Links to other Dental Sites and Information

The Practice has agreed with NHS England (NHS Commissioning Board), Durham, Darlington and Tees Area Team (AT) to provide NHS services for patients.


GDCgifThe General Dental Council (GDC)
is an organisation which regulates dental professionals in the United Kingdom.  All dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, dental hygienists, dental therapists, clinical dental technicians and orthodontic therapists must be registered with them to work in the UK. 

Their purpose is to protect the public by regulating dentists and dental care professionals in the United Kingdom.

The GDC aims:

  • to protect patients
  • to promote confidence in dentists and dental care professionals
  • to be at the forefront of healthcare regulation

Our Dentist, Therapist and Dental Nurses are registered with the GDC and all adhere to the rules governing the profession – the GDC’s Standards for Dental Professionals, which can be found by clicking on their logo above.

Dentist – Karen Horne BDS – GDC No 61598

Therapist - Flora Roberts, BSc (Hons) in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy – GDC No 214354

Yvonne Holroyd – Registered Dental Nurse 2007 – GDC No 110449

Jessica Havakin - Registered Dental Nurse – GDC No 266527

Bethany Harris – Trainee Dental Nurse

Devon Lawton – Receptionist


CQCThe Care Quality Commission regulates Primary Dental Care for both private and NHS services and up-to-date information is available on their website from their assessments as to whether government standards are being met.  Our CQC registration details can be obtained by clicking on the above link or by:

Calling the National Customer Service Centre on 03000 616161    or

Writing to:

CQC National Customer Service Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne







NHS Choices is the online ‘front door’ to the NHS. It is the country’s biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health, including dental services in your area.  Click on the above logo to find out more information.  A translation tool is available to view the site in alternative languages.


Karen Horne is a member of CODE, which is an organisation for dental practice owners and managers.  To view patient information pages, click on the following link:



The NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) is now available within dental FFTpractices.  Feedback forms are available in the reception area to let us know how likely you are to recommend our service to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment.  The monthly data will be published on NHS England and NHS Choices website.