• Waris Patel

    Associate Dentist BDS (Liverpool 1992) | GDC reg no. 68293

    Waris qualified from Liverpool Dental Hospital in 1992 and then undertook a year of postgraduate Vocational Training in General Dental Practice. He has worked in general dental practices in the North West since then, apart from a nine month period when he worked as a resident senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Doncaster Royal Infirmary dealing with in-patient care and oral-facial trauma and conditions.

    He has also obtained the Canadian National Dental Licence that was obtained through a series of written, practical and clinical examinations. He moved to Thompson, Manitoba but after a couple of months of minus 40c temperatures, he realised that old blighty wasn’t too bad and has been with us at the practice since 2001.

    Waris’ dental interests are preventative, general restorative dentistry and cosmetics. He is currently undertaking the prestigious two year post graduate Diploma in Restorative Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons. This consists of monthly lectures and hands-on courses on various aspects of restorative dentistry including treatment planning, periodontics, endodontics, removable and fixed prosthodontics. As there are also monthly exams and essays, his evening entertainment for the moment is reading dental journals.

    Outside of dentistry his interests are spending time with his wife, gardening, travel, cooking, yoga and meditation.

  • Dan Pop

    Associate Dentist DMD (Transylvania 2012) | GDC reg no. 254580

    Dan joined the practice on August 2017.  He grew up in one of the most famous regions in the world, Transylvania and graduated from there in 2012.  In 2013 he opened his own practice in his home town of Tirgu Mures but decided to move abroad after 2 years to progress his clinical skills and has since completed training in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, root canal treatments alongside daily general dentistry.

    Dan’s friendly and gentle manner and attention to detail and perfectionism, ensures that treatment you receive, from a simple filling to a full smile make over will have you leaving with a smile on your face.


  • Tracey Dixon

    Hygienist Diploma in Dental Hygiene 2000 | GDC reg no. 5659

    Tracey is a registered dental hygienist who qualified in 2000 from Leeds dental institute.  She has done further courses including the administration of dental blocks and re-cementing of temporary crowns.  She maintains her continued professional development.  She clearly enjoys the work she does and puts her heart and soul into each individual patient. 

    Tracey is married with two young boys, who keep her very busy.  She also enjoys socialising with friends, walking, swimming and she has just recently started Thai boxing training.

  • Kate Smith

    Hygienist Combined Diploma in dental therapy and hygiene (Liverpool 2008) | GDC reg no. 171284

    Kate Qualified at Liverpool university in 2008.  She was awarded a diploma in Dental Hygiene Therapy and Hygiene.

    Kate’s role within the team encompasses all aspects of dental hygiene treatments and also undertakes dental restorations on adults and children.

    Kate enjoys all aspects of her job and regularly attends courses to keep her knowledge up-to-date.  Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and son and often attends festivals and concerts in her spare time.

Dental Nurses

  • Rachel Brown

    Lead Nurse Diploma in Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2014 | GDC reg no. 255826

    Rachel Brown joined the practice in 2011. After studying adult nursing for two years at The University of Central Lancashire she decided to pursue a career in dental nursing.

    In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with family and friends. Rachel became Lead Nurse in 2015.

  • Celia Hulse

    National Certificate in Dental Nursing (Mancs 2008) | GDC reg no. 145542

    Celia has worked at the practice since 2004 as a dental nurse, she qualified at Manchester Dental Hospital gaining the National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2008.  Celia is also registered with the General Dental Council.

    In her spare time Celia enjoys eating out, the cinema, socialising with friends and family and shopping

  • Anna Sinclair

    Dental Nurse Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017 | GDC reg no. 270038

    Anna joined the practice as a trainee Dental Nurse in September 2015 and qualified in 2017. Anna moved here from Devon in order to be closer to her family and has a young son called Zachary. Anna previously worked in retail for 10 years but took the opportunity to follow a new career path. 

    She enjoys swimming going to the gym and socialising with family and friends.

Practice staff

  • Victoria Harding

    Practice Manager

Bupa Dental Care Ashton-in-Makerfield

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