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Our dentists

Dr Philip Baron

BChD (Leeds), MFGDP (UK) Principal Dental Surgeon
GDC Number 56027

I qualified at Leeds University Dental School in 1981 and worked in nearby Oswaldtwistle for 7 years.

I bought Antley Villa as a single surgery practice in 1988, and quickly updated it to include 2 surgeries.

I have constantly strived to improve the practice, in 1999 I expanded the practice to 3 surgeries then in 2002 opened another 2 surgeries making 5 surgeries in the practice with a large, friendly, skilled and motivated team behind me.

My aim is for Antley Villa to be the best that it can be and for patients to enjoy their experience here and to benefit from a pleasant and friendly environment.

When I do have free time, I enjoy walking in the lake District with my wife Carol (who is also my Practice Manager).

Dr Jeremy Thompson

BDS (London), PG Dip (endodontics)
GDC Number 68494

I came to Antley Villa in the summer of 2008 and have worked in general practice now for 23 years. I have previously worked in practices in Burnley and Blackburn and am enjoying working with the team at Antley Villa.

I qualified as a dentist in 1992 from the Royal London and on graduating, spent 6 months as a resident Oral Surgeon in the same hospital. I met my wife at The Royal London and we moved to her native Lancashire in 1993.

I have a special interest in endodontic treatment (root fillings) and am a member of the British Endodontic Society. Continued study in the field of endodontics has lead to my gaining of a Postgraduate Certificate in 2011 and a Postgraduate Diploma in 2016, both from the University of Chester. I regularly attend postgraduate courses not just in endodontics but also in related subjects such as restorative dentistry.

Since late 2012, I’ve worked using a dental operating microscope, allowing additional precision and accuracy in both diagnosis and treatment. This state of the art piece of equipment also allows direct image capture allowing us to easily show patients exactly what we see in HD clarity, for ease of communication and understanding of their dental conditions.

My wife worked at Antley Villa as a hygienist for several years before further training and is now a Tutor Dental Therapist. We have two young daughters that keep us both busy.

In my little spare time, I am a keen golfer and snooker player and a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.


Dr Jonathan Kennair

BDS (Ncl), MFDS RCS (Ed), MJDF RCS (Eng), MSc OMFS (Manc)
GDC Number 103579

I am originally from Teesside and qualified from The University of Newcastle in 2006. I was married in the same year and moved to my wife's home town of Bolton, where she is now working as a GP.

I have experience of general dentistry but now limit my practice to Oral Surgery and Dental Implants.

I have a Masters Degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery which I gained from the University of Manchester and I am now a part-time Clinical Teaching Fellow on the programme at Manchester Dental Hospital.

I have passed the Membership examination for the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and also the Membership Exam for the Joint Dental Faculties of England. I have also completed a certificate course in Dental Implantology run by Professor Ucer. I am always keen to provide dentistry in the most relaxing and pleasant way possible and as an aid to this have completed a National Certificate Course in Conscious Sedation.

I completed my vocational training in general practice in Bolton and stayed on at the practice; during this time I also worked part time in hospital as a Clinical Assistant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Salford Royal Hospital, I then worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in a post which was based in Blackburn Royal Hospital.

We have a son and daughter which keep us very busy and in my free time I enjoy swimming, cycling, running and martial arts. I have trained in several martial arts and hold a 1st Dan black belt in Karate, I have completed several marathons and a full UK Ironman.


Dr Andrew Whitham

BDS (Sheff)
GDC Number 114309

I graduated from Sheffield in 2007 and returned home to Lancashire where I undertook my Vocational Training. I have spent the last four years working in a private dental practice in Cleveleys where I have worked hard to develop my skills and knowledge in many aspects of general dentistry in order to provide my patients with the highest level of care I can.

I enjoy the challenges of working in general dental practice and aim to keep up to date with dental matters by reading the dental literature and attending courses where possible.

Outside of dentistry I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and visting different countries. I have recently got married. I am also interested in sport, particularly tennis and football.

Dr Nadeem Safdar

BDS Peninsula Dental School 2011
GDC Number 212463

I originally studied Medical Biochemistry at Manchester University before pursuing a career in dentistry and graduated from Peninsula Dental School based in Devon and Cornwall in 2011. I was fortunate enough to be part of the first cohort of one of the United Kingdom’s newest dental schools, benefiting from one of the most modern and innovative dental teaching programmes in Europe.

Since graduating I have lived in Bury and worked in a large practice in the Greater Manchester area, gaining considerable experience and enhancing my skills in all areas of dentistry whilst working with a diverse group of patients. Outside of work my main interests are reading and keeping fit by playing football for a local league team. I am also a long suffering Blackburn Rovers Supporter!

In the surgery, I always aim to make patients feel relaxed and at ease, spending time discussing all aspects of your dental care, ensuring you not only receive the best treatment but also an individual service, taking into consideration your personal needs and expectations.

I am very pleased to have joined the fantastic team at Antley Villa and am fully focused in helping the practice continue to develop and move forwards and provide you with the quality care you deserve.


All our dentists are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). For more information please visit www.gdc-uk.org

This page was last updated on 19 of September 2016