We have always felt that qualified ancillary staff are necessary for establishing good teamwork. All our nurses hold the National Certificate for Dental Nurses, or are working towards this qualification. The Practice encourages all members to participate regularly in post-graduate education.
Paul qualified in 1979, joining his Father’s practice in 1983. He holds a Diploma in Conscious Sedation, being particularly skilled and experienced in helping anxious patients, and having taught sedation at Sheffield University School of Clinical Dentistry. He also enjoys creating nice smiles for patients with Orthodontic appliances.
Leo Duran qualified as a Dentist in 1994 in Bogotá, Colombia with an international inter-universities award for his graduate thesis. After qualifying, he worked in hospital as a Senior House Officer in the restorative department supported by a team of consultants where he acquired great experience in all aspects of conservative dentistry and prosthodontics. Following this, Dr Duran started to work as a General Dentist in a private practice where he developed special interest in cosmetics.
After moving to the UK, he completed a diploma in Dental Practice Management and is currently working towards a diploma in Restorative Dentistry to add to his 20 years of experience within the dental profession. Dr Duran is also a certified Invisalign provider (invisible braces).
His hobbies include drawing, oil painting and sculpting.
Julia qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1997. After a brief time in Essex she moved to Sheffield and bought S10 Dental in 2003 with her husband Nik, also a dentist. Julia always keeps up to date with innovations and developments in the dental world and enjoys all aspects of Dentistry, particularly advanced restorative Dentistry.
She is particularly skilled at building a good rapport with a wide range of people.
In her spare time, Julia likes travelling, particularly in the UK, and reading (but not always text books!).
Derrick Willmot, who recently retired as Consultant Orthodontist at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital Sheffield, is Emeritus Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Sheffield, and has recently retired as Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons.
Having worked in General Practice in Ashbourne, Derrick returned to University College Hospital to qualify in Orthodontics. He was Consultant at Chesterfield Royal Hospital before moving to Sheffield. He has also been a Dental Advisor to the Medical Protection Society since 1992.
Although research interests have included Image Analysis of enamel demineralisation and workforce issues, he is most at home bringing his delightfully gentle manner to achieve a proper understanding of his patients’ needs, so that he can offer the best smile possible to his patients.
Ghazala qualified in 1986 in London. Having trained mainly in the realms of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, she holds a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She is a registered Specialist in Oral Surgery.
Ghazala is also trained in the use of acupuncture and conscious sedation and is happy to offer these techniques along with a wide range of oral surgery procedures to enable comfortable treatment for all patients.