Meet the team

At Kirkgate Dental Care 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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Dr Gemma Hanks

BDS (Cardiff) 2018
GDC No. 278511

Dr Gemma Hanks graduated from Cardiff University in 2018, where she won the prestigious Bruce Hunter Prize in Clinical Paediatric Dentistry award after spending her final year at university undertaking, now published, paediatric research. Gemma aims to provide enjoyable dental experiences for all of our patients, especially children. In her free time Gemma is working with the local council and charities to help provide preventative dental treatment within schools.

Gemma has a keen interest in periodontics (gum disease) and provides Special Interest Periodontal treatment. She believes that healthy gums are the key to long lasting dental treatment and helping patients maintain their natural smiles. She is currently undertaking a yearlong periodontic diploma in Harley Street.

Gemma also aims to provide quality, long lasting, restorative dental treatment for all her patients and is also currently undertaking a yearlong diploma in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Gemma helps patients achieve their dream smile through clear aligner brands as a qualified provider for both Invisalign and 32co.

Dr Abigail George

BDS (Sheff) 2018
GDC No. 278512

Dr Catherine Margaret Mary McDermott

BDS (Lond) 1988
GDC No. 63478

Catherine joined the practice in 2009, she has an interest in cosmetic dentistry.

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Dr Dominique Jones

Clinic lead
BDS (Sheff) 2018BSc (Newc) 2013
GDC No. 278305

Dominique joined the practice in 2023 relocating back to her roots, after 4 years of working in Cardiff. Dominique enjoys all aspects of dentistry and will provide a relaxed, calming approach to your visit to our practice. She has carried out further training in cosmetic restorations and provides “Invisalign Go”. Her principal interest is to provide minimally invasive dentistry.

Dr Hamza Kar

(BDS) Universidad Europea de Madrid Valencia, 2012-2017 Post Graduation Certificate (level 7) In Operative Dentistry; Kings College London LonDC 2020 Post Graduation Certificate (level 7) In Dental Implantology (Cambridge Academy of Dental Implantology, Cambridge, 2022)
GDC No. 273949

As a dedicated dental professional with a passion for patient care, I have gained a wealth of experience and expertise spanning more than a decade of education and service to the NHS. Having graduated from U.E.M (Valencia) I have a particular interest in endodontics and restorative dentistry, I have also completed two post graduate certificates; one for dental implants and another on operative dentistry. I am committed towards expanding my knowledge and scope of practice even further.

Above all, I take pride in building strong, lasting relationships with my patients and colleagues. Through effective communication, professionalism, and honesty, I strive to provide the highest standard of care to everyone who comes through our doors.

I am excited to be a part of the Kirkgate dental practice and team, while looking forward to helping you to achieve your oral health goals.

Johnson Adu-Akumatey

Dip Dent Hygiene RCS (Edin) 2008
GDC No. 150905

Annabel Harry

GDC No. 303037

Marie Watson

Dental Nurse
Qual- National Certificate NEBDSA 1989
GDC no. 127802

Katrina Louise Reed

Dental Nurse
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2005
GDC no. 157141

Sarah Marshall

Dental Nurse
Qual- Certificate in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2007
GDC no. 138835

Cerys Bird

Trainee Dental Nurse

Hannah Allsop

Trainee Dental Nurse

Alicia Joyce

Trainee Dental Nurse/Receptionist

Rebecca Brown

Practice Manager
Qualified as a dental nurse in 2002 National cert NEBDN
GDC NO. 154422

Nichola Knapman

Adminstrator & Receptionist

Claire Stubbs


Claire Kirkham


Portman Dental Care Awards

Fmc Logo 2019 Winner Oby M25
Award Logo 2018
Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care

Regrettably, our NHS services will end on 30th November 2023. We have explored all available options to carry on providing NHS services, but unfortunately these have been exhausted, and we now have no alternative but to hand back our contract and stop providing NHS services as of 30th November 2023. If you would like to find a new practice that accepts NHS patients, you can use the NHS find a dentist service.