Mark Nortcliffe

Clinical Director / Owner

GDC registration 166854.

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 when the opportunity to run and manage his own dental practice arose he welcomed the challenge ahead and began working on his dream with business partners Nick and Debbie Jones. Mark enjoys spending time with his family and partner Katie and is an avid fan of formula one.

Dr Mihaela Paun

Dentist

GDC registration 262027. (DMD) ‘Grigore T.Popa’ University of Medicine & Pharmacy 2015.

Mihaela has a passion for preventative dentistry, creating perfect smiles with orthodontics and changing anxious patients outlook on dentistry. She prides herself in keeping up to date with modern dentistry techniques and applying those techniques to the benefit of her clients comfort and oral hygiene.

Mika got married in July 2015 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.

Khushboo Sharma Thakore

Dentist

GDC registration 275729. Qualified as a Dental surgeon – INDIA 2008

As a dentist my core motivation is the everyday challenge of delivering high quality therapy adapted to individual’s needs of various types of characters and personalities coming into the Clinic, and the sense of accomplishment in doing so when noticing the positive impact of the end results on my patients.

I like the challenge of putting anxious patients at ease and to see their confidence build up as they overcome their fear over the course of a few appointments. It is truly rewarding!

My passion does lie with cosmetic dentistry and directly improving ones visible smile. Following this dream I pursued my masters in Aesthetics Dentistry from New York University, NYC. My main interests are non – invasive restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

I look forward to meet all the patients at Bridge Street Dental and to practice my very best on a daily basis in an environment where patients come first. With our fantastic team, it will undoubtedly be a great platform to work and build a healthy patient base.

I have carried out all aspects of general dentistry since 10 years with the philosophy of treating the patient as a whole and seeing a healthy mouth as integral to patient’s well-being throughout life. One of my major achievements include winning 2nd and 3rd position in scientific dental paper presentation in consecutive years.

Outside surgery I enjoy music, painting, adventure sports and swimming. I am also an avid traveller and enjoy experiencing other cultures.

Samantha Hine

Dental Hygienist

GDC registration 278679. Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Leeds Dental Institute 2018.

Sam has worked in healthcare for over 10 years, and now enjoys working across both our practices in York and Driffield.

Sam moved from West Sussex to Leeds, to peruse a career in dentistry, and to complete her studies at Leeds Dental Institute. She finds working as a dental hygienist very rewarding, and feels lucky to have found such lovely, friendly practices to work in after qualifying. Sam likes to take a gentle and caring approach to patient care, and enjoys helping patients to feel at ease, in order to achieve their best level of oral health.

When not working Sam likes to go on adventures with her dog Baxter (getting taken for a walk by the dog!). She loves spending time with friends and family, and would also like to travel more and visit new places.

Kirsty Brown

Practice Manager RDN

GDC registration 108673, Dental Nursing Certificate 2005, England.

Kirsty is a qualified and registered Dental Nurse. She recently gained a foundation degree in Post Qualifying Dental Nursing at the university of Hull and graduated in January 2014, Kirsty has worked in general practice for almost 16 years and Loves her job, Kirsty’s job is to ensure your experience with us is pleasant and stress free!

She has experience in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry and loves the fact that you never quite know what challenges the day may bring and really enjoys seeing the results of good dental work and the difference it can make to a patients confidence and everyday life.

Outside of work Kirsty enjoys keeping fit and regularly takes part in group fitness classes, she has two dogs (Bella & Poppy) who also keep her busy when at home and she loves nothing more than taking them on long walks.

Mia Jackson

Head Dental Nurse

GDC registration 268573.

Mia qualified in January 2017, and has been a valued member of the team for a couple of years now, in April 2019 she was promoted to head dental nurse, a diverse role whereby she is helping the trainee dental nurses and inspiring them to reach their full potential. Mia has become a mummy, having her first baby boy Arthur in November 2018, whom she loves dearly and enjoys spending time with him and her partner. Life is very different for her these days and she wouldn’t change a thing, secretly hoping Arthur will grow up to be a dentist!

Abbey Elgey

Trainee Dental Nurse

I love being out and about, meeting new people and enjoy chatting to everyone I meet. I have recently become a mum of a gorgeous fur baby – Bruno the fox red labrador who loves exercise as much as me and I can’t wait to take him on lots of nice walks.

I joined the team in April and am loving being a dental nurse – the role is so varied, no two days are the same and all our patients are lovely. It’s so nice to see how people feel once they have achieved their perfect smiles

Sara Fisher

3D Lipo Therapist

Sara has been a Beauty Therapist for over 12 years and has now joined Bridge street for an extra challenge as a 3D lipo therapist. She mostly enjoys spending time with her family and walking in the countryside with friends.

Spot & Rodney

Practice Mascots

The team have known Spot and Rodney since they were pups! you can often find them helping Mark with his paperwork in the office, don’t worry they don’t go anywhere near the clinical areas, like all Labradors they just love a cuddle and a good walk!

