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


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Qualified dentist since



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


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Studied at

Newcastle Dental Hospital


Qualified hygienist since



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.

Receptionist / Nurse


Mandy Davies


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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


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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.

Dental Nurse


Olivia Howe


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Professional Career

Olivia joined us in August 2017 after finishing her A Levels at Sixth Form. She finished studying for her Dental Nurse Diploma to become a fully qualified Dental Nurse in August 2019 and is now working closely with Mr Zaranko to help the smooth run of the dental surgeries.

Trainee Dental Nurse


Morgan Bates


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Professional Career

Morgan recently joined us in October 2020. She is currently studying for her Dental Nurse diploma and will be fully qualified in the next 2 years.

Our dental practice is regulated by the GDC

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