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Dr Nadia Duarte

PRINCIPAL DENTIST
GDC: 181903 

Meet Nadia, an experienced and dedicated dentist at Amber Valley Dental practice. Graduated in 2008 and with over a decade of experience in the field, Nadia has been providing exceptional dental care to the local community since 2013.
Her commitment to continuous learning and professional development sets her apart. Nadia has undertaken several post-graduate courses, including a prestigious year-long certified course in Restorative Dental Practice at the renowned Eastman Dental Institute in London in 2012. She furthered her education with a postgraduate certificate in Medical Education from Staffordshire University in 2020 and completed a Master of Science degree in Dental Implantology from the University of Manchester in 2017.
Nadia’s dedication to excellence extends beyond traditional dentistry. She has honed her skills in Facial Aesthetics and Teeth Straightening through hands-on courses, offering a comprehensive approach to oral health and aesthetics.
Nadia is renowned for her kind and compassionate approach to dentistry, which has earned her a reputation for outstanding skills in dental extraction. Patients trust her for her gentle care and unwavering commitment to their well-being.
Outside of the dental practice, Nadia enjoys a fulfilling life with her young children. She’s also an avid cook and a dedicated triathlete, showcasing her passion and determination beyond the dental chair.

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Dr Marius Iliescu

DENTIST
GDC: 189124

Stay tuned for more information about Dr. Marius Iliescu, coming soon to our website.

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Dr Abdul Baasit

FOUNDATION DENTIST
GDC: 309407

Stay tuned for more information about Dr. Abdul Baasit, coming soon to our website

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Abigail Woollands

DENTAL THERAPIST
GDC: 259729

Welcome to our dental practice, where Abi’s journey in the world of dentistry has come full circle.
Abi’s dental career began over a decade ago when she trained as a dental nurse right here at Amber Valley. Her dedication and passion for dental care led her to earn her dental nursing qualification, setting the stage for a remarkable career.
But Abi’s thirst for knowledge didn’t stop there. She continued to advance her skills and broaden her expertise by obtaining qualifications in Oral Healthcare and Radiography, enhancing her ability to provide comprehensive care to patients. Her relentless pursuit of excellence eventually led her to Sheffield University, where she earned a prestigious diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, solidifying her status as a true dental professional.
After many years of enriching experiences and honing her skills, Abi has returned to her dental home here at our practice since 2022. Her warm and patient-centric approach to dentistry ensures that every patient receives not only exceptional care but also a comfortable and soothing experience.
At our practice, Abi embodies our commitment to providing top-tier dental care and a welcoming
atmosphere. We invite you to experience the compassionate care and expertise that Abi brings to
our team.
To book an appointment with Abi and experience her exceptional care first-hand, please don’t
hesitate to contact us. Your journey to optimal dental health begins with a simple call or email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Aimee Wainwright

PRACTICE SUPPORT MANAGER

Meet Aimee, a valued member of the Amber Valley Dental team. With a diverse background that includes experience in retail and childcare, Aimee brings a wealth of interpersonal skills and a broad understanding of working with people spanning all age groups, from the youngest children to the older generation. 

Aimee’s commitment to excellence shines through her educational achievements. She holds an NVQ Level 3 in customer care service, reflecting her dedication to providing exceptional patient experiences. Additionally, her NVQ Level 4 in management showcases her leadership abilities, ensuring smooth and efficient operations within our practice. 

To further enhance her understanding of dentistry and patient care, Aimee has proactively pursued professional development. She has completed an online dental assistant certificate, providing her with valuable insights into the inner workings of a dental practice and expanding her knowledge base. 

A true people person, Aimee finds joy in connecting with our patients and playing a pivotal role in crafting personalised patient journeys. Her warm and engaging personality ensures that each visit to our practice is met with a friendly face and a commitment to making your experience as comfortable and tailored as possible. 

Aimee’s dedication to patient satisfaction and her diverse skill set make her an integral part of our team. We invite you to experience her welcoming and personalized approach to dental care at Amber Valley Dental.

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Emma Flaxman

TREATMENT COORDINATOR
GDC: 255835

Allow us to introduce Emma Flaxman, our dedicated Treatment Coordinator with over a decade of experience in the dental field. Emma’s journey in dentistry began as a qualified dental nurse, setting the stage for a remarkable career that spans a wide range of dental disciplines.

Emma’s expertise is nothing short of impressive, with a diverse portfolio that includes participation in oral surgeries, dental implant procedures, private dentistry, and NHS dental care. Her wealth of experience in these areas makes her an invaluable member of our team, ensuring that our patients receive comprehensive and top-notch care.

In her pursuit of excellence, Emma recently achieved a significant milestone by earning a
postgraduate certificate in Radiography. This achievement further enhances her knowledge and
capabilities, allowing her to provide even more comprehensive care to our patients.

What truly sets Emma apart is her bright and bubbly personality, which enables her to connect
effectively with the diverse range of patients who visit our practice. Her friendly disposition,
combined with her extensive knowledge, allows her to work seamlessly alongside patients and
dentists, offering valuable advice and support throughout their dental journeys.

