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The Bamford Dental Practice Team

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Bamford Dental Practice, The Precinct, Norden Rd., Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL11 5PT
01706 527700

Our Dentists

Bryan Bennett Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Bryan graduated from Leeds Dental School in 1993 and joined Bamford Dental Practice in 1994 where is now a Senior Partner.

He carries out all aspects of general dentistry including crowns, bridges, root fillings and cosmetic dentistry. He has a calm and gentle approach to treatment.

Working closely with Mark Edmondson and the laboratory technicians, Bryan has a special interest in dental implants, carrying out the restorative stages of implant treatment. He has restored more than 600 implants to date.

He has continued his dental education by participating in many post graduate courses and programmes and has a commitment to providing excellent dental care for his patients.

Bryan's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 69594.

Peter Burke Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Pete qualified from Liverpool Dental School in 1993.

He completed a Vocational Trainee year at a practice in Lancashire and remained there until 1997. Between 1997- 2001 he worked in a multi-surgery practice in Rochdale town centre.

Pete then moved to Norden in 2001 and worked as a single handed practitioner for nearly 12 years.

He works as general dentist carrying out routine restorative treatment, crown and bridgework, root canal treatment and dentures.

He attends regular post-graduate lectures at Manchester Dental School, sees each patient as an individual and always aims to provide the best treatment suitable for their needs.

Pete joined the Bamford Team in 2013.

Pete's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 69298.

Dilip Desai Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Dilip qualified from Birmingham in 1976. After a short stint in community dentistry he worked at various hospitals in the oral surgery and orthodontic departments for a period of three years.

Following a two year position in general practice, he went to work in Libya. He joined Bamford Dental Practice in April 1982. At that time the practice had 2 surgeries and was situated on Bury Road.

Dilip was a partner at the practice between 1983 and 2011. He was involved in the design and set up of the initial practice on this site, which was a single storey building, opening on December 1st 1984.

Dilip became a trainer for Vocational Trainee Dentists in 1993. His second trainee, Mr. Bennett, later also became a partner.

In 1997, he took a part time post at Fairfield General Hospital in the Orthodontic Department, leaving in 2005.

Dilip spends his time at the practice caring for his long established list of general dental patients.

Dilip's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 49701.

Lynn Dover Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Lynne is a General Practitioner with a special interest in Orthodontics.

She qualified in Dentistry from Manchester University in 1988 receiving the Ash Prize for Restorative Dentistry and the Medical Protection Society Elective Prize.

Lynne works as a Specialist Doctor Grade in Orthodontics at Fairfield General Hospital and divides her working week between two dental practices and the hospital.

Lynnes's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 63717.

Mark Edmondson Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Mark is a practice principal and a specialist in oral surgery working in 3 private dental practices throughout the North West.

Mark qualified at Manchester Dental Hospital in 1991.

He received his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1995.

He is also an honorary staff surgeon for the East Lancashire Maxillofacial Service where he worked as a staff grade surgeon for 13 years between 1992 and 2005, with experience in many aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including facial trauma and cancer.

He was awarded the Astra Tech Implant Scholarship in 2001.

He specialises in surgical aspects of implant dentistry and works along side several restorative colleagues and laboratory technicians providing a team approach for dental implantology in dental practice.

He provides lectures for implant training and mentoring and teaches on the University of Manchester Msc Implantology course.

He has placed more than 3,000 dental implants in private practice to date.

He is a member of the British Dental Association, The Association of Dental Implantology, The British Association of Oral surgeons, The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the European Association for Osseointegration.

Mark is featured on the 'Dentists 4 Implants' website:

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Mark's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 67136.

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Sue Evans Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Sue qualified at Guy's Dental Hospital in 1989.

She completed the Extended Orthodontic Training Scheme at Canterbury Hospital 1992 – 1994 and has since worked part time in General Practice and part time in Orthodontics.

Sue is a member of the British Dental Association and Manchester and Region Orthodontic Study Group.

Sue's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 65000.

Syed Hader Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Syed graduated from the University of Manchester gaining the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2009.

Syed spent a further 12 months completing Vocational training at a practice in Padiham in Lancashire where he further developed the skills to improve the health and vitality of his patients, providing for all their dental needs and requirements.

Syed used this year to develop his skills in all aspects of dentistry from routine examinations, restorations, through to complex treatments including endodontics (root canal therapy), prosthetics (dentures) and crown and bridgework.

