Meet The Team

We are a highly qualified team and we constantly train to keep our knowledge and techniques up to date.

Dr Steve McGurk

Associate Dentist

Qualifications: BChD University of Leeds 1982
GDC No.: 57221

Steve joined Acorn Villas in 1993 as an associate. His vision is to provide a high-quality dental service in a relaxed comfortable environment and empower his patients to maintain a high level of dental fitness for life, through a preventative, minimally invasive approach. He qualified from Leeds in 1982 and has since taken many post graduate courses in all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry. He has a keen interest in facial aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry, and his postgraduate qualifications in administration of Botox and facial fillers. He also embraces newer cutting-edge treatments such as implants, smile makeovers and anti- snoring devices.

Steve is very friendly, relaxed and approachable. He is married with 2 children and enjoys golf, walking, sports and general fitness.

Dr Sue Davis

Associate Dentist

Qualifications: BChD (Hons) University of Leeds 1982
GDC No.: 57127

Sue joined Acorn Villas in 1999 following posts at Leeds Dental Institute and in general practice. She became a partner and practice owner in 2003. Her vision has been to build a family dental practice with strong emphasis in high quality dental care to enable patients to enjoy complete oral health for their whole lives. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry but especially cosmetic treatments and smile makeovers and is strongly committed to the continuing development of her professional skills, to enable her to stay current in her knowledge of cutting-edge techniques and new materials. In her spare time Sue can usually be found in the kitchen creating fabulous food for her family or traveling the world in search of new recipes. She also studies history of art and attends as many music events as possible! She also enjoys the great outdoors and keeping fit.

Dr George Hopkin

Associate Dentist

Qualifications: BChD University of Leeds 2014
GDC No.: 252438

George qualified from Leeds University in 2014 and returned to his hometown in Derbyshire to work. He thoroughly enjoys treating patients with a caring and prevention-based approach to dentistry, he particularly enjoys working with patients to improve their oral health. Also providing high quality aesthetic restorations, both key to establishing a happy healthy mouth. George has a calm, friendly caring personality and always puts his patients at ease.

George moved to Ilkley in 2016 and joined the practice in April 2017. Away from the surgery he finds a great amount of enjoyment in exploring the surrounding countryside, running and reading.

Aneesh Bali

Associate Dentist

Qualifications: BChD University of Leeds 2010
GDC No.: 192519

Aneesh qualified from the University of Leeds in 2010. Since then he has completed the MJDF (RSC Eng) qualification. Aneesh has attended several aesthetics courses including the prestigious Mizrahi training institute and Eastman Institute. He also has an interest in facial aesthetics performing Anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers (lips, tear troughs, cheeks, chin, nose and jawline augmentation) and nonsurgical face-lifts. Aneesh prides himself on a friendly, honest and ethical approach. In his spare time, he is a keen cook and the rest is occupied by his two young sons!

Danny Elliott

Associate Dentist

Qualifications: BDS Newcastle University 2014
GDC No.: 251344

Danny grew up in nearby Burley-in-Wharfedale before moving to Newcastle University where he qualified in 2014. After qualifying he came back to Yorkshire to work before deciding to make a move to Australia in late 2015. Danny spent almost three years working in Australia in between travelling the southern hemisphere. Here Danny attended several oral surgery courses and carried out the majority of the surgical extractions in the practice he worked at. After 3 years, he began to miss his family as well as Yorkshire and decided it was time to move back. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, the gym and rugby league.

Lynne Baker

Dental Hygienist

Qualifications: CEB Cert. Dental Hygienist 1981
GDC No.: 2266

Lynne qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Leeds Dental Hospital in 1981. She worked for many years in community, private practice and hospital environments, especially with handicapped children and adults. Lynne joined Acorn Villas in 2005 and the rest is history!

Lisa Highley

Dental Hygienist

Qualifications: CEB Dip. Dental Hygiene 2000
GDC No.: 5680

Lisa worked as a dental nurse for 9 years in a busy NHS, private practice and with the community dental service treating patients with phobias and special needs. She qualified in 2000 from Bristol as a Dental Hygienist before moving to London to work for British Airways in their dental department and private practice in Sloane Square. She moved to Harrogate to be closer to her family after having her son George. She joined Acorn Villas Dental Practice in November 2007.

Cat Ackroyd

Dental Hygienist

Qualifications: Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Therapy University of Leeds 2015

Sarah Lancaster

Centre Manager


Mo Green

Lead Dental Nurse

Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Oral Health Care (Dental Nursing) 2009
GDC No.: 161428

Celeste Caulfield

Dental Nurse

Qualifications: NEBDN National Certificate 2012
GDC No.: 225051

Abey Harvey

Dental Nurse

Qualifications: Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF 2014
GDC No.: 256665

Angela Cook

Dental Nurse

Qualifications: Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF 2018
GDC No.: 278001

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Acorn Dental Centre
64 The Grove
Ilkley, Leeds
England LS29 9PA

01943 607474