Meet Our Team
Dr Gary Plumb
Dr Gary PlumbPrincipal GDC NO: 60380 BDS (Rand)
Gary is the principal of Orthoplus, a specialist orthodontic practice operating from 3 sites in Northwood, Uxbridge and Hemel Hempstead. We have a great team ready to welcome you to our practice. Gary has over 15 years experience as a Invisalign provider, his first case was in 2004.
He adopts an approachable inclusive approach to treatment as shown in his own words below:
"Each patient and their treatment journey is very personal and I believe in spending time listening to patients, what they would like to achieve, any concerns and questions so I can full understand our end goal. Ultimately it's by working together that we are able to achieve the best treatment results.
My greatest pleasure is seeing the development of the ready happy smiles as treatment progresses.'
We welcome all patients into our practice and are proud of our results so why not contact us for you free consultation".
Orthodontic Practitioners and Associates
Mr Jigar Patel
Mr Jigar PatelSpecialist Orthodontist GDC NO: 83688 BDS (Lond), MFDS RCS, MJDF RCS, M’Orth RCS, MPhil, FDS RCS (Orth).
Jigar Patel is amongst a small select number of UK clinicians qualified to a consultant and specialist level.
Graduating from Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas Dental Institute in London, Jigar undertook further training in the fields of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry and cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Jigar was awarded membership to the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons following this period of further training.
Jigar subsequently completed five years of full time specialist and consultant training at Birmingham Dental Hospital and upon graduation was honoured to have been awarded the British Orthodontic Society Medal. An award given by the British Orthodontic Society panel of consultant and specialist judges to only one individual upon graduation in recognition of having completed the best treated patient cases.
In addition to clinical work Jigar actively examines, teaches and lectures. He is involved with dental professional examinations as an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons. Jigar has extensively lectured and presented both nationally and internationally including being invited to present his work at both the British and American National Orthodontic Conferences. Jigar has also had his work published in multiple professional peer-reviewed journals.
Jigar is currently a part-time NHS consultant at East & North Hertfordshire Trust where he treats an array of complex muti-disciplinary cases and provides advice for specialist colleagues and general practitioners. He is in a unique position to be able to offer and provide the very latest and cutting-edge treatments to patients.
Dr Vimisha Patel
Dr Vimisha PatelSpecialist Orthodontist GDC NO: 73742
Dr Patel qualified from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in 1997. She completed her specialist training in orthodontics and has been practising orthodontics for over 15 years in specialist practices. She is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Prior to specialising in orthodontics she worked in the community dental service, hospitals, and general dental practice where she gained a wide range of experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery, paediatric, and restorative dentistry.
In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys travelling and activities related to wellbeing and personal development, such as yoga, gardening and regularly going on long country walks. She also prioritises spending time with friends and family.
Dr Bimal Parekh
Dr Bimal ParekhOrthodontist GDC NO: 84227
After graduating from the University of Nairobi, I began my career in Kenya where I successfully treated vast numbers of patients in all dental disciplines, including orthodontics for over 20 years. I enjoyed volunteering in a number of dental charity camps held in remote areas, treating and educating communities in oral health.
Having attended several orthodontic courses after graduating both in Kenya and the UK, I take great pride in ensuring quality treatment, strong relationships with patients and their families, and an overall positive approach to treatments. I am delighted when my patients receive beautiful smiles brining a sense of confidence to their lives. I am a member of the British Orthodontic Society and the British Dental Association.
When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling and visiting different countries.
Menuka MaharjaDental Hygienist GDC NO: 223900
I am qualified from University of Essex, Colchester. I first began my dental career 16 years ago as a Dental Hygienist in Nepal. In 2012, I completed my Dental Nurse qualification awarded by NEBDN and gained a wealth of experience for 10 years. In 2020, I qualified as a Dental Hygienist in the United Kingdom. Now I am a UK GDC registered Dental Hygienist and a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. I enjoy motivating my patients about dental disease and educating for better oral health. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, travelling and spending time with my families and friends.
Donna KellmanPractice Manager GDC NO: 294888
Donna is the practice manager of Orthoplus and has been working for Orthoplus since 2015. I work between all 3 sites and although it keeps me busy, I enjoy working with such a great team. In my spare time, I love to holiday and spend time with family.
Sarune TamosiunaiteOrthodontic Nurse GDC NO: 253328
Sarune has been working as an orthodontic nurse/ receptionist for the past 10 years. I absolutely love orthodontics and what impact it has on the teeth and individuals’ self- confidence.
Outside of my working hours, I enjoy Pilates, reading books, baking and travelling!
Raminta DidaronkuteOrthodontic Nurse GDC NO: 263142
Qualified as a Dental Nurse at Royal London Hospital 6 years ago and found a love for Orthodontics. I am delighted to be part of the amazing Orthoplus team and helping smiles change. Outside of work Minty is a cycling enthusiast, loves reading and exploring the world.
Liza CroftOrthodontic Nurse GDC NO: 106747
Liza has been working in dentistry for 28 years and as an orthodontic nurse for 18years. In her spare time she loves outdoor swimming and family time.
Daliana DincaOrthodontic Nurse GDC NO: 273391
I have qualified as a general and orthodontic dental nursing 6 years ago and I have also gained a qualification in botolinum toxin and dermal fillers due to my high interest in cosmetic dentistry and non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
I have originally joined Orthoplus as an orthodontic dental nurse/ receptionist and I've recently decided to take my career further and become the Treatment Co-Ordinator/Assistant Manager at Orthoplus.
I really enjoy seeing perfect and happy smiles all day everyday and that’s what made me dedicate my time in assisting patients throughout their orthodontic journey.
Outside working hours I love travelling with my family and friends and I’m passionate about photography and design.