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Private Dentistry Awards 2019

A fantastic Friday night was had by all! We enjoyed a champagne reception at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London followed by a 3 course meal, awards and party!

We even managed to walk away with an award for the “Best Charity and Community Project” category🙌

Boutique Business of the Year

We are incredibly proud to inform you that Bank View Smile Studios was awarded the prestigious title of “Boutique Business of the Year” at the 8th Annual English Asian Business Awards.

The glittering ceremony was held at the International Suite in the Piccadilly Mercure Hotel in Manchester on Friday 14th June 2019.

The awards celebrate the significant contributions and achievements of English Asian Businesses and Professionals whose continued dedication and leadership have created a lasting legacy in their communities and this country.

Winner – British Muslim Awards 2018

Rising Star Of The Year – Dr Khalid Master

Everyone at Bank View Smile Studios are delighted to announce that Dr Khalid Master won the hotly contested Rising Star title at the recent British Muslim Awards 2018.

We all feel it’s a fitting tribute to all the successful endeavour he has put into raising the profile of Dentistry and British Muslim’s significant contribution to the country’s healthcare system through the multi award winning Bank View Smile Studios, as well as the outstanding charitable work he carries out within the community.

Judges were particularly impressed by the commitment he has made towards inspiring the next generation of dentists by carrying out over 100 work experiences over the last 8 years and the number of school and college children he has educated in better oral health, preventative habits and choosing Dentistry as a career

Congratulations! The British Muslim Awards aim to recognise a wide range of achievements, which cover various aspects of society including business, charity, sport, arts and culture.

The special awards are now in their 6th year and the glamorous evening celebrated and showcased the determination, hard work, personal and commercial achievements of some of the very best British Muslims in the country.

The prestigious awards ceremony took place on the 31st January 2018 at the Bradford Hotel. 


Local dentist receives prestigious “Power 100” nomination

Dr Khalid Usman Master, Co-Owner and Clinical Director of Blackburn-based dental clinic, Bank View Smile Studios has been nominated for inclusion in this year’s Muslim 100 Parliamentary Review.

The Muslim 100 review aims to provide an insight into the men and women have forged unique paths, battling odds in the process whilst managing to bring about deep-rooted change. They are disruptors and innovators who are able to create lasting legacies and have proven themselves on all levels both within the British and International arena. It also aims to honour the very highest levels of achievement from within the global Muslim community and positively promote the outstanding contribution made by these individuals on a local, national and international level.

Khalid has been included in the Trailblazer section of this high quality publication produced by the world renowned British Publishing Company.

Dr Thomas Sarpong who works with Khalid said, “We are all delighted for Khalid and we believe it is just reward for the commitment he has shown to raising the profile of dentistry and dental health awareness through our award winning clinic, the print and digital media, his substantial work with scout groups, schools, colleges and health exhibitions. Furthermore, he has also worked hard at highlighting the significant contribution British Muslims have made, and continue to make to this country’s healthcare system.” 

The Finance Manager of the practice, Mrs Ann Duckworth added, “The nomination also recognises the dedication he shows to the tremendous amount of charitable work he carries out within the community, primarily through the educational charity, Abu Hanifah Foundation, of which he is a Founding Trustee and Chairman.”

The Review will be launched at an exclusive star-studded gala dinner in May of this year. Almost one thousand influential decision makers are expected to be in attendance. The event is set to be held in Park Lane, Mayfair.

It is envisioned that members of Parliament, government, public sector and business leaders will turn to those Power 100 individuals highlighted within the publication, as leading providers of advice, comment and industry expertise.

Ten individuals will be presented with the Power 100 Parliamentary Review Honours Award on the night, so it is hoped that Khalid is successful on the night, as it will serve to emphasise his significant achievements to date and highlight him as an inspirational role model for the younger generation.

Congratulations to Khalid. He picked up the award for Best Professional in Business at the Asian Business Awards 2017. 

The sixth annual English Asian Business Awards took place at Mercure Hotel in Manchester on Monday 31 July.

The event is attracts some of the most accomplished business professionals in the country.

