Meet The Team

  • Dr Claire-Marie O’Hara BSc, BDS

    We are very happy to welcome Claire who comes to Newburn after working for 2 years in New Zealand.

    We are very happy to welcome Claire who comes to Newburn after working for 2 years in New Zealand.

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  • Dr Mike Hails BDS GDC no 61740
    Partner

    Mike, originally from Whickham, qualified in Manchester 1986. He started in Hull in general practice where he met his future wife, Sue. He came to Newburn in 1988 and took over the practice in 1991. He developed an interest in orthodontic treatment in 1998 and following various courses in diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment provision…

    Mike, originally from Whickham, qualified in Manchester 1986. He started in Hull in general practice where he met his future wife, Sue. He came to Newburn in 1988 and took over the practice in 1991. He developed an interest in orthodontic treatment in 1998 and following various courses in diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment provision becoming a Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics at North Teeside General Hospital. He began providing NHS orthodontic treatment in practice in 2001. He also has interests in occlusion and restorative dentistry attending many postgraduate courses in these subjects over the years. Mike is keen on many outdoor pursuits.

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  • Dr Sue Hails BDS GDC no 59812
    Partner

    Sue is from Huddersfield and studied dentistry in Sheffield, qualifying in 1984. From there she took her first post in general practice in Hull and in 1988 joined Mike in the North East, initially working in Hebburn. In 1991 she took ownership of the practice in Newburn, in partnership with Mike. Since then, alongside bringing…

    Sue is from Huddersfield and studied dentistry in Sheffield, qualifying in 1984. From there she took her first post in general practice in Hull and in 1988 joined Mike in the North East, initially working in Hebburn. In 1991 she took ownership of the practice in Newburn, in partnership with Mike. Since then, alongside bringing up three children, Sue has enjoyed many areas of general dentistry, particularly the challenge of putting nervous patients at ease. During relaxation hours, family comes first and she loves catching up with them, if that also takes in travel, walking and food, all the better!

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  • Dr Rachel Haigh BDS GDC no 251617
    Associate

    Rachel graduated from Leeds University in 2014 and began her career in Jarrow.  Rachel recently joined our team at Newburn Dental Practice and we are pleased to have her work alongside us.  Rachel completed her initial MJDF examinations in 2015 at the Royal College of Surgeons in London and is committed to continually updating and…

    Rachel graduated from Leeds University in 2014 and began her career in Jarrow.  Rachel recently joined our team at Newburn Dental Practice and we are pleased to have her work alongside us.  Rachel completed her initial MJDF examinations in 2015 at the Royal College of Surgeons in London and is committed to continually updating and improving her knowledge and skills. Rachel is experienced at treating nervous patients and helping them overcome their fears to become regular attenders. She is also interested in cosmetic orthodontic treatments including Invisalign. Rachel married recently, she enjoys holidaying abroad and is a keen fitness fanatic in her spare time.

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