About Us

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

About our Practice

Philip Moore and Owen Higgs bought the Skipton practice in 2018 after working together in Keighley and Ilkley.
The practice had been well established and we are proud that a considerable number of our patients have been here since day one.
With a reputation for quality dentistry and care for patients, we can offer you the highest quality routine and specialised dental care.
Based in the heart of Ilkley, our state of the art facilities ensure you can enjoy outstanding treatment in surroundings that radiate calm and relaxation.Whatever your requirements, our team of friendly and professional staff will be delighted to assist you.

About our Practice

Philip Moore and Owen Higgs bought the Skipton practice in 2018 after working together in Keighley and Ilkley.
The practice had been well established and we are proud that a considerable number of our patients have been here since day one.
With a reputation for quality dentistry and care for patients, we can offer you the highest quality routine and specialised dental care.
Based in the heart of Ilkley, our state of the art facilities ensure you can enjoy outstanding treatment in surroundings that radiate calm and relaxation.Whatever your requirements, our team of friendly and professional staff will be delighted to assist you.

Our Ethos

Here at Belle Vue Dental Practice we take pride in our high level of dedicated patient care. We are here first to address any of your dental needs and concerns. Our promise is to listen to you, understand what you want and then give you advice on all the treatment options available with a full breakdown of costs. We will always explain your treatment to you in a non-technical language that you can understand and keep you updated on treatment progress step-by-step.

We never compromise on the quality of dental materials that we use, the quality of our work and your smile is our reputation. Our ethos is focused on long-term preventative dental care, we believe that all patients should receive continuity of dental care and if seen regularly we can help to prevent dental problems that would otherwise cause damage to your oral health.

Meet the Team

Philip Moore

Dentist BChD (Leeds) GDC No. 80216

ABOUT PHILIP

I graduated from Leeds University in 2001. Having worked initially in Mirfield and Keighley.

I bought Ilkley Dental Care Limited, along with Owen Higgs in 2006 and Belle Vue Dental Practice in 2018.

I believe in providing the highest standards in all aspects of dentistry, treating people how I would like to be treated myself. I take particular pride in making a real difference to patients, helping them to achieve a healthy smile they can be proud of.

Owen Higgs

Dentist BDS (Lond) GDC No. 80235

ABOUT OWEN

I graduated from Guy’s Dental Hospital in 2001 and ended up in lovely Yorkshire to follow my wife who is a Yorkshire lass.

I started work in general practice in Keighley and in 2006 moved over to Ilkley Dental Care Limited with Philip Moore.

The challenge of working in practice has been an enjoyable one and it has given me a range of skills that allows me to consider every patient and to treat them according to their specific needs.

Dentistry is not a one size fits all job. Looking at each patient and successfully completing their treatment, whether it is a check-up, small filling or a large cosmetic case, is a real pleasure.

I consider that successful dental treatment depends entirely on the trust that must exist between the patient and he dentist and building that relationship is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.

Katharine Crowther

Practice Manager

ABOUT KATHARINE

Katharine Crowther our Practice Manager joined Ilkley Dental Care in 2018 following the purchase of the Belle Vue Dental Practice, where she had been Practice Manager for over 25 years.

Katharine is responsible for the smooth running of the practices, ensuring that we continue to offer the highest standard of care to our patients.

Jodie Marks

Patient Care Manager

ABOUT JODIE

I’m a Southerner who relocated to the North in 2016, I “fell” into the Dental world and worked as a Dental Nurse for 5 years before going back to being more Patient facing in my role as Head Receptionist at the Ilkley Practice.

My job now is to help make the Patient Journey as pleasant as possible, I appreciate coming to the dentist isn’t everyone’s favourite pastime!

Outside of work you’ll find me attempting to control my two young children and socialising with my friends!

Susan Peet

Dentist BDS (Newcastle) MFDS RCS (Glasgow) GDC No. 251317

ABOUT SUSAN

I graduated from Newcastle University in 2014 and undertook a MFDS the following year at Glasgow. I’m currently undertaking a post graduate diploma in restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

I’m originally from Yorkshire and previously worked in practices in West Yorkshire and gained experience in the Oral Surgery department at the BRI.

With a passion for patient care, I have undertaken further training to enable provision of clear braces and facial aesthetics.

