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Here at Bupa Dental Care Morpeth our dedicated practice team is here to ensure that your care always comes first. We pride ourselves on our friendly and efficient nature and are always on hand to help.

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Dentists

Iain Morrison

GDC - 192304 BDS Ncle 2010, MFDS RCS (Edin), PGCert Endodontics Dentist

Iain has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and has gained postgraduate certification in root canal treatments.

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GDC - 192304 BDS Ncle 2010, MFDS RCS (Edin), PGCert Endodontics Dentist

Iain has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and has gained postgraduate certification in root canal treatments.

On graduating from the School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle University in 2010, Iain achieved merits in both Clinical Dentistry and Academic Dentistry.

He currently divides his time between restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and enjoys the challenge of more complex cases.

Iain has a postgraduate certificate in endodontics. He has lectured to groups of dentists on short-term orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.

Dentists

Krista Siddall

GDC - 227473 BDS University of Liverpool 2012 Dentist

Originally from Northumberland, Krista studied pharmacology at Cardiff University and then went on to study dentistry at the University of Liverpool.

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GDC - 227473 BDS University of Liverpool 2012 Dentist

Originally from Northumberland, Krista studied pharmacology at Cardiff University and then went on to study dentistry at the University of Liverpool.

She graduated in 2012 and then returned to the North East to undertake general professional training, working through rotations at Newcastle Dental Hospital and in general practice in Gosforth.

Krista particularly enjoys restorative dentistry, which is why she chose to work in general practice. Dedicated to trying to preserve natural teeth, in 2016, Krista wanted to further her skills in endodontics. She has completed an MSc in Endodontology with a merit at the University of Chester.

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Matthew Thorpe

GDC - 74430 BDS Ncle 1998, MFDS RCS Edin 2003 Dentist

Matthew has previously worked in oral and maxillofacial surgery in a hospital setting, and is an advanced implant dentist.

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GDC - 74430 BDS Ncle 1998, MFDS RCS Edin 2003 Dentist

Matthew has previously worked in oral and maxillofacial surgery in a hospital setting, and is an advanced implant dentist.

Matt decided to become a dentist after finding out he had a missing permanent tooth as a child. He graduated from Newcastle University Dental School in 1998 and spent two years in general professional training, splitting his time between work in general practice and rotating through all the departments at Newcastle Dental Hospital. He then spent time as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Newcastle General Hospital. In 2003, he obtained his membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Matt has spent the last 20 years working in general dental practice. He was also working as a senior dental officer within County Durham & Darlington Community Dental Service, during which time he has treated patients with complex social and medical needs, working closely with hospital doctors to ensure treatment could be delivered.

Between 2008 and 2010, Matt completed the well-recognised 'One to One’ extended dental implant training at the Charles Clifford Dental School, part of the University of Sheffield. This has allowed Matt to comprehensively assess, plan treatment for and provide both surgical and restorative stages of dental implants for his patients. He has subsequently attended many advanced dental implant courses to allow him to offer patients more advanced treatments such as sinus bone augmentation and ‘smile in a day’ treatment, also known as full mouth dental implants.

Matt now spends around half his clinical time providing aspects of dental implant treatment at the Practice. He treats many patients who come to the Practice as referrals, many who come from all over Northumberland for treatment. Since Matt joined the Practice in 2011, he has built up a loyal patient base, who he has open and honest relationships with.

He believes all dental treatment should be individualised for each patient and likes to keep his patients well-informed about their treatment plan.

Dentists

Joao Machado

GDC - 186987 LMD Lisbon 2009 Dentist

Joao is a general dentist with an interest in aesthetic and minimally invasive dentistry. He is enthusiastic about promoting a preventative approach to dental care.

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GDC - 186987 LMD Lisbon 2009 Dentist

Joao is a general dentist with an interest in aesthetic and minimally invasive dentistry. He is enthusiastic about promoting a preventative approach to dental care.

Joao graduated from Fernando Pessoa University in Porto, Portugal in 2009. He has been practising dentistry in Birmingham for the last nine years and recently moved to Newcastle.

He is committed to furthering his knowledge and skills and is currently completing a master’s degree in Advanced General Dental Practice at the University of Birmingham. This has enabled him to enhance his clinical technique and theoretical understanding of dentistry.

Joao enjoys all aspects of dental treatment but has a particular interest in aesthetics and minimally invasive dentistry.

