Qualified from: DMD Hungary, 1986
GDC No: 175257
Dr Sugar graduated in 1986 and went on to work and teach at the Central Institute of Stomatology, an accredited centre for qualified dentists working towards a specialism, until 1998.
Dr Sugar completed specialist courses in dental and oral affections and prosthodontics, the branch of dentistry concerning the design, manufacture and fitting of artificial replacements including crowns, bridges and veneers. Missing or defective teeth can be detrimental to self-esteem and self-confidence. Dr Sugar takes pride in her work and strives for the best outcome for her patients.
Since joining mydentist in 2009, Dr Sugar has built a long standing, reputable reputation with all of her loyal patients.
She offers private consultations to determine patient expectations and set out a plan dedicated to meet those needs in the best way possible.
Dr Sugar is also involved in training and mentoring dental practitioners from overseas countries.
in training and mentoring dental practitioners from overseas countries.
Qualified from: DMD Romania, 2008
GDC No: 231829
Dr Baltescu graduated in 2008 and worked for 5 years as a school dentist and in her own private practice. In 2013 she moved to the UK and has been working at mydentist, Peel Street Barnsley since.
She has always had a special interest in working with children, concentrating on prevention and treatment.
Eliza builds a special rapport with her patients and uses shared decision making to come to the best clinical results. She has also completed the mentoring course and she is trained to mentor dental practitioners from overseas that need to gain experience in UK dentistry.
Restoring and saving teeth, root treatments and dentures are her favourite interests and she has attended many courses to improve her knowledge and skills.
Qualified from: Dip Clin Dent Rcs Eng United Kingdom, 2008
GDC No: 135019
Mark enjoys working closely with patients from initial consultation through impression to final fitting. He finds that having the chance to listen and understand his patient’s requirements and working with the patient through every step, means that the patient gets exactly what they want. Mark was one of the first groups of Clinical Dental Technicians (CDT’s) to be invited to attend the BPS Clinical course in Leichtenstein and was then in the first group of CDTs to be invited to attend the first Swiss Denture Concept course in Switzerland. Mark has completed three implant courses for full arch restorations to follow on from two previous implant courses attended at Kings College London. Gaining experience since 1977 in making and fitting dentures from the simplest single tooth temporary to the much more complex “all on four” full arch restoration techniques, Mark still regularly attends course updates for the best patient outcomes.
(Dental Implant Surgeon)
Qualified from: University of Thessaloniki Greece, 2001
GDC No: 81243
Dimitrios studies dentistry in the University of Thessalonki in Greece qualifying in 2000. After 2 years working as a clinical assistant in Oral and Maxillofacial Unit he undertook a Masters Degree from the university of Manchester in Implantology, qualifying in 2003.
In 2006 Dimitrios was awarded a Certificate in Implantology from the University of Warwick. In 2009 he was awarded with a second Masters Degree at the University of Manchester in Implantology.
Between 2007 and 2013 Dimitrios worked as part of the Manchester Dental Hospital team responsible for the surgical placement of dental implants and the clinical training of post-graduate dental students.
He gained valuable experience treating advanced cases included patients that had lost their teeth as a result of trauma and oral cancer.
Due to Dimitrios' vast experience he is regularly involved in educating, training and mentoring general dental practitioners in the use of dental implants.
Dimitrios' aim is to provide patients with reliable, predictable and functional restorations by incorporating the latest concepts and digital technology. but above all he strives to create a calm and friendly environment for his patients.
Qualified from: BDS Lisbon, Portugal, 2008
GDC No: 194865
Originally from Cape Verde, Dr Alves qualified from the University of Lisbon in 2008 and came to the UK in 2010 to begin work with mydentist.
Dr Alves has developed a special interest in Implantology and is currently undergoing further training to offer dental implant treatments to the practice and his patients.
Dr Alves finds that having the chance to listen and understand his patient’s requirements and working with the patient through every step, means that his patients get exactly what they want whilst striving to create a pleasant and happy experience from start to finish. Working at mydentist, Barnsley, Dr Alves can incorporate the latest concepts and digital technology provided by the support of his highly trained team.
Dr Alves enjoys living here in the UK, travelling to see the local sites and landmarks. Dr Alves is from a large family and also loves to take the opportunity to visit them around the world.
Qualified from: BDS UK, 1994
GDC No: 70134
Robin qualified from Manchester University in 1994.
After completing a year’s vocational training in Hebden Bridge, he held several associate positions in the West Yorkshire area. He then purchased his own practice in 2000.
