Meet the team

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.

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Howard Hoyes Dentist

Howard Hoyes

Dental Clinician
BCHD (Leeds) 1983
GDC No. 57790

Howard qualified in 1983 from the University of Leeds. Having qualified, Howard left Leeds to join our practice.

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.

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Dr Bill Seddon

Dentist
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.

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Rachael Hallas

Dentist
BDS MFDS
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.

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Fahad Khan

Dental Practitioner
BDS/GeO (Madrid) 2017
GDC No. 273700

Fahad performs high level cosmetic dentistry to transform the smiles of patients and their confidence as a result. He utilises the full array of cosmetic dental treatments such as Invisalign, symmetrical composite bonding and digitally designed ceramic crowns & veneers. He is an advocate for modern technology, digitally scanning teeth in 3D and designing bespoke smiles, which has earned him the nickname ‘The Smile Designer’. He believes a good smile can make you more attractive, healthy and youthful.

His work produces impressive before & after results which are showcased on his Instagram @fahaddentist. His patient base includes footballers, influencers and young professionals who travel from across the country. Fahad’s work culminated in him receiving the award for best young dentist in the North East of England. He continues to pride himself on doing the very best for his patients, educating them of various treatment options, explaining finer details of what they may entail, ensuring a suitable, well considered option is selected.

Fahad stays at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry having done an extensive range of advanced courses, and is currently finishing a master’s degree in dental implantology. He provides the full range of general dental treatments, as well as the aforementioned cosmetic makeovers and gap replacement implant dentistry. Outside of work Fahad enjoys international adventure travel, performance cars, golf and men’s fashion.

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Dr Joseph Norris

Dental Practitioner
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:

  • 6 Month smiles fixed tooth-coloured braces
  • Invisalign clear tooth aligners
  • The Inman aligner (for minor misalignment)
Lucy Moorhead Dental Hygienist And Therapist

Lucy Moorhead

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.

Zara Froggatt Lead Dental Nurse

Zara Froggatt

Lead Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2008, Radiography
GDC No. 162871

Clare Cooke Dental Nurse

Clare Cooke

Dental Nurse
NEBDN 2000
GDC No. 131649

Adele Booth Dental Nurse

Adele Booth

Dental Nurse
NEBDN 2007
GDC No. 147896

Alison Scriven Receptionist

Alison Scriven

Receptionist

Maria Witt Practice Manager

Maria Witt

Practice Manager

Chloe Gleadall Treatment Coordiantor

Chloe Gleadall

Treatment coordinator
GDC no. 254198

Sophie Ramsay

Sophie Ramsay

Receptionist

Mary Saxton

Mary Saxton

Trainee Dental Nurse