Our team believe in only ever providing a tailored and personal approach. We have been established for over 55 years and our experience in dental care is vast. Our team has an incredible variety and depth of qualifications and experience, all working together for your dental health. We take the time to understand you and your treatment goals, with a welcoming and professional approach based on choice. Meet our practice team below:
Meet our team
Special interest in Periodontology
Anil qualified in 2001 from Cardiff University Dental School and worked in a range of dental practices in Cornwall, South Wales and Sheffield as a general dental practitioner. He was always interested in treatment of gum disease. In 2017, he undertook a 3-year MSc in clinical Periodontology at the University of Central Lancashire, qualifying in 2020.
Anil has been accepting Periodontal referrals since 2018 and undertaken and range of treatments including:
• surgical and non-surgical Root surface debridement, • surgical periodontal regeneration,
• adjunctive antibiotics for treatment of severe, non-responsive gum disease.
• Management of occlusal trauma (uneven biting forces can loosen teeth, particularly in those who clench or grind their teeth).
• Splinting of loose teeth. • crown lengthening including treatment of gummy smile (for suitable cases),
• Coordinating treatment planning with restorative, orthodontic or implant treatment where stabilisation of gum condition and accurate prognosis is needed.
Anil has a keen interest in teaching. He spent time as dental foundation trainer, mentoring newly qualified dentists through their first year in Practice and is currently an honorary clinical lecturer at Sheffield University Dental School, supporting 4th and 5th year undergraduates. He has acted as an examiner for the GDC’s Overseas registrants’ examinations.
Outside of work, Anil enjoys Hockey (though more coaching than playing these days), cycling, films and music and a trip to the gym.
Navneet qualified from King’s College London Dental Institute in 2019. Her passion for Dentistry is ever-growing as she has completed several postgraduate courses. She has completed a yearlong Restorative Dentistry programme to progress her skills further. Her keen interest for restorative and aesthetics enhanced as she attended the world-renowned course in Italy, Styleitaliano Daily Menu. Additionally, she provides Invisalign to be able to offer a complete smile makeover.
Navneet has a friendly and calm nature and she aims to empower her patients to understand and better their oral health. With her welcoming presence she thoroughly enjoys treating paediatric and nervous patients.
In the near future she aims to provide patients with evidence – based holistic approaches to aid their overall health, as outside of work, she is hugely interested in nutrition, health and wellness.
John has been here at City Centre Dental Practice since 1988 after qualifying at Sheffield University at the age of 23. He later became a partner in the company and was instrumental in introducing Portman to us.
He has a special interest in restorative dentistry and also facial aesthetics. He treats many nervous patients, often with intra venous sedation. From February 2019 he is also a clinical lead for Portman Healthcare which takes him to other practices in the North West to help solve issues they may have.
John is a keen motorcyclist, enjoys spending time with his three children, travelling, open water swimming, hill walking and Jujitsu.
Zara is a Dental Surgeon and Advanced Aesthetic Physician; Zara also teaches qualified doctors and dentists on the Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics PG Diploma programme at the ICE Dental Institute. Zara joined City Centre Dental in 2018.
She is committed to providing a holistic-approach to both dentistry and non-surgical aesthetic treatments, based on individual goals and aims, to boost skin health and maintain the unique beauty of each of her patients.
Qualifying from King’s College London in 2013, Zara immediately started her journey into Aesthetic Medicine. While at university, she electively spent time in Great Ormond Street’s Craniofacial department, with a focus on the multidisciplinary treatment modalities for infants with Cleft Lip and Palate, then in the Orthodontic department at Columbia, New York’s Ivy League University. These experiences led to her interest in faces, bone structure and the ageing process.
She also holds a Bachelors of Sciences (Hons) degree, where her dissertation topic focused on the effects of our genes on our individual responses to medication, known as Pharmacology. This discipline is now coming to the forefront in Aesthetic Medicine to allow the personalisation of treatments.
Individuality is crucial to Zara’s practice, and as such, she has a true interest in the anthropometric and societal differences across ethnic groups and genders, and providing treatments aligned to these differences, including masculinisation and feminisation. As woman of colour herself, she is also keen to overcome myths about skincare and treatments on Black and Asian skin; everyone deserves skin that they feel confident in!
Moheen qualified from the University of Leeds in 2010. He was selected by his supervisors and tutors to be awarded the Restorative Dentistry Prize for achieving exceptional clinical work throughout his undergraduate training.
Moheen went on to a Senior House Officer role at the Manchester Dental Hospital, where he gained advanced expertise working alongside Consultants and Specialists in the Restorative and Periodontal department. He also taught undergraduates helping them become the next generation of dentists. He subsequently completed a very demanding Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery post at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.
He passed his Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties examination, which encouraged him to undertake specialist training in London. Moheen completed his 4-year specialist training in Endodontics (Root canal treatment) at the Eastman Dental Hospital and was awarded entry onto the specialist list.
