Qualified from: Glasg United Kingdom, 2011
GDC No: 209982
Anis Dashu gained his Bachelor of dental surgery degree in 2011 after attending university in Glasgow. He joined the team at mydentist Burnley in August 2012. Although Burnley is his main practice, he also works at our Blackburn practice.
Anis has built up a solid patient base in Burnley and offers his patients choice on both NHS and private products and services.
Anis continues his professional development by attending courses.
(Dental Implant Surgeon)
Qualified from: DD, BDS, MJDF (RCS Eng.) MSc. Implant Dentistry United Kingdom, 2008
GDC No: 150180
David hails from Toronto Ontario, Canada. He trained as a dental technician in Canada, then partnered with his brother at the full service dental lab, Smile Designs Veige Laboratory. David opened a UK wing of Smile Designs Dental Laboratory based in Harrogate, where his laboratory work is performed by himself or Master Ceramist from Italy.
David qualified from Newcastle University with a distinction in academic dentistry and the top restorative dentistry prize. He was shortlisted for the Young Dentist of the year UK at The Dentistry Awards, 2009. He's successfully been awarded membership to the Royal College of Surgeons Joint Dental Faculty by way of examination.
He graduated with merit from Warwick University with a Masters of Science degree in implant dentistry. He's a member of the International Team for Implantology (www.iti.org) an organisation focused on advancing implant dentistry. David limits clinical practice to implants, focusing on high quality patient care.
Qualified from: Porto Portugal, 2003
GDC No: 102504
Irena qualified from ISCS-N, Portugal in 2003. After finishing her degree, she worked for 3 years in a private practice where she developed her dentistry skills. Irena moved to the UK in 2006 to join mydentist, Padiham Road Dental Practice in Burnley and has since been working as a general dental practitioner delivering NHS and private treatments. Her aim is always to put patients at ease whilst carrying out a high standard of treatments to achieve excellent clinical results and patient goals. Committed to providing the best care possible, Irena regularly attends dental courses in a full range of subjects, including dental rehabilitation, endodontics (root canal treatment) and cosmetic dentistry.
Qualified from: Nagpur India, 2001
GDC No: 227092
Mukul qualified in Nagpur India in 2001, she worked in India in a private dental hospital for 2 years before relocating to the UK. Mukul did her statutory examination in 2012 and joined the mydentist Padiham Road family in 2013 as one of our NHS dentists. Since starting at the practice Mukul has attended many courses to sharpen her skills in general dentistry such as Zoom in surgery whitening and Denture Excellence. She now has a growing interest in developing her restorative technique and in the future would like to gain more insight in facial aesthetics.
In her spare time Mukul likes to spend time with her family and friends, go on long country walks and is reigniting her love of dance.
Qualified from: Sofia Bulgaria, 2007
GDC No: 169468
Plamen qualified in Sofia in Bulgaria in 2007. After working for a few years in Bulgaria in his own family run dental practice. He came to the UK and started with mydentist in March 2009 working within the NHS.
Plamen enjoys developing his skills and has attended a variety of courses covering all topics from general dentistry, Zoom Whitening, Denture Excellence Dentures and Orthodontics. Whilst developing his skills Plamen’s interest in the different Orthodontic treatment’s grew, leading him to decide to do the Quick straight teeth course.
Plamen works in a variety of mydentist practices as a private, Denplan and NHS dentist.
Qualified from: BChD Leeds, MSc Manc, MOrth RCS Edin, FDS RCPS Glasg United Kingdom, 1989
GDC No: 64954
Sarah is a registered Specialist Orthodontist with the General Dental Council. She is also a member of the British Orthodontic Society and British Dental Association.
Sarah qualified as a General Dentist from Leeds University in 1989. After qualifying Sarah continued postgraduate studies working in General Practice and a Hospital based job as a Dental House Officer. From 1991 further training was carried out in Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery in hospitals in Manchester and Preston culminating in attaining the Fellowship of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow.
Sarah then undertook a 3 year postgraduate which resulted in a Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics from the University of Manchester. Since then Sarah has worked in both Hospital and Specialist Practices and has a wide experience of both complex and routine treatments.
