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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

Dr. Steve Byfield

BDS(Lond) MFGDP RCS (UK)

GDC No.: 56072

Field of patient care:
Surgical Implant Dentistry, Advanced Restorative Dentistry, Remedial Implant 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. 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 and 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

BDS MFDS RCS (Ed)

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. 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. Elnaz Aliakbari

DDS MFDS RCS (Glas) MClinDent (Paeds) MPaedDent RCS (Glas)

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 Masters degree in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Bristol and completed her specialty training at Leeds Dental Institute.

Ellie (as she is fondly known as by our staff, patients and friends) currently works as the Senior Speciality Registrar at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where she is doing her consultant training. She also provides high quality dental treatment for children at The Raglan Suite in a Saturday clinic.

Ellie has presented at national and international conferences, been published widely in peer review journals and been awarded national and international prizes from the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and European Society of Paediatric Dentistry.

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

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 catego- ries: ‘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 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. 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.

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”

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 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

Dental Nurse

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”

Savannah Nixon

Dental Nurse

Savannah qualified as a dental nurse in November 2016 and joined The Raglan Suite team in January 2017.

Savannah says:

“I enjoy being part of such a professional and dedicated team because it gives me the opportunity to help provide high quality treatment and care on a daily basis. I like interacting with our patients, being part of their journey and seeing them leave happy.”

Lauren Spence

Dental Nurse

Lauren qualified as a dental nurse in 2010 and previously worked at the Centre For Dentistry in Wakefield. Lauren joined The Raglan Suite in April 2017 to further her skills in dentistry and currently works alongside Implant Surgeon, Dr. Tim Doswell. She will also be completing a course in September to become a qualified sedation nurse.

Lauren says:

“I  really enjoy working alongside a strong team of people and nursing for surgical implants procedures as it is very hands on. I love that everyday here is different.”

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

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”

Nicole Johnson

Treatment Coordinator

GDC No. 261269

Nicole qualified as a dental nurse at The Raglan Suite in 2015. In 2017 she decided to take up a new challenge with the role of Treatment Coordinator.
Nicole says:

“I love working alongside such a wonderful team, but the part of my job that I enjoy the most is meeting different people every day and feeling as though I have really got to know them.”

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”

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 Whittle

Receptionist

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”

Amanda Brown

Receptionist

Amanda started at Raglan in January 2017. She previously worked at Ambridge Ceramics Dental Laboratory in Ripon for 12 years.

Amanda says:

“I like working at the Raglan Suite as it has a lovely friendly working atmosphere. Everyday is different so makes it an exciting place to be.”

Gillian Abram

Receptionist

Gillian joined The Raglan Suite in May 2017 after previously working at Hopkinson Dental in Wetherby for ten years.
Gillian says:

“I am really enjoying the hustle and bustle of a very busy practice and the team are fantastic.”

Lindsay Earl

Receptionist

Lindsay joined The Raglan Suite in June 2017 having previously worked in Radiology at Harrogate District Hospital and as a receptionist at Mapleleaf Dental Practice for 6 years.

“I love being part of something that makes a difference. I enjoy working in such a friendly environment.”

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