Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
The Dental Team here at Castle Park Dental in Hull are dedicated to providing the best quality dentistry in a calm and gentle environment.
Practice Manager – Gillian Fisher
Gillian is a member of the Dental Mavericks Charity and raised over £5,000 for the Mavericks when she took part in the cycle Sahara Charity Bike Ride.
When not at work, Gillian hates sitting still and spends her time hiking, travelling and using her English Heritage Card.
She has a long list of places she wants to visit including Australia, New Zealand, India and Port Isaac (film set of Doc Martin).
Hygienist – Anna Watson
Anna recently qualified as a hygiene therapist last year after studying at Newcastle University.
She thoroughly enjoys her job and likes to continue expanding her knowledge by attending courses outside of work.
Anna enjoys attending dance classes and music concerts.
Her dream is to travel Australia – however she may need hypnotherapy to get over her excessive fear of spiders!!
Hygienist – Samantha Hine
Sam graduated as a Dental Hygienist in 2018 from the University of Leeds. She loves her job and finds caring for patients very rewarding.
Her passions are nature and wildlife, walking her dog, and spending time with friends and family.
She hopes to travel more in the future and see the wonders of the world.
She would also like to volunteer at animal sanctuaries abroad and help with conservation projects, including caring for orphaned baby orangutans and endangered white rhino.
Sam is also keen to get involved with our very own Dental Mavericks charity, providing oral health for children in Morocco.
Therapist– Samantha Saltmer
Sam graduated from the University of Leeds in 2011 with merit and was awarded Dental Therapist of the year.
Her passions are walking her dog, Harry Potter and going on holiday. Hopes to one day pack a bag and travel the world with her husband.
Dental Nurse – Nadene Stainforth
Nadene started her career as a dental nurse way back in 1985 and qualified with merit in 2003.
She trained alongside Chris in Dental Implantology and is also a trained first-aider and fire warden.
Out of work Nadene likes to put her wellies on and do a spot of gardening or take her beloved Schnauzers to the beach.
She also enjoys travelling, architecture and is partial to a glass of wine and a good pair of heels!!
Dental Nurse – Mel Beard
Mel has 15 years of experience Dental Nursing in Cottingham and the surrounding area.
After qualifying in 2001 she then went on to qualify as an Oral Health Educator.
Mel loves being part of the team here at Castle Park Dental Care and looking after our lovely patients.
Outside of work she likes to spend time with her family and her dog and loves going camping and taking part in “Goth” weekends.
Dental Nurse – Lorna Sayer
Lorna has been dental nursing since October 2014 and became a registered GDC nurse January 2017.
In her spare time, she likes to go to the gym and lead a healthy lifestyle.
She enjoys spending time socialising with her friends and spending time with her family.
Dental Nurse – Claudia
Claudia has been dental nursing since 2012 and qualified as a dental nurse in May 2016.
In her spare time she likes spending time with her friends and family and going for weekends away to the coast in North Yorkshire.
She particularly loves visiting Whitby, Filey and Scarborough.
She also likes a good holiday abroad in the sun.
Dental Nurse – Katie Bury
Katie has 6 years’ experience in Dental Nursing and joined our team from Hessel this Year.
After qualifying in 2014, Katie spent four years working in a West Yorkshire Practice, gaining experience in Implant Nursing before moving back to East Yorkshire last year.
Katie loves interacting with Patients and putting them at ease.
In her spare time, Katie loves socialising with her boyfriend and friends, going to the gym and eating.
Dental Nurse – Sarah Mackinnon
Sarah has 12 years of nursing experience and with additional qualifications in radiography, which she gained in 2016.
She has two cats that she adores as they are ‘her boys’.
In her spare time, she enjoys socialising with her friends and the odd shopping trip or two!!
Trainee Dental Nurse Emad Ansari
Emad is 18 years of age, recently started his training at Castle Park Dental Care and is looking forward to becoming a Dental Nurse.
In his spare time he plays the piano and is self-taught. He also go to the gym four times a week.
His dream is to have a healthy and peaceful life and have his true mates and family behind his back.
Receptionist – Dena Russell
Dena started her career in Dental Nursing in 2011 and qualified in 2013, gaining an NVQ level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.
She enjoys greeting patients with a friendly and welcoming smile as well as looking after our reception.
Out of work Dena enjoys spending time with her family and they all enjoy taking their Chihuahua, Bruce, on long park walks.
Emily Sangwin – Receptionist
Emily graduated from Hull College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management in 2017.
She has had 3 years-worth of experience working previously as a receptionist at a GP’s surgery.
In her spare time, she enjoys socialising with friends and anything motorbike related.
She goes to all British Superbike rounds doing promotional work as well as working alongside two teams.
Gail Ransome – Receptionist/Administrative Support
Gail has been involved in education; both primary and further education for 23 years, supporting students to achieve their full potential.
Gail joined the practice in August 2017 and will be working with the front of house team and is looking forward to making new friends and meeting our lovely patients.
Outside of work, Gail enjoys attending concerts, theatre performances and socialising with her family and friends.