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

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Our services at a glance

  • NHS Dental care
    Dental care
  • {my}options affordable private treatment
  • Virtual Dentistry Call 01914 554800
  • Invisalign
  • Affordable finance available Find out more
  • ClearCorrect from £1990.00
  • sb_dentures Upper & Lower from £1100.00
    Upper Or Lower from £550.00
  • Facial-aesthetics from £150.00
  • Hygiene services 20 Minutes from £50.00
    30 Minutes from £75.00
  • dental-implants From £2500.00
  • sb_six-month-smiles from £3000.00
  • teeth-whitening From £199.00
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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


Telephone: 01914 554800
Email: Click here to send an email


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.


Our practices are open for NHS and private dental treatments and you should continue to attend all pre-booked dental appointments. If you have a new enquiry, please call us in the first instance and only attend practices in person if you have an appointment. In our practices, please wear a face covering, attend alone if possible and arrive on time for appointments. Do not attend if you, or anyone you live with, has symptoms of Covid-19, has tested positive, or has been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace or their school.

Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues so 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

    "Av never really liked going to the dentist, with bad experiences in the past but when I came to my dentist at dean road as soon as I when to reception I got politely greeted and shown where to go then got seen by Rosie who was very nice and kept me relaxed and comfortable through out my appointment, I will definitely be going to this dentist from now on??"

    Reviewed on 31/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Brilliant practice, everyone is very friendly and helpful. Made to feel at ease during treatment, I had my teeth straightened with Invisalign the dentist sunny was great and I absolutely love my teeth."

    Reviewed on 31/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5


    Reviewed on 12/11/2018

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I can honestly say this is the best dentist by far! From a young age I had a lot of dental work done and as you can imagine put me off dentists for life! I had an emergency and explained to the dentist my fears and she couldn’t of been nicer, friendly and professional. I am now having regular check ups thanks to My Dentist. Highly recommend. Keep up the good work! ??"

    Reviewed on 13/06/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I can't recommend my dentist enough. I have an amazing dentist he is always pleasant and patient as I suffer from anxiety attacks also talks things over thoroughly wish I came here sooner."

    Reviewed on 26/04/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I followed my dentist to this practice when he transferred from another as I wouldn't see anybody else. The practice is lovely, as are the Reception and Nurses. My dentist is very friendly, professional and I trust him completely as I am a very nervous patient. I even bought an electric toothbrush! Highly recommend."

    Reviewed on 31/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I think Dean road dental practice are a great team always welcoming and friendly and the dentists are very empathetic . I live inSunderland but travel to South Shields to be seen. I was worried as my dental hygiene due to addiction was not the best but they made me feel at ease and now can smile with confidence due to the work they did."

    Reviewed on 16/05/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I was lucky enough to win a competition ran through the practice and I was so pleased with the results. Fraser and his fantastic team were so kind and professional from the start. They really took the time to explain how the whitening treatment would work and what the products were etc. I used Phillips zoom nite wite at home whitening gel and could see results immediately. My teeth were a couple of shades noticeably brighter and stains were successfully removed. I'd definitely recommend this to others if you're after an easy, quick whitening kit to use at home. I even was offered follow up appointments to check how everything had gone. They really went above and beyond. I'd return in future definitely! Thank you again!"

    Reviewed on 06/08/2019

  • NHS Choices 5 out of 5

    "My grandson bumped into the stage at School and the impact caused his from teeth to become loose. There was lots of blood and a very very upset little boy and a distressed mum in a panic. I rang the dentist and they said to take him to the practice straight away. He was seen by two dentists who saw him quite quickly and managed to put him at ease. They gave Mum and Dad advice and support and booked Little One in for a follow up appointment to see if the teeth settled or if any treatment would be needed. They had a really good manner and thankfully our little one came away feeling really good about being at the dentist and with an experience we are going to add to his proud cloud at school. Thank you Dean Road Dental Practice."

    Reviewed on 30/09/2018

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "The reception staff here go above and beyond. I have just arranged for a double appointment for my son and I and I am very impressed."

