Principal Dentists

Dr Hemraj Luniya.

Raj took over the practice in October 2017 from Mr & Mrs Young. Seeing great potential in a wonderful, family run practice, Raj wished to keep the standard of care offered previously but to offer and increase of advanced dental procedures. With over 20 years of dentistry under his belt, Raj has also undertaken postgraduate qualifications in advanced restorative dentistry, undertaken at the Eastman Dental Institute in London, and dental implants. Raj has won the Primecare Beacon Awards Clinician of the Year in 2012. Raj is also qualified as a vocational trainer. He takes great pride in his work, and is very conscientious and endeavours to maintain very high standards of care.

In his limited spare time, Raj enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr Gullu Kuchhal

With over 15 years in dentistry, Gullu is a very experienced dentist who prides herself on giving the best quality of care to patients. She has undertaken a post graduate course in endodontics (root canal therapy), and is trained in facial aesthetics, such as Botox and facial fillers. Gullu holds genuine care for her patient’s dental health and is popular with patients due to her gentle and caring nature.

Gullu’s spare time is family orientated, and she enjoys spending quality time with Raj and their daughter. You may have seen Gullu in the local press, as she is the reigning Mrs India UK and has represented the UK as a finalist at the Mrs World Pageant held in America.

Associate Dentists

Mr Stewart Simpkins

Stewart Graduated from Plymouth and Exeter Dental School in 2013 achieving the academic prize for best performance in written final examinations. He completed his Vocational Training year at an award winning practice in West Yorkshire, followed by an Oral surgery year based jointly at Leeds Dental Institute and Leeds General Infirmary. He has since split his time working in General Practice and as a Clinical Tutor at Leeds Dental School. Stewart enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a passion for modern bonding procedures with aesthetic tooth coloured composite and Ceramic materials. Above all he aims to build trusting relationships with his patients to help them care for their smile.

Dental Nurses

Taymee Newton

Taymee joined the practice in February 2018 and is a qualified Dental Implant Nurse, and will also be completing her sedation training in 2019. Taymee enjoys nursing for implants and complex cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Taymee enjoys spending time with family and friends in her spare time, and is a big lover of horses.

Michelle Hoefer

Michelle has been a dental nurse for 10 years & trained at Barts & the Royal London NHS Trust. She worked for a few months at a wonderful private practice in Covent Garden before returning to Yorkshire. Having worked at her previous practice in Leeds for 8years, Michelle joined Young’s in November 2018. With a great deal of dental experience under her belt, Michelle is also qualified in dental radiography.

Outside of work, Michelle is a big animal lover with 4 cats and a greyhound at home. She is a big advocate for greyhound welfare and a supporter of Tia Rescue who rescue retired greyhounds (alongside other animals).

Charlotte Keeble

Charlotte joined the practice in November 2018, and is completing her Dental Nurse training. Charlotte is enjoying being part of the practice team.

In her spare time Charlotte enjoys anything that involves the outdoors.

Karen Elsey

Karen is a qualified Dental Implant Nurse, and has been nursing for dental implants for 20+ years. Karen is also sedation trained and qualified in dental radiography. Karen runs courses for training Dental Nurses in implant nursing in Yorkshire.

Mihaela Tocila

Mihaela joined the practice after moving to East Riding from London, where she was Head Nurse at a 5 surgery practice. Mihaela is very patient focused, and prides herself on her patient care and maintaining a clean, tidy and organised surgery.

Outside of work, Mihaela enjoys keeping fit and healthy, and often travels with her family to Europe for vacations.