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At Acomb Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.
Find out more about each of our practice team members below.
BchD (Leeds) 1985, FDS RCS (Eng) 1992, MOrth RCS (Eng) 1995, MMedSci (Sheff) 1995, (Orth) RCS (ENG) 1998
GDC No. 60689
Jay qualified from Leeds Dental School with honours in 1985, working then in junior positions within Orthodontics, Restorative Dentistry and Oral and maxillofacial Surgery. He then spent 3 years working in general dental practice in West Yorkshire.
Jay trained as an Orthodontic Registrar in Nottingham and Sheffield, followed by a Senior Registrar post between York and Leeds completing in 1998, and presently leads the departments at York and Harrogate District hospitals.
BDS (Edin) 1987, Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
GDC No. 62237
My name is Lynda Allman and it is my privilege to lead the team here at Acomb Dental Care.
I qualified in Dentistry in 1987 from Edinburgh University. After spending the first years of my career in Dental Hospital positions and training in Maxillofacial Surgery, I came to General Practice here in York, taking over at Acomb in 1997.
I feel enormously lucky to be in a career that I love, to work with a great team of dedicated individuals and to have such wonderful patients, many of whom have been coming to us for years.
My main area of interest is cosmetic dentistry. The best part of my job is seeing how transforming someone’s smile can have such a positive effect on their lives. I am always learning and developing my skills to keep up-to-date in this exciting field. There is always something new to learn.
Away from work, family life with my husband and two children keep me busy. I love cooking for everyone, enjoy gardening and, given the chance, would happily live in a ski resort!
BChD (Leeds) 1999
GDC No. 76004
I joined Acomb Dental Care as an Associate Dentist in 2011, having worked in General Practice in the area since qualifying from Leeds University in 1999.
My aim is to provide gentle dentistry to the highest standards and I am always seeking new challenges to develop my skills. I have taken further training in placing dental implants and I'm currently working towards a postgraduate qualification in Endodontics.
BChD (Leeds) 2004, MJDF, RCS (Eng) 2012
GDC No. 83529
I graduated form Leeds University Dental School in 2004 and have since completed a diploma in dental healthcare at the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as a postgraduate certificate course in Advanced Restorative Dentistry.
My interests in dentistry are placing adhesive tooth coloured crowns and bridges and teeth whitening.
Specialist in Orthodontics
BDS, DDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), MOrth RCS(Ed)
GDC No. 209511
Tarun qualified from the University of Bristol in 2011,
winning the Wilkie Prize in Orthodontics as well as the BDA/Densply Student
Clinician of the Year award 2011.
Following this he completed his vocational training in the West Midlands
before working as a junior doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in the East
of England for a couple of years, winning The John Gilmour award for
outstanding VT in 2012, an International poster prize at the International
Association of Oral Oncology in 2013.
Having a keen interest in Orthodontics, Tarun was successful
in a national recruitment process and started his Orthodontic Speciality
Training in the South West at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. He passed the MOrth Examination at the Royal
College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2017 and in the same year completed his 3 Year
Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) research degree at the University of
Bristol. His research has been presented
internationally and investigates the treatment outcome of children with Cleft
lip and palate. Tarun has published over a dozen peer reviewed research
articles, winning the University’s Alumni Prize for excellent academic
achievement and publication record during his degree and is a peer reviewer for
the Journal of Orthodontics, and European Journal of Orthodontics.
Tarun is currently works at the York Teaching Hospital and
Leeds Dental Institute treating patients who require specialist
multi-disciplinary treatment for cleft lip and palate, hypodontia (missing
teeth) and facial deformity. He is due
to complete his Consultant Orthodontist training in October 2019. He works to
extremely high standards and uses labial fixed braces, but can also use
removable aligners such as Invisalign and invisible lingual braces such as
Incognito or 2D lingual.
Outside of work Tarun has a keen interest in Film and Theatre, enjoys long walks with his partner and is taking flying lessons, working towards his Private Pilot’s License in the future.
BDS (Manc 2011) PG Cert in Imp Dent
GDC No. 211123
My name is Luke, and I qualified from Manchester University
in 2011. My main interests lie within Cosmetic, restorative and Implant
dentistry. I also have a keen interest in adult tooth straightening and
cosmetic smile design. I am always looking to expand my knowledge in these
areas and keep up to date with the latest advances to ensure my patients
receive the best treatments available.
I have completed several post graduate courses with well
known cosmetic dentists to ensure that my skills are to the highest standard. I
have training in composite veneers and cosmetic bonding, and am currently
enrolled in a year long advanced cosmetic and restorative course covering all
aspects of the latest dental restorative techniques.
I am also trained to place dental implants, having completed
a year long course in implant dentistry at the highly regarded ICE implant
hospital in Manchester. I have also received mentoring from a number of very
experienced implantologists to ensure all aspects of my treatment from planning
to placement of implants is to the highest standard possible.
I take great pride in ensuring my patients are as comfortable
as possible throughout the treatment process and always do my best to put them
at ease whenever I can. My aim is to make sure from start to finish that your
treatment process is as simple as possible, while providing to you the highest
standard of care available.
