Team

At Synergy Dental Group, every one of us shares the same motto; working together for better results. Collectively, we are committed to providing an award-winning patient experience from the moment you walk in through the door of any one of our practices. Each one brings a different personality, skills and experience that fuses together to make the ‘Synergy Way’.

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Team Blackburn
Team Blackpool
Team Bolton
Team Bury
Team Farnworth
Team Ormskirk
Team Preston

Dr. Ganeshamoorthy Vinayahan – BDS MSc MFDSRSC (eng)

Dentist GDC 84378

Blackpool

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Rottweiler when things go bad'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Self Belief'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Sri Lanka where I was born'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Any jokes'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Disorganised, when someone argue when they are wrong'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Plan B Dentistry is my plan B wanted to do medicine'

Dr Ali Altaf B.Dent.Sc, BA.Sc

Head Dentist GDC 240328

Dr Ali Altaf B.Dent.Sc, BA.Sc

Head Dentist GDC 240328

Preston

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Dr Ai Ling Lim

Head Dental Surgeon (BDS, MJDF) GDC 193033

Dr Ai Ling Lim

Head Dental Surgeon (BDS, MJDF) GDC 193033

Ormskirk

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Dr Eugene Stanley

Head Dentist (BChD) GDC 75589

Dr Eugene Stanley

Head Dentist (BChD) GDC 75589

Ormskirk

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Dr Suleman Anwar BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin.)

Dental Surgeon GDC 229131

Farnworth

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Surgical Sully!'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'I carry a decent book with me wherever I go.'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Wimbledon – I love watching Roger Federer play.'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Just about anything.'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Traffic'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'I’ve always wanted to be a Jedi! (But if you’re looking for a more serious answer, I’d have to say a lawyer!)'

Dr Zoya Ali

Head Dentist (BDS) GDC 263986

Dr Zoya Ali

Head Dentist (BDS) GDC 263986

Farnworth

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Dr Ansar Mahmood

Dentist (BChD, MFDS RCS) GDC 230396

Dr Ansar Mahmood

Dentist (BChD, MFDS RCS) GDC 230396

Bury

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Dr Georgia Marinou

Dentist (DipDS) GDC 265076

Dr Georgia Marinou

Dentist (DipDS) GDC 265076

Blackburn

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Jo'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'My phone'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'New York'
4. What makes you laugh?
'My dog'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Rude people and insects'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'If I wasn’t a dentist, I would have been a biologist'

Dr Abdur-Rahman Ismail

BDS (Livp), MFDS RCS (Edin), PGCert Advanced Clinical Education (Glasgow), PGCert Implantology

Dr Abdur-Rahman Ismail

BDS (Livp), MFDS RCS (Edin), PGCert Advanced Clinical Education (Glasgow), PGCert Implantology

Blackburn

I qualified in 2008 and have been involved in the Primary Care Oral Surgery Services across Lancashire for the last seven years – both on the Oral Surgery Managed Network and the Triage Service, as well as providing surgical services across multiple sites. I have a keen interest in education and training and offer regular supervision to foundation doctors and GDP’s in primary/secondary care. I have spent many years gaining experience in General/Emergency clinics and several Maxillofacial Units across the country. I am passionate about delivering patient-centered care and strive to improve the patient experience at every opportunity. When I am not fixing up a car, I am usually found climbing a rock face or enjoying Formula 1 with the children.

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Dr Karim Rachidi

Dental Surgeon (Dip Dent Surg) GDC 263176

Dr Karim Rachidi

Dental Surgeon (Dip Dent Surg) GDC 263176

Blackburn

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Dr. K'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Phone'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Disneyland Paris'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Will Ferrell, David Mitchell and Jim Jefferies shows'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Traffic jams'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Being a chef, the next “Gordon Ramsay” maybe'

Carrie Dolan

Dental Therapist

Carrie Dolan

Dental Therapist

Blackpool

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Dr Asma Munshi

Dentist (BDS) GDC 244950

Dr Asma Munshi

Dentist (BDS) GDC 244950

Blackpool

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Asthma'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'I always need gum and my keys.'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Home (sorry for being cheesy, but it’s true!)'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Everything and anything is funny to me, mainly awkwardness and when things aren’t necessarily supposed to be funny.'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Disorganisation and bad manners.'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'If I wasn’t a dentist then I would have been a midwife.'

Dr Aunkit Vaja

Dentist (BDS) GDC 250851

Dr Aunkit Vaja

Dentist (BDS) GDC 250851

Blackpool, Lancashire

Coming soon...

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Kevin G'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Telling my mum'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Bants with the boys'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Bants with the boys'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Not winning'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Snooker player'

Zuber Bagasi

Principal Dental Surgeon – GDC 85605

Zuber Bagasi

Principal Dental Surgeon – GDC 85605

Blackpool, Lancashire

Dr Bagasi otherwise known as Zubz, offers a very caring and personal approach to his patients. Loved by all his patients, Zubz very quickly puts nervous patients at ease. As a young and vibrant dental surgeon, he ensures that all patients benefit from the latest treatments and services. Qualified from the West Midlands in Birmingham. So watch out for his ‘brummy’ accent which seems to creep into his conversations!

