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SK Excel Dental:

Experienced Dentists That You Can Trust

Visit the trusted professionals at SK Excel Dental and experience first class cosmetic dentistry and routine dental services. We use only the latest state-of- the-art equipment to ensure that you receive the very best in dental health care and leave us with a smile you can be proud of.

Changing Lives By Changing Smiles

At SK Excel Dental, we understand the importance of a healthy, glowing smile and we are proud to offer some of the best dental health care available in the Rochdale area. We have over 35 years of experience and a friendly attitude that helps to make visiting the dentist, less challenging!


Welcoming private clients, we provide an extensive range of treatments to give you the smile you deserve! We use the latest state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and we are a caring, professional, trusted and highly qualified team.


We offer everything from routine dental health reviews to dental implants and more. We are focused on providing dental treatments that will make a real difference when it comes to your confidence, and we make our services accessible with monthly maintenance dental plans and affordable rates. Check out some of our services and get in touch to find out more!

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Meet the team

Principle & General Dentist

Dr Shamiso Ketani

Dr Shamiso Ketani

Principal Dentist, Owner

Special Interest in: Oral Surgery, Implants, Orthodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry
Degree: BDS (MEDUNSA) 2000
GDC no: 79028

Dr Ketani, originally from Zimbabwe, graduated from the Medical University of Southern Africa in 2000. He left Zimbabwe with his family in 2001 to work in the UK. He spent his time working as an associate dentist in Oldham and Rossendale. In 2005 he decided to embark on a new venture and opened his first practice in Milnrow, after much success, he decided in 2006 to open his second practice in Todmorden. ​Dr Ketani has over 20 years’ experience in general dentistry, he has also taken some post graduate courses in implantology and has amassed experience in the use of several different implant systems. He also offers FAST BRACES ® and many other routine and cosmetic treatments. ​When he is not in surgery, he likes to spend time with his wife and 4 children. He enjoys reading, walking, watching tv and going on holiday abroad with his family. He also has a keen interest in agriculture and mining in his home country. ​Dr Ketani says his favourite thing about working here is “the difference I make to people’s lives through simple and complex treatments and leaving them with their ideal smile”. He says, “the friendly atmosphere and how well the team works helps keeps me continually motivated.” Dr Ketani also says he “enjoys the annual Christmas do as it’s a great chance for everyone to bond and celebrate.”

Dr Blessings Ketani

Dr Blessings Ketani

Associate General Dentist

Special Interest in: Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Restorative Dentistry
Degree: BDS (Manchester) 2016
GDC no: 265363

Dr Blessings graduated from the University of Manchester in 2016. After completing her vocational training year in Rochdale, she joined the practice in 2017. Dr Blessings has over 4 years’ experience in general dentistry. She has taken additional training in order to be able to offer various cosmetic and orthodontic treatments. She offers Invisalign, C-Fast and composite bonding. She is currently undertaking a diploma in restorative dentistry with Tipton Training. ​In her free time, Dr Blessings enjoys travelling, sampling different cuisines, running, working out and spending time with her family. ​Dr Blessings’ favourite thing about working here is “helping young children and nervous patients become more comfortable and acclimatised to the dental environment.” She has an approachable and friendly mannerism about her which many patients have commended her on. She says, “it is very rewarding taking a patient from the start to the end of their treatment journey and seeing the difference it makes to their life.” She also says she enjoys being a part of the team.

Practice Manager

Mrs. Christina Ketani

Mrs. Christina Ketani BSc (Hons), BA (Hons)

Practice Manager, Owner

Degrees: BSc Hons Dental Technology (MANCHESTER)2006, Advanced Certificate in Health Service Management (UCLAN) 2009, BA Health and Social Change (UCLAN) 2012,
GDC no: 156854

Christina graduated in 2006 with a degree in dental technology, she is a dental technician by trade but since 2006 she has been the practice manager for both of our sites. She also holds an advanced certificate in Health Service Management and a BA in Health and Social Change. Christina co-owns both of the practices with her husband. Christina helps the practice to run smoothly and safely, this stems from her 14 years’ experience, professionalism, and passion for further development. She has completed courses over the years such as business leadership and management courses and many others. ​Christina is the first port of call for any advice or information, she is always happy to deal with any inquiries, no matter how small or large they may seem. ​In her free time, at the same time as raising 4 children, she enjoys going to the gym, running, cooking, baking and travelling and spending time with her family. ​Christina’s favourite thing about working here is “seeing everyone leave happier than when they came in”. As “without all the hard work from the whole team it would be difficult for us to function and to keep on putting smiles on people’s faces.”