During the summer of 2008 Syed travelled to Vietnam to help treat patients who were not fortunate enough to have access to a dentist. He carried out a range of treatments including fillings and extractions on a voluntary basis.

During Vocational training, Syed supplemented his practical work with attendance at numerous days of group study, lectures, seminars and courses with the aim to gain further knowledge and understanding of the dental profession and to keep up with the continuous changes arising in dentistry so he would always remain at the forefront of treatments and options available to patients.

Syed started working at Bamford Dental Practice in Autumn 2010 and is focused on delivering the highest quality of dentistry with only the best in patient care. This is achieved by his kind, considerate and informal nature with patients, his attention to detail and focus to deliver the highest quality of dentistry with a sound evidence base. Syed has a special interest in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Syed's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 177438.

Nick Hall Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Nick is a Primary Care Orthodontist working exclusively at Bamford Dental Practice.

Nick qualified from Birmingham University in 1985 and joined Bamford Dental Practice in 1986 as a General Dentist. In 1991 he became a partner in the practice.

In 1991 Nick completed part time Orthodontic training at Booth Hall Hospital and scaled down his general dental work to concentrate on orthodontic treatment.

From 1996 Nick has worked exclusively in orthodontics treating approximately 300 patients per year for their orthodontic needs.

For children and young adults up to 18 Nick is able to provide orthodontic treatment both privately and on the NHS. For adults over 18 orthodontic treatment is provided on a private basis.

Nick received his Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics in 2010.

Nick is an accredited “Invisalign” practitioner

Nick is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and The British Dental Association.

Nick sits on several committees including The Practitioner Group of the British Orthodontic Society.

Nick's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 60598.

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Jonathan Kennair Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Johnny has a special interest in oral surgery and dental implantology working in four practices throughout the Northwest. As part of team Jonathan places and restores dental implants.

He is originally from Teesside and qualified from The University of Newcastle in 2006. He was married in the same year and moved to his wife’s home town of Bolton, where she is now working as a partner in a GP practice.

Jonathan completed his vocational training in general practice in Bolton and stayed on at the practice. He has always had an interest in Oral Surgery and Implantology so during this time also worked part time in hospital as a Clinical Assistant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Salford Royal Hospital, he spent some time as a Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in a post which was based in Royal Blackburn Hospital. Jonathan has recently completed a Master of Science Degree in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Manchester (graduating with distinction) where he now also teaches.

He has passed the Membership examination for the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and also the Membership Exam for the Joint Dental Faculties of England. He has completed a multi-system certificate course in Dental Implantology hosted by Professor Ucer. Jonathan is keen to provide dentistry in the most relaxing and pleasant way possible and as an aid to this has completed a National Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation.

He has a son and daughter which keeps Jonathan and his wife very busy and their free time. He enjoys running and martial arts.

Jonathan's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 103579.

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Sandy Limerick Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Sandy is a General Dental Practitioner working from two private dental practices in Lancashire and Cheshire.

Sandy is also an undergraduate clinical teaching fellow in Restorative Dentistry at Manchester Dental Hospital and School.

She qualified from the University of Glasgow Dental School in 2002 and was awarded the most distinguished student in her year.

Sandy began her career as a vocational trainee in an NHS practice in Rochdale in 2002.

She then took up a one year position as Senior House Officer (SHO) in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Wythenshawe Hospital in South Manchester.

During her time as an SHO Sandra studied to gain Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005.

Sandy recently completed a three year part time Postgraduate Diploma (DPDS) in Restorative Dentistry via the University of Bristol Postgraduate Dental Programme.

Sandy is an accomplished General Dental Practitioner with a wide range of skills and has an interest in restorative dentistry, the provision of aesthetic composite restorations, crowns and veneers, in oral surgery, and endodontic (root) treatment. She has been a member of the Bamford team for almost a decade and has a keen interest in dental implantology. Sandy is also is close to completing the prestigious Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Sandy is available to accept referrals for surgical placement and restoration of dental implants.

Sandra's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 81218.

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Maria McNally Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Maria is a Specialist and Consultant Orthodontist. She works part- time as a Consultant Orthodontist in South Manchester and part-time in Specialist practice.

Maria studied dentistry at the University of London in 1995 and completed her Specialist and Consultant training in Birmingham winning National and European awards along the way.

Maria has won the Aesthetic dentistry award for the best interdisciplinary case for 2 consecutive years 2014 and 2015.

Maria enjoys treating children and adults and provides a full range of treatment options including aesthetic braces such as Invisalign and lingual appliances such as Incognito in addition to the more conventional ceramic and metal brackets.

