Since the 8th of June we have been seeing patients in the practice for face to face treatment of urgent problems. We have used this time for clinical and reception staff to trial new systems, and for all of us to get used to the realities of providing dental treatment in today's environment.
Our priority during this pandemic remains the safety and wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. Dentistry itself hasn't changed, but we have had to change our operating procedures to keep practising. We are only able to see a massively reduced number of patients in order to comply with social distancing guidelines and the need for even more scrupulous cleaning of the premises and changing of PPE between appointments.
The situation is constantly evolving and we will be updating our operating procedures in line with local and national guidelines as they emerge.
We will continue to prioritise appointments for our existing patients who have contacted the practice with urgent dental problems.
Please *do not * visit the practice unless you have an appointment booked.
Our team have been working incredibly hard adapting the practice layout, learning new procedures, ordering and using new equipment and communicating with patients, colleagues and the wider healthcare community.
We will be in touch with you when we are ready to book you an appointment.
We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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.
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.