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Zubs'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'My Mobile'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'My Office'
4. What makes you laugh?
'My Kids'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Mushrooms'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Be a G.P'

Carly Burns

Head Nurse

Carly Burns

Head Nurse

Bolton

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Amber Cardwell

Head Nurse

Amber Cardwell

Head Nurse

Preston

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Eleanor Rumens

Head Nurse

Eleanor Rumens

Head Nurse

Bury

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Farrah Pycroft

Head Nurse

Farrah Pycroft

Head Nurse

Ormskirk

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Babar Chaudry

Dentist

Bolton

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Adam Patel

Dentist

Adam Patel

Dentist

Bolton

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Bilal Salim

Dentist

Bury

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Sohail Seedat

Dentist

Bury

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Sarah Mogan

Trainee Dental Nurse

Sarah Mogan

Trainee Dental Nurse

Blackpool

Sarah started with us in June 2017 as a trainee dental nurse. She is very eager to get her dental nurse qualification so she can go on further courses to widen her skills. In her spare time Sarah is also a nail technician. Sarah enjoys going on trips to Disney World.

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Saz'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Phone/Purse'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Disney World'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Inappropriate things'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Clowns and rude people'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'This is plan B...'

Megan Vowels

Trainee Dental Nurse

Megan Vowels

Trainee Dental Nurse

Preston

Megan is a trainee dental nurse who started with us in October 2017. She is excited to develop her career here with a great team and wants to widen her skills once qualified. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and friends.

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Meg'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'A bottle of water '
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'There is no place like home'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Awkward situations '
5. What do you hate the most?
'Corned beef hash'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Chocolatier'

Adam Porter

Trainee Dental Nurse

Adam Porter

Trainee Dental Nurse

Ormskirk

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Jess Bradley

Trainee Dental Nurse

Jess Bradley

Trainee Dental Nurse

Ormskirk

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Charlotte Callow

Nurse

Blackpool

Charlotte started with us in 2015. She qualified with Training2000 in 2011. She is sedation qualified and is always looking to further her knowledge with other dental courses. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her little boy and going to the gym.

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Char'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Phone'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Amsterdam '
4. What makes you laugh?
'Funny people'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Rustler Burgers'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Stay at home mum'

Shona Kelly

Nurse

Preston

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Lauren Hill

Receptionist

Lauren Hill

Receptionist

Bolton

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Ian Bowles

Orthodontist

Ian Bowles

Orthodontist

Ormskirk

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Ebony Woodridge

Trainee Dental Nurse

Ebony Woodridge

Trainee Dental Nurse

Blackburn

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Ebere Maduabuchi

Dentist

Preston

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Richard Ho

Head Dentist (BDS) 258367

Richard Ho

Head Dentist (BDS) 258367

Bolton, Lancashire

Dr Richard Ho is the Head Dentist at the Blackburn Road clinic in Bolton, proficient in multiple languages and an able speaker in a variety of Chinese dialects such as Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien and Malay. Richard graduated from University of Bristol in 2015, Malaysian born and has a keen interest in badminton. Richard has been able to visit and travel to numerous countries in Europe and Asia. The travelling has helped widen his experience of various cultures and societies.

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Loren Jebb

Dental Nurse

Loren Jebb

Dental Nurse

Blackpool

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Zoe Jennings

Practice Manager

Zoe Jennings

Practice Manager

Farnworth

1. Do you have a nickname?
'My friends call me Zo.'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'My charger! My battery lasts until 10 am if I’m lucky!'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Viva Las Vegas!'
4. What makes you laugh?
'My son always makes me laugh.'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Spiders!'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'If I wasn’t a Practice Manager I would have been a nurse.'

Lisa Slater

Practice Manager GDC 133262

Lisa Slater

Practice Manager GDC 133262

Blackburn

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Don’t have one'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Can’t leave the house without my handbag'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Spain or Venice'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Friends and family'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Sea'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Teacher'

Micah Padgett

Practice Manager GDC 236001

Micah Padgett

Practice Manager GDC 236001

Blackpool

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Meesh'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Bank card – you never know when you might get the opportunity to go shopping'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Egypt, Ibiza'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Funny jokes and meme’s on Facebook'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Spiders, brussel sprouts and bogies'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'General Nurse'

Joanna Bailey

Trainee Dental Nurse

Joanna Bailey

Trainee Dental Nurse

Preston

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Angela Goulbourne

Practice Manager GDC 162653

Angela Goulbourne

Practice Manager GDC 162653

Ormskirk

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Ang'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'I can never leave the house without my glasses (otherwise I can’t see much!)'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Holland (of course!)'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Anything can make me laugh'
5. What do you hate the most?
'I hate being late'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'If I wasn’t a Practice Manager, I would have been an air hostess travelling the world.'

