Meet The Team

We strongly believe that the strength of The Raglan Suite is in our team. Whether clinical or non-clinical, each team member has been carefully selected to ensure we deliver an unrivalled patient experience every time.

Our Clinicians

Steve Byfield


GDC No. 56072

Field of patient care - Surgical implant dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry, remedial implant dentistry

Steve graduated in 1981 and has been providing implant dentistry for 23 years. He considers himself fortunate to have a close working relationship with many high quality general practitioners and specialists who place their patients under his care for implant therapy.

Steve’s practicing philosophy is to provide his patients with high quality care in a relaxed and friendly environment. He places great emphasis on communication and creating informed treatment programs that provide maximum benefit with the least intervention to achieve his patient’s expectations.

During his career Steve has been a national board member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)), The Association of Dental Implantology and British Dental Health Foundation.

Tim Doswell

BChD Dip.Imp.Dent.RCS(Eng) (Adv.Cert)

GDC No. 71949

Field of patient care - Surgical implant dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry, remedial implant dentistry

Tim graduated with Honours from Leeds University in 1996 and works exclusively in the field of implant dentistry at The Raglan Suite. As well as taking referrals from across northern England, he is a Clinical Coach for Astra and has lectured across the UK on implants.

Tim is one of only a few implant surgeons in the north of England who has been awarded an Advanced Diploma in Implant Dentistry by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London. He is also a member of the Association of Dental Implantology.

Wendy Cole

BDS MSc (Clin Perio)

GDC No. 65780

Field of patient care - Periodontology (gum therapy), restorative implant dentistry, conscious sedation

Wendy graduated from Bristol University in 1990 and following vocational training has worked exclusively in general practices in Yorkshire and the North East. Wendy completed her MSc in Clinical Periodontology at UCLan in 2010. She continually updates her clinical knowledge and skills attending many courses both in the UK and Europe, most recently the master courses in regenerative and aesthetic periodontal therapy and aesthetic implant therapy at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Wendy is passionate about gum health, seeing this as the foundation of dental excellence and systemic health. She takes referrals for the treatment of advanced gum disease and surgical periodontal procedures in relationship to cosmetic dentistry such as treatment of 'gummy smiles' and gum recession.

Antony Bellaries


GDC No. 73136

Field of Patient Care - Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy) and restorative implant dentistry

Since graduating in 1997, Antony has practiced and studied extensively in the field of Endodontics and is an active member of the British Endodontic Society. He holds the certificate qualification from the Eastman Dental Institute and also the membership diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Antony has been a member of The Raglan Suite team for over 12 years and has been accepting endodontic referrals since 2005. He has a wide and extensive referral base with his practice now limited to endodontics and fixed prosthodontics. A keen advocate of evidence based dentistry, his interests within endodontics include microsurgical techniques and complex pain diagnosis.

Kimberley Taylor

BDS with Distinction & Masters Degree in Aesthetic Dentistry with Merit (BDS MSc (AES Dent))

GDC No. 103350

Field of patient care - Cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, restorative implant dentistry, facial aesthetics.

Kim graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne with Distinction in Clinical Dentistry in 2006. She has since undertaken extensive postgraduate training in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics. In fact Kim was one of the first dentists internationally to achieve a Masters Degree in Aesthetic Dentistry from Kings College London, being awarded the Aesthetic Dentistry Prize in her first year. In recognition of her work in the Aesthetics Industry, Kim was also awarded Best Mobile Practitioner at the 2012 My Face My Body Awards.

Kim believes that aesthetics is a personal, subjective and ever-evolving concept. Her goal is to gain insight into an individual’s perception of what is aesthetic and predictably realise their vision, not just through their treatment, but also through their experience. Kim considers that one size doesn’t fit all, so she focuses on the person and not simply the smile and face.

