Creating beautiful smiles in Newbury for more than 30 years


Westbrook House Dental Surgery is a private practice in the heart of Newbury with a focus on highly skilled, high-tech dental care. From dental implants to Invisalign and Air-Flow, we’ve invested in the latest technologies to ensure our patients have access to the very best evidence-based treatments.

Dr Daniel Meroz

Under the direction of practice principal Dr Daniel Meroz, the team at Westbrook House Dental Surgery is universally caring, supportive and friendly, working across a wide range of dental disciplines to ensure every patient achieves a healthy, beautiful smile that they can enjoy in the long term.

Westbrook House Dental Implant Centre Building

Meet the team

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Dr Daniel Meroz

Practice Principal

GDC no 75631

Daniel qualified in 1999 and, for the past 15 years, has looked after thousands of patients in Newbury. With a special interest in dental implants, he is extremely experienced in both the placement and restoration side of this discipline and has to date place more than 2,000 implants. Daniel is known for his calm, reassuring manner and down-to-earth approach.

He particularly enjoys helping patients overcome dental anxiety, and welcomes complex and challenging cases.

Dr John Alper

Dr John Alper BDS

Dental Surgeon – Orthodontics

GDC No. 46959
John graduated at Newcastle on Tyne and worked in hospital in oral surgery for one year before coming down to Reading, where he spent many happy years as a senior partner in a large group practice.
He was clinical assistant in orthodontics at the Royal Berkshire Hospital which led on to further study of the subject at Bristol Dental Hospital. He retired from general practice in 2012 returning, currently, to part time hospital Orthodontics at The Great Western Hospital Swindon and several part time orthodontic posts in multidisciplinary practices. John now has over 35 years experience in providing orthodontics to both children and adults, whose needs may vary from simple to more complex treatments. He is a past secretary of the Practitioners group of the British Orthodontic Society.
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Desi Abrasheva


GDC No. 148392
Desi graduated in 2004 from the Dental Faculty of the Medical University of Plovdiv and moved to the UK in 2008.
Currently in her second year of an MSc in Implantology, she has also undertaken some Invisalign training.
In her free time, Desi likes to read books, do tapestry and go for walks – though this doesn’t happen very often nowadays!
Staff member at Westbrook House Dental Implant Centre

Catarina Garruco LMD (Porto) 2009


GDC No. 254014
Catarina qualified from the Faculty of Dental Medicine of Porto, where she obtained her LMD, in 2009. For the last two years she has worked between Portugal and the UK, travelling to Portugal every month on a regular basis to treat patients.
She practices private dentistry and, although she enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, she has a special interest in implants and oral surgery.
Catarina believes that it is important that she gets to know her patients so she can find the best treatment for them. She will always take the time to listen her patients, to fully understand their needs, and discuss all of the options available to them.
Outside of the practice, Catarina enjoys travelling, exploring new places, socialising with friends, spending time with her family and she is a nature lover.
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Dr Dimitar Krastev


GDC no 148401

Dimitar graduated in Bulgaria in 2004, working as a dentist there for four years before relocating to the UK. He has been a member of the team at Westbrook House Dental Surgery for more than eight years. Dimitar has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and root canal therapy, and holds a Master’s degree in endodontics.

Outside work, Dimitar is kept busy with his family and enjoys soccer, table tennis, reading and photography.

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Rebecca Francis


GDC no 4641

Rebecca began her dental career in 1988 in Portsmouth, gaining her qualification in dental nursing. She went on to undertake postgraduate training at Guy’s Dental Hospital, qualifying in 1994 as a dental hygienist. Moving to Australia in 1996, she worked at a specialist periodontal practice in Sydney. She returned to the UK in 2000 and has worked in private practice ever since, joining the team at Westbrook House in 2007. Her aim is to help every patient maintain a healthy mouth and provide a personalised oral health plan that works with their needs and lifestyle.

Rachael Chan, dental hygienist at Westbrook House Dental Implant Centre

Rachael Chan


GDC no 5173

Rachael has been taking care of the oral and periodontal health of our patients since 1997. After gaining her dental nursing qualification at the Royal London Hospital, she was accepted at the prestigious Guy’s Dental Hospital, where she attained her Diploma in Dental Hygiene, along with her Dental Health Education Certificate. Rachael’s clinical experience in periodontics (gum disease treatment) is instrumental in helping her patients maintain their dental and gum health. Prevention is her strength, and her experience is indispensable in supporting patients before and after complex dental treatment, and dental implant procedures. Stabilising and maintaining oral health is key to the long-term survival of any dental work a patient receives, and Rachael’s role is central to achieving this.

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Irina Coward

Dental Nurse & Orthodontic Therapist

GDC no 129582

Irina qualified in 1992 in Russia, and has always had a special interest in caring for children’s teeth, completing postgraduate studies in paediatric dentistry in 1993. After moving to the UK in 2004, she pursued her passion for children’s orthodontics, starting out as an orthodontic nurse and subsequently qualifying as an orthodontic therapist, with a diploma from Warwick University in 2011.

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Victoria Wilson

Dental Nurse

GDC no.

Vicki has been nursing for over 25 years, with us for the last 15. Her main interest is implantology and as such she is the main nurse in most implant cases. Vicki is married and a mother of three girls – in her free time she enjoys running, painting and learning art.

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Devina Sexton

Dental Nurse

GDC no.

Devina has been nursing for many years and with us since 1998. Devina is Head Nurse and in charge of endodontics. She is married and has one girl – in her free time, Devina is a big Reading football fan and loves tennis (in particular Roger Federer).

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Orly Meroz

Practice Manager

Orly has worked for many years as an IT consultant for many companies including Vodafone UK.
10 years ago, she decided to help run the family business and has been running several dental surgeries since, introducing her vast knowledge from the IT world to the dental business.
When not working, Orly enjoys mountain biking, wind surfing, swimming and baking.
Clair, receptionist at Westbrook House Dental Implant Centre



Clair has been working in the dental industry for many years and has been with us since we opened the surgery. She is a key member of staff, with her calm manner and great sense of humour – she always put patients at ease.