I started at Market Place Dentistry in 2013, following posts in both Private and NHS practices in Yorkshire and County Durham.
My approach to dentistry is patient-focused, always ensuring any questions, concerns or problems you may have are addressed. I feel it is important to discuss any potential options that may be available and come to a plan that is personalised and that works best for you.
I take great pride in the quality of my work. It is important that restored teeth look and feel like teeth as much as possible. Dental health, good function and a natural appearance are what I aim for.
I particularly enjoy working with dental implants and have been providing this treatment since 2012. I think they provide an excellent result where natural teeth unfortunately have had to be removed. Almost without exception, people choosing to have implant treatment have been pleased with their choice.
Outside of work, I love to keep active, so you will often find me out in the wonderful North Yorkshire countryside walking, running or cycling.
BDS Newcastle 2007
I graduated from Manchester Dental Hospital in 2011 before moving to London to complete my Vocational Training. I then moved on to work in hospital posts in London, working in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Specialist Restorative departments where I gained the MFDS postgraduate qualification. I then spent two and a half years applying the skills I had learnt in a busy practice in South London.
Originally from North Yorkshire, I moved back to the area joining Market Place Dentistry in January 2016. I enjoy getting to know patients and providing high quality dental care. I have a keen interest in postgraduate education and regularly attend courses to keep up to date with modern techniques.
Outside of work I enjoy running, cycling and following the ups and downs of Leeds United.
BDS Manchester 2011
I joined the team here in November 2019, with an aim of providing a relaxed and comfortable experience for every patient under my care.
I was born in North Yorkshire in the coastal town of Whitby and later moved to London for several years before returning to complete my degree in Dental Therapy at Teesside University.
In my spare time I regularly compete at horse shows throughout the country. I have also had the great honour of training and competing HM The Queen’s horses whilst based in London.
I enjoy keeping fit and my next goal is to complete a Tough Mudder endurance trial.
BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Teesside 2019
Before graduating as a dental therapist from Teeside University, I was a dental nurse for over 15 years, working in a wide variety of dental practices across the North East.
I pride myself on my professionalism and care towards patients. Ensuring that patients feel comfortable and understood is always at the heart of my appointments. I enjoy communicating and engaging with people as well as making a positive impact on others. I’m excited to be working in beautiful Thirsk and getting to know all our patients.
When I’m not busy working, my two daughters like to keep me on my toes.
BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Teesside 2021
I joined the practice in December 2013 after working as a chemistry teacher for seven years. Just like teaching, no two days are the same. My role is really varied: one day I can be dealing with the finances and the next I can be dealing with COSHH or compliance. The best part of the role by far is working with people. I find looking after our staff and patients extremely rewarding.
Outside of work I like to keep fit by running and cycling, and when the weather is nice I love gardening whilst listening to the radio.
BSc (Hons) Newcastle 2005
Nat. Dip. NEBDN London 2016
I joined the practice in March 2001 as a dental nurse. I enjoy working with our dedicated team, ensuring patients’ visits are an enjoyable experience. I have developed an interest in Neuro-Linguistic Programming which I find helps our more anxious patients feel at ease.
As lead nurse, I am responsible for ensuring good cross infection control throughout the practice and in particular in our instrument sterilisation room.
In my spare time, you will find me being creative, baking and cake decorating for friends and family. I also have a passion for swimming and cycling most days, together with healthy-eating cookery, promoting a healthy lifestyle.
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing, Indep Assess City and Guilds UK 2005
I have been a dental nurse since 1994, and my enthusiasm for the role remains as high as ever. After posts around the north-east I joined Market Place Dentistry in Autumn 2015 and soon trained in dental implant nursing. I am also qualified to take BCT scans, X-rays and dental impressions, and in fluoride application.
When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.
NC NEBDN UK 1997
I have been a dental nurse since 2002. After a short break in 2014, I soon returned to the role after realising how much I missed it. I joined the team as a dental nurse in Spring 2014.
I enjoy all aspects of my job, especially assisting with dental implant treatments and helping to reassure any of our more nervous patients and helping them to feel at ease.
In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends and family.
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing, Indep Assess City and Guilds UK 2006
After having a break from Dental Nursing I joined Market Place Dentistry part-time in 2018. I am very much enjoying being part of such a dedicated friendly team of professionals and have been made to feel very welcome.
I enjoy the variety of interesting duties the role includes, meeting and assisting patients and learning about the new techniques available to patients and myself, learning new skills.
Away from work I like to spend time with my family and friends, and my husband and I have recently become Grandparents which is wonderful. I like to keep fit by gardening and walking with my dog Alfie especially up in the hills.
I joined the practice in May 2018 as a part-time receptionist.
Over the past 20 years I have worked as a receptionist in GP and veterinary practices in Thirsk.
I have been made very welcome by everyone here and it is wonderful to be part of such a caring, professional team. It is important to me that I can help our patients feel welcome and comfortable when coming to their appointments.
Outside work, I love spending time with my family and enjoy gardening, sewing, baking and being outdoors.
I joined the practice in September 2021 after working as Cabin Crew for five years.
After moving to Thirsk, I decided to take the plunge into dentistry after being very interested in the profession for a number of years, and I am so glad that I did!
I have been made to feel so welcome by a truly fantastic team of people, and working in Thirsk is just wonderful.
The best part of the role is the people of course! I love welcoming patients and always making the customer the heart of every decision.
In my spare time, I love catching up with friends and family, baking and also walking my lovely dogs Dottie and Freddie.
I started working at Market Place Dentistry in 2016 and help with the management and administrative side of running the practice.
Outside the dental practice, I spend much of my time designing, printing and selling clothing and bags (Have a look at my Forme webshop here).
In my free time, I like to keeping active by running and playing football and am a keen follower of Italian football in particular.