Mim & The Team
Dr Miriam Vivian
Dentist – BDS BSc
GDC No: 71135
Qualiyfying from Kings College London in 1995, Miriam has worked in Oxfordshire for 18 years. Coming from a Dynasty of dentists, she has a friendly, professional and ethical approach to her patients, many of whom have become friends and followed her to The Old Rectory.
From simple treatments with children and nervous patients to full smile makeovers, Miriam (Mim) will be pleased to discuss all your dental requirements to achieve and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile.
Mim has experience in and qualified to provide Invisalign and the Inman Aligner tooth straightening methods. Mim still feels passionate about dentistry, enjoying the feeling of improving a patients smile and the satisfaction it can give to both patient and dentist.
Dr Preeyan Patel
Dentist – BDS, MFDS, RCSEd
GDC No: 192157
Preeyan treats existing patients in his position as a dentist along side taking referrals from other dentists as a Specialist Prosthodontist for patients who require more complex dental care.
Preeyan graduated in 2010 from the University of Birmingham. He has always been keen to keep up to date with best evidence-based clinical practice. In 2013 Preeyan took the opportunity of completing the Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice (UCL). In February 2014 he successfully was accepted to join the Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgeons (MFDS) with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
In September 2017 he successfully completed a Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics (MClinDent) with Distinction at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute (UCL). He was awarded the UCHOSA Prosthodontic Prize for his outstanding contribution during this course.
In November 2017 Preeyan was awarded the Gary Pollock Clinical Prize at the British Society of Restorative Dentistry (BSRD) Autumn Meeting.
In October 2018 Preeyan was awarded Membership in Prosthodontics (MPros) with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Following this Preeyan was included on the Specialist Register in Prosthodontics in January 2019 with the General Dental Council.
Mr Chris Wood
Dentist – BDS MFGDP Dip Imp Dent (RCS Eng) FFGDP (UK)
GDC No: 57428
Chris qualified from London University in 1982 and after some time working in hospital dentistry and general practice, both in the UK and overseas, gained his diploma in general practice from the Royal College of Surgeons.
In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious Diploma in Advanced Implant Surgery from The Royal College of Surgeons and in 2010 gained a fellowship of the R.C.S. He runs a dental implant referral service at the practice.
If you would like to see Chris for a free consultation, please contact his treatment coordinator and manager Mrs Jane Bower (GDC no 1404620) by phoning the practice.
Jane has over 30 years experience in dentistry and is able ago answer any of your questions or concerns.
GDC No: 75428
Chris qualified from Queen’s University Belfast in 1998. He has worked in the Oxfordshire area for 13 years. Chris recently returned to the area after spending 5 years in Ireland, where along with general family dental care and advanced cosmetic dentistry he was also involved in practice inspections and improving the patient care and standards in over 20 practices.
He enjoys building a patient rapport with anxious individuals to put them at ease before and during treatment. A gentle and informative approach to treatment planning and explaining options clearly and ethically is at the core of his practice. Chris takes job satisfaction producing vibrant, life like, restorative and cosmetic treatments. He is happy when his patients are satisfied and are more confident with their smiles.
Chris is especially interested in minimally invasive and preventive dentistry for the entire family. A problem spotted early and stopped before it is beyond the point of natural healing is always better than later intervention. To support this belief Chris uses a diagnodent, a modern laser decay detection system which can monitor the progression of a cavity.
Outside dentistry Chris enjoys spending time with his family and fantastic 10 year old Daughter, he loves travel, exploring new places and finding new music.
Mrs Lianne Broome
Hygienist – EDH
GDC No: 4346
After training for 3 years as a dental nurse, Lianne gained a place at Eastman Dental Hospital to train as a dental hygienist. She qualified in 1992 and was awarded the Oral B prize for Patient Management and Motivation.
She has worked at Eastman Dental Institute and in private practice and has worked at The Old Rectory since 1992.
Having worked at the Old rectory for so long, Lianne is the most familiar face and because of her caring and personal approach, many of her loyal patients have become friends.
Mrs Karen Barrett
GDC No: 6084
Karen is a dental hygienist of over 12 years experience advising patients on managing their oral health by educating and motivating them in their dental hygiene care. Karen joined our team part time in September 2015. Karen works part-time on Wednesdays at the practice.
Mrs Kath Odell
Kath has recently been promoted to Practice Manage after 7 years in a variety of roles at the Old Rectory. Her superb efficiency is an asset to the practice as is her welcoming smile when she is in front of house or on reception.
Dental Nurses, Receptionists and Central Sterilisation Coordinators
Mrs Alison Lummis – RDN, GDC: 139253
Daniella Necchi-Ghiri – RDN, GDC: 226792
Miss Holly Owen – RDN, GDC: 259525
Lisa Budimir – RDN, GDC: 266250
Mrs Jenny Sturt – Receptionist