced hygienist, Karen provides the full range of hygiene treatments. Karen enjoys watching and playing sport – sometimes with her two sons.
NIKKI HOLLINS – Hygiene Therapist
Nikki joined Tewkesbury Dental in January and will work on a Thursday each week.
Nikki began her career in dentistry in 2001 and went on to become a dual qualified hygiene therapist after graduating from Kings College London.
Nikki specialises in treating nervous or anxious patients and finds it incredibly rewarding when she is able to gain a patient’s trust and improve their confidence.
DAVID BALDELLI – Practice Manager
David joined the practice in 2020 having worked in healthcare management for the last 7 years. With previous experience in Optics and Veterinary as well as the Dental industry. In his spare time David loves to play tennis for Pershore and take his King Charles Spaniel puppy for walks.
POPPY BEADLE – Lead Nurse
Poppy joined the practice in August 2019 following working for Cavity Dental Nurse agency. Poppy loves to cook and going on holidays to explore the world. “The practice is the best I have worked in, everyone is so friendly, its a lovely place to work.
HERBERT MUKASA – Nurse
Herbert is a key member of the team here at Tewkesbury Dental. As well as being a nurse, he is currently undertaking his Overseas Registration Exams to enable him to practice as a Dentist – watch this space…
EMMA HOLLIDAY – Dental Nurse
Emma has been nursing for 15 years and loves working with the team at Tewkesbury Dental. She has her own part time beauty business and enjoys walking her dog Scooby. “The practice is very well ran and the team really pull together”
Luce Hodson – Trainee Nurse
Luce has decided to retrain as a dental nurse and is has been with the practice over a year now. Luce loves seeing what goes on behind the scenes in the practice. In her spare time Luce enjoys playing Netball and going for walks.
NATASHA BAKER – Receptionist
In her spare time Natasha spends her days chasing around her busy toddler and flock of hobby sheep.