Why Choose Us?

Enhance Dental is a dental practice in Garforth, Leeds.

Husband and wife, Mark Hanson and Shirley Hannar lead a team of clinicians who offer a range of dental treatments all under one roof.

Many of our patients come to us through recommendations from friends and family, and we are proud of our hard-earned reputation for excellent dental care and customer service.

All our clinical team adheres to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC).

Mark Hanson

Managing Partner

Mark Hanson

About Mark:
Mark and Shirley are the principal Dentists and have owned Enhance Dental since 1996. Although Mark has worked as a dentist in Garforth since qualifying in 1986, as many of his patients will remember.

Mark and Shirley met at The University of Leeds where they had no option but to be partnered up as they were next to each other in the alphabet…

Both originally from the Northeast of England they found common ground and hit it off. They put their all into Enhance Dental and have taken the team from strength to strength. Patients can fondly look back over the years of receiving care from both, and many patients refer their friends and family to them.

Mark tolerates cutting the grass, and enjoys walking, playing the piano and chatting cars with his youngest son.

BChD (Leeds):

GDC No. 60529:

Shirley Hannar

Managing Partner

Shirley Hannar

About Shirley:
Mark and Shirley are the principal Dentists and have owned Enhance Dental since 1996. Although Mark has worked as a dentist in Garforth since qualifying in 1986, as many of his patients will remember.

Mark and Shirley met at The University of Leeds where they had no option but to be partnered up as they were next to each other in the alphabet…

Both originally from the Northeast of England they found common ground and hit it off. They put their all into Enhance Dental and have taken the team from strength to strength. Patients can fondly look back over the years of receiving care from both, and many patients refer their friends and family to them.

When Shirley isn’t focusing on the dental business she enjoys gardening, baking, trying the latest Kefir and spending time with her children. Little known fact, Shirley is our DIY queen after growing up playing in the garage with her mechanic father.

BChD (Leeds):

GDC No. 61239:

Rachel Hanson

Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. Business Development Manager

Rachel Hanson

About Rachel:
Rachel graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy in 2016 and was class valedictorian. Rachel has since done a post graduate diploma in Aesthetic Dental Therapy and has completed a Level 7 certificate in Clinical Injectable Therapies.

Rachel joined Enhance Dental in 2017 and prides herself on working hard with her patients to conduct a range of treatments from cosmetic improvements to bettering oral health. Rachel is also our Aesthetic Injectable clinician.

Out of the surgery, Rachel is our Business Development Manager.

Outside of the business and treating patients Rachel loves keeping fit, cooking, and walking her Goldie, George.

BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy :

GDC Number:265454

Adriana Pascu

Practice Manager

Adriana Pascu

Qualifications: National Diploma in Dental Nursing. Lead decontamination Nurse qualification.

About Adriana:
Adriana joined Enhance Dental in 2018 as an apprentice Dental Nurse and she is now the Lead Decontamination Nurse. Adriana is head of cross infection compliance and ensures the surgeries are functioning to the highest standard.

In her spare time, she is kept very busy creating balloon arches for special occasions and organising events.

Alex Asquith

General / Implant Dentist

Alex Asquith

About Alex:
Alex obtained his Degree in Dentistry in 2012 from the University of Leeds and has since returned to the University as a Clinical Teaching Fellow.

Alex joined Enhance Dental in 2020 and is passionate about treating dentally anxious patients. Alex receives regular referrals for sedation dentistry, root canal treatment, dental implants and for complex reconstructive treatment plans.

Outside of dentistry Alex enjoys all aspects of sport and regularly plays football.

GDC Number:229352

Olivia Schorah

Cosmetic Dentist

Olivia Schorah

About Liv:
Liv obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons) from the University of Birmingham in 2018 and since qualifying has been on countless extra courses in various aspects of cosmetic dentistry. Liv joined Enhance Dental in 2019 and can be found making smiles more beautiful.

Outside of work, when she’s not travelling around the UK finding more cosmetic dentistry courses to do; you can find her going for walks down Leeds canal, and trialling out independent coffee shops.

Liv also love dogs so be prepared to get pictures of your fur babies out in surgery.

GDC Number:279157

Thomas Dobson

Dentist

Thomas Dobson

About Thomas:

Tom received a Distinction in Masters in Dental Surgery (Leeds) in 2018 has gone on to undertake four years of post-graduate training at specialist institutions around the UK.

Tom enjoys all aspects of dentistry and prides himself on delivering excellent patient care. Tom is a careful listener and takes time to understand our patients concerns to achieve the desired outcome.

Outside of work he enjoys playing tennis and music.

GDC Number:277634

Fadi Kreishan

Endodontic Dentist

Fadi Kreishan

About Fadi:
Fadi joined Enhance Dental in 2017 as a Root Canal Dentist (Endodontic Dentist), after graduating from the University of Jordan in 2012, he then moved to the UK and completed his Masters in Endodontics at the University of Manchester.

Fadi is passionate about providing clinical excellence and patients often comment on his enthusiasm and caring nature.

When Fadi isn’t saving teeth, he loves spending time with his beautiful daughter and wife.

DDS,MFDS,MSc (Endodontics) :

GDC Number 262634:

Margaret Conway

Specialist Orthodontist

Margaret Conway

About Margaret:
Margaret qualified as a Dentist in 1998 and then as a Specialist Orthodontist in September 2011. Margaret joined Enhance Dental in 2022 and is proud to provide an excellent Orthodontic service at Enhance Dental.

