Principal Dentists

Dr Hemraj Luniya.

Raj took over the practice in October 2017. Seeing great potential, Raj wished to increase the standard of care offered previously and offer an 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

Dr Nadia Saleem

Nadia qualified from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 2004. After completing her Vocational Training in 2004, she has worked as an associate Dentist in West Yorkshire for over 11 years. Her interest in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry led her to complete a postgraduate certificate in Restorative Dental Practice at UCL Eastman Dental Institute in 2007. Nadia continued her extensive postgraduate dental training by obtaining a Masters in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at the University of Manchester in 2015.

She has developed an excellent reputation for high quality dentistry and is highly conscientious and professional in her work.

In her spare time, Nadia enjoys visiting the theatre and keeping busy looking after her two young daughters, Zahrah and Hannah.

Dental Hygienist & Facial Aesthetician 

Claire Berry

Claire has over 10 years experience as a registered dental professional and has expanded her work into facial aesthetics over the past several years. Her articles about dentistry have been published in well-known dental magazines and consumer publications.

Claire is proud to be a key opinion leader for Oral B and recently won ‘Best Team Member’ at the 2018 Dentistry Awards. She has also been shortlisted for ‘Dental Hygienist of the Year 2019’.

Claire offers various cosmetic dental treatments to help improve your smile, including stain removal and whitening. Additionally she offers facial aesthetics including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Claire always  strives to update her skills and knowledge to ensure you are in the safest of hands.

Practice Manager

Michelle Hoefer

Michelle trained at Barts & the Royal London NHS Trust & received a Hospital Diploma in Dental Nursing with Merit.  After qualifying Michelle moved back to Yorkshire and worked at her former practice in Leeds for 8 years before finding herself at Young’s. Since being at Young’s Michelle has used her years of experience and mentorship under her former Practice Manager to slot nicely into the role of Practice Manager. Michelle is committed to ensuring that Young’s Dental Practice aims to be at the highest standard in all areas of dentistry and patient care.

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).

Dental Nurses

Taymee Newton

Taymee joined the practice in February 2018 and is a qualified Dental Implant Nurse. 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.

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.

Andrea Scholes

Andrea has been dental nursing for 17 years, and joined us in March 2019. With a great deal of dental experience, including implants, Andrea has also undertaken postgraduate qualifications in Oral Health Education & Fluoride Application.

Andrea is a big animal lover, and has a cat. She enjoys spending time with family & friends, and going to festivals and gigs.