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Bupa Dental Care Manchester

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Here at Bupa Dental Care Manchester 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

Jonathan Posner

GDC - 47333 BDS University of Manchester 1973 Dentist

Jonathan has over 40 years’ experience and has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial rejuvenation.

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Jonathan PosnerDentists

GDC - 47333 BDS University of Manchester 1973 Dentist

Jonathan has over 40 years’ experience and has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial rejuvenation.

After qualifying, Jonathan worked for several years in the oral surgery team at Leighton Hospital. As a consultant to German manufacturer Kulzer, he was responsible for a lot of ground-breaking work in splinting teeth.

He now has a special interest in combining cosmetic dentistry with facial rejuvenation to give an overall facial improvement. He achieves this by combining the use of crowns, veneers and tooth bleaching with dermal fillers and other cosmetic treatments.

Dentists

Andrew Bristow

GDC - 80750 BDS University of Manchester 2002 Dentist

Andrew has 10 years’ experience in smile makeovers.

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Andrew BristowDentists

GDC - 80750 BDS University of Manchester 2002 Dentist

Andrew has 10 years’ experience in smile makeovers.

Andrew qualified at the University of Manchester and has worked in Manchester since 2002. He has won the Alan Hilton Medal for excellence in medical and dental research.

Andrew is primarily interested in cosmetic dentistry and gained experience treating patients on a specialist cosmetic complaints clinic in the Manchester Dental Hospital. He has 10 years’ experience in smile makeovers and occlusal rehabilitation. To achieve this, he uses a combination of specialist lab work, orthodontics, implants, and composite bonding.

Andrew also provides orthodontics using Six Month Smiles, Clearstep, and Invisalign to their double gold rating.

He provides implants with the Straumann system to ensure the highest quality implant placement. Combining this with bone and sinus surgery allows treatment of some of the more complicated implant cases.

Dentists

Aoife Scannell

GDC - 85322 BDS University of Manchester 2005 Dentist

Aoife has extended her initial training to include restorative dentistry and offers this alongside cosmetic treatments.

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Aoife ScannellDentists

GDC - 85322 BDS University of Manchester 2005 Dentist

Aoife has extended her initial training to include restorative dentistry and offers this alongside cosmetic treatments.

Aoife qualified from the University of Manchester in 2005 and has since worked in practices in Cheshire, Bolton and Manchester.

Aoife qualified to provide Invisalign clear braces in 2009, and is also trained to provide Cfast cosmetic tooth alignment. She gained an additional Restorative Dentistry Certification in 2010. These extra skills have enabled her to provide a wide range of restorative and cosmetic treatments for her patients.

Dentists

Adam Franks

GDC - 214836 BDS University of Dundee 2011 Dentist

After training in Scotland, Adam has returned to the North West to pursue special interests in periodontology and restorative dentistry.

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Adam FranksDentists

GDC - 214836 BDS University of Dundee 2011 Dentist

After training in Scotland, Adam has returned to the North West to pursue special interests in periodontology and restorative dentistry.

Adam graduated from the University of Dundee in 2011, after which he was based in Edinburgh for three years where he worked in general practice. He also performed minor oral surgery in the Borders General Hospital and in the Edinburgh Dental Institute for postgraduate training.

He moved back to the North West of England in 2014 and was based in The Wirral where he was part of The Dawson Academy, which focuses on complex aesthetic cases using the latest techniques in restorative dentistry.

Adam is continuing his professional development and has special interests in periodontology and restorative dentistry.

Dentists

Sarah Widdop

GDC - 177698 BDS Newcastle University 2009 Dentist

Sarah is especially adept at working with anxious patients, even helping some to overcome a fear of dentists.

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Sarah WiddopDentists

GDC - 177698 BDS Newcastle University 2009 Dentist

Sarah is especially adept at working with anxious patients, even helping some to overcome a fear of dentists.

Sarah graduated from Newcastle University in 2009 and has since gained experience working in a range of different specialities. These include maxillofacial surgery, restorative dentistry and community dental services.

Sarah’s interests lie in cosmetic dentistry and cosmetic orthodontics where she works closely with her patients to achieve their desired aesthetic results. She also enjoys working with anxious patients and has helped a number of patients overcome their fear of the dentist. Sarah has undergone further professional exams and is now a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Dentists

Babar Choudhry

GDC - 203891 BDS University of Dundee 2010; Orthodontic certificate 2015 Dentist

His additional qualification in orthodontics enables Babar to offer a range of cosmetic treatments.

