• Mrs Zohreh Yazdani

    Principal Dental Surgeon GDC - 76399

    Mrs Yazdani qualified from the prestigious Karolinska University in Stockholm, Sweden in 1999. In 2001 she joined Mr Tiernan as practice principal.

    She regularly keeps up to date with all the latest developments in dentistry, often travelling worldwide to obtain skills in the latest techniques. She has completed the renowned 1 year Tipton cosmetic and restorative course. Mrs Yazdani enjoys treating nervous patients and has a very caring and professional approach towards them, this can be seen by the hundreds of testimonials received from her many happy patients.

    Mrs Yazdani is very passionate about dentistry including cosmetic dentistry such as veneers and bridgework, and has carried out hundreds of smile makeovers.

    Many patients come to see her who have not seen a dentist for many years, they may not have been attending due to fear or they may have been ashamed of their smile. She is especially proud once she has gained their trust, answered all their questions and given them a beautiful natural smile. It's so rewarding to see them smile confidently for the first time in years and no longer be scared of going to the dentist.

    This passion is also reflected in Mrs Yazdani's team who go to great lengths to ensure that your visit is as relaxing and as pleasant as can be.

    To complement her dentistry she has been carrying out facial rejuvenation procedures such as non-surgical wrinkle reduction treatments and Dermal Fillers for over 10 years.

    Outside dentistry Mrs Yazdani enjoys spending time with friends and family and is a keen squash player.

  • Mr Ali Shayestah

    Associate Dental Surgeon GDC - 188492

    Mr Ali Shayestah has been with our practice since 2010. He has recently completed the renowned 1 year Topton cosmetic and restorative course.

    His interests lye in treating nervous patients, children and advanced restorative work.

    Ali is currently in the process of completing Nobel Biocare Implant Training to offer implants to patients as an alternative treatment option to replace missing teeth, we are pleased to say that he is able to offer implant consultation appointments.

    As Mr Shayestah's patients know, he will always spend time to put the patient at ease and ensure that the patient understands every step of their dental journey to either a new smile or something as simple as a filling.

    In his spare time Mr Shayestah is a keen sports fan and in fact played football professionally until a knee injury changed his path to dentistry.

    In this case football's loss is dentistry's gain.


  • Ms Rachael Tuson

    Hygienist GDC - 170401

    Rachael is a hygienist and therapist who has joined us for four days a week. She began her career as a Dental Nurse before going on to train as a Hygiene and Therapist at Portsmouth Dental Academy.

    She is committed to providing the best possible care to all patients and especially enjoys treating nervous patients, teenagers and ensuring they are all treated in the most professional and caring manner to ensure that they are comfortable in their treatment.

  • Mrs Michaela Belecka

    Hygienist GDC- 258594

    Working as a hygienist part time since March 2016 .Michaela is qualified dentist from MDDr Charles Univerzity in Prague 2013 (Czech Republic)  preparing herself to pass the English exam. Michaela is enthusiastic to keep her methods up to date and help every patient improve their oral hygiene.

Dental Nurses

  • Kelly Gloyns

    Dental Nurse GDC 256001

    I joined the practice in 2015 having been dental nursing for 3 years. Recently have taken the lead nurse role within the practice, therefore entrusted with some more responsibilities to help day to day running of the practice. In my spare time I play the violin, enjoy good food as well as the theatre and the cinema.

  • Monika Pietka

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    I am originally from Poland and joined the practice in 2015 as a trainee nurse, since then I have been working hard in my studies and have recently gained my qualification as a Dental Nurse. I have had the opportunity to work with the best dentist and the best team.
    For me it is just the beginning of a journey within dentistry.

  • Hannah Barrons

    Dental Nurse - Trainee

    I joined the team in March 2016 as a trainee dental nurse, currently working towards my qualification. I really enjoy working in such a close and professional team. In my free time I enjoy playing football, reading and playing the piano.

  • Irena Kasacova

    Decontamination Nurse

    Joined the practice in 2013, I enjoy my role as deco-nurse and thinking about gaining the qualification of dental nurse. My free time I spent with my 5 year old daughter.

Practice staff

  • Pilar Guerra

    Practice Manager

    I have more than 10 years’ experience in dentistry, initially joined this practice in 2004 as a dental nurse and subsequently became the lead nurse, I enjoyed supporting both the patient and the dentist in surgery. In the last year I have taken the role of Practice manager ensuring that the practice is run efficiently and making sure that our patients have a good experience during their visit to the practice.
    In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family as well as reading and walking.

  • Janet Fyson


    I joined the practice in 2008. Previous to joining here I worked six years at a busy practice in Cambridgeshire so I feel have gained a vast amount of experience. I am friendly, helpful very understanding of our patient’s needs.

Bournemouth Dental Practice, Old Christchurch Road

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