Having recently become the owner of Oakwood Dental Practice, the principal dentist Dr Barbie Devall and her team welcome you to visit.
Located in the heart of Oakwood, Leeds, our dental practice is proud to provide high quality, affordable family dental care, in a friendly and relaxed setting.
Our experienced team offer a broad choice of treatments and strive to provide you with an excellent standard of care, whether you are under NHS or Private care.
Our dental services range from regular check-ups and preventative dental care to more advanced treatments to improve your smile, such as orthodontics, teeth whitening and teeth straightening. We are also certified and qualified to administer anti-wrinkle treatment, Botox, and dermal fillers.
Dr Barbara Devall
Principal Dentist / Owner
BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin) MSc (Implant Dentistry), GDC 79907
Barbie qualified from Birmingham University in 2001 following which she worked for a number of years as an oral surgeon in a busy district hospital in Norwich. A move to Leeds in 2005 saw her develop a love of general dental practice, in particular the provision of family dental care
Over the last 12 years of practice Barbie has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry; improving smiles using the most minimally invasive techniques available, such as Invisalign braces, teeth whitening and composite bonding. She also holds a Masters Degree in Dental Implantology.
“I am really excited to become the owner of Dental Oakwood Practice. I am working with a great team of people who are all really passionate about providing high quality dental care to our community and I am looking to develop and increase the services we can offer to our patients.”
Penny joined Oakwood Dental Practice in 2016, having previously managed two other dental practices.
Penny has a wealth of business experience which is invaluable as she keeps the practice running smoothly, whilst also juggling the role with being mother to two girls!
“I’m incredibly proud of the team at Oakwood Dental Practice, as we strive to offer high levels of dentistry and service to all our patients.”
Dr Sandy Cheema
BDS, GDC 210407
Sandy qualified in 2011 from the University of Birmingham. She has worked in a variety of dental settings, gaining a wealth of experience in general dental practice. Sandy joined the Oakwood Dental Practice team in 2016.
Sandy has attended postgraduate courses in Aesthetic dentistry and carries out short term orthodontics. She is particularly passionate about facial aesthetics, including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.
”I love enhancing people’s smiles and seeing how much that can improve their confidence.”
Dr Mehwish Ahmad
BDS, GDC 264343
Mehwish graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2016. She joined the team at Oakwood Dental Practice in September 2017. Mehwish has a passion for delivering high quality dental care and improving patients’ smiles. She is particularly interested in developing her skills to straighten people’s teeth, using ‘invisible’ braces. Mehwish also has a great rapport with all of her patients and her calm and gentle approach helps to ease patients’ fears.
“I know how important it is to make sure patients feel comfortable and at ease when they come to the dentist and that they have trust in our care and high standards.”
Dr Sahana Acharya
BDS, MFDS RCS, GDC 203682
BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin), GDC 203682
Sahana graduated from SDM Dental University, India in 2007 and moving to the UK, she achieved her GDC registration. Following completion of her MFDS qualification at the Royal College of Edinburgh, Sahana worked for a number of years as an Associate Dentist in general dental practice.
Sahana joined the Oakwood Dental Practice team in January 2019. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is particularly passionate about cosmetic dentistry and developing further skills in facial aesthetics.
“I think a smile is the most important expression on one’s face. I think it is very important to develop an honest and trustworthy rapport with my patients. I like to ensure they get the best quality service that they both need and expect.”
Dr Sobia Mahmood
Locum Dentist, GDC 229284
Sobia graduated from Sheffield University in 2012, following which she has gained a wealth of experience in general practice and more recently in the Emergency Dental Service. She has gained additional training in advanced restorative techniques, and also in the application antiwrinkle treatment.
We are lucky to have her join us on a locum basis for a few months so that we can continue to provide a fully staffed service to our patients.
Dental Hygiene Therapist GDC 6371
Gavin is a dental therapist and hygienist and qualified from the Leeds Dental Institute in 2003. He looks after the oral hygiene and gum health of our patients and restores teeth using some of the best materials available. He provides all the treatments therapists are able to carry out, including tailored hygiene programmes, definitive dental restorations, fissure sealants, fluoride applications and the take-home whitening service.
He prides himself on his friendly nature and gentle, yet thorough, approach. He is particularly interested in the prevention of dental disease and is enthusiastic about educating patients on their oral health.
Gavin joined the team at Oakwood Dental Practice in April 2019.
“I am extremely happy to be joining the Oakwood Dental team and look forward to working alongside highly motivated colleagues and delivering excellent oral health care and high quality dental treatments to all our patients.“
Dental Hygiene Therapist, GDC 171233
Malisa qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist at Leeds University in 2008 and since then has worked in both NHS and private dental settings. Prior to that, she had extensive experience in the dental environment, starting as a dental nurse and then leading on to receptionist and practice manager.
Malisa joined the team at Oakwood Dental Practice in January 2019.
“I am passionate about motivating and delivering bespoke oral health information to patients, particularly when combating periodontal disease.
I am delighted to join such a progressive practice with an enthusiastic, positive team.”
Leah joined Oakwood Dental Practice in 2016, having worked in customer services for 10 years and specifically in dentistry for around five years.
Since working at the practice Leah has gained a diploma in customer service.
“Being on reception is a very important role as it is the first point of call for patients, I am very friendly and approachable and love to help all the patients as much as I can.”
Dental Surgery Assistant GDC 239742
Lauren qualified in 2012 with a CertHE in Dental Nursing from Teesside University after which she moved and settled in Leeds. Lauren joined the team at Oakwood Dental Practice in 2015 and has been the practice’s implant nurse since 2016. She enjoys all aspects of dental nursing but, having previously spent time at the maxillofacial department at Burnley General Hospital, is particularly interested in assisting for implant treatment and minor oral surgery procedures.
“Having been a nervous patient myself, I know a calm and stress-free atmosphere in the surgery is important.”
Dental Surgery Assistant GDC 266838
Emily joined Oakwood Dental Practice in March 2015 as a trainee Dental Nurse and receptionist. Prior to starting at Oakwood, Emily worked with adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues and challenging behaviour for nine years. In March 2016 Emily qualified as a Dental Nurse and in March 2017 was appointed the role of Decontamination Lead.
“I enjoy working at Oakwood Dental Practice and feel lucky to be part of such a great team.”
Reception and Dental Nurse, GDC 268429
Rebecca joined Oakwood Dental Practice in July 2018. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2016. Rebecca is also one of our reception team.
Having previously worked in childcare prior to her nursing career, Rebecca can often be found keeping the children entertained in the waiting area!
“I am passionate about teaching better oral health to the general public, and am really happy to be a member of such a great team here”.
Dental Surgery Assistant GDC 282617
Hannah joined Oakwood Dental Practice in November 2016 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in December 2018.
Hannah plans to develop her studies further by going to university to study dental hygiene and therapy.
“I love working as a part of this great team and look forward to progressing my career here.”
Dental Surgery Assistant, GDC 254475
Sim joined the team at Oakwood Dental Practice in September 2019, having qualified as a dental nurse in 2014. She is proving to be a great asset to the existing nursing team.
Apprentice Dental Assistant
Afsana joined us as an apprentice in June and has already proved to be a valuable member of the team.
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