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Babar ChoudhryDentists

GDC - 203891 BDS University of Dundee 2010; Orthodontic certificate 2015 Dentist

His additional qualification in orthodontics enables Babar to offer a range of cosmetic treatments.

Babar graduated from the University of Dundee in 2010. After several years providing general and aesthetic dentistry, he pursued an interest in orthodontics at the University of Warwick.

Babar carries out a full range of orthodontic treatments, from simple aesthetic cosmetic braces to complex multi-disciplinary cases. He is certified in many techniques including Invisalign, Six Month Smiles and QuickStraightTeeth.

Dentists

Ioana Dulca

GDC - 265609 DMD Cluj-Napoca 2014 Bachelor’s degree in dental medicine Dentist

Ioana graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in dental medicine in 2014.

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Ioana DulcaDentists

GDC - 265609 DMD Cluj-Napoca 2014 Bachelor’s degree in dental medicine Dentist

Ioana graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in dental medicine in 2014.

Patient feedback for Ioana

“Ioana is such a fantastic dentist as, despite my tattoos and piercings, I have a huge fear of needles. She explains everything she is doing very clearly so I know what is going on each step of the way. She is an absolute credit to Bupa Dental and the best dentist I have ever had.”

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Dentists

Rosie Kumar

GDC - 229396 BChD University of Leeds 2012 Dentist

Rosie is an experienced practitioner with a special interest in enhancing smiles.

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Rosie KumarDentists

GDC - 229396 BChD University of Leeds 2012 Dentist

Rosie is an experienced practitioner with a special interest in enhancing smiles.

Rosie is experienced in all aspects of general dentistry and is a fully certified provider of Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. She has also completed a variety of postgraduate courses allowing her to provide a range of treatments to help improve her patients’ smiles.

Dentists

Stephen Frias

GDC - 47343 MSc London 1996; BDS University of Manchester 1973 Endodontist

Stephen is a specialist in endodontics and has over 20 years’ experience practising exclusively in this field.

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Stephen FriasDentists

GDC - 47343 MSc London 1996; BDS University of Manchester 1973 Endodontist

Stephen is a specialist in endodontics and has over 20 years’ experience practising exclusively in this field.

After qualifying in general dentistry, Stephen gained an MSc in endodontics from the Eastman Dental Institute at University College London. He has worked in private practice, purely in endodontics, since 1996 and was accredited by the General Dental Council as a specialist in endodontics in 2000. As well as lecturing extensively at home and abroad, he has held teaching posts at the University of Birmingham and the London Hospital Medical College.

Hygienists

Caroline Marklew

GDC - 109787 Dip Dent Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2007; Dip Dent Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2007 Hygienist

In her previous role as a paramedic in the Royal Air Force, Caroline gained many transferable skills. In particular, her communication and motivational skills were recognised at university when she was awarded the 'Oral B prize for patient motivation'. As a dental therapist, Caroline can treat patients holistically, taking a personalised approach to their care.

Caroline MarklewHygienists

GDC - 109787 Dip Dent Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2007; Dip Dent Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2007 Hygienist

In her previous role as a paramedic in the Royal Air Force, Caroline gained many transferable skills. In particular, her communication and motivational skills were recognised at university when she was awarded the 'Oral B prize for patient motivation'. As a dental therapist, Caroline can treat patients holistically, taking a personalised approach to their care.

Hygienists

Kate Ellis

GDC - 2253 CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1981 Hygienist

Kate qualified from Guy’s Hospital, London in 1981 and has worked as a dental hygienist in London and Bolton. She has been part of the team at our practice for over 20 years.

Kate EllisHygienists

GDC - 2253 CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1981 Hygienist

Kate qualified from Guy’s Hospital, London in 1981 and has worked as a dental hygienist in London and Bolton. She has been part of the team at our practice for over 20 years.

Hygienists

Kerry Alam

GDC - 127067 Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy University of Leeds 2007 Hygienist

Kerry qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist from Leeds Dental institute in 2007. Keen to continue her professional development, Kerry regularly attends dentistry-related training courses. She has a special interest in treating nervous patients, working with them to overcome fears about visiting the dentist.

Kerry AlamHygienists

GDC - 127067 Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy University of Leeds 2007 Hygienist

Kerry qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist from Leeds Dental institute in 2007. Keen to continue her professional development, Kerry regularly attends dentistry-related training courses. She has a special interest in treating nervous patients, working with them to overcome fears about visiting the dentist.

