Dr .Gavin Daniel Bell
Qualified from: BDS Newcastle University 2010 England , 2010
GDC No: 192665
Gavin thoroughly enjoys his job as an Orthodontist, especially working with patients to achieve healthy, happy smiles. He is passionate about maintaining high standards of care and keeping up to date with the latest research and techniques.
Gavin grew up in Northern Ireland, before moving to the North of England to study dentistry in 2005. He graduated with Honours in 2010, receiving the British Dental Association Prize. He then spent a further three years in the North East, working in general dentistry and a number of hospital posts, including children’s dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
After hearing many great things about Yorkshire, he wanted to experience ‘God’s own county’ for himself, and it has certainly lived up to expectations! He moved here to undertake his Specialist and Consultant Orthodontic training between Leeds Dental Institute and St. Luke's Hospital in Bradford from 2013 and 2018, obtaining a Master’s degree with distinction in 2015.
As well as working in specialist practice, Gavin also works as an NHS Consultant at Rotherham General Hospital.
Qualified from: Leeds University 1979 United Kingdom, 1979
GDC No: 52860
Alan spent the first four years of his career as a GDP on the Wirral (Merseyside), where he quickly realised that his passion lay in Orthodontics. Encouraged by a local orthodontist he embarked upon the full time post graduate orthodontic course at Liverpool Dental Hospital.
Upon completion of his orthodontic training he returned to Leeds and in 1987 acquired a long established city centre orthodontic practice; where he happily remained until March 2014. Over the last 27 years running his own specialist practice, Alan developed a keen interest in combined functional / fixed appliance therapy.
Alan now works as an orthodontist at Love Your Smile where he provides specialist orthodontic treatment to both children and adults.
Married with four children, all now “20 something’s”; Alan enjoy's travelling, walking, spending time with his family, playing badminton and saxophone in a local band.
Qualified from: DDS, BChD, MFDS RCS(Ed), MOrth RCS(Ed), FDS(Orth) RCS(Eng) United Kingdom, 2003
GDC No: 82173
Chris qualified in Dentistry from Leeds University in 2003. Following vocational dental training in Yorkshire, he gained experience in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, General Dental practice, the Community dental service and Paediatric Dentistry before taking a gap year to travel. He then taught at LDI before further experience in Paediatric Dentistry.
He completed his Specialist Orthodontic training at Bristol Dental Hospital and the Royal United Hospital, Bath, gaining Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons and completing a Doctoral Degree. He undertook advanced Orthodontic training to Consultant level at York Hospital and LDI and was appointed as Consultant in Orthodontics at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, 2014. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Training Programme Director for Dental Core trainees at Pinderfields. He is a reviewer for several dental/orthodontic journals.
Chris currently provides private Specialist Orthodontic treatment using a range of aesthetic appliances.
(Dental Implant Surgeon)
Qualified from: DD, BDS, MJDF (RCS Eng.) MSc. Implant Dentistry United Kingdom, 2008
GDC No: 150180
David hails from Toronto Ontario, Canada. He trained as a dental technician in Canada, then partnered with his brother at the full service dental lab, Smile Designs Veige Laboratory. David opened a UK wing of Smile Designs Dental Laboratory based in Harrogate, where his laboratory work is performed by himself or Master Ceramist from Italy.
David qualified from Newcastle University with a distinction in academic dentistry and the top restorative dentistry prize. He was shortlisted for the Young Dentist of the year UK at The Dentistry Awards, 2009. He's successfully been awarded membership to the Royal College of Surgeons Joint Dental Faculty by way of examination.
He graduated with merit from Warwick University with a Masters of Science degree in implant dentistry. He's a member of the International Team for Implantology (www.iti.org) an organisation focused on advancing implant dentistry. David limits clinical practice to implants, focusing on high quality patient care.
Qualified from: BChD, MFDS.RCS,MOrth.RCS, M Dent Sci United Kingdom, 1998
GDC No: 74475
Mick moved up from Kent to attend university and qualified as a dentist from Leeds Dental Institute in 1998. He then worked in Australia in 2000 whilst on a round the world trip, spending some time in the school dental and the flying doctors services. He returned to the U.K. and worked in general dental practice and in hospital maxillo-facial surgery in the Yorkshire region prior to starting his specialist orthodontic training in Leeds and York in 2007. He works here at Love Your Smile treating both children and adults with orthodontic appliances including lingual braces and invisalign.
