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At Apollonia House our highly skilled, friendly team at our Oldham dentist 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.
Dentist with a special interest in Orthodontics
BDS (BRIS) 2000, MPHIL (MANC) 2004, MJDF RCS (ENG) 2010, MSC ORTHODONTICS (WAR) 2015, FFGDP (UK) & FCGDENT 2020
GDC NO. 77667
Adrian has been providing fixed (train-track braces) and removable braces (including Invisalign) for children and adults for over 20 years and has a Masters Degree with Distinction in Orthodontics from the University of Warwick. He was the Winner of the "British Orthodontic Society Practitioner Group Case" prize in 2017 and was awarded "Portman Healthcare Clinician of the Year" for 2018 .
He is currently an Orthodontic Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow, Supervisor and Examiner at the University of Warwick, a full member of the British Orthodontic Society and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.
He is a general practitioner with a Special Interest in Orthodontics and as such is able to provide restorative/ implant treatment in conjunction with orthodontic treatment.
He also has a Masters Degree in Dental Biomaterials and is the Clinical Lead Dentist at Apollonia House. Adrian is married to Natalie and they have two sons, Tom and Ollie. In his spare time you may see him out and about on his mountain bike!
BDS (Bristol) 1978, MPhil (Manchester) 2001, DGDP (UK) 1993
GDC No. 52428
Andrew qualified from the University of Bristol with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1978, followed by the Diploma in General Dental Practice, Royal College of Surgeons, UK in 1993 and a Master of Philosophy in 1999 for dental research at the University of Manchester.
Andy has written and lectured widely on cosmetic dentistry, facial pain, managing headaches and jaw joint problems, and restoring worn or broken down teeth to health.
He won the SmithKline Beecham Dental Practice Innovation award in 1995 and the Manchester Postgraduate Dental Society Award for research in 1999.
He was a founder of the British Society of Occlusal Studies in 1986. Other positions held include Dental Vocational Training Advisor in General Dental Practice and the UK Chairman of the American Equilibration Society.
BDS (Manc) 2017, PG Certificate in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry
GDC No. 270944
Jonathan qualified from The University of Manchester, before completing his training in Oxford. He has a keen interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry, completing a one-year long post graduate training course in Advanced Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry at Advanced Dental Seminars in London. He has also attended courses in Veneers, Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth.
Jonathan’s calm manner and friendly nature make him great with nervous patients. Jonathan understands visiting the dentist can sometimes be a daunting experience, so will take the extra time to really get to know you and listen to your concerns. His main priority is to making you feel comfortable and have an enjoyable experience when visiting Apollonia House.
Outside of work, you can find Jonathan playing golf, skiing or in the peak district climbing, spending most his free time outdoors.
BDS (Sheff) 2010, MFDS RCPS (Glas)
GDC No. 193930
Matt qualified from Sheffield University in 2010 with a Bachelors in Dental Surgery. He went on to do his vocational training in a practice in Manchester and also spent a year as a Senior House Officer in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit at North Manchester General Hospital. Following his postgraduate hospital work, Matt continued to work in the Manchester Practice providing high quality dental care with a caring attitude.
In 2015 Matt passed the postgraduate diploma examinations for membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
After previously working with Laura Rice in the Manchester practice Matt was invited to join Apollonia in early 2019.
Currently Matt is enrolled on a diploma in advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons.
Matt is an active member of the British Dental Association.
BDS(hons)(BIRMINGHAM) MFDS RCSEd
GDC No. 244493
Funmi qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2013 in the top 3 in her year with honours and distinction in clinical dentistry. She then spent a year in London where she completed foundation training and membership exam for the Royal College before doing 3 years of further training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative dentistry. Funmi is currently training to be a Consultant and specialist in Restorative Dentistry (which encompasses the specialties of endodontics, prosthodontics and periodontics) at the University of Manchester. She also recently completed the Chief Dental Officer’s Clinical Fellowship Programme where she took on a role at Health Education England, influencing the reform of education and training pathways for the dental team
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgeon
DipDS (Athens) 2002, MD, MSC, MRCS, FRCS(OMFS), Honorary Lecturer in Medicine of Liverpool
GDC No. 148739
Mr Leandros Vassiliou DDS MD MSc FRCS, graduated with grades ‘excellent’ in both Dentistry and Medicine in the University of Athens, having received numerous distinctions and honours throughout his undergraduate training in both faculties.
He was awarded the membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) in 2010 in the United Kingdom. He completed the Oral & Maxillofacial Training in the London Deanery having worked in the University London College Hospital, King’s College London Hospital, St George’s Hospital and Guy’s Hospital London. He was awarded a Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons in 2016 having received the Gold Medal in the Final Specialty exam – the highest distinction. He is now practising as Consultant Oral Maxillofacial and Head and Neck Surgeon in North Manchester. Mr Vassiliou is an honorary Lecturer of Medicine in the University of Liverpool.
Mr Vassiliou’s research interests include; DNA damage and cancer biology, head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery and tissue engineering. He has a rich academic portfolio including publications in high impact factor journals and over 3000 citations.
