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At The Smile Rooms 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.
BDS MFGDP (UK)
GDC No. 69436
I am Catherine Tannahill, Principal Dentist at The Smile Rooms and Advanced Facial Aesthetics Practitioner. I qualified at Manchester Dental School in 1993 and have since completed extensive postgraduate studies, including my Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners. I have worked in Scarborough, Bridlington and York, also teaching undergraduates in Leeds Dental Institute. I established The Smile Rooms in 2007, taking over a longstanding practice in Malton town centre and relocating it in 2011.
I have a particular interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, Facial Aesthetics, Orthodontics and Business Studies. I continually strive to keep bang up to date with new ideas and technologies.
I love leading the fantastic team that we have at The Smile Rooms and looking at ways to delight our patients, with excellent customer service. If you need to improve your smile or wish to commit to long term Oral Health, then we are the practice for you.
When I am not working, I love to spend time with Andy and our boys (usually at the side of a rugby pitch), cycle, run, and potter in our garden.
GDC No. 100447
I am Lise Woodward and I am an associate dentist at The Smile Rooms. I qualified from the centre of excellence The University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2003 and have worked in private practice since I qualified 15 years ago. I have worked in the U.K. since 2006 when I moved to York with my husband and fellow clinician Duncan.
During the last 15 years I have completed numerous dental courses including a years post graduate restorative course via Leeds University in 2008. I very much enjoy the restorative pathway with a strong passion and interest in prosthodontics - the construction of fixed/removal dentures, crowns - and bridges.
In my spare time I am devoted to my family - especially my husband Duncan and our daughter Eva. We also have our spoilt, food-loving, 12 year old black labrador Monty.
We enjoy regular trips back to Denmark to see family and friends. I enjoy the outdoors and an uplifting run in the beautiful English countryside or a coffee-trip to Copenhagen or Paris! I love a well made, beautifully presented, strong and tasty coffee (I am a Dane....!).
I'm looking forward to meeting all the patients at The Smile Rooms in Malton and to practice my very best on a daily basis in an environment where patients come first.
Lic Odent (Madrid) 2009
GDC No. 187506
Maria joined the team in August 2018, she has extended her studies to include Implantology, Oral Surgery and Periodontal Surgery.
Maria loves travelling and is looking forward to meeting those patients that need her care
BChD, MJDF RCS (Eng), MFDS RCPS (Glas), PG Cert Clinical Conscious Sedation
GDC No. 259356
Asad qualified from the University of Leeds in 2015. He is passionate about providing pain-free and minimally invasive dentistry to patients, and believes that with the latest dental techniques at our disposal, all dental treatment should be comfortable for you. He also believe that your natural teeth are precious and should be preserved as much as possible so that you are able to maintain your smile for longer.
Asad is a member of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, having completed his MJDF and MFDS examinations. In 2018, he also completed a year long Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Conscious Sedation at the University of Bristol.
In addition, he's currently studying towards to a Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham.
Asad provides all forms of general dentistry; from dental treatment under sedation for nervous patients to smile makeovers using Invisalign clear braces.
Outside of work, Asad loves spending time with his family. An ideal weekend for him would consist of a long walk in the Yorkshire countryside, followed by a well earned afternoon tea. He's also football mad and loves supporting his
beloved Birmingham City through their constant struggles!
BDS (Manc) 2011 PG CERT IN IMP DENT
GDC No. 211123
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.
GDC No. 5596
Hello I’m Kerry and I’m part of the hygienist team at The Smile Rooms.
I’ve worked in dentistry since 1989, firstly as a dental nurse then as a hygienist from 1999.
I have worked for The Smile Rooms since 2006, but Catherine and I first worked together from 2000 at a private practice in York. I thoroughly enjoy my job and have loved the work from day one, having a super support team here at the Smile Rooms is a great bonus.
I enjoy all aspects of the work, from helping phobic patients overcome their fears, to restoring a patient’s smile simply by removing unsightly stain.
