Meet the team

At Portman Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


David Vivian

Implant Surgeon
Newcastle University Dental School 1988
GDC No. 63294

David Vivian qualified as a dental surgeon in 1988 from the Newcastle University Dental School (GDC No. 63294).

After qualifying, he returned to East Yorkshire to work in a forward-looking practice in Hull.

In 1990, he accepted a partnership at Newell, Pinder and Vivian, which became one of the most prestigious practices in Yorkshire before joining the James Hull Group. David still works at the practice on a part-time basis, providing the implant services he also offers at practices in Cottingham, Scarborough and more recently joining the experienced implant team at Campbell Dental Health in Scunthorpe.

David has over 22 years of experience in dental implants, and he has placed around SIX THOUSAND of them during his career. His key training courses include the prestigious Eastman Step by Step Course 1996-1997 and training on prosthetic aspects of the Branemark system 1993.

Since 1993, David has been a member of the Society for Advancement in Anaesthesia in Dentistry, and he has been a member of the Association of Dental Implantology since 1996. He has always been active within the British Dental Association and is a former president of the Yorkshire Branch.

Emma Egner

Emma Egner

General Dentist
BCHD Leeds 2000
GDC No. 77629

Emma has been providing dentistry in North Lincolnshire since 2000 and joined Portman in July 2020. She enjoys providing all aspects of general dentistry with a caring, relaxed and respectful manner.

Emma's aim is to provide you with advice, support and any dental treatment required to restore your health. By choosing to come for regular check ups with Emma you will benefit from her continuing care and up to date advice. You can enjoy the comfort and confidence of a healthy smile.

Angelika Tadros Hadwin

Angelika Tadros-Hadwin

General Dentist
DDS (Medical University of Lodz) PGCERT (Contemporary Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry)
GDC NO. 254381

Angelika graduated from the Medical University of Lodz and received her dental degree with honours in 2001. She graduated at the age of 22, which made her the youngest graduate ever in the history of the Mecial University of Lodz.

She is currently progressing her education in Restorative and Aesthetics dentistry, and she is a member of BAARID ( British Academy of Aesthetic Restorative and Implant Dentistry )

She has been providing general dentistry in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and also abroad in Poland and in her private practice in Southern Africa, where she moved with her parents, who were expatriates.

Her mission is to provide comprehensive dental services to all patients in an environment that is safe, reassuringly pleasant and comfortable. She strongly believes in the importance of explaining dental procedures to her patients and takes her time in explaining outcomes of the dental exam, dental prevention and treatment options.

She is married and has a daughter. She spends her free time with her family. She loves to travel, and her hobbies are scuba diving and cycling.

Priyadarshan Gaitonde

Implants & Invisalign Certified Provider, Special Interest in Surgical Dentistry
GDC No: 79699

Priyadarshan better known as ‘Gaity’ (short for Gaitonde), pursued a 3-year specialization in Oral Surgery, and holds a Master’s Degree, MDS in Oral Surgery, from the University of Bombay prior to obtaining a Fellowship in Dental Surgery FDS RCS, from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He spent invaluable years as a NHS Hospital Dentist working mainly in the Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery Departments in Cardiff, Plymouth, Royal London & Mount Vernon Hospitals, building further on his surgical dentistry skills before moving into General Dental Practice whilst always maintaining his special interest in Oral Surgery.

He further undertook a certificate course in 2004 in Implant Dentistry training at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital and has since treated hundreds of patients and placed hundreds of implants till date. He also provides surgical implant placements for fellow dentists at external dental practices. Gaity is committed to advancing his skills on an on-going basis and attends national and international meetings for this to provide cutting-egde dentistry.

Gaity is also takes pride in treating anxious and nervous patients

Jacob Watwood

General dentist
BDS Cardiff 2016
GDC No. 265239

Anna Hurst

Dental therapist
RDN 1999
GDC No. 114396

Anna started as a dental nurse at the practice in 2001. In 2002 she became a radiographer, she then left the practice to attend the University of Sheffield in 2005, where she gained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy in June 2007, returning to the practice team in August 2007 when she became the practices Dental Hygienist.

Bradley Wilson

Dental therapist
University of Sheffield 2020
GDC No. 250109

Helen Hornsby

Lead dental nurse
GDC No. 121493

Helen Passed her Advanced Lead Nursing Skills Level 3 with distinction.

Helen joined the practice 18 years ago, qualifying as a RDN in 2001, she then qualified as a radiographer in 2003, then in 2016 Helen completed her certificate in competency in impression taking.

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At Portman Dental & Implant Clinic, we put you first. From the warmest of welcomes to the most sophisticated equipment, we make sure you always enjoy the highest standard of care and comfort with us.

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