Mark

Mark Nortcliffe

Clinical Director / Owner

GDC registration 166854.

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 when the opportunity to run and manage his own dental practice arose he welcomed the challenge ahead and began working on his dream with business partners Nick and Debbie Jones. Mark enjoys spending time with his family and partner Katie and is an avid fan of formula one.

Mihaela

Dr Mihaela Paun

Dentist

GDC registration 262027. (DMD) ‘Grigore T.Popa’ University of Medicine & Pharmacy 2015.

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 period when booking your next appointment. She prides herself in keeping up to date with modern dentistry techniques and applying those techniques to the benefit of her clients comfort and oral hygiene.

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.

Khusboo

Khushboo Sharma Thakore

Dentist

GDC registration 275729. Qualified as a Dental surgeon – INDIA 2008

As a dentist my core motivation is the everyday challenge of delivering high quality therapy adapted to individual’s needs of various types of characters and personalities coming into the Clinic, and the sense of accomplishment in doing so when noticing the positive impact of the end results on my patients.

I like the challenge of putting anxious patients at ease and to see their confidence build up as they overcome their fear over the course of a few appointments. It is truly rewarding!

My passion does lie with cosmetic dentistry and directly improving ones visible smile. Following this dream I pursued my masters in Aesthetics Dentistry from New York University, NYC. My main interests are non – invasive restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

I look forward to meet all the patients at Bridge Street Dental and to practice my very best on a daily basis in an environment where patients come first. With our fantastic team, it will undoubtedly be a great platform to work and build a healthy patient base.

I have carried out all aspects of general dentistry since 10 years with the philosophy of treating the patient as a whole and seeing a healthy mouth as integral to patient’s well-being throughout life. One of my major achievements include winning 2nd and 3rd position in scientific dental paper presentation in consecutive years.

Outside surgery I enjoy music, painting, adventure sports and swimming. I am also an avid traveller and enjoy experiencing other cultures.

Samantha

Samantha Hine

Dental Hygienist

GDC registration 278679. Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Leeds Dental Institute 2018.

Sam has worked in healthcare for over 10 years, and now enjoys working across both our practices in York and Driffield.

Sam moved from West Sussex to Leeds, to peruse a career in dentistry, and to complete her studies at Leeds Dental Institute. She finds working as a dental hygienist very rewarding, and feels lucky to have found such lovely, friendly practices to work in after qualifying. Sam likes to take a gentle and caring approach to patient care, and enjoys helping patients to feel at ease, in order to achieve their best level of oral health.

When not working Sam likes to go on adventures with her dog Baxter (getting taken for a walk by the dog!). She loves spending time with friends and family, and would also like to travel more and visit new places.

Kirsty

Kirsty Brown

Practice Manager RDN

GDC registration 108673, Dental Nursing Certificate 2005, England.

Kirsty is a qualified and registered Dental Nurse. She recently gained a foundation degree in Post Qualifying Dental Nursing at the university of Hull and graduated in January 2014, Kirsty has worked in general practice for almost 16 years and Loves her job, Kirsty’s job is to ensure your experience with us is pleasant and stress free!

She has experience in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry and loves the fact that you never quite know what challenges the day may bring and really enjoys seeing the results of good dental work and the difference it can make to a patients confidence and everyday life.

Outside of work Kirsty enjoys keeping fit and regularly takes part in group fitness classes, she has two dogs (Bella & Poppy) who also keep her busy when at home and she loves nothing more than taking them on long walks.

Mia

Mia Jackson

Head Dental Nurse

GDC registration 268573.

Mia qualified in January 2017, and has been a valued member of the team for a couple of years now, in April 2019 she was promoted to head dental nurse, a diverse role whereby she is helping the trainee dental nurses and inspiring them to reach their full potential. Mia has become a mummy, having her first baby boy Arthur in November 2018, whom she loves dearly and enjoys spending time with him and her partner. Life is very different for her these days and she wouldn’t change a thing, secretly hoping Arthur will grow up to be a dentist!

Abbey

Abbey Elgey

Trainee Dental Nurse

I love being out and about, meeting new people and enjoy chatting to everyone I meet. I have recently become a mum of a gorgeous fur baby – Bruno the fox red labrador who loves exercise as much as me and I can’t wait to take him on lots of nice walks.

I joined the team in April and am loving being a dental nurse – the role is so varied, no two days are the same and all our patients are lovely. It’s so nice to see how people feel once they have achieved their perfect smiles

Sara

Sara Fisher

3D Lipo Therapist

Sara has been a Beauty Therapist for over 12 years and has now joined Bridge street for an extra challenge as a 3D lipo therapist. She mostly enjoys spending time with her family and walking in the countryside with friends.

Spot & Rodney

Practice Mascots

The team have known Spot and Rodney since they were pups! you can often find them helping Mark with his paperwork in the office, don’t worry they don’t go anywhere near the clinical areas, like all Labradors they just love a cuddle and a good walk!