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Here at Bupa Dental Care Heckmondwike our dedicated practice team is here to ensure that your care always comes first. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient nature and are always on hand to help.

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Dentists

Naresh Sharma

GDC - 47745 BChD Leeds 1974, MGDS RCS Eng 1988, MSurgDent Eng 2000, FFGDP (UK) 2003, DIMPIMPDENT RCS Eng 2005 Dentist and Specialist in Oral Surgery

A senior dentist and surgeon, Naresh has also worked in hospital settings and has set up a medical charity in India.

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Naresh SharmaDentists

GDC - 47745 BChD Leeds 1974, MGDS RCS Eng 1988, MSurgDent Eng 2000, FFGDP (UK) 2003, DIMPIMPDENT RCS Eng 2005 Dentist and Specialist in Oral Surgery

A senior dentist and surgeon, Naresh has also worked in hospital settings and has set up a medical charity in India.

After qualifying from the University of Leeds in 1974, Naresh did a short stint in general dental practice before returning to a hospital setting at Leeds General Infirmary, where he focused on oral surgery. In 1977, he took over and developed the dental practice here in Heckmondwike; during this time, he continued to carry out oral surgery, this time at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

In 1988, Naresh passed the MGDS examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He placed his first dental implant in 1988, and has since developed a real interest in the field, attending many courses in implantology around the world.

Naresh is on the General Dental Council’s specialist list for oral surgery, and in fact he was a member of the committee which developed the national standards for implant dentistry training, later adopted by the GDC. He has several publications to his name, and is co-founder of the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of England; this course has been running in London, Leeds and Hong Kong since the mid-2000s. He has organised and taught on several postgraduate courses in the UK and internationally.

He has served as chairman of the Examinations Committee of the Faculty of General Dental Practice, and remains an implant dentistry and oral surgery examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England, nationally and internationally.

Today, Naresh specialises only in implants, including bone grafts and sinus lifts, together with major restorative and aesthetic treatments. Dentists from all over the UK send their patients to him for implant work.

Naresh is also a Fellow and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the International Academy for Oral and Facial Rehabilitation.

Naresh is the founder of the Chitrakoot Project, a charity founded in 1998 which provides free primary dental and medical care to 500 villages in India.

Dentists

Raeesa Khan

GDC - 265335 BDS University of Birmingham 2016 Dentist

Raeesa KhanDentists

GDC - 265335 BDS University of Birmingham 2016 Dentist

Dentists

Robert Montgomery

GDC - 82185 BchD Leeds 2003, MFDS RCS Edin 2007 Dentist

Rob is well-qualified in dental implants and root-canal work, and is experienced in using sedation to help anxious patients.

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Robert MontgomeryDentists

GDC - 82185 BchD Leeds 2003, MFDS RCS Edin 2007 Dentist

Rob is well-qualified in dental implants and root-canal work, and is experienced in using sedation to help anxious patients.

Rob graduated from the University of Leeds in 2003. After his first year in general practice, he spent a year at Leeds General Infirmary as a senior house officer in maxillofacial surgery. He went on to complete his Membership (MFDS) of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

He then returned to general practice, where he furthered his postgraduate education by studying restorative dentistry with Mike Wise in London and by completing a certificate in endodontics (the art of the root filling) from the University of Chester.

Rob’s key interest is in the restoration of patients’ mouths, especially where dental implants are required. He has been awarded the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, a course which has been recognised as the gold standard in training by the General Dental Council.

He has many years’ experience in the use of intravenous sedation to help anxious patients relax.

Since 2008, Rob has been involved in foundation training, whereby selected practices and trainers are chosen by the Yorkshire ‘deanery’ to take newly qualified dentists and help them transition to general practice. This rewarding experience has brought some talented young dentists into the Practice.

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Laura Warburton

GDC - 211157 BChD (Leeds) 2011 Dentist

Joining our practice in 2011, Laura is an enthusiastic and passionate dentist who cares for NHS and private patients. She graduated from the University of Leeds in 2011, with a merit, and was awarded the prize for excellence in prosthetics.

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Laura WarburtonDentists

GDC - 211157 BChD (Leeds) 2011 Dentist

Joining our practice in 2011, Laura is an enthusiastic and passionate dentist who cares for NHS and private patients. She graduated from the University of Leeds in 2011, with a merit, and was awarded the prize for excellence in prosthetics.

Laura was awarded a Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, in recognition of a further period of study and examination, undertaken as part of the Yorkshire NHS Longitudinal Dental Foundation Scheme.

She has also undertaken further study with the International Institute of Facial Aesthetics and is now a qualified facial aesthetics practitioner. Alongside her studies, Laura worked in general practice as well as for Leeds Community Dental Service, which included helping patients with additional needs. She has also worked in a specialist orthodontic practice, supporting an orthodontist.

