Meet The Team
Our dental practice, located on Wetherby Road in the heart of Boroughbridge just outside of Ripon, has been serving the community for decades. Our experts are known for our friendly and approachable manner, as well as our care, expertise and dedication to our craft.
Richard HajjawiPrincipal Dentist
Originally from Hull, Richard qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute in London winning multiple undergraduate prizes having previously gained an Honours degree in Biomedical Science. He completed his dental foundation training in North Yorkshire and then continued his training by working as a community dental officer in County Durham. This position involved dealing with anxious adults and children, often under sedation or general anaesthetic. During this time, he passed his membership exams at the Royal College of Surgeons England.
Freya graduated from Newcastle University in 2011 and went on to complete the two-year GPT scheme, gaining invaluable experience in restorative, paediatric, oral surgery and emergency dental care. During this time, Freya was awarded her MFDS and entry into the Royal College of Surgeons.
Mafalda qualified from Oporto University, Portugal, in 2009 and has been working in the UK since 2010, of which the last 9 years have been in York. Dentistry is not just her work, but her passion. She practises all aspects of dentistry, but her work is based on the philosophy of minimally invasive dentistry. This belief system means that Mafalda recognises the importance of having a beautiful natural smile, but preserving the health of the tooth comes first.
Chelsie graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2017. Following graduation, Chelsie moved to Leeds where she completed a year of dental foundation training and has remained working in Yorkshire since, gaining a vast amount of knowledge and experience in general practice.
Alice MilnerDental Therapist and Hygienist
Alice initially trained and worked as a dental nurse at the Leeds Dental Institute (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust). She also worked in the private sector at the Yorkshire Clinic before going on to study at the University of Leeds. She graduated with a dual qualification in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy in 2010.
Rebecca WilliamsDental Therapist and Hygienist
Rebecca qualified as a Dental Hygienist & Therapist from the University of Birmingham in 2016. She enjoys treating a wide range of patients including children and the ongoing maintenance of periodontal disease and implants. Rebecca enjoys learning new skills and keeping up to date with the current evidence based dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and baking.
Lily DamerellDental Therapist and Hygienist
Helen WatsonDental Therapist and Hygienist
Initially Helen started her career over 30 years ago as a qualified dental nurse working in community dentistry. Helen worked alongside colleagues to provide dental treatment for both paediatric and adult patients with special needs. Enabling people to access dental treatment who find treatment challenging gives Helen enormous job satisfaction and inspired her to further her career. Helen went to Leeds University to retrain and graduated in December 2003 with a Graduate Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy. She started work at the Boroughbridge Dental Practice in January 2004 and has been here ever since.
Roxy JonesDental Therapist and Hygienist
Roxanne recently qualified from Teeside University in Dental Hygiene and Therapy with First Class Honors. Roxanne focuses on treating patients holistically and helping those who are anxious whilst providing a high standard of oral health care to help patients reach their oral hygiene and health goals.