The Courtyard Clinic is an Invisalign certified provider in Guildford. We combine both general and specialised dental services under one roof where our clinicians work closely within a multi-disciplinary team. Expertise and experience makes us the clear choice for your Invisalign teeth straightening. We believe in a patient-centered and ethical approach to dental and oral wellbeing.
We pride ourselves on always having our patients’ best long-term interests at heart. We aim to deliver the highest quality dental and facial care in a comfortable, compassionate and dignified manner using the most current technologies and techniques. We are passionate about helping patients create their perfect smile and with our commitment to the very latest in teeth straightening techniques and iTero digital scanning. We understand the importance of a beautiful smile and a rejuvenated face in increasing self-esteem and confidence. We will always work with you to create the most attractive healthy smile and improved facial aesthetics achievable.
DR Benna Harkison
BDS (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa), MSc Dento Cranio-Facial Implantology (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa), MBA (Imperial College London)
GDC No: 171089
Beena Harkison graduated in Dentistry from the University of Witwatersrand in 2001 and then went on to obtain a Masters degree in Implantology (MSc Implantology) in 2004. She was a Research Fellowship Student at the South African Medical Research Council and worked in community care and private paediatric practice. In 2011, she attained an MBA with merit from Imperial College, London.
She joined Image Diagnostic Technology where she was responsible for sales, training and education related to cone-beam CT scanners and implant planning software products. She joined Align Technology (the manufacturer of the Invisalign clear aligner system) in 2007 and was Director of Clinical and Professional Education for Europe, Middle East and Africa before returning to clinical practice.
Her particular interests are minimally invasive dentistry using concurrent digital technologies such as Invisalign, CBCT, intra-oral and facial scanners. With these technologies, Beena aims to provide aesthetically and functionally orientated treatments in a comfortable, predictable, convenient and safe manner.
Beena has also undertaken extensive training in the field of facial aesthetics using the patient’s own blood constituents and growth factors (PRF) to treat fine lines and wrinkles under the tutelage of the world-renowned Dr Cleopatra Nacopoulos (so-called Cleopatra Technique).
DR CLAIRE HOLLY WILKINSON
BChD (University of Leeds), MFDS RCS (ED)
GDC No: 229359
Claire Wilkinson qualified from the highly respected University of Leeds and has since gone on to hold positions in what are considered to be very demanding areas in the country. Her expertise and experience expanded further thanks to her time at The Royal London Hospital, where she gained complex restorative/oral and maxillofacial surgical skills.
Claire particularly enjoys minor oral surgery and periodontology, minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry, treatment of nervous and phobic patients and non-surgical anti-ageing facial treatments
DR NIRAJ HALAI
BChD (University of Leeds)
GDC No: 251855
Niraj Halai qualified from the University of Leeds in 2014 and went onto complete his vocational training and first dental associate year in Northamptonshire. During this time, he achieved the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties in 2016 and went onto acquire a number of highly sought-after roles throughout the UK to learn from the best and achieve clinical excellence for his patients.
Niraj went on to an Oral Surgery and Restorative department post at Birmingham Dental Hospital. Here he continued to refine his skills in restorative dentistry and oral surgery. He found himself interested in the complexities of restorative dentistry, so he decided to spend a year at Leeds Dental Hospital, working alongside his previous tutors and undertaking complex restorative cases. His keen interest in teaching has also resulted in him completing a post-graduate certificate in Medical Education.
DR ANNA LAD
BChD (University of Leeds), MFDS RCS (ED)
GDC No: 229763
Anna qualified from the University of Leeds Dental Institute in 2012 and went on to complete her vocational training in London at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute, one of the leading academic centres for dentistry. She has since achieved the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (2016).
She has a particular interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry and enjoys helping her patients achieve a functional, healthy and beautiful smile. Her further training within cosmetic restorative dentistry and invisible braces (Invisalign) has kept her up to date with the latest techniques. Anna believes her artistic flare has led her to take such an interest in this aspect of dentistry.
Anna understands the fear associated with attending the dentist and enjoys taking the time to help her patients alleviate their anxieties. Outside of work Anna plays the piano and is a keen traveller. She has combined this interest with charity projects in the past, including teaching children in Ethiopia and giving the less fortunate children of Cambodia much needed dental treatment via mobile dental units in remote areas. She is looking forward to using her skills within dentistry to contribute to more charity work in the future.
Certificate of Proficiency in Dental Surgery Assisting (NEBDN, UK 1984)
GDC No: 141779
PRACTICE MANAGER AND TREATMENT COORDINATOR
Alison Muir has been in dentistry for 26 years including 8 years at The Courtyard Clinic. Alison is a registered dental nurse, Practice Manager and treatment co-ordinator so fully understands how important a proactive approach to patient care is. She genuinely enjoys building relationships with the patients as well as being responsible for the smooth running of the practice.
Chertsey Train Station is a short 10 minute walk from The Courtyard Clinic.
Alternatively, The Courtyard Clinic is a 10-minute drive from Weybridge train station (which is a 29 minute journey from London Waterloo).
The Courtyard Clinic is located on London Street. There is free off site parking directly outside the practice on London Street.
We are very close to the Sainsbury’s Car Park, post code KT16 9AG which has 30 minutes free parking and provides up to 2 hours for £2, cash only.
There are two nearby long stay carparks on Heriot Road (B375), either Beomonds with post code KT16 9BU or Chertsey Library Car Park with post code KT16 9DR.
The Library car park has the highest capacity and generally has free spaces. Both charge £3.50 for 2-3 hours and £4 for 3-4 hours with pay-by phone options including Ringo.