These are the hard working, lighthearted, caring individuals who have made this practice what it is. Most of the staff have been with us for over 10 years and know our long standing patients by name. Staff are continually trained in new techniques to ensure you receive the best care possible.
Seby is one of our principal dentists. Having worked at the practice for over 10 years, he is well experienced and has become well acquainted with his patients and prides himself in developing a trusting relationship with an emphasis towards encouraging patients towards preventative dentistry.
He has a interest in cosmetic dentistry, in particular, six month smiles to straighten teeth; combined with whitening and composite fillings which can really transform someone smile.
He has also undertaken numerous courses since leaving university and is keen to develop his skills further in tooth wear and full mouth rehabilitation cases.
Sabrina is also one of our principal dentists. A mum of 3, she has recently returned from maternity leave having worked at the practice for the last 6 years which followed previous work for a dentist in Huddersfield.
She is our lead sedationist in the practice and caters for the most nervous patients, empathising with the fact that many patients have a lifelong phobia of dentists usually due to a previous bad experience. Her approachable personality and caring nature helps put them at ease.
If you think you’re just too nervous to have anything done then ask for Sabrina when booking as she is likely to have seen far worse. She has a particular interest in sedation, nervous patients, dental phobias and cosmetic dentistry.
Thamer joined us from a practice in Huddersfield, and quickly established himself as a valuable member of the team. Thamer is passionate about providing excellent dentistry in a relaxed and comfortable setting, and is an extremely popular dentist with many of our nervous patients.
Luis Platas Lopez qualified from The European University of Madrid in 2005, and after a few months of working at his family practice in the North of Spain, he moved to England where he worked in general practice around the Sheffield area before joining the Hewett’s team in June 2017
Dr Lopez has completed advanced courses in Restorative Dentistry, Aesthetic Dentistry and most recently completed the second year of an Aesthetic Dental Implantology MSc at UCLAN University, being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma with merit
Sorin has qualified from Newcastle University and after working in the North East for several years has decided to move to the gorgeous Yorkshire and is now joining us from a busy NHS practice in Bradford. Sorin is an attentive listener and prides himself in his ability to deliver the highest quality treatment in a calm and relaxing environment. He will take the time to discuss with you your concerns and together you will both come up with a comprehensive treatment plan. Sorin has a friendly demeanor, and aims to ensure you are comfortable and at ease throughout your treatment journey.
Sorin has a strong passion for aesthetic dentistry, striving to create a natural and healthy smile for all his patients. He feels greatly rewarded from helping patients to overcome their dental anxieties and also achieving the smile they deserve. Modern Dentistry is rapidly developing and Sorin believes it is essential to remain at the forefront of the profession in order to treat his patients as best as possible. As such, he has enrolled in postgraduate courses in both advanced dentistry and facial aesthetics from world renowned experts.
He is also keen to use his skills to help others who may not have access to dental care. Sorin has travelled to South America to provide treatment for orphanages and deprived areas and hopes to continue to volunteer throughout his time as a Dentist.
Outside of Dentistry he enjoys an active lifestyle, travelling and visiting his family in Moldova.
Ricky graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2015 where he was an active committee member of the Dental Students’ society (SUDSS) by organising dental and social events.
Ricky is a very caring and enthusiastic person who likes to take time with his patients to build rapport and to understand their main concerns. He always aims to deliver the highest quality of care to each and every one of his patients by using up-to-date minimally invasive techniques to ensure that they are happy with their smile.
Ricky has recently completed a year long course in Restorative Dentistry and has a keen interest in providing cosmetic treatments such as short term orthodontics (Invisalign) and aesthetic tooth-coloured fillings.
Outside of work Ricky likes to keep fit by going to the gym regularly and playing football, and loves spending time with his family and friends. He has also recently started flying lessons for which he is working towards his private pilots license.
Liz is our dental hygienist/therapist and has been at the practice for 3 years. Since qualifying, she has gained experience working with nervous patients, especially children.
This has strengthened her skills, allowing her to create a relaxed environment and reducing, if not eliminating, their fears of visiting the dentist.
Liz enjoys sharing her knowledge to help patients improve and maintain their oral hygiene.
Tracy joined the team in 2017. Tracy has 26 years’ experience in the dental setting, starting as a dental nurse, and working her way up to practice manager. She is passionate about leading the team to deliver a fantastic patient experience.
Olivia is our patient care coordinator. As patient care coordinator, Olivia is available to answer any questions about treatment, and help patients better understand their options. She enjoys welcoming new patients, and supporting current patients through their journey here at the practice. She believes in making patients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible, and her door is always open if patients fancy a cup of tea and a chat.
Emily is a qualified dental nurse, who joined the practice in 2015. She very quickly established herself as a big part of the Hewett’s family, and is a familiar, smiley face to everyone. Emily assists in a variety of our different surgeries, and is often there to greet our patients from the reception desk.
Kelly joined us in 2010 and qualified in 2011. Kelly is our dental and oral hygiene nurse, ensuring we comply with the Department of Health and Care Quality Commission regulations. Kelly also provides internal training for the dental nurses.
Eileen is a long-standing member of the practice, joining the team in 2002. She enjoys welcoming our patients to the practice. Eileen is passionate about good customer service, and is always willing to answer any queries, or help in any way she can.
Linda first joined the team in 2007. Linda is a long-standing member of our team, and has built a brilliant relationship with our patients over the many years she has worked at the practice.
Rachel joined the practice in 2007, and gained her dental nursing qualification at the Leeds Dental Institute in 2011. Rachel is currently on maternity leave with her new son, George. She is a big part of the team, and we look forward to welcoming her back.
Jessica joined the practice in 2012, and gained her dental nursing qualification in 2013. She is a great member of the team, and always ensures we are all smiling. Jessica is a familiar face for our patients attending for regular hygiene appointments, as she often works alongside our hygiene therapist.
Rose joined us from a practice in Huddersfield, in 2017, as a trainee dental nurse, qualifiing in 2017 and recently became Lead Nurse and Decontamination Lead Rose is passionate about making patients feeling as comfortable as possible.
Megan joined the team in 2017. Since joining, her friendly face has already made Hewett’s Dental practice a brighter place to be! She is looking forward to getting to know our patients more, and gaining her qualification in dental nursing at the Leeds Dental Institute.
Annie is a trainee dental nurse, who joined the practice in 2017. Annie is incredibly excited to be starting her dental nursing career here at Hewett’s, and to complete her training at the Leeds Dental Institute.