About Us

Jyothsna Mekala

Jyothsna Mekala

BDS DPDS, Bristol

GDC 146008

Jyothsna (Jo) qualified as a dental surgeon in 2002 and completed her diploma in postgraduate dental studies (DPDS) in Bristol in 2014. 

Jo's interests clinically embrace all aspects of modern cosmetic dentistry along with a firm commitment to preventive and conservative dentistry. She also offers Invisalign treatments.

Jo enjoys running Cathedral Close family dental practice together with her husband Waheed and in her spare time loves walking.

Waheed Syed

Waheed Syed

BDS , Dip in Implantology, Bristol

GDC 171927

Waheed qualified as a dentist in 2001 and completed his post-graduate dental diploma in dental implants at Bristol University in 2015. He is highly experienced and has been a general dental practitioner for over 20 years. Waheed practices as a general dental surgeon and also places dental implants. He has a wealth of experience in smile designing and implant dentistry. He also places All-on-4 implant placement. Outside of work Waheed enjoys traveling, playing Golf and spending time with his family. He also has some excellent DIY skills!

Dr Antonios Glynis

Dr Antonios Glynis

GDC No 263184

Antonios is originally from Greece, where he worked as a dentist for the Military Hospital of Athens and in private practices. Since 2017 he has been working as a dentist privately in the UK. Antonios is a member of the British Endodontic Society and the European Society of Endodontology. He has publications in international dental journals and has given several presentations at national conferences in Greece.

Dr Tamara  Khayatt

Dr Tamara Khayatt

Oral Surgeon and Clinical Lecturer BDS Brist 1993 FDS RCS Eng 1999

GDC No 69418

Tamara qualified in 1993 as a general dentist and has been registered with the general dental council as a specialist in Oral Surgery since 2000. Tamara attends the practice to provide oral surgery services and sedation.

Jayanth Kunjur

Dr Jayanth Kunjur

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
BDS, MDS BM (Soton), FDS RCS (Eng), MRCS (Eng), FRCS (OMFS)

Jayanth is a Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Salisbury Hospital. He also sees and treats patients at The Cathedral Close Dental Practice. He is dually qualified both in dentistry and in medicine and has gained vast experience working in various hospitals along the south coast. He has received a Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England both in oral surgery and maxillofacial surgery.

Jayanth is a specialist in his field with more than 25 years’ experience in oral surgery. He has been placing Dental Implants since 2007 and is skilled in dealing with complex cases including difficult extractions, full mouth reconstruction using Dental Implants, maxillary sinus lifts, bone grafting and ridge augmentation procedures. He is acknowledged for carrying out difficult oral surgical procedures and dealing with nervous patients. He has a specialist interest in temporomandibular joint problems and regularly treats more complex oral conditions that general dentists find difficult to manage. In addition to this he specialises in facial deformity, facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and the treatment of skin cancer.

Jayanth has a very gentle and pleasant manner with a great sense of humour. He puts patients at ease from the moment they walk into the surgery.


Oana Socotitu (Anna)

Lead Dental Nurse / Practice Coordinator.

GDC No 258782

Anna had been working as a dental nurse for the last 7 years and qualified in 2015  Anna is a highly organized and experienced dental nurse, she will always welcome you with her beautiful smile and make you very comfortable.


Shilpa Gampala

Dental Nurse

GDC 287282

Shilpa has been in dentistry for over 5 years in various different roles. She is now a qualified Dental Nurse, gaining her qualification in 2019, and works at Cathedral Close part-time. Shilpa has 2 lovely children and spends most of her time with them when not at the practice.


Lewis Payne

Lewis is a Dental Reception and Trainee Dental Nurse. He is an active member of staff, performing both reception and dental nurse duties. He is very professional and will make you extremely comfortable whilst you are in the dental chair.


Karenn Helmrichne

BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy and Hygiene

GDC 241002

Karenn graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2019 with 3 awards: Outstanding Achievement Award, Professionalism Prize and Jameson Effective Prize. Karenn's main interest is in the prevention of dental diseases - with love and dedication she will strive to do the best for you to help you achieve stable gum health, prevent the development of unwanted dental caries and coach you to maintain good health and care for dental implants. Karenn has proven to be very popular with her appointment availability on Saturdays.

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