Our Team

Our Clinicians

Ash Quraishi Dentist GDC: 83349

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Neil Paterson Dentist GDC: 51931

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Hobbies outside of work

Church, running, playing my saxophone and boating.

Bryan O Sullivan Dentist GDC: 192300

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Iad Gharib Dentist GDC: 251661

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Work Background

a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and carried out his Masters Training in Endodontics at University of Damascus in 2006. After relocating to the UK, Iad continued his further education by completing a PhD in Endodontics at Queen Mary’s College in London in 2014. Iad currently works at Newcastle Dental Hospital for the University and is involved in Undergraduate Training and research.

Gerrie Forrest Hygienist GDC: 1779

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Work Background

Gerrie has been at the practice for over 24 years and actually started off as a dental nurse. Gerrie also carries out hypnotherapy for patients with anxiety.

What do you like about working at DSDP?

The team involved in patient care is so special in the practice! I also love my surgery and most importantly my patients!

Hobbies outside of work

Outside work, I like to help my daughter with her business but more recently I have gained the title of grandma so want to spend more time with her! I also love yoga, holidays in the sun with my husband and of course meeting up with friends.

Our Nurses

Leanne Hall Nurse GDC: 152948

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Work Background

Leanne started nursing at the age of 16 and has worked in four practices previous to joining DSDP.

What do you like about working at DSDP?

I love learning new skills and experiencing different clinical procedures which aren't offered on the NHS. A great team is also a bonus.

Hobbies outside of work

I spend all my time looking after 2 loving crazy children of mine and helping Grandma out by taking her shopping, just need to be careful that she doesn’t run me over with her scooter!

Gemma Knox Nurse GDC: 241186

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Work Background

has been a dental nurse since the age of 16 and is currently completing the radiography course!

What do you like about working at DSDP?

I love to work in a fun-filled environment with high tech equipment and high standards of dentistry which is exactly that DSDP is! Also, love to be involved in creating smiles what our patients love.

Hobbies outside of work

Walking my dog Bailey, going to the gym and seeing my friends and family. A hobby would also include constant nagging to my boyfriend to put the hoover away and to stop putting his clothes on the bannister!!

Lorraine Robson Nurse GDC: 123299

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Work Background

has worked at DSDP since July 1997. lorraine started her nursing journey at The Poplars practice in Rowlands Gill.

What do you like about working at DSDP?

Everything, difficult to choose one!

Hobbies outside of work

Strictly classified information! If I told you, I would have to kill you!

Kate Walker Nurse GDC: 273384

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Work Background

Started off working as a trainee nurse in a private practice and has been in the dental industry for two years now!

What do you like about working at DSDP?

The team and creating smiles 🙂

Hobbies outside of work

Walking my dog, keeping fit, spending money and seeing my friends and family! Also, love eating 🙂

Alex Cairns Nurse GDC: 269974

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Work Background

Started at DSDP in 2015 and been here ever since!

What do you like about working at DSDP?

We offer so many different treatments which make every day different.

Hobbies outside of work

Spending time with family and friends.

Natalia Brama Trainee Nurse

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Work Background

Natalia is a trainee nurse who joined the practice in 2017.

What do you like about working at DSDP?

I'm enjoying seeing and meeting patients and working as a team.

Hobbies outside of work

Outside work I'm spending a lot of time with coursework at the moment but also love watching tv, movies and catching up with my friends.

Reception and Patient Care Team

Terri Granton Patient Coordinator

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Work Background

Has a banking background but moved across to the wonderful world of dentistry in 2015.

What do you like about working at DSDP?

I love being part of the patient journey and helping create life-changing smiles.

Hobbies outside of work

The usual I'm afraid, gym, shopping and eating!

Suzanne McKenna Receptionist

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Work Background

Suzie actually started working as a dental nurse 30 years ago and has since moved across to reception. Suzie is also a qualified beauty therapist and has a background in sales.

What do you like about working at DSDP?

I enjoy working in the calm comfortable environment we provide outpatients and the fact we are able to provide a range of treatment options to our patients. I also enjoy that I work with a great knowledgeable team who are always willing to help.

Hobbies outside of work

Outside of work I enjoy reading, fishing, horse riding and spending time with friends and family.

Management team

Wendy Stephenson Practice Manager

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Work Background

Worked in the dental industry since 1987 and at DSDP since 2003

What do you like about working at DSDP?

Working with a good team. As we have such a large referral area we get to meet people all over the North of England.

Hobbies outside of work

Spending time with family and reading a good thriller.

Itrat Quraishi Finance Manager

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Work Background

An economics background but have been working in the dental field for 5 years now

What do you like about working at DSDP?

We're a specialist practice which means we carry out some really top end work with great clinicians and because of this can really have an impact on patients by providing them with a better functioning and looking smile

Hobbies outside of work

Running after my twin toddlers and baking when I can!

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Patient Journey

Whether you have been referred for specialist treatment by your dentist or because you want the very best for yourself, you're in safe hands with us. We believe that excellent dental work improves people's lives without pain and fear. Our team of specialists are trusted by patients across the North East to carry out a range of advanced treatments.

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