Hygienists

Sarah Warwick

GDC - 4280 Dip Dental Hygiene Liv 1992 Dental Hygienist

Sarah qualified as a dental hygienist in Liverpool in 1992. She finds it very rewarding to see her patients' dental health improve in response to treatment and advice.

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GDC - 4280 Dip Dental Hygiene Liv 1992 Dental Hygienist

Sarah qualified as a dental hygienist in Liverpool in 1992. She finds it very rewarding to see her patients' dental health improve in response to treatment and advice.

She has experience in treating patients with dental anxiety, including those with severe dental phobia.

As a member of the British Society of Periodontology, she likes to keep up to date and regularly attends courses and seminars.

Hygienists

Deborah Prince

GDC - 114449 Dip Dental Hygiene Ncle 2007 Dental Hygienist

Deborah has a particular interest in treating nervous patients.

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GDC - 114449 Dip Dental Hygiene Ncle 2007 Dental Hygienist

Deborah has a particular interest in treating nervous patients.

Deborah has been working in dentistry for 22 years. She was a dental nurse for 12 years before qualifying as a dental hygienist. She enjoys all aspects of her role and takes pride in reassuring and comforting nervous patients.

Outside of the practice, Deborah works part-time at a local vets, out of hours.

Dental Nurses

Ashleigh Watson

GDC - 276905 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018 Dental Nurse

Ashleigh joined the practice as a trainee in 2016, and qualified in 2018.

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Ashleigh WatsonDental Nurses

GDC - 276905 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018 Dental Nurse

Ashleigh joined the practice as a trainee in 2016, and qualified in 2018.

At the end of 2018, Ashleigh took on the part-time role of patient co-ordinator. She has a caring nature and enjoys getting to know patients and providing support for patients with dental anxiety.

Ashleigh has a passion for learning and in the future hopes to gain even more experience and knowledge in dentistry.

Dental Nurses

Claire Kirchoff

GDC - 225928 Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2001 Dental Nurse

Claire qualified in 2001 with the NEBDN National Certificate in Dental nursing. She is based at the Morpeth practice, but works as a registered field nurse, allowing her to work at multiple Bupa Dental Care practices across the North East.

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Claire KirchoffDental Nurses

GDC - 225928 Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2001 Dental Nurse

Claire qualified in 2001 with the NEBDN National Certificate in Dental nursing. She is based at the Morpeth practice, but works as a registered field nurse, allowing her to work at multiple Bupa Dental Care practices across the North East.

Claire obtained her dental radiography qualification in 2017 and also has over three years’ experience of orthodontic dental nursing.

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Collette Price

GDC - 200764 NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2010 Dental Nurse

Collette received her qualification in NVQ level 3 Dental Nursing & VRQ level 3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds in 2010. She has worked at Morpeth for eight years, undertaking various roles within the practice.

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Collette PriceDental Nurses

GDC - 200764 NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2010 Dental Nurse

Collette received her qualification in NVQ level 3 Dental Nursing & VRQ level 3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds in 2010. She has worked at Morpeth for eight years, undertaking various roles within the practice.

Collette has a wide knowledge about dental nursing, and also has experience in patient coordination, decontamination and cross-infection control.

Collette is a positive and passionate team member who enjoys improving patients' confidence and helping them smile again.

Dental Nurses

Jessica Morris

GDC - 266491 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016 Dental Nurse

Having always wanted to work in healthcare, Jessica achieved her dental nursing qualification in 2016.

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Jessica MorrisDental Nurses

GDC - 266491 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016 Dental Nurse

Having always wanted to work in healthcare, Jessica achieved her dental nursing qualification in 2016.

Jessica has always wanted to work within healthcare and joined the practice in 2014. She loves her role as a dental nurse.

She qualified in 2016 with a diploma in Dental Nursing level 3 QCF City & Guilds. Since then, she has actively developed her skill set by attending courses to progress her knowledge further, including a phlebotomy course, which she completed in 2017.

Dental Nurses

Lorraine Watson

GDC - 161732 National Certificate for Dental Surgery Assistants (Newcastle College 1993) Lead Dental Nurse

Lorraine works as a registered dental nurse here at our practice in Morpeth.

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Lorraine WatsonDental Nurses

GDC - 161732 National Certificate for Dental Surgery Assistants (Newcastle College 1993) Lead Dental Nurse

Lorraine works as a registered dental nurse here at our practice in Morpeth.

