Meet The ‘Teeth For Life’ Team
At Farsley Dental, Leeds
Farsley Dental; Award Winning Dentistry on your doorstep, offering you a choice of advanced treatments by familiar faces. Always wanted that perfect smile? Why not take that first step today?
We are doing things that other dentists don’t do. We provide ‘Gold Standard’ dental care and always treat others the way we would like to be treated ourselves.
We also believe we’re different because we place a strong emphasis on the individual’s needs.
Jon is married to Lorna and they have two children, James and Isla. Their many family pets include a dog called Murphy, two cats named Fergus and Dexter, two guinea pigs called Otis and George, a hamster called Bella and a bearded dragon who goes by the name of Woody.
To relax, Jon coaches rugby at West Park Leeds RUFC and cricket at Horsforth Cricket Club.
Jon’s philosophy is that “teeth are for life”. He treats all patients with aesthetic, minimally invasive techniques using modern materials and equipment to preserve teeth, just as he would want his own teeth to be treated.
He qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 1992 and passed membership exams of the Faculty of General Dental Practice in February 2005. In 2009 he was awarded the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, being awarded the Dentsply gold medal for the most outstanding student.
Jon undertook research at Leeds University to gain an MSc in Restorative Dentistry in 2011 with a particular interest in Endodontics, and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012.
He has travelled extensively to further his knowledge and experience alongside some of the key opinion leaders in the world of Restorative Dentistry. In turn, Jon has lectured extensively in the UK, Europe and in South Africa on adhesive restorative dental techniques and materials.
With over 30 years’ experience in dentistry, Jon has developed a unique 6 step process when treating people to ensure they keep their teeth for life and achieve a smile they can be proud of. After all, everyone deserves a great smile!
JON SWARBRIGG – BChD, MFGDP (UK) DIP Rest DENT RCS (ENG), MSc, FFGDP (UK). GDC No. 68371
Matt provides routine and aesthetic dentistry, improving people’s appearance and enjoying seeing the extra confidence that this can bring to people. He also enjoys being able to alleviate people’s dental pain, providing pain-free dentistry in a relaxed and friendly environment. Matt believes in using a minimally invasive approach, often straightening teeth using Invisalign® or cosmetic fixed braces, whitening and using purely additive ‘composite bonding’ as opposed to destructive traditional techniques.
Matt qualified from Sheffield Dental School in 2010 after five years of training, and was awarded an honours degree for high achievement as well as the Medical Chirurgical Society’s elective prize. In 2012 he was awarded the diploma of membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He then worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Pinderfields Hospital before returning to general practice, and was very happy to be invited to join the team at Farsley.
He completed the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons, learning to manage complex cases with the most up-to-date techniques. He then undertook a year of postgraduate research to convert this to a Masters degree, which he passed with distinction. The findings from his research were published in the British Dental Journal, the profession’s main national publication, and he has also published cases in ‘Dental Practice’ magazine. Matt has since been asked to review research for entry into ‘Clinical & Experimental Dental Research’ as well as the British Dental Journal.
Matt also won the prestigious ‘Best Young Dentist’ award at the national ‘Dentistry awards’, as judged by a respected panel of dental professionals.
He has carried out many trips abroad providing emergency dental treatment to people otherwise without access to dental care. He volunteered for 6 months after university and still volunteers each year, which includes work in Cambodia, India, the Bornean rainforest, Fiji, the Peruvian Amazon and most recently refugee camps in Greece and Bangladesh, working with the Rohingya refugees displaced from Myanmar.
In his spare time he is a keen cyclist, when possible travelling abroad to find big hill climbs! He also enjoys swimming, hiking with his wife, watching live music and travelling.
Matt Condon BDS(hons) MJDF RCS Eng. GDC no 193905
Winner – Best Young Dentist at The Dentistry Awards 2019
In my spare time I love reading, baking and making candles. On weekends my partner and I like to go on lots of long walks in the countryside. I look forward to getting to meet you!
