Meet the Whitby Dental Team

Dr Carol Dewhurst 

BDS MFGDP(UK)M.Clin.Dent.Prost

Dr Carol Dewhurst qualified from Liverpool University in 1981. After working at the Liverpool Dental Hospital she went to general dental practice on the Wirral.  She has been at Whitby Dental Practice since 1986. She was awarded the DGP(UK) in 1992 and the MFGDP in 1994. After a four year degree course in restorative dentistry at Guys, Kings, and St Thomas Hospitals in London, she obtained her Masters degree in clinical dentistry in 2002, specialising in fixed and removable prosthodontics.She has 19 years teaching experience in restorative dentistry at the Liverpool Dental School, which together with her post graduate degrees, have kept her at the cutting edge of technology and contemporary techniques.Dr Dewhurst also has a very keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and smile design. GDC Registration No.: 55879 

 Dr Roy Bennett


Roy qualified from Liverpool University in 1987.  His career has focused on aesthetic dentistry & sedation techniques. He completed postgraduate training in Conscious Sedation (2002) and then MFGDP(UK) 2006 and a Diploma in Dental Science (2008). He is an accredited IACSD course organiser & teacher in clinical sedation with over 20 years experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He is a member and mentor of both the Dental Sedation Teacher Group (DSTG) and SAAD. He frequently helps local colleagues by accepting sedation  referrals and supporting other dental practices in the North West . He is married and has 3 children. Enjoys skiing ( water in summer and snow in winter! ) and keep fit. 

 GDC Registration No. 62785


 BDS MFGDP (UK) MDentsSci (Restorative)

Restoratived  Dentist  

Following graduation in 1993, Bob worked as a House Officer at Dundee Dental Hospital. He then joined the Royal Air Force and served from 1995 to 2000 as a Dental Officer, rising to the rank of Squadron Leader. Bob left the RAF in 2000, accepting an offer to join the renowned Carisbooke Dental Practice and Implant Centre in Leicester. He then moved to Manchester in 2003, to begin work at St Ann’s Dental Clinic, while studying for his Restorative Masters Degree at the University of Leeds. His main interests are in cosmetic and advanced restorative treatments. Bob continues his own professional development taking courses around the world and is a member of multiple dental societies in America, Europe and the UK. He has a special interest in advancing his extensive knowledge of jaw joint disorders and occlusion. bob has lectured nationally on the subjects of Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Together with Dr. Richard Brookshaw, Bob co-directs the Centre for Advanced Dental Education providing postgraduate courses for fellow dentists.



 Dr Stephen Kelso


Dr Kelso qualified from Queen's University, Belfast, in 1997. He completed vocational training in Belfast before undertaking oral surgery experience at University Hospital, Aintree, Liverpool, and later on a part-time basis as a Hospital Practitioner in the oral surgery department at the Liverpool University Dental Hospital.

During this time, he gained his MFDS qualification and now practices solely within the General Dental Services with a special interest in oral surgery and implantology.

Dr Kelso has been trained to use several implant systems and currently favours the Straumann dental implant system. He is a mentor for Straumann training and keeps abreast of new and evidence based techniques both nationally and internationally. He has recently returned from the International Straumann Symposia in Switzerland and the USA

Dr Kelso has a keen interest in outdoor pursuits, plays hockey and has represented Ireland in this field.

GDC Registration No.: 73558

 Dr Emma Varga


Dr Varga has both worked and taught at the Liverpool Dental school for many years, and is on the specialist list for oral surgery.  We like to provide a holistic complete dental service and an internal referral to Dr Varga prevents our patients waiting too long on hospital lists for their treatment.  We can also guarantee an expert but sensitive and caring approach with a known team to anyone needing surgical care.  To complete our care, she is also qualified in medical hypnosis.

GDC Registration No.: 49206