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Welcome to {my}dentist, Westoe Road, South Shields Dentist located in South Shields


Open as normal

Patient information

Our practices are open for NHS and private dental treatments and we are continuing to see patients in order of their need to see a dentist. Should you have a new dental problem please call us as we are speaking to patients on the phone first to offer help and advice, and book in appointments if the dentist needs to see you face-to-face. There are still fewer appointments available due to the protective measures in place, so we apologise if you need to wait to see a dentist. Please do not attend the practice in person unless we ask you to do so.

Protective measures in practice

Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. Please make sure to wear a face covering if attending an appointment at one of our dental practices, attend alone where possible, and arrive on time for your appointment. Do not attend if you or anyone you live with has any symptoms of Covid-19, has tested positive for Covid-19 or has been asked to self-isolate by NHS Track & Trace or your school.

Please make sure to read our safety information ahead of your next visit

Click here to read our guide to Managing dental problems at home during Covid-19 Click here to read our guide to Managing orthodontic problems at home during Covid-19
Patient safety - What a visit to us will be like during Covid-19
Accepting New patients

Our services at a glance

  • NHS Dental care
    Dental care
  • Invisalign
  • Affordable finance available Find out more
  • sb_dentures Upper & Lower from £650.00
    Upper Or Lower from £550.00
  • Hygiene services 20 Minutes from £50.00
    30 Minutes from £75.00
  • sb_six-month-smiles from £2750.00
  • teeth-whitening From £199.00
  • ClearCorrect
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Opening times

08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 12:00
Sunday Closed

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Telephone: 01914 562567
Email: Click here to send an email


Westoe Road Dental Practice, 16-22 Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 4LZ.

About {my}dentist, Westoe Road, South Shields

Welcome to {my}dentist Westoe Road, South Shields. We are an 8-surgery practice with 12 clinicians on hand to provide a variety of NHS and private treatment plans including dentures, take home teeth whitening and orthodontic service, Invisalign. Our practice is a 3 minute walk from Westoe Road bus stop and an 11 minute walk from South Shields and Chichester train station, with limited public parking surrounding the practice. If you have any questions or would like to book in for a consultation the team would love to hear from you. We welcome all patients to our practice and ensure all individuals are treated with the utmost care and attention from our highly skilled staff. We look forward to seeing you soon.

You can get in touch with us using the details at the top of this page. Or if you are ready to book an appointment, why not try our handy online booking service.

What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Excellent care and attention to patients"

    Reviewed on 25/05/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Fantastic service"

    Reviewed on 18/05/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Friendly staff, never wait around for long in waiting rooms. Catherine is a great dentist & has helped to dispel some of my fears about attending. Thankyou"

    Reviewed on 24/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "From the reception staff to dental assistant to the dentist I received excellent care. Everyone was friendly and reassuring."

    Reviewed on 19/06/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Good place to go for all your Dental Needs"

    Reviewed on 22/05/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Good professional treatment with a step by step explanation of the procedure to put you at ease."

    Reviewed on 23/03/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I always attend Mydentist at the Westoe Road Surgery and have done since it opened. I couldn't praise the dentists , dental nurses and reception staff enough. If you want to receive 5* dentalcare this is definitely the place to come. I'm disabled and in a wheelchair and cannot walk up or downstairs so the receptionist always makes sure that my appointment is booked in the ground floor surgery. There is nothing the staff cannot do to help to make your visit as pleasant as possible. My dentist Mr Thomas and his dental nurse are a fantastic team; they have a wonderful way of making you feel at ease and in complete control of your treatment. I really like how he explains what the problem is and how he can help to make it better! This is definitely 5* treatment from a 5* Dentistry Team. Thank you to each and everyone of the team. Mrs M L Skelly"

    Reviewed on 02/08/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I experienced a great welcome today at Westoe Road Dental Practice , I've been going there for a long time now! I was recommended to have some treatment and I was offered an appointment a few hours later and another one for next week on my day off work. The dentist and the hygienist explained everything fully and the assistants were friendly and helpful too. My relations and friends use this surgery and they seem happy with it."

    Reviewed on 01/03/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I Have a dental check every six months which is a small cost for not getting toothache also my Dentist also found something wrong with my my soft tissue and has referred me to hospital which I would not of known about"

    Reviewed on 08/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I have always found the dentists and nurses very good at making me feel I am being listened to and never pressured, always felt I'd been given the right treatment. I have always hated getting the yearly deep clean as it was not pleasant but this time I think because of my age I was given pain relief ??. I would like to say Thank you for your your service and respect. B Wilson"

    Reviewed on 24/05/2019

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Our treatments and costs

  • NHS
  • Private dentistry

NHS treatments and costs

To see if you are exempt from paying for NHS dental treatments please click here.