Kim is a Council Member and Lecturer for The International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics, Senior Instructor for the internationally renowned Dr Bob Khanna Training Institute, and previously a Clinical Instructor for The Royal College of Surgeons Aesthetic Masterclass. With this level of experience, you can rest assured that you are benefiting from the latest techniques available and only the highest standards of care.

Geoff Baggaley

B.Ch.D D.G.D.P.(U.K.)R.C.S. Dip.Con.Sed(Newc)

GDC No. 55152

Field of patient care - Treatment of the anxious and phobic patient, restorative implant dentistry

Geoff graduated in 1981 from Leeds University. His main interest in dentistry is the management of anxious patients using Intravenous Sedation and he teaches dentists across the UK on how to deliver this technique to their own anxious patients.

Geoff believes passionately that even the most anxious patients can be treated successfully and long-term. His ethos is based on developing trust between both parties by giving the patient the feeling of control over their treatment, whilst always keeping their best interests at heart. Using this rational, he regularly converts an "anxious" patient to a "non-anxious" patient, so that treatment using sedation no longer becomes necessary for them.

Chris Egan

RDT Dip Lds, CDT Dip Rcs Eng

GDC No. 119949

Field of patient care - Clinical Dental Technician in relation to dentures and planning, and their construction

Chris qualified with a Diploma in Dental Technology at Leeds in 1984. More recently in 2010 he earned the prestigious Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London. He has worked closely with referring dentists and patients with denture problems for over 28 years. Chris's clinical focus is in providing dentures to the highest quality, using the most advanced systems and the finest materials available. He believes in treating all patients with compassion, empathy and respect.  His philosophy is "arrive as a patient, leave as a friend".

"I find it an incredibly friendly place to work. I feel honoured to work with such outstanding clinicians, enabling us to provide our patients with an outstanding treatment and believe that the success of the practice is down to our multi-disciplinary approach to patients’ treatment"

Megan Hatfield

BChD MDentSci FDS MOrth RCS (Eng)

GDC No. 69607

Field of patient care - Registered specialist in orthodontics

Megan qualified in Leeds in 1993, gaining BChD with honours. She then spent time in maxillofacial surgery, general practice and orthodontics, and even taught oral surgery to undergraduates (Leeds Dental Institute).  She returned to Leeds to undergo orthodontic training, winning the Intercollegiate J K Williams gold medal and registering as a specialist in 2005.

As a specialist Megan has worked in private-only practice since 2006, treating both adults and children in a wide range of cases. At the recent 2014 Smile Awards Megan was the winner of the following categories:

  • Orthodontic case – removable appliances
  • Orthodontic case – fixed appliances
  • Orthodontic case – invisalign

At the same ceremony, Megan was also voted the prestigious ‘Aesthetic Dentist of the Year’.

Megan has a keen interest in lingual appliances and combined restorative cases. She enjoys speaking and lecturing about orthodontics and is a committee member for the British Lingual Orthodontic Society (BLOS). Megan aims to get the best clinical result possible, whilst always taking the patient's needs and wishes into account. With the range of techniques available there is usually a solution to fit budget, clinical aims and aesthetic needs. Having researched orthodontic retention for her masters degree she is keen to maintain results as long as possible, therefore all patients are provided with retainers (fixed, removable or both) for long term maintenance.

Miss Rachael Frayne


GDC No. 151853

Field of patient care - Dental hygiene, dental therapy

Rachael has a long and happy history with The Raglan Suite, first as a Dental Nurse before leaving the practice to become a dually qualified dental hygienist and therapist, at the University of Leeds.

Rachael is able to provide the following treatments: Active Periodontal treatments and maintenance, restorative techniques on adult and paediatric patients and tooth whitening. Rachael is an enthusiastic member of our team and is keen to work within the fast and dynamic pace in which the Raglan team perform. She particularly enjoys meeting new and interesting people and treating patients to help improve their oral health and meeting their needs.

