Matthew Booth - Principal Dentist / Director

GDC 195060 - BDS, Sheffield University, 2010

Matthew qualified from Sheffield University in 2010. During professional training he then worked in several hospital and community posts to widen his knowledge and skills. These involved hospital ward and theatre work, special care and paediatric dentistry. Since then he has worked predominantly in private practice, and bought East Leigh Dental Care with James in 2018. 

He has keen interests in cosmetic dentistry, sedation, orthodontic tooth straightening and Cerec immediate restorations. Between 2015 and 2018 Matthew was a member of the General Dental Council’s Fitness to Practise panel where he sat as a member of Committees that heard and decided upon cases involving dental registrants.

In his spare time he enjoys his 3 Dachshund dogs, travelling and the theatre.


James - Practice Manager / Director

James bought East Leigh Dental with Matthew in 2018. In a previous life he worked for 18 years in fraud prevention for a large corporate telecommunications firm, somewhat different to the profession of dentistry! He enjoys the new challenges that the practice brings. He is always happy to help and enjoys interacting with people.

He too enjoys his 3 dogs and is a good skier. Regularly he gets away to Spain and Austria to visit family.


Mike Lawrance – Associate Dentist

GDC 60197 - BChd, Leeds, 1985

Mike qualified from Leeds in 1985 and established East Leigh Dental Care in 1992. Mike is committed to quality and sat on the Education and Standards Committee of the British Dental Association. Mike taught at the Leeds Dental Institute and has been chairman of the Leeds and District British Dental Association and local Private Practice Groups.

Mike delivers a very high standard of care and prides himself on providing dentistry as pain free as is possible. Mike also carries out extensive cosmetic dentistry and guarantees complete satisfaction.

Always looking to improving his skills, Mike attends many development courses in excess of the minimum laid down by the General Dental Council. He is a highly professional and progressive Dentist, looking to provide the very best care available for you. Mike sold the practice in 2018 but has remained at East Leigh as an associate.


Rebecca Suggitt - Hygienist & Therapist

GDC 200207 - Dip, Dental Hygiene & Therapy, Leeds, 2010

Becky qualified at Leeds Dental Institute in 2010. She joined East Leigh Dental Care in 2011. Becky also works within the community dental service, where she treats both adults and children. She has experience in treating patients with special needs and complex medical problems.

Becky is particularly committed to preventative dental care and promoting education in dental care to patients.

Out of work Becky enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Enjoys dancing and socialising with friends.


Hazel - Hygienist

GDC 149367 - Dip, Dental Hygiene, Leeds, 2011

Hazel qualified in 2011 from the Leeds Dental Institute and has been with us at East Leigh Dental Care since September 2011.

She has a 15 year background in dentistry. Hazel was a qualified florist before her dental career, working in Ireland, New Zealand and Yorkshire and has arranged flowers for the Queen!

Hazel is married with 2 children and a dog called Henry. She likes socialising, going to the cinema and retail therapy.


Tracy – Senior Nurse

GDC 154361

Tracy started working at East Leigh Dental Care in September 2005. She is the head nurse in the practice and is responsible for the clinical side of running the surgeries.

Tracy also has the task of being responsible for CQC, Cross Infection, Health and Safety and lots of other things too many to mention!

Out of work Tracy enjoys socializing and spending time with her family.


Gill – Dental Nurse

GDC 250063

Gill has worked at East Leigh since May 2012.

Prior to this she took a break from dental nursing and did clerical work for a while. Gill is married with three children and enjoys spending time with her family, going for walks and helping with her daughter’s dog.


Emily - Dental Nurse

GDC 249637

Emily joined East Leigh Dental Care July 2015. She qualified as a dental nurse 2014. She works here as a dental nurse and you will also see her on reception.

Out of work Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends, eating out and plenty of retail therapy!

Emily has a springer spaniel called Belle which she adores! 


Leah - Trainee Dental Nurse

Leah joined the practice in 2019 and is studying for her dental nursing qualification. Previously she had been at college studying level 2 dental nursing.  

In her spare time, she enjoys retail therapy and socialising with her boyfriend, friends and family.