Meet the team at Dove Holistic Dental Centre

The Dove Holistic Dental Centre team are dedicated to providing you with the very best quality dentistry within a pleasant and relaxed environment.

We are totally committed to post graduate training and pride ourselves on the quality of our care.

All our dental professionals adhere to the rules governing the profession-the GDC's Standards for Dental Professionals.

Come in for your complimentary consultation with Kirsty Walker, Dove Holistic Dental Centre’s dedicated Patient Care Co-ordinator. Over a refreshment, Kirsty will take the time to listen to your aspirations and desires for your smile and discuss with you how Dove Holistic Dental Centre can help you.

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Duvie Raju

Clinical Director / Dentist
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Hello, I’m Duvie Raju, Clinical Director of Dove Holistic Dental Centre. I qualified from Liverpool Dental School back in 1992 and passed the Canadian Dental Board Examination in 1999.

Subpreet and I bought Dove Holistic Dental Centre in 2006 (formerly ‘The Practice’) and have enjoyed the challenge of refurbishing the practice and introducing the latest state of the art technologies to our patients.

I am also very lucky to have a great team here at Dove Holistic Dental Centre. We all work together to ensure our patients receive a friendly and professional service.

The happiness of both my patients and team are very important to me as I feel a happy team will always deliver the best care possible.

Subpreet says that I am married to dentistry and that dentistry is my first love. To my wife’s dismay, I will spend many an evening or weekend on dental courses learning the latest techniques. What can I say?..... It really rocks my boat. I guess I am very fortunate to be passionate about what I do for a living.

I have successfully attained a postgraduate qualification from the Eastman Dental Institute (London) in Restorative Dentistry, as well as a Certificate in Implantology from the world-renowned implantologist Dr Eddie Scher.

I practice restorative based dentistry and will always endeavor to save the natural tooth where possible. Dentistry has come along way since the drill and fill days, and I believe in empowering my patients by giving them the facts to make the right choices for their dental care.

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Subpreet Dhillon-Raju

Practice Director
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Anitha Diwakar

Dentist
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Boota S Ubhi

Implantologist
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Karen Gambrill

Receptionist
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Cheryl Boyle

Dental Hygienist
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Rebecca Balshaw

Dental Nurse

Duvie Raju

Do you have any hidden talents?

LOL…I am really good with my hands and if I were not a dentist I would be a carpenter…I also play a mean air guitar. Away from the surgery.

What are your favorite things to do while away from the surgery?

Listening to Bruce Springsteen, DIY, exercising, running, boxing and biking.

If you could eat three foods a day, what would they be?

Pizza, Pizza and Pizza with different toppings of course.

What was your favorite subject at school?

Maths and Physics, the answers used to come to me in my dreams!

Name one thing not many people know about you.

I am a Certified NLP practitioner.

GDC registration number 68156

Simon Jones

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can juggle!

What are your favorite things to do while away from the surgery?

Tickle my kids and take photographs.

If you could eat three foods a day, what would they be?

I love Thai, my mom’s macaroni cheese and my wife’s Mali Kofta …looks guilty…and a bit of chocolate.

What was your favorite subject at school?

Ballet dancing and home economics... Laughs out loud

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A stunt man

Who are your favorite bands?

Arcade Fire, Elbow and Kylie.

Name one thing not many people know about you.

I wake up everyday with a song in my head, which is a great start to the day.

GDC registration number 69072

Boota S Ubhi

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Birmingham ... sorry but all the beautiful places in the world would not have the people who I know/love/admire ...however if you could transport some of them (but not all of them) then possibly some of the small islands of Phuket, Thailand and Lao Mombasa, Kenya would be great.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Relax and have a massage after going to the gym and then laze around the house watching re runs of Two and Half men

Name one ting that not many people know about you?

I'm quite a shy person.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Just about able to do dentistry…laughs out loud…

If you could eat only three foods a day, what would they be?

Mangos, Dal/Shabzi and Roti and I like Italian food

Do you squeeze toothpaste from the middle or the end?

Squeeze at the end

Who or what inspires you?

My inspiration really comes from my gurus, trying to do the best with my limited capacity. But I do really look up to my cousin Bhai Baldep Singh who is tour de force and one of few people I know who is a polymath....

Further info on him www.anadconservatory.org

GDC Registration Number 68294

Subpreet Dhillon-Raju

Who or what inspires you?

I have been fortunate to meet many wonderful people in my life who have amazing sources of inspiration. One thing they all have in common is a real passion for life!

Do you have any hidden talents?

I am a yoga and meditation teacher, and I can do fantastic back bends!

When you were a kid what did you want to do when you grew up?

I wanted to fly jumbo jets!

What is your favorite holiday and why?

