About US

Why Choose Us?

  • We provide you with five star customer service, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction at all times, making us one of the top practices in the country
  • Our dentists are very highly trained and experienced, traveling worldwide to keep up to date with the latest techniques and advances
  • We offer the best in General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants
  • Having a Dental Phobia Certified dentist at this practice ensures that we are highly experienced with nervous and anxious patients. We also offer sedation.
  • No rushed appointments, we make sure you get as much time as required
  • Our holistic approach ensure that we don’t just treat the symptoms but we look at the causes and the wider aspects of your general health
  • Focusing on Preventative Dentistry helps reduce the need for future treatment
  • Extended opening hours, providing early morning and late evening appointments


Dr Arfan Iqbal – (GDC 79192)

My name is Arfan Iqbal and I am the Principal Dentist at Sandes Avenue Dental Practice having a special interest in Oral Surgery, Implant and Restorative Dentistry. Having qualified from Manchester Dental School in 2001, I began my career in the very busy referral clinics of Dundee Dental Hospital working alongside some of the top consultants in the country. Here, I developed my interest in Cosmetic and Advanced Restorative Dentistry. After obtaining further qualifications, I earned the prestigious membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Following this l have worked with several large corporates including BUPA and Colgate in providing a wide variety of cosmetic procedures, and now work here in Kendal and Preston.

I am proud of our great practice here as we strive to provide high quality dentistry with exceptional customer service. I now regularly receive referrals from other dentists for Oral Surgery, Dental Implants and other advanced cosmetic procedures. I regularly keep up to date with all the latest developments in dentistry, often traveling worldwide to obtain skills in the latest techniques. I enjoy treating nervous patients and have a very caring and professional approach, this can be seen by the hundreds of testimonials received from my very happy patients. I am also one of the few dentists in the country to be Dental Phobia Certified.

I am very passionate about my dentistry including cosmetic dentistry such as veneers and dental implants, many patients come to see me who have not seen a dentist for many years, they may not have been attending due to fear or they may have been ashamed of their smile. I feel especially proud once I have gained their trust, answered all their questions and given them a beautiful natural smile. It’s so rewarding to see them smile confidently for the first time in years and no longer be scared of going to the dentist. This passion is also reflected in my team who go to great lengths to ensure that your visit is as relaxing and as pleasant as can be. To complement my dentistry I carry out facial rejuvenation procedures such as Botox and Dermal Fillers

Outside dentistry I enjoy spending time with friends and family and am a keen badminton player.

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Usman Zafar – (GDC 264504)
BDS University of Aberdeen 2016

I began my dental career in Scotland having qualified from Aberdeen Dental School. My experience broadened very quickly as I worked in busy dental practices in areas of Scotland with high dental needs. This has allowed me to providewide range of treatments to patients of all ages. I particularly enjoy helping patients out ofpain. I also find assisting patients with dental anxiety very rewarding as I see themgrow in confidence.

I have extended my knowledge by attended several courses throughout the country which has developed my skills in providing dental treatments to a high standard. I have recently completed the reputable PerioAcademy course gaining advanced skills in managing gum disease. I am also competent in providing cosmetic treatmentswhich gives me great satisfaction in providing a beautifulsmile in people that helps improve their wellbeing.

I am a very friendly and caring person and this is reflected in the treatments that I provide and based on feedback that I receive from people.

Outside of dentistry I enjoy spending time with my two young children who keep me very busy. I enjoy cooking and I like to experiment with new dishes. I also go to the gym, play badminton and thoroughly enjoy exploring the great outdoors.

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Wai Cheung Li – (GDC 262262)
BDS University of Sheffield 2015

I qualified as a dentist from the University of Sheffield in 2015. After which I spent a month doing aid work at a refugee camp. I left the country to work in an aesthetic clinic in Singapore for a year and returned to the UK after to further develop myself as a dentist.

I am passionate about continuous learning and delivering quality dentistry and I believe gentle hands, a kind heart and good communication to be the cornerstone to a long lasting patient-dentist relationship.

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Aminah Bunting
Practice Manager

I joined the Sandes Avenue Dental Practice in September 2010 as Practice Manager. As a result of my background in Customer Service, I strive to ensure the practice delivers a high standard of care. This is the first time I have worked in the dental industry and have found it challenging yet extremely awarding. I am lucky to have a fantastic team who all work towards the same goals; to ensure the patient’s experience is enjoyable and relaxing.

I have a dog and a cat and in my spare time I enjoy taking my dog for walks. I enjoy going to the gym but do not always attend regularly! I also love to watch football – I am a Manchester United fan.

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Dental Therapist Lucy Turner – (GDC 212012)
Combined Diploma in Dental Therapy & Hygiene University of Liverpool 2016