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Sophia Bow BA
Clinic Director

Leeds, Barkisland & Brighouse

I have been involved in the provision of dental and aesthetic services for over 10 years in and around West Yorkshire. I set up the The Temple Practice with a view to providing the kind of services I believe users want.

I am dedicated to finding affordable solutions to the ever increasing demands of today’s users. I believe that a high quality service should not be exclusive to only the very wealthy, but should be available to the entire cost-conscious population.

I like to keep ahead of the latest developments in products and technology, and aim to provide services I am happy to use myself.

I like to keep up with the technology that keeps me looking youthful, internet technology is a different matter! Click on my picture to read my blog.

My interests include cooking, portraiture and relaxing in the North-West Highlands of Scotland.

Claire Warne
Team Manager

Leeds, Barkisland & Brighouse

I have been involved in dentistry for nearly 30 years. I started out as a dental nurse at the age of 16 whilst studying my A levels. I then worked full time converting a very busy NHS practice with 3 dentists from NHS to private. I continued my career in dentistry working within Sales and Marketing for large dental companies such as Stafford Miller, GlaxoSmithKline, CTS dental supplies and Biomet 3i.

My time with Biomet 3i gave me in-depth knowledge, training and teaching skills within the dental implant world. This involved selling, training and supporting dentists on their journey from general dentistry to implant dentistry as well as supporting highly experienced implant dentists within their businesses.

My passion for dentistry continued when I became a Founding Director of Huddersfield Dental Implants and Cosmetics (HDIC). We quickly became a renowned, highly successful and dedicated dental implant referral practice. In 2017 we merged HDIC with the West Yorkshire Dental Implant Centre (WYDIC) based in Brighouse, where I am now the Team Manager.

Maria Pownall

Practice Co-ordinator

Leeds and Brighouse

I have a number of years’ experience in customer focused roles including being a police officer.  I have recently taken up a role as Patient Co-ordinator for The Temple Dental Practices and am really enjoying the challenges that this brings.  As well as looking after HR related matters, I co-ordinate referrals from our other referring dental practices so that our experienced Surgeons look after referred patients.. I love my job.  The staff at our practices are all professional and passionate about what they do and I find it a pleasure to work alongside them.

Robin Warne GDC Reg Num; 60643
B.Ch.D. M.Sc. Implant Dentistry, PG Cert sedation


Adam Glassford GDC Reg Num; 71952
Dental Implant, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist – BChD Dip Con Sed (Ncle)
Dip Imp Dent RCS (Eng) (adv cert) MFGDP

Professor Sonia Williams MBE
Prof. of Dentistry & Nutritional Therapist

Leeds, Barkisland & Brighouse

I am passionate about the role of good nutrition in helping to maintain and improve health. Experience has shown that health can be optimised given the right advice and encouragement.

I believe it is important to work with people to find out what changes they can make, what is possible and practicable for them.  There are plenty of positive affordable options and menus.  In the end it is the individuals themselves who will chose to make the appropriate changes.

I always look to adjusting the diet in the first place, but functional tests may be recommended to check potential biochemical imbalances.  High quality supplements may also be recommended.

Whether people’s concerns relate to health issues, fertility or sports performance, good nutrition can really help.  I am so happy when people visibly improve following my advice.

My interests are related to fruit & vegetable gardening, sailing, teaching and research, complementary therapies and socialising.

Richard Anderson GDC Reg Num; 192323
Principal Dentist and Trainer

Leeds & Brighouse

I qualified from Newcastle Dental School in 2010 & have worked in the NHS since then. I enjoy restorative dentistry and hope to specialise in this at some point in the future.

