The Team

Dr. Nikhil Oberai BDS (Manc)

Principal Dentist

GDC No. 150126

Dr. Oberai is the Principal dentist and Co-owner at an award winning dental referral and private practice in Cheshire. 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 around Cheshire. 

Qualified from Manchester Dental School, he returned to his alma mater to complete his Masters in Dental Implantology. He currently lectures all over the U.K. and is leading the way in new age Implant Dentistry, with cutting edge techniques and incredible results.

Dr. Oberai is also an external examiner for the BAIRD Implant Course,  a Mentor for other dentists training in dental implanvology at Cambridge Dental Academy and teaches at the University of Manchester Dental Hospital.

His passion and interest in dental implants has allowed him to achieve an exceptionally high number of successful implant cases that illustrate the high standard of care he insists on for every one of his patients. He takes pride in all aspects of his work in general practice in order to achieve the best results possible for his patients.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, socialising with friends and traveling around the world.

Dr. Natasja Kashyap BDS (Manc) MFDS RCS (Ed)

Principal Dentist

GDC No. 150054

Dr. Kashyap qualified from the University of Manchester and together with her husband, Dr. Oberai, has a keen interest in postgraduate dental education, having successfully obtained her MFDS RCSEd postgraduate diploma.

The aim of her dentistry is to provide her patients with natural looking restorations of broken teeth and through a gentle approach, making the patient experience positive and memorable.

“The greatest reward of my hard work, is when my patient smiles at me without any hesitation or self-consciousness, and tells me that their confidence has improved after the completion of their treatment. It’s a wonderful feeling!”

Dr James Forshaw BDS PGDip (Rest)

Associate Dentist

GDC No.: 193550

James qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2010 and obtained his postgraduate diploma in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry from the University of Manchester in 2017.

He believes that dentists must continue to improve on the variety and quality of treatment they can offer their patients, and ensures that he always has future courses planned.

The aim of James’ dentistry is to provide strong, sound teeth which will positively contribute to the overall health of his patients. He is a strong advocate of orthodontics in general practice, which helps in safely creating long-lasting, beautiful smiles.

“I find joy in many areas of my work – from the person who can smile again without restraint and the patient who no longer fears ‘the dentist’, to working with skilled technicians to make and fit something beautiful… It can be very satisfying.”

Phil Lucas

Dental Hygenist & Facial Aesthetics Practioner

GDC No: 5509

After qualifying in 1999, I have worked in a general and specialist practice treating advanced gum disease. After 3 years moved to Southport to work full time at a cosmetic and implant practice. I went on to lecture at UCLAN on the maintenance of Implants.

I use lasers for the treatment in Gum disease and have continued to develop techniques to improve outcomes for my Clients.

I also have a special interest in facial aesthetics and carry out a wide variety of treatments such as lip augmentation, facial recontouring and 8 point face lifts.

Susan Evans – Practice Manager

Practice Manager


Sue has 37 years experience working in a dental practice. She qualified as a Dental Nurse (NEBDSA) in 1991. Sue moved to Cheshire in 1997 and has been employed at Brunner Court Dental Practice since September 2000, where she then took on the role as Practice Manager. Sue qualified in Dental Radiography In 2006. In her spare time she enjoys playing golf with her husband and friends, gardening, socialising and traveling.

Linda Moss – Dental Nurse

Dental Nurse

GDC: 194977

Linda joined the practice in 2007, and has 27 years experience working in dental practice.In her spare time, she enjoys cake decorating and spending time with her family.

Vicki Tomlinson

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 123632

Vicki has been a Dental Nurse for over 21 years. She joined Brunner Court Dental Practice in 1993 and is the longest standing member of staff. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three children.

Catherine Almond

Dental Hygienist

GDC No. 245829

I studied at Portsmouth University where I gained 2:1 in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy BSc (Hons). I consistently received highly graded academic and clinical work and positive feedback related to skill, personal interaction and teamwork. During my VT year, I was awarded a distinction by the FDGP for key skills in Medical Emergencies and Infection Control and was selected with one other student to deliver a presentation to both fellow students and trainers.

I work very closely with the other members of our Multi-disciplinary team to help our patients get the results they want. I’m very keen on using the most up to date research, approaches and innovations to provide the highest quality service possible.

In my spare time, I love the outdoors, tennis and running.

Nikki Dutton

Dental Nurse

GDC No.: 205685

I have been dental nursing for 10 years & enjoy all aspects of dentistry. I recently joined the team at Brunner Court and have been enjoying working. I believe in teamwork and how the experience of each patient can be improved by all working together.

I have currently taken on the role of Social Media Adverts and enjoy new challenges.

I am friendly and approachable and if you would like to chat about your teeth come and see me.

Rebecca Barry

GDC No: 198677

I joined Brunner Court Dental practice in 2016 as Dental Implant Co-ordinator and I really enjoy this aspect of dentistry. Before joining Brunner Court Dental I was working full time with an Oral Surgeon placing dental implants. If anyone needs more information on missing teeth or implants feel free to come and speak to me.

Happiness is seeing the patients reaction to the end result and knowing that you’ve helped changed their life”

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