Meet the team at Carisbrook Dental

Trusted by generations, you can bring out your best smile with Carisbrook Dental. You can benefit from the first-rate expertise of our dental professionals and specialists, innovative technology and outstanding treatments as we take good care of all your dental needs.

Team at Carisbrook Dental


Dr. Tariq Idrees

Dr. Tariq Idrees

BDS(Manc) MFDS RCS(Edin)

Hello my name is Tariq Idrees and I am the owner of Carisbrook Dental. I took over the practice in 2007 and my aim is to provide the best possible experience and treatment for our patients. This seems to be working as many of our patients have referred their friends and families which I think is a testament to our team and clinicians.

I qualified from Manchester University with honours in 2001. After a year in practice I gained one of only two places nationally to study restorative dentistry at the prestigious Leeds Dental Institute. During my time there I treated numerous complex dental cases referred by general dentists. I also gained an additional registered qualification which involved numerous examinations, the MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

After my time in Leeds I moved back to Manchester and started working for Lund Osler Dental based in the Harvey Nichols Department store Manchester. Here I gained immense experience and expertise in dental cosmetics and facial rejuvenation treatments. Whilst there I treated a wide variety of clients from all walks of life, be they dinner ladies, footballers or their wives, soap stars or pop stars.

I have worked alongside and trained with some of the world leaders in cosmetic dentistry such as Dr Surinder Hundle. Dr Hundle is the Cosmetic Dentist for Channel 4’s make over programme “10 Years Younger”. I have also treated patients from the show and appeared on cosmetic shows on Channel M and Living TV.

I am passionate about cosmetic dentistry such as veneers and about treating nervous patients. Many clients come to see me who have not seen a dentist for years, they may not have been attending due to fear or they may have been ashamed of their smile. I feel especially proud once I have gained their trust, answered all their questions and given them a beautiful natural smile.  It’s so rewarding to see them smile confidently for the first time in years and no longer be scared of going to the dentist.

I have completed numerous courses on cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and treatment of nervous patients. I have also completed a series of courses by the New York Aesthetic Advantage Group run by Dr Larry Rosenthal who is regarded as the world leader in advanced dentistry.  It is one of the most advanced and respected cosmetic dental courses in the world. As well as constantly going on new courses myself for the benefit of my patients I am a mentor and teach cosmetic dentistry to fellow dentists.

Outside dentistry, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and playing sports.  I am a keen footballer when fit!

Dr. Jamie Barrie

Dr. Jamie Barrie

BDS (Glasgow)

I’m originally from Scotland and studied dentistry at the University of Glasgow. I found my passion for dentistry more than 16 years ago when I first got involved in the profession as a dental nurse.

I pride myself on providing high-quality general dentistry with a minimally invasive approach, preserving as much healthy tooth as possible with up to date methods such as adhesive white fillings, whitening and short-term orthodontics. I work with my patients to meet their needs, from simple dentistry to improving their smiles and keeping them looking natural.

In surgery, I have a friendly and relaxed manner as I feel this helps me to create a stress-free environment, understand any issues my patients may have and get the best outcome for any treatment.
I want my patients to feel able to ask me questions, to feel at ease in surgery and, importantly, to feel comfortable during any treatment. I will gladly welcome any questions you may have of me to help make informed decisions surrounding your dental care.

I enjoy keeping up to date and increasing my knowledge both by attending courses nationally and by being a regular member of a dental study club.
Away from dentistry I am a qualified ski instructor and count the minutes from one ski season to the next. I qualified and worked in New Zealand between nursing and going to university. I enjoy reading, audiobooks and of course a good holiday.

My partner and I have dogs and enjoy spending our free time on walks in the Pennines near where we currently live. I also love cars and motorbikes, and have recently passed my bike test, so enjoying being on the road again.

Dr. Rhys Gwyn

Dr. Rhys Gwyn

BDS (Newcastle) MFDS RCPS (Glasgow) DipConSed

I graduated from Newcastle University in 2016 with a merit in academic dentistry and have been working in the north east ever since. I have also gained the MFDS qualification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow which involved multiple exams.

