Our Team

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


Maria Pownall

Practice Manager

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 Boldy

Senior Clinical Manager

GDC Registration Number: 129194

I have been a dental nurse for 15 years and I’m now senior clinical manager. 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.

Laura Staegemann

Practice Manager

GDC Registration Number: 125550

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

Wendy Jones

Practice Manager

GDC Registration Number: 118475

I have worked in Dentistry for nearly 25 years and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to bring to Temple Practice. I qualified as a Dental nurse in 2002 and went on to complete Dental Radiography, Oral Health Education and Dental Practice Management. I believe a good team starts with good training and I’m invested into bringing the best out of the team to be able to provide a five-star service for our patients. I have helped over 20 nurses complete the Dental Nurse qualification. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family and playing netball.


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

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.

Craig Parker

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

GDC Registration Number: 64958

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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

GDC Registration Number: 170060

Graham Temple

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

GDC Registration Number: 49147

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

Ebi A Bamgboye

Dentist – BSc, BDS, MSc Oral Surgery (Specialist in Oral Surgery)

GDC Registration Number: 72898

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Paul Daniel Morris


GDC Registration Number: 104094

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


GDC Registration Number: 290794

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.

Dental Nurses

Beth Wood

Senior Dental Nurse

GDC Registration Number: 257502

I have worked as a Dental Nurse for 8 years now; working in both NHS and Private practices. I am very passionate about my job and I am really enjoying working with our lovely patients and being a part of the wonderful team at The Temple Practice.

Caroline Turner

Dental Nurse

GDC Registration Number: 108315

Coming soon…

Ella Campbell

Trainee Dental Nurse

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

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.

Riham Hussain

Trainee Dental nurse

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.

Faye Hanson

Trainee Dental Nurse

I am currently working as a Trainee Dental Nurse.  I have always been interested in dentistry and I am looking forward to furthering my career.  I am really happy working as part of a wonderful team.  I am also interested in beauty and aesthetics. In my spare time I look after my nieces who are 1 and 2 years old.

Dental Therapists

Samantha Bembridge

Dental Therapist

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.

Admin & Receptionists

Lisa Van Gestel

Patient Co-ordinator

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.

Joanne Lonsdale

Administration Manager

I love working on reception at the Temple Practice.  I enjoy meeting the patients and chatting to them before/after their appointments, putting them at ease if they are nervous and answering any questions they have.  Every day is different, no two days are the same.  We have a great team here who are very friendly and supportive to everyone.

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.

Libby Bow

Dental Reception

I really enjoy working on reception at the temple practice. I deal with all types of people that come through the door, helping them with any questions they may have.

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.

Paolo Capone

Facilities Manager

Coming soon…