After providing NHS treatment for sixteen years, Robin decided to leave the NHS and provide purely private treatments after attending further training in Restorative Dentistry and Occlusion.
Robin then developed a special interest in more complex cosmetic treatments such as short term orthodontics, providing six month smiles and quick straight teeth systems as well as clear aligners.
More recently he has attended further training in facial aesthetics providing anti-wrinkle treatments to the upper face and also lip fillers.
Robin has also completed further training in advanced facial aesthetics which covers full face treatments.
Qualified from: BDS Ncle, United Kingdom, 2014
GDC No: 251350
Dr Joe Norris qualified as a Dental Surgeon from Newcastle University in 2014 and is the latest addition to our growing team. Dr Joe also holds a postgraduate certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry amongst other postgraduate accolades.
He is particularly skilled in the art of smile design, and has the ability to completely transform teeth in ways that can often be life changing for his patients.
Dr Joe also takes great passion in the art of improving the appearance of crooked teeth using cosmetic tooth straightening systems such as 6 Month Smiles, fixed tooth-coloured braces and Invisalign- a type of clear removable aligners as well as The Inman Aligner (for minor misalignment).
Dr Joe has undertaken comprehensive training in facial aesthetics treatments such as: anti-wrinkle injections and subtle lip enhancement techniques using dermal filler injections.
Mr.Yahya Aziz Patel
Qualified from: BCHD Leeds 2017 UK, 2017
GDC No: 270849
Yahya graduated from the Leeds Dental Institute in 2017 and was awarded the prestigious Jane Livingstone prize in periodontology (the treatment of gum disease). He joined the practice in 2017 and is an enthusiastic and friendly member of the team.
Yahya provides routine general dentistry, teeth whitening, composite bonding and cosmetic tooth alignment including Invisalign. Working at mydentist, Barnsley, Yahya can incorporate the latest concepts and digital technology provided by the support of his highly trained team into your journey.
Yahya is committed to postgraduate education and has recently embarked on a masters degree in restorative dentistry
Outside of work, Yahya is a season ticket holder at Manchester United and enjoys playing football regularly.
Qualified from: BDS Bangalore 2000 India, 2001
GDC No: 104232
Dr Pakhrin-Takhtar qualified as a dentist in India in 2001. She worked with her father in his dental practice as an associate until she emigrated to the UK in 2007. Dr Pakhrin-Takhtar worked as an associate in the Yorkshire area, whilst working towards a master’s degree in aesthetic dentistry from the University of Lancashire. Dr Pakhrin-Takhtar is also qualified in C-Fast, a six month cosmetic teeth straightening treatment as well as smile design which includes no preparation veneers, aesthetic crowns and veneers. Dr Pakhrin-Takhtar moved to Cornwall with her family in 2015, but returned to Yorkshire, the area she loves the most in 2018. Whilst working with BUPA in Cornwall Dr Pakhrin-Takhtar mentored newly qualified dentists. Her other interests include Latin and ballroom dancing, music, reading and baking!
Dr.Charlotte Alicia Mawby
Qualified from: BDS Sheff United Kingdom, 2016
GDC No: 265301
Charlotte qualified from Sheffield University in 2016. After completing a year’s vocational training in Nottingham, she returned to Yorkshire and joined mydentist in 2017. Since qualifying, Charlotte has passed her exams (Part 1) for Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons England. Charlotte has also advanced her knowledge of teeth straightening with Invisalign Go. Charlotte is very eager to learn new things and is already looking into new courses to further herself as a general practitioner. She’s a breath of fresh air with new knowledge and new ideas. Charlotte enjoys working within her local community; her most recent project involves delivering oral health education in schools to try and prevent a fear of the dentist developing and to try to reduce tooth decay rates in the area. Charlotte recently became a new mum and so she loves long walks with her family and even the odd skiing trip.
Dr.Luís Fernando Rodrigues de Oliveira Melo
Qualified from: BDS Portugal, Porto University , 2015
GDC No: 275433
Dr Melo is originally from Portugal and qualified from Porto University in 2015. After his graduation, Dr Melo moved to Sweden where he worked for 3 years. In 2018, he moved to the UK to work at mydentist, Peel Street Barnsley.
Dr Melo has developed a special interest in endodontics and oral surgery, having done further training in these areas at UIC Barcelona and University of Havana, Cuba.
It is important to Dr Melo to listen and understand his patient’s requirements and create a pleasant and happy experience from start to finish, incorporating the latest concepts and digital technology provided by the team at mydentist, Barnsley.
