Experienced Dental Team in Barrow-in-Furness


Dr Amir Abedi - Principal Dentist

DDS 2004 MJDF 2011 (RCS Eng) Dip.D.Sed 2012 (King’s)

Amir moved to the Lakes from South Wales with more than a decade of experience in dentistry. "Never stop learning" is his motto. He devotes a great deal of his time to further education that was only started with his graduation from dental school in 2004 and continued tirelessly ever since.

He has held various clinical posts over years including, senior house officer in oral surgery- Cardiff Dental Hospital and in maxillofacial surgery- Royal Derby Hospital, a year of vocational training in Brecon and three years as a dental officer for Herefordshire NHS Trust's community dental service. Amir is a member of Faculty of General Dental Practice- Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF). He has also obtained a postgraduate diploma in conscious sedation for dentistry from Guy’s Hospital- King’s College London.

For five years prior to joining OXFORD PLACE DENTAL as the principal dentist, Amir worked in general practices in South Wales. Some of the major courses that he undertook during this time included a two-year diploma course in restorative dentistry at the Faculty of General Dental Practice (RCS England), a year-long certificate course in implant dentistry with Dr David Guy in Cardiff, a comprehensive orthodontic course with Dr Ian Hutchinson in Chepstow and a course in facial aesthetics with Dr Bob Khanna in Reading.

Amir and his wife love the Lake District, as they are close to the heart of action, fulfilling their passion for cycling, hiking, rock climbing and water sports.

GDC Number 181878

Dr Amir Abedi

Principal Dentist

Sally Hart - Dental Hygiene/Therapist

Dip Dent Therapy University of Bristol 2011, CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1996

Sally qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Manchester Dental Hospital in 1988. After working in Manchester for two years, she returned to Barrow, joining our practice in 1992.

In 2009 Sally attended Bristol Dental Hospital, part time over two years to gain a Diploma in Dental Therapy.
She provides a wide range of preventive and restorative treatments and is dedicated in delivering a high level of patient care in a relaxed environment.

Outside of the practice, Sally enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, cooking and painting.

GDC Number 3636

Sally Hart

Dental Hygiene/Therapist

Irene Hammond - Treatment Coordinator

Irene has worked in dentistry for over 40 years. She has been a member of our team since 2002, having previously worked in the primary care trust- specialist dental service. Irene is a fully qualified registered dental nurse and holds the certificate in dental radiography and continues to attend different courses to keep up to date. Her many years of experience and broad range of dental knowledge are utilised in her role as our treatment co-ordinator.

Irene is also involved in keeping the practice up to date on health and safety matters and CQC compliance.

Her main hobbies are knitting, crocheting and general crafting and she loves spending Nana time with her family and 6 grandchildren.

GDC Number 110914

Irene Hammond

Treatment Coordinator

Joanne Wallace - Practice Manager

It was almost 30 years ago when Joanne came to OXFORD PLACE DENTAL as a receptionist. Her so many years of service in the profession, has earned her a wealth of experience in dealing with patients. Joanne holds the all-important responsibility of book keeping in our practice. She continues to further her knowledge by attending training courses and seminars.

As well as enjoying quality time with her family, Joanne spends a lot of her spare time as a dance teacher, participating in local competitions throughout the year and raising money for charities.

She is also an active member of an Amateur Dramatics Society, having appeared in many shows at the local theatre.

Joanne Wallace

Practice Manager

Amanda Knowles - Dental Nurse

National Certificate NEBDN 1988

Amanda was born and educated in Barrow-in-Furness and has been one of our loyal team members for more than three decades. With her attentive manner, she has gained the trust and friendship of very many long standing patients of the practice.

Amanda is a qualified registered dental nurse and holds certificates in dental radiography and impression taking and is a first aider within the workplace.
OXFORD PLACE DENTAL has been traditionally a referral practice for implants and having had a great deal of training, Amanda has been particularly involved in the care of our implant patients for more than 20 years, leading her to buildup considerable experience in this field.

Outside of work, Amanda enjoys needlecraft, spending time with her family and travelling.

GDC Number 111875

Amanda Knowles

Dental Nurse

Fiona Woods - Dental Nurse

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009 Qual- National Diploma in Science (DT) BTEC 1991

Fiona qualified as a dental technician in 1991 and worked in a dental lab for 7 years.

She also worked at Furness General Hospital in the pathology lab and in 2009, qualified as a dental nurse. She now works at our practice as well as a dental lab.

Fiona is married with three grown up children.

GDC Number 127640

Fiona Woods

Dental Nurse

Kelsey Round - Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013

Kelsey first joined the practice on an apprenticeship before becoming a fully qualified dental nurse in 2014 and works both in surgery and on reception.

Kelsey holds a certificate in dental radiography and is also a qualified Oral Health Educator. She enjoys working with our young children as well as adult patients advising them on the most effective oral health and hygiene techniques. Kelsey has also undertaken an implant training course and has plenty of experience assisting with implant cases.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending lots of quality time with her young family.

GDC number 247927

Kelsey Round

Dental Nurse

Kimberley Hackett - Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013

Kimberley lives in Barrow-in-Furness and started dental nursing in 2012, later qualifying in 2015. She prides herself on being very friendly and caring to patients, helping them feel at ease during their visit.

Kimberley works in the practice full time but also does the occasional bank shift for the Barrow Dental Access Centre.

In her free time, Kimberley enjoys taking her dog for a walk in the Lake District and spending time with her family and friends.

GDC number 261300

Kimberley Hackett

Dental Nurse

Dedicated to Implants and Orthodontics