Jo Cape

BchD (Leeds) GDC No. 68632

ABOUT JO

With over 30 years of experience in general practice, Jo continues to take great pride in providing quality, ethical dentistry whilst adopting a friendly and caring manner.

Having graduated from Leeds Dental Institute in 1992, Jo soon moved to London to begin his career in Dentistry. However, after 10 years of city living, he decided to move back to his hometown of Ilkley, where he has been working in the local area ever since.

He has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics, whilst providing general dentistry to the whole family.

Jo very much enjoys the great outdoors and what the local surroundings have to offer. A true nature lover with a passion for music and travel.

Colm Hicks

Dentist BDS (Northern Ireland) GDC No. 251915

ABOUT COLM

I’m Colm, originally from Ireland but I’m no stranger to Yorkshire, having graduated from the University of Leeds in 2014.

I have a keen interest and varied experience in oral surgery and have worked for 3 years in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery departments, alongside treating referral patients in a Specialist Oral Surgery practice.

I enjoy expanding and sharing my skills and have taught undergraduate dentists at Leeds Dental School for 2 years. I also aim to complete further implant training in the coming years to compliment my oral surgery and restorative background.

I thrive in general practice and look forward to building trust and forging successful clinical relationships with all my patients.

Outside of work I love sport and play for “Leeds Medics and Dentist” in the local Yorkshire amateur league. If not on the football pitch you’ll find me surfing or playing tennis! Other hobbies include travelling and seeing the world with my wife.

Brad King

Dentist BDS (Lancashire) GDC No. 295892

ABOUT BRAD

Brad qualified from the University of Central Lancashire in 2021, completing his NHS Dental Foundation Training year at {my}dentist Bradford Road in Shipley. He stayed on at the practice and worked as a mixed NHS and Private Associate from September 2022 – March 2024. 

Brad wants to develop an interest in both minor oral surgery and high-quality restorative dentistry and regularly attends courses to boost his knowledge and skills. He has completed part 1 of his MFDS training recently and aims to complete part 2 within the next year, whilst also undertaking his Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry at the FreshDental Institute, run by Dr. Monik Vasant.

Out of the surgery Brad enjoys a range of sports including squash, CrossFit & skydiving and he is a keen poker player who regularly plays the UK & Ireland Poker Tour Events. One of his bucket list items is to one day play in the World Series Of Poker in Las Vegas.

Brad will be able to provide all routine aspects of general dentistry, whilst also offering aesthetic dental treatment such as clear aligners / braces, and after completion of his PGDip, composite bonding & smile makeovers.

Naeem Ashfaq

Dentist BDS (Manchester) GDC No. 283591

ABOUT NAEEM

Dr Naeem Ashfaq graduated from Manchester Dental School in 2019 and has since completed further Dental Core Training.

He spent 2 years working in Maxillofacial Surgery at Bradford Teaching Hospitals and Paediatric Dentistry at Leeds Dental Institute. This involved carrying out complex oral surgery procedures as well as diagnosing oral pathology referred by Dentists.
During his time in Leeds Dental Institute, Naeem saw a lot of anxious patients and gained experience managing nervous adults and children.
He is dedicated to making dental appointments as comfortable and relaxed as possible for patients and aims to work together with patients to help regain their confidence in their smiles.

Naeem has a keen interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral surgery and Orthodontics and also enjoys all aspects of minimally invasive dentistry including Composite Bonding, Teeth Whitening and Invisalign.

He has undertaken multiple year long restorative courses and can help treat and manage tooth wear cases. These cases require a rehabilitation approach and plenty of planning, which Naeem is keen to do.

Outside of work, he enjoys playing football, boxing and going to the gym. The remainder of his time is spent going on hikes and spending time with family.

 

Nga Ross

Dentist BChD (Leeds 2002) MFDS RCS (Eng 2005) GDC No. 80669

ABOUT NGA

Nga Ross graduated as a Dentist at the university of Leeds, she then went on to qualify as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons England.
Dr Ross provides Invisalign and Cosmetic treatment to compliment general dental care.
Dr Ross is also undertaking further Implant training and is providing implants at Springfield Dental Clinic and now at our Skipton Practice, Belle Vue.
In her spare time, she has a very active family life with 3 boys and staying fit with netball and running.

Martin Page

Dental Technician Dip Clin Dent Tech RCS Eng GDC No. 154581

ABOUT MARTIN

Martin is one of only a handful of Clinical Dental Technicians in the Yorkshire region registered with the General Dental Council [GDC] as a Qualified Dental Technician [CDT].

