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.

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.

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.

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.