All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for Dental Professionals”.

Mark Hanson

Managing Partner

Mark Hanson

Mark Hanson and Shirley Hannar graduated with Bachelor Degrees in Dental Surgery, from Leeds University, in 1985 and 1986 respectively.
Both gained their experience working in a variety of dental practices and hospitals throughout Yorkshire.

Their managing partnership of Enhance Dental began in 1996 , although Mark enjoyed 10 years previous as a dentist in Garforth.

They have been trainers and mentors for post graduate dentists, therapists and trainee nurses and are committed to continuous education, training and development of themselves and their staff.

They have personally built a reputation for excellent standards in dental care and customer service which is core to the ethos of their team.

Mark and Shirley’s roles are now shared between the management of the growing practice and their clinical responsibilities.

BChD (Leeds):

GDC No. 60529:

Shirley Hannar

Managing Partner

Shirley Hannar

Mark Hanson and Shirley Hannar graduated with Bachelor Degrees in Dental Surgery, from Leeds University, in 1985 and 1986 respectively.
Both gained their experience working in a variety of dental practices and hospitals throughout Yorkshire.

Their managing partnership of Enhance Dental began in 1996 , although Mark enjoyed 10 years previous as a dentist in Garforth.

They have been trainers and mentors for post graduate dentists, therapists and trainee nurses and are committed to continuous education, training and development of themselves and their staff.

They have personally built a reputation for excellent standards in dental care and customer service which is core to the ethos of their team.

Mark and Shirley’s roles are now shared between the management of the growing practice and their clinical responsibilities.

BChD (Leeds):

GDC No. 61239:

Tom Stapleton

Associate Dentist / Invisalign

Tom Stapleton

Originally from Leicester, Tom’s background is in research. This resulted in him achieving a PhD in tissue engineering before gaining his dental qualification at Leeds University.

He joined the Enhance team in 2014 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 and advanced certificate in restorative dentistry under the tutorage of Dominic Hassall as well as recently completing certification in digital smile design and Bioclear composite bonding.

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

Certified DSD,Bioclear and Invisalign provider:

BSc, PhD, BChD, MJDF(RCS Eng):

GDC No. 244580:

Sophy Barber

Associate Dentist / Specialist Orthodontist

Sophy Barber

Sophy completed her dental training at the University of Sheffield in 2008 then gained experience in General Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Paediatric Dentistry before starting her 3 year orthodontic specialist training in 2011.
Sophy gained a distinction in her MSc in Orthodontics.

Sophy is a member of the British and European Orthodontic Societies and the British Lingual Orthodontic Society. She has published articles in a range of academic journals and has won a number of prizes for her research, which aims to help patients and families understand and make decisions about dental treatment.

She teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Leeds University.

Sophy has been part of the team at Enhance since 2014, and enjoys providing orthodontic treatment to help a range of dental problems.
Her specialist knowledge and experience enables her to provide and give advice on treatment options or concerns to both adults and children.
Sophy is also happy to receive referrals from colleagues.

BDS, MSc, MOrth RCS Edin, PG Cert Health Res.:

GDC No 153717:

Laura Mikutyte

Associate Dentist / Dental Implants / Facial Aesthetics

Laura Mikutyte

Laura graduated in dentistry from the University of Kaunas, Lithuania, in 2003. She gained experience in general practice, moved to the UK, and was awarded her Masters degree in Dental Implantology from Manchester University in 2011.

Qualifications in Facial Aesthetics using both fillers and botulinum toxin have followed, giving Laura a great set of skills in dento-facial aesthetics.

Laura has a high reputation within the dental industry and she accepts referral of patients from dentists at other practices. These patients tell us that they like her calm and reassuring manner, and also her life enhancing results.

Consultations can also be booked with Laura directly.

D Dent , MSc ( Dental Implantology ):

GDC No. 107585:

Fadi Kreishan

Associate Dentist / Endodontics

Fadi Kreishan

Fadi graduated from the University of Jordan in 2012. Following graduation he worked in general practice , developing his interest in restorative dentistry.

He moved to the UK and completed his full-time Masters in Endodontics at Manchester University in 2017.

Fadi has years of experience treating broken down teeth which, along with his Masters qualification in Endodontics enables him to save teeth which may have otherwise been extracted.

Fadi joined the Enhance team as their endodontic provider in 2017.

He has the benefit of the use of a Zeiss full operating microscope and accepts referrals for endodontic treatment whether they be routine, complicated or re-treatments.

DDS,MFDS,MSc (Endodontics) :

GDC Number 262634:

Itziar Miragaya

Associate Dentist / Orthodontics / Invisalign

Itziar Miragaya

Itziar achieved her dental qualifications in 2008 in Bilbao (Northern Spain). She then moved to the UK where she practiced general dentistry for 6 years, gaining experience in its different fields. She completed her certificate in restorative dentistry in 2012 by the Tipton Dental Training Academy.

