The Brunner Court Dental & Implant Practice team

We understand that not everyone looks forward to visiting the dentist.

Whatever your needs or concerns, whether you are suffering from dental pain, self-conscious about your teeth or would like to improve your smile, we are here to help.

Our friendly caring team will do everything they can to make your visit as relaxing as possible.

Ready to get the smile you always wanted?

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Practice Owners

Dr. Nikhil Oberai 

BDS (Manchester) 2008 

Principle Dentist/Co-owner

GDC Number: 150126

Masters of Science MSc in Dental Implants (Manch) 2014 
Director and Principal at Brunner Court Dental & Implant Practice
Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Manchester for Masters in Dental Implants
Key Opinion Leader and lecturer for Osstem Dental Implants UK
Senior Tutor for the Advanced Implant Course at Dentale Training
Mentor for Cambridge Implant Academy
Mentor for University of Manchester Masters In Dental Implants
Clinical Tutor at Dental School University of Manchester
Finalist Best Young Dentist 2018 & 2019 Dentistry Awards
Finalist Best Young Dentist 2018 & 2019 Private Dentistry Awards

Dr. Oberai is the principal dentist and co-owner at an award winning dental private practice inCheshire. Having taken over the establishment and transformed it into a state of the art practice, Brunner Court Dental & Implant Practice is establishing itself as a leading referral centre now celebrating over 5 decades of treating patients in Cheshire. Qualified from Manchester Dental School, he returned to his alma mater to complete his Masters Degree in Dental Implantology. 

In addition, he is an Honorary Clinical Teaching fellow at the University of Manchester for 5th year dental students together with teaching postgraduate students as part of the Masters of Sc in Dental Implantology. He lectures all over the U.K. and is leading the way in new age Implant Dentistry, with cutting edge techniques and consistent and high-quality results. Dr. Oberai is also an external examiner for the BAIRD Implant Course and a clinical mentor for other dentists training in dental implantology at Cambridge Dental Academy. 

Being a Key opinion leader for Osstem UK and lecturing in dental implants across the UK has been an inspiring role in his career. His passion and interest in dental implants, both the surgical aspects and the restorative challenges, have allowed him to achieve exceptional success rates and provide his patients a high standard of care. He takes great pride in his work and his results at his practice and has built a reputation in the local area as a skilled and successful clinician.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, socialising with friends, playing squash and travelling around the world.

Dr. Natasja Kashyap 

BDS (Manc) MFDS RCS (Ed)

Principle Dentist/Co-owner

GDC Number: 150054


Co-Owner of Brunner Court Dental & Implant Practice, Northwich
Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Masters of Science MSc in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (Manc)
Winner of STEM Category Women in Business Awards North West 2016
Finalist Best Young Dentist - The Dentistry Awards 2018 &2019
Highly Commended Finalist Best Young Dentist- The Private Dentistry Awards 2019

Natasja qualified from the University of Manchester and after working in Manchester for many years as a general dentist, she developed an interest in more complex dentistry and  went on to achieve her Masters Degree in Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics and her Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She has a keen interest in replacing missing teeth with dentures and bridgework as well repairing broken teeth with crowns, veneers and composite bonding.

Along with her husband, she bought Brunner Court Dental & Implant Practice in 2014. Since then she has been awarded in the Women in Business Awards 2016, the National Family Business Awards 2017, the Dentistry Awards 2018/19 and the Private Dentistry Awards 2019. These awards have largely been brought about by keeping her business focused on providing excellent customer service and exemplary dental care.

In her free time, she is kept on her toes by her young son. Natasja also enjoys cooking, country walks, reading a good book and watching films. If you get the opportunity, please do pop in and say hello!

Our Dentists

Dr. Krunal Desai

BDS PGDip (Rest)


GDC Number: 210072

Krunal qualified from Birmingham University in 2011 and went on to complete a year senior house officer qualification at the Royal Surrey Hospital.

Krunal has a keen interest in smile design and orthodontic treatment. To further his education, he is currently studying the RCS masters level Implant Diploma, having successfully completed a one year foundation course. He has also completed his postgraduate MFDS qualification along with a post-graduate certificate in primary dental care. Krunal has previously undertaken a one year Certificate course in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry and also offers short term orthodontics using Invisalign

Away from dentistry Krunal is a keen sportsman, chef and avid traveller.

