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Jesmond Dental Team

CLAIRE TOWERS

CLAIRE TOWERS

Dentistry

GDC: 106811

Dental Surgeon (BDS) (currently on Maternity Leave)

About Claire

Claire provides the full range of NHS and private dental treatments. 

Claire is a member of the Local Dental Committee (LDC) and has worked in the dental industry for almost 20 years, having begun her career in 1998 as a dental nurse. She gained extensive experience in NHS and private practices in the North East, and decided to study to become a dental surgeon in 2007.

Claire has been a member of our Jesmond team since she graduated from Newcastle University in 2012. She completed her post-graduate training with us, and then became an associate at the practice.

Her dental nursing background has proved to be invaluable throughout her time with us, and it is a continual asset to the way she engages with her patients.

In particular, Claire enjoys treating nervous patients, by putting them at ease when they visit the practice, and helping restore them to good health.

Claire has great interest in aesthetic restorations, white fillings, whitening and restoring implants. She is a certified Invisalign practitioner and has had excellent results in transforming patients’ smiles with this almost invisible orthodontic treatment.

Away from surgery, Claire enjoys Muay Thai (martial arts), spending time with family and friends, and taking her three little dogs to the beach.

GULSHAN DHANOYA

GULSHAN DHANOYA

Dentistry

GDC: 266725

Dental Surgeon (BDS) 

About Gulshan

Gulshan provides the full range of NHS and private dental treatments. 

Gulshan studied Dentistry at Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valencia (Vlc) Spain and joined us in September 2016 following her graduation. Prior to that, Gulshan gained extensive experience at the practice in both dental nursing and dental therapy. She is currently undertaking a Restorative Masters at the Eastman Dental Institute, UCL.

Gulshan has a particular interest in transforming patients’ smiles through Invisalign, teeth whitening and composite bonding.

Gulshan was shortlisted as a finalist for her teeth whitening work at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018 and was named a finalist for the Best Young Dentist category at the Private Dentistry Awards 2019. She was awarded the highly commended title in the Dentist of the Year category at the Dental Awards 2020.

In her spare time, Gulshan enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, photography and playing netball.

ONKAR DHANOYA

ONKAR DHANOYA

Dentistry

GDC: 60155

Principal Dentist (BDS,MFGDP,Dip.Con.Sed., Dip Imp Dent.RCSEd, Cert Clin Ed,FHEA,FFGDP, FICD)

About Onkar

Onkar graduated as a dental surgeon from Newcastle University in 1985 and has been principal dental surgeon at Honour Health (formerly the Osborne Dental Group) since 1986.

 Find out more about Onkar here.

 

MICHAEL PETERSON

MICHAEL PETERSON

Dentistry

GDC: 227535

Dental Surgeon (BDS) 

About Michael

Michael joined our Jesmond practice in September 2018, having previously worked at a dental practice in Stockton.

Michael graduated in graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Newcastle University. He also holds an MSc in Endodontics, and has a particular interest in this area of dentistry.

Michael has worked extensively in NHS and private dentistry in the North East since his graduation. Having spent his university years in Newcastle, he is delighted to be returning to the city and working here in Jesmond.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys golfing and spending time with family.

SAMANTHA TRESTRAIL

SAMANTHA TRESTRAIL

Dental Hygiene

GDC: 284062

Dental Hygienist 

About Samantha

Samantha works as a dental hygienist at our Jesmond practice. She studied at the University of Bristol for two years to gain a Diploma in Dental Hygiene.

Previously Samantha undertook an apprenticeship in dental nursing, training at the University of Plymouth dental campus in Cornwall alongside dental students, which helped her to gain a lot of experience of working in the dental environment.

Samantha really enjoys treating patients with the use of our state of the art EMS Airflow system, which quickly, effectively removes biofilm and staining, revealing a healthier, brighter smile.

In the long term, Samantha is interested in potentially undertaking additional roles such as teeth whitening. As Samantha is new to the North East, she is also looking forward to meeting new people and discovering the local area.

In her spare time Samantha likes to go out on dog walks and go to the gym. She would also like to get back into swimming, as she had a break from it when at university, but used to compete to a high level when she was living in Cornwall.

ANDREW BARR

ANDREW BARR

Dentistry

GDC: 270466

Dental Surgeon (BDS)

About Andrew

Andrew, who works at our Jesmond and Stanley practices, grew up in Scotland and graduated as a dental surgeon from Glasgow University in 2017. He previously worked in a large Glasgow suburb practice, where he gained experience in all aspects of dentistry, formulated complex treatment plans, and supported trainee dental nurses through their training.

He is nearing completion of his Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Andrew moved to the North East in 2018 to work at a busy practice in Durham, working extensively in both NHS and private dentistry. In particular, he has a special interest in providing restorative and aesthetic treatments to help patients love their smiles.

He is a qualified Invisalign GO provider, meaning that he can use clear, removable braces to treat patients who would like straight teeth.

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys hill walking and going to the gym, and is an avid rock climber, having previously competed for Scotland. He also takes part in a range of water sports including water-skiing, wakeboarding and kayaking.

Stanley Dental Team

ONKAR DHANOYA

ONKAR DHANOYA

Dentistry

GDC: 60155

Principal Dentist (BDS,MFGDP,Dip.Con.Sed., Dip Imp Dent.RCSEd, Cert Clin Ed,FHEA,FFGDP, FICD)

About Onkar

Onkar graduated as a dental surgeon from Newcastle University in 1985 and has been principal dental surgeon at Honour Health (formerly the Osborne Dental Group) since 1986.

