Meet the team

At Bay Dental Care our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.

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Andrei Mihaila

Andrei Mihaila

Dentist
GDC No. 191772

Andrei Qualified in Bucharest university in 2005, he then relocated to the UK in 2011 and worked in Penrith and Kirkby Lonsdale providing NHS and Private Dental Care. Andrei currently lives in Kendal and joined the Bay Team in 2022 to concentrate on providing good quality Private Dental Care. His main interests are aesthetics and Invisalign, and he would like to develop his skills and place implants in the future.

In Andrei’s spare time he enjoying walks in the lakes with his family, mountain biking and he also has a keen interest in motor bikes when time allows.

Shehzad Hameed

Dr. Shehzad Hameed

Dentist
BDS (Lpool) 1993
GDC No. 69636

Dr Hameed qualified from Liverpool University in 1993 and has over 25 years experience in general practice, working mainly in Lancashire. In addition to family dentistry, his special interests are in cosmetic dentistry and endodontics. He enjoys creating pleasing smiles for patients and has a passion for dentistry and takes care to keep up with the latest innovations and techniques. Dr Hameed regularly attends dental training courses to ensure his skills remain up to date.

On a personal note, he is happily married with three quickly growing children. In the little spare time he has he enjoys playing golf and snooker. He looks forward to caring for your continued good health.

Noone Osman

Dr. Noone Osman

Dentist
BchD (Leeds) 2016
GDC No. 265172

Noone graduated from Leeds University in 2016 and then completed her foundation year in London before moving back up North again to be closer to family. Noone enjoys spending her free time walking with her husband, reading and travelling.

Dr Maria Alimperti

Dr Maria Alimperti

Dentist
GDC No. 180877

Maria was born in Greece where she grew up and lived a big part of her adult life. She qualified as a dentist in 2003 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She moved to the UK in 2010 and has worked both for the NHS and the private dentistry sector.

She has various post-graduate qualifications, including a diploma in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry. She has the knowledge and the experience to offer holistic options that would suit a person’s long term oral health and/or dental aesthetic needs, as well as the everyday ones.

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Kulwinder Virdee

Implantologist

BDS MFDS RCS (Edin) MJDF RCS (Lon)

Dr Kulwinder Virdee BDS MFDS RCS (Edin) MJDF RCS (Lon) known as Kuli, graduated from kings college, London in 1996.

His career began in hospital in Maxilliofacial surgery and restorative dentistry. Having this passion of oral surgery and implants, Kuli entered Private Practice and also worked as a CDO for the Army. He gained a huge range of skills and experience that have served him well.

For the past twenty two years, he is the owner and partner in private practice where he offers a full range of treatments and sees implant patients on referral. Kuli believes in supporting colleagues and continued professional development, and serves as an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons. Kuli has twenty years implant experience, from simple cases to whole mouth restorations: he is passionate about creating beautiful smiles and a positive patient experience.

In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, photography and spending time with his wonderful wife Sohni (also a dentist) and his beautiful twins.

Angela Lawrenson

Angela Lawrenson

Dental Therapist
Dip Dent Hygiene (Lpool) 2007, Dip Dent Therapy (Lpool) 2007
GDC No. 106145

Angela began her career as a dental nurse in 1994 before going on to qualify at Liverpool University in December 2006 as a dental therapist. She joined the Bay Dental team in 2015 and now has a regular patient base who she enjoys teaching how to manage their oral health.

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Alison Brickles

Dental Nurse & Receptionist
Qual- National Certificate NEBDSA 1991
GDC No. 133386

Alison joined the team in September 2016 with 28 years of dental nursing and reception experience, she gained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing 1991 and has also achieved her NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service within the Dental Practice.

Nurussama Patel

Nurussama Patel

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 20018
GDC No. 275775

Nurussama began dental nursing and gained her NVQ Level 3 in dental nursing in 2018, she has since gone on to complete the certificate of competency in impression taken and her radiography for dental nurses qualification. She then joined the Bay Dental team in August 2019. Nurussama enjoys all aspects of dentistry and especially enjoys working with children.

Bethany Kelly

Bethany Kelly

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2020
GDC no. 291575

Bethany Joined the team in May 2019 and qualified as a dental nurse in August 2020 after training with us as an apprentice.

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Rebecca Brass

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 295053

Rebecca began dental nursing in 2017 and after gaining her NVQ level III qualification she joined the team here in June 2021. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends and going for walks.

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Naomi Harkin

Trainee Dental Nurse

Naomi joined the team in February 2021, as a trainee and is currently working towards her NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing qualification.

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Zoe Fitzsimons

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 182501

Zoe has been working as a dental nurse for over 15 years and gained her NVQ Level III in dental nursing in 2009. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her daughter.

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Kate Dougherty

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 239632

Kate began her dental nursing career in 2010 and went on to gain her Level III diploma in dental nursing in 2013. Kate joined the team here at Bay Dental Care in October 2021.

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Ashleigh Hunt

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 250040

Ashleigh began dental nursing in 2007 and gained her NVQ level III in dental nursing in 2009 and after a short break to raise her family she has returned to nursing and joined the team here at Bay Dental.

Leanne Cody

Leanne Cody

Lead Receptionist

Leanne gained an AMSPAR (Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Administrators & Receptionists) award in 2001 and joined the Bay Dental team in 2002.

Patricia Fletcher

Patricia Fletcher

Receptionist
GDC No. 121561

Trisha joined the practice in 2010 and brought over 15 years of dental reception experience with her.

Claire Rollinson

Claire Rollinson

Practice Manager
GDC No. 109188

Claire has worked in dentistry for 20 years, she then began working at Bay Dental Care in 2002, gaining her dental nursing qualification in 2003. She then went on to complete the Radiography qualification in 2009, and became head dental nurse moving into Practice Management in January 2018.

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