• Gavin McManus

    Dentist BDS (with distinction) MTDS RCS Ed 2004 GDC registration Number - 83236

    Gavin graduated from the university of Manchester in 2004 with distinction. He was awarded the Charles Preston Medal for his performance in his final examinations as well as the British Dental Association prize for the best overall performance throughout his final year.
    Following completion of his vocational training year he undertook two years general professional training within the North West Deanery. During this period he passed his diploma for the Membership of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
    Gavin returned to general practice in 2007. He continues to work as a Speciality Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Pennine Acute Trust treating minor oral surgery cases under local and general anaesthesia as well as IV sedation.
    Gavin's main interests lie in surgical dentistry and the restoration of a patient's dentition with dental implants. He has completed a year long course in implant dentistry with the Centre for Advanced Dental Education and is commencing the gold standard of implant diplomas with the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners in the near future.
    Gavin is happy to accept referrals for minor oral surgery procedures including impacted wisdom teeth, implant dentistry and treatment under sedation.

  • Aoife Scannell

    Dentist BDS (Manchester, 2005) GDC Registration Number 85322

    Aoife qualified from Manchester Dental School in 2005, and since then has worked in practices in Cheshire, Bolton and Manchester.

    She has been qualified to provide ‘Invisalign’ clear braces since 2009, and is also trained to provide ‘Cfast’ cosmetic tooth alignment. She gained an additional Restorative Certification in 2010, and these extra skills have enabled her to be able to provide a wide range of restorative and cosmetic treatments for her patients.

  • Adam Franks

    Associate Dentist BDS 2011 - GDC Registration number 214836

    Adam Graduated from Dundee University with a Bachelor's degree in dental surgery. After which he was based in Edinburgh for three years where he worked in General practice. He also performed Minor Oral surgery in the Borders General Hospital and in the Edinburgh Dental Institute for post graduate training.

    He moved back to the North West of England in 2014 & was based in The Wirral where he was part of the Dawson Academy, which focuses on complex aesthetic cases using the latest techniques in restorative dentistry.

    Adam is continuing his professional development & has specialist interests in periodontology & restorative dentistry.

  • Luisa Montaldo

    Associate Dentist BDS (Italy, 2006), MSc. (Orthodontics, 2009) - GDC Registration number 201760

    Luisa qualified in 2006 and gained her Master Degree in Orthodontics, First Class Honours cum laude, in 2009. In 2010, she received specialist training in the field of Temporomandibular Disorders in the USA at the Orofacial Pain Center in Kentucky.

    In 2011 she moved to the UK where she works as a Specialty Dentist in Temporomandibular Disorders at Manchester University Dental Hospital and as a Specialist Orthodontist in several practices. She is registered with the GDC and is on its Orthodontic Specialist list.

    Luisa is a reviewer for several journals and has published numerous international publications. She is also the author of a chapter on “bottle feeding and dentition” in the book “Dietary and nutritional aspects of bottle feeding”. Luisa is a member of The European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders.

    She carries out treatments on both children and adults, starting from functional orthodontics, to fixed orthodontics and aligned invisible techniques. She uses the very latest techniques in self-ligating braces, invisible braces and Invisalign.

  • Sarah Widdop

    Dentist GDC - 177698 -- BDS (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 2009)

    Sarah graduated from Newcastle University with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery in 2009 and since then has developed her career working in a range of different specialities. These include Maxillofacial surgery, Restorative Dentistry and Community Dental Services.

    Sarah’s passion is Cosmetic Dentistry and Cosmetic Orthodontics where she works closely with her patients to achieve their desired aesthetic results. Sarah also enjoys working with anxious patients and has helped a number of patients overcome their fear of the dentist. Sarah has undergone further professional exams and is now a mem-ber of the Royal College of Surgeons. She is always looking to pursue her post graduate education.