 Find out more about Onkar here.

 

ANEDRA BASGARAN

ANEDRA BASGARAN

Dentistry

GDC:284735

Dental Surgeon (BDS)

About Anedra

Anedra studied Dentistry at King’s College London, graduating in 2019, and joined our Stanley team in 2021 after moving to the North East.

Anedra enjoys seeing patients regularly and building a relationship with them, as well as the artistic nature of dentistry and making patients happy with their smiles!

Anedra is planning on taking several post-graduate qualifications and intends to embark on an Invisalign course in the near future, as she is particularly interested in providing Invisalign’s clear aligner system to her patients. She also has an interest in aesthetics and is considering taking a facial aesthetics course further along in her career.

In her spare time, Anedra does a lot of dancing, sports and really enjoys cooking and experimenting with healthy recipe ideas.

LEE HISTED

LEE HISTED

Dentistry

GDC: 70571

Dental Surgeon (BDS) 

About Lee

Lee joined our Stanley practice in October 2019. He studied Dentistry at Newcastle University and has worked extensively in NHS and private dental care for almost 20 years, at several busy practices across the North East.

He also spent time working as a dentist in three states of Australia earlier in his career.

Lee has completed a comprehensive course on cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, as he has a particular interest in this area. He enjoys carrying out aesthetic treatments to help patients feel confident about their smiles.

In his spare time Lee enjoys spending time with his family, playing rugby for Novocastrians RFC, bike riding and recently competing in triathlons.

HUSSAM BABU FATIH

HUSSAM BABU FATIH

Dentistry

GDC: 283425

Dental Surgeon (BDS)

About Hussam

Hussam studied to become a dental surgeon at Newcastle University and graduated in 2019. He hails from the North East and worked in Sunderland prior to joining Honour Health’s Stanley team in 2020.

At work, he enjoys the process of taking patients through their journeys from initial consultations, answering their questions and helping them achieve any dental goals they may have. He has an ambition to take on further training in restorative dental work in the months to come.

In his spare time, Hussam likes to keep active and is a keen gym-goer. He often plays football, basketball and enjoys travelling when the opportunities arise. Aside from that, Hussam enjoys spending a lot of time with family and friends.

MATTHEW JOLL

MATTHEW JOLL

Dentistry

GDC: 79410

Dental Surgeon (BDS)

About Matthew

Matthew provides the full range of NHS and private dental treatments.

Matthew holds a BDS from Newcastle upon Tyne and has completed an Implant Course at Sheffield University.

He completed his vocational training in Sunderland before joining our Stanley practice in 2002.

Matthew has been an educational trainer for foundation dentists for eight years and has a particular interest in sedation and implant work.

Outside of work, Matthew has three children, which keep him busy. He also enjoys going to watch his old rugby team (Medicals RFC) play. When he gets the chance, he likes to play golf, and loves skiing.

Ponteland Dental Team

ONKAR DHANOYA

ONKAR DHANOYA

Dentistry

GDC: 60155

Principal Dentist (BDS,MFGDP,Dip.Con.Sed., Dip Imp Dent.RCSEd, Cert Clin Ed,FHEA,FFGDP, FICD)

About Onkar

Onkar graduated as a dental surgeon from Newcastle University in 1985 and has been principal dental surgeon at Honour Health (formerly the Osborne Dental Group) since 1986.

 Find out more about Onkar here.

 

CAROLINE SHORT

CAROLINE SHORT

Dental Hygiene

GDC: 180272

Dental Therapist 

About Caroline

Caroline joined Honour Health in March 2016 and works as a dental therapist at our Ponteland practice. She was shortlisted as a Finalist for Therapist of the Year; at the prestigious Dental Awards 2019.

Caroline studied her Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy at Newcastle University, graduating in December 2015.  She worked as a dental nurse for eight years prior to becoming a dental therapist, giving her an excellent insight into the world of dentistry, and she is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Caroline likes to stay up-to-date in her clinical recommendations to patients by regularly liaising with dental representatives about new products and procedures, and evaluating the clinical evidence used to endorse them. As her role focuses on managing and promoting good oral hygiene practices, she is particularly interested in novel plaque-removal products such as toothbrushes and interdental cleaning aids.

In the short-term, Caroline is planning to expand her clinical repertoire to include tooth whitening, and, in the long-term, she aims to be involved in dental research and education.

Outside of work, Caroline’s little boy keeps her on her toes, and they love going on adventures! Caroline is passionate about animal welfare and rights, and she follows a vegetarian diet. She also loves running and has recently taken up yoga, which she believes not only helps with strength and flexibility, but offers a fantastic opportunity for self-reflection and stress-relief after a busy day!

GULSHAN DHANOYA

GULSHAN DHANOYA

Dentistry

GDC: 266725

Dental Surgeon (BDS) 

About Gulshan

Gulshan provides the full range of NHS and private dental treatments. 

Gulshan studied Dentistry at Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valencia (Vlc) Spain and joined us in September 2016 following her graduation. Prior to that, Gulshan gained extensive experience at the practice in both dental nursing and dental therapy. She is currently undertaking a Restorative Masters at the Eastman Dental Institute, UCL.

Gulshan has a particular interest in transforming patients’ smiles through Invisalign, teeth whitening and composite bonding.

Gulshan was shortlisted as a finalist for her teeth whitening work at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018 and was named a finalist for the Best Young Dentist category at the Private Dentistry Awards 2019. She was awarded the highly commended title in the Dentist of the Year category at the Dental Awards 2020.

In her spare time, Gulshan enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, photography and playing netball.