Providing NHS Dentistry

There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our patients and team members

Due to increased level of personal protective equipment (PPE) there is a supplement charge for private treatments from £7*

* subject to the treatment you will be receiving. Your clinician and practice team will advise on any additional costs for your specific treatment.

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Meet the team at {my}dentist, Westoe Road, South Shields

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Kathryn McCormack Qualified from: BDS University of Birmingham 1996 United Kingdom, 1996 GDC No: 71752
  • Dr.Jake Thomas Qualified from: BDS Newcastle University 2012 United Kingdom, 2012 GDC No: 228855
    My name is Jake Thomas and I joined the practice in 2012 after graduating from Newcastle dental school. I’m very passionate about dentistry and treating my patients to the highest standard with a very caring approach. I have completed additional training in restorative dentistry and Invisalign orthodontics to offer my patients a wide rang of dental treatments to address all their clinical needs. Outside of dentistry I try and stay active and I’m the captain of a (very unsuccessful) 5 a side team and play in a local competitive league. Im also a bit of a foodie and I like to try different restaurants around the north east.
  • Dr.Julia Smith Qualified from: BDS Newcastle University 1991 United Kingdom, 1991 GDC No: 66979
    Julia was awarded her Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the University of Newcastle in 1991. She became a General Dental Practitioner in South Shields, and soon realised she had an interest in Orthodontics. She started working as a Clinical assistant in Orthodontics at Sunderland City Hospital in 1995, and soon transferred to South Tyneside District Hospital. In 1995 she was awarded her Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners. Over the years Julia reduced her time doing routine dentistry and increased her orthodontic commitment. In 2010 she gained her diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics. Around this time the hospital orthodontic service ceased and she joined the team at Dean Road Dental Practice working as an Orthodontic Practitioner. Outside of dentistry Julia is married with two horses, she enjoys skiing and travelling – where possible trying to combine them both.
  • Dr.Mathew Sims Qualified from: BDS Newcastle University 2006 United Kingdom, 2006 GDC No: 103971
    Mat graduated from Newcastle dental school in 2006, collecting the John Proctor prize (“in recognition of outstanding operative skill”) along the way. Alongside providing continuing care for his existing patients Mat has particular interest in cosmetic dentistry. He has undertaken many hours of post graduate education in this field, including two year long ‘hands on’ cosmetic dentistry course, for which he received a special commendation award in recognition of his clinical skill. Mat holds particular interests in aligning teeth with Invisalign, whitening and providing aesthetic composite bonding to help people achieve strait even white teeth without the need for invasive treatments. Mat is a member of the British academy of cosmetic dentistry. In his spare time Mat enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and snowboarding when the opportunity arises.
  • Dr.Paul Maosen Aun Qualified from: BDS Newcastle University 2015 Newcastle, United Kingdom, 2015 GDC No: 258314
    Paul graduated from Newcastle University Dental School in 2015. Since qualifying, he has worked in dental practices across North Yorkshire before moving back to the North East with his wife. In 2017, he was awarded the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons. Paul firmly believes in patient-focused dental care, and particularly enjoys helping anxious patients with dental treatment. He is keen on all aspects of general dentistry and can provide adult braces to straighten teeth using different systems such as Quick Straight Teeth and Clear Correct. Paul is committed in continuously improving his skills to benefit his patients. He is especially interested in endodontics (root canal treatment) and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in that field. Outside of work, Paul believes in staying active, and enjoys running and playing badminton.
  • Dr.Timothy Perowne Qualified from: BDS Newcastle University 2001 United Kingdom, 2001 GDC No: 79420
    I qualified from Newcastle University in 2001. I completed vocational training in Stockton and worked in NHS practice in Middlesbrough before a move to private practice in New Zealand. I started working at Westoe Road Dental Practice in 2006. I became a Member of The Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) at the Royal College of Surgeons in 2008. I am involved in dental education and have been an educational supervisor of dental graduates since 2009 and have previously taught undergraduates at Newcastle Dental School in the restorative department. In my spare time I enjoy running and have completed a number of half marathons.
  • Miss .Beata Wozniakowska Qualified from: LEK Dent LODZ Poland, 2009 GDC No: 253750
    Beata Wozniakowska qualified from the university of Lodz in 2009, after working in Poland and finishing her specialization in general and endodontic dentistry she decided she wanted to try something different and moved to the UK. She is a dentist who believes that patient care should be a clinicians first priority and strives to make dental visits more patient friendly and comfortable. She is very passionate about her work and she constantly expands her skills within dentistry. She is also brilliant with kids. In her free time she loves to take walks in nature and also enjoys reading a good book.
