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Meet the Team

The Harwood Dental Care is comprised of a number of fantastically knowledgeable, talented individuals. Every one of us takes the utmost pride in the work that we do, and the treatments that our practice offers.

  • A friendly, welcoming team
  • Highly qualified and experienced across several areas of dentistry
  • Constantly seeking to improve your treatment experience

Dipesh Patel

Dentist

Harwood Dental Care Bolton

Dipesh Patel

Dentist

BDS(Shef), MFDS RCS(Eng), DipDSed(UCL), MSc Prosth(Manc), MPhil Prosth(Manc)

GDC Number: 83642

Dipesh, who is originally from the seaside town of Clacton-on-Sea, has gained a wide breadth of experience from working in several practices in the North West and also at Manchester Dental Hospital, where he has held posts teaching undergraduate and postgraduate dental students. Since qualifying from Sheffield University in 2004 with clinical distinction, Dipesh’s enthusiasm for dentistry has led him to further his skills through a range of postgraduate qualifications. He holds membership with the Royal College of Surgeons England in recognition of further training within the hospital sector, a Diploma in Dental Sedation (for the treatment of anxious patients) and both clinical and research Masters degrees in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (restoration and replacement of teeth). As you can tell, Dipesh is very passionate about dentistry! It gives him immense satisfaction to help patients with their dental needs using a wide range of modern techniques and treatments. He particularly enjoys treating nervous patients and goes to great lengths to put everyone at ease to ensure a comfortable dental experience. Outside of work, Dipesh enjoys spending time with his two active daughters and keeping fit with regular gym sessions. He also enjoys travelling to warmer climates and sampling different cuisines from around the world. Dr Dipesh Patel is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist – click here to verify.

Vilas Patel

Dentist

Harwood Dental Care Bolton

Vilas Patel

Dentist

BDS Hons (Shef), MJDF RCS(Eng), DipRestDent

GDC Number: 83622

After leaving Sheffield University in 2004 with clinical distinction and honours, Vilas has worked at practices in Bolton, Manchester and Wigan. Vilas has also worked as an Educational Supervisor, helping to train newly qualified dentists in general dental practice. At Harwood Dental Care, Vilas provides routine general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental rehabilitation, and adult orthodontics. She is also trained to provide treatment under sedation for anxious patients. Vilas finds her job very rewarding and it gives her great pleasure to use her extensive skills to help people with their dental problems. Vilas’ enthusiasm for dentistry has led her to achieve several postgraduate qualifications. These include the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons England, enabling her to carry out many advanced dental treatments. She is also a Member of the Joint Dental Faculty of England to recognise her further training in General Dental Practice. Vilas is currently working towards her Fellowship of the General Dental Practice Examinations to further her advanced qualifications. Outside of work, Vilas is married to Dipesh and they have two beautiful girls, Avni and Naya. Both of whom keep them very busy!

Jonathan Kennair

Oral Surgeon

Harwood Dental Care Bolton

Jonathan Kennair

Oral Surgeon

BDS(Ncl), MFDS RCS(Ed), MJDF RCS(Eng), MSc OMFS(Manc)

GDC Number: 103579

Jonathan qualified from the University of Newcastle in 2006 and has achieved a Masters degree with distinction in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition Jonathan has received postgraduate training in conscious sedation allowing him to help anxious patients. He is passionate about the fields of implant dentistry and oral surgery and currently works in several practices in the North West providing dental implants and oral surgery services. He also teaches part time on the University of Manchester MSc in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery course. Jonathan has two young children and is married to a Helen. In his spare time Jonathan enjoys running, cycling and swimming as well as martial arts. Jonathan has a black belt in Karate and has recently completed a full Iron Man!

Lisa Johnson

Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Harwood Dental Care Bolton

Lisa Johnson

Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Lpool 2014, NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ, L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009

GDC Number: 188822

After working as a dental nurse for a number of years Lisa then wanted to be more hands on and so qualified from The University of Liverpool Dental School in 2014 as a Dental Hygiene / Therapist. Now having over 10 years experience in dentistry Lisa possesses a genuine interest in the welfare of patients and is enthusiastic in helping patients achieve and maintain a high level of oral hygiene and dental fitness. In her spare time Lisa is busy planning her wedding, enjoys long walks, cooking at home and eating out with family and friends. She has been to lots of holiday destinations but her favourite are the Greek islands.

Louise Todd - Miller

Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Harwood Dental Care Bolton

Louise Todd - Miller

Dental Hygienist/Therapist

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, Salford, 2008 National Certificate in Dental Nursing and Dental Nurse Hospital Exam, Manchester, 2001

GDC Number: 141490

Louise was a dental nurse for 6 years before graduating from Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals in 2008. After she has worked as a dental nurse at Manchester Dental Hospital, in the Community Dental Services and several General Dental Practices. Her experience has allowed her to develop a meticulous attention to detail. She particularly enjoys putting patients at ease and motivating them to maintain their oral health. In her free time Louise has a keen interest in food and loves trying new recipes especially Italian. She has a close family and enjoys taking my young niece and nephews on mini adventures.

