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Starbeck Dental Centre Dentist Starbeck Yorkshire

About us

dedicated to helping yorkshire smile!


our values and vision

Commited to excellence

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Putting our patients first

Working together as one

Our vision sets the direction of everything we do, how we work, how we behave and how we care for our patients. In order to continue to provide our patients with high quality standards of care and excellent customer service, it is essential that we all share the same values and attitude. We are passionate about what we do, our patients and our teams and therefore as an organisation we commit to our vision, values and behaviours.


meet the team

Our entire team, from clinicians to dental nurses and front of house are dedicated to offering unrivalled customer service and care to every patient who walks through our door.

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welcome team

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Sandie Linfoot
Lead Receptionist

Karen Parry

Ellena Chambers

smile team

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Joanna Brown
Centre Manager

Dr Caroline Thakaran


Dr Jonathan Yates

BDS Lond 1982

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I qualified from King's College Hospital London in 1982. Although not a Yorkshireman by birth I am the proud father of two Yorkshiremen. I can carry out a full range of dental treatments in practice. I also hold a part-time position at Harrogate hospital in the orthodontic department. Outside of work I enjoy cooking, fly-fishing and spending as much time as I can with my family.

Dr Michael Santangeli

BDS University of Liverpool 2016

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Michael graduated from Liverpool Dental School with honours and distinctions in all subjects. At graduation he was awarded with multiple academic prizes including the Malcom Foster Medal, a prestigious award given to the student with the highest overall finals grade. To demonstrate continual professional development, following graduation Michael obtained a diploma of membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. During his career he has worked a variety of jobs across Yorkshire including general practice and an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery hospital post. Michael is trained in Invisalign teeth straightening and has attended further training in other topics and strives to provide high standards of general dentistry. Michael has a calm chair side manner and tries his best to make his patients feel calm, relaxed and well informed during their dental visits. Away from work he enjoys running and spending time with his Wife Annie and miniature sausage dog Noah.

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Harmandeep Tatla

BDS Cardiff University 2018

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Harmandeep graduated with honours from Cardiff University in 2018. During recruitment for foundation training, he managed to rank in the top 1.5% nationally amongst all dentists graduating that year. Since graduation Harmandeep has continued to further his education and expand his skill set by attending various courses. He is now trained to straighten teeth with the Invisalign and C-fast systems. Furthermore he has gained accreditation from the Mini Smile Makeover course which focuses on improving smiles using a more minimally invasive approach. This largely comprises of whitening and composite bonding. Harmandeep enjoys treating all patients but has a soft spot for children. In his free time, Harmandeep enjoys exploring new countries, spending time with family and socialising with friends.

Marius Pop

My name is Marius and I qualified as a dentist in 2012 in the capital of my home country, Bucharest . I first started working in England in 2015 providing general dentistry in the South East region. I previously completed the general restorative course with Tipton Training and more recently started to pursue my passion for Endodontics after completing the simply Endo course. For the future I would like to become a dentist with special interest in root canal therapy to be able to provide my patients with the best treatment and care to attempt and save natural teeth. In my spare time I do enjoy travelling and cooking. I am a big sports fan of football and Formula1 and I support Leeds United /Chelsea team and Red Bull Racing.

Stan Mentzas

DipDS Athens 2001

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Stan qualified from Dental School of Athens (Greece) in 2001 and has been working in general practice since then, both in Greece and in the UK. After moving to Yorkshire in 2014, he completed a one-year postgraduate course in Implant Dentistry in Leeds and joined Starbeck Dental Centre in September 2022. He is passionate about helping patients feel at ease and working with them towards having a well-functioning, attractive dentition. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, but his area of expertise is Implant Dentistry and Minor Oral Surgery. He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and also provides mentorship to colleagues in their first steps in Implant Dentistry. Aside from dentistry, his other passion is music, as he sings, plays and teaches it. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Silvia and their two energetic children as well as walking, watching films and reading.

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Hilary Miles
Dental Nurse Mentor

Jessica Sullivan
Dental Nurse

Verified experience in Dental Nursing

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Jessica Sullivan
Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing city & guilds level 3 2023

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Hayley Milburn
Dental Nurse

Verified experience in Dental Nursing


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Lauren Worton
Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing city & guilds level 3

GDC: 303831

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Katie Roylance

Lucinda Cowie-Worrell

Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy University of Leeds 
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds

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Lucinda qualified as a Biomedical scientist in 2008, a Dental Nurse in 2014 and I completed my Dental Hygiene and Therapy course in 2016 from Leeds University. I am currently completing a graduate diploma in a specialised area of medical care. I provide friendly, compassionate and most importantly, gentle gum treatments and preventative care. I have taken part in volunteer dental work in Accra, Ghana in 2014. In my spare time I enjoy walking my cocker spaniel, snowboarding and yoga.

Diploma in Dental Hygiene 1994

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Katie qualified from Leeds Dental Institute and has almost 30 years' experience as a dental hygienist, during which time she has always worked in Harrogate. She has also spent time in Wakefield and Leeds Community Dental Clinic working with a wide range of patients with additional needs. Katie still loves her job and is enjoying being part of the Starbeck family. Away from work she enjoys spending time with family and friends and doing all things crafty.

Hayley Harrison-West
Lead Dental Nurse

NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Independent Assessment City & Guilds 2004

GDC: 148622

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Olivia Geraghty
Dental Nurse

Diploma in Dental Nursing

GDC: 303770

Ashley McBroom
Dental Nurse

 Diploma in Dental Nursing

GDC: 312696

Sarah Start
Dental Nurse

Currently studying Diploma in Dental Nursing

GDC: Awaiting

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