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Dr Ferakh J Hamid Lead Dentist View profile

Dr Ferakh J Hamid

Lead Dentist
BDS MSc (Implant Dentistry)
GDC: 79184

Dr Ferakh J Hamid is the lead dentist at Aesthetique Dental Care and a Platinum Invisalign provider. To date he has helped create hundreds of straight smiles using Invisalign. He is very experienced in all Invisalign treatments and has advanced training in digital dentistry. He is a proud user of the iTero Invisalign scanner. With this cutting edge technology, we can digitally scan your teeth for Invisalign braces without the need to take moulds. An immediate digitised simulation of your Invisalign treatment is then possible for you to view, showing you how your teeth can be straightened with Invisalign.

Dr Ferakh J Hamid is the only mentor for Six Month Smiles in Leeds and helps other dentists learn how to carry out 6 Smile Orthodontics. He is also a certified Inman aligner user.

With over 20 years of experience in general practice, Dr FJ Hamid has held a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry for several years. Over the years he has been responsible for helping thousands of patients solve their dental problems and creating beautiful smiles. These patients include everyday people as well as well known public figures and celebrities.

Dr Ferakh J Hamid is a member of the Association of Dental Implantologists and has trained internationally with implant dentists both in the UK, Germany, France and Brazil. He also has training from the Royal College of Surgeons in implant dentistry where he attended a two year dental implant course.

Dr Ferakh J Hamid has also completed the year long restorative dentistry course at the St. Anne’s Dental Academy in Manchester. He has been awarded a certificate in Orthodontics from Warwick University and holds an MSc with distinction in Implant Dentistry from the University of Salford.

Dr. Nadeem Sabir Associate View profile

Dr. Nadeem Sabir

Associate
BDS (Hons) MFDS RCS Ed
GDC: 244093

Nadeem qualified from the University of Manchester in 2013 and was one of the few dentists to graduate with Honours. He returned to Yorkshire to complete his vocational training before spending several years in various hospitals to build extensive surgical experience. He continues to work as a Speciality Doctor in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

In 2014, Nadeem successfully attained the prestigious MFDS qualification from Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. His commitment to the profession is shown by the numerous national and international courses he has attended in Implant and Cosmetic dentistry throughout the UK, Europe and USA to further his knowledge and learn the latest dental techniques for his patients.

Dr Sabir has a special interest in Dental Implants, Oral Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is experienced in treating nervous patients with intravenous sedation and provides this service for his patients when appropriate.

Dr Sabir is a perfectionist and combines true professionalism with genuine warmth and informality, ensuring that even the most anxious patient is made to feel relaxed and reassured.

He is very approachable and highly empathetic; he will explain all treatment modalities and educate all his patients before starting treatment. The driving force behind Dr Sabir’s approach to dentistry is restoring confidence and transforming lives for his patients.

Outside of work, Nadeem loves to spend time with his friends and family, keeping fit and travelling abroad to experience new cultures.

Dr. Omar Badat Associate View profile

Dr. Omar Badat

Associate
BDS
GDC: 231763

Omar graduated from Cardiff University and has worked in the coastal areas of Swansea and East Yorkshire, learning and working under some great dentists, before settling in Leeds with his wife and two young girls.

You will find Omar to be caring and approachable. His passion is to listen to his patients and provide personalised treatments to transform their smiles using the latest techniques. He has completed a year-long course in Contemporary Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry with the highly esteemed Dominic Hassall.

Omar is a Platinum II Invisalign and Platinum Six Month Smiles provider and uses his training in digital dentistry to produce an immediate 3D scan for his patients to visualise their potential smile after teeth straightening. He is currently studying towards a Masters in Orthodontics and is also studying Orthodontics with Professor Sandler of Chesterfield.

Omar has a special interest in using composite bonding, veneers and tooth whitening to transform smiles.

