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Meet the Boathouse team

Atul Kothari Dr Atul Kothari BDS, DGDP, MSc (UK), Dip Imp Dent RCS (Ed)

Dental Surgeon

GDC No. 67690

Atul is the practice owner and lead clinician at The Boathouse Surgery. He graduated from Glasgow University in 1992. Atul then completed several postgraduate courses including an MSc in Oral Medicine and Special Needs at the Eastman Institute, London.

Atul’s special interests are the treatment of phobic and medically compromised patients and dental implants. He was awarded a Diploma in Dental Implants from the Royal College of Surgeons (Ed).

When not at the practice, you will find Atul training for the next charity race or in Windsor, juggling family life and fitting in all the taxi journeys for his children’s school activities.


Azam SandhuDr Azam Sandhu BDS, MJDF, RCS (Eng)

Dental Surgeon

GDC No. 86062

Azam Sandhu graduated from Bart’s and The London with awards in 2005. In 2011 he passed the membership of the joint dental faculties diploma (MJDF RCS Eng) exam. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is experienced in cosmetic and implant dentistry, including Invisalign. He’s always looking for ways to advance his knowledge to help patients.

Azam is currently studying for an MSc in dental implantology. To unwind Azam enjoys cycling, country walking and playing musical instruments.


mikeDr Mike Gould BDS

Dental Surgeon

GDC No. 63764

Mike qualified from Bristol University in 1988. He has worked at the Boathouse since 2004. He has a caring and gentle approach to dentistry, which is popular with his patients. He is at present studying an MSc in cosmetic dentistry at Warwick University.

In his spare time he likes to keep fit, practice yoga and play golf. He is an active member of the local dental association.


kiran_dental_surgeonDr Kiran Shankla BDS

Dental Surgeon

GDC No. 244247

Kiran graduated from The University of Birmingham. In 2015 she won an award in the Oxford Deanery for the most outstanding case presentation and successfully passed her membership exams for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She has had the opportunity to work abroad in Australia and experience the Australian lifestyle. She is currently studying part-time for a Masters in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastmans Dental Institute in London. Kiran is a committee member of the BDA Reading Section.

When not at work Kiran enjoys travelling and is a keen photographer. She has completed the Reading half marathon and is a certified scuba diver.


blankDr John Alper BDS

Dental Surgeon – Orthodontics

GDC No. 46959

John graduated at Newcastle on Tyne and worked in hospital in oral surgery for one year before coming down to Reading where he became a partner in a large group practice.

He was clinical assistant in orthodontics at the Royal Berkshire Hospital which led on to further study of the subject at Bristol Dental Hospital. John now has over 25 years experience of providing orthodontics to both children and adults, whose needs may vary from simple to more complex treatments. He is a past secretary of the Practitioners group of the British Orthodontic Society.


ShreetiDr Shreeti Patel BDS, MSc (Endo), DGDP (UK)

Dental Surgeon – Endodontics

GDC No. 65924

Shreeti Patel is a dental surgeon with sole practice in Endodontics complementing our team.


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