Mark Nortcliffe

Clinical Director / Owner

GDC registration 166854.

Mark has been in the dental profession for over a decade, being involved in management every step of the way, helping re-brand practices and marketing to every day management, he has a true passion for this so when the opportunity to run and manage his own dental practice arose he welcomed the challenge ahead and began working on his dream with business partners Nick and Debbie Jones. Mark enjoys spending time with his family and partner Katie and is an avid fan of formula one.

Dr Mihaela Paun

Dentist

GDC registration 262027. (DMD) ‘Grigore T.Popa’ University of Medicine & Pharmacy 2015.

Mihaela has a passion for preventative dentistry, creating perfect smiles with orthodontics and changing anxious patients outlook on dentistry. She prides herself in keeping up to date with modern dentistry techniques and applying those techniques to the benefit of her clients comfort and oral hygiene.

Mika got married in July 2015 and lives in York with her husband who is an engineer. When not at work Mika likes to engross herself in science fiction dramas and is an avid watcher of Game of Thrones and The Vikings, in addition she also likes reading sci-fi books.

Stephen Zsigmond

Dentist

GDC registration 192421. BChD 2010 University of Leeds.

Stephen’s friendly, enthusiastic and confident approach has resulted in a dedicated following of patients. He has a focused and logical manner and enjoys the journey of taking an anxious patient to a place where they are happy to regularly attend, and can be proud of their teeth and smile.

Stephen has also completed post graduate training in cosmetic dentistry, composites, crowns, veneers as well as invisible orthodontics, to be able to give his patients the smile they’ve always wanted.

Dr Tom Stapleton

Dentist

GDC registration 244580. Leeds University.

Originally from Leicester, Toms background is in research. This resulted in him achieving a PhD in tissue engineering before gaining his dental qualification at Leeds University. He joins the Purely Dental team, where he is committed to providing general dentistry whilst serving you with honesty, quality and value.

As well as being a certified Invisalign provider, Tom has also undertaken further advanced restorative training to help provide the smile you deserve. This included completing an advanced certificate in restorative dentistry under the tutor-age of Dominic Hassall as well as recently completing certification in digital smile design and Bioclear composite bonding.

Tom has a natural enthusiasm for endodontics and has gone on to take further certification in endodontics through the highly regarded simplyendo training academy.

Tom’s main interest is digital dentistry, continually looking at new techniques to improve the ease and comfort in which treatment is provided.

Outside of dentistry, Tom is a husband and father of two beautiful little girls and he enjoys taking walks in the local Yorkshire countryside.

Samantha Hine

Dental Hygienist

GDC registration 278679. Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Leeds Dental Institute 2018.

Sam has worked in healthcare for over 10 years, and now enjoys working in our practices.

Sam moved from West Sussex to Leeds, to peruse a career in dentistry, and to complete her studies at Leeds Dental Institute. She finds working as a dental hygienist very rewarding, and feels lucky to have found such lovely, friendly practices to work in after qualifying. Sam likes to take a gentle and caring approach to patient care, and enjoys helping patients to feel at ease, in order to achieve their best level of oral health.

When not working Sam likes to go on adventures with her dog Baxter (getting taken for a walk by the dog!). She loves spending time with friends and family, and would also like to travel more and visit new places.

Gill Cliffe

Hygienist

Gill has worked in dentistry since 1985 and more specifically as a Dental Hygienist since 1999. She has gained her vast clinical experience from working in hospital, NHS, independent, hospital, Community, orthodontics and oncology.

Gill is a passionate clinician focused on delivering health-focused patient care and adopting a holistic approach. She is the current N.E. Regional Representative for the British Society of Dental Hygienists and is married with a teenage daughter.

Joanne Goodacre

Dental Hygienist

GDC reg: 174239 Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy, Sheffield University 2013

Jo has a long and happy history with Purely Dental, having worked here for over 13 years. She first started in 2007 as a Dental Nurse before training as an Oral Health Educator then going on to qualify with distinction from Sheffield University as Dental Hygienist/Therapist in 2013.

Jo is passionate about gum health and educating patients on how to improve and maintain dental health. She takes a caring approach to patient care and is always smiling. Over the years she has built up a great relationship with many of her patients.

Jo’s just returned to work after maternity leave so when not working is kept busy running around after her little boy. She’s a real foodie so loves cooking or going out for a nice meal when she gets the chance. She also enjoys walking and Pilates.

