Meet the Team
Meet the Team
We are proud of our high standards of care, our modern facilities, our traditional values and our high ethical standards. Most of the team has been at the Oaks from the beginning and there is always a friendly face to meet you on arrival. Our aim is to make you feel relaxed and comfortable in what can potentially be a stressful situation for many people.
Frances qualified from Leeds Dental School in 1985 and has worked in Lincolnshire, County Durham and Yorkshire, as well as overseas. She and her husband have owned The Oaks since 2013, running it as a family practice.
Her passion is to help people overcome their fear and anxiety about dentistry, restore their mouth to good health and aesthetics, and to see them feel able to visit the dentist regularly with confidence. She has used her dental skills as a volunteer in Kenya, and more recently in refugee camps in Greece.
Her interests outside of the practice are running (more Park Runs than half marathons these days!), tennis and more recently, triathlons.
Sally qualified at Sheffield University in 1984 and has worked in general dental practice in Leeds since. She strives to achieve the highest standards in the provision of dental healthcare . Her friendly, caring and honest ethos is very similar to Frances which is why she has recently joined the Oaks after managing a local established dental practice for many years with her husband.
Her interests outside of dentistry include playing tennis and fell walking in the Lakes with her family.
Isabelle qualified from Leeds dental school in 2006 and has enjoyed working in general dental practice in Yorkshire since. She takes time to listen to patient concerns so that together they can work to improve their oral health and confidence in visiting the dentist. She prides herself on providing individually tailored care in an ethical and sympathetic way.
Isabelle enjoys exercise, swimming and socialising with friends and family. You may see her in the local area ferrying her two children to various activities and clubs or frequently (much to their disappointment) accompanying them on walks.
Marta qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2001 in Poland where she worked for four years before moving to UK. She has worked in various practices around the Bradford and Leeds area, both in the NHS and Private Sector.
Marta is passionate about helping people to have clean, healthy mouths, and building oral hygiene routines into their lifestyle.
In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family.
Catherine always knew from a young age that she wanted to work in dentistry; in 2005 she qualified with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Kings College, London. She is passionate about periodontology, and finds it really rewarding treating and stabilising gum disease through treatment and education.
Catherine is married with two lovely girls, which along with their two dogs keep her very busy at home. She loves dog walking, holidays, gardening and socialising with friends and family.
Cheryl qualified as a dental nurse in 1996 and has worked in various practices in London, where she is from. She moved to West Yorkshire in 2004 and took a break from dental nursing until April 2021 when she joined The Oaks. She is enjoying the job again and getting to know the patients.
In her spare time Cheryl is an event organiser for a Leeds based charity and a school governor at her son’s primary school. She also enjoys SFX makeup and cosplay, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets (five rats, one dog and many tropical fish!).
Gina qualified as a dental nurse in 2010 and has worked in practices in South Wales, which is where she is from. She moved up to Yorkshire with her family in 2018. Gina’s passion is helping nervous patients feel at ease and making them laugh.
Gina enjoys cooking, arts and craft and getting to know Yorkshire.
All our kids love seeing Gina!
Cathy has been a qualified dental nurse for many years. She loves meeting and chatting to our patients, whether young or old, making them feel relaxed and at ease during their dental visit.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and baking for family and friends.
She also loves going for country walks with my family and gorgeous cockapoo dog called Bella.
Helen qualified in 1987 and worked for many years at a practice in Guiseley, both as a dental nurse and receptionist. She joined The Oaks in January 2020 and is a dedicated member of the team, getting to know our patients well.
She enjoys walking her dogs and spending time with her family.
Sue has worked at The Oaks since we opened in January 2012. She brought over 30 years’ experience in customer service. She is a friendly and approachable member of the team and always does her best to make all patients feel at ease, as soon as they walk through the door.
In her spare time, she enjoys, walking, reading, travelling and socialising with her family and friends.
Jason works part time behind the scenes at the Oaks on key jobs like finance, marketing and waste management (i.e. taking out the bins). He has worked in many roles in his career, including running businesses. He spends much of his time working on the development of smallholder farming in Malawi, in between keeping the Oaks on an even keel.
His interests are gardening, rugby league, playing tennis and debating.