The Raglan Suite

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.

Dr. Steve Byfield


GDC No.: 56072

Field of patient care:
Surgical Implant Dentistry, Advanced Full Mouth Reconstructive Dentistry.

Steve has been providing implant dentistry for over 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 patients 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Haytham Abbas

BDS (Ncle 2005), MFDS (RCS Eng 2008), Dip.Imp.Dent

GDC No.: 101012

Field of patient care: Surgical Implant Dentistry

Born in Egypt and raised in Hong Kong, Haytham moved to the UK to study dentistry in Newcastle, where he fell for the charm of the North East and has lived in the area ever since.

After qualifying in 2005, Haytham began his career in a competitive hospital training program which led him to focus on his interest in Oral Surgery. He spent the next 5 years gaining experience in a wide range of surgical procedures with the support of some of the finest consultants in Maxillofacial surgery at both the James Cook University Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Alongside his clinical commitments, Haytham studied for a Masters Degree in Dental Implantology at Warwick University. He graduated in 2014 with a Diploma in Dental Implantology and has since helped many patients regain their smiles and function with the aid of dental implants.

Dr. 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:
Professional Management & Treatment of Anxious Patients. Difficult Extractions.

Geoff graduated from Leeds University in 1981. As our Anxiety Management Professional he believes passionately that even the most phobic patients can be treated successfully and long-term. His ethos is based on using a wide range of techniques to create positive dental experiences and to give the patient the feeling of control over their treatment.

Geoff is also qualified to administer dental sedation. This is an excellent treatment that allows him to safely carry out any dental procedure on even the most anxious patients. Geoff also trains dentists across the UK on how to deliver this technique to their own anxious or phobic patients.

Dr. 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 a wide and extensive referral base.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Kim 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. 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 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.

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. Kim considers that one size doesn’t fit all and so focuses on the person, not simply the smile and face.

Chris Egan

RDT Dip Lds, CDT Dip Rcs Eng

GDC No.: 119949

Field of patient care:
Clinical Dental Technician in relation to Dentures & 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.
Chris has worked closely with referring dentists and patients with denture problems for over 28 years.

In 2019 , Chris qualified as one of only 3 UK based SEMCD (Suction effective mandibular complete denture) instructors. SEMCD is a Japanese technique which uses suction for a better fit.

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”.

Dr. 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.

Megan has worked as an orthodontics specialist in private-only practice since 2006, treating both adults and children. At the 2014 Smile Awards, Megan won three categories: ‘Orthodontic case – removable appliances’, ‘Orthodontic case – fixed appliances’ and ‘Orthodontic case – Invisalign’. At the same ceremony, Megan was also voted the prestigious ‘Aesthetic Dentist of the Year’.

Megan enjoys speaking and lecturing about orthodontics and is a member of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society (BLOS) and British Orthodontic Society (BOS) . Megan aims to get the best clinical result possible, whilst always taking the patient’s needs and wishes into account. 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.

Rachel Doswell


GMC number: 4306133

Field of patient care:
Rachel graduated from Leeds University in 1996. After initially following a career path in Paediatrics, she then moved to General Practice. She has worked as a GP in Practices across the Yorkshire area and is now a partner at Topcliffe Surgery, near Thirsk.
Over the past 5 years, Rachel has developed an interest in Dermatology and achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology, with distinction, from Cardiff University in 2011. She has also received additional training in Dermoscopy, which uses powerful magnification to diagnose various skin lesions.
Rachel has a caring and sympathetic approach to her patients and will spend the time you need to guide you through the diagnosis and treatment of your skin condition.

Rachael Frayne

Graduate diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental therapy

GDC number: 151 853

Field of patient care:
Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. Treatment/maintenance of periodontal disease. Providing restorations for adults and paediatrics
Rachael graduated from Leeds university in 2011. She has a long and happy history with The Raglan Suite, first starting in 2006 where she qualified as a dental nurse, before going on to study dental hygiene and therapy in 2009.
Rachael is passionate about gum health and educating  patients on how to improve and maintain dental health, as these are the foundations for any type of dental restoration.

Our Dental Nurses

Suzanne Hopkins

CT Manager / Dental Nurse

Suzy joined The Raglan Suite in 2001 and has been dental nursing since 1993. She holds additional qualifications in Sedation Nursing and Dental Radiography. 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

Christina Barber

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 Webster

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

Lead Nurse/Infection Control Lead

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.

Sharon says:

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

Stacey Gilbert

Dental Nurse

Stacey joined The Raglan Suite as a dental nurse in January 2018 and works alongside Dr. Antony Bellaries.

Stacey says:

Every day is different here, the staff and the patients are lovely and welcoming and I actually feel excited to come to work.

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

Treatment Coordinators

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

Holly Shreeve

Treatment Coordinator 

Holly’s background is as a senior dental nurse, which means she fully understands the clinical side of the patient journey. As a treatment coordinator, Holly enjoys more one to one quality time with patients, supporting them through their journey at The Raglan Suite.

Holly says:

 I like working alongside such an advanced team, providing exemplary dental care for referring dentists and direct patients.

Jess Richardson

Treatment Coordinator 

Jess is an experienced Dental Nurse who joined The Raglan Suite to focus on being a Treatment Coordinator. Some days you might see Jess working on Reception or even Dental Nursing.
We’ve affectionately nicknamed Jess, the swiss army knife, as she is multi-skilled!

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

Lynn Nichols

Business Development Manager

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.



Shelley joined The Raglan Suite as a Receptionist in February 2015. Having previously worked in a dental practice in Harrogate for 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



Sue joined The Raglan Suite in 2018 having previously worked as a dental receptionist.
Sue enjoys meeting new patients and helping them along their journey.

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