Welcome to mydentist, The Green, Southwick Dentist located in Sunderland

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Opening times

08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 19:00
08:30 - 16:30
09:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 14:00

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Telephone: 01915 485809
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The green, Southwick, Sunderland, SR5 2HY.

About mydentist, The Green, Southwick

Welcome to {my}dentist Southwick, a 10-surgery practice in the Southwick area of Sunderland. You can find us on The Green , Southwick Road, on the main shopping street where plenty of public transport links are available. We are providers of both NHS and Private treatments, including our {my}options affordable private scheme for flexible appointment times, without the private price tag. Some of our available treatments include Invisalign Go, clear correct, enlighten and Philips zoom Teeth Whitening, Facial Aesthetics, sedation and Hygiene appointments ,we also offer {my}dentist plan our worry free dental care packages which start from only £8.33 a month and offer affordable finance options for private treatment to spread the cost .

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What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Absolutely terrified of going to dentist but came to have teeth out and couldn't thank mr arnold enough made me feel so at ease to help.with my phobia of needles and all staff mak you feel welcome and safe"

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I have a HUGE phobia of the dentist and have put off going for a long time, I finally went and I am so glad I chose my dentist at southwick. The staff are absolutely amazing so understanding patient and kind. I can’t thank them enough, they have honestly cured my phobia. Thank you very much :)"

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Ive just been in the surgery to have my tooth out the staff are amazing keeping everyone safe and so friendly the dentist is the best ive seen dr arnott i think his name is young man talks you through everything i would highly recommend this dental surgery"

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I had some problems with my teeth and gums just after lockdown in March. Helen the dentist saw me and diagnosed the problem, gave me some medication and some very good advice. I am there this week for follow up. Extremely courteous and kind as well as professional. I couldn't have gone they lockdown without this help."

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Our treatments and costs

NHS treatments and costs

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Providing NHS Dentistry

Affordable private dentistry

Whether you want a check-up, an urgent appointment, treatment or even a complete smile makeover, you can get the smile you have always dreamed of at a price you can afford. With a range of early morning, evening and weekend appointments you can be seen at a time that suits you. You'll also have priority appointments when you need them most, and no long waiting lists.

  • No long waiting lists
  • Flexible appointment times

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mydentist dental plan

Do you wish you could spread the cost of your routine dental care? We’ve created our private dental plan to help you budget for the care you need.

We believe the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums is by joining our monthly membership. Our range of dental plans encourage a preventive approach to your dental health needs and encourage regular attendance to enable us to spot any problems before they arise.

Plan Membership options

Number of dental health examinations per year** 1 2 2
Number of hygiene visits per year** 1 2 4
Exclusive 10% discount on oral health products tick tick tick
Preferential appointment times and access to our affordable private range of treatments tick tick tick
Eligibility to request assistance from the Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme*** tick tick tick
Monthly costs* £9.16 £18.26 £28.33

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  • Practice Membership
  • 10% discount off all oral hygiene products
  • Cost effective budgeting
  • Preferential appointment times
  • Wider range of treatments
  • Worldwide Dental Emergency cover***

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* Regional variations apply. An initial joining fee will be collected with your first payment only. Ask in practice for more details.
** The provision of routine examinations and hygiene visits is subject to receipt of the required consecutive monthly payments.
*** Speak to your local practice for more information

