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Our Team.

Introducing the Alma Team.

At Alma Dental our team we are committed to providing unparalled care, in a modern, comfortable environment where we can help you to achieve dental health which lasts a lifetime.

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Roshan Singh

Owner and Principal Dentist

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Roshan attended Newcastle University, and since graduating in 2010 has continued to develop his clinical skills. Studying towards additional qualifications, pursuing special interests in Orthodontics, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, he excels in perfecting natural smiles.

With a strong understanding of patient needs and a vision for his own practice, Roshan became principal and co-owner at Alma in 2020. A welcome return to the area he grew up, having attending Christ Church First School and Tynemouth College only streets away! 

In his spare time he enjoys sports, reading and is a technology enthusiast. He likes to explore the great outdoors with his family and dog Maximus.

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David Lamb

Owner and Implant Surgeon

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David graduated from Newcastle in 2010, going on to pursue a special interest in Implantology and own a practice in Durham.

David has extensive experience as a practice owner, placing implants, and is a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons

After meeting Roshan at the entry interview to Dental School, the two have been close friends since.

As a co-owner at Alma, he has a keen interest in technology and modern dentistry, and works closely to implement new advances to Alma's well established practices.

David loves spending time with his wife Katy and 2 children. David enjoys: Science, Dinosaurs, and weird & wonderful facts. 

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Amanda Whyatt

Practice Manager

Amanda joined Alma in 2000 as a dental nurse, progressing to senior dental nurse and then becoming our Practice Manager. She has been ensuring the smooth running of the practice since 2007.  She is a people person and enjoys building connections with both staff and patients. Amanda is also very family orientated, so, in her spare time she loves having quality time with her family & 2 children. Their favourite memories are from weekends away and cooking/ baking together.  

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Tanya Vyland

Associate Dentist

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Tanya qualified in dental surgery in 2014 and has been a part of team since August 2020. Her patients have described her as “Calm” “Gentle” and “Lovely”.  She has special interests in general dentistry, orthodontics, and most recently: Invisalign. She takes pride in putting nervous patients at ease and she enjoys building relationships with patients when improving their smiles. In her spare time, she enjoys walks with her dog – Koda. She also loves to go shopping and socialise with friends.  

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Deborah Smith

Associate Dentist

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Deborah is originally from Northern Ireland and graduated from Newcastle University in 2010.  

She enjoys all aspects of dentistry particularly treating children and minimally invasive restorative dentistry. Her aim is to put patients at ease in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Since joining the Alma team in August 2022, she has had such amazing feedback from patients. 

Outside of her role as a dentist, Deborah is a keen cook, and likes to spend time outdoors with her young family. 

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Harry McKenzie

Associate Dentist

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Harry Graduated from Sheffield university in 2016, gaining a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree with honours.  He has worked closely with our clinicians for years at another practice, so is a familiar face to the team! He joined Alma at the beginning of 2023, and to no surprise: his patient feedback has been phenomenal.

Harry enjoys offering orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners, to help individuals achieve confidence in their smile.

Outside of work, he likes to unwind on long dog walks, keeping active playing tennis and five-a-side football, also being a keen supporter of the Toon Army!

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Sasha Brannen

Specialist Orthodontist

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Sasha is a 2014 Newcastle University graduate who joined team in July 2022. She is a GDC registered specialist orthodontist and a member of the faculty of Dental Surgeons. Alongside working in the dental practice, she has a special interest in Maxillofacial surgery and paediatric dental surgery. She has an orthodontic MSC and is training to be a consultant in dental hospital. Outside of work Sasha likes to spend time at her allotment, and also enjoys skiing and cooking.  

Danielle Oliver

Dental Therapist and Hygienist

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Danielle Oliver

Dental Therapist

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Danielle is a 2006 Leeds graduate and has been in dentistry for 22 years. She started off her career as a dental nurse and progressed into a dental therapist, which she has now been for 17 years. Her favourite part of the job is providing patients with confidence and building rapport. She also loves to educate and motivate patients whilst on their oral hygiene journey.

In her spare time, she likes to do yoga and take spin classes. When she can, she loves to go to the lake district for walks. 

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Helen Robson

Reception Lead

Helen has been in this role since March 2022 after spending the last 12 years in the travel industry. She has a distinguished career in a customer service environment and is passionate about ensuring our patients walk away happy having had the best possible experience.

Helen likes long walks with her dog, cold water swimming, keeping active and socialising with family and friends. 

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Ruby Elliott

Receptionist

Ruby is our full-time receptionist, who joined us in November 2022. Her favourite part of the job is meeting new people and making the staff & patients smile. Everyday she aims to be as welcoming and warm as possible for the patients coming into the practice. She is a qualified beautician and enjoys special occasion hair and makeup. 

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Lauren Johnson

Treatment Co-ordinator and Dental Nurse.  GDC 691291

Lauren has been a part of the Alma Dental team since August 2020 but has been working in dentistry since May 2016. Lauren has a bright and bubbly personality, enjoys meeting and building relationships with patients, which is ideal for her role as patient

co-ordinator . She has a keen interest in restorative dentistry especially implants. In her spare time Lauren likes to travel with her husband, go to the theatre and sing/ play musical instruments.

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Karen Winn

Clinical Lead and Dental Nurse

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Karen has been at the practice for 14 years and has been qualified as a dental nurse for 20 years. Her impeccable organisational skills and knowledge of infection control makes her such an essential part of the Alma Dental team. She always aims to make patients feel listened to and cared for. Her interests are: visiting National Trust properties, sci-fi, astronomy, and she has a love of animals.  

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Carol Keys

Dental Nurse

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Carol joined our practice in 2017 and has extensive experience of dental nursing in both general dentistry and orthodontics. She has a qualification in dental radiography, and has undergone further training in 3-D scanning.  Carol has many and varied interests outside of work, including painting and drawing, drumming, bell ringing, and wildlife watching. 

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Deborah Mason

Dental Nurse

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Deborah joined Alma in 2007, qualifying as a dental nurse in 2010. Her favourite part of the job is being a member of the team and building relationships with patients. Debs has 2 children and a Shih Tzu named Tina. The family likes to go on dog walks on the beach, especially in the summertime. She also likes to play tennis with her oldest son.  

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Alice Davey

Infection Control Assistant

Alice began working at Alma in July 2023 taking on the role of infection control assistant. She enjoys being part of a successful team and working behind the scenes to maintain excellent service for patients. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching dance as well as taking part in classes, dog walks and spending time with her family. ​

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Leigh Durrant

Dental Nurse

Leigh started at Alma in January 2022, and is training to become a dental nurse. She describes the most rewarding part of the job as seeing patients walk out of surgery happy and satisfied with the treatment results and also likes nursing for implant treatments. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, yoga and dance classes, and socialising with friends and family.  

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Dan Liu

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Dan joined us in September of 2022 and is currently training to become a dental nurse. She enjoys nursing in treatment appointments, particularly for Children’s dental health checks. In her spare time she likes to visit coffee shops and go on walks. She also takes pride in house cleaning, looking after her house plants, and watching a good movie. 

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