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Prestwich Dental Clinic

Who we are at Love-Teeth Dental Practice

In establishing Love-Teeth, family care, nervous patients and after-hours emergency care have been placed at the heart of our offer.

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Nervous Patients

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The Dental Team And All About Us

Our team are committed to providing quality, affordable dental care.

We’ve established a highly trained and qualified team who will support you throughout your journey with us. Dental Surgeons, Therapists, Hygienists, Nurses and Reception staff all contribute to delivering a warm, friendly service focussed on you.

Dentists

Dr Ilana Pine

Dr Ilana Pine

Principal Dentist & Implantologist

University of Manchester, 1998
GDC No. 74579

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Dr Ilana Pine, BDS

I qualified from the University of Manchester in 1998. I completed my vocational training in 1999 during which time I took on some large restorative cases.

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry. I love the variety and enjoy working with people.

In 2012 I completed my MFDS exams at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. I have recently been working on my masters in dental Implantology and have already achieved this with Merit! I am continuously learning to increase my skills and welcome new technologies that help my patients.

I have a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry, especially the Align, Bleach and Bond model of creating beautiful smiles with little to no damage to natural tooth tissue, otherwise known as minimally invasive dentistry.

I place great emphasis on making my patients feel at ease in the dental chair both with my gentle approach and with the in-chair entertainment system. Many previously nervous patients have been transformed at Love-Teeth.

I offer cosmetic options to all treatments and can help you improve your smile both functionally and aesthetically.

I look forward to welcoming new and existing patients into my purpose built, state-of-the-art new premises in Prestwich.

See you there!

Dr Alex Buchsbaum

Dr Alex Buchsbaum

Associate Dentist

University of Liverpool, 2021
GDC No. 296518

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Dr Alex Buchsbaum, BDS

Dr Alex Buchsbaum is a general dentist who loves all aspects of restorative dentistry and oral surgery.

He graduated with a degree in biomaterials from the University of Birmingham in 2017 and went on to do dentistry at the University of Liverpool, before moving back to Manchester to work as a dentist.

He enjoys treating a wide range of patients to help improve all aspects of their oral health and making people feel confident about smiling.

Alex has a keen interest in providing aesthetic solutions to dental problems and has aims to further his training with courses in composite bonding and short term orthodontics.

Dr Samsrithaa Baskaran

Dr Samsrithaa Baskaran

Associate Dentist

University of Leeds, 2018
GDC No. 277711

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Dr Samsrithaa Baskaran, MChD/BChD, BSc

Sam graduated from the University of Leeds in 2018, and has been working at LoveTeeth since September 2022. Over time, she has developed a passion for cosmetic dentistry, and strives to provide the highest quality of care that is also minimally invasive. Her calm and empathetic personality allows her to treat many anxious patients successfully.

Sam has greatly invested into furthering her development as a general and aesthetic dentist. To refine her skills, she is currently attending the “Advanced Operative Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry” year-long postgraduate course at Aspire Academy in London. As a ClearCorrect and Invisalign provider, she can produce minimally invasive smile makeovers through carrying out composite edge bonding and whitening following clear aligner treatment. She was also trained by well-known Dr Harry Singh to be able to provide facial aesthetics treatment using Botox and dermal fillers.

Outside of dentistry, she likes to travel (31 countries and counting), cooking for family and friends, and keeping fit. She has a keen interest in fine art and her creative flair shows in her dental treatment.

Dr Dalya Shtrosberg

Dr Dalya Shtrosberg

Associate Dentist

University of Leeds, 2012
GDC No. 229363

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Dr Dalya Shtrosberg, BChD

Hi I’m Dalya and I have been working at Love Teeth since 2023. I graduated from the University of Leeds in 2012 and completed my vocational training in Burnley and have worked in general practice ever since. I have a passion for creating stress-free dental experiences, especially for those with anxiety. With almost 12 years of experience, I prioritize your comfort and tailor treatments to your needs.

I've undergone additional training in minimally invasive cosmetic treatments and stay current with the latest techniques in dentistry. This allows me to offer the latest solutions for enhancing your smile while ensuring your well-being.

Beyond dentistry, I love cooking and enjoy walking in the countryside, but my greatest joy is spending time with my family. I'm happily married with two young children, and family values guide my approach to care. Whether it's in the dental practice or at home, creating a warm and supportive environment is always a priority.

