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.

Meet The Team Atkinson

Michael Atksinson

Michael Atkinson

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.

Phillip Hannon

Phillip Hannon

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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Lauren Mullan

BDS (Belfast) 2018, PGDip in Facial Aesthetics
GDC No. 278387

Dr Lauren qualified from Queen's University Belfast in 2018. She loves to get to know her patients and put them at ease during treatment. Lauren has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry including composite bonding and composite veneers. She is a regular attender to restorative dentistry courses, keeping up to date with modern techniques and has added facial aesthetics to portfolio of treatments available.

Dr Lauren is completing the Post Graduate Level 7 Diploma in Medical Aesthetics. This allows her to provide facial rejuvenation to the highest standard through antiwrinkle treatment, hyaluronic acid fillers and medical grade skincare, using safe techniques and premium products only. Lauren loves the diversity of providing dental care alongside aesthetics and how they are so closely linked.

Outside of work, Lauren likes to explore our lovely coast and countryside, socialise with friends, and take regular trips to visit her family in Ireland.

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Rachel Davison


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.


Adam Irving

GDC No. 264887

Adam qualified from Newcastle University in 2016, having obtained a BSc in biomedical sciences followed by his BDS degree.

Adam has so far enjoyed gaining experience in a broad range of dental settings from general practice as well as time as a prison dentist. He enjoys the variety of dental treatments general practice provides, but has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry. Specifically he is a registered quick straight teeth and Invisalign provider.

He enjoys attending courses designed to keep his knowledge up to date, and feels motivated to continue to develop throughout a dental professionals career. He enjoys running, cycling, and going to the cinema. Adam’s big passion is Newcastle United

Karla Stewart

Karla Stewart


BDS (Newcastle) 2003

GDC: 81873

Karla graduated from Newcastle University in 2003. Karla enjoys practice life and finds treating anxious patients and restoring people’s confidence in their smiles the most rewarding aspects of her job. This is what made her become qualified in providing short term orthodontics. She can straighten teeth with both the ‘Quick Straight Teeth’ and ‘Invisalign’ systems.

In addition to general dentistry, Karla also enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with other dentists. Since becoming a Northern Deanery approved trainer and has mentored two overseas dentists. Karla was also a clinical support manager, this involved supporting over 40 dentists and practices across the North East.

Carol Stevens Dental Nurse

Carol Stevens

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.

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Samantha Bartley


GDC No. 270124

Samantha loves looking after our patients, spending time with her son and socialising with friends.

Abbie Pic Atkinson

Abbie Henry

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016
GDC No. 263811

Todor Hristov

Todor Hristov

GDC No. 175802

Rachael Marshall


Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016

GDC No. 268200

Fiona Kerwell Dental Nurse

Fiona Kerswell

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!

Aimee Devitt


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