  • Miss.Ashley Donald Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene Newcastle, United Kingdom, 1989 GDC No: 3827
    Ashley qualified in 1989 after studying Dental Hygiene at the Newcastle School of Dental Hygiene at Newcastle University. She began working at Westoe Road in 2004 and very much enjoys working with the amazing team here. Ashley enjoys consulting with the patients and helping them to improve and maintain their oral health, as well as giving them the sparkling smile they desire. Ashley has many long-term patients whom she has known since she first started here in 2004! In her spare time Ashley likes to go for long walks, trips to the theatre, reading a good book and socializing with friends and family.
  • Mr.Harshiv Kishor Karia (VT) Qualified from: BDS Queen Mary University of London 2019 Uk, 2019 GDC No: 284579
    Harshiv qualified in 2019 from Queen Mary University of London- Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Following his graduation, he is currently undertaking post-graduate training, working here at Westoe Road and at Newcastle Dental Hospital. He takes pride in providing a wide range of treatments in a professional and comfortable manner for all his patients, to help them achieve their perfect smile. He is always looking to further his development by growing his skills and expanding his knowledge. In his spare time Harshiv likes to keep active and often plays badminton, he also enjoys travelling to new and exciting places. If he was stuck on a desert island and could only take two things with him- he would take pizza and coffee!
  • Miss.Verity Wightman Qualified from: BDS UK, 2012 GDC No: 229271
  • Dr.James Beal Qualified from: Ncle United Kingdom, 2001 GDC No: 79381
  • Mrs.Analisa Atkinson (Therapist) Qualified from: Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy Newcastle University 2010 NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2007 UK, 2008 GDC No: 135874
  • Mr .Robert Farrimond Qualified from: BDS Newcastle University 2016 UK, 2016 GDC No: 264864
    Robbie qualified from Newcastle Dental School in 2016 with a distinction in Clinical Dentistry. In 2018 he completed the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His time is split between General Dental Practice and a second role as a Speciality Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at James Cook University Hospital. This combines Oral Surgery with the management of facial trauma and looking after head and neck cancer patients. General Dental Practice offers a different challenge when restoring and rehabilitating the mouth. Outside of work Robbie enjoys playing golf, running and watching his beloved Rugby League club- the Wigan Warriors.
  • Miss .Lorna Arundel (Therapist) Qualified from: Bsc Oral Health 2017, 2017 GDC No: 271588
    Lorna recently joined the {my}dentist family in 2018 following completion of her BSc in Oral Health Science in 2017 at the University of Highlands and Islands. This qualifies her as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist. Lorna is passionate about helping our patients with both their tooth and oral hygiene needs and strongly believes in educating families and encouraging children from an early age to look after their teeth. Due to this belief, Lorna is an active member of our Kids Club Team. After spending a year working in Glasgow, Lorna returned to her roots and is now enjoying being back at home and her dad's cooking. Whilst not at work, Lorna enjoys going for walks, reading, socialising and spending time with her family.
  • Miss.Jia Ming Tan Qualified from: BDS Newcastle University 2018 UK, 2018 GDC No: 277803
    Jia studied dentistry at Newcastle University, she graduated in 2018 and in 2020 completed her MFDS- The Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at Edinburgh University. Following this she moved back to the North East and now works at both Westoe Road and Jarrow. Jia has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and loves to help patients achieve their perfect smile and to regain their confidence. She likes to promote oral health and to educate her patients on how to maintain their oral hygiene. When she is not in surgery Jia enjoys exploring the beauty of nature- probably why she loves the North East, so much to explore! She loves having good food, especially important for a girl who grew up on the beautiful ‘food paradise’ island- Penang.
  • Miss.Sabrina Rachel Rasaiah (FD) Qualified from: BChD University of Leeds 2019 UK, 2019 GDC No: 284038
    Sabrina studied Dentistry at the University of Leeds and qualified in 2019, with MChD/BSc before making the moving up to Newcastle. Despite not being in the North East too long, she has totally fallen in love with the region! She is currently progressing her training by working here, at Westoe Road and at Newcastle Dental Hospital, this gives her the opportunity to develop her skills across a variety of specialities and treatments. When she is not in practice she prefers to spend her time outdoors- any time, any weather, just doing some fun activities and keeping fit. She also has a fond likeness for plants and has quite the collection!

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Last updated: Friday, 09 October 2020