Team

OUR TEAM

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Dr TASMIA KHAN

Principal Dentist
GDC: 85608

Tasmia is a principal dentist at thelodege dental. Tasmia graduated in 2005 from the University of Birmingham & has been practicing Dentistry since. She has also pursued post graduate learning at UCLAN in paediatric dentistry. Tasmia has a special interest in paediatric dentistry and has been leading campaigns at primary schools across Manchester to encourage kids to look after their oral hygiene. She has also been passionately involved in and campaigning for public health initiative “Baby Teeth Do Matter”. Tasmia is currently a chairperson of Local Dental Network in Greater Manchester. She has also been a mentor and trainer for newly qualified dentists in General Practice.In picture seen awarded recognition for the work done by the Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Minister of State for Defence The Rt Hon Earl Howe.

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Mr Sin L Yong

Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC: 74690


Sin qualified from The University of London in 1998, and worked at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester as a House Officer. He then decided to move into the field of Surgical Dentistry, where he acquired his surgical training as a Senior House Officer and Clinical Assistant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
He attained Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDS RCS) in 2001, and completed his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Manchester in 2004. In 2010, he gained his PhD with a research topic to examine postoperative pain relief following oral surgery.

Sin is currently working in various practices around Manchester providing implants, oral surgery and intravenous sedation services. He is a clinical supervisor and examiner for postgraduate students in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Manchester. He is an Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (IACSD) accredited trainer, and.has also lectured extensively in oral surgery and conscious sedation.

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Dr Jasem Greval

Oral Surgeon

Mr Greval qualified from The University of Manchester in 2014. He has worked in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery across a variety of hospitals including Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Wigan and Leigh Infirmary, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, The Countess of Chester, and Liverpool Dental Hospital. He achieved Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MFDS RCPSG) in 2016.
Dr Jasim Greval is currently working at The Lodge Dental performing Minor Oral Surgery and Intravenous Sedation services as well as general dentistry.

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Dr Junaid Iqbal

Oral Surgeon

Dr Junaid Iqbal graduated from the University of Manchester in 2013. After completing Foundation training in Leeds he was offered the position of Senior House Officer in Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Here he successfully completed his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery and was awarded his Diploma in 2015. He completed a certificate in Advanced Restorative Dentistry on Harley Street London in 2016 and then pursued further postgraduate training in Dental Implantology. Dr Iqbal developed a special Interest in Oral Surgery and he now works both in hospital and in multiple dental practices across Manchester and Liverpool accepting referrals for complex Wisdom teeth, Dental Implants and Apicectomies. He also offers Intravenous Sedation for his nervous and anxious patients. He is an IACSD and STAC accredited mentor for IV sedation, a SAAD Member and IV Sedation trainer. He is also an active Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

He has given lectures regionally and internationally on topics such as Oral Cancer and Oral Disease and teaches Oral Surgery to Undergraduate Dental Students at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester.

In his spare time Junaid likes to swim and is an avid Scuba Diver.

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Dr Arfeen Aslam

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Arfeen Aslam graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Dentistry, King’s College London and obtained his membership of the faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012.
He has completed various postgraduate dental courses including a one year certificate in advanced aesthetic and restorative dentistry, followed by gaining recognition as a fully certified provider of a wide range of orthodontic treatments providing both fixed and removal cosmetic braces solutions. Arfeen has recently completed a year long programme in implant placement. He has a real passion for this field of dentistry.
Arfeen takes real pride and pleasure in his work. Along with a caring, ethical approach he strives to make a difference to each and every person that he treats.
Outside of dentistry, he combines his passion of sport and travelling to watch numerous sporting events around the world and experience new cultures.

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Dr Aquila Tahir

Dentist

My name is Aquila and I graduated with a BDS in 2013 at the University of Liverpool, receiving the Tom Pitt-Ford prize in Endodontology. I have been working as an Associate in general practice since completing my foundation training. I have a keen interest in various aspects of general dentistry including aesthetic treatments such as composite bonding. I find putting anxious patients at ease in a relaxed and friendly environment particularly rewarding.

I regularly attend courses to keep up to date with current practice and I am certified in providing short term orthodontics such as Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth.

Having successfully completed entrance exams, I am also a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDS RCS Eng), demonstrating my commitment to continuous professional development.

Outside of dentistry, I enjoy spending time with my family and travelling.

