Shotley Bridge Dental Care

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Shotley Bridge Dental Care is a modern, well-established practice that offers general and specialist dental care in a friendly and professional environment. We offer a wide range of orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry including Invisalign clear aligners and teeth whitening to give you the straight smile you've always dreamed of. All of our staff are committed, enthusiastic and have a very close bond with our patients and take pride in putting them first.

Our practice has an outstanding reputation for providing an exceptional standard of service and we are dedicated to providing our patients with perfect smiles. We have seen how Invisalign treatment has transformed our patients, improving their smile, health, and quality of life. We take considerable amounts of time talking and listening to our patients to ensure we provide the best care for them.

We are driven to providing a high quality service from NHS to cosmetic treatment, and we can offer you the full package from skin to smile-boosting confidence and self esteem.

It all starts with a FREE consultation with no obligation until you are completely happy with everything discussed, and a full check has been given to make sure treatment is acceptable.

Come and see us at Shotley Bridge Dental Care. We can't wait to meet you.

Nicola Hill

BDS (N/cle)

GDC No: 70550

Principal Dentist

Nicola Hill

Nicola graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in June 1995. She worked for her first nine years as an associate dentist at a dental practice in Gosforth, Newcastle, before becoming a partner at Shotley Bridge Dental Care.

Nicola has always had an interest in restoring beautiful smiles and has invested heavily in further training. Initially, she completed a one year course in Practical and Aesthetic Dentistry followed by a second year, hands-on practical course, both with Dr Paul Tipton in Manchester. More recently, Nicola has completed the one year Certificate in Contemporary Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry (Level 1) with Dr Dominic Hassall and is currently attending the Advanced Course in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry (Level 2).

Since discovering short-term orthodontics six years ago, Nicola has now found her niche in dentistry. She has explored many systems and has found that she likes using the Invisalign System the most. This allows her to move teeth into the correct position, and so making restoring the teeth easier. She also uses white filling materials as much as possible, so as not to have to cut down healthy teeth for veneers and crowns.

Ruth Willis

BDS (N/cle), DGDP

GDC No: 66589

Principal Dentist

Ruth Willis

Ruth graduated in June 1991 from the University of Newcastle. She achieved her Diploma of General Dental Practitioners (DGDP) in 1995. Ruth worked as an associate in a practice in Newcastle for seven years before becoming a partner at Shotley Bridge Dental Care where she has enjoyed her role in how the practice has evolved and grown over the past 19 years. This is from two surgeries and four staff to now five surgeries and 19 dentists and employees.

Ruth's passion is to improve peoples smiles. Over the past five years she has attended numerous courses in cosmetically restoring teeth with composite and has completed a year long certificate in contemporary restorative and aesthetic dentistry course with Dr Dominic Hassall and is about to complete the advanced Level 2 course. Her interest in aligning teeth began five years ago and since then she has completed training in several different orthodontic systems. She is finding Invisalign a true leader in teeth straightening due to its investment in technology and constantly improving methods. The transformation and life changing results are a joy for both patient and dentist.


Approximately 20 minutes from Durham and 30 minutes from Central Newcastle.


On site parking available at practice.

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01225 375 026