Our Team

Friendly, experienced staff on hand to help you every step of the way
Dr. Iain Morrison
B.Sc. (Hons), BDS Ncle 2010, PG Cert (Endo), MFDS RCSE GDC: 192304
Patient Care Team - Principal Dentist
I graduated from Newcastle Dental School achieving a degree of Batchelor of Dental Surgery with Merit in Clinical Dentistry and Merit in Academic Dentistry.

I enjoy challenging dentistry, and I now divide my clinical time between restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry.Over the last eighteen months I have been invited to lecture to groups of dentists on short term orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry around the UK and abroad.I have just embarked on a Masters Degree in Endodontics, which I should finish in 2018. Outside of work, I enjoy motorcycles, although I am not very mechanically minded so I wouldn't attempt to fix one!

I also enjoy cricket and rugby, and occasionally turn out for Morpeth Stags or Blagdon Park 2nd XI.

Alternative Career: Professional Cricketer
Dr. Matthew Thorpe
MFDS RCS Edin 2003 BDS Ncle 1998 GDC: 74430 
Patient Care Team - Dentist 

I have subsequently worked as Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Newcastle Dental Hospital and as a Senior Dental Officer within County Durham Community Dental Service. Both of these roles have developed my experience in managing medically compromised patients and patients with complex dental needs.

I obtained my Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2003.

In 2010, I completed the prestigious eighteen month 'One to One" extended implant course at Sheffield University Dental School, which provided me with the in depth training to provide both the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants.

Away from dentistry, I try to drag my young family up as many hills in the Lake District as possible and enjoy eating out, with chinese food my favourite 

Dr. Natasha McCaldin
B.Sc. (Hons), BDS Ncle 2007
Patient Care Team - Dentist
Hi my name Natasha, I graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 2007 with a merit in Clinical Dentistry.

Prior to this I obtained a first class honours degree in dental technology. I really enjoy restorative and cosmetic dentistry and I have a special interest in short term orthodontics and facial aesthetics. I am planning to start a one year restorative and cosmetic course this year. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family. If I could live anywhere it would be by the sea and preferably in a hot country.

Deborah Prince
Dip. Dental Hygiene Ncle 2007
Patient Care Team
Dental Hygienist 

Hi my name is Deborah, I am an experienced qualified dental hygienist who qualified nine years ago at Newcastle University.

Although I enjoy all aspects of my job I get most satisfaction from seeing my patients leave the surgery very happy with their treatment and feeling relaxed after their experience in my care. I have a sympathetic ear in which I enjoy calming and treating patients who are exceptional nervous and I always try to obtain the best results for each patient.

I enjoy sports I am a big snooker fan, although I can not play myself.

Outside of work I am a huge animal lover and help out at my sisters dog walking business. As well as having my own dogs Ralphy, Ruby and my hamster Alan.

Alternative Career: Vet  

Amy Reed
Patient Experience Team
Patient Coordinator

Hi my name is Amy and Ive been at the practice for over 10 years now. I qualified from Newcastle College in 2004 after gaining The National Certificate for Dental Nurses. I have excellent communication skills to reassure patients and create a friendly atmosphere in the practice.

I'm currently a Patient Coordinator and I like to think that in my role I provide outstanding customer service to patients, build a secure, trusting relationship with them and provide them with a postive, value added dental experience. I will explain terminology and procedures to put you at ease. I am a mum to a little boy and find my days off are filled with his social life, but when I do have any spare time I love to play darts and ride horses. Alternative Career: Pathology 

Alternative Career: Pathology
Sarah Warwick
Dip. Dent Hygiene Liv 1992.
Patient Care Team
Dental Hygienist 

Hi my name is Sarah. I have almost 30 years experience in the Dental profession, and this year is my Silver Jubilee in Dental Hygiene!

I qualified from Liverpool School of Dental Hygiene in 1992. I gain great job satisfaction from providing patients with the skills and knowledge to enable them to maintain their teeth, and find it rewarding to see oral hygiene improving in response to treatment and advice.

