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.

Nicholas Britton, dentist at Elmet Dental Care

Nicholas Britton

Dentist | GDC No. 53681

Nicholas qualified at Liverpool Dental Hospital in 1979 and spent his first few years working in general practice in Merseyside. In 1984, he returned with his family to Yorkshire and he has practiced dentistry at Elmet Dental Care ever since. Nicholas is always keen to keep his clinical skills up to date by attending regular courses. His reputation for providing patients with an honest opinion about their treatment options and for carrying out gentle care of a high standard are well known in the area.

Nicholas is a family man who now has four lovely grandchildren who keep him entertained on his days off. He also enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits, such as skiing and cycling.

Kasia Astbury, dentist at Elmet Dental Care

Kasia Astbury

Dentist | GDC No. 84252

Kasia qualified from the Medical University of Łodz, Poland in 2001 and moved to York in 2005 for a completely new challenge.
 She began working in a large, well-established dental practice providing NHS and private dental care.

In 2009, Kasia graduated with distinction from Manchester University with an MSc in Maxillofacial Surgery. Then, in 2016, she completed an endodontic course, the aim of which was to learn and practise the most contemporary techniques in root canal treatment.

Kasia has an enormous sense of pride in her dentistry, and is passionate about restoring and maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile.

Outside of work, Kasia is a competitive marathon runner, goes to live music concerts and enjoys spending time with her husband Ben and young children, Zuzanna and Emilia.

Kirsty Newham, dentist at Elmet Dental Care

Kirsty Newham

Dental Practitioner | GDC No. 153673

Kirsty graduated from Leeds university in 2008 and has since worked in a variety of practices across Yorkshire. She has recently joined our team at EDC and 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.

Ruth Harrison, hygienist/therapist at Elmet Dental Care

Ruth Harrison

Hygienist/Therapist | GDC No. 101335

Ruth qualified as a Dental Hygiene Therapist in 2005 from the Leeds Dental Institute and joined our team in August 2012. Ruth is passionate about helping patients improve their oral hygiene and treats everyone with a friendly, caring manner.

When Ruth isn’t working, she enjoys skiing in France and walking in the Lake District.

Karima Beamish, practice manager at Elmet Dental Care

Karima Beamish

Practice Manager | GDC No. 229183

During the last 18 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.
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!
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 four-year-old 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.
Johann Harber, dental nurse at Elmet Dental Care

Johann Harber

Dental Nurse | GDC No. 207608

Jo is an experienced dental nurse who is extremely organised. Her calm and friendly nature is always very reassuring for patients. In her spare time, Jo loves nothing more than going out for coffee and cake with her mum. She also enjoys a trip to the cinema with her husband.
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.
Sophie Brack, trainee dental nurse at Elmet Dental Care

Sophie Brack

Trainee Dental Nurse

Sophie joined the team in December 2017 as Apprentice Dental Nurse. She is very enthusiastic about dentistry and is keen to learn new skills. Her future aspirations are to acquire further dental qualifications to be able to support and educate our lovely patients. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, meeting with friends, and going on holiday with friends and family.
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

Receptionist

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.

Pam Copley, receptionist at Elmet Dental Care

Pam Copley

Receptionist

Pam joined the practice in 1977. Her patient knowledge and wealth of experience ensures our reception operates as efficiently as possible.

Outside work, Pam enjoys her extended grandparent duties and loves socialising.

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