All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".
James Robson qualified from Newcastle University in 1998 and spent six years working in NHS general dental practice on Teesside. This was followed by a similar period in private practice in York, before purchasing this practice in 2010.
James also enjoys teaching dentists, hygienists and therapists or writing for the dental or local press. He is most passionate about tooth coloured fillings and gum health and the links to general health and wellbeing.
Apart from dentistry, James enjoys family life, nature watching and photography, especially birds. Maybe you have seen him at RSPB Saltholme?
James is an exceptionally enthusiastic dentist who produces remarkable tooth coloured restorations, and although not one to promote himself he regularly lectures in different countries on this very subject.
Kirsten Bridgman qualified from Newcastle University in 1997 and also practises dentistry in Guisborough. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, but has a particular emphasis on preventative measures. Kirsten completed her Diploma in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2003.
Kirsten also enjoys the outdoors, whether it be walking, rambling, gardening or spending time with the family.
Claire qualified at Newcastle Dental Hospital in 1998 and spent many years working in the oral surgery and orthodontic departments in local general hospitals in the Teesside area. She also worked in Newcastle Dental Hospital doing research within the restorative department.
She has gained PGCE which enables her to teach which she has done in Durham College assisting with the training of dental nurses and those gaining the diploma in oral health education.
I graduated from Teesside University in June 2018 as a Dental Hygienist/ Therapist, gaining a first class degree with honours after studying at Teesside University for 3 years. I have two children, who keep me busy. I’m a bit of a foodie and in my spare time, I like to dine out and have been to many Michelin star restaurants. I have a holistic approach towards treating my patients and always ensure they have a positive experience throughout their dental journey. I try to put my patients at ease and especially enjoy helping nervous patients achieve their dental goals.
I started my dental nursing career in 1980, after a few adventures I returned to the profession in 2008 and qualified as a dental nurse at this practice in 2010. I decided to broaden my horizons and became a trainer/assessor at Shape Training which I enjoyed for almost 4 years returning to Identity Dental Care in 2014. I guess I just couldn't stay away, its great being back with the team again!
I qualified as a Dental Nurse in September 2014 and have been part of the team at Identity since April 2013. I enjoy working at Identity Dental Care as it has a great team spirit and we all support each other in and out of work as we have a great relationship. At Identity we have a passionate nursing team working hard to ensure patients have a fantastic experience at every visit. Outside of work I enjoy eating out, nights in watching cooking shows with the family, a good trip/holiday away and like most girls shopping for shoes!
I have worked as a Dental Nurse since leaving school in 1976; I came to this practice in 1999 and have seen many changes over the years. James took over the practice in 2010 and has transformed the practice to include many new facilities including a new sterilisation suite, which is my domain.
I am very attentive towards patients, having a very familiar friendly face allows the patients to feel relaxed and enjoy their experience…..and never let it be said they leave without a quick cuppa and a chat!