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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.

 
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. During her…

Training

BDS (Newcastle 1998)

MJDF RCS (Eng)

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,…

Training

BDS (Dundee 2002)

MFGDP RCS (UK)

MJDF RCS (Eng)

Dip Rest Dent RCS (Eng)

DPDS Brist

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…

Training

BDS (Belfast 2005)

MJDF RCS (Eng)

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…

Training

BDS MFDS CLINIMPDENT

GDC NUMBER 176892

 
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