Dip Dental Hygiene RCS (Edin) 2002
GDC No. 6075
My name is Greta and I am a Dental Hygienist at Acomb Dental Care. I originally started off in Dental Nursing and loved it so much that I went on to train as a hygienist. I gain great satisfaction from my job, helping our patients improve their oral health. As a keen member of the British Dental Hygienists Association, I make sure I keep up to date with latest developments in my profession which are happening all the time. I believe your visits to us should be both educational and entertaining – I am known for my infectious laugh!
BSc Dental Hygiene & Therapy (Birmingham) 2014
GDC No. 250913
Hello my name is Laura and I am a Dental Hygiene Therapist at the practice. This means along with keeping your gums healthy I can also provide restorations and tooth whitening under prescription from a dentist. I love my career and cannot wait to meet new patients at the practice.
Dip Dental Hygiene & Therapy (Sheff) 2005
GDC No. 6677
Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a Dental Hygiene Therapist at the practice. This means that, as well as helping our patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums, I also can provide some types of routine dental treatment under prescription from our dentists. I love the variety of my job.
I’m a naturally outgoing person and I enjoy getting to know you and seeing you for your regular visits.
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care 2003
GDC No. 215009
My name is Victoria and my role at Acomb Dental Care is to look after you as your Dental Nurse. I did my original training at the practice starting way back in 1997, so I have got to know a lot of our patients really well over the years. After a career break to have my four lovely sons I was happy to come back ‘home’ to work here in 2011. It really felt like I’d never been away. I really enjoy working with people and seeing the difference we can make to someone’s smile and their confidence.
National Certificate NEBDN 1995
GDC NO. 125218
Hello, I’m Lynn and I’m part of the Dental Nursing team here at Acomb Dental Care. I have many years of experience as a Dental Nurse, having started straight from leaving school. I really couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I’m told that I’m super-efficient and organised – it must all those years of experience.
National Certificate NEBDN 2007, Certificate in Dental Radiology, Certificate in Oral Health Education
GDC No. 125221
My name is Michele and I am senior Dental Nurse at Acomb Dental & Implant Clinic. Since joining the practice as a trainee in 2002, I have continued onwards and upwards and now head up our team of Dental Nurses. You’ll find me just about everywhere in the practice, but I am especially involved in assisting with implant procedures.
I also have the role of Oral Health Educator in the Practice and I work alongside our Dentists and Hygienists giving instruction and advice to our patients on all aspects of oral healthcare.
DSA cert NEBDSA 1986
GDC No. 125225
My name is Karen and I’m a member of the Dental Nursing team. As the longest serving member of staff at Acomb Dental Care, many of you will know me well. If you’re new to the practice, I hope to meet you soon. I love my job and looking after our patients. I guarantee that if you’re at all nervous about coming to the dentist, I’ll have you relaxed and laughing at my stories before you leave. I’m also told that I am obsessive about cleaning, and I take that as a compliment in this job!
Trainee Dental Nurse
My name is Charlotte and I am a Trainee Dental Nurse here at The Acomb Dental & Implant Clinic. I have almost completed my training and will soon be qualified as a dental nurse. I really enjoy working at the practice the team have such a wealth of experience I have learnt so much. I really enjoy the variety of my job and the patients I meet every day.
City & Guilds Diploma in Dental Nursing
GDC No. 256527
Hello, my name is Amanda and I’m one of the Dental Nurses here at Acomb Dental & Implant Clinic. I’m the one with the infectious laugh and I love my job. Part of my role is to assist during sedation with our nervous patients. It’s rewarding helping patients overcome their nervousness and develop the confidence to have their dental treatment.
Trainee Dental Nurse
I started at Acomb Dental & Implant Clinic as a receptionist but really wanted to expand my knowledge and gain experience working in the surgery so I am now a trainee dental nurse. I love meeting new patients and seeing the retuning ones, I am really enjoying my new role and look forward to qualifying.
I have three children and I’m also blessed with three grandchildren, so I am kept fairly busy in my spare time with them. I also love reading, shopping and watching films.
Hi my name is Tracie, I joined Acomb Dental & Implant Cinic in November 2017, after many years in Dentistry and spending time working with the military I have been a Practice Manager for 8 years. I have a vast experience of private, cosmetic dentistry, Implants and facial aesthetics. My main focus is on the patient Journey ensuring that the experience they have is second to none. I am so lucky to be the practice manager at Acomb Dental & Implant Clinic and working with such a wonderful team.
Hi my name is Jenny, I am a receptionist here at Acomb Dental Care, I really love what I do. I enjoy nothing more than making patients feel welcome and at ease the patient journey is very important to me.
Hello, my name is Gill and I am your receptionist at Acomb Dental Care. I am the first face you see when you come into the practice and your first point of contact when you telephone us. It’s my pleasure to have been part of the team here for many years. I have come to know many of our patients well. I love to meet new patients and welcome back familiar faces.
I have two grown up daughters whom I see as often as I can that is, when I’m not decorating my home or acting as ‘mum’ to the foreign students I often have to stay with me.
Portman Dental Care Awards