Mapplewell Dental Centre

Mark BishopMark Bishop BDS (VU Manc) M Med Sci (Sheff)

Mark qualified from Manchester University in 1988. He combines general dental practice with a teaching role in Restorative Dentistry at Sheffield Dental Hospital. He completed a Masters Degree in Advanced Restorative Dentistry in 1996 and the same year was awarded the title of Honorary Clinical Teacher by the University of Sheffield. Mark’s particular interests include cosmetic dentistry (improving the appearance of teeth) and complete denture prosthetics. (alternatives to natural teeth).

Mark lectures around the UK in the field of Prosthetic Dentistry and has been contracted by companies such as GSK to provide talks on this subject.

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Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop BDS (VU Manc)

Elizabeth qualified from Manchester University in 1987. After working in Sheffield Dental Hospital, she worked in general practice and for the Community Dental Service in North Derbyshire and Sheffield. This experience has enabled her to develop an excellent understanding of the needs of children and nervous patients.

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John RawlinsonJohn Rawlinson BDS (Sheff)

John qualified from Sheffield University in 1990 and worked in dental practices in the Sheffield and Barnsley area before joining us in September 2002.

He completed the prestigious Paul Tipton Advanced Restorative Course in 2007.

John has a calm and patient manner which is much appreciated by his patients.  He is a keen runner and an avid reader

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Julian YatesProfessor Julian Yates BSc BDS PhD MFDSRCPS FDSRCPS

Julian qualified from Glasgow Dental School in 1996 and is Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Manchester Dental School.

Professor Yates has vast experience as a clinical teacher in all aspects of Oral Surgery including routine and advanced dental implantology. At the University of Sheffield he was extensively involved in the postgraduate “One-to-One” and MSc courses, and was responsible for the introduction of “hands-on” dental implant treatment to the undergraduate curriculum. He has experience in all aspects of implant dentistry including soft and hard tissue augmentation.

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Dr Affan Saghir BChD (University of Leeds) MJDF RCS

Affan joined the team in April 2017. He has won several awards in his career, the most prestigious being ‘The Young Dentist of the Year’ by the UKs largest dental group – MyDentist. This award was based on patient feedback.

Affan is incredibly enthusiastic and passionate in providing excellent cosmetic results. His hobbies include going to the gym, cars and spending time with his family.

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Our Hygiene and Therapy Team


Jill WilliamsonJill Williamson

Jill qualified in 1995 and has been at the practice for over ten years. She has a gentle manner and is sympathetic to nervous patients.

Jill has a wealth of general practice experience in the Wakefield and Dewsbury areas.

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Christina AbsonChristina Abson

Christina qualified as a Hygienist and Therapist from Sheffield University in 2003. After gaining considerable experience in Primary and Secondary Dental care, she now divides her week between teaching at the University and Practice.

She has a special interest in maintaining sophisticated dental work and advanced periodontal treatments.

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Our Nursing Staff

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We have three qualified dental nurses who are excellent at all aspects of their job and are passionate about the standard of cross infection control. Janice and Sue have been with us for many years and Laura joined us in 2010.

They all hold GDC registration and their skills are invaluable in helping the dentists reach high clinical standards.

Our Reception Team

On arrival Vicky, Debbie, Sarah or Sandra will greet you. They are all vastly experienced and can answer many of your questions.


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2 Spark Lane, Mapplewell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 6AA    Tel: (01226) 383703

Your local dentist in Barnsley, easily accessible from Wakefield and Sheffield