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Karan Rishi Karan Rishi Dentist

Karan Rishi

Dentist

Karan Rishi
BDS (Newcastle) 2008, MJDF RCS (Eng),
PG Cert (Leeds)

GDC Number: 150177

Having qualified from University of Newcastle in 2008, Karan moved back to Yorkshire and joined Eccleshill Dental in December 2009. In 2012, Karan completed the examinations to become a member of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England. Recently, Karan has completed a postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education at the University of Leeds.

Karan has also been selected as Dental Foundation Trainer, where he helps to train and mentor new qualified dentists on behalf of the Yorkshire and Humber Postgraduate Deanery. This prestigious role is something Karan greatly enjoys.

Karan strives to delivery dentistry to the highest standards and ensure that the patient experience is excellent from start to finish. Karan is committed to improvements and regularly attends post graduate courses and lectures to ensure he keeps up to date with advances in the profession.

The focus for Karan is to tailor his care to the patient’s wants and needs. He feels that a holistic approach where listening to a patient’s concerns and expectations and then discussion is key to ensuring we get the right results. Karan relishes building great relationships with his patients and feels this is the most rewarding part of his role. Karan also enjoys helping anxious patients through their treatment.

In his spare time, Karan is learning to play golf and is working on his swing!

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Tracey Higgins Tracey Higgins Dental Nurse

Tracey Higgins

Dental Nurse

Tracey Higgins
Tracey has been with Eccleshill Dental since 1991 and works closely with Andrew. Tracey is renowned for effortlessly putting her patients at ease and continuously supports Andrew in building and maintaining excellent relationships. Tracey naturally remembers small details that matter to her patients which makes the patient journey through treatment as pleasant as possible.

In her spare time, Tracey enjoys listening to Northern Soul music and loves to taste other peoples’ food!

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Chris Henry Chris Henry Dentist

Chris Henry

Dentist

Chris Henry
Since graduating from Queens University in Belfast in 2006, I worked in Northern Ireland for 5 years, and then moved to West Yorkshire, where I worked in private practice for 4 years before joining the team at Eccleshill in September of 2015. I was instantly made to feel very welcome and am delighted to be part of such a close-knit team. My particular interests lie in preventative dentistry and helping anxious patients into managing their fears to achieve the results they want.
I am committed to ongoing professional development and in 2014 I completed a short term orthodontic course.

Outside of the practice, I enjoy spending time with my young family, getting to the cinema when I can, walking my dog, and enjoying the company of my friends.

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Jodine Trice Jodine Trice Dental Nurse

Jodine Trice

Dental Nurse

Jodine Trice

Prior to working at Eccleshill Dental I worked at the Leeds Dental Institute where I competed an apprenticeship in dental nursing. I graduated from Leeds Dental University in 2015 with a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. I also achieved an award for apprentice dental nurse of the year from the Dental Institute.

I currently work with Sim, who I love working with and provide the best care possible for our patients.

In my spare time I love to spend time with my family which mainly involves days out and supporting my 4 year old son Harrison during the activities he participates in.

To relax I enjoy reading books and swimming, I do like to decorate but wouldn’t put it at the top of my skills list!

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Carol Lingley Carol Lingley Patient Relations Co-ordinator

Carol Lingley

Patient Relations Co-ordinator

Carol Lingley

I joined the team September 2015. Great move! I am so pleased to be working with such a lovely group. I have worked in an office environment for over 20 years and I am now enjoying being front of house, meeting people from all walks of life. No 2 days are the same. My aim is to make all our patients welcome and hopefully at ease, leaving with a positive attitude towards the practice and all our staff.

In my spare time I love walking in the countryside, visiting coffee shops and eating out with my partner. I have 3 children who have now given me 10 grandchildren who I adore. My family are my life

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Andrew Hutchinson Andrew Hutchinson Dentist

Andrew Hutchinson

Dentist

Andrew Hutchinson
BChB (Leeds) 1986GDC Number: 61800

Andrew joined Eccleshill Dental shortly after it opened in 1986 and has been here ever since! Together with the Eccleshill Dental team, he focused on providing excellent quality care whilst building great relationships with his patients. This friendly, caring and honest ethos is why the practice has grown so much and why so many patients are still with us almost thirty years later! Today, these values remain at our core and try to emulate daily.

Andrew is a hugely experienced clinician with a huge array of cases under his belt. Despite this, he still remains committed to keeping up to date with advances in Dentistry. He is currently undertaking a post graduate course in advanced restorative and aesthetic dentistry to further enhance his skills.