I am highly motivated and meticulous about providing high-quality dentistry and have invested a considerable time honing my skills and knowledge to provide a wide range of treatment options for my patients. I have a passion for dentistry and am always looking to attend courses to further my knowledge. I have recently finished studying a year-long restorative course with Professor Paul Tipton. My aim is to put patients at ease and complete treatment in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

As well as general dentistry I have an interest in sedation. This led me to complete a certificate in intravenous sedation with Yorkshire Sedation Training and I have received my diploma in conscious sedation at Newcastle Dental Hospital. With this I am able to provide the highest standard of sedation techniques to help nervous patients overcome their dental fears and have treatment.

Outside of work I try to play golf, enjoy socialising with friends and I am a Newcastle United and Wales fan.


Moheen Khan

Moheen Khan

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.

Passing his Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties examination encouraged him to undertake specialist training in London. Moheen completed his four-year specialist training in Endodontics (Root canal treatment) at the Eastman Dental Hospital and was awarded entry to the specialist list.

Moheen is exceptional with patients who are particularly nervous about root canal treatment, many of whom report that they needn’t have worried about it. He is also accepting external referrals from other dentists.

Dr. Neil Patel

Dr. Neil Patel


Dr Patel graduated with honours from the University of Manchester in 2007. He then completed his specialist training at Manchester Dental Hospital where he is now a Consultant and Senior Lecturer. His responsibilities as a consultant include training the next generation of dentists, both postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Dr Patel has a special interest in dental implantology and has completed extensive training in the field over many years. The majority of his practice is dedicated to dental implant treatments. Treatments include simple and complex dental implant placements, sinus lift surgery, bone grafting and soft tissue grafting.

He is also happy to manage removal of teeth and wisdom teeth, surgical endodontics (apicectomy) and orthodontic exposures/extractions.

Dr Patel puts his patients at ease with his calm and reassuring manner. For complex treatments or management of nervous patients he is also able to provide treatment under intravenous sedation.

Away from dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his young family, travelling and finding new places to eat out.

Dr. Usman Qureshi

Dr. Usman Qureshi

BDS MSc MFDS RCS (Eng) M Orth RCS (Eng)

Dr Usman Qureshi graduated from University of Manchester in 2001 and received Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2003.

Following graduation, Dr Usman Qureshi has gained a broad range of experience in a number of different dental specialities after working in a number of leading UK dental institutes. He has gained experience in maxillofacial surgery, paediatric dentistry and restorative dentistry whilst working at Manchester Dental Hospital and Guy’s Dental Hospital, London.

In 2004 he became a specialist registrar in Orthodontics at the Royal London Dental Hospital where he has trained under some of Europe’s most prominent orthodontists and where he continues to work part-time. Whilst there, not only has he been engaged in providing orthodontics services but he has also been involved in some of the UK’s most exciting orthodontic clinical research which has culminated in him being awarded a Masters degree in Orthodontics from the University of London.

Dr Usman Qureshi is able to provide a wide range of orthodontic services. As well as conventional “fixed” braces, he is also able to provide more modern techniques such as “self ligation” brace systems (invisible braces). In addition he has a particular interest in functional appliances – a type of brace system that can help in the correction of jaw discrepancies.

Dr. Robert Adams

Dr. Robert Adams

BDS, FDS RCS(Eng), MSurgDent RCS, MSc (UCL, Implant Dentistry)

After graduating Robert spent eight years in maxillofacial and oral surgery positions and is now recognised as an expert in oral surgery.

During 2000 Robert completed (with distinction) a year-long MSc Implant Dentistry programme at Eastman Dental Hospital, London. This prestigious training is the best of its kind throughout the UK.
Since 2003 he has been a Clinical Lecturer in Dental Implantology at Cardiff Dental Hospital. During this time Robert has completed the most complex dental implant treatments, including treating patients who have Hypodontia (born with no adult teeth). Whilst in this role, Robert has also been involved in teaching postgraduate and undergraduate students about dental implants.

Robert has also been involved in setting up teaching programmes at the University of Wales in bone grafting and dental implants.

Robert has lectured on the surgical aspects of dental implantology. The post also involves the teaching of implant treatments to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Robert is particularly interested in reconstructing missing gum and bone tissue during implant treatment including, soft tissue and bone grafting and guided bone regeneration.

As a dedicated member of the Association of Dental Implantology and European Association for Osseointegration, Robert ensures that he keeps up-to-date with the latest techniques.