When you meet Emma, you’ll quickly discover her passion for helping patients achieve their dental goals and maintaining their oral health. Her dedication to providing exceptional care and guidance makes her an essential part of our dental family. We invite you to experience Emma’s expertise and warm approach first-hand at our practice. Your dental well-being is her top priority, and she’s here to make your journey to a healthier smile a pleasant and successful one.

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Michelle Gibbons

RECEPTIONIST

Introducing Michelle, our expert professional with an impressive 16-year career spanning both the dental and retail sectors. Michelle’s extensive experience in dental administration sets her apart as a valuable asset to Amber Valley Dental.

In her previous role as a reception trainer, Michelle had the opportunity to collaborate with various dental surgeries, gathering insights and best practices from across the industry. These experiences have allowed her to bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reception role here at our practice.

Michelle’s passion for patient communication shines through in every interaction. She possesses a proactive approach, continuously striving to meet the unique needs of each patient. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a familiar face, Michelle is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and pleasant patient journey, making her an indispensable part of our team.

When you choose Amber Valley Dental, you can count on Michelle’s commitment to enhancing your dental experience and providing the highest level of care. Your satisfaction is her top priority.

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Leanne Gell

DENTAL NURSE
GDC: 284110

Meet Leanne, our skilled Dental Nurse with eight years of dedicated experience in the field of dentistry. Throughout her career, Leanne has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise, making her an integral part of our dental team. 

Leanne’s journey in dentistry has seen her take on various roles, including serving as an implant nurse and assisting with complex surgical extractions. Her extensive experience ensures that patients receive the highest level of care and support during their dental treatments. 

What sets Leanne apart is her exceptional ability to work closely with our dentists, creating a relaxed and calming atmosphere for our patients. Her warm and friendly personality allows her to easily put patients at ease, making even the most nervous individuals feel comfortable in the dental chair. Leanne’s sense of humour shines through in her interactions, helping to alleviate anxiety and create a stress-free environment for all. 

Beyond her professional skills, Leanne is known for her caring and cheerful disposition. She approaches her role with unwavering dedication, always giving her best to ensure that every patient’s dental experience is a positive and comfortable one. 

When you have Leanne by your side during your dental visit, you can trust that you’ll receive compassionate care and support throughout your treatment. Her commitment to creating a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere makes her an invaluable member of our dental family. Come and experience the exceptional care that Leanne provides at our practice, where your comfort and well-being are her top priorities.

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Kate Evans

DENTAL NURSE
GDC: 272737

Allow us to introduce Kate Evans, our dedicated Dental Nurse, who has been an integral part of the Amber Valley Dental Practice for the past 8 years. Kate’s journey with us began as a trainee, and through her hard work and determination, she has earned her fully qualified dental nurse accreditation. 

Kate’s experience in the dental field is both broad and extensive. She has had the opportunity to collaborate with various dentists, honing her skills and gaining valuable insights into different aspects of dentistry. Notably, Kate specializes in working with Foundation Dentists, further demonstrating her commitment to excellence and supporting the growth of dental professionals. 

With 6 years of full qualification under her belt, Kate’s dedication to her craft is evident in her ongoing pursuit of knowledge. She has also achieved additional qualifications, including proficiency in fluoride application, expanding her expertise and ensuring the highest level of care for our patients. 

Kate’s genuine passion for patient care is evident in her interactions. She delights in engaging with our patients and takes every opportunity to put them at ease. Her calm and caring nature, coupled with her natural ability to bring smiles to people’s faces, creates a welcoming and reassuring environment for all who visit our practice. 

When you choose Amber Valley Dental, you can trust that Kate’s commitment to your comfort and well-being will shine through in every aspect of your dental experience. We invite you to meet Kate and experience her warm and caring approach for yourself. Your satisfaction and confidence in your dental care are her top priorities. 

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Megan Lamb

DENTAL NURSE

Meet Megan Lamb, our dedicated Trainee Dental Nurse, who brings a unique background and a strong passion for dentistry to our team. Megan’s journey into the world of dentistry has been characterised by her commitment to patient care. 

With a background in the care industry spanning five years, Megan’s experiences have provided her with valuable insights into both care and dentistry. She began her dental career as a decontamination nurse, ensuring the highest standards of hygiene and safety within our practice. Over time, Megan transitioned to become a chairside nurse, showcasing her determination to expand her skill set and contribute directly to patient care. 

Megan’s enthusiasm for dentistry is truly infectious. Her genuine enjoyment of the field is palpable through her happy and willing disposition within her role. Patients who interact with Megan are greeted with a warm smile and a sincere commitment to their well-being, helping to create a comfortable and reassuring environment. 

As Megan continues to grow and develop her skills as a dental nurse, her dedication to providing excellent patient care remains unwavering. We invite you to meet Megan and experience her positive and caring approach during your next visit to our practice. Your dental experience is in good hands with Megan as part of our team, and we look forward to witnessing her continued growth and success in the field of dentistry.

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We have treated thousands of patients with a variety and combination of treatments to help them achieve the smiles they wanted.

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