Lorraine works as our lead dental nurse here at Bupa Dental Care Morpeth. She has worked at the practice, on and off, for over 25 years.

Lorraine qualified as a dental nurse from Newcastle College in 1993 then went on to gain further qualifications in oral health education and dental radiology. She has since gained her Level 4 in business and management.

Lorraine loves to keep up to date with all aspects of dental nursing with regular training.

Dental Nurses

Nicola Watson

GDC - 115786 NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing (Newcastle Dental Hospital, 2002) Dental Nurse

Nicola has extended her initial professional training to include implant nursing and dental radiography.

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Nicola WatsonDental Nurses

GDC - 115786 NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing (Newcastle Dental Hospital, 2002) Dental Nurse

Nicola has extended her initial professional training to include implant nursing and dental radiography.

She qualified from Newcastle Dental Hospital in 2002 after gaining NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing and has since gone on to complete other dentistry-related training courses.

In 2007, she obtained a certificate in dental radiography, and she then completed her implant training in 2012.

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Amy Reed

GDC - 110511 National Certificate NEBDN 2004 Patient Coordinator

Amy has worked in dentistry for over 16 years, and has worked at the Morpeth practice for 14 of these. She trained as a dental nurse, before becoming our practice coordinator. In her spare time, Amy loves taking on crazy sports challenges.

Amy ReedPractice

GDC - 110511 National Certificate NEBDN 2004 Patient Coordinator

Amy has worked in dentistry for over 16 years, and has worked at the Morpeth practice for 14 of these. She trained as a dental nurse, before becoming our practice coordinator. In her spare time, Amy loves taking on crazy sports challenges.

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Beverley Brown

Receptionist

Beverley has worked in the practice for many years and has seen many of our patients from childhood through to adulthood! She loves working at the practice and getting to know each and every patient.

Beverley BrownPractice

Receptionist

Beverley has worked in the practice for many years and has seen many of our patients from childhood through to adulthood! She loves working at the practice and getting to know each and every patient.

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Paula Darkin

GDC - 108032 Cert Proficiency in Dental Surgery Assistant NEBDSA 1990 Practice Manager

Paula now manages our practice but she has a background as a dental nurse and a tutor in dental nursing.

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GDC - 108032 Cert Proficiency in Dental Surgery Assistant NEBDSA 1990 Practice Manager

Paula now manages our practice but she has a background as a dental nurse and a tutor in dental nursing.

Paula graduated in 1990 with the National Certificate for Dental Surgery Assistants. In 1993, she completed her Certificate in Oral Health Education and in 1997, completed her Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate.

To develop her career, she worked in the sedation department at Newcastle Dental Hospital, achieving her Certificate in Conscious Sedation.

She went on to own her own business where she taught the diploma in dental nursing. She was a dental nursing tutor for 16 years.

Paula has an interest in health & safety and compliance, and completed her NEBOSH certification (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) in 2017.

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Sheila Brannigan

Receptionist

A part of our team for over 30 years, Sheila is committed to caring for and supporting our patients, and enjoys being the first point of contact in patients' journeys.

Sheila BranniganPractice

Receptionist

A part of our team for over 30 years, Sheila is committed to caring for and supporting our patients, and enjoys being the first point of contact in patients' journeys.

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Suzanne Axtell

Receptionist

Suzanne relocated to Northumberland in May 2019 from Buckinghamshire and joined the practice as a receptionist. She enjoys welcoming all our patients into the practice.

Suzanne AxtellPractice

Receptionist

Suzanne relocated to Northumberland in May 2019 from Buckinghamshire and joined the practice as a receptionist. She enjoys welcoming all our patients into the practice.

No, orthodontics for adults is becoming more and more common. We can talk through your options with you.

We do understand that some people really struggle with dental treatment. But we have lots of ways to help put you at ease. Please just tell us how you feel and what worries you, and then we can work together to decide on the right approach.

Generally we recommend twice yearly check-ups every six months. However, this varies on a case by case basis. Your Bupa Dental Care dentist will talk to you about when and how often we need to see you.

Fillings repair small holes in your tooth enamel. If they aren’t filled, the decay will deepen. You’ll start to feel pain, and you could end up needing root canal treatment, which is much more significant and costs more. So although you might not feel pain right now, it’s best to repair these holes as soon as possible.

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