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Dentist Buckingham

Are you searching for a dentist is Buckingham?

If so we would like to welcome you to Claydon Dental, Buckingham, one of the leading private dentists in Buckingham. Our practice in Steeple Claydon, a small village 10 minutes from Buckingham has a long local history and has been providing Buckingham residents with the highest quality private dentistry for the last 15 years. Away from the traffic and bustle of Buckingham town centre, we have complimentary parking. 

We are passionate about dentistry and our team look forward to welcoming you to our practice. Call us today and make an appointment and find out how we do things differently.

About Us

About Us - Gareth McAleerDr Gareth McAleer


BDS Lond 1998; BSc South Bank 1995, GDC Reg No. 74952

Gareth qualified in 1998 from London University. He is the principal dentist at Claydon Dental. Gareth’s special interests are in cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers, involving veneers, crowns, white fillings and teeth whitening.

He enjoys keeping up to date with the latest techniques and technology in dentistry in order to provide his patients with high-end dental care.

He has served as Chair of the Oxfordshire British Dental Association (BDA) and has lectured widely across the UK on dental practice issues.

About Us - Agata SmolenDr Agata Smolen


BDS Lek Dent Szczecin 2009 Reg No. 234855

Agata was brought up in the northern Polish port of Szczecin and qualified with a Masters in Dentistry from the Pomeranian University in Szczecin in 2009. After working for three years as a general dentist in Szczecin, Agata moved to Oxfordshire in 2013, working as a general dentist in NHS and Private practice. Over the last few years Agata has continued to develop her dental repertoire, completing the Certificate in Dental Implantology at Cambridge University in 2016, Certificate in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry in 2018 and training in adult orthodontics during 2014, 2015 and 2019. As well as general dentistry, Agata’s professional interests include dental implants, removable orthodontics, prosthodontics and facial aesthetics.

Outside of her dental work, Agata’s main passion is training her horses for competitive show jumping, and as a former Polish water-skiing champion she still enjoys taking to the water whenever possible.

Dr Christiaan Gouws


Bachelor in Dental Surgery – BDS (Pretoria 1991)
Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies – DPDS (Bristol 2004) GDC Reg No. 71422

“My passion in Dentistry is combining Orthodontics with Cosmetic Dentistry.”

Dr Gouws is a certified Invisalign Clinician and has over 20 years’ experience in Orthodontics. He graduated with two degrees from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1991 and Practiced in private dentistry for five years before moving to the UK. Dr Gouws then held a clinical attachment at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Orthodontic Department in Reading for four years. His passion for Orthodontics encouraged him to complete the prestigious DPDS diploma at Bristol University in 2004 with core disciplined in Orthodontics and Oral Surgery.
To maintain his clinical skills Dr Gouws also studied further in cosmetic dentistry and received the Certificate for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry and Photography at the Eastman Dental Institute in London.
Dr Gouws may use different types of Orthodontics to get the most desired result which may include: Invisalign, Conventional fixed braces, removable appliances.

Dr Sam Protty DentistDr Sam Protty


BDS (Dundee 2015), MJDF (RCSENG 2017) GDC Reg No. 257933

Sam joined us here at Claydon Dental in 2021 bringing many years of experience in Dentistry. He is currently undertaking a post graduate diploma in Endodontics.

Dr Ioannis Vallis


Diploma in Dentistry (Budapest 2003)

Master of Science in Implant Dentistry (Warwick 2010)GDC Reg No. 84940

Ioannis joined us here at Claydon Dental in 2020 brining years of experience in regards to Dentistry and Implants. Ioannis is our resident Implantologist and carries out Consultations, Treatment Plans and Implant Treatments for our Patients.

Georgia Kitchen

Hygienist and Dental Therapist

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Sheffield 2016), GDC Reg No. 264831

Georgia qualified in 2016 from the University of Sheffield where she worked for 3 years before moving back to Buckinghamshire.

Georgia has completed more restorative based work in the past, however, recently found a passion for prevention as patients are getting fantastic results in oral hygiene improvements after tailored instructions.

Outside of work Georgia is a big sports fan, particularly interested in football and formula 1.

Andrea ShresthaAndrea Shrestha


Diploma in Dental Hygiene(Budapest 2008), GDC Reg No. 266971

Andrea joined us here at Claydon Dental in 2019 bringing years of experience in Dental Hygiene. Andrea is responsible for the promotion of Dental Hygiene to our patients.

Kirsty Wyatt

Dental Nurse

NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing (2007)GDC Reg No. 140179

Holly O'Brien - Dental NurseHolly O’Brien

Trainee Dental Nurse

Currently enrolled on Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing (Due to complete in 2022)

Holly joined us here at Claydon Dental in 2020 as a Trainee Dental Nurse. She is currently enrolled on the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing with Exhalt Training. Holly is actively involved in looking after our patients and assisting all of our Dentist’s and Hygienists from the Dental Chair.

Claire Delaney

Trainee Dental Nurse

Claire joined us here at Claydon Dental in 2021 as a Trainee Dental Nurse. Claire is currently actively involved in looking after our patients and assisting all of our Dentists and Hygienists from the Dental Chair.

Fern - Reception-beauticianFern Crawley



Fern joined us at Claydon Dental in 2016 as a Beauty Therapist heading up our Claydon Wellness Salon. Fern is actively involved now in Claydon Dental as a Receptionist and enjoys being front of house getting to know our patients and helping them with Estimations, Treatment Plans and booking their appointments.

Aleksandra Beauty TherapistAleksandra Gorna-Ozdemir

Beauty Therapist

BA (Hons) Cosmetology

Aleksandra joined us at Claydon Dental in 2021 as a Beauty Therapist covering Fern on Maternity leave. Aleksandra heads up our Claydon Wellness Beauty Salon and is actively involved offering beauty treatments to our patients and clients. She is also a makeup artist that specialises in weddings and films. She believes that everyone should be made to feel beautiful.

Samantha Chandler


Samantha joined us here at Claydon Dental in 2021 as a Dental Receptionist , She brings many years of experience as a Dental Receptionist. Samantha is actively involved with patient care and offers advice to all. She enjoys being part of the front of house team getting to know our patients and helping them with Estimations, Treatments plans and booking appointments.

Steven Parker - Practice ManagerSteven Parker

Practice Manager

NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing (2014)
Certificate in Impression Taking (2014)
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Radiography (2015)
Certificate in Fluoride Varnish (2015)
NEBDN National Certificate in Orthodontic Dental Nursing (2016)
Professional Diploma in Dental Practice Management (2018) GDC Reg No. 249691

Steven joined the Dental Profession in 2012 in a busy mixed NHS/Private Orthodontic Practice in Reading. He qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2014 then worked hard to build up his knowledge completing Post Qualification Courses.

Steven is actively involved in the training of New Trainee Dental Nurses alongside the NEBDN National Diploma curriculum.
He believes that the Dental Profession is a career not just a job.

Steven joined us at Claydon Dental as Practice Manager. He is actively involved in the running and maintenance of the practice, he leads a team of fifteen colleagues ranging from the Clinicians, Dental Nurses and Admin.

In his spare time, Steven is a home baker and is known for his melt in the middle chocolate cupcakes. He is also a Hairdresser.

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