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’.

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 Abdur-Rahman Ismail

BDS Liverpool GDC 151346

Dr Abdur-Rahman Ismail

BDS Liverpool GDC 151346

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Zuber Bagasi

Principal Dental Surgeon – GDC 85605

Zuber Bagasi

Principal Dental Surgeon – GDC 85605

Blackpool, Lancashire
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'

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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Richard Ho

Head Dentist (BDS) 258367

Richard Ho

Head Dentist (BDS) 258367

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Dr. Ganeshamoorthy Vinayahan – BDS MSc (hons maxillofacial) MFDSRSC (eng)

Dentist GDC 84378

Dr. Ganeshamoorthy Vinayahan – BDS MSc (hons maxillofacial) MFDSRSC (eng)

Dentist GDC 84378

Blackpool
1. Do you have a nickname?
'Rottweiler when thinks 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 Zoya Ali

Head Dentist (BDS) GDC 263986

Dr Zoya Ali

Head Dentist (BDS) GDC 263986

Farmworth
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Dr Suleman Anwar BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin.)

Dental Surgeon GDC 229131

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 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'

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 Eugene Stanley

Head Dentist (BChD) GDC 75589

Dr Eugene Stanley

Head Dentist (BChD) GDC 75589

Ormskirk
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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

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'

Dr Ansar Mahmood

Dentist (BChD, MFDS RCS) GDC 230396

Dr Ansar Mahmood

Dentist (BChD, MFDS RCS) GDC 230396

Bury
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Carrie Dolan

Dental Therapist

Carrie Dolan

Dental Therapist

Blackpool
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Farhad Davoodi Samirmi PhD

Operations & IT Manager

Farhad Davoodi Samirmi PhD

Operations & IT Manager

HQ - Bolton
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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.'

Chloe Abraham

Practice Manager

Chloe Abraham

Practice Manager

Bolton
1. Do you have a nickname?
'Abe'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Diary'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Mexico'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Good comedy on TV'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Ladybirds.. not a fan of these red and black not a bird or a lady like creature!'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Midwife'

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'

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
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'

Charlie Taylor

Head Nurse GDC 270408

Charlie Taylor

Head Nurse GDC 270408

Blackpool
1. Do you have a nickname?
'Chinky Charls or CT'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Inhaler'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Florida, Amsterdam and Nandos'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Myself – I’m hilarious'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Trifle – It’s the devils dessert'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'I think I’m currently on plan C'

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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Zibya Sumra

Assistant Head Nurse GDC 263546

Zibya Sumra

Assistant Head Nurse GDC 263546

Blackburn
1. Do you have a nickname?
'Zibya'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Can’t leave house without my phone'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Dubai'
4. What makes you laugh?
'Anything'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Hate spiders'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Nursery nurse'

Kimberley Lewis

Head Receptionist & Dental Nurse

Kimberley Lewis

Head Receptionist & Dental Nurse

1. Do you have a nickname?
'Kimmy'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Mobile phone'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Egypt'
4. What makes you laugh?
'People acting silly'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Slow drivers on the road & rude people'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'To go travelling'

Rebecca Boardman

Trainee Dental Nurse

Rebecca Boardman

Trainee Dental Nurse

Farnworth
1. Do you have a nickname?
'Becca'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'Phone'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Turkey'
4. What makes you laugh?
'...'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Spiders'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Working with animals (a vet)'

Katie Seymour

Trainee Dental Nurse

Katie Seymour

Trainee Dental Nurse

Blackburn
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Courtney Watson

Trainee Dental Nurse

Courtney Watson

Trainee Dental Nurse

Bolton
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Georgia Amanda McNally

Dental Nurse

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.'

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!'

Vicky Silson

Head Receptionist

Vicky Silson

Head Receptionist

Bolton
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Seema Patel

Head Receptionist

Seema Patel

Head Receptionist

Preston
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Sarah Hodgson

Receptionist

Sarah Hodgson

Receptionist

Bury
1. Do you have a nickname?
'Louise'
2. What can you never leave the house without?
'I think it would be my house keys for obvious reasons'
3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
'Well I would LOVE to travel to Indoensia so once I have been i’ll let you know'
4. What makes you laugh?
'My little boy’s jokes (Why do Bears not wear shoes? Because they have Bear feet)'
5. What do you hate the most?
'Loud eaters'
6. What would have been your Plan B?
'Veterinary Nurse'

Monika Kucharska

Receptionist

Monika Kucharska

Receptionist

Blackpool
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.'

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!'

Maryam Hussain

Head Receptionist

Maryam Hussain

Head Receptionist

Blackburn
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