Multi Award-Winning Invisalign Professional

Dr Martina is a Diamond Apex Invisalign® provider and the owner & founder of The Dental Architect & The Dental Studio. She is a speaker for Invisalign®.

Also named in Dentistry’s Top 50 in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024, and voted Best Dentist North and Central 2020 (highly commended) and Dentist of the Year 2023 and 2024 (highly commended), she has a Postgraduate Diploma in Clear Aligner Therapy, sits on the Private Dentistry Journal Editorial Advisory Board, and regularly writes articles for the dental and general press.

Martina is the co-founder of Inspiring Women in Dentistry, organising events, mentoring and support for women in dentistry.

Martina founded The Dental Architect with a clear vision; to deliver high level dentistry, in a luxury setting, at prices that are accessible to all.

DR Greg Cadman —

Implantologist — GDC 103388

BDS (University of Sheffield 2006), Dip.Imp.Dent.RCS(Eng), MSc Implant Dentistry URJC(Madrid), AssFCGDent.

Graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2006, Greg has undertaken the Diploma in Implant Dentistry by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Furthering his training and knowledge in the subject, he has subsequently completed a European MSc at the University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid. He is also an Associate Fellow of the College of General Dentistry and hopes to achieve his full Fellowship in the near future.

Since placing his first dental implant in 2008, he has now placed well in excess of 3000 dental implants and has experience with a variety of different manufacturers.

Greg has mentored a number of dentists first entering the field of dental implants and takes referrals from dental practices within the region. Greg is experienced in complex bone grafting techniques, sinus lift procedures, soft tissue grafting and offers PRGF (Plasma Rich in Growth Factors) treatments, having also completed training at the BTI institute in Vittoria, Spain.

Away from Dentistry, Greg lives in Harrogate with his partner and four children (who all keep him very busy!). When he does get some spare time he can usually be found on the golf course, in the gym or watching sport.

Dr Iqra Hafeez —

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Iqra graduated from Leeds Dental Institute and provides routine and cosmetic dental care. She has a fantastic rapport with patients and enjoys treating those that are anxious.

She also provides Invisalign treatment and enjoys giving patients the confidence to smile again.

Outside of work, Dr Iqra spends time with her family and is always traveling and exploring new cuisines.

Dr Claire Kennedy —

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Claire qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2013 and has worked in a variety of practices, hospital settings and has even worked in Australia for a few years. Claire has completed a master’s degree in root canal treatment and has undertaken advanced restorative courses.

Claire prides herself in providing comprehensive quality care for her patients. She regularly attends post graduate training courses to keep herself up to date with advances in dentistry.

Outside of work Claire enjoys cycling and running to keep herself fit and healthy. She also enjoys getting outdoors and exploring the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

Dr Essam Shawkat —

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Essam qualified from Dental School in 2004 and has subsequently achieved a master’s from Birmingham University. He has also spent some time working in Hull University Teaching Hospitals as an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, where he gained the MFDS from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

He has a wealth of experience and enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a keen interest in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. Essam always strives to build rapport with his patients, taking time to understand their concerns and expectations and then explain treatments and discuss all options available. His calm, relaxing manner helps to quickly put patients at ease.

Dr Khulod Sedawi —

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Khulod qualified from Kings college London in 2016 with honours. She has undertaken multiple courses to enhance her cosmetic skills and is currently undertaking a diploma in clear aligners.

She joined The Dental Architect team in 2023. She particularly enjoys crafting smiles with composite bonding alongside other cosmetic treatments like Invisalign, porcelain veneers and smile makeovers.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with her two children.


Associate Dentist — GDC 230655

Dentist with special interest in Invisalign, family care and advanced Facial aesthetics & skin care.

Soumia enjoys all aspects of restorative and aesthetic dentistry, including Invisalign, teeth whitening, white fillings, veneers, inlays and crowns and bridge designs. Soumia is passionate about providing exceptional dentistry in a comfortable and relaxed setting.

Soumia also has a particular interest in and passion for facial aesthetics, non-surgical skin rejuvenation, medical-grade skin care, and chemical peels. She is able to provide anti-wrinkle injections, hyperhidrosis management, TMD and bruxism protocols, microneedling SkinPen, PDO thread lifts, PRP, fat-dissolving injections, and a variety of advanced dermal filler placements, including Profhilo.

Soumia believes in enhancing natural beauty and improve patients’ self-confidence.


Dip DH, Dip DTh, FdSc DN — Dental Hygiene Therapist — GDC 281507

Sandy is a qualified dental hygienist and therapist. She graduated from Sheffield in 2022—yes, she studied through the pandemic!

Over the past years as a dental nurse and student therapist, she has worked in hospitals, community settings, orthodontic clinics, and general practices. Sandy has carried out community workshops, working closely with children and mothers from ethnic backgrounds to deliver oral hygiene advice. She thoroughly enjoys educating patients and equipping them with the skills and knowledge to achieve good oral health. She looks forward to leading further community projects.

Sandy plans to complete many courses in the future and has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. She is very excited to be part of this ever-growing practice and to work closely with a role model like Dr. Martina Hodgson.

In her spare time, she likes to hike, bake, and spend time with her family and friends. Sandy has also developed a passion for organizing events while planning her own wedding!

Claire Berry —

RDH Dip Dent Hyg RCSEd — Dental Hygienist — GDC 105803

Claire qualified as a hygienist in 2009 when she was serving in the Army. Since leaving the Army she has worked as an oral health expert in private practice, whilst also going on to become a key opinion leader for Oral-B and teaching as a Swiss Dental Academy trainer for EMS.

Claire is a regular public speaker and educator on behalf of popular brand names and you can find her written work and articles published in both industry and consumer press. She carries out a treatment known as Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT), a minimally invasive oral health treatment which is recognised as being the best system on the market to maintain implants.

The pain free technology makes it a more comfortable treatment for everyone, including children. Claire teaches GBT to practices and clinicians across the UK, so rest assured you are in good hands

Simran Chaggar —

CMgr MCMI MinstLM MSET — Business Manager — GDC 154291

I qualified as a Dental nurse in 2014 specializing in Orthodontic nursing and Cosmetic dentistry such as Invisalign. I transitioned to a Treatment Coordinator Role at the Dental Architect in 2024 emphasizing my passion for helping patients achieve their dream smile. Outside of work I am a makeup artist and love spending time with my sister’s nieces and nephew. I am a spiritual soul and love doing daily gratitude and manifestations always seeing the positives in life I also indulge a bit too much on shopping.


CMgr MCMI MinstLM MSET — Business Manager — GDC 154291

Amanda has worked in dentistry for 30 years, both in nursing and management. She has a passion for team development and growth and holds additional qualifications in education and training, as well as serving as a CMI mentor.

Outside of work, Amanda is a busy mum of three boys. She likes to read, cook, travel, and spend time with family and friends. She also loves a spot of retail therapy!


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