Robert has treated patients on Channel Four’s “10 Years Younger” alongside Dr Idrees. Robert also carries out implantology and oral surgery referrals including, hard and soft tissue grafting and wisdom teeth extractions

Dr. Ellie Aliakbari

Dr. Ellie Aliakbari

DDS, MFDS RCS (Glas), MClinDent (Paeds), PG Cert (Health Research), MPaedDent RCS(Tri Collegiate-England, Edinburgh and Glasgow)

Dr Elnaz Aliakbari is a Registered Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry. She completed a Masters degree in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Bristol, achieved Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research at the University of Leeds, Membership of the faculty of Dental Surgeons of Glasgow and membership in Paediatric Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Ellie (as she is known as by our staff, patients and friends) worked as senior specialty registrar at University Dental Hospital of Manchester and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital completing her consultant training. She also worked as an honorary lecturer at the University of Manchester teaching dental undergraduate, postgraduate students and specialty trainees. 

Ellie was awarded the National Institute for the Health Research Academic Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her 3 year specialty training in Leeds Dental Institute and was also involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Leeds.

Ellie has presented at national and international conferences and published widely in peer review journals. She has completed a number of research projects and been awarded national and international prizes from the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and European Society of Paediatric Dentistry.

Ellie has a special interest in managing children who are anxious, medically compromised or who have suffered dental trauma and provides Inhalation Sedation safely and effectively to help them relax if required.

Dr. Mamdouh Al Chihabi

Dr. Mamdouh Al Chihabi

BDS MFDS (RCS, Edi) MSc (Paediatric Dentistry)

Mamdouh qualified in 2004 from Beirut University. Following an initial period in practice, he moved to Glasgow and worked with children with special needs at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. He completed the Masters in Paediatric Dentistry (MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry) at the internationally renowned paediatric department at the Eastman Dental Institute in London, which was awarded in 2008. 

He was additionally presented with the 3M Winter Prize for the best postgraduate student at the Eastman Dental Institute over the 2-year course. 
Further experience was gained in oral & maxillofacial surgery, sedation and paediatric dentistry at Nottingham University Hospital, Birmingham Dental Hospital and Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield. 

During this time Mamdouh gained the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Mamdouh currently holds a post as a Specialty Dentist in Paediatric Dentistry at Manchester Dental Hospital, where he is involved in completing complex treatment on difficult paediatric patients.

Mamdouh is also a member of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. Academically, Mamdouh has published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, as well as being invited to review papers for several publications. He has attended and presented at many national and international conferences and completed many research audits on paediatric dentistry. 

Clinically, his particular interests lie in the management of anxious and dental phobic children, dental trauma, providing high-quality restorative care, management of medically compromised children and the use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological behaviour management techniques including inhalation sedation.

Outside of dentistry he enjoys swimming, travelling and photography.

Dr. Daniel Turner

Dr. Daniel Turner

BDS (Hons), MSc (Endo Eastman UCL)

Daniel graduated as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, with honours, from Manchester University in 2004. He spent several years in general practice, during which time he completed the Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice from Eastman CPD.

He was accepted at the world-renowned Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, and completed two years postgraduate training. In 2010 he was awarded Master of Science in Endodontics, with distinction.

Since then, Daniel has devoted his clinical practice to endodontics and now accepts cases on referral, many of which are complex and challenging procedures.

As well as his referral practice, Daniel has worked as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Leeds Dental Institute supervising undergraduate students and at Manchester Dental School teaching postgraduate students. He has held a Speciality Doctor position at Eastman Dental Hospital in London.

Daniel has lectured at Eastman CPD for many years, delivering the endodontic component of the Restorative Certificate course. He is also involved with teaching endodontics courses for Kings College London and Health Education England.

With his extensive training and experience, Daniel is well placed to provide outstanding endodontic care for you.

Orthodontic Therapist



Dip Orth Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2013

Happi has worked in dentistry since 2003 as a qualified Orthodontic Dental nurse. For 10 years, Happi has worked in the dental hospital gaining lots of knowledge working alongside various consultants/ orthodontists and surgeons.

In 2012, Happi went on to study Orthodontic therapy, graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013.

Away from dentistry, Happi enjoys spending time with her growing family, walking and running in her rural surroundings.


Kelly O’Sullivan

Kelly O’Sullivan

I qualified from The University of Manchester with BSc Oral Health Science in 2007 and am registered with the GDC as a dually qualified hygienist and therapist.

I have worked solely in private practices over the last few years both in the UK and New Zealand. I am passionate about helping people improve their oral health and treating gum disease. My aim is to give you the best possible care in a relaxed environment and to address any concerns you have and to tailor the treatment to your needs. Feedback from patients is that I’m thorough yet gentle.

