Meet The Team

Gary Hills

Having qualified from Newcastle University in 1988, Gary has undertaken numerous postgraduate qualifications and obtained the Membership of General Dental Surgeons (MGDS RCS 1992), a Masters Degree in Periodontology 1995 (gum treatment), a Membership of Restorative Dentistry (MRD) from The Royal College of Surgeon 1999 and the Faculty of General Dental practitioners specialist Diplomas in…

Manesh Lad

Manesh graduated from the University of Manchester in 2009 and did his Vocational Dental Training at St Annes Dental Clinic straight after qualification. He has since worked as a senior house officer at the East Lancashire Healthcare Trust in the Medical Speciality of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. His experience at the hospital helped him to…

Neil Cookson

Neil qualified from Newcastle University in 1998 after which he completed his vocational training in the North East.  For the last 14 years, he has practised at Great Eccleston Dental Surgery as lead dentist, undertaking a wide range of NHS and private Dental treatments, including restoring implants, removable orthodontics, using invisible trays and the Inman…

Phil Bowden

With over 10 years experience in all aspects of dentistry, we are delighted to introduce our new dentist, Phil Bowden, who joins the practice on 1st July 2021. Phil graduated from Lancaster University in 2010 with a first class honours degree in Biological Sciences.  He then had a year out during which he decided to…

Daisy Singleton

Daisy gained a BSc degree in psychology, then a MSc degree in Medical Sciences from Newcastle university to 2016. She then went on to complete her BDS degree at the University of Central Lancashire, qualifying as a dentist in 2020. Daisy is about to undertake a course on composite bonding in London

Joe Alderson

Joe Alderson has decided to take early retirement from NHS dentistry to spend more time with his family. Although Mr Alderson is now retired, he is always happy to offer any dental advice if needed.

Dee Fox

Although Mrs Fox is now retired, she is always here to offer advice and help regarding your orthodontic treatment.

Jennifer Dickinson

Jenny joined the clinic in 2000 and has worked her way up the dental nursing career path to become our Clinical Team Lead. Jenny is highly qualified and after gaining her dental nursing certificate in July 2002 has achieved further qualifications in orthodontic nursing, oral health education, radiography and impression taking. Jenny mainly works closely…

Jaime Lee White

Jaime Lee has been with the practice since July 2010.   She has passed her NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing and has gained her Dental Radiography qualification. Jaime is responsible for training any new employees that come into the practice.   She also holds her own clinics in Oral Health Education having most recently gained this…

Lucy Smith

Lucy joined the team in July 2013. She has passed her Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing and has registered with the GDC. Lucy decided to go down the administrative/managerial path and has now gained the following qualifications – level 2 diploma in Business Administration, Dental Reception Lead and Level 3 Practice Management. She has…

Leigha Kelly

Leigha joined the team in January 2014 as a Trainee Dental Nurse wanting an exciting new career. She has passed her Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing and has registered with the GDC. Leigha has achieved both her Certificate in Dental Radiography and Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing and works in the Orthodontic side of the…

Tasha Street

Tasha qualified as dental nurse in 2015 and joined us at the practice in 2019. Tasha has recently achieved her certificate in dental radiography and is now working towards her dental sedation qualification. She loves being apart of the dental implant team.

Samantha Mortimer

Sam works mainly with the implant team and joined the practice in 2012 as a trainee dental nurse. She passed her national certificate in dental nursing and has registered with the GDC. Additionally, Sam has achieved her certificate in dental radiography and dental implant nursing. She is currently working towards her sedation qualification.

Georgia Welsh

Georgia joined the practice in June 2019 as a qualified dental nurse. She is currently working towards her radiography qualification.

Lauren Hill

Lauren joined the practice in October 2019 as a trainee dental nurse. She has passed her Level 3 Diploma in dental nursing and has registered with the GDC. Lauren is currently working towards her radiography qualification.

Kaisha Elliott

Kaisha is part of our dental staff and joined the practice in November 2019 as a trainee dental nurse. Kaisha mainly works with Mr Gary Hills and is currently working towards her Implant qualification. She has passed her Level 3 Diploma in dental nursing and has registered with the GDC.

Natasha Wallace

Natasha joined the practice in October 2019 as a trainee dental nurse. She is currently working towards her dental nurse qualification.

Lucy Croft

Lucy joined the practice in January 2021 as a trainee dental nurse. She is currently working towards her dental nurse qualification.

Hannah Pickles

Hannah joined the practice in January 2021 as a trainee dental nurse. She is currently working towards her dental nurse qualification.

Bethany Brown

Bethany joined the practice in July 2021 as a trainee dental nurse. She is currently working towards her dental nurse qualification.