0191 281 3135
129 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 2TB

Meet the team

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michaelMichael Atkinson, BDS MFGDP (UK), GDC No 56576

Michael graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1982, where he worked for a year before heading off to Leeds and Liverpool Dental Hospitals. He returned to his native North East in 1985 and took over this practice in 1988. Whilst developing the practice and expanding the dental team, he held a part time teaching post for over ten years at Newcastle Dental Hospital. The move to private dentistry has allowed him to maintain his high standards of dental care, which has allowed him to offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants. He is constantly furthering his knowledge and staying up to date with current dental thinking by attending postgraduate courses and symposiums. He is a keen sportsman and has regularly run the Blaydon and Great North Runs, in addition to competing in team squash. An enthusiastic cyclist, he maintains his green credentials by regularly cycling to work.

simonSimon Atkinson, BDS, GDC No 56574

Simon qualified from Newcastle Dental School with Michael in 1982 after having done a degree in Biochemistry at Manchester University and joined a family practice in Whitley Bay where he worked until relocating to Jesmond in 2002. He has an interest in preventive dentistry and has lectured throughout England on the subject. He is a keen amateur cook and photographer and has been learning to play drums for the past couple of years as it is safer than buying a motor bike.

philPhillip Hannon, BDS, GDC No 82109

Phillip qualified from Bristol University in 2003,having gained his BDS degree and a special commendation for his endodontic ( Root canal treatment) final exam. He joined the practice back in August 2004, after a year in a practice in Bishop Auckland, and he is thoroughly enjoying his time here. He enjoys all aspects of general practice, but finds crown and bridge work the most satisfying. He enjoys attending courses designed to keep his knowledge up to date, and feels its very important to continue to learn throughout a dental professionals career. He currently lives near Consett in Co. Durham, and despite the harsh winter weather, enjoys living out in the country. He enjoys running, cycling, and going to the gym, socialising and cinema with friends.

Lydia Kite, GDC No 2756

Lydia Kite is one of the two practice hygienists. She qualified at The School of Dental Hygiene Liverpool in 1984 and returned to Newcastle when she joined Atkinson Dental, where she has been for nearly 30 happy years.

Yvonne Robinson, GDC No 1185

Yvonne Robinson is our other hygienist. She qualified at Manchester Dental Hospital 1975 and she has been with us since 2005 and really enjoys working with the team. Yvonne is a keen dancer competing in national competitions!

The Atkinson Dental Practice team

Rachel Davison, Practice Manager
Carol Stevens, Dental Nurse, GDC Number 150615
Jane Tweddle, Dental Nurse, GDC Number 150645
Fiona Kerswell, Dental Nurse, GDC Number 159347
Joanne Budge, Dental Nurse, GDC Number 181034
Nadine Nichol, Dental Nurse, GDC Number 148257
Rose Mary Brear, Dental Nurse

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