    Reviewed on 08/04/2019

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    Dental implants

    Replace your missing teeth or finally get rid of those troublesome dentures. For more information call
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  • Dental Hygiene


    Our professional hygienist services offer unique oral hygiene guidance. For more information call
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  • Straight teeth

    Straight teeth

    Transform your smile with clear, invisible braces for straighter teeth. For more information call
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  • Tooth whitening

    Teeth whitening

    Improve the appearance of your teeth with our world class whitening systems. For more information call
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Our treatments and costs

  • NHS
  • Options affordable dentistry
  • Private dentistry

NHS treatments and costs

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Providing NHS Dentistry

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{my}options is unique to mydentist. 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. With {my}options, you’ll have priority appointments when you need them most, and no long waiting lists.

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  • Flexible appointment times

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Due to increased level of personal protective equipment (PPE) there is a supplement charge for private treatments.
The cost will be £5 per appointment.

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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.
The cost will be £5 per appointment.

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.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.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.Sundeep Gill Qualified from: Ncle United Kingdom, 2010 GDC No: 193544
    Sunny graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2010 and went onto achieve MJDF qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons London in 2011. He then focussed on gaining extensive experience and skills working within general dentistry. Since graduating he has worked as an associate dentist in both NHS and fully private practices across the North-East, building up an impressive skillset. This has given him a strong base from which he has been able to pursue niches within dentistry that he is not only very passionate about but which enables him to utilise one of his stronger character traits - his high attention to detail. In particular, Sunny takes a keen interest in short term orthodontics having become a certified provider of both Invisalign-Go and Clear-Correct clear brace systems. He is also passionate about composite bonding and continues to develop his knowledge using latest techniques to be able to provide his patients with the most up-to-date treatments - as such, he is the North-Easts first provider of the highly regarded SmileFast composite bonding system. He enjoys creating smile make-overs for his patients by combining these treatments and takes great pride in the results he has achieved for his patients.
  • 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. As well as providing NHS treatment, David also has an 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.Mehdi Dehgani Qualified from: Dr Med Dent Debrecen, 2018 GDC No: 279092
    Mehdi graduated from the University of Debrecen, Hungary in June 2018. After graduating he successfully completed his dental foundation training in August 2019 whilst working in a practice in Whitley Bay. He fell in love with the area and has been a resident there ever since! Mehdi is passionate about delivering great care to his patients and particularly enjoys educating them on improving their general oral health. Earlier in 2020 Mehdi again furthered his skill set and became a ClearCorrect provider where he offers orthodontic treatment to patients who want to improve both the aesthetics and function of their smiles. Mehdi also has a keen interest in restorative dentistry and has found his niche in providing composite bonding, veneers, dental whitening and other smile changing aesthetics Outside of work Mehdi is very keen on sports and keeping fit, loves to cook and travelling.
  • 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!
  • Dr.Laura Allan Qualified from: BChD Leeds, United Kingdom, 2008 GDC No: 153642
  • Miss.Rebecca Ford (Orthodontic Therapists) Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy 2017, 2017 GDC No: 211604
  • Mrs.Bev English (Hygienist) Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene Newcastle, 1980 GDC No: 2133
  • Ms.Angela Boyce (Hygienist) Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dent Hygiene United Kingdom, 1981 GDC No: 2307
  • Dr.Matthew Hodgson Qualified from: BDS Ncle, United Kingdom, 2013 GDC No: 244944
  • 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.Lucy Elizabeth Hobbs Qualified from: BDS uk, 2019 GDC No: 283407
  • Mr.Christopher David Stafford Qualified from: BchD UK, 2019 GDC No: 284011
  • Miss.Laura Jessica Routledge Qualified from: BDS UK, 2018 GDC No: 277818
  • 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 Heaton Road and Dean Road. He is keen to broaden his knowledge in all areas of general dentistry before undertaking courses relating to restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics. Nick enjoys keeping fit at the gym, playing Golf and is a member of Jesmond Lawn Tennis Club. He speaks fluent English and Spanish and is looking to start French lessons soon.
  • Miss.Ellen McCarry Qualified from: BDS UK, 2017 GDC No: 271424

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Last updated: Wednesday, 21 April 2021