Maria's other clinical interests include Orthognathic surgery (surgery to correct jaw discrepancies) and the use of temporary anchorage devices (miniscrews).

Maria is actively involved in research and is currently undertaking a clinical trial in South Manchester. Maria lectures and trains orthodontists to become Specialists and Consultants.

Maria is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, British Lingual Orthodontic Society and is currently on the British Orthodontic Society Research and Development Committee.

Maria's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 71160.

Lee Valentine Dentist Bamford Dental Practice

Lee Valentine graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1993 after winning the Henry Wade Deacon Scholarship and worked as a General Practitioner in the NHS for 3 years before continuing his education at Manchester University in the Department of Restorative Dentistry where he undertook two years post graduate training in endodontics (root fillings).

He has accepted referrals throughout the North West for conventional and reparative endodontic procedures for over 10 years. He is experienced in the use of microscopy and the latest instrumentation and obturation protocols.

Currently a member of the BACD (British Association of Cosmetic Dentists), he has trained at the St Anne's Academy with Paul Tipton and has an interest in Cerec CAD/CAM dentistry (computer aided dentistry) as well as pre-restorative orthodontics using the Invisalign system. He is a graduate of the California Centre for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS), holding a certificate in advanced concepts in Cosmetic Dentistry. He has completed a 12 month advanced Aesthetic and Restorative course in London with Chris Orr, who is the president of the British Accademy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

Lee is also a part time clinical instructor at the University of Manchester and also carries out the restorative stages of dental implant therapy.

Lee's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 69642.

Our Therapists & Hygienists

Lesley Stott Hygienist & Therapist Bamford Dental Practice

Lesley is a registered dental hygienist and therapist and works in both private practice and the community dental service.

Lesley worked as a senior dental nurse teaching and preparing fellow dental nurses for their national dental nursing qualification in Rochdale, Oldham, Salford and Huddersfield Colleges.

Lesley left dental nursing to train as a dental hygienist and therapist in 1999 at Sheffield University and qualified in 2001.

Since qualifying Lesley has continued to work in the community dental service in Rochdale treating nervous patients and those with learning disabilities (both adults and children).

As part of her role as a hygienist and therapist, Lesley works under prescription from the dentist and not only carries out periodontal treatment but also places fillings, extracts deciduous (milk) teeth, takes dental impressions and provides oral health advice.

Lesley is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists and the British Association of Dental Therapists.

Lesley thoroughly enjoys her work and prides herself on high standards of clinical care and inter personal skills.

Della Taylor Hygienist & Therapist Bamford Dental Practice

Della is a registered dual qualified Dental Hygiene/Therapist and is currently working in 4 dental practices throughout the borough, treating both NHS and private patients.

Previously Della worked as a dental nurse for 6 years in general dental practice, during which time she studied for her dental nursing and oral health certificates.

After leaving dental nursing Della attended Leeds dental institute to train as a dental hygiene therapist.

In 2006 she was awarded the Diploma of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and was also awarded the Yorkshire BADT Prize for Paediatric Dentistry.

Della thoroughly enjoys all aspects of her work, especially the treatment of small children.

Della is registered with the GDC and is also a member of the British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists. She regularly attends seminars and conferences to help maintain her knowledge and continue her professional development.

Jenny Shimmin Hygienist & Therapist Bamford Dental Practice

Jenny is a registered Dental Hygienist and Therapist and is currently working in two Dental practices in the North-West.

After completing her A-levels, Jenny went straight on to do a Three year degree in Oral health Science at the University of Manchester, Graduating in July 2011. She enjoys every aspect of her work, especially treating patients who have complex periodontal (gum disease) problems and working with patients with special needs. She also works closely with patients to improve gum care in preparation for dental implant treatment.

Jenny is registered with the GDC and is also a member of the British society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists. She regularly attends seminars and lectures to keep up to date with the latest changes in Dentistry and continue her professional development.

Jenny's General Dental Council (GDC) Number is 212994.

Our Practice Manager

Sally Burman Manager Bamford Dental Practice

Sally qualified as a dental nurse in 1987 and for the following seven years she worked in various practices.

Sally joined Bamford Dental Practice in May 1994 as a Dental Nurse. She became Practice Manager a few years later having moved from surgery to reception.

Sally is responsible for the day to day running of the practice and is in charge of all the staff. She is also responsible for implementing all the regulatory procedures and protocols that are the legal requirements for dental practices.