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Bringing together technical ability, experience and industry recognition

Our dentists combine technical ability, experience and industry recognition with a friendly and professional approach. As a team, they represent a compelling and personable solution for referrals and training.

  • Stephen Godfrey Endodontic Specialist, BChD, MSc

    Practice Owner

    GDC No. 52893

    Stephen Godfrey BChD

    Stephen qualified from the University of Leeds in 1979. He gained his Masters Degree in Conservative Dentistry at the renowned Eastman Dental Institute in London in 1982 and he has full registration as a Specialist Endodontist with the General Dental Council.

    Stephen has always been enthusiastic towards dental education and has two roles in his professional life as the principle clinician at Stephen Godfrey Dental Care and as an educator. He was a Senior Clinical Teacher at the University of Sheffield School of Dentistry, responsible for content and delivery of the undergraduate endodontic curriculum delivering lectures, tutorials and clinical skills practical teaching to the dental students. He retired from this post in the summer of 2014 to ‘simplify’ his life and concentrate on his clinical work.

    Whilst at the university Stephen was instrumental in setting up a post graduate ‘Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry’ programme in Endodontics. This degree is a 'first' in the UK and no other dental school/University offers such a programme. A Doctorate is the highest degree a University can confer. It helps maintain Sheffield as a major influence in university higher education.

    The contemporary nature of Stephen’s teaching reflects many years of clinical knowledge and depth of experience in patient care.

    Stephen established Stephen Godfrey Dental Care in 1985 and now limits his treatments to diagnosis of facial pain, root canal therapy and restoration of teeth. In the past twelve months we have accepted referrals from 180 dental practices in the region and carried out 650 endodontic treatments.

    Stephen is a past-President of the British Endodontic Society

    British Endodontic Society

  • Joanne Kearsley BDS

    General Dental Practitioner

    GDC No. 62762

    Joanne Kearsley

    Joanne graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1987. Experienced in all areas of general dentistry, she won the coveted Medical Protection Society elective prize, and now supports the team with high quality general dentistry. Her medico legal training and experience brings a further dimension to enhance our patient care.

    She is a member of the British Endodontic Society and the British Dental Association.

  • Mike Ainsworth BDS


    GDC No. 80631

    Mike Ainsworth

    Mike graduated from Birmingham University in 2002 and has been in private practice since that time. He became very interested in complex and cosmetic dentistry immediately, attending many courses and conferences both at home and abroad. Mike was very lucky to be exposed to complex restorative dentistry immediately after qualifying. He has been placing implants for over twelve years and has had the benefit of working with and being mentored by some of the leaders in the field of cosmetic dentistry and Implantology. He now spends a lot of his time mentoring dentists.

    Mike has completed a large number of cosmetic restorative and implant cases over the years using the latest techniques and methods and he has an extensive portfolio of cases. He recently presented at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

  • Mahomed Issa Periodontal Specialist, BDS MFDS RCS (Lond) MClin Dent

    GDC No. 114242

    Mahomed Issa

    Mahomed provides our periodontal therapy and periodontal surgery including surgical regeneration at Stephen Godfrey Dental Care.

    Mahomed graduated from the University of Sheffield in September 2007. He holds a position as a Speciality Doctor at Glenfield Hospital and is a Clinical Teacher at The School of Dentistry, University of Sheffield working in the Periodontology and Restorative Departments.

    His interest has always been in Periodontology and in 2012 he gained, with Merit, a Masters in Periodontology from the University of Sheffield. He also has his Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS), from the Royal College of Surgeons, London. He gained entry to the ‘Specialist List in Periodontology’ held by the General Dental Council in February 2015.

    He is highly experienced in diagnosis and treatment planning with an interest in using his periodontal knowledge and skills to establish a healthy periodontal environment, which is conducive to maintaining the natural dentition. His approach is centred on patient motivation and wherever possible non-surgical therapy. However where appropriate he uses surgical periodontal therapy including surgical regeneration and mucogingival plastic surgery to achieve optimal results. All surgical treatment is carried out using magnification and microsurgical instruments.

    He is committed to his speciality and to continual professional development. He is a member of the British Society of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology.

  • Shaheer Aasim BDS, MSc (Endo), MFDS RCS Edin

    GDC No. 171065


    Shaheer graduated from the University of Mysore, India in 2000. His interest has always been in Endodontology and in 2005 he gained a Clinical Masters (MSc) in Endodontics from the University of Manchester.

