Our Dentists


Denis R. Stubley B.D.S. D.G.D.P. R.C.S. F.I.C.O.I.

Mr Stubley was educated at Archibald Primary School and then Middlesbrough High School, leaving in 1972 to become an undergraduate at The Dental School of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Graduating in 1977 he entered general practice in a large progressive practice in Nottingham where he remained until 1985, starting this practice in Acklam as a completely new venture in November 1984. He undertook further clinical postgraduate education in orthodontics at Middlesbrough General Hospital. He was one of the first practitioners to work with Dental Implants in the North East and was the first practitioner to introduce both Invisalign clear aligners and the Inman Aligner to the area. He was the first dentist in the North East to invest in a Cerec cad-cam unit to produce milled ceramic restorations at the chairside.

He is a member of the British Dental Association ( BDA ) and a member of the General Dental Practitioners Association. He has successfully attained the Diploma in General Dental Practice of the Royal College of Surgeons of England by examination. He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantologists and has been awarded a Fellowship by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is a past regional president of the BDA and has been area chairman of the BDA on two occasions. He is a past president of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Dental Graduates Association and former student president of the Dental School.

Mr Stubley is married and having had four children, despite his gently advancing years, retirement is a distant dream.


Sarah Makepeace B.D.S.

Mrs Makepeace was educated at Kader Primary School in Acklam before studying at Macmillan College in Middlesbrough. She was a patient of Mr Stubley’s since the age of eight and in fact it was a prolonged course of orthodontic treatment which she received as a child that encouraged her to study dentistry!

She attended the Dental School at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, where she graduated in 2000 with a merit in Child Dental Health. Mrs Makepeace is a member of the British Dental Association and continues to further her post-graduate education whenever possible. She is also a proud mother of three growing children.