Qualified from: Rand South Africa, 1972
GDC No: 46741
Harvey studied dentistry at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa qualifying in 1972. During his career Harvey has accomplished many great achievements such as being a Founder Member of the Endodontic Society of South Africa in 1976. He wrote countless papers for educational purposes and more interestingly researching the snake venom structure for 4 years to improve knowledge. Harvey is a very experienced clinician who has been delivering NHS dentistry since 1973 and joined our team in 2005. Harvey started at mydentist Lancaster as our senior dentist until 2012 when he decided to reduce his hours to spend more time doing spare time activities such as reading, travelling, play tournament bridge, table tennis and golf.
Qualified from: Birm United Kingdom, 1993
GDC No: 69504
Syed Maududi studied dentistry at the University of Birmingham where he qualified in 1993. Syed then began to work in general practice. In 1999 Syed then decided to return to education in which he gained an MSC in Dental Public Health from the Eastmans Dental institute.
Syed joined mydentist Lancaster in April 2013. He thoroughly enjoys working in general practice he particularly enjoys cosmetic treatments including crowns, bridges and veneers. Syed has gone on to do further training in which he has a special interest in facial aesthetics and cosmetic orthodontics.
When Syed is not at work he enjoys reading and travelling.
Qualified from: Manc United Kingdom, 2015
GDC No: 117313
Kate has been working in dentistry for over 12 years starting as a Dental Nurse in 2006. As a nurse Kate obtained post qualifications in Dental Radiography in 2010 and Oral Health Education in 2012. Leaving nursing in 2012 she began training as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist at the Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals where she qualified in 2015. Kate joined mydentist in our Lancaster practice in January 2016 and has since completed further training for Zoom Whitening and Air Polishing. She also works at our mydentist practice in Hambleton. Kate enjoys cosmetic treatments including the air polish and whitening treatments.
Qualified from: BDS Newcastle, 2005
GDC No: 85828
Dr Harrison studied dentistry at Newcastle upon tyne where he qualified in 2005. He then completed a year’s vocational training in Carlisle, He has also worked as an out of hours emergency care dentist across multiple sites. He has since worked in private and NHS dental practices in Cumbria and north Lancashire. Dr Harrison joined us here at mydentist Lancaster in 2012 where he works as an NHS and private dentist. In 2013 Dr Harrison became a dental Mentor and has since mentored many dentists. In 2015 he became Clinical Lead in Lancaster and in 2016 became Clinical Support Manager for mydentist for the Cumbria area. He has attended several courses to enhance his skills further such as Zoom teeth whitening, Denture excellence and restorative.
Mrs.Marta Skiba (Treffney)
Qualified from: Lek Stom Lodz, 2002
GDC No: 102308
Marta Treffny has obtained her qualification as a dentist in Lodz, Poland in 1997. For the next two years she continued working in Poland before deciding to move to Düsseldorf in Germany. The knowledge and skills obtained at both places enabled her to join the Private Clinic in Bielsko-Biala, which is regarded as one of the leading dental clinics in Poland. During the two years at this clinic she worked with the latest dental technology and was able to obtain a full portfolio of dental skills by working with various experts and experienced dental practitioners.
In 2006 Marta decided to bring her training and experience to the UK in order to provide dental care to a wider group of people as part of her contract for the NHS. Marta has extensive experience in endodontics, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, dental surgery, periodontics, paediatric and preventive dentistry and is highly skilled when working with children and anxious patients. In 2018 she has become a clinical mentor in order to bring her experience to new dental practitioners while continuing to provide dental care to a long list of well-established and new patients.
Qualified from: BDentSc Dublin, 1994
GDC No: 70346
Miriam graduated from Trinity College in Dublin ,Ireland in 1994. She then began Vocational training in Isle of Lewis and Glasgow dental hospital.
Miriam worked in Australia for 1 year mainly in Cairns Base Hospital but also travelled with flying doctor service to Torres Strait Islands and to mining settlements
Miriam began working in Mayo dental in 2002.She has a Special interest in Cerezen which treats TMJ/ Teeth Grinding.
Miriam is Married with two children and when she is not working she is kept busy by Taxiing her two very sporty children to County, National and International competitions she also enjoys holidaying in Ireland at every opportunity she gets.
Mrs.Aniqa Saeed Khan
Qualified from: BDS Lahore, 2009
GDC No: 267812
Aniqa graduated from the University of Health Sciences, Pakistan in 2007. She gained versatile experience in oral surgery, restorative and prosthodontic treatments during her time working in Pakistan. She then moved to United Kingdom and undertook the Overseas Registration Exam conducted by the General Dental Council to enable her to practice dentistry in the UK. She joined the practice in 2017 and since then has worked full time as a General Dentist. Aniqa believes in continuous learning and has attended courses on Rotary Endodontics and Indirect Restorations among many other courses to develop her skills and knowledge. When Aniqa is not at work she enjoys oil painting and socialising with her friends.
Mrs.Iustina Maria Vladescu
Qualified from: DMD Bucharest, 2011
GDC No: 245673
Doctor Iustina Vladescu qualified as a dentist from “Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy” of Bucharest in 2011. After a year of working in private practice in Romania, she moved to United Kingdom where she worked in various mixed practices as a general dentist.
Iustina is keen on preventive and restorative dentistry, always trying to improve her skills by attending courses which help her to provide quality dental care and progress as a clinician. She has attended “Denture Excellence”, “Complete Dentures”and “Implementing Healthy Gums Do Matter”.
In her spare time she loves the sea, traveling to discover the world and spending time with her family.
Qualified from: LDS RCS England, 2016
GDC No: 263583
Mayuri did her undergraduate studies from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in India..She has worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Scotland for two and a half years where she became proficient in oral surgery as well as gaining exposure in the management of TMJ disorders & the management of head and neck cancer patients. Whilst working as a SHO she passed her post graduate membership exams(MFDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. She subsequently passed the post graduate diploma - Licence in Dental Surgery (LDSRCS) in 2016 from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She has been attending various courses to improve her skills and knowledge. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking and pursuing other creative activities.
(Dental Implant Surgeon)
Qualified from: MB BS BDS, MFDS RCPS (Glas), MRD Rest (Perio) RCS (Edin) is a Specialist in Periodontology and Implant dentistry United Kingdom, 2007
GDC No: 81959
Dr Jose Armas is a Specialist in Periodontology and has a special interest in Implant dentistry and the treatment of peri-implant diseases. Jose specialises in the provision of advice as well as treatment of all periodontal and peri-implant diseases paying particular attention to the more advance periodontal cases such as those with aggressive and severe periodontal disease with or without concurrent medical factors directly affecting the periodontal tissues. He also offers a wide range of periodontal mucogingival hard and soft tissue surgical procedures for severe single/multiple gingival recession, crown lengthening and drug-induced hyperplasia. Jose will also provide advice and treatment for the acute and chronic episodes of peri-implantitis and patients requiring surgery associated with osseointegrated implants.
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: Dental Nursing England, 2016
GDC No: 275669
Lauren started at the practice in 2015 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in 2017 with a level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. After this she worked alongside the implantologist as well as working closely with the specialist dentists in the practice to learn more about the different treatments they provide. In December 2017 she took the position of Treatment Co-ordinator at the practice, combining her passion for dentistry with her care of customer service. Lauren works at the practice Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and spends time with each patient to help them understand their treatment options. She is the point of contact at every step and loves assisting patients through the journey to a perfect smile here at mydentist Lancaster.
Qualified from: Manc United Kingdom, 2008
GDC No: 150115
Richard qualified from Manchester in 2008 (BDS) and completed his vocational dental training in the North West. He then worked as an SHO and Staff Grade Surgeon in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in hospital between 2009 and 2012, achieving his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDS RCSEd) during this time, developing a keen interest in minor oral surgery.
Since then Richard has worked as an associate in General Dental Practice, and joined the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (MFGDP) in 2014. He has undertaken training in Orthodontics, currently providing tooth straightening options and also completed the Foundation in Dental Implants through Straumann.
Qualified from: , 2018
GDC No: 282376
Charmaine joined our practice in 2017. She started off her career in dentistry by training as a Dental Nurse. After completing all of the relevant exams and portfolio work she qualified with the NEBDN in Dental Nursing. She has worked alongside all of our highly trained dentists to gain more knowledge in different areas such as orthodontic treatment, dental implants, facial aesthetics and teeth whitening. Charmaine then was given the opportunity to become a treatment coordinator in the practice, this is something she is really passionate about as Charmaine wants to ensure all of our patients get the best patient experience possible.
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