Rob Finch GDC Reg Num; 79289
Dentist – BChD, Dip Rest Dent (RCS UK),
MSc Clin Dent (Rest)


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Abdurahman El-Awa GDC Reg Num; 170060
Consultant Oral Surgeon – BDS (Hons). MFDS
RCS Edinburgh MSurgDent RCS England. CCST OS. FDS OS RCS Edinburgh

Leeds & Brighouse

Graham Temple GDC Reg Num; 49147
Principal Dental Surgeon
BDS, D.Clin.Hyp., LNC

Leeds, Barkisland & Brighouse 

Over 30 years family dentistry experience
Trained in clinical hypnosis and EFT
Recognised authority on phobia treatments

Mr E Bamgboye GDC Reg Num; 72898
Dentist – MSc, BDS, SAAD


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Paul Daniel Morris GDC Reg Num; 104094


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Helena Lakomska – GDC NUMBER IS 277945 
VT Dentist

I qualified from the University of Leeds (2018). In 2003 I moved from Canada to the United Kingdom. I am passionate about prevention of decay and periodontal disease. I have led interactive and educational workshops for baby groups, nurseries and primary schools in Leeds about diet and oral health. I enjoy baking and travelling and going for walks with my dog Archie.

Haleema Gul – GDC Reg Num; 281049

I thoroughly enjoy the challenges of modern dentistry, and I have a special interest in orthodontics. When I’m not looking after my patients teeth, I’m looking after my cheeky toddler son. I also enjoy socialising, walking in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, and relaxing with a good book.

Jeevan Matharoo GDC Reg Num; 271907


I started life in leeds and studied locally then went on to graduate from Cardiff University in 2017 with a BDS(Hons) in Dental Surgery. Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit by going to the gym and playing football. I also supplement this with an annual ski trip. In the near future I hope to expand my skill set with post graduate course on restorative work, implanvology, facial aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry.

Claire Boldy GDC Reg Num; 129194
Senior Clinical Supervisor


Hi!  I’m Claire and I am the Nursing Manager at Brighouse.  I have been a Dental Nurse for 15 years and I love my job just as much now as I did when I first started.  I am all about patient care and I try my best to put nervous patients at ease.  I spend my spare time bringing up my baby boy Max, who is my whole world.

Samatha Bembridge GDC Reg Num; 163181
Dental Therapist

Leeds & Brighouse

I qualified in 2010 at the Leeds Dental Institute. I specialise in periodontal and paediatric restorative dentistry. I enjoy treating all age groups, particularly nervous and anxious patients.

Claire Rawlings GDC Reg Num; 158932
Dental Nurse


Coming soon…

Laura Staegemann GDC Reg Num; 125550
Compliance Manager


I really enjoy working as a dental nurse.
I have worked in both NHS and Private dental practices for the last 22 years.

Libby Bow
Dental Reception

I really enjoy working on reception at the temple practice.

Dealing with all types of people that come through the door , helping them with and questions they may have .

Ruqayya Hussain

Trainee Dental Nurse


I’ve always wanted to work in the medical field however narrowed my interests down to dental nursing and it’s been my passion ever since. I enjoy working with a diverse range of people including children, elderly and people with special needs. I really do enjoy my job.

Caroline Turner GDC Reg Num; 108315
Dental Nurse


Coming soon…

Teegan Elson
Trainee Dental Nurse


I enjoy learning new skills and interacting with the patients, putting them at ease where I can. Along with nursing, I often cover and help out on reception. This is a great way to meet the patients before they go through to the Dentist for treatment.

Carly Bow
Trainee Dental Nurse

I am currently doing my Dental Nurse Training with the temple practice.

I am really enjoying it as no day is ever the same and being able to assist the dentist and the patient I get real job satisfaction.

Estelle Brook
Reception Manager


I have worked as a Dental Receptionist for 20 years, I enjoy welcoming our patients to the practice. I am passionate about a good customer service, and I am always willing to help in any way I can.

Shelley Armson


Coming soon…

Shelley Zadok


I enjoy working at Temple Practice as I enjoy interacting with people and giving them the best service possible.  I like making patients feel welcome and comfortable with our excellent dental team.

Lisa Van Gestel

Patient Co-ordinator

Leeds and Brighouse

As a Patient Coordinator, I help manage patients’ care, coordinate treatment plans and liaise with the dentists.

I am thoroughly enjoying the role as I feel very passionate about customer care and service.