West Auckland Dental Practice

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About Us

 

This Practice was set up in the summer of 1997 by Mr Brown.  During his career Mr Brown has opened four Dental Practices. The first was opened in March 1990 in Stockton; this was followed in 1993 with a second in Stokesley in North Yorkshire.  In 1997 he opened this Practice in West Auckland, then in February 2000 he opened a Practice in Middleton St George, Darlington.  Partly due to the national shortage of dentists Mr Brown decided to concentrate on one surgery which would serve the local community to a high standard.  During 2001 the Practice was awarded the Good Practice Scheme award by the British Dental Association and has continued since then to be a part of this.  During the later part of 2004 the Practice was awarded the highly recognised award of Investors in People.  The Practice has since achieved Investors in People in 2007 and again in July 2010.  This was as a result of a lot of hard work on behalf of our staff.  The Practice is now owned and run by Mr Ellis and Mrs Brown.

INTRODUCING THE DENTISTS/PARTNERS

Mr Malcolm Ellis BDS joined the Practice in January 2010.  He qualified at the University of Newcastle in 1991.   Malcolm has worked in this area all of his working life and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.  He became a Partner in November 2013 and is also a trainer for new dental graduates.  

 

 

Mrs Francesca Brown became a Partner of West Auckland Dental Practice in 2018 alongside Mr Ellis.  She is a qualified Dental Nurse and Oral Health Educator and her primary role is the smooth running of the Practice. 

 

 

Mr Peter Cartwright BDS joined the Practice in 2005. He qualified at the University of Birmingham in 1976, working in the West Midlands in General Practice until 1987 before moving to County Durham.  Mr Cartwright has a vast amount of experience and is happy to see existing and new NHS patients.

 

 

Mr Matthew Wood BDS joined the Practice several years ago and is a very valued member of the team.  He qualified at the University of Newcastle in 2009 and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

 

 

 

Miss Kathryn Quinton BDS qualified at the University of Newcastle in 1996 and has worked in the area since.  Kathryn joined the practice in March 2013.  She enjoys all aspects of dentistry.  When not working she enjoys all live sport and travelling, usually at the same time. 

 

 

Mr William Noble BDS qualified at the University of Manchester in 2013.   He joined the practice in August 2013 as our Foundation Dentist and has stayed with us as an Associate Dentist.

 

 

 

Mr Marc Conlan BDS qualified at the University of Newcastle in 2016.  He joined the practice in September 2016 as our Foundation Dentist and has stayed with us as an Associate Dentist.

 

 

 

 

Mr Mohammed Asif BDS qualified at the University of Newcastle in 2017 and joined the practice in September 2017 as our Foundation Dentist.

 

 

 

 

THE TEAM

 

 

The Practice has 12 members of staff, all of whom are very much a part of the team.  Aside from the Dentists the team is made up as follows:

Deborah Jones is the Assistant Practice Manager.  She is also a qualified Dental Nurse and qualified in 1998 with Merit.  

Laura Parrish is the Practice Supervisor.  She is also a qualified Dental Nurse and qualified in 2002.

Joanne Kirkby is a Dental Nurse and qualified in 2004.

Sally Middleton is a Dental Nurse and qualified in 2006.

Diane Snowdon is a Dental Nurse and qualified in 2007.

Amy Miller is a  Dental Nurse and qualified in 2007.

Jessie Hodgson-Oakley is a  Dental Nurse and qualified in 2013.

Demi Anderson is a  Dental Nurse and qualified in 2013.

Chloe Chester is a Dental Nurse and qualified in 2016.

Victoria Hammond is a Dental Nurse and qualified in 2017.

Laura Henry is a Trainee Dental Nurse.

Abbie Thompson is a Trainee Dental Nurse.