John Simpson

John Simpson

Dentist

John Simpson

I graduated from Newcastle University in 1987 and after much travelling around the world with jobs lined up in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore decided that Newcastle was to be our home and settled with Gill here on Osborne Road in Jesmond to establish Simpson and Nisbet Dental Centre.
We have now been here over 20 years but still feel like we are settling in! I have a keen interest in dental implants (getting referrals from outside dental practitioners) having been involved with extensive postgraduate training at the University of Sheffield.  I also enjoy all aspects of cosmetic work, sedation and facial aesthetic work.
Being a family man with a brood of three, the little spare time I have left is spent on Ashtanga yoga (not for the faint-hearted!), tennis and planning our next global trip.

Gillian Nisbet

Gillian Nisbet

Dentist

Gillian Nisbet

Being the other half of the Simpson and Nisbet name I have particularly enjoyed watching our Dental Centre grow to the modern and highly respected practice that it is today.  I am excited by the great plans we have for progressing the Dental Centre for the benefit of our patients including the introduction of the new role of Patient Care Co-ordinator, being on Facebook and Twitter and the new look interactive website.
I feel that all these new touches along with great dentistry will further cement our reputation as a leading centre of dentistry in the North East.  My enjoy all aspects of general dentistry but I get particular satisfaction in creating beautiful smiles!
When not busy with anything dental I am at home running around after three dependant offspring or running after a tennis ball on the court. I have recently taken up Ashtanga yoga and am proud of the fact that I can perform headstands!

David Edwardson

David Edwardson

Dentist

David Edwardson

I am the newest dentist to the practice having started here in August 2015.

I qualified from Newcastle Dental School in 2003, following graduation I worked as a house officer at the dental school and in general dental practice.

I have always taken a positive approach to post-graduate learning and in 2005 I became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.  In 2008 I attained my Diploma in Conscious Sedation and in 2010 my Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and in 2013 a Certificate in Dental Implantology from Newcastle Dental Hospital.

I enjoy all aspects of my job especially working with the great team here at Simpson and Nisbet Dental Centre.  Outside of work my time in monopolised by two wonderful young kids and my wife Anna.  Any occasional spare time I play squash and enjoy playing the trumpet with the New Tyneside Orchestra.

Analisa Atkinson

Analisa Atkinson

Dental Hygienist

Analisa Atkinson

I am Analisa, one of the Hygiene Therapists at Simpson and Nisbet.

I qualified from Newcastle University in December 2010 and started my career here in April 2011.  I love working as part of our friendly, caring, professional team.

Previous to studying at Newcastle University, I was a dental nurse so I have been working within the dental world for 10 years and enjoy every bit of my job.  I am happily married to Neil and outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising with friends.

Michelle Hope

Michelle Hope

Dental Hygienist

Michelle Hope

Hi, I ‘m Michelle, I’m a registered Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist having qualified from Newcastle University in 2008.

I began working for Simpson and Nisbet in 2005, previously in the role of Dental Nurse.  During my career as a hygiene therapist, I have undertaken roles within both private and NHS practices treating a range of patients and have an interest in education.  I have previous involvement with postgraduate education for hygienists and therapists and currently, undergraduate teaching plays heavily with my routine.

I have a range of hobbies besides oral hygiene.  I am obsessed with classic cars in particular class minis and I enjoy spending time with my partner at car shows, also I enjoy knitting and crochet.

Faye Fraser

Faye Fraser

Dental Hygienist

Faye Fraser

Hello, I’m Faye, I’m one of the Dental Hygienists here and have been for over 22 years.

Those of you may remember me as I began my career working with John as his nurse, over 12 years ago.  I have also spent over ten years working at Newcastle Dental Hospital as a tutor for hygiene therapy students, which I fully enjoyed.

My home life is equally as busy as I have three feral children and three wild dogs to run around after, all alone I may add as my partner leaves me for six months of the year to travel seas as he is in the merchant navy.