Meet the team at mydentist, The Green, Southwick

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Alexandra Armstrong Qualified from: BChD United Kingdom, 2004 GDC No: 83771
    Alex qualified from Leeds Dental School in 2004. She returned to her native North East to do her Vocational Training year in Darlington, joining {my}dentist Southwick in 2005 after completing this. Alex works three days a week providing evening and early morning appointments. She thoroughly enjoys providing NHS dental services to her many patients, alongside private options, such as tooth whitening and white coloured fillings for back teeth. Although Alex enjoys all of her work as a dentist, and in particular, building relationships with her patients, she has a passion for helping nervous people to conquer any anxieties they may have about visiting the dentist. She has found it rewarding on many occasions to guide anxious patients through the treatment that they require.
  • Dr.Anitha Josy Qualified from: BDS Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2013 India, 2013 GDC No: 282811
    Dr Anitha Josy finished her BDS from Rajiv Ghandi University Banglore India. She acquired her GDC registration in 2020 which enabled her to work as a dentist in the UK and then joined {my}dentist. Dr Josy finished her PVLE training with {my}dentist and ever since has been working in our Southwick and Whitburn practices. She works 3 days a week and mostly treats NHS patients doing restorations to teeth, extractions and other extensive dental treatments which she thoroughly enjoys and in particular enjoys treating children. She also enjoys offering private treatments such as tooth whitening and private tooth restorations. Dr Josy is a very friendly dentist who strives to improve her clinical skill and update knowledge by attending courses and workshops she has a very outgoing personality and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
  • Dr.Chantej Bedi Qualified from: BDS Statutory Exam 2019 rajisthan university, 2019 GDC No: 280302
    Chantej is a caring and enthusiastic dentist, who continuously strives to provide the best dental care he can. He graduated from Surendra Dental College, India in 2012, and completed a Masters’ degree in Prosthodontics from NIMS University, India in 2015. He relocated to UK in 2016 and after working as a dental nurse for 2.5 years, he passed the GDC Statutory exam in 2019 and got licensed to practice as a general dentist in UK. He regularly takes up multiple short courses, allowing him to strengthen his knowledge and clinical skills, and expand on the services he can offer to his clients. Tej, as we call him, enjoys providing treatments involving dentures and crowns. He has a PG Certificate in Implant dentistry by Tipton Training Institution, Manchester. He also provides ClearCorrect teeth straightening and composite bonding. In addition to a strong emphasis on clinical work, Tej regularly reviews evidence behind new treatments to ensure his patients receive the best possible care. His treatment philosophy is centered on putting patients needs at the forefront. He takes time and effort to ensure that patients feel comfortable in the dental chair. He has a reputation of being diligent empathetic and personable.
  • Dr.Christopher Michael Regan Qualified from: BDS United Kingdom, 2008 GDC No: 150145
    Chris is originally from Bolton, Greater Manchester and graduated from Newcastle University Dental School in 2008. After completing his vocational training year with the practice, has been a member of the {my}dentist Southwick team ever since. He enjoys the atmosphere of such a large busy practice, working hard to provide his patients with the best possible care. Alongside the full range of NHS options, Chris is also pleased to offer private treatments such as white tooth coloured fillings, ClearCorrect aligners for teeth straightening and Denture Excellence: - a brand of private cosmetic dentures. Chris offers regular evening appointments and daily toothache slots to help as many patients receive the best care.
  • Dr.Hasan Merie Qualified from: LDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2020 england, 2020 GDC No: 292249
    Dr Merie is an experienced, skilled dentist in restorative dentistry. With more than a decade experience in general dentistry and enjoys doing both as well as teaching dentistry. Dr Merie qualified (BDS) from the University of Mosul, Iraq in 2009 with honors in the 2nd place. After finishing his vocational training, he worked as a general dental practitioner and as a clinical teaching fellow at the same university. In 2012, Dr Merie relocated to the UK to do a Master degree (MSc) in restorative dental materials at the University of Sheffield. In 2014, gained the degree with distinction. He was awarded a scholarship in 2016 to conduct a Doctorate degree (PhD) in restorative dentistry at Newcastle University. During his PhD study, completed LDC which is the oldest continuously existing dental qualification in the UK, awarded by the RCS and is also teaching at Leeds University in the restorative department. Since then Dr Merie joined the team at {my}dentist providing a wide range of private treatments. He goes above and beyond his abilities to ensure that patients feel comfortable and receive the best possible care. In his spare time He enjoys travelling and exploring the world.
  • Dr.Jenny Reilly (Bloxham) Qualified from: BDS United Kingdom, 2000 GDC No: 77753
    Jenny qualified from Sheffield University Dental School in 2000 and completed her vocational training year in Manchester. She has lived and worked in the North East of England since 2001. After working in several practices she initially began working for {my}dentist, Southwick in 2006 and has since returned having spent four years living and working in Oman. Jenny enjoy all aspects of dentistry and treating all ages of patients from children right up to her more mature patients. Jenny also offers composite bonding and ClearCorrect removable aligners for teeth straightening. Alongside the full range of NHS treatment options, she is happy to offer many private, cosmetic treatments in order to provide her patients with the best possible care.
  • Dr.Lee Wright Qualified from: BDS United Kingdom, 2003 GDC No: 81878
    Lee qualified from Newcastle University in 2003 and has worked at Southwick since 2004. Lee has a large patient base and works at the surgery on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and offers late night and Saturday appointments. He feels that it is important to constantly improve and update his skills and has developed his knowledge and understanding in order to treat dentally anxious, nervous and phobic patients using sedation techniques. Recognising that people want to hold onto their teeth for as long as possible, he has obtained a post graduate certificate in Contemporary Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry from the Dominic Hassle Training Institute in Birmingham. Lee provides NHS and private treatments such as facial aesthetics, denture excellence, ceramic crowns and bridges, white fillings and he is currently providing Invisalign Go- a clear aligner used to straighten teeth without the need for fixed wires.