Hygienists

Laura Mccarthy

GDC - 202427 Dip Dent Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2010; Dip Dent Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2010 Hygienist

Laura qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist in 2010. She enjoys continuing to develop her knowledge about oral health.

Laura MccarthyHygienists

GDC - 202427 Dip Dent Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2010; Dip Dent Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2010 Hygienist

Laura qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist in 2010. She enjoys continuing to develop her knowledge about oral health.

Hygienists

Lindsay Allen

GDC - 4864 Dip Dent Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2001; CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995 Hygienist

Lindsay has over 20 years’ experience working in dentistry. She is a dually qualified dental hygienist and dental therapist. Currently, Lindsay works both at our practice and as a teaching fellow at the University of Manchester.

Lindsay AllenHygienists

GDC - 4864 Dip Dent Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2001; CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995 Hygienist

Lindsay has over 20 years’ experience working in dentistry. She is a dually qualified dental hygienist and dental therapist. Currently, Lindsay works both at our practice and as a teaching fellow at the University of Manchester.

Hygienists

Marc Franks

GDC - 184877 BSc Oral Health Science University of Manchester 2009 Hygienist

Marc joined our practice in 2010 as a dental therapist after qualifying from the University of Manchester in 2009. He works in various practices across the North West including Manchester St Anns.

Marc FranksHygienists

GDC - 184877 BSc Oral Health Science University of Manchester 2009 Hygienist

Marc joined our practice in 2010 as a dental therapist after qualifying from the University of Manchester in 2009. He works in various practices across the North West including Manchester St Anns.

Hygienists

Rebecca Avanessian

GDC - 6290 Dip Dent Hygiene University of Liverpool 2003 Hygienist

Rebecca qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2003 and is a member of The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, and The British Society of Periodontology. Rebecca is an integral part of the dental teams both at our practice and at Bupa Dental Care Royton. Rebecca is also experienced in Philips ZOOM! whitening and home whitening procedures.

Rebecca AvanessianHygienists

GDC - 6290 Dip Dent Hygiene University of Liverpool 2003 Hygienist

Rebecca qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2003 and is a member of The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, and The British Society of Periodontology. Rebecca is an integral part of the dental teams both at our practice and at Bupa Dental Care Royton. Rebecca is also experienced in Philips ZOOM! whitening and home whitening procedures.

Hygienists

Sandra Thompson

GDC - 3679 CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1989 Hygienist

Sandra has been with us since 1989 and has extensive knowledge of oral health and hygiene. Always looking to build on her skills, she has also gained a qualification in mental health first aid.

Sandra ThompsonHygienists

GDC - 3679 CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1989 Hygienist

Sandra has been with us since 1989 and has extensive knowledge of oral health and hygiene. Always looking to build on her skills, she has also gained a qualification in mental health first aid.

Dental Nurses

Bailie Hoare

GDC - 281323 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018 Registered dental nurse

Bailie joined Bupa as a trainee nurse in 2015 and qualified in 2018.

Bailie HoareDental Nurses

GDC - 281323 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018 Registered dental nurse

Bailie joined Bupa as a trainee nurse in 2015 and qualified in 2018.

Dental Nurses

Bethany ‘Beth’ Crook

GDC - 274816 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017 Registered dental nurse

Beth has worked for Bupa since 2015 and qualified in 2017. She has an interest in endodontics and currently works alongside Ioana.

Bethany ‘Beth’ CrookDental Nurses

GDC - 274816 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017 Registered dental nurse

Beth has worked for Bupa since 2015 and qualified in 2017. She has an interest in endodontics and currently works alongside Ioana.

Dental Nurses

Catherine Howson

GDC - 113638 NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2003 Registered dental nurse

Catherine has been at our practice since 1996, working alongside Jonathan Posner in cosmetic dentistry and treatments. She has also obtained a qualification in dental radiography. Catherine is very much a familiar, happy face in the practice; she prides herself on putting patients’ needs first.

Catherine HowsonDental Nurses

GDC - 113638 NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2003 Registered dental nurse

Catherine has been at our practice since 1996, working alongside Jonathan Posner in cosmetic dentistry and treatments. She has also obtained a qualification in dental radiography. Catherine is very much a familiar, happy face in the practice; she prides herself on putting patients’ needs first.

