About Us

Our Commitment to you

We are committed to ensuring that you receive the best possible care at all times. All our dentists and hygienists regularly attend training courses and all our nurses are either qualified or working towards qualification. To support this learning, Mr O’Donovan provides in house teaching of our dental team.

Our practice manager has a diploma in dental practice management and a BTEC Level 3 in principles of management.

Your Commitment to us

We have talked a lot about what the practice can do for you but we do expect some commitment from you as an NHS patient.

From 1st April 2006 your dentist will no longer charge for missed appointments


If you fail to attend two appointments (or cancel at short notice) in one year, your dentist will not be able to complete your treatment, or offer you any further appointments at the practice.

We also ask that you

  • Pay your bill at each visit
  • Follow your dentist’s advice
  • Give a minimum of 24 hours’ notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact us by phone or e-mail, or visit us in person.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Usmaan F Majid BDS BSc MSc MFGDP


Usmaan was born in Dewsbury. He qualified from the Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth. Prior to this he studied Medical Biochemistry at the University of Leeds. He has a Special interest in Endodontics after studying further in this field  at the University of Chester. He is involved with post graduate training for the Yorkshire and Humber deanery for newly qualified dentists and dental therapists. He carries out Invisalign short term orthodontics, a range of cosmetic treatments and takes referrals for more complex endodontic treatment cases from other dentists in the local area. He is currently studying for his Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education to aid him in his other role as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Leeds.

Roger Elia

Roger Elia DDS MSc PgDip


Roger has been a dentist since 1998. He trained in France and is an experienced general dental practitioner. He has worked and studied all around the globe. He has an MSc in Biomedical Sciences and holds a post-graduate diploma in Periodontology. Roger also carries out wrinkle reduction treatments at DDC.

Nick O’Donovan BDS


Nick graduated from the Manchester dental school  in 1996. After doing foundation training in Cleckheaton  for one year he moved to work as an associate at DDC in 1997.  In his 22 years working in Dewsbury he has seen every scenario possible. That means whatever your problem is, he has almost certainly seen it before. So you will be  in safe hands. 

Nick has also been been involved and instrumental in charity dental work with the charity Dentaid. His work with this charity in the UK has lead to several TV and radio appearances for which he is very much embarrassed! More importantly though this has highlighted the deficiencies in emergency dental care in the UK. Nick is also an overseas team leader for Dentaid. Every year he takes a team of dental professionals to Malawi to deliver emergency dental care to the 3rd world.

Maisha Ugradar BChD


Maisha is from the local area and qualified from the University of Leeds with a degree in Master and Bachelor of Dental surgery and Bachelor of Science. Maisha has been keen in getting involved with the local community to promote good oral health. She has recently been involved with the Dentaid charity and carried out local primary school visits to help educate children about their teeth. In 2021 she is planning to join DDCs annual trip to Malawi to help deliver emergency dental care. 

From attending the practice as a young child to now working here, Maisha strongly believes in the practices’ ethos, recognises and appreciates the fantastic service provided at DDC and aims to maintain and uphold these standards. 

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves to read and travel.

Zeemal Riaz BChD

Zeemal is from the local area and qualified from the University of Leeds with a degree in Master and Bachelor of Dental surgery and Bachelor of Science.
Zeemal has been involved with the Dentaid charity and is currently volunteering in administering the COVID vaccine to promote good health in the local community.  As a new member of the growing team, Zeemal is enjoying providing and upkeeping to our high quality of care and delivering a range of treatments for her patients. In her spare time Zeemal enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and exploring an interest in running!

Maisie Caton-Johnson BSc

Maisie graduated from the University of Leeds with a 1st class BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She is local to the area and enjoys meeting new patients and being able to give back to the community. Maisie enjoys helping to improve people’s confidence while treating decay or gum disease as well as educating them on how to look after their oral and general health. She also loves treating children and helping to give them a positive experience of the dental setting promoting a lifetime of good oral health. In her spare time Maisie enjoys spending time with friends, going out for food and attending the theatre.

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The Team

Our practice manager Tracy Bennett and lead nurses Kelsey Hooley both work hard to ensure our growing team continues to provide a high standard of care for our patients.