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Meet Our Experienced Team

When you visit the Dentist you want to know that the people caring for you are qualified, highly experienced and have your best interests at heart.

At Shire Court Dental Practice we have been caring for the oral health of our patients for many years and invest heavily in our modern practice whilst upholding the highest level of care for you.

Our highly qualified practitioners and staff work closely together, as a team, to treat you competently, thoroughly and with the traditional values of consideration and care.

Before you even sit in the dental chair you will be given the opportunity to discuss your dental problems.   In this way we can understand any concerns that you may have. Every patient is individual and will be treated with respect and dignity.

Careful and individual treatment plans are designed and estimated fees provided so that you are confident that we have addressed all your issues.

Dr James Brazier – BDS (U.Birm) 1998 – GDC 74496

James graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1998.  He enjoys the challenges of general practice and is experienced in all aspects, with a special interest in implant dentistry.  James is currently working towards an MSc in implant dentistry at the University of Warwick, he is a member of the Association of Dental Implantologists and regularly attends courses to keep up to date.

James joined Shire Court in 2002 together with his wife Lesley who is a dental hygienist at the practice.  Outside of work James is kept busy with his 2 children, acting as a school governor and serving on the local Scouts Executive Committee.  The family enjoy travelling and spending time with friends and family.


Dr Adrian Ciobanu –  DMD Romania 2006 – GDC 192911

Adrian qualified from I. Hatieganu University in the heart of Transylvania in 2006. Following which, 2 years later he completed his Masters Degree in Oral Rehabilitation & Medicine, graduating 1st in his class with honours. 

In addition to this, since his Masters Degree completion Adrian has continued to expand his knowledge and the treatment he can provide to patients through Postgraduate awards in Restorative Dentistry at the University Colleague of London. He continues to further grow his knowledge and treatments that can be offered to patients through a variety of programmes and courses. 

Following his graduation Adrian has worked in environments which have included his own private practice, and two other dental practices across the Midlands. Adrian enjoys all aspects of dentistry but is particularly passionate about Restorative Dentistry, Aesthetics and Invisalign, enabling patients to have a far more confident smile. In addition to this, Adrian is keen to engage in discussions with patients on the importance of good dental hygiene as a foundation to long lasting oral health. 

Adrian is very passionate about the time he spends with his patients, to ensure that they fully understand options that are available as well as potential treatment plans and steps involved; to maintain full patient satisfaction whilst building confidence and mutual trust. 

Adrian loves a hot country and has been very fortunate to have travelled around the world, exploring a wide range of cultures whilst also soaking up the sun. Outside of travel he spends his downtime with his miniature Dachshund, the newest addition to the family.  



Dr Samad Mirzayev – Tandläkare University of Gothenburg 2020 – GDC288308

Dr Samad Mirzayev has 20 years’ experience in delivering high quality dental care. He has a caring, gentle and approachable manner and believes in developing relationships with patients which builds trust and success in treatments.

His initial qualification was gained from the Medical University in Baku where he was the top-ranking graduate of his batch, and he has been working as a dentist since 2001. Whilst working in private practice he continued to develop an extensive additional post-graduate education portfolio and has attended numerous lectures and hands-on courses in France, Switzerland, Turkey, and Sweden. After obtaining two Master Degrees from University of Gothenburg and having worked for a while in Sweden he decided to pursue further professional development and May 2021 moved to the UK. Since then Samad has worked as a private dentist in York up until recently joining Shire Court Practice.

Dr Samad strongly believes in providing the highest quality care for all his patients. He is known for his caring and compassionate approach, especially with those patients that may have phobias about visiting the dentist. His aim is to put each person at ease, and regularly goes that extra mile to get the best treatment results possible.

Dr Samad likes all aspects of dentistry and has special interest in restoring missing teeth with advanced restorative treatments, including implant treatments, cosmetic treatments and whitening. He is dedicated to creating beautiful life-changing smiles.

Outside of work Samad enjoys spending time with his wife who is a music teacher and their three boys. Although each time their journeys are usually full of unexpected adventures, the family love to travel and have nice memories about the trips.



Practice Manager  –  Kelly Wright GDC116416 

Kelly has been at Shire Court since July 2002, she qualified as a dental Nurse in 2006 .  Kelly’s main responsibilities are ensuring the practice runs smoothly which includes full compliance, overseeing procedures and systems within the practice. Kelly enjoys all aspects of her role especially nursing for James during Implant treatments.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys getting out and about, spending time with family and friends, she is also a keen football fan, and has a season ticket for the Mighty Rams (Derby)  and watches most home games.



Our nurses are either fully qualified with extensive experience or are training to become qualified .  They provide chairside support to our dentists, prepare and maintain the dental equipment, instruments and materials within their surgeries as well as carrying out infection control and decontamination procedures.

Our nurses provide support and reassurance to all our patients with particular care given to those who are nervous and anxious.  All qualified nurses are trained in assisting the dentist during complex treatments such as root canal treatment and implantology.


Head Nurse – Wendy Snook (GDC 115538) Lyn Webb-Morris (GDC 146551)
Mia Watts (Apprentice Dental Nurse) Ruby Dawson (Apprentice Dental Nurse)




Annelis and Astrid are our ‘front of house’ team who always welcome our patients with a smile.  They handle various reception duties such as scheduling, rescheduling or cancelling appointments as required.  They assist patients with all queries and coordinate with the practice team.

Our Receptionists all liaise with the laboratories and other dental professionals regarding patient referrals. They answer the phone to you ‘with a smile in their voice’ and take great care to put nervous patients at ease.


Annelis Hatton  Astrid Leiner






Lesley Brazier (GDC 5394)  Lynsey Reeve (GDC 5802)   

Our Team of Hygienists are responsible for professionally cleaning and polishing your teeth (scaling and polishing). They offer a programme of oral care which is appropriate to your needs and lifestyle.

Visiting the hygienist regularly is important to monitor and help maintain good oral health.


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