Dr Ali Altaf

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

Dr Altaf is a self-proclaimed tech geek! He goes as far as to say if dentistry didn’t work out for him, he may have tried to start up his own small tech company! Luckily dentistry did work out for him, though, because he’s been fixing people’s smiles for 6 years now.

He gained his qualification from Trinity College Dublin, and he now works from our Preston practice as Head Dentist. He chose to become a dentist primarily to help fix his patients’ smiles so that they can feel as confident as possible. Also, he aims to achieve predictable and stable treatment for each one of his patients.

Dr Altaf is an extremely charitable person. In his spare time, he regularly leads trips to refugee camps around the world with the Refugee Crisis Foundation (RCF). While doing this, he also provides free dental treatment to vulnerable people who, otherwise, wouldn’t have had access to necessary dental care.

Qualifications

Dr Altaf’s qualifications include:

  • Dent.Sc
  • Sc
  • MJDF Cert Imp

Experience includes: Oral Surgery Experience

• Single and multiple Unit Implants

• Full Arch Rehabilitation using DentalImplant Treatment

• Same Day Fixed Dental Implant Treatment

• Bone augmentation and Block Grafting

• PRP treatment

• IV SedationRestorative Experience

• Advanced restorative treatments

• Management of tooth wear cases

Orthodontic Experience

• Invisalign

• Inman Aligners

Case Studies

Reviews

Jianu Alexandra
Jianu Alexandra
2019-07-04T12:35:19+0000
The best dentist Small price
Adam Richard Livesey
Adam Richard Livesey
2019-07-03T15:38:15+0000
Wonderful job very polite and helpful would recommend to anyone
Rachel Green
Rachel Green
2019-05-17T20:15:51+0000
Brilliant service. Had a white filling undertaken by Adam - really put me as a nervous patient at ease with his friendly manner, explained everything to me throughout and it was completely pain free..didn’t feel a thing!! Highly recommended this Dentist.read more
Mark Thomas Philipson
Mark Thomas Philipson
2019-05-13T09:21:43+0000
Very good service and seen very quickly and on time
Humaira Hussain
Humaira Hussain
2019-05-03T11:07:49+0000
The dentist was really nice and the staff very helpful and knowledgable. The nurse Amber was very helpful.
Suzanne Whittle
Suzanne Whittle
2019-04-26T10:41:49+0000
All staff are pleasant and professional, excellent, efficient service.
David Robinson
David Robinson
2019-04-25T15:36:20+0000
Been using Synergy for a couple of years now and really happy with the service. Had a filling once that was miles better than my previous dentist. Also has convenient free parking at the back and is pubic transport links are also good as it’s near to the newly renovated and Grade 2 listed Preston Bus Station.read more
Claire Goodwin
Claire Goodwin
2019-04-25T15:18:31+0000
Brilliant dentist an lovely staff 👍🏼😁
Arlene Hindle
Arlene Hindle
2019-04-23T12:41:22+0000
Very good service all staff pleasant and helpful all work completed brilliantly
Caroline Hurst
Caroline Hurst
2019-04-18T15:10:30+0000
Fantastic experience with Ali and his lovely assistant Keah! Astounded to get such a high quality of dentistry and customer service for such a reasonable price! Very friendly and approachable and helped me find a toothpaste I’m not allergic too! Five stars! Thank you.read more
Demi Whittaker
Demi Whittaker
2019-03-12T10:54:20+0000
I rang Synergy dentist and asked whether they had a specialist dentist in to take my wisdom tooth out as I was previously referred to Royal Preston hospital and they couldn't get me in for some time. (my dad mentioned there was a specialist dentist that works there on a Monday). I had to go private and pay. however, I was happy to do this! you do have to pay 20pound upfront to book your appointment, this comes off the final bill.very friendly staff over the phone and booked me in with no problems at all.. I asked if they would be any cancellations would they be able to contact me so that I could be moved forward. Synergy dentist rang me when a cancellation became available. (Great service).I went for my procedure yesterday (which I must say was a