Dr Richard Nichols
BChD FDS RCS (Eng) MJDF
Mr Richard Nichols studied Dental Surgery at the University of Leeds, qualifying in 2011. After working in General Dental Practice he took further qualifications with the Royal College of Surgeons of England becoming a Member of the Joint Dental Faculties.
In 2012 he won the Foundation Dentists' Case Prize, which was awarded by the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (Yorkshire division). Every foundation dentist in the Yorkshire & Humber deanery of that year entered a case.
In 2013 he volunteered in a charity dental mission to the Philippines where he provided dental treatment to local people in much need of dental care and in severe pain.
He spent a year in Australia working as a Dental Officer for the Queensland Government, practicing closely with a Maxillo-Facial trained surgeon and furthering his skills in minor oral surgery.
He enjoys general practice and also offers Invisalign treatment to straighten teeth. The most important aspects of dentistry to him are getting to know his patients and gaining their trust that he will provide the best possible care he can for them.
Dr Catherine Fisher
BChD(Hons) PG Cert.Rest Dent
Ms Catherine Fisher qualified with honours from Leeds University in 2008 and was awarded the prize for excellence in periodontology (the treatment of gums) and the Stephen D Hey prize for Conservative dentistry (the restoration of teeth), before joining the practice in 2009 After one year working in Colne and a summer volunteering on a medical boat providing dental care in the Amazon with ‘The Vine Trust’ charity.
In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious title of ‘Best Dentist’ in The Phantom Head Course in advanced restorative dentistry at Tipton Training. A further period of study and examination enabled her to achieve a ‘Certificate in Restorative Dentistry’ awarded from the British Academy of Restorative Dentists in 2018.
Catherine previously worked for Leeds Special Care Dental Services and the prison service, which initiated her particularly keen interest in providing dental care for anxious patients. As such she is currently working towards completing a course on Cognitive Behavioural Techniques for the Management of Dental Fear with King’s college London.
Dr Meena Naru
Mrs Meena Naru, qualified from Glasgow University in June 1989. She then completed an optional year of vocational training in Dumfries before joining a busy dental practice in Glasgow, where she worked for 4 years.
Following her move south, Meena joined the Nichols and Fisher Practice in 1995 and has been working at the practice ever since. She also worked part-time at the Quarry House Dental Practice in Leeds for 3 years from 1994.
She enjoys all aspects of general dental practice and values the ethos of the Nichols and Fisher Practice and the rewards that working in a stable and growing family practice bring.
Dr Elizabeth Jayne Webster
Jayne qualified from Leeds University in 1990 and has worked in general practice since then, gaining experience in all aspects of dentistry.
Prior to joining Nichols and Fisher Dental Practice, Jayne has spent over 20 years working in highly successful practices in Pudsey and Headingley.
Jayne is committed to preventative dentistry and by building long lasting partnerships with her patients is able to help them reduce the need for treatment, ensuring teeth for life. Nothing makes her happier than a check up with no more than a polish required!
By taking the time to understand every individual's requirements, Jayne ensures her patients are relaxed, informed and confident that they are receiving the treatment that is right for them.
Ms Francesca Britton qualified from the Leeds Dental Institute in December 2006 and has been working at our practice since.
As well as hygiene work, she is also qualified as a Dental Therapist and can carry out a range of other treatments, including fillings.
NVQ(L3) Customer Services
Mrs Nadine Horn is the Practice Manager of Nichols and Fisher Dental Practice and has been for the past 17 years.
She started out as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in 1997, throughout this time she has worked her way up to being the Practice
Nadine believes in delivering excellent service to all the patients and their families.
Elizabeth Elsworth (left)
Assistant Practice Manager
Ms Elizabeth Elsworth joined Nichols and Fisher in 2002. Elizabeth has the responsilbility of both reception and nursing duties and enjoys the different challenges and rewards these bring.
Karen Blackburn (right)
Mrs Karen Blackburn joined Nichols and Fisher in 2001. Karen enjoys welcoming patients into the practice. Her son is a dental technician who manufactures many of the dentures used in our practice.
Lauren started working at the practice in January 2014. She is a qualified dental nurse who knows our practice really well as she has also been a patient since childhood. Lauren enjoys the nursing side of her job and particularly enjoys working in a busy surgery environment.
Miss Zoe Waite joined Nichols and Fisher in June 2013 after qualifying from the Leeds Dental Institute that spring. She particularly enjoys assisting during large family visits to the dentist.
Mrs Kerry Chadwick has been a member of our dental team for 25 years and feels she has grown in knowledge and experience as the practice has grown. She hopes she provides a familiar face and empathy for all.
Amanda started working for Nichols and Fisher in 1993. Amanda particularly enjoys nursing and helping nervous patients feel at ease. She is a valuable member of our longstanding staff.
Ellie joined the practice in 2016 after she qualified from Leeds Dental Institute. She really enjoys working alongside the dentists and other team members to ensure all our patients feel at ease and receive the best treatment possible.
Miss Megan Brennan was originally a patient at our practice. She joined us after leaving school and is now a qualified dental nurse. She has a lively, pleasant personality which relaxes even the most nervous patients.
Ashley started working at Nichols & Fisher in 2003, graduating from Leeds Dental Hospital in 2005.
She spent 5 years working in Canada but on her return we were very happy that she asked to continue working at our practice.
Ashley is very passionate about all aspects of her job, especially patient care and comfort. The love for her work really shows as she creates a happy working environment for both the patients and colleagues around her.