Meet the team

At Atkinson 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 Newcastle dental practice team members below.

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Michael Atksinson

Michael Atkinson

DENTIST
BDS (Newcastle) MFGDP
GDC No. 56576

Michael graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1982, where he worked for a year before heading off to Leeds and Liverpool Dental Hospitals. He returned to his native North East in 1985 and took over this practice in 1988. Whilst developing the practice and expanding the dental team, he held a part time teaching post for over ten years at Newcastle Dental Hospital. The move to private dentistry has allowed him to maintain his high standards of dental care, which has allowed him to offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants. He is constantly furthering his knowledge and staying up to date with current dental thinking by attending postgraduate courses and symposiums. He is a keen sportsman and has regularly run the Blaydon and Great North Runs, in addition to competing in team squash. An enthusiastic cyclist, he maintains his green credentials by regularly cycling to work.

Simon Atkinson

Simon Atkinson

DENTIST
BDS (newcastle)
GDC No.56574

Simon qualified from Newcastle Dental School with Michael in 1982 after having done a degree in Biochemistry at Manchester University and joined a family practice in Whitley Bay where he worked until relocating to Jesmond in 2002. He has an interest in preventive dentistry and has lectured throughout England on the subject. He is a keen amateur cook and photographer and has been learning to play drums for the past couple of years as it is safer than buying a motor bike.

Phillip Hannon

Phillip Hannon

DENTIST
BDS (Bristol)
GDC No. 82109

Phillip qualified from Bristol University in 2003,having gained his BDS degree and a special commendation for his endodontic ( Root canal treatment) final exam. He joined the practice back in August 2004, after a year in a practice in Bishop Auckland, and he is thoroughly enjoying his time here. He enjoys all aspects of general practice, but finds crown and bridge work the most satisfying. He enjoys attending courses designed to keep his knowledge up to date, and feels its very important to continue to learn throughout a dental professionals career. He currently lives near Consett in Co. Durham, and despite the harsh winter weather, enjoys living out in the country. He enjoys running, cycling, and going to the gym, socialising and cinema with friends.

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Yvonne Robinson

HYGIENIST
GDC No. 1185

Yvonne Robinson is our other hygienist. She qualified at Manchester Dental Hospital 1975 and she has been with us since 2005 and really enjoys working with the team. Yvonne is a keen dancer competing in national competitions!

Rachel Davison Pm

Rachel Davison

PRACTICE MANAGER

I qualified as a dental nurse in 1996 then qualified in dental radiography in 2001. I have worked in dentistry for over 25 years and managed dental practices for 16 years. I love working with people and all aspects of dentistry. In my spare time I enjoy spending time walking baking and watching rugby with my little boy.

Carol Stevens Dental Nurse

Carol Stevens

DENTAL NURSE
GDC No. 150615

I’ve worked here since 1995, I like talking and meeting people and getting to know our patients. At home i enjoy family time mainly with my partner and daughter. In my spare time i enjoy going to the gym, cooking and holidays.

Jane Tweddle Dental Nurse

Jane Tweddle

DENTAL NURSE
GDC No. 150645

I have been here for 20 years and have one son. I like karate classes and fitness.

Fiona Kerwell Dental Nurse

Fiona Kerswell

DENTAL NURSE
GDC No. 159347

I qualified as a dental nurse in 1988 I enjoy reading walking and cross stitch. I have a now grown up son and a bearded dragon named Draco!

Joanne Budge Dental Nurse

Joanna Budge

DENTAL NURSE
GDC No. 181034

I have been here for 11 years i qualified in 2000. I have a love for shoes and clubbercise.

Rachel Killickap Dental Nurse

Rachel Kilickap

DENTAL NURSE

Nurse I love cooking and spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy the gym and swimming. Outside of work I am a massive animal lover!

April Pearson Dental Nurse

April Pearson

DENTAL NURSE

I like spending time with my friends and love taking my dog Mac for long walks I’ve recently taken up dancing so I’m looking forward to this.

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