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Multi-Award Winning Dental Practice
General & Cosmetic Dentistry

32 Church Road Cheadle Hulme Cheadle Cheshire, SK8 7JB

Shi Karim

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Shi Karim

GDC No. 82155

My name is Shi Karim and I am the Clinical Director at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. I qualified at the University of Liverpool in 2003 and since qualifying I have attended many post-graduate courses worldwide to futher my knowledge in the dental field. I have sat and passed post graduate royal college of surgeon exams and am continually studying, attending courses and pushing myself to further my knowledge in the dental field.

My area of expertise is cosmetic dentistry and have helped numerous patients achieve their dream of a new smile. This is using the most up to date and technologically advanced treatments available. My preference is using minimally invasive treatments such as orthodontics and aesthetic composites but I also have a wealth of experience in placing veneers, crowns and bridges and implants and this can be seen by the cases in my smile gallery. I am also renowned for my treatment of nervous patients and pride myself on good communication to help to relieve any dental phobias that they may have. This is why I have received the recognition of being dental phobia certified.

I have completed:

  • 12 month certificate course with Chris Orr in advanced cosmetic dentistry
  • Inman aligner certification course
  • Invisalign certification course. I am platinum practitioner (In order to achieve platinum a certain number of cases have to be completed every year)
  • 12 month orthodontic core of knowledge course with wired orthodontics at the Smile Lounge
  • 12 month Centre for Advanced Dental Education certification course in Dental Implants
  • Wrinkle Softening and Restylane certification course at the Ascot Skin Clinic with David Dean
  • As well as these certification courses, I have attended numerous one or two day shorter courses and lectures around the UK.

I am looking at sitting my examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons for a Diploma in Implant Dentistry later this year.

In my spare time I am fanatical about playing and following sports. I visit the gym at 6:30 before work every morning. My belief is that a healthy body also leads to a healthy mind. I am also a very keen Aston Villa supporter (somebody has to be!)

I am married to Gemma who is a primary school teacher at Thorn Grove School in Cheadle Hulme. We have 2 young children who take up most of our weekends.

I am immensely passionate about dentistry and making sure that our dental practice is constantly thriving for the highest possible standards of dentistry and patient comfort. This passion is reflected in my enthusiasm which will rub off on even the most phobic of patients to ensure a pleasant and pain free experience.

Stephen Dodd

Stephen Dodd

GDC No. 113476

I joined the team here at Church Road Dental and Cosmetic in 2013 as a cosmetic dentist.


I’ve always had an eye for detail, which is why I knew dentistry was the career for me.


I learned my craft at The University of Manchester, qualifying in 2007 and completed the Royal College of Surgeons MJDF postgraduate qualification before moving into private practice. I am also a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.



Always eager to continue learning, I gained a Masters degree in Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry from The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in 2013, and shortly after completed a two-year Diploma in Dental Implantology from the same institution in 2015. I was also proud to be named the North West’s Best Young Dentist at the 2012 Dentistry Awards, acknowledging my achievements in the profession to date.


Having worked in private practice since 2008, my special interests are in complex restorative cosmetic and implant dentistry. From placing veneers and implants, right through to bridges, crowns and teeth straightening, I enjoy the intricacy that this type of dentistry brings.


In terms of teeth straightening, I offer short-term orthodontic treatments including Invisalign, lingual braces (fitted inside the teeth and ‘invisible’ to others) and traditional braces (fitted to the outside of teeth).


I complement my dental services with facial aesthetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers.

Outside of work, I swap my dental cloak for running shoes and get out into the hills with my partner Laura for fell and trail running. I enjoy keeping fit and like to escape to the Lake District when I can to tick off another mountain range!

Dipesh Patel

Dipesh Patel

GDC No. 83642

Hello, my name is Dipesh and I work as a Dentist here at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics.

I enjoy carrying out all aspects Dentistry, with a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Sedation.

I have gained a wide breadth of experience from working in several Private Practice’s in the North West and also within the Hospital sector previously as a Senior House Officer in Oral Surgery and now as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Manchester Dental Hospital where I assist in the teaching of postgraduate dentists at Master’s degree level.

Since qualifying in Sheffield in 2004 with clinical distinction, my passion for Dentistry has led me to further my skills through postgraduate degrees in Prosthodontics (the restoration and replacement of teeth) and in Dental Sedation. I particularly enjoy treating nervous patients and go to great lengths to put patients at ease to ensure a comfortable dental experience.

I really enjoy Dentistry and feel privileged to be able to help patients improve their oral health and transform smiles. I aim to utilise my extensive skills to provide high quality treatment with the utmost comfort and care.

Richard Brookshaw

Richard Brookshaw

GDC No. 251149

Richard Brookshaw is a highly skilled dental implant surgeon. He has placed more than 5000 implants and is one of only a handful of implant surgeons nationwide who can carry out implant surgery in patients with extreme bone loss, using specialised zygomatic implants.

