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 a prize 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), BSc (Hons), Dip Rest Dent, PGCE
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.
Somia Mohammed - Associate Dentistst
Qualifications: BChD (Hons), BSc (Hons), MSc
GDC No: 159329
Somia graduated from University College London in Biomedical Sciences and went on to complete a Masters degree in Global Health and Development in 2010. She later qualified as a dentist from the Leeds Dental Institute in 2016.
Somia has particular interests in minimally invasive restorative treatment, orthodontic treatment and the management of anxious patients. She has trained in short term orthodontics such as ClearSmile Aligner and Quick Straight Teeth to help patients achieve beautiful smiles. Outside of work Somia enjoys painting, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.
Swastika Jha - Associate Dentist
GDC No: 79592
Swas graduated from the University of Liverpool and has provided comprehensive family dental care for a number of years. She enjoys carrying out restorative and aesthetic treatment to help patients in becoming confident in their smile. She also aims to improve patients' confidence by becoming dentally fit through preventative care and improving their oral health. Swas has undertaken courses in aesthetic dentistry, anti-wrinkle treatment and orthodontic treatment. She also has a keen interest in endodontics. Outside work she enjoys spending time with her family.
Khadeejah Undre - Associate Dentist
Qualifications: BDS (Hons)
GDC No: 271773
Khadeejah graduated in 2017 from Kings College London. Her main objective is to improve the oral health of patients whilst restoring their smiles and confidence. Although she enjoys all aspects of her work, she is particularly interested in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Having had the opportunity to administer sedation as an undergraduate she is well equipped to manage patients who suffer from dental phobia, including anxious paediatric patients. Outside of work Khadeejah enjoys baking, swimming and reading.
Maria Needham - Head Nurse
Qualifications: Level 3 NVQ Dental Nursing
GDC No: 198119
Maria has worked as a dental nurse for a number of years. Maria is responsible for training dental nurses to succeed in becoming registered dental professionals. She also completes a number of clinical and non clinical duties to ensure the practice runs efficiently and smoothly.
Jessica Chadwick – Head Receptionist
Qualifications: Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016
GDC No: 267956
Jessica started work at the Practice in 2014 and has progressed to become the Head Receptionist. She is responsible for overseeing all reception and administrative duties. Jessica is also responsible for the training of all reception staff in their day-to-day duties. In her role as a lead receptionist she prides herself in ensuring patients receive high quality customer care by looking after their needs and putting them at ease when they come to the Practice.