I love going to India, no matter how many times I have been it never fails to fascinate me, ignite my senses and leave me feeling deeply grateful. I also love coastal walks in Cornwall!

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Go for a lovely long stroll along the seafront.

Name one thing not many people know about you?

My middle name is ‘Kaur’ which is derived from the Sikh tradition and means ‘Princess!’

Kirsty Walker

Who or what inspires you?

My Granddad, who died 2 years ago, I could sit and chat to him for hours and he would inspire me with all his stories of the War.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I am very creative; I like to make my own cards and clothes!

Do you squeeze the toothpaste from the middle or the end?

I always squeeze it from the end it really bugs me when my husband squeezes the middle!

Who are your favorite bands?

The Script, Beyonce, Michael Jackson and my guilty pleasure is Elton John.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Go shopping then off to the park or for a swim, I like to be out as much as possible.

If you could go on a road trip dead or alive, who would you choose and where would you go?

I would take my husband and daughter and travel to all our favorite places, which include Florida, Weymouth and anywhere HOT.

GDC registration number 162410

Lynsey Crothers

Name one thing not many people know about you?

I’m secretly a leprechaun!!

Do you squeeze toothpaste from the middle or the end?

Middle

Do you have any hidden talents?

Cake and cupcake decorating.

Who are your favourite bands?

Beyonce and Rihanna.

What is your favourite thing to do on your day off?

Polish my shamrock collection.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A grown up.

If you could eat 3 foods a day what would these be?

Blue cheese, chocolate and sushi

GDC Registration number: 192296

Jo Ansell

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?

Buy a nice house with an indoor swimming pool.

If you could only eat 3 foods a day, what would they be?

Banana’s, strawberries and crisps.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a Nurse, as I belonged to the St John’s Ambulance brigade.

What was your favorite subject in high school?

Art, as I am quite a creative person.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Take the dog for nice walks in the country.

GDC Registration number: 4022

Karen Gambrill

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Charlie’s Angel

Name one thing not many people know about you.

I am a biker chick- Pixie is my 650 Kawasaki and we go out at weekends!

What are your favorite things to do while away from the practice?

Taking Pixie out, gardening and socialising with my friends.

Who are your favorite bands?

AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, White Snake my guilty pleasure is Alfie Bo!

What is your favorite holiday and why?

Australia, lots to do and see, lovely laid back chilled out people..like me!

If you could eat only three foods a day, what would they be?

Pasta, Tuna and Jacket Potatoes!

Rebecca Balshaw

Name one thing not many people know about you?

I completed BTEC national diploma in fashion and clothing, and can make my own clothes.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Anywhere hot and sunny, long as it has a nice beach!

If you could eat three foods a day, what would they be?

Pasta, spinach and cheese (ideally all at the same time!)

Who or what inspires you?

My sister, because she always encourages me to try hard in everything i do!

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Take my dogs to the beach

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?

A brand new Range rover, but it has to have pink interior!!

Anitha Diwakar

Any hidden talents?

I am trained in Indian classical dancing and singing- as well as playing the Veena (an Indian stringed instrument).

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Anywhere hot and sunny, long as it has a nice beach!

If you could eat three foods a day, what would they be?

Pasta, spinach and cheese (ideally all at the same time!)

Three foods

Home made pizzas, enchiladas and Belgian waffles topped with strawberries and cream mmm... delicious!

Favorite subject at school

Trigonometry and logarithms, before I realized that PE was more fun and engaging.

Favorite thing to do on your day off

Skype chat with friends and family, gym, zumba and cycling along the sea front with my family

IWho or what inspires you

My mum, and her ideology "life doesn’t get easier you just get stronger."

GDC registration number 104003

Amy Campbell

GDC registration number 260971

Kay Weston

What was your favourite subject at school?

I took PE as an option at school, I really enjoyed the theory side of it and learning about the science of the body.

If you could go on a road trip with any person (dead or alive), who would you choose and where would you go?

Go on tour with my favourite band, either Snow Patrol or Biffy Clyro as I love seeing them perform.

Any pet peeves?

Paperwork-it drives me mad...there are so many documents you need to keep and I don't like clutter!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I remember dreaming of working as a dolphin trainer at Sea World lol....I love animals so that or the RSPCA.

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?

I would take my mum & sister to the beach in Barbados's we would be sipping cocktails-with a view to return to work of course!

GDC Registration number: 238310

Cheryl Boyle

Name one thing not many people know about you?

Not many people know that I am a sci-fi fan particularly Star Trek, Star Wars and HG Wells.

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Music Journalist

Who or what inspires you?

listening to older people tell their life story.

If you could eat three foods a day, what would they be?

Mangoes, Scallops and Pavlova

Do You have Any Hidden Talents?

I can play the cello and I studied classical music- I am a bit rusty now!

GDC Registration number: 2838