Shahzad Tahir – Principal Dentist
Qualifications: BDS (Hons), LLB (Hons), Dip Rest Dent, MFDS RCS, MJDF RCS, PGCE
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. He has also been awarded a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry and an ward by the British Endodontic Society for providing high quality root canal treatment to patients. Shaz has an interest in cosmetic dentistry, smile make-overs and facial aesthetics.
Shaz has been awarded a PGCE and gained qualifications from the University of Central Lancashire in teaching and mentoring. He works as a Trainer of newly graduated dentists and dental therapists.
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 has been awarded a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry. Nav has a keen interest in dentures, crowns and bridges as well as white fillings.
Nav has been awarded a PGCE and has also gained qualifications from the University of Central Lancashire for teaching and mentoring. He works as an Educational Supervisor, training newly qualified dentists and dental therapists. He also works very closely with local colleges in helping to train dental nurses.
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.
Benjamin Redhead - Associate Dentist
GDC No: 283615
Ben graduated from Manchester Dental School and started at the practice in 2019. He has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and enjoys treating nervous patients by creating a calm and relaxed atmosphere in surgery. Be it NHS or private, Ben always goes the extra mile to provide the best treatment possible for his patients. When not in surgery you will probably find him on the golf course.
JORDAN KUMAR - Associate Dentist
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), BDS
GDC No: 289459
Jordan graduated from the University of Liverpool with an honours degree in Biological and Medical Sciences and then studied Dentistry at the University of Liverpool.
She completed her Foundation Training at Whitworth Dental Care and stayed on as an Associate Dentist. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, cooking, skiing and exercising.
ZAHRA ASSAD - Associate Dentist
Qualifications: BDS (Hons). MFDS RCS
GDC No: 270795
Zahra graduated from the University of Manchester. She has a keen interest in Oral surgery, paediatric dentistry and the management of anxious patients.
Aside from dentistry Zahra enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.
SARA NICHOLAIDES - Dental Hygienist & Therapist
Qualifications: BSc Hons
GDC No: 268574
Sara graduated from the University of Leeds in dental hygiene and therapy. Her main objective is to improve a patients oral health through preventative and restorative care, returning confidence in their smile. Sara also has a keen interest paediatric dentistry and offers a supportive and friendly environment for all ages.
Outside of work Sara enjoys going to the gym, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
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.
Joanna Sowbecka- Head Nurse
GDC No: 275886
Joanna 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 2019. 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.