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.
Adele enjoys spending her spare time with her beautiful two-year-old son Isaac, and is also a keen dancer, practising both street and contemporary dancing.
Adele joined our practice just over a year ago. She recently 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.
She and her husband Derek have 2 grandchildren and enjoy spending spare time with their family.
A member of the Farsley Dental Practice team since 1988. Ann has seen many changes here both on the dentistry side and the team.
Ann began as a Dental Nurse in 1972 and qualified in 1981.She has progressed to the admin and management side of the business and work alongside Vicki.
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.
Jon is married to Lorna 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 most recently 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
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Outside of work, Kat enjoys putting her creative side into gardening and interior design. She also enjoys reading, keeping fit, socialising and most importantly- family time with her husband and her two, (not so little) children.
Kat has been part of the Farsley team for over 10 years and also works alongside Jon and the Partners at Dental Excellence- Harewood.
She is extremely passionate about her career choice and loves it today as much as she did when she qualified. Kat endeavours to make a difference to all the patients she treats.
While she loves to carry out routine treatments and tries her best to motivate everyone she meets – Kat gets most satisfaction out of the more challenging, complex gum treatment and looking after patients post-operative from implant placement.
Kat likes to keep up to date with new techniques available to help her provide expert care such as photodynamic therapy (laser treatment) and perio-flow. Recently she travelled to Morocco as a volunteer to help relieve children from their dental pain- “This was a heart-breaking, yet truly rewarding experience. I plan more volunteer trips in the future”.
Katie has been at Farsley since 2011 when she joined us as a Dental nurse. Katie has recently taken on the role of assistant Practice Manager and works closely to Vicky in the offices at The Engine Room.
Katie has two children- Ivy and Ted and in her spare time enjoys, family days out, socialising with friends and walking her chocolate Labrador- Bobby.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her Partner Phil and her 2 beautiful girls- Molly and Maya.
Kelly has been working at Farsley since 2004, Kelly left the Practice in 2011 to work for her family business- Palmers Plants but returned to Farsley in 2013 because she missed her other family..
Kelly works as a Dental Nurse with Matt and Jon.
When Lauren is not at work, she enjoys holidays in the sunshine, going to the gym, make-up and all other things that are girly. Lauren enjoys seeing her friends and spending time with her two crazy Cocker Spaniels – Ralph and Rosie.
At a young age Lauren decided she wanted a career in Dentistry. After finishing her A levels at sixth form she worked for 2 years at Leeds Dental Institute gaining her NVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing.
Lauren went on to work as a Dental Nurse full time in a private practice and also completed a Higher Education Diploma part time at University of Leeds.
In 2009 Lauren went back to the LDI as a Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy student. She graduated in December 2011, and has since worked in many practices as both a Hygienist and a Therapist.
“I love my job!” Lauren really enjoys building rapport with the patients she treats and is committed to helping all her patients achieve the best oral health possible.
Originally from Manchester, he is an avid Manchester United fan and he is season ticket holder at Old Trafford, often going home at weekends for the games. He has even travelled around Europe to watch his team.
Liam graduated from the Leeds Dental Institute in 2011. He then completed a vocational training year in North Yorkshire, before Jon invited him to join the team here at Farsley in August of 2012.
At the earliest opportunity, Liam passed the entrance exams for Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and was awarded the (MJDF) diploma in 2013.
He is currently working towards the FGDP Diploma in Restorative Dentistry at The University of Manchester.
Liam enjoys providing dental care for the whole family. His friendly, enthusiastic approach has resulted in a dedicated following, and he has established himself as a popular dentist here at the practice. Liam provides all his treatment in a calm and assured manner, which is great for nervous patients. He believes everyone should be treated in the same way as he himself would like to be treated.
He has just completed the Special Interest module in endodontics, as he works towards his Diploma in Restorative Dentistry.
Outside of work, he enjoys going to the gym, swimming and road cycling, recently completing the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire race in Scarborough. He enjoys live music and going to festivals and gigs, and wishes he had more free time to learn to play guitar.
Watching live music, taking part in triathlons and road cycling are among his enjoyments – and he is planning to cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End. He also enjoys long distance running – and recently completed the Man Vs Lakes off-road marathon in the Lake District.
Matt qualified from Sheffield Dental School in 2010 and was awarded an honours degree for high achievement. He moved to Leeds to complete his vocational training, and in 2012 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, managing trauma and cancer patients on the ward, gaining valuable surgical experience.
Matt is just finishing the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry, learning to manage complex cases using the most modern techniques. As part of this he also completed a special interest module in periodontics (gum health). He is then going to carry out a year of part-time research in order to convert this into a Masters Degree.
He enjoys improving the appearance of teeth and seeing the extra confidence that this can bring to his patients. He also enjoys providing pain-free dentistry in a relaxed and friendly environment and is also experienced in the use of the Cerec® 3D scanner, used to restore back teeth in a single appointment.
Matt spends a lot of his time giving back. He has volunteered to treat people in Cambodia, India, the Philippines, the Bornean rainforest, Fiji, the Peruvian Amazon and recently in the Syrian refugee camps in northern Greece, and is soon to be running a trip to the refugee camps in Calais.
Matt Condon BDS(hons) MJDF RCS Eng. GDC no 193905
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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.
Born in Leeds and raised in Alwoodley, Ayman is delighted to return home to Yorkshire’s natural beauty and the familiar charm of his fellow Yorkshiremen and women.
Ayman qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2016 with the prestigious Frank Lawton Medal for 5 years’ Excellence in Operative Dental Surgery, and in the pursuit of furthering his skills, joined Farsley Dental Practice as Jon’s mentee.
He takes pride in his prevention first approach and enjoys all aspects of dentistry, endeavouring to provide patients with care that is pain-free and meticulous. He is committed to maintaining his patients’ trust, genuinely cares for their welfare, and is dedicated to continually expanding his repertoire of skills.
Prior to his career in Dentistry, Ayman accrued 6 years’ experience as a Pharmacist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Woolton Pharmacy, where he took particular pleasure in the mentoring and training of 7 Pre-registration Pharmacists.
In his spare time, Ayman enjoys travelling and volunteering for charitable projects. Most recently, he led a team in raising £35,671.78 for an Intensive Care Unit with Human Appeal International, and delivered workshops at five primary schools, educating over 300 KS2 students in how to look after their developing smiles.
Ayman Al-Afandi MPharm BDS
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.
Away from the practice, Vicki married her other half- Darrell and has become a mum to their little boy- Seth Jacob. Outside of work, Vicki enjoys much needed family time, walking, holidays, Sunday lunches out with Darrell, Seth and their chocolate Lab- Rolo.
Vicki came to us in 2006 as a young trainee Dental Nurse, a role she had previously been working infor four years.
She gained her NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing at the Leeds Dental College in 2008 and went on to complete her qualification in Dental Radiography.
In 2010 Vicki developed her role into the first Treatment Co-ordinator in the Practice focussing on reception, dealing with new patient enquiries, recommending solutions to help patients gain their “dream smile” and guiding them throughout their journey.
Vicki then found her passion in treatment coordinating and attended many courses to help develop her role further. She then went on to share her knowledge, lecturing at various dental conferences. Through this experience Vicki developed a taste for leadership and decided to enrol in her ILM level 5- business management and leadership. Vicki qualified in February 2013. She was promoted to Practice Manager in the summer of that year.
Since then Vicki has qualified in a short bookkeeping course and has further developed her role as a Practice Manager/Business Manager. She is now working towards a degree in Business.
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 currently studying 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.