Rachael says:

"Working at The Raglan Suite enables me to give excellent patient care whilst working alongside an excellent team"

Elnaz Aliakbari

DDS MFDS RCS MClinDent (Paeds) MPaedDent RCS

GDC No. 245939

Field of patient care - Registered specialist in paediatrics (children's dentistry)

Dr Elnaz Aliakbari is a Registered Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry. She completed a Master degree in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Bristol, achieved Membership of the faculty of Dental Surgeons of Glasgow and membership in Paediatric Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of Galsgow. She currently works as a full time Specialist at Leeds Dental Institute and also provides high quality dental treatment for children at The Raglan Suite in a Saturday clinic. Elnaz also is involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Leeds, has presented at national and international conferences and published widely in peer review journals. She has completed number of research projects and been awarded national and international prizes from British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and European Society of Paediatric Dentistry.

Elnaz has a special interest in managing children who are anxious, medically compromised and children who suffered dental trauma, providing Inhalation Sedation safely and effectively to help them relax if required.

Our Clinicians

Our Dental Nurses

Alice Thompson

Head Nurse (currently on maternity leave)

Alice is head nurse at The Raglan Suite and has been with us since 2011. She is in charge of the ordering, looking after the team, and is the lead in infection control. This means she is in charge of the CSU (and keeping within the requirements of the CQC). She is currently working towards her sedation nurse qualification.

Alice says:

"I enjoy working with anxious patients and helping to put them at ease. I also love the aspect of helping patients throughout their journey here and seeing their smiles at the end when their work has been completed. The Raglan Suite is like a home away from home."

Sarah Dalton

Dental Nurse

Sarah joined The Raglan Suite in October 2013 and achieved her dental nurse qualification in 2015.

Sarah says:

"The Raglan Suite is such a lovely place to work. The part of my job that I enjoy the most is interacting with patients, it is really rewarding to see them come in at the start and leave much happier with their teeth at the end."

Georgina I'Anson

Dental Nurse

Georgie joined The Raglan Suite is July 2013 and has achieved her dental nurse qualification in 2015. Georgie mostly works alongside Dr. Byfield, acting as his nurse for dental implants.

Georgie says:

"I like reassuring patients who are anxious during treatment. I find it stimulating to be learning and using the most up to date surgical techniques which allow us to provide our patients with the very highest level of treatment . We have an amazing team at The Raglan Suite which makes it a pleasure to come to work everyday."

Christina McCarthy

Dental Nurse & Aesthetic Treatment Coordinator 

Christina qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2006 and gained her certificate in Dental Radiography in 2008. Christina joined The Raglan Suite as a Dental Nurse in October 2015 and has recently taken on an additional role as Treatment Coordinator to support aesthetic clinician Dr. Kim Taylor.

Christina says:

"The amazing team here make it a pleasure to come to work, they are like an extension of my family. Everyday is so varied and different and a highlight for me is seeing the patients journey right through to the end from the initial consultation to the final result."

Fiona Barber

Dental Nurse

Having qualified at the NECC in Darlington in 2008, Fiona worked as a Dental Nurse at Clocktower Dental Care in Ripon and Dental Excellence at Harewood before joining The Raglan Suite in August 2015.

Fiona says:

"I really enjoy being part of such a diverse team at The Raglan Suite and having such a wide variety of treatments to assist for."

Sharon Shaw

Sharon has been working as a dental nurse since 1992 and qualified in 1994. She also holds additional qualifications in Oral Health Education and Dental Radiography. Prior to joining The Raglan Suite in 2016, Sharon had worked at Starbeck Dental Centre for over 21 years as DentalNurse and Infection Control lead.

"I enjoy working as part of a friendly and professional team who always put patient care as a top priority.  I like getting to know the patients and helping them during their treatment journey in the practice. Every day is different and rewarding"

Treatment Coordinators

Kelly Heffernan

Treatment Coordinator

Kelly is a trained treatment coordinator and is there to see our patients through their treatment journey from beginning to end. Her role includes making sure that appointments are booked accordingly and that our patients understand every part of the treatment.

