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Our Team

Carla J Pierce
BDS Hons

GDC Number: 150094

Our practice principal, Dr Carla Pierce, graduated with honours from the University of Manchester and gained extensive experience in general, hospital and HM prison dentistry. She became a practice owner in 2012, aged only 27, and continues to be a skilled, focused practitioner, committed to the belief that high-quality dentistry should be available to all. Dr Pierce is the driving force behind our preventive programme and she has surrounded herself with a team of highly skilled and enthusiastic professionals.

Dr Pierce provides private dental care to adults and NHS treatment to children. She has a keen interest in orthodontics and oral surgery, and treats cosmetic and NHS orthodontic cases, as well as carrying out more challenging surgical procedures. Despite having these special interests, Dr Pierce also remains committed to general dentistry and has a long list of regular patients.

Dr Pierces’ vision for the Hunmanby Dental’s future is a continued emphasis on prevention, carrying out minimally invasive procedures, and educating patients to ensure their long-termlasting dental health.

Dr Pierce at a glance

  • Graduation with Honours
  • Winner of the Young Dentist Endodontic Award
  • Six Month Smiles, Inman aligner and NHS orthodontics provider
  • Somnowell anti-snoring and sleep apnoea treatment
  • Minor oral surgery
  • Nervous patients
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Teeth whitening
  • NHS paediatric dentistry

Carla is married to David Pierce, the Business and Account Manager for the practice. When not at work, the couple enjoy spending time with their daughter and exploring the North Yorkshire coast.

Fiona Lane
BDS

GDC Number: 61367

Fiona qualified in London in 1986 and is experienced in all aspects of general dentistry. She focuses on prevention and is also especially interested and qualified in cosmetic dentistry, as well as being an anaesthetics practitioner. She can provide facial rejuvenation and aesthetic restorations to improve smiles.

Fiona is particularly good with nervous patients, offering the perfect mix of a careful, kind manner with the skills and knowledge to support successful restorative dentistry.

Fiona at a glance

  • General restorative dentistry
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Nervous patients
  • Children’s dentistry

Fiona lives in York and when not at work, she enjoys all the art and culture the city has to offer.

Fiona Saunders
BDS

GDC Number: 211692

Fiona graduated from Sheffield University in 2011, and is now our NHS dentist, providing exceptional care to all her patients. She focuses on prevention and works closely with Emma Slater, our dental therapist, to ensure the success of our children’s prevention programme.

Fiona is particularly skilled in providing cosmetic dentures, accepts referrals for these and is often part of a team approach to creating new smiles.

Fiona at a glance

  • NHS dentistry
  • Delivering better oral health
  • Dental prevention
  • Private dentures

Away from work, Fiona is enjoying newly married life and her young dog, Yogi.

Amanda Watson
EDH

GDC Number: 5550

Mandy works at the practice one day a week, providing private and Denplan patients with dental hygiene care. This ranges from maintaining good oral health, with scaling and polishing and airflow stain removal, to complex periodontal treatment to stabilise and preserve teeth affected by periodontal disease. She also offers private Periochip and Dentomycin treatments.

Mandy has been working with the team since 2002 and her experience ensures hygiene treatments are an invaluable part of the care we can provide for our patients.

Emma Slater
Dip dent hygiene & Dip Dent therapy

GDC Number: 131212

Emma is our dental hygienist and therapist. She provides NHS dental care including simple adult fillings, children’s fillings and extractions, as well as private hygienist services.

Emma is a key part of our prevention programme for children, which aims to deliver better oral health.

Jane Ross
Practice Manager

GDC Number: 117925

Jane has worked at the practice for over thirty years as a senior dental nurse and our patients have come to rely on Janes’ professionalism, caring attitude. More recently Jane has become the practice manager. Combining her exceptional patient care with organisational skills. Leading the team to ensure we meet our own high standards.

Kirsty Wilson
Senior Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 233785

Kirsty is a registered dental nurse. Completing her National Diploma in 2012. Following on from her qualification Kirsty has continued to gain extended duties and is now qualified as dental radiographer, impression nurse and trained to trained fluoride nurse. Kirsty has a great rapport with our patients and teamed with great clinical skills she is a key member of our team.

Kate Locker
Cross Infection Control Lead

GDC Number: 107397

Kate is an experienced dental nurse with a wide a deep knowledge. Kate has worked in paediatrics, general practice oral surgery and implantology.
Kate is our Cross Infection Control Lead, working towards her level 3 NVQ. These skills ensure we are always meeting the best practice guidelines. Kate is also our first aider.

Kayleigh Binnie
Qualified Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 140222

Kayleigh is a qualified dental nurse with ten years experience. Our patients need nurses that listen, put people at ease and have the abilities to provide excellent support to our dentists. Kayleigh is accomplished in all of these skills.

Tracy Lambert
Receptionist

Our reception team as the window to the practice. Tracy has years of experience in health care with exceptional communication skills. Tracy spends time getting to know out patients and always giving them a warm welcome.

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