big procedure as my wisdom tooth was hiding in my gums/close to my jaw) causing me a lot of pain. I was explained by the dentist everything they where going to do. I won't lie the procedure was very uncomfortable but I knew this would be because of the job they needed to do. The dentist reassured me throughout the whole procedure and asked if I was ok several times. today the receptionist rang me up too see if I was ok after my procedure and how I was doing. I've had my wisdom teeth took out before elsewhere and they never rang me up. fabulous customer service. great service, very knowledgeable dentist who works there on a Monday for wisdom teeth..if I ever have any problems again regarding wisdom teeth. I know where to go and that's private with these guys. Thanks again. xread more
Paula Wilson
Paula Wilson
2019-01-23T11:18:05+0000
Needed alot of work in a short space of time, Amber the receptionist, along with Al the dentist did everything possible to get my work completed in the shortist possible time, highly recommend.read more
Martin Bolton
Martin Bolton
2019-01-18T09:42:40+0000
Very knowledgeable dentist, provides good treatment, explaining all along what he is doing and why. Gives good advice re how to clean teeth properly. Friendly, cheerful staff.read more
Gal Freeman
Gal Freeman
2019-01-11T12:31:44+0000
The best receptionist!😁
Veronica Moyles Littlechild
Veronica Moyles Littlechild
2018-12-07T19:24:20+0000
Ali is brilliant,I’m such a nervous patient but he made me feel so at ease and I’m so happy with my teeth now...thankyou Ali
Laura Jordan
Laura Jordan
2018-10-23T19:48:30+0000
The dental treatment I have had done today was excellent. The equipment they have is really high tech and the dentist made me feel really relaxed.5 star service I receivedread more
Xander Shaw
Xander Shaw
2018-10-09T14:23:26+0000
Lorren-paige Pearson
Lorren-paige Pearson
2018-06-30T11:25:51+0000
visited for Invisalign consultation really excited for the results !�
Mark Fletcher
Mark Fletcher
2018-05-24T10:35:35+0000
had 4 teeth removed, been 20 years since i last went to a dentist so was apprehensive but the dentist Suleman and his assistants were excellent and made me feel comfortable and the work he did was excellent with no pain at all. Would have no problem recommending this practice to family and friends.read more
Ayesha Ismail
Ayesha Ismail
2018-05-10T13:50:22+0000
Had a gap I was super insecure about for years & Dr. Altaf sorted it all out for me in one appointment! Was so quick and pain free, he offered so many different things he could do. Can’t stop smiling & so grateful to Dr. Altaf for making me confident with my smile!! Can’t wait to come back & get more done!read more
Zahid Loonat
Zahid Loonat
2018-05-03T12:24:01+0000
Susan Quigley
Susan Quigley
2018-04-30T16:13:18+0000
Very nervous about having an impacted wisdom tooth out but got a very quick appointment so no time to worry too much.Dr Ganesh made me feel calm and spoke to me the whole time and did an excellent job removing the tooth then closing the gum and packing and Nurse Ratton was so calming and caring and a lovely girl on reception too. Would definitely recommend to anyone Thanks so much ( goodbye to all the nasty infections now �)read more
Yasmeen Mohamed
Yasmeen Mohamed
2018-03-17T10:14:20+0000
Synergy Dental...Highly recommended practises..All dentist and staff well trained providing an excellent service...Well derserved winning awards👍
احمد السبيعي
احمد السبيعي
2018-02-14T19:25:02+0000
It’s best clinic .. Dr suilman Anwar is professional doctor
John Davis
John Davis
2018-02-13T09:40:28+0000
Spoken tri Kim how was lovely needs to be at Preston
Linda Jones
Linda Jones
2017-11-14T12:39:31+0000
George Turner
George Turner
2017-10-13T17:40:17+0000
Great experience, very friendly staff. Had a wisdom tooth out and didn't feel a thing, Dr Ali is a legend!
Jessie Parkinson
Jessie Parkinson
2017-10-04T10:59:09+0000
