Dr Nigel Suggett

GDC 103408

Dr. Nigel Suggett graduated from Sheffield University in 2006 where he met his wife, Barbara, who is also a dentist. Barbara works in the Community Dental Service treating patients who have special needs, are medically compromised or phobic. They have two children, Phoebe and Lucy. In his free time, Nigel likes to play golf, football, and is also a keen runner.
Seaham Smiles has grown over the past seven years from a ‘one dentist practice’ to three dentists and a therapist. In December 2017, Nigel purchased another practice in Brunswick Village, and now splits his working week evenly between the two practices.
From early in his career, Nigel had a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry, and to improve his skills and expand his knowledge he attended the Tipton Training academy where he won an award on the Advanced Restorative course. Over the last six years he has been involved with treating patients undergoing dental implant placement and completed the Practical Implant Dentistry diploma course. Cosmetic dentistry and implants go hand in hand, so it was a natural progression for him to train in implantology.
Dental implants help people have confidence, not only with their smile, but also with the way their teeth work. One of the first patients he helped with dental implants had been from dentist to dentist having different sets of dentures made. She could not get used to the bulkiness of dentures, they were uncomfortable, and didn’t stay in place very well. Nigel placed dental implants and attached some teeth to the implants. She can now happily go out for meals with friends and family, something that previously she was not willing to do due to the discomfort and embarrassment she experienced when eating. The pleasure it gave him helping her smile and eat with confidence is something that could only have been achieved with dental implants.”
Nigel is also a visiting implant surgeon at five other practices around the North East which he must fit in around an already busy week!

Dr. Robert Hetherington

GDC 212233

Dr. Hetherington joined Seaham Smiles in 2015 after working in various roles across the North East including special care dentistry and a house officer in maxillofacial surgery. He loved the practice so much that he joined full time in 2017.
Robert loves providing family dental care, and he particularly enjoys building up the confidence of anxious patients. Rob is always developing his skills, and is able to provide affordable, short term orthodontic treatments to align teeth, as well as a full range of cosmetic treatments from simple whitening to crowns and veneers.
Rob is currently undertaking a 12 month comprehensive restorative dentistry course, so he can provide the very best treatment to both his NHS and private patients. An increasing number of Dr. Hetherington’s patients are converting to the Denplan private scheme to gain access to the most aesthetic and highest quality dentistry for a fixed low cost monthly fee.

Rebecca Adey

GDC 237917

Dental Therapist.

Rebecca qualified from Newcastle University in 2012, and joined Seaham Smiles in February 2018, she also works part time as an associate clinical lecturer, teaching and supervising dental therapy students at Newcastle Dental Hospital.
Rebecca is recently married to Chris.
Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys spending time and socialising with her family and friends. She also loves to travel.