Dental Nurses

Katie Edwards

GDC - 262528 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015 Lead dental nurse

Katie started at the Practice in 2016. She has qualifications in dental radiography and impressions and currently works alongside Sarah and Rosie.

Katie EdwardsDental Nurses

GDC - 262528 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015 Lead dental nurse

Katie started at the Practice in 2016. She has qualifications in dental radiography and impressions and currently works alongside Sarah and Rosie.

Dental Nurses

Kay Nowell

GDC - 275198 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017 Registered dental nurse

Kay joined Bupa in 2018 and currently works alongside Aoife.

Kay NowellDental Nurses

GDC - 275198 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017 Registered dental nurse

Kay joined Bupa in 2018 and currently works alongside Aoife.

Dental Nurses

‘Kimeisha’ Bennett

GDC - 275303 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017 Registered dental nurse

Kim has worked at the Practice since 2015 and qualified in 2017. She wishes to pursue her interest in orthodontics through further education, and hopes to become an orthodontic therapist. Kim works with our specialist Stephen Frias where she supports his work in endodontics.

‘Kimeisha’ BennettDental Nurses

GDC - 275303 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017 Registered dental nurse

Kim has worked at the Practice since 2015 and qualified in 2017. She wishes to pursue her interest in orthodontics through further education, and hopes to become an orthodontic therapist. Kim works with our specialist Stephen Frias where she supports his work in endodontics.

Dental Nurses

Melissa Riley

GDC - 268733 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016 Registered Dental Nurse

Melissa started with Bupa in 2016 and works on reception as well as in surgery.

Melissa RileyDental Nurses

GDC - 268733 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016 Registered Dental Nurse

Melissa started with Bupa in 2016 and works on reception as well as in surgery.

Dental Nurses

Natasha Sykes

GDC - 215862 NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011 Registered Dental Nurse

Natasha has worked for Bupa since 2011 and has gained experience of orthodontics, implantology and general dentistry. Natasha’s dental background allows her to offer detailed explanations of treatments to the patients and answer any concerns they may have.

Natasha SykesDental Nurses

GDC - 215862 NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011 Registered Dental Nurse

Natasha has worked for Bupa since 2011 and has gained experience of orthodontics, implantology and general dentistry. Natasha’s dental background allows her to offer detailed explanations of treatments to the patients and answer any concerns they may have.

Dental Nurses

Nicole Smith

GDC - 272026 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017 Registered dental nurse

Nicole has worked at the Practice since 2017. She works alongside Caroline and Ioana and is always keen to develop her knowledge of oral health and hygiene. Nicole enjoys building relations with patients and is a smiling, friendly face around the practice.

Nicole SmithDental Nurses

GDC - 272026 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017 Registered dental nurse

Nicole has worked at the Practice since 2017. She works alongside Caroline and Ioana and is always keen to develop her knowledge of oral health and hygiene. Nicole enjoys building relations with patients and is a smiling, friendly face around the practice.

Dental Nurses

Sarah Preston

GDC - 184656 National Certificate NEBDN 2001 Registered dental nurse

Sara has worked here for over 10 years alongside Andrew Bristow and is a familiar face to patients at Manchester St Anns. Sara is experienced in orthodontics, implants and some specialist treatments.

Sarah PrestonDental Nurses

GDC - 184656 National Certificate NEBDN 2001 Registered dental nurse

Sara has worked here for over 10 years alongside Andrew Bristow and is a familiar face to patients at Manchester St Anns. Sara is experienced in orthodontics, implants and some specialist treatments.

Practice

Alexandria Crowther

Registered practice manager

Alexandria has extensive experience in customer service and enjoys putting patient care first.

Alexandria CrowtherPractice

Registered practice manager

Alexandria has extensive experience in customer service and enjoys putting patient care first.

Practice

Farrah Hazelwood

Receptionist

Farrah has worked previously for Emirates and enjoys working with the rest of the reception team to deliver a high standard of customer service.

Farrah HazelwoodPractice

Receptionist

Farrah has worked previously for Emirates and enjoys working with the rest of the reception team to deliver a high standard of customer service.

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Jody Worrall

Receptionist

Jody has been at our practice for over 7 years. Her experience enables her to advise patients on treatments. Jody can explain the theory behind treatments and what they entail, as well as answering any questions patients may have.

Jody WorrallPractice

Receptionist

Jody has been at our practice for over 7 years. Her experience enables her to advise patients on treatments. Jody can explain the theory behind treatments and what they entail, as well as answering any questions patients may have.

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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