Our Team

Matthew Gill

Matthew Gill graduated with BDS from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1993 winning the Coltman prize for advanced restorative care. He is a founding partner of Cleadon Village Dental Practice and works part time at Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust providing advanced restorative reconstruction for patients following treatment for oral cancer.

Laura Kate Allan

Laura graduated from Leeds University with distinction in 2008. She was awarded the prestigious Watsman Prize for her clinical dentistry. Laura has worked in a busy NHS / Private dental practice for the past eleven years, which she has thoroughly enjoyed. Laura completed her UCLAN teaching qualification in 2012.

Rob Banks

Rob graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1992 and Newcastle Medical School in 1999. Rob became a Maxillofacial Consultant in 2009 in Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, specializing oral and Maxillo facial surgery with interests in orthognathic surgery, sialendoscopy, TMJ surgery, oral surgery and implant rehabilitation.

Ajay Wilson

Mr Wilson is a Consultant Oral and maxillofacial surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital, Nuffield health Hospital Newcastle upon Tyne and Tees valley hospital - Ramsay health care Middlesbrough.

Dave Brown

Dave Brown graduated with BDS from Newcastle upon Tyne 2002 and has been working as an associate in both NHS and 16 years in private practice, where he has enjoyed working to achieve the results that patients have requested to a high ethical and predictable standard.

Tracy Pascoe

Tracy graduated with Merit as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from Newcastle University in 2010 gaining RDH/RDT. She has thoroughly enjoyed working within busy NHS/private practices for the past 10 years.

Kelly Kennedy

Kelly graduated from Newcastle School of Dental Hygiene in 2006 gaining her Dip Dent Hyg and since graduating she has worked in a busy NHS/Private Practice for the past 14 years and started at Cleadon Village Dental Practice in 2019.

Sam Cockburn

I graduated with BDS from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2012. After working as a foundation dentist in Leeds, I returned home to the north east where I have  since enjoyed working in a busy NHS/private dental practice for the last eight years. I am a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and gained my anti-wrinkle facial aesthetics qualification at the London School of Facial Aesthetics.

Antony Kay

Antony qualified from Newcastle University in 2004. In 2010 he completed a prestigious 16-month implant training course at the Newcastle Dental Hospital and has been successfully placing dental implants since. In 2020, to complement his implant training, he completed an MSc in Endodontics thus allowing him to draw upon a wealth of experience to assess if a tooth can be restored via endodontics or better removed and replaced with a dental implant.

Rory Shiells

Rory Shiells graduated from Newcastle University with a merit in clinical dentistry in 2019. He completed his SAAD sedation training in London and is currently training in Maxillofacial surgery at Sunderland Royal Hospital. Rory works part time here at Cleadon, providing private dentistry. He has particular interests in oral surgery, restorative dentistry and working with nervous patients.

Keith McClean

Keith has worked in South Shields over the last 21 years providing the highest quality of dentistry and gained a particular interest in sedation, restorative dentistry and implantology. He prides himself on trying to provide the best treatment for his patients. Outside dentistry, Keith is married to Anna and they have 3 wonderful children to keep them busy.