About us

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Bensham & Sunniside Dental Practices
We are two Dental Practices offering NHS Dental Care and Private treatments in and around Gateshead.

 

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History

Kenny and Gaurav have owned the practices since 2013. Both dentists strongly believe in further education and have obtained many qualifications. They are committed to constantly improving the practice.

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Values

The practice aims to provide high quality dentistry in a setting that is both comfortable and friendly. Everyone is welcome and we offer a full range of NHS and Private treatments.


Meet the team

Our practices are built on reputation and the team is here to make patients feel welcome and comfortable. A visit to the dentist can sometimes make patients nervous but we can reassure patients that we will do everything we can to alleviate any fears. Sometimes all that is needed is a friendly and understanding manner. Our team is very empathetic and will help you to relax.

Every person in our practice is essential to your care so we endeavour to recruit, train and retain the best people. Everyone who joins us understands our expectations and receives regular training and personal development to ensure we all share the same ethos of putting our patients at the heart of everything we do. 

All our dentists and clinical staff work in both our practices and are registered with the General Dental Council - our registration details can be viewed on the GDC website.

 
 
 

Gaurav Jamnadass BDS, MFGDP, DRD, MFDS, Dip Implant, MSc Cosmetic Dentistry
Principal Dentist
GDC: 101471 - View Details on GDC

Biography

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Newcastle University, 2005.
  • Certificate in Implant Dentistry, Warwick University, 2007.
  • Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties, RCS England, 2010.
  • Diploma in Restorative Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire, 2012.
  • Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery,  RCS Edinburgh, 2012.
  • Master of Science in Clinical Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire, 2015.
  • Diploma in Implantology, University of Central Lancashire. 2017.
  • Trained in Facial Aesthetics (Botox and Fillers).
  • Currently completing a Master of Science in Implantology, University of Central Lancashire.

A graduate from Newcastle University in 2005, Gaurav started his career in Washington in a busy NHS practice where he completed his Vocational Training. He continued to work in general dentistry before becoming a Senior House Officer in Maxillofacial Surgery at the General Hospital, Newcastle where he gained experience in surgical and medical management of the head and neck.

Returning to general practice, he has continued to build his skill set with training in Conscious Sedation and Diploma’s for membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Continuing his postgraduate education at the University of Central Lancashire, he has achieved a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry and a Master of Science in Clinical Restorative Cosmetic dentistry. He is currently working towards his Master of Science in Implantology.

He became Principal of Bensham and Sunniside Dental Practices in 2013. Gaurav has an interest in cosmetic dentistry, surgical dentistry and Implantology. 

In his spare time, you'll find him at rock music festivals or anything to do with Star Wars

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Lee Kenny Choo Fun Young BDS, MFDS, MSc Restorative Dentistry, Cert Dental Implants
Principal Dentist
GDC: 83320 - View Details on GDC

Biography

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Newcastle University, 2004.
  • Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, RCS Edinburgh, 2006.
  • Master of Science in Restorative Dentistry, Newcastle University, 2008.
  • Certificate in Implant Dentistry, University of Sheffield, 2007.
  • Trained in Facial Aesthetics (Botox and Fillers).
  • Trained in Invisalign and Six Months Smile systems for cosmetic orthodontics.

A graduate from Newcastle University in 2004, he started his career on the prestigious General Professional Training scheme in Newcastle upon Tyne. He worked alongside the Specialist Staff for all specialities in the Dental Hospital for two years furthering his skills and gained qualifications in Conscious Sedation. He also worked at a British Dental Practice Good Practice Awarded practice in Amble, where he completed his Vocational Training. He also attained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons from the Royal College of Surgeons in this time. 

He then embarked on a two year Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle University, further advancing his skills in Advanced Restorative procedures.  He continued to work in general practice dentistry in Gosforth doing a lot of high end Cosmetic Dentistry and Advanced Restorative procedures. He was also part of the North Tyneside and Northumberland Emergency Dentist rota to enhance his skills in Emergency Dentistry. 

He then decided to take his skills to France for a year to experience dentistry in a different country and to further expand his horizons.

On returning to the UK he continued to work in Gosforth and and took up a post in Sunderland part time where he gained an interest in Implant Dentistry. This has resulted in him embarking upon an ongoing Masters Degree in Implant Dentistry at Sheffield University. He also has an interest in Cosmetic Orthodontics and uses the Invisalign, Six Month Smiles and Quick Straight Teeth systems. He has also gained qualification in the use of Botox and Fillers.

He became Principal of Bensham and Sunniside Dental Practices in 2013.

Kenny has an interest in Cosmetic Orthodontics, Implant Dentistry, Endodontics and Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry.

In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, football and rock guitar.


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Analisa Atkinson
Hygiene Therapist
Qualified 2010
GDC no.135874

 
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Emily Kirby
Dental Nurse
Qualified 2013
GDC no. 248374

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Karley Halliday
Dental Nurse
Qualified 2004
GDC no.163301

 
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Abbie Wilson
Dental Nurse
Qualified 2016
GDC no. 263619

 

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Sarah Anderson
Dental Nurse
Qualified 2011
GDC no. 225733

 

Katy Donnelly
Dental Nurse
Qualified 2010
GDC no: 209371

 
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Carlie Lisle
Trainee Dental Nurse

 Kate Emsley-Martin Hygiene Therapist

Kate Emsley-Martin
Hygiene Therapist
Qualified 2015
GDC 258044

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Nicole Walker
Dental Nurse
Qualified 2017
GDC 273986