The Team

With many staff at Flint and Flint Dental Surgeons, we provide both specialist and general dental care under one roof enabling us to offer a unique service to our patients.

Our staff undergo regular training and continued professional education to ensure that all members of the team are up to date with new dental treatments, health and safety and cross infection control procedures. Our dedicated dental nurses have vast experience in both general dental care and specialist dental services such as dental implant and restorative procedures having worked both in the hospital environment and private dental practice for many years.

Dr Brendan F Flint BDS MMedSci

Brendan Graduated from University of Newcastle upon Tyne and was awarded a merit in Restorative Dentistry along with the James Sopwith prize in Conservative Dentistry . He also has a Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry with Periodontal specialty and accepts referrals from many dentists in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Derbyshire and surrounding areas for both periodontal and dental implant treatments. GDC 71842

Mr Robert Dyas BDS Dip Clin Hyp MMedSci FDS RCS

Robert Dyas qualified from Sheffield University. He is a Specialist in Oral Surgery who started his specialist training at Pinderfields Hospital, moving London and Sheffield where he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship, and FDS. He worked at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, organised and taught on the undergraduate / postgraduate courses in surgery, implantology and sedation.His practice is limited to Oral Surgery and Implantology placing in excess of 600 implants per year. He is Senior Lecturer on the Salford University Implant Course, elected ADI Committee member, ADI Mentor, Astra coach and SAAD sedation Mentor. GDC 61685

Melanie Stern BDS MSc FDS RCS M Orth RCS FDS (Orth) RCS Eng

Melanie obtained her BDS (Hons) in 1986 at University College, London then worked in general dental practice. This was followed by various junior hospital posts in children's dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery before entering specialist orthodontic training. Mel undertook orthodontic training as a Registrar at the Royal London Hospital and gained Membership in Orthodontics in 1994. After spending some time in specialist orthodontic practice and a teaching post at the Royal London Hospital Melanie moved to Sheffield as a Senior Registrar to complete further specialist training. Melanie has been a Consultant in Orthodontics at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital since 2000. GDC 61904

Dr Michael Stokes BDS

Michael graduated from Sheffield Dental School in 1999 and is dedicated to providing high quality general dental care. He has special interests in cosmetic dentistry, including advanced denture construction and is also a certified Invisalign provider. He is committed to furthering his knowledge and is currently undertaking postgraduate sedation training. GDC 76148

Dr. Issam Bakri Male DMD MFDS RCS (Eng) MSurgDent RCS (Eng) CCST (Oral Surgery) PGCert (Dental Implantology) ISFE (Oral Surgery) FDS RCPS (Glas) PhD Semmelweis,Hungary, 2001.

Sam is a Consultant and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery. He previously lived in Edinburgh working as a Senior Clinical Lecturer/Consultant and Clinical Lead for the Oral Surgery department at the Edinburgh Dental Institute. His role also involved being the Programme Director for the MClinDent course at the University of Edinburgh. He now resides with his family in South Yorkshire as he has taken up a Consultancy position in one of the most reputable NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. He Has acquired extensive clinical and academic experience in Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology. This includes several aspects such as guided bone regenerative surgery, bone augmentation and block grafting techniques. GDC 178635


Dr Justine V Allsopp BDS

Justine graduated from University of Sheffield and was awarded the prize in Orthodontics and Paediatric dentistry.She completed a two year modular orthodontic course along with a clinical attachment at the Department of Orthodontics, Chesterfield Hospital.Justine also has a special interest cosmetic dentistry. GDC 71895

Dr Ian Birch BDS MSc (endo)

Ian qualified from Manchester Dental School and had a high level of interest in all aspects of root canal therapy for many years and is a member of the British Endodontic Society. He has a special interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and utilising the very latest equipment and techniques he obtains excellent results. Ian uses a stereo microscope along with digital radiography as a matter of course. He accepts referrals from dentists for the treatment of dental infections and root canal treatments from South Yorkshire. Ian also has a special interest cosmetic dentistry. Ian also has a Masters Degree in Endodontics (root canal treatments and associated procedures), ensuring our patients receive the very latest and most up to date treatment. GDC 69429

Mr Afshin Yousefpour MD, BDS, FRCSEd (CSiG), FRCSEd (OMS) FDSRCSEd, FRCS (OMFS)

Afshin is a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon and is heading our Oral Medicine Clinic. He first graduated in medicine on 1993 and from dentistry on 1995. Subsequently, Afshin gained a very broad training in all aspects of surgery including general surgery and gained his FRCS in Surgery in 2001. Following this he entered into the specialist training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at West Midlands Rotation. During his training Afshin has gained an unrivalled experience in the field of head and neck which gave him a unique knowledge of the head and neck and its underlying structures. Following his specialist accreditation in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2005 (FRCSEd), he was appointed as Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Charles Clifford Dental Hospital) in 2006. His special interests are in Head and Neck/salivary glands/facial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. GMC 4371371

Dr Simon Manian BDS(hons) PGCert(Health education) PGDip(Endo)

Simon Graduated from the University of Sheffield with honours in 2009, and is nearing the completion of his Masters Degree in Endodontics. He enjoys being able to provide high quality dental treatment for his patients. Simon has a PGCert in healthcare education, and also works as a part-time clinical teacher at the Charles Cliffird Dental Hospital in Sheffield supervising the undergraduate dental students in the department of restorative dentistry. GDC 179076

Practice Staff

Practice Manageress: Jan Wolstenholme. Assistant Manageresses: Linsay Roberts and Marie Horner