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Dentists

  • Robert Montgomery

    Associate Dentist BchD MFDS RCS Edin GDC - 82185

    Rob graduated from Leeds university in 2003. After his first year in general practice, he spent a year at Leeds General Infirmary as a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial surgery. Following this post he completed his Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery in Edinburgh (MFDS). Rob returned to General Practice where he furthered his postgraduate education studying Restorative Dentistry with Mike Wise in London and also completing a certificate course in Endodontics (the art of the root filing) from the University of Chester...

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  • Ignacio Pastor Tortosa

    Associate Dentist Lic Odont Madrid 2009. GCD - 180849

    My name is Ignacio but everybody knows me as Nacho. I qualified in the European University, Madrid in 2009.

    My main objective is to make the patient feel comfortable and create a friendly atmosphere in the surgery. I have a special interest in implants and orthodontics. I have done a course in Implantology in Madrid and currently doing the Implant Diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons. I work with different orthodontic systems as Invisalign (for the last 4 years) and Cfast.

    I am kind and passionate about my job and always want to improve my skills, that is why I regularly attend courses in the UK and abroad. Outside dentistry

    I love being with my friends, learning languages and cooking!

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  • Amy Robbins

    Dentist BDS 2008, MJDF RCS 2010, FGDP Yorks Board Member. GDC 153968

    Amy is originally from Warwickshire and graduated as a dentist from the University of Sheffield. Since graduating, she has worked in three South Yorkshire dental practices. Amy also spent just under three years working within hospital Oral and Maxillofacial Units (Royal Hallamshire, Northern General, Sheffield Children’s, Barnsley, Mexborough) covering oral oncology, head and neck trauma and minor oral surgery.

    Amy currently works at Rotherham Hospital one a day week as a Staff Grade, undertaking minor oral surgery (e.g. difficult extractions, biopsies, cyst removal, surgical endodontics) and teaching Senior House Officers.

    SPECIAL INTERESTS: Oral Surgery, Facial Aesthetics, Nervous Patients, Teaching

  • Laura Warburton

    Associate Dentist BChD Leeds 2011 GDC - 211157

    A young, enthusiastic, passionate & confident dentist who, following 5 years study at Leeds University, graduated with ‘Merit’ in Dentistry, & was awarded the prize for excellence in ‘Prosthetics’ Obtained MJDF diploma awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons in recognition of a further period of study & examination undertaken as part of the Yorkshire NHS ‘Longitudinal Dental Foundation Scheme’. One of only 12 dentists in the country who were chosen, through competitive process, for this 2 year programme.

     

  • Naresh Sharma

    Specialist Oral Surgeon GDC - 47745

    Qualifications include - B.Ch.D., M.G.D.S., R.C.S. (Eng.) M.Surg. Dent. F.F.G.D.P.(UK), DipImpDent RCS (Eng), (Specialist. Oral Surgery). 

    Naresh Sharma qualified from the University of Leeds in 1974. After a short stint in general dental practice, he returned to hospital dentistry, concentrating mainly in oral surgery at Leeds General Infirmary. In 1977, he took over Heckmondwike Dental Practice which he developed into a seven surgery practice with full hygienist support.  

    In 1988 he passed the MGDS examination from The Royal College of Surgeons, London. Whilst working at and developing the practice, Naresh also worked at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield where he carried out Oral Surgery. During this time, Naresh became very interested in Dental Implantology and placed his first implant in 1988. Since then he has attended many courses in Dental Implantology world wide. His past appointments have included Chairman of the Examinations Committee of the Faculty of General Dental Practice.

    He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England both nationally and internationally, both in implant dentistry and Oral Surgery. Naresh is on the specialist list for Oral Surgery, and was part of the committee that put together National Standards in Implant Dentistry training which was later adopted by the General Dental Council. In 2002, Naresh joined Oasis Dental Care, which is based in Bristol and has over 140 practices nationwide. Naresh continues to practice in Heckmondwike and specialises only in Implants including bone grafts and sinus lifts together with major restorative and aesthetic treatment. Naresh receives Implant referrals from all over the country and also works very closely with his mentor and good friend Ashok Sethi. Naresh has various publications to his name and he is the co-founder for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This course has been running in London, Leeds and Hong Kong for the past 11 years.

