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 20 years and 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!

Louise Smith
Business Manager

Louise joined Kingsgate Dental in October 2018 abd has over 20 years of experience in Business, Management and Organisation. She is responsible for everything behind the scenes, our compliance, every day running of the practice and team management.

Neve Simms
Dental Nurse

Neve is a newly qualified Dental nurse who enjoys working with David and the Hygienists, helping to educate our patients on the importance of good oral health

Katie Freeman
Dental Nurse

Katie joined Kingsgate in January 2019. She comes with 10 years experience of dental nursing. She is currently looking forward to the birth of her new child.

Natalie Cummins

Natalie qualified as a Dental Therapist & Hygienist at Liverpool University in 2010 having previously worked as a dental nurse for 3 years. Her aim is to maintain and improve the standard of oral hygiene treating and preventing gum disease by teaching patients about the importance of looking after their teeth and gums at home. Natalie is optimistic that by assisting patients in the use of toothbrushes and interdental aids they will have a happier healthier mouth.

Ellie Pereira
Dental Nurse

Ellie joined Kingsgate Dental in September 2015 as a trainee dental nurse and has progressed her career to be a valuable member of the team. Ellie enjoys working with David on implant surgery and working with children in the local community to emphasise the importance of oral health.

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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