Meet the team
All our dentists adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for Dental Professionals”.
You know our name. You know our reputation. But you should know the people behind it, and the skills and experience they can offer you. We are diverse. We speak 10 languages. We are global. Our team is in demand around Great Britain, Europe, North and South America. We are multi-disciplinary. All of us are graduates in a range of varied but complementary fields. Every one of us has a Master’s degree or higher. We have one thing in common. We are all passionate about what we do – providing high quality dental services and treatments and making people able to smile again.
Here is a selection of our Basingstoke dentists team to help you. WE ARE GLENHOLME. COME AND MEET US.
GDC No. 81143
James is in charge of the dental implant and restorative dentistry referrals at Glenholme Dental Centre. In addition to being an award-winning dentist, he is also a key opinion leader for Nobel Biocare, teaches dentists how to place and restore implants at Implant Courses UK and The Esthetic Alliance Programs, and is frequently published in leading industry magazines. James has also taught at Guy\’s Hospital in London, is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), and has extensive experience in the management of dental implants and aesthetic dentistry. He enjoys putting his artistic eye to his skills as a dentist to produce fantastic results and excels with patients of a nervous disposition.
BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS (Eng), MClinDent (Fixed Prosth.)
GDC No. 276264
Mustafa graduated in 2012 and has gained extensive experience working in the community, hospital settings and general practice before joining Glenholme Dental Centre in 2021. He developed his clinical skills and knowledge and gained his membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, completed a postgraduate certificate in dental implantology and a clinical masters degree in fixed prosthodontics.
He has a special interest in treating severely damaged teeth and the extensive postgraduate training gives him the knowledge to create your tailored and appropriate treatment plan so you can have beautiful, functional and long-lasting teeth and smile. Outside of Practice,
Mustafa enjoys walking, football and cooking.
BDS, LDS RCS (England), MFGDP RCS (England), Spec. Cert. Radiology (Essen), DMD (Munster), MSc (Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, London), MMedSci (Dental Implantology, Sheffield), MSc (Stem Cells and Regeneration, Bristol)
Special interest in Oral Surgery, Dental Implants and Periodontal Regenerative Surgery.
GDC No. 53807
Dr McCrea studied at The Royal Dental Hospital, of London University, qualifying with BDS in 1979, then gaining LDSRCS (Eng) in 1980. He has been a member of the Work-Study Groups in Implantology, Prosthodontics and Periodontics. By examination, he gained the Specialist Certificate in Dental Radiology from the University of Essen and the DMD from the University of Munster.
In 2003, he gained by examination the MFGDP, RCS (Eng). In 2005 he completed a Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology at King’s College, London, Master of Medical Science (MMedSci) in Dental Implantology from the University of Sheffield in 2010 and Master of Science (MSc) in Stem Cells and Regeneration from the University of Bristol in 2014.
Shane has served on the Advisory Committee of the British Society of Oral Implantology and Work Study Group leader for the South of England and has been a speaker at the Association of Dental Implantology’s National Forums, the European Congress and the World Congress for Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. Shane has had twenty-one papers published since 2008 in a plethora of scientific journals, resulting in him been honoured with the position of Peer Reviewer.
Dr McCrea’s passion for surgery, as stated has seen him recognised by international Journals as an innovator in surgical techniques that have helped advance oral surgery, implantology and periodontal micro-surgery.
DDS, PhD, MClinDent, EFP, MPerio(RCSEd)
GDC No. 191539
Azadeh received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2003 from Tehran, Iran. After moving to the UK, she started her PhD in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials at world renowned University College London (UCL), in 2007. Her main research interest was focused on developing novel biomaterials used in bone regeneration. During her research and clinical practice, her special interest in Periodontology grew and led her to pursue a 3-year specialist training course focusing on Periodontology and Implant dentistry at Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, which is the only one in UK that is accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). Following successful completion of her speciality program, she was awarded the degree of Master of Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in Periodontology as well as an EFP Certificate in Periodontology. She also obtained the Membership in Periodontics (MPerio) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Azadeh has gained extensive experience in the field of advanced gum disease treatment with expertise in non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal and peri-implant disease, including conventional and regenerative periodontal surgery. She is also involved in the re-constructive/cosmetic aspects of periodontal (plastic) surgery, improving the smile, applied to both teeth and implants.
DMD Bucharest 1997
GDC No. 233633
Academic: Qualified as a dentist in Romania in 1997 and as a Specialist Orthodontist in 2000. Registered as a dentist and a Specialist Orthodontist with the General Dental Council, London.Member of European orthodontics society and British orthodontics society.
