Mark has been in the dental profession for over a decade, being involved in management every step of the way, helping re-brand practices and marketing to every day management, he has a true passion for this so
Ben gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2001, going on to acquire additional valuable postgraduate skills and experience through hospital and general practice training.
Ben made the decision to follow a full-time career in general dental practice and in 2003 joined the team at the highly-regarded Queensway Dental Clinic, a mixed NHS and Private referral-based practice in Teesside. He remained here for over 12 years, becoming involved in research and in carrying out dental treatment on thousands of highly anxious patients using both his gentle manner and further honing his skills in conscious sedation techniques. Ben gained the Diploma in Conscious Sedation from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2007 and has gone on to provide mentorship, teaching and training to both newly qualified dentists and general dental practitioners. He has also helped to train experienced dental sedationists to train and mentor new seditionists.
Ben joined the wonderful team at Crystal Clear Dental Spa in January 2014 with the ambition of providing the highest level of care for all of his patients – especially those with dental fears. He finds great personal satisfaction in taking the time to enable patients to overcome the barriers to their dental care and transform them from “a quivering wreck” to a confident patient, in control of their own dental health. Ben enjoys learning new skills and is currently undergoing training in the use of simple removable “braces” to prevent snoring and hopes to further develop an interest in the provision of dental implants to replace missing adult teeth.
Outside of work Ben loves to spend time at home in North Yorkshire or out and about in the Lake District with his wife and two young daughters – looking after the chickens, guinea pigs and the family’s young boxer pup,. He has also been known to appear on stage and to sing and play the guitar – badly!
We’re pleased to introduce Mihaela who has recently joined our team. Mika’s appointment will enable us to further enhance the service we offer you by making additional dental time available and reducing the waiting
Mika got married in July last year and lives in York with her husband who is an engineer.
When not at work Mika likes to engross herself in science fiction dramas and is an avid watcher of Game of Thrones and The Vikings, in addition she also likes reading sci-fi books.
Nicola graduated from Newcastle University and moved to York last Summer with her boyfriend. She has a developing interest in aesthetics, improving smiles to help restore the confidence patients deserve.
In her spare time, Nicola can often be found in various eateries across the country visiting friends satisfying her love for good food! To compensate for this she tries to keep active and has a love for skiing and countryside walks. Although she is passionate about both food and sport, her true love is of dogs and she is desperate for a canine companion in the near future.
Kelly went away from the dental profession in 2003 and returned in 2013, where she started as a Receptionist / Trainee dental nurse with Crystal Clear.
When not at work Kelly very much enjoys spending time with her Husband Rich and her Son, going out for walks and spending time at home in front of the fire.
Mia qualified as dental nurse in January this year and recently joined the team working across both practices.
Jessica has recently moved to York to be nearer her twin sister and to discover new job opportunities.
Also having recently passed her driving test this has given Jessica a chance to explore all that York has to offer and given her a new lease on life.
After a decade of dental nursing in both NHS and Private practices in York, Georgina wanted to peruse a route professionally after undertaking training with 3D Lipo and becoming a fully qualified therapist.
In her spare time she loves to be at home with her small children and partner. She also enjoys going for long walks as a way of relaxing.
Millie is the much-loved, bouncy boxer puppy that vies to “rule the roost” in Ben’s house. Never shy to share an opinion, Millie is happy to pass on her guidance to anyone in earshot!
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