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 Majid BDS BSc PgDip 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 spent his vocational training year in Bradford but came back to work in the local area. He is involved with post graduate training for the Yorkshire and Humber deanery for newly qualified dentist and dental therapists. He carries out Invisalign short term orthodontics, a range of cosmetic treatments and takes referrals for more complex endodontic treatment cases.
Roger Elia DDS MSc PgDip
Roger has been a dentist since 1998. 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. In 2020 he will be doing his 4th trip.
Reem Nashi BDS MSc LLM MFDS
Reem works part time at DDC. She is committed to post graduate learning and development. Reem carries out a range of facial aesthetic treatments including lip filler.
Maisha Ugradar BChD
Maisha is from the local area and recently qualified form the University of Leeds with a degree in Master and Bachelor of Dental surgery and Bachelor of Science. She has joined us for her foundation year and 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 2020 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.
Our practice manager Tracy Bennett, lead nurses Kelsey Hooley and Paige Watson all work hard to ensure our growing team continues to provide a high standard of care for our patients.