Welcome to Caring Dentistry Where your smile is our passion

Welcome to Caring Dentistry Where your smile is our passion

Located in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, we are a dedicated team of dental professionals committed to providing exceptional dental care to our community. 

Our 30+ Year Heritage 

Our 30+ Year Heritage 

At Caring Dentistry, we understand that each person is unique, and so are your dental needs. Formerly known as Graham Porter Caring Dentistry, we’ve built a reputation for providing compassionate and comprehensive oral health care. 
Our team of experienced dentists and hygienists is committed to offering a wide range of high-quality dental services in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Whether it's preventative care to keep your smile healthy, restorative treatments to bring back your confidence, or cosmetic options for that extra sparkle, we've got you covered. 
 
Our practice is well-equipped to provide everything from advanced restorative treatments and dental implants to orthodontic solutions like Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. And for those who feel anxious about dental visits, we offer extra support to ensure your experience with us is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. 
 
 

Our Philosophy 

Our Philosophy 

At Caring Dentistry, we believe in a patient-centred approach. We understand that visiting the dentist can be a source of anxiety for many, and that's why we have created an environment that's not just a clinic, but a sanctuary of care and understanding. Our team of experienced dentists and hygienists are not just skilled in their craft; they are also deeply empathetic professionals who prioritise your comfort and well-being. 
 
 

Our Services 

Our Services 

We offer a comprehensive range of dental services, encompassing all aspects of preventative and restorative treatment, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry. Whether it's a routine check-up or a complex procedure, our approach is always tailored to your individual needs. We understand the importance of informed choice, so we take the time to discuss all available treatment options, ensuring you can make decisions about your dental care confidently. 

Our Commitment to Accessibility & Convenience 

Our Commitment to Accessibility and Convenience 

In line with our commitment to accessibility and patient comfort, our facility is equipped to ensure a hassle-free experience from the moment you step in. We also recognise that dental emergencies can happen at any time, which is why we offer priority appointments and clear guidance for emergency situations, including out-of-hours arrangements. 

Meet Our Team Principal 

Meet Our Team Principal 

Mr Christos Ziaras DDS DDS, PgDip Ortho GDC reg 102236 

Chris qualified from the University of Athens in 2005 and spent a year in military hospitals and army camps in Greece as a military dentist during his national service.He came over to the UK in 2006 where he worked as head clinician and dentist/dental nurse mentor and also radioprotection supervisor for a large corporate practice in Hull. At the same time he was a member of the east locality of the East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust working actively towards the improvement of NHS dental services and caries prevention in low socioeconomic areas in Hull. 
 
He has attended several advanced courses in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics (root canals) and Tooth Whitening (Bleaching), and he is very keen on smile reconstructions with white fillings, veneers and porcelain crowns. His greatest love however, is kids dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) and mouth cancer screening. 
"There is nothing more rewarding than saving a life by detecting early mouth or even systemic cancer, (even leukaemia can be diagnosed early from signs in the oral cavity), and nothing fun than making a kid feel at ease whilst in the dental chair." 
Since 2011 he has concentrated predominantly in private dentistry working for a fully private practice in Hessle and we had the pleasure of adding him to our team in September 2015.Chris is a member of the British Dental Association. He loves his quiet family life, his 2 dogs and Judo. 

Meet Our Team 

Meet Our Team 

 
Stuart Graham 
Implantologist 
GDC: 59133 
 
Stuart gained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Dundee in 1984. 
 
After expanding his skills and knowledge at the prestigious Eastman Institute in London, including occlusion and restorative courses in 1988/9 and the year long hands-on Implantology course in 1998, he then successfully completing the Masters degree in Dental Implantology at the Charles Clifford Dental School, Sheffield in July 2008. 
 
In 1992 he began private practice in Hallgate Cottingham and later opened The Dental Studio & Implant Centre on Northgate in 2000. He is committed to postgraduate training having undertaken study extensively throughout the UK as well as USA, France, Italy and Sweden. In 2009 he presented work from his Master’s thesis at the prestigious European Association for Osseointegration conference in Monaco. He regularly lectures to colleagues and clinicians and provides professional mentoring to fellow dental surgeons. 
 
Stuart has more than 30 years of clinical experience in all forms of cosmetic and restorative procedures as well as treatment of TMJ dysfunction. He has held private clinics in Manchester, Leeds and York and now as part of the team at Caring Dentistry in Cottingham he provides complex restorative treatments and maintains a referral service for restorative and implant dentistry, receiving referrals from colleagues throughout East Yorkshire. 
 
Stuart currently also has practicing rights at Spire Hull and East Riding hospital which is one of only a handful of places nation wide to provide Zygomatic implants. 
 
Stuart is an active member of the British Dental Association and the Association of Dental Implantology. 
 
Emma Lewis 
Hygienist 
GDC: 5426 
 
Rebecca Gevelaar 
Practice Manager 
GDC: 125181 
 
Susan Thompson 
Receptionist 
 
 
Paula Elsom 
Dental Nurse 
GDC: 142412 
 
Melaine Beard 
Dental Nurse 
GDC: 137171 
 
Tracy Fox 
Dental Nurse 
GDC: 119864 
 
Sasha Anderson 
Dental Nurse 
GDC: 268565 
 
Terri Morriss 
Dental Nurse 
GDC: 149860 
 
 
 

Join Our Family 

Join Our Family 

Your dental health journey is a partnership, and at Caring Dentistry, we are honoured to be a part of it. We invite you to join our family of satisfied patients who trust us with their smiles. For exceptional dental care in a friendly and caring environment, look no further than Caring Dentistry in Cottingham. 
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