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Our Practice Team 

Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in dental healthcare. Our dental team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.

Professional Registration

The General Dental Council (GDC) is the regulatory body of the dental profession in the United Kingdom. Their address is 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DQ and their telephone number is 020 7887 3800. Our dentists and staff adhere to the regulations governing the profession by the GDC as set out in their publication "Standards for the Dental Team". You can find out more about the GDC on their website www.gdc-uk.org.


Joanne Duggan
Joanne Duggan
Principal Dental Surgeon
BchD (Leeds) Dip Con Sed
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 70714

Joanne qualified in Leeds in 1995 and came back to her native North East, where she has practiced ever since. Joanne has worked in general practice throughout this time and enjoys all aspects of dentistry. She has a special interest in treating nervous child and adult patients and gained a diploma in conscious sedation in dentistry from Newcastle University in 2010. Joanne has also been a foundation dentist trainer, being responsible for the training and mentoring of newly qualified dentists.


Robert Banks
Dentist
BDS, MBBS, FDSRCS(ENG), FRCPS(Glas), FRCS(OMFS)(Ed)
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: GMC 4652920

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Sunderland Royal Hospital

Robert Banks, Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Sunderland Royal Hospital is taking referrals for implant placement and other minor oral surgical procedures at Bedlingtonshire Dental Practice.

Robert is highly qualified and experienced in all aspects of implant dentistry and oral surgery as well as bone augmentation and sinus lifting.

Matthew L Shaw
Matthew L Shaw
Dentist
BDS
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 81871

Matt qualified from Newcastle University Dental School in 2003 and has been working in General Practice since then. He is also an Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle Dental Hospital. Matt's special interests are minimally invasive dental treatment, dental photography and the management of acute dental emergencies.

Matt has been heavily involved in post graduate dental education having successfully trained three newly qualified Foundation Dentists. His outside interests include rugby, cricket and music.

Matt will always provide you with the highest quality of care and has a friendly approach to keep you at ease during your visit.


Dr Andrew Cartner
Dr Andrew Cartner
Dental Surgeon
Country of issue: United Kingdom
GDC registration number: 278250

Andy qualified in Sheffield in 2018 but came back to his native North East. Andy spent a year as a senior house officer on the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department at the RVI. Andy offers a range of clear aligners for straightening teeth and has started a dental implant course in January 2022. Andy is committed to providing high quality care.

Andrew B Ratsey
Andrew B Ratsey
Dentist
BDS, Msc Endo, MFGDP (UK)
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 103342

Andy has joined our team to help specifically with endodontic, (root filling) treatments. Andy is particularly passionate about root fillings and has completed a postgraduate diploma in endodontics, and has been awarded a distinction in his MSc in Endodontics.

Miss Sarah Kime
Dental Surgeon
GDC registration number: 77685


Miss Katie Lawrence
Dental Surgeon
DBS, MFDS RCS Edin, PGDip Con Sed
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 210412

Katie particularly enjoys working with anxious adults and children and the varied techniques from sedation to anxiety management. Katie enjoys helping patients achieve confidence in their smile.

Zoe Barnfather
Dental Therapist
Dental Therapist/Hygienist
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 187922


Mrs Sarah Warwick
Dental Hygienist
GDC registration number: 4280


Miss Ruth Sinclair
Miss Ruth Sinclair
Practice Manager
Qualified Dental Nurse with additional qualifications in conscious sedation in dentistry and Topical Fluoride application
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 169421

Ruth joined the Bedlingtonshire Dental Practice team in 2019 as the practice manager. Ruth Qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2008 at Newcastle Dental Hospital, Ruth is also qualified as a dental sedation nurse and in topical fluoride application. Ruth is usually heard before she is seen, she can be found on reception, in surgery or working in the office. Outside of work Ruth likes to spend time with her family and dogs Lily and Blu.

Mrs Allyson Straker
Mrs Allyson Straker
Dental Nurse
BADN certificate
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 108164

Ally Qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2006 at Newcastle College. Ally joined the Bedlingtonshire Dental Practice team in 2010. You will usually find Ally on reception dealing with all enquires and ensure a fabulous customer service. Ally has a wealth of dental knowledge having worked as a dental nurse for 31 years and she has also worked at NHS direct triaging dental emergencies. Ally is always a friendly face at the practice; being born and living in Bedlington all her life she enjoys working in the community. Ally not only is a qualified dental nurse, but also qualified in dental sedation and oral health education. Ally enjoys patient contact and building a rapport with patients, as most of our patients will already know Ally is a huge Christmas lover and has recently started growing her own plants in her allotment.

Mrs Lisa Riley
Mrs Lisa Riley
Dental Nurse
Qualified Dental Nurse
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 130981

Lisa Qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1996 at Newcastle Dental Hospital. Lisa joined the Bedlingtonshire Dental Practice team in 2016. Lisa works with all the clinicians and the clinical dental technician. Lisa is qualified as a dental sedation nurse and you will find her assisting with nervous patients. Lisa is also in charge of decontamination and the ordering of stock. Lisa enjoys working with a brilliant team and interacting with patients making sure we provide a great service. Outside of work Lisa enjoys weekends away in her caravan and camping. Spending time with her family and dog Sherlock.

Miss Rachel Turner
Miss Rachel Turner
Dental Nurse
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 286462

Rachel Qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2019 at Newcastle College. Rachel joined the Bedlingtonshire Dental Practice team in 2016. Rachel is usually found in surgery 3 working with Matt Shaw or Andrew Ratsey on a Friday. Rachel is also qualified in dental radiography. Rachel enjoys working as part of a team and it shows as she is a great team player. Outside of work Rachel likes to spend time with her family and boyfriend, she loves a long walk. Rachel also works in a café on a Saturday.

Miss Natalie Scott Cape
Dental Nurse
Country of issue: United Kingdom
GDC registration number: 262534


Miss Sally Huddleston
Trainee Dental Nurse