Our Dental Team

Dr James Chesterman BDS, MFDS RCS, MSc, MPerio RCSEd, FDS (Rest Dent) RCSEd

Specialist Periodontist and Restorative Dentist
GDC Number 210523

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James graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Clinical Distinction in 2011. Following this, he completed training posts in Maxillofacial surgery and a 5-year specialist training program in Restorative Dentistry at the Leeds Dental Institute. As part of training James completed a research master’s in digital dentistry and was awarded a distinction.

During training, James was also awarded a competitive Clinical Fellowship by the British Society of Periodontology to complete further training at the University of Bern, Switzerland. This included attendance to the Masterclass in Regenerative and Plastic-Aesthetic Periodontal Surgery and visiting the specialist departments.

In 2020, James was appointed as a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Leeds Dental Institute and is the clinical lead for the periodontal services. His areas of interest include dental implants, periodontal surgery and rehabilitation for patients with toothwear and trauma. James continues to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in periodontics, toothwear and implant dentistry. He has published numerous articles and presented at national meetings.

Outside of dentistry James enjoys running, playing squash, hiking and travelling.

Anthony Heum BDS

Dentist
Qualified in the UK
GDC number 66555

Tony qualified from Newcastle University in 1991. In 1994, Tony and his wife Marina went into partnership to buy a dental practice at 59 Austhorpe Road. In 2000, they moved Church View Dental Care to its current location. They have continued to improve and expand the practice, which now has six dedicated treatment rooms. Tony has a keen interest in advanced restorative dentistry including cosmetic treatments (crowns, bridges and veneers) having completed a one year advanced restorative course in Manchester. He has been placing and restoring implants since 2006 following two years of training with the Royal College of Surgeons and in Frankfurt and Tubingen in Germany. Tony has attended facial aesthetics courses on Harley Street, London, held by leading teachers in this field. He is a member of the ADI, BACD, SAAD and BDA. Away from dentistry, Tony enjoys coaching cricket, cycling and supports Leeds Carnegie. He is also a keen runner, one of his achievements being the completion of the Great North Run.

Marina Heum BDS

Dentist
Qualified in the UK
GDC number 66562

Marina qualified from Newcastle University in 1991 and has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry. Marina completed a one year advanced restorative course in 2005 and further developed her skills completing a Minimal Invasive Aesthetic Dentistry Course (Mini Smile Makeover) in 2018 and she is currently working towards the MJDF (Membership of Joint Dental Faculty) diploma.

Away from dentistry Marina is kept busy with her three grown up children and is a volunteer Community First Responder with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Marina is a keen runner, she is a member of a local running club, so you may see her regularly competing in local races. Marina has completed the Great North Run many times and both London and Edinburgh Marathons.

Marcus Green BDS

Dentist
Qualified in the UK
GDC number 77865

After graduating from Newcastle in 2000, Marcus began work in general dental practice initially in Castleford. He joined Church View Dental Care in 2003. Marcus has been a life long supporter of Leeds Rhinos, following the team home and away through good times and bad! Marcus keeps active by playing five-a-side football and looking after his children Joel and Ava.

Katie Steed BDS, Diploma Restorative Dentistry RCS (eng)

Dentist
Qualified in the UK
GDC Number 210519

Katie qualified from Birmingham in 2011 and joined the practice in 2014. Katie completed her MJDF qualification in 2012 and has recently completed a 2 year postgraduate diploma in restorative dentistry with the FGDP(UK) which allows her to complete some more advanced cases. She takes pride in putting patients at ease and enjoys all general and cosmetic dentistry. Outside of dentistry, Katie enjoys walking, travelling and takes an interest in photography.

Harriett Long BDS

Dentist
Qualified in UK
GDC number 283417

Harriet graduated from Newcastle in May 2019 and completed her foundation year in Salford prior to relocating back to her home town of Leeds. She joined Church View in September 2020.

Outside of work Harriet’s a keen traveller and enjoys the gym, walking, yoga and cooking

Zarah Lutchmeah BDS (Sheffield)

Dentist
Qualified in the UK
GDC number 193989

Zarah qualified from Sheffield University in 2010 and since then has made it her mission to make every dental visit friendly, relaxed and comfortable for her patients and their families.

