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Meet the Team

Our fantastic team consists of three highly trained dentists, an implant practitioner, facial aesthetics practitioner, two dental therapists and a dental hygienist and are fortunate to be supported by an experienced dental nurse and treatments team.

All of us at The Gentle Touch are firm believers in a preventative approach to your dental care. All of us at The Gentle Touch are firm believers in a preventative approach to your dental care.

Amber Aplin

Mrs Amber Aplin

Principal Dentist

Amber Aplin was born in Australia although she moved to Northumberland as a child. She went to school at Longridge Towers (many years ago). After studying dentistry at Newcastle, she graduated in 1998. Amber then spent the early part of her career with the Royal Army Dental Corps. Whilst always…


BDS (Newcastle 1998)


PgDip PDC (Edin) (Distinction)

GDC 74845

Richard Lindsay

Mr Richard Lindsay

Associate Dentist

Richard Lindsay graduated from the University of Dundee in 2002. He then proudly served as a dentist in the British Army. After his stint in the forces, Richard joined The Gentle Touch in 2017. He is a compassionate dentist and this is what helps him to put patients at ease,…


BDS (Dundee 2002)




GDC 81032

John Thompson

Mr John Thompson

Associate Dentist

John Thompson graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2005 before moving over to Scotland. He completed his Vocational Training at Duns Dental Practice in the Scottish Borders. After 5 years in the Borders, John took the opportunity to move to Australia where he lived and worked in private practice in…


BDS (Belfast 2005)


GDC 86035

duncan weir implant dentist

Mr Duncan Weir

Implant Dentist

Duncan Weir is the newest member of our Dental Team and leads on dental implants. He is a graduate of Glasgow Dental School where he obtained the Board of Management prize for his work in relation to periodontal (gum) treatment. At the earliest opportunity, he completed his membership exams to…




Ms Robyn Gibson

Dental Therapist

Robyn Gibson embarked on her career as a dental nurse when she was 16 years old. In 2011 she moved to Inverness to train as a dental therapist at the University of Highlands and Islands. Whilst there, she achieved a distinction in Oral Health Science.  She then completed her vocational…


BSc Oral Health Science (distinction) Highlands and Islands (2014)

GDC 130398

Michelle Paxton

Ms Michelle Paxton

Dental Therapist

Michelle Paxton spent the first 8 years of her career as a Dental Nurse. She then studied at the University of the Highlands and Islands for a degree in Oral Health Sciences. Michelle graduated in 2013 with distinction as a dual qualified Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. Michelle has experience…


BSc Oral Health Science (distinction) Highlands and Islands (2013)

GDC 130398

Mrs Clare Crocker

Dental Hygienist

After leaving school, Clare Crocker worked as a dental nurse in both general practice and a Specialist Periodontal Practice in Manchester. It was the experience gained in this practice that inspired her to train as a Dental Hygienist. She qualified in 1993 at the Liverpool Dental Hospital School of Dental…


Dip Dental Hygiene, Liverpool Dental Hospital School of Dental Hygiene (1993)

Ms Lisa Wood

Childsmile Dental Nurse

Lisa Wood has been with us at the Gentle Touch since 2006. She joined the practice directly from Kelso High School, and qualified two years later as a Dental Nurse. She went on to train as a Childsmile nurse in 2012 and has been treating children at our practice ever…

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