To relax I enjoy photography, cake decorating and of course spending time with my husband, David & Son Jack; together we like walking, cycling & running.
GDC No. 801
Hello my name is Jane Sherwood and I am lucky enough to be a member of the team here at the Smile Rooms. I have been a Dental Hygienist for ever (1970) and still love my work. I particularly enjoy helping the nervous patient who finds visiting the dental surgery a terrifying experience. It is very satisfying to help change a person's feelings about the dental visit and here at the Smile Rooms we all want the very best for everyone.
When I am not at work I enjoy watercolour painting, cake decorating and reading.
My husband John and I enjoy our grandchildren, eating out and the odd holiday.
Dental Hygienist and Therapist
GDC No. 131212
Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a Dental Therapist at The Smile Rooms where I have worked since 2011 as part of the Hygienist Team. I qualified at Sheffield in 2009.
I love working here seeing a variety of patients and regularly go on courses to keep my knowledge up to date. I especially love treating children and helping them to improve their oral health for life.
I live in York and enjoy spending time with my husband Jim and daughter Lucy. When I have the time, I enjoy going to music festivals and concerts and I also like to keep fit doing a bit of running. I have an allotment which I try to tend as often as possible although the weeds often grow better than the veg!
Lead Nurse and Treatment Coordinator
GDC No. 114995
I’m Claire, the Lead Nurse and Treatment Coordinator. I have worked at The Smile Rooms since 2001. I worked as a Dental nurse since 2011 and then took a role as Practice Manager in 2013. I feel very lucky to work with such a great team. As I thoroughly missed the clinical aspect of my work, I have returned to the clinical team from 2015 as Lead Nurse and Treatment Coordinator.
I am married to Andy and have two children Jasmine and Finlay. I enjoy family time, walking with our newest member of the family (Belle the dog) and socializing.
What is a Treatment Coordinator? I am here to introduce you to the practice and to help you with any queries, no matter how big or small, both before, during and after your treatment.
GDC No. 269673
GDC No. 163446
GDC No. 237439
GDC No. 266214
I am a qualified dental nurse and joined The Smile Rooms in September 2018. I am loving working with such a happy, supportive team. Out of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, usually shopping or eating good food!
GDC No. 149236
Hello, my name is Sam. I have been a dental nurse since 2006. I have worked at The Smile Rooms since 2010. I enjoy working with our dentists and hygienists, as part of the nursing team, and particularly enjoying helping patients gain a confident smile.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband Tom and our two boys Charlie and George - they keep us very busy.
GDC No. 278714
Hi my name is Lauren, I have joined the smile rooms team as a trainee dental nurse in 2016 and I'm really enjoying it, everyone is so kind and welcoming, they're a lovely team to be a part of. I started formal training at York College for my dental nurse qualification in September 2016.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and baking with my younger brothers.
GDC No. 274212
I have been working as a dental nurse since 2015 in between working on Reception so you may see me popping up from time to time in the treatment rooms. I just love to play a big part in patient care.
President of Association of Dental Administrators & Managers 2014 - 2016.
I'm Niki ,The Practice Manager I joined the great team at The Smile Rooms in 2015. I have worked within Dentistry for the last 30 years and am proud to represent Practice Managers & Administrators within Dental business sector
I am married to Mark and we run a B&B in Thirsk . In my spare time I am a member of Wetherby Speakers Club, I also enjoy fundraising and have been lucky enough to do this with the dental charity Heart Your Smile that raises awareness in the community.
I am here to ensure the smooth running of The Smile Rooms, from equipment to customer satisfaction. If you need me, just ask!
Hi I’m Lynn and I am here to help on reception to take your calls and welcome you. I started off in the dental profession as a nurse and have worked in various practices over the years.
I joined the team in 2017 and love to provide helpful service on the front desk; over the telephone, via email and in person. I look forward to giving you a warm welcome to The Smile Rooms Dental and Implant Clinic.
Portman Dental Care Awards