Meet The Calm & Caring Dentistry Team
Dr Carl Taylor - Practice Owner
Hi, I’m Carl Taylor, the owner of Taylored Dental Care.
I am married to Alicia. We met several years ago dental school, well she was at medical school. We got married a couple of years ago and we had our first daughter in November 2014.
I chose a career in dentistry after a scout camp believe it or not. The military had come down with their death slide. We were practising a parachute drop, but one of the buckles hadn’t been tied up properly and flew up in my face breaking my front tooth.
I trained to be a dentist in Leeds, starting in 1997. After graduating I studied for the diploma in Restorative Dentistry Royal College. In addition I trained to do dental sedation, several orthodontic systems and quite a few managerial courses.
I really like snowboarding, kite surfing and windsurfing. In fact I enjoy anything that involves any sort of water based activity.
Graham Duckitt - Dentist
Hi I’m Graham, I work at the Keighley practice and have done since 2011. I’m originally from the Midlands, then moved to Leeds to study and loved Yorkshire so decided i had to stay and live here!
The most rewarding part of my job is treating anxious and phobic patients by improving their confidence in attending and improving their smile. It gives me great pleasure to help people realise that dentistry isn’t the horrible experience they think it is, or they may have experienced in the past. I am particularly keen on cosmetic treatment with emphasis on tooth friendly techniques including straightening teeth, whitening, bonding and veneers.
I absolutely love my job and i regularly attend courses in order to keep up with the latest techniques and improve my knowledge, so that i can provide the best care for my patients.
Outside of work I love playing most sports, i used to play rugby, but nowadays i enjoy golf, when i can find the time! I always like to see different parts of the world be it city breaks and beach holidays to Europe or to go further afield like Japan, India or Australia. My girlfriend and i have a dog, he keeps us out and about. We love to take him out on walks, as he has loads of energy, he literally never stops.
GDC No.113983 (Leeds, UK)
Sarah Carr - Hygiene Therapist
Hello, I’m Sarah the Dental Hygienist and Therapist here at Taylored Dental Care. You may see myself for treatments such as gum treatments, fillings, whitening treatments, aesthetic dentistry and pediatric dentistry.
My dental career began 14 years ago as a nurse and I then qualified with a merit as a Therapist in 2012 at the University of Leeds. I thoroughly enjoy my profession and I have proudly won many awards for outstanding achievement throughout my training.
My main passion is to help my patients achieve a smile that they are truly proud of! I strive to always make a positive influence in their journeys, to get the best possible outcome for each individual patient. I also really love aesthetic dentistry and take great pleasure in completing white fillings and whitening treatments for my patients. The most satisfying aspect of my job is seeing someone’s confidence rocket, through the help and treatment they have received from ourselves!
A lot of my spare time is taken up looking after my lovable rogue of a Springer Spaniel Mylo, with whom there is never a dull moment. When I do have time I love to travel and visit beautiful cities, with Italy and Prague being some of my favorites.
Amy McMahon - Group Practice Manager
Hello, My name is Amy McMahon and I am the Group Practice Manager at Taylored Dental Care. I first joined Taylored Dental Care in 2018 as our receptionist at the Wibsey practice and have thoroughly enjoyed my time getting to know all of the patients there and being a part of their dental journeys! I am now very lucky as I get to travel across all three sites so I can get to know all of our patients at each practice.
After a couple of years on reception I progressed to the position of head receptionist and was then asked to take the role of group practice manager. My favourite part of reception was going on a journey with our patients to see them overcome their fears and achieve a smile they’ve always dreamed of.
I am passionate about my new role and no two days are ever the same! From working alongside our lead nurse Becky, to ensure we stay compliant with all governing bodies, to the general running of the day to day business. I am very lucky to lead such a fantastic team who all get great satisfaction from helping our patients and making a difference to their lives, bringing back their confidence and giving them a smile they love!
Patient care and customer service is my passion.I want all of our patients to feel comfortable from the second they walk in the door or pick up the phone to call us, we genuinely do care about all of our patients! Should any of our patients need to contact me you can do so by ringing any of the three practices or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outside of work my time is mostly spent with family and friends. I enjoy going out for food and drinks and visiting new places. I love the sun, so I’m at my happiest when i’m somewhere hot, preferably with a cocktail in my hand!
I look forward to meeting and chatting with you all very soon!