Never could smile, lost all hope from previous experiences of ever thinking I will will be able to smile... most embarrassing I could Never go to a dentist without my mum being with me over the fear of going to the dentist ... today was the first time in 8 years I've been able to walk happily into a dentist without being accompanied achievement for me and all thanks to the awesome team working at synergy xxx you must get yourself treated here You will never look back ever xread more
Sarah Louise Ekins
Sarah Louise Ekins
2017-09-26T16:06:39+0000
Spoke to Kim she was a great help thankyou so much
Robin Tanner
Robin Tanner
2017-09-15T13:11:10+0000
Rebecca Louise
Rebecca Louise
2017-09-12T12:06:38+0000
Excellent help & service very helpful and polite 😊
Carly Martin
Carly Martin
2017-09-12T10:12:40+0000
Fantastic dental practitioners, great reception staff x have had quite few problems and was quickly resolved �
Jayne Duckworth
Jayne Duckworth
2017-09-12T09:01:58+0000
Dennis Drabble
Dennis Drabble
2017-09-11T18:05:42+0000
Had a lot of bad experiences with dentist. But not this one fantastic!!! Had quite a bit done and with no worries. I would recommend them to anyone anytime. The best.read more
Haider Ajam
Haider Ajam
2017-08-17T12:10:48+0000
Very pleased with the results of my teeth enlighten course finished yesterday. Totally whiter than ever before glad I had them done in Preston clinic. Dr Suleman and the whole team are great � well done and see u in 3 months time...read more
Tracy Louise
Tracy Louise
2017-08-09T19:34:51+0000
I have had a lot of difficult experiences in the past with dentist I have been coming here for only afew months the staff are very friendly and helpful I had a tooth extracted today and the whole experience was calm from the beginning to the end the dentist and his assistant made me feel so comfortable and relaxed it was over with in no time I have definitely overcome my fear of needles and would definitely recommend this dentist to anyone...read more
Kelly Marie Simpson
Kelly Marie Simpson
2017-07-21T17:20:27+0000
Victoria Fairclough
Victoria Fairclough
2017-07-17T15:52:51+0000
Thanks to Dr Suleman Anwar and his team I can now have a life and a future as opposed to the reclusive existence I have had for the last 5 years. I cannot recommend, praise and thank him enough for the treatment I've received! When I first came here I was terrified of dentists and too ashamed to open my mouth! Now I will be smiling with confidence for the rest of my life! His expertise is outstanding and he is the most compassionate health professional that I have ever been treated by .read more
Deborah Deans Hesketh
Deborah Deans Hesketh
2017-05-23T15:52:37+0000
I have had a lot of traumatic experiences at other dentists, it got so I was afraid to visit, then a friend recommended Synergy Preston, from my first visit Dr Anwar put me at my ease, he is an absolute credit to the Dental Association, from the first he sat and explained the treatment I needed, showed me the xray, pointing out the problems and how he would fix them for me all through any treatment he explained what he was doing, asking me if I was okay. He really is a genius, kind considerate of your fear, he understands your fears and amazingly puts you at your ease, so much so that during my treatment today he thought I was asleep I was so relaxed, such an amazing gentleman. I would recommend Synergy Preston to everyone. Brilliant 5 star treatment.read more
Christine Bintcliffe
Christine Bintcliffe
2017-04-27T11:20:34+0000
I have attended this dental clinic on a number of occasions now and have always found my experience to be a good one. Everyone who works there has a calming, polite manner, which is great for a dental surgery and I am always put at ease. I have recently had a problem with a tooth and it was dealt with promptly on the day of ringing and appointments are always ended with a reassurance that we must contact the practice if we have any concerns at all . Synergy definitely earn 5 stars in my opinion , I would certainly recommend them. Thank you .read more
Martin Henderson
Martin Henderson
2017-04-07T17:05:56+0000
I I have been to this dentist about 4 times now and must say Dr Ali is a first class dentist and the surgery itself very efficient. He is very friendly and puts your mind ease straight away and explains all your options and procedures in laymens terms. I hate dentists normally but I have full confidence and don't fear going there due to Dr Ali's personality and workmanship. I would recommend this dentist to everyone.read more
