Julian Beamish, dentist at Elmet Dental Care

Julian Beamish

Principal Dentist | BChD | GDC No. 68343

A native of South Wales now living in York, Julian qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 1992 and worked at various practices in the York area before joining Elmet Dental Care as a partner in April 2009. In 2017, he became the sole owner of the practice and his overall aim was simply to continue providing gentle, quality dental care to all patients in a caring, friendly environment. Julian is extremely passionate about improving the services we offer, by listening to our patients’ suggestions and implementing fresh ideas whenever possible.

Julian has a commitment to postgraduate training and is constantly updating his skills to keep up to date with the rapid advances made in modern dentistry. He has studied courses in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry at Tipton Training in Manchester and has a keen interest in preventing dental disease and treating patients gently and with minimal intervention.
Outside of work, Julian is kept busy by his wife Karima, who also works at the practice, and their two children Leah and Joe.

Kirsty Newham, dentist at Elmet Dental Care

Kirsty Newham

Dentist | GDC No. 153673

Kirsty graduated from Leeds university in 2008 and has since worked in a variety of practices across Yorkshire. She has a broad experience of NHS and private dentistry.

Kirsty has a passion for orthodontics and uses the 'Quick straight teeth' system to gently align the position of the front teeth. She also has a keen interest in treating anxious and phobic patients and has completed training in facial aesthetics including wrinkle relaxing treatments and facial fillers.

Outside of work she is kept busy by her two sons and enjoys gardening and swimming.

Meghan Rossuck

Dentist | GDC No. 271377

Meghan qualified from Newcastle university in 2017 with a distinction in academic dentistry and has been living in York since then.

Meghan enjoys treating patients of all ages and in particular likes to help patients who are nervous about treatment to feel more comfortable.

Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym, travelling, and exploring Yorkshire

Mafalda Queiroz

Dentist | GDC No. 197598

I qualified in 2009 from Oporto University in Portugal. I have worked in the UK since 2010, of which the last 9 years have been in York. Dentistry is not just work for me, it is my passion. I practice all aspects of dentistry in my clinics but my work is based around the philosophy of minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry. This belief system means that we recognise the importance of having a beautiful natural smile but preserving the health of the tooth comes first. I am committed to delivering dentistry of the highest quality. Through this commitment I have attended numerous courses over Europe including a postgraduate restorative course by the prestigious Tipton Academy, a postgraduate course in Orthodontics by Warwick University, an Invisalign Master course, a Damon accredited Master course as well as further training in composite bonding with the renowned Dr Monik Vasant. I have been an Invisalign leading provider since 2004 and have helped hundreds of patients achieve their dream smile.

Over the last years I developed an interest in facial aesthetics and ways of working non- surgically on the face to enhance a range of features and improve the health of the skin.
The importance of facial aesthetics to the practice of orthodontics has its origins at the beginning of our specialty. I believe that an aesthetic or a ``harmonious`` face requires a full complement of teeth and, to me, that is the beauty of my work- the ability to combine both! My goal is to ensure my patients look and feel good about themselves by providing subtle treatments that will enhance their beauty.

I look forward to meeting you!

Tarjinder Gill

Dentist | GDC No. 83906

Tarjinder qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 2004. Shortly after graduation, she joined a practice in a small town in Lincolnshire as a Vocational Trainee where she remained for 10 years. Working in a family-run, community-focused practice enabled her to build on her personal and dental skills with patient care at the foremost. She was supported by a wonderful team of various ages and skill backgrounds providing the perfect environment to nurture the skills she offers today. Tarjinder felt the natural call back to Yorkshire in 2015 and has worked in various local practices allowing her a comprehensive knowledge of both NHS and private care.

In 2014 she embarked on specialising in the placement and restoration of dental implants. After completing a year course with Tipton Training, she now is progressing with an MSc in Dental implantology and hopes to continue developing her skills in this exciting and evolving technology. In 2017 Tarjinder undertook a course with the Harley Street-based facial aesthetics trainers Medics Direct and is qualified to place anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers.

Tarjinder enjoys helping patients meet their dental needs and especially enjoys helping nervous patients to overcome their fears. Outside of the dental world, she can be found enjoying long walks with her furry companion Otis the mischievous Cocker spaniel. She enjoys regular gym sessions and meditation.

