Higgins & Winter Dental Practice

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Dedicated to personalised dental care, Invisalign provider Higgins & Winter Dental Practice was established with the belief of providing the highest levels of personalised dental care in a professional and friendly setting.

Because of this we ensure that we keep our patients involved at every stage of the decision making process regarding their treatment, and have a comprehensive range of treatment options to choose from.

Our team is very experienced and highly skilled providers of Invisalign clear aligners, for our patients who are looking to straighten their teeth with no need for metal brackets and wires. We have trained and developed a clinical team who are able to provide a wide range of dental and cosmetic services such as dental implants, teeth straightening and skin care.

Why choose anyone else for your dental treatment?

We centre our dental practice around key promises:

- To treat all patients with care and respect.

- To use a full range of modern techniques and materials.

- To offer a wide range of dental treatments specifically tailored to the individual.

- To respond promptly when patients need us most.

- To involve our patients in all decisions regarding their dental treatment.

Kevin Higgins

BDS (Newcastle), DPDS, MFGDP (UK)

GDC No: 66957

Dr Kevin Higgins - Higgins & Winter - MiSmile Dentist

Kevin is from Liverpool but has spent the past 22 years in the North East. He has a wife and daughter and he lives only a short distance from the practice.

Kevin graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1991. He has been actively involved with the training and mentoring of younger dentists.

Kevin has a strong interest in providing cosmetic braces and has invested in becoming a certified Invisalign Provider, Six Month Smiles and the Inman Aligner brace systems.

He enjoys dealing with orthodontic (braces), implant, cosmetic and general dental patients and is able to offer dental sedation for those patients who need a little help to overcome any dental anxiety during their treatment. Kevin is able to offer a comprehensive, friendly and honest service to a wide range of patients across the North East.

Richard Winter

BDS (Newcastle), MFGDP (UK), MJDF (RCS, Eng)

GDC No: 70600


Dr Richard Winter - Higgins & Winter - MiSmile Dentist

Richard is an adopted Geordie, having spent the last 21 years in Newcastle. He graduated from Newcastle in 1995. After 18 months in practice, he travelled extensively through SE Asia and Australia, spending time as lead dentist on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

On returning to the UK, Richard developed his skills in Restorative and Implant dentistry, attending both Sheffield and Manchester University for postgraduate training in these areas. This was then followed by a teaching post at Newcastle Dental Hospital, running in parallel with his position in a private practice.

Richard has passed both the MFGDP and MJDF Royal College of Surgeons exams and is now the tutor for the northern region for the Faculty of General Dental Practice, helping young and aspiring dentists attain this demanding qualification.

Richard’s interests revolve around restorative and implant dentistry, and thoroughly enjoys his role in general practice. He has a wife and three daughters who live locally and attend the local schools.

Emma Hand

BDS (Newcastle)

GDC No: 77850


3 Emma Hand Associate

Emma graduated from Newcastle dental school in 2000. Following a year’s postgraduate vocational training, Emma developed her skills working over a 10 year period in a vibrant general practice in Newcastle.

Being committed to continually develop her professional skills, in 2011, Emma took the opportunity to study for an extra two years at the renowned Paul Tipton’s Academy in Manchester. This postgraduate education focuses on advanced skills in the provision of high quality dentistry. As part of this training, Emma received advanced training in cosmetic and restorative techniques such as Smile Design, Bonding, Veneers, Crowns and Bridges.

Emma is also a certified provider of cosmetic tooth straightening systems and is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Emma is thrilled to have returned back to the North East to continue to continue her work as a friendly compassionate dentist. Her aim is to help people overcome their anxiety of dentistry, whether it is for simple treatment or cosmetically improving the appearance of their smile.

Emma also has a keen eye on facial aesthetics and is trained in facial rejuvenation procedures using wrinkle-relaxing injections, dermal fillers and PRP skin revitalisation techniques.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis and learning the art of yoga.

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