Our team

At Ethos Dental Care

Whoever you see when you come into our practice you will be welcomed with a smile! Our dental nurses work with the dentists as well as on reception so a professional opinion will be given to you if you are in the practice or phone up.

  • Dr Simon Li

    Dr Simon Li

    Hi my name is Simon Li, I am a principal dentist and owner here at Ethos Dental Care. I graduated from Manchester University 2003 after satisfying the examiners with honours & distinction in the final examination.

    I am a keen believer that everyone is entitled to having a smile that they are confident with and ensure that excellent oral health is the foundation to this. Having a mouth that is free from tooth decay and gum disease is the cornerstone to having trouble-free dental care.

    Before Ethos Dental Care I worked in Manchester, Cheshire and Staffordshire and the last 5 & a half years have been in private practice. I have brought my skills to the practice to benefit all the people who I look after.

    I have a passion for cosmetic dentistry and I have undertaken several courses in my chosen niche. The thought of seeing a smile transform through advanced orthodontic and conservative restorative techniques is what I enjoy and keeps my interest in dentistry. I also have a passion for attending courses and learning more about how dentistry can improve lives. During my travels I have visited America, Liechtenstein, Italy, Dubai, Germany and Russia to find out more about cutting edge dentistry that just isn’t available here in the UK. My special interest is changing patients’ smiles using almost invisible braces. We can do this with Invisalign, the Inman Aligner or Six Month Smiles (clear fixed braces) depending on the starting position of your teeth. It does not matter which method we use, we try to be as discreet as possible!

    My favourite method to straighten teeth is by using the fixed clear brace as I find they are very versatile and the movements are very reliable. Many patients comment that the brace is hardly visible and that they are delighted with the final result. Some say that they wish they had it done sooner! I’ve been travelling to four practices in Greater Manchester and Yorkshire area to help patients achieved the smile that they have always wanted. This gives me a lot of personal satisfaction to see a patient happy after several years of crooked and misaligned teeth.

    As well as regularly attending the World Aesthetics Congress and International Dental Showcase, I enjoys staying current with state of the art changes in dentistry through reading journals and attending courses.

    I am also accredited in the following treatments: CEREC, mini-implants, Enlighten Deep whitening, Zoom II ACP Power Whitening and offering conscious sedation to ease your anxieties.

    Registered with the General Dental Council - 81940 and a member of British Dental Association.

  • Dr Jonathan Eaton

    Dr Jonathan Eaton

    Since qualifying from Leeds University in 1985 Jonathan has practiced in Germany, New Zealand and the UK.

    As well as his primary degree he has several post graduate diplomas from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland, see below.

    He is especially proud of holding the acclaimed Diploma in General Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons (MGDSRCS) of which approximately 500 dentists in the world have passed since the 1970’s. Holding this diploma led to an invitation to become a member of the distinguished British Society of General Dental Surgery (BSGDS). Please feel free to look this up on their website (www.bsgds.com)

    Jonathan also holds the Fellowship in General Dental Practice (FFGDP) which is the highest award in general practice issued by the Royal College of Surgeons.

    As well as being an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Jonathan has acted as expert witness for dental-legal issues.

    Jonathan has also run the Oral Surgery referral service for Stockport accepting many referrals from local dentists. He has had praise for reducing waiting list times and improving efficiency by Stockport Primary Care Trust.

    Jonathan is totally committed to achieving excellence in all forms of clinical care. In addition to this further training, he has completed a year long postgraduate course at Sheffield University which looks at placing and restoring dental implants.

    Post graduate qualifications:

    · Royal College of Surgeons of England

    · Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners MFGDP (UK)

    · Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery MFDS RCS (Eng)

    · Fellowship in General Dental Practice FFGDP (UK)

    · Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

    · Diploma of Membership of General Dental Surgery MGDS RCSI (Irel)

    Registered with the General Dental Council - 60647

  • Dr Stefanie Williams

    Dr Stefanie Williams

    My name is Stefanie Williams and I am an associate dentist at Ethos Dental Care. I started at this practice in 2008 after working at another practice in Stockport since completing my degree. I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2006.

    I completed a diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2009, the MJDF. I have since become the tutor of this diploma for other dentists in the North West of England. I run study courses to help fellow dentists pass the MJDF.

    I have recently become a mother to a beautiful baby boy and as well as having a daughter, it means that a lot of my free-time is taken! I enjoy travelling and dining.

    I love my job, and am keen to further my career and experience by attending courses and possibly undertaking more postgraduate assessments. I am also a member of the British Dental Association and Royal College of Surgeons.