She thoroughly enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is especially focussed on building rapport and strong relationships with her patients. Her aim is not to provide ‘single tooth dentistry’ but to help you look after your oral health as a whole and she is passionate about a prevention-based approach to suit individual needs as well as minimally invasive dentistry.

Zarah is always keen on expanding her knowledge to provide the best care for her patients and regularly attends further development courses to improve and keep up to date with her general dentistry skills.

                               In her spare time, Zarah is a bit of a foodie, she is always on the hunt for a good coffee shop and loves to experiment with cooking with and baking.

Gunjan Handa BDS, LDS RCSEng

Dentist
Qualified in India
GDC number 228854

Gunjan graduated with  BDS in 2003 from India.  After that, she did a 1 year residency program in endodontics. After working a few years in India, she moved to the UK and has been practicing in the UK and further graduated from Royal College of Surgeons London with a LDS degree in 2012. Gunjan has worked at various practices providing NHS and private dentistry. She has keen interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry improving smiles with minimal invasive techniques. She has completed 1 year certification in Restorative and Operative dentistry each from Tipton Training Institute.
Outside work Gunjan is a busy mum of 2 lovely kids. She is also a National level scholarship holder in fine arts and enjoys painting. In her free time, she loves to do yoga and meditation and go for long walks.  

Joe O'Reilly Clinical Denture Technician

Joseph is a Clinical Denture Technician (CDT), CDTs are registered with the General Dental Council Dental and are trained and qualified to provide a range of denture services direct to patients.

As a CDT Joseph has advanced technical and clinical skills needed to carefully design and hand-craft every denture to the individual requirements of the patient.

Joseph qualified from Leeds Dental Institute as a CDT and continued to do work for some of the UK’s best surgeons.

Through his constant passion for his work, he then enrolled in the prestigious Clinical dental course in Preston. Although he was one of the youngest to be accepted on the course, his determination and focus pushed him to be recognised as one of the youngest qualified clinical technicians in the UK. Being awarded a Diploma from The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

Joseph has a passion for the industry, his eye for detail and careful planning ensures only the best results, giving his patients peace of mind and great clinical results.

Joseph holds a clinic at Church View Dental Care one day a week, helping patients wear a confident smile.

Lisa Highley CEB Diploma in Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygienist
Qualified in the UK
GDC number 5680

Lisa qualified as a dental hygienist in 2000.

Carrie Sadler Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy

Dental Hygienist & Therapist
Qualified in the UK
GDC number 138166

Carrie qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 2010 and joined the practice in 2012.

She is enthusiastic about educating her patients in their oral health and has a gentle yet thorough approach.

Carrie’s spare time is generally focused around family but she does enjoy attending music gigs and socialising with friends.

Beth Cockayne Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy - Sheffield 2018

Dental Hygienist & Therapist
Qualified in the UK
GDC number 129674

 

Lisa Grant National Certificate NEBDN

GDC number 132680
Qualified in the UK

Lisa qualified in 1998, she is our longest serving member of the team having joined the practice in 1996.

Megan Douglas Diploma in Dental Nursing level 3 QCF

GDC number 256529
Qualified in UK

Georgia Hall Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

GDC Number 284240

Sarah Jackson Verified experience in Dental Nursing

GDC number 139105

Kirsty Brook

GDC number 275764

Kaycee Carrington

Awaiting GDC number

Helen Cummins

GDC number 149787

Dawn Gilchrist

Dawn joined the practice in 2005 and has been meeting and greeting all our patients at reception since then.

Away from her reception duties Dawn enjoys socialising and you will often find her out and about on the back of a Lambretta with partner Trevor.

Angela Richardson

Rachael Nicholson

Rachael joined us in 2018 as part of our reception team.

In her spare time you will find her at the side of the football pitch supporting her children Sam and Millie. Racheal also enjoys taking her Dalmatian, Roxy, for lots of long walks.

Sharron Bellwood

Millie Kimberlin Dental Nurse

 

 

 

 

 

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