Laura was awarded the ‘Best Case Presentation Prize’ by the Faculty of General Dental Practice and is an active board member, newsletter editor and MJDF tutor.

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Rita Pokorski

GDC - 48859 BDS (Hons) (Newcastle) 1975 Dentist

Rita is committed to NHS dentistry and for many years has been a visiting dentist providing treatment to prisoners.

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Rita PokorskiDentists

GDC - 48859 BDS (Hons) (Newcastle) 1975 Dentist

Rita is committed to NHS dentistry and for many years has been a visiting dentist providing treatment to prisoners.

Rita has been working in NHS dentistry for over 40 years, and has been a principle in general dentistry. She has been a visiting dentist in the Prison Service for many years, and has worked as an associate in the community.

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Frankie Totten

GDC - 192524 BChD (Leeds) 2010 Dentist

Frankie has been treating NHS and private patients here since 2012, and is particularly interested in root-canal therapy.

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Frankie TottenDentists

GDC - 192524 BChD (Leeds) 2010 Dentist

Frankie has been treating NHS and private patients here since 2012, and is particularly interested in root-canal therapy.

Frankie joined this practice in 2012, having graduated from the University of Leeds in 2010. She treats both NHS and private dental patients, and has a special interest in root-canal therapy (endodontics).

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Hanna Patel

GDC - 270941 BDS University of Manchester 2017 Dentist

Hanna graduated from the University of Manchester in 2017. She is passionate about dentistry and provides NHS and private dental care, including Invisalign aligners and teeth whitening treatment.

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Hanna PatelDentists

GDC - 270941 BDS University of Manchester 2017 Dentist

Hanna graduated from the University of Manchester in 2017. She is passionate about dentistry and provides NHS and private dental care, including Invisalign aligners and teeth whitening treatment.

Hanna has worked in the emergency dental services and was a core trainee in oral and maxillofacial surgery at mid-Yorkshire hospitals, managing a range of conditions. Alongside her role with us, Hannah is currently working part-time as a dental officer in the community sector.

Dentists

Maleehah Shaikh

GDC - 290105 BDS University of Manchester 2020 Foundation Dentist

After qualifying from the University of Manchester, Maleehah joined the practice to complete her foundation training.

Maleehah ShaikhDentists

GDC - 290105 BDS University of Manchester 2020 Foundation Dentist

After qualifying from the University of Manchester, Maleehah joined the practice to complete her foundation training.

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Romana Nayyar

GDC - 271134 BChD University of Leeds 2017 Dentist

Romana NayyarDentists

GDC - 271134 BChD University of Leeds 2017 Dentist

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Usman Ali

GDC - 283928 BChD University of Leeds 2019 Dentist

Usman is passionate about providing quality dental care and enjoys building good relationships with her patients. She’s particularly interested in root canal treatment and plans to undertake further training in this area.

Usman AliDentists

GDC - 283928 BChD University of Leeds 2019 Dentist

Usman is passionate about providing quality dental care and enjoys building good relationships with her patients. She’s particularly interested in root canal treatment and plans to undertake further training in this area.

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Prem Singh Hunjan

GDC - 193824 BDS (Lond) 2010 Dentist

Prem Singh HunjanDentists

GDC - 193824 BDS (Lond) 2010 Dentist

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Aalia Vania

GDC - 259485 BChD (Leeds) 2015 Dentist

Aalia VaniaDentists

GDC - 259485 BChD (Leeds) 2015 Dentist

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Jyoti Lata Kainth

GDC - 252107 BDS (Birmingham) 2014 Dentist

Jyoti Lata KainthDentists

GDC - 252107 BDS (Birmingham) 2014 Dentist

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Alex Tze Wo Wan

GDC - 264933 BDS (Newcastle) 2016 Dentist

Alex offers a range of services including offering Invisalign aligners, composite bonding and restorative dentistry. He has a keen interest in supporting nervous patients and has a calm and reassuring approach.

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Alex Tze Wo WanDentists

GDC - 264933 BDS (Newcastle) 2016 Dentist

Alex offers a range of services including offering Invisalign aligners, composite bonding and restorative dentistry. He has a keen interest in supporting nervous patients and has a calm and reassuring approach.

Since graduating from Newcastle University in 2016, Alex has been working in general practice, caring for NHS and private patients. He’s passionate about fully understanding patients’ needs to help deliver their desired outcomes. He also enjoys educating patients about oral health best practice.

Hygienists

Adele Lawson

GDC - 138993 Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Leeds) 2016 Dental Hygienist and Therapist

A dental therapist, Adele provides periodontal and restorative treatments for adults and children. She qualified from the University of Leeds in 2016 and is currently in the second year of an MSc in Restorative and Periodontology.

