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Welcome to {my}dentist, Dean Road, South Shields Dentist and Orthodontist located in Tyne and Wear

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Opening times

08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Telephone: 01914 554800
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78 Dean Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 4AR.

About {my}dentist, Dean Road, South Shields

Welcome to {my}dentist Dean Road, South Shields. We are a 14-surgery practice providing a variety of NHS, private and {my}options treatment plans including clearcorrect, teeth whitening and implants. Within our team we have two Orthodontists, Dr Darren Hand and Dr Christopher Baillie. We also have Dr Michael Hicks and Dr Sundeep Gill, with Michael having a passion for dental implantology and Sunny enjoying short term orthodontics such as clearcorrect. We have multiple Therapists and Hygienists in our team as well as Mr Grenville Moore who is able to provide sedation techniques to support nervous patients. Want to know more about our clinicians? You can find all clinician bios under the Our Clinicians section on our website. Our practice is a 2 minute walk from Dean Road bus stop and a 4 minute walk from Chichester train station, with free parking at the front and rear of the building. 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.


Please note that due to the remaining Covid safety procedures we still have fewer appointments available than before the pandemic. Our practice teams across the country are working hard to fit everyone in as quickly and as safely as possible, including those who need urgent dental help and people who want to schedule their regular check-ups. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to support you and please continue to be kind to our teams.

Protective measures in practice
Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues. We have made some changes in our practices to ensure your safety. Please read our safety information ahead of your next visit

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

Virtual consultation

You can now speak to a Dental Clinician about our full range of treatments from general care, implants even teeth straightening all from the comfort of your own home.

Call the practice to arrange a virtual consultation on 01914 554800

Practice facilities

  • Parking
  • Disabled access
  • Free wifi available

What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Just been hear for the first time made to feel relaxed by staff as I was really nervous got a tooth out with no problem looking forward to my next appointment"

    Reviewed on 16/11/2021

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Amazing dentist. I had so much pain with wisdom tooth. The dentist told me I might need it took out surgically but he would have a go, considering I had my 5 week old baby in the pram, it took him less then 10 minutes. No pain whats so ever I told him I would write a review. He even sang "thats gangnam style" that's when I knew he got it out. I can't wait to see him on the 15th to get my smile back! He also told me call him the foreign dentist but he is called Miguel I think ????"

    Reviewed on 07/04/2021

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Was seen by dentist Michael after a big opp on my mouth 10months ago for cancer I had no teeth and was very embarrassed this man made me beautiful new teeth and made me smile again . A massive thank you ??"

    Reviewed on 04/04/2021

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Mathew Hodgson is my dentist, and I felt compelled to write this about him, Mathew put a temporary cap march the 5th 2020 on my tooth, it was supposed to be removed and replace it with a permanent cap same month , covid hit and we all know what happened. Today nearly a year later he removed my cap and replaced it with the permanent one, what absolute brilliant dental work he has done....a cap should only last a few weeks I could have kept it in for another year and I wouldn't have noticed the difference...?? ?? ??"

    Reviewed on 25/02/2021

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "After being in pain for months of lockdown, I gave in and Laura saw me very quickly. I didn't realize quite how much pain I was in until Laura resolved all my issues. It must be a nightmare working in all that ppe, well done to you all. Thank you so much Laura."

    Reviewed on 10/11/2020

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Telephoned the practice for toothache and was given an appointment the same day . Was seen by Dentist named David and a lovely nurse whom I had never seen before and must say David was very thorough and made me feel very at ease. Would definitely ask for him when things get back to normal . Highly recommended Dentist !"

