Our expert team
All our dentists are members of the General Dental Council (GDC) and our clinics are regulated and regularly monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and British Dental Association Good Practice Member (BDA), so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands with our dental team.
Please click on a team member for more information about their skills and background.Dr Ajay Murgai
Dr Ajay MurgaiBDS | GDC Reg No. 85639
Dr Ajay Murgai is a highly experienced General and Cosmetic Dental Surgeon. Dr Ajay runs clinics in Hertfordshire, South Oxfordshire and Harley Street, and carries out a full spectrum of treatments from Aesthetic Dentistry to routine examinations.
To complement dentistry, Ajay has a passion for facial rejuvenation procedures using wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers and lip fillers. He has developed a unique conservative system, which gives a non-artificial, natural look.
You will find Dr Murgai to be very caring, honest and available at all times for you to contact him. Dr Murgai offers continuous care, with each treatment tailored to your needs and budget. As a result of this bespoke service, Dr Murgai has been rewarded with an extremely loyal client base and finds that most of his new clients come from word of mouth recommendation.
His desire to continually improve and develop his skills has allowed him to attend postgraduate courses and conferences in facial rejuvenation, cosmetic, surgical and restorative dentistry, both in the UK and abroad.
Dr Gareth McAleerBDS Lond 1998; BSc South Bank 1995 GDC Reg No. 74952
Gareth qualified in 1998 from London University. He is the principal dentist at The Smile Practice. Gareth's special interests are in cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers, involving veeners, crowns, white fillings and teeth whitening.
He enjoys keeping up to date with the latest techniques and technology in dentistry in order to provide his patients with high-end dental care.
Dr Amit DuggalGDC Reg. No: 79708
Amit qualified from St. Bartholomews and the Royal London Hospital in 2001. He completed his Vocational Training in a family-based dental practice in Essex, following which he accepted a Senior House Officer post in Restorative Dentistry where he treated complex cases and advanced his knowledge of treatment planning and patient management.
Following this he underwent training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, where he gained experience in extraction of difficult teeth including wisdom teeth, apicectomies and treatment of fractures of the face and jaws under general anaesthesia.
During this period, he gained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).
Amit completed an extensive four-year Masters Degree at Kings College London, to gain the title of Specialist in Prosthodontics (Merit) in 2010, during which time he continued to work in private dental practice. At Guy's Hospital he has treated patients with hypodontia, advanced tooth wear and head and neck cancer.
He has been trained in the planning and provision of dental implants by Consultants and Professors who excel in this field.
He has a special interest in Prosthodontics including Cosmetic Dentistry, dental implants, Oral surgery and dealing with anxious patients.
He is a member of the British Society of Restorative Dentistry and Association of Dental Implantology and keeps up to date with developments in dentistry and related technology on a regular basis.
He works in private dental practices in Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire providing high quality dentistry in a comfortable relaxed manner.
Manjit GillPractice Manager | GDC Reg. No: 157830
Hi my name is Manjit, I am a Qualified Practice Manager. I joined the Dental World over 22 years and have enjoyed it ever since!
In 2008 I was given an amazing opportunity to join The Smile Practice working with a team providing high quality dentistry and aesthetics to our patients. It's my passion to help deliver its vision and values. I am responsible for implementing strategies, building a strong, friendly team and developing and delivering customer service of the highest standard.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends & family.
Akhil GuptaBDS (Hons) MFDF RCS/ENG
My aim is to provide high quality dental treatment in a friendly and calm environment.
I have a keen interest in root canal treatment, orthodontic and cosmetic treatment.
I qualified from Kings College London 2012 and completed my VT training in Essex.
In 2014 I gained membership to the Royal College of surgeons in Edinburgh.
I enjoy working at The Smile Practice where high quality is a key objective.
The Smile Practice is a calm and relaxing environment.
Outside of the world of dentistry I have a keen interest in travel, photography and cricket.
Anita SmithLaser & Beauty Therapist
Providing Laser Hair removal and Beauty Treatments, specialising in the brands of Guinot skincare and Jessica Geleration.
I have been in the Beauty Industry for 25 years following 3 years training at Reading college. I started my career working within 2 beauty salons in Oxford and Abingdon. After gaining valuable experience in both roles I decided to go alone in 1996, being an additional service within a gym, and hairdressing salon. I have continued to qualify in more areas and regularly attend more courses. In September 2005 I started working from home after having my 1st child, until arriving at the Smile Practice in 2013. I am also qualified in laser hair reduction and offer this service within the Smile Practice team.
I approached the Smile Practice to see if they were interested in me providing my Beauty Services. Thankfully they were and couldn't have been more helpful. They provided me a beauty room with all my requirements and were so welcoming. I instantly felt part of the team and wish I had done it years before.
I have previously been within hair salons and a gym, but actually being part of the Smile Practice has really worked well with my Beauty Services. Dentistry, Beauty and cosmetic procedures are all interlinking and it's about providing a service that improves ones confidence and wellbeing.
I am a mum of 2 boys aged 10 and 8 which keeps me very busy. I also like to focus on fitness and go to the gym and attend zumba classes.
My name is Pam McIntyre and I am a Chiropodist working part-time at the Smile Practice (Chiropody Clinic) where I carry out routine chiropody.
After achieving a BSc in Immunology and Pharmacology at Strathclyde University, I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years (Pfizer, Eli Lilly & GSK). In 2002, The GSK site that I worked at was closing down, so it was at this point I decided to change my career - I studied a diploma in Chiropody & Podiatry at the Chester School of Chiropody & Podiatry.
The smile practice is a great place to work. In addition to being close to home, the facilities are very modern and the people are all so friendly. The practice has a very relaxed, friendly yet professional atmosphere.
I love sport and have played a lot of different sports throughout my life. At the moment I play golf in the ladies section at Hadden Hill Golf Club (Didcot) and play tennis for both the Mixed and Ladies Team at Blewbury Tennis Club.
At the same time of doing my chiropody course, I also did a diploma in Reflexology. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and as a result, studied more holistic therapies - Advanced Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, Reiki I & II and Hopi Ear Candling.
Colm is an experienced and skilled general and cosmetic dentist. He graduated from
Cardiff Dental School in 2000. He works between London and Oxford and
has been working at The Smile Practice Oxford since 2012
He is constantly developing his dental skills and bringing exciting
new treatments to his patients.
He has a keen interest in teeth straightening with Invisalign,Teeth
Whitening and Removable & Fixed Prosthodontics.
Colm is committed to continuing professional education and has
completed numerous postgraduate dental courses.
Colm is a keen squash player and general sports enthusiast.
I am one of the Receptionists at the Smile Practice and have worked at the practice for 34 years.
I qualified in 1969 at New Cross Hospital in London as a Dental Auxiliary now known as Therapists and worked in Swindon for the local health authority as an Auxiliary until 1973.
I started work at the Smile Practice, then called the Broadway Dental Clinic, in 1981 as a Dental Nurse. I was a full time nurse for about 20 years then Nurse /Receptionist and becoming a full time receptionist in 2004.
There have been many changes in the practice since I started work here both staff and the practice itself and of course the patients. I am now seeing patients we once saw as children bringing their own children in to see us!
Out of work I don’t have much time for hobbies as I have eight grandchildren, three dogs of my own and two other family dogs I look after as well. These and work keep me out of mischief. Supposedly.