Meet the team

At Acomb Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


Dr Chris Hand

BChD (Leeds) 2004, MJDF, RCS (Eng) 2012
GDC No. 83529

I graduated form Leeds University Dental School in 2004 and have since completed a diploma in dental healthcare at the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as a postgraduate certificate course in Advanced Restorative Dentistry.

My interests in dentistry are placing adhesive tooth coloured crowns and bridges and teeth whitening.

Dr Maria Cobo

GDC 187506
LIC ODENT (Madrid 2009)

Maria joined the team in February 2020, she has extended studies which include Implantology, Oral Surgery and Periodontal Surgery.

Dr Zoe Connelly

GDC No. 114130

Dr Michael Davies

GDC No. 258888

Dr Allan Wood

General Dentist
BDS University of Birmingham 2001
GDC No. 79926

Tracie Sturgess

Practice Manager

Tracie joined Acomb Dental & Implant Clinic in November 2017, after many years in Dentistry and spending time working with the military. She has been a Registered Practice Manager for 10+ years and has vast experience of private, cosmetic dentistry, implants and facial aesthetics. Her main focus is the patient journey, ensuring that the experience they have is second to none. Tracie takes pride in being the practice manager at Acomb Dental & Implant Clinic and Cote Royd, Huddersfield and has the pleasure of working with such wonderful teams.

Sarah Thirkill

Dip Dental Hygiene & Therapy (Sheff) 2005
GDC No. 6677

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a Dental Hygiene Therapist at the practice. This means that, as well as helping our patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums, I also can provide some types of routine dental treatment under prescription from our dentists. I love the variety of my job.

I’m a naturally outgoing person and I enjoy getting to know you and seeing you for your regular visits.

Natalie Bisby

GDC 250944
Dental Hygiene & Therapy (Birmingham 2014)

Karen Charlston

Head DentalNurse
GDC 204703
NVQ L3 Dental Nurse & VRQ L3 Dental Nurse City & Guilds 2011, Certificate in Oral Health Education, Certificate in Dental Radiography

Hi, I'm Karen and I work here as a Dental Nurse.
I have been a Dental Nurse for 10 years & have been at Acomb for almost a year!
I have qualified in Radiography & Oral Health and I am also 1 of the implant nurses here.
I also have the pleasure of working alongside Dr Ruth Brady, assisting her with facial aesthetics with absolutely amazing results!
I love working at this practice as everyone is so friendly and caring - it is a wonderful place to work.

Lynn Hatfield

Dental Nurse
National Certificate NEBDN 1995
GDC NO. 125218

Hello, I’m Lynn and I’m part of the Dental Nursing team here at Acomb Dental Care. I have many years of experience as a Dental Nurse, having started straight from leaving school. I really couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I’m told that I’m super-efficient and organised – it must all those years of experience.

Natalie McIver

GDC 283640
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019

Jodie Hall


Sophie Baker

Trainee Dental Nurse

Hannah Greenfield

Trainee Dental Nurse

Jane Murray

Dental Receptionist

Catherine Dalby

Dental Receptionist

Paige Parkinson

Dental Receptionist

Dorota Lipska

Clinic Housekeeper

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