    He is also a fellow and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the International Academy for Oral and Facial Rehabilitation. He has organised and taught at various post graduate courses not only in the U.K but internationally. Outside of dentistry, Naresh is a keen golfer.

    He is also the founder of the Chitrakoot Project Charity in India, which was founded in 1998 and provides free primary dental care to 500 villages in some of the poorest parts of the world.

  • Neil Patel

    Specialist Oral Surgeon GDC - 113606 -- BDS Manc 2007 Oral Surgery

    Qualifications include -- BDS(Hons) MSc(Dist) MOralSurg RCSEng MFDS RCSEd MJDF RCSEng FHEA

    Neil graduated with Honours from Manchester University in 2007. He now limits his practice to dental implantology and oral surgery having completed a Masters degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and his specialist training in Manchester.

    Neil has won a number of prizes for his work including Best Young Dentist North 2015. He is a lecturer at the University Dental Hospital Manchester teaching both undergraduate/postgraduate students and qualified dentists. Neil has presented his work on an international level and has a number of publications to his name.

    Neil has also many years experience in the use of Intra-venous sedation to help relax anxious patients or aid the patient when they are apprehensive about surgical procedures such as oral surgery and implants.

  • Dr Rita Pokorski

    Associate Dentist GDC - 48859 -- B.D.S. (Hons) University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 1975

    Dedicated to the N.H.S. for over 40 years. I have been a Principle in General Dentistry. A visiting dentist for over 15 years in the Prison Service. I worked as an associate in the Community.

    My main aim, is to obtain Dental Fitness for my Patients.

  • Francesca Totten

    Associate Dentist GDC - 192524

    I graduated from the University of Leeds in 2010 & I've worked for Oasis Dental Care since 2012. I carry out NHS & private dental treatments & have a special interest in Endodontics. 

  • Prem Hunjan

    Associate Dentist GDC - 193824

  • Saffia Mubeen

    Locum Dentist GDC - 177323

  • Claudia Fabregas

    Associate Dentist GDC - 216036

Hygienists

  • Pui Ching Tsoi

    Hygienist GDC - 6052

    Hi I'm Pui I'm a Dental Hygienist and I have worked here at Oasis Dental Care in Heckmondwike since qualifying from Liverpool in 2002.

    I have a wide range of knowledge and experience in my field and specialise in the maintenance of dental implants. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy reading, walking,swimming and gardening.

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  • Carmel Wood

    Implant Co ordinator

  • Ellie Dolan

    Dental Hygienist GDC - 158886 -- BSC (Hons) Dental Therapy & Dental Hygiene 2013

    My name is Ellie, I am from Cheshire where I worked as a qualified dental nurse and practice manager for 8 years. Striving for more I attended the University of Liverpool where I graduated as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist in July 2013.

    I have great experience in treating patients who require a simple scale to those with advanced gum disease. I recognise that each patient is different and will tailor treatment accordingly. I get satisfaction from motivating patients to aid them in managing their own gum disease through oral health education.

    I take great pride in my work and enjoy it most when I succeed in making patients feel comfortable and involved in their treatment. I strive to put patients at ease and build confidence through positive experiences.

Dental Nurses

  • Karen Elsey

    Dental Nurse - Qualified GDC - 137675

    Karen Elsey qualified as a dental nurse in 1986, and has worked with Naresh Sharma for 25 years in Heckmondwike, with 14 years experience in Implant Dentistry. She also has experience in Dental sedation and assisting with patients under general anaesthetic at the Spire Hospital in Elland for Implant patients who have complex treatment needs. Karen gained her dental radiography qualification in 1994. She is also a member of the FGDP and assists on the Royal College of Surgeons, FGDP (UK) Diploma in implant dentistry course at Leeds University and also assists with the training of the nurses on the team day.

