• Dr Rahim Kanji

    Dental Surgeon with Special Interest in Implants GDC Reg. No: 103150 | BDS, MFDS, MSc Dental Implantology

    Since graduating from the University of Manchester in 2006, Rahim has developed extensive experience in both aesthetic and restorative dentistry, whilst perusing his special interests in implants. He has successfully completed an MSc in Dental Implantology with distinction. Since 2007 Rahim has worked solely in private practice and has a broad experience in treating multiple dental challenges.

    Rahim now mainly focuses within the field of dental implants and is a peripatetic dentist placing dental implants across multiple practices around the northwest. His work is typified by an exceptional level of professionalism, which extends to a strong focus on continued professional development and keeping up to date with the latest advances and techniques – something he now takes a step further in his work lecturing and mentoring dentists new to the field. Using the latest technology Rahim is able to use a digital work flow when treatment planning for his implant patients. This enhances the patients understanding and also the precision/accuracy of treatment.

    In His Own Words
    Dental implants are often one of the simplest treatment choices, provided they are delivered in a correct manner and in an appropriate setting. Choosing to have dental implants can be a life-changing decision for many patients, so choosing the right clinic and dentist is extremely important.

    My attitude to patient care is very simple – I believe in treating my patients in the way I would wish to be treated myself. This might sound obvious, but when helping a patient make an important decision, it’s important to me personally that they understand every aspect of their proposed treatment. This way I can be sure that they have complete confidence in their treatment decision and my skills as a dentist experienced in implants. The key to providing precise, effective and comfortable dental implants is making full use of the latest dental technologies such as CT scans and a digital work flow to meticulously plan each operation.

    This, combined with high quality implant systems supported by impeccable research and evidence, means that my patient and I can be sure of their treatment.

  • Dr David Mills

    Specialist in Periodontology GDC Reg. No: 58225 | BDS MBA MSc Periodontology

    Dr David Mills is a GDS registered Specialist Periodontist and has been with the practice since May 2006. He came to us with an extremely impressive background, having worked in a variety of settings including the Salaried Service at Liverpool Dental Hospital.

    He has taught periodontology to dental students at Liverpool and at the Royal London and Dental Therapists at outreach clinics on Merseyside. He has been a member of the British Society of Periodontology since 1990 and on the specialist list since its inception. In addition to providing our patients with this specialist service, we take referrals from other practitioners. 



  • Mandeep S Gosal

    Specialist Orthodontist GDC Reg No: 83851 | BDS (Shef) BMedSci (Hons) MSc MOrth RCSEd

    Mandeep S Gosal qualified from The University of Sheffield Dental School in 2003. As an undergraduate he was the only student to graduate with two degrees. In addition to his dental degree, he was awarded first class honours in Biomolecular Science in Relation to Dentistry.

    After qualifying, he held a Community Dental Officer post in Derby, gaining a varied experience in paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. After spending a further four years in private and NHS practice in Nottingham, he took up an Honorary Clinical Tutor post at King’s College London. Mandeep was involved in training and examining future dentists in paediatric dentistry. This lead to an appointment as a Registrar in Orthodontics at King’s College Hospital and St George’s Hospital. He successfully completed his specialist training winning the William Houston Gold Medal for the most meritorious MOrth exam performance.

    For the last three years Mandeep’s dental practice has been exclusively limited to orthodontics only, and he enjoys creating beautiful smiles for children and adult patients, with a particular interest in complicated multi-disciplinary cases and using adult-friendly aesthetic braces.

    Mandeep has published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and is actively involved in research to help further the professions knowledge in the field of orthodontics. This commitment to professional development and research helps him to stay at the forefront of orthodontic knowledge, and apply this knowledge to his clinical practice.

    Outside work, Mandeep enjoys spending time with his wife and three young girls, and spending long Sunday mornings out on his bike. Although his tennis career never materialised, he enjoys watching the professionals and helping his four year old work on her cross court backhand. 

