The Dental Team

We’re a fun loving bunch of people who take pride in our work and enjoy making people smile!

Dr Nabeel Muhairez, BDS (Lond.), LDS RCS (Eng.) Principal Dentist   GDC 11303

How did you get into dentistry? 

Having qualified from the University of London (the Royal Dental Hospital & Guys Hospital) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, I worked in London, initially in the NHS and then in private practice. A desire for fresh air and rolling countryside led me to move to North Yorkshire where I practised in several of the market towns whilst holding a position as Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

When did you establish Hampsteads and why?

We opened our doors in 1999. I reached a point where I wished to have control over the types of services I offered, the way in which they were offered and the surroundings in which they were offered. In particular, customer service is at the forefront of everything we do – I like to think we are not in the dental business, we are in the people business and just happen to do teeth. Also there’s no smell of the dentists!

Three words to describe your interests outside of work? 

Wine, women and song.

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Payman Askarpour, Dental Therapist  GDC 195119

How long have you been a Dental Therapist?

I qualified in 2010 from Leeds Dental institute and have been working ever since.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love helping my patients to have better oral health. I love all aspects of my job!

What’s your favourite holiday destination?

My favourite places to visit are Italy and Greece.

Do you have any hobbies?

I love camping & BBQ’s and spending time with my family.

Jess Havakin, Lead Dental Nurse  GDC266527 

How long have you been a Dental Nurse?

I have been working in practice since 2014, however I feel dentistry is in my blood due to family history.

What do you like most about your job?

I have found a new passion for my job since joining Hampsteads. I feel like the team are my family and the patients are my friends. I would say the favourite part of my job is helping patients achieve their dream smile.

What Quality Street would you describe yourself as and why?

The Purple one! Sweet, soft centre and a bit nutty.

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Victoria Bartley, Dental Nurse, GDC164012

Why Dental Nursing?

I’m a people person and love to make people smile. A lot of people are nervous about visiting and I’d like to think I help make it easier for them.

What three words describe you best?

Smiler, calm, compassionate.

What’s your favourite film & why?

The Holiday

I love Christmas and am a total romantic. That and the fact that I have a crush on Jack Black but let’s keep that a secret!!

Sadiya Tariq, Dental Therapist  GDC

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Emma Young, Dental Receptionist

What do you enjoy most about working at Hampsteads?

I love the patients and getting to see people leave smiling everyday!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Italy…the people, food and wine are gorgeous!

If you could invent one thing what might it be?

Sunshine on tap!

Sarah Lill, Business Manager 

What three words describe you best? 

I like to think I’m approachable, team-focused and, above all, punctual.

What do you like most about your job?

Hampsteads is a great practice with lovely patients. I love the interaction within a small team and being able to make a difference to both the business and to the patients.

If you were a biscuit, what would you be?

A Jammy Dodger – work it out!


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