Let us introduce ourselves

The clinical team at Belasis Dental Practice look forward to offering you their skilled care and advice.

The team

Mr Andrew Zaranko

Principal Dentist

 

Studied at

University of Manchester

 

GDC Number

61720

 

Qualified dentist since

1986

 

Professional career

Andrew Zaranko is passionate about dentistry. Andrew has been at the head of the practice since 1990 and has attended post graduate courses with some of the top names in dentistry. He has a keen interest in occlusion and the temperomandibular joint (jaw joint). He has a particular interest in how joint problems can also affect the rest of the body.

 

Member of

British Dental Association - past local chairman

British Orthodontic Society

British Society of Occlusal Studies

British Society for Study of Cranio Mandibular Disorders

Alumni member of the Dawson Academy

 

Mrs Claire Taylor

Dental Hygienist

 

GDC Number

DH5003


Studied at

Newcastle Dental Hospital

 

Qualified hygienist since

1995

 

Professional career

Claire qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1995 from Newcastle Dental Hospital. Claire has a kind and caring approach to dental hygiene and enjoys educating patients in oral health.

Personal Assistant

 

Patricia Casey

 

Professional Career

Trish plays an important role behind the scenes in all aspects of keeping the practice running smoothly.

Receptionist / Nurse

 

Mandy Davies

 

GDC Number

155909

 

Professional Career

 Mandy started working with us as a receptionist in 2004 . She has since trained as a dental nurse and enjoys doing both. She acts as the first contact within the practice for all patients and plays a major role in organising appointments.

Dental Nurse/Reception

 

Penny Morrison

 

GDC Number

260195

 

Professional Career

Penny joined us in March 2012. She has passed her dental exam in May 2014 and is now fully qualified. She works closely with Trish and Mandy to make sure that the practice runs as smoothly as possible.

Trainee Dental Nurse

 

Olivia Howe

 

GDC Number

 

 

Professional Career

Olivia joined us in August 2017 after recently finishing her A Levels at Sixth Form. She is currently studying for her Dental Nurse Diploma to become a fully qualified Dental Nurse.