Kingsgate Dental Practice

Our Practice & Team

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.

Dr David Lamb
BDS Ncl, MFDS RCS Ed.GDC: 192277
Owner and Dentist

Born and raised in Durham, David grew up in the local village of Sacriston. A big believer in lifelong learning, David has continued his professional development whilst working in practice, determined to collect more letters against his name! He is a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons and is also qualified to train and supervise graduate dentists. Currently, he is undertaking an extended implant course, learning from some of the best implant specialists in the profession. David is married to Katy and they live with their ``Heinz 57`` dog named Socks.

Rebecca Thomas
BSc, GDC: 148050
Dental Therapist & Hygienist

Rebecca joined Kingsgate Dental in August 2015 and has over 9 years of experience of working in the dental industry. Rebecca worked her way up to a senior dental nurse position before going to University and retraining as a Dental Therapist & Hygienist. In July 2014 she spent 3 weeks in Tanzania volunteering in a school and an orphanage, educating the children on the importance of good oral health. An incredibly challenging but also very rewarding experience, Rebecca hopes to do more volunteering abroad in disadvantaged communities in the future.

Michelle Stewart

Dental Nurse & Receptionist


Michelle has been with the practice for over 15 years and like Christine she is very much considered as part of the fabric of the practice. Michelle and her partner Keith have two young children, Daisy and Kasper. When time permits, Michelle enjoys spending time with her children, shopping online and trying to get fit!

Christine Peart
Dental Nurse

Christine is the longest serving member of the practice and some of our patients would say she is the face and voice of Kingsgate Dental. Having worked in the practice for over 20 years she has an immense amount of experience under her belt and has built the trusting, lifelong relationships at the heart of our practice ethos.

Christine is married to Malcolm and they have two grown up children. Quite partial to shopping, Christine is an expert at timing efficient and productive shopping trips over lunch breaks!

Dee Dyer
Dental Nurse & Receptionist

Dee qualified as a dental nurse in early 2013 and started working at Kingsgate Dental while covering Michelle's maternity leave. She went back to University in September 2014 and ultimately aims to become a dentist.

Dee now works at the practice part time, helping to cover holidays and out of hours sessions. This allows her to gain further professional experience whilst softening the blow of having to stick to a student budget!

Naomi Niedenthal
Trainee Dental Nurse & Receptionist

Naomi joined Kingsgate Dental in October 2014 and is currently studying for her Level 3 advanced apprenticeship in Dental Nursing. A promising young learner, she is already making great contributions to practice in delivering high quality care to our patients. Once she has completed her Dental Nurse Training she hopes to advance her skills further by becoming a Dental Therapist.

Natalie Brien
Trainee Dental Nurse & Receptionist

Natalie joined the practice in September 2015

Ellie Pereira
Trainee Dental Nurse & Receptionist

Ellie joined Kingsgate Dental in September 2015

Katy Lamb
Owner and General Helper

Katy is David’s better half and she has been given the job role of “General Helper”. As a Durham Physics graduate and a corporate financier by trade, she doesn't really understand much about teeth. Her contribution is mainly in the background, helping David run the administrative side of the business. You can sometimes spot her making occasional appearances at the practice for emergency reception cover!

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