About Clifton Dental Practice York

York Dentists for Over 50 Years

Clifton Dental Practice was established circa 1960 to provide excellent, quality dental care for the whole family in the York and surrounding area. There are a good number of highly competent Dentists practicing in the York area, but few who can boast the longevity of our practice.

We currently have three dentists at the practice. All have vast experience of general dental practice qualifying locally from the excellent Leeds Dental Institute. Undertaking our dental degree locally enables us to refer to a wide local network of known specialists for second opinons and further treatment. These specialists include orthodontists, Dental restorative consultants and Dental Implantologists in the York and Leeds area.

We offer a wide range of preventative and cosmetic treatments in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Our cosmetic treatments include tooth coloured fillings, crowns and veneers and our very popular home tooth whitening procedure.

We also provide partial and full dentures to make the most of your smile.

Our preventative treatments include routine examinations with our dentists and regular gum treatment with our hygienist. We can make gumshields to fit your mouth and maximise protection from sports injury.

Take a look at our membership plan and prices for such treatments.

We believe that an attractive smile and healthy teeth are amongst your most important assets.

A nice smile increases your self-esteem. It gives you confidence in your appearance and reflects on how you are seen by others.

Our qualified, professional staff provide a relaxed, sympathetic environment enabling us to make your visit as pleasant and constructive as possible.

They adhere to a strict confidentiality policy and to the latest guidelines on cross infection control.

Clifton Dental Practice is fully compliant with decontamination requirements recently issued within the health technical memorandum (HTM 01-05) by the Department of Health. We have a designated decontamination room fitted with rinsing sinks, washer disinfectors and vacuum autoclaves to fully sterilise all dental instruments.

Our clinical team are continually assessed by a modular continued professional development scheme which covers all aspects of dental practice from medical emergencies, disinfection and decontamination to legal and ethical issues, radiography and gdpr.

All clinical staff are registered with the G.D.C and the practice is registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Meet the Team

Dentist: Dr Paul J G White (click for more)

I qualified from Leeds university in 1988(BChD) and gained membership of the faculty of general dental practitioners in 2000(MFGDP). I worked as an associate in Wakefield and then owned a practice in Castleford where I was a vocational trainer for 5 years training new graduates. I have been the Clifton Dental Practice owner since 2002.

I enjoy all aspects of general dental practice , especially cosmetic and minor oral surgery.

I am married with 4 children and my hobbies include sports such as golf, rugby and football.

My GDC number is 63883.

Hygienist: Claire Brown (click for more)

My GDC number is 4064

Nurse: Carol Hart (click for more)

My GDC number is 134924.

Qualifications: NEBDSA 1980, Cert. Dent. Radiography / NEBDN 1993

Dentist: Dr Jonathan McCarthy (click for more)

I qualified (BChD) from Leeds University in 1990 and completed my vocational training in Haxby.

I have been in general dental practice for 19 years as an associate in Yeadon, Helmsley and Leeds providing all aspects of family dental care. I also worked as a part time clinical tutor in restorative dentistry at Leeds Dental Institute.

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry and have a particular interest in preventative and cosmetic treatments.

I have lived in York since 1996 and have am married with two daughters.

I enjoy music and sport particularly rugby although my participation is now exclusively as a spectator.

My GDC number is 65877.

Nurse: Jacky Dawes (click for more)

My GDC number is 131851.

Qualifications: NEBDSA 1980, Cert. Dent.

Dentist: Dr Claire Seymour (click for more)

I qualified (BChD) from the University of Leeds in 2006 and have been working as a general dental practitioner in the area since. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry especially restorative dentistry including root canal treatment and crown work. I am also particularly keen on paedodontics (childrens dentistry). I am currently working towards qualification for membership of the Royal College of Surgeons Dental Faculty (MJDF RCS).

I grew up in the lake district and consequently enjoy outdoor activities including horse riding. I am a member of a dance school and take part in a variety of classes in my spare time! I also really love to travel.

My GDC number is 104085.

Nurse: Lynda Somerville-Woodiwis (click for more)

My GDC number is 136586.

Receptionists: Cheryl (click for more)

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