    Reviewed on 30/09/2020

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Our treatments and costs

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  • Private dentistry

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

Your clinicians

  • Dr.Darren Hand (Orthodontist) Qualified from: BDS Ncle, United Kingdom, 2001 GDC No: 79401
    Darren graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Newcastle in 2001. He then gained many years experience in general practice, providing advanced sedation techniques to anxious adults and children, obtaining further postgraduate qualifications with a Diploma in Conscious Sedation and Membership in the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He then furthered his clinical skills and knowledge by undertaking several speciality posts including Paediatric Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Darren undertook his specialist training in orthodontics at Manchester Dental Hospital and was awarded a Masters in Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) and also obtained his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of London. This entitled him to register on the General Dental Council's specialist list to provide services as a specialist orthodontist.
  • Dr.Michael Hicks (Dental Implant Surgeon) Qualified from: BDS(Hons) PGDip(Implant) MFDS RCSEd Manc, United Kingdom, 2012 GDC No: 229127
    Michael qualified with Honours from the University of Manchester in 2012. Following his foundation year, he embarked on further training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the North of England. Michael has a special interest in oral surgery and a passion for dental implantology. He was awarded his Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Implant Dentistry with Distinction at Newcastle University. Alongside his commitments to clinical practice, Michael is an active member of the dental profession and is a UK Dental Ambassador for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He enjoys educating the future of the dental profession in his role as an Associate Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery, at Newcastle University. He is a regular speaker to Postgraduate Dentists at Health Education England and provides hands-on training to dentists in the North East. Michael’s foremost commitments are to his patients and the profession, and he was recognised for this at the UK Dental Awards and the {my}dentist Clinical Excellence Awards as a Young Dentist of the Year commended finalist. He has a relaxed and reassuring manner, and is happy to help you, whether you need a wisdom tooth removing, or your smile improving.
  • Dr.Nicholas Robert John Leach Qualified from: Grado en Odontologia Universidad Europea De Madrid, 2019 GDC No: 285331
    Born in the suburbs of South London, Nick moved to the United Arab Emirates at a very young age and grew up in the city of Abu Dhabi. He returned to the UK to study Biochemistry at Newcastle University where his research focused on skin regeneration using stem cells. Another move abroad to Spain followed and he qualified from La Universidad Europea de Madrid with a degree in dentistry. After successfully completing his foundation training in North Cumbria, he returned to Newcastle to take up his first associate role at {my}dentist. Nick has special interests in dental and facial cosmetic procedures. He provides bespoke smile makeovers through invisible teeth straightening, whitening, veneers and crowns. He is also an advanced facial aesthetics doctor, implementing subtle and natural enhancements to the skin and face. In his spare time, he enjoys keeping fit at the gym, snowboarding, playing Golf and is a member of Jesmond Lawn Tennis Club.
  • Miss.Laura Jessica Routledge Qualified from: MChD/BChD, Oral Science BSc UK, 2018 GDC No: 277818
    Laura graduated from the University of Leeds in 2018 with a distinction. After graduating she successfully completed her dental foundation training in Hull in 2019. During this time she participated in the nationally-recognised ‘Teeth Team’ initiative which provided a great insight into child dental health. Laura was awarded the prestigious FGDP (Faculty of General Dental Practice UK) ‘Best Milestone Case’ for her scheme as well as a highly commended clinical case. She returned back to the North East in 2019 and has continued to develop further skills involving oral surgery and restorative dentistry. Laura is passionate about using minimally invasive dentistry and educating patients in maintaining excellent oral hygiene and preventing dental diseases. She is a certified provider of both Clear-Correct and Invisalign Go clear aligners. She is keen to incorporate modern dental techniques into her work and has underwent further training in ‘Smilefast’. She is interested in combining both orthodontic and restorative treatment to provide patients with long-term aesthetic and functional treatments. In October 2021 she will be commencing a highly recognised post-graduate year long programme in ‘Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry’. Outside of work Laura enjoys cooking, exercising and travelling.
  • Mr.David Kenneth Burlace Qualified from: BDS UK, 2018 GDC No: 277804
    David graduated from Newcastle University in 2018 with a merit in academic dentistry and a distinction in clinical dentistry. He recently completed a 2 year training scheme for which he worked between general practice and Newcastle Dental Hospital. During this time he gained vast experience in restorative dentistry, oral surgery, child dental health and sedation to list a few! David is passionate about providing minimally invasive dentistry and improving oral health. David has a keen interest in private cosmetic dental work and is keen to incorporate modern digital dentistry into his clinical workflow. He is a certified provider of both Clear-Correct and Invisalign Go clear aligners treatments and particularly likes combining orthodontic and restorative treatment alongside each other to provide patients with an aesthetic outcome that is both functional and long-term. Away from dentistry he enjoys running and spending time with his sausage dog – Frankie.
  • Mr.Grenville Moore Qualified from: BDS Dip Con Sed uk, 1993 GDC No: 68958