Mick is married and became a father for the first time in 2009. He now enjoys life with his young family as well as the occasional game of golf and watching rugby, as his playing days are now behind him.
(Dental Implant Surgeon)
Qualified from: BDS Ncle United Kingdom, 1995
GDC No: 70578
Richard qualified at Newcastle in 1995 and worked in a mixed private/NHS practice in Sunderland for 3 years. He then worked in a private practice in Lancashire and completed an implant course in 2003.
In 2005, he started his implant surgical career and worked for Dr Tipton at his practice in St Ann’s Square, Manchester for 3 years, carrying out cosmetic, general, restorative dentistry and implant restorative cases. During this time and beyond he was a senior instructor on Dr Tipton’s courses.
Richard resumed his implant surgical career in 2009 and worked for Dr Kailesh Solanki at Kissdental, Manchester, where he restored many full-arch fixed bridge and overdenture cases. He started his Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at King’s College, London in 2007 which he has completed.
Richard works at the mydentist Orthodontic Centre, Hunslet, where he places and restores implants.
Qualified from: Ncle United Kingdom, 1997
GDC No: 73150
Sarah qualified as a dentist from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1997. On qualification, she returned to her home in Leeds and worked in general dental practice. Her experience in Orthodontics started in 2000 when she joined a specialist orthodontic practice, working as a Clinical Assistant.
Sarah joined our team in September 2014 and thoroughly enjoys the days that she works with us, seeing our patients start and end their orthodontic journey, and the results that are achieved.
As well as working with us, Sarah also works in a general dental practice where she provides private and NHS dentistry for her patients.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family.
Qualified from: Statutory exam India, 2000, BDS, MSc (Endo), MFDS RCS India, 2000
GDC No: 171065
Shaheer graduated from India in 2000. His interest has always been Endodontology, in 2005 he gained a Clinical Masters (MSc) in Endodontics, Manchester University.
In 2007, he gained the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS), from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Shaheer has worked in NHS and private practices, accepting endodontic referrals since 2005. His dedication for endodontics has lead him to complete an MClinDent degree, London. He's worked in the Department of Restorative Dentistry in Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow Dental Hospitals gaining extensive experience in Restorative and Endodontic clinics, treating cases deemed too difficult for general practice. During this time he developed his surgical endodontic skills and was required to work with other consultants in a multi-disciplinary team. He provides endodontic care utilising the operating microscope and microsurgical instruments.
He has publications in international journals. His special interest lies in effective rehabilitation of severely broken down teeth. Shaheer is a passionate teacher and has lectured around the world conducting hands on endodontic courses/workshops for young budding dentists.
He's a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, British Dental Association, British Endodontic Society and European Society of Endodontology.
Qualified from: Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy UK, 2017
GDC No: 168658
Sophia qualified at The University of Leeds in 2017, graduating in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. She is passionate about providing the best care for her patients, ensuring they achieve the best oral health and have a comfortable and relaxing experience during treatment. Sophia provides up to date guidance, to practice excellent quality dentistry to both adult and child patients.
Sophia currently works at our practice one day a week providing hygiene therapy to patients undergoing orthodontic treatment or dental implant treatment. She also provides stain removal treatments and other hygiene treatments to patients who wish to improve their oral health.
In her spare time Sophia enjoys playing golf and spending time with her family.
Qualified from: BChD MFDSRCS (Eng) MClinDent (Ortho) MOrth RCS (Eng) United Kingdom, 2002
GDC No: 80690
Jill graduated in Dentistry from the University of Leeds in 2002. She then spent the next four years gaining experience in general practice, maxillofacial surgery and paediatric dentistry.
She undertook her postgraduate orthodontic specialist training at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield, and received her Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010. During her training she also gained a Master of Clinical Dentistry degree from the University of Sheffield.
Jill joined this practice in May 2010 and is really excited about her future career in orthodontics.
Outside of work Jill is a keen netball player and enjoys travelling with her family.
Qualified from: Leeds United Kingdom, 1999
GDC No: 76032
Ms.Bridget Marie Mitchell
Qualified from: Leeds United Kingdom, 1994
GDC No: 119614
Qualified from: Ncle United Kingdom, 1995
GDC No: 70578
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