Chris graduated from the University of Bristol in 2001 and became a partner at Westdale Dental in 2008. More recently in 2018 Chris became the principal dentist, taking sole ownership of the practice. Chris enjoys all aspects of dentistry. His experience and continuing education combined with his gentle style enables him to provide his patients with a comfortable and relaxed experience throughout their visit. In addition to clinical practice Chris is also qualified in clinical education and enjoys mentoring colleagues.
Outside of the practice Chris is married to Polly and they have two lively young boys to keep them busy. Chris enjoys most sports, in particular football and cricket, travelling when he can as well as finding time to do his charity work.
David is a Specialist Endodontist, with over 25 years’ experience helping general dental practitioners solve their endodontic problems. David qualified in 1971 from the Royal Dental Hospital of London and 1972 from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Following qualification David worked in general practice in Manchester. David now spreads his time between Manchester, Nottingham, and Crewe, and latterly Gibraltar.
In 1976 David became interested in Endodontics, and in order to advance his knowledge in this field he undertook a number of postgraduate courses in the United States at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, under the leadership of Dr. Herbert Schilder. In 1981 David commenced a part-time postgraduate research in Endodontics, which led to him being awarded an MSc in 1984. In 1986 David was invited to undertake further research work, culminating in being awarded a PhD by the University of Manchester in 1991 on the basis of his thesis entitled "Development and Evaluation of Endodontics Filling and Pulp Capping Materials" which led to the development of new materials in both areas of root filling and pulp capping and worldwide patents for such materials.
For a number of years David taught postgraduate Endodontics and undergraduate studies as a Lecturer at Manchester Dental Hospital, where he holds the position of Honorary Research Associate at Manchester University. David was admitted to the endodontic specialist register as soon as the register was inaugurated in 1998. David has written widely on endodontic subjects and in 1994 was a Visiting Fellow to the Singapore Ministry of Health. David have also lectured extensively in the U.K. and U.S.A.
David served as the President of the British Endodontic Society and was Chairman and/or executive member of a number of local dental and endodontic associations. Since 1979 he has also been a member and regular attender at meetings of the American Association of Endodontists.
In addition, David has been producing medico-legal reports for over 20 years, and has to date produced over 2,000 reports for solicitors, both claimant and defendant. In 2005 David was awarded a Certificate of Expert Witness Accreditation by Cardiff University. In 2008 he was also accepted as a member of the Expert Witness Institute and in 2013 the Certificate in Medical Reporting. In 2019 David was awarded honoured with being the Federation of Forensic and Expert Witnesses Specialist Endodontist and Dental Expert of the Year.
Outside dentistry David loves spending time with his family, especially his six young grandchildren. He also enjoys learning Spanish, bass guitar and violin (he would say all rather badly).
Gillian qualified as a dentist from the University of Glasgow in 1999 and soon after graduating she moved to Nottingham. She joined Westdale Dental in 2008 bringing with her a wealth of experience in general dentistry.
Gillian prides herself on providing high quality dental treatment with a gentle, friendly approach. Many of her patients regularly make comments on how gentle she is at giving injections!
Outside of work, Gillian enjoys travelling and goes to a weekly yoga class. She also enjoys regular trips back home to Scotland to see her family.
Sandeep graduated from London's Kings College in 2002 and stayed at Kings College for two years working in the oral surgery department, including one year as staff surgeon. Sandeep also attended the Eastman Dental Hospital, UCL, for an extended implant course and gained experience with several implant systems. With a wealth of experience and expertise and a gentle, caring approach, Sandeep is able to help put the minds of even our most nervous patients at ease. Well respected in his field, Sandeep has worked with many of the country’s leading oral surgeons and continually attends courses to keep abreast of the latest advances in modern implant dentistry.
Away from practice Sandeep enjoys spending as much time as he can with his young family.
Lynne graduated from Newcastle in 1991 and joined our team in October 2009. Lynne provides both NHS and private orthodontic treatments and her attention to detail ensures that both adults and children receive the highest standard of orthodontic care here at Westdale. Lynne attends a range of courses to keep up to date with current thinking and with modern advances in cosmetic braces, Lynne can offer Invisalign® invisible braces as well as all ceramic bracket systems.
Outside of work Lynne is kept busy with her family and enjoys spending time with her friends.
Caroline graduated from Sheffield University in 2012 and spent her first foundation year with us here at Westdale Dental. During that time Caroline developed strong relationships with the team and our patients, so we were delighted to be able to keep her here at the practice full time. Caroline enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, she has a caring and reassuring approach and her aim is to work in partnership with her patients to promote good oral health.
