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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 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.

 

OUR DENTISTS

DR. MARIA MOUSIOU 
BSC UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 2013,
BDS UNIVERSITY OF PENINSULA 2018

General Dentist

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

General Dentist

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.

 
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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.

 

CHARLOTTE LEESE

Dental Therapist

Charlotte joined Horizons in 2016. She graduated from Newcastle-upon-Tyne Dental School for Dental Care Professionals in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. 
Charlotte formerly worked as a dental nurse with Dr. Shamsi at his branch practice Genesis. She then went on to pursue her apsirations at University to study Hygiene and Therapy. Outside work, she enjoys keeping fit and is a keen traveller.

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 2 grand-children.

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.

GEMMA LOCKETT

Dental Nurse

Gemma qualified 5 years ago and undertook her training at Dr.Shamsi's branch practice Genesis. She moved away after getting married and has now rejoined the team having moved back. She is blessed with 2 children and spends quality time with her family.

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.

SAMANTHA LOVATT

Receptionist

It gives us great pleasure to introduce Samantha to the team at Horizons. Sam worked with Dr Shamsi at his branch practice over five years ago before taking up a role in the customer services department with Vodafone. Sam brings with her a level of expertise of excellent communication skills at reception and is there to support Sharon, our practice manager, Jane our Senior Receptionist and also Sue one of my Dental Nurses. Sam looks forward to welcoming you at Horizons.

JANE EDWARDS

Senior Receptionist

Jane has been with the practice for over 30 years. Her experience and knowledge of the profession and her role make her an extremely valuable member of Horizons.
Jane is the first point of contact when patients arrive at reception and is happy to answer any questions you may have. Married with 1 daughter who recently graduated as a dental technician.

Interested in getting your health back on track? We’d be happy to introduce you to all of our staff members. Give us a call to speak with any one of our medical professionals today!

67 High St, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 6AA, UK

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