Meet the Team


Dr Stefanos Thomaidis BDS, MSc Implant Dentistry (Warwick)

Principal Dentist – GDC Number: 82825

Stefanos, a Greek-American national, has been living and working in North Yorkshire for almost ten years. He has been practising dentistry for 20 years, having worked in numerous dental positions and departments during this time.

Following graduation from dental school, with an Honours grade on his degree, he served two years in a military dental hospital receiving valuable experience in many areas of dentistry.

In continuation, Stefanos worked for nine years for a dental corporate in Athens alongside a multidisciplinary team of specialists as an Associate and Lead Clinician. Prior to joining Diamond Smiles in 2009, Stefanos worked at Oasis Dental Care in Settle for six years, four of which in the position of Lead Clinician. Stefanos strongly believes in providing high quality dental treatment and services and for this reason he decided to follow the academic route of a structured university program in Implantology over standalone year courses.

Having completed a three-year Clinical Masters Degree (MSc) at Warwick University in Dental Implantology, an area he has been involved with theoretically and in practice for more than eight years, Stefanos is in a favourable position to provide a full range of implant treatments.

Trained to use most of the major implant systems, we currently use Nobel Biocare, Ankylos, and Osstem systems. Using global leaders in the field will ensure patients receive the best treatment and assurance of long term availability.

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Miss Sara Mala, BDS

Associate Dentist – GDC Number: 153662

Sara graduated from Cardiff University in 2008. She spent her first 3 years working in Cardiff before returning to Lancashire. Sara enjoys all aspects of dental practice especially having the opportunity to meet new people. She is keen to further her knowledge in post graduate education. Outside of work Sara enjoys socialising with her family.

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Ms Swastika Jha, BDS

Associate Dentist – GDC No: 79592

Graduated from Liverpool in 2001 joined the practice in June 2016

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Mr Mazhar Iqbal, BDS

Associate Dentist – GDC Number: 251232

Mazhar graduated from graduated from UCLAN Preston in 2014 joined the practice in August 2016

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Mr Haider Al–Saffar, BDS

Associate Dentist – GDC Number: 257835

Graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2015 joined the practice in October 2016

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Mrs Elaine Dyda B A(hons), PGCert

Practice Manager

Elaine joined the practice at its opening in July 2011 she has a background in dental nursing and oral health promotion having worked previously within the general and community dental services and as a tutor for Oral Health Students. She also has experience of working in health promotion and working with Patient and carer User Groups within the Lancashire and South Cumbria Area.

Dental Nurses

The practice is supported by a team of 6 dental nurses. All the nurses have joined the practice as trainees supported by the North West Deanery or Training 2000. We pride ourselves on supporting our employees from work experience to training to qualification. All of our qualified nurses are registered with the General Dental Council.

Miss Donna Chapman
Miss Amareen Bi
Miss Bethany Pritt
Miss Jessica Chadwick
Miss Charlotte Moon
Miss Alicia Crabtree

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