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DR. SHAAM SHAMSI
Shaam qualified from the Royal London in 1994 and is the Principal / Clinical Director of Horizons Dental Centre and Genesis Dental Centre. As a former lecturer in the restorative department at Manchester Dental School teaching final year students, he continues to instil this ethos of learning in his current practices. Shaam has also been involved with Vocational Training since 2001, teaching and mentoring new graduates in practice. In 2008, he was appointed to the post of Training Programme Director in Health Education West Midlands Deanery running one of the training schemes at Stafford Hospital. Shaam sits on the Local Dental Committee panel in North Staffordshire and is also involved in examining. He is a former examiner for the Faculty’s MJDF examination and currently examines for Overseas Registration examination in London as well as the Royal College of Surgeon's LDS examination. He has clinically mentored GDPs who have had FTP allegations brought against them. In 2006, he acquired a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ethics and Law and has worked as a Clinical panellist for the GDC’s Dental Complaints Service. He enjoys General Dentistry in particular the field of Implant Dentistry.He enjoys lecturing especially internationally where has been invited by many overseas institutions to present on the MJDF and the ORE. He also sits as a panellist for the GDC’s Fitness to Practice procedures adjudicating matters on clinical and professional misconduct. HIs recent appointments include Specialist Advisor to the CQC and Risk Management workshop presenter for Dental Protection Society. Outside dentistry he enjoys sport, travelling, attending the gym and spending time with his wife and 3 children.
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Our Team of Qualified Health Care Providers
Dealing with health issues can be a difficult situation. You shouldn’t have to go it alone. The HORIZONS DENTAL CENTRE team of certified, highly skilled, and experienced care providers always has our patients’ best interests and wellbeing at heart. Meet the faces that are running our Dental Center, and schedule an appointment today.
Dental Hygienist & Therapist
It gives us great pleasure to welcome back Lauri Wood who started her career as Dental Hygienist & Therapist at Horizons in 2015. She graduated from Sheffield Dental School in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.
Lauri returned closer to home due to bringing up her young children; however we are blessed to have her back on Tuesdays considering she shall be commuting from Derbyshire. In addition to this, Lauri is also administering Covid vaccinations and assisting PHE with the current Pandemic. Outside work, she enjoys keeping fit, spending quality time with her husband and 3 children and is a keen traveller.
Practice Manager & Receptionist
Sharon has been with the practice since January 2003. She brings to the practice a wealth of experience of administration and management, coordinating patient registrations and recalls. Sharon enjoys dental nursing and, like her other colleagues, she is a resident in Biddulph, being a familiar friendly face to all patients within the community. Married with 1 daughter and 3 grand-children.
Head Dental Nurse
Nikki joined the practice in May 2003 and is also a very experienced dental nurse. Nikki gained her dental nursing qualification in 2005 and is responsible for some practice administration, such as stock control and equipment maintenance. Nikki is well known to all our patients as she has been a resident in Biddulph for the last two decades and is a friendly and familiar face in the neighbourhood! She is married with 1 daughter.
Receptionist & Senior Nurse
Sue has also been with the practice for over 30 years and is a very experienced dental nurse. She has a wealth of experience in the profession and holds a dental nursing qualification, which she gained before moving to North Staffordshire in the early 1980s. Sue holds the fort on reception with Jane, especially when the practice gets really busy.
Trainee Dental Nurse
It gives us great pleasure to introduce Molly to the team at Horizons. Molly left school in the summer of last year to pursue her passion for Dental Nursing.
She joined Horizons early this year having gained 6 months experience at a nearby clinic before joining our expanding team.
She has a great work ethic and is commended for her maturity and professionalism. She works closely with Dr.Shamsi and has become a real asset to the team.
Horizons is proud to introduce Hannah Poole as their receptionist. Hannah joined the practice recently and has become a valuable member of Horizons. She comes from an experienced background working in Customer Services department for many organisations.
Hannah is the first point of contact when patients arrive at reception and is happy to answer any questions you may have. Hannah is blessed with 3 children and keeps herself active and fit with plenty of walking and exercise.
DR. MARIA MOUSIOU
BSC UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 2013,
BDS UNIVERSITY OF PENINSULA 2018
Maria came from Canada in 2013 to complete her dental degree in the southwest and started practicing in the West Midlands. She is very approachable, always smiling and has a warm personality. She has expanded her skills to involve clear aligners and is driven to restore patients’ confidence in their smile. Her hobbies include fitness, traveling and cooking. She is an absolute pleasure to have on board.
DR. ADNAN RASHID
BDS MANCHESTER 2018
Adnan joined Horizons this year after completing his Foundation Training in Lichfield. A graduate and resident from Manchester, Adnan has become a valued member of the team working full time. Adnan looks after the surgery's patients working in the Ground floor surgery.