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After 30 happy years Mr Phillip Bode has now sold the practice to enable him to focus on his clinical work.
Mr Bode will remain as a dentist at the practice on a part time basis, and reassures you that this will not affect your dental care in any way.
Mr Philip Moore and Owen Higgs of Ilkley Dental Care will be taking over the running of the practice, and with the help of your existing support staff, Pauline, Helen, and Tina, will maintain the practice’s longstanding ethos and reputation for good quality, preventive dentistry.
If you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the team, or you can contact Liz Barraclough the practice manager at the Ilkley practice on 01943 608750 or email at: practicemanager@ilkleydentalcare.co.uk

Dr Philip Moore

Dental Surgeon - BchD (Leeds)
GDC registration number: 80216

I graduated from Leeds University in 2001. Having worked initially in Mirfield and Keighley, I bought Ilkley Dental Care Limited, along with Owen Higgs in 2006. I believe in providing the highest standards in all aspects of dentistry, treating people how I would like to be treated myself. I take particular pride in making a real difference to patients, helping them to achieve a healthy smile they can be proud of.
Outside the practice, when not taking my children to piano, brownies, swimming, football and class parties, I cling on to my youth by running, cycling and playing football!

Dr Owen Higgs

Dental Surgeon - BDS (Lond)
GDC registration number: 80235

I graduated from Guy's Dental Hospital in 2001 and ended up in lovely Yorkshire to follow my wife who is a Yorkshire lass.
I started work in general practice in Keighley and in 2006 moved over to Ilkley Dental Care Limited with Philip Moore.

The challenge of working in practice has been an enjoyable one and it has given me a range of skills that allows me to consider every patient and to treat them according to their specific needs. 

Dentistry is not a one size fits all job. Looking at each patient and successfully completing their treatment, whether it is a check-up, small filling or a large cosmetic case, is a real pleasure.

I consider that successful dental treatment depends entirely on the trust that must exist between the patient and he dentist and building that relationship is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.

Dr Phillip Bode

Dental Surgeon - BDS Edin 1981
GDC registration number: 55540

Phil Bode has been practising in Skipton since 1983. His philosophy is to provide a high quality of dental care in a gentle caring manner He regularly attends postgraduate courses to update existing techniques and learn new skills.

Mrs Pauline Woodley

Dental Hygenist
GDC registration number: 1816

Pauline who is a graduate of Royal Dental College, London, has been with the practice for fifteen years and provides our preventative programme maintaining our patients gums and oral hygiene. She attends postgraduate courses to enable her to pass on to our patients the latest of oral hygiene methods to enable our patients to keep their teeth for life

Pauline provides preventative and gum treatments to maintain your teeth for life. More teeth are lost through gum disease than tooth decay!



Helen has been with the pratice for over 25 year. She runs our fully computerised reception and is also a registered dental nurse. She is available to answer any enquiries you may have.


Dental Care Professionals

Tina has been with the practice for over seven years and has her professional nursing qualification following extensive studies.