• Karen Procter

    Dentist GDC Reg. No: 70708 | BChD (Leeds) 1995

    Karen has worked at this practice for over 13 years and qualified from Leeds in 1995. She enjoys treating nervous patients and gaining their confidence.

    She likes to spend her free time with her family and dogs.

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  • Bryan Kilgallen

    Dentist GDC Reg. No: 58863 | BDS Liverpool 1984

    Originally from the West Midlands, Bryan relocated to Preston in the middle of his A-levels. He attended Liverpool Dental School, qualifying in 1984. After 18 months of inner city NHS he moved practice to Preston and Thornton Cleveleys, working alongside some very good, experienced colleagues. In 1990, he opened a new practice in Preston, completely based on the principal that dental diseases are entirely preventable. We quickly outgrew the premises and in 1997 Mike Booth invited him to join him and Jane Hill (ret’d) in this lovely practice in Garstang.

    Bryan is proud to have raised 2 happy, healthy offspring. Harriet and Alasdair and his interest in Early Interceptive Orthodontics has taken him to some far flung places, and his ‘dental brain’ on some fantastic discoveries. A sincere fondness for this beautiful corner of Lancashire (and his dear colleagues) has always brought him back.

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  • Elisha Kotecha

    Dentist GDC Reg. No: 81136 | BDs (London) 2002 MFDS RCS (Eng) 2005

    Elisha Qualified from Kings College London in 2002. Upon graduation Elisha returned to the North to complete a year of training in general practice at Leeds Dental Hospital and the following year became a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery in 2005. Elisha has a general passion for Dentistry and enjoys doing advanced courses to further her expertise. 

    Elisha also works for Bupa Preston as well as here at Garstang.

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  • Nihad Vaid

    Endodontist BDSGDC Reg. No: 113414 | (Manchester) 2007 MFDS PgDip Endo (UCLan Preston - 2011)

    Nihad qualified in Manchester in 2007. He joined Bupa Dental Care Garstang in 2012 and since January 2015 has become part of the team at Lytham. After completing his MsC in Endodontics ( Root Fillings), he continues to provide general dentistry, and also accepts referrals from other clinicians within Bupa and externally for complex endodontic procedures.  He is also currently studying towards MsC in restorative dentistry.

  • Cornelius Victor Peethala

    Associate Dentist GDC Reg. No: 145335 | BD Andhra Pradesh 2000, MFDS London 2007

    Cornelius graduated from Government Dental College and Hospital India in 2000. Since graduating Cornelius has gained a Masters Degree in Oral Surgery in 2005. He then came to the UK and has worked in various UK hospitals as a senior house officer. In 2007 Cornelius then gained his MFDS qualification with the Royal College of Surgeons London. Cornelius also works as a specialty doctor in Oral surgery. In his spare time Cornelius enjoys spending time with his family.

  • Qanih Al-Barzinji

    Dentist GDC Reg. No: 83109 | MSc Rest Dent (Uclan), MFDS RCS (Edin), Cert. Implantology, Stat Exam

    My focus is to deliver the high quality dentistry with a sound evidence base. I have a strong interest with experience in restorative cosmetic dentistry and dental implant treatments.

    Post graduate academic achievements:

    • Diploma of Membership at Royal Colleges of Surgeons (Edinburgh) 2011
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry at UCLan 2011
    • One-Year Multi-System Implantology Course in Manchester 2012 which covered surgical and restorative phases of three major implant systems (Straumann, Astra and Noble Biocare)
    • Masters of Science in Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry at UCLan 2016

    Referrals accepted for the following disciplines:

    • Implant-supported dentures
    • All aspects of dental implants (surgical & restorative) and guided bone regeneration GBR
    • Socket preservation


  • Carolyn Collinson

    Hygienist GDC Reg. No: 4751 | CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1994

    Since graduating from Leeds Dental Institute in 1994 She has worked in various practices and has worked at the Garstang Practice since 1997. In that time she has built up an intimate knowledge of her patients and their dental needs.

    Carolyn has an impressive wealth of experience gained from working with a wide range of dental treatment professionals and specialists. She takes great pride in providing help and advice on both the prevention and treatment of gum disease and helping the patients to achieve a healthy smile. Away from work Carolyn is kept busy with a young family, enjoys being out in the countryside and keeps fit by trail running.

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  • Claire Hobson

    Hygienist GDC Reg. No: 1199 | CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1974

    Claire qualified as a Dental Nurse and Dental Hygienist with the Royal Navy in 1974. She mainly practiced in Cheshire and the surrounding area before moving to Lancashire with her husband in 1985. She has now been part of Oasis for 3 years. Claire is married with two older children and enjoys motor biking, skiing and walking.

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Dental Nurses

  • Margaret EveLyn Sharples

    Lead Dental Nurse GDC Reg. No: 109023 | National Certificate NEBDN 2002

    Lyn has worked at the practice as a dental nurse since April 2000, gaining an additional qualification in radiography in 2004. She enjoys working as part of the Bupa Dental Care Garstang team.

    Her hobbies include Northern Soul and gardening. She also likes spending time with her granddaughters

  • Jessica Evans

    Lead Dental Nurse GDC Reg. No: 246932 | Dipl in Dent nursing Level 3 City & Guilds 2013

    Jess began working as a dental nurse in 2011, passing her dental nursing exams in 2012. She has worked for Bupa Dental Care Garstang since 2014 and was given the post of lead dental nurse the following year.

    In her spare time she enjoys dancing and walking her dog.

  • Zoe Webb

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg. No: 145476 | National Certificate NEBDN (2003)

  • Lucy Richardson

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg. No: 181224 | National Certificate NEBDN (2009)

  • Abby Hopkins

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg. No: 274549 | Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014

Practice staff

  • Kate Moore

    Practice Manager GDC Reg. No: 182513 | NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009

    I have worked in dentistry for over 10 years. Firstly, qualifying as a Dental Nurse and then going on to be a Treatment Coordinator. I have now been a Practice Manager for over 6 years. I still nurse and really enjoy my days in surgery usually supporting our special interest dentists.

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