The awards seek to acknowledge and honour the determination, entrepreneurial spirit and hard work of English Asian businessmen and businesswomen at the forefront of their industries and their significant contributions to their respective business sectors.

Khalid and Thomas are Inspiring the next generation of Dentists

Hi Everyone,

We have busy carrying out work experiences and we’re going to be busier still in the coming weeks and months.

We have a new work experience student attending from various 6th form colleges in the region EVERY single week until September.

Samia attended all last week and was our 92nd work experience student since we took over 7 years ago!

She was in “complete awe” of our culture and philosophy, was very impressed with our hospitality and extremely appreciative of our “invaluable” patient care.

The quality of teaching the variety of patient cases had led her to be “completely inspired and motivated”  to apply to study dentistry at University in the near future.

We wish her all the very best for the future and hope to welcome her as a colleague in the ‘not too distant’ future.

Blackburn dentist wins top award

27 Feb 2017 / Jon Robinson, Deputy News Editor

AN East Lancashire dentist has been honoured with an award at a national ceremony.

More than 150 dentists from across the UK voted for Dr Khalid Master, a clinical director at Bank View Smile Studios in Blackburn, at the National Dental Conference.

The award recognised his commitment to the provision of exceptional patient services.

Bank View Smile Studios in the papers…again!

Winner: Provision of extreme patient service

Over one hundred and fifty dentists around the U.K selected Khalid and the team from Bankview Smile Studios to receive the award of “Provision of Extreme Patient Service 2017”. The award is presented annually at a National Dental Conference to the practice that can demonstrate their commitment to the “Provision of Uncommon Patient Service”.

In light of the recent, major review by the Government’s integration tsar Dame Louise Casey, Abu Hanifah Foundation (AHF) the charity that Dr Khalid Master is the Chairman of, is hailed as a beacon of progressive change and a symbol of effective integration in contemporary multi ethnic, multi faith and multi cultural Britain.

Another extremely positive piece in a reputable NATIONAL newspaper following the guardian article earlier this year, on the innovative and much needed work carried out at the Foundation and the Football Academy in particular.

Our very own resident ‘TV doctor’ Dr Khalid Master

Our very own resident ‘TV doctor’ Dr Khalid Master was the special guest on a live televised phone in show, aired at 7:30pm on Tuesday evening on Sky TV.

The production team described the show as a big success with its interactive, informative and engaging content. 

Dozens of callers phoned in as well many viewers emailing, texting and tweeting all manner of questions throughout the show, which were expertly fielded by Dr Master.

It was a 90 minute special dental edition with a specific focus on children’s dentistry. The team behind the hit health show which has been running for over 8 years said that ‘Dr Khalid was very knowledgeable guest expert, giving detailed responses to some tricky questions’.

The shows host Shakil Salam added, ‘He is a natural public speaker, at ease in the studio. As such he came across very well and performed like a seasoned TV professional.

We only managed to get through a fraction of the queries and content, so I can safely say it won’t be long before we call upon his expert services again’.

My eye opening and insightful trip to the House of Lords

I pleased and proud to announce that I’ve successfully returned from my eye opening and insightful trip to the House of Lords.

It was a wonderful experience and one that will live long in my memory.

It’s truly humbling to be included in such a remarkable public exhibition, celebrating the outstanding contributions and achievements of such an illustrious group of Great British Muslims.

The exhibition celebrates sports personalities such as quadruple Gold Medal Olympian Mo Farah, English international cricketer Moeen Ali and World Champion boxer Amir Khan.

Entrepreneurs such as James Caan from Dragon’s Den also feature, alongside other TV personalities such as 2015 GB Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain.

Writer, broadcaster and journalist Mehdi Hassan and Sky News political editor Faisal Islam were also included.

Many prominent politicians are featured such as the current London Mayor Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, Former cabinet minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Rt Hon Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and Rt Hon Naz Shah.

I even got a chance to do a small speech in front of a cross party meeting hosted by Lord Purvis of Tweed, Baroness Warsi, Wes Streeting and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, with over 15 other Parliamentarians in attendance.

