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Dental Hygienist

We are pleased to welcome our new dental hygienist Rachel James.

Rachel is from Stony Stratford and qualified from The University of Sheffield as a hygiene therapist, working in various practices including community dental services.

Rachel is passionate about periodontal care and motivating her patients to improve and maintain their oral health at the highest level. 

Her role is mainly concerned with ‘preventive’ dental health and treating gum disease – showing you correct home care and helping you to keep your teeth and gums healthy. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar (usually called a ‘scale and polish’ or a prophylaxis). However, perhaps her most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. Plaque is a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth. She will also give advice about diet and about preventing tooth decay. For more information please click here.

Chris Mulholland BDS (GDC 75428)

Chris qualified from Queen’s University Belfast in 1998. He has worked in the Oxfordshire area for 13 years. Chris recently returned to the Causeway Dental Practice after spending five years back in Ireland, where along with general family dental care he was also involved in practice inspections and improving the patient care and standards in over 20 practices.

Victoria Shackleton BDS (GDC 251362)

Victoria Shackleton graduated from Cardiff University in 2014. Since then Victoria has worked in general practice, engaging in all aspects of general dentistry, and settled in the local area in 2016. Victoria has recently completed a further training course in restorative dentistry, an area she particularly enjoys. Victoria likes to help nervous patients and takes the time to get to know their treatment wishes.

Adeola Osekita BDS (GDC 252325)

Adeola qualified at University of Sheffield Dental School in 2014. After completing her training she gained experience in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Queen Victoria Hospital and also completed her postgraduate diploma in general dental practice.
Adeola has a calm and welcoming approach towards patients, and is passionate about providing high quality and modern general dentistry for her patients. She has a keen interest in disease prevention and minimally invasive dentistry.

Aside from work she enjoys music, netball and spending time with her family and friends.

Rachel Murray BDS MFGDP (GDC 76451)

Rachel Murray graduated from Newcastle upon Tyne in 1999 and went on to spend two further years in the dental hospital there gaining experience in secondary care such as oral surgery and children’s dentistry and prosthodontics as well as general practice.

Rachel gained a postgraduate qualification, the MFGDP(UK) in 2001 and started working at the Causeway Dental Practice becoming a partner in 2005. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a particular interest in oral surgery and treating children and nervous patients.

Laurie Powell BDS DPDS (GDC 69402)

Laurie Powell qualified from Sheffield University Dental School in 1993. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but particularly working with composite resin on front teeth and removable prosthetics. He has been working at the Causeway Dental Practice since 2000 and became a partner in 2005.

He is very active in postgraduate study and teaches part-time at Bristol University Dental School. He was awarded the Schottlander Prize for outstanding achievement in prosthetic dentistry whilst studying for his postgraduate diploma in 2013. He is the current chair of Oxfordshire Local Dental Committee.

He lives in Oxford with his wife and four children and  enjoys cycling and playing tennis.