Dental Therapists & Hygienists

Cheranda Brown

Cheranda Brown

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Cheranda started her career 15 years ago as a trainee dental nurse. She quickly progressed to the role dental hygienist therapist, graduating from Salford University in 2015. Since then she has gained a lot of experience in her field working across the northwest. She is passionate about providing dental care with kindness and motivating people to better oral health. She is especially good at treatment of children and dental phobic patients. When not at work cheranda enjoys shopping and keeping fit at the gym and helps her sister foster animals

Nyasha Moyosvi

Dental Hygienist and Therapist

Dental Nurses

Michelle Bailey

Michelle Bailey

Lead Dental Nurse

Qualification: NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2010
GDC no: 221861

Michelle joined us in 2007 and completed her dental nursing qualification in 2010. She has 13 years’ experience in nursing. Michelle has experience in a wide variety of dental treatments such as implants, cosmetics, rotatory endodontics, orthodontics and general dentistry. Michelle is our lead nurse and alongside Rachael assists in training and mentoring our trainees. ​Michelle has a passion for self-investment and has completed continued professional development in many different fields such as CPR, data protection and child protection. These courses allow Michelle to ensure she is always providing patient-centred care and ensures patients always receive the best care. ​In her free time, Michelle enjoys, walking, movies, music, cooking and spending time with friends and family. ​Michelle’s favourite thing about working is “working with a great bonding team” and “caring for and helping patients.”

Rachael Clarkson

Rachael Clarkson

Senior Dental Nurse

Qualification: VQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2011
GDC no: 221614

Rachael joined us in 2009 and completed her dental nursing qualification in 2011. She has over 10 years’ experience in nursing. Rachael has experience in a wide variety of dental treatments such as implants, cosmetics, rotatory endodontics, orthodontics and general dentistry. Alongside Michelle, Rachael assists in training and mentoring our trainees ​Rachael is committed to further professional development as she is currently studying for courses in Leadership and Management (Level 4) and Oral Health Education. She hopes that these courses will help improve her leadership and management skills and refine her knowledge in oral health, therefore ensuring patients receive the best care. ​When Rachael is not in work, she enjoys, running, days out with her son and husband, shopping and meeting with friends and family. ​Rachael’s favourite thing about working here is how “we have a great team and get on so well, it really is a wonderful work family.”


Parisa Donafari
Trainee Dental Nurse

Parisa, joined our team in 2023. She embarked on her journey in the realm of dentistry following the successful completion of her Bachelor's degree in English Translation in Iran. Parisa relentless pursuit of excellence led her to the United Kingdom, where she enrolled in a Level Three Diploma course in Dental Nursing at Hopwood Hall College. During her tenure at Todmorden Dental Care, Parisa discovered profound satisfaction in her responsibilities, underscoring her dedication to the field of dental nursing. Her unwavering commitment to patient care and communication skills are truly commendable. Parisa possesses a genuine passion for engaging with a diverse array of individuals, recognizing the profound impact of oral health on our overall well-being. ​Her professional aspirations align with our commitment to providing outstanding dental care. Parisa aims to play a pivotal role in upholding the paramount importance of oral health, a mission she pursues with unwavering enthusiasm. She is steadfast in her dedication to augmenting her knowledge and honing her skills continuously, ensuring that she remains at the forefront of dental nursing practices. ​Beyond her professional pursuits, Parisa is a family-oriented individual who derives great joy from immersing herself in the pages of books, exploring new horizons through travel, and conquering nature's challenges with her passion for hiking. These qualities not only enrich her personal life but also contribute to her well-rounded approach to patient care. Parisa presence on our team embodies the spirit of excellence, compassion, and commitment that defines our practice. We are privileged to have her as an integral member of our dental family, and we look forward to the positive impact she will undoubtedly continue to make on the oral health and well-being of our patients.


Ciara Minta

Trainee Dental Nurse

Ciara joined SK Excel Dental in 2021, stepping into her role as a trainee dental nurse. Ciara possesses a profound enthusiasm for the field of dentistry, driven by her ardent desire for continuous learning and career advancement.  Throughout her tenure at SK Excel Dental, she has gained comprehensive exposure to diverse facets of dentistry, effectively integrating practical insights into her academic pursuits.  Her fervent dedication extends to all dimensions of dentistry, with a particular penchant for intricate implant and cosmetic cases.  Beyond her professional endeavors, Ciara finds solace in the company of her family, friends, and her canine companion.


Araya Cotterill 

Araya Cotterill 

Trainee Business Administrator

Araya joined SK Excel Dental in 2022 as a trainee business administrator. ​Araya is a family orientated person, when she can, she takes part in activities with her brother Leo. She believes that working at SK Excel Dental has improved her socialising skills and confidence when being a team member. In her spare time she often tries restaurants of several cultures to explore ethnicities other than her own. Lastly, her passion for business is what has motivated her to do this role as a business administrator at SK Excel Dental.

Dental Surgery

Discover how easy, accessible and affordable cosmetic dentistry can be.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a brilliant way of filling gaps and replacing lost teeth.

lady with teeth aligners

Fastbraces® are among the latest technological advances in orthodontics.

invisible braces

Invisalign® is a modern alternative treatment to traditional braces.

lady smiling showing bright white teeth

Information about our facial aesthetic treatments coming soon!

5* rated dentists with two excellent clinic locations in Rochdale and West Yorkshire

For more information about SK Excel Dental or to schedule an appointment, please get in touch today.

SK Excel Dental

Todmorden Dental Care

To find out why we are one of the leading cosmetic dentistry clinics in the area, get in touch now!

01706 812295

6 Rochdale Rd

West Yorkshire

OL14 5AA

107 Dale Street
OL16 3NW

01706 710209

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