    In 2007 he gained the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS), from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Shaheer has worked in both NHS and private practices in the UK accepting endodontic referrals for the past 14 years. He has worked in the Department of Restorative Dentistry in Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow Dental Hospitals gaining extensive experience in Restorative and Endodontic clinics, working on patients referred in from General Dental Practitioners, cases deemed too difficult for general practice. During this time he developed his surgical endodontic skills and was required to work in a multi-disciplinary approach with other key hospital operators and consultants. He provides endodontic care utilising the operating microscope and microsurgical instruments. He has publications in international journals and his special interest lies in effective rehabilitation of severely broken down teeth.

    He is a member of the British Dental Association, British Endodontic Society and European Society of Endodontology.

  • Christina Abson MEd, FHEA, BA(Hons), Dip DH DT

    Dental Hygienist

    GDC No. 6199

    Christina Abson

    Christina qualified as a Hygienist and Therapist from Sheffield University in 2003. She has considerable experience in Primary and Secondary Dental Care, Undergraduate teaching and is an Expert Witness. Supporting the team at Stephen Godfrey Dental Care, Christina provides a full range of non-surgical periodontal therapies in line with current best practice guidelines. She now divides her week between Post-Graduate training and Dental Practice.

    Christina has a special interest in maintaining sophisticated dental work and advanced periodontal treatments.

  • Dr Claire A Field Specialist in Restorative Dentistry BDS MFDS RCS Eng. MSc (Rest Dent) MRes (Trans Med Ther) FDS RCS Eng

    Consultant and Specialist in Restorative Dentistry

    GDC 82420

    Claire Field

    After graduating BDS from Manchester in 2003, Claire worked as a staff grade oral surgeon prior to undertaking specialist training in Restorative Dentistry and two Masters Degrees at Newcastle University, where she was involved in clinical research and teaching. In 2016 she accepted a post as Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield, where she is the Consultant Lead for Periodontology, Hygiene & Therapy and joint lead for Oncology Rehabilitation.

    Claire undertakes all aspects of Restorative Dentistry and is particularly passionate regarding:

    - Complex treatment planning.

    - Removable prosthetic rehabilitation with dentures.

    - Fixed prosthodontics rehabilitation with crown and bridgework.

    - Rehabilitation of the worn dentition.

    - Aesthetic dentistry, including whitening and composite rehabilitation.

    - Oncology rehabilitation.

    - Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction.

    - Treatment of periodontal diseases, including periodontal plastic surgery.

    Claire is active in post graduate teaching & education, locally and nationally for Health Education England and Industrial partners. She is actively engaged with clinical research into virtual consultation, biomaterials, periodontal health and systemic disease interaction with oral diseases and also involved in clinical trials.

    Claire is currently Honorary Secretary of the British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) and Branch Vice President of Northern Counties Branch for the British Dental Association, Council Member for the British Society of Periodontology and Council Member on Restorative Dentistry UK (RD UK).

  • Marian Vallina BDS MSc (Endo) MJDF RCS (Eng)

    GDC No 85556

    Marian Vallina

    Marian Vallina qualified at the University of Birmingham in 2005. She was awarded the Junior Clinical Scholarship and the Restorative Prize at the university and the Prize for best Vocational Training case in 2007. She gained valuable clinical experience running her own practice for 4 years and completed a Clinical Masters Degree in Endodontics (MSc) at the European University of Madrid.

    She returned to Birmingham in 2011 and worked as a visiting Endodontist in a number of practices whilst teaching undergraduate dental students at the University of Birmingham part time. She moved to Yorkshire with her family in 2012 and gained the Diploma of Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s Joint Dental Faculties.

    Marian focuses in all aspects of the patient journey to make treatment as comfortable and pleasant as possible. She regularly attends national and international conferences to keep abreast of the latest developments in clinical Endodontology from the key opinion leaders in the field. She applies these techniques to her daily practice and is constantly reviewing her results to maintain the best quality of patient care.

    Marian holds a post as Clinical Teacher at the University of Sheffield teaching endodontics.

  • Kim Leivers

    Practice Manager

    GDC No. 150850

    Kim Leivers
  • Holly Needham

    Clinical Manager

    GDC No. 208905

Dental Nurses

  • Zoe Devenish
    Qualified Registered Dental Nurse
    GDC No. 190826

  • Dion Thomas
    Qualified Registered Dental Nurse
    GDC No.

  • Jane Lewis
    Qualified Registered Dental Nurse
    GDC No. 128132

  • Chelsie Joliffe
    Qualified Registered Dental Nurse
    GDC No. 265834

  • Tamsyn Scott
    Qualified Registered Dental Nurse
    GDC No. 124445

  • Abbie Wilson
    Apprentice Dental Nurse

  • Justyna Byczynska
    Trainee Dental Nurse

  • Rachel Fitzpatrick
    Qualified Registered Dental Nurse
    GDC No. 158857