The Smile Clinic Horwich

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."



Dr (Mr) Helmi El-Sakka BDS (GDC- 84640)
Dr Helmi-El Sakka has been working at the Smile Clinic in Horwich since 2009. With a special interest in prevention, restorative, short term orthodontic and dental implant dentistry. He recently completed his MSc in Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry from the University of Manchester and is currently tutoring MSc students with Healthcare Learning: Smile-On and the University of Manchester

"I am happy to be an integral part of the team in Horwich. We support each other in providing our patients with a full, caring service and we work as a team to enhance the service provided by the clinic".

Dr Zakiyya Seedat BDS (GDC 79094)
Dr. Seedat qualified in 2000 in South Africa. She has been working in the UK since March 2002 and offers a comprehensive service for general dental care and maintenance and is especially good with winning over children!

Zakiyya is a dedicated Mother and loves spending time with her two children.

"I pride myself in providing a caring and quality service as well as in helping you feel as comfortable in the dental chair as if you were at home".


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]"



Ann Townsend (Qualified Dental Nurse - RDN 197960)
Ann has worked at the Smile Clinic since April 2013. She spends her time at both the Horwich and Bolton practices. She has experience in practice Management and staff training and is now concentrating on the clinical side of her career.

"The Smile Clinic provides various opportunities for staff and encourages us to undertake training in various subjects. I am interested in Dental Implants and hope to further my knowledge and experience in this field. "

"I enjoy spending time with family and friends at weekends and love holidays abroad.

Lucy Booth (Qualified Dental Nurse - RDN 190500)
Lucy has been working at the The Smile Clinic since June 2009. She is a fully qualified Dental Nurse and is interested in furthering her qualifications in the coming year by completing a "Dental Radiology" course. As well as being a dedicated nurse to one of the dentists, Lucy can sometimes be found helping out on reception and will be more than happy to give you any information you may require.

Lucy Lives with her boyfriend & in her spare time enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

"I enjoy working for this practice because we have a very strong team that all get along really well. I find it very satisfying when our patients go away with a smile!"


Aby Booth
I joined the practice in 2015 as a receptionist. I am the face that meets and greets our patients and I am happy to answer any queries by telephone or email. I will try my best to help any patient in whichever way possible.

When I joined the smile clinic I didn't realise i would be part of a working family, I love coming to work in the morning , our team is great we all work so well together. In my spare time I like to go on holidays with my partner and spend time with my family.