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The Tewkesbury Team


James Barber

Dentist, BDS, University of Sheffield 2003, MSc

Particular interest in: Restorative dentistry, dental implantology

GDC Number: 82349

After qualifying as a dentist over fifteen years ago, James has worked predominantly in private practice. He enjoys the scope of general dentistry and the personal connection with his patients. His priority is helping his patients maintain and improve their oral health, so that their natural teeth and dental work are long lasting. He has been placing and restoring dental implants for over ten years and provides this treatment alongside routine dental care.

James was awarded a master’s degree in Dental Implantology with distinction and continues to regularly attend courses and lectures given by experts in a variety of dental fields. He is also a member of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the International Team of Implantology.

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Aryaan Khalid

Dentist, BChD University of Leeds 2016

Particular interest in: Restorative dentistry and endodontics

GDC Number: 266865

Aryaan first worked in London covering emergency services before moving to an NHS/private practice on the west coast of Scotland. He joined SpaDental in 2019.

Aryaan believes in the importance of establishing a comfortable and trusting patient-dentist relationship. He enjoys all areas of dentistry and the satisfaction of completing restorative work for his patients. Moreover, Aryaan offers a popular option for busy patients - Saturday appointments!

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Gregory Martin


Dentist, BDS, London 2001

Particular interest in: general dentistry; oral surgery

GDC Number: 79784

Greg enjoys the variety of experiences general practice offers, but is particularly interested in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He treats his patients in a gentle, caring manner, taking time to address any questions they may have. Greg’s aim is to ensure his patients are comfortable before, during and after any visit.

Greg trained at Guy’s Hospital in London and qualified in 2001. He completed his postgraduate vocational training in Gloucester and worked in Cheltenham before settling in Tewkesbury in 2007.

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Hygienists and Therapists

Sophie Kent

Dental Hygienist, Diploma in Dental Hygiene, University of Bristol 2014,
National Certificate NEBDN 2010

GDC Number: 207075

Sophie enjoys learning about gum disease and its links to other health conditions. Sophie’s paper on “Stress and Gum Disease” was published in Dental Health Magazine. Before training as a hygienist at Bristol University, Sophie worked as a dental nurse. She has a keen interest in caring for dental implants and enjoys building a good rapport with her patients.

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SpaDental Group Operations Manager

Caroline Beston

Operations Manager

After working as an accountant for eight years, Caroline moved into the hospitality industry where she honed a wide range of valuable skills. She enjoyed a successful career as a regional manager in hotels and restaurants, working all over the South West before joining SpaDental. Caroline guides and supports the teams working in the practices to ensure patients have an excellent experience. She devotes herself to her work with drive and positivity.

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Assistant Practice Manager

Linda Portman

Assistant Practice Manager

Linda's knowledge of the patients and the practice is second to none. She began working with the practice when she was only 16 and was a dental nurse for many years. In 2000, Linda moved to reception. She is dedicated to helping patients feel valued and cared for, and ably assists the smooth-running of the practice.

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Dental Nurses

Charlotte Harford

Dental Nurse, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds, 2016

Particular interest in: Patient safety

GDC Number: 268578

Since qualifying as a dental nurse, Charlotte has enhanced her professional status by studying for additional professional development qualifications. Her work in the area of infection prevention and control in particular, is beneficial for monitoring safety measures.

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Beverley Promnitz

Dental Nurse, National Certificate NEBDN 2003

GDC Number: 138684

A highly experienced dental nurse, Beverley has worked in both oral health and general health care for over thirty years. Her roles have included training and supervising other health care practitioners, managing teams, and supervising decontamination procedures. Beverley's additional training includes six-handed dentistry, safeguarding and emergency first aid.

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Trainee Dental Nurses

Bashayier Ahmed

Trainee Dental Nurse

Qualified in 2020, Bashayier worked as a dentist in her home country before moving to England. While she waits for an opportunity to sit the Overseas Registration Examinations, she is studying for an MSc in Global Health Care Management. Bashayier enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and confident, and appreciates the opportunity to further her experience in the dental sector.

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Sarah Mogotsi

Trainee Dental Nurse

Sarah has enjoyed a varied career developing communication and management skills in the retail, hospitality and education sectors. Her jobs to date include teaching English as a foreign language in Italy and South Korea; and analysing international qualifications within the framework of the UK education system. Sarah sees dentistry as an opportunity to learn and develop professionally. She is excited to see how her passion for helping others transfers within the field of dentistry.

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Idrees Stanikzai

Trainee Dental Nurse

Prior to relocating to England in 2022, Idrees was studying to be a medical doctor at the Shaikh Zayed University in Khost. He has also worked as a volunteer teacher of medical terminology. Idrees enjoys the opportunity to interact with patients as he works towards furthering his career in medicine.

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Sarah Perkins


Sarah joined SpaDental in 2019, with 14 years experience as a dental receptionist. Her experience and knowledge helps her to make the patients' journey through the practice enjoyable. She is passionate about her work, appreciates the variety of duties and most of all enjoys meeting her patients.

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