High Ash Dental Surgery is a well-established dental practice which has been serving the local community for over 40 years. The practice owners Mr Munaf Qayyum and Dr Neema Naik bought the practice in 2002. Over this time, dentistry has evolved with new techniques and patient expectations have dramatically changed. We will take our time and explain all the available treatment options with the risks and benefits enabling you to make an informed decision before any treatment commences. 
All our dentists, hygienists and qualified dental nurses are registered with the GDC. They fully participate in continuing professional development extending their knowledge and skills. 
 
We aim to provide high quality dentistry in a gentle, friendly and caring environment. 

Dentists 

Munaf Qayyum
 

Mr Munaf Qayyum 

BChD Leeds (1997) – MJDF (RCS) PGCCE 
GDC: 73250 
 
Munaf is the principle dentist and qualified at Leeds Dental School in 1997. Munaf undertook his vocational training in Thirsk, North Yokshire, worked as an associate for 5 years before taking over High Ash Dental in January 2002. 
 
Munaf loves dentistry and spends his time dedicated to providing excellent clinical care for his patients and running the practice. He is currently the chair of Leeds Local Dental Committee (LDC) representing local NHS dentists on a regional and national level. 
 
Away from work, Munaf is a keen cyclist and enjoys swimming. He likes to spend his spare time reading about current affairs and listening to music. Most patients know how good he is at Radio 2’s pop quiz! He also loves to spend his time with his two children. 
 Dr Neema Naik
 

Dr Neema Naik 

BChD Leeds (1997)  
GDC: 73247 
 
Neema qualified at Leeds Dental school in 1997. She went on to complete her vocational training at an inner city practice in Bradford, then worked as an associate dentist in Wyke, Bradford for 12 years. She finally joined Munaf (after many years of persuasion!) in 2010. Neema also helps with the day to day running of the practice. She is key to our continued efforts to improve and develop our dental practice so that we can continue to deliver the excellent care and service to our patients. 
 
Neema is patient, caring and genuine which makes you feel at ease the moment you meet her. She has a gentle and friendly manner with patients and has a particular interest looking after families, teaching children and parents the importance of dental hygiene and diet from an early age. And providing holistic care to all her patients. 
 
Outside of dentistry, most of her time is taken up being a busy mum to a boy and girl. She also loves to travel, read books, cook and socialise with friends and family. 
 Dr Sally Rowberry
 

Dr Sam Gate 

BDS Sheffield (2020) 
GDC: 290733 
 
Sam qualified from The University of Sheffield in 2020. He has spent the past three years practicing in Sheffield before deciding to move back home to Leeds in 2023. 
 
When not working Sam enjoys cycling in the Yorkshire Dales and trying to keep up with the family dog, Ruby! 
 
 Mrs Gill Tucker
 

Miss Emma Mayor Dental Therapist 

BSc Newcastle (2023) 
GDC: 310317 
 
Emma recently qualified from Newcastle University in 2023 and has now moved to Leeds to take part in the Yorkshire & Humber foundation training for dental therapists. 
 
Outside of dentistry, Emma loves singing, baking for friends (and the practice!) and most importantly, travelling home to Bermuda to see her chunky ginger cat Diego! 
 
 

Receptionist 

 

Mrs Barbara Reddington 

Receptionist 
 
Barbara has worked in dental practices for years and has lots of experience helping and caring for patients in a kind and proficient way. She loves to spend her spare time with her family! 

Nurses 

 Mrs Gill Tucker
 

Gill 

Dental Nurse 
 
GDC 137382 
 Mrs Gill Tucker
 

Sarina 

Dental Nurse 
GDC 240557 
 Miss Genivieve Williams
 

Gen 

Dental Nurse and Oral Health Practitioner 
GDC 292096 
 Miss Genivieve Williams
 

Amy 

Trainee Dental Nurse 
 Miss Genivieve Williams
 

Tahlia  

Trainee Dental Nurse 
 Miss Genivieve Williams
 

Marie-Therese  

Trainee Dental Nurse 
Our friendly nurses will provide care and support in the surgery helping to put you at ease. 
All our dentists and staff adhere to the General Dental Council standards for dental professionals. 
General Dental Council: 37, Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DQ 
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