Dr Aisha Ahmed, Principal Dentist
GDC No: 76950
“Hi I’m Aisha and proud to be the Founder and Principal Dentist of Sale Dental Spa, leading my team to achieve the best in customer care. At Sale Dental Spa, it’s all about our clients and each and every one of you is very special to us. I originally gained my Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree with Honours in 1995. I have successfully completed a Masters degree in Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry from the University of Central Lancashire. I thrive on constantly upgrading my skills by attending postgraduate courses, so I can deliver the latest and best treatments for you. I pay attention to little details in the treatment I provide which is the secret of our ever growing happy and smiling clientele. I am a certified Inman Aligner Dentist and a certified Platinum Invisalign provider and practice this treatment to straighten crowded or spaced teeth with great success. Please see our Testimonials to find out more. In my spare time I enjoy playing badminton and am affiliated with a number of charities including Bridge2Aid (which teaches health workers basic dental skills to look after their patients’ teeth, Facing the World and a local charity called Stockdales, based in Sale, which I find very fulfilling”.
Dr Wajiha Basir, Associate Dentist BDS, MFDS (RCS Ed), MJDF (RCS Eng), Cert Postgraduate Teaching & Restorative Dentistry
GDC No: 113625
“Since qualifying from Manchester in 2007, I have to say I am still as passionate about dentistry as I was when I embarked on this career. Over the years, I have built up a wealth of knowledge in multiple areas of dentistry, particularly in advanced restorative care.
I am also a VTE trainer (trainer for newly qualified dentists) and have been doing so since 2013. I have a strong passion for creating beautiful smile results and have studied this field extensively.
I am now looking to further my knowledge and will be studying to place dental implants. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my 2 beautiful children and family. I also enjoy writing and reciting poetry and regularly attend events organised by North West Arts Council”.
Iswarya Kalyan, Associate Dentist
GDC No: 270949
“I have recently joined the wonderful team at Sale Dental Spa as an Associate Dentist.
I graduated with Distinction from The University of Leeds. I am keen on giving back to the community and strongly believe in improving the population’s oral health with an emphasis on educating patients in the prevention of dental disease. I am passionate about providing the best patient care and spend time creating a personalised treatment plan for each and every patient. My aim is to ensure my patients go out with a smile on their face!
Outside of dentistry I enjoy dancing and have successfully performed in multiple national competitions with my dance group. I am also an avid traveller who likes to experience different cultures and cuisines.”
Phil Lucas, Hygienist
GDC No: 5509
“I qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1999 and went on to work alongside a periodontal specialist for the next 3 years in the armed forces whilst in Herford in Germany. I then joined a large dental practice in the North West of England specialising in the treatment of complex periodontal (severe gum disease) cases and also dental implant maintenance.I have lectured in the UK as well as Europe on periodontal treatment and am at the forefront of current research on the uses and advantages of diode lasers in the treatment of gum disease.
In 2010, I qualified in administering dermal fillers including Juvederm and Restylane. I also use Radiesse for some patients as this stimulates the production of collagen. I also perform anti-wrinkle treatments such as Botox™ and Azzalure to improve patient’s appearance. I continued my interest in facial aesthetics and have since worked in a very exclusive Liverpool city centre practice, performing anti-wrinkle treatments and fillers for many well-known personalities over the years and since then have cultivated my own list of loyal clients. Outside of work I enjoy going to the pub, playing pool and going to the park where I do the park run once a week and I also support Manchester City. I have two white and grey rats called Cookie and Pancake who are a constant source of entertainment for my wife and kids!”
Mandi Beesley, Practice Manager and Treatment Co-ordinator
GDC No: 155364
Mandi Beesley is the Practice Manager and Treatment Co-ordinator at Sale Dental Spa. “I have come from a background of Dental Nursing and have been in the profession for the past 18 years, working in NHS, Private and Orthodontic practices in Manchester and Cheshire. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of my work and given my varied history in the profession, I have been lucky enough to see many different sides of the Dental world. The patient journey to me, is the most important part of dentistry, from the initial consultation, where a plan is formulated for treatment, to the final day of treatment when our patient’s smile is perfected, every step is as important to me as the day when a patient gets the smile they have been waiting for. My role at Sale Dental Spa is to ensure that all of our patients have a professional and positive end to end experience. I strive to meet patient’s objectives and deliver the highest possible standards of care with the help of my team. In my spare time outside of work, I enjoy expensive wines and I’m an avid reader! My personal favourite authors include John Connolly, Martina Cole and Leslie Pearce. I enjoy travelling to hot countries and the great outdoors and socialising. I have a little Chorkie (which is a Yorkshire and Chihuahua cross breed) called Boo who is my pride and joy and she certainly keeps me out of mischief!”
“Hi I am Maddison, the Front of House Manager here at Sale Dental Spa. I
have been in the dental industry for over 10 years and I love every
aspect of the job. I started my training in my native Australia and
have only ever worked in the dental industry since!
I will be the first friendly face you see at the practice and I will start you on your dental journey.
In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends and travelling.
I look forward to meeting you!”
Karen Dungey, Head Dental Nurse
GDC No: 155671
“Hi I’m Karen and I have been a qualified Dental Nurse for 16 years in the Manchester area. I am very passionate about dentistry and giving our patients the best dental experience!
Before working at Sale Dental Spa, I worked around the Manchester area assisting dentists with a wide range of dental treatments. My favourite being the full smile makeover, Invisalign followed by teeth whitening and finished off by composite bonding done by Dr Aisha as it has given the most amazing results over the years and made many patients very happy and given them a new lease of life!
I also enjoy assisting in many other treatments including crowns, bridges and dental implants as well as meeting and getting to know our many patients and forming a relationship with them over time.
In my spare time, I love to meet up with friends and having a good catch up over drinks. I like to go walking and camping with my 3 boys, 2 dogs and one husband which keep me very busy!”
Leah Cross, Dental Nurse Apprentice
“Hi, I’m Leah and I’ve recently started my Apprenticeship as a Dental Nurse at Sale Dental Spa where I will have 12 month’s training on assisting in all aspects of dental work and looking after our patients in general. I also really enjoy mixing the alginate which is the blue mixture that is used to take teeth impressions for our patients in order to make braces. Before I worked with the Dentist, I was a Care Assistant in a nursing home and also in the community where I learned how to look after our older residents. I have two black and white cats called Max and Paddy (as in the Peter Kay show). They are brothers and when I went to collect just one from the cat breeder I just couldn’t leave the last kitten on his own so came home with two!”
“Hi, I’m Joanna, the Business Development Manager here at Sale Dental Spa! I’m so excited to be working with such a great team of positive people who are very experienced in dentistry and passionate about giving their clients the best care and attention suited to their individual needs. I’ve worked in marketing, events and PR for over 20 years now (ahem!) and over the last 5 years I’ve been working for a cosmetic surgery company who offered injectables such as Juvederm and Botox® and am so pleased I can bring this experience to the team as we expand the services we offer in Sale. Recently I’ve started my Invisalign® journey so that I can have my own dream of a smile makeover and I’ll be sharing this journey with you on my blog posts so look out for them… Personally I am married with two lovely girls and an adopted ginger tom cat called Freddie (after Freddie Flintoff!) My husband is so pleased that at last he has a male on his side with a house full of women!”