Jill established Eclipse Orthodontics with a view to providing high-end, top quality orthodontic treatments to both children and adults. As a specialist orthodontist, she prides herself on performing orthodontic treatment alone, and she treats patients to very high standards in the most professional of environments.
She qualified from Leeds Dental School with honours in 2002, carried out her vocational training in South Leeds, then spent a year working at Pinderfields General Hospital as a Maxillofacial SHO caring for patients with facial trauma, head and neck cancer and other dental anomalies.
Jill then successfully achieved her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons in October 2004. Following this, she spent some time in general practice and also worked as a Paediatric Community Dental Officer. She started three years of specialist training in October 2006 and trained between the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield and Chesterfield Royal Hospitals. During this time, she was successful in completing a Masters in Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) and her Membership in Orthodontics.
She believes in working with her patients to tackle any concerns they may have about the appearance of their teeth. She knows they will ultimately be delighted with the treatment they receive and looks forward to introducing herself and the rest of the team.
Outside of work, Jill is a keen netball player and enjoys walking and skiing. Her husband Matthew, is a dentist at the practice, and she has a young family that keeps her busy.
Chris qualified in Dentistry from the University of Leeds in 2003. Following vocational dental training in the Yorkshire region, he was employed in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, gaining experience of head & neck trauma, oral surgery and its interaction with orthodontics. He then worked in general dental practice in Leeds, aswell as a part-time position in community paediatric dentistry, before leaving the country to embark on a trip around the world, where he raised money to enable him to provide dental care in remote communities in the Peruvian Andes. On his return to the UK, he took a post teaching undergraduate dental students restorative dentistry and oral surgery at Leeds Dental Institute. Following this he worked as a Trust Grade Dentist in paediatric dentistry at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield and as a general dental practitioner for Eclipse Dental Care.
He completed three-year specialist orthodontic training in Bristol Dental Hospital and the Royal United Hospital, Bath, gaining Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2011 and completing a Degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. He completed his further advanced training at Leeds Dental Institute and York Hospital, providing complex orthodontic treatment involving the surgical, paediatric and restorative teams and continuing his research. I am a Consultant in Orthodontics at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Leeds Dental Institute. My main area of interest is in treating severe orthodontic problems, including patients with missing teeth, impacted teeth and those requiring jaw surgery.
Chris is currently providing specialist orthodontic treatment for children and adults at Eclipse Orthodontics with a range of aesthetic appliances.
Having worked at the practice for more than 20 years, Claire’s role is to work alongside the dentists/orthodontists in all aspects of chairside assistance and patient care. This includes orthodontic and implant nursing. She supports other members of the team, and in her role as head nurse, she helps to ensure all staff are adhering to cross infection and health and safety protocols to the highest standards at all times.
Claire’s general interests are spending quality time with her family, fine dining, walking and socialising.