The Dentists

timDr. Tim Barker B.D.S. Bristol 1996

GDC No. 71705

Tim qualified at Bristol University in 1996 and joined Barker Dental Care in 1998, becoming practice owner in March 2007. Tim has attended numerous post-graduate courses on a variety of topics including endodontics, implant restorations, Fastbraces orthodontics, Invisalign orthodontics, Inman Aligner orthodontics, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD), and restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In particular, he has attended residential courses at the world famous Pankey Institute in Miami, as well as the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Tim completed a year-long course on advanced aesthetic and restorative dentistry with Dr. Basil Mizrahi who is a specialist in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry in Harley Street, London and one of the country’s leading experts in his field. Tim has also completed several courses with Dr. Finlay Sutton who is also a specialist prosthodontist and a well-known expert in the field of dentures. Tim has been able to utilise the knowledge from these courses to produce state-of-the-art dentures that are not only comfortable but also look natural, greatly improving a patient’s quality of life. Tim has been a member of the Newbury Dental Study group for over 20 years and attends monthly lectures from a variety of experts in the dental field.

Tim loves learning about dentistry and honing his dental skills. He continually builds on his dental knowledge and skill-base with new courses, techniques, equipment, and materials.

Tim has a wonderfully patient and caring manner which, combined with his many years of experience and knowledge, provides his patients with exceptional dental care.

When not working, Tim enjoys running, travelling, and walking/hiking particularly in the Lake District.

timDr. Laura Sharpe BDS University of Bristol 2016

GDC No. 264744

Laura qualified at Bristol University in 2016, and has since remained committed to growing her experience and skills in order to provide patients with the best possible care. She is a member of a number of dental organisations, including having completed the examinations necessary to becoming a dental member of the Royal College of Surgeons. Laura undertakes regular training courses to further her knowledge of modern techniques, most recently having completed a course at the UK International Bioclear Learning Centre to become a Level 1 and Level 3 Certified Bioclear Practitioner.

Laura is particularly passionate about creating a calm and caring environment in which her patients can feel at ease during their dental treatment. She enjoys empowering patients with the knowledge to improve and maintain their oral health.

Outside of dentistry, Laura enjoys all kinds of sports, from running to rock climbing!

piriDr. Piri Pusparajah DMD Plovdiv Medical University, Bulgaria, 2021

GDC No. 300260

Piri was brought up in Aylesbury before studying at the Queen Mary University London where he attained a degree in Biomedical Science. After graduating he decided to pursue his love of dentistry, choosing to study in Bulgaria at Plovdiv Medical University in 2015. After graduating with a Master of Dental Medicine in 2021, Piri began working in private practice in the UK.

Piri has a particular interest in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry but is very experienced in all aspects of dental care. He has a calming and easy-going nature which helps to put his patients at ease.

Outside of work Piri has a keen interest in football and enjoys cooking, reading, travelling and speaks 4 different languages.

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