MEET OUR TEAM

Jesmond Dental Team

ANDREW BARR

ANDREW BARR

Dentistry

GDC: 270466

Dental Surgeon (BDS)

About Andrew

Andrew, who works at our Jesmond practice, 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.

Andrew moved to the North East in 2018 to work at a busy practice in Durham, working extensively in both NHS and private dentistry. He has a particular interest in providing restorative and aesthetic treatments to help patients love their smiles, and is currently undertaking a Diploma in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry at the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP).

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

In his spare time, Andrew enjoys hill walking, going to the gym and taking his labrador Millie for walks. He also takes part in a range of water sports including water-skiing, wakeboarding and kayaking.

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.

Gulshan manages Honour Health’s Instagram page. Take a look here

 

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, MSc) 

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 accepts referrals from other dentists for private endodontic treatment. Make a referral here

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 have returned to the city to work here in Jesmond.

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

Follow Michael on Instagram here 

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.

HELEN COLLINS

HELEN COLLINS

Dentistry

GDC: 271255

Dental Surgeon (BDS)

About Helen

Helen graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Dentistry in 2017 and joined our Jesmond team in April 2021. 

Helen is particularly interested in providing high quality aesthetic and restorative treatments and is planning to start a post-graduate diploma in aesthetic and restorative dentistry next year.

 Helen is an Invisalign Go provider, meaning she can offer clear aligner treatment to patients who would like to straighten their teeth.

Helen really enjoys the fact that working as a dentist enables her to meet and treat patients of all ages, from all walks of life.

In her spare time, Helen enjoys playing ice hockey for Whitley Bay Women’s team and taking her dog for long walks in Northumberland. 

DIANE STEVENSON

DIANE STEVENSON

Dentistry

GDC: 64424

Dental Surgeon (BDS)

About Diane

Diane studied at the Queen’s University of Belfast and qualified as a dentist in 1989. She has gained a huge amount of experience over the last 32 years in both NHS and private dentistry, and has enjoyed furthering her skills with numerous post-graduate education courses.

Diane is a longstanding member of the Honour Health family, having previously worked at our Stanley practice for several years, and we were delighted to welcome her to our Jesmond practice in October 2021.

Diane has a particular interest in aesthetics, minimal intervention and treating nervous patients. She enjoys meeting and getting to know people, and helping them to love their smiles.

In her spare time, Diane enjoys running to keep fit and for charity. She loves to travel with her husband and to spend time with her grown up sons.

ZAAKIA DURRANI

ZAAKIA DURRANI

Dental Hygiene

GDC: 287890

Dental Hygienist 

About Zaakia

Zaakia has been practising as a hygienist since 2016 and joined the Honour Health team in June 2021, working across our Jesmond, Stanley and Ponteland practices.

Zaakia studied Oral Health Science at the University of Essex and worked in the South East before moving up to Newcastle.

She previously worked in Make-up Artistry and worked in the North East and Manchester as well as Essex as a freelancer during her time at university.

In her role as a hygienist, Zaakia most enjoys meeting patients from all backgrounds and seeing how much of an impact she has made in their life by improving their confidence and smiles. Zaakia loves seeing how anxious patients become so open and happy to be around her after their first appointments. 

Zaakia believes that good oral hygiene is a gateway to a happier and healthier life, and she says she thoroughly enjoys being on this amazing and impactful journey.

In her spare time, Zaakia really enjoys keeping active, whether that’s through doing DIY projects at home, or going to theme parks.

Zaakia likes to go to the gym, as she likes to chase after the healthier and better lifestyle, as well as socialising with friends and family and spreading good vibes!

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. He now works at both our Stanley and Jesmond practices. 

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 HODGSON

MATTHEW HODGSON

Dentistry

GDC: 244944

Dental Surgeon (BDS, MFDS, RCSEd)

About Matthew

Matthew joined our Jesmond team in July 2021 and has broad-ranging experience in all areas of dentistry. He qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2013 (Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Merit in Clinical Dentistry).

He went on to complete his Foundation Training in General Practice in 2014 and was awarded the FGDP prize for his portfolio that he completed over the course of the year. 

Matthew received his Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2019.

He has a particular interest in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and is undertaking extensive further postgraduate training in these areas, expanding the range of treatments that he is able to offer his patients to improve their smiles. 

