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At Love the Dentist Salford we pride ourselves on our personable approach and firmly believe in putting the ‘care’ into dental care.

For most of us a visit to the dentist can be a daunting experience. But do not worry, at Love the Dentist Salford you are always in good hands. Our caring team of dental professionals are all experienced and will go out of their way to ensure you feel happy, relaxed and confident whenever you visit us.

Greg PaysdenName: Greg Paysden
Qualifications: BDS
GDC Number: 81948

Greg graduated from Manchester Dental School in 2003 and quickly found a passion in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and won his first national award in 2010. He moved into practice ownership within a few years of graduating and was determined to lead change in the industry through his mission of helping people ‘love coming to the dentist’.

Greg now owns and is Principal Dentist of this fast growing group of independent dental practices in the North West of England. He was worked for many years delivering and leading high quality dentistry in Salford, Radcliffe and Mobberley.

Greg is avid bare foot runner and enjoys nothing more than being dragged through the forest by his golden Labrador, Lola, and around the playgrounds of the North West by his children.

James HobkirkName: James Hobkirk
Qualifications: BDS, MJDF, RCS (Eng)
GDC Number: 82788

James has over 10 years experience in delivering oral health and has been a member of the Faculty of Dental Practitioners since 2008 and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2015. James graduated from Manchester Dental School in 2003 and is certified in Conscious Sedation. He has spent most of his professional life with the Love the Dentist Team.

James has a special interest in treating dental phobic and nervous patients and takes a holistic approach to improving smiles and wellbeing of his patients. He enjoys using a range of best practice options to deliver beautiful straight teeth.

With a new baby girl in the house James is wondering where all his time has gone and loves to get into the great British outdoors.

Anna MaybinName: Anna Maybin
Qualifications: BDS
GDC Number: 228597

Born and raised in Northern Ireland Anna studied and graduated from Newcastle University in 2012 where she won the Majorie Lamb and Jackson Long Prize for Dental Public Health.

Anna worked for 3 years in NHS and Private practice in the NW before seeing the light and moving to Manchester in the spring of 2015. With a special interest in cosmetic dentistry Anna is currently attending a second Tipton Restorative Dentistry Course, she is also studying for a postgraduate degree in Healthcare Ethics and Law (LLM) at the University of Manchester.

When not attending to the dental health needs of the residents of the North West, Anna enjoys sailing, skiing, and “Munroe bagging”(something to do with Scottish mountains). Anna is also a member of the Irish Pottery royalty and a keen potter.

Claire PrescottName: Claire Prescott
Qualifications: BDS (Hons)
GDC Number: 229293

Claire graduated from Sheffield Dental School with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours in 2012. She spent her Dental Foundation Year in Sheffield and then returned to her home town of Manchester where she worked in mixed NHS and Private practices for two years before joining Love the Dentist. Claire’s area of interest is in Restorative Dentistry. She has completed two cosmetic courses specialising in advanced techniques both practical and theoretical. Claire is also qualified to administer sedation – SAAD and completed oral surgery courses in 2014. She has a lot of experience with calming and managing nervous patients.

Claire loves travelling and is a keen skier. She loves anything to do with sport and fitness and going to music festivals.

Sara AzizName: Sara Aziz
Qualifications: BDS Alexandria University 2005, MFDS Membership of the Royal College of dental surgeons of Glasgow
GDC Number: 236893

Sara graduated from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dental Science and in 2012 she graduated with a MFDS (UK). Sara worked in General practice in Alexandria Egypt before moving to work in the UK in 2013. In 2014, she was awarded the MFDS by the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow. In 2012 she completed a course in Advanced Crown and Bridge at LonDec Centre in London. Sara offers a wide range of dental treatment from routine to cosmetic, with the emphasis on allowing time to listen, understand, and discuss the choices open to patients. Her area of interest lies with calming anxious and apprehensive patients, restorative dentistry and treating children. ‘In my spare time I enjoy travelling and socialising with friends.’

