Alma Dental Team

Amanda WhyattAmanda Whyatt Practice Manager

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 ReceptionistLinda 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 PG Cert EndoDr Andrew Leys

BDS, DGDP RCS, DipRestDent RCS.Eng PG Cert Endo

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
Post Graduate Certificate in Endodontology University of Chester 2017



Dr. Liselle Murphy

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 DaviesDr 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 the British Dental Association



Karen Winn

Karen Winn Qualified Dental Nurse GDC number: 173018 SAC Dip adv anat & physi

Qualified Dental Nurse GDC number: 173018 SAC Dip adv anat & physi

I qualified in 2001 and joined the team at Alma Dental in 2008. After many years of 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.



Donna DorrittDonna Dorritt Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist GDC number: 5667

I have worked at Alma Dental for a number of years and enjoy meeting and treating the patients. It is always rewarding when someones leaves the practice smiling.

In my spare time I like listening to music and spening as much time with friends and family as possible.



Carol KeysCarol Keys Dental Nurse

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 dental nurse

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.