About Us

Pontefract Dental Care the story so far...

Gareth and John both trained at Leeds Dental School in the same year, graduating in 2006. Gareth has spent the last 10 years working as a dentist in Haxby, York, and John in Castleford respectively. They have always remained close friends. Both have previously been trainers of new graduate dentists and always had a vision of starting up their own dental practice hoping to bring with them this experience. 

This is how Pontefract Dental care was founded.

Dr. Gareth Nichols

Dr. Gareth Nichols

PRINCIPAL DENTIST

BChD Leeds PGCert Clin. Ed.

Gareth has worked in York for the past 10 years where he has been a foundation trainer,teaching newly qualified dentists. A role he continues to find rewarding.

Gareth enjoys cosmetic dentistry and improving smiles. He takes pride in making people feel at ease and getting to know his patients.

Much of Gareths spare time is with his young family. With two young boys, life is never quiet.

Dr. John Maguire

Dr. John Maguire

PRINCIPAL DENTIST

BChD Leeds MFDS RCS Edin PGCert Endo

John has been working as a dentist since 2006 and has been a foundation dentist trainer in Castleford.

John has a special interest in root canal treatment and has just completed his Endodontic Diploma Exam.
John enjoys making patients feel relaxed and trying to remove the stigma that root canal treatments hurt - because they shouldn't!! He also provides Invisalign braces

John was a keen rugby player for 12 years at Sandal rugby club in Wakefield. He has recently retired and now enjoys running and playing golf - although he struggles with both.

Jacqueline - Practice Manager Photo

Jacqueline Oates

Practice manager

Amy - Hygienist/Therapist Photo

Jess

Nurse

Billie

Nurse

Tom

Nurse