MELISSA MAUDSLEY BDS BSc
Melissa Maudsley qualified at UCLAN (in conjunction with Liverpool University) in 2012. She lives in Grimsargh and is an active member of the village in organising community events.
I qualified from University of Central Lancashire (in conjunction with Liverpool University) and have spent the majority of my career working in private practice up in the beautiful countryside of Cumbria. I recently decided to move to a practice closer to home so I am now an associate here at Grimsargh Smile Centre and loving every minute.
I have a real passion for good quality dentistry provided in a caring environment. One of my favourite aspects of dentistry is treating nervous patients, young and old alike. I feel I have a very gentle approach and many patients have overcome their fear of dental treatment as a result, which I'm very proud of.
In my time off I enjoy walking with my husband and our Miniature Schnauzer, spending time with family or having mini-breaks in our caravan. I am also heavily involved with organising Grimsargh Field Day and taking part in Church events.
GRAHAM HURST B.Ch.D (Hons) L.D.S.R.C.S(Eng)
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Graham Hurst qualified from Leeds with an honours degree in 1972. He is a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
He now has over 35 years experience in general dentistry having just started his fourth practice in the Preston area.
He has extended his knowledge by post graduate education and has attended numerous courses by world experts over the years including Harley Street Training both in advanced restorative dentistry and more recently in facial aesthetics.
ARFAN IQBAL BDS MFDS RCS (Edin)
Arfan Iqbal is the Principal Dentist at Grimsargh Smile Clinic and Dental Implant tutor qualifying from Manchester in 2001 and then obtaining his membership with the Royal College of Surgeons
I am the Principal Dentist at Grimsargh Smile Clinic and have a special interest in Oral Surgery, Implant and Restorative Dentistry. I am also a Dental Implant tutor for Dentale training clinics where I teach and mentor fellow dentists. Having qualified from Manchester Dental School in 2001, I began my career in the very busy referral clinics of Dundee Dental Hospital working alongside some of the top consultants in the country. After obtaining further qualifications, I earned the prestigious membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.
I am proud of our great practice here as we strive to provide high quality dentistry with exceptional customer service. I now regularly receive referrals from other dentists for Oral Surgery, Dental Implants and other advanced cosmetic procedures. I regularly keep up to date with all the latest developments in dentistry, often traveling worldwide to obtain skills in the latest techniques. I enjoy treating nervous patients and have a very caring and professional approach, this can be seen by the hundreds of testimonials received from my very happy patients. I am also one of the few dentists in the country to be Dental Phobia Certified.
I am very passionate about my dentistry including cosmetic dentistry and dental implants, many patients come to see me who have not seen a dentist for many years, they may not have been attending due to fear or they may have been ashamed of their smile. I feel especially proud once I have gained their trust, answered all their questions and given them a beautiful natural smile. It’s so rewarding to see them smile confidently for the first time in years and no longer be scared of going to the dentist. This passion is also reflected in my team who go to great lengths to ensure that your visit is as relaxing and as pleasant as can be. To complement my dentistry I carry out facial rejuvenation procedures such as Botox and Dermal Fillers
WARIS PATEL BDS (Liv)
Waris Patel qualified from Liverpool University in 1992. He has also undertaken the prestigious 2 year postgraduate diploma in Restorative Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons
I qualified from Liverpool University in 1992 and started by undertaking a year of postgraduate Vocational Training in General Dental Practice when it was optional. I have worked in general dental practices in the North West with over 23 years experience in general dentistry.
To increase my medical and surgical knowledge in 1998 I worked a 9 month period as a resident senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Doncaster Royal Infirmary dealing with In patient care and oral-facial trauma and conditions and also obtained the Canadian National Dental Licence.
Dentistry for myself is a passion leading me to travel widely in the UK and abroad to seek out the latest knowledge and techniques. I have undertaken the
prestigious 2 year post graduate Diploma course in Restorative Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons which consisted of monthly lectures and hands-on courses on various aspects of restorative dentistry including treatment planning, periodontics, endodontics, removable and fixed prosthodontics.
I have been involved in implant dentistry since 2001 and have restored and placed many dental implants over this time period. My philosophy is centred around prevention and evidence based dentistry with a focus on minimally invasive techniques. I am qualified to provide Intravenous sedation and Invisalign braces and am a member of the British Dental Association, The Association of Dental Implantology and British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Outside of dentistry my interests include hill walking, travel, cooking, yoga and meditation.
AMANDA TAYLOR (Dental Hygienist/Therapist)
Amanda Taylor is a Dental Therapist who qualified from Liverpool in 2011 and is dedicated in helping you keep your teeth for life, focusing on Preventative Dentistry.
I qualified from Liverpool University in 2011 with a combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, and have been at the Smile Clinic since 2015.
I enjoy meeting patients and helping them achieve their best oral health through treatment, education and understanding.
I am experienced in providing treatments such as scaling, fillings, stain removal and teeth whitening.
I like improving nervous patients confidence and comfort when in the surgery environment and am keen to help people keep their teeth for life.
Prevention is better than cure!