At Portman 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.
BCHD (Leeds) 1983
GDC No. 57790
Howard qualified in 1983 from the University of Leeds. Having qualified, Howard left Leeds to join our practice, initially at our former location in Cambridge Street and then moving to our present location at Charles Street in 1987.
With well over 25 years of experience in General Dental practice, Howard has worked in most fields of Dentistry, but in more recent years he has tended to concentrate on his main interest of Restorative Dentistry.
Always keen to keep up to date with the ever changing face of Dentistry and learn new techniques, Howard attends many postgraduate courses and seminars both locally and further a field. He says the day he loses the enthusiasm for further education will be the day he retires.
Howard aims to provide high quality dental care in a friendly, informal and relaxed atmosphere and never forgetting that he is treating a person and not just a mouth.
Specialist Oral Surgeon
BDS (Hons), MFDS, MBChB, MClinRes, PhD, MOralSurg, FDS, FHEA
GDC No. 79463
Dr Robert Bolt is a Clinical Lecturer and registered Specialist in Oral Surgery. He is both Medically and Dentally qualified and is a Director of the University of Sheffield's "One-to-One" dental implantology course. Dr Bolt completed a PhD relating to the role of micro environment in the management of HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma in 2015, and continues to work in both clinical and in-vitro fields of research. After qualifying as a Specialist, he completed a period of extended training in Oral Surgery which included complex surgery relating to dental implantology, and has been awarded FDS in Oral Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons. Dr Bolt is able to offer the full range of implant treatments at Portman Dental & Implant Clinic, and is happy to meet with you for a consultation to see how implants may help you to replace your missing teeth.
BDS (Sheff) 1990
GDC No. 65830
In 2002 he purchased his first microscope and increased his referral caseload to 2 days per week while continuing in the enjoyable role of a general practitioner. In 2005 Bill limited his practice to endodontics, performing around 60% re-treatment cases. He works with the microscope for 100% of each case and has a keen interest in photography through the microscope. Bill joined the British Endodontic Society in 1992 and since that time has attended over 20 BES meetings. He was a Council Member from 2002 -2009 and Treasurer from 2004-2009. He is actively involved in internet discussion sites such as Roots and TDO, where he regularly presents cases for discussion and education. Bill has taught at The Eastman CPD centre, and lectures worldwide on Endodontics and Microscopes. He also regularly lectures and presents hands-on courses at major events such as The Dentistry Show and Dental Showcase, and is a Key Opinion Leader for Kavo Kerr, where he is involved in teaching Endodontists how best to run their own courses, and also in product development.
Outside work he enjoys spending time with his wife Jaana and their 3 children. He is a keen golfer, loves skiing and scuba diving.
GDC no. 251792
Rachael graduated from Newcastle University in 2014. She has also completed postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and passed examinations to become a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Rachael strives to provide high quality general dental care, focusing on prevention and minimally invasive dentistry. She is very friendly and will quickly make you feel at ease. She is committed to continuing professional development and regularly attends lectures and courses to further develop her skills.
Rachael also has a keen interest in facial aesthetics, providing anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler to help reverse signs of the aging process, and is currently completing a diploma in this field. Her ethos is to provide safe and natural results.
Outside of dentistry Rachael enjoys spending time outdoors and keeping active, and loves long walks in the countryside with her dog Millie.
BDS/GeO (Madrid) 2017
GDC No. 273700
Fahad's main goal
is to improve the patients smile and their confidence as a result.
He takes great
pride in providing cosmetic treatments such as tooth whitening, veneers and
transparent braces. Fahad has undertaken advanced training and can enhance lips
and ageing areas of the face with dermal fillers, to change the shape of the
nose, tear troughs, cheeks, lips and deep facial lines for a more youthful
Fahad continues to
develop his skillset via courses nationally and internationally, and is also an
active member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Fahad enjoys
performing amalgam (metal filling) replacements and creating aesthetic tooth
coloured fillings that appear just like normal teeth. He also uses these skills
to change the shape of the teeth on display, making them more symmetrical and
aesthetically pleasing, to create the perfect smile.
Patient education is a particular area of interest for Fahad who is always happy to explain treatments to patient and can take highly detailed before and after pictures of treatments. This work has lead to Fahad being awarded the prize for best young dentist in the North East of England in 2018.
Outside of dentistry Fahad enjoys adventure travel, cars and mens fashion.
BDS (Newcastle) 2014
GDC No. 251350
Dr Joe Norris qualified as a Dental Surgeon from Newcastle University in 2014 and is the latest addition to our growing team.
Dr Joe has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and holds a postgraduate certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry amongst other postgraduate accolades.
Dr Joe is particularly skilled in the art of smile design, and has the ability to completely transform teeth in ways that can often be life changing for his happy patients. Dr Joe takes great pride and enjoyment in using the most cutting edge techniques, combining treatments such as tooth whitening, cosmetic bonding, veneers and crowns to completely transform smiles.
Dr Joe also takes great passion in the art of improving the appearance of crooked teeth using cosmetic tooth straightening systems such as:
Knowing that there is more to a stunning smile than just the teeth, Dr Joe has undertaken comprehensive training in facial aesthetics treatments such as:
Dr Joe offers free consultations to those who wish to learn more about how their smile can be transformed using any or all of the above techniques.
Dental Hygienist and Therapist
DIP DENTAL HYGIENE AND DENTAL THERAPY (Sheffield) 2009
GDC No. 177306
Lucy was born in Cardiff, South Wales, but grew up in Stoke-On-Trent. She has worked in the dental profession since leaving school and is very proud to have worked her way up the ladder from a YTS dental nurse to become a Dental Hygienist/Therapist.
After graduating from the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in 2009, Lucy felt an affinity with Sheffield and decided to move here permanently.
Lucy's dual qualification in dental hygiene and dental therapy enables her to provide both general and in depth periodontal work. She offers comprehensive treatment and guidance with all gum related issues.
She is very dedicated to her career and is committed to ongoing postgraduate education to update and improve her knowledge in the ever changing world of dentistry.
Lead Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2008, Radiography
GDC No. 162871
GDC No. 131649
GDC No. 147896
GDC no. 254198
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