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Dr Ritesh Lad

Dr Ritesh Lad

Principal Dentist

GDC Number: 115277

Ritesh is the principal dentist at R Dental Clinic. He graduated from Kings College London in 2007 and has been working at R Dental since 2008. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both general and cosmetic dentistry. Ritesh is always happy to advise his patients on any dental concerns they may have.

Ritesh took over of the practice in 2010 and has since transformed the clinic into a state of the art practice offering high quality clinical dentistry across West Yorkshire.

In 2014 Ritesh undertook a post graduate degree in health care education at Sheffield University. Following on from his degree, he now mentors and supports newly qualified dentists at the practice. His continued education and keeping abreast of advancement's in dentistry means he is able to apply the latest dental techniques, here at R Dental.

In his spare time, Ritesh enjoys keeping fit at the gym, playing golf and spending quality time with his family. He also has a passion for travel and loves to ski in the winter months!

Dr Atif Ahmad

Dr Atif Ahmad

Associate Dentist

GDC Number: 264344

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Atif graduated from University of Glasgow in July 2016 and has been a part of the team at R Dental Clinic ever since. Atif has a passion for providing high quality dental care for all his patients and is looking to further enhance his skills by going on various post-graduate courses. In his spare time, Atif enjoys travelling and is an avid sports fan.

Dr Abilasa Selladurai

Dr Abilasa Selladurai

Associate Dentist

GDC Number: 271006

Gurjit Bains

GDC Number: 284077

Gurjit is a Foundation Dentist who joined the team in September 2019.  She graduated from the University Of Leeds with a distinction in Bachelors & Masters of Dental Surgery.  She is a very approachable and calming Dentist who provides general NHS Dentistry.

In her spare time, Gurjit loves a good hiking challenge and is the go to person for the next best Netflix series.

Jo Thornton

Jo Thornton

Practice Manager

Jo is our Practice Manager who began working with us in April this year.  Jo is also a qualified dental nurse and she has a degree in Performing Arts.  Her path to dentistry has been a varied one.  Her roles have included Entertainments Manager to working for the Archbishop of York at his residence Bishopthorpe Palace.  Jo has a passion for musical theatre, books and Poppy her very chilled out Jack russell.

Hazel Jackson

Hazel Jackson

Dental Hygienist

GDC Number: 149367

Hazel has been with R Dental for over a year.

She has been in Dentistry for over 15 years as a nurse, later qualifying from Leeds University in 2011 as a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys treating anxious and nervous patients.

In her spare time, Hazel likes socialising with family and friends, travelling and a spot of retail therapy!

Farshea Khan

Farshea Khan

Dental Hygienist

GDC Number: 255329

Farshea has been helping r dental clinic over the last 2 years and has recently joined our team permanently. She qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist from Leeds dental institution in 2014 with a Merit. On graduation she received a prize for the best academic and the best research project, which was published in the Annual Clinical Journal in Dental Health. Her greatest achievement by far is winning the Highly Commending Hygienist of the year 2017 from the National Dental Awards.

In her spare time she enjoys interior design and travelling with her family.

Julie Hobson

Julie Hobson

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 156397

Julie has worked at R Dental Clinic for over 40 years and is extremely proud of the relationship she has with the patients whom attend the practice.

Julie has the ability to remember small details about each and every patient which makes their visit to the Dentist as pleasant as possible.

Rebecca Hudson

Rebecca Hudson

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 161965

Becky first started working as a nurse at the practice in 1989. After several years Becky took a break from dentistry to study and work in Pharmaceutical Science. Since returning to the practice in 2006 Becky has studied for Extended Duties to broaden her role as a nurse. On top of nursing duties Becky runs an Oral Health Education and Fluoride Varnish clinic for children at the practice.

Lisa Rhodes

Lisa Rhodes

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 255938

Lisa started work as a Dental Nurse in 2011 and joined R Dental Clinic in March 2019.  She enjoys all aspects of the role especially when patients leave the surgery happy and painfree.

In Lisa's spare time she enjoys the gym and socialising with friends 

Emma Brogden

Emma Brogden

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 148439

Emma has been a Dental Nurse for over 20 years and qualified in Leeds in 1997.

Emma enjoys every aspect of her job but mostly meeting and getting to know all the lovely patients. 

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs and enjoys socialising with friends. 

Angela Boyle

Angela Boyle

Dental Receptionist

Angela has worked at R Dental Clinic for the last five years as a receptionist.

She enjoys working at R Dental, and says two days are never the same. She gets to meet lots of different people from all walks of life. Her duties include welcoming and the booking in of patients and ensuring the smooth running of the busy diary. Various admin duties and ordering of stock.

Angela lives locally, so knows lots of the patients. She also looks after her two grandchildren when not working.

In her spare time, she likes to walk, read and socialise.

Charlotte Potts

Charlotte Potts

Dental Receptionist

Charlotte has worked at R Dental for over three years, full time on the front desk making sure patients are made to feel welcome, booking appointments and general administration duties. Charlotte is involved with oral health promotion at R Dental Clinic making patients aware through displays and posters to show that 'Prevention is better than the Cure'.

Ruth Cronshaw

Ruth Cronshaw

Dental Receptionist

Ruth Is a longstanding member of the R Dental team, having worked in this building prior to all the alterations, she also worked for the previous principal dentist.

Ruth is a part time receptionist working on one of the busiest days of the week. She is friendly, approachable and endeavours at all times to put patients first, making them feel welcome and paying extra attention to nervous patients.