Her interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry led her to pursue a career in the field of Orthodontics. She obtained her postgraduate degree in Orthodontics in 2018 after 4 years of part time training.

She joined the Enhance practice in 2017, where she has mainly focused in providing orthodontic treatments for both teenagers and adults. She is passionate about improving patients’ smiles with minimally invasive procedures, offering orthodontic treatments alone or combined with other procedures such as tooth whitening, composite bonding and veneers. She believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve the best possible outcome for every patient, working alongside the highly qualified team of dentists at Enhance.

She has recently completed the certification in the lingual brackets system Incognito® and also the clear aligners system Invisalign® to offer an alternative to conventional orthodontic treatment for adults for whom aesthetics is a priority.

Special Interest Orthodontics / Invisalign Provider:

BDS, MSc (Orthodontics):

GDC number 169173:

Rachel Hanson

Hygienist / Therapist / Facial Aesthetics Practitioner

Rachel Hanson

Rachel graduated from Teesside University in 2016 and spent her post qualification year at a dental practice in the Lake District. She then returned to her Yorkshire home and has since worked in several practices developing her experience.

She joined the Enhance team in 2017 as a Dental Therapist / Dental Hygienist.

She has completed training in Portugal with the Swiss company Curaprox and their experienced oral health teams, and aims to put this training into practice when she sees her patients. Rachel believes that education in oral hygiene is important and works individually with her patients to get the desired results.

Rachel is also one of our Facial Aesthetics Practitioners having completed training in advanced dermal fillers and botulinum injections.
She is currently completing her level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Clinical Injectable Therapies at Harley Street with the Medical & Aesthetic Training Academy.

BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy :

GDC Number 265454:

Carol Bentley

Orthodontic Therapist

Carol Bentley

Carol was one of the first Orthodontic Therapists to qualify in the UK,having joined the very first cohort of Orthodontic Therapists to train in 2007.
Since then she has been both a tutor and an examiner in the subject as well as being the Orthodontic Therapist representative on the Dental Care Committee 2010-2014.

Carol joined the Enhance team in 2017, and works alongside Sophy to deliver orthodontic treatment.

Dip Orth Therapy RCS Eng 2008 :

GDC Number 114225:

Jennifer Smith

Dental Nurse / Receptionist

Jennifer Smith

Jen qualified as a dental nurse in 2003 with a level 3 NVQ in Dental Nursing. Jen can be found on reception, assisting with the smooth running of the reception team. Jen also has responsibilities for compliance and organising our staff training.

 

GDC No. 110008:

Heather Holbrook

Dental Nurse / Receptionist

Heather Holbrook

Heather qualified as a dental nurse in 2009 with a Level 3 NVQ in Dental Nursing. Heather’s main responsibilities are to the smooth running of the practice with her main interests in Health and Safety and its compliance.

GDC 173765 :

Rebecca Conlon

Dental Nurse / Implant Co-ordinator

Rebecca Conlon

Becca qualified as a dental nurse in 2016 with a level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Having trained as a dental implant nurse, she is now the treatment coordinator for our resident Implant provider. She is also undergoing training in Dental Photography .

GDC 265910 :

Sorina Parv

Dental Nurse

Sorina Parv

Sorina qualified as a dental nurse in Romania with years of experience as an Orthodontic nurse.

She has been with the practice for several years and has since achieved the BDA Qualification in Dental Radiography.

 

GDC No. 256728:

Samantha Brown

Dental Nurse / Treatment Co-ordinator

Samantha Brown

Samantha qualified as a dental nurse in 2009 with a level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Samantha manages the daily running of the practice and is our Orthodontic and Invisalign treatment co-ordinator.

GDC 173503:

Lauren Fowler

Dental Nurse / Business Development

Lauren Fowler

Lauren qualified as a dental nurse in 2015 with a level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Lauren coordinates our Invisalign department and is currently working towards a Special Diploma in Social Media Marketing .

GDC 260324:

Kelly Stoner

Dental Nurse / Treatment Co-ordinator

Kelly Stoner

Kelly qualified as a dental nurse in 2010 with a National Certificate in Dental Nursing.

She has also achieved the BDA Qualification in Dental Radiography and is the treatment coordinator for Fadi’s endodontic treatment referrals.

GDC 204112:

Amy Haresign

Dental Nurse / Receptionist

Amy Haresign

Amy qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 with a level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Along with nursing and reception duties, Amy is the trainer and mentor for our trainee staff.

GDC 231317:

Adriana Pascu

Trainee Dental Nurse

Adriana Pascu

Adriana is currently training as a dental nurse and expects to be qualified in a few months time.

Megan Nash

Dental Nurse

Megan Nash

Megan qualified as a dental nurse in 2016 with a level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

She is developing an interest in Orthodontic nursing working alongside our Orthodontic team.

 

GDC 269367: