We're delighted to say that Bupa has bought Oasis Dental Care including all our dental practices. If you're already an Oasis patient, rest assured your usual care and service will continue as normal and your practice will soon be rebranded to Bupa Dental Care.

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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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  • 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.

  • 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

  • Ehsan Naghieh

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 264539 | BDS Peninsula Dental School 2016

  • Alex Tze Wo Wan

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 264933 | BDS Ncle 2016

  • Aalia Vania

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 259485 | BChD Leeds 2015

  • Bnar Jaza

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 258752 | BChD Leeds 2015

  • Hanna Patel

    VT Dentist GDC 270941 | BDS Manc 2017

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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  • Adele Lawson

    Hygienist GDC Reg No: 138993

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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Courtney Barracough

    Dental Nurse

    I joined Oasis Dental Care Heckmondwike in 2016, I gained my dental nursing qualification at Leeds Dental Institute earlier this year.

    I now work with Foundation Dentists assisting them in their first year at the practice.

  • Katie Gill

    Apprentice Dental Nurse

  • Laura Mitchell

    Lead Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 252721

  • Teigan Littlewood

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No:

  • Zainab Gora

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 266851

  • Humairah Akbar

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 275466

  • Navida Din

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No: 262272

Practice staff

  • 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.

  • Patricia Wood

    Receptionist

  • Kelly Carter

    Receptionist

  • Katie Alexander

    Dental Receptionist