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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Dr Pinar Akman – (GDC 107912)

I qualified to be a dentist in 2002 at the Free University in Berlin. When I qualified I went to Brazil to do some aid work for 2 months. I returned to Berlin to continue working for the next 3 years and then moved to Norway for 1 year. After this I took some time out of dentistry to complete some scientific research for my PhD but found dealing with patients was more gratifying and dentistry was where my heart was. I moved to England and immediately fell in love with the Lakes and the Lake District and decided to settle down here. I joined Sandes Avenue Dental Practice in December 2010 as the reputation of the practice was to offer and deliver high quality dental and cosmetic care to its patients.

In my spare time I enjoy socialising, walking, climbing and travelling.

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Dr David Fisher – (GDC 74908)

Having qualified from Liverpool University in 1998 I went on to work in the Liverpool Dental Hospital and at the Royal Preston Hospital. Following this, I went on to gain further qualifications from the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Glasgow. I have worked in general practice since 2002 with an interest in Oral Surgery and in the management of anxious patients, including intra-venous sedation.

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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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