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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Dee Fox

Dee qualified from Newcastle University in 1988 and following several years of postgraduate study gained a Masters Degree and Membership in Orthodontics (tooth straightening with braces) from Royal College of Edinburgh. Dee is a registered specialist in Orthodontics, with the General Dental Council and is a member of the Specialist Practitioner Group of the British…

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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…

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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 as a Trainee Dental Nurse having just finished her AS Levels at College. She has passed her Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing and has registered with the GDC.  Lucy is the reception lead and also carries out admin tasks for the practice.  She has a level 2…