Qualified from: Lpool United Kingdom, 2002
GDC No: 81216
Waqas qualified from Liverpool in 2002 and joined the practice in 2003. He has a calm manner and is able to put patients at ease, many of which are still patients from when he joined the practice. Waqas has attended courses covering general dentistry including Denture Excellence. Previously Waqas has helped mentor newly qualified colleagues. During his time working at Burnley, Waqas has held several other positions in other practices and emergency clinics. Waqas offers a mix of NHS and private treatments. In his spare time Waqas enjoys spending time with his 3 children, hiking, swimming and going to the gym.
Qualified from: CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 2001 United Kingdom, 2001
GDC No: 5895
Karen joined our practice in 2004, with many years experience as a Dental Hygienist she is especially good at dealing with treatment anxieties in the dental chair due to her patient and calming nature. She is able to treat and help prevent gum disease for a wide range of patients including those with Implants and Orthodontics. Karen has knowledge regarding cosmetic improvement and can carry out tooth whitening. She is friendly and approachable and able to provide you with as much information as possible to help educate you and give you a healthy smile. In her spare time, she loves the great outdoors, travelling and exploring new places.
Qualified from: Ncle United Kingdom, 1991
GDC No: 66554
Ruth started at the practice in 1993.Her caring nature means she has the ability to put patients at ease and offers a gentle and personal approach to dentistry. Ruth is committed to achieving consistent high quality dentistry and has attended many post graduate courses. Ruth completed a 15 month course in Implant Dentistry run by Dr Chris Lucas and has been providing implants at the practice since. Ruth also provides cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile as well as Denture Excellence dentures and a full variety of other treatments. Ruth has been very involved in the mentoring and appraisals of dental colleagues, and worked for the local area team as a dental appraiser for local NHS dentists. In October 2011, Ruth became one of the Clinical Support Managers. Ruth is married with two sons. In her spare time she enjoys playing the violin and golf.
Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1989 United Kingdom, 1989
GDC No: 3759
After Qualifying as a Dental Hygienist at Birmingham Dental Hospital in September 1989, Susan went on to work mainly in the private sector of dentistry providing up to date treatment in regards to helping prevent periodontal disease (gum disease) and also to provide routine scaling and polishing, Susan is also qualified to carry out all tooth whitening treatment. Susan has been a Dental Hygienist at mydentist Burnley for over 16 years. Her main strengths are working with nervous patients and patients with sensitive teeth putting them first and making them feel relaxed and happy with the treatments and putting the patient at their ease.
Susan is a member of the BSDHT (British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy) which keeps her up to date with preventative procedures. Susan enjoys spending time with family and friends also keeping fit, walking and attending her local gym.
Qualified from: Dip Dent Hygiene & Therapy Lpool, United Kingdom, 2012
GDC No: 134483
Katie first joined the practice at Padiham Road, Burnley in 1999 as a dental nurse and worked there for 7 years. She wanted to further her career so she studied dental hygiene/therapy at Liverpool University and qualified in 2012. After working at other practices for a few years Katie wanted to return to the mydentist Burnley practice which she did in 2015. Katie enjoys treating anxious patients by offering a caring and personal approach to help put them at ease. She has a passion for treating and preventing periodontal disease. Katie has extended qualifications in tooth whitening.
Katie is married with two sons and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, eating out and going on holiday
Dr.Alexandra Nunes Borges
Qualified from: Mestrado em Medicina Dentaria (Dental Medicine) Coimbra 2017 Portugal, 2017
GDC No: 274484
Alexandra graduated with a Masters in Dentistry from the University of Coimbra in 2017. She has recently relocated from Portugal to the UK to peruse her dental career with mydentist. Alexandra continues to develop her skills and has taken additional courses in paediatric, cosmetic and general dentistry. Alexandra undertakes preventative, reparative and cosmetic procedures, helping her patients to feel more confident with their smile. Alexandra works both privately and with NHS and is currently based in the Burnley practice. In her spare time Alexandra enjoys an active lifestyle and likes to go running and swimming She also enjoys spending time with family and friends here and in Portugal
(Dentist and Orthodontist)
Qualified from: MFDS RCS Edin 2001 BChD Leeds 1998 UK, 1998
GDC No: 74457
Lecia Jhagroo, studied dentistry at Leeds University and qualified in 1998 gaining her degree with Honours.
