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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

Donald Sloss

GDC - 57916 MGDS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1999, DGDP(UK) 1997, BDS University of Glasgow 1983, Dip Con Sed Newcastle University Dentist

Donald is an award-winning dentist and has been accredited by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Donald SlossDentists

GDC - 57916 MGDS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1999, DGDP(UK) 1997, BDS University of Glasgow 1983, Dip Con Sed Newcastle University Dentist

Donald is an award-winning dentist and has been accredited by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Donald qualified from Glasgow University in 1983 before he joined the army as a dentist, rising to the rank of major, serving in Germany, Hong Kong, Brunei and the Gulf War. He joined the practice in 1991.

Donald currently works at both Bupa Dental Care Clock Tower, Ripon and Dental Excellence Harewood- Part of Bupa.

He also lectures on cosmetic dentistry, management of anxious patients and pain-free dentistry. His special interests are cosmetic dentistry, dental phobia management and orthodontics.

Donald was very proud to be awarded the title of UK Dentist of the Year in 2011. His commitment to post-graduate education led to him gaining membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and being made a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

A commitment to cosmetic dentistry has led to his accreditation by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry- one of only a few dentists in the country to have achieved this and the only one in Yorkshire. In 2017, he was elected as president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Nicola Taylor

GDC - 71001 BChD Leeds 1995 Dentist

Nicola qualified in 1995 and has a keen interest in prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry.

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Nicola TaylorDentists

GDC - 71001 BChD Leeds 1995 Dentist

Nicola qualified in 1995 and has a keen interest in prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry.

Nicola graduated from the University of Leeds in 1995. After working in general practice in Leeds she joined the practice in 2001.

Nicola has attended post-graduate courses in contemporary restorative dentistry. She has also travelled to the Ivoclar ICDE Schaan in Lichtenstein to obtain skills in innovative denture construction techniques. Nicola is also a registered clinician with ‘Clearstep’ and is able to provide their near-invisible braces.

Nicola is currently completing her MSc in Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry at the University of Central Lancashire. This further study is reinforcing her interest in prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry and provides her with the knowledge and ability to be able to offer a wide range of dental treatments.

Working part time allows Nicola to continue her commitment to post-graduate dental education whilst still enjoying time with her young family.

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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."

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Allan Wood

GDC - 79926 BDS Birm 2001 Dentist

Allan has worked in several teaching hospitals and has a keen interest in cosmetic and advanced restorative dentistry.

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Allan WoodDentists

GDC - 79926 BDS Birm 2001 Dentist

Allan has worked in several teaching hospitals and has a keen interest in cosmetic and advanced restorative dentistry.

Allan is originally from London, where he worked in several teaching hospitals, including King’s College Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital, before training as a dentist in Birmingham.

Allan moved to York in 2002 where he has worked in private practice, and until recently Allan has been a clinical demonstrator teaching undergraduate dentists at Leeds University Dental Institute.

Allan enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly cosmetic and advanced restorative work, and feels that advancements in materials and techniques have changed the face of dentistry over the last 10 years.

Outside of work Allan competes in triathlons and enjoys coaching other triathletes at York Triathlon Club.

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Stephen Taylor

GDC - 250894 BDS Newcastle 2014 Dentist

Stephen is a general dentist and can offer dental sedation for nervous patients.

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Stephen TaylorDentists

GDC - 250894 BDS Newcastle 2014 Dentist

Stephen is a general dentist and can offer dental sedation for nervous patients.

Stephen joined the practice in August 2017. He is originally from the Pennines but moved north to Newcastle to study and work. He then travelled to Australia where he spent a year practising dentistry, before moving to Yorkshire.

Stephen enjoys all aspects of dentistry and loves working with patients of all ages. He has recently completed further training in dental sedation, which enables him to work with anxious patients to keep them at ease during their visit to the practice.

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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 EganDentists

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

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

Samantha HobsonHygienists

GDC - 4528 CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1993 Dental Hygienist

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

Ally Hedley-Barton

GDC - 142207 NEBDN 1997 Dental Nurse

Ally Hedley-BartonDental Nurses

GDC - 142207 NEBDN 1997 Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Amy Harrison

Trainee Dental Nurse

Amy HarrisonDental Nurses

Trainee Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Ellie Donaldson

GDC - 261994 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015 Lead Dental Nurse

Ellie DonaldsonDental Nurses

GDC - 261994 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015 Lead Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Hannah Selby

Trainee Dental Nurse

Hannah SelbyDental Nurses

Trainee Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Lydia Caven

Trainee Dental Nurse

Lydia CavenDental Nurses

Trainee Dental Nurse

Dental Nurses

Tori Easey

GDC - 182846 NEBDN 2009 Dental Nurse

Tori EaseyDental Nurses

GDC - 182846 NEBDN 2009 Dental Nurse

Practice

Melanie Bell

Lead Receptionist

Melanie BellPractice

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 Healthcare Limited. Registered in England and Wales number: 03257078. Registered office: Bupa Dental Care Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol, United Kingdom BS16 1GW.

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