Always feel at ease at Duke Street the whole team is friendly and the Dentists are calm and patient, even if like me you are very nervous David and Aideen always so kind and caring.
- R Hurst

Dental Team

David Simpkins, BDS FDS MRD RCSEd

David qualified from The Royal London Hospital Medical College in 1986, and achieved the prestigious Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS) and Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. David can see referrals for specialist consultations at our city centre location. For the last 17 years David has practised in Brighton undertaking general dentistry but focusing on more complex dental treatments including dental implants. GDC No: 61900

Aideen Simpkins, BDS

Aideen qualified from the University of Manchester Dental School in 1992. Working in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery unit and later the Community Dental Service broadened her experience in Surgical and children's dentistry. Since 1996 Aideen has worked in General Dental practice. Aideen believes in a sound preventative basis to dentistry and the importance of suggesting a range of treatment options. Her treatments can therefore be tailored to individual needs, requirements and aspirations. David and Aideen have been married for 21 years and they have lived and practised in Brighton and Hove for the last 17 years. They have 3 children all of whom all play Rugby, so weekends are usually a family effort in either watching or playing Rugby. Both David and Aideen are keen tennis players and enjoy family time, healthy lifestyle and skiing holidays. GDC No: 68264

Matt York, Associate Dentist

 Matt studied at the University of Birmingham and graduated in 1997. After a couple of years of training in Maxillofacial surgery he returned to general dentistry. Since then he has worked almost exclusively in private practice in Sussex and brings a wealth of experience with him. Matt loves the whole range of general dentistry and has a reputation for being very gentle. Away from work he enjoys running and taking part in triathlons, but his real passion is paragliding. He also enjoys languages and is currently studying level 2 British Sign Language. GDC No: 73048

Nicole Pickard, Hygienist

 Qualified in 2009 from Kings College London and has been working at Duke Street ever since. Lives in Brighton. Likes spending time with friends & family, keeping fit & eating healthily. Also enjoys long walks in the sunshine.  GDC No: 174710

Selma Feki Larsson, Hygienist

 Selma is originally from Sweden she lives with her partner in Lancing. Selma is a keen cook she loves nutritious food and lives a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys going to the gym, outdoors pursuits and the beach. GDC No: 26051

Marie Hobden, Practice Manager

Marie joins Duke Street Dental Practice having been in dental practice management for over ten years. Marie has two children; Rebecca and Daniel and a Cavapoo named Lottie! Marie holds a black belt in martial arts and in her spare time she enjoys gardening, running and drinking fine wine!

Sandy Aldridge, Clinical Lead Head Dental Nurse

Clinical Lead Head Nurse and works in the surgery and on reception. Qualified as a dental nurse 7 years ago and joined Duke Street in April 2012. Lives in Shoreham with her daughter, Emily, and her dog, Ruby. Enjoys long walks and meeting up with family & friends. GDC No: 183046

Hannah Bainbridge, Dental Nurse

 Hannah has been a dental nurse for over 5 years and lives in Hove with her daughter. She enjoys socialising with friends and family, stand up comedy, going for walks, visiting London and live music. GDC No: 241698

Lenka Kovacova, Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 117216

Kate Hedgecock, Dental Nurse

Kate has been a fully qualified dental nurse for the last 10 and a half years. She has gone on to do further training and is now a qualified sedation nurse. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and renovating her new home. GDC No: 131940

Zoe Dubery-Douglas, Receptionist

Zoe joins Duke Street Dental Centre as a part time receptionist having previously been a dental nurse for 15 years. Zoe enjoys running, socialising, reading and travelling.

Eoin Simpkins

Eoin lives in Hove, enjoys playing and officiating rugby and cricket. Currently studying Maths and Economics, while working as a part time receptionist and practice book keeper.

Conor Simpkins, Receptionist

Conor lives in Hove.  He enjoys playing the guitar and making music.  Next year Conor hopes to study music technology, media and photography whilst working as a part time receptionist.


First online review for any service for me. I was in EXTREME agony and Duke Street Dental Centre did an incredible job, from taking my request for an emergency appointment seriously, finding a window of opportunity to fit me in and solving a problem another dentist failed to treat the previous day. When you are in the type of pain where you cannot locate the problem area/tooth yourself, I was treated very diplomatically in terms of locating the problem, and swift action was taken, The Lady who treated me was Mrs Aideen Simpkins, who was very understanding and professional. I cannot state enough - If you find yourself in the same position as myself - In dire need to get an agonising dental problem sorted, do not think of looking elsewhere. Seriously impressed on all aspects of the service. A genuinely honest 5 stars.

Fantastic dental practice tucked away in duke st. Broke my front teeth and got seen that day. No one could see the difference! Friendly staff and reasonable prices. - Scott Andrews

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