Meet The Team


Melissa Martin – Practice Manager

Melissa started her career in dentistry by training as dental nurse upon leaving school in 1997. She gained her nationally recognised qualification in 1999 and is registered with the General Dental Council. Her vast experience and knowledge of dentistry can answer any questions or concerns ranging from treatment options to finances. Melissa is also our named Denplan champion as well as our clinical governance leader and can offer you advice on our monthly maintenance plan Denplan as well as services provided within the NHS. Her passion, loyalty and professionalism can be seen in a daily interactions with both patient and co-workers alike. Melissa is friendly, polite and approachable and strives to make your experience at the practice a pleasant one, patient satisfaction is paramount to her and you can be sure that any concerns you may have will be dealt with in a timely, confidential and professional  manor.

Tessa Humphreys – Dental Nurse

Tessa joined the practice in 2006 and soon after qualified in Dental Nursing and oral health. She is extremely efficient and confident in her role and is a very important member of our team. As well as working within our practice, Tessa also works elsewhere as a Dental Nurse treating patients with special needs. Tessa is competent in offering advice on a wide range of dental services.


Nataleigh Speight – Dental Nurse

Nataleigh  joined the practice in 2009  and went on to gain her NVQ in Dental Nursing and oral health and registration with the General Dental Council in 2014, after returning to work from maternity leave. Natalie also works part time at the local hospital. Nataleigh is now on maternity leave after the arrival of her TWIN girls!

Armani Brannan – Trainee Dental Nurse

Armani began her career at Hardwick Dental Practice in March 2015. She attends Shape training and is working towards her Dental Nurse Qualification. Armani is a very hardworking, friendly and approachable and is making fast progress in her new role.


Melanie Flinders – Dental Hygienist

Melanie qualified in 1992 at Newcastle school of dental hygiene.
Worked in a variety of NHS private and Denplan practices in the northeast and Suffolk. Joined Hardwick practice in April 2010 and continues to work in other practices in Stockton, Durham and Middlesbrough