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 therapists regularly attend training courses and all our nurses are either qualified or working towards qualification.

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 about what the practice can do for you but we do expect some commitment from you as a patient.

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

  • Settle your invoice at each visit
  • Follow your dentist’s advice
  • Respect all of our team members and the premises
  • 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, book online (for new patients), or visit us in person.  We look forward to hearing from you!

The Team

Our team of friendly dental assistants and receptionists are always happy to help you. You’ll always feel welcome and cared for.

Dr Alia Haq and Dr Usmaan Majid are our senior dentists.

Our practice manager Tracy Bennett works hard to ensure our growing team continues to provide a high standard of care for our patients. Tracy works closely with our management team, Kelsey Hooley, Chynna Chesham, Aaminah Mulla and Amaan Rehman to run the practice efficiently.

If you have any queries about your dental care with us please do not hesitate to approach any member of our team.

Dr Usmaan F Majid BDS BSc MSc AssocFCGDent

Principal Dentist

Educational Supervisor for JDFCT & DTFT

Special Interest in Endodontics

Associate Fellow of the College of General Dentists

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Usmaan is usually found looking down the microscope! He was born in Dewsbury but 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 orthodontics, a range of cosmetic treatments and takes referrals for more complex endodontic treatment cases from other dentists in the local area.

Dr Alia Haq BDS MJDF

Principal Dentist

Educational Supervisor for DFT

Cosmetic Dentist

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Alia is from the local area and has been a General Practitioner for over 20 years. Alia is passionate about all aspects of dentistry, working to a central philosophy that focuses on treating the patient as an individual and ensuring the best care is provided without compromise. She has an avid in interest in non-conventional therapies and always tries to make her patients feel at ease and ensures she creates a relaxed and friendly environment to treat her patients.

Alia has proven her commitment to general practice and further learning, by being awarded the MJDF certificate (RCS London) and completing the Tipton course in advanced restorative dentistry in Manchester.

Alia also enjoys cosmetic dentistry, including veneers, whitening and straightening teeth, as she believes everyone should have a smile they are proud of.

Alia is committed to her own professional development to ensure she can always deliver excellent care for her patients. She is trained in Invisalign, Quick Straight Teeth and and recently Reveal orthodontic treatment options to straighten teeth and is trained to restore implants.

Alia is also committed to the development of others. She has been part of Yorkshire Deanery Foundation Dental Programme since 2011, mentoring and training newly qualified dentists in working in secondary care.

At a more personal level Alia loves to experience new cultures through travel, enjoys cooking and keeping fit. She regularly gets involved in local community and charity projects and loves to read and enjoys meeting new people

Dr Maisha Ugradar BChD MChD BSc

General & Cosmetic Dentist

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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. As well as being proficient at general dentistry, Maisha also carries out Invisalign orthodontics and a range of cosmetic treatments. 

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.

Dr Rachel A Adams BDS MJDF PgCert ClinEd

General Dentist

Facial Aesthetics 

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Rachel qualified from Newcastle University in 2007. After 3 years working in general practice she went to volunteer her dental skills abroad for a year, working in Cambodia, the Philippines, India and Guatemala.
Upon her return she completed her MJDF (RCS) qualification and worked in North Yorkshire for the following 11 years. She spent 10 of those years working as a postgraduate trainer for newly qualified dentists. In more recent years she has qualified in providing facial aesthetics and has trained in CFAST to be able to deliver tooth straightening both removable and fixed in design.
Outside of dentistry she lives with her husband and young sons. She enjoys travelling, diving, Thai boxing, skiing, reading and baking and will try her hand at most things at least once (with the exception of a sky dive!!!)

Dr Faiz Khan BDS MFDS PgDip

General Dentist

Special Interest in Endodontics

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Faiz is dedicated to the pursuit of oral health, and modern dentistry. In order to achieve all this, he is continually developing his skills to help his patients get the highest standard treatment. Faiz has also been an educational supervisor where he was able to transfer his knowledge and skills on to new dentists.

Faiz has completed the MFDS making him a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is currently going through the succession of completing his diploma in Endodontics and also the MClinDent in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics.

In his free time Faiz likes indoor sports and is a self-proclaimed specialist in outdoor BBQ’s!

Dr Antony Sharpe BChD MChD BSc

General Dentist

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Antony graduated from the University of Leeds with a Master and Bachelor of Dental surgery and Bachelor of Science, with Distinction. He has a keen interest in general dentistry and supporting patients to improve their oral health. In his spare time enjoys running and keeping fit, as well as spending time with family and friends. Apart from working in general practice, Antony also works part of the time in the hospital environment – an area of dentistry he is keen to develop.

Dr Gemma Robinson BChD MChD BSc

Foundation Dentist

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Gemma is a foundation dentist who graduated from the University of Leeds.

She loves educating people about the importance of good oral health and equipping people with the skills and knowledge to do just that. Gemma also works part time in the hospital setting and is keen to develop her skills in oral surgery. In her spare time she loves exploring hidden gems in any town or city she visits, but is happiest walking in the countryside.

Dr Alla Daghem BDS

Foundation Dentist

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Since qualifying from Peninsula Dental School, Alla has worked in Barnsley as a foundation dentist. She is dedicated and keen to equip her patients with the knowledge she has gained, to enhance their smiles and, ultimately, their general health and well-being in life.

Dr Taiba Jamshaid BChD MChD BSc

Foundation Dentist

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Taiba is excited to meet and treat the patients at Dewsbury Dental Centre.

Taiba is a friendly foundation dentist who also works in the hospital and in community care. Taiba is eager to help empower patients to feel confident about their oral health and smiles. Taiba is looking forward to developing her skills in restorative dentistry. She is keen to provide great patient care, wanting to make patients feel comfortable and supported throughout.  

Mr Joshua McGovern BSc

Dental Hygiene Therapist

Josh, originally from Hull, graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSC in Dental Hygiene & Therapy.

Away from work Josh enjoys spending time with friends, keeping active by playing football and rock climbing and relaxes by trying new recipes.

Whilst at university Josh particularly enjoyed his time on the paediatric department, helping children overcome dental anxiety and provide a positive dental experience. Josh strives to help his patients restore confidence in their dental health and overall wellbeing through the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay and educating his patients on how to look after their oral and general health.

Miss Francesca Chromiakova BSc

Foundation Dental Hygiene Therapist

Francesca is originally from the picturesque Lake District. Her relocation to West Yorkshire was driven by her pursuit of higher education, enrolling in the esteemed Dental Hygiene and Therapy program at the University of Leeds. Her paramount dedication lies in the provision of optimal patient care, a commitment underpinned by a philosophy of employing minimally invasive methodologies.

Francesca ardently contends that a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental origins of dental concerns or aspirations is imperative prior to embarking upon definitive interventions and determinations. Her resolute dedication extends to her ongoing professional development. Francesca aspires to cultivate and augment her proficiencies and erudition throughout her tenure within the West Yorkshire Dental Therapy Foundation programme.