She went on to work in Pinderfield hospital, Wakefield as a senior house officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, where she achieved her Membership in the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDS RCS).
Lecia's special interests are cosmetic dentistry and Orthodontics. She is an accredited Clearguide user (invisible brace) and has completed her Diploma in Orthodontics at Warwick University. Lecia also works part time at a specialist NHS Othodontic practice in Chorley and has over 8 years orthodontic experience.
Qualified from: DDM Cebu 2001 Philippines, 2001
GDC No: 261508
Marilou obtained her qualification as a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Philippines University. Marilou then successfully passed the Philippine Professional Commission board exam for dentists after graduation. Marilou's formative years as a young dentist were sharpened by working in a government funded community health office providing dental care to the less privileged members of the society. Marilou then moved to become an associate dentist in a private Orthodontic centre and has gained experience in treating patients from all walks of life.
After migrating to the UK Marilou took and passed the overseas registration exam for patients in London in September 2015. In 2016 she travelled all over the UK attending hands on training courses and she won the NSK award on the Tubules PrepEvo Roadshow of 2017. Marilou plans to embark on a masters degree either in Restorative or Pediatric Dentistry in the near future.
Dr.Mohammed Adnan Safdar
(Dental Implant Surgeon)
Qualified from: BDS England, 2008
GDC No: 153742
Adnan graduated from the prestigious King’s College London, followed by an additional year of study for which he attained a First Class (Hons) BSc degree and a distinction for his research.
He then wished to develop his skills and broaden his perspective in dentistry. Firstly, he worked in the Oral & Maxillofacial departments, then completed a Restorative Dentistry post and worked as a Specialty Dentist in Restorative Dentistry.
Adnan moved to Manchester where he worked in NHS dentistry before ultimately making the move to private practice.
He continued his enthusiasm for learning and building his skills in order to offer the highest standard of care for his patients. He completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry (Tipton Training) and a MSc in Dental Implantology with merit (University of Manchester).
Adnan’s passion is in dental implants and his role focuses solely on this at mydentist. He is friendly, approachable, down to earth and strives to deliver high standards of Dental care. He continues to refine his skills through various courses, seminars and conferences both in the UK and overseas.
Adnan also enjoys spending time with his young family, socialising with friends, travelling, trekking, playing football, reading and supporting Leicester City!
Qualified from: BDS UK, 2001
GDC No: 79353
Dr. Nadim Majid qualified from Liverpool Dental School in 2001. He decided to study dentistry as he enjoyed the academic mix. He also found it gave him the ability to help make a difference to people’s lives.
This really hit home for him when he worked in a nursing home for a short period of time and saw the impact on patient’s health and well-being who had lost their teeth. Dr Majid wanted to make sure he could help others in this situation.
Dr. Majid has a special interest in hypnosis, sedation for nervous people and dental implants. He lives in Lancashire with his wife and two children. Dr. Majid is focused on producing excellent patient care.
Dr Majid has completed his Postgraduate Diploma of Implantology with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and is undertaking an Masters degree with UClan
Qualified from: BDS Manc 2011 England, 2011
GDC No: 211121
After attending university in Manchester, Yahya gained his Bachelors of Dental Surgery degree in 2011. He joined the team at mydentist Burnley in August 2012 and currently enjoys a dual role within the business after taking up a position in our Accrington practice in September 2013. Yahya is able to offer a variety of treatments both NHS and Private. He is well liked within both practices and has built up a good reputation and trust among his patients and peers.
Yahya enjoys learning and regularly attends courses both online and in person to expand his dental knowledge in all areas.
Qualified from: Manc United Kingdom, 2001
GDC No: 79204
Qualified from: Manc United Kingdom, 2011
GDC No: 211121
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