Our friendly, considerate team is made up of four dentists, a dental therapist and three dental care professionals. All members of the team are registered with the GDC and are indemnified. Staff training is taken very seriously and continuous professional development is actively encouraged.

Mrs Julie McCartney

Practice Manager

GDC – 126109

Julie, the practice manager, has worked in general practice in various roles including as senior dental nurse, bank nurse and practice manager. Julie also works as a DCP facilitator at the Northern Deanery and has done so for the last 8 years.

Dr Rebecca Thorpe

Principal Dentist

GDC – 103517

Rebecca, the practice principal, qualified from Sheffield University in 2006 whereupon she moved to the Northeast to undergo General Professional Training (GPT) at the Newcastle Dental Hospital. She completed her MFDS examinations in Edinburgh in 2008. Following completion of GPT training, she embarked on a 2 year position as Senior House Officer in Oral Medicine and Sedation at the Dental Hospital. In addition, Rebecca has worked in general practice since 2006. Her interests include restorative dentistry and sedation; working with anxious patients and children. Rebecca has the Core Certificate in Conscious Sedation.

Mr James Thomas

Associate Dentist

GDC – 251303

James joined the practice in November 2016. He is originally from Cardiff but studied and qualified from Newcastle in 2014. He completed his MFDS examinations in Glasgow in 2016. As part of his dental foundation training he worked in the community dental services and has more recently completed a Dental Core Training post, working as an SHO in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough. James enjoys to keep fit and healthy by playing a variety of sports and going to the gym. He plays ultimate frisbee for The Newcastle Brown and has recently taken up golf. James always aims to provide stress and pain free treatment to make attending the dentist a nicer experience. He currently provides a full range of treatments at the clinic and is considering training to provide braces and possibly implants in the future.

Mrs Sophie Cresswell

Dental Therapist

GDC – 185912

Sophie gained the National Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy at Newcastle University in 2009. She has worked in general practice ever since.

Miss Lucy Hough

Dental Nurse

GDC – 250138

Lucy qualified as a dental nurse in 2013 and has worked in general practice ever since. Lucy’s clinical interests include sedation and implant placement.

Miss Rosie Johnston

Associate Dentist

GDC – 271356

Miss Madalina Nueleanu

Associate Dentist

GDC – 247766

Miss Stevie Sanderson

Dental Nurse

GDC – 210492