Meet the Team
Beverley Highgate Dental Practice’s team of highly experienced dental professionals includes seven dentists and a support team of 16 nurses, oral health educators and receptionists to make your appointment as pleasant as possible and to ensure that you get the best possible service.
Our dentists have a combined 131 years’ experience and our practice management, reception and dental teams have over 160 years’ experience between them – that’s an average of 10 years each!
As the first and last stage of the patients’ journey, our receptionists play a vital role in giving patients a warm, friendly and professional welcome that sets the standard for the quality of care that patients receive at Beverley Highgate Dental Practice.
Our dentists and nurses are all registered with the GDC (General Dental Council) and undergo regular training. In addition to dental training, the team’s Continuing Professional Development programme includes yearly training on how to use the onsite Automated External Defibrillator.
We are currently training two treatment coordinators to help patients with questions regarding treatment, costs, benefits and risks so all patients have an opportunity to ask any questions regarding their treatment.
Read about our team’s areas of expertise and find out what makes them tick here:
Here at Beverley Highgate Dental Practice LLP we currently have Seven qualified dentists, their personal appointment hours are displayed here.
Principal Dentist - GDC 251898
Originally from the local area, Jonathan attended Pocklington School and returned to Beverley after qualifying at Peninsula Dental School in Devon and Cornwall. Jonathan joined the Highgate Team in 2017 and has taken extended training to offer dental implants. Following the retirement of Highgate’s two principal dentists in 2021, Jonathan became the principal and owner. Since Jonathan has taken ownership, he is committed to the founding principles of Highgate which is to provide each individual patient with a professional, friendly experience in a relaxed environment. With fresh ideas, Jonathan is refurbishing the practice and has already installed our computer systems and digital imagery for xrays. In his spare time Jonathan is a keen skier and motor car enthusiast. However, ultimately spending quality time with his wife and young family is paramount and he’s not afraid of finger painting and glitter!
Associate Dentist - GDC 45088
Dave grew up in Lincolnshire and qualified from Newcastle in 1971, he came to Beverley in April 1973 and has remained at Beverley Highgate Dental Practice LLP ever since. Dave became a principal in 1980 and in 2021 became an associate dentist and intends to continue work for the foreseeable future. Dave is married to Wendy with four boys and two grandchildren. He runs and cycles regularly and can still touch his toes!
Christine Matthews BDS
Associate Dentist -GDC 56636
Christine graduated from her home town university of Newcastle in 1982 and joined Beverley Highgate Dental Practice LLP in Beverley in the autumn of that year. Christine lives with her husband and has two grown up children. They both make the most of their time and enjoy walking in the Yorkshire Dales and exploring a little further abroad to find the sunshine. Christine is a keen retail shopper and loves to spoil her two young grandchildren.
Christine Matthews practices in General family dentistry and some cosmetic work. Christine also offers a service which specialises in sleep apnoea and anti snoring devices
Karoly Cseh (Charles)
Associate Dentist -GDC 170337
Charles is originally from Hungary and joined the Highgate team in 2021 following Mr Burke’s retirement. Charles has vast experience in dentistry with keen interest in root canal treatment. Charles lives locally with his wife and three daughters who keep him busy with dance recitals, gymnastics and swimming lessons.
Associate Dentist -GDC 289894
Kath Stahl attended Pocklington School through an academic scholarship, and went on to study Dentistry at the University of Liverpool, where she received an award from the Royal College of
Surgeons for Clinical Skills. She has a friendly and professional approach to dentistry, and is especially good at communicating with our anxious patients. In her spare time, she enjoys playing
piano, drawing, and competitive sports
Associate Dentist -GDC 277317
Henry, originally from the local area, actually came to Highgate for work experience in his younger years and eventually joined our team in 2021. Working one day a week, Henry has a keen interest in Invisalign and Root canal treatment. Henry has recently got married and enjoys countryside walks with their dogs and visiting the Lake District.
Dental Therapist GDC 255985
Ellie had worked as a Dental Nurse for many years before deciding to
undertake further clinical training at Teesside University to become a
Dental Therapist. Dental therapists are highly trained to provide preventive
care and advice, in addition to a wide range of clinical treatments. Ellie
has a particular interest in treating patients with a caring approach. Her
skills will be used to provide a range of services to help improve people’s
Associate Dentist -GDC 75748
After qualifying from Manchester university in 1999 Fiona soon set up her own family practice. After growing the practice locally for a decade she decided to sell the practice and focus on her own young family whilst still working part time looking after her patients. Now Fiona’s family are grown up she’s finally got the time to spend more time on looking after patients old and new, whilst also spending time out in nature with the dogs or enjoying the garden or making craft candles, with a nice glass of red!
Our Practice Management
Between them, our Practice Management team of Sue and Carla have been part of the team for almost 40 years and pride themselves on the smooth and efficient running of the practice and exemplary levels of patient care and customer service.
