Meet the team
Our highly qualified team inspires confidence – we are making dreams come true! We’ll always treat you as an individual and our passion for excellence means our happy, satisfied patients will wear a stunning smile for ever more.
Heaton Mersey Orthodontic Centre adheres to the strict professional guidelines set and monitored by the General Dental Council.
Dr Bilal Bhatti
BDS (Sheff 1991), FDS RCS (Eng 1996), MOrth RCS (Edin 2000), MScD (Wales 2001)
GDC number: 66622
In 2000, Dr Bhatti and Dr Usmani established Heaton Mersey Orthodontic Centre. Bilal is a member of the British Dental Association, British Orthodontic Society, American Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontics, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Bilal graduated as a dentist from Sheffield University in 1991 and continued to work at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital as a house officer for six months. After a short spell in general dental practice and a six-month period of travelling, he spent two years as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at hospitals in Birmingham and Wexham Park.
In 1995, he was appointed as a senior house officer at Manchester Dental Hospital and gained valuable experience in oral surgery, oral medicine, restorative dentistry and children’s dentistry. During his time there, he gained his fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. After a further six months in general dental practice, he returned to a three-year postgraduate training programme in orthodontics at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff. There he gained a Master of Science degree and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000.
Bilal is recognised as a specialist in orthodontics and is on the General Dental Council’s orthodontic specialist register. Bilal has a special interest in adult orthodontics, especially those that require interdisciplinary treatment to provide complete smile makeovers.
Bilal is active in continuing professional development, regularly attending postgraduate courses and has provided lectures to vocational general dental practitioners as part of their postgraduate training. He is certified in the use of Invisalign. He is passionate about orthodontics and creating beautiful smiles.
Bilal enjoys Kung Fu and is married with two young children.
Msc (Manc 2001), BChD (Leeds 1992), MOrth RCS (Edin 2000)
GDC number: 68400
Tazeen Usmani graduated as a dentist in 1992 from Leeds Dental Hospital. She did her vocational training year in Manchester. Although she worked in general practice for four years, in conjunction with general practice, Tazeen also worked as a clinical assistant in orthodontics at Bolton Central Hospital.
She enrolled on an orthodontic programme at Manchester Dental Hospital in 1996 and, in 2000, gained a Master of Science degree and the membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Tazeen is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and is on the General Dental Council’s specialist register of orthodontics. She also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Tazeen is active in continuing professional development, regularly attending postgraduate courses to keep up with new techniques. She is certified in the use of Invisalign. She is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the World Federation of Orthodontists.
Tazeen set up Heaton Mersey Orthodontic Centre in August 2000 with her husband and fellow orthodontist, Bilal. Together they converted a building that was previously a printers and stationers. In addition to her two young children, Tazeen enjoys reading, circuit training and socialising.
Dr Naila Usmani
MBChB, BSc(Pharm), MRCP, GMC no: 4643113
Dr Naila Usmani is a well published, UK qualified consultant dermatologist presently working as an NHS consultant in a busy dermatology department in Yorkshire.
Dr Usmani graduated as a medical doctor in 1999 from Leeds University before completing her dermatology training in 2008. As well as a thorough understanding of the anatomy, physiology and treatment of skin diseases, she also has an interest in facial rejuvenation techniques and has completed certified training in the use of Botox and dermal fillers.