When you come to The Square Advanced Dental Care as a patient, you have the reassurance of knowing that our dentists are General Dental Council registered specialists and have a background of working as hospital consultants. We sit at the cutting-edge of modern dentist and are proud to be able to say that there is more than 100 years’ combined experience within the practice


Of course, our specialist experience is just one of the reasons why patients choose The Square Advanced Dental Care. Our caring and ethical ethos underpins every aspect of the practice. When we treat you, we always ask ourselves how we would like a member of our own family to be treated and aim for that high standard of care. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques, while ensuring that you always receive the most appropriate advice and treatment for your individual case.


Here at The Square Advanced Dental Care we are pleased to be able to provide you with Specialists and Consultants from all fields of dentistry. We are proud to be different from other dental practices.


Prof. Riaz Yar

Specialist in prosthodontics

BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin), MPhil (Restorative), DPDS, Dip Implant Dent RCS (Edin), MPros Dent RCS (Edin)

GDC Number: 76337

Riaz accepts referrals for Implants, removable and fixed prosthodontics and complex aesthetic cases including management of tooth wear.
One of The Square’s Directors Dr. Riaz Yar graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1999. After spending some time in general practice, Riaz set up his own practice in 2003 before gaining MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2005.

Following this in 2008, Riaz completed an MPhil in the complex field of restorative dentistry and in 2011 completed a 4 year long Specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of Manchester where he is also an Honorary Clinical Teaching fellow in Prosthodontics.

In addition to being greatly involved in prosthodontic teaching and the supervision of restorative dentistry research projects in Manchester, Riaz is also an internal examiner for the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons England and an internal examiner for the Overseas Registration Exam and License in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons.

As well as completing the specialty prosthodontic training, Riaz has undertaken a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies (DPDS) with the University of Bristol and a Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Riaz lectures nationally and internationally and is a keen advocate of postgraduate teaching. This is evident with the setting up of RED (Restorative Education of the Dental Team) Square – providing a MSc in Restorative Dentistry in partnership with University of Chester for which he is the program director.

Riaz sees patients for routine treatments as well as providing Implants, Aesthetics, Crowns, Bridge and complex Denture work.

Riaz is married with four children and is a keen fitness fan (at the moment!).

Prof. Julian Satterthwaite

Specialist in restorative, periodontics, endodontics and prosthodontics


GDC Number: 71740

Julian’s clinical work includes all aspects of restorative dentistry, and he has particular interests in complex/extensive treatments, tooth wear, hypodontia, and restorations utilising dental implants.

Julian graduated from Cardiff in 1996 and then moved to Bristol, working in both general practice and hospital posts. Following a short period in Surrey and completion of the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDS), he returned to Bristol early in 1999 as a Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, completing the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MFDS) shortly after. He then moved to London to undertake a Masters degree (MSc) in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, which was awarded (with distinction) in October 2001.

He joined the University of Manchester School of Dentistry in 2001 as a Lecturer and subsequently completed specialist training in Restorative Dentistry, together with a PhD in Bio-materials Science. He was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2011 and a Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials in 2012 and gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership in 2013. Julian is now a Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester (having been awarded a personal chair in 2013) and is an Honorary Consultant for CMFT.

He is extensively involved in postgraduate education and training, having previously been Director of Graduate Education for the School of Dentistry & also Lead for Postgraduate Taught programmes. He is Director of the University’s MSc programme in Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics. He is a Past-President of the British Society of Prosthodontics (2015-16). His roles reflect his keen interest in post-graduate education and skills improvement for the dental team and he has broad experience of providing a variety of academic and hands-on training. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh, examining the Diploma in Implant Dentistry, Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry and the speciality Membership in Restorative Dentistry.

Dr Stephen Brindley

Specialist in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics and oral hygiene

BDS, MPhil(Pros), FDSRCS (Eng), MRDRCS (Edin), FDS(Rest Dent), RCS (Eng)

GDC Number: 70984

Stephen accepts referrals for Complex Restorative cases, Endodontics, Surgical Endodontics, Dental Implants and Adult Dental Trauma.
Stephen is one of only a few dentists in the UK to be a Registered Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Oral Surgery.

Stephen qualified in Liverpool in 1995. Following 10 years’ experience in Hospital and General Dental Services Stephen began his Specialist Training in Manchester in 2005. Stephen works as a Part-time Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in the Royal Stoke University Hospital. He is the Clinical Lead for Restorative Dentistry services in North Staffordshire. Stephen provides the oral Rehabilitation of patients with Head and Neck Cancer, Hypodontia and severe facial trauma. His special interest is the management of patients requiring complex care involving specialist level treatment in multiple specialities to improve their dental health and aesthetics.

Stephen has presented throughout Europe on many aspects of Restorative Dentistry. He is currently a Royal College Examiner in the Masters in Restorative Dentistry examination and the Diploma in Implantology.