I spoke about my work as a dentist, the contribution that British Muslims make to the nations health and the importance and relevance of the work I carry out as Chairman of the ground breaking educational charity; Abu Hanifah Foundation.

I received some good feedback from attendees and lots of uplifting comments about the positivity and hopefulness of my speech.

Education Business Partnership Award

In recognition of the immense support and inspiration given by Dr Khalid Master, Dr Thomas Sarpong and all the clinical and admin staff at the practice; Bank View Smile Studios has received an award from EBP (NW) which represents and assists dozens of high school and college students organise and arrange work experience placements with local businesses and professionals that are aligned to their chosen career pathways.

We, at Bank View Smile Studios have hosted a staggering 83 students in the last 6 years from high schools and colleges throughout the whole of Lancashire and their fame and reputation spread far and wide which led to some students coming from Warwickshire and Leicestershire!

Although it adds extra pressure and burden us whilst we run a busy dental practice, everyone at BVSS enjoys informing, educating, enthusing and guiding budding dentists and DCPs of the future. We all feel it’s a firm part of our corporate social responsibility and it’s an ideal opportunity for us to give back to the community and the profession that has given us so much joy and happiness.

Based on the dozens of letters, cards and testimonials we receive after the placements, we know that our time and commitment is warmly appreciated.

Moreover, assessing the calibre of some of the students recently, we are confident that the future of British Dentistry is safe, in the hands of this next generation.

We wish them all well in their future endeavours and we look forward to continue supporting the student community for many years to come.

Education Business Partnership Award

Blackburn Dentist Khalid Masters Talking to Age UK

I was invited to speak in my capacity of AHF Chairman at the 40th anniversary Age UK Blackburn celebration event this afternoon. 

Age UK has been supporting local older people in Blackburn and Darwen successfully for over 4 decades. 

As a key community collaborator with Age UK, I was asked to focus on our joint venture work and explain how our 2 charitable organisations had a similar ‘holistic’ ethos, which has allowed us to work well together towards a common purpose. 

I highlighted the fact that the healthy partnership and mutual respect between AHF and Age UK was not only an effective illustration of community cohesion between Muslim children and local indigenous residents but also demonstrates the benefits of Multi Culturalism and strategic alliances between organisations with similar aims but from varying backgrounds. 

The message of helping the elderly and vulnerable within our local communities resonates clearly with young Muslim children because of the importance Muslims place on the older members of society due to the respect and status the hold for their Knowledge, Wisdom, Sacrifices and Contributions made to the local communities in younger life. 

By partaking in Age UK campaigns such as ‘Wear it Woolly’ which highlights the plight of the elderly and vulnerable during the cold winter months, it develops the children’s Social, Cultural and Moral literacies, which we believe are a critical part in them understanding their Humanitarian responsibilities towards their immediate society and ultimately the world at large. 

AHF believes that there are 8 educational literacies and areas of development, each of with equal emphasis within our curriculum. They are; Personal, Interpersonal, Physical, Spiritual, Social, Cultural, Moral and Intellectual. 

By educating the ‘whole child’ via the ‘Holistic’ model, AHF aims to become a vehicle of Human Productivity, by creating the ROLE MODELS of tomorrow, who are BALANCED, WHOLESOME individuals who lead MEANINGFUL, PURPOSE-DRIVEN lives by making PIONEERING CONTRIBUTIONS to their IMMEDIATE SOCIETY and THE WORLD at large.

We Have a winner!

Well 2 winners actually. We’re proud to announce that Bank View scooped 2 awards at this years Dentistry Awards. Best Dentist For Khalid Master and A Highly Commended award for the practice. Thank you to everyone that made this possible.

Bank View Shortlisted For E3 Business Awards

Bank View Smile Studios has been shortlisted as an E3 Award finalist for an impressive third time consecutively. 

Bank View Smile Studios was selected from amongst hundreds of nominees across the North West to become one of the finalists for the prestigious OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE award category.