Andrew is passionate in his commitment to helping patient’s get what they want. He strives to ensure the best result for his patients

Andrew plays Tennis at a high level, captaining the Over 40’s Yorkshire Team and recently reaching the final of the over 50’s British Open. He also loves spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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Karen Wilkinson Karen Wilkinson Dental Nurse

Karen Wilkinson

Dental Nurse

Karen Wilkinson
Karen has worked at Eccleshill Dental for 27 years. Karen enjoys working in the surgery and is proud of the relationships she has built with her patients. Karen regularly works with Andrew and is particularly keen in assisting him with his newly found advanced techniques that he brings from his Postgraduate training.

Karen likes to spend her spare time with her two children, enjoying trips to the cinema, swimming regularly and enjoying days out. Karen also likes to read and bake if she manages to find time out from entertaining her children!.

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Emily Houston Emily Houston Trainee Dental Nurse

Emily Houston

Trainee Dental Nurse

Emily Houston

I started working at Eccleshill Dental in September 2015 and I am currently training as a dental nurse. I work mainly with the Dental Therapist Jess at the practice assisting during hygiene and restorative appointments.

I enjoy working with people and ensuring patients are as comfortable as possible during their treatments.

In my spare time I love spending time with my one year old daughter Eliza and going on shopping sprees for make up and shoes!

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Sim Singh Sim Singh Dentist

Sim Singh

Dentist

Sim Singh
BDS (Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ 2015), MPharm
GDC Number: 258671

Sim has recently qualified
Sim qualified in 2015 from the dental institute at Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals and joined Eccleshill Dental in September 2015. Although interested in all aspects of dentistry, Sim has a real passion for aesthetic dentistry and complex restorative treatments. His main focus is always to promote the long-term wellbeing of his patients and he carefully provides evidence based treatment plans, which are tailored to the specific needs of his patients.When Sim is away from patients, he enjoys experimental fusion cooking which has earned him a few friends but also lost him a few! Sim also enjoys playing squash and football.
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Joanne Crabtree Joanne Crabtree Practice Manager

Joanne Crabtree

Practice Manager

Joanne Crabtree
Joanne is our Practice Manager and has been with Eccleshill Dental since April 2014. Joanne strives to continually improve the patients’ experience and customer service and is proud of the positive, complimentary comments she receives from our patients. Joanne is keen to continue building on the friendly and welcoming practice atmosphere, ensuring that our patients experience a personal approach to their care and treatment.

In her spare time Joanne enjoys playing the clarinet and piano but hasn’t quite mastered how to play both at the same time yet!

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Laura Parkinson Laura Parkinson Dental Nurse

Laura Parkinson

Dental Nurse

Laura Parkinson
Laura began as an apprentice Dental Nurse with us in 2012. Laura works with Karan and is a stickler for keeping him organised and running on time! They have together built excellent relationships with current and new patients with their relaxed and friendly demeanours. Laura often goes over and above in her day to day duties enjoying assisting in administration in the practice.

Laura is learning to cook but struggles to butter bread….?!

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Jessica Riley Jessica Riley Dental Hygiene/Therapist

Jessica Riley

Dental Hygiene/Therapist

Jessica Riley

I have always had an interest in dentistry and helping people regain a smile they are proud of, leading me to career in Dental Hygiene and therapy.

Prior to becoming a dental therapist I was a dental nurse for a year which confirmed my interest in the Dentistry. I then went on to Graduate from Leeds University in 2014 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy. In this time I was also very proud to gain the ’Tutors Choice award’ for my year.

As a dental therapist I am able to provide all forms of cleaning from maintenance or stain removal appointments, which help to keep patients mouths feeling fresh and healthy to deeper gum treatments helping to resolve gum disease. I am also able to provide small tooth restorations in all types of restorative materials for adults and children.

I have a cheerful approachable manner. I spend a lot of time ensuring my patients are at ease and comfortable. I strive to ensure to patients receive gold standard treatment with advice that is relatable to themselves to help achieve the best possible results. I gain great satisfaction from helping patient achieve the healthy smile that they can be happy and proud of!

In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends, going on long walks with my Springer spaniel and Lhasa Apso. I love eating so enjoying trying new recipes and making different foods!

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Bekah Horsfield Bekah Horsfield Patient Relations Co-ordinator

Bekah Horsfield

Patient Relations Co-ordinator

Bekah Horsfield
I started working at Eccleshill Dental in May 2015 and I am currently a receptionist, but soon I will be training as a Dental Nurse as this is the career path that I would love to follow. I enjoy making patients feel welcome and comfortable when they come to the practice and ensure they feel re-assured if nervous about anything by answering any questions they might have.

In my spare time, I love spending it with my friends and family, going on holiday and going to festivals, as well as going shopping whenever I can!

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