BDS MFGDP (UK) DIP IMP DENT RCS (ENG) FFGDP (UK)g
Mark qualified from the prestigious Guys Hospital Dental School in 1991. After graduating, Mark worked in London for several years before returning home to his native Yorkshire in 1994. Mark passed his membership exams of the Faculty of General Dental Practice in February 1998. In July 2004 he was awarded the Advanced Level Certificate of the Diploma in Implantology from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Mark is from a family of dentists and indeed he is himself the fourth generation in his family; his great grandfather practiced in Leeds and his grandfather, grandmother and father all practiced in Horbury, Wakefield. Mark is married to Kate and they have two children, Harriet and Alexandra. Harriet is one of the associate dentists within the practice and Alex is an Officer in the Army.
Outside of dentistry, Mark enjoys cycling, and is an extremely keen road cyclist. He has completed a number of challenges over the last few years including Lands’ End to John O’Groats in 7 days. His other hobbies include going to the gym to maintain his fitness for his cycling endeavours. He also enjoys shooting and if the time allows, he is also keen on travel. Mark and Kate are also involved in a great deal of fund raising and are the Ambassadors of the Wooden Spoon children’s charity, who help fund projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged and disabled children.
BDS, MSc (Clin Perio), Dip Imp Dent RCS (Eng), Assoc FGCDent
James graduated from Turner Dental Hospital, Manchester in 1995 and has worked predominantly in general private practice. During this period he has also had roles as Area Clinical Manager for ADP Dental, Foundation Dentist Trainer over 6 separate years and clinical demonstrator in Restorative Dentistry (Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield).
James has been involved in training qualified dentists locally in Clinical Periodontology techniques for a number of years. James has clinical interests in all aspects of restorative care and aesthetic treatments especially where periodontal complications have arisen. James gained an MSc in Clinical Periodontology at UCLan in 2013 and Diploma in Dental Implantology (UK) at Royal College of Surgeons in 2016. He enjoys helping patients to complete treatment planswhich will make their mouths healthier and more stable while improving their ability to function better and have more confidence in their appearance.
James is registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) (70818) and he is a full member of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) and Association of Dental Implantology (ADI).
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters, gardening and walking and when the opportunity allows scuba diving (He has his PADI open water and dry suit specialty training – essential in the cold waters of the UK!)
BchD, MFGDP, DipRestDent RCS (Eng), Msc RestDent (leeds), FFGDP RCS (Eng), DipImpDent RCS(Eng).
Nick qualified from Leeds University in 2003 and worked a mixed private and NHS practice for 10 years before joining the implant team in Horbury in 2012. He has a strong interest in Implant and Restorative dentistry, completing Diplomas in both these subject areas with the Faculty of General Dental Practice. He has gone on to become a Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons London and completed his Masters in Restorative dentistry at Leeds.
Nick takes referrals for Dental Implants, Restorative dentistry and has a particular interest in the failing dentition. He is experienced in treating nervous patients with IV sedation and provides this service for Implant patients when appropriate.
Nick is an experienced Vocational Trainer more recently training dentists on the Foundation training scheme. He is currently Director of the Faculty of General Dental Practice in Yorkshire, and an active member of his Local Dental Commity.
Nick is married with two children Abigail and Fiona. If time allows he is a keen golfer and enjoys regular trips to the isle of Arran in Scotland.
BDS Dip Rest Aesthet Dent (BAARID) MFDS RCS (Eng) MCGDent
Francois has been treating patients at Horbury Dental Care since 2015 when he graduated from Newcastle Dental School. Since then, he has completed a further two-year Diploma in Advanced Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry. Francois is a passionate dentist who has a particular interest in Cosmetic dentistry. He is an experienced provider of Invisalign and SureSmile and has also been involved in teaching SureSmile (invisible brace system) to new users including recording podcasts on the subject. Francois enjoys building rapport with his patients and making them feel at ease, he loves making a difference to their lives by giving them the confidence to smile again. For examples of his work and before and after’s please see his Instagram @francois.dentist
Helen completed her dental degree at Sheffield University in 2010. Since graduating, she developed further surgical skills whilst working within a hospital maxillofacial department and then completed a diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Helen has pursued further training within dentistry; completing her Invisalign® training and facial aesthetics. She is the face and mind behind facesthetics at Horbury Dental Care which offers advanced non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments. This may compliment or enhance other treatments you undertake at the practice. Helen consistently strives for perfection and with her keen eye for detail and artistic flare she aims to enhance and balance your facial features so that you look and feel your best. In her spare time Helen enjoys photography, spending time with her young family and taking her dog Minnie on country walks.
GDC – 132047
Kirsty has been treating patients at Horbury Dental Care now for over 12 years, having completed her degree at Leeds Dental School in 2007. With her calm and reassuring nature Kirsty has since developed her skills further to become a sedation trained dentist.
Kirsty enjoys treating nervous patients and having a family of her own Kirsty has taken a particular interest in treating families and children. In her spare time Kirsty enjoys family holidays with her 2 children, catching up with friends & walking her dog Penny.