Tia Earnshaw - Accounts Assistant
My name is Tia and I have worked for Taylored Dental Care for the last 7 years. Previously a Receptionist, I have more recently been assisting with the accounts for the business.
I live with my husband and we have two children. I love going on family days out and spending time with with my friends and family.
Becky Holmes - Head Dental Nurse
Hi my name is Becky, I have been a dental nurse for 7 years, I joined Taylored dental care in 2019.
I love interacting with our patients, being a part of their journey and helping them feel at ease whilst they are in the dental chair.
I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my beautiful kitten Evie. I love football and have been a huge supporter of Arsenal since an early age!
Louise Neil - Dental Nurse
Hello, my name is Louise and I have recently joined Taylored Dental Care. I have worked in the dental industry for 7 years, first as a receptionist then working my way to become a qualified dental nurse 4 years ago.
I enjoy the opportunity to learn new skills to be able to better myself and also being able to provide a calm and comfortable surrounding for patients. In my spare time I love cooking and going on long walks with my crazy cockapoo Seymour.
Azeefa Khatun - Dental Nurse
I joined Taylored Dental Care in January 2020 and have been a Dental Nurse for four years. I thoroughly enjoy working as a dental nurse and look forward to coming to work and helping our patients in any way I can.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and love trying out new places to eat. I recently got married so enjoy spending time with my husband.
Omar Ahmed - Dental Nurse
Hello my name is Omar and I have recently joined Taylored Dental Care and work across all sites. Originally I am from Blackburn however I got married recently and have moved to West Yorkshire.
I have been a dental nurse for 8 years and thoroughly enjoy my work, mostly building up the confidence of nervous patients and love seeing them leave with a smile.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, gaming, playing my guitar and I am a huge football fan. I also enjoy spending time with my family and my wife.
Nicola Smith - Dental Nurse
Hi, I’m Nicola and I’m the Dental Nurse here at our Ilkley practice.
I qualified in 2011 and thoroughly enjoy my job. I enjoy meeting new people, helping patients and being part of the team here at Taylored Dental Care.
I have two children, Thomas and Olivia and enjoy spending my free time going on family days out.
Maxine Hutchinson - Receptionist
Hello my name is Maxine and I have recently joined the team here at Taylored Dental Care in Keighley. I am a Dental Receptionist and I absolutley love my job, meeting and greeting our patients. I love helping new patients and also helping dental emergencies.
Seeing how happy patients are when they have had pain free treatment is fantatsic. I love to chat with patients and making them feel at ease. I work with a lovely team and our aim is to help the all patients to be proud of their smile.
When I am not working I love watching Rugby, walks with my dog, spending time with my family and I enjoy nice restaurants and wine bars!
Jasmine Jolly - Patient Care Coordinator
Hello, My name is Jasmine and I have recently joined the team as a Patient Care Coordinator here at Taylored Dental Care. I am originally from Leicestershire however I moved to Leeds just over 3 years ago for University. I have recently graduated from University with a BSc in Psychology and have decided to stay in Leeds as I love it so much.
I feel that my degree really helps me to understand patient’s dental anxieties and phobias, allowing me to work through patients’ fears to eliminate them.I look forward to coming to work everyday to speak to patients and enjoy following their journeys the most! I am the first point of contact for new patients and to be able to be there every step of the way is so rewarding. I love to see our pain free dentistry converting extremely anxious patients into patients who no longer fear the dentist.
When I’m not at work I love to visit new places. I learnt to surf whilst at University so I often book surf weekends away at different places. I also love meeting new people so I go out most weekends with friends to socialise. Anything that involves socialising really and I’m there!
Joe O'Reilly - Dental Technician
Joe qualified from Leeds Dental Institute as a clinical dental clinician and continued to do work for some of the UK’s best surgeons.
Through his constant passion for his work, he then enrolled in the prestigious Clinical dental course in Preston. Although he was one of the youngest to be accepted on the course, his determination and focus pushed him to be recognised as one of the youngest qualified clinical technicians in the UK. Being awarded a Diploma from The Royal College Of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Joe has a passion for the industry, his eye for detail and careful planning ensures only the best results, giving his patients peace of mind and great clinical results. He has clinics across the UK, helping patients wear a confident smile.
Joseph’s ambition is also his craft, creating lifelike smiles through dentures and implant supported prosthesis. Joe lives with his fiance Sara in Leeds, they have two children, Annabelle and Theo. In his spare time, he enjoys running and family walks.