Outside of work I’m out walking my dogs - we let the husband come too! I’m also kept busy supporting my three sons in their various sporting and academic interests. I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.

Angela Sillett

Angela Sillett

Dip DT Dip DH

I graduated in January 2009 from Liverpool University with the combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. Prior to this I had worked within dentistry for 17 years.

For most of the working week I am based at Carisbrook Dental Practice carrying out routine dental hygiene maintenance treatments, alongside more complex periodontal treatments. I also work within an NHS practice elsewhere as a Dental Therapist, again carrying out periodontal treatment but also treating patients who are in need of routine fillings, deciduous extractions amongst other treatments.

I pride myself on aiming to deliver the best clinical care for my patients whilst maintaining a relaxing, friendly environment.

Outside of work I like to try and keep fit and go regularly to the gym. I also love to watch sports, mainly football. I love to travel and like to try and do this as much as possible. Mostly though, I just enjoy relaxing with good food and wine with my family and friends.

Dental Nurses

Sinead Jones

Sinead Jones

I have been at Carisbrook since 2013 and have since qualified in sedation and become Head Nurse.

I currently work alongside our Principal Dentist Tariq Idress, Oral Surgeon Neil Patel and with our Paediatric team Ellie and Mac. I enjoy caring for our patients and working with different clinicians.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my daughter and partner.

Pamela Simister

Pamela Simister

I’m a qualified dental nurse and have worked at Carisbrook Dental Care since 1989.

Currently I work with Dr. Daniel Turner who specialises in Endodontic treatment. I also work with Rhys Gwyn assisting in all dental procedures and am qualified in IV and inhalation sedation.

Away from the dental practice I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Elaine Rix

Elaine Rix

I’ve worked at Carisbrook since 2002 as a dental nurse alongside Jamie Barrie.

I have a son and daughter and between them I have one granddaughter and three grandsons who are my pride and joy. I also enjoy travelling and socialising with my partner, family and friends in my spare time.

Samantha Flaherty

Samantha Flaherty

I joined the team in March 2019 as a trainee dental nurse and I am currently working towards my level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

I am enjoying all aspects of dental nursing and love being a part of the amazing team!

In my spare time, I like to go on days out with my husband and young son, seeing friends and watching live music.

Harry Feay

Harry Feay

I joined Carisbrook in April 2021 as a trainee dental nurse and I am currently working towards my Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

I currently work with our dentist Rhys Gwyn assisting in dental procedures and also help manage our practice social media accounts.

Outside of work, I enjoy time socialising with friends and family, listening to music and watching films.

Millie Kavanagh

Millie Kavanagh

Practice Manager

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Treatment Coordinator

Maxine Wearden

Maxine Wearden

I started as a dental nurse and gained the National Certificate for Dental Nurses. I have worked in dentistry for 29 years, in private clinics and have been a Treatment Coordinator for the past 18 years, 14 of these I’ve worked at Carisbrook.

My role at Carisbrook is to guide the patient through their journey within the practice, explaining treatment planning, timing and costs. I have a special passion for helping nervous patients to overcome their fear of the dentist and dental treatment. There's nothing better than seeing them become confident and happy when they visit us.

I am available to answer any questions or queries you may have about all the treatments we offer here in Manchester.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and walking with my Airedale Terrier Frank and French Bulldog Henry


Robina Jones

Robina Jones

I have been a dental nurse for 36 years and have been at Carisbrook for 22 years.

I work with Tariq, the principal dentist and the specialist surgeons Rob Adams and James Stafford.

Outside of work I like to run and take my two dogs Macy and Cooper to the countryside or the coast for long leisurely walks and good pub dinners.

Susan Tong

Susan Tong

I’m a receptionist here at Carisbrook Dental, having joined the team in 2021. I answer calls and help patients in booking appointments and answer any questions they may have. I am friendly and approachable and enjoy greeting all patients that come into the practice from all walks of life. 

In my spare time I love spending time with my family. I enjoy baking, cooking and going for long walks and weekends away. I love going to the theatre, shows and the cinema and going out for food and drinks.

Rachel Hopkins

Rachel Hopkins

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Carisbrook Dental Care
6 Knowsley Rd, Whitefield,
Manchester. M54 6BF
Opening Times
Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 6pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 6pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 3pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm (every second weekend)
Sunday: Closed

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