Our Team

There are 5 dentists who work at our practice. All the dental team participate in Clinical audit, Peer Review, Clinical Governance and continuing postgraduate dental training. We all complete, and normally far exceed, the statutory 50 hours of Dental Postgraduate training every year and travel far and wide to increase our knowledge on the latest techniques in dentistry. We are also registered with the General Dental Council for continuing professional development.

Gairn Reid BDS MJDF RCS

Gairn Reid BDS MJDF RCS GDC Number 70591

Gairn grew up in Edinburgh and qualified from Newcastle University in 1995. After graduation he worked in a variety of general dental practices across the North East before joining the practice in 2000 as an associate, and then becoming the owner and…

Gairn grew up in Edinburgh and qualified from Newcastle University in 1995. After graduation he worked in a variety of general dental practices across the North East before joining the practice in 2000 as an associate, and then becoming the owner and principal dentist in 2004.

In 2005 he successfully passed a series of post graduate examinations to become a member of the Joint Dental Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons. He has recently completed a 12 month course in restorative cosmetic dentistry which consisted of over 65 hours of postgraduate training.

Gairn continues to further his skills and knowledge by attending post graduate courses across the country. His latest achievement was to become an accredited Inman aligner provider. This allows him to provide treatment which straightens crowded adult teeth taking as little as 6-12 weeks.

Gairn carries out the majority of the cosmetic treatment at Reid Family Dental Practice, including tooth whitening, implants, bridges, crowns and veneers. He enjoys providing all aspects of dental treatment to all family members.

Gairn owns the practice in partnership with his wife Claire, one of our other dentists. They have 3 girls, who go to school locally. Gairn is a keen cyclist and tri-athlete who enjoys spending time outdoors.

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Claire Reid BDS (Hons) Dip Con Sed

Claire Reid BDS (Hons) Dip Con Sed GDC Number 71848

Claire grew up in the North West and qualified from Newcastle University in 1996 with honours. After graduating she worked in a variety of general dental practices across the North East before joining the practice in 2003, and then becoming the joint…

Claire grew up in the North West and qualified from Newcastle University in 1996 with honours. After graduating she worked in a variety of general dental practices across the North East before joining the practice in 2003, and then becoming the joint owner of Reid Family Dental Practice in 2004.

Claire has also worked part time at Newcastle Dental Hospital since 1997, treating both children and adults who are nervous of any aspect of dental treatment. Claire gained her Diploma in Conscious sedation in 1999 and was awarded the title outstanding student of the year. Claire has taught both student and qualified dentists in all aspects of dental sedation. This role has allowed Claire to be extremely popular with our more anxious patients.

Claire is currently a dental tutor, lecturer and an examiner for dentists from across the country sitting the Diploma in Conscious Sedation.

Claire owns the practice in partnership with her husband Gairn, our principal dentist. They have 3 girls, who go to school locally. Claire is a keen cyclist and enjoys keeping fit at a local gym.

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Philip Westwick BDS GDC Number 210040

Phil grew up in the North East and qualified from Newcastle Dental School in 2011. Since graduating, he has worked in various practices across the North East of England, and continues to further his skills and knowledge by enrolling in a year long restorative course with the Academy of Clinical Excellence.

phil also has a position as a clinical lecturer at Newcastle Dental Hospital where he teaches dental students on the restorative department.

Phil enjoys providing long-term dental care for his patients, in a professional and friendly environment.

 

Kathryn McKay BDS GDC Number 60037

Kathryn qualified from Edinburgh University in 1985 and since graduating has worked in a variety of general practices throughout the north east of England.

She keeps up to date with developments in dentistry by attending numerous postgraduate training courses.

Kathryn enjoys providing long term dental care for her patients at Reid Family Dental Practice where she has worked for over 15 years.

Katie Durham BDS GDC Number 81964

Katie graduated from Glasgow University in 2003. She commenced her career in Edinburgh and then moved to North Yorkshire where she worked between two practices for four years. Katie joined Reid Family Dental Practice in 2009. She has a young family and presently works part time.

Katie continues to further her knowledge by completing relevant courses. She enjoys providing all aspects of general dentistry in a professional and friendly environment.


Dawn Hopper
Practice Manager
GDC Number 111446

Niamh Mcnichol
Registered Dental Nurse
GDC Number 277013

Loren Parks
Registered Dental Nurse
GDC Number 256385

Julie Price
Dental Hygienist
GDC Number 5441

Caroline Short
Dental Hygienist
GDC Number 180272

Ana Tavares
Registered dental nurse
GDC Number 260689