Alma Dental Team

Practice profile &
dental team

Alma Dental Team

Andrew Leys dentist, Alma Dental Practice North Shields

Dr. Andrew Leys

BDS, DGDP RCS, DipRestDent RCS.Eng

Andrew joined Alma Dental in 1999 becoming Principal Dentist in 2002, and since then has made many improvements to the practice, with the aim of continuing it’s long history of providing personalised, high quality dental care to our patients.

Andrew is a member of The British Endodontic Society and the International Team of Implantology. His special interests are in root canal treatments (endodontics), restorative dentistry and restoring dental implants.

A keen runner (has competed in several marathons) Andrew also manages to fit in cycling, yoga and cooking with his children, “time management” is his middle name!

Qualified at Dundee University in 1989

Diploma in General Dental Practice (London) 1997.

Manchester University – Advanced Restorative course 1999.

Newcastle University – Recognised as a trainer of newly qualified dentists 2000.

Diploma in Restorative Dentistry (Manchester University) 2008.

Honorary Clinical lecturer at Newcastle Dental School. Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry.


Dr Liselle Murphy – GDC number: 85811


Liselle joined the Alma Dental team in December 2013 bringing a wealth of knowledge and skills to the practice.

After qualifying from the University of Newcastle in 2005, Liselle worked as a community paediatric dental officer as well as in general practice; enabling her to develop an array of skills including treating very nervous patients.

Liselle has continued to acquire further qualifications and completed advanced restorative courses in several areas of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry and implant restoration.

She is always keen to learn new skills and is a lover of outdoor pursuits.  Liselle enjoys running, cycling, rock climbing, surfing and snowboarding to name just a few!

BDS University of Newcastle 2005

MJDF Royal College of Surgeons of England 2010

Tipton Training Dental Academy – Advanced Restorative Course 2011

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Dr Lindsay Kirk

General Dental Council registration number: 63739

Lindsay qualified from Leeds University in 1988.

After a hospital based oral surgery job in Nottingham she moved into General Dental Practice and subsequently up to the North East with her husband. She has remained dedicated to providing good quality dental treatment to all her patients.

Lindsay also works at Newcastle Dental hospital as a speciality doctor and clinical trainer for the dental students in the Child Dental Health department.

She provides all aspects of dentistry and particularly enjoys treating children aiming to provide a caring and protective environment for her patients having developed skills and techniques to treat dental anxiety at all ages as well as keeping up to date with the latest restorative techniques.

Outside dentistry Lindsay is married with two grown up children now studying at university. She has just discovered Pilates and also enjoys cake decorating, cooking, skiing and walking (nothing too strenuous!)

Meet the
dentists & dental
care support

Amanda Wiliamson, Alma Dental Practice North Shields

Amanda Whyatt

Practice Manager

Linda Mason, Alma Dental Practice North Shields

Linda Mason


Alma Dental Practice North Shields

Donna Dorritt

Dental Hygeinist

Thomas Keight, Alma Dental Practice North Shields

Thomas Keight

Dental Therapist

Karen Winn, Alma Dental Practice North Shields

Deborah Mason

Dental Nurse

Deborah Mason, Alma Dental Practice North Shields

Karen Winn

Dental Nurse