Meet the team
Dr Mitchell Clark - (GDC Registration Number - 76113) - Lead Clinician
I was born locally and have been the proud owner of the business from April 2001 when I opened my first practice, Merrie Meade dental studio in Skegness 2 years after qualifying as a dentist. I moved the business to Hundleby in 2006 to larger premises to allow for expansion and for provision of more services such as dental therapy, complementary therapy and for the lovely environment the current totally refurbished and air conditioned building offers.
I started training as a dental technician in 1987, after leaving Skegness Grammar school at the age of 16. I worked for Spalding Dental Services producing high quality crowns etc for dentists from Skegness to Peterborough. During my apprenticeship I studied one day a week at Nottingham Peoples College to gain my NVQ in Dental Technology, which I passed at distinction level.
This qualification allowed me to go onto University Dental School. During my time at Sheffield Dental School United Kingdom the prior experience as a technician stood me in good stead and I qualified with Honours in my dental degree. I was also awarded the British Dental Association Prize in Restorative Dentistry in my final year which I am very proud of!
I have worked as a clinical assistant at Bostons Pilgrim Hospital Oral and maxillofacial department and also for 3 years part time as a clinical assistant to Mr Coupland, the local consultant in Orthodontics, at Lincoln County Hospital. As a result I offer experienced levels of oral surgery and Orthodontics at the practice.
I am a confirmed "gadget man" and have continually added to the technology available at the practice with Ozone therapy , Air Abrasion therapy and I have a very preventative, caring philosophy for the care I provide, whilst having a very keen eye for detail doing the cosmetic dentistry I particularly enjoy.
In 2012 I went to Uganda with the dental charity Dentaid to provide dental care for those that cannot help themselves and I proudly display lots of photographs of my time there, at the practice.
If you want to read a bit more about what myself and my dentaid colleagues did there, click on this link to read my blog !!
Outside of my time as a dental surgeon I really enjoy escaping into the countryside with my family either camping or sailing on the east coast . My eldest daughter mya is 11 and my youngest megan is 9 so life can be very busy.
I am also very proud to have recently been asked to be the Chairman of Skegness Sea Scouts and I am also an active member of Skegness Round Table and enjoy the social life this gives me as well as helping those less fortunate than myself with our charitable donations .
The rest of the team I enjoy working with are :-
Lisa Flynn :- Our dental Hygienist - (GDC Registration Number - 5838)
I joined the RAF in 1994 as a trainee Dental Nurse. I loved the job and thoroughly enjoyed being in the RAF. Not only were we trained as dental nurses but also as emergency medics in case we were deployed under which we would have a duel role. In my 5 years service as a dental nurse I was stationed at RAF Leeming and RAF Halton. Whilst at RAF Halton I voluntarily joined the Forensics team for air crashes, both Military and civilian, seeing the use of dental records and the importance of having up to date patient records. It was a fantastic opportunity to see another side of dentistry and one that I am very grateful for.
In 1999 I was selected for Dental Hygiene training. I trained along side personnel from the Army and Navy. Alongside training for our Hygiene Diploma I also completed a BTEC in Oral Health Promotion with a distinction and a qualification in dental radiography.On completing my course I received the award for best clinical student. After qualifying in 2001 I served at RAF Marham and RAF Lyneham.
My time within the RAF was very rewarding, ensuring that all members of HM Armed Forces were cared for and fit for deployment which ensured they could effectively do their jobs, which was top priority. I was involved in many parades and services and even stood on parade for the Queen.
Unfortunately I was discharged after 12.5 years service after I was involved in a car accident and after much treatment was deemed unfit for service. This was a very tough time as I loved the RAF and leaving was the last outcome I would have wanted but the decision was not mine to make. I miss the life but I am fully adjusted to 'civilian' life now and 10 years on I am perfectly happy and fully recovered from my injuries.
After leaving the RAF I worked for a very large joint NHS and Private practice, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there working amongst a large group of people.
I moved to Lincolnshire in 2014 as my partner is currently still serving in the RAF. I joined Cygnet House Dental Studio in 2015 to cover for Amy whilst she was on maternity leave. Amy eventually decided not to return after having her lovely twins and I was asked to stay on as the permanent hygienist which I was delighted with. I have been welcomed by both staff and patients and I am thoroughly enjoying my time here.
Outside work I love enjoying the countryside and I am a complete book worm who is always looking for new titles so any suggestions are welcome.
As for the future, I am hoping to be at Cygnet House for many years to come and I look forward to meeting you all and helping with any oral health concerns.
Hayley Hook (GDC Registration Number - 260033 )– Practice Manager/Dental Nurse:
I joined Cygnet House Dental Studio in February 2003 when it was formally known as Merrie-Meade Dental Studio. I began my dental career in 1996 as a Junior Dental Nurse working at an NHS practice in Skegness. During the early days I spent many years on the front desk, gradually building my knowledge and skill base. I now have a more office based role as Practice Manager, this role is very gratifying but at times I do miss the patient contact. Out of work I enjoy spending time with my family. With the recent new addition to the family my current role as "Groom”, takes up most of my spare time.
Nicola Ramsdale – (GDC Registration Number - 241388) Dental Nurse:
I have been working as a Dental Nurse since 2010. I joined the team at Cygnet House Dental Studio in 2011. I qualified from Lincoln College and have a Diploma in Dental Nursing. I enjoy being a Dental Nurse as each day is different and brings new challenges. In my spare time I enjoy going for rides on my motorbike, weather permitting! Taking my dog for walks and spending time with my family. In the future I would like to gain my Radiology and Oral Health Qualification and eventually go on to train as a Hygienist.
Tizainy Herberts - (GDC Registration Number - 269891) - Dental Nurse:
I joined the team here at Cygnet House in July 2015 as a trainee Dental Nurse. I completed a training course and qualified with a Diploma in Dental Nursing at Lincoln College in May 2017. I thoroughly enjoy working within our small team here at Cygnet House ensuring we provide the best care for our patients.
I enjoy all aspects of being a Dental Nurse, especially getting to know all our patients and making them feel comfortable and at ease. I have a special interest in the surgical side of dentistry and hope to in the future train in Implant and Sedation Dental Nursing.
Outside of work I love going to exercise classes and spending time with my family and friends.
Karina Atkin - Receptionist:
I joined the Cygnet House team in August 2015 as the Receptionist and chief dog sitter (see below). Before I started at Cygnet House I had completed my honors degree in Psychology at York St John University and I believe this aids me in helping our patients get the best care from start to end of their visits with us.
I enjoy all aspects of my job at Cygnet House but most of all I enjoy building relationships with new and existing patients as I understand coming to the dentist is not something that anyone looks forward to and I hope to think that I make our patients visits as comfortable as possible.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading and spending time with my friends and family.
This is Marley, our practice dog. He is very good at giving all our patients a very warm welcome!