Dr Khalid Master said: “We are delighted to be part of the e3 business awards this year, especially as finalists in one of their most competitive categories. We are hoping to build on the success of recent years. We were delighted to win the Investors in Skills award at the inaugural e3b awards in 2013 and we were finalists in the highly sought after Employer of the Year category last year. We have a fabulous team who are very caring and talented and this year we have focussed on delivering an exemplary standard of customer care, so to be specifically recognised for that achievement is very pleasing indeed. ”

“All finalists this year have already achieved something very special,” said Mubarak Chati, managing director of 1 Events Media, which hosts the E3 Awards. “Each year, we notice a marked increase in the number of nominations and, in 2015, we’ve seen a huge leap. Numbers were up more than 30% on 2014 and it’s clear that the standard is rising steadily, too.

“Given the significant number of high calibre of entries, we certainly presented the Nominations Panel with a very difficult challenge. Therefore, for Bank View Smile Studios to have been named as a finalist in such a competitive category is an achievement of which it should be very proud.”

More information about the E3 Business Awards, including a full list of finalists, can be found at www.

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No.1 Dental Clinic UK Winner!

Award Winning Practice

Bankview In The Preston Live Magazine

Bankview In The Preston Live Magazine

The Best UK Dental Practice — For Two Consecutive Years!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we beat off stiff competition from over 2,000 dental practices to win the prestigious MyFaceMyBody BEST UK DENTAL CLINIC Award for an unprecedented 2nd time.

The glittering ceremony was held at the lavish Lancaster London hotel in Marble Arch, Central London.

The evening had an international guest list including prominent celebrities and some of the best cosmetic practitioners in the world.

Principal dentist, Dr Khalid Master said “To win the biggest accolade in UK dentistry at the first time of asking last year was very special indeed and firmly put Blackburn on the dental map.”

Business partner, Dr Thomas Sarpong, went on to say, “‘These awards are patient focussed – very much like us – and the judging process was gruelling and rigorous involving an unannounced practice inspection, a detailed report from a mystery shopper and acquiring as many patient testimonials as possible, the calibre of which were amazingly heartfelt and poignant.

We are really happy that our wonderful patients think so highly of us and the comprehensive range of services we provide.”

Bank View Smile Studios: Best UK Dental Practice 2012!

We are delighted to announce that Bank View Smile Studios in Blackburn outshone Harley Street to scoop the title of Best UK Dental Clinic at a glittering, televised awards ceremony in London at the end of 2012 and hosted by MyFaceMyBody.

Although hundreds of practices applied for the accolade only six were shortlisted.

We are delighted to announce that Bank View Smile Studios in Blackburn outshone Harley Street to scoop the title of Best UK Dental Clinic at a glittering, televised awards ceremony in London at the end of 2012 and hosted by MyFaceMyBody.

Bank View Smile Studios in Blackburn was the only northern practice in the category, which boasted not one, but two Harley Street practices. Bank View Smile Studios went on to succeed by a clear margin, with the judges commenting on their superlative performance leading up to the ceremony, resulting in an almost perfect unannounced practice visit, flawless ‘mystery shop’ as well as the content, quality and sheer number of patient testimonials weighing heavily in our favour.

E3B Investors in Skills Award.

Bank View Smile Studios were named the winner of the Investment in Skills accolade at the 2013 E3 Business Awards. We fought off intense competition from a whole host of companies across the North West to take the coveted title.

Receiving the award, the clinic’s co-owner, Dr Khalid Master said: “Being a new brand and having 4 other dental practices on the same road let alone the dozens in the town, we knew we had to set ourselves apart and we have successfully done that by having a wonderfully talented, dedicated and well established team around us.

We have invested in them in these fiscally challenging times to release the untapped potential that they possess in abundance. This foresight has allowed us to empower our team which is priceless.”

Dental Team of the Year

The Dental Awards are consistently recognised as the very best in UK Dentistry and Bank View Smile Studios found themselves at home amongst some of the great and the good of the profession within the UK.

Our talented team were present in force at the glittering and memorable event in central London celebrating being shortlisted finalists in a no less than 3 categories.