Omar enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has experience in many roles within dentistry, such as working with the elderly in care homes and home visits, diagnosing and treating patients in pain for the emergency service, taking referrals from local dentists for taking out wisdom and difficult teeth and providing beautiful looking dentures. All these experiences have shaped Omar into a very personable and highly skilled dentist.

Omar has pursued training in facial aesthetic treatments and has a flair for injectables. He can provide anti-wrinkle and filler procedures for his patients.

Dr Asfa Mughal Associate View profile

Dr Asfa Mughal

Associate
BDS MFDS RCS (Glasg) PG cert (TLCP)
GDC: 252674

Asfa graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014 and has since gained experience in all aspects of dentistry. Most recently, she completed two years as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in various hospitals across Sheffield and Liverpool, and currently works as an associate dentist.

Asfa has a passion for continued clinical excellence in order to deliver the best care to her patients. She is approachable and highly empathetic, and educates her patients before starting treatment. Over the years, she has completed international presentations, teaching and post-graduate courses. This has been recognised through various post-graduate diplomas, such as the MFDS Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow, and most recently, she was awarded a PGcert in Teaching and Learning in clinical practice.

In her posts working in a specialist environment, Asfa has enjoyed caring for anxious patients with complex medical needs and undertaking oral surgery. She is particularly passionate about transforming smiles, and giving her patients the confidence they deserve. She has completed a year course in Minimally Invasive Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry to further her knowledge and learn the latest dental techniques, including Invisalign.

In her spare time, Asfa enjoys travelling around the world and cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Dr Alex Asquith Associate View profile

Dr Alex Asquith

Associate
BDS (University of Leeds)
GDC: 229352

Dr Asquith-Phillips obtained his dental degree in 2012 from the University of Leeds, and then returned to the same university in 2014 as a Clinical Teaching Fellow.

He began work within the NHS for a number of years but has since focused on private practice and developing his restorative and cosmetic skills. This includes smile makeovers, Invisalign and composite bonding.

He enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a passion for cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He also has an interest in endodontics (root canal) with use of a microscope. He is now progressing to a full digital workflow with all restorative implant, crown and bridge work being completed through digital workflows.

Alex is certified as a sedation dentist and regularly treats anxious patients under Intravenous sedation. He receives regular referrals for sedation dentistry, root canal treatment, full mouth reconstructions and complex treatment plans.

He is currently completing a postgraduate certificate in Implantology and has attended courses both nationally and internationally on different aspects of dentistry.

Outside of dentistry he is happily married. He enjoys all aspects of sport and regularly plays football. He enjoys visiting National Trust and English Heritage sites. He also is an avid cook and has a passion for both cooking and eating out.

Dr Sandhya Rajagopal Dental Surgeon View profile

Dr Sandhya Rajagopal

Dental Surgeon
BDS (Bris) MFDS (RCS,Eng) MSc (endo)
GDC: 155877

Sandhya received her Bachelors in Dental Surgery (BDS) at the University of Bristol in 2008. She has since passed her examinations for the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculty (MJDF) and is currently in the process of completing an MSc in Endodontology at the University of Central Lancashire. Sandhya is a member of the British Endodontic Society.

Having worked as a general dentist in hospital and practice settings, Sandhya now limits her clinical practice to Endodontics and providing conscious sedation.

Outside of work, Sandhya loves music, entertaining and spending time with her family and friends.

Technicians & Hygienists

Joe O’Reilly Clinical Dental Technician View profile

Joe O’Reilly

Clinical Dental Technician
Dip CDT RCS
GDC:

We are very pleased to welcome Joe as our Clinical Dental Technician focusing on creating bespoke cosmetic dentures.

Joe studied at the Leeds Dental Institute to qualify as a dental technician and has continued to work for some of the UK’s best surgeons.

Being one of the youngest to be accepted on the clinical dental technician course, his determination and focus has driven him to be recognised as one of the youngest qualified clinical technicians in the UK. He now has over 18 years of experience working in the dental industry.