    Grenville graduated from Sheffield University with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1993 after five years of study at the Dental School. As well as general dentistry, he has an interest in sedation, which led him to complete his post graduate diploma in conscious sedation in 2003. With this he is able to provide the highest standard of sedation techniques to help nervous patients overcome their dental fears and have treatment. Grenville is also an active member of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD). Since leaving university, Grenville has worked in general practice as an associate dentist in both NHS and private settings around the north-east. He also spent several years working part-time in the sedation department at Newcastle Dental Hospital before he began working at Queensway in January 2014. Grenville is also passionate and highly experienced in the composite bonding area of dentistry and takes great pride in his work.
  • Mr.Raymond Coffer (Treatment co-ordinator) Qualified from: Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds UK, 2017 GDC No: 272666
    Raymond joined the {my}dentist family in 2014 as part of the Reception Team and went on to qualify as a registered Dental Nurse. Through his vast experience in and out of surgery, he then took on the role as Treatment Co-Ordinator in May 2018 where he enjoys helping people choose their treatment options and working closely with our clinicians in practice to ensure we provide our patients with a first class service. Raymond is passionate about our patient journey, from assessment and advice through to treatment completion and finds his role rewarding when witnessing the life and smile changing results provided by our talented team. Consultations with Raymond are free, where you can get friendly advice on treatment options, costs, finance and guidance on oral hygiene products. Outside of work Raymond enjoys reading, cooking and time with his family.
  • Ms.Hayley Gray (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin, United Kingdom, 2015 GDC No: 118616
    Hayley is one of our Orthodontic Therapists here at Dean Road. She started her career in dentistry as a general Dental Nurse before moving onto orthodontics. After working in a general practice for several years, she then changed direction to qualify as an Orthodontic Therapist. Hayley is passionate about her role within our Team and works very closely to one of our Specialist Orthodontists and Nursing team. One of the biggest parts of her job she enjoys is meeting new people every day and helping her patients achieve a smile they’re proud of. Another passion is educating her patients in oral hygiene techniques when wearing their braces. All of her spare time is taken up by her little girl by keeping her entertained, going on long walks, bike rides and looking for new adventures.
  • Ms.Toni Anderson (Hygienist) Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dent Hygiene United Kingdom, 1989 GDC No: 3720
    Nicole qualified at Bristol School in 1989 as a hygienist and now lives back in Sunderland with her husband Patrick, two daughters, Scarlett and Erin and a menagerie of animals including 2 cockapoos, cats, fish and a tortoise! How does she find the time? During her long established career, Nicole has built up a large patient base and she reports that she loves working as part of such a successful team! Nicole’s favourite part of the job is motivating patients and seeing continued improvement in their Oral Health which is evidence on their regular and routine visits to see her. She also likes a good natter, which patients love!
  • Miss.Rebecca Ford (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy 2017, 2017 GDC No: 211604
  • Mrs.Angela Boyce (Hygienist) Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dent Hygiene United Kingdom, 1981 GDC No: 2307
  • Dr.Alison Betts Qualified from: BDS Ncle, United Kingdom, 2013 GDC No: 245215
  • Dr.Christopher Stewart Baillie (Orthodontist) Qualified from: BDS,MFDS RCS Ncle, United Kingdom, 1996 GDC No: 71829
    Chris graduated as dentist in 1996 from Newcastle University before commencing additional vocational training in the North East of England. Following a year spent in general practice he then spent a year as a hospital resident in Maxilla - Facial Surgery in the West Midlands. Chris then spent a year travelling around the world before returning to the North East to complete the 2.5 years of further training in Dentistry and Orthodontics, Oral and Maxilla facial surgery, Oral Medicine and Sedation. Chris moved to Leeds Dental Hospital to complete his 3 year full time higher specialist training in orthodontics and then completed a concurrent Masters degree in Orthodontics. Chris' clinical practice is solely Orthodontics which he has been practising since 2006. Chris is married to Ann and they have 2 children.
  • Dr.Naomi Hunter Qualified from: BDS Ncle, United Kingdom, 2004 GDC No: 83323
  • Miss.Ellen McCarry Qualified from: BDS UK, 2017 GDC No: 271424
  • Miss .Louise Hedley (Therapist) Qualified from: Dental Hygiene Therapy BSc(hons) UK, 2021 GDC No: 164108
    Louise qualified with Honours from Teesside University in 2021, following a successful 18 year career as an Advanced Dental Nurse. Louise brings a wealth of experience to her role as Dental Therapist with special interests in Paediatric Dentistry, Implant Maintenance and providing treatment to anxious patients. She has a real passion for the delivery and provision of oral health care and strives to provide patients with the best care and treatment that they deserve. She is currently studying to enable herself to provide inhalation sedation to our patients. Outside of dentistry, Louise is also studying a Masters in Public Health. Alongside expanding her knowledge and skills in the field, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and exploring new destinations and listening to live music.
  • Mr.Callum Alexander Morris Qualified from: BDS UK, 2020 GDC No: 290207
  • mISS.Helen McKeever Qualified from: BDS UK, 2020 GDC No: 290459

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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 {my}dentist 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.

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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.

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All {my}dentist 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, 25 April 2022