Bernadette LackeyName: Bernadette Lackey
Qualifications: BSC Biochemistry 2007 BDS Dentistry 2012
GDC Number: 873454

Bernadette graduated from Liverpool Dental School with a Bachelor of Science Biochemistry in 2007 and a Bachelor of Dentistry in 2012. Her foundation training was completed at Love the Dentist Salford. She currently works in Rochdale as Head Dentist and at Salford as an Associate. Bernie has published research about Periodontal Tissues. She is passionate about preventative care and can be regularly seen in local schools volunteering and teaching oral health and tooth brushing fun! She also loves to give people new straight smiles.

Bernie loves travelling far and widened enjoys music gigs and festivals.

Bijan BarfarazName: Bijan Barfaraz
Qualifications: BDS
GDC Number: 100939

Bijan started his career in Germany as a dental technician before attending the University of Johannes-Gutenberg and graduating with a doctorate in 2006. He then spent 3 years working in an NHS practice in London before moving to Dubai to develop his private dentistry and stayed for 5 years. Here he met his Cheshire born wife and soon moved back to the UK where he worked in a mixed practice in London for 2 years before moving North with his young family and joining the Love the Dentist team in January 2016.

Bijan has a special interest in Endodontics and is currently studying an MSC at Chester University.

Adlym BurtonName: Adlyn Burton
Qualifications: Diploma in Hygiene and Diploma in Therapy
GDC Number: 119561

Adlyn commenced her career as a Dental Nurse and progressed to Senior Dental Nurse after graduating from Manchester Dental Hospital with a double Diploma in Hygiene and Therapy. Adlyn has worked with several practices and is now happy to say she’s a full time member of the Love The Dentist team. Adlyn has a special interest in helping patients improve their oral health during her hygiene sessions.

‘I love cooking, socialising and having fun with my children and partner.’

Carol SmithName: Carol Smith
Qualifications: Diploma of Dental Hygiene
GDC Number: 5202

Carol graduated from Birmingham Dental Hospital in 1997 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene. After leaving high school she began as a Dental Nurse on the Youth Training Scheme and stayed with the same practice until furthering her education at the hospital. She has since gained invaluable experience in all aspects of dental hygiene in a variety of NHS and private practices. Her area of interest lies with the continuing challenges of further implant care and maintenance.

‘I love the outdoors, walking, running, skiing and go to the Lake District as often as possible. I enjoy a good social evening out, good food, drinks and friends.’

Sarah FergusonName: Sarah Ferguson
Qualifications: National Certificate in Dental Nursing
GDC Number: 154226

Sarah started working as a Dental Nurse at the age of sixteen. She went to college for two years studying a B-Tec National Diploma in Science and Health. Sarah returned to Dental Nursing qualifying in 1999. She has since studies a course in Fluoride and Oral Health Advice and Sedation. Sarah has the role of cross infection control nurse in the practice. Her area of interest lies in educating and advising children about the importance of oral health and diet.

Sarah enjoys socialising with friends, spending time with family, going on days out and going for meals out.

Gemma LucasName: Gemma Lucas
Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
GDC Number: 140420

Gemma began as a trainee Dental Nurse in an NHS practice in May 2003. After two years she graduated with an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing and then moved to a private practice in Manchester where she focussed on cosmetic work and smile makeovers. Gemma started with Love the Dentist Salford in July 2009. Her area of interest still lies with cosmetic dentistry helping people feel good about their smile.

‘I enjoy spending time with my family and my friends. Taking my little girl on fun days out, shopping and eating out.’

Molly MorrisonName: Molly Morrison
Qualifications: Training L3 Dental Nursing
GDC Number: Nil required

Molly is well on her way to becoming a fully qualified dental nurse and has been part of the Love the Dentist Trainee program for the past 12 months. ‘I love going out shopping or going to the cinema. Relaxing and making the most of my weekends.’

Michelle O'MalleyName: Michelle O’Malley
Qualifications: Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Dental Nursing
GDC Number: 162839

Michelle qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2008 in Manchester. She graduated and started with Love the Dentist that very year. As well as Dental Nursing, Michelle enjoys getting involved in the nitty gritty of running a practice.

