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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.


Dr Richard Howdle
Dr Richard Howdle
Principal Dental Surgeon
BDS
Country of issue: England
GDC registration number: 69356

Richard qualified from Newcastle University in 1993 and joined the practice in 1995, becoming a partner in 1998. He particularly enjoys his cosmetic work with white fillings and tooth coloured restorations. Outside of work he is a keen skiier, hillwalker, cyclist and Dad to his two young boys.

Dr Steve Malcolm
Dr Steve Malcolm
Principal Dental Surgeon
BChD, BSc(Hons)
Country of issue: England
GDC registration number: 68362

Steve qualified from Leeds University in 1992 with degrees in Pathology and Dentistry and joined the practice in 2014 as a partner. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially preventive and Periodontal (gum) work. Outside the surgery his time is taken up with three small children, gardening and some cycling.

Mrs  Bernice Mitchell
Mrs Bernice Mitchell
EDH
GDC registration number: 5428

Bernice has worked in dentistry since leaving school in 1987, initially as a nurse and then as practice manager. She qualified as a hygienist in 1998 and joined the practice in 1999. Outside work she enjoys spending time with her family and has many hobbies including arts, crafts and home cooking.

Miss Carol Punton
Miss Carol Punton
Practice Manager
RDN / Dip OHE
GDC registration number: 134806

Carol qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1987 and gained her Diploma in Oral Health Education in 1989. She joined the practice in 1991 and became practice manager in 1993, a role she now shares with Angela.

Miss  Angela  Brine
Miss Angela Brine
Practice Manager
RDN / Dip OHE
GDC registration number: 137361

Angela qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1988 and gained her Diploma in Oral Health Education in 1989. She joined the practice in 1994 and has been sharing the role of Practice manager with Carol since 1996.

Mrs Sheena Bell
Mrs Sheena Bell
Dental Nurse
RDN / CertRad
GDC registration number: 134738

Sheena qualified and joined the practice in 2001 as Richards nurse. She then did further training at Teeside University to qualify as a Dental Radiographer in 2006.

Miss  Kelly Walton
Miss Kelly Walton
Dental Nurse
RDN / Dip OHE
GDC registration number: 128453

Kelly has been at the practice since 1996 and gained her qualification in dental nursing in 1998. She then qualified as an oral health educator in 1999. She left the practice in 2001 to become an orthodontic nurse, returning in 2006. After further training she is now taking on the role of decontamination lead for our new decontamination suite.

Miss Leanne Brown
Miss Leanne Brown
Dental Nurse
RDN
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 256857

Leanne joined the practice in 2013 and underwent her dental nurse training with us and is now a fully qualified member of the team.

Mrs Angela Ryan
Mrs Angela Ryan
Dental Nurse
RDN
Country of issue: UK
GDC registration number: 155869

Angela qualified as a dental nurse with us in 1995 before moving to Canada with her family for a few years. She thankfully was able to rejoin us on her return.

Ms Jackie Punton
Ms Jackie Punton
Decontamination Nurse

Jackie is our decontamination nurse and runs our decontamination room where all our instruments are cleaned and sterilised for use. (And yes, she's also carols sister!)