Meet the Team

Dr Taylor Pope BDS BSc (Hons). Principal Dentist. GDC number: 80895

Taylor qualified from The University of Leeds in 1996 with a Degree in Human Anatomy and from The University of Liverpool with his dental degree in 2002, he has since gained a wealth of experience in the dental field - both in the NHS and Private sector nationwide.

As well as being the Principal of Smiles by Design, Taylor also has an NHS/Private practice on the Wirral and Newton-le-Willows. He is an Educational Supervisor for Health Education North West - entailing training and mentoring newly qualified dental professionals. Taylor also has certification in Clinical Research from the National Institute for Health Research, is a Clinical Lead for Peer Reviews for NHS England, a member of the Primary Care Group Managed Clinical Network and is currently working towards a Diploma in Postgraduate Clinical Education.

He is a registered practitioner for Zoom! whitening.

He has a special interest in non-surgical facial aesthetics and has been trained to an advanced level. As Medical Director of Advanced Facial Aesthetics Ltd, Taylor has trained with the famous Dr Bob Khanna (Ten Years Younger). His wealth of experience in the cosmetic industry includes treating Premier League footballers, actresses and models, as well as being Clinical Lead at several large cosmetic establishments.

His treatments include treatment to soften lines and wrinkles , treatment for excessive sweating, migraine treatments, treatments for teeth grinding, dermal fillers, lip enhancement, chemical peels and Dermaroller.

Taylor has been interviewed on both television and radio with regard to his Facial Aesthetics expertise, as well as contributing to several large Press releases in this ever expanding cosmetic industry.

He lives on the Wirral with his wife and nine young children and enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr Anjali Gupta BDS,MFDS, Clinical Associate. GDC number: 229255

Dr Anj Gupta graduated from Manchester University in 2012 and has since worked in the NHS, Hospital and Private dental care sector in the North West since graduation. She has had great experience in all fields of dentistry within the hospital setting and has been involved in teaching undergraduate dental students at Liverpool University Dental Hospital since 2014.

Anj has completed her Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2017 and has a particular interest in the treatment of nervous patients and cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Anj is a highly skilled and empathetic dentist.

Anj is currently moving to the Wirral with her fiance, she enjoys socialising with friends and the great outdoors. 


Dr Kranthi K.Nasani (Associate Dental Surgeon)
BDS. (India, 2002), MSc Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry (Manchester), Cert.Implantology (Salford) GDC No. 145446

Dr. Kranthi Kumar Nasani,(KK.) graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India in 2002. After completing his Rotatory Internship in the College of Dental Sciences and Hospital he gained a wide range of experience in General Dental Practice with a special interest in Surgical Dentistry and Endodontics.

He registered with the GDC in 2008 inspired by the modern yet conservative and preventive way of practising dentistry in the UK. KK continued his training gaining an MSc in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry from Manchester University and a Certificate in Implantology from Salford University.

KK is particularly focused in the specialised area of Dental Implantology and is establishing this as his main area of practice. He takes real pride and personal satisfaction in delivering the highest standards of treatment to his patients and always strives to provide excellent care and a fantastic dental experience.

KK also has certification in provision of conscious sedation.

KK likes to socialise, travelling within the UK and abroad and keeping fit.



Dr Giju George MBBS, MD FACARCSI. Consultant Anaesthetist. GMC number: 6038076

Giju is our consultant medical anaesthetist with a special interested in dental anaesthesia. He works in the dental hospitals in Liverpool providing intravenous sedation and general anaesthesia for a range of dental procedures.

We are very fortunate to have his expertise in providing our intravenous sedation in a controlled, safe environment. Giju is also a council member of the Association of Dental Anaesthetist. He lives with his young family on the Wirral.


Gary Moore. CDT. GDC number: 118911

Gary was one of the first CDT's to qualify in the country gaining his Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2006.

His philosophy is simple, to provide the very latest in denture techniques , the very best craftsmanship and the highest levels of denture care . Patients can benefit from personalised aesthetics , optimum fit and maximum comfort which are assured at all times with all our hand crafted true to life dentures.

Sally Dyment.CEB Dip Hygiebe. Dental Hygienist. GDC number: 5497


Sally qualified in 1999 with a CEB Diploma in Dental Hygiene. She has worked in both private and NHS practices. She takes every opportunity to further her knowledge through continual professional development to deliver the highest level of service.

She is committed to providing patient specific preventative and educational services to ensure patients know the best ways to improve and maintain good oral health.

We are now introducing air polishing, this fantastic drill-less method of polishing removes stubborn teeth stains and surface discolouration. Sally is also Zoom trained and accredited.

Sally is a keen gardener and enjoys reading and keeping fit in her spare time.

Laura Pridding. Practice Manager/Decontamination Lead. GDC number: 224225



Laura Sweetman. Dental Nurse. GDC number: 127671


Coleena McGill. Dental Nurse. GDC number: 139049