At Love-Teeth, we create a welcoming atmosphere to alleviate anxiety. From routine check-ups to more involved procedures, my goal is to make your experience comfortable and positive.

Dr Mitra Elli

Dr Mitra Elli

Endodontist

Tabriz University, 2000
GDC No. 278372

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Dr Mitra Elli, DDD

Dr. Mitra Elli graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2000 in Iran. Her passion for endodontics led her to a three-year full-time specialty training program in endodontology at the prestigious University of Shahid Beheshti in Tehran. She started to practice as a board-certified specialist endodontist in 2003. She also had the privilege of serving as an Associate Professor where she shared her expertise in endodontics with the next generation of dental professionals.

In 2009, she moved to the UK with her family and called it home. After passing Oversea Registration Exams, she became registered with the UK General Dental Council and resumed her practice exclusively in the field of endodontics, accepting referrals with all levels of complexities, and providing comprehensive solutions even for the most challenging endodontic problems. Mitra takes pride in building an excellent connection with her patients as well as referring dentists and providing a stress-free and high-quality treatment, turning a potentially daunting procedure into a comfortable and pain-free experience.

Mitra’s passion and commitment to education align perfectly with her role as a clinical tutor in endodontics for postgraduate students at Dental Hospital Manchester University. She is an active member of British Endodontic Society, the European Society of Endodontology, the American Association of Endodontics and North West Endodontic Study Club (NORWESC), a group of endodontic specialists and academics from the North West and Midlands who meet quarterly.

 

In her free time, Mitra finds solace in quality moments spent with her family. She enjoys being outdoors and reading, baking, and outdoor activities. Her ultimate aspiration is to explore as many corners of the Earth as possible during her lifetime.

Dr Sandra Glass

Dr Sandra Glass

Oral Surgeon

Dublin, 1986
GDC No. 62003

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Dr Sandra Glass, BDentSc

GDC No. 62003

Dr Sally Pawlik

Dr Sally Pawlik

Associate Dentist

University of Liverpool, 1998
GDC No. 75388

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Dr Sally Pawlik, BDS, MFDS

I qualified from Liverpool University in 1998. I then completed my vocational training and worked for a year in Wythenshawe hospital as a maxillofacial senior house officer focusing on jaw problems, orthodontics, oral medicine and oral surgery.

I then I completed my MFDS and MFGFP exam with the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow studying all aspects of oral medicine and pathology.

I also worked as a clinical tutor at Manchester University before my second child was born.

I enjoy continued learning and have completed a number of courses over the recent years including a year’s cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign (orthodontics), whitening and root canal treatment and this has helped me build on my skills to restore smiles and build patient’s confidence in a minimally invasive way preserving as much of the natural teeth as possible.
One of my favourite aspects of dentistry is getting to know my patients and their wishes and trying to create a happy and relaxed patient journey. I feel I am approachable and am willing to give you all the time you need.

Outside of dentistry, I am lucky to have a great family. I play netball for 2 local teams and we’re always looking for players! I like running and cycling and volunteering at my local Foodbank.

I am really happy to be a part of this great team.

Dr Alastair Amer

Dr Alastair Armer

Associate Dentist

University of Manchester, 2002
GDC No. 80467

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Dr Alastair Armer, BDS, MSc

I graduated as a dentist from Manchester University in 2002 after being awarded the prestigious 'Best Research Presentation' prize in my final year. 

Later that year, I joined the British Army where I had the honour of providing high quality dental care to armed forces personnel and their dependents in the UK and overseas for 20 years. I treated patients from many different backgrounds, sometimes in rather challenging environments. I am immensely proud of my military service. During this time my main mission was to provide high quality dental treatment that was going to last. I have carried on this ethos since leaving the Army.

I truly believe in lifelong education and am dedicated in staying up-to-date with the latest dental techniques. I have honed my skills in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, undertaking thousands of hours of postgraduate training to provide the best dentistry I can to my patients. I have been awarded multiple post graduate qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and am a Member of the College of General Dentistry. I have a Diploma and Masters (distinction) in Restorative Dentistry.

My passion for cosmetic dentistry is centred around a love for creating beautiful, natural looking bespoke smiles to present the best version of you... your smile, but better 🙂

I am a bit of a perfectionist with a critical eye for detail which helps me elevate the standard of care I can provide. I love the reaction of my patients after I have transformed their smile. Giving patients back their confidence is so rewarding. Please peruse my Smile Gallery to see some of the smile transformations I have created for my patients.

