Dr Bijan Barfaraz

Dr Bijan Barfaraz

GDC Number: 100939

Graduated: Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. 2004.

Bijan joined the team at Cheshire Dental Centre in November 2015 as an Associate Dental Surgeon.

Bijan has a broad spectrum of experience starting from when he started out his career relating to dentistry in 1991 and qualified as a Dental Technician. Following from this Bijan in 2004, graduated from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Moving further with his interest of dentistry Bijan went on in 2006, to gain his PhD in Paediatric Dentistry. During this time Bijan worked as a junior dentist in Bingen, Germany. Bijan moved to England from his mother land and worked as a general dentist in a mixed NHS/Private practice in Swindon, leading Bijan to begin a course in Aesthetics and Restorative Dentistry at the University in Bristol, and then went on to register as a VT in 2008/2009. During 2009, Bijan decided to travel and see the world, hence moved onto live and work in Dubai for 4 years. Here in Dubai Bijan worked within the largest private clinic of Drs Nicholas and Asp, where Bijan focused upon his Aesthetic Dentistry with Smile Makeovers, Full Mouth Restorations including Veneers and Crowns along with restoring Implant based dental work plus all other aspects of general dentistry. During the time Bijan was in Dubai he started with the 1st year of a MSc in Endodontics. Due to personal reasons Bijan moved back to London in 2013 where he worked within a mixed practice which was based in St Albans, alongside of working within a private practice in North London, it was at the North London practice as to where Bijan focused more on complicated Endodontic cases, which was and is Bijan’s speciality! Due to the birth of his daughter Florence in 2014, Bijan then decided to move up north to Cheshire. In January 2016, Bijan continued working on his MSc at the university of Chester. Following on from this and only 1 month later, in February 2016 Bijan also became a certified QST (Quick Straight Teeth) practitioner, leading to him finishing around 130+ cases in 2017 and gaining to be one of the ‘TOP 5 QST PRACTITIONERS WITHIN THE COUNTRY’! This is certainly an achievement within itself, to the fame for Cheshire Dental Centre becoming a ‘Platinum Practice for Quick Straight Teeth’.

When Bijan isn’t focusing all of his time on dentistry at home he enjoys spending time with his family – Daughter Florence and Son Raphy, along with his family pet dog ‘Pepper’ whom has been with Bijan since his time in Dubai! Bijan’s hobbies include being able to spend time with friends also, plus playing tennis and watching all kinds of sport especially football.

Covid-19 and your care

We have now received clear guidance as to what dental procedures we can safely carry out and at what stages during the pandemic.

Below is a summary of the guidance as we understand it, although this may modify over the next few days as some small inconsistencies are clarified.

The government has set five different risk levels for the pandemic 1-5 (low to high), although this changes on a daily basis.

The treatments that we can carry out safely in dental practice will change with the risk level.

Treatments are significantly limited at level 4.

During the next few weeks, we will attempt to contact each patient that has contacted us with a significant dental problem during lockdown, and we hope to book an assessment appointment for those patients in the week commencing 8th June.

Practice doors will be locked at level 3, 4 and 5. Entry to the practice will be limited to pre-booked appointments.

There will be very clear criteria provided in due course as what is required before arriving at the practice, and what the procedure will be upon arrival. We will endeavour to ensure that each person knows exactly what to expect at their visit as this will be quite different to what you have been used to.

The appointment diary will be structured to take into consideration those patients who are shielding, may have underlying medical issues and so on.

The first week is expected to be a slow start as we ensure that the new protocols are working effectively for everyone’s safety. These protocols will be audited and modified until required.

At level 4 we should be able to carry out the following:

Dental assessment (initially restricted to patients who have current urgent need, or did and contacted us during lockdown).

X rays but only for patients who tolerate them well.

TEMPORARY re cementation of crowns. (We cannot dry the tooth effectively enough to cement a crown permanently with the restrictions we face).

Fabrication or repair of removable dentures.

Simple dental extractions. If a tooth breaks, it is probable we will have to leave the roots in place until we are at a lower level of risk. Naturally, we will assess the risk very carefully prior to treatment.

Tightening of loose dental implants if possible, without using a high-speed handpiece (drill).

Temporary fillings.

Draining of a swelling/abscess.

Provision of antibiotics.

Trimming of sharp orthodontic wires (not reliable re cementation of loose brackets, or replacement of missing brackets).

Treatment is only to be offered after careful assessment.

Cosmetic orthodontics

Cheshire Dental Centre provide many of these treatments. We may now be able to progress some of our Quick Straight Teeth cases. We will be in touch with each patient shortly, but please allow us to contact you; we hope that it is understandable that we will be prioritising patients with urgent dental need.

The PPE (personal protective equipment) requirements for the above are not too onerous, and we will not look too different to normal. As you are aware, the cross-infection control at Cheshire Dental Centre has always been exemplary and one of our top priorities.

Although we have been organised with the new PPE guidelines well in advance there may be the occasional time where we are awaiting stock. All practices are attempting to source the necessary PPE we need to keep you and us safe, but supplies are scarce and consequently very expensive.