About Us

Rayner Dental Practice has been owned for the past 30 years by John and Alison Rayner. Along with their son who has been working with them for the past 6 years, they are proud to provide you high quality NHS and independent dental care using modern, safe and effective techniques.

At the heart of their approach, the practice aims to:

  • To treat patients with dignity and respect
  • To see our patients in pain within 24 hours
  • Provide the best and most suitable care possible
  • To provide a pain-free experience
  • Listen and respect your concerns
  • Refer you to a specialist when appropriate
  • Discuss all treatment options with you, including costs
  • Have prevention at the centre of all our care
  • Keep our training up to date
  • Keep our equipment well maintained and emergency equipment and training (including a cardiac defibrillator) up to date
  • Maintain the highest standards of infection control

In return we ask that you:

  • Treat all other patients, staff and visitors with respect
  • Arrive on time for your appointment
  • Let us know if you’re going to be more than 5 minutes late
  • Avoid smoking or eating just before your appointment
  • Give as much notice as possible if you have to cancel your appointment
  • Give us accurate information when completing forms or answering questions, and inform us if your contact details change
  • Pay your bill on time
  • If you are happy with our service, tell your friends
  • If you are unhappy with our service, or you have a suggestion how we could improve, tell us!

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact us by phone or e-mail, or visit us in person.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Tom Rayner

Tom Rayner

Dentist (BDS, MJDF, PG Cert)

GDC No: 150098

Wibsey and Girlington Practices

Tom grew up in Queensbury, West Yorkshire. He qualified as a dentist in 2008 from Manchester with Honours. After spending his vocational training year in Bradford, he spent 4 years working in Colne, East Lancashire. During this time, he completed the prestigious MJDF and also a postgraduate certificate in clinical education at the University of Central Lancashire. He has also completed other postgraduate courses including tooth whitening and white fillings. Tom is committed to postgraduate training and believes very strongly in continuing education.

He joined Rayner Dental practice in 2013. For the past 5 years, Tom has been a trainer and mentor for newly qualified dentists on behalf of the Yorkshire and Humber Postgraduate deanery. In 2018, Tom became a provider for short term orthodontics (Quick Straight Teeth) and enjoys carrying out simple cosmetic work for his patients.

Outside of dentistry, Tom spends much of his time with his young family and riding his bike. He can be regularly seen riding to work or over the Yorkshire hills! He is also an avid football fan.

John and Alison Rayner

John and Alison Rayner

Dentist (BDS); Dentist. (BDS, FGDP 2010 (DHSLM))

GDC No: 57045; GDC No: 57047

Wibsey and Girlington Practices

John and Alison trained together at Manchester Dental School and graduated in December 1982. They moved to Bradford in 1983 to start work as associate dentists for the next three years. In 1986 they bought a group of three small practices and Rayner Dental Practice was ‘born’. Their vision was to create a family centred practice where patients would feel at ease. Prevention of dental disease has been an important part of this goal. With this in mind the Wibsey practice was chosen by the Department of Health to be a pilot practice for the development of a new dental contract. John and Alison have developed and managed the practices themselves. Alison achieved a Diploma in Leadership & Management in 2011 from the FGDP.

Outside of dentistry John and Alison enjoy cycling, ballroom dancing and spending time with their grandchildren.

William Johnston

William Johnston

Dentist (BDS)

GDC No: 271076

Wibsey and Girlington Practices

Will qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2017 and straight away joined the Rayners as Tom’s newly qualified dentist. He spent a year at the Whetley Lane practice and also joined the Wibsey practice in September 2018 where he now works the majority of the week. Will loves getting to know his patients and putting them at their ease. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but particularly some of the more cosmetic treatments, including composite bonding and whitening. Will is going on courses regularly to continue his professional development in all fields of dentistry.

Outside of the surgery, Will enjoys walking in the Dales with his parents (and Labrador!), cycling with his three brothers (and Tom!), and playing cricket in the summer. He is also into his music and plays both the guitar and ukulele.

Christine Greenwood

Practice Manager

GDC No: 145883

Christine has worked in dentistry since finishing her studies and is highly experienced in running a dental practice. She co-ordinates our staff, monitors compliance and assists with any queries the practice receives. Alison Rayner and Christine were first acquainted when they started work together in 1983! Christine is interested in both the clinical and administrative aspects of dental care. She especially enjoys Oral Health promotion and regularly attends courses on that subject. Outside of dentistry Christine enjoys walking, taekwondo, Irish dancing and spending time with her family.

Barzy Jazza

Barzy Jazza


GDC No: 277710

Girlington Practice

Barzy joined Rayner Dental Practice in 2018 following his graduation from the University of Leeds with a joint Masters and Bachelor degree. He has an interest in facial aesthetics, cosmetic dentistry with clinical photography and postgraduate education. He strives to provide his patients with the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment whilst respecting their individual goals and needs. Originally from Huddersfield, he is a big football fan and a health enthusiast.

Laura Marshall

Laura Marshall

Dental Therapist

GDC No: 268254

Wibsey Practice Only

Laura joined the practice in September 2017 following her graduation from the University of Leeds in 2016 with a Distinction.

As a Therapist, she is able to provide all forms of cleaning, maintenance and stain removal appointments, which help to keep patients’ mouths healthy and fresh. She can also perform deeper gum treatments that help to stabilise gum disease.  She is able to provide fillings in adult and children’s teeth along with whitening.

She has a cheerful and friendly approach and likes to spend time ensuring that our patients are put at ease. She is very passionate about dental care and has a radio show once a month called Talking Teeth to Promote Dental Health.

Outside of work, she enjoys learning new things. She is currently attending tap classes.

Shikal Abdullah

Dental Therapist

GDC No: 284178

Girlington Practice Only

Shikal joined the practice in October 2019 following her graduation from the University of Teesside in 2019 with an Honours degree.

As a Therapist, she is able to provide a variety of treatments such as deep gum cleaning which helps to stabilise gum and oral diseases, maintenance appointments, stain removal, fillings for both adults and children and oral health advice which ensures patients’ mouths are kept healthy, fresh and clean.

She is very friendly, caring and is very passionate about her job.  It is important to her that her patients are put at ease and that they are receiving the highest quality of care and treatment.

Outside of work, she enjoys learning new things, reading, travelling and sports.

Samarth Shetty




Details to follow

Support Staff


We also have 11 support staff whose details are below:
Shamaila Gondal GDC Number: 133917
Salma Akhtar GDC Number: 242687
Hazel Greenwood GDC Number:  280488
Ria Chapman GDC Number: 216494
Tahira Ellahi GDC Number: 135159
Linda Maddison GDC Number: 159838
Kay Rosier GDC Number: 131798
Abby Swaine GDC Number: 248579
Naailah Pola GDC Number: 256983
Henna Hussain GDC Number: Trainee Dental Nurse
Iram Hussain. GDC Number: Trainee Dental Nurse