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At Aston Clinton Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.
Find out more about each of our practice team members below.
BChD (Pretoria) 1988
GDC No. 65213
Ever since qualifying as a dentist in 1988, apart from two years as a military dentist, Dr Jacques Keyser have been in general dental practice. a postgraduate diploma in Dental Implantology and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. With a keen interest in restorative and implant dentistry, he has completed a postgraduate diploma in Dental Implantology and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
BChD (Stell) 1990
GDC No. 66728
Dr. Nic Hanekom joined the clinic in Aston Clinton in February 1997 as a partner after working as an associate dentist in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, for six years. Previous to this, he worked as a military dentist. Dr. Nic Hanekom has a keen interest in restorative and endodontic dentistry.
BDS (Sheff) 2001
After leaving Aylesbury high, Leila went to study dentistry at Sheffield University and graduated in 2001. She stayed working in Sheffield and North Derbyshire area for another 6 years after graduation and then eventually decided to come home in 2007.
Leila Thaley is a dental phobia certified dentist.
BDS (Lond) 2010
GDC No. 194073
Dr Bashir qualified with Honours from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010. He initially worked for two years in the Midlands, before moving to Oxford and practicing for the last 6 years in Chipping Norton, and then at the dental practice at Oxford Brookes University.
Dr Bashir has achieved Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and also recently completed a one year aesthetic and restorative dentistry course in Harley Street.
His interests are in providing high quality minimally invasive dentistry, tailored to the needs of his individual patients.
Outside of work, Dr Bashir loves travelling, hiking in the mountains, photography, and is an avid tennis fan.
BChD (Leeds) 1996, MFDS RCS (Edin) 2004
Supraja qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 1996. In her 18 years in dentistry she has gained considerable experience working in a number of different dental specialist teams including Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Special Needs Dentistry. During this time she gained her Membership in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She then embarked on a specialist training course in Orthodontics at The Royal London Hospital and Ipswich Hospital where she gained her membership in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
This then led to her being placed on the GDC Orthodontic Specialist list.
LMD (Lisbon) 2007
Tania completed her dental degree in 2007 at the ISCS Egas Moniz in Lisbon, she then took a position in the stomatology dept in a hospital in Portugal. In 2009 Tania completed her integrated masters degree in Periodontology at ISCS Egas Moniz and in 2011 she completed a Surgical Periodontology degree. Tania has also completed a 12 month residency course in Implantology in London.
Specialist in Prosthodontics
MSD (Ind) 1983, BDS (Birm) 19767
GDC No. 50429
Dr Jacobs obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Birmingham University and after spending five years in general practice he went to Indiana University School of Dentistry in the US. He gained a Master of Science in Dentistry in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and returned to the UK to take a post as Senior Clinical Lecturer in Conservative Dentistry at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, an academic centre for dentistry.
Dr Jacobs co-authored the textbook Dental Implant Restoration: Principles and Procedures which was published in 2011 and contributed to another textbook on the restoration of natural teeth. He has also been published in medical journals.
He is a member of the American Academy of Osseointegration and the American Dental Society of London, and registered on the American Embassy Dental List.
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1999
GDC No. 5554
Jo has had a varied professional career, commencing with 12 years service in the RAF within the UK, before leaving and working in Private, Corporate and NHS practices which also included working for the BBC and The Prestigious Baird Health Clinic at St Thomas’s Hospital London.
CEB Dip Hygiene London 2007
CEB DIP Therapist London 2008
GDC No. 116401
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2009
GDC No. 183827
I also have the role of Decontamination Lead ensuring all CQC requirements are followed. Dislikes being cold but loves Equestrian activities and spending her spare time with her ex racehorse called Alfie.
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013
GDC No. 247945
I am originally from Vancouver and have lived in the UK for over 10 years. I originally joined the practice in 2011 as a trainee and then qualified in 2013.I enjoy travelling and letting my hair down whenever I get the chance.
Qual- Cert in Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDSA 1989
GDC No. 130698
I have worked at the practice since opening in February 1994. I enjoy spending time with my family, walking and reading.
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2016
GDC No. 265590
Joanne has been a Dental Nurse for nearly 4 years now from initially training and then qualifying in 2016. Before being a Dental Nurse she has had a mixture of different jobs. Joanne worked in a hospital for the council, a public house and a warehouse. Joanne enjoy going for walks, cookery, dancing, singing and eating food. She dislike spiders, sharks, olives and peppers.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Megan joined us in September 2020 as a Trainee Dental Nurse. She has been signed up to an Apprenticeship with Aspiration Training studying towards passing a City & Guilds Qualification in Dental Nursing.
She has already proved a great asset to the Clinic bringing a smile and happy outgoing nature to our team and patients.
Her hobbies include Mountain Biking, BMX Racing, Horse Riding and Dance. Megan recently completed a Diploma in Animal Management Level 2 in September 2019.
BSc (Hons) Psych/Soc
GDC No. 165946
Has been with the practice since 2001. Likes dinner parties with close friends but dislikes being called ‘Love, Sweetie or Darling’ by strangers.
Administration Team/Dental Nurse
GDC No. 264478
Taylor has been working as a Dental Nurse for 7 years, working for the practice since 2018. She decided to take a slight career change to take on the administration side of Dentistry alongside being a Dental Nurse.
Taylor has been an active kickboxer for 16 years, she previously enjoyed performing and has been on stage at the O2 and Royal Albert Hall. She also enjoys spending time with her family and being away in the sunshine.
NEBDSA 1989 OHE B Tech Diploma DPM
GDC No. 140387
Marian trained as a Dental Nurse 1977 in Hertfordshire when she left school. Since then she has become Practice Manager here at Aston Clinton and previously managed several other practices all over the UK ranging from High Wycombe, Harley St London and Cheltenham before settling here October 2013.
Portman Dental Care Awards
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