BChD MJDF Dip Rest Dent RCS(Eng.)
GDC – 192544
Tom has been treating patients at Horbury Dental Care for over 10 years, having qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 2010. He completed the Restorative Diploma at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2016, and since then Tom has become Horbury Dental Care’s private associate dentist. He has completed a research project for an MSc certification, and enjoys providing more complex restorative dentistry, including restoring worn dentition, and improving aesthetics. Tom is also one of HDCs Foundation Dentist Trainers, offering guidance and support to newly qualified dentists. In his spare time Tom enjoys spending time with his family, fine dining and travelling the world.
BChD MJDF Dip Rest Dent (RCS Eng) PGCME
GDC – 212709
Tom moved to Horbury Dental Care in 2015, having qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 2011. He has a special interest in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment) and accepts cases on referral. In 2018 Tom completed the prestigious Diploma in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons to further develop his clinical skills; and as a result has an excellent skill set to provide restorative dentistry at an advanced level.
Tom is also one of HDC’s Foundation Dentist Trainers; offering guidance and support to newly qualified dentists. To further his expertise in this area he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education at the University of Leeds in 2019. He is an elected member of the Wakefield Local Dental Committee and has previously held roles within the Faculty of General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, including Director of the Yorkshire Division.
Tom enjoys the variety of general dental practice and strives to provide a high standard of patient care. His particular interest in carrying out root canal treatment allows heavily decayed or infected teeth to be saved and restored to function. In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, gardening and making the most of the countryside with his two dogs.
Richard brings a wealth of experience to Horbury Dental Care through his special interest in dentures and restoring dental implants. Qualifying from the University of Wales in 1986, Richard started his career working as an associate dentist and then went on to own 2 practices with his wife Jennifer. Richard works at his own practice 4 days per week and takes referrals at Horbury Dental Care on Fridays, in order to look after our older patients’ denture needs.
Richard is best known for his great sense of humour, his charming character and his love for awful daytime TV. Away from dentistry you will find him on the hockey pitch playing for Wakefield Hockey Club and when time allows he enjoys sailing and holidays to Majorca.
BDS MJDF RCS(Eng) Dip Rest Dent CGDent AssocFCGDent
Harriet is the fourth generation of the Willings family to practice dentistry in Horbury. Harriet is extremely proud to be a part of the family practice and looks forward to continuing the provision of care to the families of Wakefield over the course of her career. Harriet joined us in 2020 having qualified and worked in Newcastle since 2017.
She is now studying with the Royal College Surgeons for a diploma in Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry, expanding her knowledge. This will enable her to take on more complicated cases and provide a higher level of routine and cosmetic services. Harriet is also a provider of Invisalign and other clear aligner systems. Outside of work Harriet enjoys her Crossfit gym and spending time with her family and little cat Salem.
BDS MFDS (RCS Eng)
Jordan is a true Yorkshire gentleman who hails from Drighlington. He studied at Newcastle Dental School and qualified in 2019. He spent his first year post qualification working in a general practice just North of Newcastle and gained valuable experience in all areas of general dentistry.
For the past year Jordan has worked as part of the head and neck surgical team at Pinderfields Hospital. The team treats problems such as broken facial bones, facial lacerations and surgical extractions, and so Jordan has gained many more skills to add to his portfolio of experience. He has also recently gained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery qualification.
Whilst not working Jordan enjoys going to the gym and watching sport. He also likes a real ale, preferably a Yorkshire brewed one! Jordan is part of the Willings family as he is married to Harriet and is very much part of the family. A very welcome addition to the team!
Edward is a true Yorkshire gentleman who hails from Ilkley. He studied at Liverpool Dental and graduated with a distinction in oral health and is working towards his Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery exam.
Whilst not working Edward enjoys going to the gym and playing basketball.
He also plays the piano and guitar. Edwards is a very welcome addition to the team and is looking forward to meeting you soon.
BDS (Manchester) MSc (University of Kent) MJDF RCS (Eng)
Matt graduated from the Turner Dental School in Manchester in 2011, where he was awarded the Tom Pitt-Ford prize for his work. Matt continued his education by completing an MSc in Primary Care Dentistry from the University of Kent in 2014 and becoming a member of the Joint Dental Faculties.
Matt has previously worked in a specialist restorative unit at the William Harvey Hospital as well as a number of practices across the South East. Matt relocated to be close to family in Yorkshire and joined Horbury Dental Care and Implant Clinic in 2021. He is committed to preventive dentistry and communicating all patient’s treatment options to them.
Matt has a young daughter who he spends most of his spare time with, discovering new places and walks around West Yorkshire. Any new recommendations are welcome!
James started working at Horbury Dental Care in September 2020 following his graduation from the Leeds Dental School the same year. He is currently undertaking Joint Dental Foundation Core Training which allows him to see NHS patients here at Horbury Dental Care whilst also advancing his dental skills through working alongside consultants in a hospital setting. Outside of work, James enjoys spending time on the golf course or spending time with his family in Derbyshire.