Joe is very much involved in assisting the clinicians at Aesthetique Dental Care in providing bespoke cosmetic dentures and implant retained dentures. He is also very experienced in providing ‘all on 4’ implants and ‘teeth in one day’ implant bridges.

Joe has a passion for the industry, a keen eye for detail and careful planning which ensures exceptional clinical results, giving his patients peace of mind. Joe’s ambition is also his craft, creating lifelike smiles through dentures and implant supported prosthesis.

Joe lives with his partner Sara and their two children in Leeds. In his spare time he enjoys running, boxing, family walks and of course making stunning dentures!

Marta Ogrodnik Dental Hygienist View profile

Marta Ogrodnik

Dental Hygienist
GDC: 142592

Marta qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2001 in Poland, where she worked for 4 years before moving to the UK with her husband. From 2005 she worked as a Dental Nurse, before transferring her qualifications in 2013 to start work as a Dental Hygienist.

She takes great pride in her work and providing good oral hygiene advice and care throughout routine and active treatment. Marta loves to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for all her patients.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time being active with her family and friends.

Fatema Begum Hygienist / Dental Therapist View profile

Fatema Begum

Hygienist / Dental Therapist
GDC: 280967

Fatema graduated in 2018 with a Distinction from the University of Leeds in Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy. She was also awarded the Dental Therapy prize for consistently high academic standard and excellent overall patient management and clinical skills.

She has done a further foundation training year to expand her clinical experience and received excellent feedback on her case presentations.

Fatema has worked in both NHS and private practices across West Yorkshire. She values building relationships with her patients, is very approachable and has plenty of experience managing nervous patients. She is extremely passionate about the importance of maintaining an effective oral hygiene routine and will give the best advice to help make a difference to your oral health.

In her spare time, Fatema likes to keep fit by attending the gym. She also enjoys eating out and spending time with her family and friends.

Marie Pearson Dental Hygienist View profile

Marie Pearson

Dental Hygienist
GDC: 5633

Marie started her career in dentistry 30 years ago as a dental nurse in Barnsley where she undertook the DSA course, with a keen interest in periodontology. She chose to study a diploma in Dental Hygiene/Dental Therapy at Charles Clifford Sheffield University, graduating with a distinction in Radiography.

On graduating she moved to London and worked around Harley Street, Westminster and for a large dental organisation in-house within the square mile.

Her calm nature, friendly manner and gentle technique have made her popular with patients who have over the past 20 years travelled from many other countries to continue to be treated by Marie.

Marie returned to her hometown due to family circumstances and has settled in nicely back to the Yorkshire way of life in the city of Leeds.

Marie is always enthusiastic and keen to update her dental knowledge, often attending international conferences, implant courses and London dental study groups.

In addition to her clinical work, Marie enjoys theatre, netball, walking her pooch and the gym.

Our Supporting Team

Debbie Kendall Practice Manager View profile

Debbie Kendall

Practice Manager
GDC: 113120
Soreta Brierley Dental Nurse View profile

Soreta Brierley

Dental Nurse
GDC: 161279
Dana Nikonova Dental Nurse View profile

Dana Nikonova

Dental Nurse
GDC: 294667
Michelle Barrow Dental Nurse View profile

Michelle Barrow

Dental Nurse
GDC:
Lindsay Kirk Treatment Co-ordinator View profile

Lindsay Kirk

Treatment Co-ordinator
GDC: 124899
Elizha Sto Thomas Trainee Dental Nurse View profile

Elizha Sto Thomas

Trainee Dental Nurse
GDC:
Eleanor Berry Front of House Administrator View profile

Eleanor Berry

Front of House Administrator
GDC:
Namam Abdullah Front of House Administrator View profile

Namam Abdullah

Front of House Administrator
GDC:
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Aesthetique Dental Care 21 Wharf Street, The Calls Leeds West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ


We’re in the heart of Leeds - accessed by bus and train and have convenient on street parking.

Monday:
08:30 - 19:00
Tue - Fri:
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday:
08:30 - 13:00
Sunday:
Closed
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