    Registered with the General Dental Council - 103145

  • Dr Seema Azam

    Dr Seema Azam

    I qualified at GKT (Guy's, King's, St. Thomas') Dental Institute in 2003, although I trained in London, my working life has always been in the North West.

    I achieved the best project in my VT (vocational training) group, helping newly qualified dentists to prescribe the correct medication.

    I've worked in Manchester City Centre and Greater Manchester, but spent over 8 years in General Practice in sunny Stockport, where I also reside.

    I have a special interest in treating anxious patients, building their confidence and seeing them through to better oral health and self-care.

    I also enjoy seeing children, making sure they get the best start to their oral health care, by educating them and their parents/guardians.

    I'm committed to Continuing Professional Development, attending local meeting and courses to improve and update my skills and services. I'm also a member of the General Dental Council since 2003.

    I enjoy spending my free-time with family and close friends, visiting museums, galleries and exhibitions or just relaxing with a good book.

    My motto is to live, learn and laugh..with a great smile.

    Registered with the General Dental Council - 82457

  • nafees

    Nafees Zakir

    My qualifications are BDS, MSc (Distinction) Dental Implantology, PG Diploma Restorative Dentistry, PG Diploma Restorative Dental Implantology.

    The range of work which I undertake includes dental implants, full mouth reconstructions, smile makeovers, treatment of wear, referrals for the replacement of missing teeth with bridgework or dental implants, cosmetic dentures and veneers.

    I am also a Clinical Lecturer at Edge Hill University, Liverpool. I lecture on the MSc Masters degree programme of Dental Implantology. I also mentor qualified dentists who are starting off to place dental implants where I help teach these postgraduate dentists the art of replacing teeth with dental implants. I have also over the years been a Foundation Dentist Trainer where I have taught qualified dentists who are starting to work in general practice.

    Registered with the General Dental Council - 85522

  • Verity

    Verity Hughes

    My name is Verity Hughes and I am the Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist at Ethos. I graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2014 and soon after took a post at a practice in Harpurhey, North Manchester. I joined Ethos Dental Care in March 2015 to be closer to home.

    As a hygienist, I help prevent gum disease and help you maintain a healthy mouth through adapting home care routine and giving tailored advice. As I am dual qualified I can also carry out fillings on adults and children and take x-rays. I am continually advancing my skills and knowledge in all areas by completing courses and training sessions.

    In my spare time I enjoy keeping busy by going to the gym and trips to the theatre with my friends.

    Registered with the General Dental Council – 251940

  • Ria

    Ria

    Ria has had experience with all types of dentistry and is a qualified implant nurse. Highly experienced, always smiling and is a master of cuisine. Delia Smith meet your match!

    Registered with the General Dental Council – 161166

  • Adele

    Adele

    Adele has been a member of the team for over 6 years and is familiar face to our patients. She will ensure that everything is done to try and put you at your ease. She is a mum of two and enjoys walks in the country.

    Registered with the General Dental Council – 182634

  • Jenni

    Jennie

    Jennie is a qualified nurse and enjoys keeping up to date with new procedures and protocols. She enjoys every aspect of dentistry but has a passion for Oral Surgery and Orthodontics.

    Jennie has completed a dental radiographic training course part of the University of Salford which increases the number of practitioners who can take x-rays within the practice. Jennie loves travelling and meeting new people.

    Registered with the General Dental Council – 242372

  • jessica

    Jessica

    Jessica has finished training to become a qualified dental nurse. She is our head infection control nurse and she ensures the practice stays up to date with the latest infection control guidance. She also enjoys the gym and regularly visits the cinema.

    Registered with the General Dental Council - 252904

  • Vickie

    Vickie

    My name is Vickie and I'm a trainee dental nurse. I joined Ethos in May and work 4 days a week and spend 1 day studying at Smart Dental academy in Cheadle. I really enjoy learning new things and being put to a challenge! I thrive off working with a variety of patients as every day is completely different. I can't wait to qualify and further my career, eventually working in oral and maxillofacial surgery within a hospital setting. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family, travelling and eating out.

  • Gurvinder

    Gurvinder

    Hi my name is Gurvinder. I am a trainee dental nurse here at Ethos Dental Care. I have been working here since September 2015 and am loving it. I am currently working towards qualifying as a dental nurse with the help of my training provider Learndirect. The team here at Ethos have been so welcoming and supportive with my training. They are always happy to help where possible. Out of work my hobbies are - shopping and spending time with my family and friends.

  • All our dentists and dental care professionals are registered with the General Dental Council which is the regulating body for dental healthcare.