Meet the team

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Dr Thomas Songhurst

Principal Dental Surgeon

BChD (GDC 74452)

Tom qualified from Leeds University in 1998 and became principal dentist and clinical lead of Grassington Dental Care in May 2003. Tom provides all types of private routine and advanced dentistry including clear aligners, smile make-overs, composite bonding, prosthetics and facial aesthetics. He is also our in-house implantologist.

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Dr Rachel Whitlam

Dental Surgeon


Rachel qualified at Newcastle University in 1996. Rachel worked at the dental hospital in Newcastle to do her general professional training. She achieved her MFGDP in 2001. Rachel worked in Australia in community dentistry for one year before returning to England to work locally in general practice.

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Dr Miles Whitlam

Dental Surgeon

BDS (GDC 71877)

Miles qualified at Newcastle University in 1996, after completing his qualification he joined the Navy and served as a Dentist for 4 years. Since then he has worked in a combination of general practice and community practice.

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Dr William Johnston

Dental Surgeon

BDS (GDC 271076)

Will qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2017 and joined the practice in 2019. He enjoys meeting and getting to know his patients, as well as putting them at their ease. Outside of dentistry, Will likes to spend time with his family, including his cat, Barry. He plays cricket for his local team and enjoys cycling in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Fiona Moffat

Dental Therapist

EDT Dip DHE FETC Cert H Ed (GDC 11030)

Fiona qualified at London School for Dental Therapists in 1983. Upon qualifying Fiona worked in community dentistry specifically dealing with children and adults with special needs. Fiona spent time as a tutor at the Leeds Dental Institute before joining our team in 2006.

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Caroline Vernon

Dental Hygienist

CEB Dip Dent Hygiene (GDC 3818)

Caroline qualified at The Eastman Dental Hospital, London in 1989. She then went on to work in private practice in Cavendish Square and Harley Street for six years. Caroline joined our team in 2006.

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Loi Mach

Dental Hygienist

BDS (GDC 258810)

Loi qualified as a dental hygienist and therapist in 2014 from Leeds University and joined the practice in 2019. She builds a friendly rapport with her patients and has a preventative approach in helping to maintain good oral health. Loi enjoys the outdoors, travelling and exploring new cultures.

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Emma Hemingway

Practice Manager

(GDC 142034)

Emma is our highly experienced practice manager who joined the practice in 2004 and enjoys managing our friendly professional team and ensuring a smooth day-to-day running of the practice.