Meet The Team

Further information about our team can be found at on the General Dental Council website.

Mr Timothy Puttick BDS DGDP RCS GDC 61128

Principal Dentist

Tim is the principal dentist and a partner with his wife. He qualified from Newcastle Dental School in 1986. After qualifying he ran a successful practice in Middlesbrough with Graham Orr. Tim was also employed by the Dental Hospital for nearly ten years as a Clinical Tutor to the undergraduate dental students. He was a trainer on the Teesside Vocational Training scheme and in addition he was employed on a sessional basis for over 13 years in the Hospital services with Consultant Mr Nigel Fox where he developed his special interest in Orthodontics. He is a member of the British Dental Association, the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners and British Orthodontic Society.

Mrs Megan Puttick BDS GDC 63321

Principal Dentist

Meg is a partner in the business and qualified from Newcastle dental school in 1988. She is a very experienced general dentist and has a special interest in Orthodontics. Meg also works at James Cook University Hospital in the Orthodontic department. Meg is a member of the British Dental Association.

Mr Nigel A Fox BChD FDS RCPS M Orth RCS MSc

Specialist Orthodontist

Nigel qualified from Leeds Dental School in 1983. He is a very experienced Specialist in Orthodontics and was Consultant at James Cook University Hospital until 2009. Nigel made the difficult decision to leave the hospital and start a new service in Primary dental services. He now runs the contract to provide Orthodontic services jointly at this practice and also at Select DentalCare on Borough Road in Middlesbrough. Nigel is highly regarded in his field and is also actively involved in lecturing and examining.

Mrs Elizabeth Booth BDS MBBS BSc MFDS GDC 72185


"Lizzie" is a very experienced local dentist who has recently joined us from Queensway dental practice, where she provided general dentistry under sedation and also specialist orthodontic services. She currently works at James Cook Hospital in the Orthodontic department. Lizzie is also a Doctor of Medicine and we are delighted to have her working at DentalCare.

Mr Tim Fleming BDS GDC 83324


Tim is an experienced dentist with a special interest in dental Implants. He joined our practice on a part-time basis in October 2015. The Fleming dental practices are very well known in Hartlepool, and we are delighted that Tim has decided to join our team.

Mrs Lycia Middleton CDH GDC 4006


Lycia is a very valuable asset to our practice. She has worked part time for Mr Puttick since qualifying in 1990 and is very experienced. Lycia specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. The practice will often refer patients for specialist hygiene care, as Lycia has the extra time and motivation to really make a difference your oral health.

Mrs Jill Shield

Practice Manager/Receptionist

Jill is now responsible for the day to day smooth efficient running of our business. She is first point of contact for all patient related queries and keeps us all in order!

Mrs Marcia Hanley


Marcia was one of our first receptionists when we opened back in 1994 and must know everyone in Seaton Carew! We are delighted she is still working for DentalCare.

Mrs Lorna Worton GDC 124205

Dental Nurse

Lorna is a very experienced dental nurse who has gained additional qualifications in Dental Sedation and Dental Radiology. She is a working mum and a vital part of our team.

Mrs Valerie Wilkie GDC 114359

Orthodontic Nurse

Val is a very experienced Orthodontic nurse who moved to DentalCare from Hartlepool General Hospital along with Mr Fox when the Orthodontic service finished.

Miss Claire Clapham GDC 252950

Dental Nurse

Claire is an experienced dental nurse who joined our team in 2014. She has a special interest in Orthodontic nursing. Claire now has lovely straight teeth after completing a course of orthodontic treatment at DentalCare.

Miss Amy Weatherill GDC 295850

Dental Nurse

Amy is a recently qualified dental nurse who is now undergoing further training to be an Oral Health Educator. She also has a special interest in Orthodontic nursing.