Meet The Team

We are a highly qualified team and we constantly train to keep our knowledge and techniques up to date.

Dr Emily Fairbrother

Associate Dentist

Qualifications: BDS Newcastle University 2014, MJDF (RSC Eng ) 2017, MSc Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry University of Manchester 2019
GDC No.: 250995

Emily joined Acorn Dental Centre in January 2020. She graduated from Newcastle university in 2014 and has worked in North Yorkshire since then. During her career Emily has developed a special interest in Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry which includes treatments such as composite bonding, crowns, veneers, tooth whitening, smile makeovers and full mouth rehabilitation. She completed a Masters in this topic in 2019. Emily is also qualified to provide Invisalign clear aligners to straighten teeth. In her spare time Emily enjoys open water swimming, walking and spending time with friends and family.

Dr George Hopkin

Associate Dentist

Qualifications: BChD University of Leeds 2014
GDC No.: 252438

George qualified from Leeds University in 2014 and returned to his hometown in Derbyshire to work. He thoroughly enjoys treating patients with a caring and prevention-based approach to dentistry, he particularly enjoys working with patients to improve their oral health. Also providing high quality aesthetic restorations, both key to establishing a happy healthy mouth. George has a calm, friendly caring personality and always puts his patients at ease.

George moved to Ilkley in 2016 and joined the practice in April 2017. Away from the surgery he finds a great amount of enjoyment in exploring the surrounding countryside, running and reading.

Dr Aneesh Bali

Associate Dentist

Qualifications: BChD University of Leeds 2010
GDC No.: 192519

Aneesh qualified from the University of Leeds in 2010. Since then he has completed the MJDF (RSC Eng) qualification. Aneesh has attended several aesthetics courses including the prestigious Mizrahi training institute and Eastman Institute. He also has an interest in facial aesthetics performing Anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers (lips, tear troughs, cheeks, chin, nose and jawline augmentation) and nonsurgical face-lifts. Aneesh prides himself on a friendly, honest and ethical approach. In his spare time, he is a keen cook and the rest is occupied by his two young sons!

Lynne Baker

Dental Hygienist

Qualifications: CEB Cert. Dental Hygienist 1981
GDC No.: 2266

Lynne qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Leeds Dental Hospital in 1981. She worked for many years in community, private practice and hospital environments, especially with handicapped children and adults. Lynne joined Acorn Villas in 2005 and the rest is history!

Lisa Highley

Dental Hygienist

Qualifications: CEB Dip. Dental Hygiene 2000
GDC No.: 5680

Lisa worked as a dental nurse for 9 years in a busy NHS, private practice and with the community dental service treating patients with phobias and special needs. She qualified in 2000 from Bristol as a Dental Hygienist before moving to London to work for British Airways in their dental department and private practice in Sloane Square. She moved to Harrogate to be closer to her family after having her son George. She joined Acorn Villas Dental Practice in November 2007.

Mo Targett

Lead Dental Nurse

Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Oral Health Care (Dental Nursing) 2009
GDC No.: 161428

Abey Harvey

Dental Nurse

Qualifications: Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF 2014
GDC No.: 256665

Diane McKay

Dental Nurse

Qualifications: National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019
GDC No.: 285313

Angela Cook

Dental Nurse

Qualifications: Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF 2018
GDC No.: 278001

Alyx McHale

Trainee Dental Nurse

Qualifications: Currently studying Diploma in Dental Nursing

Michaela Wells

Trainee Dental Nurse

Qualifications: Currently studying Diploma in Dental Nursing

Jamie Cawley

Reception Team Leader


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Acorn Dental Centre
64 The Grove
Ilkley, Leeds
England LS29 9PA

01943 607474