Graham was born and educated in Leeds and went on to study dentistry at the University of Leeds Dental School from where he qualified in 1980. He first worked in two practices in Bradford gaining much valuable experience providing essential dentistry and then joined Dr Geoffrey Rose’s practice in Horsforth with some time spent in Mapplewell, Barnsley. Here he started to develop more complex skills and in 1989 accepted the offer from his friend from dental school David Mason to join him in this practice. He worked at developing his skills and embarked on a number of advanced courses including two year-long courses with the renowned Dr Paul Tipton. In 1992 Graham and David realised that sadly, the sort of high quality, caring and effective dentistry that would be best for their patients could no longer be provided within the ever tighter constraints of the NHS and the practice became a private practice using Denplan as the ideal way to provide the very best care for their patients. David Mason left the practice in 1996 to pursue other interests and since then Graham has been the sole dentist at the practice where he has continued to strive to provide the best and most effective care for his patients in a kind, gentle and caring way. He continues to develop skills and knowledge, becoming increasingly interested in Minimally Invasive Dentistry as well as acquiring the revolutionary CEREC system in 2007. He represents his local dental colleagues on the Leeds Local Committee as well as being on the Committee of the West Yorkshire British Dental Association.
Outside dentistry he is fond of the outdoors and enjoys hill walking, winter mountaineering, cross country skiing and mountain biking and is a keen landscape photographer. He and his wife love to travel and he also loves music and attends many of the wonderful Opera North’s performances. He is fond (too fond?) of good food, wine and beer. He also has a weakness for petrol powered excitement and replaced the motorbikes of his youth with an eight year old Porsche Boxster and is active member of the Porsche Club of Great Britain.
Graham lives in Bramhope with his lovely wife Jane and their incredibly indulged British Blue cat, Bollinger.
Christine has worked with Graham since 1988, originally in Horsforth and then in our practice as a dental nurse, becoming qualified in 1992. She took on the role of Practice Manager, in addition to continuing to work as a Dental Nurse, and gained her BTEC Higher Award Certificate in Dental Practice Management. Vastly experienced and capable, she can turn her hand to all areas of practice administration, she is an absolutely key member of the practice and ensures that all runs smoothly.
Outside work Christine and her husband are very involved with their three grown up children, four almost grown up grandchildren and of course their beloved spaniel Alfie.
Ann first worked with Graham in Horsforth, and joined him in our practice in 1990, where she has been our principal hygienist ever since. She works with us on Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings and Thursday mornings. Ann is hugely experienced and talented, with a great rapport with her patients who appreciate her gentle but thorough care and advice.
Ann is very busy with her husband, teenage children and Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Buster.
Greta joined the practice in 2004 and works on Mondays. Greta’s knowledge and skill as a hygienist is unsurpassed; she maintains a keen interest in her professional development attending many courses and conferences as well as being chair of the Hygienists Association in the North East. Greta is caring, gentle and absolutely committed to providing the best care for her patients.
Greta is kept very busy with her dog, Millie the retriever, and enjoys trips away in her campervan.
Sarah first joined the practice as a dental nurse covering maternity leave back in 2000. When she subsequently qualified as a hygienist / therapist in 2005 we were delighted that she could rejoin our practice, now working for us on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Sarah has an infectious sense of humour and the most common sound coming from her treatment room is laughter! She is of course a highly skilled and exceptionally gentle hygienist who really helps her patients achieve good dental health.
Sarah has a two year old son who of course takes up most of her spare time but she still manages to have an exciting social life too.
Emily joined the practice in 2008 when she moved to Leeds with her then future husband, getting married in 2014. She quickly made herself indispensable by being a truly excellent dental nurse, with a great sense of humour, cheekiness and genuine care for her patients combined with terrific dental knowledge and great people skills.
Emily has a busy social life including playing and coaching netball. She also has to help her husband with his research for his gin blog www.theginshelfblog.wordpress.com.
We were indeed fortunate that Charlotte was able to join us in 2015 when Sue Sharp retired. Charlotte qualified in 2011 and has lots of experience dental nursing in a variety of practices both here and in Australia. Charlotte has fitted into our long established team perfectly and her great nursing and reception skills complement our practice. Charlotte is more often to be found on reception where her warmth and friendly approach will put you at ease, but she is also a great dental nurse who works with great humour and skill.
Charlotte has a whirlwind social life, and enjoys travel and living life to the full, although she also likes to spend time with her cat Archie.
Katie has been with our practice as receptionist for over forty years! (She started very young!) She has worked with Graham since 1989 and for many years job-shared with Sue Sharp who retired in 2015. She now only works one and a half days a week but we are grateful that she still continues to share her experience and knowledge of the practice and our patients with us.
Outside work Katie and her husband are busy with animal welfare work, especially with the Guide Dogs Association, as well as helping to look after their grandchildren, Benjamin and Alice.