Cath Lomas

Reception Co-ordinator

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Cath Lomas

Reception Co-ordinator

Cath joined the team at Harwood Dental Care in 2014 and works as our Reception Coordinator. Cath enjoys meeting all our patients and provides a friendly welcome when you come into the practice. She enjoys being part of a modern practice which offers a variety of advanced dental treatments and enjoys helping to make patients feel at ease. Cath has worked in dentistry since 1978 and qualified as a dental nurse in 1986. Her role as a manager has developed since 1990. She loves to share her knowledge and experience with the whole team and after working in Dentistry for so long she has a lot to offer! To relax Cath enjoys walking, reading and gardening. She also likes to socialise with friends and family. She loves to cook at home and enjoys eating out. Her favourite food is anything Mediterranean. The South of France and the Greek Islands are her favourite choice for holidays but her ambition is to visit Italy.

Kimberley Bruffell

Dental Nurse

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Kimberley Bruffell

Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016

GDC Number: 267234

Kimberley joined our practice in May 2017. Prior to this Kim has assisted in dental practices in Manchester City Centre and Ramsbottom. Kim loves the variety of the job, but particularly enjoys cosmetic treatment such as teeth straightening as she finds it very rewarding seeing how happy patients are with the finished result. In Kim’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, boyfriend and friends; whether is out walking her dog Blade the Cavapoo or catching up over food or even weekends away. Kim’s favourite food is a good roast dinner and her favourite holiday destination is anything which includes sunshine and a beach.

Hellia Farkoosh

Dental Nurse/Treatment Coordinator

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Hellia Farkoosh

Dental Nurse/Treatment Coordinator

Level 3 NVQ in Dental Nursing, Oral Health & Fluoride Application

GDC Number: 261794

Hellia has been a qualified Dental Nurse for over 5 years. She has gained her experience working in both NHS & Private practices but has been working in Private for over 3 years as both Dental Nurse and Treatment Coordinator. Before Dentistry, Hellia worked in Selfridges as a Sales Consultant, so she enjoys Treatment Coordinating within the Practice and helping patients understand the wide range of treatment options available to them.

In her spare time, Hellia loves to keep fit. With a sporty background, she enjoys going to the gym, kickboxing and meditation! As a Vegetarian she loves to eat out and is always on the lookout for new vegetarian restaurants!

Stephanie Kennedy

Dental Nurse

Harwood Dental Care Bolton

Stephanie Kennedy

Dental Nurse

NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing 2009, Dental Radiography 2015, Oral Health and Fluoride Varnish 2016, Team Leading and Management 2018 and Conscious Dental Sedation

GDC Number: 201807

Stephanie been qualified for 10 years and has gained experiences in different areas for dental nursing. She has completed post qualifications to help build her skill mix up and working towards completing her Dental Sedation course. Stephanie has gained experiences in different areas of dental nursing, one of which is training and supporting student dental nurses to gain their NVQ Level 3 Qualification. Previously Stephanie has worked for the Community Dental Service. Last year Stephanie was nominated for ‘National Outstanding Dental Nurse of the year’ and came second in this category.

Stephanie really enjoys spending the time with patients and understanding their needs and what they would like to achieve, whether it could be a nervous patient or a patient who would like a smile transformation which builds their confidence. Stephanie has a happy and friendly approach towards everyone at the practice.

In Stephanie’s spare time she has two children and a beagle dog who loves lots of walks and keeps her very busy. She enjoys lots of family time and trips away exploring new places.

Emma Booth

Trainee Dental Nurse


Harwood Dental Care Bolton

Emma Booth

Trainee Dental Nurse


Emma joined our practice in January 2019 and is one of our Trainee Dental Nurse’s. She is currently working towards gaining her National Diploma in Dental Nursing and with the help of the practice aims to be qualified in 2020.

Once qualified Emma is keen to further her knowledge in gaining post qualifications such as Dental Radiography and Sedation Nursing to help with the many sedation treatment’s we offer at Harwood Dental Care. Emma is enjoying her time at the practice as every day is different to the last.

In Emma’s spare time she likes to spend time with her husband and two dogs, Buddy the Golden Retriever and Marley the Flat-Coated Retriever and will most likely find her walking them around Harwood and the surrounding area. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching the latest film at the cinema, eating out (as she isn’t a very good cook) and going to concerts.

Millie King

Trainee Dental Nurse


Harwood Dental Care Bolton

Millie King

Trainee Dental Nurse


Millie loves working with nervous patients and making them feel at ease. She also enjoys seeing the improvements Cosmetic Dentistry can make to patient’s smiles and the increase in confidence this often brings.

In her spare time, Millie enjoys spending time with her family and her Yorkshire Terrier called Poppie. She enjoys socialising which suits her bubbly personality.

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