All staff participate in continual professional development and attend nationally recognised post-qualification courses. High standards of care is a priority in the dental profession, and this is communicated to the next generation of dentists through the Dental Foundation Training Scheme.

A select number of practices throughout the country train Foundation Dentists (FDs), and the Darnall Dental Clinic is in its third year of training FDs, equipping them with the skills to undertake holistic treatment for patients in the context of a thriving NHS dental practice.


Mr Vasileios Orliaklis
DDS, MSc Shef
Dental Surgeon

Mr Orliaklis, practice principle, completed his Master’s degree in 1999 at Sheffield University on Restorative Dentistry with a special interest in Gerodontology/Prosthodontics and Endodontics.

He is also a member of the Residential Oral Care Sheffield (ROCS) group, responsible for providing care for the elderly in a residential environment. He is currently a FD1 trainer for the Sheffield scheme


Mr Thomas Whiteley
Dental Surgeon

Mr Whiteley qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2009. Since then he has worked as a general dentist in Sheffield and also in Australia.

He has also worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. He has a particular interest in restorative dentistry and oral surgery.


Mr Nishit Shah
Dental Surgeon

Mr Shah completed his DF1 in July 2010 with Mr Orliaklis and Mr Giannetopoulos at Darnall Dental Clinic. He currently works as a part-time associate.


Miss Ellie Robinson


Miss Jessica Nazareth

Miss Nazareth qualified in 2016 from the Univeristy of Sheffield.

She completed her DF1 in Northampton and now currently works as a part time associate.


Mr Saman Yazidfar
Foundation Dentist

Mr Yazdifar qulaified from the University of Sheffield in 2017.

He has a particular interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.


Ms Jaqi Clarke
Practice Manager


Miss Victoria Coe
Assistant Manager


Miss Rachel Dye
Dental Nurse


Miss Brooke Rasdale
Student Dental Nurse


Miss Rakhmat Bi
Student Dental Nurse


Miss Shukri Mohammed


Mr Owen Strafford
Student Dental Nurse


Miss Aisha Bashir
Student Dental Nurse