Ravat & Ray Dental Care, Farnworth

  • Address : Brackley House, Brackley Street, Farnworth, BL4 9ES
  • Telephone : 01204 573 100

Opening Hours:

  • Monday  08:15am – 07:00pm
  • Tuesday  08:15am – 06:00pm
  • Wednesday  08:15am – 08:00pm
  • Thursday  08:15am – 06:00pm
  • Friday  08:15am – 17:45pm

Ravat & Ray Dental Care, Farnworth, is a brand new state of the art practice based on the outskirts of Bolton Town Centre. This is a twelve surgery dental practice, with its own car parking facilities. In addition to routine dental care we also offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic treatments including dental implants, full smile makeovers, tooth whitening, white fillings, invisible braces, veneers and dentures all which are available at competitive prices. The practice also boasts excellent disabled facilities with ramp access and automatic doors. We are committed to improving your oral health, and have a highly skilled team who are dedicated, hardworking and ensure all patients receive the highest quality of care in a safe and comfortable environment.

Management Team

Stephanie Shuker (General Manager) NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011, Level 3 Diploma in Management, NVQ L2 Diploma Team Leading 2014
GDC Registration Number: 231196

Stephanie qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2011 having trained with Ravat & Ray Dental Care throughout her cadetship. She gained her level 3 NVQ in Dental Nursing at Bury College. She has also completed her NVQ Diploma in Team Leading and Level 3 Management Diploma and is a qualified Dental Implant Nurse.

Stephanie is the first nurse to complete the first stage of the Healthy Living Dentistry programme and is possibly the first within the country.

In her spare time Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

Stephanie was short listed in the Most Outstanding Team Member Category 2014 at the UK Dentistry Awards.

Kerry Leach
Kerry Leach (Assistant Practice Manager) – National Certificate NEBDN 1998 – GDC Registration Number: 143496

Leanne Fogg (Assistant Practice Manager) – NVQ Level 3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2004 – GDC Registration Number: 151897


Michael Platten
Michael Platten BChD Leeds 2014 
GDC Registration Number: 252323

Michael graduated from Leeds University with a BChD in dental surgery in 2014. A friend and former pupil to David Read he joined the small family practice at Reads in December of 2015, tending to some of Mr Reads patients during his period of illness. Michael has been part of the Ravat and Ray group since graduating from University and continues to work one and a half days a week at our sister practice, Highfield.
With his Irish twang, Michael has settled in well at the practice, and Farnworth and Manchester are now home from home for him. He grew up in a small town 20 miles north of Belfast, called Larne in N.Ireland. He often travels home to spend some quality time with his family and loves to get back to see his nephew Alby, who is only two. Whilst at University, Michael always played a key role with his fellow colleagues, being elected into the role of Vice President which was followed by President of the Leeds Dental Society. This let him make many contacts within the field of dentistry and through this he has made many good friends who he regularly sees.

Ben Chatburn BDS Sheff 2010
GDC Registration Number: 193885

Sharon Hurwitz BDS Manc 1999 MFGDP(UK) 2004
GDC Registration Number: 75772

Rebecca Kay BDS Sheff 2007
GDC Registration Number: 114290

Emma Nicholson BDS Birm 1995
GDC Registration Number: 70904

Abida Arif BDS Lpool 2016
GDC Registration Number: 263959

Shafia Sabir BDS Manc 2014
GDC Registration Number: 252530

Abeer Khan BDS Lpool 2013
GDC Registration Number: 243877

Therapists & Hygienists

Julia Silverstone
Julia Silverstone CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1979
GDC Registration Number: 1827

Julia qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Kings College Dental Hospital in 1979 achieving an award for Student of the Year.
Following her training and a brief spell as House Officer she took up a post at Harley St before returning to her roots in Bolton.
Over the past 30 years she has worked alongside Duncan and David Read gaining a wealth of knowledge in preventative dentistry. She is committed to treating periodontal disease, motivating patients and helping them achieve healthy gums.
Julia enjoys further education and attending courses, recently completing a course on tooth whitening. She is a member of the BSDHT and attends their meetings
For the past 19 years she has been a part time carer for her niece who has special needs. In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her family and has recently become a Grandma.

Ruth Greensmith CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995
GDC Registration Number: 3212

Ruth qualified in 1986 from the University of Liverpool School of Dental Hygiene .

Having worked for a number of years alongside orthodontists and oral surgeons in the community and hospital departments she made the transition from NHS to private dentistry, where she has been ever since. She particularly enjoys the more challenging cases and has a special interest in patients with dental implants to keep them motivated to achieve and maintain an excellent standard of oral hygiene.

In her spare time Ruth has a keen interest in fell walking, kayaking and catamaran sailing as well as cycling and spending as much time as possible in the Lake District with her family .

Holly Hadfield Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Lpool 2013
GDC Registration Number: 184917

Lorraine Ryan Dip Dent Hygiene Sheff 2003, Dip Dent Therapy Sheff 2003
GDC Registration Number: 6204

Dental Nursing Team

Aisha Lulat NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009
GDC Registration Number: 183341

Pamela Trafford National Certificate NEBDN 2007
GDC Registration Number: 123188

Janet Marsden
Janet Marsden BADN Voluntary Register 
GDC Registration Number: 109666

Susan Scott
Susan Scott Cert in Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDSA 1986
GDC Registration Number: 128906

Lucy Edwards Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016
GDC Registration Number: 267681

Wendy Clemmett National Certificate NEBDN 1997
GDC Registration Number: 148274

Stevie Chadwick NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2010
GDC Registration Number: 205856

Katherine Wallwork NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2007
GDC Registration Number: 176057

Jaimie Morris National Certificate NEBDN 2011
GDC Registration Number: 218491

Saleha Adam NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2010
GDC Registration Number: 206521

Donna Tarrant NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds
GDC Registration Number: 183930

Sameena Patel NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds
GDC Registration Number: 257533

Laura Sheldon NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2012
GDC Registration Number: 236508

Jean Liddle
Jean Liddle (Decontamination Technician)

Trainee Dental Nurses

Natalie Thomson 

Bushra Majid

Leah Coleman

Leah Browrigg

Reception Team

Helena Fearn (Senior Receptionist)

Carol Fearn (Receptionist)

Marie Soden (Receptionist)

Kath Swanick (Receptionist)




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