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 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.

Claire Warne

Team Manager

Leeds, Barkisland & Brighouse


Rob Finch

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

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


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

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

GDC Registration Number: 72898

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Paul Daniel Morris


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


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

Foundation 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


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

GDC Registration Number: 158932

Coming soon…

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.

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.

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 Supervisor

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

GDC Registration Number: 108315

Coming soon…

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.

Laura Staegemann

Compliance Manager

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


GDC Registration Number: 290766

Coming soon…