• Dr Jignit Patel

    Dentist BDS (Man) MFDS (RCS Ed) GDC No.103235

    Dr Patel qualified from Manchester in 2006 and after a year working in Cambridge returned to Manchester for a year as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This year, further practice based work led to the completion of the MFDS and membership of the Royal College of Surgeons. With this experience Dr Patel then spent time in private practice in Australia before returning to the UK. He also started work as a Specialist Doctor in Oral Surgery at Fairfield Hospital in greater Manchester, carrying out procedures on his own theatre list and teaching senior house officers.

    In practice, Dr Patel believes in tailoring dental care to the individual. He has completed multiple courses, including implants and short-term orthodontics, so that he can provide the highest standard and comprehensive treatment. He hopes with his relaxed and cheerful manner he can help everyone smile with confidence, not only after treatment but during too. With further training in cosmetic dentistry and sedation in the future, Dr Patel is adding to his range of treatment to maintain his high standards of care. 

  • Alison Joyce O'Keeffe

    Dentist GDC No. 66561

    Alison qualified in Newcastle – upon – Tyne in 1991 and has since worked as a General Practitioner in a wide variety of settings. Experience has enabled her adopt a very relaxed and confident approach to patient care. She enjoys treating families and is able to put anxious patients at ease. Alison attends many courses and has a particular interest in endodontics and facial aesthetics. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis for a local club gardening and practicing Yoga.

  • Dr Irfan Haque

    Dentist BChD Leeds 1998 GDC no. 74442

    Irfan graduated in 1998 from the University of Leeds and went on to work in general practice. He has attended a number of postgraduate courses including: intravenous sedation for the treatment of nervous patients, a year on cosmetic and advanced restorative course, a course on short term orthodontics which is a cosmetic treatment to straighten teeth and a multi-system year course in implant dentistry. His interests in dental implantology led him to further his education and gain a Masters degree in dental implantology. Outside of work he enjoys spending his time with his family.

  • Dr Russell Davies

    Dentist BDS Sheffield 1995 GDC no. 70671

    Russell has been a General Dental Practitioner for 19 years following qualification from Charles Clifford Dental Hospital Sheffield in 1995. Further Qualifications include Orthodontics where in 1999 Russell completed a one year Orthodontic Clinical Assistant course and has for the last 15 years held a part-time position in a local hospital. In addition, in 2012 Russell completed a one year post graduate course in Dental Implants.

  • Umesh Patel

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 103234

  • Rachel Gibbs

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 77647

  • Alex Nikolaou

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 117917


  • Carole Collins

    Dental Hygienist CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995 GDC No.3437

    Carole qualified in Manchester 29 years ago, having won the prestigious Dentsply Hygienist Best Practical exam award.
    She has worked both in the hospital environment as well as in the NHS and private sector and has worked at Oasis Timperley for over 8 years now.
    Carole has also worked part time for one of the leading electrical toothbrush companies researching their products and toothpastes.

    Carole is extremely passionate about her job.
    She loves to treat nervous patients and help them to conquer their fears of visiting the dentist. She spends many extra-curricular hours on keeping up-to-date with the latest in dentistry. Over the years Carole has increased her skills by doing further lectures and courses such as teeth whitening, local anaesthetics, temporary dressings as well as a recent lecture on the introduction into mental health that she feels is important as communicating with patients is a necessity.
    Carole is a long standing North West BSDHT committee member helping to organise bi-annual meetings for fellow dental hygienists and therapists. This is a great way of also gaining continued professional development needed to follow recommended guidelines.
    Carole is an advisor for the leading indemnity organisation, and has been for about 14 years one of only 2 in the country, She finds this not only an interesting but also fulfilling role.
    Carole has many interests including singing and has performed at the Bridgewater Hall. He has made miniature dolls house furniture with a local club for fun. She also swims for pleasure. Carole has two wonderful children who somehow manage to rule the house, but she still has to do the cooking! (another interest of hers).

    Since joining the practice 8+years ago, Carole continues to find it a pleasure to work with the team. She hopes to help grow the practice further as well as keeping existing patients highly motivated with their oral hygiene.

  • Gillian Towers

    Dental Hygienist GDC No.2232

    Gillian Towers has worked in a number of settings from hospitals, NHS and private practices. This has enabled her to work with and learn from many experts in their field. Gillian is a member of the BSDHT and strives to continually update her skills and knowledge. She is trained to provide in-surgery tooth whitening, aiding patients in achieving a confident white smile. Taking a holistic approach to her work, Gillian’s aim is to be as open as possible, creating a relaxed experience for her patients.

    Gillian is patient, understanding towards nervous patients and sensitive to their needs. She enjoys helping patients overcome their periodontal problems and supports them in the best possible way to achieve a healthy, confident smile. For relaxation Gillian sings and is a member of her local choir, raising money for local charities.
Gillian also enjoys the outdoors, walking with friends and gardening.

Dental Nurses

  • Jennifer Marsland

    Patient Care Coordinator GDC - 147664

    Qualifications include: National Certificate NEBDSA 1994, NVQ Level 3 Customer Service 1997, Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing 1997, NVQ Level 2 Team Leading 2014 and NVQ Business Management April 2015.

    Jennifer has been part of the team for nearly 30 years. She began her career as a trainee dental nurse and progressed to registered senior nurse in 1997 where she has gained qualifications in customer care and sedation.

    Jennifer is our Patient Care Co-ordinator meaning she is the first point of contact to both new and existing patients of the practice. It also means that Jennifer can outline recommended treatments in an easy to understand language. Organising patient referrals to specialist practices within Oasis Dental Group is another important part of Jennifer’s job.

    Away from work most of her time is taken up looking after her son. They enjoy spending weekends in North wales no matter what the weather. Jennifer also enjoys socialising with family and friends.


  • Rachel Topping

    Dental Nurse/Infection Control Lead GDC - 261092 -- NEBDN – National Diploma in Dental Nursing July 2015

    Rachel has worked at Oasis Altrincham since mid-2012. Since beginning Rachel has taken on the role of infection control lead nurse. This role involves monitoring and maintaining high levels of cross infection control/decontamination and ensuring the practice is complaint with standards/policies.

    Rachel thoroughly enjoys her job especially providing outstanding care to patients on a daily basis. In her spare time Rachel likes to spend as much time as she can with her family and most of all loves to go shopping!


  • Jill Salt

    Dental Nurse GDC - 141028

    I have worked at the practice for 13 years as a qualified registered dental nurse – qualified sedation nurse. On a day to day I maintain the running of the surgery and ensuring our patients are at the heart of what of we do by making sure the patients’ needs are met to high standard to CQC requirements.
    In my spare time I try and spend as much time with my niece and nephew

  • Nicky Salt

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Nicky Salt has joined the Practice she has fitted in with the team very nicely and is enjoying all aspects of the job so far .

  • Nicola Ramplin

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 149212

  • Nicola Howie

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 118087

  • Susan Etchells

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 174366

  • Fozia Sheikh

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 268358

Practice staff

  • Gary Tann

    Practice Manager GDC Reg No: 243531

  • Julie Lucas


    I have worked at the practice for 13 years as a receptionist, so I am your first port of call to meet, greet and help you where I can – I love to chat! I am happy to help with any queries you may have and to ensure your visit to the practice is as relaxing as possible.

    In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog Ben, socialising, holidays and shopping.

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