If you're anything like me and really scared of the dentist then this is the practice for you.  
- Kerry Beall

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 18 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 22 years and they have lived and practised in Brighton and Hove for the last 18 years. They have 3 children and enjoy familty time. Both David and Aideen are keen tennis players, enjoy a 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 Angmering. 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

Lenka is originally from Slovakia and is a qualified dental nurse. Lenka enjoys meeting up with friends, going to the theatre and travelling. In 2013 Lenka completed NEBDN course and gained a qualification in dental radiography. 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 is at Oxford University studying maths. In his spare time he continues to referree and play rugby for his college.  Out of term time Eoin still manages to help out at reception and doing any necessary behind the scenes book-keeping for Duke Street Dental Centre. 

Conor Simpkins, Receptionist

Conor lives in Hove.  He enjoys playing the guitar and making music.  Conor is now studying music technology, media and photography whilst working as a part time receptionist.



A genuinely honest 5 stars...... Fantastic dental practice tucked away in Duke Street. Broke my front teeth and got seen the same day. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. - Scott Andrews

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