Shahzad Tahir – Principal Dentist
Qualifications: BDS (Hons) Wales 2009, LLB (Hons), MFDS RCS Ed, MJDF RCS Eng
GDC No: 176728
Shahzad (known as Shaz) graduated in Law in 2000. He re-trained as a dentist, graduating in 2009 with a First Class in Dentistry. In 2011 he was appointed as a Member of the Joint Dental Faculties by the Royal College of Surgeons London; and later that year was also appointed as a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Shaz has an interest in cosmetic dentistry, smile make-overs and facial aesthetics. He has completed courses in the placement of botox, dermal fillers and short term cosmetic braces. Shaz is currently studying towards a PGCE, a Diploma in Implant Dentistry and a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry. He has been awarded a prize by the British Endodontic Society for providing high quality root canal treatment to patients.
Shaz has gained qualifications from the University of Central Lancashire in teaching and mentoring. He works as a trainer for recently qualified dentists and dental therapists. Away from the practice Shaz undertakes work for NHS England in an aim to help the quality of NHS dental services and patients ability to access NHS dental care.
Navid Tahir – Principal Dentist
Qualifications: BDS Lond 2010, BSc (Hons)
GDC No: 194117
Navid (known as Nav) graduated in Pharmacology in 2004. He re-trained as a dentist in London, graduating in 2010. He is currently studying towards a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry. Nav has a keen interest in prosthetics, white fillings and orthodontics.
Nav has gained qualifications from the University of Central Lancashire for teaching and mentoring dental nurses, dental hygienists, dental therapists and foundation dentists. He is also studying towards gaining a PGCE teaching qualification. Nav works very closely with local colleges in helping to train dental nurses and has been involved in structuring the curriculum and teaching for apprentice dental nurses. He also works as a trainer for qualified dentists and dental therapists.
Imran Tahir – Managing Director
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MCSE, CCNA.
Imran graduated in Computer Science. He worked as an IT consultant for several years before joining the dental practice as a partner.
Imran is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the business in order to ensure the smooth running of the practice. This helps to ensure each patient is provided with highest level of care and has a comfortable experience whilst at the practice.
Victoria Black – Associate Dentist
Qualifications: BDS BSC (Hons)
GDC No: 258355
Vicky enjoys carrying out both NHS and private dentistry in order to provide the best service possible for patients. She enjoys carrying out orthodontic treatment and facial aesthetics such as Botox and Dermal Fillers to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals. Outside of work Vicky enjoys reading and travelling.
Mehak Sohail - Associate Dentist
Qualifications: BDS (Hons) BSc (Hons)
GDC No: 264223
Mehak graduated from The University of Lancaster with an honours degree in Biomedical Science. She later went on to re-train as a dentist, qualifying with a BDS (Hons) from the University of Central Lancashire. As an undergraduate she was awarded the Pitt Ford Prize by the British Endodontic Society and achieved 3rd place in the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh dental skills competition.
Mehak has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and treatment of anxious patients. She has trained in facial aesthetics and can provide Botox and Dermal Fillers for the growing demand in cosmetic injectables. Outside of dentistry, Mehak enjoys travelling and playing sports.
Zohaib Zaman - Foundation Dentist
GDC No: 278288
Shanaz Khan – Dental Hygienist / Therapist
Qualifications: Dip Hygiene / Dip Therapy
GDC No: 198119
Shanaz qualified as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist in 2016 after having been a dental nurse for 5 years prior to that. She has attended various professional courses on restorative and gum treatment, including in the USA. Shanaz enjoys carrying out cosmetic fillings and tooth whitening. In her spare time she loves to bake and travel.
Carmen Pang – Oral Health Educator & Fluoride Nurse
Qualifications: Certificate in Oral Health & Application of Fluoride Varnish, Level 3 NVQ Dental Nursing
GDC No: 226659
Carmen started working at the practice in 2009 as a trainee dental nurse and then qualified as a dental nurse in 2011. Carmen qualified in Promoting Oral Health and Fluoride Application in 2014. 'She now provides oral hygiene advice, diet advice and fluoride varnish application to patients of the practice.
Chloe Hills - Head Nurse
GDC No: 266495
Chloe has worked at the practice for a number of years. She initially started work as an Apprentice Nurse and became the Head Nurse at the practice in 2016. She is responsible for managing a number of tasks, helping to ensure the smooth and efficient running of practice on a day to day basis.
Chloe also works as the Implant Coordinator and Head Implant Nurse at the practice.