  • Nichola Maloney

    Dental Nurse - Qualified GDC - 131486

  • Jessica Bramwell

    Dental Nurse / Receptionist GDC - 125209

    Jess joined the practice in 2004 and qualified as a Dental nurse in 2005 At Leeds Dental Institute.  

    She then continued her development and completed her sedation training. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 2 young children and socialising with friends and family.

  • Chloe Firth

    Dental Nurse - Qualified GDC - 202643

  • Nikki Hodgson

    Dental Nurse - Qualified GDC - 222002

    Nikki joined the practice in 2009 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2011. She has worked in the implant centre for that 2 years. She is sedation trained and often works at the Spire Hospital, Elland for patients who have their implant treatment carried out under General Anaesthetic. She also helps Karen Elsey with her implant nursing course. Outside work she enjoys spending time with her partner Mark and walking her puppy Arnie.

  • Lesley Walker

    Dental Nurse - Qualified GDC - 108280

    Lesley has been Dental nurseing for more than 30 years and has worked for us for nearly 6 years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and taking her dog ellie for walk. She also enjoys holidays abroad.

  • Michaela Benosenko

    Dental Nurse GDC - 189740

  • Tracey Brooks

    Lead Dental Nurse GDC - 122996

    I gained my NVQ Level 3 for Dental Nursing in 2005. I went on to do Sedation in 2012, I am currently studying radiography. I have worked at Oasis Dental Care Heckmondwike since 2010.

    In my spare time I enjoy walking, reading, gardening and travelling

  • Eiman Aftab

    Dental Nurse GDC - 242529

    I achieved my Dental Nursing qualification at Leeds Dental Institute in 2013, since then I have been working full time at Oasis Dental Care Heckmondwike.

    I would like to develop further knowledge and progress further in this field.

    In my spare time I love shopping and spending time with my friends and family

  • Norma Gill

    Dental Nurse GDC - 127491

  • Nichola Kitson

    Dental Nurse GDC - 158136

    I have been dental nursing since 2002 and I qualified in 2008 after doing NVQ level 2 and 3. I have worked at Oasis Dental Care Heckmondwike since May 2015.

    In my spare time I enjoy reading, travelling and learning new things.

  • Eve Benson

    Dental Nurse GDC - 255005

    My name is Eve, I joined the practice in June 2015. I qualified from Leeds dental institute August 2014.

    In my free time I like socialising with my friends and shopping.

  • Chloe Lord

    Dental Nurse GDC - 260201

    I recently joined the practice in June 2015 after I qualified in may at the leeds dental institute. In My spare time I like socialising with friends and going to the gym.

  • Rachael Leighton

    Dental Nurse GDC - 154123

    I have recently joined Oasis Dental Care Heckmondwike in 2016.

    The practice team are very professional and have great attitudes

Practice staff

  • Leanne Jones

    Practice Manager

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  • Diane Mallinson

    Lead Receptionist

    I joined the Heckmondwike practice in 1999, started in dentistry in 1973. I enjoy my role as Lead Receptionists, interacting with patients and solving any problems they may have. My hobbies are spending time with family, going out for meals and watching rugby matches.

  • Jean Andrea Ellis

    Dental Receptionist

    A Cert In Higher Education (CNAA), Org Studies, 1988. Cert In Dental Practice Management, Level 3 (Distinction) 1996. Risk Assessment Principles In Practice (Credit Pass) 2000. Basic Cert In Oral Health (Royal Society Of Health) 2000

    I have over 20 years experience working in Dental Care, gained in four Dental Practices, including Community Dental. I commenced working at Oasis Dental Care in Beeston near Leeds, as a Practice Coordinator, 2004. Whilst working there I trained and qualified as a DSA Approved Driving Instructor,   working self-employed for over 10 years. In December 2012, I came back to Oasis Dental Care to join the Heckmondwike Team, to work Part-time as a Dental Receptionist. My interests outside work include, photography, dance/pilates.

  • Patricia Wood

    Receptionist

  • Kelly Carter

    Receptionist

  • Katie Alexander

    Dental Receptionist