CCU and Anaesthesia Consultant
MD (lekarz, Poland), FRCA equivalent (Specjalista anaestezjologii I intensywnej terapii – Poland)
GMC No. 6117944
Dr Arkuszynski graduated in 1995 and completed his specialist training in anaesthesia and intensive care in 2003. He came to the UK from Poland where he had worked as a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist at The Paediatric University Hospital in Lodz.
Dr Arkuszynski started his UK career as staff grade in anaesthesia and intensive care in April 2005 at The Pennine Acute Hospital Trust. He started at The Christie in November 2007, initially as a locum NHS consultant, and in September 2009 he was appointed as substantive CCU and anaesthesia consultant.
BChD Dip Con Sed (Ncle) Dip Imp Dent RCS (Eng)(Adv. Cert.) MFGDP(UK)
GDC No. 71952
Adam carries out Dental Implant, Sedation & Cosmetic Dentistry on patients referred by other dentists as well as those that self-refer. He has limited his clinical practice exclusively to these clinical disciplines.
Adam Qualified in 1996 from Leeds University with BChD. He has undertaken numerous postgraduate courses.
Adam is an extremely experienced dental surgeon with a special interest in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, sedation and facial aesthetics. He holds the Advanced Implant Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the diploma in Conscious Sedation. Adam has a national reputation in implant dentistry and is one of Straumann’s Leading Dental Implant Providers in the world, providing dental implants for over 18 years and having placed over 7000 dental implants.
GDC No. 2819
Gill has been a hygienist for over 20 years now and has been a member of the Apollonia House team since April 2000. Gill resides in Huddersfield along with her husband Richard and daughters, Grace and Beatrice.
Gill’s interests include organising charity fund-raising events, she was blessed with a delightful singing voice and has been known to deliver an outstanding impersonation of Shirley Bassey at various functions.
Gill has a natural flare for writing poetry and often uses this skill to surprise other members of staff on special occasions with a personalised ditty or two.
GDC No. 4933
Lynda qualified with a CEB Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1995 in Leeds. She joined City Centre Dental Practice in 2003.
Lynda has a special interest in teaching oral hygiene techniques and ensuring that the best products are suited to her patients.
She is married with two children who take up most of her spare time but she enjoys the outdoors and touring the UK in her caravan.
DIP DENT HYGIENE RCS ENG 2007, DIP DENT THERAPY RCS ENG 2007
GDC NO. 109777
I am originally from Canada, moved to the UK in 2004. After qualifying in Canada as a dental assistant my passion was always to deliver oral health to patients. In 2005 I attended the Greater Manchester School for Professions Complementary to Dentistry gaining a diploma in dental hygiene (honours) and therapy. After working in both private, specialist and NHS settings I furthered my knowledge gaining a deeper understanding of the subjects earning a BSc (Hons) in Dental Studies from The University of Central Lancashire in 2013.
My passion is treating patients with mild to severe periodontal disease (gum disease) while helping them learn the importance of improving and maintaining their oral health. In particular, I enjoy treating those patients who have not attended the dentist in many years for various reasons including fear and anxiety. Through a personalised treatment plan I can help patients improve their gum health.
In my spare time she enjoys going on family holidays, running and scrapbooking.
BSC ORAL HEALTH SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER 2007
GDC NO. 113504
Diploma Dental Therapy (Royal College of Surgeons of England) 2016,
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing (City & Guilds) 2010
GDC No. 203710
Sedation and Implant Nurse
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 1998
Kelly is one of most experienced nurses: She has worked in a wide variety of dental positions, including Manchester Dental Hospital.
She lives locally with her young son.
Qual- Cert in Dental SUrgery Assisting NEBDSA 1993
GDC No. 141780
Claire qualified as a Dental Nurse over 15 years ago, and started working at Apollonia House in Janury 2001.
She has a dog called Maddie and is always the life and soul of staff parties.
She lives locally with her husband and two children, Liam and Grace.
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2008
GDC No. 163869
Gemma was Apollonia’s first trainee nurse and has been with us since 2006.
She passed with flying colours, also gaining 2 GCSEs!
She works part time since the birth of her son Taylor in 2007.
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015
GDC No. 262172
Qual- National Certificate NEBDBN 2002
Louise has been with us since 2008 and manages our Central-Sterilisation & Decontamination Room
She has recently passed her NVQ-Level 2 in Cross Infection Control
She is a vital member of our team helps with the smooth running of the practice.
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF (City & Guilds) 201
GDC No. 277305
Trainee Dental Nurse
Trainee Dental Nurse
Natalie began her work at Apollonia House in June 2000, after reading Natural Sciences at The University of Bath and gaining a 2:1
She is married to Adrian, and they have two sons, Tom (4yrs) and Oliver (1yrs)
Natalie is also Andrew Lane’s daughter and has been working within a family-business environment since she was 15.
In her spare time, Natalie likes running and spending time with “the boys”.
Assistant Practice Manager
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