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”.

Dr Iswarya Kalyan, MChD BChD and BSc in Oral Science

GDC No: 270949

“Hi, I am Ish and I am part of this wonderful team at Sale Dental Spa as an Associate Dentist.

I graduated with Distinction from The University of Leeds receiving MChD BChD and BSc in Oral Science. Since then I have always taken different opportunities to up-skill and improve my knowledge, techniques and keep
up to date. I am a certified Invisalign and C fast fixed braces provider which enables me to offer cosmetic alignment of teeth. Along with composite courses where I have developed my skills to change the shape and size of teeth which can enhance your smile. My passion for continued learning has led me to embark on a year long postgraduate course on Advanced Restorative and Aesthetics Dentistry. This will allow me to ensure optimum care and treatment planning is provided to my patients.

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.”

Dr Hesham Ali

BDS MFDS RCSEd MDPH MSc (Clin) Orthodontics MOrth RCSEng FDS (Orthodontics) RCSEd

Hesham is a Consultant at Royal Bolton Hospital. He has worked and trained for more than 15 years in Ireland and in Greater Manchester both as a general dentist and then a Consultant & Specialist Orthodontist. He has worked privately for much of that time, seeing patients improve their smiles across the northwest, whether that involved some simple teeth whitening, straightening of teeth, or complex care within a team of specialist dentists.

Hesham has a particular interest in adult orthodontics, and cosmetic teeth alignment, and offers a range of different options from Invisalign to cosmetic white ceramic braces and lingual Incognito braces which can be tailored to suit individual needs. Apart from practicing orthodontics, he has a passion for teaching and is involved in the training of undergraduate students and postgraduate orthodontic specialty trainees at the University of Manchester.

When not working, Hesham spends time with his young family and gets out for a motorcycle ride whenever he can.

  • Bachelor in Dental Surgery 2009: University College Cork (Ireland)
  • Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery 2011: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Master of Dental Public 2013: University of Manchester
  • Master in Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) 2016: University Of Manchester
  • Membership in Orthodontics 2016: Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellowship in Dental Surgery (Orthodontics) 2019: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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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!”

Maddison Ingram, Front of House Manager

“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!”


Jade Homfray – Jones

“I am passionate about providing minimally invasive, patient focussed dentistry in a calm and relaxed environment. I have always been artistic and have transferred this into my cosmetic dentistry. I use photography, digital smile design and innovative techniques to help plan and create harmonious smiles.

On graduating from Manchester Dental Hospital, I was awarded the BDA Prize and Tom-Pitt Ford Prize. Since then I have focused on further training in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontics. This allows me to treat patients with complex dental problems such as worn teeth and those who want to improve the appearance of their smiles.

Currently I am studying a Masters in Clinical Orthodontics with the College of Medicine and Dentistry in Birmingham and I am a Premier InvisalignGo Provider, treating numerous patients since 2017.

I am a Gold Member with Digital Smile Design, a Full Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Facial aesthetics is another area I have trained in, enabling me to provide treatments to rejuvenate the rest of the face.

Outside of the practice my main interests are art, food and travel. I enjoy being creative in my spare time, whether through acrylic painting or cooking. I find travelling is a wonderful way to relax and experience new food.”

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Cody Potter, Receptionist

“Collett is the Head Receptionist at Sale Dental Spa. “I have worked within dentistry for nearly 6 years as a dental nurse, dental receptionist, and practice coordinator in different dental practices around Lancashire and Manchester. I have loved every aspect of dentistry and it has helped me broaden my skills and knowledge to help all of you lovely people! My favourite treatment is composite bonding because the transformation is just amazing!”

I will be the first friendly face you see at the practice and I will start you on your dental journey.

I was born and grew up in Cyprus on the military bases so my favourite place in the world is sunny Cyprus. I love to travel and spend time with my husband, family and friends. I am a HUGE animal lover, I have two cats called Kovu and Kiara who are brother and sister (as you might already be able to tell, I love Disney too!) – Kiara also has an extra thumb, which is just adorable. I love horse riding, reading and going to the gym in my spare time.”


Sabeer Alikkantavida

BDS, MSc, Dip Rest Dent RCS (England), PG Cert Dental Implantology.

Dentist with Special Interest in Endodontics and Restorative Dentist.

Sabeer graduated in 1997 and worked as a Principal Dentist for 12 years in India. He moved to UK in 2009 after passing the qualifying examination in 2007. He worked as a community Dental officer in NHS Fife, Scotland in 2009 for a year and moved to Manchester in 2010 and working as a General Dental practitioner. In 2011 he completed PG Cert in Dental Implant. 2014 he completed his Diploma in Restorative Dentistry by Royal College of Surgeons in England and during this time he developed his interest in Endodontics and completed MSc. Sabeer enjoys all aspects of Endodontics (Root canal treatment) and working with referring dentists to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes for the patients. Outside work Sabeer married with three children and enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Our dental team are all registered with the GDC (General Dental Council).

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