Meet the team

Dr Vijay Raichura BDS (L’pool) Cert Restorative Dent (UCL Eastman Dental Institute) Diploma Implant Dentistry (UCL EDI)

I completed my undergraduate training at Liverpool University in 2002 which is where I met my wife Reena. Since then I have worked in General Practice in Central London and Essex for 6 years. I have worked in Stoke Road Dental Practice since 2008. Over the years I have completed a postgraduate qualification in Orthodontics, undertaken a 2 year intensive course in Oral Implantology in Oxford. I have also completed a year long Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice and I have just passed the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at London’s prestigious Eastman Dental Institute.

In my spare time I enjoy playing with my young children and try hard to keep fit!

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Dr Reena Raichura BDS (L’pool) BSC MJDF RCS (Eng)

Reena also completed her training at Liverpool University, in 2003. Having worked in London, Luton and Southampton she has had experience working in General Practice, hospital and community dentistry. A number of postgraduate courses completed in London include a year-long course in Implant Dentistry and also has a certificate in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. She has had specific training in dealing with nervous patients whom we welcome to the practice. While bringing up two young children Reena has completed her membership of the Joint Dental Faculties examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Dr George Zardavas DIP DS

George has completed his training at the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki in Greece in 1998. After working for 2 years as a Military Dentist for the Hellenic (Greek) Army he relocated to the UK in 2001. Since then he has worked in General Practice in London and then Portsmouth before joining Stoke Road Dental Practice in April 2006. He has a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry; He has successfully completed year-long hands-on postgraduate courses in Restorative Dentistry (Eastman University in London, 2007) and Cosmetic Dentistry (CDS Seminars 2014). Full member of British Cosmetic Dentistry Society (BCDS) and Associate Member of British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD)

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Mrs Shirley Warrener

Shirley qualified as a dental therapist in 1977. She has worked mainly in the community dental clinics treating nervous patients, children and patients with special needs. Through her bubbly and likeable manner, Shirley is able to relax her patients and carry out dental procedures to a high standard with considerable ease. Shirley also has increased her skills by carrying out further training to provide whitening to her patients using the recognised Enlighten whitening system. She has been an exemplary member of the practice since 2003.

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Debbie Withers

Debbie qualified from the University of Portsmouth in 2008 with a BSc (Hons) in Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy.

She has worked in various dental settings, including NHS practice, private and special care dentistry, and now works at the University of Portsmouth in addition to the practice where her official title is Dental Care Professional Teaching Fellow.

Debbie particularly enjoys meeting patients and helping them achieve oral health.

When not at work, Debbie enjoys going to the cinema and socialising with friends.

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Louise Hutchings

Louise joined Stoke Road Dental Practice as our Practice Manager in January 2019 after successfully managing a Dental Practice in Southsea.
She is a highly committed team member, ensuring that all policies and current legislation are up to date.
Louise has been a dental nurse for 30 years, qualifying at Highbury College in Portsmouth. You may see Louise nursing as she still enjoys assisting the dental practitioners within the practice from time to time.
When not at work Louise enjoys jewellery making, walking her two dogs, running and baking cakes.

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Nursing Staff

All our nurses are qualified (or under training) and registered with the General Dental Council. They are a vital part of our team and are constantly updating their skills.

They have all been with the practice for many years.