Ula continually strives for excellence in dentistry keeping her knowledge base up to date by attending courses frequently. She has a background in hospital dentistry where she gained experience in paediatrics, orthodontics, and oral maxillo-facial surgery. Her particular interest is in enhancing the natural beauty of teeth with minimally invasive restorative techniques.
Her dedication to achieving the highest standards of care in her dental career are illustrated by the multiple awards she has won including the Deans prize for undergraduate research where she completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Outside of the dental world you’ll often find her exploring nature, cooking a feast or dabbling in interior design.
Married with two teenage boys – in her free time she enjoys walking with her three dogs and competing in dressage with her horse.
Vicky qualified in 1994 at Eastman Dental Hospital and has worked at Farsley since 2000.
For Vicky, her work is as much about people as it is about teeth. She is studied for a diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy which will enable her to help those patients with any dental anxiety.
Vicky stays up to date with the latest practices and techniques by continuing with her dental education.GDC No. 4594 Eshmann
Mo’s passion is to make people smile, it’s why she choose dentistry, and always shows a keen interest when involved in our cosmetic procedures.
She is determined to learn sign language and to be trilingual one day.
“Stay healthy, be positive and show respect to all”
Mo is an extremely experienced Dental Nurse who qualified in Japan in 1996. She then travelled to England and qualified in 2000, whilst having to teach herself the English language at the same time. Mo is Super Woman!
She worked in the City of London for 4 years before moving back to Leeds in 2004 to join our team.
As a head nurse she has acquired additional skills including being Jon’s human note pad/notification centre and time keeper. On top of this, Mo is also our in-house agony aunt.
Outside work, she spends her time with her very patient husband, loving daughter and a crazy Cockapoo. She loves rock music and is a mad F1 fan who loves a chat or two.GDC No. 118482 Leeds
Adele enjoys spending her spare time with her son Isaac, and is also a keen dancer, practising both street and contemporary dancing.
Adele completed the NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing and is planning to undertake certificates in Dental Radiography and Oral Health Education. Her background prior to dental nursing was in the beauty and cosmetics industry.
Friendly and relaxed, she enjoys talking to patients and helping them to feel at home with us during their appointments.GDC No. 267474 Leeds
Outside of work, Cassie loves spending time with her family, and socialising with her friends. She enjoys going for long walks with her dog, cycling, going to the gym and the indoor trampoline centre.
Cassie joined the team here at Farsley Dental Practice in the summer of 2012, originally as a trainee Dental Nurse.
Since then, Cassie has worked towards achieving her level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing from Bradford College, and qualified in the summer of 2014. Cassie has also completed an advanced level apprenticeship in Health Care.
Cassie enjoys working as part of our team, helping to provide the highest standard of care possible to our patients. She most enjoys assisting the dentists during root canal treatments.
Cassie is responsible for supervising the Central Sterilisation Unit (CSU) and ensuring that all the instruments and equipment is decontaminated in line with the latest requirements with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Cassie is also responsible for repairs to equipment, making sure they have regular service certification.
She is organised, hard-working and a valued member of the team.GDC No. 254430 Bradford
She’s always here to help anyone. In her spare time she enjoys going to support the Leeds Rhinos and going on family bike rides.
Steph joined the team in December 2009, she was Farsley trained and gained her nursing qualification in July 2011.
Working with various members of the team she has now taken on the role of Treatment Co-ordinator.GDC No. 221257 Wakefield
In her spare time, she enjoys long, countryside walks with her husband- Brad and dog- Boo. Estelle also enjoys socialising with friends and family.
GDC No. 121525
Katie has been at Farsley since 2011 when she joined us as a Dental nurse. Katie has recently taken on the role of practice manager.
Katie has three children, Ted, Ivy and Margot and in her spare time enjoys, family days out, socialising with friends and walking her chocolate Labrador, Bobby.GDC No. 151423 Leeds
When Pam is not at work, she enjoys sunshine holidays and spending time with the family and friends.
GDC No. 220470 Leeds