Everyone in the Belvedere Dental Practice undergoes regular training to make sure our skills and services stay up to date with the latest treatments and best practice. Rest assured that your dental care will be in the best hands possible.
Lee Appleton, the practice owner, qualified from Bristol in 1988 and then obtained his MFGDP postgraduate qualification. Mr Appleton can be seen on a regular basis at the practice, but could be more easily spotted riding his mountain bike in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside.
Lisa started working at Belvedere Dental practice in 2008 as a trainee dental nurse gaining her Level 3 in Dental nursing with Training 2000. Before a change of career to dental nurse Lisa was a qualified teaching assistant and childcare assistant. Lisa has since progressed to practice manager after gaining many years of nursing experience and has since attained her ILM in Leadership and Practice Management. In November 2017, Lisa was selected as the winner for the category Best Team Member North in the FMC Dentistry Awards. In her spare time Lisa enjoys spending time with her friends and family, dancing and walking her two chocolate Labradors.
Mr Andrew Lister
Dentist BDS ( GDC 68910 )
Andrew Lister qualified from Newcastle in 1993. We are lucky to have had Andrew in the practice for 22 years and he is our most experienced Associate. In his spare time Andrew likes motorcycling.
Mr Anthony Davies
Dentist BDS MFDS RCSEd (GDC 229215 )
Anthony Davies qualified from Cardiff in 2012. After working in North Wales for 12 months Ant obtained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons postgraduate qualification. He has also completed a Cfast course in cosmetic tooth alignment and a course in Wrinkle Relaxing Injections and Dermal Fillers. In his spare time, Ant likes to travel and spend quality time with his family in Bristol. Ant is also a keen cyclist and has completed coast to coast routes for charity.
Mr Rafal Ruszkowski Lek Stom
Dentist (GDC 105897 )
Rafal Ruszkowski qualified from Lek Dent Poznan in Poland in 2001. Since qualifying Raf has worked in Scotland and Cumbria for 9 years. In his spare time, Raf enjoys playing tennis and travelling back home to Poland to spend time with his family.
Mr Gautham Pai
Dentist BDS MSc Oral Surgery (GDC 169660)
Gautham Pai attained his Masters Degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Manchester during 2005-06, gaining distinctions in his clinical and statistics components. Over this time he was able to gain further experience of minor oral surgery, including implant placement. He attended all the clinics of the consultants in both Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Dental Hospital. Gautham then worked as an SHO in different hospitals throughout England gaining experience in various Oral surgical procedures. In 2016, he did a certificate course in basic and advanced dental implants, which gave him experience using current techniques and materials in dental implantology. He joined our team in April 2017. In his spare time Gautham enjoys spending time in the Lakes with his family, playing tennis or travelling back home to India.
Ruth trained and qualified at Newcastle Dental Hospital in 1997. Since then she has lived and worked in Cumbria and has practiced continuously in several practices. Ruth also works at a practice in Keswick and has joined our team for one day a week. She tells us she is looking forward to meeting our patients and working with the Belvedere team. In her spare time Ruth enjoys the lovely Solway coast and can often be seen walking with her family and Merlin the Dalmatian.
Lisa McKenzie – Practice Manager/Dental Nurse – GDC 217652
Alison Gilgun – Business Manager
Sam Heslop – Lead Dental Nurse – GDC 245703
Victoria Vaughan – Lead Receptionist
Catherine Todhunter – Dental Nurse –GDC 119962
Julie McCarthy – Dental Nurse –GDC 122315
Danielle Lofthouse – Dental Nurse – GDC 246072
Aimee Rance – Dental Nurse – GDC 267952
Emma Dixon – Trainee Dental Nurse