Smile with us

The Team

Russell Evans

Russell Evans  BDS L’pool 1976
BDS. Liverpool, England. GDC reg No. 50321

Russell graduated from the University of Liverpool. He has been elected Chairperson of the Oxfordshire section of the British Dental Association and acted as representative at national level. He also sat on the Local Dental Committee for many years, and is responsible for coordinating the North Oxford Private Dental Group which provides a private weekend dental emergency service. Russell currently chairs Oxident, a group providing continuing postgraduate education for dentists in Oxfordshire. In his spare time he is a keen cricket fan and can sometimes be seen riding his recently acquired Royal Enfield motorcycle around local lanes.


Janet Evans BDS L’pool 1977 LCS RCS. Eng. 1977
BDS Liverpool England. LDS RCS England. GDC Reg No. 50726

Janet Evans

Janet graduated with an LDS from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1976 and followed this with a degree from the University of Liverpool in 1977. She has worked in practices from the Wirral to Somerset and Buckinghamshire before opening the doors to the first patient in Kidlington in 1982. Janet is committed to continuing postgraduate education and is a member of Oxident Private Dentists Group and the British Dental Association. Her time outside dentistry is taken up with travelling (as far and as often as possible) her 2 children (not so much children anymore) and she is a very keen cinema and theatre goer. Theatre going is encouraged by the fact that son Simon, is a professional theatre director and daughter Lucy a professional actress.


Pia Burton BDS London 1977
BDS London England GDC Reg No. 51697

Pia is our associate dentist sharing her time between Smile With Us and Wantage. She qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1977 and has worked in general practice ever since. “I feel it a real privilege getting to know my patients often watching children grow up and have their own children”. Pia has 2 children in their early 20’s and most of her spare time is devoted to gardening –vegetables a speciality!

Vish Anand MB Lond 1996, BS Lond 1996, LDS RCS Eng 1989, BDS Lond 1988
BDS London England. LDS RCS England. MB London England. GDC reg No. 63942

Vish provides the practice with its very valuable expertise in oral surgery and implantology, meaning that all minor oral surgery and implant placements are carried out “in house”. Vish qualified as a dentist from London in 1988 and then as a doctor in 1996 and has since worked in many fields of medicine and surgery. Vish is married with 3 children and when not in surgery is also a keen artist, sportsman and dancer specialising in French style jive.


Brenda Thomas
Diploma in Dental Hygiene

CEB Dip Dent Hygiene Belfast N. Ireland GDC Reg No. 5453

Brenda Thomas

Brenda hails from Northern Ireland and qualified as a dental hygienist in 1998 from Belfast Dental School. Although Brenda only joined the practice a few years ago, we have known her for many years and were delighted that she finally joined us. We are now just as delighted that Brenda recently became a proud Mother to baby Hannah and whilst we missed when on maternity leave we made her promise to come back albeit on only one day a week. She is a vital part of the Smile With Us team and is involved in promoting oral health through education and motivation. For more information on what Brenda can do for you, visit




Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Eng GDC No. 230440


Charlotte qualified as a Dental Hygienist at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London and moved from her Essex home to Warwickshire in 2012. Charlotte helped cover for Brenda's maternity leave and settled in so well that we were delighted when she agreed to stay on and work alongside Brenda on a permanent basis. She and her partner have recently bought a house and she is enjoying making it into a home. In her spare time she is a volunteer with her local "Rainbows" group and is looking forward to joining her local amateur dramatics society. When not out and about she also enjoys socialising with friends and entertaining at home.




Alex has been with us at the practice for 30 years. She is our senior receptionist and her experience makes her an invaluable source of help if you have any problems. Although she prefers to be the just one of the team her experience means that she is the perfect mentor for the newer members. Despite having worked with us for so long she does have a life outside the practice which revolves around her beloved greyhounds, springer spaniels and horses. 



Verified competency in Dental Nursing - England. GDC Reg No. 149726

Kathy is our second registered dental nurse and although only with us on a part time basis and working as part of the reception team she can and does step into the role of dental nurse whenever needed. When not at the practice she helps look after her 2 grandsons and grandaughter, not to mention her newly acquired Labrador puppy. Kathy is a qualified spiritual healer and so is able to help others in a different way.



NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009. England. GDC Reg No. 107926

Louisa is a registered and qualified dental nurse. She has 17 years experience of which 12 have been spent at Smile With Us making her another useful source of help. Louisa is another of our team who loves travelling, seeing different countries and experiencing their cultures, but she also likes to do her bit for those in need of help. She has completed a charity tandem sky dive and has adopted 9 animals in danger of extinction at Marwell Zoo.



National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2013 GDC No. 246879

Georgia Georgia joined our team in November 2011. Although she was new to dentistry, it runs in the family as her Mum used to be a dental nurse in nearby Woodstock. Georgia completed the Kings College Hospital Dental School course for Dental Nurses in the summer of 2013 and successfully passed her exams to become our third qualified and registered dental nurse.





Amy Amy is the baby of the team. She joined us as a trainee nurse in 2012 and started the Kings College Dental Nurses course in November 2012. She has been working hard at the course and will be taking her exams at the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014. When she is not out socialising with friends Amy enjoys reading, keeping fit and art. We are delighted to have Amy join us at the practice.




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