OUR STAFF

Your Dental Professionals - Here to Serve You

 
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DR. SHAAM SHAMSI

Clinical Director

 

Shaam qualified from the Royal London in 1994 and is the Principal / Clinical Director of Horizons 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 practice.
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 Midlands & East running one of the training schemes at Stafford & Stoke Hospitals. 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. His affiliation with the GDC involved sitting as a panellist for the Fitness to Practice procedures adjudicating matters on clinical and professional misconduct. His other roles include Specialist Advisor to the CQC, Risk Management workshop presenter for Dental Protection Society and recently appointed to Council on the Advisory Board for Medical Protection. Outside dentistry he enjoys sport, travelling, attending the gym and spending time with his wife and 3 children.
In the summer of 2021, due to his passion for the Medico-Legal side of Dentistry, Shaam set up the first ever PG Cert in Dental Risk Mitigation with a colleague which has received significant interest from colleagues in the  profession.

 
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GET TO KNOW US

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.

 
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CHARLOTTE FAZAL

Dental Hygienist & Therapist

Charlotte has been with our team since 2013 initially as a dental nurse and underwent her Dental Nursing qualification in 2015. She then graduated from Newcastle Dental School in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. 
Currently Charlotte is on Maternity Leave having been blessed with her 1st child in April. Both mother and daughter are doing well and we look forward to her return in the New Year.

SHARON TUNSTALL

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.

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NIKKI WALLEY

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.

SUE COBDEN

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.

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MOLLY EDWARDS

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.

HANNAH POOLE

Receptionist

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.

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OUR DENTISTS

DR. RABIA SALAH-UD-DIN
GDC NO 281257
BDS UNIVERSITY OF PAKISTAN 2005,
MPHIL UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER 2016

General Dentist

Rabia joined the practice in September 2019 having completed her MPhil in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester in 2016.
She has a calm, warm and reassuring attitude to her patient management and has become a valuable member of the team.
Rabia works mainly in the morning sessions at the practice as she is married and has 2 young children. Outside Dentistry she has a passion for meeting friends and travelling, and above all cooking exquisite dishes.

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DR.GURPREET BHARAJ

GDC NO 268476

DMD CLUJ-NAPOCA 2016

BMEDSCI (HONS)

General Dentist

Gurpreet is a warm and welcoming dentist who loves to make every patient feel comfortable. Having completed his undergraduate training in Romania, he worked for 5 years in the West Midlands before joining Horizons. 
His aim is to change people’s perspective of dentistry to one which is pleasant and enjoyable and he will go above and beyond to do this, tailoring his approach to each individuals needs.
Gurpreet has a special interest in Dental Implantology and will be happy to discuss your needs with you.
In his spare time Gurpreet loves to travel, is very disciplined in his fitness and is an avid supporter of Manchester United Football club.
He looks forward to meeting you all!

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