Richard is both nationally and internationally respected as a lecturer and mentor in Implant Dentistry, immediate same day implants and CT scanning & planning for implant surgery.

He also lectures for Nobel Biocare nationally and internationally on a range of advanced implant techniques and is a regular lecturer and contributor to their World Tour. 

Richard exclusively practices all aspects of implant dentistry, including hard and soft tissue augmentation, sinus grafting and same day implants.

He first qualified in 1996 from the University of Dundee. Then in 1999 he gained his Masters degree in Oral Surgery from the University of Sheffield and further extended his clinical qualification in 2001 by completing an 18 month Implant Training Programme.

In 2009, he attained a highest honours award in the one year implant master program from University of California Los Angeles/ Gide program. 

Richard was one of the first six in the UK to gain The Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh at its first sitting. 

Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh Kumar

GDC No. 149824

Hello I’m Dr Kumar. I qualified from Liverpool University in 2008 with distinction in restorative dentistry and completed my vocational training in North Wales. I then went on to take a position as Senior House Officer in the restorative department at Leeds Dental Hospital where I completed a Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS postgraduate qualification). Since then I have been working in general practice in the Cheshire area. I pride myself on being up-to-date with the latest developments in dentistry through postgraduate courses and I am a recognised Six Month Smile provider, which is a cosmetically focused short term orthodontic system for adults. I have also completed a 12 month course in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry in London, giving me the skills to offer my patients the most up-to-date evidence based aesthetic options. I will make every effort to ensure my patient’s needs are met, working together to improve and maintain oral health and the all important smile. I understand and particularly enjoy helping patients who are anxious regarding their dental treatment and I always try to make them more comfortable with the environment. Away from dentistry, my spare time is mainly spent with my wife and young child, whilst being an avid sportsman I particularly enjoy playing and watching football and cricket. I look forward to meeting you at the practice.

Jane Caley

Jane Caley

GDC No. 203825

My name is Jane Caley and I am the business manager/treatment co-ordinator here at Church Road Dental & Cosmetic. I’m excited to be part of the exceptional team we have here.

I have worked in the dental industry for over 10 years. I initially qualified as a dental nurse and then continued to do further development courses including oral health education and dental radiography with other additional qualifications. As time passed, I gained more experience working within the private sector for a range of highly advanced dental practices.

I really enjoy leadership and management and decide that this was my main focus. I'm now working towards achieving a foundation degree in management and marketing.

I’m dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and communication. I have gained a wide range of knowledge on highly technical dental treatmenst and as well as general dentistry. I’m happy to chat through treatment plans and finance options with patients, so if you have any questions please ask.

I really enjoy implementing strategies to build a strong, friendly team and delivering customer service of the highest standard. I am always available to discuss any concerns patients may have or just for a general chat over a cup of coffee. I look forward to getting to know the patients and ensuring that coming to the dentist is a more pleasant experience.

In my spare time I enjoy dining out, experiencing and learning new culinary delights. I’m also keen on interior design, especially in period properties. I’m constantly doing home improvements and starting new projects.


I look forward to meeting you

Natalie Abram

Natalie Abram

GDC No. 251841

My name is Natalie. I'm one of the hygienists at Church Road, and you will find me here on a Monday and a Tuesday.

It is thought that about 40% of adults have periodontitis (gum disease), many won't even realise. 

My role involves screening for, treating, and helping to prevent gum disease.

The biggest part of treating and preventing the disease is having a good oral hygiene routine- I work with patients to tailor a brushing and cleaning routine that is effective and suits them.

Once a good routine is established treatment can begin. This involves thorough cleaning of the tooth, root, and periodontal pocket, and may take place over a number of appointments.

 I really enjoy working as a hygienist as I have the opportunity to meet and help people. I also like being part of the team, as I work closely with the dentists, nurses, practice manager, and reception staff.

 Outside of work, I enjoy walking, as I live in Disley and have the beautiful Lyme Park right on my doorstep. I also have started to run. I have taken part in three 10ks so far, and hope to eventually progress to half marathons.

Caroline Marklew

Caroline Marklew

GDC No. 109787

Hi, I'm Caroline the Dental Therapist here at Church Road. You will find me here 3 days a week.

My aim is to encourage and educate all my patients to have a healthy mouth and beautiful smile.

Dental Therapists are a relatively new role in private dentistry as historically worked in community hospitals only.

I work closely with the dentist and undertake a prescribed treatment plan and deliver this care to the patient.  Together, the dentist and I strive for an excellent standard of care by supporting each other with the patient at the forefront and included in all decisions.

My role includes all aspects of gum care and maintenance, fillings, taking of radiographs, fluoride treatments, impressions and fissure sealants.

Dr Karim and his team excel in orthodontics and implants and I help out with the maintenance and on-going treatment associated with this.

