Alma Dental Team


Amanda Whyatt

Practice Manager

Since joining Alma Dental Practice in 2002 as a trainee dental nurse my career has flourished attending college in 2003 to become a qualified dental nurse and then achieving my certificate in dental radiography in 2007. I have been in my current position as practice manager since 2008. My evenings and weekends are spent with my family from soft plays with my son to shopping trips with my daughter.



Linda Mason

Dental Receptionist

Working as a receptionist here at Alma Dental since 2003 I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know the patients and look forward to our little chats! Away from work I’m usually busy with family and looking after my grandchildren, but when I have time I love reading, going for walks and catching up with friends



Dr. Andrew Leys

BDS, DGDP RCS, DipRestDent RCS.Eng PGCert

I joined Alma Dental in 1999 and became Principal Dentist in 2002.

Member of The British Endodontic Society and the International Team of Implantology, with a special interest in endodontics, restorative dentistry and restoring dental implants.


Qualified at Dundee University in 1989

Diploma in General Dental Practice (London) 1997

Manchester University – Advanced Restorative course 1999

Newcastle University – Recognised as a trainer of newly qualified dentists 2000

Diploma in Restorative Dentistry (Manchester University) 2008

Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle Dental School. Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry


Dr. Liselle Murphy

BDS, MJDF RCS.Eng GDC number: 85811

I joined Alma Dental in December 2013, after working in community paediatric dentistry and in general practice; I gained skills including treating very nervous patients. I acquired further qualifications in several areas of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry and implant restoration.

I love running, cycling, rock climbing, surfing and snowboarding!

BDS University of Newcastle 2005

MJDF Royal College of Surgeons of England 2010

Tipton Training Dental Academy – Advanced Restorative Course 2011


Dr Katherine Davies

BDS, MDentSci (L’pool), FDSRCS (Eng), MORTHRCS (Edin), MORTHRCS (Eng)

After becoming a specialist orthodontist in 2000 I worked in a specialist practice as an associate before setting up Oraprime Orthodontics in 2005. In 2015 I closed the practice and joined the NHS to treat patients in the community dental service with special needs. I then joined Alma Dental in 2017 where I enjoy treating adults and children of all ages and concerns!

I have completed braces treatments for over 3500 patients.

M.Dent.Sci University of Liverpool Dental Hospital

M.Orth.RCS Edinburgh & London

William Houston Gold Medal RCS 2000

Certificate of Lingual Orthodontics Warwick University

Member of the British Orthodontic Society

Member of British Lingual Orthodontic Society

Member of British Dental Association

Helen Leck


After qualifying, I worked in general dentistry, hospital dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. After discovering a passion for orthodontics, I undertook a specialist training programme at Newcastle Dental Hospital.

In my spare time, I like to keep fit and am a member of a local running club.


Member in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

MSc in Orthodontics Newcastle University

Member of British Orthodontic Society

Orthodontic Specialist List

Seana O’Brien

Dental Therapist GDC number: 142525





Donna Dorritt

Dental Hygienist GDC number: 5667





Karen Winn

Qualified Dental Nurse GDC number: 173018

I qualified in 2001 and joined the team at Alma Dental in 2008. After many years working in dentistry I still love my job. I have a special interest in dental implants and helping patients through every stage of their dental journey. I am responsible for the cross infection control within the practice, protecting our patients is a top priority at the practice. In my spare time I enjoy going to the cinema, I am a big sci-fi fan. I am a member of the national trust and love long walks around the gardens.



Carol Keys

Qualified Dental Nurse GDC number: 134545

I joined Alma Dental in May 2017 having previously worked in both general and specialist orthodontic dental practices. I am a keen artist and photographer. My other interests include wildlife and walking. I am also a member of a local drumming band.


Deborah Mason

Qualified Dental Nurse GDC number: 216166

I have been part of the Alma Dental team since 2007. Over my time here I have gained experience with orthodontics and implant dentistry alongside general and cosmetic dentistry. On my days off I enjoy spending time with my family, taking my young son to the beach and parks.


Coral Fearn

Qualified Dental Nurse GDC number: 255575

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2013 and joined Alma Dental in 2015. Since joining the team I have enjoyed gaining experience in implant dentistry and orthodontics. My days off are spent with my two children, I also love travelling and keeping fit.