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Bupa Dental Care Clock Tower, Ripon

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Here at Bupa Dental Care Clock Tower, Ripon our dedicated practice team is here to ensure that your care always comes first. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient nature and are always on hand to help.

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Dentists

Kathryn Blackburn

GDC - 252100 BChD University of Leeds 2014 Dentist

Kathryn BlackburnDentists

GDC - 252100 BChD University of Leeds 2014 Dentist

Dentists

Nicola Taylor

GDC - 71001 BChD Leeds 1995 Dentist

Nicola graduated from the University of Leeds in 1995, before working in general practice in Leeds, and eventually joining our practice in 2001.

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Nicola TaylorDentists

GDC - 71001 BChD Leeds 1995 Dentist

Nicola graduated from the University of Leeds in 1995, before working in general practice in Leeds, and eventually joining our practice in 2001.

Nicola has trained with and is a member of the British Society for Clinical and Academic Hypnosis. Initially, she completed their foundation course in Edinburgh, but more recently, Nicola has achieved the graduate certificate in clinical hypnosis and related techniques from Birmingham City University. She regularly uses hypnotic techniques to help dental phobic patients.

Nicola also attended post-graduate courses in cosmetic restorative dentistry at St Annes Dental Centre in Manchester, and the University of Central Lancashire. She travelled to Ivoclar ICDE Schaan in Lichtenstein to obtain skills in innovative denture construction techniques.

Nicola welcomes referrals in hypnosis and cosmetic restorative dentistry.

Dentists

Hamish Gillespie

GDC - 56344 BDS Lond 1982, FDS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1991, LDS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1982 Dentist

Hamish is a specialist in oral surgery and served in the army for over 20 years before joining the practice.

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GDC - 56344 BDS Lond 1982, FDS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1991, LDS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1982 Dentist

Hamish is a specialist in oral surgery and served in the army for over 20 years before joining the practice.

Hamish qualified at Guy's Hospital in 1982 and worked in the hospital service as a junior oral and maxillofacial surgeon before being commissioned into the Royal Army Dental Corps in 1988.

He served with the Army in the UK and Germany, in Iraq and Kosovo, and in the United States on loan to the US Army Dental Corps.

He obtained the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1991 and is on the General Dental Council's Specialist Register in Oral Surgery.

In 2000, he completed the MSc programme at the Eastman Dental Hospital and was awarded the Master of Science in Conservative Dentistry from University College, London, with distinction. He was joint winner of the 3M Dental Prize in the same year.

Hamish left the army in 2009 to join the practice as a general dentist. He is also appointed as Clinical Teaching Fellow in the department of fixed and removable prosthodontics at Leeds Dental Institute, where he helps teach a new generation of undergraduate dental students.

He is a straight-talking dentist who believes that dental health is achievable and worthwhile for everyone: "What most of my patients really need is caring, preventative dentistry, done extraordinarily well. I want them to be well-informed about their diagnosis, and about the choices available to them, so that they can invest confidently in their dental health. My aim in treatment is to achieve a predictable result, with a responsible level of intervention, and with a reasonable expenditure of time, money and effort."

Dentists

Mary Joyce Prince Chellappa

GDC - 155925 LDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2012 Dentist

Mary Joyce Prince ChellappaDentists

GDC - 155925 LDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2012 Dentist

Dentists

Stephen Taylor

GDC - 250894 BDS Newcastle 2014 Dentist

After qualifying from Newcastle University in 2014, Stephen relocated to Australia where he worked for one year. He returned to the UK in 2017 and joined Bupa Dental Care Clock Tower, Ripon, where he practises two of his passions, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

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GDC - 250894 BDS Newcastle 2014 Dentist

After qualifying from Newcastle University in 2014, Stephen relocated to Australia where he worked for one year. He returned to the UK in 2017 and joined Bupa Dental Care Clock Tower, Ripon, where he practises two of his passions, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Stephen has completed several postgraduate courses, allowing him to provide a range of services including teeth whitening, composite bonding, porcelain veneers and dental sedation. He has a keen interest in helping patients replace missing teeth and undertook a year-long dental implant course.

Stephen enjoys boosting the smiles and confidence of his patients. He recognises every patient has unique needs and takes pride in tailoring treatments to each patient.

Dentists

Chris Egan

GDC - 119949 Dip Clin Dent Tech Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2011 Qual- National Diploma in Dental Technology BTEC 1984 Clinical Dental Technician

Chris qualified with a diploma in dental technology at Leeds in 1984, before earning the prestigious diploma in clinical dental technology at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010.

