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About Us



All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".

Dental Team

Our intention for now and the future is to appreciate and uphold our patients belief and trust in us as a team which consistently works together, supporting each other, to provide the best oral health care in a safe, comfortable environment.

We pledge to offer informed choices to our patients of a comprehensive range of dentistry and to deliver those choices in a sympathetic, courteous and prompt manner.

It is important to us that we strive always to work, clinically and administratively, with the greatest level of concentration and skill, enabling our service to be efficient, high quality, clinically effective and thus cost effective for the practice and consequently our patients.

The whole team aims to work constantly to improve our environment, skills and education in order that improvements are beneficial and inspiring of us all.


Dr Louise Taylor BChD Principal Dentist
GDC No. 65863

Louise Taylor has spent a few years working at several practices in the Yorkshire region before joining Greenside Dental Care. She has a firm belief in pain-free dentistry and has also developed special interests in both facial aesthetic and skin rejuvenation, which she routinely attends related courses. Louise is currently attending a 12 month Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentistry Course run by Tipton Training in Manchester. She is due to complete this in February 2012.

Louise likes to keep fit by mountain biking, skiing and running and enjoys family life. She has 2 young children, Grace and Tom, and an understanding husband called Alastair.

Dr Chris Woods BChD Principal Dentist
GDC No. 77633

Chris graduated from Leeds Univeristy in 2000 and has practised dentistry in Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford and Cleckheaton

Chris is a keen restorative dentist with a special interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is currently placing implants at Greenside

while furthering his training with an MSc in Dental Implantology. He has been a postgraduate trainer for newly qualified dentists for the past 2 years and believes in continuous learning to provide an excellent level of patient care.

Jai Simran Kaur BSc Chemistry, Diploma in Clinical Sciences (Leeds) Hygienist
GDC No. 5846

Jai graduated from Leeds University in 2001 with a Diploma in Hygiene and worked for two practices before joining Greenside Dental Care in 2004. She would like to do charity work, both dental related and others, in deprived areas. She is currently involved in CPD (Continuous Professional Development).

She has two daughters and a husband of 15 years, all of whom keep her busy out of working hours.

Karen Charlton Diploma in Hygiene Hygienist
GDC No. 4688

Karen also graduated from Leeds with a Diploma in Hygiene. Before joining Greenside Dental Care in 2005, she worked in community and general dental practices. She enjoys treating nervous patients and are currently involved in CPD

Dr Malcolm Downing BChD
GDC No. 43126

Malcolm qualified at Leeds University Dental School and has stayed and lived in the Halifax area for long enough to be now naturalised! He owned and ran a single handed private practice in Halifax until retiring and selling the practice in 2004.

Returned to part time work in 2006 on realising how much he missed the patient contact and the satisfaction of a job well done. Now combines part time practice at Greenside with varied family and social life within which Grandchildren and sport features heavily. Enjoys spending time relaxing, walking, golfing in the Lake District where interests in wildlife and photography give him plenty of scope.

He cannot imagine not working in his current capacity at Greenside, where hopefully his little bit of experience can help the team deliver a very friendly effective Dental Care Service.