Happy 50th Birthday Mark

Mark, our Partner, Dentist and Friend
Is now 50 years young, smart and on trend

Rochdale Town Hall was the venue of choice
To celebrate with a band from TV’s “The Voice”

Mark, Shaun (his twin) and not forgetting Tough Ted
Partied so hard they were late into bed

Tales of fast cars and fast boats that’s just the start
A family man who has the biggest heart

May your 50th Birthday be a special day
Hip hip hooray is what we all say.

Welcome to Amelia

Amelia studied dentistry at Sheffield University and qualified in 2016.  She has recently completed the first part of the Royal College of Surgeons MJDF examination.

In 2015 as part of her degree, Amelia travelled to the Philippines to assist local Dentists with extractions and provide oral health education to local school children.

Amelia enjoys all aspects of general dentistry including crown and bridgework, dentures, root fillings and routine restorations.

When not working, Amelia enjoys cooking, yoga and walking her dog Nala. Amelia is also planning her wedding as she recently got engaged.




Mr Desai – Thank You To All My Patients

Dear All

After 42 years and 10 months of working as a Dentist, of which the last 36 years and 9 months have been at BAMFORD DENTAL PRACTICE (BDP), I have decided to retire.

Over the years, I have had the pleasure of treating many patients at BDP and I am pleased to say that in a number of cases it has definitely been a “family practice” as I have been involved in the care of 2-3 generations.  This has resulted in my seeing young children grow up, develop careers and then go on to have families of their own.

My sincerest thanks to you all for trusting me to look after your dental health for all or part of these years.  I am humbled and honoured that some of you continued to come to see me and travelled long distances after you had moved away from Rochdale.

It has been a privilege to have had your loyalty and I wish you all well for the future.

Some of you may remember the small terraced cottage on Bury Road where the original BDP started, and it is testament to the hard work and skill of all the staff past and present, of how well the Practice has developed since then.

I am sure that BDP will continue to look after your dental health in the same professional and friendly manner that I tried to do during my time here and I wish BDP every success as they continue to provide the practice of dentistry.

My sincerest thanks.

D K Desai


I wish to say a personal thank you to you all for the many cards and presents that you have given me on my retirement and for all your handshakes, hugs and kisses.

I am humbled and honoured that you trusted me with your dental care during my 36 years and 9 months at Bamford Dental Practice, and I wish you all the very best for the future.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dilip Desai


Coffee Morning for Mr Desai’s Patients

Fancy a brew? then take a pew

Mr Desai has cared for us all for many years, now he’s retiring we’ve all shed some tears

I have very big boots to fill, I’ll give you my all I promise I will

My name is Mr Hader, I aim to take your care further

I’m warm, friendly and informal, hey I’m a Dentist I don’t profess to be normal

I’m sure you’ve got a lot to ask, don’t worry I’m not going to hide behind a mask

I understand change is scary, so let’s not make it contrary

On Saturday 8th December let’s meet, I’ll tell you you’re in for a treat

I’ll be here to answer all of your questions, don’t worry sugar intake won’t be mentioned

So take a pew, and lets have that brew!

Mr Syed Hader



Welcome to Natalie & Francesca

Natalie Barry; GDC No. 268906

Natalie has been dental nursing for 4 years and qualified with a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds at the Manchester Dental School.  She has worked in both private and NHS Practices and hopes to receive further training in implant and orthodontic nursing.  In her spare time, Natalie likes to spend time with her nephews and nieces and socialise with the girls for the odd night out !

Francesca Whitworth; GDC No. 252788

Francesca studied Dental Nursing at Oldham College and gained a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds in 2014.  During her spare time she likes to socialise with family and friends, attend the gym and spend time with her cat, Lola.


Competition Winner : Mary White

Question : “If a person suffers from gum disease can they with correct treatment and following advise from dentist become free of this problem?”

Answer : “Yes, if a patient suffering from gum disease is treated correctly and if the patient follows the guidance of dental care professionals they can be ‘free’ of this problem but will need lifelong maintenance and monitoring to make sure the patient does not relapse and if they do we can guide them and help them to control the disease and return to a maintenance phase”

Tackling the Toothpaste Minefield

The first thing we always recommend is picking a toothpaste that contains fluoride. This is because this mineral is absolutely vital for helping to fight against tooth decay as it works to remineralise the enamel. Beware of some of the more natural varieties of toothpaste as many of these do not contain fluoride.

Sensitive and Whitening Toothpastes

Two of the options that will stand out the most will be sensitive and whitening varieties of toothpaste. Of course, if you do have sensitive teeth we would recommend trying one of the brands designed to help with this. However, it is even more important to book a dental check-up if you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. We may be able to get to the bottom of the problem and/or help you to choose the perfect toothpastes (and other products) to help alleviate the symptoms.

Many people crave a brighter, whiter smile. If this sounds like you, speak to us about the best way to achieve the smile of your dreams. With the combination of tooth whitening treatment and some toothpaste recommended by us, you will feel ready to dazzle the world!

Make it Age Appropriate

Back to the toothpaste aisle….If you are choosing toothpaste for the whole family, be sure to check the recommended ages on each tube. Due to the levels of fluoride, children under the age of 6 should not use a toothpaste that is designed for adults. Select age appropriate products and always use a pea-sized amount when you brush your teeth.

If you’d like to discuss the brands and types of toothpaste that we recommend here at Bamford Dental Practice, just give us a call on 01706 527700 to book an appointment – we look forward to seeing you!

Happy 50th Birthday Pete

To celebrate this milestone birthday he is having an 80’s themed fancy dress party with family and friends.

Wham, Duran Duran, Culture Club, Madonna to name just a few will be blaring out on the turntable.

Pink leg warmers, shoulder pads, big hair and that was just the boys !

Everyone at Bamford Dental Practice wishes Pete a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Enjoy your special day x