Meet the team

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.


Adrian Bennett

Adrian Bennett

Dentist with a special interest in Orthodontics
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!

Andy Lane

Andrew Lane

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.


Jonathan Chan

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.

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Dr Matt Kitchen

BDS (Sheff) 2010, MFDS RCPS (Glas)
GDC No. 193930

Matt qualified from Sheffield University in 2010. He went on to do his training in Oral surgery as a Senior House Officer in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit at North Manchester General Hospital.

In 2015 Matt passed the postgraduate examinations for membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Matt has since gone on to attend the Royal College of Surgeons’ diploma in Advanced Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry in 2022. This 2-year course covers all aspects of advanced dentistry and is held to the highest level of excellence. Matt also restores implants placed by our implantologist.

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Dr Funmi Oluwajana

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

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Dr Leandros Vassiliou

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.

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Dr Pawel Arkuszynski

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.

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Dr Adam Glassford

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.

Elizabeth Chatburn

General Dentist
BChD (Leeds) 2013
GDC No. 244818

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Lucy Mulhearn

Orthodontic Therapist

Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2016 National Certificate NEBDN 2010
GDC No. 202403

Varinder Jhaj

General Dentist
BDS King's College London 2019
GDC No. 284126

Reem Ahmed

General Dentist
BDS University of Birmingham 2016
GDC No. 265446

Laura Rice

General Dentist
BChD University of Leeds 2007
GDC No. 113980

Chow Pang

General Dentist
BDS (Hons) 2022
GDC No. 302854


Lynda Moore

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.

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Jennifer Yousaf

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.

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Fiona Hamilton

Diploma Dental Therapy (Royal College of Surgeons of England) 2016,
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing (City & Guilds) 2010
GDC No. 203710

Elisha Haslam

Dental Hygienist and Therapist
GDC No. 274612

Kelly Chappell

Kelly Chappell

Sedation and Implant Nurse
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 1998
GDC No.159266

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.

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Claire Slicker

Dental Nurse
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.

Gemma Broomhead

Gemma Broomhead

Implant Nurse
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.

Chloe Turner

Chloe Turner

Orthodontic Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015
GDC No. 262172

Helen Blanchard

Helen Blanchard

Treatment coordinator
National Certificate NEBDBN 2002
GDC No.130466

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Laura Kerr


Louise Irwin

Louise Irwin

Decontamination Nurse

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.

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Sophie McDermott

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019
GDC No. 28661

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Claudia Whitehead

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2022
GDC No. 301803

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Jodie Urmson

Trainee Dental Nurse

Chloe Hellawell

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 308922

Elena Rodriguez Cabrera

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 286344

Ella Senior

Trainee Dental Nurse

Ellie-Jane Salt

Trainee Dental Nurse

Rohab Khan

Trainee Dental Nurse

Tereice Smart

Trainee Dental Nurse

Olivia Allen

Trainee Dental Nurse

Natalie Bennett

Natalie Bennett

Practice Manager

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”.

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Helen Dixon

Assistant Practice Manager

Heidi Robertson

Heidi Robertson

Head Receptionist

Tiff Elgin

Tiffany Eglin


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Debbie Kerr


Dana Howes


Freya Shaw


Rachel Mallalieu


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