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
  • 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.

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

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

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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 short term orthodontics, a range of cosmetic treatments and takes referrals for more complex endodontic treatment cases from other dentists in the local area. Usmaan also has another role as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Leeds.

Dr Roger Elia DDS MSc PgDip

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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.

Dr Nick O’Donovan BDS

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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.

Dr Maisha Ugradar BChD MChD BSc

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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. 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.

Dr Alia Haq BDS

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Alia is from the local area and has been a General Practitioner for over 20 years.

Dr Cameron Shaw BDS

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Cameron was born in Derbyshire. He qualified from Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth.

Cameron has a passion for providing the best dental care for his patients. Cameron currently splits his time between practice and hospital work to help further develop the quality of the dentistry he provides, treating a wide variety of patients.

In his spare time, Cameron has a keen interest in many sports including Football, Boxing, Athletics, and is a lifelong Manchester City fan.

Dr Antony Sharpe BChD MChD BSc

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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.

Miss 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.

Mr Joshua McGovern BSc

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.