Kingsgate Dental Practice originally opened its doors in 1946 and was taken over by its fourth owner in July 2014. All of the team have strong ties with Durham and the University, making us all extremely passionate about the area and the local people. We are proud to carry forward the practice’s personable family ethos that has been prominent throughout its history.

Our Vision

Our aim is to become the dental provider of choice in the local area, recognised for our great customer service and patient experience, entrusted with the oral health of thousands of patients and their families.

Our Values & Ethos

Our promises to you:


Build trusting, lifelong relationships with every single one of our patients.

Be Caring

We will listen to our patients and tailor our care and treatments to individual needs and wants.

Deliver Comfort

We endeavour to create a calm, caring and friendly environment. One you will enjoy visiting time and time again.

Provide Quality

We will continuously strive for clinical excellence by implementing high quality, modern dentistry.

Drive Outcome

We are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Always transparent

We will always be transparent with our pricing before any treatment is agreed.

Our Team

Our Dentist Clinicians

Dr David Lamb

Owner and Principal Dentist


Born and raised in Durham, David is a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons (Edinburgh). David provides a wide range of dental treatments but is increasingly focused on his dental implant work.

Rebecca Thomas

Hygienist & Therapist


Rebecca joined us in August 2015 and had a previous 9 years of experience of working in the dental industry. Rebecca is currently enjoying her maternity leave.

Natalie Cummins

Hygienist & Therapist


Natalie qualified as a Dental Therapist & Hygienist in 2010 having previously worked as a dental nurse. Natalie aims to improve standard of oral hygiene and preventing gum disease.

Harry McKenzie

Associate Dentist


Harry graduated in 2016, gaining a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree with honours. His dental passion is providing teeth straightening treatments, both discreet fixed braces and clear aligners including Invisalign.

Our Dental Nurses & Support

Ellie Pereira

Dental Nurse


Ellie joined us in 2015 and enjoys working with David on implant surgery and radiology. Ellie leads our infection prevention team but in her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies and walking her dog.

Neve Simms

Dental Nurse


Neve fully qualified as a Dental nurse in 2019 and enjoys educating others on the importance of good oral health. Neve enjoys getting to know and supporting others and supports our internal apprenticeship scheme.

Katie Freeman

Dental Nurse


Katie joined us in 2019 with 10 years experience in dental nursing. She enjoys supporting the team with their training and works closely with Ellie on our infection prevention protocols. Katie is currently enjoying her maternity leave.

Michelle Stewart

Dental Nurse & Receptionist


Michelle has been with the practice for over 20 years and is very much considered part of the fabric of the practice. Michelle enjoys spending time with her children, shopping online and trying to get fit!

Louise Smith

Business Manager

Louise joined us in 2018 with over 20 years of experience in Business. She is responsible for our compliance & day to day running of the practice. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter.

Allyson Steele


Allyson joined our team in 2019 after our purchase of Durham Arches Dental Practice and brings over 30 years experience in customer service.

Jorden Short

Trainee Dental Nurse

Jorden has only recently joined the team in 2019. Fresh out of school Jorden is joining our apprenticeship scheme and is thriving on all the new challenges. She enjoys caring for patients and wants to make a difference.