Meet the Team

Here at The Oaks we pride ourselves on building a great team of dental professionals. We are a committed and dedicated team, always striving to improve our standards and the way we treat our patients. You can rely on a welcoming face at reception, professional and caring nurses, and a calm relaxing experience in the dental chair with our clinicians.

Dr Frances Vose BChD GDC number 60685


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.

Dr Andy Lesak BChD MClinDent (UK) GDC number 58199


Andy qualified from Leeds University in 1983. Following three further years of postgraduate training, Andy went into general practice working at several practices around West Yorkshire.

Andy settled in Leeds in 1991 where he became principal of his own practice. Having run the practice successfully, he sold it and joined the Oaks as an Associate in 2023. Experienced and gentle, Andy prides himself of providing very high standards of care.

If he does not get a call up for the 2024 British Lions Tour, he may hang his boots up. Meanwhile, going down the gym keeps Andy going.

Dr Isabelle Taylor BChD GDC number 104108


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 Ogrodnik GDC number 142592


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 Walker GDC number 6705


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.

Helen Ingle GDC number 124244

Lead Dental Nurse

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.

Izzy Ward GDC number 263732

Dental Nurse

Izzy has been qualified as a dental nurse since 2015, she has worked in 2 different practices since then.

She thoroughly enjoys getting to know the patients, and making their visit as calming as possible.

She has two girls aged 5 and 2 who keep her busy when she is not working.

In her spare time she enjoys lots of family time, finding new places to walk and visiting new places.

Cheryl Ashcroft GDC number 294411

Dental Nurse / Safeguarding Lead Children and Vulnerable Adults

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 has a good rapport with our 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 Special Effects makeup and cosplay, and spending time with her family and friends.

She has one dog (who is a rescue from Bosnia) and many tropical fish.

Adaora Oto-obong

Dental Nurse

Adaora qualified as a Dental Hygienist in Nigeria in 2017, and is presently studying for her Dental Nurse qualification here at The Oaks. She is also studying at Bradford University for a masters in leadership in Health and social Care.

Outside of work and studies, Adaora is married with two children. She enjoys culinary exploration, experimenting with new recipes, and embracing an active lifestyle.

She finds joy in jumping rope and attends the gym.

Cathy Sands GDC number 235239

Dental Nurse

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.

Sue Womersley

Office Administrator and Reception

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.

Sue Mattioco


Sue’s background is in secretarial work, working mostly in the NHS for over 20 years. She then retrained and worked as a driving instructor for several years, running her own business. However, she has always liked meeting and talking to different people and really enjoys working on the busy reception at The Oaks, where she always tries to give the level of service that she would hope to receive.

In her spare time, Sue loves spending time with her family, going to live music events, doing various crafts and going for walks with her lovely and lively cocker spaniel, Ralphy, who joined the family before Christmas.

Jason Agar BA (Hons) Law MBA MA Development Studies

Practice Manager

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.