Dr Neel Tank graduated as a Dental Surgeon in 1998 from Bristol University. He has a special interest in Fastbraces® Orthodontics and Implantology. Neel completed his certificate training at the Oxford society of implantology in 2007.
Neel is a proud Master Provider of Fastbraces® Technology & Fastbraces® Turbo.
Over the years Neel has completed over 200 successful dental implant cases, simple as well as complex full mouth reconstructions, involving bone substitute graft materials and membranes.
In 2014 Neel was involved with the Oxford Deanery as a Vocational Trainer.
He was privileged with the honour of Chairman of the BDA South Mercia Branch and was Chairman Reading BDA section in 2010/2011.
Neel was short listed for the prestigious Dentistry awards 2011. He came runner up in the "UK Outstanding Achievement Award 2011" category, and his dental practice was short listed for the "Best Practice in the South East of England" category.
In 2013 Neel achieved the BDA good practice accreditation for his Dental Practice in Kingsclere and in 2014 his practice in Benson also achieved BDA good practice accreditation.
May 2014 saw Neel and his wife Laura complete a Sky dive from 15,000ft for charity in America and then the whole Imogen Dental team Abseiled 100ft for the "Fund for Children" charity in September 2014.
In May 2017 Neel and 12 members of his team trekked up Mount Snowdon to raise money for a cancer charity in Hampshire, in total the team raised £9200!
Neel continues to support and motivate his staff. In December 2017 Neel entered his team into the Dentistry Awards and they won Best Team in the South East of England, a great achievement and a very proud moment for him and the practice.
In December 2018 Neel again entered his team into the Dentistry Awards and they won Best Team in the South East of England for the second year running, an achievement he and the team are very proud of.
Dr Kashif Hafeez has been honoured with Membership and Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Medical and Dental Education from Oxford Brookes University. His special interests are in Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology.
Kash has been a PG Dental foundation and Therapist trainer for the Oxford Deanary and due to his passion for quality in education has been appointed as Examiner for Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland and Edinburgh. He also teaches on the M. Clindent programme at BPP University, London.
Kash lectures internationally on Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology and has presented scientific and research work at International Dental Conferences. He conducts dental implantology courses worldwide as well as serving as an Editorial Board Member for Porodental CPD and an expert advisor for GDC UK. Previously honoured with the award 'Dentist of the year' by APPS UK, he has recently been awarded 'Fellowship' by the Faculty of Dental Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Caroline qualified at Bristol University in 2003 & joined the practice in 2006 after some time spent working in Cambridgeshire.
She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry & has a special interest in treating children & nervous patients.
Caroline also enjoys cosmetic restorative treatments such as composite fillings, tooth whitening & crowns.
She attends regular seminars and courses to maintain a high levels of skill and knowledge.
She graduated in 2000 at "Iuliu Hatieganu" Dental University in Transilvania. She then undertook her post-graduate Orthodontic training and in 2003 she was awarded her Diploma in Orthodontics.
Enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a special interest in orthodontics.
She is now a certified provider of Invisalign.
She strongly believes in continuing professional development and participates regularly in national and international Orthodontic conferences and courses to make sure she stays up to date with latest advancements in Orthodontics.
She is member of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS).
Outside work she loves spending time with her two children and enjoys swimming and watching movies.
Rikesh qualified from Leeds Dental University in 1995. He has worked within the NHS and Private sector and has sufficient experience in providing all aspects of treatment to both adults and children.
Rikesh has a particular interest is in cosmetic treatment, and is happy to provide information and advice.
Rikesh is trained and licenced to provide Rx Clear aligner orthodontics.
Rebecca qualified from Bristol University in 2011 and joined the team in April 2013. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but is particularly interested in gum disease, its prevention and treatment. She works hard to put her patients at ease and enable them to play an active and informed role in decision making and treatment.
Rebecca is enthusiastic about keeping her knowledge and skills up to date by regularly attending lectures and hands-on courses. In 2017 she passed the MJDF qualification to become a member of The Joint Dental Faculties of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Melis joined the Benson practice in January 2020. She qualified from Queen Mary University of London in December 2017 with a combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.
Before this she worked as a dental nurse in specialist practice since 2005. Her interests are general periodontology, the treatment of gum disease and paediatric dentistry. Melis enjoys swimming, cooking and travelling.
Jane chose Dental Therapy & Hygiene as a late career, qualifying from Cardiff University Hospital in 2001. Her areas of special interest are treatment of children and teenagers and also general periodontology (which encompasses all that we refer to as 'gum disease').
She keeps her knowledge up to date attending local Oxident events and also national training courses targetted at Dental Therapists/Hygienists through the BADT.
Janaki qualified in 2018 from Sheffield University Dental School, where she carried out several placements, gaining experience in a community health centre as well as a hospital.
Following her graduation, she has worked in mixed NHS/private general dental practices in Kent and Oxford, where she has gained an interest in restorative dentistry and anticipates studying further in the future. Janaki is very enthusiastic about all areas of dentistry including facial aesthetics and orthodontics, and is currently trained to provide Clear Correct aligner orthodontics.
While aiming to deliver the highest clinical standards, Janaki also provides a warm, welcoming and reassuring experience for all of her patients.
Outside of work, Janaki enjoys travelling, cooking and running.
Shabri graduated from Manchester Dental School and went on to complete her Foundation Training Year, gaining a unique experience in treating anxious patients, children and adults with disabilities and complex extractions. Her experience has helped her develop a conscientious chairside manner and ability to put her patients at ease, for which she is often praised.
Following her training she has returned back to Buckinghamshire, where she grew up, practicing dentistry in private practice in Marlow and here at Benson. Shabri devotes time and attention to understand each of her patients' needs and aims to make dental treatment a positive experience by putting her patients' comfort at the forefront of her care.
Shabri takes pride in delivering the highest standard of care to her patients and shows her commitment to her profession through postgraduate training with world renown clinicians. She is passionate about restorative dentistry and facial aesthetics, qualifying from the multi award-winning academy in Harley Street in providing non-surgical treatments for the softening of fine lines and wrinkles. She is also an Invisalign provider, member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and also on her way to becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Terry joined our team in September 2018. He qualified from Teeside University in June 2018 and was also awarded student of the year. Terry has a keen interest in paediatric dentistry and improving patient confidence. He likes to use a calm, holistic approach to patient care which really helps if you're a nervous patient.
Terry is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy & BADT.
Eleanor joined the practice in December 2020 having qualified from Portsmouth University with 1st class honours. She has a particular interest in periodontal disease, and loves to help patients transform their oral health. She also likes to take a gentle approach to treatment - something that works well for nervous patients.
Eleanor is artistic, and completes many commissions for pet portraits in her free time. To blend this passion more with her work she plans to undertake training in aesthetic dentistry in the future.
Vicky qualified as a dental hygienist at Bristol Dental School in 1994. Since then, Vicky has gained vast experience in dental practices specializing in implantology, periodontology, orthodontics, general dentistry and tooth whitening.
Her working experience has carried her into various countries including Dubai, Germany, Guernsey, Jersey and London UCH. Vicky joined the practice in October 2018.
Paige joined the practice in August 2019 having qualified from Teeside University with 1st class honours. She has an interest in preventative dentistry and is keen to take a holistic approach. Paige especially enjoys working with patients to overcome dental fear.
Outside of work, Paige enjoys travelling and hiking.