Adele LawsonHygienists

GDC - 138993 Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Leeds) 2016 Dental Hygienist and Therapist

A dental therapist, Adele provides periodontal and restorative treatments for adults and children. She qualified from the University of Leeds in 2016 and is currently in the second year of an MSc in Restorative and Periodontology.

Hygienists

Pui-Ching Tsoi

GDC - 6052 Dip Dent Hygiene (Liverpool) 2002 Dental Hygienist

Pui joined our practice after graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2002. She has also worked at Manchester Dental Hospital as a dental hygienist to further her skills.

Pui-Ching TsoiHygienists

GDC - 6052 Dip Dent Hygiene (Liverpool) 2002 Dental Hygienist

Pui joined our practice after graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2002. She has also worked at Manchester Dental Hospital as a dental hygienist to further her skills.

Dental Nurses

Alicja Wroblewska

GDC - 258150 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015 Field Dental Nurse

Alicja WroblewskaDental Nurses

GDC - 258150 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015 Field Dental Nurse

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Amani Masood

Trainee Dental Nurse

Amani MasoodDental Nurses

Trainee Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Courtney Barraclough

GDC - 262542 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016 Dental Nurse

Courtney BarracloughDental Nurses

GDC - 262542 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016 Dental Nurse

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Layla Morris

Trainee Dental Nurse

Layla MorrisDental Nurses

Trainee Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Niki Driver

GDC - 284889 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019 Dental Nurse

Niki DriverDental Nurses

GDC - 284889 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019 Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Karen Elsey

GDC - 137675 Cert Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDSA 1986 Dental Nurse

Karen ElseyDental Nurses

GDC - 137675 Cert Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDSA 1986 Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Jessica Bramwell

GDC - 125209 NVQ Lvl 3 Oral Health Care, Dental Nursing and INdp Assess NEBDN 2005 Dental Nurse

Jessica BramwellDental Nurses

GDC - 125209 NVQ Lvl 3 Oral Health Care, Dental Nursing and INdp Assess NEBDN 2005 Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Lesley Walker

GDC - 108280 Verified experience in dental nursing Dental Nurse

Lesley WalkerDental Nurses

GDC - 108280 Verified experience in dental nursing Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Nichola Maloney

GDC - 131486 Nat Diploma in Dental Technology BTEC 2004, NVQ L3 Oral Healthcare City & Guilds 2007 Dental Nurse

Nichola MaloneyDental Nurses

GDC - 131486 Nat Diploma in Dental Technology BTEC 2004, NVQ L3 Oral Healthcare City & Guilds 2007 Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Tracey Brooks

GDC - 122996 NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing & Indp Asses NEBDN 2007 Lead Dental Nurse

Tracey has worked in dental nursing since 2005 and qualified in 2007. Joining our practice in 2011, she is proud to be part of the team and support her colleagues. Dedicating to developing her skills, Tracey has gained experience in dental implant nursing and completed five years of continuing professional development.

Tracey BrooksDental Nurses

GDC - 122996 NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing & Indp Asses NEBDN 2007 Lead Dental Nurse

Tracey has worked in dental nursing since 2005 and qualified in 2007. Joining our practice in 2011, she is proud to be part of the team and support her colleagues. Dedicating to developing her skills, Tracey has gained experience in dental implant nursing and completed five years of continuing professional development.

Dental Nurses

Zainab Gora

GDC - 266851 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City and guilds 2016 Dental Nurse

Zainab GoraDental Nurses

GDC - 266851 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City and guilds 2016 Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Georgia Chippendale

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Georgia ChippendaleDental Nurses

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Kena Gjolena

GDC - 284075 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018 Dental Nurse

Kena GjolenaDental Nurses

GDC - 284075 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018 Dental Nurse

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Diane Mallinson

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Georgina Wright

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Geraldine Carter

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Joanne Harwood

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Kelly Carter

Patient Care Coordinator

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Pat Wood

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Sarah Tierney

Patient Care Coordinator

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No, orthodontics for adults is becoming more and more common. We can talk through your options with you.

We do understand that some people really struggle with dental treatment. But we have lots of ways to help put you at ease. Please just tell us how you feel and what worries you, and then we can work together to decide on the right approach.

Generally we recommend twice yearly check-ups every six months. However, this varies on a case by case basis. Your Bupa Dental Care dentist will talk to you about when and how often we need to see you.

Fillings repair small holes in your tooth enamel. If they aren’t filled, the decay will deepen. You’ll start to feel pain, and you could end up needing root canal treatment, which is much more significant and costs more. So although you might not feel pain right now, it’s best to repair these holes as soon as possible.

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