Our Dental Team in Preston


Dr Thomas Gacesa - Principal DentistDr Thomas Gacesa

BDS MFGDP DipConSed MSc. GDC Number 83326

Principal Dentist

Tom qualified from Newcastle University in 2004 and has been working at Oaklands Dentists in Preston ever since. He has always had a keen interest in postgraduate education and is continually looking to broaden his skill set. He gained his Diploma in Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2007, he then proceeded to become an accredited Invisalign provider in 2008 and completed his Diploma in Conscious Sedation in 2009. Tom has recently developed a special interest in periodontology after gaining his Masters Degree in Clinical Periodontology from the University of Central Lancashire in 2016 and currently accepts referrals from other local dentists. Tom is an elected member of the Local Dental Committee and has also been appointed an Honorary Clinical Tutor at the University of Liverpool

In his free time Tom loves playing and watching football, he is a Manchester United season ticket holder, as well as spending time with his wife and friends.

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Dr Michael Jolly BDS DGDP MClinDent Associate DentistDr Michael Jolly

BDS DGDP MClinDent. GDC Number 51479

Associate Dentist

Mike graduated from Manchester University in 1977, and settled at Oaklands in 1985. He has completed numerous further qualifications, including in Dental Implants and cosmetic dentistry and in 2008 achieved distinction in Master of Clinical Dentistry from Kings University, London. Mike is very active in the world of dental politics being Chairman of the Local Dental Committee and sits on many different panels.

Over the years Mike has been a trainer for newly qualified dentists and dental therapists as well as being a tutor in other postgraduate qualifications. He has also mentored other dentists in implant placements. He spends a lot of time on Continuing Professional Development and carries this enthusiasm forward into his working life. He takes pride in carrying out all treatments to the highest standards and enjoys the rapport he has built up with his patients over the years.

Outside of dentistry, Mike is a keen tennis player and active member of his local gym. He studies Italian and enjoys travelling. He is also an avid supporter and season ticket holder for his favourite football team.

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Dr Stella Griffiths BDS (Hons) Associate DentistDr Stella Griffiths

BDS (Hons). GDC Number 63737

Associate Dentist

Stella qualified from the University of Manchester with Honours, in 1988. After completing Vocational Training in the North West, Stella spent 14 years in General Dental Practice in Accrington, East Lancashire.

Stella joined team at Oaklands Dental Practice in 2003. Stella provides a wide range of general dental services for all ages, with an emphasis on quality care and prevention. Stella is experienced in treating anxious patients and also provides a range of cosmetic treatments.

In her personal life Stella’s hobbies include Scottish dancing, singing with a choir and walking.

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Dr Eleanor Gacesa BDS (Hons) Associate DentistDr Eleanor Gacesa

BDS (Hons). GDC Number 257686

Associate Dentist

Ellie graduated from the University of Liverpool in June 2015 with Honours, and also achieved a distinction in Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Whilst at university in 2013 she was awarded the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry prize in preventative dentistry in children. Ellie completed her foundation training in Ainsdale and joined the team at Oaklands in September 2016.

Ellie has completed postgraduate training in facial aesthetics and works part time for an established aesthetics clinic based in Liverpool, Greater Manchester and Harley Street, London.

Outside of work, Ellie enjoys spending time with her husband, friends & her beloved Burmese cats.

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Dr Alex Lindfield - Associate Dentist
Dr Alex Lindfield

BDS (Hons) MFDS RCPS (Glasg). GDC Number 210740

Associate Dentist

Alex qualified from Cardiff University Dental School with honours in 2011. Upon graduating Alex worked as a senior house officer on the orthodontic, restorative and oral surgery clinics at the Heath Dental Hospital in Cardiff. He has also spent time working in both NHS and private practices in the South Wales and Bristol regions.

Alex has attended many hours of courses and training schemes over the years, and has developed a special interest in orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry. He was a winner at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2017 in the Single Tooth Ceramic category and has gained further post-graduate qualifications by achieving the MFDS qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow. Alex is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Implant Dentistry at the University of Central Lancashire. Particularly skilled at treating anxious patients, he aims to continue providing a range of high quality dental treatments.

Outside of work Alex enjoys playing football, hiking and travelling.

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