Stephen is married with 3 children.

Dr Rahat Ali

Specialist in restorative, endodontics and prosthodontics


GDC Number: 83428

Rahat qualified from Bristol University in 2001 with First Class Honours in Physiology and then Dentistry in 2004. He spent a few years in General practice whilst completing the MFGDP diploma, before returning to the hospital sector.

Rahat completed a number of SHO jobs before being appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at Bristol University in 2007. He then worked as a Staff Grade in Restorative Dentistry at Mayday Hospital, London before being appointed Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry at the Leeds Dental Institute in 2009. During this time, Rahat developed a keen interest in Complex Endodontics, Removable Prosthodontics for Gagging Patients and the multi-disciplinary rehabilitation of Head and Neck Cancer and Cleft Palate Patients. He also works as a GDC Internal Examiner for the Overseas Registration Exam, in addition to maintaining a busy schedule on the postgraduate teaching circuit for General Dental Practitioners across the United Kingdom.

Rahat finished his specialist training in Restorative Dentistry in 2015. He then completed his Post CCST fellowship in Head and Neck Oral Cancer Rehabilitation with the North Western Deanery in 2016. He is currently Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Liverpool Dental Hospital.

Rahat has joined the Square Dental Practice and accepts referrals for all types endodontic treatment, including de nova treatment, re-treatment cases, open apices and teeth with complex endodontic anatomies. He is a GDC registered Specialist in Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

In his private time, Rahat has a keen passion for tennis and modern jive dancing. He can normally be found at least once a week in Lancashire or Yorkshire dancing and trying to add to his repertoire of dance moves.

Dr Anna Rothera

General Dentist

GDC Number: 83782

Anna graduated from Guy’s Kings and St Thomas in 2004. During her career in dentistry she has had the privilege of working in a number of specialist dental fields including Special Care Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Oral and Maxilliofacial Surgery and most recently working with the Specialist team at The Christie.

In her spare time Anna is a mum to 3 lovely children and enjoys practical hobbies like, gardening, sewing and DIY.

Dr Ailbhe Mcmullin

Specialist Orthodontist

Dublin BDentSc (2004), MSc Orthodontics (2011), MOrth RCSEng (2011), FDS Orthodontics RCSEng (2013)

GDC Number: 86052

Ailbhe accepts referral for all Orthodontic treatments.

Ailbhe is a Specialist Orthodontist and Consultant Orthodontist in the Cleft Unit of Royal Manchester Childrens' Hospital.

She graduated with Honours from Trinity College Dublin Dental School in 2004. Following various posts in Dublin, Guys & Kings and Kent & Canterbury Hospitals and general dental practice. She undertook orthodontic specialist training in the Manchester region. She was awarded a Masters in Science Degree in Orthodontics with Distinction from University of Manchester along with Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She then completed Senior Registrar training and gained the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons England in 2013.

In her spare time, Ailbhe regularly sculls with Trafford Rowing Club and enjoys baking. We are looking forward to supporting her when she rows for England in the World Coastal Rowing Championships.

Prof. Julian M Yates

Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology/Consultant Oral Surgeon


GDC Number: 72190

Julian Yates is a Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery an Implantology at the University of Manchester. Clinically his areas of specialist interest are facial deformity, facial trauma, oral and maxillofacial Implantology and trigeminal nerve repair.

Along with his clinical duties he has continued to undertake research in regenerative medicine, more specifically investigating stem cell therapy to enhance nerve and corneal regeneration. He is also involved in developing methods of CAD/CAM manufacture of customised hard/soft tissue prostheses.

Professor Yates is also heavily involved in UG and PG clinical and theoretical teaching in oral surgery – including pain management and anxiety issues. The latter involves managing patients with IV sedation – safely and effectively. His interests include skiing/ snowboarding & travelling.

Mrs Lisa Knowles

Dental hygiene therapist

GDC: 113981

Since qualifying from the University of Manchester in 2007 Lisa has worked in private dentistry around Cheshire. Lisa prides herself on her ability to help the most anxious patients feel calm, providing a welcoming and relaxed environment with an honest and strategic approach to her work. Lisa has worked alongside top specialists within the fields of Restorative, Oral Surgery, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics. This has given her both experience and a deeper understanding of the facial anatomy, which is key when carrying out treatments effectively. Lisa has a special interest in facial aesthetics and is fully qualified and experienced in providing a wide range of treatments including anti-wrinkle injections, brow lifting, treatment for hyperhidrosis, dermal fillers for fine and deeper lines, cheek enhancement and lip definition, jawline and chin definition and nose augmentation.
Lisa has undergone an array of advanced training in dentistry, facial aesthetics, tooth whitening and periodontal disease and ensures her skills and knowledge are updated and refreshed so she can provide safe and ethical treatments to her patients.
In Lisa’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and children and has an interest in health and nutrition.