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GDC - 119949 Dip Clin Dent Tech Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2011 Qual- National Diploma in Dental Technology BTEC 1984 Clinical Dental Technician

Chris qualified with a diploma in dental technology at Leeds in 1984, before earning the prestigious diploma in clinical dental technology at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010.

Chris is our clinical dental technician, planning and constructing denture treatments for our patients, and works at the practice every Wednesday.

In 2019, Chris qualified as one of only a few UK based SEMCD (suction effective mandibular complete denture) instructors – a Japanese technique which uses suction for a better fit of dentures.

Chris’s clinical focus is in providing dentures using advanced systems and high-quality materials. He believes in treating all patients with compassion, empathy, and respect. He has worked closely with referring dentists and patients with denture problems for over 28 years.

Hygienists

Jane Whyte

GDC - 1625 CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995 Dental Hygienist

Jane WhyteHygienists

GDC - 1625 CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1995 Dental Hygienist

Hygienists

Samantha Hobson

GDC - 4528 CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1993 Dental Hygienist

Sam qualified from Leeds Dental Hospital in 1993, before working in general dental practice, both private and NHS.

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Samantha HobsonHygienists

GDC - 4528 CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1993 Dental Hygienist

Sam qualified from Leeds Dental Hospital in 1993, before working in general dental practice, both private and NHS.

Sam started working at our practice in 2005 and works on Mondays and alternate Fridays. She has a passion for treating patients with periodontal disease and enjoys supporting patients in maintaining a happy and healthy smile.

Hygienists

Sharon Sebborn

GDC - 4190 CEB Dip Dental Hygiene 1991 Dental Hygienist

Sharon SebbornHygienists

GDC - 4190 CEB Dip Dental Hygiene 1991 Dental Hygienist

Dental Nurses

Amy Harrison

GDC - 296059 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2021 Lead Dental Nurse

Lead nurse Amy joined the practice in 2019 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in May 2021. She is often found working closely with hygienists Sam and Sharon, and enjoys nursing for all aspects of dentistry, but particularly cosmetic cases.

Amy HarrisonDental Nurses

GDC - 296059 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2021 Lead Dental Nurse

Lead nurse Amy joined the practice in 2019 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in May 2021. She is often found working closely with hygienists Sam and Sharon, and enjoys nursing for all aspects of dentistry, but particularly cosmetic cases.

Dental Nurses

Hannah Wray

Trainee Dental Nurse

Hannah joined the practice in January 2021 and is one of the practice’s trainee dental nurses. She works closely alongside the practice orthodontist, Joyce and enjoys nursing for cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Hannah WrayDental Nurses

Trainee Dental Nurse

Hannah joined the practice in January 2021 and is one of the practice’s trainee dental nurses. She works closely alongside the practice orthodontist, Joyce and enjoys nursing for cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

Dental Nurses

Lily Witton

GDC - Trainee Dental Nurse

Lily joined the practice in June 2021 as one of the practice’s trainee dental nurses. She is often found working alongside resident dentist, Hamish and enjoys nursing for surgical procedures, such as implants.

Lily WittonDental Nurses

GDC - Trainee Dental Nurse

Lily joined the practice in June 2021 as one of the practice’s trainee dental nurses. She is often found working alongside resident dentist, Hamish and enjoys nursing for surgical procedures, such as implants.

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Patricia Crawford

Receptionist

Patricia CrawfordPractice

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Samantha Burgon

Lead Receptionist

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Lead Receptionist

No, orthodontics for adults is becoming more and more common. We can talk through your options with you.

We do understand that some people really struggle with dental treatment. But we have lots of ways to help put you at ease. Please just tell us how you feel and what worries you, and then we can work together to decide on the right approach.

Generally we recommend twice yearly check-ups every six months. However, this varies on a case by case basis. Your Bupa Dental Care dentist will talk to you about when and how often we need to see you.

Fillings repair small holes in your tooth enamel. If they aren’t filled, the decay will deepen. You’ll start to feel pain, and you could end up needing root canal treatment, which is much more significant and costs more. So although you might not feel pain right now, it’s best to repair these holes as soon as possible.

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Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Dental Care Limited. Registered in England and Wales No: 00478127. Registered office: Bupa Dental Care, Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol, United Kingdom BS16 1GW.

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