Michelle Drew qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, in 2001, since then has worked At Drake Dental Practice, initially as VT then as an associate. Michelle is now one of the partners at the practice, she is also the CQC registered manager. Her interests in dentistry include aesthetic treatments and since she qualified in Botox and dermal fillers in 2011 has had an interest in facial aesthetics. Outside of dentistry she enjoys travelling and music, when she is not occupied with her 2 boys!
Ahassan qualified from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2002 and thereafter completed his vocational training at Drake Dental Practice. He is currently one of the practice principals. He provides all aspects of general dental care including cosmetic/aesthetic treatments. He has a view to building a long term rapport with his patients and providing quality dentistry in a relaxed and professional environment. Outside dentistry Ahassan enjoys keeping fit, travelling and spending time with friends and family.
Denise qualified as a dental nurse in 1979, she has been at the practice for 38 years and is the practice manageress, fire marshal and a qualified first aider. Outside of work she enjoys walking on the moors with her husband and border collie.
Lyndsey Clarke qualified in 2006 at Bury College with NVQ level 3 in Dental nursing. She has worked at Drake Dental Practice for 9 years. At weekends she enjoys time with her family and friends.
Irum Qualified from the University of Manchester, UK in 2004 with BDS(Hons) she has been working at Drake dental practice since 2005. Her interests include travelling, baking, interior designing but most importantly spending quality time with friends and family.
Qualified in 2007 NVQ L3 Dental nursing & Oral Health. Jackie is happy to be back at the practice after a 10 month break in 2017 Jackie is responsible for ensuring that the practice policies and procedures are adhered to as outlined in HTM 01-05 code of practice to ensure complete cross infection control.
Jackie enjoys walking her dogs and live music events.
Naiymah qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2009. She then stayed in Liverpool to do her VT training following which she worked as a senior house officer in the Dental hospital. Naiymah has an interest in cosmetic dentistry and is qualified to provide Fastbraces orthodontic treatments. Outside of dentistry she enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
Kathryn Havenhand has been a full time receptionist at Drake Dental Practice for 13 years. She is also one of our fire marshals and a qualified first aider. Previously she worked as a qualified Dental Technician specialising in ceramic crown and bridgework, her skills in shade taking are still used in the practice!
She also has a level 4 qualification in Sign supported English and in her spare time helps support Communic8te Bury helping deaf and deaf-blind people have a better quality of life.
Deborah Garside is a friendly outgoing dental nurse of 32 years, she qualified in 1993 at Manchester Dental Hospital. Debbie enjoys quality time with her family, walks and swimming.
Billie-Jo Fallows is our keen and friendly Dental Therapist / Hygienist, she has 12 years dental experience. She qualified as a Therapist from the University of Liverpool in 2008. Billie-Jo also has qualifications in dental nursing, oral health promotion, sports massage and fitness instruction.
Carla Szlatoszlavek qualified with an NVQ level 3 in Oral Health Care and has been a dental nurse for 14 years, 12 of those at Drake Dental Practice. Carla enjoys spending her spare time with her 2 small children.
Jenny Saxon joined us in July 2015 as part of a dental apprentice course from Hopwood Hall College, she is friendly and outgoing and we hope she settles in well.
Laura qualified in 2010 from Oldham college after doing the dental cadet scheme, she then had 2 years off to look after her son. She has worked as a healthcare assistant for a year before starting work at Drake Dental Practice in February 2016. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her little boy.
Dianne qualified in 2010 from Bury College with an NVQ level 3 in dental nursing. She has worked as a dental nurse for over 7 years, in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her little boy. She is also a qualified holistic therapist.
Nafesa qualified in 2009 from Liverpool Dental School. She has done the fastbraces and denture excellence courses recently. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a keen interest in denture work and advanced restorative treatments. Her hobbies include going to the gym, socialising and loves to travel.
Ammarah has been interested in dentistry since her childhood. She is currently studying level 3 diploma in Dental nursing at Hopwood Hall college and has her work placement here. After qualification she wants to do further studies in oral hygiene, radiography and fluoride application.in her spare time she enjoys baking, painting canvasses and nail art!
Aisha qualifed as a dental nurse in January 2015 since then has been working in various dental practices as a locum. She is interested in studying dental therapy in the future. Away from work she enjoys cooking, going to the gym and socialising with friends.
Haroon is studying for a level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing at Hopwood Hall College , he would like to gain more experience as a Dental nurse working with lots of different patients to deliver the best care and comfort possible.
Kelly qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 and did her fluoride application course a year later. She is also a qualified beauty therapist and nail technician. At weekends she enjoys going running, going to the gym and spending time with her 2 children.