Moheen is exceptional with patients who are particularly nervous about root canal treatment, many of whom report that they needn’t had worried about it. He is also accepting external referrals from other dentists.
Moheen is a keen swimmer, enjoys travelling abroad and trying out different cuisines.
Nigel qualified as a dentist at Manchester university in December 1984 and has also completed a postgraduate course at Chester university in dental practice management . He set up his own dental practice in 1987 and several more over the years in Manchester , Birmingham and London .
With over thirty five years experience in NHS and private practice he keeps up to date with the latest advances and techniques . Nigel enjoys all aspects of dentistry and works closely with his specialist dental colleagues to provide the best possible treatment for his patients .
Nigel has been as an elected member on the local dental committee and also the professional execute committee for Tameside and Glossop primary care trust . In 2013 Nigel decided to sell his dental practices to a large corporate body so he could concentrate solely on patient care and around this time joined city centre dental practice .
Nigel likes to travel abroad and experience different cultures and traditions .
After graduating with honours in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire, Baris studied Dentistry at the University of Glasgow. Since graduating, he completed Dental Foundation Training in the highly sought after South West London Scheme. Baris has a worked in NHS and private practices where he gained experience in treating patients from a variety of backgrounds with a varying complexity of treatments. Baris has continued to develop his skills by undertaking further training in advanced cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic restorative dentistry in London, as well as Invisalign and facial aesthetics. Baris’ calming nature reflects onto his patients and he is always happy to go the extra mile to ensure his patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Baris enjoys getting to know his patients and giving them the smile they are proud of. Outside of dentistry, Baris enjoys travelling, diving, watching football, camping and playing guitar. He is a big foodie. He loves cooking and visiting new restaurants to explore new tastes.
Dr Murray-Curtis leads our dental implant provision and has many years experience placing and restoring. Having obtained his dental degree with Hons and Distinction in Restorative Dentistry form the University of Malta in 2001, Lawrence went on to complete his Masters in Implant Dentistry with Distinction at the University of Manchester in 2008.
Lawrence is tireless in updating his expertise. This ranges from national and international courses to take full advantage of global cutting edge research and contemporary knowledge and skills in the field of implantology.The overriding factor is ultimately to benefit his patients.
Open, clear and courteous communication are at the heart of everything he does which pays dividends, with outstanding results and cosmetic improvements. Lawrence’s aim is to provide you with the very best results and world class dental care.
Lawrence has a family and spends his spare time out with his dogs in the countryside.
Dr Varga is an oral surgeon with an untarnished record of clinical expertise, conscientiously gleaned from over 40 years’ experience. She has worked in hospital and NHS settings, as well as in both primary and private care. As a Clinical Lecturer, she has also taught oral surgery, oral medicine and sedation to dental undergraduates, postgraduates and General Dental Practitioners.
Qualifying from Budapest’s Semmelweis Medical School, Faculty of Dentistry in 1970, Dr Varga proceeded to come to England where she obtained her Licence in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons (LDSRCS) in 1975. In 1976, she was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine at The University of Liverpool Dental School. She developed a special interest specifically focussed on the dental management of medically compromised and anxious patients relatively early on in her career, which led, after much research, her to later qualify as a Master of Dental Surgery (MDS), in Liverpool, in 1996. From 1998, she held part-time appointments as a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and an Associate Specialist in Oral Surgery at the Liverpool Dental Hospital.
In 2016 she was offered, and accepted, the post of Locum Consultant in Oral Medicine, which she continued to do until her fairly recent retirement from both academic and hospital careers.Although her work continues to motivate and inspire her, Dr Varga’s new love has become her grandchildren, to whom, along with her interest in the cultural arts, she now most enjoys devoting her spare time.
He joined City Centre Dental Practice in 2006 and a little while later became a partner alongside John Hewitt and David Moss.
In April 2018 they sold the practice to Portman Dental Care and became City Centre Dental & Implant Clinic.
He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but especially cosmetic smile makeovers giving my patients a great confidence in their smile.
He is married with two children and when not working enjoys keeping fit, general sports, playing guitar and spending quality time with his family.
Claire qualified at Sheffield in 2012 at the age of 23 with BDS Honours. She also went onto comlete a postgraduate qualification in restorative Dentistry, Restorative Theory and Phantom Head Practical Courses. Claire is constantly looking to further her skillset by attending courses on providing Cfast cosmetic tooth alignment systems and more recently an improved knowledge of cosmetic dentistry.
She joined City Centre Dental Surgery in August 2018 and has a keen interest in restorative and minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry and managing nervous patients which she finds very rewarding.
Outside work Claire enjoys going to live music gigs, loves to travel and is a keen skier.
Key points on the practice, the equipment
All of our surgeries in practice have been designed for your comfort, to help you feel relaxed during your appointments.
We are now in purpose-built premises, equipped with state-of-the art equipment and facilities with your care and comfort front and centre.
Our clinicians only work with the highest quality equipment available, ensuring that your treatment is carried out with the best tools in the safe hands of experienced clinicians.