Previous positions held: Apart from working as part of our team, Shahin also works at a dental practice in Poole and Poundbury and has previously worked in Romania and Iran, and was for some years the Head of Orthodontics at a dental clinic in Tehran.We are delighted to have Dr Shahin Sheykhzadeh working with us as our new Specialist Orthodontist. Shahin is Persian and comes from northern Iran close to the Caspian Sea. He speaks several languages including English, Farsi, Romanian and some Turkish. With 17 years of experience in both the private and public sector, Shahin offers his patients high quality orthopaedic and orthodontic therapies, which include fixed and removable braces to treat crowded teeth, deal with functional problems, skeletal anomalies and Orthosurgical issues. Where appropriate, he is happy to include unobtrusive Invisalign and Lingual systems as treatment options. He is confident of being able to resolve orthodontic problems in people of all ages and where necessary, adopt new methods or complicated treatment plans. Currently living in Poole , he is an animal lover, enjoys interior design and cooking international cuisine and whilst in Iran, was involved in charities supporting poor, disadvantaged and abandoned children.
BDS (London) MClinDent MEndo RCS (Edinburgh)
GDC No. 177673
Masih obtained his Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2009 from King’s College London. After one year of vocational training, he worked as a Senior Dental Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. There, he managed a large number of medically compromised patients with oral cancer, facial trauma and craniofacial deformities. Masih spent 6 months in the oral surgery department, where he furthered his skills in complex tooth extractions and other minor oral surgery procedures. This was followed by 3 years of general dental practice in Australia and the U.K., where he grew an interest in endodontics.
In 2013, Masih entered the specialist training programme in Endodontics at the world-renowned Eastman Dental Hospital. Following successful completion of his speciality programme, Masih was awarded the degree of Master in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in endodontology.
Subsequently, he received a Membership in Endodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which is recognised as the highest qualification available within the speciality.
Masih welcomes referrals for all forms of endodontic treatment and diagnosis. He has a particular interest in the management of heavily broken-down teeth and complex restorative cases.
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Lond 2007
GDC No. 109828
Lucy qualified from the GKT Dental Institute in London and has over 10 years of experience working in dentistry. As a member of the British Society Of Dental Hygiene & Therapy, she is committed to updating her knowledge and techniques, and is always pushing herself to excel. Her main interest is managing periodontal patients and promoting preventative dentistry.
BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy University of Bristol 2022
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014
GDC No. 256297
Manisha recently joined us as our third Hygienist due to growing demand for oral hygiene care. She naturally creates a friendly environment where patients feel relaxed and comfortable during her treatments. Manisha is a big advocate of raising awareness about the importance of good oral health alongside providing patient centered care. As a qualified Dental Therapist, Manisha continues additional training to gain experience in varied dental needs in children and complex cases. We look forward to sharing her journey with us here at Glenholme. In her spare time she likes to travel and spend quality time with her family.
Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2020
GDC No. 292330
Biji attained her registration in 2020 and has been busy working as both Hygienist and Therapist in various practices in Hampshire. She is an overseas dentist and awaiting her exam to practice as a Dentist in the UK. Biji loves travelling and spending time with friends and family.
Josef Pluhar is a highly talented master of the porcelain crown, he works alongside us at Glenhome Dental Centre as our exclusive, in-house lab technician. Josef’s creative career started when he studied stone masonry in Czechoslovakia and then went on to gain an MA in art. Josef discovered his real passion when working with a team of Dentists in West Berlin in a high-tech dental lab using gold and porcelain to create beautiful replicas of teeth.
Mark brings over 25 years of experience in commercial account management to the team and looks after our referring practices. As a liaison between our specialist team and our referring dentists, Mark builds strong and trusting relationships, ensuring patients ultimately get the very best treatment through our partnership with their dentist. When not working, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
Keara has grown from strength to strength since joining the business in 2018 and is now a valued member of the management team. You will often find her with a cup of coffee and a donut in her hand. Make sure you say hi to her as Keara loves a good chat!
Joining Glenholme in February 2020, Mirela has been in the dental nursing industry for 11 years. Mirela is enjoying her journey here with us so far and prides herself in offering an exceptional level of care to our patients and loves seeing the final product after treatments have been finished.
National Certificate NEBDN 2008
GDC No. 170698
Qualifying in 2008, Kirsty has gone from strength to strength in her nursing career, additionally attaining her Radiography qualification and accumulating extensive specialist dentistry experience in Endodontics. Outside of work, Kirsty has a passion for horse riding and relishes her time at the stables.
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019
GDC No. 286239
Jelena moved to the UK from Lithuania in 2005 and joined dentistry in 2017. Qualifying in 2019, Jelena enjoys every moment in surgery, meeting lovely people and caring for patients. In her free time, Jelena loves pottering around in her garden and decorating her home and loves nothing more than settling down with a good book.
Julie joined the practice in June 2021 as our new Patient Coordinator. Julie has a wealth of administration, customer service and reception experience, having worked in various roles encompassing all these skills. So is well equipped for managing our front of house and patient coordination.
Julie enjoys gardening, walking her dog and reading.
Harri accompanies Julie on our front desk welcoming patients and overseeing the day to day running of appointments. Harri gets huge satisfaction from greeting patients with a warm smile and putting them at ease with friendly chat.