It has been his goal over the years to keep up to date with the latest techniques, which led to him attending courses in Switzerland, Germany, Canada and a variety of venues across the UK.

It was a natural progression to qualify: firstly with the George Brown College Toronto and then with the Royal College of Surgeons London. This enables him to deal directly with patients and means that he has total control of all aspects of denture construction.

Upon setting up Ilkley Denture Clinic, he decided that he would only operate within an existing dental practice, and he is here onsite at the practice. This gives our patients a unique service in Ilkley as Martin can see patients who require dentures right from the consultation appointment through to the finished product, ensuring a fast and efficient service with excellent consistent care.

Summer Rockliffe

Dental Hygiene Therapist

ABOUT SUMMER

Since the age of Five I wanted a career in dentistry and in 2017 I graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in Dental Therapy from Teesside University. Shortly after I joined the Ilkley Dental Care Team, now working at both practices.

I enjoy preventative dentistry and treating children. In my spare time I enjoy travelling and socialising with family & friends. I also like to go walking with my partner and Labradoodle Hamish.

Amelia Mounsey

Dental Hygiene Therapist

ABOUT AMELIA

I’ve worked at Ilkley Dental Care and Bodental/Belle Vue Dental Practice since graduating as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist from the University of Sheffield in 2016.  It’s a lovely place to work, I have made many great friends with my colleagues here.

I live in Ben Rhydding with my husband Tom and our two young children, Lily and Wilfred. They keep me very busy on my days off and we love spending time playing at the playground, going on day trips and walking on the moor.

Xuxa Charlotte Firth

Dental Hygiene Therapist

ABOUT CHARLOTTE

I’ve been a dental nurse for 13 years, 10 of these spent working within both practices before deciding to further my career within this industry.

I graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in July 2021 with a Bachelor of Science with honours in Dental Therapy and have recently re-joined the practice.

I have since carried out further training in skin and facial aesthetics, which is where my passion lies.

In my spare time I thoroughly love being a mum and spending time out in the countryside.

Laura Gilbert

Dental Hygiene Therapist

ABOUT LAURA

Laura qualified as a dental hygienist and dental therapist in 2015 from the University of Sheffield. Laura’s true passion is patient care and prides herself on her gentle yet thorough approach.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys days exploring with her partner Mark and daughter Alice. Much of her current time is spent planning their upcoming wedding next year!

Vatsala Malhotra

Dental Hygienist

ABOUT VATSALA

Originally from India, I graduated as a dentist in 2011. Practicing dentistry for 8 years, I provided exceptional care with passion. Engaging in community activities and seminars, I emphasized oral hygiene’s impact on overall health. In 2021, I earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Leeds with Distinction. Driven by my passion, I registered as a dental hygienist with the GDC.
Through my journey as a dentist and now as a dental hygienist, I am dedicated to making a positive impact on the oral health of individuals and the community as a whole. I firmly believe that a healthy smile contributes to a happier and healthier life, and I am thrilled to continue my mission in oral healthcare.

Nursing Team

Our Nursing Team is headed up by our Lead Nurses, Kerry Broadley and Sarah Baldwin. We have an excellent team of experienced and knowledgeable nurses who work alongside the clinicians in giving great patient care with a welcoming smile.

Nurses include: Sophie Armitage, Chloe Barrett, Tina Peacock, Celeste Caulfield, Devon Chan, Catherine Hall, Amy-Jade Barlow and Eliza Balchin.

Our Trainee Nurse is Lily Ramsden.

Reception Team

Our professional friendly reception team is led by Jodie Marks our Patient Care Manager with Helen Jackson as Head Receptionist at our Skipton Practice and Nicky Rose-Parker as Head Receptionist at our Ilkley Practice. The reception team includes Anne Dennis, Liz Barraclough, Joy Hammerton, Julie Hayton-Metcalfe, Jenny Smith and occasionally some of our nursing team, all of whom are very happy to deal with any of your queries and concerns.

Registered office: Ilkley Dental Care Ltd, 39 Leeds Road, Ilkley, England. LS29 8DP
Company No. 09184578

TitleAddress Description
Belle Vue Dental Practice
32 Belle Vue Terrace, Skipton BD23 1RU, UK32 Belle Vue Terrace
Skipton
BD23 1RU