Our Team

Our team of dedicated professionals will ensure that you are in the best possible hands, now and in the future.

Sophia Bow BA

Clinic Director – BA Leeds University

Leeds, Barkisland & Brighouse

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Maria Pownall

Practice Manager

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.

Claire Warne

Implant Manager

Leeds, Barkisland & Brighouse

 

Rob Finch

Dentist – BChD, Dip Rest Dent (RCS UK), MSc Clin Dent (Rest)

Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 79289

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Richard Anderson

Principal Dentist and Trainer

Leeds & Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 192323

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.

Professor Sonia Williams MBE

Prof. of Dentistry & Nutritional Therapist

Leeds, Barkisland & Brighouse

Craig Parker

Dental Implant Surgeon - BChD, MFGDP(UK), DPDS.

Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 64958

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Adam Glassford

Dental Implant, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist – BChD Dip Con Sed (Ncle) Dip Imp Dent RCS (Eng) (adv cert) MFGDP

GDC Registration Number: 71952

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Robin Warne

B.Ch.D. M.Sc. Implant Dentistry, PG Cert sedation

Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 60643

Abdurahman El-Awa

Consultant Oral Surgeon – BDS (Hons). MFDS RCS Edinburgh MSurgDent RCS England. CCST OS. FDS OS RCS Edinburgh

Leeds & Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 170060

Graham Temple

Principal Dental Surgeon BDS, D.Clin.Hyp., LNC

Leeds, Barkisland & Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 49147

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

Mr E Bamgboye

Dentist – MSc, BDS, SAAD

Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 72898

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Paul Daniel Morris

Dentist – BChD (Leeds) M CLIN DENT (PROSTHO) PG CERT (ENDO)

Leeds & Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 104094

Helena Lakomska

VT Dentist

GDC Registration Number: 277945

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.

Jeevan Matharoo

Dentist

Leeds
GDC Registration Number: 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.

Olivia Compton

Dentist
I qualified from Newcastle University in 2020.  I am a strong believer in patient education and the prevention of dental diseases.  I love getting to know my patients and working with anxios patients in order to make them feel at ease.  Paediatrics is the field of dentistry I am most passionate about; enforcing good dental habits from a young age.  Outside of work, I enjoy Yorkshire walks with my beagle “Atlas”, cooking and a spot of sky-diving.

Haleema Gul

Dentist

GDC Registration Number: 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.

Samatha Bembridge

Dental Therapist

Leeds & Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 163181

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

Dental Nurse

Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 158932

Coming soon…

Ella Campbell

Trainee Dental Nurse

Brighouse

I have just started an apprenticeship with West Park Dental Practice in Brighouse.  The team have been extremely supportive and I feel that I have been welcomed with open arms and that I have joined a family.  I am really enjoying building good relationships with both staff and patients alike.  My hobbies when not working are dancing as I teach children dance at the weekends.

Teegan Elson

Trainee Dental Nurse

Leeds

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.

Bethany Wrighton

Dental nurse

I thoroughly enjoy working at The Temple Practice. I am surrounded by an amazing team and get to meet some wonderful patients. I am very passionate about my job. I especially love cosmetic/implant restorative dentistry. Giving patients the smile they’ve always wanted makes me extremely happy.

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.

Claire Boldy

Senior Clinical Manager

Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 129194

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.

Riham Hussain

Trainee Dental nurse

Leeds and Brighouse

I am currently training to be a Dental Nurse at The Temple Dental Practice in Leeds.  I enjoy my work because it combines the practicality of working within a dental practice, together with exercising interpersonal skills.  I love working cooperatively with the dental team and providing the best possible service to patients of all backgrounds.  I am passionate about giving care because it is very rewarding to see patients satisfied with both the proficient dental work and the consideration and kindness of staff.  I am passionate about patient journey and care.

Momina Khalid

Trainee Dental nurse
Currently,  I am training as a dental nurse at the temple practice. I aspire to become a dental hygienist and therapist someday. In the long run I would like to open my own dental Practice. The smile from a patient after their appointment is what makes it all worth it.

Caroline Turner

Dental Nurse

Brighouse
GDC Registration Number: 108315

Coming soon…

Estelle Brook

Reception Manager

Brighouse

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

Receptionist

Leeds

Coming soon…

Shelley Zadok

Receptionist

Leeds

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.

Laura Staegemann

Practice Manager

Leeds
GDC Registration Number: 125550

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

Shannon Flack

Therapist

GDC Registration Number: 290766

Coming soon…