Dr Amnah Sarwar BDS

Clinical Director/Principal Dentist

Dr Amnah Sarwar is the Practice Principal of Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics. Since graduating in 2007 from University of Liverpool with two clinical prizes, early in her career Amnah was keen to pursue dental excellence and embarked on a number of post graduate courses in restorative dentistry and aesthetic dentistry gaining a breadth of experience. After becoming the owner of Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics, her vision was to focus on providing unparalleled patient care and offer the highest quality of dentistry using the latest technology available today. To compliment her dentistry she has successfully completed and is certified in providing anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers in the world of facial rejuvenation. Dr Sarwar’s area of expertise lies in the field of advanced cosmetic dentistry and has a keen interest in short term Orthodontics and is a clinical provider for Six Month Smiles.

At present Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics is successfully expanding and Dr Sarwar is currently undertaking the PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice to become an Educational Supervisor. She will not only be sharing her experiences, but teaching young foundation dentists in a clinical environment. Keen on her studying she will be embarking on the certified Advanced Restorative Dentistry course this year, further building on her interest in cosmetic dentistry.

Dr Sarwar’s time is usually divided between working at Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics and spending quality time with her family and two children who keep her busy to say the least, dining and enduring fitness classes.

Dr Khalid Anis MBE

Cosmetic & Aesthetic Consultant

Dr Khalid Anis is an award winning general dental practitioner and a Facial Aesthetic Practitioner with extensive experience across all segments of dentistry and also has a special interest in the world of facial aesthetics. He previously worked as a clinical director of dentistry and a consultant in public health. He has acted as an advisor to the Department of Health on a number of dentistry related issues. Dr Anis has lectured extensively around the world and has helped in disaster management abroad. His teaching skills have led him into the role of an Educational Supervisor, training young foundation dentists to work in a general practice environment.

Dr Anis has built a reputation as an experienced, high quality, ethical and caring clinician.

At the advent of his highly-distinguished career, Dr Anis graduated in Dentistry from the University of Birmingham and later gained an MSc in Dental Public health from the Eastman Dental Institute and a Diploma in Dental Public Health from the Royal College of Surgeons (England). He is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and has obtained an MBA from the University of Keele. Owing to his dedication, he was awarded an MBE for services to dentistry.


MBA Keele 2014 FFPH 2013 DDPH England 1998 MSc London 1998 BDS Birmingham 1993

Dr Andrew Bristow

Dental Implantologist, Cosmetic And Oral Dental Surgery

Dr Bristow is primarily interested in implantology and cosmetic dentistry. He has gained experience treating patients in a specialist cosmetic complaints clinic, based in the Manchester Dental Hospital. Here he won the prestigious Alan Hilton Medal for excellence in medical and dental research. He has many years experience in smile make-overs and occlusal rehabilitation. To achieve this he uses a combination of specialist lab work, Orthodontics, Implants, and composite bonding.

Dr Andrew Bristow provides orthodontics using 6 Months Smiles, Clearstep, Invisalign & QuickStraightTeeth™. Due to his experience with 6 Months Smiles, he is also accredited with their four star rating. He also provides invisalign on our platinum provider rating.
Andrew provides implants with the Straumann system to ensure the highest quality implant placement, lab work and the final restoration. He also has experience in Sinus surgery and bone augmentation to provide foundations for your implants.

Book now on 0161 225 1589 for your free consultation!

Caroline Merklew

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Caroline is the Dental Hygienist and Therapist here at Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics. She qualified from The Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals in 2007. (Awarded by The Royal College of Surgeons of England)

You will find Caroline here every Thursday morning and 1 Saturday every month. Her aim is to encourage and educate all patients to have a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. Caroline works closely with the dentist to undertake a prescribed treatment plan and deliver this care to the patient. Together, the dentist and Caroline strive for an excellent standard of care by supporting each other with the patient at the forefront and included in all decisions. Carolines work is the foundation for building on any cosemtic treatments including dental implants and orthodontics.

Carolines role includes all aspects of gum care and maintenance, specialising in periodontal treatment (gum disease) She also is qualified to do fillings, taking of radiographs, fluoride treatments, impressions and fissure sealants.

