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Cottingham, East Yorkshire  HU16 5JU
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Our Practice Team 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in dental healthcare. Our dental team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.


Graham Porter Priciple

Mr Porter has now retired from clinical dentistry.  He says "It has been both a privilege and a pleasure to have spent the majority of my career caring for a very special set of individuals.

He continues to own the business and would like to say to all patients old and new, that they can be assured there will be no changes to the principles of caring dentistry which have always been at the heart of the practice.


Dr Stuart Graham BDS MMedSci (Dental Implantology) GDC 59133

Stuart gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Dundee in 1984.  After expanding his skills and knowledge at the prestigious Eastman Institute in London, including occlusion and restorative courses in 1988/9 and the year long hands-on Implantology course in1998, then successfully completing the Master's degree in Dental Implantology at the CharlesClifford Dental School, Sheffield in July 2008.

In 1992 he began private practice in Hallgate Cottingham and later opened The Dental Studio & Implant Centre on Northgate in 2000.  He is committed to postgraduate training having undertaken study extensively throughout the UK as well as USA, France, Italy and Sweden.  In 2009 he presented work from his Master's thesis at the prestigious European Association for Osseointegration conference in Monaco. He regularly lectures to colleagues and clinicians, accepts referrals and provides professional mentoring to fellow dental surgeons.

Stuart has 30 years of clinical experience in all forms of cosmetic and restorative procedures aswell as treatment of TMJ dysfunction.  He has held private clinics in Manchester and Leeds and now divides his clinical time between private practices in central York and at Graham Porter Caring Dentistry in Cottingham where he now provides routine and complex treatment and maintains a restorative and implant dentistry referral service, receiving referrals from colleagues thoughout the region.

Stuart also has practising rights at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital which is one of only a handful of places nation wide that provides Zygomatic implants.

Stuart is an active member of the British Dental Association and the Accociation of Dental Implantology.


Mr Christos Ziaras DDS Athens GDC reg 102236

Chris qualified from the University of Athens in 2005 and spent a year in military hospitals and army camps in Greece as a military dentist during his national service.

He came over to the UK in 2006 where he worked as head clinician and dentist/dental nurse mentor and also radioprotection supervisor for a large corporate practice in Hull. At the same time he was a member of the east locality of the East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust working actively towards the improvement of NHS dental services and caries prevention in low socioeconomic areas in Hull.

He has attended several advanced courses in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics (root canals) and Tooth Whitening (Bleaching), and he is very keen on smile reconstructions with
white fillings, veneers and porcelain crowns. His greatest love however, is kids dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) and mouth cancer screening.
"There is nothing more rewarding than saving a life by detecting early mouth or even systemic cancer, (even leukaemia can be diagnosed early from signs in the oral cavity), and nothing fun than making a kid feel at ease whilst in the dental chair."

Since 2011 he has concentrated predominantly in private dentistry working for a fully private practice in Hessle and we had the pleasure of adding him to our team in September 2015.

Chris is a member of the British Dental Association. He loves his quiet family life, his 2 dogs and Judo.


Emma Sandvik Lewis CEB Dip Dental Hygienist Newcastle 1998 GDC 5426

Emma qualified as a dental hygienist in 1998 from Newcastle Dental School where she was awarded the prize for best clinical performance.

After qualifying Emma moved to Surrey where she worked alongside a number of specialist dentists including a periodontologist.  Seven years and three children later Emma and her family headed back home to Hull.

Emma now shares her time between two local practices and is dedicated to helping her patients achieve the best dental health possible

Tracy Fox Registered Dental Nurse GDC 119864

Paula Josephs Registered Dental Nurse GDC 142412

Sasha Anderson Registered Dental Nurse GDC 268565

Susan Thompson Dental Receptionist

Professional Registration

The General Dental Council (GDC) is the regulatory body of the dental profession in the United Kingdom. Their address is 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DQ and their telephone number is 020 7887 3800. Our dentists and staff adhere to the regulations governing the profession by the GDC as set out in their publication "Standards for the Dental Team". You can find out more about the GDC on their website