  • Dr.Matthew Arnold Qualified from: BDS United Kingdom, 2009 GDC No: 177479
    Matthew was Born in Northern Ireland and moved over to the North East of England in 2004 to study dentistry where he has stayed ever since. He qualified with a merit in Clinical Dentistry and has since taken further training in educating young dentists and treating nervous patients. Matthew finds it very rewarding to help anxious patients, helping patients to get over their dental fears. He completed his core sedation training in 2010, and has since completed his Diploma in Conscious Sedation in 2017. He is one of only 20 candidates in the UK to be accepted to undertake this training each year. He has experience in sedating in the excess of 3000 patients. He has also completed Denture Excellence training, and enjoys replacing missing teeth with removable, flexible dentures as an alternative to dental implants. Matt also offers clear correct aligners for discreet teeth straightening.
  • Dr.Paul Benjamin Towndrow Qualified from: BDS United Kingdom, 2002 GDC No: 80623
    Ben Towndrow qualified from Newcastle university in 2002 with a BDS Hons. After completing his vocational training year he joined {my}dentist Southwick and has been here since. In 2008 he completed additional training in conscious sedation and has developed this interest ever since. Ben enjoys all aspects of NHS dentistry as well as private dental treatments and also does a full day each week treating nervous adults and children with inhalation and intravenous sedation techniques. Ben also provides mini smile makeovers and clear correct aligners for discreet teeth straightening. Ben very much enjoys working in this large vibrant practice and being part of a big happy team that works hard to deliver the best care to the patients that we can.
  • Dr.Sunil Shroff Qualified from: Statutory Exam 2022 Bachelor of Dental Surgery Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2008 BDS Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2007 rajiv Ghandi, 2022 GDC No: 258031
    Sunil qualified in a BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, in 2007 and went on to further develop his skills to include:- MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowship in Aesthetic Facial Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India 2013-2014 Membership Faculty of Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland Fellowship Faculty of Dentistry Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland-Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine in 2016. International Training fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, under Medical Training Initiative provided by The Royal College of Surgeons of England at Manchester Consultant Oral Surgeon, Bangalore, India, 2017-2022 Cleared Statutory exam GDC-UK in January 2022 as registered as a dentist in UK in April 2022. Sunil has worked as a Speciality Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Sunderland Royal Hospital since September 2022, and is currently working at our practice once a month as a private oral surgeon. Sunil believes in making oral surgery as stress free as possible for his patients by using his experience and skills. In his spare time Sunil enjoys socialising, running and spending time with his family and friends.
  • Dr.Zinab Zarara Qualified from: BDS Newcastle University 2019 england, 2019 GDC No: 283452
    Zinab graduated from Newcastle University Dental School in 2019. She then went on to complete the MFDS qualification with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2021. She is constantly learning and improving her dental skills in order to provide the best possible care for her patients. She provides exclusive appointments on Sundays, making it convenient for people who cannot attend during the week, as well as Mondays. Zinab provides a wide range of treatments such as dentures, crowns and bridges along with cosmetic procedures such as composite bonding and ClearCorrect teeth straightening (without the use of fixed wires). Dr Zinab Zarara always aspires to make patients feel relaxed and welcome, so book your appointment today.
  • Mrs.Analisa Atkinson (Hygienist) 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
    Analisa started her dental career in 2005 working as a Dental Nurse. She then wanted to further her career in dentistry so Dental Hygiene and Therapy was the route she took. In 2010 she graduated from Newcastle University with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy and has since then worked in both mixed NHS and private dental practices. Analisa joined {my}dentist in 2020 and is now carrying out a mix of both NHS therapy work and private hygiene services. In her spare time Analisa likes to try and keep fit, shop and spend quality time with her family and friends. Analisa also loves to travel.
  • Mrs.Rebecca Haswell (Hygienist) Qualified from: Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy UK, 2011 GDC No: 123713
    Rebecca originally started her dental career as a Dental Nurse in 2001, and went on to graduate from Leeds Dental School in Dental Hygiene and Therapy in 2011. She gained a qualification in Inhalation Sedation in 2012 and then worked many years for the community dental service in Birmingham treating medically compromised and anxious patients. Her aim is to create positive dental experiences, especially with children. Rebecca moved back to Sunderland and trained in facial aesthetics in 2018 allowing her to provide dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle and rejuvenation treatments safely, along side her dental, hygiene and sedation services on the NHS and privately. She has worked at our Southwick clinic since 2021 and in her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, walking her sausage dogs and keeping fit.
  • Ms.Angela Lee-Hudson (Hygienist) Qualified from: Dip Dent Hygiene Ncle, United Kingdom, 2002 GDC No: 6149
    Angi is our friendly Dental Hygienist and has been part of the dental team since qualifying at Newcastle Dental Hospital back in 2002. Her people skills are second to none when it comes to putting anxious patients at ease. She loves putting a smile on people’s faces and adds her own magic throughout treatments on a daily basis which patients enjoy and never think twice about returning. She believes “it’s not only about getting the treatment completed, it’s about creating a positive journey with the patient”. Angi is a long standing and well-loved member of the dental team at {my}dentist Southwick Sunderland .
  • mrs.Lynsey Warrener (Practice Manager) Qualified from: National Certificate NEBDN 1999 england, 2008 GDC No: 135638

