Our clinical team comprise of highly qualified dental surgeons and hygienists who through regular training, remain always are the forefront of modern dental care. All of the staff regularly attend courses to update their skills and knowledge.

Meet our Dentists:

The Principal, Dr. Selvaraj Balaji

BDS, MFDSRCPS (Gla), MFDSRCS (Ed), LDSRCS (Eng)

Dr Balaji obtained his BDS in 1996. In addition to family and general dentistry, he is renowned locally for his experience and skill in implantology, sinus grafting and bone augmentation work. He is also experienced in cosmetic dentistry and facial rejuvenation. He is a highly experienced and respected implant and cosmetic dentist who routinely mentors other dentists using the latest skills and techniques.

As an Implant Dentist with over 10 years’ experience, has placed more than 1,000 implants to date. He has travelled around the world to develop skills and worked with world-renowned Implant Surgeon Dr Hilt Tatum. Opening thegallery Dental and Implant Centre in 2008, Dr Balaji soon become known in the Buckingham area for his skills and expertise, and receives many referrals from his dentist colleagues that require his specialisms. 

A careful listener, Dr Balaji is adept at ensuring nervous patients are well looked after. This includes ensuring communication is key, and discussing thoroughly any procedures that may need to be undertaken. He is a strong believer in informing, listening, and discussing patient’s concerns, worries, and their needs. This vital emphasis on communication and individualised care helps nervous patients overcome their anxieties.

Dr Balaji has a never ending passion for his work and is known for his attention to detail and believes that every patient he sees should be treated as a family member/close friend.

Qualifications

  •  1996 - Obtained BDS
  •  2003 - Awarded membership to The Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in both Edinburgh and Glasgow
  •  2004 - LDSRCS from The Royal College of Surgeons in London
  •  2009 - Certification for Cosmetic Dentistry from Dawson Academy St Peterburg, Florida, USA
  •  2011 - Master course in Aesthetic Implant Dentistry – University of Bern, Switzerland
  •  2013 / 2014 - Mentor for other dentists through the company Dentsply

 

Evangelos Viskadourakis

D.M.D., PGDip

He graduated in 2007 from Medical University of Plovdiv. From his first contact with dentistry, he showed an early interest for the field of endodontics and aesthetic dentistry.

During the next year he served the Greek Military Forces in the island of Cyprus and was responsible for the dental treatments and promotion of dental health to the soldiers, officers and their families.

In 2009 he moved in the UK to join the team of a general dental practice in Buckinghamshire and in 2011 started a Postgraduate Masters Course in Endodontology at the University Of Chester following his interest and passion in root canal treatments. He has been a member of The British Endodontic Society since 2011. At this stage his main focus is to provide to his patients high quality endodontic treatment, using cutting edge technology and evidence based methods.

Meet our Dental Hygienists:

The dental surgeons at thegallery are supported by two experienced and highly dedicated dental hygienists:

Kate Barker

Kate Barker

BDip Dent Hygiene RCS Eng 2006

Kate spent over ten years working as a dental nurse before embarking on her training to become a dental hygienist. She qualified with merit from the Eastman Dental Hospital, London, in June 2006.

Kate works in private dentistry and has special interests in the treatment of periodontal disease. She regularly attends training courses to update her knowledge and skills, particularly in specialised areas such as dental implants and non-surgical periodontal therapy.

Kate offers a professional, friendly and reassuring approach when caring for her patients and always puts the needs of her patients first, helping them to achieve a healthy, happy smile!

Annie Allonby-Briggs

Annie Allonby-Briggs

EDT EDH6

Annie originally trained as a Dental Therapist, carrying out dental treatment on children in the local community. She went on to train as a hygienist in Birmingham dental hospital in the early 1980s as she wanted to be able to give care to a greater section of the community. This valuable experience and training has given Annie a gentle and sympathetic approach especially with nervous patients. Annie regularly attends training courses to update her knowledge. Her particular interests are in tooth whitening and preventative care to help her patients attain their perfect smile.

 

Meet our Clinical Team:

The clinical team at thegallery is fully supported by several qualified dental nurses, a receptionist and a practice manager:

Bil Hassan

Bil Hassan

Our Head Nurse/Receptionist. Registered Dental Nurse GDC no. 118077
Bil began dental nursing in 2002 and fully qualified in 2006.  Bil as an interest in continuing professional development, as shown by the many courses she attends and qualifications she has received.  She has recently updated her First Aid course and is the practice’s First Aider + Health + Safety Officer.  She has also attended a Sedation course and is the practice’s sedation nurse.

Bil shows a very reassuring and caring approach with nervous patients making them feel at ease and relaxed. She has also been entered into The Dentistry Awards and was short listed in the category of Best Dental Care Professional for South East.

Bil has lived in Buckingham for over twenty five years and is a well known member of the community.

Taz Goodger

Registered Dental Nurse GDC no. 246569
Taz began dental nursing as work experience whilst at secondary school and has stayed in the profession ever since. She is a happy go lucky person who will always do her best to make people feel welcome and at ease.
 

 

Kelley Blake

Registered Dental Nurse GDC no.: 127007

Kelley joined the team December 2014. She qualified in 2002 and has also gained additional qualifications in implant placement, surgical Nursing and sedation.

Kelley brings a background in Dental Practice Management and is a very lively member of our team

 
 
 
 
 
 

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