Our dental team

We would like to introduce you to our friendly and experienced team of professionals. We are always updating our training to stay at the cutting edge of general and cosmetic dentistry, continuously developing our team. 'Together is Better'

Richard Hellen
Practice OwnerRichard Hellen
Principle dentist Richard qualified in Newcastle in 1988. Originally from Bristol, he loves mountaineering and can't quite believe that he lives in the Lake District, even after 25 years. Married with 4 children, Richard's interests include mountaineering, mountain biking and anything in the outdoors. He's currently a member of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team. Richard enjoys working with anxious and phobic patients and is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist.

Other main interests are Orthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. GDC - 63272
Daniela Vargas
DentistDaniela Vargas
Daniela grew up in Carlisle and has a first degree in Forensic Science. She then qualified in Dentistry from Liverpool in 2011. She enjoys spending time in the great outdoors and would love nothing more than to one day have a team of huskies. Interests include the Arts, organic produce, growing orchids, and helping to organise charity fundraising events.



GDC - 209770
David Bullamore
DentistDavid Bullamore
David joined the team at York Place Dental in 2018. Originally from Keswick, he moved to Carlisle and then on to Sheffield to study Dentistry. He qualified in 2010 and returned to Cumbria. Married with two children, David's interests include playing electric and acoustic guitar, woodwork and films, especially anything from the Marvel universe! He teaches martial arts and has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. David's professional interests are in complex and cosmetic dentistry, with a particular interest in root canal treatments. He is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Endodontics. GDC - 193896
 Gemma Travers
Practice Business Manager Gemma Travers
 
Kimberley Cooke
Patient CoordinatorKimberley Cooke
Ria Forbes
Patient CoordinatorRia Forbes
Cheryl Miller
Practice AdministratorCheryl Miller
Sarah Jane Russell
Dental Therapist - GDC - 201859Sarah Jane Russell
Rachel Maxwell
Dental Therapist - GDC 105362Rachel Maxwell
Louise Syrett
Hygienist - GDC - 198682Louise Syrett
Ruth Forrester
Lead Dental Nurse - GDC - 227175Ruth Forrester
Abbie Willmott
Lead Dental Nurse - GDC 253569Abbie Willmott
Lexy Graham
Dental Nurse & Oral Health Educator - GDC 213769Lexy Graham
Magda Szczypior
Dental Nurse - GDC 250664Magda Szczypior
Chloe Nixon
Dental Nurse - GDC 123062Chloe Nixon
Elly Mitchell
Dental Nurse - GDC 273671Elly Mitchell

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