Dr Melo enjoys living in the UK and loves to travel home to visit his family.
Qualified from: Qual- National Certifi cate NEBDN UK, 2012
GDC No: 234075
Starting out as a Trainee Dental Nurse in 2009
Claire has since become a fully qualified Dental
Nurse completing her training within Charles
Clifford Dental Hospital. Since then Claire has
worked alongside dentists specialising in fixed and
removable prosthesis gaining vast knowledge in
Veneers, Crowns, Bridge and Dentures.
More recently Claire has qualified
Radiography. She has a great interest in
all things cosmetic including Implants,
Orthodontics and Facial Aesthetics. Claire is
excited to progress her career as a Treatment
Co-ordinator within our mydentist family.
What Claire enjoys most about her role here at
mydentist is spending time getting to know
our patients and being with them throughout
their patient journey, striving to help
create a pleasant and happy experience from
start to finish.
Claire believes that education is the way
forward to helping our children know the
importance of Oral Health, therefore
happily organises “kids clubs” to include a
fluoride and oral hygiene clinic to help them use
their newly gained dental knowledge in their
day to day lives as well as visiting schools to
provide a fun, educating experience.
Qualified from: NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing, City & Guilds UK, 2012
GDC No: 223311
Having started in dentistry in 2009, Jessica is a
fully trained, qualified and registered Dental Nurse.
Jessica decided to further her knowledge in many
aspects of dentistry, taking courses in radiography,
dental implant nursing and sedation. Working
alongside a variety of specialists and supporting
with many implant and orthodontics cases, large
cosmetic cases and oral surgery, in the UK and
overseas in Australia for several years.
Jessica’s vast knowledge of the dental industry
and driven, organised personality, led her on to the
role as Treatment and Implant Coordinator here at
mydentist, Peel Street Barnsley.
Jessica’s role is to ensure that our dedicated team
have all the support and resources they require to
enable them to provide you with the very highest
level of care possible and ensure the smooth daily
running of appointments within our practice.
She enjoys being a part of the patient journey
and having the time to sit and talk to our patients,
some of which become good friends, to establish
and understand exactly what concerns they
have and what they look to achieve from their
treatment. Jessica's role sees this through to completion of treatment
and she loves witnessing the life changing results provided
by our talented team.
Jessica’s passion is working closely with all of our
patients to give them their perfect smile. Be it a
simple white filling or a complete smile makeover.
Qualified from: Statutory exam India, 2000, BDS, MSc (Endo), MFDS RCS India, 2000
GDC No: 171065
Shaheer graduated from India in 2000. His interest has always been Endodontology, in 2005 he gained a Clinical Masters (MSc) in Endodontics, Manchester University.
In 2007, he gained the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS), from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Shaheer has worked in NHS and private practices, accepting endodontic referrals since 2005. His dedication for endodontics has lead him to complete an MClinDent degree, London. He's worked in the Department of Restorative Dentistry in Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow Dental Hospitals gaining extensive experience in Restorative and Endodontic clinics, treating cases deemed too difficult for general practice. During this time he developed his surgical endodontic skills and was required to work with other consultants in a multi-disciplinary team. He provides endodontic care utilising the operating microscope and microsurgical instruments.
He has publications in international journals. His special interest lies in effective rehabilitation of severely broken down teeth. Shaheer is a passionate teacher and has lectured around the world conducting hands on endodontic courses/workshops for young budding dentists.
He's a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, British Dental Association, British Endodontic Society and European Society of Endodontology.
Qualified from: CEB Dip Dent Hygiene UK, 1992
GDC No: 4324
Qualified from: Bhopal University India, 2008
GDC No: 249501
Qualified from: Peninsula, plymouth United Kingdom, 2012
GDC No: 229552
Qualified from: Sheff United Kingdom, 2014
GDC No: 255815
Qualified from: BDS Jordan, 1991
GDC No: 79005
Mr Aabed graduated in 1991 and went to work as General Dental Practitioner for 6 years before joining Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in different hospitals in the UK in 1997.
He obtained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1998 and passed the international qualification exam from the General Dental Council in 2001. He also obtained an MSc in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology from King’s College in London in 2006.
Mr Aabed’s main interest is Dentolaveolar Surgery but is also involved in management of various types of facial trauma, head and neck skin cancer. He is actively involved in training junior doctors and recently obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Education.
Mr Aabed is a registered Specialist Oral Surgeon and is a member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons providing an intermediate Minor Oral Surgery Service.
Qualified from: Debrecen Hungary, 2005
GDC No: 171246
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