Dentists


Patricia Elliott - BDS GDC number 50919

Pat qualified in 1977 after studying at Newcastle University. She has been looking after teeth in the Tyne Valley for over 30 years. Beech Cottage is her pride and joy, with the preventive and education aspects of dentistry, so important to our core beliefs, firing her considerable enthusiasm even further. Pat is a keen skier and also loves the mountains in the summer. When she's not at altitude you'll find her walking with Jimmy, the new practice Boxer dog, training at the gym or pottering in the garden.

Stephanie (Steph) Durham - BDS GDC number 81827

A key part to our happy team at Beech Cottage is, Dr. Stephanie (Steph) Durham. Steph lives in Stocksfield with her husband Justin, who is a Professor at Newcastle Dental Hospital, and their two children Ava and Issy.
She has a long history at Beech Cottage. Before she joined us in 2013,she was a patient at the practice when she was a child and enjoyed her work experience week here so much that she was inspired to go on and study dentistry at Newcastle, where she qualified in 2003. Since then, she gained further qualifications including MFDS (at Edinburgh) while working in the Dept. of Oral Surgery at Newcastle General Hospital before embarking on a very successful career in general practice.
She likes to keep fit, enjoying running, spinning and boot camps, all very important with two young daughters to run around after!
Steph has become the cornerstone of practice development and is popular with everyone, especially her patients!





The Practice Team



Kim Britten - Dental Therapist
Rachel Vallans - Senior Dental Nurse
Claire Cameron - Dental Nurse
Kerry McNamee - Dental Nurse
Lisa Brown - Practice Manager
Donna Lynch - Receptionist