Great practice would highly recommend.
- V Narcisi

The 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.  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.  Aideen believes in a sound preventative basis to dentistry and the importance of suggesting a range of treatment options. David and Aideen are married and have 3 children. GDC No: 68264

Sandy Aldridge, Practice Manager

Practice manager and Head Nurse Sandy joined Duke Street in April 2012. She lives in Shoreham with her daughter Emily, and her dog, Ruby. Sandy enjoys long walks and meeting up with family and friends. GDC No. 183046

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 Sign Language to degree level. 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.  GDC No: 174710

Melissa Maber, Hygienist

 GDC Number: 73161

Lisa Corbett, Hygienist

GDC No: 108998 

Steven Scannell, Hygienist

GDC No: 200399 

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. She is currently on maternity leave enjoying time with baby Darcie. GDC No: 131940

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 No: 117216

Gemma Phillips, Dental Nurse

Gemma joined the team at Duke Street Dental Centre in March 2019.  She has over 20 years experience of being a dental nurse.  In her spare time Gemma enjoys walking her dog and spending time with friends and family.  GDC No: 133319

Alessandra Iannucci, Trainee Dental Nurse


Ale joined us in September 2019. She is originally from Puglia in Southern Italy.

Zoe Dubery-Douglas, Receptionist

Zoe joined Duke Street Dental Centre in 2016 as a part time receptionist having previously been a dental nurse for 15 years. Zoe enjoys running, socialising, reading and travelling.

Conor Simpkins, Receptionist

Conor enjoys playing the guitar and making music.  Conor is now studying music production whilst working as a part time receptionist.

Eoin Simpkins

Eoin is at Oxford University studying maths. Out of term time Eoin still manages to help out on reception and doing any necessary behind the scenes book-keeping for Duke Street Dental Centre. 



If you are looking for a friendly, professional dentist that will treat you with the care and attention you deserve in comfortable surroundings, then Duke Street Dental Centre is for you. - John Bann-Lavery

28-29 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AG.    01273 711999   info@dentistbrighton.co.uk