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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 cosmetic orthodontics and oral surgery, 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-term lasting dental health.

Dr Pierce at a glance

  • Graduation with Honours
  • Winner of the Young Dentist Endodontic Award
  • Six Month Smiles, Inman Aligner and Cosmetic Orthodontics
  • 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 son and daughter and exploring the North Yorkshire coast.

Fiona Saunders

GDC Number: 211692

Fiona graduated from Sheffield University in 2011, and is now our senior dentist, providing exceptional NHS and Private care to all our patients. Fiona is a key member of the team, taking on extra responsibilities as our Fire Marshall and Data Protection Officer.

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 enjoys travelling around the country with her husband, young daughter and 2 dogs, Yogi and Boo.

Amanda Watson

GDC Number: 5550

Mandy works at the practice part time, 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.

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 fluoride nurse. Kirsty has a great rapport with our patients and teamed with great clinical skills she is a key member of our team.

Kayleigh Gage
Qualified Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 140222

Kayleigh is a qualified dental nurse with over 10 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. Following on from her qualification Kayleigh has extended her duties and is now qualified to take impressions.

Tracy Lambert

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.

Currently, it is increasingly difficult to get appointments at your existing or register with a new dental practice. We fully appreciate how frustrating this can feel and we are working hard to continue to provide you with a quality service.

We are asking that now more than ever, please be considerate of these difficult times and always allow 24 hours to cancel an appointment. Giving us this notice allows the team time to allocate it to someone in need.

Any failed or late cancelled appointments will now have the 'late cancellation fee; applied in full*, your further appointments may be cancelled, treatments discontinued, or registration withdrawn from the practice.

Please expect to wait a minimum of 8 weeks for an alternative appointment date, this will be made after the late cancellation fee has been paid.

Our team and clinicians are here to help as much as they can, please treat them with respect and kindness, we have a zero-tolerance policy.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Hunmanby Dental

*Please note that the failure to appear charge for appointments under 30 minutes is £38

**For treatment appointments greater than 30 minutes, 50% of the treatment amount or £38. Whichever is the greater.