Ahmed Yusuf

Head Nurse GDC 266592

Ahmed Yusuf

Head Nurse GDC 266592

Farnworth

1. Do you have a nickname?
'No nickname'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Can’t leave without my phone'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Zambia because of the life there and their T-Bone Steak'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Kevin Hart makes me laugh and just being around people who can have a laugh'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Hate is a strong word'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Don’t really have a Plan B. My plan is to do hygiene in the future.'

Charlotte Smith

Head Nurse GDC 270123

Charlotte Smith

Head Nurse GDC 270123

Blackburn

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Potsy haha!'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'I know it sounds bad… but my phone!'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Corfu Greece!'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Anything can make me laugh.'
5. What do you hate the most?
'I hate heights!'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'If I wasn’t a head nurse/dental nurse, I would have been a veterinary nurse instead!'

Charlie Booth

Assistant Head Nurse GDC 275409

Charlie Booth

Assistant Head Nurse GDC 275409

Blackpool

Charlie is soon to be a qualified dental nurse. She started with us a trainee dental nurse in January 2016 and has recently had a promotion to be the assistant head nurse in our Blackpool clinic. Charlie is excited to see where her career progress' to.

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Boothy'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'My phone'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'My bed'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Things I probably shouldn’t laugh at'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Most foods'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'This, Plan A was general nursing'

Jazmine Gribben

Head Nurse

Jazmine Gribben

Head Nurse

Preston

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Most people call me Jaz for short.'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'It’s so typical, but I can never leave the house without my phone! And I always need my car and some food for the day too!'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Florida'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Anything and everything can make me laugh.'
5. What do you hate the most?
'I hate loud eaters and hearing “food noises”!'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'If I wasn’t a dental nurse I would have been a singer.'

Drew Merrick

Head Nurse GDC 268457

Drew Merrick

Head Nurse GDC 268457

Bury

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Katie Seymour

Trainee Dental Nurse

Katie Seymour

Trainee Dental Nurse

Blackburn

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Georgia Amanda McNally

Dental Nurse

Farnworth

1. Do you have a nickname?
'People have call me all sorts of things like G, G-Mac, GG or even George!'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'When I’m leaving the house I always check that I have my watch so I can keep an eye on the time and I always make sure I carry a hair bobble and a brush in my bag as I’ve got long hair and need to keep it out my way when I’m working.'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Other than being home with my family and friends, I don’t really have a favourite place… unless it’s sitting on a beach in the Caribbean and drinking cocktails!'
4. What makes you laugh?
'I usually find things funny that other people don’t. I’m a big fan of Keith Lemon, he is hilarious!'
5. What do you hate the most?
'People who chew their food loudly with their mouths open. I also hate it when people tickle me!'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'If I wasn’t a trainee dental nurse, I would have been a carer working with the elderly.'

Aamirah Ismail

Trainee Dental Nurse

Aamirah Ismail

Trainee Dental Nurse

Bolton, Swan Lane and Bury

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Matt Greenwood

Head Receptionist

Matt Greenwood

Head Receptionist

Bury

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Many, all made up by my friends and all at my expense – but I’m not telling you! They’re hard enough to kill as it is.'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'I carry a tonne of cosmetics around with me everywhere I go – always be prepared!'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'I’d love to visit New York and L.A. – I’ll update you when I’ve been!'
4. What makes you laugh?
'The animal videos on ‘You’ve Been Framed’ and a good double entendre.'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Bugs! Especially spiders and wasps! I will literally scream and head for the hills.'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Well, as well as working for Synergy, I’m actually an actor. So you may see me popping up on your screens every so often!'

Caitlen Taylor

Head Receptionist GDC 255801

Caitlen Taylor

Head Receptionist GDC 255801

Farnworth

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Cait or Katie'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Handbag'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Turkey'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Funny, silly people'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Spiders'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Dentist – haha!'

Seema Patel

Head Receptionist

Seema Patel

Head Receptionist

Preston

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Philippa

Call Centre Manager & Receptionist

Philippa

Call Centre Manager & Receptionist

Blackpool

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Monika Kucharska

Regional Head Receptionist

Monika Kucharska

Regional Head Receptionist

Blackpool

Monika loves to read books and she usually does it with a glass of wine in her hand. Monika thinks that life is to short to drink rubbish coffee or eat any food that doesn't taste amazing. Starbucks is the way to Monika's heart, even her son knows that.

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Don’t have one, everyone just calls me Monika'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'I usually forget everything that is important and needed'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Mountains, any… Snowdon, Zakopane…'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Silly things and good jokes'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Kale – to healthy and tastes like cardboard'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Don’t have one. Plan A is all that matters.'

Maryam Hussain

Head Receptionist

Maryam Hussain

Head Receptionist

Blackburn

1. Do you have a nickname?
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2. What can you never leave the house without?
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3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
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4. What makes you laugh?
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5. What do you hate the most?
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6. What would have been your Plan B?
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