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Who we are

mydentist is the UK’s largest network of dental practices across the UK. Every year, we see more than 4 million patients and help thousands of people achieve their dream smiles with our teeth straightening treatments.

Unlike some companies we have years of experience in teeth straightening

We believe that teeth straightening can only be safely carried out by qualified dentists. They are the only people who have the knowledge and skills to provide safe and predictable treatment. At mydentist we have the UK’s largest network of clinicians who will listen to your individual smile goals and deliver high quality, safe, convenient and affordable care.

We only work with dental clinicians

As well as our network of dentists we also have a UK-wide network of qualified orthodontists, should you need more complex treatment. While all of the dentists you will see are trained to provide teeth straightening with clear aligners, some patients might need to see a specialist orthodontist if their teeth are very crowded. Whatever your needs you can relax in the knowledge that we can help.

Why choose us

  • Years of experience
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Clinically safe

All mydentist patients have their treatment overseen by a UK registered dentist. We will make sure that your teeth and overall oral health are in good shape before we start teeth straightening and check in with you regularly to make sure that the treatment is progressing as planned. That means you can rest assured that at the end of treatment your teeth will look and feel great. All of our practices are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the UK’s healthcare governing body, and are subject to the strictest clinical protocols.

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Last updated: Monday, July 15, 2024