I am married with two boys and spend winter months on a Sunday morning freezing on the touchline at Morpeth RFC and Sunday afternoons washing dirty kit!

If I wasn’t a Hygienist, I’d love to be a Latin American Ballroom Dancer, but I’d have to learn to sew sequins on first!!

Lorraine Watson
GDC: 161732
Patient Care Team
Senior Dental Nurse

 I qualified from Newcastle College in 1993 after gaining The National Certificate for Dental Surgery Assistants. I have a vast experience in dental care and I have furthered my knowledge and development by completing many extra curricular courses. Hi my name is Lorraine and for my sins I am senior dental nurse here at Newgate Dental Solutions. I have managed to juggle home life with work for almost 24 years now (How I'm really not sure as most people know me to be organised chaos!) In any free time I have I love to walk my dogs, exercise and spoil my two children.

Alternative Career: Crime Scene Investigator in Vegas

Sheila Brannigan
Patient Experience Team

My name is Sheila and I am a very dedicated Dental Receptionist with 20+ years experience. I have a patient focused approach. I interact with patients courteously and I always greet them considerately. I will respond to any queries or requests you may have in a pleasant manner. I always maintain a professional and positive environment for the patient which in turn will guarantee superior patient care. I like to spend my spare time with my family. I especially enjoy weekend shopping trips with 'the girls'.

Alternative career: Personal shopper

Beverley Brown
Patient Experience Team

I have a passion for meeting and communicating with people. I am part of a great team and we work very well together tending to patients needs. My aim each day is to make the patients journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible. In my spare time I enjoy travelling the world, walking, swimming and socialising with friends.

One day when I have more time I may write a book about my time working in dentistry. (Dont worry no names mentioned.)

Alternative Career: Private investigator

Nicola Watson
GDC: 115786
Patient Care Team
Dental Nurse 

Hi my name is Nicola, I am part of the Patient Care Team at Newgate Dental Solutions. I qualified from Newcastle Dental Hospital in 2002 after gaining NVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing. I also have a certificate in Dental Radiography gained in 2007 and completed my implant training in 2012.

I am a friendly, outgoing person and enjoy working as part of a successful team. I like to keep my knowledge up to date and attend as many courses as I can. My hobbies outside of work include keeping fit, visiting new places and spending time with my family and friends..

Alternative Career: Beauty Therapist on a Cruise Ship.

Georgia Richmond
GDC: 273097
Patient Care Team
Dental Nurse 

Hi my name is Georgia and I am a qualified dental nurse at Newgate Dental Solutions. I have always been interested in dentistry and hopefully progress further in gaining more qualifications. I started my NVQ level 3 in dental nursing, at the North East Chambers of commerce in November 2015. I am a hard working, reliable person who enjoys working with a wide range of people. Outside of work I love to spend time with my family, friends and boyfriend.

Alternative Career: Forensic Photographer in New York 

Ashleigh Watson

GDC: 276905
Patient Care Team
Dental Nurse
Hi my name is Ashleigh and I am a qualified dental nurse at Newgate Dental Solutions.

I have always been interested in working within the health care profession as I have a very kind and caring nature. I am drawn to dentistry by my love of science. I began my training here in September 2016 and I qualified in May 2018. I love spending time with my family and socialising with my friends.

Alternative Career: TV Actress

Jessica Morris
GDC: 266491
Patient Care Team
Dental Nurse 

Hi my name is Jessica and I am a qualified Dental Nurse at Newgate Dental Solutions. I have always been interested in dentistry and I have always wanted to work in the health care profession because of my love of human biology and my caring nature.

I started my college placement in February 2015 at The North East Chambers Of Commerce. I enjoy learning new skills as well as being trained in all aspects of patient care. This ranges from patients coming for a simple check-up to having advanced treatment.I have a calm and reassuring manner. I relate well to people, including children. I love spending time with my family and boyfriend, who is currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Alternative Career: Forensic Scientist