Meet the team


Graham Murphy

Graham Murphy – Principal dentist

GDC Registration No. 85707

Local residents may know Graham already. Graham was raised on Marden estate, attending St Mary’s RC Primary School, Marden High, then going on to what was then Tynemouth College.

Graham enjoys, and is passionate about, all aspects of general practice family dentistry, with a particular interest in restorative, cosmetic and simple orthodontic treatment. With an over-riding emphasis and drive on quality, a ‘prevention not cure‘ philosophy, and keeping treatment as non-invasive as possible. He has over 11 years experience as a dentist, qualifying with Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Newcastle University in 2005 with a distinction in restorative dentistry and also receiving the John Hopkins prize for overall contribution to the dental school. Graham also holds a BSc first class honours degree in Applied Biology. Graham gained his post graduate MJDF qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2010 and has also completed two postgraduate courses in restorative dentistry. He is also a registered practitioner for the Somnowell anti snoring appliance and takes great pleasure in seeing the resulting improvement to patients’ (and their sleep partners) quality of life / sleep. He will be bringing these and many new treatments on board at Broadway Dental Practice including facial aesthetics, so please ask if you would like to know more.

Graham also holds an Associate Clinical Lecturer position assisting on clinics and with delivering the undergraduate curriculum at Newcastle University Dental School and Hospital. He prides himself on being caring, friendly and ethical and aims to put all anxious patients at rest. He takes pride in all of his work using magnification and illumination for all procedures including dental health checks (check ups) something which ensures optimal and early diagnosis of any problems and therefore optimal quality of treatments. Above all, Graham would like you to feel relaxed, at ease and well cared for at all times.

 

Denise Allan

Denise Allan – Business Practice Manager

Denise came to the practice with 18 years experience in customer service with a large communications provider. Her role is making sure that patients get the best possible service and ensuring that it maintains the highest level of regulatory compliance.

Away from the practice Denise enjoys going to concerts, cycling, walking and travel.

 

 

Josie Tuckwell

GDC Registration No. 73182

After spending her childhood in Yorkshire, Josie attended Newcastle University where she completed her Dental Training. During her early years in practice she completed FPT (Further Professional Training) in oral surgery, orthodontics and restorative dentistry.

Josie also became involved in the training and development of new graduates to work in practice, with both the one year and two year courses. During 2008 – 2010 Josie undertook implant training at Newcastle Dental Hospital, gaining the clinical skills to both place and restore implants. She has been placing and restoring implants in general practice since. She is a member of both the ITI (International Team for Implantology) and ADI (Association of Dental Implantology) and regularly attends study clubs for both as well as Nobel Biocare.

Josie lives in Newcastle with her 2 teenage children and 2 dogs Susie (golden retriever) and Arthur (black labrador).  She enjoys walking in the countryside, running, theatre & cinema, socialising, baking and spending time with family and friends. In 2017 Josie completed the Great North Run for the 12th time and took on a new challenge ‘Race to the Stones’ – a 100Km course over 2 days to raise money for MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) which supports families who are affected by MND.

 

Jade Lorenz – Dental Nurse

GDC  Registration No. 194975

 

Jade Started Dental Nursing in 2008 aged 17 at an NHS practice in Morpeth & trained at Newcastle
Dental Hospital Qualifying in 2010.

Jade has since went on to do extended duties dental nurse training in fluoride varnish application and is also a qualified Implant nurse, Jade has worked alongside Maxillofacial surgeons, has worked with 3 different implant systems on both the surgical & restorative side and has recently been on an advanced Nurse implant course as she has a keen interest in the surgical side of dentistry.

Jade lives in Northumberland and has a Ragdoll cat called Twixy, she likes her holidays to hot countries, walking, spending time with family and socialising with friends.

 

 

 

Caroline Smith-Dental Hygiene Therapist

GDC reg 191293

 

My name is Caroline. I worked previously as a Dental Nurse for 8 years in my hometown South Shields. Throughout this time, I did various post qualifications (radiography, oral health promotion, varnishing) and I volunteered twice to work in Tanzania, Africa with a dental charity called Bridge2Aid. This challenging and exciting opportunity enhanced my clinical skills as we provided emergency dental treatment to some of the most rural parts of Africa. An important aspect of patient care was helping to relax anxious patients and delivering oral hygiene messages to both children and adults. After this life changing experience, I decided to follow my long-standing passion and ambition of pursuing a career as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist. In 2016 I was delighted to be offered a place to study at Newcastle University. I have recently graduated and qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Oral and Dental Health Sciences. In my spare time I enjoy Ice skating at Whitley Bay ice rink, going on country walks in the lake district, travelling abroad and spending time with my friends, family and two cats!

 

 

 

 

Sophie Hull – Receptionist/Student Dental Nurse

 

Sophie started as a dental receptionist and did this for 3 years before deciding to study dental nursing alongside her role on reception. Sophie has a keen interest in dental nursing and would like to follow in the footsteps of Senior nurse Jade and specialise in implant nursing.

Sophie has two dogs Sky and Doom and likes to take them to the beach on weekends, when she isn’t socialising with friends.

 

Sarah Edington – Dental nurse

GDC reg 260100

 

Sarah started dental nurse training in 2013 and in 2015 she qualified with a diploma in dental nursing.Sarah has experience in both primary care general dental practice ,specialist orthodontic practice and now works at the dental hospital full time and works at CFE Dental on Saturdays with our principal dentist Graham.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys horse riding and owns a horse named Jack, her pride and joy!Sarah also enjoys socialising with friends and family.