Annie Buckham

Trainee Dental Nurse

Bio to be added soon

.

Pollyann Wright

Trainee Dental Nurse

Polly joined Crystal Clear in October 2018, after working as a nursery nurse for a few years she decided she wanted a new challenge. Polly very much enjoys being a trainee dental nurse, she has embraced learning new skills along with completing all course work that is set for her week by week. Polly particularly likes talking with patients to make them feel happy and relaxed whilst they’re in our care.

Polly loves going out with her boyfriend and dog Jake for a day of exploring come rain or shine. And when Polly isn’t out on an adventure she likes nothing better than watching a good movie or challenging people on the XBox.

Glynis Foxton

Receptionist

I’ve been at Purely Dental 18 years, I’m proud to work at such a wonderful practice. My job is front desk meeting and greeting the patients.

I’m a friendly outgoing person. I put the patients at ease, as soon as they walk through the door with a welcome smile. I’m a family lady, I enjoy eating out, walking and travelling. I have two dogs, Daysey & Dennis who I love dearly.

Mark

Mark Nortcliffe

Clinical Director / Owner

GDC registration 166854.

Mark has been in the dental profession for over a decade, being involved in management every step of the way, helping re-brand practices and marketing to every day management, he has a true passion for this so when the opportunity to run and manage his own dental practice arose he welcomed the challenge ahead and began working on his dream with business partners Nick and Debbie Jones. Mark enjoys spending time with his family and partner Katie and is an avid fan of formula one.

Mihaela

Dr Mihaela Paun

Dentist

GDC registration 262027. (DMD) ‘Grigore T.Popa’ University of Medicine & Pharmacy 2015.

We’re pleased to introduce Mihaela who has recently joined our team. Mika’s appointment will enable us to further enhance the service we offer you by making additional dental time available and reducing the waiting period when booking your next appointment. She prides herself in keeping up to date with modern dentistry techniques and applying those techniques to the benefit of her clients comfort and oral hygiene.

Mika got married in July last year and lives in York with her husband who is an engineer. When not at work Mika likes to engross herself in science fiction dramas and is an avid watcher of Game of Thrones and The Vikings, in addition she also likes reading sci-fi books.

Tom Stapleton

Dr Tom Stapleton

Dentist

GDC registration 244580. Leeds University.

Originally from Leicester, Toms background is in research. This resulted in him achieving a PhD in tissue engineering before gaining his dental qualification at Leeds University. He joins the Purely Dental team, where he is committed to providing general dentistry whilst serving you with honesty, quality and value.

As well as being a certified Invisalign provider, Tom has also undertaken further advanced restorative training to help provide the smile you deserve. This included completing an advanced certificate in restorative dentistry under the tutor-age of Dominic Hassall as well as recently completing certification in digital smile design and Bioclear composite bonding.

Tom has a natural enthusiasm for endodontics and has gone on to take further certification in endodontics through the highly regarded simplyendo training academy.

Tom’s main interest is digital dentistry, continually looking at new techniques to improve the ease and comfort in which treatment is provided.

Outside of dentistry, Tom is a husband and father of two beautiful little girls and he enjoys taking walks in the local Yorkshire countryside.

Dr. Paul Whitehead

Dr Paul Whitehead

Dentist

GDC registration 63629.

Paul qualified at Leeds University in 1987. After working in Leeds and Bradford for several years he bought the practice here in Knaresborough in 1997 and has been here ever since. He has a passion for quality family dentistry with a strong preventive approach. He recently passed ownership over to Mark Nortcliffe so he can concentrate on his dentistry and spend more with his wife and family.

In his spare time Paul enjoys skiing, cycling, war gaming, and walking with his family, including his dog Sven.

Samantha

Samantha Hine

Dental Hygienist

GDC registration 278679. Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Leeds Dental Institute 2018.

Sam has worked in healthcare for over 10 years, and now enjoys working across both our practices in York and Driffield.

Sam moved from West Sussex to Leeds, to peruse a career in dentistry, and to complete her studies at Leeds Dental Institute. She finds working as a dental hygienist very rewarding, and feels lucky to have found such lovely, friendly practices to work in after qualifying. Sam likes to take a gentle and caring approach to patient care, and enjoys helping patients to feel at ease, in order to achieve their best level of oral health.

When not working Sam likes to go on adventures with her dog Baxter (getting taken for a walk by the dog!). She loves spending time with friends and family, and would also like to travel more and visit new places.