Outside of work, I love being a husband and father to my two wonderful children. I enjoy going on adventures - seeing the world and experiencing different cultures, mountaineering, skiing, SCUBA diving, photography, pottering about in the garden and giving back as a volunteer leader with my local scout group.

Dr David Cohen

Dr David Cohen

Endodontist

London, 1971
GDC No. 45658

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Dr David Cohen, BDS

Diploma in General Dental Practice (UK) 1992
PhD University of Manchester 1991
MSc University of Manchester 1984
LDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 1972
BDS Lond 1971

Dr Becky Hayes

Associate Dentist

University of Birmingham, 2016
GDC No. 265425

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Dr Becky Hayes, BDS

BDS University of Birmingham 2016

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Hygienists & Therapists

Kathryn Mayo - Hygienist

Kathryn Mayo

Dental Hygienist

GDC No. 4541

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Kathryn Mayo, RDH FAETC

I qualified from Leeds dental institute in 1993. Since then I have worked in NHS, private and specialist practices and also in hospital. 5 years after qualifying I gained a teacher certificate and worked as tutor hygienist at Leeds dental hospital two days a week combined with working in practice.

I have worked with Dr Leo Klein and Dr Ilana Pine for more than fifteen years, now splitting my working week between Love-Teeth, another private practice and a specialist private hospital where I treat patients along with a role tutoring Hygiene /Therapy students in dental implant care. I have been married for 15 years and have two step children and two girls aged 12 and 7. In my spare time, I teach gymnastics to girls aged 9-14 years.

Working with patients with implants more closely has lead to the opportunity to be involved in developing  an implant maintenance course design for hygienist and therapists. Together with a colleague I lecture around the country, to the whole dental team on Implant Care.

Vicki Griffiths - Therapist

Vicki Griffiths

Dental Therapist

GDC No. 146962

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Vicki Griffiths

Vicki is dually qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. Vicki qualified in 2019 as a Dental Therapist but has been in the dentistry profession for over 19 years.

Vicki has a special interest in dental implants and when she's not at Love-Teeth she works at an implant referral Hospital. Vicki previously worked at Liverpool Dental Hospital, on the Special Care Department, caring for a wide variety of patients, including extremely dentally anxious patients. Vicki has recently gained an additional qualification in sedation - to treat our nervous patients here at Love-Teeth.

Vicki is an active member of the British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists - she is currently North West Regional Group Representative and an Ambassador for the International Team for Implantology.

Maggie Hockram - Therapist

Maggie Hockram

Dental Therapist

GDC No. 180087

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Maggie Hockram

Hi, I’m Maggie. I first started at Love Teeth in April 2022.

I have been in dentistry since 2007, I started as a nurse and then qualified as a Hygienist and therapist from Leeds Dental Institute. I work in several practices across Greater Manchester treating NHS and private patients. I have a particular interest in working closely with patients offering them clinical and educational support whilst providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to gain optimum dental health. I aim to create a friendly and relaxed environment for all.

Out of work I enjoy travelling and playing tennis.

Professional Qualifications:
Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist BSc
Qualified – August 2021

Zubair-Mohammed

Zubair Mohammed

Dental Therapist

GDC No. 297029

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Zubair Mohammed

I began my career as a Biologist in 2016 before moving to a career in dentistry after qualifying from the Leeds Dental Institute as a Dental Therapist in 2021. Since then, I’ve worked in the NHS, and private and corporate practices across all areas of dentistry.

I have an interest in general dentistry, including cosmetic/ aesthetic treatments such as Botox, fillers, and composite bonding.

I aim to help all my patients feel at ease throughout treatments to ensure that they have a positive experience and I take pride in seeing the results.

Outside of Love Teeth I’m usually watching or playing football!

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Dental Hygienist & Therapist
University – University of Leeds

Chloe Norcross

Chloe Norcross

Dental Therapist

GDC No. 244446

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Chloe Norcross, BSc

Chloe Norcross is a dedicated Dental Therapist who has been a valued member of the Love-Teeth team since September 2023. Working one day a week, Chloe brings her passion for improving patients' oral hygiene to every appointment, ensuring each patient receives personalized and effective care.