Our Hygienist and Therapists

Melissa McCarthy

Hygiene Therapist

GDC Number: 226607

Melissa qualified from Liverpool for dental care professionals with a diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy in 2017. A therapy qualification means that Melissa is trained to carry out routine care such as fillings as well as take impressions, x-rays and extractions on children's baby teeth.

Melissa has 10 years dental experience starting off as a dental nurse for five years before going to dental school to become a hygiene therapist. Melissa is focused on communicating well with patients to get the most out of her dental experience. She is a member of the BSDHT, passionate about keeping up to date with new guidelines and treatments to provide the best dental care.

Outside of work Melissa enjoys yoga and walking her Miniature Dachshund puppies, Minnie and Mabel.

Leah Matthews


GDC Number: 236977

Leah has a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy University of Leeds 2015 and Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2012

Holly Hudson

Hygiene Therapist

GDC Number: 179296

I qualified from Liverpool Dental School in 2012 after completing a Diploma in dental hygiene and therapy. Prior to this I was a dental nurse for five years where I found my passion for dentistry.

As a dental therapist I deal day-to-day with not only educating and maintaining oral hygiene but also providing fillings, taking radiographs, extracting baby teeth, providing fluoride supplements, providing tooth whitening and plenty of other treatments within my remit.

I aim to make all my patients feel comfortable and at ease. All of my advice and care is tailored to my patient's individual needs and requirements.

You will always see me with a big smile on my face as I adore my job and always strive to make my patients feel as enthusiastic as me about their smile.

Our Support Staff

Georgina McKee

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 247041

Georgina joined the practice in January 2020 having moved to Manchester from her home in Devon, where she began dental nursing and qualified in 2013.

Georgina has an interest in Oral Health Education, completing her educator qualification in 2016. Since moving here, she has enjoyed the Northern lifestyle!  Georgina loves Indie bands and is also passionate about 60's culture, often discussing both with patients.

Claire Bartholomew-Wood

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 178742

Claire has recently joined our team as Lead Nurse and has over 20 years  experience as a Dental nurse. During her career she has gained experience in many areas of dentistry. This enabled her to spend time as an Assessor teaching trainee dental nurses and helping them to gain their Nursing Qualification. For the last 4 years she has worked in Orthodontics as Lead Nurse and Infection Prevention Control Lead. Claire has a keen interest in implantology and looks forward to supporting our patients through their implant journey.

In her spare time Claire likes spending time outdoors walking or cycling. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys evenings out for a nice meal.

Kristy Gough

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 282955

Kristy Joined the clinic in 2020. She is a fully qualified nurse with a very caring manner towards patient care. She mainly works with the therapists and hygienists in the clinic assisting in various procedures. Kristy also helps towards the compliance in the clinic ensuring aspects are kept up to date.

Kristy is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys walking her little dog Tillie which is a Shar Pei Breed and has an active social life with close friends and family. 

Louise Barks


Louise joined the practice in May 2018 and has over 15 years experience as a Dental Nurse and Receptionist.

Louise has spent many years working in a private clinic on the Isle of Man, before moving overseas to Hong Kong where she worked in dentistry for two years.

Louise relocated with her family to Cheshire in 2016. She particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry and smile transformations.

Louise is a friendly and extremely helpful member of our team whom our patients love!

"Great dentist, very professional and welcoming staff. Visited this dentist for many years now and would not go anywhere else. Recently had a porcelain veneer which I am very happy with. Great lab services with only a week turn around for the veneer to be made. Thanks."

"Great dentist, very professional and welcoming staff. Visited this dentist for many years now and would not go anywhere else. Recently had a porcelain veneer which I am very happy with. Great lab services with only a week turn around for the veneer to be made. Thanks."

"Great dentist, very professional and welcoming staff. Visited this dentist for many years now and would not go anywhere else. Recently had a porcelain veneer which I am very happy with. Great lab services with only a week turn around for the veneer to be made. Thanks."

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