At Claypath Dental Practice our team is made up of dedicated professionals who are passionate about dentistry and committed to excellent patient care.
Nina Proctor BDS MSc – 70589 – Principal Dentist – Originally from Bolton, Nina graduated from Newcastle University in 1995. After working as an associate in Bishop Auckland and Hartlepool, she took over as principle dentist at Claypath Dental Practice in 2005. She completed a Masters in Cosmetic Dentistry in 2014 with a Merit. For the past 16 years Nina has worked hard building Claypath Dental Practice into the busy practice it has become today.
Roger Terry BDS – 71706- Dentist – A born and bred Dunelmian, Roger headed south after schooling in Durham to graduate from Bristol University in 1996. Roger has spent the years since graduating working in the North East NHS Community Dental service before moving into NHS and Private practice. He joined our team at Claypath Dental Practice in 2009.
Mehil Patel BDS – 177400 – Dentist – Originally from Surrey, Mehil moved to the North East to study. He graduated from Newcastle University in 2009 and stayed in the North East working in several County Durham based NHS practices, before joining us in 2013. Mehil has recently made the decision to return to education and is studying for a Masters in Restorative Dentistry.
Melissa Finlay BSc Hons Dental Hygiene and Therapy – 245746 – Dental Therapist – Melissa joined our team in 2021. She originally trained as a dental nurse and worked in mixed NHS and private practice for over 7 years, before progressing her career with a return to university and training as a dental therapist. Post graduation she has worked between a busy NHS practice in Darlington and in the community dental service in Co. Durham.
Gail McArthur – BSc Dent Hygiene – 4994 – Dental Hygienist- Gail joined our team in 2021. She has been a qualified hygienest for over 25 years and worked in both NHS and private practices across the north east.
Mark Muldoon BA PGCE – Practice Manager – Mark joined the practice in 2006 as practice manager after a career change from teaching. He completed the UMD Diploma in Dental Practice Management in 2007. He is highly motivated in providing the best care and service to our patients.
Jill Young – 162017 – Clinical Supervisor – Jill joined our team in 2007 as a newly qualified nurse and was promoted to her current role as Clinical Supervisor in 2012. Jill has widely extended her skills and qualifications since joining the practice, focusing her training around her job roles. Jill has passed her Dental Radiology qualification, NVQ Level 3 Team Leadership and management, NVQ Level 3 Customer Service Advisor, NVQ Level 2 Equality and Diversity and NVQ level 2 in Dental Decontamination. She is also the practice Decontamination Lead, in charge of clinical auditing and is one of the Qualified Emergency first aiders.
Lisa Gray – 147259 – Administrative Supervisor – Lisa joined our team in 2009 as a newly qualified nurse and was promoted to her current role as Administrative Supervisor in 2012. Lisa initially split her duties working as both a dental nurse and receptionist, before moving to a full time reception and administrative role in 2012.
Maria Haug – 148844 – Dental Nurse – Maria joined our team in 2015. Maria qualified as a dental nurse in 2008 and worked at a private practice in Lanchester where she had the opportunity to extended her qualifications. Maria has passed her Dental Radiology qualification, Certificate in Oral Heath Education, Nobel Biocare Implant nursing certificate and has extended skills in fluoride application, impression taking and the placement of rubber dam.
Amanda Gibson –131151- Dental Nurse – Amanda joined our team in 2006. she is the longest serving member of the nursing team at the practice. She qualified in 2000 and worked in several NHS dental practices across County Durham. Amanda has passed her Dental Radiology Qualification and works mainly chair side with our principal dentist Nina Proctor assisting in complex cosmetic cases, orthodontics and implants restoration.
Caitlyn Robson – 292256 – Dental Nurse – Caitlyn joined our team when she started her Dental Nursing course at New College Durham in 2018. She completed her course and practical assessments in June 2020 and is now a fully qualified nurse. She is looking forward to extending her skills and knowledge particularly around cosmetic dentistry.
Niamh Watson – Trainee Dental Nurse – Niamh joined our team in January 2021 after leaving school. She is enjoying learning all aspects of the role. She intially started her NVQ course remotely during the pandemic but is now enjoying one day a week at New College Durham.
Chloe Threadgill – Trainee Dental Nurse – Chloe joined our team in Septemeber 2021. She is enjoying learning all aspects of the role and has recently started her NVQ course at New College Durham.
Karen Robson – Receptionist – Karen joined our team in 2015. Karen has worked in dentistry for over 40 years. Starting her training after leaving school, she trained in South Shields on a YTS before moving down south and qualifying in Reading. She returned to her Sand dancing roots returning north and moved from clinical to full time reception duties 20 years ago. She has worked in both NHS and Private practices, extending her skills as one of our Qualified Emergency First aiders.
Megan Abdy – 288746 – Receptionist/Dental Nurse – Megan joined our team in June 2021. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2020. She works on a part-time basis while also at university studying for a degree in Psychology.