Following the announcement by the Chief Dental Officer and the Government on 28th May, we are preparing for the process of re-opening the practice from the 8th of June. As you may be aware, we have had to cancel all appointments and stop face to face treatment since the lockdown began at the end of March.
Our priority during this pandemic is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. We will be reopening once we are satisfied we have the correct measures in place and the correct PPE to keep our patients and staff safe.
We are still working through the finer details to ensure smooth running and will be communicating directly as soon as we have more information. We will continue to be providing advice and assistance to our patients over the phone so please contact us if you have an urgent dental problem. We will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have contacted the practice with dental emergencies.
Please do not visit the practice unless you have an appointment booked.
We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon.
We will be in touch once we are ready to see you.
If you are experiencing dental problems, please check out our guide to managing dental problems at home.
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Andrew Brunsden qualified with BDS (Honours) in 1979 from Sheffield University. He then spent a year as a hospital based dentist, increasing his oral surgery expertise. He is dedicated to general dentistry, enjoying the intricacy of advanced and cosmetic dentistry.
Andrew has been committed to continuing postgraduate education since his initial qualification and in 1985 undertook a law degree, obtaining a masters degree in 1990. For the last 13 years, he has been a local advisor to the Dental Protection Society, which often requires him to offer advice, assistance and support to other dental practitioners.
During his spare time, Andrew is a keen gardener and thoroughly enjoys photography.
Neil Harland qualified from Newcastle University in 2003 and has worked as a general dental practitioner since then in NHS practices around the region. He is very keen on a whole-team approach to preventive dentistry rather than "drill and fill". He is also interested in the use of short term orthodontics rather than destructive veneer preparations to achieve cosmetic improvements.
Away from dentistry, Neil enjoys football, walking and the theatre.
Violeta qualified from Iasi University, Romania in 1995 and has undertaken most aspects of patient care - mainly within the NHS, but also privately. She is keen to carry out restorative dentistry and has completed two, one year advanced Restorative Dentistry Courses at Tipton Training Academy in Manchester.
Violeta is particularly interested in adult orthodontic treatments and has completed the C Fast Training Course with some incredible results. She believes dentistry is ‘‘a mixture of art and technology ‘‘ and is completely devoted to helping patients feel at ease and relaxed during their treatment.
In her spare time, Violeta enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her family.
Arun qualified in 2014 from Debrecen University, Hungary and has since worked in general dental practices in the area before joining the Lion House team in 2018.
He takes pride in helping patients stabilise their oral health and endeavours to make dental visits as relaxed as possible.
Away from dentistry, Arun is a keen tennis player and enjoys spending time with his family.
Sally qualified from Liverpool University in May 2014. Since then, she has worked in a few mixed NHS/Private practices across Yorkshire - widening her experience. Since qualifying, she has also completed a Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.
Sally is dedicated to getting to know her patients in a relaxed, friendly environment whilst practicing minimally invasive dentistry. She has also recently started prescribing snore guards to help patients, (and their partners,) achieve a more restful and peaceful sleep.
Outside of work, Sally enjoys spending time with her family, as well as playing the cello; often performing with a local orchestra.
Alexandrea Habin Qualified from Newcastle Dental School in 2008. To further her studies, she also completed her MJDF. Since graduating, Alex has provided care for many NHS patients - as well as private patients, all across the North East of England. Alex has also worked as a dentist for the prison service and loves motivating patients towards taking good care of their oral health. As well as completing a teaching course to develop her skills to train dental graduates, Alex has completed a course in facial aesthetics and is excited to be able to deliver this to our patients. She is motivated towards further study to be able to provide more complex treatments.
Outside of work, Alex enjoys travelling and riding horses; particularly enjoying dressage.