Karima Beamish, practice manager at Elmet Dental Care

Karima Beamish

Practice Manager | GDC No. 229183

During the last 23 years, Karima has had a great deal of experience working within the dental profession. As the practice manager at Elmet Dental Care, Karima ensures the smooth running of the practice, focusing on delivering outstanding patient care, implementing new ideas and supporting the development of a fabulous team. In her free time, Karima loves to relax with a glass of fizz, with family and friends.

Abigail Turner

Dental Hygiene Therapist | GDC No. 280994

Abigail qualified from the University of Leeds in 2018 with a distinction in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Abigail also works at the Leeds Dental Institute where she manages clinical trials. She is currently undertaking her own research, investigating the relationship between oral health and outcomes in patients undergoing chemotherapy, as well as better understanding inequalities in the health system.

She is a firm believer in taking a gentle approach to hygiene treatment, and is passionate about the benefits good oral health can have on your entire general health.

Outside of work she is a keen rock climber and full-time ball thrower for her energetic Labrador.

Roisin Marley, dental nurse at Elmet Dental Care

Roisin Marley

Dental Nurse | GDC No. 131556

Roisin has been with the practice since 2005, when she first began her career as a dental nurse. She later gained her qualification in dental radiography and is also one of our team’s first aiders. Roisin particularly enjoys working with children and has a natural ability to keep them entertained when they come for their dental visits. As a mum to Austin, she loves nothing more than fun family times with her son. In her free time, she likes listening to music, socialising with friends and seeing the world.
Jo Percival, dental nurse/receptionist at Elmet Dental Care

Jo Percival

Dental Nurse/Receptionist | GDC No. 172422

Jo is the newest member of our team. She qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1999 and has gained additional qualifications in Dental Radiography and Oral Health Education. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and fresh ideas, which have improved our systems. Jo mainly works on reception every Thursday and Friday and is enjoying meeting our lovely patients. During her spare time, she enjoys long walks with her family and going out for lunch with friends.
Maisie Gill, receptionist at Elmet Dental Care

Maisie Gill


Maisie joined Elmet Dental Care in the summer of 2017 and is a great addition to our reception team.

Having worked at Jet 2 as a passenger service agent, she gained exceptional customer service skills; she clearly loves meeting our patients and getting to know them. Maisie’s approachable, friendly manner helps with the smooth running of the practice. In her free time, she enjoys socialising with family and friends.

Wendy Braithwaite, dental nurse at Elmet Dental Care

Wendy Braithwaite

Dental Nurse | GDC No. 117146

Wendy joined the practice after leaving school and has been with us ever since, apart from two maternity breaks. Over the years, Wendy has worked extremely hard, gaining extra qualifications in photography, taking impressions for making models of the teeth and is also trained as an oral health educator. She enjoys supporting our patients during their visits, her compassion and kindness have helped many nervous patients overcome their dental phobias. On her days off, Wendy enjoys entertaining friends and family.
Tanya Barton, dental nurse at Elmet Dental Care

Tanya Barton

Dental Nurse | GDC No. 113575

Tanya has worked at the practice for 30 years and has built up some great relationships with our patients. Her welcoming approach and bubbly personality help to put our patients at ease. Tanya loves being part of a close-knit, friendly team and, with her wealth of knowledge and years of experience, she enjoys teaching and supporting everyone. Her organisational and leadership skills are invaluable, which facilitates the smooth running of the practice. Outside of work, Tanya enjoys socialising and spending quality time relaxing with her husband, now her two boys are all grown up!

Sally Booth

Dental Nurse | GDC No. 282102

Sally qualified as a dental nurse in 2019.

She is a great addition to the team, bringing a positive energy to the practice.

Sally has previously worked with an agency and is looking forward to growing her skills within our team.

In her spare time Sally plays for Sherburn White Rose Ladies Club as centre half, and on a weekend enjoys spending time with friends and family.


Trainee Dental Nurse

Namira joined our team as a trainee dental nurse in September 2021. She enjoys getting to know our lovely patients and her warm friendly nature puts them at ease during their visits.

Namira is excited about learning new skills and developing her career at Elmet Dental Care.

When she is not at work, she loves socialising with her friends and family.

Laura Holliday

Laura Holliday

Dental Receptionist

Laura is the friendly face you will meet on reception who works with us on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Laura is enjoying getting to know everyone and her calm gentle nature instantly puts our patients at ease.

Outside of work Laura is a devoted mum to her daughter Poppy.

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