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
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
Joanna Kociubinska
DentistJoanna Kociubinska
Joanna joined York Place Dental in October 2018. She grew up in southern Poland and graduated from Wroclaw Medical University in 1998. Joanna completed her VT training in Wroclaw and worked in Dental Practices in Poland for 5 years before moving to the UK. She moved to Cumbria in 2005 and then to Carlisle in 2012. Married with 2 children, Joanna’s interests include playing the violin, classical music, ballet, opera and theatre. She enjoys family life and is happy with a good book preferably on the beach in the sunshine! Joanna’s professional interests are in orthodontics, cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry and providing inhalation sedation for anxious patients. GDC - 84623
 Gemma Travers
Business Manager Gemma Travers
Abbie Willmott
Lead Dental Nurse - GDC 253569Abbie Willmott
Ruth Forrester
Lead Dental Nurse - GDC - 227175Ruth Forrester
Rachel Maxwell
Dental Therapist - GDC 105362Rachel Maxwell
Sarah Jane Russell
Dental Therapist - GDC - 201859Sarah Jane Russell
Louise Syrett
Hygienist - GDC - 198682Louise Syrett
Magda Szczypior
Dental Nurse - GDC 250664Magda Szczypior
Rebecca Bearchell
Dental Nurse -GDC- 271987Rebecca Bearchell
Robin Conn-Goodman
Dental Nurse - GDC - 282167Robin Conn-Goodman
Ria Forbes
Front of House ManagerRia Forbes
Leeanne Metcalfe
Patient CoordinatorLeeanne Metcalfe

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