Previously working as a paramedic in the Royal Air Force, I gained many transferable skills. My love of patient care led to the path of dentistry where a more one on one approach suited me better. My communication and motivational skills were recognised at university when I was awarded the 'Oral B prize for patient motivation'

As a dental Therapist I treat you holistically and don't just focus on the oral treatment needed. My treatment is tailored for you. Your pace, your individual needs met.  I excel with nervous patients, and along with the support from my nurse, (you are great Michelle, Thank you!) dental phobic patients feel relaxed and at ease as trustful relationship is built. 
In my spare time I enjoy salsa dancing, attending lessons and social dances every week. I am self-taught up to grade 4 on the piano and hope to take the grade 5 examination in the next 12 months. My most recent hobby is flying a micro light and aim one day to take my pilots license.

Rachel Birds

Rachel Birds

GDC No. 207470

I'm Rachael and I am a qualified Dental Hygienist and Therapist. You will
find me a Church road every Friday where I love to provide oral health
education to my patients and assist in maintaining healthy gums and a
healthy smile. 

I particularly enjoy educating children in their dental health, and
motivating all my patients while tailoring treatment to their individual

I am also able to undertake fillings as a therapist and continually want to
develop my skills.

In my free time I enjoy squash, trekking and swimming, and my goal is to
swim across Lake Windermere.

I look forward to meeting you soon.
Madison Ingram

Madison Ingram

My name is Maddison and I am the Reception Manager here at Church Road Dental.  I have worked in the dental industry for 9 years and love every aspect of the job. I worked as a dental nurse and front office coordinator in my native Australia until I left in 2011 to travel Europe where I met my partner; I now reside in Manchester where I love continuing to work in dentistry here at Church Road Dental.

My favourite part of my job is patient interaction and guiding patients through their journey of the practice from the first phone call to making final follow up appointments and making sure it is a five star experience for you. It is a very rewarding position and I am very thankful to be working in a dental practice I enjoy so much.

Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym and catching up with family and friends as much as I can.

I look forward to being your first point of contact here at Church Road Dental and hope to meet you soon.


Helen smith

Helen smith

GDC No. 212190

Hello, My name is Helen  and I am 29 years old. I am the new Lead Nurse here at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics.


I didn’t start off my working life within dental industry; this actually wasn’t really on my radar at the time of leaving college at the age of 19. I actually started working at Manchester Airport as a check-in assistant for an American airline; this is where my love for interacting with people started.

As a child I was always getting in trouble for talking too much. Yes I was that annoying child that never stopped talking. I just loved meeting new people, asking about their day… and ALWAYS informing them about mine, even if they didn’t really want to know. I knew from a young age that I loved interacting so much that it had to be part of my career.

Fast forward 23 years and here I am, working within an industry where I can be part of changing someone’s life, actual be part of their story, this is why I love working within a private sector, you are able to offer so much more and really change people’s lives for the better.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing in a country pub, next to a roaring fire enjoying a lovely roast dinner, or walking to our local Costa coffee for a latte and chat with the locals.

I am also a massive film buff and love to spend time with my friends seeing the latest blockbuster hits at my local cinema.

My new year’s resolution is to visit the gym more and motivate myself to be a better more focused me for 2017.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all soon and hopefully making your day that little bit better.

With a smile from me to you


Sophie Stabler

Sophie Stabler

GDC No. 256995

Hi, my name is Sophie and I am one the dental nurses here at Church Road Dental and Cosmetics. Being inspired by the sciences and having a passion for helping others, dental nursing is a career that I thoroughly enjoy. My job is to ensure that the surgery is kept to optimum hygiene, to ensure the practice runs efficiently and smoothly but most importantly I strive make sure that you, the patient, feels completely at ease in our care.  

Keeping a healthy mind and body is very important to me, I love nothing more than working out a sweat at the gym, cooking culinary delights and painting the world around me. 

Helen Fox

Helen Fox

GDC No. 179382

Hi I’m Helen Fox. I am the Clinical Manager here at Church Road Dental & Cosmetics.

I found my passion for dentistry whilst working as a receptionist at the Dental Hospital. Since then I have gained 10 years worth of experience as a Dental Nurse working in both primary and secondary care settings in senior roles. I find treating nervous patients very rewarding, giving them a positive experience and trying to relieve any anxiety they may have.

I am sedation qualified and have experience in a wide range of dental procedures such as implant placement and restoration, as well as treating special care patients.

I enjoy my job role and I am always keen to complete clinical audits with a view to trying to improve our practices where possible. I am always updating my knowledge and skills, bringing any changes in policies and current legislation into practice here.

I am a very positive person and you will always see me smiling which will hopefully make you feel at ease when visiting the practice.

Mandy Shoreman

Mandy Shoreman

GDC No. 111726

Hi, my name is Mandy. I am the Reception Manager here at Church Road Dental. I started out my career in dentistry over 20 years ago as a trainee orthodontic nurse and then moved on to gain my dental nursing qualification. I love being part of patient’s journeys from general health to achieving their dream smiles.

I enjoy socialising with friends and family, going for long walks with my dog Daphnie and have just embarked on gym life! Wish me luck.

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