Previously working as a paramedic in the Royal Air Force, Caroline gained many transferable skills. Her love of patient care led to the path of dentistry, where a more one on one approach and being able to build a trusting long lasting relationship suited her better. Her communication and motivational skills were recognised at university when I was awarded the ‘Oral B prize for patient motivation’

As a dental Therapist she will treat you holistically and not just focus on the oral treatment needed. Her treatment is tailored for you. Your pace, your individual needs met.  Caroline excels with nervous patients, and along with the support from my nurse,  dental phobic patients feel relaxed and at ease as trustful relationship is built.

In her spare time Caroline enjoys salsa dancing, attending lessons and social dances every week. Caroline is self-taught up to grade 4 on the piano and hopes to take the grade 5 examination in the next 12 months. My most recent hobby is flying a micro light and aim one day to take my pilots license.

Dr Asel Qader

Associate Dentist

Asel qualified from Cardiff University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Within the same year she was awarded with the John Miller prize in Paediatric Dentistry for her outstanding achievement. Since then she has completed a Diploma in Primary Dental Care with the Universiry of Kent and also completed her Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng) in 2014. She has a keen interest in Oral Surgery and has worked at various hospitals accross the UK as a Specialist Dentist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Asel also takes pride in treating nervous and anxious patients, so has been certified in conscious sedation to relieve dental phobia. She currently works part time at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Trafford General Hospital in oral surgery and oral medicine viewing a broad spectrum of complex cases. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, travelling and has a passion for baking, especially the sweet treats.

Dr. Ayah

Ayah has recently joined our fabulous team at Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics.

Ayah is a keen advocate for minimally invasive aesthetics and has a passion for facial aesthetic medicine.

She has extensively worked in both NHS and private practices gaining a vast experience of knowledge and skillset leading to developing a love for photography, smile makeovers and facial aesthetics.

Ayah is a certified provider for Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth Orthodontics.

She understands the importance of patient care and has had continuous development in undertaking training to ensure her knowledge and skills are constantly improving to provide the best care for our clients

Ayah is currently working on a Fellowship at the Harley Street Institute to provide additional range of beauty skincare and advanced facial rejuvenation treatments.

Faisal Farooq

Practice Manager

Faisal stems from a background in law, graduating as a Barrister and practicing in the fields of Corporate & Commercial law in the Middle East and in Serious Crime in the UK. Faisal’s responsibility is to ensure Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics keeps in line with all BDA requirements and keeps up to date with the latest legislation and rules governing Dental Practices. Faisal’s main priority is to ensure all patients are happy with the services provided that the highly motivated dental team provide high standards of dental care.

Faisal interests include foreign travel, business development, reading and keeping fit.

Natalie Howman

Lead Dental Nurse

Natalie is the Lead Dental Nurse at Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics and has over 10 years experience in the dentistry field. Working alongside various dentists of a range of specialities in the primary and secondary care settings. Her role as a Lead Nurse is to ensure patients are at ease during the treatment, all clinical areas and surgery settings in the practices are kept to a very high standard by adhering to the HTM 01-05 guidelines and all procedures carried out are compliant to GDC and CQC standards. Natalie has a keen interest in working with the cosmetic dentist and is always looking to develop her skills further so has embarked herself onto dental courses in cosmetic/restorative dentistry to assist herself further.

Natalie has a passion for horse riding, dining with friends and in her spare time enjoys spending quality time with her 3 year old son and her newly wed husband.

Carmal Mackay

Receptionist/Dental Nurse

Carmel is the Reception Manager and a Qualified Dental Nurse here at Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics. She has worked in the dental industry for over 30 years and gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of the dentistry field in the NHS and Private sector as a dental nurse. Carmel is totally committed to ensuring that every patient receives the best possible service and experience when having treatment here at Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics. Carmel has been trained to assist in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry and has an insight in practice management. Carmel enjoys long walks with her partner, gardening, socialising with friends and listening to live music.

‘ I truly believe that visiting the dentist should be a pleasant experience and being the first point of contact I will ensure that the utmost care is provided to make the patient feel most comfortable from when they arrive, which for me in return is rewarding when patients leave satisfied’

Summaira Iqbal-Wahid

Dental Nurse

Summaira joined Levenshulme Dental & Cosmetics in 2014 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified as a dental nurse in 2015. She is currently studying Dental Hygiene & Therapy at University of Leeds which is thoroughly enjoying and looks forward to providing oral health education and dental treatment within her skillset. Summaira is still part of the team and assists as a dental nurse on days/evenings where she is available as well as an active role in assisting in the administrative aspect of practice management. Summaira has a keen interest in exercise classes, painting, travelling and ensuring her aquarium is well looked after.