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The Team

The team at Abbey Dental

Principle Dentist - Mark Hepworth

Principle Dentist -Mark Hepworth Manx dentist, Mark has been welcoming and treating patients at Abbey Dental since opening the practice in 2008. Mark strives for excellence in dentistry and has worked with some of the world’s dental experts. Mark also ensures Abbey Dental is kept up to date with new clinical advances. He advocates regular training for all staff and has himself furthered his experience in orthodontics, implantology and restorative dentistry.

Mark grew up in Douglas, qualifying as a Dentist at Liverpool University. He also studied Pharmacology to PhD level, specialising in pain control research.

Outside dentistry, Mark loves to spend time with his family and loves to tinker with his classic Triumph Spitfire car.

Associate Dentist - Sita Kapur

Sita moved with her husband Paulo and two young children from London to Castletown in October 2017. Sita lived and worked as a dentist in London for 10 years before making the decision to move to the Isle of Man after seeing an advertisement for a dentist to join the Abbey Dental team.



 Sita describes herself as "coming from a mixed background, half Lithuanian and half Indian." She was born in Lithuania, then moved to India but returned to Lithuania where she finished her education and graduated before going to live in London.


Hygienist - Paula Bell

Hygenist - Paula BellPaula qualified as a hygienist at Edinburugh University in 2003.

Paula leads by example with her dazzling white smile. Her comprehensive approach to oral care means that patients really do see, feel and smell the improvement in their gum health. Abbey Dental patients all understand the benefits of regular hygiene visits ensuring that periodical disease and bad breath are a thing of the past.

Invisalign Dentist - Darren Stone

Orthodontist - Darren StoneDr Stone qualified from Liverpool University in 1997; His main area of expertise is Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry (MICD). He is a Platinum Elite Invisalign treatment provider as well as holding a position as a clinical speaker for Invisalign, teaching and mentoring other dentists and orthodontists in using this technology.

Darren has worked on the island for seven years and also has two dental practices in the UK.

With the reduction in orthodontic care available for patients on the island through the NHS, and ever increasing waiting lists:- Invisalign can provide an alternative to fixed appliances for all patients twelve years and above. Invisalign is especially suitable for adults who have felt it was 'too late' for them to have straight teeth.

Practice Manager - Tracie Hepworth

Practice Manager - Tracie Hepworth

Tracie is a trained dental nurse as well as a qualified biology teacher with a PHd. Tracie helped establish Abbey Dental from the ground up. Beginning in 2007 with project managing the conversion of the residential bungalow at the entrance to Silverburn Estate into the modern award winning dental practice it is today. Married to dentist Mark  and mother to 3 girls, Tracie is also found in the office of Abbey Dental, on reception or in the surgeries and is always happy to help with patient queries.

Dental Nurse - Kesha Sayle

Dental Nurse - Kesha Sayle

Kesha has worked at Abbey Dental since 2012 and quickly became a valued member of the team. She started her formal dental nurse qualifications immediately, passing her final examinations with flying colours in 2014. Kesha's bubbly personality puts patients at ease.

Kesha is often to be found walking her dogs 'Marmite' and 'Branston' around Peel, and she is a regular participant in the Parish Walk and 'Relay for Life'.

Operations Manager - Peter Hepworth

Operations Manager - Peter Hepworth

More than just 'the gardener' Peter keeps the buildings in 'tip top ' shape, maintaining meticulous filing systems and can also be found on reception making everyone feel welcome. Keeping it in the family, as Marks' dad, Peter, like Tracie has been involved in the setting up of Abbey Dental from its inception in 2007. In his spare time Peter enjoys a game of golf and is an experienced landscape artist, evidence of which is seen hanging in Abbey Dental.