  • Faizan Zaheer

    Dentist GDC Reg. No: 176998 | BDS, MFDS, MRes, MPerio

    Faizan Zaheer is a specialist in Periodontology (specialist in gum disease) and has a Masters degree in Research. He has a number of prestigious publications in the topic of gum grafting and is regularly involved with ongoing research at the University of Manchester. He also teaches on the post graduate Masters programme in periodontology at Manchester Dental Hospital.

    Faizan graduated from University College Cork Dental School in 2009 achieving multiple undergraduate awards including the prestigious national “H.H. Stuart prize in Dentistry” and multiple University scholarships. Ever since he has gained a wide variety of clinical and academic experience. He has worked in general dental practice, general hospitals in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and in a University Dental Hospital setting.

    Faizan takes pride in delivering the highest level of clinical care using the most up to date methods and techniques. He is very popular among his patients and is held in high regard by his colleagues.

    Apart from his professional attributes he is an accomplished classical and electric guitar player. In his spare time he is a keen player and spectator of football. He also loves art and has a modest portfolio of charcoal and pencil sketches.

  • Dr Ghasoon Smith

    Dentist GDC Reg. No: 76045 | BDS MJDF RCS Eng, PG Cert (Endodontics)

    Dr Ghasoon Smith’s career in dentistry began in 1994 when, after leaving St Hilary’s School in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, she became a student of The University of Manchester and gained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS).

    Following a short time practicing in Surrey, Ghasoon returned Cheshire where she has worked in a variety of NHS and private practices and developed a reputation for providing high quality dental care in a relaxed and professional way. Ghasoon in particularly enjoys helping nervous patients to overcome their fears of visiting the dentist.

    During her career, Ghasoon has undertaken advanced training and gained extensive experience in occlusion and smile design, which she studied with the world-renowned Dawson Academy, headquartered in St Petersburg, Florida, as well as aesthetic dentistry, cross infection control and porcelain restorations.

    Dedicated to her continued professional development, Ghasoon is a qualified member of the joint dental faculties of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) and was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Chester in 2011.

  • Dr Carl Paisley

    Dentist with Special Interest in Endodontics MFDS, RCS Edin 2005, BChD Leeds 2003

    Dr Carl Paisley graduated with honours from the University of Leeds in 2003. After some time in general and hospital practice, Carl joined the University of Leeds where he worked for five years as a Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry. During this time, he developed a particular interest in Endodontics, teaching on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

    In 2011, Carl completed a training post at the University of Leeds as a dentist with a Special Interest in Endodontics where he treated complex Endodontic cases on referral. Since then, he has worked in private practice taking referrals for Endodontic treatment and NHS general practice.

  • Amy Lei-Plant

    Dentist BDS (Kings College London)

    Dr Lei-Plant qualified from King’s College London in 2011 and after a year in general dental practice successfully gained a place as a senior house officer at London’s famous Guy’s and St.Thomas’ hospitals.  She worked in oral surgery, children’s dentistry and restorative dentistry where she treated patients with complex problems and those who were very nervous. Upon completion of her post, she moved to Cheshire where she divides her time between two local practices.

    Amy undertook further training and became a certified Invisalign provider in 2014.  She has treated many cases using this cosmetic brace system and is passionate to help patients achieve a confident smile. She is also keen to help both children and adults build a positive experience in dentistry and uses her warm and friendly manner to make people at ease.


  • Rabia Ahmed

    Hygienist GDC Reg. No: 100179 | Dip Dent Hygiene Leeds 2005

    Rabia was born and raised in Manchester. She graduated from Leeds Dental Institute in 2005, and began her career in dentistry close to home. Prior to this she has obtained a number of qualifications in Dental technology, and is a trained Dental technician. She then went on and gained further training in tooth whitening.

    Rabia is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists, and The British Society of Periodontology, and is constantly updating and attending nationwide courses. Her continuous professional development supports her passion and dedication in the field of dentistry, due to the rapidly changing world of dentistry. This provides patients with only the latest global cutting edge research, knowledge, skills and best techniques available.

