Meet The Team
Dr Ashish Rayarel BDS MFGDP(UK) MSc (Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry)
Ash is our principal dentist and the owner of the practice. Ash qualified in 1989 from the University of Manchester. Since then he has gained the MFGDP (UK) from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998. Ash has been an approved trainer for new graduates since 1996 and has been awarded the certificate in teaching and learning in professional practice with merit from the University of Central Lancashire. He also teaches dental students at Manchester Dental Hospital and has worked at the local hospital treating patients with difficult restorative cases.
Ash has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics. He is enthusiastic about new innovations and ideas and shows his commitment by continuously improving his knowledge by completing postgraduate courses. He has undertaken year long courses in restorative dentistry, practical and aesthetics where he received a special commendation award at the esteemed St Anne's Clinic; he has completed the dental implant course under the supervision of the eminent and highly acclaimed Dr Paul Tipton.
Ash has treated many patients and made them youthful by using Botox and Dermal fillers treatments, he has been implementing this treatment since 2007 when he completed the Botox and Dermal fillers course.
Ash is an approved clinician of Invisalign, where he can correct your smile using clear (invisible) braces. He completed this course in 2007. Ash has also completed the 6 months smiles orthodontic course.
He has completed a MSc in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry from the University of Manchester.
Ash has a keen interest in cricket and football and enjoys keeping fit at the gym.
Ash's Awards & Qualifications
Jani Rayarel - Practice Director
Jani is our Practice Director here at Ash Aesthetics. Jani previously worked in the engineering trade and has a degree in mechanical engineering. He is also a registered surveyor for occupational hygiene and is an associate member of Institutional of occupational hygiene. Jani has previously completed courses in safety management, fire safety and COSHH. Jani enjoys watching cricket and going on cruises.
Amanda Mullen RDN -Practice Manager
Amanda is a qualified Dental Nurse with over 23 years experience. She is our Practice Manager who ensures the day to day running of Ash Aesthetics runs smoothly. As designated Decontamination Nurse, she also ensures we are meeting HTM-01 cross infection standards. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her dog Ozzy and cat Desmond and Nin Nin the rabbit.
Dr Halima Atcha BDS
Halima graduated from the University of Manchester in 2008; she has successfully completed her vocational training and has stayed on as an associate at the practice. Halima has a special interest in treating nervous and young patients and hopes to continue and further her skills by completing postgraduate qualifications. She has completed part one and two of her MJDF examinations. Halima enjoys reading and socialising with friends and family. She also enjoys getting pampered and if she is not here at the practice you are most likely to find her in a spa somewhere!
Dr Naadia Rahman BDS MFDS (RCSP)
Naadia qualified from the University of Manchester in 2011 and she has since completed her MFDS qualification and a one year advanced Restorative Dentistry course with Tipton Training.
Naadia is also an Educational Supervisor in the practice, supporting new dental graduates in their Dental Foundation Training year. She is currently completing a PGCert diploma in teaching in a clinical setting at Edge Hill University.
In her spare time Naadia enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and playing squash.
Dr Fatima Momani BDS
Fatima qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2011. She joined the team in May 2013 after working as a locum for us over Christmas. Fatima enjoys socialising with friends and family, gym and fitness and having a well deserved beauty pamper day.
Sophie Nicholls - BDS MFDS (RCPS)
Sophie qualified from The University of Manchester in 2014, and has been working at Ash Dental since September 2015.
Sophie enjoys all areas of Dentistry, but particularly enjoys Restorative and Aesthetic cases. Sophie loves giving patients the smile they always wished for! One of her favourite treatments is Invisalign. Sophie is one of the few Invisalign Full providers in the area. This allows Sophie to complete more complex orthodontic cases to give patients the straighter smile they desire! Sophie completes a lot of tooth whitening using both Boutique whitening and her premium product, Enlighten whitening.
Sophie has been on multiple courses since graduation. These include being trained alongside Dr. Dipesh Parmer, and is now a mini smile makeover provider. These treatments generally involve the use of whitening and composite bonding to change the appearance of a patient's smile in a non invasive manner. Sophie has also been trained in composite bonding by the outstanding Dr Andy Mclean!
Sophie attends many local study groups to update her knowledge in modern dentistry!
Sophie has completed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons postgraduate examinations and has been awarded the prestigious TC White Medal for her outstanding achievement. Sophie plans to continue increasing her skills through further postgraduate qualifications throughout the coming years. She is completing her Postgraduate Diploma from the prestigious London Eastman Dental Institute. This training has provided Sophie with the skills to complete advanced dental treatments such as complex crown, bridgework and veneer cases.
At work Sophie loves seeing her loyal regular patients alongside meeting new patients! She loves to hear all about your pets and holidays, so come along and book in!
Outside of work, Sophie enjoys socialising with friends, swimming and stocking up on clothes from Zara.
Dr Rohan Chopra - BDS
Rohan graduated from King's College London in 2017 and has now returned to the North to become part of the Ash Dental team.
Rohan especially enjoys restorative dentistry as well as working with children and plans to take his education further by completing postgraduate training in the future.
In his spare time, Rohan plays golf and badminton and can be found with his head buried in a crossword.
Angela Nicholls - Senior Dental Nurse
Angela is a qualified dental nurse, with over 30 year's experience. Angela has worked in the hospital environment carrying out oral surgery procedures and orthodontics, whilst working at the hospital Angela completed her post graduate qualification in dental radiography. She has worked at Ash Aesthetics for 7 years. Angela loves to compete in local and county events with her horse Bunny and enjoys cycling and taking long walks with her dog.
Nicole Mulhall - Dental Nurse / Receptionist
Nicole joined the team in September 2008. She is one of our qualified dental nurses and has recently completed an NVQ in customer services. Nicole loves working with the public and meeting new people. Nicole loves working at Ash Aesthetics. She says 'I couldn't ask for a better place to work, everybody is so lovely and welcoming'. In her spare time she loves to shop and socialise with her friends and do all the usual girlie things!
Chloe Abe - Qualified Dental Nurse
Chloe joined the team in 2011 coming from a background in beauty retail. Chloe is one of our dental nurses who would like to progress in consulting and treatment coordinating. Out of work, Chloe loves to keep fit at the gym and spend time with her family.
Lea Ashworth - Qualified Dental Nurse
Lea is our current training Dental Cadet. Lea is already settling in as part of the ADP team. Lea is hoping to qualify in 2015. Out of work Lea enjoys girlie nights in, shopping and socializing with her family.
SIAN PARRY - QUALIFIED DENAL NURSE
CHLOE TURNBUL - QUALIFIED DENAL NURSE
Bianca HIBBERT - Qualified dental nurse / Receptionist
Bianca joined Ash dental in 2006 as a trainee nurse. After taking time out in 2010 to be a full time parent, she retuned to us in 2014 as a part time dental nurse and receptionist.
Bianca is a very creative person. She enjoys crafts, decorating and fun filled activities with her daughter.