Rob Gandy

Lab Technician

Rob started his dental career in a private dental labratory in Manchester in 1997. He studied at The Metropolitan University in Manchester where he qualified from his Dental Technology course in 2002. Rob spent 10 years working for the NHS where he was heavily involved in all the restorative side of dentistry in a team alongside recognised clinicians specialising in oral cancer and full mouth rehabilitation cases. He has since built up his private portfolio whilst working in a practice in Manchester city centre focusing on more cosmetic assignments. In his own time Rob enjoys travelling and spending time with his daughter Isabella.


Chloe Adams

Referral Coordinator / Receptionist

GDC Number: 234948

Chloe started working for The Square Advanced Dental Care in March 2019.

She qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2012 with a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 City & Guilds, since then has worked within the Private Dentistry Sector and gained a certificate in Implant Nursing.

Chloe has worked with specialist dentists within the UK and overseas and also within the teaching world of dentistry.

Her role is to provide referring dentists the highest level of service and make their referral patient's journey here at The Square Advanced Dental Care a pleasant one. She is always happy to answer any queries or concerns you have about treatment and have a lot of patience, particularly with nervous patients.

Whilst away from work, Chloe likes to relax with family and friends and enjoys following her favourite Manchester Football Team!

Selma Khan

Dental Nurse/sedation nurse

GDC Number: 215078

Selma came to Dental nursing in her early 30s and found this was the perfect roll for her.

She qualified as a dental nurse in 2011 and quickly did her post qualification in sedation. She finds her role very fulfilling and enjoy interacting with patients and working as part of a specialist team.

Outside of the practice she enjoys walking, cooking for her family and reading.


Jeannette Cronk

Senior nurse


GDC Number: 131448

Born and brought up in Lincoln, Jeannette qualified as a Dental Nurse in May 2002 with a National Certificate qualification in Sheffield.

A subscription member of the British Dental Nursing Association keeps her in touch with the latest practices via a quarterly magazine. In August 2003 Jeannette took a huge step and moved to Manchester, where she worked previously for Dr Riaz Yar as a Senior Nurse in a practice in Levenshulme.

Jeannette enjoys assisting the dentist in all aspects of dentistry especially oral surgery; she always has a willingness to learn more. Jeannette says that she loves the fact that every day is different; she is a very caring Senior Dental Nurse with a speciality in nervous patients always, willing to hold their hand! She loves to see the end results of work especially when the smile on patient’s faces.

Hobbies include walking, growing her own vegetables, and needlework, she dislikes shopping and would sooner go on a 10 mile hike!

Tracy Mcphillips

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 147592

Dental Nurse Tracy qualified in 2001 with the NEBDN National Certificate, however, has been nursing for over 25 years.

In 2005 she gained a post qualification in Dental Radiography at Salford University. Tracy is our first aider and is responsible for checking the emergency drugs at the practice. Her favourite part of the job is putting patients at ease.

Tracy has confessed that her spare time revolves around her children and grandchildren which doesn’t leave a lot of time for much else but she enjoys making memories and have lots of fun together.

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The Square Advanced Dental Care are proud to support the Mid Cheshire Food Bank.

“A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.”

What is the Mid Cheshire Food bank?

The Mid Cheshire Food bank is part of a nationwide network of food banks in the UK, aided by The Trussell Trust. Founded by local churches and community groups, the food bank opened in 2012 and now has 8 distribution centres. The project provides emergency food to local people in crisis which can be many reasons ranging from redundancy to an unexpected bill on a low income.

How it works.

Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a food bank. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival celebrations

Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need. Over 40,000 people give up their time to volunteer at foodbanks.

Food banks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a food bank voucher.

Food bank clients bring their voucher to a food bank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a warm drink or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.

Our Involvement.

We facilitate a food collection point in our practice foyer and host bimonthly fundraising evenings.

As ambassadors for The Mid Cheshire Food bank, we receive monthly emails from the organisation directly which lists which items they are in need of.

With the money raised we do a responsible food shop and take the trolley contents directly to the warehouse.

It is really rewarding to know that our efforts help individuals and families in our local area. Looking after their teeth and making sure that they eat a healthy balanced diet go hand in hand so whether you are a patient attending an appointment feel free to bring a spare tin from your food cupboard along with you. If you are a dentist attending our free events, thank us by contributing any spare change you may be carrying in your pockets… It all counts.

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The Square Dental ADC,
2 Hollins House, 329 Hale Road
Hale Barns, WA15 8TS


Opening times:
Monday: 09:30 – 19:30
Tuesday: 09:00 – 19:30
Wednesday: 09:00am – 18:30
Thursday: 9:00am – 18:00
Friday: 9:00am – 17:00

Saturday – By Appointment Only