Clinical Dental Technician
NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE (DT) BTEC 1988 DIP CLIN DENT TECH UCLAN
GDC No. 124482
In 1988 I qualified as a Dental Technician, which encouraged me to launch a dental laboratory in 1990 known as ‘PDS Dental Laboratory’ offering bespoke dentures.
As my business evolved it transformed into a full service laboratory, supplying dental implants, veneers, crowns, bridges and orthodontic appliances to dentists nationwide. I achieved awards such as ‘The Dental Technician of the Year’ and ‘The Dental Laboratory of the Year’ in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
In 2012, I embarked upon a Clinical Dental Technology course at the University of Central Lancashire so I could offer patients thirty years of denture excellence; from creating simple dentures to complex restoration dentures, working closely with his talented team, which now includes Award Winning Implant Dentist Kailesh Solanki as seen on a variety of television programmes including BBC ‘All About Teeth’ and Dimitrios Stougiannos.
I became a director of A-List Dentistry in 2015, a state-of-the-art clinic offering advanced dentistry services which includes Specialist Orthodontics, Award Winning Dental Implants, first class Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry and of course Dentures.
DDS (Thes), Msc Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Msc Implantology
GDC No. 81243
In 2002, I successfully completed a Master’s Degree in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at the University of Manchester. In 2006, I was awarded a Certificate in Implantology from the University of Warwick. Finally in 2009 I completed my second Master’s Degree from the University of Manchester in Implantology.
From December 2007 to December 2013, I was part of the Manchester Dental Hospital Implant team responsible for the surgical placement of dental implants and clinical training of post-graduate dental students.
To date I have successfully placed over 2500 implants incorporating the latest digital technology on planning, designing and manufacturing implant restoration.
I offer a gentle approach to dentistry and I treat my patients as I would like to be treated.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
GDC No. 258141
I passed my Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) at Newcastle university in 2015 and I won an award for clinical excellence in pediatric dentistry. I passed part one of the MJDF (membership of the joint dental faculties) with the Royal College of Surgeons in London and I hope to complete part two in 2016/17.
Throughout this time, I have attended many other courses to enhance my knowledge and experience within dentistry.
Since qualifying I have spent the past year working in the NHS as a foundation dentist and successfully gained my performer number to work within the NHS dental service. I now work in a busy NHS practice, covering all aspects of general dentistry and now at A-List Dentistry who offer advanced dentistry services.
I have a caring and personable nature, always putting my patient’s interests first.
GDC No. 6458
From a very early age I was always interested in working in a Dental Practice. I left school and enrolled on an NC Dental Nursing course at my local college. Whilst there my tutor encouraged me to continue my professional development by applying for a place at University to study Hygiene and Therapy. I was lucky enough to be accepted at Manchester University Dental Hospital on their second intake of a new BSc Oral Health Therapist course. I Graduated in 2004 and have worked within the NHS and Private Dental Practices ever since.
As a member of the A-List Dentistry team as Hygienist and Therapist I provide dental cleaning that removes stains, soft plaque and hard calculus deposits. The cleaning ranges from simple oral maintenance to more advance dental hygiene working on tooth surfaces and under the gums. As a preventative measure I can place fluoride applications and plastic coatings called fissure sealants on vulnerable tooth surfaces. I also offer patients restorative treatments such as removing decay and placing tooth coloured and amalgam fillings.
I am committed to providing patients with the best treatment options available to them and I provide all patients with accurate and up to date oral hygiene instructions, bespoke to each individual patient.
As some patients are still apprehensive of visiting the dentist and I can put even the most nervous of patients at ease with my calm, reassuring and empathetic manner.