Meet the team

At Simpson & Nisbet Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.

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John Simpson

Dentist
GDC No. 62313

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 & Implant Clinic.

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

Dentist
GDC No. 62307

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

Dentist
GDC No. 81844

I started at Simpson & Nisbet 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

Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 135874

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

Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 171061

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

Dental Hygienist
GDC No.6693

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

Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 4550

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

Practice Manager
GDC No. 161627

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 Manager 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

Senior Dental Nurse
GDC No. 110285

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!

Samantha Bartley

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 240124

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

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 277058

Hi I’m Danielle, I’m a Dental Nurse here at the practice. I started at Simpson and Nisbet back in August 2016 as a trainee Dental nurse. In the time I’ve been here I have gained my Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing and a lot of experience and knowledge, I'm always learning. You’ll usually find me working in surgery alongside John.

Outside of work I try to go to gym and do spin classes as much as I can. I also enjoy travelling and seeing lots of new places. My current favourite is Brisbane Australia.

Bethany McLean

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 281277

Hi! I'm Bethany but everybody calls me Beth. I joined our lovely practice in Janurary 2018 and completed my dental nursing qualification in October 2018. You will typically see me working on a Saturday but you may also see me working other days when I am required to help out, due to studying at University.

Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym and Irish dancing, which I have done for 15 years and competed world wide.

Donna Breen

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 112887

Hi I am Donna. I have worked at Simpson and Nisbet since January 2018. I have been qualified as a dental nurse since 2007. I currently work part time primarily as Gill and Faye's nurse.

I spend the rest of the time chasing my 3 year old daughter around - I come to work for a rest as well as to be  apart of this amazing team!

Louise Robson

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 269244

Hi, I’m Louise, I qualified in 2015 and started at the Simpson and Nisbet in 2016. I work part time at the practice and love being part of such a great team. Outside of work I like to travel and spend quality time with my family.

Amy

Trainee Dental Nurse

Hi, I’m Amy. I joined the practice in April 2019 as a trainee dental nurse. I am looking forward to gaining my qualification to further my career in the dental industry. Outside of work I enjoy socialising with my friends and exploring new places.

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