  • Dr Omer Mustafa

    Dentist LBDS Sheffield 2006, Cert Ortho Warwick 2010 GDC registration Number - 83236

    Omar is a dentist with special interest in Orthodontics , Omer graduated from Sheffield University in 2006, and went on to complete postgraduate training in Clinical Orthodontics in 2010. He can provide cosmetic fixed braces, lingual discreet braces and removable braces such as Invisalign®. Omer offers an initial free consultation for certain patients, including children who do not meet the criteria for orthodontics on the NHS and adults wishing to have cosmetic braces for the first time. Please ask more for details.


  • Andrew Bristow

    Dentist BDS (University of Manchester 2002) GDC registration Number - 80750

    Andrew qualified at Manchester University and has worked in Manchester for the last 12 years. Andrew has been with Instore Dental Sale (now Bupa) since the practice opened in 2008. Andrew has a special interest in Implant and cosmetic dentistry and also provides rapid orthodontic systems.

  • Dr Jonathan Posner

    Dentist BDS Manc 1973 GDC registration Number - 47333

    After qualifying, Jonathan worked for several years in the oral surgery team at Leighton Hospital. As a Consultant to German manufacturer Kulzer, he was responsible for a lot of ground-breaking work in splinting teeth. He now specialises in combining cosmetic dentistry with facial rejuvenation to give an overall facial improvement. He achieves this by combining the use of crowns, veneers and tooth bleaching with dermal fillers and other cosmetic treatments.

  • Dr Rahim Kanji

    Dentist BDS (Manc 2006) MSc Dental Implants GDC registration Number - 103150

    Since graduating from the University of Manchester in 2006, Rahim has developed extensive experience in both aesthetic and restorative dentistry, whilst perusing his personal interest in dental 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.

  • Dr Stephen Frais

    Dentist MSc Lon 1996. BDS Manc 1973 GDC registration Number - 47343

    After qualifying, Stephen gained an MSc in Endodontics from the Eastman Dental Institute and London University in 1996. He has worked in private practice, purely in endodontics, since 1996 and was accredited by the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Endodontics in 2000. As well as lecturing extensively at home and abroad, he has held teaching posts at Birmingham University and the London Hospital Medical College.


  • Rebecca Avanessian

    Hygienist GDC - 6290 -- Dip Dent Liverpool 2003

    Rebecca  qualified  from Liverpool in 2003 and  joined Oasis in 2008  she currently  works in the Manchester , Royton and Rochdale practices

    Rebecca is a Member of BSDHT and BSP.

    Rebecca is an integral part of the dental team providing support to the dentists & ensuring the patients maintain good oral hygiene.

    Alongside this she is also experienced in zoom whitening and home whitening procedures.

    Outside of work Rebecca enjoys running & is part of a running club; long walks in the countryside where she lives & skiing.

  • Kerry Alam

    Dental Hygienist GDC - 127067 -- Dip HT 2007

    Kerry qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from Leeds Dental institute in 2007. Oasis dental care was her first position as a qualified Dental Hygienist/Therapist in January 2008.

    Kerry is passionate about her job and keeps up to date attending regular CPD courses relevant to her role.

    Kerry likes to treat nervous patients and help them to overcome their fear of visiting the dentist.

    Out of work she enjoys walking her dog, family holidays and watching her favourite football team.

    In the future Kerry hopes to help grow the practice further with the team to make it an enjoyable dental practice for patients to visit.  Helping patients existing and new Improve and maintain their oral health status.

  • David Martin

    Dental Therapist GDC - 5199 -- Dip Dent therapy (2001) & BSc (Hons) Dent Studies (2014)

    David originally qualified as a Dental Technician then as a Dental Hygienist (Leeds 1997) and latterly as a Dental Therapist (Liverpool 2001).  In 2014 David gained a BSc (Hons) in Dental Studies.

    He was awarded Dental Therapist of the Year in 2007 for his commitment to dental team work and for the care he provides to his patients. He has lectured at both Leeds Dental Institute and Liverpool University and has presented internationally.

    He was past chairman of the British Association of Dental Therapists.

    David is committed to provide preventive and restorative care for both adults and children with emphasis on positive and painless experiences for his patients.

    David currently works in the Greater Manchester area as a Dental Therapist.

