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.
CAT REESE – Business Manager
Cat joined the practice to oversee both the smooth running of the practice and patient care, including treatment coordination. You will mostly find Cat on the front desk, where she can ensure all patients of the practice receive a warm and friendly welcome. Outside of work, Cat loves her holidays and spending time with her family and her new Grandson, Noah.
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.
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…
GEMMA WINGFIELD – Nurse
Gemma qualified as a nurse 10 years ago. She loves nursing because she really enjoys being a pivotal part of helping nervous patients feel at ease during their treatment. Gemma is currently on maternity leave after the birth of her second child. She will return to the practice in April 2020
POPPY BEADLE – Dental Nurse
Poppy joined the practice in August 2019 following working for Cavity Dental Nurse agency. We are delighted to welcome her to the team. Poppy and her partner have recently become new parents to Oreo, their new rescue cat.
EMMA HOLLIDAY – Dental Nurse
Emma lives in Tewkesbury with her husband and young daughter and had been waiting for the right position to come up for her here.
Luce Hodson – Trainee Nurse
Luce has decided to retrain as a dental nurse and is loving seeing what goes on behind the scenes in the practice. In her spare time Luce enjoys all things sporty and active.
NATASHA BAKER – Receptionist
In her spare time Natasha spends her days chasing around her busy toddler and flock of hobby sheep.
- Last year’s Christmas party – we scrub up well! (L-R Mr R, Natasha, Karen, Cat, Gemma, Jo, Herb)