Our team believe in only ever providing a tailored and personal approach. Our team has an incredible variety and depth of qualifications and experience, all working together for your dental health. We take the time to understand you, and your treatment goals, with a welcoming and professional approach based on choice. Meet our practice team below:
Meet our team
Dr. Ghaleb Karein
Cosmetic Dentist and Implant Surgeon
Dr. Thomas O'Neill
Dentist with a special interest in dental implants and sedation
Dr. Chloe Harrington-Taylor
Award winning Cosmetic Dentist with a special interest in Orthodontics and Implant Prosthodontics
Dr. James Hurst
Cosmetic Dentist with a Special Interest in Clear Aligners
Trainee Dental Nurse
Treatment Care Coordinator
The Cheltenham Dental Spa team of dental professionals is led by Dr Ghaleb Karein and his wife Donna, who are themselves parents to 2 very active young children. Ghaleb had his sights set on, and very nearly became, a pro footballer but was prevented from doing so through injury. Football’s loss but the dental worlds gain!
With over 14 years dental experience and 6 of those running his own clinic here in Cheltenham, Ghaleb’s passion is cosmetic dental treatments and in particular dental implants. He also actively mentors implantology students in and around the Cotswolds as well as Cardiff and Hereford.
His excellence within the dental field has seen him achieve recognition in many ways, such as a respected referral practice for his peers and as a selected Best Young Dentist Finalist 2013. Ghaleb is also the preferred Implantologist and Cosmetic Dentist for other well renowned cosmetic establishments and celebrities.
Ghaleb has also obtained his Diploma in Implant Dentistry through the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Ghaleb said “At Cheltenham Dental Spa & Implant Clinic we believe it is every person’s right to receive the best dental care. This has always been my intention and mission and is at the very heart of what we are about.”
Qualifications: BDS Jordan 2001, IQE, MFGDP (UK) 2006, Dip Imp, RCS Ed.
Mentor of Implant Dentistry.
Tom graduated from Cardiff University in 2012, where he won awards in pharmacology, endodontics (root canal treatment) and oral surgery. Following this he passed further exams and was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons in 2015.
He is committed to postgraduate education, and frequently attends courses to ensure he is offering the best treatment to his patients. Notably, he has completed implant training with the International Team of Implantology.
To further his knowledge of implant dentistry, he has attended regular courses around the UK, learning from experts and key opinion leaders within implant dentistry. As such, he is able to offer a full range of implant treatments, ranging from single teeth, to multiple teeth and implant supported dentures.
Tom provides a full range of dental care to patients, from simple fillings, to more complex treatments. As a self-confessed dental geek, he has attended many courses to increase his knowledge and expand his skillset and has completed courses in dental aesthetics, crown and bridgework, denture provision, tooth wear and endodontics.
He prides himself on being detail orientated and ensuring he delivers the highest standard of care. He Following accreditation, he spent several years as a foundation trainer, where he mentored junior dentists during the first-year post qualification.
He is known for his calm manner, and ability to put patients at their ease. Additionally, he is qualified in dental sedation, to make even the more difficult procedures a pleasant experience.
Outside of dentistry, Tom enjoys cooking, keeping fit, and exploring the countryside with his sprocker spaniel, Wilf.
Best Young Dentist 2022 – Winner Private Dentistry Awards.
Chloe graduated from the University of Bristol in 2013, where she received a distinction in restorative dentistry and was awarded the prestigious British Society for Restorative Dentistry Prize.
In 2014, Chloe was awarded membership to the Joint Dental Faculties of Royal College Surgeons after successfully completing the MJDF examination.
Chloe’s commitment to postgraduate education has been extensive. Her most recent formal qualifications include; a postgraduate certificate in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry, a Master’s Degree in Implant Dentistry (University of Bristol) for which she was awarded a distinction and a Diploma in Clear Aligner Therapy.
Chloe regularly attends courses in the UK and abroad and aims to develop additional skills to offer both patients and referring dentists.
Chloe’s clinical practice is limited to Cosmetic dentistry primarily the provision of Invisalign treatment and Implant prosthodontics. She has a comprehensive cosmetic and restorative portfolio.
Chloe is a fully certified Invisalign Platinum provider and has a wealth of experience treating a full range of complex cases with invisalign aligners. Chloe also lectures in this field.
Chloe takes referrals for Invisalign orthodontics and all aspects of implant dentistry working as part of a multidisciplinary approach to provide a full range of implant based restorative solutions, from single units to full arch fixed and removable implant supported restorations.
Chloe is the clinical director for two dental study clubs where she runs courses for other dental professionals.
Outside work, Chloe enjoys spending time with her husband Luke and her three sausage dogs Rudi, Arthur and Freddy.
James qualified from Cardiff University in 2017 with BDS(Hons). After completing vocational training in Bristol he joined Cheltenham Dental Spa & Implant Clinic in 2018 and has been with us ever since. James brings a gentle, approachable, and friendly touch to his dental care which has proven hugely popular with patients of all ages.
Being committed to post graduate education, he regularly attends post graduate courses to further his restorative dental skills. James is a fully certified Invisalign, ClearCorrect, and Spark Aligner provider and has experience treating a full range of cases with clear aligners. He is also trained in the SmileFast composite bonding system and has a keen interest in producing minimally invasive smile makeovers with both porcelain and composite veneers.
Outside of Dentistry, James is a keen scuba diver and is a qualified PADI Divemaster. He enjoys travelling, swimming, and exploring all the beauty the Cotswalds has to offer
Diploma in Dental Hygiene 2001
GDC No. 5864
Diploma in Dental Nursing 2020
GDC No. 296359
Treatment Care Coordinator
Emma has several years’ experience in dentistry first as a registered dental nurse and then as a manager. Emma is still a registered dental nurse and more recently has been awarded Chartered Manager status. She joined the Cheltenham Spa team in 2022 and outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family.