Ann Campbell

Ann Campbell

Dental Hygienist

Ann Campbell

Hi I’m Ann and I have been at Dental Hygienist here at Simpson and Nisbet since 1999, so I am well known to many patients.

I qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1992 and started my early years in the Royal Navy, where I worked in the Dental Branch until I left in 1999.

I love my job, I work as part of a great team, meeting and speaking to the many patients here.  When I am not at work, I am busy looking after my family.  I am married to Simon and have two young boys, I enjoy socialising and going to the gym.

Rebecca Renforth

Rebecca Renforth

Practice Manager

Rebecca Renforth

Hi, I’m Rebecca, most people call me Rebs and I’m the Practice Manager at Simpson and Nisbet Dental Centre.  Since joining the practice in April 2009, I have covered a few job roles from Dental Nurse to Treatment Coordinator to now Practice Manager.  Because of my history working here, I feel I can relate to all staff members and the job role they now find themselves doing as I’ve been there, done that, got the t-shirt so to speak.

My role as Practice Manage can be hard at times as any issues land at my door, but it can also be very rewarding to know that you are leading a team who are happy in their jobs.  I feel that with Natalie, as the longest standing members of staff we set an example for the rest of the team.

As cheesy as it sounds we are like a family, it’s nice to have a comfortable environment to work in as I spend so much time here.  We all especially like to wind up John as he falls for it every time but occasionally he does manage to get his own back!

Natalie Henderson

Natalie Henderson

Senior Dental Nurse

Natalie Henderson

Hi! I’m Natalie also known as Nat. I joined the team in September 2004 and have been here ever since!  As I have been here so long many of the patients are friends and it’s lovely to catch up with them during their visits to our dental centre.

I can be found all over the practice stepping in and out of others shoes!  I may be greeting you at reception or making your treatment run smoothly in the surgery.

During my spare time, I can be found at soft play with my two little ones or running around the park, unless it’s a sunny day then I’ll be in the garden with a glass of prosecco!

Lauren Pickard

Lauren Pickard

Dental Nurse

Lauren Pickard

Hi, my name is Lauren and I’m one of the Dental Nurses here at the practice.  I’ve worked here for a couple of years now and thoroughly enjoy it. I  gained my Dental Nursing Diploma whilst working here and since starting without a dental background I feel I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge.  You will usually find me working alongside Gill, however, I can step into other roles in the practice so I may possibly be on reception too.

In the future, i hope to gain more advanced qualifications in Implants, Sedation and Oral Health to further my career.

In my spare time, I enjoy socialising with friends, shopping like a typical woman and trying to stick to going to gym classes!

Samantha Bartley

Samantha Bartley

Dental Nurse

Samantha Bartley

Hi, my name is Samantha, but you will here most people calling me Sam. I joined Simpson and Nisbet in 2016 after completing my training at the Newcastle Dental Hospital. You will usually find me in surgery with Ed or Ann the Hygienist.

Outside of work I enjoy socialising with friends and family. I love shopping and particularly enjoy jogging across the town moor as its nice and peaceful.  I also try and get involved in as many charity runs as I can, my most recent one was The Big Fun Run and the charity I ran for was The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society supporting my Grandma who I spend a lot of time with shopping and baking at weekends.  I enjoy travelling and seeing new places, particularly girly weekends away with my friends which usually consists of plenty shopping and eating out!  I have a large family so we usually have family summer holidays away somewhere nice and hot!

Danielle Aynsley

Danielle Aynsley

Dental Nurse

Danielle Aynsley

Hi, my name is Danielle,

I joined the team at Simpson and Nisbet in August 2016 and I am studying towards my dental nursing qualification.  I love being a part of the team and you will normally find me working in the surgery with John or one of the Hygienists.

Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym and outdoor activities with my dog.  I also love to travel, my current favourite destination being Sydney Australia.

So, think you have the qualities we look for and interested in joining our team?

we’re always on the lookout for exceptional people. If you would like to be considered for any future career opportunities which arise then please send your up to date CV and a cover letter to Rebecca Loadman at the address on our contact page – we would love to hear from you!