Chloe is committed to helping her patients achieve optimal oral health, using her skills and knowledge to provide thorough cleanings, preventive treatments, and patient education. Her approach is both compassionate and professional, making her a trusted and respected figure among her patients and colleagues.

Outside of her professional life, Chloe is engaged to her partner, Chris, and they share a joyful life with their two-and-a-half-year-old child. Balancing her career and family, Chloe values the time spent with her loved ones and is dedicated to both her personal and professional roles.

Chloe’s blend of expertise, dedication, and warmth makes her an invaluable part of the Love-Teeth team and a beloved caregiver to her patients.

Shahid Khan

Dental Therapist

GDC No. 294588

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TCO & Lead Receptionist

Heather Pendlebury - Treatment Coordinator

Heather Pendlebury

Treatment Coordinator

GDC No. 196453

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Heather Pendlebury

Heather has been a dental nurse since she was 18. Qualifying as a dental nurse after completing an NVQ with City and Guilds.

Heather then went on to gain post qualifications in implant nursing, impression taking, oral health education, radiography including CBCT, infection prevention control, suture removal, lead dental nursing, and Treatment Coordinator role. She is currently undertaking a qualification in dental sedation for both intravenous and inhalation sedation.

Heather’s responsibilities include supervising the nursing team, CQC audits and running our implant days.

She currently works with the NEBDN and is a mentor for the NEBDN nursing qualifications.

Daniela Pundick - Lead Receptionist

Daniela Pundick

Lead Receptionist

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Daniela Pundick

I started working at Love-Teeth as a receptionist in July 2018. Recently promoted to lead receptionist due to expansion of the business. Coming from 21 years as a solicitor's receptionist, this was a new and exciting position for me. I really enjoy working at Love-Teeth and have learnt a lot about dentistry. It's a friendly and nice environment to work in, I enjoy dealing with our lovely patients on the front desk. My colleagues are all great and we all work great together as a team. We are like one big family!

In my spare time I enjoy eating out with family & friends, walking, and going on nice holidays.

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Management Team

Kat Goodwin

Practice & Business Manager

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Kat Goodwin

Kat Goodwin has been a dedicated professional in the field of dentistry for 14 years. She began her career as a Dental Receptionist, where her organizational skills and friendly demeanor quickly made her a vital part of the team. Her passion for the dental industry and her ability to effectively manage office operations led to her promotion to Practice Manager, where she excelled in overseeing the day-to-day activities and ensuring a high standard of patient care.

In September 2023, Kat joined Love-Teeth as the Business Manager. In this role, she continues to demonstrate her commitment to excellence, taking on new challenges with enthusiasm and dedication. Kat is known for her exceptional leadership skills and her ability to foster a positive and supportive environment for the team.

Kat is eagerly anticipating the arrival of her baby this year, adding to the excitement and joy in her life. Outside of her professional responsibilities, she enjoys relaxing with movie marathons, a favorite pastime that allows her to unwind and enjoy quality time with loved ones.

Kat’s blend of experience, leadership, and personal warmth makes her a valuable asset to Love-Teeth and a beloved member of the team.

Suzanne Walton - Assistant Practice Manager

Suzanne Walton

Assistant Practice Manager

GDC No. 214934

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Suzanne Walton

Suzanne Walton has dedicated over four decades to the field of dentistry, bringing a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to patient care. She began her journey as a Dental Nurse, where she spent the majority of her career, honing her skills and building lasting relationships with patients and colleagues alike.

In 2017, Suzanne joined our practice as a Receptionist. Her exceptional organizational skills, compassionate demeanor, and extensive knowledge of dental practices quickly made her an invaluable member of the team. Recognizing her leadership potential and dedication, she was promoted to Practice Manager in 2020. In this role, Suzanne has successfully overseen the smooth operation of the practice, ensuring that both patients and staff receive the highest standard of care and support.

Fondly known for her warm personality, Suzanne is also famous in the office for making a great "Sue Brew," a testament to her nurturing nature and her ability to bring people together.

Outside of her professional life, Suzanne is a devoted mother to four children and takes immense joy in looking after her three grandchildren. Her family is her pride and joy, and she loves spending quality time with them, creating cherished memories.

Suzanne’s journey through various roles in dentistry and her unwavering dedication to her family make her a respected and beloved figure in both her professional and personal circles.

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