In her spare time, she enjoys going for walks with her family and lovely dog. Margaret also likes to travel, loves cooking and relaxing with friends and family.

GDC Number:74435

Itziar Miragaya

Orthodontic Dentist

Itziar Miragaya

About Itziar:

Itziar achieved her dental qualifications in 2008 in Bilbao (Northern Spain) and then moved to the UK where she has been practicing general dentistry since. Itziar joined Enhance Dental in 2017.

Itziar pursued a career in Orthodontics and obtained her Master’s Degree in Orthodontics in 2018.

In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and cooking for friends and family.

Special Interest Orthodontics / Invisalign Provider:

BDS, MSc (Orthodontics):

GDC number 169173:

Carol Bentley

Orthodontic Therapist

Carol Bentley

About Carol:
Carol joined Enhance Dental in 2017 and works closely with the Orthodontists to provide Orthodontic treatment.

In 2001, Carol was awarded British Orthodontic dental nurse of the year and then went on to train as an Orthodontic Therapist.

In her spare time, she enjoys nothing more than trying to stay awake to watch the end of a film that’s rated higher than a PG, with a glass of gin and Cadbury’s chocolate!

Dip Orth Therapy RCS Eng 2008 :

GDC Number 114225:

Lauren Fowler

Marketing Manager

Lauren Fowler

Qualifications: Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. Specialist Diploma in Social Media Marketing.

About Lauren:
Lauren joined Enhance Dental in October 2016 as a Dental Nurse and is now our Marketing Manager. Lauren is the star behind our social media and general marketing and is focused on providing an excellent patient experience.

Outside of Enhance Dental, Lauren is a very skilled pyrography artist and makes custom artwork. Lauren loves gardening and is currently in the process of turning her garden into a peaceful sanctuary for nature.

GDC 260324:

Rebecca Conlon

Treatment Co-ordinator

Rebecca Conlon

Qualifications: Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.
Level 3 in Treatment Co-ordination.

About Becca:
Becca joined Enhance Dental in 2014 as an Apprentice Dental Nurse and is now one of our Treatment Co-ordinators. Becca is here to guide patients through treatment, from asking questions about appointments to setting up finance. If you have any queries, then Becca is on hand to help you.

Becca has a pampered pooch called Dotty, and in her spare time she loves to take her on country walks. Becca also loves spending time with her amazing family and friends.

GDC 265910 :

Katie McLaughlin

Front of House Manager

Katie McLaughlin

About Katie:
Katie joined Enhance Dental in 2021 after asking if we had any vacancies after attending her dental appointment. Katie said she just loved us so much she wanted to join the team!

Katie is out Front of House Manager and is focused on providing an excellent patient experience.

When Katie’s not on Reception, she can be found doing her other job which is having the best time with her two beautiful Granddaughters. Katie says that she now knows more about Make-up, TikTok, Harry Styles and Gymnastics than anyone of her age should ever have the need to know.

Kelly Stoner

Lead Nurse

Kelly Stoner

Qualifications: National Diploma in Dental Nursing. Radiology and Radiography certificate.

About Kelly:
Kelly joined Enhance Dental in 2017 as a Dental Nurse. Kelly is now our Dental Implant Nurse and is key to the Dental Implant service at Enhance Dental. Kelly assists with the planning, provision, and aftercare of the Dental Implants.

Kelly is originally from Wales and after following her heart to Yorkshire she now lives with her husband, 3 dogs and 2 cats. Kelly loves going back to see her family in Wales and going cold water swimming!

GDC 204112:

Jennifer Smith

Receptionist / Dental Nurse

Jennifer Smith

Qualifications: Level 3 Dental Nursing

About Jenny:
Jenny has been part of Enhance Dental for 20 years after joining the team in 2002. After working for many years as a Dental Nurse, Jenny found reception was her natural calling as she is so good at greeting patients with her lovely warm personality and listening ear.

Jenny prides herself on being a ‘Dance Mom’ and spends her spare time blinging outfits for her daughters. Jenny’s son is training to be a vehicle technician which comes in very handy when they need help with the car.

GDC No. 110008:

Lorraine Lewis

Receptionist

Lorraine Lewis

About Lorraine:
Lorraine joined Enhance Dental in 2021 and can be found on reception. Lorraine has a lot of experience in the medical setting and has a keen eye for detail, which is a brilliant quality for ensuring reception runs smoothly.

Outside of work she enjoys travelling around on her motorbike and learning about our country’s history.

Jessica Harrison

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Jessica Harrison

Qualifications: Pending Dental Nurse

About Jessica:

Jessica joined Enhance Dental in 2021 as an Apprentice Dental Nurse. Jessica can be found assisting our Orthodontic team with the provision of braces.

During the week Jess likes to keep fit and afterwork she can often be found in the gym. Jess also enjoys spending time with her gorgeous pooch.

Sorina Parv

Dental Nurse

Sorina Parv

Qualifications: Sorina originally qualified as a dental nurse in Romania attending the University of Medicine and Pharmacy. After moving to the UK Sorina registered as a UK Dental Nurse, and later did a further certificate in Radiology and Radiography.

About Sorina:
Sorina joined Enhance Dental in 2015 and can usually be found assisting our Endodontic Dentist. Sorina is very caring and will always ensure patients are comfortable throughout any treatment.

Sorina is passionate about having a healthy lifestyle and loves cooking with her family. Sorina also loves working out and socialising with her friends.