    Rabia has worked continuously in Manchester and has maintained a high profile reputation working in all areas of dentistry in a number of exclusively, prestigious private practices with some of the country’s finest periodontists and specialists. Rabia brings to the practice a wealth of experience and a commitment to prevention of gum disease and promotion of good oral health. Her main focus is working with patients requiring multidisciplinary care and applies her preventative oral health philosophies for patients of all ages and all different backgrounds.

    Apart from this Rabia is a down-to-earth and friendly, whom has a genuine rapport with her patients. Her bubbly personality professionalism and high standards of dental care are at the heart of what makes the practice so unique. 

  • Dannielle Mellor

    Dental Hygiene-Therapist

    Dannielle graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2010. Her career spans over 17 years in Dentistry; fulfilling many roles from dental nursing to lecturing. She has undertaken extensive training in public health, periodontal, preventative and restorative dentistry, and has been at the forefront of her career as a Dental Hygiene-Therapist. Over the last few years, Dannielle has been working closely with many highly regarded, skilled and award winning clinicians in the UK. Working with such highly esteemed clinicians and forward thinking practices; has enriched and enabled Dannielle to deliver excellent restorative and periodontal treatment on both Adults and children in NHS and Private settings.

    Her main interests are providing a welcoming, friendly and approachable atmosphere, ensuring successful oral health outcomes and patient satisfaction. Treating patients with dental phobia; understanding their needs and delivering treatment plans designed for the anxious to empower them to have best outcome holistically. Dannielle has now joined the team here at Bupa Dental Care Congleton and looks forward to welcoming and meeting all the lovely patients of the practice.

Dental Nurses

  • Louise Wassall

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg. No: 198129

    Louise joined The Old Coach House in August 2008 as a trainee dental nurse and has been qualified and registered since 2010. She has multiple roles at the practice including nursing for our general practitioners and reception duties but she particularly enjoys nursing for our implant patients. Louise is also the first aider for the practice. 



  • Helen Egerton

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg. No: 128989

    Helen is a registered dental nurse and has been a part of The Old Coach House dental team since 2003. She has had a lot of experience in all aspects of dentistry and works alongside many of our dentists, hygienists and specialists. She prides herself in her patient care and offers a friendly face and plenty of TLC to all our nervous patients.



  • Alison Evans

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg. No: 173630

    Alison Qualified as a dental nurse in 1997 and has been a valued member of The Old Coach House team since 2008. She is very versatile and works in both the surgery alongside our clinicians and on reception. Alison gained her dental radiography qualification in February 2014 after which she was appointed the role of practice radiography protection supervisor. She is currently working towards achieving a level 3 NVQ in business administration as part of her continuous professional development. 



  • Alison Embrey

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg. No: 126867

    Alison Embrey has been at the practice since it opened 22 years ago. During that time she has worked in several roles within the practice but is most happy being a nurse. In 2011 she was dental nurse of the year. She is now married with a two year old daughter called Ellena and another little one on the way in January. She has lived on a farm all her life so really appreciates the great outdoors and also loved music and photography. 

  • Amy Derbyshire

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 246620

    Amy has been a dental nurse since 2008. She enjoys working as part of the team at Bupa Dental Care Congleton and strives to provide the highest level of patient care. Amy's favorite aspect of nursing is seeing the cosmetic transformations that patients achieve. Amy explains her goal as a nurse, stating, “My main priority is patient care. From the moment you walk into the practice to the moment you leave, I will do my best to help you feel at ease and comfortable.

    When Amy is not in surgery you will see her at the desk as she is also trained to cover reception. Amy has recently bought a house with her lovely partner and is enjoying doing it up.



  • Emma Taylor

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg. No: 189645

    Emma joined us on a temporary Maternity cover in February 2015 and is very happy to become a permanent member of the team from February 2016. Emma has been a dental nurse since 2006 and has attended many training courses over the years to extend her clinical knowledge and qualifications. 

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