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 BDS
Practice OwnerRichard Hellen BDS
Principle dentist Richard qualified in Newcastle in 1988. Originally from Bristol, he lives in the Lake District and still loves it even after 30 years. Married with 4 children, Richard's interests include mountaineering, mountain biking and anything in the outdoors. 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 an experienced Invisalign provider and is a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. GDC - 63272
David Bullamore BDS MSC
DentistDavid Bullamore BDS MSC
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 three 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 has a Masters Degree in Endodontics. GDC - 193896
Ryan Jamieson BDS
Associate Dentist GDC - 283422Ryan Jamieson BDS
Originally from Edinburgh, Ryan moved across the border to study dentistry at Newcastle before settling in Cumbria. He was welcomed into the York Place dental team in 2021. He works alongside the team to help patients reach their dental goals. Ryan’s areas of interest include cosmetic dentistry and advanced full mouth restorative dentistry, with a patient centred approach. Ryan was a Finalist in the 2021 Scottish Dental Awards for Best Smile Makeover and is currently studying for an affiliation exam with The Royal college of Surgeons, Glasgow. Outside of work he loves to spend his spare time in the outdoors either cycling or hiking in the lakes, and he enjoys skiing.
 Gemma Travers
Business Manager Gemma Travers
Abbie Willmott
Lead Dental Nurse & Treatment Coordinator - GDC 253569Abbie Willmott
Ruth Forrester
Lead Dental Nurse & Treatment Coordinator - GDC 227175Ruth Forrester
Rachel Maxwell
Dental Therapist - GDC 105362Rachel Maxwell
Louise Syrett
Dental Hygienist - GDC 198682Louise Syrett
Rebecca Bearchell
Dental Nurse & Treatment Coordinator - GDC 271987Rebecca Bearchell
Laura Bowman
Dental Nurse - GDC 284988Laura Bowman
Claire Scott
Dental Nurse - GDC 246738Claire Scott
Jess Newman
Admin & Patient Care CoordinatorJess Newman
Melissa Nixon
ReceptionistMelissa Nixon

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