Outside of work Caroline enjoys spending time her family, going for walks and taking her daughter to the park.
Karolina graduated from the University of Szczecin in Poland in 2005. She joined us here at Westdale Dental in December 2014 after spending seven years working at a family dental practice in Hucknall. Karolina enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is especially interested in providing dental treatments using minimal invasive dental techniques. Karolina’s aim is to provide quality dental care in a relaxed, trusting environment, she finds it most rewarding to work with our younger patients promoting good oral health and good eating and brushing habits from an early age.
Outside of work Karolina’s two small children keep her busy and in her free time she enjoys baking, gardening and above all exploring the British Isles on her small boat.
Sherif qualified as a dentist in 2005 from Cairo, Egypt. In 2007, he completed his examinations and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Sherif was awarded an international research scholar position at the University of Texas, Houston, USA and co-authored a textbook about the usage of Cone Beam CT in the head and neck. Sherif also has several publications in peer reviewed journals. Furthermore, he has gained extensive experience in oral surgery working in different hospitals and currently holds a part-time position as a specialty doctor in oral surgery at a university hospital where he mentors and teaches junior dentists.
Sherif has an interest in aesthetic dentistry and dental implants. He gained a clinical Masters degree in dental implants from the University of Manchester. In addition he completed a post-graduate certificate in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and he is also an active member of the ITI (international team of implantology) and the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Sherif enjoys treating patients and enhancing their smiles. He is very good at comforting anxious patients and providing them with a pleasant dental experience.
Outside of work, Sherif enjoys spending time with his family, swimming and photography. He also enjoys travelling and exploring new places and learning about other cultures.
Gurdit qualified as a Dental Surgeon from The University of Liverpool in 2015 with distinction in Oral Health. He then gained The Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) in 2018 after passing postgraduate examinations. Gurdit enjoys all aspects of dentistry and in particular aesthetic and restorative dentistry. Gurdit is currently undertaking a one-year course in Advanced Operative Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry to further enhance his skills in these areas.
Outside of work Gurdit enjoys all sports but especially football and golf.
Tiphanie graduated from Newcastle University in 2017, moving to Nottingham in September 2019 to be closer to friends and family. Before joining us here at Westdale Dental Tiphanie completed a Dental Core Training placement year where she worked in the community dental services and an Oral & Maxillofacial department, mainly treating extremely anxious patients and more complex dental cases. In 2019 she gained Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Tiphanie enjoys treating very dentally anxious patients, ensuring they are comfortable and relaxed with all aspects of treatment. Her aim is to ensure patients understand all aspects of their care including educating them on the best habits and oral care routines to have. She also likes using composite bonding to improve people's smiles.
Outside of work Tiphanie enjoys playing in a local squash league and road cycling in the summer. She is also always looking for new and interesting things to cook and bake.
Caroline qualified as a dental hygienist at Charles Clifford Dental School in 1996 and has been part of the team since 2003. Caroline works at Westdale Dental 2 days a week and spends the rest of her time between dental practices in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Caroline enjoys all aspects of her work and in particularly the strong relationships that she has built with her patients. Her aim is to provide outstanding care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
When not working Caroline enjoys the countryside and walks with her dogs.
After Emma completed her degree in Biomedical Science in 2010, she decided that she wanted to utilise her knowledge of the human body within a clinical setting and be at the front of patient care. Emma completed the Diploma in Higher Education in Dental Hygiene & Therapy at the University of Sheffield in June 2013.Emma is passionate about improving patients’ self-confidence and general well-being. She believes excellent communication and building a good rapport with each patient is the key to achieving a high standard of care and the best clinical results. Emma has a special interest in preventative oral health care and promotion of good oral health.
In her spare time Emma's hobbies include cooking and keeping active - going to the gym, running and walking in the Peak District.
Christina studied Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy at the University of Leeds and graduated in 2012. She then went on to complete the West Midlands Foundation training scheme for dental therapists which allowed her to further development her clinical skills. Christina continues her professional development and regularly attends practical hands on courses so she can keep up to date with the latest treatments and dental products. Christina has experience working with both adults and children, identifying the individual needs of her patients and provide a personalised course of treatment. Christina is passionate about her work, whether its treating periodontal disease , teaching patients how to improve and maintain their oral health, carrying out fillings or teeth whitening.
In her spare time Christina likes to keep active with running, yoga and paddle boarding . She also love spending time with her family.