About Dovetail

The Practice

Dovetail is a private practice in the centre of Newcastle offering an advanced combination of clinical, surgical and cosmetic skills to give you the smile of your dreams. We know just how important your smile is and we will work with you to develop a bespoke solution that is specifically tailored to what you want to achieve. We understand that many people are nervous or uncertain about dental treatments so we offer the highest standards of customer care before, during and after your treatment. You will have a dedicated team caring for you and reassuring you every step of the way.

Dovetail Dental, Newcastle Dentist

Your Buddies

A personal buddy will accompany you throughout the treatment process. They will take the time to understand exactly what it is you’re looking for and ensure that you feel at ease at all times. Our buddies Rachel, Kelly, Helen and Sam are highly experienced at dealing with anxieties, fears and even phobias, they will ensure that you feel fully informed, relaxed and reassured throughout.

Our Team

Dr Rob Wain, Clinical Director BDS MSc (Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry) GDC 63325

“It is an incredible feeling to help people, whose previous experience of dentistry is of pain and fear, to achieve strong, durable and beautiful teeth but most of all I love seeing people regain their confidence and self-esteem.”

Dr Rob Wain graduated from Newcastle University School of Dentistry in 1988 and went immediately into General Practice in Whitley Bay. In 1992 he moved to 137 The Dental Practice in Gosforth becoming Practice Principal and providing implant and advanced restorative care for patients from Yorkshire to the Borders and across to Cumbria.

A drive for advanced training led to Rob attending some of the world’s most prestigious training events in the UK, Europe and the USA.

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Rob completed his Masters degree in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry from Manchester University in 2012.

Rob has lectured and taught around the UK on a range of subjects including aesthetics, implantology and minimal intervention dentistry. He has presented to the International Association of Dental Researchers in San Diego and is a consultant for dental companies.

Rob established Dovetail in 2008 and is the lead clinical director responsible for prosthetics, treatment planning and co-ordination. He has a particular interest in aesthetics and rehabilitation of failing teeth and mouths.

Rob is a member of The British Dental Association, The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, The Association of Dental Implantology (UK), The International Association of Minimal Intervention Dentistry and North East Private Dentists.

Dr Rob Wain, Clinical Director BDS

David Vivian BDS, Dental Surgeon GDC 63294

Rob and David first met as undergraduates at the Newcastle University Dental School in 1982, from where David Vivian qualified as a dental surgeon in 1988.

On qualification David returned to his native East Yorkshire to join a forward looking practice in Hull. Accepting a partnership in 1990, David helped make Newell, Pinder and Vivian one of Yorkshire’s most prestigious practices. The practice has now joined the James Hull Group. David continues to work part-time at the practice where he provides implant services as he does at practices in Cottingham, and Scarborough.

Rob and David have worked together on implant cases since 2002, their career paths and training have led to parallel but complementary skills in the fields of aesthetic, restorative and implant dentistry.

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David’s experience in dental implants stretches back almost 30 years. and he has placed well over 4000 implants. His early major training programs include training on prosthetic aspects of the Branemark system 1993 and the prestigious Eastman Step by Step Course 1996-1997. Since then he has regularly attended training events and conferences around the world.

David has been a member of the Association of Dental Implantology since 1996 and a member of the Society for Advancement in Anaesthesia in Dentistry since 1993. David has always been active within the British Dental Association and is a past president of the Yorkshire Branch.

David Vivian BDS

Kelly Taylor, Dovetail Care Co-ordinator GDC 131434

“I find it very rewarding to talk to patients and help them understand and feel at ease getting treatment, so that they can feel comfortable asking me questions that they may not want to ask a dentist”.

Kelly is from Dunston and began her dental career in 1992. She started working with Rob Wain in 1999 and they have worked together as a team ever since. Over this time Kelly has gained huge experience in advanced, close support restorative and implant dentistry.

Her role at Dovetail is not only to provide chair side assistance, oversee nursing and laboratory control standards but also as Dovetail Care Co-ordinator to liaise with clients, offering support and guidance throughout their treatments.

Kelly, one of Dovetail's Care Co-ordinator

Rachel Dodds, Dovetail Care Co-ordinator GDC 142731

“I like to provide a friendly welcome to Dovetail. To give support and be a friend to our patients through their treatment.”

Rachel is a people person who excels at putting people at their ease. She brings 16 years of dental experience to Dovetail, the last 12 in implant dentistry.

Rachel combines her role as a Dovetail Care Co-ordinator with cross infection control management, ensuring the absolute cleanliness of all our equipment. Rachel also manages our education and training programmes.

Rachel, one of Dovetail's Care Co-ordinator

Helen Boal-Jackson, Dovetail Care Co-ordinator GDC 226753

“I absolutely love seeing the transformation patients undergo during treatment, not only with their smile but the confidence and joy it brings them. It’s so special being able to support a patient through their treatment. I enjoy bonding with patient and supporting them through such an important time.”

Helen began her career in dentistry over 10 years ago. She has a particular interest in cosmetic Dentistry and the changes patients undergo. Helen prides herself on helping people feel comfortable and giving them an excellent patient experience.

Samantha Bartley, Dovetail Care Co-ordinator GDC 270124

“I enjoy the journey we go through with our patients at Dovetail. I’m always as excited as the patient to see the result, everything is so personal you feel their happiness too.”

Samantha began her dental career, as a school leaver, over 5 years ago. In this time she has gained a wealth of experience with implants, sedation & orthodontic work. Samantha particularly enjoys cosmetic work hence her recent move to Dovetail. Samantha’s role as a care co-ordinator is to offer support & an easy communications channel for patients.

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