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, recently she has completed courses on the Smilefast composite bonding course and Invisalign go . Outside of dentistry she enjoys travelling ,exercise 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Louise is one of our enthusiastic trainee nurses, she has 3 children, all boys. In her spare time she likes to spend time with family and friends.
Shanaz started her journey in the dentistry as a dental receptionist in 2008, where she decided to train as a dental nurse and qualified in 2010 from Manchester Dental hospital. She then went onto study further, gaining a diploma in dental hygiene and therapy from Liverpool Dental school in 2016. She also has a First Class BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care from the University of Central Lancashire (2021). Shanaz enjoys travelling, both for work and leisure, having visited Greece and Morocco to help deliver dental aid alongside the Dental Mavericks and Dentaid, as well as visiting Chicago for the Dental Society’s Midwinter meeting. She enjoys socialising and eating out with family and friends in her free time, as well as spending time on her hobbies.
Mia is a Trainee Dental Nurse who started working at Drake Dental Practice in 2023, Mia is currently studying at Oldham College, Mia is very ambitious and would like to take her career to the next step once qualified, Mia enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside of work, she loves eating out and going for walks with her Dog.
Shanaz started her journey in the dental profession as a dental receptionist, where she decided to train as a dental nurse and then went onto study further, to gain a diploma in dental hygiene and therapy. She also has a First Class BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care. She enjoys travelling, both for work and leisure, having visited Greece and Morocco to help deliver dental aid alongside the Dental Mavericks and Dentaid, as well as visiting Chicago for the Dental Society’s Midwinter meeting. She enjoys socialising and eating out with friends in her free time and spending time on her hobbies.
Chris worked in finance for many years before switching careers and completing a Diploma in Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medical Science at Manchester College and then University of Manchester.
Chris’s professionalism means he is committed to expanding his professional knowledge and areas of special interest by maintaining his continued professional development through attending courses. Chris is also qualified to undertake teeth whitening and facial aesthetics, including anti-wrinkle treatments and fillers. Both great ways to offset the effects of aging in order to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile.
Outside of the practice he enjoys keeping fit, gym and holidays.
Leah is an apprentice Dental Nurse and is now approaching the end of her apprenticeship. She has aspirations to pursue further training opportunities.
She previously studied Health & Social Care and English Language at Rochdale Sixth Form. She lives with her parents and enjoys socialising and spending time with family.
Haseeb qualified as a dentist from Medical University Sofia. He is a patient-oriented dentist with a passion for delivering high-quality dental services to patients. He is passionate about building a long- term rapport with patients and creating a friendly, relaxed environment for them and their families. Haseeb has a strong interest in aesthetic dentistry. He is always on the hunt to excel and expand his knowledge. Outside of dentistry, Haseeb loves sports, spending time with family and friends and travelling.
Hayley McGourlay (GDC registration No. 189593)
Hayley qualified as a dental nurse in 2010, Hayley joined the team at Drake Dental in December 2023,Hayley has 1 daughter and 1 stepson, Hayley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, Hayley enjoys days out with her children.
Elizabeth is a trainee dental nurse at drake dental practice, Elizabeth joined the practice in 2023, Elizabeth is working towards her level 3 diploma in dental nursing, In the future Elizabeth wants to gain more skills as she wants to work in Dental Forensics, Elizabeth enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends, Elizabeth enjoys travelling to different places with her family.