Paula Beazley
Paula Beazley
2017-04-06T12:01:26+0000
Dr Suleman Anwar is one of the most kind, compassionate and thoroughly knowledgeable health care professionals I have ever come across. Suleman has been treating myself and my teenage children for a little while now and it is so lovely to see the positive relationship he has with my children (I particularly like the way he addresses them, not me, when he talks to them). During a recent tooth extraction, he totally put my son at ease - explaining the process as he went along and building trust between them. What could have been a rather traumatic experience was quite the opposite, mostly because of the gentle way it was handled by Suleman. I cannot say enough how wonderful I think he is.Furthermore, everyone involved with the clinic have been polite and professional, exceptional at their roles - from reminder telephone calls to being booked in and the dental nurses working so compassionately and effectively.If I could give more than 5 stars I would!Thank you.read more
Jacki Elder
Jacki Elder
2017-04-06T10:35:09+0000
i love this dentist it so friendly an even ali the dentist makes you feel at ease n calm an im always nervous bt not for long when these lot start talking n making you feel calm. lovely people and enviroment. carry on the good work xread more
Jason Attwood
Jason Attwood
2017-03-13T19:34:45+0000
Had two filling done today, didn't feel a thing totally put my mind at ease was surprise how quick it was can't recommend enough thanks guys
Katie Maria Kellett
Katie Maria Kellett
2017-02-10T18:59:49+0000
Rajesh Verma
Rajesh Verma
2016-11-07T17:48:17+0000
Lisa Massaro
Lisa Massaro
2016-11-04T12:59:45+0000
Having just finished having root canal treatment I just had to write this review. Dr. Ali has been amazing with me,I cried during my first appointment because I'm just petrified and always have been but, he was just so lovely and understanding. So 6 appointments later I have just had my crown fitted plus a filling too. ( worth every penny) I took Ali's advice and bought an electric toothbrush and a few other essentials and now you won't be seeing me for 6 months! I would recommend Dr. Ali and his wonderful nurse to anyone. �read more
Zuber Bagasi
Zuber Bagasi
2016-10-01T11:42:53+0000
Ian Duxbury
Ian Duxbury
2016-04-15T17:13:47+0000
Having had bad experiences as a child, managing to overcome my fear, then circumstances meant my not going to the Dentist for some years, a broken upper front tooth and loose lower front crown meant that I had to go.Trying to find an NHS dentist proved almost impossible, and finances precluding me being treated privately, so discovering Synergy's new surgery opening in Preston was taking on new NHS clients was an opportunity which I simply could not miss.The staff there and my Dentist (who, to my shame, I cannot remember his name) have been friendly, welcome and wholly professional. Even though my nerves were so bad that I threatened almost to shake myself off the chair (!), I was treated with empathy, care and reassurance and now find that the nerves are lessening, hopefully a situation which will carry on improving.The temporary dentures now fitted can only be described as fantastic, and I really can't wait to see what the permanent ones to be fitted in a few months will be like.I really can't recommend these people enough, even if you're a scared individual - just go!read more
Georgina Coles
Georgina Coles
2016-03-08T19:25:56+0000
Went to Synergy to have a tooth out, it didn't quite go to plan. However, when I was in a lot of pain, everyone did so much to make sure that I was okay. Including curtesy calls and late appointments. They have gone above and beyond the service they provide, a brilliant dentist!read more
Kimberly Rose
Kimberly Rose
2016-01-27T14:39:47+0000
Thank you, you were brilliant with my son who is usually very scared and amazing with my treatment!! I would definitely recommend you

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