  • Kate Ellis

    Hygienist GDC - 2253 -- CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1981

    Kate has worked as a Dental Hygienist at this practice since 1992. She trained at Guy's Dental Hospital and qualified in 1981.

  • Lindsay Allen

    Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist GDC - 4864 -- CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995, Dip Dent Therapy RCS Eng 2001

    Lindsay has over 20 years’ experience working in dentistry. She is a dually qualified Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist, who qualified from Manchester. Currently, Lindsay divides her time working at the Manchester Bupa Dental Centre and the University.

  • Toni Ann Knight

    Hygienist GDC - 149982 -- BSc hons Oral Health Science from Manchester Dental Hospital in 2008.

    Toni-Ann has worked with Ultimate Smile Spa, now a Bupa Dental Centre, since 2008. She carries out regular hygiene visits and a range of restorative treatments, especially composite filings. She has a caring approach to her patients, helping nervous patients to feel reassured and comfortable. She also works at Bupa Dental Centre Sale, Denton and Heaton Park.

Dental Nurses

  • Emily Linney

    Dental Nurse/Receptionist GDC No. 208571

    Emily qualified as a dental nurse and gained her NVQ level 3 back in 2010 at the Manchester Dental hospital. She is one of the implant nurses here at Oasis Dental Care and works full time with Dr McManus. In October 2014 she completed an Implant course in Leeds enabling her to further enhance her career and provide a better experience for patients.

    Emily enjoys all aspects of the patient journey from the consultation through to the smile design and enjoys plenty of job satisfaction when the patient is happy and appreciative of the finished results. During her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends, going out for food and spending quality time with her fiancé and family.

  • Jessica Thompson

    Dental Nurse GDC - 254153 -- Dip in Dental Nursing Level 3 2013

    Jessica Joined Oasis is 2011, she trained as a dental nurse and qualified in 2013. Jessica played a key role in the Rochdale practice as their most senior Dental Nurse and was often found working on reception too.

    Jessica most recently qualified in Team Leading and will be bringing this experience to her work here in Manchester St Anne's.


  • Devon Sykes

    Dental Nurse & Receptionist GDC Reg no. 248863

    Devon joined the practice in February 2017 and has worked as a dental nurse/ receptionist since she qualified in 2012. She enjoys nursing and meeting and greeting patients. She is also keen to provide a smooth and enjoyable journey to the patient, making sure she provides an excellent service.  In her spare time Devon enjoys socialising with friends and spending time with family.

  • Abigail Craven

    Dental Nurse

    Abigail joined Oasis in May 2017. She has just recently completed her Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.  Abigail has a keen interest in assisting with Implants and cosmetic Dentistry and is excited about her future with the Oasis Family.   In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and Friends and the odd bit of Fishing.

  • Eve Ratcliffe

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    Eve joined the team here at Manchester St Ann’s in September 2015 as a trainee dental nurse after completing school & gaining 6 GCSE’s.

    Eve made the decision to enter the world of work & looked into embarking on an apprenticeship to further her education, instead of going to college.

    She has always had an interest in the care sector & so after looking at various opportunities she decided that a career in dentistry was something she was interested in.

    Eve really enjoys working with the Oasis team & is learning lots of new skills that will help her achieve a qualification at diploma level in dental nursing.

    Outside of work Eve enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys watching her local football team.

Practice staff

  • Carla Walker-Jones

    Practice Manager

    Carla joined Oasis in 1999. Carla previously worked as a dental nurse and soon progressed to Practice Manager once moving to Oasis. Carla has worked across many site within Oasis including Royton, Rochdale & Manchester.

  • Laura Bennett

    Practice Co-ordinator GDC No. 109052

    Laura qualified as a dental nurse in 2007 and has worked for Oasis since 2009. She worked as a dental nurse at the Sale practice until 2012 when she joined the team at Manchester as the practice co-ordinator. Her main duties are to support the practice manager and to ensure the smooth running of the reception area. In her spare time Laura enjoys socialising with friends and is also an excellent guitar player.

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