Kelly says:

"I love being here for patients and putting them at ease throughout treatment"

Lucy Henley

Treatment Coordinator 

Lucy's job as a trained treatment coordinator is to ensure that treatments are explained clearly to patients and to ensure they understand the journey that they are about to embark upon. As well as holding consultations with patients, Lucy is also in charge of coordinating appointments.

Lucy says:

"My favourite part of the job is helping patients, talking to patients and getting to know them. They can make a bad day into a really good one"

Jo Robson

Treatment Coordinator

GDC No. 145380

Jo has worked in dentistry since relocating to North Yorkshire from Norwich in 2002. She gained her NVQ2 qualification in 2005.

Jo says:

"I really enjoy supporting patients and always try to give them the reassurance and information they need to ensure their treatment with us is as smooth and comfortable as possible. The Raglan Suite is a fantastic place to work with its lovely surroundings and amazing team"

Our Support Team

Isobel Peters

Practice Director

Isobel is a qualified chartered accountant who worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for twelve years before taking a career break. She has experience in a variety of disciplines and has worked with a range of businesses from PLCs to small and medium sized enterprises. Isobel is responsible for managing the finance function within The Raglan Suite and coordinating and developing strategy.

Isobel says:

"The aspect of my job that I most enjoy is working with such a dynamic and professional team of people"

Claire Shields

Practice Manager

Claire joined The Raglan Suite in March 2014. She began her career at her local Dental Practice in May 2000, qualified as a Dental Nurse in November 2002 and became a Practice Manager which ran along side her work as a Dental Nurse in 2009. After 14 years she decided that she wanted to expand her knowledge by working in a more specialised practice which is when she joined The Raglan Suite. Claire's job is to ensure the smooth running of the practice.

Claire says:

"My favourite part of my job is that every day is different at The Raglan Suite"

Crista Webber

Marketing Manager

Crista graduated with a BA (Hons) in Public Relations and Marketing in 1995. Since then she has worked in London, Leeds and Harrogate, managing consumer and B2B clients across a broad range of industries. Crista is particularly passionate about creating bespoke marketing strategies for smaller, independent businesses in order to drive company growth. At The Raglan Suite, Crista is responsible for delivering our marketing messages to GDP’s and direct patients.

Crista says:

"It’s a fantastic place to be when every day there is such a heartwarming patient story to tell"

Suzanne Hopkins

Reception Manager/ CT Manager

Suzy joined The Raglan Suite in 2001 and has been dental nursing since 1993. She holds additional qualifications in Sedation Nursing and Dental Radiography. Her role at The Raglan Suite is greet patients as they arrive and ensure the smooth running of a busy reception. She is also in charge of running the CT scanning unit.

Suzy says:

"My favourite part of working at The Raglan Suite is dealing with the patients and seeing the transformation and confidence boost a new smile can give"

Shelley Whittle


Shelley joined The Raglan Suite in February 2015 as a receptionist. Having previously worked in a dental practice in Harrogate for the past five years, she is passionate about delivering excellent customer care.

Shelley says:

"My favourite part of working here is the friendly team. The Raglan Suite has a lovely work environment"

Natalia Snarska

Sterilization Technician 

Natalia joined The Raglan Suite as Sterilization Technician in August 2015. Her role is vital in ensuring a safe and clean environment for providing the highest quality dental care.

Natalia says:

"My favourite part of working at The Raglan Suite is the friendly and professional team. It's great to work with people who have passion for what they do"

Lynn Nichols

After working as Practice Manager in a private Dental Practice in the North East for over 11 years, Lynn joined our team as Business Development Manager in 2016.  Lynn’s role at The Raglan Suite is to improve the patient journey through team training and development, along with looking after our referral practices.

Lynn says:

"The Raglan Suite is a great place to work, the team are amazing and watching our patients grow in confidence as they go through their journey is the most rewarding part of all."

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