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.
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.
GDC No: 244771
Dan graduated from King’s College London and since this has been providing comprehensive and quality dental treatment to his patients. He always strives to ensure that each of his patients has the most enjoyable experience possible with each visit. Dan has a calm and compassionate approach towards patients and understands that many people have a phobia when it comes to seeking dental treatment. He enjoys treating these patients and helping them overcome any apprehensions they may have towards receiving dental treatment.
Dan has a particular interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry, including composite bonding and short term orthodontics, which he provides to enhance his patient’s smiles. He has completed a year long programme in Advanced Operative Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry and is currently working towards his postgraduate certificate (PgCert). He has also completed a composite masterclass, provided by Dr Monik Vasant, to allow him to provide high quality and aesthetic composite restorations to his patients.
Dan grew up in the local area and has chosen to remain here with his young son and wife. He enjoys spending time with his family, keeping active in the great outdoors and going to the gym.
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 initially joined the practice in 2009 as a part time receptionist / Central Sterilising coordinator. Her efficiency and organisational skills gave her the opportunity to take one the role of Practice Manager in May 2014.
As well as the administration and compliance aspects of her role, Kath is involved in the day to day running of the practice and works closely with Miriam Vivian to ensure the patients journey is a positive experience.
When Kath is not working, she regularly enjoys dining out with her husband Andy and spending time with her wonderful family and four gorgeous grandchildren.
Mrs Alison Lummis
GDC No: 139253
Ali began her nursing career in 1998 and gained her qualification with The National Board of Dental Nurses in 1993
She joined the team at The Old Rectory Dental Practice in 2001 and has a great working relationship with staff members and a lovely rapport with the patients.
Her caring chair side manner puts our nervous patients at ease ensuring the patient journey is a smooth experience.
With her exceptional organisational skills she has recently been awarded the role of Head Nurse.
Alis has been married for 30 years and has two grown up children. In her spare time she enjoys a good social life and keeping herself fit.
Ms Danni Logie
Treatment Co-ordinator and Dental Nurse
GDC No: 226792
Miriam was delighted to work with her again and welcome Danni to the team at The Old Rectory in September 2015.
Danni enjoys every aspect of her role and has experienced many exciting areas of dentistry which include dental implant placements and Invisalign.
In 2014 she achieved her qualification for fluoride application and in October2019 completed the course for the position of treatment coordinator. A role which she shares with Holly Owen.
As a young mother Danni is kept busy in her spare time with her two little ones, Alfie and Evie-Rose
Miss Holly Owen
GDC No: 259525
Holly first joined the practice 5 years ago whilst studying for her final nursing exams.
Holly loves the diversity and challenges that dental nursing brings. She also loves helping to create a rapport and friendly relationship with the patients that visit The Old Rectory.
Because of this Holly is thoroughly looking forward to training as treatment coordinator in October 2019. This will allow her to reassure patients regarding aspects of their treatment and discuss anything that they may not understand or be concerned about.
Holly is recently engaged to our photographer Chris Weaver.
Miss Emma York
GDC No: 273784
Emma joined the practice in March 2019, having started nursing in 2015 and qualifying quickly by 2017.
Immediately finding herself at home with the rest of The Old Rectory Staff she has become an asset to the great team that we have assembled here.
At the weekends, Emma enjoys taking her dogs for long walks in the countryside and spending time with friends and family.
Miss Stacey Warner
Stacey enjoys all aspects of the job and loves the fact that no two days are the same.
In her spare time Stacey spends time with friends, family and her three young nephews who keep her entertained. On a Saturday afternoon she is usually to be found watching her boyfriend play football.
Ms Jenny Masters
Receptionist / Compliance assistant
Jenny joined our practice as receptionist in 2014.
Her sympathetic caring nature and huge welcome smile make her popular with our patients. Jenny will always try to accommodate patients as much as possible.
She has two daughters, one grandson and four dogs. In her spare time Jen loves gardening, DIY and visiting family and friends with her boyfriend John