Tara Waites has newly joined the Highgate team in 2022. Tara has come from a dentistry background, qualifying as a dental nurse in 2014 and progressing to practice manager 2 years later. Tara has managed dental practices for 5 years and continues to add the years on. Tara enjoys making memories with her partner and son and socialising with family and friends.
Lauren Kristiansen RDN
Assistant Manager - GDC 287201
Lauren is our Assistant manager at Highgate and supports Tara with the day to day running of the practice. Lauren started with us as a trainee nurse back in 2018 and has thoroughly enjoyed working with the team to bring the practice where it is today. She looks forward to many more years with the Practice.
Here at Highgate Dental Practice we have eleven dedicated nurses to assist the dentists in providing you with the best possible treatment.
Here is a little about each of them.
Evan Catt RDN
Head Nurse - GDC 235568
Evan joined Highgate in 2012 and is our Head nurse, since qualifying as a dental nurse has also completed further training in fluoride application and become an oral health educator. Evan works with Dr Henry Furbank assisting with invisalign cases. In Evan’s spare time she loves to craft, spending time with her family and friends and walking her French bull dog.
Carol Hamlet RDN
Carol has over 25 years’ worth of dental nursing experience to offer and is a familiar friendly face at Highgate. Carol works with Katie Hubbard and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren , gardening and reading when she gets the time to relax!
Vicky Kennedy RDN
Vicky Kennedy joined Highgate in 1999. Having completed her training as a dental nurse, Vicky extended her development by completing her dental radiography training. Vicky works with Charles and in her spare time enjoys family time with her husband, two girls and her rescue dog.
Julie Woollock RDN
Julie Woollock joined Highgate in 2003 and has over 40 years of dental experience. Julie worked for Dave over 19 years. in her spare time, Julie enjoys Beverley race days and time with her family and friends.
Jennifer Edgington RDN
Jen originally qualified in 2000 but retrained after moving to England in 2012. Jen achieved her NEBDN qualification in 2018. Since then she has qualified in Fluoride application, Impression taking and become an Oral Health Champion. Outside of work she enjoys meeting with friends and spending time with her family.
Lian Murphy RDN
Lian joined Highgate as a trainee dental nurse in 2019. Lian had previously dental nursed in the Armed Forces. Having returned to the local area and retrained and qualified as a dental nurse, Lian works with Jonathan Glassby and assists with implants . Lian enjoys time with her husband and adult daughter in between crafting projects.
Maisie Johnston RDN
Maisie has worked at Highgate since 2021 and has been nursing for over 4 years. She enjoys working in surgery with Dr. Kath Stahl and supports the reception team the rest of the week. In her spare time she enjoys long walks with her dog and holidays with friends and family.
Keli Norfolk RDN
Keli joined the practice in 2021 as a trainee dental nurse after many years in the care sector. Keli is a very gentle caring dental nurse who is an asset to Highgate. Keli works with all the dentists to develop a full range of skills. Keli enjoys astrology and extreme baking and cuddles with her dog.
Holly Nicholson RDN
Holly joined Highgate as a trainee dental nurse following successful grades in her GCSEs in 2021, she qualified in 2023 and now works alongside our Hygienists. Holly has previously volunteered with the Covid 19 vaccination program and enjoys spending time with family, friends and cinema trips.
Molly Jackson RDN
Molly Jackson joined Highgate as a trainee dental nurse in 2021 and now qualified nurse and works in surgery with Kath. When Molly is not in surgery she works on reception. Molly enjoys spending time with her friends and dog who is always a live wire.
Ellie recently joined us here at Highgate Dental Practice as our Treatment Coordinator. Ellie has a real passion for helping and supporting patients throughout their journey so that they leave us feeling confident about their treatment.
She comes from a similar role in the Pharmacy sector ensuring patient satisfaction firstly and foremost. Ellie is always at hand should you have any queries!
When you contact Highgate Dental Practice you will be greeted by one of our friendly receptionists.
Rachel recently came to Highgate Dental after leading a reception team for several years and she is looking forward to driving our team forward. Rachel loves meeting new people and
really cares that the Patients journey at the practice is the best it can be. Rachel loves walking her French bulldog Hugo and going to the gym.
Barbara joined the Highgate reception team in 2017. Barbara usually works every Saturday morning and helps provide a professional friendly service from the very beginning of every patient experience. In her spare time Barbara is a keen baker and is often busy making celebration cakes and treats.
Aimee joined Highgate practice in 2023 after working 12 years in the dental industry. Previously working as a Dental nurse she has now joined the practice working alongside the reception team. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking her German shepherd for long walks.
Katrina recently joined the team here at Highgate, dentistry is new to her having worked in Financial Services for many years. She enjoys meeting new people and working amongst a team. Katrina prides herself in providing a first class service to patients and supporting colleagues in ensuring the Practice runs smoothly. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys cooking and socialising with friends going to the gym and hiking.