Matthew has always enjoyed being able to work with patients to build their confidence, especially when they may be anxious about dental treatment. 

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys reading and is a keen guitar player. 

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. He now works at both our Stanley and Jesmond practices. 

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.

ZAAKIA DURRANI

ZAAKIA DURRANI

Dental Hygiene

GDC: 287890

Dental Hygienist

About Zaakia

Zaakia has been practising as a hygienist since 2016 and joined the Honour Health team in June 2021, working across our Jesmond, Stanley and Ponteland practices.

Zaakia studied Oral Health Science at the University of Essex and worked in the South East before moving up to Newcastle.

She previously worked in Make-up Artistry and worked in the North East and Manchester as well as Essex as a freelancer during her time at university.

In her role as a hygienist, Zaakia most enjoys meeting patients from all backgrounds and seeing how much of an impact she has made in their life by improving their confidence and smiles. Zaakia loves seeing how anxious patients become so open and happy to be around her after their first appointments. 

Zaakia believes that good oral hygiene is a gateway to a happier and healthier life, and she says she thoroughly enjoys being on this amazing and impactful journey.

In her spare time, Zaakia really enjoys keeping active, whether that’s through doing DIY projects at home, or going to theme parks.

Zaakia likes to go to the gym, as she likes to chase after the healthier and better lifestyle, as well as socialising with friends and family and spreading good vibes!

NIKOLAOS TATSIDIS

NIKOLAOS TATSIDIS

Dentistry

GDC: 128348

Dental Surgeon (DDM)

About Nikolaos

Nikolaos studied at Plovdiv University (Doctor of Dental Medicine), graduating in 2002, and has a wealth of experience in many areas of dentistry. He hails from Greece, and has been based in Newcastle for more than a decade, working in NHS and private practices across the North East, before joining Honour Health Stanley in early 2021.

Nikolaos has a keen interest in treating anxious patients and he enjoys seeing their oral health improve as their anxiety diminishes.

He also has a particular interest in minimally invasive dentistry, restorative dentistry and endodontics, and has undertaken additional courses in composite bonding, radiology and periodontal care.

Outside of work, Nikolaos enjoys spending time with friends and family and exploring the North East.

DIVYA SHARMA

DIVYA SHARMA

Dentistry

GDC: 291719

Dental Surgeon (BDS)

About Divya

Divya began working as a dentist in our Stanley practice in April 2021. She studied Dentistry in Valencia, Spain, and graduated in July 2020.

Divya is enjoying working in general dentistry at present, to continually build on her experience, and will then move towards a post-graduate qualification. She has an interest in periodontics and restorative dentistry, and is keen to gain a qualification in the field of facial aesthetics.

Divya most enjoys interacting with the variety of people that come to the dental surgery, taking people out of pain, and giving people the confidence to smile.

In her spare time, Divya enjoys learning and teaching Kathak – a North Indian classical dance form. She also enjoys cooking and going for walks.

 

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.

 

ZAAKIA DURRANI

ZAAKIA DURRANI

Dental Hygiene

GDC: 287890

Dental Hygienist 

About Zaakia

Zaakia has been practising as a hygienist since 2016 and joined the Honour Health team in June 2021, working across our Jesmond, Stanley and Ponteland practices.

Zaakia studied Oral Health Science at the University of Essex and worked in the South East before moving up to Newcastle.

She previously worked in Make-up Artistry and worked in the North East and Manchester as well as Essex as a freelancer during her time at university.

In her role as a hygienist, Zaakia most enjoys meeting patients from all backgrounds and seeing how much of an impact she has made in their life by improving their confidence and smiles. Zaakia loves seeing how anxious patients become so open and happy to be around her after their first appointments. 

Zaakia believes that good oral hygiene is a gateway to a happier and healthier life, and she says she thoroughly enjoys being on this amazing and impactful journey.

In her spare time, Zaakia really enjoys keeping active, whether that’s through doing DIY projects at home, or going to theme parks.

Zaakia likes to go to the gym, as she likes to chase after the healthier and better lifestyle, as well as socialising with friends and family and spreading good vibes!

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.

Gulshan manages Honour Health’s Instagram page. Take a look here