• Konstantinos Tsakanikas

    Dentist GDC Reg. No: 105431 | DipDS Thessaloniki 2005

    I graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2005 and worked as an associate dentist in a private practice in Athens until moving to Manchester in 2007. Since then I have worked as NHS dentist, first in Manchester and now for Bupa. My focus is on practising minimally invasive dentistry and my goal is to provide effective treatment while ensuring patients feel at ease at all times. I spend my free time with my family and enjoy going to gigs and catching up on Greek sports news.

  • Qanih Al-Barzinji

    Dentist GDC registration Number - 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


  • 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 joined the practice at Morecambe in April 2017 where he works as a speciality doctor in oral surgery. In his spare time Cornelius enjoys spending time with his family.

  • Abbas Isaji

    Dentist GDC Reg No. 259057 | MFDS Glasgow 2017, DCT 2017 Preston

    Abbas is an enthusiastic hard working individual who was brought up in Preston. He qualified in 2015 from Sheffield University. Since then, he has completed a year as a DCT in the Oral Maxillofacial specialty alongside, Restorative, and Special Care specialties. Currently he is undertaking a PgCert in Teaching & Learning in the Clinical Context. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering and helps run a youth club and an education organization. He enjoys learning sign language, football and walking outdoors.

    He also speaks fluent Gujarati.


  • Lisa Firth

    Dental Therapist/Hygienist GDC Reg No. 124811 | Dental Therapy and Hygiene Liverpool 2007

    Lisa qualified in Dental Therapy and Hygiene at Liverpool University in 2007. She started working for Bupa Dental Care Morecambe in 2014.

  • Emma Lucas

    Dental Therapist/Hygienist GDC Reg No. 125383 | Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy Liverpool 2008

    Emma is a dedicated and caring therapist who is very passionate about her role in providing preventative dentistry. She started working for Bupa Dental Care Morecambe in 2017.

Dental Nurses

  • Gemma Leigh

    Lead Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 202227 | National Certificate NEBDN 2010

    Gemma has worked at the practice since August 2007, qualifying as a dental nurse in 2010. She was acting Practice Manager of Bupa Dental Care Cleveleys and Fleetwood for maternity cover. In January 2014, she became Practice Manager of Preston and remained in this practice until November 2015 when she decided to return to the Morecambe practice. She is currently the lead nurse at the practice and enjoys her role within the practice. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her son, family and friends.

  • Rachel Frobisher

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 128608 | Verified competency in Dental Nursing

  • Kirsty Quinn

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 213864 | NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011

    Kirsty joined Bupa Dental Care Morecambe in November 2007 as a trainee dental nurse and has since become fully qualified. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, especially watching her two children grow up.

  • Susan Welwood

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 128593 | National Certificate NEBDSA 1988

    Susan has been with the practice for 30 years working part time as a Dental Nurse alongside a good team. When she is not working she enjoys horse riding, cooking with her daughter and eating out at good restaurants.

  • Deborah Murray

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 124806 | NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2005

    Deborah joined Bupa Dental Care Morecambe in May 2016. In her spare time she likes socialising and spending some quality time with her family.

Practice staff

  • Hanifa Soderberg

    Practice Manager

    Hanifa joined Bupa Dental Care Morecambe in April 2015. Her working career was previously in sales and administration until 2011 when she went into retail management and stayed there until joining the practice. She is a devotee to continuous learning and development and as a result, has acquired a number of qualifications over the years with the most recent ones being in Marketing & Sales Management - Foundation Degree (FDA) and Business & Management - BA (Hons) Degree.

    She enjoys keeping fit, mainly through outdoor activities such as power walking, running and tennis and she has a very keen interest in DIY, dressmaking and hairdressing.

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