Our Team

Here at Expressions Dental Care we believe our team are our most important asset. We aim to give our patients complete satisfaction and we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Practice Director - GDC: 275238Sara Taylor

Sara oversees all of the practices in the group to ensure they are delivering the quality services our patients expect. She works with each of the practice managers in their day to day roles of practice management.

Sara is also a fully qualified dental nurse and can sometimes been seen covering for staff absence in the surgery, nursing or on the reception welcoming patients to the practice.

Sara firmly believes that all team members should be willing to ‘roll up their sleeves and do whatever is necessary to ensure we provide a continuous quality service to our patients’.


Practice ManagerAnne-Marie Johnson

Anne-Marie has been at Expressions Dental Care since 2003.

She started off as a receptionist and has progressed with her career to become Group Practice Manager and is responsible for the day to day running of the practice.

Anne-Marie is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and strives to ensure you receive the best possible care in a warm and friendly environment.

She monitors the continuing professional development of all staff members and ensures we stay compliant with all government bodies.

Outside of work Anne-Marie’s time is mostly spent with family and friends, enjoying going out and visiting new places.


Dentist – GDC: 264876 Dr Avi Patel

Dr Avi Patel qualified from the University of Leeds in 2016 with a Distinction in Dental Surgery.

Since graduating he has worked in practices in Birmingham, Shropshire and Bedfordshire as well as undertaking a year of surgical training at New Cross Hospital.

Dedicated to postgraduate training he has gone on to achieve a Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS).

Avi enjoys providing a wide breadth of dental services, treating patients in a caring and calm manner to ensure a relaxed environment within the surgery.


Dentist – GDC: 251453Dr Zahra Din

Zahra qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2014. The following year she won the best regional audit for Health Education East midlands. Zahra is known to her patients for being a caring and gentle individual, helping patients overcome their dental anxiety and providing them with the utmost care.

Zahra is dedicated to ensuring her patients love their smile and therefore offers various cosmetic treatments such as teeth straightening, bonding and whitening.

​Outside of work Zahra is a professional hair and makeup artist and loves doing henna. Zahra also enjoys going to the gym and spending quality time with her family.


Patient Care Co-ordinator – GDC: 148552Gemma Beswick

Hi, I’m Gemma!

I joined the practice back in 2005 as an apprentice, and have not looked back!

After qualifying as a Dental Nurse in 2007, I worked closely with our dentists for many years until I became a mummy to my 2 children. I then moved in to my role as the practice treatment co-ordinator.

As a treatment coordinator, I’m in a lucky position, to be able to work closely with all members of the dental team, and our new and existing patients.

But… what is a treatment co-ordinator? I will be the patient’s primary point of contact, booking appointments, providing consultations, guiding them through their treatment options and working directly with our clinicians to create a bespoke treatment plan.

I will welcome you into our patient lounge, as a place to chat in a peaceful setting that does not feel clinical in the slightest.
All consultations with me are complimentary, so if you wish to arrange this, or just come along for a cuppa and an informal chat, please speak to our reception team.

I look forward to meeting you all soon!


Dentist – GDC: 296382Dr Binyamin Haider

Binyamin qualified as a Dentist from the University of Birmingham and went on to practice in general surgery in Derby.

During this time, he has gained knowledge and experience within general practice, and has treated many nervous patients who now feel at ease when coming for their treatments. He is keen to build good relationships with patients so that he can make visits to the practice as pleasant as possible.

In his free time, Dr Haider plays the piano at a grade 3 standard. He does Tae Kwon Do and has achieved a black belt. Dr Haider also enjoys sports like running and badminton.


Dental nurse - GDC: 312631Keira


Dental Nurse – GDC: 297724Chloe


Apprentice Dental nurseScarlett


Hygiene Therapist – GDC: 5434Laura Burke

Laura qualified from Cardiff University Dental School in 1998 and is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy with almost 25 years experience!

Laura is dedicated to providing excellent quality dental care focusing on the prevention and treatment of gum disease (periodontitis)

She has completed advanced courses in periodontology to ensure that the latest techniques and developments are always adhered to.

Laura has also undertaken a course in tooth whitening and facial aesthetics.


Dental nurse / Receptionist - GDC: 253035Sarah


Dental nurse - GDC: 301553Natalie