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Meet the team at Scholes Dental Care, Leeds

Dr Chris Siddle Principal Dentist

Dr Chris Siddle - BChD 1995

Principal Dentist

GDC Number 71360

I moved from Rotherham in 1990 when I came to Leeds to study Dentistry at Leeds Dental Institute.

Following my qualification in 1995 I did a year’s vocational training in Hull before moving back to West Yorkshire to work at a city centre dental practice in Bradford where I worked for 13 years.

In 2009 I completed a 1 year restorative dentistry course in the North of England Dental Academy, acquiring additional skills in advanced restorative techniques.

Due to the retirement of the previous practitioner, I became the owner of Scholes Dental Care in January 2010. Over the years there have been a few changes at the practice but my aim has always been to ensure that the focus is on our patients. I feel it is important that my patients have consistency and receive a high standard of care on a continual basis.

I enjoy coming to work and being surrounded by a great team while working in a practice that feels part of the community.

I am constantly looking at ways to improve myself professionally and during 2016 I undertook several courses on different aspects of cosmetic dentistry including Invisalign braces, Enlighten teeth whitening alongside a course in dental photography. I am also a member of the British Dental Association.

Outside of work there is never a dull moment, my wife Sarah and I have been blessed with and are kept busy with 4 children of school age. Most evenings and weekends are taken up with homework, activities and precious family time.

I enjoy following Yorkshire County Cricket Club and England Cricket but enjoy watching and listening to most sports even Rotherham United.

Miss Vicki Walker Dental Care Professional

Vicki Walker

Dental Care Professional

GDC Number 193633

NEBDN Diploma, Certificate in Implantology Nursing, NVQ in General Book Keeping

My dental career began in 1994 in Leeds where I studied at Leeds Park Lane College, qualifying with merit in 1996. While working as a dental nurse in a small NHS practice, I was promoted to practice manager and continued to work there for 8 years.

In 2004 I started working at a specialist private practice in Leeds city centre. The practice specialised in cosmetic dentistry, implantology and endodontics. I was employed as a business manager and was responsible for the day to day running of the practice. Whilst working there I took a course in Implantology nursing and gained an additional qualification for this. I am continually learning as part of my professional development and have gained certificates in Implantology procedures, endodontics and tooth whitening. These are courses I have taken in addition to core subjects that are required by the general dental council.

After 10 years at my previous practice I joined the team here at Scholes Dental Care as a dental care professional, I work both in surgery and on reception.

I enjoy getting to know our patients and taking the time to ensure that their journey through the practice is as pleasant as possible, whilst acknowledging that for some patients this can be a stressful experience.

Outside of work I am a mum of 3 beautiful children and Cassie my dog who I love having family time with. I enjoy walking, jogging and travelling at every opportunity. Spending time with my family and friends is also important to me and I enjoy cooking and entertaining for them.

Kirsty James

Dental Care Professional

GDC Number 135905

My Dental Career began in 2002 and I qualified in 2008. During my time working I have worked in small mixed NHS and Private Practice, where I worked for 12 years before the dentist I was working with retired.

Following that I joined a larger practice where I worked for 9 years, which was a very busy NHS practice, I also worked as a receptionist there.

I joined Scholes Dental Care in 2021 where I now work as a dental care professional both in surgery and on reception.

In my spare time, I am a busy Mum with 2 young boys, we enjoy days at the seaside, socialising with my friends and enjoy a nice meal out.