Meet our team

Dr Jagdeesh S Rai

BDS (University of London), MFDS RCS (Edinburgh), MSc Prostho (University of Central Lancashire)

GDC number : 229841

Principal Dentist

Jag graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2012. Then he passed the membership exams to the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and attained a Masters in Prosthodontics from the University of Central Lancashire, which has given him further knowledge into restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He has a special interest in short term orthodontics and has attended courses including Six Month Smiles and CFast. He is also a certified provider of Invisalign clear aligners. He carries on his father’s ethos of ethical dentistry and now welcomes all to the Rai Dental  Surgery.

Dr Harjot K Rai 

BDS (University of Birmingham)

GDC number : 265340


Harjot graduated from the University of Birmingham and has worked in general practice since. She has a keen interest in anxiety management, endodontics and facial aesthetics – but mostly she loves getting to know her patients and understanding their dental and aesthetic needs and desires. Harjot has an advanced certification in the use of Botulinum Toxin (used in wrinkle relaxing treatments), and will be offering dermal fillers and advanced skin care treatments. Furthermore she is a certified provider of Invisalign clear aligners. In her spare time, she spends much time with her family and friends and loves to paint and cook.

Dr Jasveen Rai (Matharu)

BDS (Lond), MFDS RCS (Edinburgh), MOral Surg RCS (England)

GDC number : 229827


Jasveen qualified from Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry. Her enthusiasm for surgery led her to spend 5 years within Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Units across the South of England including Portsmouth and Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London. She successfully completed her training and was awarded a Membership in Oral Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons England and is recognised as a Specialist in Oral Surgery with the General Dental Council. She is also fully trained in implant placement.

Mr Manjit Singh Rai 

BDS (University of Manchester)

GDC number : 50465


Manjit qualified at the Turner Dental School, Manchester University in 1976. As the founder of Rai Dental Surgery, his vision is to welcome all patients with open arms and treat them as family and friends. With his many years of experience, Manjit has a reputation of having a calming manner and is excellent with nervous patients and children.

Valda Johnson 

GDC number : 1383


Val qualified in Birmingham in 1976. During her first year she worked in hospitals gaining great experience before joining Rai Dental Surgery a year later. Unbelievably more than 40 years ago now! Outside of work, she loves sailing, badminton and travelling as much as she can.

Marianne Rogers 

GDC number : 200693


Marianne graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2015. Having worked as dental nurse, she then went on to attain her qualifications in dental hygiene and therapy. Marianne is frequently complimented on her soft and caring manner.

Elizabeth McCarthy (Bobby) 

GDC : 121507

Dental Nurse

Bobby qualified as a Dental Nurse in the United Kingdom in 2002, in Dental Radiography in 2014 and as an Oral Health Educator in 2016. Bobby is a caring and friendly member of our team and is always willing to help. She especially enjoys helping patients to achieve and maintain good oral health, through patient interaction and designing oral health displays in the surgery. Bobby’s other interests include reading, cooking and also being a real animal lover, she loves long walks with her dog.

Cheryl McLaughlin

Dental Receptionist 

Cheryl is a dental receptionist and qualified in the United Kingdom as a dental nurse. You can be assured of a welcoming smile from Cheryl and a great undertaking of our dental services. She offers an excellent reception service, makes people feel relaxed and cared for. In her spare time she loves spending time with her children and is also a keen hiker.

Ellie Woodward

Trainee Dental Nurse

Ellie is currently training to become a dental nurse at Rai; “The dental profession has fascinated me since my childhood. When it came to choosing a prospective career path, I had no doubt in my mind that I aspired to pursue dentistry, I have always desired to be in a profession which is involved with scientific applications. I am a very patient and calm person who thoroughly enjoys working with new people.”

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