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44 Derngate is staffed by an exceptional team of professional dental experts.


With over 50 years of combined experience, you can rest assured that you are in the best possible hands.


Dr Resh Diu

Principal Dentist BDS Manc 1998

GDC No: 74552

Dr Diu qualified from Manchester University in 1998. After working for two years in Birmingham he set up his own practice in Daventry, and Oradi Dental, a group of three mixed practices offering both NHS and private dental care, serving over 45,000 registered patients.


Dr Diu has a keen interest in orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetics and dental implants. He spends a great deal of time developing his skills as a dentist, travelling internationally to learn from some of the world’s greatest cosmetic and implant dental surgeons. He has placed more than 10,000 crowns, over 2000 dental implants, and treated more than 850 Invisalign patients over his 19 year career in general practice. Since 2008 Dr Diu has been Northamptonshire`s only Platinum Elite Invisalign dentist and has personally delivered over 9000 Invisalign aligners to his patients. Dr Diu now spends a large part of his career placing dental implants, and completing extensive restorative surgical treatments


Dr Savraj Basra

BDS (Lond) 2007

GDC No: 114633

Dr Basra graduated from Kings College London in 2007 with a distinction in dental materials science. He then completed a year’s training in Princes Risborough under the Oxford scheme. He joined the Oradi Dental team in October 2008. His special interests include cosmetic dentistry and treatment of special needs patients. He has also undertaken a course in sedation which allows nervous patients treatment under a more relaxed approach. Dr Basra is currently studying for the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England.


Russell Hodges

BDS 2001

GDC No: 79768

Born and raised in Wellingborough, Russell qualified with distinction from Kings College, University of London in 2001. He joined Oradi Dental in 2002. Over the years he has developed a special interest in endodontics (root canal therapy) and is devoting an increasing amount of time to this discipline, also receiving referrals from other practitioners. Russell completed two periods of endodontic training in Santa Barbara, California, and has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute (University College London).


Dr Vikas Vohra

BDS (2004) London MJDF RCSEng PGCert Prosthodontics

GDC No: 83970

Dr Vohra qualified from Guy’s Dental Institute with a BDS before completing Vocational Training from the Oxford postgraduate deanery. He has been a part of Oradi Dental since 2005 as a joint NHS and private practitioner. He then obtained membership to the Royal College of Surgeons (England) via the MJDF RCS(eng) qualification and has successfully completed one year of postgraduate training on the MClinDent Programme for fixed and removal prosthodontics at Kings College London.


Dr Vohra has been providing sedation for over a decade and is recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (IACSD) as an accredited Sedation Supervisor, training dentists to provide sedation in practice. Outside clinical work Dr Vohra is a member of the Local Dental Council of Northampton which lobbies for dentists in Northamptonshire and is a study club director for Dental Tubules which is the UK’s biggest online training company for the dental profession.

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Dr Chandan Hanji

BDS 2014 Interest In Sedation/Oral Surgery

GDC No: 251424

I qualified in dentistry (BDS) with honours from Kings College, University of London in 2014, having also completed a BSc in Neuroscience with Basic Dental Sciences. I gained experience in general dental practice in the Oxford Deanery before undertaking training in a Special Care Dental Service treating adults and children with special needs and dental phobia. I have gained surgical experience working as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) in the West Midlands and have gained a Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng)I now split my time working as a doctor in OMFS providing oral surgery services and providing general dentistry services in Oradi. I enjoy providing surgical treatments and treating anxious patients.


Dr Ravi Patel

BDS Man 2012

GDC No: 228577


Dr Ravi attained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Manchester, England in 2012. He has five years of full time experience working in private clinics, hospital and NHS practices. After graduating he completed a VT year and subsequently a year working in a predominantly NHS practice.


He then moved to Australia to gain some experience in a different setting and for a lifestyle change. Initially he worked in a public hospital where he gained experience in surgical exodontia (removal of teeth). He then worked part time in two private clinics, in one of which he was the principal dentist.


Towards the end of his visa, he felt it was the perfect time to embark on a new challenge both personally and professionally. He accepted a job in a leading bespoke private clinic in Singapore under the close mentorship of one of Singapore’s most well respected aesthetic dentists.


His clinical strengths are aesthetic direct composite work anteriorly and posteriorly, extractions and crown work. He has built experience in various countries and settings, and has found private dentistry to be where he excels. He has previously built loyal patient bases who are naturally endeared towards his kind, gentle and friendly nature.


In the very near future, Ravi will also be able to provide Invisalign treatment for patients wishing to have their teeth aligned. He is also planning to embark on facial aesthetics training for patients who are interested in enhancing the contours and shape of their face using dermal fillers or botox.


Arrange an appointment with Ravi for: 

  • preventative advice and maintenance of your teeth
  • natural looking white fillings and crowns
  • Invisalign (straightening the teeth with near invisible braces)
  • Cosmetic dentistry (to improve the appearance of your smile)
  • routine dentistry (fillings, tooth removal, root canal, dentures, etc)

Alastair McMullen

GDC No: 258347

I completed my Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree with The University of Manchester. Since graduating I have engaged in a lot of post-graduate training and qualifications. I have completed comprehensive training in Invisalign, the best short-term orthodontic solution. I have trained under the supervision of a renowned Harley street surgeon, in advanced anti-wrinkle treatments and facial dermal fillers, used to enhance the natural beauty of the face. For the past 2 years I have been busy gaining a Masters in restorative dentistry, at The Kings College, London. I will complete this before the end of the year. During this time I have been building my experience treating patients on the NHS and privately.


Poppy Dunton


Business Operations Manager & Dental Therapist

GDC No: 177942

Poppy qualified from Cardiff University as a Dental Therapist in 2011 and was awarded the Johnson and Johnson Clinical Excellence Prize. She now has over 10 years clinical experience Since then she has completed a postgraduate course in Periodontics. Poppy considers the comfort and health of her patients as her first priority whilst focusing on preventive dental therapy; her dental philosophy is to empower her patients with knowledge so they will care for their own oral health and general wellbeing.


Poppy is currently the Business Operations Manager at 44 Derngate. She is also studying Level 6 Employment Law


Olivia O Brien

Radiology Qualified Dental Nurse

GDC No: 259472

My name is Olivia and I have been a dental nurse for 5 years. I am fully qualified in radiographs, and work alongside the implantologist taking CBT scans. I am currently studying a Diploma in Treatment Coordination and hope to qualify in January 2018.

I love working at The Private Dental Centre with our amazing team!


Shelbi Hastie

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 246144

Shelbi has been a dental nurse for five years and recently enrolled to begin a Radiology Qualification.

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Hannah Stubbins

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 274093

Hi my name is Hannah, I am newly qualified, but I have 4 years’ experience working as a dental nurse and have worked alongside Implantologists, Endodontists and Perio specialists. I am new to 44 Derngate; the team were all very welcoming and are lovely to work with. I am looking forward to progressing my career within the company and gaining extra qualifications with the support from my colleagues.

Jessica Hewes

Jessica Hewes

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 261719

Hello my name is Jess, I am a qualified dental nurse of 2 and half years and I am currently taking a radiography course. I love working at 44 everyone is so friendly and smiley and it is a really good environment to work! I feel lucky to work here as we have such an awesome team. Look forward to seeing all soon


Jade Botterill

Dental Nurse

GDC No: 273156

Hi my name is Jade. I have been dental nursing since November 2015 and qualified in May 2017. I started at 44 Derngate in September 2017. The Team are great to work with and there are lots of opportunities. I am looking forward to enrolling on a radiography course this year.