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."


Practice Manager and RDN

Rosemin Patel (Qualified Dental Nurse - RDN 248071)

Rosemin has been with the practice since we first started in 2005 and has thoroughly enjoyed seeing the practices evolve over the years. In the coming year, Rosemin hopes to enhance her skills in dental nursing and to be busy contributing to innovative changes at the practices. In her spare time Rosemin enjoys time with her husband and son.

"I enjoy working in The Smile Clinic and feel I am part of a very special team!"



Saima Javed (Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy - GDC 2120)
Saima Javed is the second Dental Therapist to join our team and will be helping the dentists at our Bolton and Preston branch. As a dental therapist she will be available to provide most of your dental treatments including providing fillings, periodontal treatments and scale and polishes. She has graduated from Liverpool University and is excited at joining our team.



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 (Mr) Nimesh Karsondas BDS MFDS RCSEd (GDC- 264420)
Dr Nimesh Karsondas graduated from the University of Manchester Dental School in 2016 and completed a diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2018. Since graduating he has been working in Newcastle Upon Tyne for 2 years in a general dental practice and also in the Royal Victoria Infirmary hospital and Newcastle Dental Hospital. In the hospitals he worked in many departments including childrenís dental health, orthodontics, emergency clinic, oral surgery, maxillofacial, restorative dentistry, sedation clinics, special care dentistry, oral medicine and oral cancer clinics.

Since then he has moved back to Bolton and has joined our team. He takes pride in his work and enjoys providing high quality treatments. He also teaches other students and is good at treating nervous patients.

Nimesh is a keen Bolton Wanderers supporter and in his spare time he does mixed martial arts, enjoys keeping fit and carrying out voluntary and charity work. He also plays the drums and has performed at many weddings and events.


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.

Katie Walker (Qualified Dental Nurse - RDN 237074)

Katie Walker has been with us since January 2014 and works alongside Dr Madelaine Jackson. She is a fully qualified Dental Nurse and Beauty Therapist.

Katie shows professionalism in her work and is happy to help out with any clinical questions. Her future aspiration is to further her career as a dental care professional.

In her spare time she enjoys running, skiing and socializing with her partner friends and family.

"I enjoy working in Bolton with the team they are like my working family we are all very close and very professional in our team work"


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.