Our Team

At Honley Dental our highly experienced and motivated team has been carefully selected to ensure we are able to bring you the best service and level of care possible.

Mark Tyzzer-Smith BDS (Hons), Dentist

Janet Brook, Hygienist

Katy Charles, Practice Manager

Louise Ainley, Practice Manager

All of our clinicians are registered with and regulated by the General Dental Council (GDC) this ensures they all maintain regular training, attending courses and keeping up-to-date with the most current techniques and approaches in dentistry.


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Mark Tyzzer-Smith BDS (Hons)

Position: Dentist, Principal

GDC number: 71875

Mark graduated with honours from Newcastle University in 1996. Having worked as an associate for 5 years, Mark and his wife Rachael took over Honley Dental in 2001.

Over his career Mark has gained considerable experience in all areas of dentistry; from minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry to dental implants. Mark has completed numerous advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry courses over the years and has a particular passion for smile makeovers and full mouth cases. Mark’s experience and technical skills lead to a period of teaching, at The North of England Dental Academy, where he was able to share his knowledge with other dentists. Now Mark chooses to spend his time solely at Honley Dental where he is extremely busy treating existing patients, some of which he has been caring for for over 20 years; and also new patients – many of whom have come through recommendation. Mark is always happy to meet new patient’s to discuss how they can improve their smile and replace missing teeth.

Outside of work Mark enjoys playing golf, going to the gym and going on holidays.

Saqib Saghir BDS

Position: Dentist

GDC number: 250975

Saqib graduated from Newcastle University in 2014 and completed his foundation year in Sheffield. He has practiced in Bradford whilst completing further post graduate courses in Restorative dentistry (Restoring teeth back to function), Orthodontics (straightening teeth) Composites (white fillings) & Cerezen (A device used to prevent jaw ache and headaches)

Saqib is able to straighten teeth using the Quick Straight Teeth system– he is always happy to discuss all different available options patients have for improving their smile.

Saqib loves to provide comfortable pain free dentistry to all of his patients, with a focus on prevention so patients require as little treatment as possible.

Outside of work Saqib enjoys going to the gym, cooking, maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle & travelling.

Janet Brook

Position: Hygienist

GDC number: 3223


Janet originally trained as a dental nurse and then went on to complete her training as a hygienist qualifying from Leeds Dental Institute in 1986. Janet has worked at Honley Dental since its opening in 1982.

Janet plays a vital role in maintaining the health of our patient’s mouths through a preventative approach. She is well known for her friendly and gentle approach. This has allowed her to build up trusting relationships over the years with many of our existing patient’s and also makes her very popular with new patient’s. Janet has been able to convert the most nervous and anxious patient’s into regular attenders.

Janet has been married to her husband for almost 30 years; outside of work she enjoys spending time with him, watching her 3 sons play sport, walking her dog and reading.

Katy Charles

Position: Practice Manager

GDC number: 126688


Katy qualified with a National Certificate in Dental Nursing NEBDN from Leeds Dental Institute in 1998. Katy previously worked as dental nurse for Rachael in Batley; she was then personally selected by Mark and Rachael once they bought the practice and she joined Honley Dental as practice manager in 2004.

Katy is an important and versatile member of the team working as practice manager but also able to assist in surgery as a highly qualified dental nurse. Katy has taken her qualifications in dental nursing further, completing her training in dental radiography in 2002.

Katy has been able to speak Mandarin Chinese for around 15 years. Outside of work she is able to use this skill to help educate and share her religious beliefs with many Chinese people. In her spare time (which she has very little of) Katy enjoys spending time with her husband, walking and catching up with friends.

Louise Ainley

Position: Practice Manager


Louise qualified as a dental nurse in 1993. Louise is one of the longest serving members of our team, starting work at Honley Dental in 1991.

Louise no longer works as a dental nurse, she now dedicates all of her time to her role as one of our practice managers. If you come and visit us you are very likely to see Louise with a smile on her face on the front desk.

Louise lives in Honley with her 2 daughters. Outside of work she enjoys playing golf, walking and spending time with her family.


Position: Associate Dentist


Asfa graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014 and completed her foundation training in Cheshire. She has since gained experience in all aspects of dentistry. Most recently, she completed two years as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in various hospitals across Sheffield and Liverpool, and currently works as an associate dentist.

Asfa has a passion for continued clinical excellence in order to deliver the best care to her patients. She is approachable, and highly empathetic and educates her patients before starting treatment. Over the years, she has completed audits, international presentations, teaching and post-graduate courses. This has been recognised through various post-graduate diplomas, such as the MFDS Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow, and most recently, she was awarded a PGcert in Teaching and learning in clinical practice.

In her posts working in a specialist environment, she has enjoyed caring for anxious patients with complex medical needs and undertaking oral surgery. She is currently completing a year course in Minimally Invasive Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry to further her knowledge and learn the latest dental techniques.

In her spare time, Asfa enjoys travelling around the world, cooking and spending time with family and friends.