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Drake Dental Practice is a long established general dental practice in the heart of Rochdale.

We pride ourselves on running an efficient, friendly NHS dental practice that also offers private treatments. We have a wealth of experience in our team, who are all highly skilled and most have been at the practice for many years. We offer a broad range of treatments from standard dental treatments to cosmetic dental and facial procedures.

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Appointments are made either by phone on 01706 644717 or by email or alternatively complete the appointment form here.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

If you want to improve your smile we offer a range of cosmetic treatments including tooth bleaching.We offer interest free credit on treatments over £280, spreading the cost over 6-10 months.

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Current Offers

Each month we have a special offer, the offer for September is tongue brushes for only £1

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Drake Dental Practice, 113 Drake St, Rochdale OL16 1PZ.
Telephone: 01706 644 717 Email:
Opening times: Monday 8.30am-8.30pm, Tuesday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm,
8am slots available by appointment

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Meet the team

Michelle Drew

Partner (GDC Registration No. 79422)

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, implant restoration and since she qualified in Botox and dermal fillers in 2011 has had an interest in facial aesthetics. Outside of dentistry she enjoys travelling ,exercise and music, when she is not occupied with her 2 boys!

Ahassan Khan

Partner (GDC Registration No.80640)

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 and restoring implants. 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.

Kath Havenhand

Dental Receptionist

Kath is a qualified dental technician and has also achieved level 4 in Sign Supported English. She worked as a receptionist with us for 16 years previously and has now returned after a change in family circumstances. She takes great pleasure in working with our patients to make their visit here as pleasant as possible. Always greeting them with a smile. In her free time she enjoys time with her family and friends and cares for a number of pets including a dog, two rabbits and two gerbils. She loves dog walking and sings with rock choir performing at many venues the biggest being Wembley Stadium.

Irum Khawaja

Associate (GDC Registration No.83233)

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.

Jackie Elton

Sterilisation/Dental Nurse (GDC Registration No.159534)

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.

Deborah Garside

Dental Nurse (GDC Registration No.119998)

Deborah Garside is a friendly outgoing dental nurse , she qualified in 1993 at Manchester Dental Hospital. Debbie enjoys quality time with her family, walks and swimming.

Billie-Jo Fallows

Dental Therapist / Hygienist (GDC Registration No.170981)

Billie-Jo Fallows is our keen and friendly Dental Therapist / Hygienist, she has 15 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

Dental Nurse (GDC Registration No.126968)

Carla Szlatoszlavek qualified with an NVQ level 3 in Oral Health Care and has been a dental nurse since 2003, most of those at Drake Dental Practice. Carla enjoys spending her spare time with her 2 small children.

Diane Carter

Dental Nurse (GDC Registration No.201920)

Dianne qualified in 2010 from Bury College with an NVQ level 3 in dental nursing. She has worked as a dental nurse for over 10 years, in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her little boy. She is also a qualified holistic therapist.

Susan Pearson

Practice Manager (GDC Registration No. 277580)

Susan qualified as a Dental nurse in 2003, she gained skills and experience to get promoted to Practice Manager. Susan has worked at Drake Dental since 2019. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and socialising with friends.

Ruksana Chowdhury

Dentist (GDC Registration No. 83217)

Ruksana qualified from the University of Manchester, UK in 2004. She has a special interest in cosmetic procedures and has obtained qualifications in administering anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. She has also completed a denture excellence course. Her hobbies include travelling, cooking and baking as-well as spending quality time with family and friends.

Irem Aurangzeb

Dentist (GDC registration no 228824)

Irem qualified from the university of Birmingham in 2012 and thereafter completed her vocational training in the West Midlands. Pursuing her passion for further education and continuous professional development, Irem achieved the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) in 2014. Ever since she has strived to deliver high standard of dental care. Her passion is orthodontics and cosmetic rehabilitation. Irem prides her recent achievement in providing Quick Straight Teeth. Away from work Irem enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new recipes and travelling the world.

Natasha Bowers


Natasha started working with us in January 2020. She has worked as a receptionist previously but this is her first role in Dentistry. Outside of work she enjoys time with her friends and family.

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