Meet The Team

Meet The Team
Bamford Dental Practice is a large multi-disciplinary Practice employing 38 dedicated members of staff. As well as those listed below, we have 17 Dental Nurses, 4 Receptionists and an Administrator.
Nick Hall

Nick Hall

Nick is a Practice Principal and Orthodontist. He qualified from Birmingham University in 1985 and joined Bamford Dental Practice the following year as a General Dentist. Nick became a Practice Principal in 1991.
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Bryan Bennett

Bryan Bennett

Bryan graduated from Leeds Dental School with a BChD in 1993 and joined Bamford Dental Practice the following year. He is a Practice Principal and General Dentist who has a calm and gentle approach when treating his patients.
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Mark Edmondson

Mark Edmondson

Mark joined Bamford Dental Practice in 2007 and is a Practice Principal and Specialist in oral surgery. He qualified at Manchester Dental Hospital in 1991 and received his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1995.
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Maria McNally

Maria McNally

Maria studied Dentistry at the University of London and qualified in 1995. She joined Bamford Dental Practice in April 2016 and is a Consultant and Specialist in Orthodontics who became a Practice Principal the following year.
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Peter Burke

Peter Burke

Pete has worked as a General Dentist at Bamford Dental Practice since 2012. He qualified from Liverpool Dental School in 1993 and completed a vocational trainee year at a Practice in Lancashire, remaining there until 1997.
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Syed Hader

Syed Hader

Syed started working at Bamford Dental Practice as a General Dentist in the Autumn of 2010. He gained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree when he graduated from the University of Manchester in 2009.
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Jonathan Kennair

Jonathan Kennair

Johnny is a Newcastle graduate and after obtaining his BDS in 2006 he moved to the North West. He has a Specialist interest in oral surgery and dental implantology and joined Bamford Dental Practice in 2015.
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Sandy Limerick

Sandy Limerick

Sandy is an award winning Dental Implantologist and General Dental Practitioner. She joined Bamford Dental Practice in 2005. Sandy graduated with honours from The University of Glasgow Dental School.
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Lee Valentine

Lee Valentine

Lee graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1993 after winning the Henry Wade Deacon Scholarship. He has worked at Bamford Dental Practice for over 10 years as an Endodontist (root canal treatments).
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Amelia Baker

Amelia Baker

Amelia will be joining Bamford Dental Practice in January 2019 as a General Dentist. 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.
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Jen Adam

Jen Adam

Jen joined Bamford Dental Practice in 2011 after qualifying as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from The University of Manchester in the same year. She works closely with patients, focusing on educating them in the prevention of future dental diseases.
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Lesley Stott

Lesley Stott

Lesley left dental nursing in 1999 to train as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist at Sheffield University, where she qualified in 2001. She has been a member of the Bamford Dental Practice team since 2004.
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Della Taylor

Della Taylor

Della joined Bamford Dental Practice in 2007. The previous year she had been awarded the Diploma of Dental Hygiene and Therapy from Leeds Dental Institute. Della also won the Yorkshire BADT prize for Paediatric Dentistry.
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Lucy Taylor

Lucy Taylor

Lucy is an Orthodontic Hygienist and Therapist and joined Bamford Dental Practice in 2017. She attended Manchester University and successfully achieved a BSc (Honours) Degree in Oral Health Sciences in 2004.
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Sally Burman

Sally Burman

Sally qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1987. She joined Bamford Dental Practice in 1994, initially as a Dental Nurse before being promoted to Practice Manager. Sally is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Practice.
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Wendy Wilshaw

Wendy Wilshaw

Wendy qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1990 and joined Bamford Dental Practice in 1996. For 9 years she worked as a Dental Nurse before moving over to Reception full-time. Wendy became our Reception Manager in 2013.
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Have some questions

I am afraid of going to the dentist ... What can I do?

Come and see our gentle and relaxed team to talk through your concerns. We also offer sedation to reduce anxiety during treatment.

When should I take my child to the dentist for their first visit?

When their first baby teeth arrive, usually around 6 months of age. However, it is wise to get advice from your Dentist to prevent tooth decay even before the baby teeth erupt.

What causes cavities?

Sugar in food and drink is converted into acid by bacteria which live on the teeth. Reducing the frequency of sugary foods and drinks reduces the number of “acid attacks” and therefore regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste can help to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce decay.

Which is better, a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush?

Current evidence shows that an electric toothbrush can perform better than a manual toothbrush if used correctly. Electric brushes with a rotating ossolating head (for example, Oral B Professional) have been shown to give the best results. Don’t forget your inter-dental cleaning aids, such as TePe brushes and floss!

There are so many toothpastes to choose from; how do I know which one to use?

We recommend toothpaste with a fluoride content of 1,350 – 1,500 parts per million (ppm). In certain circumstances your Dentist may prescribe a toothpaste with a higher fluoride content (patients with extensive decay or patients with a dry mouth, please ask your Dentist for more details).

How often should I go to my dentist for a check-up?

We usually recommend a check-up every 6 months. Patients susceptible to dental decay or gum disease may need to be seen more frequently.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is caused by the body’s immune reaction to the build-up of dental plaque. If left untreated this can lead to the development of pockets between teeth and gums which can harbour bacteria. This can lead to bone loss which causes gum recession and undermines the support for teeth.

How safe are dental X-rays?

Most dental x-rays require a tiny dose of radiation. Did you know, a long-haul flight from London to New York can expose you to 30 more times radiation than a small x-ray inside your mouth.

How often should I go to my dentist for a check-up?

We usually recommend a check-up every 6 months. Patients susceptible to dental decay or gum disease may need to be seen more frequently.

Question of the month

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

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