GDC no 50876
BDS University of Dundee
MFGDP(UK) Royal college of surgeons of England
M.Med.Sci.(implant dentistry) Sheffield University
I went to school in Liverpool and studied dentistry at Dundee University qualifying in 1977. I have been a general dental practitioner since and have been in practice at St Paul’s Square since 1990. I achieved MFGDP (Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners) in 1994. In 1996/7 I attended the well-respected implant course at Sheffield Dental School and followed this with MmedSci (Masters Degree in Medical Science, Implantology) completed in 2003. I have been providing implants for my own patients and those of colleagues who refer to me since 1997 and have placed and restored hundreds of implants.
As well as providing routine dental care I enjoy the challenge of complex cases. Many of these cases involve the use of implants together with crowns, bridges, orthodontics and veneers using the latest ceramics to restore both function and aesthetics. I am qualified to provide treatment for misaligned teeth using the Inman aligner system which is an exciting new option for patients who would like straighter teeth.
Mark began his career in dentistry at Liverpool University. After qualifying he worked in group practices in Parbold and Rainford before joining us at St Paul’s and becoming a Partner in 1990. Mark appreciates that St Paul’s remains principally a family dental practice and that working in a private practice gives him time to spend with patients, ensuring their dental care is his main concern.
Mark has kept up-to-date with current thinking and development within dentistry, completing training in advanced restorative and cosmetic techniques etc. which allows him to offer the latest in modern techniques. He has experience in helping a variety of patients who need either a complex course of treatment or who just want a whiter, brighter smile.
He is a certified provider of Inman Aligners and Clear Aligners which offer a quick and convenient option for adults to straighten their teeth.
Implantology holds a special interest for Mark after completing an implant course at the University of Sheffield. He feels dental implants are a wonderful alternative for replacing missing teeth, due to the fact that they look and feel just like your natural teeth. Further details of this and other treatments are available on this website.
GDC no 65417
BDS University of Glasgow
MFDS Royal college of surgeons of Glasgow
I was brought up in Southport and I am happy to be back working in my home town. I went to university in Glasgow and graduated in 2006. I then continued my training in Glasgow working in general practice, community dentistry and as a house officer at the Southern General Hospital maxillofacial surgery department. In 2010 I achieved the MFDS (Membership of the faculty of Dental Sugeons) at the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow.
I continued with further posts at the Liverpool Dental Hospital working in the surgical and oral medicine departments. Now I am working in general practice I enjoy the holistic approach to my patients' care and the sometimes complex problems that need to be resolved for my patients to get back to good oral health. I have recently completed a year long advanced restorative course provided by the acclaimed restorative dentist Paul Tipton. I am also qualified to provide oorthodontic treatment using the Inman aligner system.
When I'm not at work I love to take my dog for long walks, hit the slopes when I get the opportunity and cooking for friends and family.
I am originally from Formby and now live on the edge of Ormskirk with my husband and 6 pets.I studied in Southport for my A-levels before going to Newcastle upon Tyne to achieve my BDS in dentistry.I later worked in the south of France for a year in a practice near Nice. On returning to England I worked in Crosby for a year and then settled in Churchtown where I have worked most of my career.I am very happy working in Southport and feel very much at home here.I feel I have settled in very quickly to Saint Paul's and I find it a very friendly place to work with a professional atmosphere.
My special interest is in root fillings and I have completed my postgraduate certificate in Endodontology. I am currently studying for the MSc in endodontology with the University of Chester.I am very enthusiastic about root fillings and have invested in the best endodontic equipment and use a microscope.
I am a caring person and enjoy looking after people aiming to provide the best treatment possible. Last year I qualified in acupuncture for dental reasons including relaxation before treatment or jaw and pain issues.
I am artistic and enjoy drawing acrylic pictures of animals, I have no children but have several lovely cats and dogs.My husband and I are keen runners, enjoy keeping fit, doing yoga and walking in the Yorkshire Dales.
My dental career started in London at the Royal Dental Hospital, where I did my Dental Surgery Assistant training. I then moved to Manchester Dental Hospital and qualified there as a Dental Hygienist in 1986. I am passionate about my job and gain great satisfaction from helping my patients to maintain a healthy mouth.
I have a daughter Rosie and outside work I go horse riding when I can, sing in a choir, play tennis and enjoy fell walking.
Having qualified as a Dental Surgery Assistant at Manchester University, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of dental professionals including lecturers and professors at the Dental Hospital and Orthodontists and private dental practitioners in Cheshire. I trained at Liverpool Dental Hospital to become a Hygienist in 1986 and went on to work in a private dental practice in Chorley. In 1998 I expanded my skills further by qualifying as a Dental Therapist, allowing me to carry out a wide range of treatments for both adults and children to enhance care and prevention within the practice. In my spare time I teach pilates, enjoy music, travel and countryside or coastal walking with my husband and dogs.
I am privileged to work with such a fantastic dental team, who help make St Paul’s such a happy, friendly place to work. I have been working within the Practice for more than 25 years in which time my role has been varied, beginning as a dental nurse, then after gaining various qualifications, eventually becoming Practice Manager. Alongside my role as a Practice Manager I also work for Health Education North West: Postgraduate Dentistry, coordinating professional development courses for the dental team throughout the North West area. If this doesn’t keep me busy enough I am also currently studying part time towards a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA).
Nicola Kidd - GDC No 129107
Donna Hastie - GDC No 131325
Linda Mimms - GDC No 129105
Sandra Gibson - GDC No 136852
Heather Barclay - GDC No 129101
Carole Jones - GDC No 129101
Abigail Grainger - GDC No 229425
Abigail Duthie - GDC No 187777
Rebecca Halsall - GDC No 238953
Laura Hewitt - GDC No 131248
Gemma Lightfoot - GDC No 131323