The Smile Clinic Preston

Our team of highly skilled and innovative dentists is led by Dr (Mrs) Firoza Chariwala

Our team have acquired many years of experience in dealing with complex as well as simpler dental needs. All of our dentists undertake regular post-graduate training to ensure that we live up to recognized standards of best practice. Visit us to discuss confidence boosting cosmetic enhancement of your smile as well as routine maintenance of your oral health.

Principal Dentist

Dr (Mrs) Firoza Chariwala
Mrs Chariwala is the principal dentist at The Smile Clinics. She graduated from Liverpool University in 1999 and opened her first practice in 2005. Within a year "The Smile Clinic™" was both a national & regional award winning practice.

Mrs Chariwala enjoys working as a Dentist and has a particular professional interest in smile make-overs as well as Orthodontics (braces). She is a certified provider of "Inman" Orthodontic Aligners which complements the general orthodontic service she provides.

"I have a wonderful complement of staff that collectively provides a friendly and reliable service for our patients."



Shameela Yusuf (Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy - GDC 106860)
Recently Joining us as our Dental Therapist. After completing an NVQ Level 3 in Oral Healthcare and working as a dental nurse for 4 years, she has used her enthusiasm for dentistry to pursue a course in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She qualified in 2009 from the University of Liverpool.

"I enjoy working with adults and children to help improve and maintain the condition of their teeth and gums and believe strongly in preventing dental diseases."

"Away from work, I am kept busy by my son and enjoy spending time with family and friends"

Regional Manager

Julie Barton
Julie has been with the practices since 2008 and has been a great inspiration to all the team. She is available at each of the practices part-time and is always available over the phone. Julie’s responsibility is to supervise the staff and oversee all aspects of our service to make sure the patient journey is as smooth and as pleasant as can be.

"I feel that my team works excellently together and understand the principles of providing an excellent service. Your concerns are my concerns, which I believe helps us to understand and improve our services. If there is any aspect of your visit which you feel could be improved, please ask our reception staff to pass your details on to me and I will be in touch to help resolve the matter. Alternatively please email me on: [email protected]"



Fazila Ali (Qualified Dental Nurse - RDN 188259)
Fazila works part-time at both the Bolton and Horwich branches as an Oral Hygiene Facilitator. She provides patients with regular reviews and advice to help improve their general dental knowledge. Fazila also provides fluoride varnish applications to teeth which help strengthen your teeth and reduce the likelihood of decay.

"My professional interests lie in furthering my nursing qualifications. I have a clinical interest in “Dental Impressions” as well as “Radiology”. I am available at the clinics to provide you with oral hygiene advice and any other help you need."

Eliza Rakowska (Qualified Dental Nurse RDN - 209023)
Eliza joined The Smile Clinic as a trainee in February 2010. She studied Dental Nursing in Preston College where she obtained Level 3 NVQ in Dental Nursing in April 2011. She is also GDC registered. Eliza can be found either on reception or nursing with one of our dentist. In the future she would like to become a dental hygienist.

She lives with her partner and when she is not working she enjoys cooking, spending time with friends. She loves watching movies, going gym and playing table tennis.

"I take a great pleasure in working with friendly team ready to help our patients and make them smile."

Zenab Patel (Qualified Dental Nurse RDN - 195008)
I joined the The Smile Clinic as a trainee in 2008 having just completed my studies at High School in Preston. It was my first step, yet my best step, into the real world! Working with a team of helpful and enthusiastic professionals has enabled me to thrive and gain NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing whilst working with The Smile Clinic team!

With the encouragement of my colleagues, I am aiming ever higher and hope to gain further qualifications by pursuing my interest in "Dental Radiology".

"I take pride in working for The Smile Clinic and make every effort to provide our patients with a high standard of care."