Our Team

As a team, we are professionally trained to provide you with the very best in modern dentistry. But we are also welcoming and friendly and genuinely love our work. Supported by an excellent team of Dental Nurses, Hygienist, Orthodontist, Dental Therapist and Oral Surgeon, our dentists will make sure you feel happy, cared-for and valued.

Bjorn Kragnes - Principal Dentist (GDC 73157)


Qualified Newcastle university 1997

Joined Poplars in 2001

Catherine Pollock - Associate Dentist (GDC 61131 )


Qualified Newcastle university 1986

Joined Poplars in 1997

Rushda Ahmed - Associate Dentist (GDC 268575)


Qualified Newcastle university 2016

Joined Poplars in 2019

Andy Burns - Oral Surgeon (GDC 62557, GMC 4315153)


Qualified Dentistry Manchester 1987

Qualified Medicine London 1996

Joined Poplars in 2010

Julie Burbage - Hygienist (GDC 1294)


Qualified Cardiff Dental Hospital 1975

Joined Poplars in 2010

Kelly Daniel - Dental Therapist (GDC 247878)


Qualified Teesside university 2013

Joined Poplars in 2014