Our staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves as they were recognised for their wonderful team spirit, vivacious work ethic and for adopting a truly patient-centred approach; all of which is borne out through constant commendation by patients on superlative customer service via hundreds of testimonials.

Practice Manager of the Year

Kathy Smith was “over the moon” to be recognised for her “warm and inclusive managerial style, always keeping team morale high and patient satisfaction even higher!”

Kathy is one of our longest standing members of staff, who has gradually worked up the practice ranks and is now the engine behind the team’s efficiency, confidence and camaraderie but outside of work she is very shy and doesn’t like the limelight, so truth be told she was somewhat relieved when an alternative winner was announced on the night of the award.

However, she was very proud of what she had achieved over a number of years and to be independently recognised for the significant contribution she has made to the overall success of Bank View Smile Studios was “heart warming and extremely touching.”

Dentist of the Year

The Dental Awards are developed to recognise the very highest standards in Dentistry and rewarding excellence in all aspects of provision.

Which is why Dr Khalid Master was truly elated to be named a finalist for Dentist of the Year at such a prestigious event where being independently judged for your exemplary clinical care, inspirational leadership, consummate professionalism, empowering management, being an inspirational role model and having a philanthropic perspective towards the profession.

Therefore, to succeed in being short listed represents a pinnacle in the career of any individual or practice.

On being short listed he remarked “It’s such an honour to be considered in such esteemed company. Being recognised by peers to be amongst the finest in your profession is the highest accolade any dentist could wish for.”

BDA Good Practice scheme

Practices meeting the BDA GP Scheme standard usually surpass national quality standards (for example, RQIA, CQC etc).

In recognition of our high standards, our illustrious predecessor Mr Timothy J Holt almost 10 years ago was one of the first practitioners to be invited to join the British Dental Association’s prestigious Good Practice Scheme- the dental profession’s respected ‘mark of quality’.

The BDA Good Practice Scheme is UK dentistry’s leading quality assurance programme. By being awarded membership to the Scheme, practices must demonstrate a visible commitment to providing quality dental care to nationally recognised standards, provide patient-centred care, have a confident, professional, knowledgeable and inspired team around them.

We are therefore pleased to say that Bank View Smile Studios has built on the solid foundation and continued the legacy through successful independent reaccreditation year after year consecutively.

Investors in People

Bank View Smile Studios are proud and honoured to have been awarded the ‘Investors in People’ accreditation in addition to all the other accolades, showing that we have attracted and retained a talented team over a number of years in order to provide the best possible patient led care.

Launched in 1991, Investors in People has always been and currently is the the UK’s leading people management standard. It serves as a critical ally so that continuous improvement is maintained, it helps businesses manage change, engage with employees and fine-tune leadership capabilities. We have a strong, well established, long serving, innovative, high quality and productive team of staff and that is in no small part due to us adopting the IiP framework in to its fullest extent; ideologically and practically.

Request A "Calm & Gentle" 36 Point Comprehensive Smile And Mouth Assessment At Bank View Smile Studios

For Your Comprehensive Assessment Which Requires An Investment Of £125 And Includes:

At least a 30-minute appointment with one of our ‘Calm & Gentle’ dentists who will carefully listen to your frustrations and goals before informing you on how, and in what ways, Calm & Gentle Dentistry can improve your dental health.

Following the judgement free initial conversation, your dentist will then give you a complete dental assessment to establish the condition of your teeth, gums, mouth and smile using various high definition digital radiographs (x rays) and high resolution digital photos available to view together within seconds. They will then explain each report in jargon free language to assist complete understanding. And finally, we can then present you with several options to help you to achieve your dream smile.

Summary of the 36 Point Comprehensive Smile and Mouth Assessment benefits are:

  1. Address your concerns and desires without judgement
  2. Complete assessment of your smile with an experienced cosmetic dentist
  3. Discuss fully costed treatment options suitable for you
  4. See suitable Before & After photos and Patient Testimonials as necessary
  5. Offer of Interest free or longer term finance options.