A & S Dental Surgeons

For example in January 1911, Mr. W.E. Baxter practised here - an extraction cost sixpence, and a filling was 2s6d. At that time, dentists were not registered as the Dentists Act did not become law until 1921. In 1948, Mr. Leslie Jackman became the first NHS Dentist to practise here under the newly incepted National Health Service. Mr. Jackman is still remembered by our long standing patients, many of whom attended his surgery situated downstairs in the front room. Meg Daniels, our current practice manager, began work for Mr. Jackman in 1978 as a trainee dental nurse.

Mr. Jackman was not only supported by Meg, but by Gerald Bedford, who was the dental technician, constructing dentures in the basement. Ali Azfar and Nick Shore have been firm friends since their early days at Leeds Dental School in 1985. In 1991, Ali Azfar and Nick Shore purchased the entire practice from Mr. Durgan and A&S Dental Surgeons was born.