OUR TEAM

Our team at Smile@Westpark are welcoming and friendly. We strive to satisfy your every need, and will work with you to create an individually tailored care plan, that will enhance your natural smile and maintain a healthy smile.

Dr. Diane Riley
BDS & Practice Principle

GDC Registration No. 56629

Diane has 30 years experience in general dental practice, with 18 of those years spent as a private practitioner. She also spent some time alongside her general dentistry mentoring newly qualified dentists as a vocational trainer with Newcastle University. Under her leadership Smile@Westpark has been excel accredited for the last 10 years.

“At Smile@Westpark we take a holistic approach to dentistry, always ensuring we make time to listen to our patients needs and any worries that they may have. My team and I take a strong preventative approach to our dentistry; we believe in preventing problems from occurring as opposed to solely treating them once they do. We ensure we have enough time with all of our patients, so that they each receive exactly the type of service they require.”

Dr. Charlotte Morton
BDS

GDC Registration No. 81547

Charlotte also graduated her study of Dentistry from Newcastle University, in 2002, and has lived in the North East all of her life. She has a great range of dental experience and is also expanding her practice to include cosmetic treatments such as fillers. She is a delight, has a friendly chair-side manner and loves taking time to chat to and get to know her patients.

Personally Charlotte is a fitness fanatic and has a passion for all things outdoors. She also regularly volunteers at an animal shelter.

Pam Hemingway
Dental Hygienist

GDC Registration No. 1941

After qualifying as a Dental Nurse Pam went on to study to become a Dental Hygienist. She has been an integral part of the Smile@Westpark team for over 18 years.

“It’s great working at Smile@Westpark, the team have become a second family to me and I love that I get to see the patients regularly throughout the year to ensure that they are keeping healthy and so that we can catch up with each other! What I do is key to the preventative approach that we take at the practice, an it is an approach that I support 100%.”

Kathryn Brown
Practice Manager & Dental Nurse​

GDC Registration No. 158308

After receiving her National Certificate of Dental Nursing and working at the practice as a nurse for 14 years Kathryn decided to further her studies, doing a Foundation degree in Business Management. Since then she has worked at Smile@Westpark as the Practice Manager, focusing on patient liaison and the management of day-to-day administrational tasks. She also works with the Dentists to create the personalised care plans for each patient.

“I really enjoy working with our patients on a one to one basis, getting to know them and working alongside Diane and Charlotte to develop individually tailored care plans for each of them. I find my experience as a Dental Nurse particularly valuable, as it means I can provide patients with valuable, informed advice.”

Shelley Griffiths
Senior Dental Nurse & Oral Health Educator

GDC Registration No. 157481

Shelley qualified as a Dental Nurse over 18 years ago and has been working as a major part of our team at Smile@Westpark since then. Alongside her Dental Nursing qualifications she also trained for her Certificate in Oral Health Education, as well as her Certificate in Dental Radiography.

“I work alongside Diane, Charlotte and Pam, as well as with my own patients for Oral Health Education sessions and wherever any radiography is required. I enjoy working with all of the team, and to see how they all of course differ in their personal approach, but share the same caring, supportive mentality with all of their patients. I also really enjoy working with the younger patients during the Oral Health Education sessions, it’s so important for our patients to learn how they can look after their teeth early on (and there is nothing like seeing the smile on a child’s face when you give them a sticker!).

Haidee O’Connor
Dental Nurse

GDC Registration No. 260498

Zoe Raine
Dental Nurse

GDC Registration No. 267962