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Gina joined the practice as our second receptionist in June 2018 and provides the kind of friendly, genuine welcome that puts everyone at ease. Just the ticket too because believe it or not, some people are nervous of visiting their dentist!
Gina lives with her husband and young daughter and outside of work enjoys horse riding, socialising and spending time with her family.
Charlie qualified as a dental nurse in 1993 but since having her two daughters has assumed a receptionist role. Charlie loves her job. She is very much a people person and so being front and centre at our practice, she greets everyone with a warm welcome and has been known to natter until the cows come home if permitted.
Outside of work, Charlie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and going for long walks along the beach or in the forest with her two dogs. Charlie also loves to swim.
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017
GDC reg no. 273237
Emily qualified as a dental nurse in 2017 and joined the Oakwood Dental team in September 2018. Emily loves the diverse nature of her role, particularly because of the breadth of dental treatments we offer here at our Botley practice, and she is always enthusiastic about learning new skills. Emily is a passionate champion of preventative dentistry and oral hygiene – when working with Kirsty, our therapist, they make an awesome team.
Outside of work, Emily enjoys cooking, jogging, and going for walks with her family and her dog.
Verified experience in dental nursing
GDC reg no. 112845
National Certificate NEBDN 2000
GDC reg no. 128531
Lisa qualified as a dental nurse in 2000 and has been dental nursing since leaving school. She has expanded her knowledge and nursing credentails by obtaining qualifications in dental radiography in 2012. Lisa likes to care for people and ensure they are well looked after, which makes her an ideal dental nurse and a valued member of our team.
Lisa enjoys reading, and spending time with her husband, two teenage daughters, and family and friends. Lisa also has a dog, a bearded dragon and a snake.
National Certificate NEBDN 2011
GDC reg no. 218476
Sam joined the practice in September 2017 and worked with Grethe and Hennie at their previous practice in Winchester. Sam enjoys a varied role undertaking both nursing duties and administrative tasks. She likes to be busy, she prefers it when things run efficiently, and she she seems to be ever-present ensuring they do.
In her spare time Sam enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her tortoise.
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1980
GDC reg no. 1963
Sue Lynch (registered hygienist, DHE, FETC) grew up locally and trained in dental hygiene at Aldershot, qualifying in 1980. Sue has worked at Oakwood since it first opened in 2004 and is enthusiastic about educating her patients in oral hygiene, including the best tooth brushing techniques for their unique circumstances.
In her spare time Sue loves to be outdoors and enjoys walking, lake/river swimming and caving.
BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Portsmouth 2015
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care, Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2008
GDC reg no. 178954
Kirsty started in dentistry as a receptionist in Hennie and Grethe’s previous practice. She worked with Grethe for about 7 years and qualified as a dental nurse in 2008. Her passion for dentistry sent her striving for more and Kirsty enrolled in university and gained an honours qualification in dental therapy. As a dental therapist Kirsty can undertake restorative work and tooth whitening treatments. In her role as an hygienist, Kirsty ensures her patients receive meticuclous care and the information they need to effectively maintain healthy teeth and gums between visits.
Kirsty loves animals. She is up early every morning tending to her horse before tending to our teeth.
BChD (RSA), DPDS (Bristol), Cert Med Ed (Winchester)
GDC reg no. 76640
Hennie is currently enrolled in his final year of an MSc in Dental Implantology at Bristol University. Hennie is Grethe Louw’s husband and he is a strong advocate of high-quality, patient-centered care.
Hennie graduated in dentistry from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1999 and has successfully run a 10-surgery dental practice with his two partners in Winchester for 16 years.
He has a wealth of expertise in sedation for nervous patients, oral surgery and dental implant placement. He was a dental trainer for the Oxford Deanery for 6 years, mentoring and training new dentists during their first years in practice and the practice has been awarded Advanced Training status. Being a trainer has kept him on his toes with his own dental career development and created an ethos of constantly striving for improvement. Hennie brings a varied range of skills to our practice and we are all looking forward to working with him to develop the services we can offer our patients.
Outside of work Hennie enjoys cycling and is constantly trying to improve his golf swing! He plays the piano and trumpet and loves a wide variety of music from jazz, to opera and pop. Hennie is keen to build on his language skills and speaks English and Afrikaans fluently and is currently working on his Spanish.
BChD Hons (RSA), DPDS (Bristol)
GDC reg no. 76639
Grethe graduated from Stellenbosch University with honours (Cum Laude) in 1999. She worked in Bristol for two and a half years and pursued further studies at Bristol University. In 2002 she decided to settle in Winchester where she practiced for 16 years. Her passion has always been to have ownership of her own truly family-run practice. She picked Oakwood Dental Practice for its lovely, friendly atmosphere and looks forward to the years ahead providing exemplary service to our patients.
Grethe enjoys family and aesthetic dentistry and orthodontics. She loves helping nervous patients and is a great believer in preventative and conservative treatments.
Grethe completed her Diploma in Post-graduate Dental Studies from Bristol University in 2008. She has a special interest in oral medicine and pathology and restorative dentistry involving fixed and removable dentures. She has completed two year-long courses in cosmetic restorative dentistry and her passion for cosmetics has sparked a further interest in non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments. She has spent the last 10 years constantly training and improving her techniques and expertise to provide modern technologies and natural looking results. She is a full Invisalign provider and has also completed a year-long course in orthodontics to provide the best range of choices for patients seeking cosmetic improvements to their smiles.
It brings Grethe great joy and pride to bring confidence to her patients by creating their perfect smiles.
Outside of dentistry, Grethe’s family life keeps her busy. She has two young daughters and spends her free time being mum’s taxi to gymnastics commitments. Grethe tries to keep fit by being gently bullied by her personal trainer twice a week. She loves dancing, reading and gardening and promises to make time for art classes at some point!