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Mrs. Sumayyah Khanom

Oral Surgery lead Nurse

Sumayyah qualified as a dental nurse in 2012. She gained her NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing at Tameside College. Her current position is assisting the dentist in surgery and helping with reception tasks. Sumayyah has completed a course in ‘Making prevention work in practice’ allowing her to deliver oral health advice to patients and apply prescribed fluoride varnish, she has also now completed her sedation training. She hopes to progress in the future by attending more courses aimed at dental nurses to better her knowledge.

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Miss Katie Marshall

Oral Surgery Specialist Nurse

I’m Katie. I started as a Trainee dental nurse in 2012 and qualified in 2013 at The Manchester Academy. I am now a registered dental nurse. I divide my time at the practice between nursing for the oral surgeons, helping the patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible, assisting on reception often focusing on Minor oral surgery referrals, printing and making appointments for referred patient and also doing consultations for the IV Sedation patients. I really enjoy my job and working as part of the team.

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Miss Rhea James

Dental Nurse
GDC: 272893

Rhea qualified as a dental nurse and achieved her NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2016. She works along-side the dentist assisting in the care of patients, making sure the patients are at ease, help them feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental visit. She carries out her nursing duties throughout the practice.

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Miss Lara Afonso

Trainee Nurse

Lara is a trainee dental nurse, she currently started working at the practice in February she is attending college to achieve her NVQ level 3 diploma in dental nursing.

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Ibraheem Hakim

Therapist

Ibraheem Hakim joined the practice in 2019, after graduating with honours in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, from Teesside University in 2019. Ibraheem can carry out fillings, treat and help patients prevent gum disease.
Away from work Ibraheem enjoys travelling and playing football.

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Miss Kacie Healey

Trainee Nurse

Kacie is a trainee dental nurse, she started working at the practice in October 2018 and is working towards her dental nurse qualification at college which she started in March 2019.

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Mr. Oliver Wall

Dental Nurse

Oliver is a qualified dental nurse and has achieved his NVQ level 3 diploma in dental nursing. Oliver qualified in 2017 at Tameside College. Oliver came to our practice in 2018 after working in another dental practice. Oliver works alongside the dentist making sure patients are at ease and feel comfortable when in the dental chair. Oliver is currently attending Manchester dental hospital to gain a sedation qualification.

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Aisha Younas

Aisha qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from Newcastle University in 2020. She is currently doing her dental foundation training at the practice. Aisha is passionate about her job and enjoys helping patients achieve the best possible outcome through their treatment. She uses a calm and empathetic manner to educate, motivate and treat patients. Her daily tasks include restorations, paediatric dentistry, periodontal treatment and educating patients to improve their oral hygiene. Aisha also regularly attends lectures to keep up to date with the latest advances in dentistry. In her spare time, Aisha enjoys socialising with friends and spending time with family.

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Freya Milnes

Freya qualified with a BSC in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from the University of Leeds in 2020. She is currently undertaking her dental therapy foundation training with us at the practice. She also works in two other practices as a Dental Hygienist. She likes working with children and providing aesthetic composite restorations. In her spare time Freya enjoys going to the Gym. Aisha is passionate about her job and enjoys helping patients achieve the best possible outcome through their treatment. She uses a calm and empathetic manner to educate, motivate and treat patients. Her daily tasks include restorations, paediatric dentistry, periodontal treatment and educating patients to improve their oral hygiene. Aisha also regularly attends lectures to keep up to date with the latest advances in dentistry. In her spare time, Aisha enjoys socialising with friends and spending time with family.

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Dr Abd Kouzali

Abd qualified at Manchester University Dental Hospital. He has since worked at: The Royal Blackburn Hospital as a senior clinical fellow in oral and maxillofacial department carrying out complex minor oral surgery, trauma and cancer cases referred to the hospital. He also supervises core trainees carrying out minor oral surgery here. Kings College London as a Clinical tutor teaching and delivering lectures on oral surgery to undergraduate students at the Dental Hospital. Abd works mainly as a visiting oral surgeon carrying out implants and cosmetic dentistry Abd attention to detail is second to none and aims to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all his patients with his years of experience.
Post graduate qualifications –
MFDS RCSP (Glasgow),
Diploma Oral Surgery RCS (Eng),
Diploma Implantology RCS (Eng) Current,
Advanced Implantology – Dentale