Welcome to Harwood Dental Care. To tell you a bit about who you’ll meet when you come into the practice, we’re a local husband-and-wife team – Dipesh and Vilas Patel – and we’ve spent many years working together to provide exceptional dental care using a high level of precision and expertise.
We understand that fitting dental appointments into your busy life can be challenging sometimes, so we offer appointments from 8am–7pm during the week.
BDS(Shef), MFDS RCS(Eng), DipDSed(UCL), MSc Prosth(Manc), MPhil Prosth(Manc)
Dipesh, who is originally from the seaside town of Clacton-on-Sea, has gained a wide breadth of experience from working in several practices in the North West and also at Manchester Dental Hospital.
Since qualifying from Sheffield University in 2004 with clinical distinction, Dipesh’s enthusiasm for dentistry has led him to further his skills through a range of postgraduate qualifications.
Dipesh is very passionate about dentistry. It gives him immense satisfaction to help patients with their dental needs using a wide range of modern techniques and treatments.
Outside of work, Dipesh enjoys spending time with his two active daughters and keeping fit with gym sessions. He also enjoys travelling to warmer climates and sampling different cuisines from around the world.
After leaving Sheffield University in 2004 with clinical distinction and honours, Vilas has worked at practices in Bolton, Manchester and Wigan. Vilas has also worked as an Educational Supervisor, helping to train newly qualified dentists in general dental practice. At Harwood Dental Care, Vilas provides routine general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental rehabilitation, and adult orthodontics. She is also trained to provide treatment under sedation for anxious patients. Vilas finds her job very rewarding and it gives her great pleasure to use her extensive skills to help people with their dental problems. Vilas’ enthusiasm for dentistry has led her to achieve several postgraduate qualifications.
Outside of work, Vilas is married to Dipesh and they have two beautiful girls, Avni and Naya. Both of whom keep them very busy.
Jonathan qualified in 2012 from King’s College, London. Since then Jonathan has worked at practices in Bolton and Manchester. Jonathan is committed to developing himself on a professional level and in 2014 gained a postgraduate diploma from the Royal College of surgeons of Edinburgh and is now a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Jonathan will be providing routine family dental care along with more specialised treatments like Invisalign and other cosmetic treatments. Jonathan has a special interest in providing composite bonding treatments (a modern, minimally invasive treatment to alter the shape and position of teeth to improve the appearance of teeth) and root canal treatments.
In his spare time Jonathan enjoys Latin dance, playing football and playing guitar.
Jonathan qualified from the University of Newcastle in 2006 and has achieved a Masters degree with distinction in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition Jonathan has received postgraduate training in conscious sedation allowing him to help anxious patients.
He is passionate about the fields of implant dentistry and oral surgery and currently works in several practices in the North West providing dental implants and oral surgery services. He also teaches part time on the University of Manchester MSc in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery course.
Jonathan has two young children and is married to a Helen. In his spare time Jonathan enjoys running, cycling and swimming as well as martial arts. Jonathan has a black belt in Karate and has recently completed a full Iron Man!
Rob graduated with BDS from Newcastle in 2012. Originally from Manchester, he returned to the North West to carry out his foundation training in Bolton and further study to gain Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Rob is currently completing his specialist training in Endodontics at Liverpool Dental Hospital, where he holds a Speciality Registrar post with undergraduate teaching commitments. Rob is also undertaking a professional doctorate qualification (DDSc), carrying out research on the quality of life for patients undergoing endodontic treatment.
Away from dentistry, Rob is a keen footballer, golfer and skier (when time allows) and has been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford for many years. He enjoys travelling with his wife Monica and other friends and family.
After working as a dental nurse for a number of years Lisa then wanted to be more hands on and so qualified from The University of Liverpool Dental School in 2014 as a Dental Hygiene Therapist.
Now having over 10 years' experience in dentistry Lisa possesses a genuine interest in the welfare of patients and is enthusiastic in helping patients achieve and maintain a high level of oral hygiene and dental fitness.
Lisa got married recently, and in her spare time she enjoys long walks, cooking at home and eating out with family and friends. She has been to lots of holiday destinations but her favourite are the Greek islands.
Louise was a dental nurse for six years before graduating from Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals in 2008. After she has worked as a dental nurse at Manchester Dental Hospital, in the Community Dental Services and several General Dental Practices.
Her experience has allowed her to develop a meticulous attention to detail. She particularly enjoys putting patients at ease and motivating them to maintain their oral health.
In her free time Louise has a keen interest in food and loves trying new recipes, especially ones which are Italian-inspired. She has a close family and enjoys taking her young niece and nephews on mini adventures.
There is parking outside the front of the building and on the adjacent side streets.