‘I enjoy shopping, socialising and going on as many holidays as I can. The best part about working at Love the Dentist is the people in my team.’

Beckie ArmittName: Beckie Armitt
Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
GDC Number: 245592

Beckie graduated in 2011 obtaining her Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. She qualified as a cadet previously under Manchester Dental hospital. Beckie’s area of interest lies with cosmetic dentistry, surgical procedures and beauty fillers.

Beckie loves to attend fashion shows and is also a keen charity worker. If there’s a chance to travel abroad she’ll take it.

Jayne GibonsName: Jayne Gibbons
Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 Customer Services
GDC Number: 154242

Jayne began dental nursing in Manchester in 1979. Her varied experience includes dental surgery, chair side assistance and more currently a Receptionist. Jayne is called ‘The Matriarch’ of Love the Dentist Salford due to her over twenty three years work experience.

Jayne loves weekends away, socialising with friends and anything to do with Emmerdale.

Debbie CochraneName: Debbie Cochrane
Qualifications: Receptionist

Working alongside Jayne, Debbie covers all areas of running an efficient reception desk at Love the Dentist Salford. She has been with the practice for twelve years. Debbie loves socialising with friends and family, gardening and swimming. She loves her Ipad games including Candy Crush and Soda Pop. She loves to play with her dog Skip and her three grandchildren.

Clare WellerName: Clare Weller
Qualifications: 1994 National Certificate in Dental Nursing, 2011 Certificate in Health Service Care Management.
GDC Number: 154210

Clare commenced employment with Hope Dental Practice in 1992 as a trainee Dental Nurse. She qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1994 and moved into the administrative side of the practice. Clare was promoted to Practice Manager in 2008 but still enjoys the occasional day in surgery. Clare’s area of interest is seeing the positive results of complex smile cases. She loves being involved with her fantastic team and strives to provide patient centred care with uncompromised customer service.

‘I love gardening, caravanning, socialising, music, reading and spending time with my family. I love cooking - when I get a chance!’

Amit MistryName: Amit Mistry
GDC Number: 79207

Dr Mistry qualified from the University of Manchester in 2001, completed General Professional Training in 2002, this lead to his Royal College of Surgeons Membership in 2003. Dr Amit Mistry BDS MFDS RCS (Eng) has undergone extensive post-graduate training in the field of dental implantology. This includes surgical grafting of bone and plastic surgery of the gums, and also to replacement of all the teeth on the same day using implants to provide you with the very best and predictable implant solutions. Dr Mistry also provides extensive training and consultation to General Dental Practitioners

Clare McDermottName: Clare McDermott
GDC Number: 155981

Clare studied for a National Certificate in Dental Nursing at Manchester University leaving in 1997 to start her nursing career. Having gained extensive general dental experience through a number of NHS & Private practices in the North West, Clare now works at both Salford and Mobberley where she is the Patient Care Coordinator. With a special interest in cosmetic dentistry Clare also ensures that all her patients have the best journey possible. When not working Clare loves to spend time with her 2 teenage children and trying new restaurants, she also loves to hit the dance floor when time and space allow.

Philip PaysdenName: Philip Paysden
Qualifications: BA (Hons)

Philip has over 10 years experience in managing health organisations and is responsible for ensuring the patient journey is forefront to the business and that all the cogs of Love the Dentist run together well. He is an unwavering Ireland Rugby fan and can be found yelling at a number of venues during the early part of the year.

Why our clients love coming to us

Thank you so much for giving me and making me smile! You've been amazing and really helped me through a difficult time. Your support and compassion has been much appreciated. You went the extra mile and you didn't have to.


The treatments and service that I have had at this practice have been excellent and they do make it painless.

Joanne H

As soon as I came in all the staff and dentists were very welcoming and really, really friendly. It’s just a generally nice and happy place to be and they have helped me get my confidence back.

Wendy B

Everything has improved greatly. Years ago it was a chore to go to the dentist, but here they are so good with you. You don’t have to worry about anything. It’s a really good experience.

Rowland L

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